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BLACKBEARD’S SEAFOOD ISLAND

Whenever I meet my college friends, we always choose Market! Market! as meeting place. It is because this place is the closest landmark from our house and several restaurants to choose from. Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is one of the good venues for friends and family gathering. One of their branches is located in Fiesta Market! near the fountain area. They offered different varieties of seafood and Filipino native dishes.
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Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is popular in serving the dishes in “boodle fight” way called Boodle Feast. Inspired in military style of eating using bare hands where the food is prepared in banana leaves. Each set of Boodle Feast contains different combination of seafood, grilled meat and other native dishes served with rice.
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One of their Boodle Feast is “Magellan’s Landing”, inspired from a Portuguese explorer who discovered Philippines way back year 1521. Magellan’s Landing contains danggit chips with pineapple Salsa, kinilaw na tanigue, grilled tilapia, grilled squid and shrimps, steamed crab, chicken Inasal, grilled vegetables and bagoong rice.
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“Dapitan’s Pride” serve with crispy shrimps, San Mig clams, grilled tilapia, grilled squid, laing, steamed crabs, grilled liempo, kalkag rice.
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“Panlasang Pinoy” serve with hipon sa aligue, sinuglaw, guinataang alimango, adobong manok, kare-kareng gulay, ensaladang lato with crispy dilis, plain rice.
They also serve food in single order like chopseuy,
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and lechon kawali.
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Although it takes time before they serve the dish, it is worth it to wait because of good food and friendly ambiance.

Here’s my rating:
Food: 7.5/10
Budget: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Customer Service: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Recommend: Yes

DINNER BUFFET AT KALEIDOSCOPE RESTAURANT

We visited Atlantis, The Palm Dubai last June 26 to meet our bosses for a dinner buffet with my colleagues. We arrived around 6 pm then we proceed at the main entrance to look around while waiting for our bosses. They came a few minutes later then we proceed at Kaleidoscope restaurant beneath the lobby. Different nationalities were also dining that day with their friends and relatives to celebrate special occasion. The restaurant has a classy and romantic ambiance, and the staff were very accommodating. Since we came for dinner, they prepared candle light, dim light and lovely music for their guest.
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Right after we found the tables, the staff approached us for our drinks. I choose mojito, a cocktail with mint and lime flavor. After the staff took our orders, we proceed to food area were you can choose different kind of dishes and dessert. First I went around to explore and plan my meal.
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There are lots of mouth-watering dishes and desserts to choose from, they served International cuisine like Arabic, Mediterranean, Italian and Asian dishes.
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Maki, sushi and other Japanese dish were freshly made in this area located at the left side of food area.
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Different kind of salami and salad were also served in this area.
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They also invited us to taste their steak with some sauces and steamed vegetables on the side.
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They also have bread, pizza and pasta.
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Different cakes and candies were displayed in this station.
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Colorful and mouth-watering desserts were prepared in this station at the middle of food area.
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I don’t want to take this any longer, so I grabbed a plate and prepared a portion of each dish that I want. I picked fish, beef, fruits and veggies. If I am not mistaken, I got 3 rounds before my last two plates for the desserts. It was disappointing because I really want some more but my body cannot accommodate anymore, so I have to stop. It was a lovely dinner with our bosses, they were very kind and down to earth and we’re looking forward to meet them again soon.

BRUNCH AT KAMAY KAINAN

On June 12, our Independence Day (holiday) we decided to go to Market! Market! Taguig to celebrate a special occasion and have our brunch together with special friends.We went there around 10am, we choose Kamay Kainan to take our brunch. It is a buffet style resto and they offer an eat all you can for only Php 290.00 for more than 30 Filipino dishes and desserts plus Php 50.00 for bottomless “drink all you can” ice tea.
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We were the first customer in that place so we choose the best spot located near the food area. I immediately grabbed my plate and I saw a wide variety Filipino main dishes like adobo, bopis, fried chicken, chicken curry, paksiw na pata, chicken liver and gizzard, binagoongan na baboy, kaldereta, ginataang kohol, pork chop, fried shrimps and crabs, dinuguan, beef mechado and kare-kare(yum! my favorite). The grilled dishes like lechon, inihaw na hito, inihaw na tilapia, etc is located outside near the entrace. They also have soup based dish like nilagang baka, sinigang na bangus, papaitan, sinigang na baboy, tinola, sinigang na ulo ng maya-maya sa miso, clams and mussels soup. For those who love vegetables, they offer ginisang ampalaya, pipino ensalada, chopsuey and pinakbet. They also offer fresh lumpia, pansit, longganisa, bagoong, salted eggs for side dish. For the dessert they have japanese cake, majablanca, minatamis na saging, ginataang halo-halo, muffins, brownies, gelatin and green mangoes with bagoong which my preggy wife eat most of the time. If your lucky, sometimes they serve seasonal ice cream.
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A few minutes later many customers went in, a group of families and friends were gathered for their lunch and bonding time as well. It was a happy place because you will hear some guests laughing and chitchatting all the way. You will also hear the click clanking of utensils, plates and glasses. The restaurant’s staffs were very busy serving and helping some customers. They also have extension area for special gathering which is open during pick hours.

A tip of advice, be sure you have cash because they don’t accept debit or credit card. But don’t worry there’s a lot of ATM outside if you don’t have enough cash. I just notice that their black slip holders and receipts quoted of No Service Charge! so it’s up to you if you want to give a tip.

If you are a heavy eater and love Filipino food, Kamay Kainan is very SULIT” worth-it to experience a buffet style restaurant compared to others. It’s a good place to dine in terms of food and casual ambiance together with friends and family to celebrate any type of occasion.