July 9, 2008

Hand eatery

The literal translation of Kamay-Kainan, a restaurant that specializes in Filipino food. It means "a place to eat with your hands," though I didn't see anyone actually do so. The food's nothing to rave about (I can recommend much better Filipino restaurants if any of you decide to visit the Philippines and come to Manila), but if you're feeding two tired and hungry men—the guys who helped me haul a van's worth of old equipment to the Ayala waste market—an hour after their usual lunch time, no other place in Trinoma mall can beat its value: PhP244 (about US$6) for the eat-all-you-can buffet. This photo shows less than half of the food choices at the buffet, and there was a separate table for the desserts.

Kamay-Kainan buffet

13 comments:

Midas said...

Oh, I miss those!


I hope you can visit my daily photo, too.

ken mac said...

how bout a pic of those guys wolfing it down? Ah, I guess they are not as pretty as the food.

Neva said...

Now I am hungry!!!!Great shots!

Pepe Alcaide said...

Una comida deliciosa. Gracias por tus comentarios.

marley said...

Makes me feel like something nice to eat! It looks like a good choice of food for such a small amount of money.

USelaine said...

Sometimes "plain" old cafeteria-style eating is just the thing, especially if you don't want to dress up. Interesting to see what counts as ordinary food.

Knoxville Girl said...

This looks way more interesting than the buffets in my town!

Layrayski said...

Gee... May I ask how much does the upscale buffets cost? Around here the cheaper ones costs around 150 pesos.

Hilda said...

Lay, the buffets in the Saisaki group of restaurants cost about PhP450. In smaller hotels, they're about 800-1000, and the really upscale hotel restaurant buffets cost 2000 and higher!

Boise Diva said...

A buffet that looks like a church potluck, too. Buffets around here are not in individual pots and pans, but in big buffet trollies and cases.

mirage2g said...

I used to like food in here, but the one in West Av., their bottled bagoong is also good. I guess they still have the lowest price for an eat all you cant, great food shot, nakakatakam!

Kakna said...

mmh yeah, looks like something I would love too!

Arissa said...

Hi-
I really enjoyed your photomontage of Manila...
Now Im hungry :-)