Chef Laudico’s Feast in SM City Clark – Challenge to The Kapampangan Palette

Buffet Buffet Buffet.
B00-fey ang basa dyan. Promise, no joke.

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to Chef Laudico’s Feast. Ito ang unang Buffet ni Chef Laudico and Chef Jac na nasa Mall. It is located at BPO 1 building in SM Clark. Nakaharap ito sa parking lot na hindi naman napupuno. Our coaster filled in 3 slots at the parking lot. Di ko sure kung free parking, pero kung may bayad, pantatlong kotse ang sisingilin samin.

To be officially opened this month, Chef Laudico’s Feast offers a hundred dishes that ranges from all around the globe; Korean, Japanese, Filipino. Most noticeable would be their pizza, their saucy Filipino favorites, and several types of grilled and roasted meat.

Dami nun, as in. Hindi ka pa nagsasawa sa isa, may kapalit na agad.

My Appetizer plate number 1

My Appetizer plate number 1

My Second Appetizer plate number 1

My Second Appetizer plate number 1

Japanese section

Japanese section

We cannot miss out on the sushi, the nori, and the sashimi. We also have the pizza and the pasta, and of course, the paella.

Name your favorite, and I am sure it will be there. Ka-date na lang ang kulang.

Roasted Section. Promise, may lechon diyan.

Roasted Section. Promise, may lechon diyan.

Saucy Filipino Favorites

Saucy Filipino Favorites – Adobong Pusit, Fish Fillet, Kaldereta, Humba, Callos, Kare-kare.

Grilled ihaw

Grilled ihaw

Being a chef means you not just give nourishment to your guests. It means giving happiness in every spoonful of surprise.

Chef Lau is proud to say that they cook for foodies. When asked why they opened in SM City Clark instead of other places like Nuvali or somewhere south, Chef Lau and Chef Jac would just say that they do not mind about the specific palette of the Kapampangan.

They say that it is very challenging because the Kapampangan can always comment on the taste of their dishes; mas marunong, mas masarap kausap. Parang kapag, naghahanap ka ng ka-date, ayaw mo ng boring.

You don’t choose the place,
The place chooses you.

Forgot to ask: Chef, ano po brand ng shades ninyo?

Forgot to ask: Chef, ano po brand ng shades ninyo?

The place is celebrated with banig wallpapers, a banderitas-themed ceiling, locally made chandeliers, chairs, and flooring. The feast is patterned after the Filipino tradition of FIESTA; which focuses on the planning more so with the execution.  Imagine the longest kare-kare to prepare which starts 3 weeks before sa pagluluto pa lang ng bagoong.

Yung lechon nga, 6 months in preparation yun. Pinapataba pa yung baboy.

The buffet also boasts its Kapampangan staff, which is 95% of their manpower. Pampanga is known to be the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, and it is so brave for Chef Laudico to challenge the Kapampangan culture with his taste of his recipes.

Getting Ready for the Buffet

Getting Ready for the Buffet

With just over a few months in this endeavor, Chef Laudico realized na SM Clark is actually a melting pot. You would see people who are 2 hours away – La Union, Pangasinan, Guagua, that come to the place daily. He welcomes those people to his buffet as well.

 

kuya, kuya, Nori nga po..

kuya, kuya, Nori nga po..

with Chef Jac and Chef Laudico

with Chef Jac and Chef Laudico

 

You can experience the buffet with just 499 pesos during lunch and goes up to 699 pesos on weekends and holidays. Please call 0949.324.8382 or 0906.351.2688 for reservations.

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