FOOD: Premium Buffet at NIU by Vikings

Prepare to be greeted by the opulence and premiumness of NIU by Vikings the moment you set foot inside. It’s like a five-star hotel restaurant with well-chosen pieces of decors, posh vases, rich leather couches, comfortable sofas, and wooden chairs and tables. The interiors are illuminated by exquisite lights that are neither too bright nor too soft.

I began my culinary journey at NIU by Vikings that evening with slices of rib eye steak smothered with truffle gravy, slices of fresh salmon, cheesy baked oysters, herbed steamed mussels, chunks of lechon and juicy shrimps. I consider the rib eye steak and baked oysters as the star. I like how the rib eye was perfectly cooked and tender. It was salty, which I liked, but the flavor was further enhanced by the gravy. The baked oysters, meanwhile, were well-cooked but still juicy.

Rib eye steak with gravy and lechon chunks
Rib eye steak with gravy and lechon chunks
Slivers of fresh salmon sashimi, mussels and baked oysters
Slivers of fresh salmon sashimi, mussels and baked oysters
My second plate with another helping of rib eye steak, grilled shrimps and mussels
My second plate with another helping of rib eye steak, grilled shrimps and mussels

We also tried NIU by Vikings’ Lobster in Miso Soup. It was also very nice with its light broth that cleansed and balanced the palate. Big crabs were also available which tasted best when steamed and topped with toasted garlic. The claws are definite winners — filled with juicy and tasty meat. Open the shell, and feel your cholesterol level go up just by looking at the rich crab fat.

Lobster soup
Lobster soup
Steamed crab
Steamed crab
Happy eating!
Happy eating!

I saved some space in my tummy for dessert. I only had two in mind, ice cream and leche flan. I got pistachio and cappuccino ice cream flavors and I never regretted it a bit. Superb! Next, I headed to the halo-halo bar where I took chunks of leche flan swimming in caramel sauce. It was also perfect — with its firm texture and rich milky-egg taste. It was heaven in each spoonful.

At NIU by Vikings, drinks were also free flowing, whether it’s wine, beer or juices. I tried several juices and iced tea from the bar.

Because NIU by Vikings is a premium restaurant, price is also high. It was around P1,500++ per head. Service is also very fast and efficient.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. All this food looks so amazing!! I especially like the look of the rib eye, yum!

    1. Ivan Jose says:

      Amazing, indeed!

  2. Jessica Ayun says:

    I can eat the salmon all day long. Haha. 1500 is definitely worth it. What’s the difference with the 999?

  3. This food looks so yummy!!! Now i am hungry 😛 Great post 🙂

    1. Ivan Jose says:

      Thank you!

  4. Oh no – this sounds and looks too good. I’m just trying to eat very minimal this week and reading this mede me so hungry. Some of that steamed crab would be so nice right now 😀

  5. Oh wow, that rib eye steak and the baked oysters are a great combo. Such great tasting food. So glad kept space for dessert 🙂

    1. Ivan Jose says:

      Yup, indeed. Thank you for dropping by.

  6. the food looks good! especially the salmon, pink and good white lines = fresh tasting : ) glad you got to eat some amazing seafood : )

    1. Ivan Jose says:

      Yup, it was amazing. Thank you!

  7. Ana De Jesus says:

    Ooh the leche flan and the ice cream sounds like an amazing desert choice and it looks like you enjoyed the rest of your meal too.

    1. Ivan Jose says:

      Hi, Ana. It was indeed an enjoyable meal. Thank you for dropping by.

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