We, Filipinos love to eat so much and it’s quite obvious that everywhere we go there’s a restaurant that offers buffet. It may require a big chunk of your budget but when you think about it you’ll find it much cheaper than getting ala carte dishes. In buffet you have many options to choose from and for the fact that it’s unlimited you can have as much as you want. Every buffet restaurant has their own “pakulo” to attract their customers. If you love the thrill of charcoal grilling, then you should try Charaptor located at SM By the Bay in Mall of Asia.
At Charaptor, you can “ihaw all you want” while sitting comfortably. The waiter will assist you by providing hot charcoals to your grilling table. Don’t worry, it is smoke-less but better bring some extra clothes with you if you have other plans after or you will smell like a barbecue haha!
For first timer it is easy to be a Charaptor, just follow the steps below:
1. Choose your barbecue from their selection.
2. Make sure you brush your food with the basting sauce.
3. Place your cooked barbecue on a separate plate.
4. Every barbecue must be paired with one of their sauces.
The buffet table is located at the center which makes it accessible for everyone. There’s a wide selection of marinated pork, chicken, fish, mussels and vegetables that’s ready for grilling. Oh boy, there’s isaw too! They continuously refill all trays during the allotted buffet/grilling time. Sorry about my photos, I got too excited to grill that I almost forgot about the pictures hihi.
Here you go, the most exciting part is flipping them over and over again while waiting for them to be ready.
Charaptor has a variety of sauces from vinegar, teriyaki or barbecue sauce. They have a small signboard on your table for the combinations of sauces that you can try along with your “ihaw-ihaw”.
Pork: Steak sauce, Signature BBQ, Hickory, Ssamjang
Chicken: Teriyaki Sauce, Ssamjang, Honey Soy, Gravy
Beef: Steak Sauce, Yakiniku, Hickory
Fish: Teriyaki Sauce, Green Sauce, Lemon Mint
Sausage: Hickory Sauce
Bacon Wrap: Steak Sauce
Innards: Special Vinegar, Signature BBQ
If you’re not into grilling, there are delicious dishes that are ready for eating. They have kare-kare, kaldereta sisig, lechon kawali, liempo and baby back ribs. Of course, there’s rice too.
Mac and Cheese
Charaptor has the “create your own pasta” section where you can choose specific ingredients and sauces for your pasta. If you are not patient enough to wait for your pasta, you can have the Mac and Cheese or Mashed Potato that are readily available.
Charaptor has a mini-japanese section that carries different kinds of sush, makii and freshly deep-fried tempura.
Buko pandan, Coffee jelly, Fruit salad and Leche flan
They have limited choices for desserts but I think it’s enough for that sweet ending after a sumptuous meal. My personal favorite among them is the Leche flan.
Scoop all you want ice cream
Charaptor is a good place to celebrate special occasions with your family or friends. Aside from the good food the grilling part can be an awesome experience!
Lunch 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
(Friday to Sunday)
P690 per adult
Dinner 5:00 PM-11:00 PM
(Monday to Thursday)
P690 per adult
(Friday to Sunday and holidays)
P790 per adult
3ft.below – free
3ft-4ft 6″ – 50% off on adult rate of the same day
Charaptor Charcoal Barbecue Bar
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Charaptor/
Building D, SM By the Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City