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Someone giving you the cold shoulder, the weather too cold for your liking, frustrated with all stress coming from left and right or think it’s time to celebrate a momentous occasion, then as a wise foodie once said: Ikain mo ‘yan!
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Eat your feelings away or on the flip side, celebrate those feelings at a buffet. More specifically, at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot!
A concept right from the Vikings group, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot in Cubao is the place to be when you’re hungry and in need of a hot bowl of flavorful broth.
Fun fact: Their functions rooms have a lazy susan and individual stoves!
If you decide to head on to Four Seasons especially the one in Cubao, one thing to expect is that their buffet area offers the same, albeit less, food as a Vikings Buffet. But trust us when we say, as delicious as the food sounds, what you should be enjoying here is their hotpot!
First timer? No worries! Here’s a basic breakdown of how to cook hotpot style:
1. Turn on the Stove and Set the Intensity to Medium or High
2. Choose a soup base or soup mix
Soup base choices: Pork, Chicken, Fish, Vegetable, and Sinigang
Soup base mix: Tomato Paste, Chinese Herb, Szechuan Mala, Sate, Sukiyaki
3. While waiting for your Soup to Boil, Prepare Your Dipping Sauce
If you don’t have your own dipping sauce, you can try out the Four Seasons Mix:
Four Seasons Mix:
- 2-3 tbsp. sate sauce
- 1 tsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. french minced garlic
- 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. black vinegar
- 1 tsp. fried garlic
- shabu shabu sauce (to taste)
- soy sauce (to taste)
- wansoy leaves (to taste)
- chili peppers (to taste)
4. Add Your Preferred Meat, Seafood, Vegetables, and Noodles
5. Wait until it’s cooked then enjoy!
Not sure how long each ingredient should be cooked? Click this link to see Four Season’s cooking time suggestions.
To really to turn up the heat, here are some more insider tips.
Hotpot Hot Tips:
- Put the ingredients that take longer to cook first like meat, corn, radish, etc.
- Take advantage of the boiling broth to do the ff.: cook your meat well and disinfect your chopsticks.
- Put your vegetables last especially in spicy hotpot – the spicy oil will stick to the vegetables.
- Avoid the dumplings and the noodles if you don’t want to get full easily. Although, note, the noodles soak the broth well.
- Drink dairy before and after to calm your stomach because hotpot can be acidic.
Waiting for your broth to boil? Leave your resident chef in the barkada and enjoy the rest of what the buffet has to offer.
Fun fact: They have a make your own pasta.
Before going there, here are some things that you may want to know:
Four Seasons Buffet FAQs
1. What time is the buffet open?
It’s open from 11 AM to 2:30 PM for lunch and 5:30 PM to 10 PM for dinner.
2. What are the buffet rates?
Adult Weekday Lunch: 722.40
Adult Weekday Dinner/Weekends/Holidays: 932.40
Kids below 3 ft.: FREE
Kids 3 ft. – 4 ft. Weekday Lunch: 188
Kids 3 ft. – 4 ft. Weekends/Holidays: 288
Kids 4 ft. – 4 ft 6″ Weekday Lunch: 388
Kids 4 ft. – 4 ft 6″ Weekends/Holidays: 588
*Note: Prices are subject to 5% service charge. Prices vary depending on the location.
3. Do they have any promos?
Aside from the seasonal promos, they have a birthday promo, a big group promo, a 20 + 2 promo, and 10 + 2 promo. Click here for more information.
Now that you have a glimpse of what’s on the Four Seasons menu, their rates, as well as some hot pot tips to make sure you get the best of your buffet and hotpot experience!
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