Ultimate Buffet Experience at Tramway Bayview, Pasay

Tramway Bayview, Pasay branch had one of the biggest sitting capacity buffet restaurant which had around 1,000 sitting capacity at any given time. This used to be the site of Dragon Gate restaurant.

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buffet dishes

We would always dine at  Tramway Timog branch and Tramway Banawe branch. The price of their lunch buffet is quite affordable.

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ground floor

The selection is quite varied with Filipino, Chinese, Japanese and international dishes.

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Tramway Bayview Buffet Restaurant facade

It is good to arrive at least 20 to 30 minutes before the appointed time, parking is limited within Roxas boulevard. Pre-booking is advise for those having a large group.

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Ultimate Buffet Dishes

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buffet rate posted as of November 6, 2019

There were at least a dozen main dishes and were divided into salad, main dishes, soup, steamed buns and desserts.

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Fried Spring Chicken

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Beef  Kaldereta

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Yang Chow Fried Rice

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Steam Pangasius Fish

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condiments

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halaan with tausi

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deep fried siomai

The deep fried siomai is okey but would prefer lumpiang shanghai. This dish is quite redundant.

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fried tofu

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sweet and sour pork

Main Dishes: Steamed Pangasius Fish, Orange Pork, Chopseuy, Fried Spring Chicken, Fried Tofu, Pancit Canton, Beef Kaldereta, Deep Fried Siomai,, Sweet and Sour Pork, Spaghetti, Clam, Egg roll.

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siopao asado

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The downturn was the Spaghetti sauce, It is almost pale orange. Plus the pasta is soggy not aldente. They should have added more ground meat.

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Japanese rolls

Salad and Rolls: Maki, Vegetable Salad, Tossed Lettuce, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Onions (with Salad Dressing: Thousand Island Sauce)

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egg drop soup

Steam Buns: Steam Pork Asado , Siomai, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Egg Drop Soup

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pancit canton

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chopseuy

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cheese cup cake and coconut macaroon

Desserts: Palitaw, Buchi, Cheese Cupcake, Coconut Macaroon,Mochi, Brownie, Macaroni Salad, Buko Pandan Jelly, Coffee Gelatin, Fruit Gelatin, Sliced Watermelon and Sliced Papaya.

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buchi, mochi, fruit gelatin and maja blanca

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top- macaroni salad, coffee jelly, buko pandan with sago jelly: bottom: brownies, palitaw

Each table had 1 pitcher of ice tea which is an added cost for those planning to have customized buffet. Some customers opt to add a little more in order to add some more dishes.

The restaurant also had several private room, Dos Palmas is located at the second floor and can accommodate between 60 to 70 persons.

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There were a lot of factors in rating this restaurant. Price wise, it is not bad for Php 289.00. They must try to improve on some of their dishes and desserts. Some are quite redundant.

Overall, I would give our lunch buffet experience a 7.30 out of 10 rating. The service crew is quite friendly and even gave a survey form after we finished eating. The survey form that we filled-up hopefully would be use by the management to improve their dishes and even service.

Buffet Rate: Php 289 Adult, Php 206.46 Senior Citizen with valid Id’s, Php 205 children height between 3 to 4 feet, Php 112 children height between 2 to 3 feet.

Note: Buffet prices posted are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the dishes were customized by the organizers.  All the opinion express were based on the actual experience and is not connected nor sponsored by the restaurant.

Operating Hours:

Lunch Time: ( Weekdays)                 Lunch Time:     ( Weekends)
1st Batch – 11:00am to 1:00pm             1st Batch – 11:00am to 1:00pm
2nd Batch – 1:00pm to 3:00pm              2nd Batch – 1:30 pm to 3:30pm
Dinner Time:
1st Batch – 6:00pm to 8:00pm                1st Batch- 6:00pm to 8:00pm
2nd Batch – 8:00pm to 10:00pm           2nd Batch – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Address: Tramway Bayview Buffet, 1600 Roxas Boulevard corner Layug St. San Jose, Pasay City.

