The obvious reason why I am not as frequent in Thai restaurants the way I usually am in the French, Italian, and Chinese cuisines is the distinguishing fact that Thai foods can normally cause a thermonuclear reaction in my stomach. The tangy spicy food is just a gustatory fireball for my standards.
So when I was about to go try the Dusit Thani Hotel's Basix Restaurant, I was a bit apprehensive at first. Little did I know that they serve epicurean pleasures of Asian Continental and not just purely Thai. Thank goodness.
Dusit Thani's other restaurants are Umu, an award-winning Japanese flare with live cooking sections and an al fresco dining fronting the zen-ish panorama of Kai pond and manicured garden, and Banjarong, an exclusively Royal Thai setting. Basix on the other hand is a fusion cuisine.
The huge magisterial gold pillars welcomed me with an enthralling grace like an awaited royalty. Or so I thought, but truth to the matter is that I got this steal deal from a group buying site for only Php699, 50% off from its original offer. I have so many vouchers actually that hunger may not pang me anymore for the next century or so.
Basix buffet offers an assortment of crusty breads with terrines, a bevy of DIY salad with your preferred dressing of choice, fresh shrimps, mussels, and oysters that can be baked and deep fried either with butter garlic or cheese. They also have a wide array cold cuts and ready-to-devour roast beef, lamp chops, among others. Chinese dumplings, Japanese style tuna, sashimi, sushi bar and an Indian tandoori section is a delight for your Asian Mediterranean gusto. And for a dessert person like me, you can either go for the crepe making corner, dip a fountain of chocolate, pick up a whole gamut of cheese and chocolate cakes, taste their in-house milled ice cream, or concoct your own halo halo with different sago to your heart's content. To top it all, they have wines, beers, and cold beverages to conclude your feast.
I always prepared these kinds of smorgasbord by going at an empty stomach so I ended up getting 20 pieces of baked oysters with cheese.