Thank God it’s Friday! I am always excited for this day to come because this means few more hours and it’s already weekend. No work, I can wake up late and relax all day which I think I need for working the whole week. But wait, how did I spend my Friday?? Right after my morning work, Hubby and I headed to Cafe d’ Asie of The Bellevue Manila located along Northgate Alabang to spend lunch with some fellow Zomato Foodies from the South. Friday is the Seafood day of Cafe d’ Asie (What a perfect timing, I’m craving for some shrimps!yahoo!).
Cafe d’ Asie is located at the 2nd floor of Bellevue Manila. Going back and forth to the buffet area is easy as it is just located in one side of the whole dining area. Lunch Buffet starts exactly at 11:30 AM everyday and will last for three hours.
The Buffet Area is divided into different sections:
There are two kinds of “Soup of the Day”, The Seafood Chowder and Tinolang Tahong. Croutons and bacon bits are available for toppings.
There are more than ten kinds of bread in the Baker’s Basket Section, some pieces are good on its own. You can ask for assistance if you want some slices of baguette or wheat bread. Butter is available on the side.
There are readily made salads from Veggies based salad such as the Mushroom Salad, Mixed Greens Salad and New York Corn Salad or even seafood based salads like the Smoked Milkfish Salad or Florida Tuna Salad. If you want something refreshing try the Mixed Fruit Salad or even the Pineapple Salad. You also have the freedom to do-your-own-salad and don’t forget to add some cheeses (choices are Emmental, Garlic and Fine Herbs, Gruyee, Blue Cheese or Parmigiano) some dried fruits and nuts. I hope they can add some Brie too!
Welcome to the Sea! That’s my initial reaction when I saw the widespread of fishes in the seafood section. From whole fish like Lapu-Lapu, Dalagang Bukid, Sapsap, Tilapia or fillet version of Dory, Bangus or Maya Maya, Salmon they have it. You may request what kind of cooking do you want either grilled or with “sabaw”. I had some grilled Salmon with butter!
By the way, they also have some Seafood Specials that you can also try like the following:
Salmon Sinigang (Head Belly)
My favorite comfort food! You may request for a big serving of Sinigang on your table especially if you’re in a group.
Buttered Garlic Shrimp
I will never get tired having my shrimps with butter and garlic. For me this is definitely the winning combination.
Creamy Baked Lobster
I completely surrendered to this luscious lobster tails.
Crab ala Pobre
I find the sauce too sweet but anyway you can always tweak it according to your taste, don’t worry the waiters are very helpful.
MAMA MIA PASTA AND PIZZA SECTION
I only saw one kind of Pizza, the Margherita. For Pasta, you should try the Creamy Pasta with Tartufo if you’re a fan of the earthiness taste of truffles.
They also have Japanese famous dishes like the Kani and Soba Salad, Assorted Nigiri and Sushi.
Ask for assistance if you want some Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup).
RIB EYE STEAK
Take note that again Friday is Seafood day so expect less meat. They only have the Rib Eye Steak which is not bad at all. I had it with a creamy mushroom sauce.
Some people will tend to forget about the main dishes but not the desserts. Feast your eyes (please scroll down below) and satisfy your sweet tooth with Cafe d’ Asie numerous display of desserts. There were cakes, tarts, choco mousse, eclairs, leche flan and so much more. One dessert that caught my taste bud is the Filipino Bread Pudding, have it while it’s hot and you will never regret it.
They also have the Arcy Dairy Ice Cream, my favorite so far is the Avocado and GreenTea flavor. Well, you can mix and match remember it’s unlimited haha!
There are other available food items that are not included here! Buffet Prices may vary depending on the day and available dishes. You can inquire directly to Cafe D’ Asie for more info.
Cafe d’ Asie The Bellevue Manila
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebellevuemanila/
Second floor, Main Wing, The Bellevue Manila, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
Monday to Sunday
Breakfast Buffet 6:00 AM-10:30 AM
Lunch Buffet 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Dinner Buffet 6:00 PM-10:30 PM