The Food stalls for the buffet selection.
The Food stalls for the buffet selection.

By Evo Joel Contrivida

All roads led to the southern part of Metro Manila, last weekend, for a gastronomical adventure called BAHAY Buffet. It was organized by BAGA Manila (Barbecuers And Grillers Association), an association of grillers that aims to promote good food, yet, with a reasonable price.

Street foods at Bahay Buffet
Street foods at Bahay Buffet

It was held at Lakefront, in Sucat, Muntinlupa. We were able to see the best and the finest barbecues Filipinos could offer. Among the participants who tickled our taste buds were the barbecue from Dona’s Grill (the unique blend of spices and sauce is really something new, of course, the meat was tender). Aside from barbecues, the Thai Breakers captivated our senses.

 Freshest ingredients ready to cook for your cravings.
Freshest ingredients ready to cook for your cravings.

If you have been to Thailand you will definitely miss the Pad Thai noodles. The Jamaican food by Jeph’s Jerk was also worth a try. You will not regret the long wait since the freshness of ingredients were so awesome, and the mixture of different paste and sauces were carefully blended to suit your palate.

Louissen Manuel, co-organizer of BAHAY Buffet, informed us that BAGA Manila is hosting BAHAY Buffet in a bi-monthly bases, and will showcase different choices of food cook like in your own home. BAHAY stands for Buffet At Home is Always Yummy. BAGA Manila started in 2011.

Freshest ingredients ready to cook for your cravings.
…more choice of freshness!

They are known for different dining and buffet events in Makati. Majority of its members are also their partners that can participate in any upcoming food fair they plan to host. It’s also open to non-members, as long as you pass certain food trial requirements impose by the group.

Barbecue galore
Barbecue galore

“We are not profit-oriented,” said Manuel. “Gusto lang naming ma-promote ang mga traders ng BAGA Manila. And we want to duplicate the success of our Makati events in other places.

Louissen Manuel, Co Organizer of Bahay Buffet.
Louissen Manuel, Co Organizer of Bahay Buffet.

We want our kababayan to taste and try other ways of making grilled food and I’m sure they will enjoy.” As of now, BAHAY Buffet will stay in this southern part of the city. But they are now preparing to mount another event somewhere in the north. So, for the next buffet experience, just check BAHAY Buffet on facebook .

 

 

Not your usual BBQ, taste it to try.
Not your usual BBQ, taste it to try.
Jephs Jerks Meal, the super busog one
Jephs Jerks Meal, the super busog one
Jephs way of preparing every Jamaican meal they offer
Jephs way of preparing every Jamaican meal they offer
Other food kiosk available in Bahay Buffet event.
Other food kiosk available in Bahay Buffet event.
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