Cabalen recently opened another branch in SM Mall of Asia and this time it is located at the 2nd Floor of Southwing Bayview Area. Cabalen restaurant has always been very close to my heart. I still remember those times when my mom will take me and my siblings here and we used to take advantage of their Eat all you can buffet by filling our plates with almost every piece of their menu.
For three decades, Cabalen never failed to deliver the best dishes while remaining faithful in providing nothing but high quality menu for every Filipino since 1974. Tracing back the restaurant’s humble origin, they started as a simple Bahay Pasalubong Restaurant in Pampanga (Cabaelen actually means “Fellow Kapampangan). From there, the store grew up and eventually became an Eat All You Can buffet restaurant that we all grew up loving with.
Cabalen expanded and opened many branches all over the country catering a wide range of the best and authentic Kapampangan dishes and many other popular Pinoy specialties. Some of their branches including the one in SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila and the ones in SM Mall of Asia (including the Southwing Bayview Area) covers Asian Cuisine dishes. The Grand Opening of the newest branch in SM Mall of Asia just kicked off last Wednesday (February 8, 2017) and I’m so grateful to be invited to cover the said event.
Cabalen has remained faithful to their concept. They provide an interesting rustic atmosphere. The wooden tables and chairs are interesting enough to make you feel like visiting the province and eating in native carinderia. To compliment with such interesting theme, some Cabalen branches also play Folk songs in the background which gives you that exciting feeling when attending those traditional Fiesta in the province.
One thing I love about Cabalen is that despite of the fact that you are dining in a mall, the food will somehow make you feel that you were eating at home since their menu are those typical Filipino specialties that we all grew up loving with. This is probably one great reasons why most Balikbayans are patronizing the restaurant. I also think that if you have Foreign friends who want to taste the Filipino cuisine, Cabalen would be a perfect place for them to taste those iconic Pinoy dishes without the need of traveling one province to another. Cabalen offers a wide selection of viands, appetizers, salads, soups and desserts!Lumpiang HubadTokwa’t BaboyCrispy CrabletsCrispy KangkongKare-Kare (One of their best-sellers)Adobong ManokGatang KuholPakbet KapampanganBeringhePancit PutiBangus InasalPork SisigAtsarang SingkamasAtsarang GuleAtsarang PapayaPampanga’s TocinoLonganisaLechonCatfish with Mango SaladFried Chicken With LemonWide variety of SushiHalo-halo ingredients (Self-service)Tibok-tibokMaja KalabasaFresh FruitsSampelotMintamis Na SagingSoup (Bulalo With Mais)
We were all welcomed by their friendly crews. They are very approachable and accommodating. One of their crews never stopped approaching me to refill my glass with Iced Tea and I do not even need to look for one just to have another glass. I also approached them to wave in my video and they do it cheerfully without any hesitation and I really appreciate that (watch the video below)One thing I learned about an Eat all You Can buffet is that it is more ideal to take only the portion that you can consume. Some people , for practical reason, used to take advantage of the Eat all you can privilege by taking almost everything on the menu and filling their plate full but often ends up wasting a large portion of them. Interestingly, wasting food is a Big No for Cabalen that’s why they came up with so-called “Clean Plate Policy” which encourages people to consume everything on their plate and leaving no trace because for every 100g of leftovers, the customer must pay an additional Php100 charge.
For Cabalen SM Mall of Asia Branch that caters both Filipino and Asian Cuisine, the regular buffet starts at Php398 which is absolutely reasonable!
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Webpage : http://cabalen.ph
Instagram : http://instagram.com/cabalenph
Twitter : http://twitter.com/cabalenPH
Allow me to give you a quick tour to Cabalen’s newly opened branch in SM Mall of Asia! Feel free to watch the video below and please don’t forget to subscribe