Buddy's: always a deliciously festive meal

Friday, 24 October 2014

Buddy’s is an outstanding example on how to properly showcase regional cuisine.

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Buddy’s is an outstanding example on how to properly showcase regional cuisine. This is actually a restaurant that I have been curious about for a long time.

Pancit Lucban at Buddy's Restaurant
Delicious Pancit Lucban 

Buddy's: always a deliciously festive meal



    Ambiance at Buddy's


    First off, I like the name "Buddy's" because it sounded very much like the name of your friendly next-door neighbor. As such, when we got the chance to eat here, I was quite excited. Add to that the fact that we were here to celebrate my birthday.

    Crispy tuna tail at Buddy's Restaurant
    Crispy Tuna Tail 

    The exteriors showcase the colors and merriment of the famous Pahiyas festival of the province of Quezon. The interiors, meanwhile, are as colorful as the outside with hanging kiping and bright lights. Buddy’s was homey, something that every family would love to go to for celebrations. The ambiance is very welcoming; the moment you step in, you will feel like you have entered the house of a person you know.

    Food


    After we have found a good table and have settled in, we immediately got down to business and ordered two platefuls of Pancit Lucban, a plate of sizzling sisig with egg, sizzling tuna belly with lemon butter sauce, crispy fried tuna tail, longganisang Lucban, and four platefuls of cassava cake.

    Sizzling tuna belly at Buddy's Restaurant
    Sizzling Tuna Belly 

    We were very hungry so we could not care about what people will say with the amount of our orders.

    Cassava cake at Buddy's Restaurant
    Cassava Cake 

    Our orders came in 15 minutes. I quickly got forkfuls of Pancit Lucban. It was really good, full of shrimps, vegetables, and bits of pork. The taste is not something that will overwhelm the palate like pancit canton. It was mild yet rich, like the sauce were thickened with eggs. It was worth raving about. Well, pancit should be served on one’s birthday to enjoy long life!

    Both the sizzling tuna and crispy tail were meaty and flavorful. The longganizang lucban, on the other hand, is best dipped in vinegar before eating it with rice. The sisig was also good although it was not spectacular. Obviously, quality is something that this restaurant greatly values.

    Sizzling pork sisig at Buddy's Restaurant
    Sizzling Pork Sisig 

    Longganisang Lucban at Buddy's Restaurant
    Longganisang Lucban 

    Our Verdict


    We were six hungry folks and we ordered a feast. However, we paid only P1,000. It was definitely a good deal! I only have good things to say about the service, too, because it was fast and efficient.

    Everybody should include Buddy's in their must-try restaurants. Credit cards and discount cards are accepted at Buddy's.

    Buddy's Branches


    There are also other Buddy's outlets in the following locations. Reservation is not required because they entertain diners on a first-come, first-served basis. The telephone numbers are included should you have inquires.

    Araneta Center

    Shopwise Arcade, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +63282363377, +63282363388, and +63282363399


    Sacred Heart

    Timog Avenue, Sacred Heart, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +63283551111, +63283552222, and +63283553333


    Fort Bonifacio

    Second Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Fort Bonifacio, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
    Telephone numbers: +63288375555 and +63288108557


    Glorietta Complex 

    Ground Floor, The Link, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    Telephone numbers: +63288285555 and +63288287722


    Libis

    Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +6323723883 and +6323723882


    Fisher Mall

    Third Floor, Fisher Mall, Del Monte, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63289205555


    Valenzuela - Makati

    Pililia Street, Opposite South Cemetery, Valenzuela, Makati City
    Telephone number: +63288995993


    Pearl Drive

    Tycoon Center, Pearl Drive, Ortigas, Pasig City
    Telephone numbers: +63286373296, +63286373297, and +63286373298


    Market! Market!

    Fiesta Market, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Telephone number: +63288867722


    Olympia - Makati

    2948 Kakarong Corner Barasoain Street, Olympia, Makati City
    Telephone number: +63288957185


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