Location: Ayala-Technohub, Smallville Complex, San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Budget: PhP299 per head
Challenge yourself and see if you can sample all of their thirty sumptuous Filipino delicacies.
Image: Hometown Buffet by Freska Facebook page
The list starts strong with a buffet restaurant that’s so diverse, it feels like a home away from home, wherever you may come from. Hometown Iloilo Buffet by Freska offers 30 of the best and tastiest delicacies that remind us of the home style dishes we grew up loving.
They specialize in seafood dishes, and serve treats from the sea like talaba (oysters), grilled scallops, crispy crablets, inihaw na tanigue (grilled wahoo), and managat (Visayan snapper), which they can cook in various ways.
They also cook up other meat dishes; to wit, their callos (beef tripe stew) is a dish to die for. After filling yourself up in the main course, you can then proceed to their dessert table, which consists of a lot of Filipino desserts as well.
Just as Freska’s name implies, all their dishes are cooked fresh. They only serve the buffet dishes on an hourly basis or if they need to replenish, which would usually be the case given how popular they are.