And I would always love to stuff myself to death here. Haha. Known for its wide variety of food covering dishes from around the world, Spiral has become one of the favourite places to go to if you want some heavy lovin’ (a.k.a. food coma).
It was actually S’ birthday but he’s tagging this dinner with something else I’m too icky for it to be tagged into. It was a Tuesday night but surprisingly, there were a lot of people dining. I can imagine how busy their kitchens were.
We started with some Japanese food such as sashimi, sushi, tempura shrimps and sukiyaki soup. I found the soup a tad too salty for my taste but the rest (especially the salmon sashimi) were just great. I have always loved Japanese dishes and this is a good place to get them from.
We began getting some half-cooked seafood and had the chefs turned some cold shrimps into buttered garlic ones (a la dampa). I didn’t know that you can do that before. I always just skipped the cold seafood because I always like my food hot. I wonder if they will grant my request if I ask for some oysters to be baked (though I don’t really have the stomach for oysters at night). Hmmm…
I dug in the hams (prosciutto, is that you?) next with some solid Parmesan cheese. I still prefer the shaved type of this cheese because the texture is good to the palate. I think it enhances the taste that way. I grabbed more cheese by the salad bar afterwards. I got some paella to taste as well though probably because the food was displayed for so long, it wasn’t moist anymore.
And then came the prime rib. What you see on display is actually cooked medium, unless you want your meat well done, it’s safe to have it sliced and pour some sauce over. It was good but not as juicy as I think it should be.
Since I’ve browsed through the entire buffet (prior to actually eating, I do this always so I know what to get), and I wanted to gorge into the desserts right away. Of course, I think I have more EQ than that (emphasis on the I THINK part), I have waited until the end to get some for me to try. I got a mango crepe that has absolutely been lambasted by chocolates (syrup and chips). I can’t help it, it’s this love affair with chocolates that keeps me on doing that. Then I had their crème brûlée which was actually good. I’ve tasted a whole bunch of other stuff that had chocolates in them (or were just chocolates as is).
While we continued to stuff ourselves to death, we decided to have coffee and took our (ooops, it’s actually just MY, hihi) remaining desserts outside for some fresh air. It was amazing because sumptuous meal + chocolate overload + good coffee + windy night is just a perfect recipe for relaxation. I loved it.
As for how much, good thing we have an Accor card (which you can actually get, I think for Php 7,100 – ask Sofitel for the complete perks) so we only paid for one.
It’s safe to say that I’ll have to lose some serious weight before going to another buffet meal. ‘Til next time!
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard,
Pasay City, Philippines 1300