Power Lunch Buffet with Round-the-World Dishes at the Nostalgia Lounge!

Buffet restaurants have been popping up more in the recent years and dinner is usually the perfect meal for everyone in the family to be together. The result, at least for me, is that gnawing thought that eating that much before you sleep will only lead to indigestion. Maybe lunchtime is actually better coz you get back to work anyway (or have your lunch meeting here) and burn everything until dinner. I finally got to try the Nostalgia Dining Lounge Weekday Lunch Buffet and I might actually book J for a lunch date soon! Haha. It's a quality restaurant first before a buffet place. They cater to different nationalities here (being just across ADB) so the buffet selection is enough (not overwhelming but yummy) and inclusive. I tasted Pinoy, Vegetarian, Asian, Indian, European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean when I had this meal. They also have this 50% off Power Lunch Hour offer, which I think is a very great deal!

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For the appetizers, I just couldn't get enough of the Baba Ganoush (Arabic), chips, salsa and sour cream mix I made haha. The shallots, veggie salad and mushroom chili were addicting too..

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There are cold cuts, smoked salmon and makis,

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as well as an assortment of cheeses, fruits, nuts and bread.

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For the main course, I loved everything I got from the grilled fish to the nasi goreng to the vegetarian lasagna to the Mediterranean stew. There's a few more including a live cooking soup station. These are the ones I came back for.

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Check out the schedule below for the carvery! Do you agree with me if I want to go back there Monday? Haha ;) I also just watched Heston Blumenthal on TLC's Great British Food and boy, did his roast beef carvery looked delish..

Monday: Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary
Tuesday: Cajun Pork Loin
Wednesday: Chicken Shawarma
Thursday: Lechong Kawali

Friday: Baked Fillet of Salmon


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This is how I start. I go around and pick out tiny portions to taste then go back for a lot more. Haha.

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Don't miss the dessert table - it comprises one-third of the buffet. Hehe. There's almost always an ice cream and halo-halo section. Then they added some almond triangles and bite-sized treats!

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I loved the mango mousse the most!

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My partner in crime A made her version of Chef Jerome's super brownie sundae. Hehe.

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The Nostalgia Dining Lounge's Weekday Buffet Lunch is available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Mondays to Fridays at P1388 nett. It comes with unlimited iced tea. Some of the food here like the main courses change per day. Get this weekday lunch buffet for half the price when you dine from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.!

You can also order a la carte for lunch by the way. This includes this Halo-Halo Tower that's good for around 5 people according to my sources. I'm giving away one in this post so just stay tuned and wait for the Rafflecopter below in a week!

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Restaurant Details:
6th Floor, Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Open Mondays to Sundays


Tell me below: What other European, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food have you tried or would like to see in a buffet? Any other suggestions not mentioned here for the carvery (could be any meat)? Haha. Just curious, which carvery day would you choose? 

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