Other Branches:
1. Tramway Buffet Plaza
Lower Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Contact numbers: (02) 8617129, (02) 7066351
2. Tramway Garden Buffet
65 Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
Contact number: (02) 4152005
3. Tramway Tea House
Alcaraz Street, Santo Domingo, Quezon City
Contact number: (02) 4111565

Postcrossing PH Meet-up at Museo ng Sining, GSIS Complex in Pasay City

PostcrossingPH FB members and enthusiasts had a memorable eyeball, meet-up that was held at the Luna Room in Museo ng Sining in Pasay City.

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Ms. Arlene Collado

The eyeball and meet-up is much anticipated by the members. There were over 30 members who attended the meeting. These also include PHLPOST Business Line manager Mr. Maximo Santa Maria and some Philatelic section employees.

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postcards

A short program was held past 2:00 pm where a short introduction of each members.

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postcards, stamps, postcard holders, key chains, ball pen were some of the items raffled-off to the participants

There was the regular swapping of local postcards, gotochi or shaped postcards, mini-raffle and meet-up autograph signing was held.

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postcards printed on photo paper

There are also some self made PostcrossingPH meet-up postcards made by some individuals.

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There was many familiar faces at the meet-up since some of the members also participate at the local stamp club meeting and auction.

We decided to leave the place past 3:30pm and head for the food review held somewhere in Quezon City.

 

Kabuhayan sa Sariling Bayan theme of 9th OFW and Family Summit

Kabuhayan sa Sariling Bayan is this year theme at the 9th Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) and Family Summit on November 12, 2019 at Hall-D , World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat ( Buendia ), Pasay City.

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Ms. Susan Ople and Senator Cynthia Villar

This aims to equip the OFWs with the necessary tools to grow their money here in the country. The press conference was moderated by Ms. Susan “Toots” Ople of the Ople Training Center. The 9th OFW and Family Summit aims to target at least 4,000 participants.

OFW and Family Summit

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Senator Cynthia A. Villar, who is also director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG).

“My family and many OFWs always look forward to this event because it has evolved into an occasion where OFWs and their families gather and interact with private and government institutions for concerts ranging from access to financial services, social benefits, legal assistance, among others,” Villar said.

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The summit will be graced by former Senate President Manny Villar, Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mar Villar, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez.

English Learning Camp Chief Executive Officer Burn Guitterez, author of the country’s first finance-influenced comic book “The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora” will be talking on the growing one’s earnings. Also talking on the topic will be Ecofarm owners Eric Atanacio and Terra Verde; and President and Chief Financial Planner of Wealth Arki Consultancy, Inc.

On the topic of Business Landscape and Trends for Start-ups, panelists will be Emma Tolentino, Eco Natural Integrated Farm owner; Ace Vergel dela Cruz, acquisition executive of Grab Philippines; and Capt. Danny Ricohermoso, Executive Vice President of Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines, Inc.

OFWs turned successful entrepreneurs will also have their own segment led by Gene Gutierrez, owner of Big Ben’s Gourmet and Big Ben’s Kitchen; Bianca Tolentino, owner of Cofficina Cafe + Co-work; and Princess San Diego, founder of What’s Your Flan.i

Do not forget to visit Website: http://ofwsummit2019.villarsipag.org or visit the family desk at any Vista Mall and Starmall branches nationwide: on site registration as early as 6:00 am on the day of the summit.

Submit one of the following documents: copy if the OFW’s passport; proof of remittances; seaman’s book; job contract; copy of the documents establishing the relationship with OFW’s such as marriage certificate and valid ID.

Do not forget to pre-register and get a chance to win house and lot from Lessandra by Camelia, 2 motorcycle from Isuzu -Cavite, Pangkabuhayan Showcase from All Day Supermarket, Applicance Showcase from All Home, Xtreme Appliance and other prizes.

