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