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Sunday, October 28, 2012

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken: Best Fried Chicken Ever!

My sister introduced me 4 Fingers to try their Korean style fried chicken so we can compare it to other fast food who’s offering same style chicken. Since we plan to go for shopping, instead of proceeding to Makati we headed our way to SM North Edsa just to visit one of 4 Fingers branches in the Philippines. Since it is newly introduced, there are only 3 branches of 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken in the Philippines namely, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia (coming soon) and Acqua Residences in Mandaluyong City.

4Fingers Crispy Chicken was first introduced in Singapore founded by 4 anonymous foodie friends who once discover the fast growing food phenomenon; the Korean-Styled Fried chicken in New York City. Since Korean-Style fried chicken is best seller in New York, they have in mind why not introduce it to Asia. Until they decided to spread the crispiness of best chicken recipe in Singapore and South East Asia.

After travelling all the way from South we drop a visit at 4 Fingers SM North Edsa branch. At first glance you will presume that you are in the streets or subways of New York because of 4 Fingers interior. You will see hanging bulbs and murals that looks like a graffiti wall on the streets of New York which is really cool!

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Logo
4 Fingers SM North Interior - Hanging Bulbs

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken SM North Interior

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Graffiti wall
Admittedly, we've been fans of Bonchon because they were the first to introduce Korean – style fried chicken launched last 2010 at Ayala Gardens where it became an instant hit to Filipinos. But since I've been hearing lots of good review (especially from my sister) about the taste of this crispy chicken of 4 Fingers, I didn't hesitate to try ‘em out and I wasn't disappointed.

We ordered the Chicken Rice box in Soy Garlic which costs 129 with drinks already. We were amazed on how our orders were served because the chicken is in a lunch-box type container partnered with a paper cup with cool prints on it saying:  "please refrain from telling people about 4 Fingers crispy chicken. Help keep us a secret!" which I doubt 'coz their chicken is so delish that keep people coming back! 4 Fingers chicken is so crispy, crunchy, juicy, and delectable that compliments with their sauces Soy Garlic, Hot and Mix.  I was completely blown away by their fried chicken because they were just so very tasty. Now, the verdict? I really like 4 Fingers more than Bonchon’s. It has its distinct taste that makes you want for more. It has an impact to every customer especially chicken lover of an assurance to go back and order a bunch.

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken cup with cool prints

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken 

The Oh-So-Yummy Crispy Chicken of 4 Fingers placed in a lunch box 

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Rice Box in Soy garlic sauce for 129php

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Box set 

Add them up: 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken

I was so satisfied and thankful to my sister who dragged me at 4 Fingers, haha. Now I discover the best and absolutely yummy fried chicken in town, non other than 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken. From now on it’s my favorite fried chicken, but I'm hoping that they will expand more branches in the Metro especially in the South Area so more people will experience how tasteful this guilty pleasure is. So irresistible!

My favorite fried chicken... so crispy and so delish!

Crave the Crunch!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Gastronomic Birthday Feast at Vikings Luxury Buffet

Upon seeking for an extraordinary way to celebrate my special day, I stumble upon interesting deals by different buffet restaurants posted on the net. And it’s a great timing that a friend and her boyfriend who are patrons of fine dining restaurant recommended a place where we can experience an eat-all-you-can gastronomic feast.  Wondering where it is? It’s in Vikings Buffet Restaurant located at the back of SM Mall of Asia By the Bay. I immediately grabbed their birthday promo which Celebrants get to eat for FREE as long as they will celebrate their birthday at Vikings on the day itself and must present a Government Issued VALID ID and must be accompanied by at least one FULL paying adult. By the way, their birthday promo is extended until November 30, 2012.

