Tribu Babaylan, the P399 QC buffet by Chef Laudico

I don’t like cooking when our helper takes the day off. I end up not just cooking but also washing and cleaning! It’s so tiring. I consider Sunday as my day of rest, but that’s also her official day off. So we just eat out. Last night was one such Sunday. We decided to try the relatively new Tribu Babaylan, a buffet restaurant in the Tomas Morato area. Their dishes are by Chef Laudico so we were expecting a dining experience similar to Chef Laudico’s Guevarra’s.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoLike Guevarra’s, Tribu Babaylan looks like a house from the outside. It’s located along Dr. Lazcano St. near Tomas Morato. There’s a really big sign outside so it’s hard to miss.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoTribu Babaylan is a split-level house with 3 dining areas. There’s seating on the ground floor and on the second floor. Then there’s sort of a half-floor near the main dining area.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThere are areas for appetizers, desserts, and main courses.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoAppetizers consist of various salads, finger foods, and two soups: Chicken Binakol Soup and Suam Corn Chowder (not shown in photo).

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThe food is reminiscent of Guevarra’s on a smaller scale.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoMy favorite buffet item was the Angus Beef. The meat was melt-in-your-mouth tender. I believe it was Angus Beef Belly.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThat night there was Sago’t Gulaman and Ponkan juice.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoAs for the main dishes, a unanimous favorite was the Piaparan Shrimp. Really nice and garlicky, just the way we like our shrimp.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThis is Fried Chicken Adobo. I passed. I’m not really a fan of fried chicken.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoI liked the Beef Kare-Kare, although I only ate the vegetables lol. Aside from the dishes I’ve mentioned here, there’s also Poqui-Poqui, Miki Bihon, Crispy Cerveza Fish, Dinuguan, Gising-Gising, etc.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThe dessert selection was pretty basic. There was Puto, Kutchinta, Champorado, Turon, Buco Pandan, Bread Pudding

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoThe most enticing offering (for me anyway) was the DIY Halo-Halo.

Tribu Babaylan Chef LaudicoSince we were there for dinner, we paid P499 per person. As of now, they only accept cash. How did I find it? The place is admittedly nice, cozy, and comfortable. The selection is smaller than the usual buffet but it’s decent. The price can be worth paying if only for the unlimited Angus Beef. Desserts were meh… I had their Champorado and Guevarra’s Champorado tastes a hundred times better. Take note, we had the dinner buffet which is supposed to be their best spread since it’s priced higher.

Overall, I find that Guevarra’s offers better food, more options, and a lot more value for money.  Heck, I would even pick Quezon Buffet over this one. It is slightly cheaper here though, plus it’s not so crowded so it’s still worth considering.

Tribu Babaylan
102 Dr. Lazcano St., Quezon City (near Tomas Morato)

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  • Reply Filipinas Dava July 10, 2018 at 7:51 am

    It’s a nice dining experience sana lng there were more desserts hehe..

  • Reply Mariya Bektorya July 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Bet ko yung DIY Halo-Halo, wala po ba yung lechen flan?

  • Reply Love Compoc July 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Yay sarap naman kumain with family dyan esp yung mga panghimagas

  • Reply Love Compoc July 11, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Yung diy halo halo kaexcite. Sana ma try namin dyan mas mura ata kesa nung nag cabalen

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