Dusit Thani Basix Buffet
August 1, 2011
This will be the actual dining experience at Dusit Thani Basix Buffet because the previous post on Basix was to show you what they have on display.
You can choose where you want ham, chicken, tenderloin and many more. Each of these has their own sauce that compliments the cut very well. For example, Ham and pineapple sauce. Yum Yum!
Maki and Sushi
Nothing special on these. No sashimi (although I won’t eat that if there was :D )
Tempura… not so good because it was more breading than prawn :(
I saw “meat” being hanged and there was an Indian Chef waiting for customers. I approached him and asked for more details on what he was cooking. He explained to me that he cooks the meat (eg. chicken, fish, lambchop) into a tandoori (an oven where the heat from the charcoal inside would cook the meat and also being used to make their bread).
So I tried some and he also suggested to eat it with their bread (naan bread). I don’t know how to eat it with bread so I ate them separately. The dish also comes with three sauces (lime, peppermint and I forgot the last one).
Mussels in Coconut Milk
I didn’t bother with the other dishes as I was excited with the main ones (see below) but I had to feature this one, Mussels in coconut milk because their combination was very delicious. I found myself scraping the leftover coconut milk in the plate after I had finished eating the mussel.
Yum Yum! I have this notion that lamb chops are supposed to be expensive so they are always in my plate on buffets. The lambchop tasted like normal lambchop (lamb has this distinct taste that’s different from pork and beef). But still good that I went back for another serving. Lambchops are eaten with mint sauce but I haven’t tried it.
A healthy and delicious dish. Don’t let the picture fool you because this was a big serving. The grilled version is much better than their other version of salmon (forgot how it was cooked) because in the grilled version, there’s lesser fat and oil.
Yum Yum! not much comment here :D
The main event! If my brother were here, he would simply order this one till he was full. I liked how they cooked this one (medium well done) because it was tender and juicy. I would suggest that you eat it to maximize the deliciousness while it is hot else it would loss its appeal.
Butter Garlic Shrimp
If you remember the fresh seafood pictures from the Dusit Thani Basix Buffet Display post, then let me show you what happens after you ask the chefs to cook it. For this one, I was not that pleased because I couldn’t taste the garlic very well. But the shrimp was very fresh so it was very tasty.
Baked Mussels with cheese! The cheese wasn’t that “yummy” but its passable. I liked the coconut milk version (see above) better.
A bit disappointing. The crepe was already cooked before hand and the chef wasn’t skillful enough in packing the fruits inside of the crepe. I just ate it for the sake of no leftovers.
Well, that’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed these pictures of Dusit Thani Basix Buffet. Next up, Saisaki and Mandarin (both are long overdue lol).
Till next time,
Dusit Thani Basix
Basix, Dusit Thani Manila
G/F Dusit Thani, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 867-3333 ext. 3346