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NIU by Vikings

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Buffets always seem to excite us because it’s just a room full of a variety of dishes but then we don’t really have the stomach to savor every single dish hahaha! So usually, the best time that we usually go to a buffet is during a special occasion and I requested that we give it a try at NIU by Vikings on my birthday. Not just because it’s new but it had dishes which can be a little pricey in other restaurants and this is the chance to try it out.

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So last October, Tim and I celebrated my birthday at NIU by Vikings and I can say it was worth every penny. They really had entrees that are pretty unique to our palates  like the fois gras, which is duck liver (an ingredient we usually hear only in a Masterchef show haha) and I must say it taste good, it doesn’t have an after taste or grainy feeling but simply melts in your mouth!

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Our ultimate goal in a buffet is to load up on fresh Salmon Sashimi and Baked Oysters! and that’s just about it! haha just kidding, we also tried out the other dishes especially the meat section for Tim who loves his proteins. They also have sections with a specific cuisine like the Chinese station that has a wide variety of dimsums and another is the Italian station with all sorts of pizza flavors and a whole lot more.

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Other than their main courses, they also offer appetizers such as salads and a variety of bread and of course my ultimate favorite after lavishing myself with the main course is dessert! The cakes were, meh.. nothing unique to it. They also offer al sorts of fresh fruits and oh!! They also have not 1 but 2 kinds of chocolate fondu! Time to do some marshmallow dipping! Though out of all the desserts displayed the best is their ice-cream, it’s creamy and silky and always great for a second, third, forth helping!

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Before I forget, they also have drinks from different flavored iced tea and hot tea, for those that need to rest first before jumping in to the buffet table the third time around haha. You can also order cocktails from the bar or have a go with their selection of wine. IMG_0067

Overall, the experience of dining at NIU by Vikings was great and because we enjoyed it, we went back and this time with Tim’s family to celebrate his birthday! Oysters!!

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Before we forget to mention, they don’t have birthday promos or discounts. Yeah pretty sad! but hey, we enjoyed the food so much it was worth it! They accept walk-in’s but better reserve first because the place gets really full!

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Address: 6F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig

Websitehttp://niu.ph
FacebookNIU by Vikings: SM Aura
Twitter@VikingsBuffet
Instagram@NIUbyVikings

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22 comments on “NIU by Vikings

  1. eri
    December 8, 2014

    Omg it looks gorgeous !! The food, the sweets everything looks great 🙂 I assume you had a great time there !

  2. Fernando Lachica
    December 8, 2014

    We visited this place during Blogapalozza event at Aura. Actually, at that time, there’s not much food because of the tours.

    • timjuls
      December 9, 2014

      We did hear about that and we were skeptical at first to try out the place. Then when we decided to try it out, I guess they’ve added a few more in their menu and we were pretty much satisfied except for the desserts though hehe 😀

  3. Fred
    December 8, 2014

    My family does not really eat too much so we do not go to buffets. I finally got to taste the regular Vikings buffet in the MOA area, and was underwhelmed with the food quality. Now this is a more high brow buffet you are describing in a more exclusive mall, I am curious to try this out. How much more expensive is it compared to the regular Vikings buffet?

  4. lee rosales
    December 9, 2014

    fine dining in a buffet setup.

  5. Michael Angelo
    December 9, 2014

    The place looks so posh!!! I would love to try this place very soon since my Birthday is coming up! Thanks for this article!

  6. de tout Coeur Limousin
    December 9, 2014

    that sounds so delicious. I agree with you about the oysters & sashimi – not sure about the fois gras though!

    • timjuls
      December 10, 2014

      Give it a try, it’s not what you’d expect! as in! 😀

  7. yuhjiun
    December 9, 2014

    omg so many choices to choose from! Too bad it’s not available here :/

  8. Raymond
    December 9, 2014

    Now this makes me give in to the invitation of my girlfriend to have a dinner at Vikings. She keeps telling me to visit this one before, but every time we go out, we miss to go to Vikings. Perhaps, we’d really be going out for Vikings alone. 🙂 and try these…

    • timjuls
      December 10, 2014

      It’s really worth the try, a little more expensive than Vikings but it seems worth it 🙂

  9. Katrina Centeno
    December 9, 2014

    Oh my, buffet! Do they have breakfast food in the menu? I love breakfast buffet with the bacon, sausages, cereals, fruits and the likes. The salmon tempura and baked oysters look yummy, btw. Great photos!

    • timjuls
      December 10, 2014

      Thanks! oops I don’t think they have a breakfast buffet, well we didn’t notice it though but that would be awesome! 😀

  10. Amie
    December 9, 2014

    Your pictures are sooo lovely!!! What camera are you using? They’ve got me hungry.. bad idea to read this at midnight..

    • timjuls
      December 10, 2014

      Thanks Amie 🙂 We’re using a canon d60 🙂

  11. Franc Ramon
    December 9, 2014

    They really have great food and great presentation. It would really make the buffet meal more enticing.

  12. Khushboo
    December 9, 2014

    The spread looks amazing. Loved the review dear and i bet you had fun eating chocolate fondue 😀

  13. Suzanne Rudge
    December 10, 2014

    Who doesn’t enjoy a good buffett? We have a wonderful one near our home that serves up a great selection!

  14. Eliz Frank
    December 10, 2014

    This looks like a great place to visit. The food looks amazing too.

  15. Oh gosh, you made the food look sooooo good! I want to have some of them too! Especially the seafood! Omg… so hungry now!

  16. Vanessa Ally
    December 10, 2014

    That place is so classy and stylish, it has such an aristocratic look like only the elite people dine there, I love red velvet cake and my mouth is watering at the look of these awesome temptations there! You are so lucky to be able to visit and enjoy the luxury there!

  17. May De Jesus-Palacpac
    March 15, 2015

    I love NIU by Vikings! We might go there for our anniversary this month. Your pics are amazing, btw.

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