Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot by Vikings – Araneta Center Branch, Part II

I am a cook-to-survive kind of gal 90% of the time; the other 10% is allotted to Sundays when I am assed to prepare dishes that involve more than two steps. I know the math is off, but those Sundays are rarer than the blue moon. Having said this exaggerated tale of my sloth-like behavior in the kitchen, the trip to Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot was given the same treatment. In my more than three-hour stay there, I did not even touch the hotpot. My tablemates cooked two kinds of soup, and I just looked at it with the same interest as watching the paint dry (except for treacherous nose and mouth that betrayed my façade), but there was something about the Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot food display that seduced me to the dark side green and leafy side. The meat-loving tigress in me wailed and wept every time the beautiful shrines, which were lorded over by the green green grass of hope (among others), captivated my wandering eyes.

This entry is all about Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot’s healthier choices: the hotpot ingredients and the Japanese food station. To read more about the buffet dishes, please proceed here.

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot before the place opened at 11am. It was so clean and shiny. It was still clean and shiny minutes after I left. The staff cleaned it continuously.

Yulia, Pats and I in front of Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot – Araneta Center. Thank you to the guard who was an expert at taking photos that fit the long name of the restaurant. Almost.

 

Vegetable Station:

Look at this beautiful presentation! The smoke makes the vegetables more alluring and Darth Vader-like. Laveeaaat.

 

Hotpot Ingredients:

And beside it is a display labeled “Raw Items for Cooking”. It includes chicken balls, scallop balls, vegetable wanton, beef balls, beef curry dumplings, kutchay dumplings, chicken dumplings, Shanghai meat dumplings, fresh tofu, carrot tofu, spinach tofu, Japanese tofu, and some stuff whose labels did not make it on the photo.

More “Raw Items for Cooking” for hotpots: wantons, dumplings, sausages and rolls.

I included this one because of the star-like item at the bottom left of the photo.

More “Raw Items for Cooking” for hotpots: pork egg raw, pork blood, marinated pork, and pork lungs, among others. This is the sanitized version of the food that we ate in the when we slaughtered a pig. 🙂 Yes, I used “when” not “if” because it was a tradition (for lack of better word) to buy a piglet in earlier in the year for it to be slaughtered for an occasion later in the year or the succeeding year. I used to play with an emptied and inflated pig’s scrotum as my football ball.

More “Raw Items for Cooking” for hotpots: fried chicken egg, drunken chicken, marinated chicken, and pork lung tube, among others.

 

Uncooked Noodles:

Uncooked noodles all, which include Yangchow, Shanghai and Sotanghon.

 

Seafood Station:

The seafood section has a decent variety of the catch of the day: mussels and fresh shrimps, among others. I was not able to take photos of the right side of this display.

Dorado fish, cream Dory and tanigue

 

Japanese Station:

There were two (or three?) like these in the Japanese Station. They were psychedelic.

Atchara

Gari

Japanese sushi

Mix Maki Mono

Salmon sashimi (partly hidden), Tako sushi and Tamago sushi

Vikings Jumbo Roll

Seafood Tempura, Ebi Tempura and Vegetable Tempura (bottom)

Mixed Mariwase

My second plate of Japanese food items. I was not able to eat the Vikings Jumbo Roll because my stomach could not take it any more. It was my seventh or eighth plate overall. Yes, I know, I have less than two months to lower my cholesterol level. ☹

 

For the appetizers, main dishes and others, please read Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot – Araneta Center Branch, Part I. For desserts, drinks and other shenanigans, please read Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot – Drinks and Desserts.

 

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot Rates*:

Adult Rates:

Adult Weekday Lunch: P688.00 (US $13.76)

Adult Weekend Dinner: P888.00 (US $17.76)

Adult Weekends/Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P888.00 (US $17.76)

 

Kids Rate:

Kids below 3 feet: FREE!!!

Kids 3 feet – 4 feet Weekday Lunch: P188.00 (US $3.76)

Kids 3 feet – 4 feet Weekday Dinner: P288.00 (US $5.76)

Kids 3 feet – 4 feet Weekends/Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P288.00 (US $5.76)

 

Kids 4feet – 6 feet Weekday Lunch P388.00 (US $7.76)

Kids 4 feet – 6 feet Weekday Dinner: P588.00 (US $11.76)

Kids 4 feet – 6 feet Weekends/Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P588.00 (US $11.76)

 

*Prices are subject to 5% service charge.

 

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot Operating Hours: 

Lunch: 11am to 230pm Monday to Sunday

Dinner: 530pm to 10pm Monday to Sunday 

 

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot Araneta Branch Address:

Ground Floor, Manhattan Parkview, Gen. Roxas Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City

 

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot Araneta Branch Telephone Numbers:

(02) 932 – 7777 and (02) 939 – 777

 

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