A growing trend that I've observed here in Metro Manila, at least, is to offer "eat all you can" a la carte.
What is it and how is it different from traditional "eat all you can" ?
Instead of lining up to get food, you stay seated and order the food from a set menu. The waiter takes your order and promptly serves it after a few minutes. You can order as many of each food item as you like.
Is it better than traditional "eat all you can" ?
In my opinion, yes !!! It's better because ....
- You don't need to stand up every now and then to get food from the buffet table.
- You don't feel the pressure to get the best part of the roast duck or worry that you'll run out of shrimp tempura.
- The waiter does all the work.
- Insert other thoughts why it's better here .....
I have had the pleasure of dining in two such restaurants and they happen to be both Japanese. The first is at Zensho (click the link to read a review) over at Tomas Morato, Quezon City and the other one at the redkimono at the Fort Strip, Taguig.
Too bad I misplaced the pics from Zensho I really like the dining experience as it was also teppanyaki, the cook put on a good show and the food was good too :-)
The redkimono's specialty is kamameshi rice. It's a rice dish with toppings served in a wooden platform. I would recommend the Ebi (shrimp) kamameshi. The shrimp according to my brother was firm. The crunchy california maki is unique and the sukiyaki was fragrant.