The last time I was at the Crown Plaza Galleria Suites was during the height of my post Chinese New Year craving, at Xian Tin Di, where I took a leap into stuffing my abysmal gastronome with absoutely dimsum only for the entire day via their dimsum buffet.
This time around, I'm trying my gastric stride at 7Corners because most of my friends from the F&B industry are raving about their US Prime Beef steak at their carving station. And there's nothing that gets me ecstatic in a buffet than a slab of a good steak-- grain-finished, 21day wet-aged, and blast frozen goodness, whether CAB or USDA.
Racks of wine welcomes you to the entrance of 7Corners. And inside seemed like a countryside steakhouse with the wood-finished architecture and unpretentious interior. Its relaxed ambiance will surely make for a hearty meal.Let's see what they have on their menu. They were on a Korean fare that day so spare me if some entrees eluded my mind.
They have assorted breads and a whole gamut of cheese to choose from.
Pizza beside the bread section. They have the vegetable and pepperoni variant.
These are for DIY-ing your salad.
Choose your selection of ingredients for your noodle soup.
Welcome to their salad section.
Seafood section. Shrimps, mollusks, shells, lobster, etc.
This is at the Korean section.
This one is at the salad section.
Chicken Tandoori and chicken bathes in spices.
Curry-based entree. Cumen all the way.
Veggies. Good to have especially when eating meats.
Jae Yook Bo Kum. Spicy pork and stir-fry kimchi.
Squid-based entree. Spicy good.
Korean Bulgogi. Grilled marinated beef.
Gochujang Chicken Stew. It's a chilli-paste marinated chicken stew.
Garoupa Fish Tikka.
I forgot what this is. I haven't tasted this.
Different kinds of pasta from the pasta section.
From the noodles section, choose your own ingredient.
Thin slices of pork as one of the grillables.
Marinate beef at the grill section.
And the star of the show: US Prime Beef. Again, my gastric dictum, "a buffet is not a buffet if without a steak."
Willy Wonka must have been here and created this magical chocolate fountain.
This saccharine scent from these at the welcoming frontage lures anyone with delight upon entry of 7Corners.
Teppanyaki Ice Cream of different flavors and with different kinds of toppings to choose from.
And they have fruits too. I have been trying to eat fruits of any kind after meal.
Sweets and everything sweet.
Because this is not really a steakhouse, so in turn they may not have a "steak whisperer", I have two slabs of steak, one a medium-rare and the other a medium-well just to rate how they do it. Normally, under a steakhouse, I usually follow this rule of thumb: well-done for local beef and medium-rare for imported, high-quality grade cattles. But since they serve US Prime Beef, I had it done on two kinds. This one's a medium-rare.
Medium well. Notice the the pinkish substrate were gone and all that's left were a juiciness.
I picked it from the live cooking station, lobsters and shrimps, and have the chef prep it for me with butter.
Roast Suckling Pig. Did they call this suckling because this pig sucks apple in its mouth while being served? Because people were so into this, this has to be replenished twice.
Here's another one I picked from the live cooking station, buttered grilled Mollusko deliciouso.
A little bit of everything, Chicken Tandoori, Squid, Tempura and Gochujang Chicken Stew.
Salmon and Ebi. I'm not really a fond of fish-base entrees but their salmon actually taste good.
A taste of their Bulgogi(Korean grilled marinated beef).
A concoction of sweets, chocolate praline, creme brulee, chocolate slices, tiramisu, cheesecake muffins, etc.
And I made my own Cesar salad with some hors d'oeuvre on the side.
Something from the Japanese section, complemented by the powerhouse kick in the wasabi.
I asked the chef to make me a noodle soup containing all seafoods that they have.
Cheesecake topped with pineapple and orange to complement the sweet taste.
On to my sign-off for that day, all the four flavors of their Teppanyaki Ice Cream and a fruit medley.
Indeed 7Corners allured the foodie in me, just as its primordial aim to bring around all the food connoisseurs to taste its seven sections in their buffet. And perhaps that is where they derived their name from, hence 7Corners.
At a discounted price of Php995 from Php1,436, I say it was well worth it. Although not as extensive as other hotel's buffet fare, but at the very least, the epicurean basics are there, like steaks and lobsters to name a few.