27 March 2013

Dinner Buffet at Kowloon House, West Avenue

Don’t you like it when you happened to be in the right place at the right time? I do. We went to the in-law’s house for the obligatory sleep-over and as soon as we arrived, FIL announced we will dine-out. Since traffic on the left side of the road (mall’s direction) was bad that night, they decided to settle to the nearest (as in, stone throw away) restaurant which is Kowloon House and availed their dinner buffet. Since Kowloon House is so near the house, I didn’t bother to bring my bag (all expenses paid remember). I was finished with my 1st plate when I remembered I’m a food blogger now and as a food blogger it is my duty to take food photos, unfortunate enough that my cellphone was inside my bag. Sorry L, next time I know better. 

Anyway, Kowloon House, is known for their dimsum, Mr. M just love their Jumbo Pao. Their West Avenue Branch is actually divided into 3 segments, all with different entrance passages: First: The take-out counters (with drive-thru) where you can buy all variants of Siopao, on-the-go. Attached to it is a casual non-air-conditioned dining area, known for its affordable beers. Second: The function hall, where private functions are usually held, set-menu is usually served. Third: Airconditioned Dining Room, where we dined. 

Their eat-all-you-can cost P299 per person, this comes with bottomless iced tea. Kowloon’s entrée is complete from 
Dimsums: Baby Pao, Siomai and Dumpling 
Rice: Yang Chow Fried Rice* and Plain Rice 
Soup: Make your own noodle soup* and Samsee Soup* 
Appetizer: Century Egg*, Seaweed, Pechay Kangkong and Special Stirred Fried Noodles 
Main course: Fragrant Chicken, Logon Vegetable, Beef Tenderloin, Pork Spareribs, Patatim, Sweet Sour Pork, Shrimp Bacon Roll*, Lumpiang Shanghai*, Fried Chicken*, Crab Foo Yong*, Fish Fillet, Pangasus Light Soy*, Stirred Fried Beancurd* 
Dessert: Butchi*, Brownies*, Almond Jelly* and Gelatin* 
* - was in my plate 
My Take: Chinese food never lets us down. I had no complain with my food selections aside from the Pangasus which was a little too fishy for my liking. We unanimously chose Beancurd as our favorite dish. The banquet head sees to it that the empty serving trays are replenished soon enough and the wait staffs provides good assistance to the diners. Although the tables don’t have fancy set-up, the place is clean, well lit and well ventilated. Considering the buffet price, you have no right to expect too much but then again I can say they delivered fairly. 
Tips: Never take advantage of the drink-all-you can part of the meal, it will not help you sample all the food. Never go to buffets when in a diet, it will make you curse the food while munching. Right Mr. M? If you’re a food blogger come equipped with camera when dining (talking to myself here). 
The verdict: Chinese food never lets us down (I’ve said that I know). So we ordered for take-out. 

52 comments:

  1. p299 for buffet is really value for money. :)

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  2. This is like a blast from the past for me. I used to stop by Kowloon in my college days to buy their little siopao. Haven't been there in years. May buffet na pala. It's a good deal too!

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    1. First time din namin magbuffet for so long that we'd buying their Jumbo Pao. Sulit na.

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  3. 299 is a deal! haven't tried to dine in
    i like their siopao

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  4. Scrumptious dinner indeed at very reasonable price.:)

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  5. That's a really good price for a buffet. Must have been a great time eating out for you.

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    1. We had a good time (especially that it was free).hehe

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  6. Sarap kumain! Para walang food guilt sis... don't eat rice. Mas marami kang makakain na entree's.

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    1. Naku, 1st plate with yang chow, 2nd plate with plain rice.haha

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  7. In fairness, that's an affordable price for a Chinese food buffet. Sayang talaga walang photos!

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    1. Oo nga eh, we were surprised too when we found out its price.

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  8. haven't tried this place but there is no Kowloon House here... P299 is very cheap esp. in Manila!

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    1. Put it in your itinerary, when in Manila.;)

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  9. my brother held his wedding reception here! hmm, but this was the first time i knew about how much the eat all you can was. and Ph299 is really value for money! wish we could visit the place one time too. i'm just not sure if they'll allow a toddler though..

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    1. Yes, they do. I bought my 2 year old daughter that night. She's free of charge.

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  10. The price is very reasonable! Chinese food is comfort food!

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    1. Yes, my husband especially love Chinese food.

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  11. We love buffets! Specially Chinese food. Makes me feel closer to my grandfather.

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    1. Oh, your with Chinese blood huh? May okay sana if its home cooked, my grandmother used to cook for us too.

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  12. A classic resto! I love their jumbo paos and to this day, we buy from Kowloon and eat with gusto!

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    1. When my husband craves for jumbao pao, there's nothing I can do but give in, kahit dayuhin pa namin.

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  13. I love chinese food! I can eat it everyday lol

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    1. Naku, good luck sa figure.hehehe

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  14. i love their siopao.. hehehe

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    1. I must agree, their siopao is so good.

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  15. Chinese food never lets us down. ditto! :)

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    1. Haha, we will never get tired of saying it.

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  16. Love Chinese food and so does my mom. It's what she wanted immediately after coming out of the hospital. I haven't tried dining at Kowloon House though we buy their siopao for take out.

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    1. Addictive noh, it must be the umami factor.

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  17. Perfect combination! Chinese food and Buffet!

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  18. Im also dreaming of buffet lately.. that is maybe because hot weather makes us want to eat more. anyway i agree that it's always nice if you happen to be in the right place at the right time :)

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    1. It just reminded me of the excuse we make during cold seasons, that cool weather makes us want to eat more. #PalusotNgMatatakaw

      Go ahead, indulge!

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  19. Oh, wow! They already have buffet? Kowloon is one of my fave restos! :D

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  20. I live near this place but I haven't eaten there. I've only had their famous siopao. We'll give their buffet a try one of these days. thanks!

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    1. It was also my 1st time to try it. There's also another buffet along West Ave where you are allowed to take home your left-overs. Cool diba?

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  21. Well priced and you had a lovely time too. Great! :-)
    Eliz

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  22. I so love Chinese food. I don't enjoy eat all you can unfortunately. I feel like I'm paying too much because I know myself - i don't eat that much hahaha! I feel so full agad. LOL!

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    1. I'm also not much of a buffet fanatic. So the P299 here gave me a lesser guilt-feeling.

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  23. Have been there probably twice or thrice but with set table, not buffet style. Yup, the food is good for the price.

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  24. really? 299? that was great for eat-all you can buffet. Hope to visit this place too.

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    1. Better believe me or prove it yourself.hehe

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  25. I have never dined there, I thought Kowloon House was just a kiosk selling siopao and siomai. :-)

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    1. They've evolved! Ang laki na ng restaurant nila.

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  26. Honestly, I have never tried eat-all you can buffet. Mukhang lugi ako e kasi mabilis ako mabusog. The bottomless drinks may be their strategy para mabusog agad and customers, haha. For 299, I think it sulit n o considering the food are delicious naman.

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    1. Kaya nga 2 plates lang, ok na ko eh. I though, P299 worth n yung nakain ko, no guilt feeling.

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