Tides @ Shangri-la Mactan – New and Improved

What comes to mind when someone mentions the restaurant “Tides” ?

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BEST BREAKFAST BUFFET in Cebu. Hands down.

Wood Panels
Wood Panels
Perfect for romantic dinners where you ACTUALLY want to eat
Perfect for romantic dinners wherein you ACTUALLY want to eat

That being said, I choose not to dive into the little details that makes Tides the best in its category. After all, it is located at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa. I’ve always wondered, If breakfast service was their forte, how about dinner? And what great timing that our good friends and former Shangri-La intern Chefs, John and Rogina. invited us to try and taste the newly refurbished Tides.

Here’s a rundown on what they have for their dinner buffet. (I’m not quite sure which dishes they DO change from day to day)

BREAD/PASTRY SECTION

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DIY BURGER STATION (winning!)

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SOUP STATION

Shabu-shabu station
Shabu-shabu station

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SUSHI BAR

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Crunchy Tuna Roll
Crunchy Tuna Roll
Very Spicy Tuna Maki
Very Spicy Tuna Maki
Sashimi Station
Sashimi Station

So, just like the Pacquiao – Mayweather fight, I’ll try to give you the blow by blow commentary on this hard-hitting dinner buffet of the century. Hopefully, unlike the fight, it won’t disappoint you 🙂

ROUND 1

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Told the Chef to surprise me with this delectable dish to jumpstart my appetizer

ROUND 2

Whoever said you have to start slow?
Whoever said you have to start slow?

ROUND 3

Seafood Aglio Olio  which was not on the buffet menu. It pays to be with Chefs!
Seafood Aglio Olio which was not on the buffet menu. It pays to be with Chefs!

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ROUND 4

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Multiple plates of Buffalo Wings

ROUND 5

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Close-up to its intricate details
Close-up to its intricate details

ROUND 6

Even the greatest fighter of all time had in-between round breaks
Even the greatest fighter of all time had in-between round breaks

CIGARETTES ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH

ROUND 7 (back to business)

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Schezuan Crabs

ROUND 8

I don’t know if it was the right hook given to me by the soup or the multiple jabs thrown by the Buffalo wings, but suddenly I felt I had nothing left in the tank anymore so, probably it’s time to waive the white flag. But before I throw in the towel….

Post-Graduation Dinner
Post-Graduation Dinner
My Lil Designer
My Lil Designer

After 8 grueling rounds of pure eating action, the judges scorecards give the unanimous decision in favor of Tides for their remarkable and sumptuous dinner! Anyone care to challenge them soon?

Les Paul in action
Les Paul in action
Busog
Busog
Lovebirds, John and Rog
Lovebirds, John and Rog

TIDES at SHANGRI-LA MACTAN RESORT AND SPA

Address: Punta Engaño Rd, Cebu City, 6015 Cebu
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