Vikings, Mall of Asia

Viking is a term used to describe a seafaring pirate and a trader who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe. Norway, Sweden and Finland to be exact but this restaurant is nowhere Scandinavian... except for one of the buffet tables that resembled a Viking boat if you look at it at a certain angle. 

Well, that doesn't seem to matter because the place looks nice! Look around and you will see interesting patterns and they are decorated for the season, too. One of their dividers is actually made of a wine rack. Their ordinary hanging lights were made interesting with oversized glass containers and suicidal teddy bears! This restaurant has so much attention to detail that it makes that Japanese hair expert in that shampoo commercial a wuss.

It was actually my dad's and brother's birthday. Yes, they were born on the same day and the restaurant has a way of knowing if it's your birthday so they can hop on your table and sing a brutal song of "Bang the Maracas on Anything Solid Near You Happy Birthday". I swear, these guys were probably high. See that missing "H" and a half-eaten "a" on the sign? Now you know. It was an entertaining sight though ^^

Here's a disclaimer: I didn't take a lot of photos of food. I know, it's lame! I did that on purpose so I  have a reason to go back. Oh, di ba? Di ba? Here are some that I tried:

On the top left is Chawan Mushi or Japanese Egg Custard and the bottom right one is miso soup served in an small earthenware pot. The top part of the pot is a turned over sake cup and this is what you will use to sip that healthful soup.

The sushi and sashimi were fresher than fresh! Served straight from the fish's body that was just happily swimming in a happy tank minutes ago not knowing that he will be happily eaten by happy gluttons. Happiness transcends.

More great finds: Mini burgers and potato chips, assorted salad from several countries in Europe (I swear when you bite that potato, it crunches in German), I was excited too see plates of assorted caviar but then my brother said "Peke yan." Okay, fine. Talk about luxury food. Good thing there's a lechon station which also serves other cured meats. (May sakit lang? lol)

This is probably the section that I enjoyed the most. The dessert section located at the heart of the restaurant because it's their strategy to attract people in eating starch-enriched food first so they won't be able to indulge on other  delicacies hence money for them. I dunno, I might be wrong :D

Fruit jellies, Panna Cotta, cream puffs, custards, mallows, halohalo, a dude serving taho (sigaw ka ng "Kuya, sampung piso lang" lol), a Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj fountain... everything! If I would shoot a video here, it will turn out as one of those Katy Perry music videos.

Here are some interesting marvels. The salad is served on ice with blue backlight. It's either Pimp My Ride or it's radioactive. Same goes to that shrimp dish whose name I don't know how to pronounce. They look effin' cool! There's our table number. It makes me wanna shout "Sparta!" but I have 24 more and there's a crepe station. Kuya, wag feeler. Hindi ikaw pinipichuran ko!

I'll definitely come back! Here's my evalutaion:

Appeal: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5

Is it worth the money? If your stomach can be stretched, then yes. I guess that applies to all eat-all-you-can restaurants. 

Mikuru Tips:

1. Go on a weekday. You'll save a lot and there are less people.
2. Once you are in, everything is free! So go ahead, indulge! Run around!
3. There is a service charge so maximize your money's worth by going to manned counters and have your food prepared by them. Ex: Ask a chef to grill you a medium rare sirloin.

For Res pls call: 846-3888, 846-4888, 846-5888 and 0917-565-3888. Vikings: The Best Eat and Drink Buffet In Manila.Opens daily 11:00am- 2:30pm,5:30pm-10:00pm,Weekday Lunch is 688+,Weekday Dinner is 888+, Weekend Lunch and Dinner plus Holiday is 1088+. 

Their rates could change anytime so just call them up or contact them via 
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