We tried the Iftar after reading so much reviews on The Terrace on the Corniche. Actually we got a bit confused with quite a number of restaurants with the word Terrace on it. However it seems this is one of the best, at The St.Regis […]
Month: July 2016
For the first time we decided to visit La Terraza and have lunch on my birthday as we were checked in at the Hilton. Though the published time was at 12 noon, we were informed that the lunch buffet will begin at 12:30. Waiting was ok as the chairs were comfy as we looked at the glass windows overlooking the sea.
The lunch buffet table was not much but it was well arranged and I guess fitted the description of the restaurant as serving Middle Eastern food to a T. The pasta area was quite busy, with the chef preparing the pasta to your liking. I had Bolognese and my husband had the basic red sauce as he was on some diet. Both tasted well.
The other dishes were not much to my liking as I am unfamiliar or not so fond of anything with too much bean or veggies but I believe they were delicious as it all looked very appetizing. Perhaps I will try them next time when my appetite for Middle Eastern foods has developed more.
The salad and fruit tables were served with fresh fruit and veggies. Not much choice but they were well stocked and replenished. One thing, don’t leave the place without trying their awesome and delicious desserts. All in all it was a good experience.
Had dinner here last night to celebrate my birthday and me and my family are all praises for Royal Orchid. We ordered crispy honey chicken and siu mai for appetizers, mixed fried rice, beef in oyster sauce, chicken in lemon butter sauce and some huge […]
I miss mama.
My mom is one of a kind… pinsan ata sya ni Hitler at parang step sister nya si Celia Rodriguez sa pagkataray, pero nobody beats my mom. Sya yung sasabihan ka na ‘ano nakita mo na?? pag di mo yan makita..makikita mo..” Ano daw?? ; pag lalabas ka ng bahay sasabihin nya ‘O gabi ka na nyan umuwi’ – subukan mo!! pag ginabi ka naman sasabihin nya baka bukas mo na gusto umuwi? sabay taas ng kilay…..pero maski ano pa man andyan sya no matter what, as her daughter di ko sya ipag papalit kahit kanino, kahit ang “I love you” sa kanya ay parang isang napakahirap bigkasin na mga salita..yet deep inside, no matter what, alam ko if gaano nya kami kamahal… panay reklamo nya noon na mapili ako sa ulam yet UNTIL now, pag di ko gusto ang ulam, ipagbubukod pa rin nya ako ng sa tingin nya magugustuhan ko. pag may mali ako, uulanin ako ng sampung kilong sermon – yet she’ll stand by me no matter what – anak daw nya kasi ako.
We had lunch at Hot Palayok yesterday. Had been hearing things about this place from friends so hubby and I decided to visit and check it out. We initially thought that it was at the food court of Madinat Zayed but we didnt know that there were two food courts. This one is located at the foodcourt on top of Lulu at Madinat Zayed. I was a bit hesitant as I was expecting that it would be quite noisy or just too many people with a food court set up.
I was actually surprised that it was far beyond my expectations. Hot Palayok is like a resto on its own inside the foodcourt. It wasn’t a plain stall. The ambiance was nice and comfy. You could see that with the design, chairs, tables and decors etc. that the management took care of the themed details. Very much unlike what you see in the usual food court set up.
We went there for the buffet but was informed that the lunch buffet was only during weekends and that the regular buffet will be at around 6pm. We wanted to see what they had to offer for the price of 49 dirhams. Anyhow there’s always a next time for the buffet. So we went ahead and ordered ala carte.
Lea our food server is what I can call an asset to this place. You could feel her genuine warmth and interest in providing a great dining experience. The service is “A”-ok! She attended to our needs as if we were dining at a 5 star place. Whenever she saw our glasses nearly half empty she would promptly refill it that I had to tease my husband that this girl seems to be forcing us to drink a lot of water.
We ordered what she recommended. The ox tail stew or what is popularly known as Kare Kare in the Philippines. Incidentally Hot Palayok means hot claypot. In some Asian countries people still cook using claypot or earthen ware as it is known to add some distinctive flavor and preserve the heat of the food. The oxtail was very tender and also the peanut sauce was creamy and it came well presented. Presentation adds plus factor for me whenever I eat. We also ordered some Kangkong with Bagoong, and fried siomai.
They also had Sansrival and of course I simply had to taste it and found it just fine. I wish they will try to develop more the Sansrival recipe. It tasted ok but could taste better.
Oh and before I forget, we ordered their Pina Colada a pineapple cold drink inside the Pineapple fruit itself. It was so refreshing. And for everything that we ordered, the price was just fine at 128dhs. We are definitely coming back to try their buffet. It’s the fastest way to try bits and pieces of what they offer.
P.S. a birthday celebrant will surely like this place, great ambiance, affordable price, great service and to top it- the staff blurts out a funny and entertaining happy birthday song. 😊
*This is an unpaid independent personal review. The author just wanted to share the experience.