Sunday, February 19, 2012

Latitude at Traders Hotel

February is probably among the most difficult month to place a reservation in restaurants because people are so feverish with Valentine-sappy moments that the only-romantic gesture-in-the-land they know of is to dine in at posh restaurants in a candle-light dinner set up.

But because of my incessant enthusiasm to ignite my gastronomic jubilation, I was able to find a slot in Latitude at Traders Hotel.

Latitude is an all-day, all-night Asian cuisine with a confection of continental blend to suit the discriminating taste of both local and foreign travelers. The place has a comfortable and cozy feel with sufficiently-lit interior, nice leather chairs and distinctively warm ambiance.

So after the Philippine National Astronomy Convention kick-off at the National Museum Planetarium, we(me and my college room mate) immediately headed towards Traders Hotel to catch for our dinner buffet.

Do-It-Yourself salad section.

Assorted bread. Make sure you get the right cheese.

At the bread and pastry section. Dip this into the chocolate, and you're set to start.

An assortment of cheese.

They also serve pizza too.

Take it from the salad section.

Herbed buttered vegetables.

Stuffed Milkfish.

Aside from the DIY salad, they also have a pre-served salad.

Salad to aid your digestion process.

At the salad section.

The star of the Filipino party that can surely feed many without bludgeoning the host's pocket, Pancit Bihon.

Spring Roast chicken. Ruthlessly lambasted fried chicken. :)

Now on to the salad section.

Another one fro the salad section.

Grilled pork belly.

Spicy chicken.

And what's a Chinese dimsum section without chicken feet.

Bola-bola Siopao and Pork Siomai.

Roast beef.

Cajun Roast Chicken.

Pork Pata Kare-kare.

Poached fished fillet.

Honey-glazed carrot vichy.

Stir-fried squid.

Potato Wedges.

Aglio Olio Pasta.

Seafood section. Make sure you grab a profuse amount that you can consume because it took them really long time to replenish their spread.

Oh yeah, the carving station with a heavenly steak. What's a buffet without it.

And the next one can't live without. Sweets.

Desserts as a component for a dining climax.

Buko Pandan Cake and Strawberry Bavaroise.

Fruits- I wish they also have mango and apple.

Black forest.

Cream of carrot soup.

Sirloin steak with potato wedges.

Roast beef and herbed buttered veggies.

From the seafood section. Shrimp and mussels grilled to goodness.

Pork complimented by a crunchy steamed veggies.

Pasta Salad. I wish they put sufficient vinaigrette in it.

Mini Siopao and Pork Siomai. Siopao contains profuse amount of shrimp, but I;'m still an addict to dimsum.

I asked the chef to prep me a Laksa Noodle Soup. I love the spicy and tangy kick.

Fruits- I wish they also have mango and apple.

Mixed ice treat, in other words, Halo halo. Shaved ice not really fine, and the mix not really that many to childishly play around with. :)

Assortment of dessert to conclude my meal.

Although I can say that other buffet that I have subjected to my gastric art and science were way better in terms of variety and selection but for Latitude's price(at around Php500 bucks, plus or minus), I can give it a considerable leniency. I guess what the restaurant fell short is a good Chef de Cuisine(executive chef) to formulate better and wider scale buffet spread that really caters cross-latitude dining citizenry.

Next stop? Acaci at Acacia Hotel Alabang. Stay tune.


  1. Not too impressive nga for a P500 bucks, but at least there were meats

  2. Uy mas mura huh? P500 lang and there are many selections din...

    What is Balbacua, John Ray?

  3. @Katey: yeah, not so impressive nga, pero alam mo, sa tagal ko na lumalamon ng mga buffet, i already know how to turn the dismay into delight pagkumakain ng buffet. binabawi ko nalang sa ibang bagay. bwahahaha. :)

  4. @Peach: Balbacua, it's a beef stew pero only known in the visayas region, in cebu, pero ang sarap nya sobra. eh kung alam mo lutuin nun, mas lalong sasarap nun, it will have a value as high as a diamond. bwahahaha. :)


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