Thursday, May 20, 2021

#FoodHallYouCan: The Buffet Dining Experience in the New Normal at The Alley by Vikings at BGC

The wide selection of dishes and all-you-can-eat format have always appealed to Filipino diners, and the buffet dining concept remains a popular and enduring option for families and groups. As more restaurants open in the GCQ with limited capacity, the popular buffet dining experience is transformed with the mandatory health and safety protocols in place. Buffet dining may be slightly different from what you remember with social distancing strictly enforced, but the numerous kitchens of The Alley by Vikings in BGC are all fired up once more to welcome you back.

Considered a national sport by many Filipinos, the popularity of buffet dining continues even in the new normal. And no one does it better than one of the leading buffet innovators in the country. The Alley by Vikings takes the food hall experience to a whole new level with a unique concept by literally taking it to the street. From the linear flow of the spacious design to its creative execution of the street-inspired theme, The Alley by Vikings in BGC lets your palate explore the much-loved flavors of the world with just a few steps. Read on and take a peek at buffet dining in the new normal at The Alley by Vikings in BGC...

The Alley by Vikings is another innovative buffet dining concept from Vikings Luxury Buffet, the country's largest buffet restaurant chain. Now with four branches, the Alley by Vikings is an international street-inspired food hall offering a wide selection of global cuisine. The expansive layout of the food hall captures the unique street concept with wide open spaces and high ceilings for that airy vibe. And when you think about it, it's tailor-made for the new normal.

Following the latest health and safety protocols, seats and tables are clearly marked for proper social distancing at The Alley by Vikings in BGC. Regular sanitation of surfaces are also implemented for your peace of mind. In these challenging times, your safety remains the top priority at The Alley by Vikings in BGC. So pick your own intimate socially-distanced spot and prepare for a memorable buffet dining experience.

Inside The Alley by Vikings at BGC, the station chefs prepare for the day's lunch service. The layout is straightforward and conveniently linear for a smooth flow, letting you explore the vast selection with ease. Vikings Luxury Buffet has the buffet model down pat to the last detail, and this is seen first-hand and up-close at The Alley by Vikings BGC. As with all branches of The Alley by Vikings, the interiors are spacious and well-thought out for a smooth buffet dining experience. And The Alley by Vikings is ready to welcome loyal diners back.

The Alley by Vikings at BGC reopened last May 13 bringing value and variety as well as the much-loved eat-all-you-can feature of buffet dining that endeared the concept to many Filipinos. With all-inclusive rates of P 788+ for Weekdays and P 988+ for Weekends and Holidays, diners can once again enjoy the buffet experience with a wide selection of cuisine all in one place for Lunch (11:00 am to 2:00 pm) and Dinner (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm adjusted to current curfew restrictions in the GCQ).

The aptly-named stations give diners a clue on the different offerings at The Alley by Vikings. The mouth-watering selections at The Alley by Vikings BGC include sumptuous pasta and pizza from New York Pizza as well as savory roasts fresh off the grill from Buono... the day's freshest catch at the wittingly-named O' Sean Eleven. And there's more. Start your feast with refreshing salads and appetizers at Antipasto Blvd, premium steaks at Just Steak a Minute, local-inspired pork dishes from Frituen Batsoy, Japanese cuisine such as sashimi, sushi and tempura from Yatai; hefty burgers, wings and fries from Lost & Pound; regional Filipino specialties from La Sap, Asian wok stir-fry dishes at Street Wok, Chinese dishes including dim sum and noodles at Hao Chi, fresh-baked bread, pastries and coffee at Nord's Coffee Bar and many more. Ready to take a walk through global culinary flavors at The Alley by Vikings BGC?

To complete the experience, the staff and station chefs are ready to assist you for a seamless buffet feast. A quick recon of the layout allows you to properly plan out a strategy for buffet dining in that signature Vikings style. Then again, just go with the flow and follow your cravings. 

Open up the palate with a refreshing glass of Wheatgrass, and your culinary journey begins right after the first soothing sip. 

At Yatai, enjoy fresh Salmon and Tuna Sashimi...

...with a side of savory Seafood Teppan paired with Yasai Itame to get you in the buffet groove. 

Take a flavorful tour of Asian flavors at Street Wok with the tempting Fish with Tofu and Black Bean Sauce. Beef Rendang and spicy Seafood Sambal as well as stir-fried noodles are also offered at Street Wok.

At La Sap, enjoy comforting local flavors like Lechon Paksiw, Kaldereta ni Kaka and Binagoongan ni Lola. You'll need extra rice for sure. 

How about some Thai-Style Fried Rice?

At O'Sean Eleven, fill up your plate with the Cajun Mixed Seafood. Plump and succulent prawns, fish and squid lavishly draped in a spicy Cajun sauce with sweet corn and peppers, it just doesn't get better than that. You'll find other seafood dishes at O' Sean Eleven, like Fish and Chips and the melt-in-your-mouth Sous Vide Salmon Steak with Mango Rainbow Salsa.

For the second round, head back to Yatai for their specialty Sushi Rolls and Maki...

...or try a healthier version of the classic sisig with the Sizzling Tofu Sisig at La Sap.

Steak in a minute? Absolutely. At Just Steak A Minute, enjoy your chosen cut served on a sizzling cast-iron skillet slathered in gravy...

...or go for a slab of tender Pork Belly. Then come back for more. 

At New York Pizza, indulge in a tempting array of comforting pasta specialties...

...paired with a slice of pizza. That's already a meal for most. But for buffet dining experts, that's just for starters.

It's time to get down to some serious business with a juicy slab of Roast Herb Fork-Tender Beef served with Pepper Red Wine Sauce...

...or the rustic Sous Vide Chicken Caprese at Buono. The variety and wide selection of choices plus excellent value offered daily at The Alley by Vikings is reason enough to go back. 

Just tell the station chef how you want it and they'll serve it to your table.

Served with roasted potatoes, your Roast Herb Fork-Tender Beef with a side of Pepper Red Wine Sauce is served...

Pair it with an assortment of roasted vegetables or why not go for the Steak Rice to make it a real meal?

Take a break and change the pace with a soothing bowl of Clam Chowder from O' Sean Eleven...

...and you're ready for another round at The Alley by Vikings BGC. Maybe some Ebi Tempura from Yatai?

Or some Thai Green Chicken Curry topped with crisp potato chips?

Why not cap your feast with Steamed Shrimps and Har Gao? It will take more than one visit to savor all the offerings at The Alley by Vikings BGC, but that's the beauty of the buffet dining concept. There's always something new to try and discover on your next visit. 

In case you prefer to bring home the The Alley by Vikings dining experience, you can too with just one quick call. The popular specialty dishes from their different stations are available for delivery, just check the boxes for a sumptuous feast at home or the office. 

The dessert selection at The Alley by Vikings is as extensive as the savory offerings, but I got carried away with the tempting mains and only had room left for the Sapin-Sapin or glutinous rice cakes. Sometimes, even your well-thought out buffet strategy comes short. But you still end up a winner. As the new normal continues to transform our daily routine, the return of buffet dining with all the proper health and safety protocols is a good sign that we're all on the long road back to some semblance of normalcy. And just like before, you can still enjoy both value and variety at The Alley by Vikings...

The Alley by Vikings at BGC is located at the Upper Ground Floor of Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig or call 8845 4647 and 0918 919 7888 for inquiries and reservations. You can also visit their FB Page at for more updates.

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