In my January 2010 article at Cook Magazine, Cookstreet Section, I featured six different restaurants that brought me to various parts of the world through my plate. Dusit Thani Hotel’s all-day buffet spread known as BASIX was one hotel-restaurant that completed the line up and a great way to start a promising year of delicious discoveries.
Various culinary stations at BASIX
There were several stations to cater to every fancy, from the seafood station where you can find rows of raw seafood varieties which you can have it cooked the way you want it, a classy version of paluto sa dampa if you will, without the fishy scent or the sweat that comes when going around a neighborhood wet market. Dimsum station is one of my favorites. Hoard your favorite dimsum from siomai, hakaw and mini-siopao plus other Chinese dimsum varieties steamed or fried that you can satiate from.
Ala-minute pancake station is available during breakfast and turns into a crepe station by lunch and dinner time. Public Relations Manager Danelle Ruth Palang prides of their crepe that goes well with their homemade ice cream, a pair that I could not resist even on a cold weather. Their dessert station is not to be missed as well, with individual servings of meticulously designed desserts, it was mouth-watering. Basix also boasts of their freshly baked breads and serves unlimited drinks to go with their delightful spread.
Freshly baked breads daily at BASIX
What’s another interesting aspect of Basix, is that their buffet menu (main dishes) goes on a 10-day cycle where frequent diners can enjoy a variety of dishes on a 10-day consecutive visit.
Dusit Thani Hotel’s BASIX buffet is open from 6am to 10pm, while the ala-carte dining is 24 hours. Breakfast from 6am to 10am, lunch from 1130am to 230pm and dinner at 6pm to 10pm.
Dusit Thani Manila Ayala Center, 1233 Makati City, Philippines
Photos courtesy of Dusit Thani Manila