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

A member of the Vikings Group, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot is the place for those who indulge in buffets yet still want to have fresh and healthy choices side by side with lechon and patatim. Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot’s fresh and healthy ingredients make up 40% of the menu, and they enable hotpot fans to freely customize their dishes. The remaining 60% of the menu of Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot is from Vikings Luxury Buffet. It has a respectable pasta station, a carving station with at least four meats, and a dizzyingly colorful Japanese station.

Last week, before she flew back to Russia, we treated Yulia to lunch at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot. We chose a buffet restaurant because our first lunch together was not very fulfilling. With the wide array of options at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot, she enjoyed every minute of it. 🙂

The interior of Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot in Araneta Center was very bright and inviting. The tables were immaculately arranged, and the chairs were super comfortable for a marathon meal.

The super comfortable dining set-up at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot.

Our table looked like this before it was overflowing with food.

 

Cooked Food Station:

Cooked Food Station

Kare – Kare. The eggplant was tasty but the rest was meh.

Aligue Rice. It did not taste as sinful as it looked sounded, which was a plus.

Adobuffalo. It was the dish I liked the most. The chicken was tender and every bite was flavorful.

Gising – gising

Chef’s Recommended Fried Rice. I had the Aligue rice and was not able to taste this. What a shame!

Stir Fried Noodles (?)

Cuapao and Chicken Feet

Braised Patatim

 

Chinese Appetizers:

Hakaw and Dumplings

Ngoyong Rolls

Mixed Meat Cabbage Rolls

Seafood Bean Curd

Fried Mantao, Boiled Okra with Garlic Chili Sauce, Fried Mix Dumplings, and Shanghai Rolls

 

Western and Continental Dishes:

Western & Continental Dishes Station

Mashed Sweet Potato with Four Cheese Marshmallow. The only dish in the section that interested me because of its supposedly weird combination. The mashed potato was fine and creamy but it was all I tasted. The four cheeses were not pronounced and the marshmallow tasted like a saling-pusa. Nobody would have missed it if it was not there.

 

Cheese, Bread from d’Bread Kitchen and Others Station (I do not know the name):

Cheese, Bread from d’Bread Kitchen and Others Station

Cheese! Cheese! Cheese! My stomach is upset just looking at this photo.

Bread from d’Bread Kitchen

Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Sandwich. I am not a fan of cheese, but this one was nice. The bread was the perfect platform for the cheese, mushroom and bacon combo.

Bacon Sliders

Turkey Sisig. The runner-up in the dish I liked the most category. It was soooo creamy and tasty that the chopped turkey pieces just slid down my throat naturally.

 

Salad Bar Station:

The Salad Bar of Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot looked colorful and inviting, but I knew that I would have a heart attack if I ate more than my share of healthy food for the day. And I am too lazy to choose the ingredients, mix them and hope to the high heavens that the outcome is edible.

 

Grill Station:

Like in the Salad Bar Station, normally I do not like choosing and waiting for my food to be cooked, so I skipped the Grill Station. It looked good though.

I had two baked oysters, and they were yum!

 

Pizza and Pasta Station:

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot has a create-your-own pasta station. Uff, too much work.

Four Seasons pizza. I am not sure, but I think Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot has a make-your-own pizza station. Of course, I did not bother making my own pizza, I just took two slices from the Four Seasons pizza and made my way back to the table.

Chicken Teriyaki Pizza and Four Seasons Pizza.

 

Carving Station:

The queue for the Carving Station starts here. Thankfully, there was no queue when we went there.

Binusog na lechon. I think I was a carnivore (or a vampire) in my previous life. Anything meaty attracts me to it like a fly to honey. Of course, I had the binusog na lechon. Its skin was so heavenly crisp, I heard it crack when I bit it. Ohhh-la-la. (Then, I heard my cholesterol  and triglyceride levels shot to the roof. Oh well.)

Beef Chuck Eye Roll and Roast Chicken. As much as it looked beautiful and juicy, I skipped the roast chicken (I had the adobuffalo earlier) and trained my lustful eye to the beef chuck eye roll. It just looked so deliciously cooked, my mouth watered as soon as we met. It was love at first sight. It did not last thought because I realized, the binusog na lechon was my one true love.

Look at that hunk of beef (chuck eye roll). Okay, I laughed at my own joke. 🙂 I am officially hungry.

This leg of lamb probably weighs as much as my left leg. I had two small pieces. It was okay, nothing to crow about.

The staff of Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot in Araneta Center was very accommodating and friendly. They helped us in all ways they could with smiles on their faces. They made my dining experience at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot more enjoyable. I will definitely go back for moaaarrr!

 

For the raw items for cooking, Seafood Station and Japanese Station, please read Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot – Araneta Center Branch, Part II. For desserts, drinks and other shenanigans, please read Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot – Araneta Center Branch, Part III.

 

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 4 feet – 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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