Vikings: Luxury – Buffet Restaurant as described on their website is a stylish, relaxed and elegant restaurant that offers a majestic look of Manila Bay through vast conservatory-like windows.  It has a 600 - seater dining room, possess well appointed details, comfortable dining nooks while incorporating several live-action-cooking stations and a level of food quality beyond buffet expectations.

entrance and waiting area

Inside Vikings

Ceiling Decor

Vikings is the perfect place for tourists, special occasions, family gatherings, corporate events or just food tripping among friends. Eat-All-you-can buffet restaurant like Vikings is a perfect choice for hearty eaters and people who like to try different dishes. It is a great option if you are not familiar with a particular cuisine and would like to give it a try, as you can sample a wide variety of dishes.

Vikings is open from Mondays to Sundays from 11 in the morning onwards. Rates are: 688 + 5% service charge for lunch buffet; 888 + 5% service charge for dinner buffet and 1088+ on weekends/holidays. It is best to place reservations at least a week or two weeks in advance from their Facebookpage or with their reservation number at 09237303888. It is also advisable to come ahead your scheduled buffet to avoid cancellation.

Vikings Buffet Pricelist

Vikings Buffet Restaurant serves a wide range of food selections such as pizza, salads, tasty crabs, fresh prawns, fish slices, chicken fillets, mussels, barbecues, oyster, steaks, meats, poultry, maki, sushi, tempura, hot tea, rice cakes, cakes, chocolate fondue, fruits, ice creams, beer, free flowing drinks and a lot more.

Some dishes served that we’ve captured are as follows:

Viking menu - So delish chicken lollipop, Sausages, chips & crablets, and Margarita Pizza

Vikings menu - embutido like dish, ceviche, cold cuts & cheese, and tuna melt

Vikings Menu - Varieties of Sushi, Maki, Dimsum, Dumplings

Vikings Menu - luscious desserts
Vikings - My series of sumptuous plates!

Some other sumptuous dishes:

Vikings Menu - Batangas Steak

Vikings Menu - Devil's egg

Vikings Menu - Chiken Salad
Vikings Menu - Maki Set

VIkings Menu - Beverages

Vikings Menu - Miso soup

Vikings - Adorable Buffet Dessert Table 

Vikings - Colorful dessers

Vikings - Gorgeous Chocolate & Strawberry fountain

Vikings - Rice Cakes

Vikings - Halu - Halo counter with unlimited ingredients

Vikings - Set of desserts in Cute Shot Glasses
Vikings - yummy frozen yoghurt

Vikings - My personal favorite bowl of halu - halo with ingredients all you can

The Verdict:

  • We’re so amazed by the table set-up and the elegance of the place. I so love their adorable dessert buffet tables.
  • Dishes served are: Oyster, Shrimp, Steak, Tempura, Maki, Sausages, Pork & Chicken Barbecue, Salads, Hainanese Chicken and Rice, Chicken Satay, Veggie Tempura, Meat & fishes that you can request to grill, cakes, jellies, ice cream, yoghurt, shakes, rice cake, fruits, salad, meatballs just to name a few!
  • It was our (some of us) first time into an elegant luxurious buffet restaurant. We seized the moment, ambiance, service and of course the gastronomic Food. Food was soooo great, like what we've said "Walang tapon sa mga pagkain, lahat masarap!!"
  • Some of my favorites are the Tempura which cooked into perfection, makis, sausages, barbecue, chicken lollipop and desserts of course. The halu-halo was heaven coz you can put unlimited ingredients into your bowl. 
  • It was a very memorable experience. I so love it! So much delighted with the gastronomically sumptuous lunch buffet they served us!
  • So full and so satisfied! We will surely try visiting again the soonest! I so miss their tempura!

How to get there:

From SM Mall of Asia you can hire a cab to drop you off at Vikings Restaurant, just tell the driver Vikings By the bay at the back of Mall of Asia. Cab Fare will cost you 57 to 60 pesos only.  If you preferred walking, you can start at the MOA Eye and walk heading the direction to the right of the bay until you see Vikings on the last corner part of Seaside Boulevard.

For other information and contact number, please visit their Facebook page at:

******It's one extraordinary experience of a lifetime, and we will surely go back and this time, to try their dinner buffet. See you Vikings, the soonest!

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