Cream and Scoop Milk Tea at Yarda Food Hub in Kingspoint

Cream and Scoop Milk Tea had celebrated their soft opening with an in-house promo of buy 2 and take 1 milk tea on October 13, 2019 sunday.

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Cream and Scoop Milk Tea logo 

The logo looked catchy and similar with the popular and familiar brand in the market.

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Cream and Scoop Milk Tea: Buy 2 Take 1 PROMO

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almond milk tea, hazelnut milk tea (Php 75.00) and tiger cream madness ( Php 100 ) regular

This is one of the newest stall outlet within Yarda Food Hub within Kingspoint subdivision , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City which opened to the general public. There were at least two dozen flavors to choose from.

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chocolate and cookies and cream flavored cream

This was a one day promo and we tried to get a taste of their famed tiger milk tea and other flavors. They would normally put between 20% to 25% sugar syrup into their milk tea.

We requested that the sugar syrup to be 15% of the milk tea which is still sweet for our taste. It was good that they tried to customized the sweetness of their milk tea.

The packaging plastic cup of their milk tea is very similar with ChawadiCup Tea which we visited during our food and heritage tour along Ongpin street.

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left to right : Mr. John Micheal, Mr. Ruel Bautista, Ms. Heryl Love Desiderio and Mr. Dean Pasay

Within 6 kilometer radius there are at least half dozen known milk tea and frappe stores. Hope that the craze will transform into sales at their stall in Yarda Food Hub.

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Cream and Scoop menu board

Some of the recommended blend were Oreo, Tiger, Strawberry, Mango, Almond, Hazelnut and They also have lemon series , mojito and fresh tea. Prices ranges from Php 60.00 to Php 110.00 grande. For those who wanted add-ons there were tapioca pearls, nata de coco,assorted jelly, pudding, yakult, coffee jelly, whip cream, cream puff from Php 10 to Php 20.00 more.

Address: Cream and Scoop Milk Tea – Yarda Food Hub, along Katipunan Avenue ( SB road), Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

For inquiries and orders: 0995-744-1357/ 0917-354-0405

Operations : Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday / 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight / Sunday 4:00 pm to 1:00 am

Note and Full Disclosure: The author is not part of the marketing and management team of the milk tea stall outlet.

5 Exciting Booths at RetroCon 2019 at Lucky Chinatown Mall

RetroCon 2019 had a successful  three day event from August 2 to 4, 2019 which held a trade show, bazaar, eyeball, comic autograph signing, live entertainment and on the spost raffle at the iconic Lucky Chinatown Mall along Reina Regente street and De La Reina street, Binondo, Manila. 

Funko Pop toys for sale

There were several booth selling toys, postcards, stamps, coins, soft drink bottles, poster, photograph, figurines, game console, stickers, comics, funko toys among others at the RetroCon 2019.

crowd at the RetroCon 2019 in Luckytown China Mall

Philippine Christmas greeting card probably printed circa late 1950’s to 1960’s

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5 Exciting Booths at RetroCon 2019

5.) Modern Vintage Collectibles– This is the booth which specializes on modern, vintage toys and other stuff which are collectible.

Mr. Jan Kevin Lao

4.) Pixel Hero PH– This booth specializes on pixel art, button pins and stickers with hundreds of different designs to choose from.

Ms. Christel Manalo and Mr. Glenn Mallari

3.) Dekada Collectibles and Antiques– This booth had a lot of items for sale. I have bought several old postcards.

2.) Kikosky Toys and Collectibles – Nice booth with a lot of interesting stuffs and collectible items.

Pugad Paboy comic books

Mr. Pol Medina Jr.

1.) Pol Medina Jr. and Comic book artists booth- One of the best time to meet these people who illustrate creative works of art.

RetroCon 2019 will be having a much bigger event slated next month at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.