Dusit Thani The Pantry Buffet Review

Priding in using only organic and local produce, The Pantry is a farm-to-fork culinary adventure bringing forth staples and creations from numerous cuisines namely Indian, Italian, Filipino and Pan-Asian cuisine to its diners.

The Pantry
My first impression of The Pantry’s buffet spread is that it is not as extensive as other international buffets that are similarly priced. However, upon making rounds of their buffet spread, I found that it does have some dishes that customers would enjoy. Also, since we availed of their buffet via Eatigo for 50% off the regular price, it was already a good deal.

At the Italian station, they had pizza and vegetable tian which had cheese on top of baked vegetables which I liked while my baby liked their cheesy baked macaroni.

Charcuterie Station
Mortadella, salami and spianata lined up their charcuterie station, you could also get your fill of olive oil here (or at least that’s what I remember it to be).

Fruit station
With mason jars full of pineapples, grapes and dragonfruit, the fruit station also had watermelon and papaya.

Indian Station
Fish goan curry, lamb khadai, chicken do pyaza, green lentil, peas pulao, aloo baigan, fish tikka and chicken achari are just a few of their offerings at the Indian station. My favorite was the chips, I forgot what they were called but it was delicious.

Asian Station
Consisting of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, their Asian station had panang curry vegetable, beef broccoli, stir fry crab in black bean sauce, sze chuan pork, chow mien, chicken teriyaki, dimsum and noodle soup.

At the noodle soup station, they had laksa and ramen which you can customize to your liking. I requested half the noodles for both the laksa and the ramen so I could try both. The laksa broth is not rich and not spicy while the ramen is decent, the broth is flavorful but not rich. I added seaweed crabstick, egg, pechay, spring onion and fried garlic in mine.

As for the assorted dimsum, I tried the siomai but it was not good, since it was not newly steamed.

Drinks Station
Refreshing and sweet, The Pantry's refreshments include chilled apple juice, chilled orange juice and chilled mango juice.

Dessert Station
A lot of delicious pastries lined up their dessert station and I really enjoyed this station the most. 

My favorites among the pastries were the one from the cage design.

The ice cream is good, I especially like the cinnamon flavor but it is not for everyone. The other flavors look good too.

The Pantry, Ground Level, Dusit Thani Manila, 1223 Ayala Center, Makati City