When it comes to Filipino cuisine, Chef Tatung has got it down pat to a science. His restaurant, which has gathered raves from practically everyone who has dined there, is the strongest manifestation of his meticulous artistry. (Some photos from WIM correspondent Jo Arce)
Chef Tatung’s Sunday Lunch Buffets breathe new life to your stale and commonplace buffet fare by offering an ample range of meals that bring worlds of new tastes and textures to the palate, rather than a stretched-out selection of dishes that are all substandard in taste like most contemporary buffets these days. Better quality over quantity, I say.
We chanced upon Chef Tatung’s lunch buffet one fine Sunday and were all pleasantly surprised with what we found. Your near and dear Filipino dishes are all carefully rendered to ensure the highest quality cuisine, with inspiration gathered from all corners of our 7,000++ islands as well as our rich culinary heritage and brought into a wonderful harmony of flavors and textures.
I loveeee Poki Poki
Lumpiang Shanghai - classic!
Chef Tatung’s Adobo Sampler
Imagine Cebu Lechon with perpetually crisp skin, the velvety-smooth eggplant and egg combo from Ilocos’ native Poki Poki, perfectly crisp and light Okoy, honest to goodness Pinoy dining table staples like Caldereta and Inihaw dishes, and four different versions of Adobo as interpreted by different regions - now imagine such variety in a beautifully curated lunch buffet, quite enticing, no?
Chef Tatung’s dessert selection also holds a promise similar to his main lunch selection - as classic Filipino sweets are heightened by the subtle addition of a little extra here and there. Pichi-pichi made twice as yummier with rich and sticky Quezo de Bola, your fave Choknut brought to life in a warm and moist Chocolate Cake version, and other dreamy desserts that I couldn’t help getting seconds of: specifically Buko Pandan and Mango Pudding, among others.
It is then no wonder how Chef Tatung’s culinary career has sky-rocketed from their humble house-turned-restaurant at Quezon City to a stand alone restaurant at Taguig’s premier Acacia Estates. His skill and loyalty to the Philippines’ local cuisine is evident in every dish, as dishes are only augmented in the slightest way that is never detrimental, but rather enhancing taste-wise.
Chef Tatung’s Sunday Lunch Buffet is definitely a destination for families and friends to gather and enjoy great Filipino cuisine. It’s a place where you bring your nearest, dearest, as well as those relatives from abroad, to enlighten them on the essence of what a wonderful Filipino meal is all about.
Chef Tatung is located at Acacia Estates, Taguig City.
Visit their website: http://cheftatung.com/
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