Although I eat out often, I'm still a frugal foodie. And being one, I want to get the most out of a dining experience but at a reasonable, or better yet, discounted cost. So after a series of discount dining adventures courtesy of group buying sites, I bring you yet another episode. This time, it's a meaty feast at Brazil Brazil.
It was last year when I first saw Brazil Brazil's Churrasco Feast Platter deal at Metrodeal. But for some reason, I wasn't able to grab the chance that time. Luckily, Metrodeal offered a flashback for this meaty treat last month. And although the deal's only on for their Serendra branch, my date and I didn't mind the long drive to Taguig (Okay, I'm lying.. Of course, the one who drove minded it).
For those of you who haven't heard of Brazil Brazil yet, it's a haven for PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) members. As far as I know, they're the only establishment in the Metro offering Brazilian Churrasco BBQ along with international dishes in their buffet spread. Our lunch at Brazil Brazil was not for the buffet though, but for their Churrasco Feast Platter which also included free meal starters, drinks (wine or iced tea) and desserts.
First on our table was this big plate of Caesar Salad. Since my date isn't a fan of veggies, I took down this serving of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions all by myself.
We were then given a serving each of Brazil Brazil's Crab and Corn Soup. I really liked the consistency of this bowl of soup, not too thick but not too watery. The peppery taste was a little overwhelming though, but my date liked it.
After a few minutes, we were then served with the star of that afternoon -- the Churrasco Feast Platter. My date and I both looked in awe at the sight of the glistening beef brisket, pork belly, hanging tender, pork shoulder, chicken thighs, frankfurter sausage, banana (Saba) and Japanese corn atop a hefty serving of java rice.
Before going to Brazil Brazil, I was planning to take into account the taste and texture of each meat cut for the sake of this post. However, that plan was thrown out of the window when my date and I started digging into this platter. Every piece was flavorful, although I preferred the pork pieces than the beef since I find the latter quite tough. The frankfurter sausage and chicken thigh were so juicy, meaty and really good too. And, I was surprised with the java rice as it was very flavorful compared to most (almost flavorless) java rice from other restaurants.
Although I'm a hefty eater, I surrendered to the Churrasco Feast Platter. I didn't eat the extra beef and pork pieces since I was already having a bad case of meat fatigue. For the first time in my life, I craved for veggies. And no, I'm not joking. In all honesty though, despite my 1-day veggies craving, I can't help but say "sayang" in my head whenever I see this photo of the unfinished, unexploited platter of goodness.
To end our calorie-overloaded lunch in full swing, my date and I devoured our cups of ice cream -- Strawberry for me, and Chocolate for him. These may not be the richest, most flavorful ice cream we've tasted. But after a hearty meal, these cups were just the perfect meal enders.
Brazil Brazil may not have the most delicate premium cuts of meat in town. However, if you are a meat lover who just want to pig out on flavorful meaty treats and get your money's worth, then this is definitely the place to be! With good food, a bright and festive ambiance, coupled with great service, I can definitely say that this deal is sulit. And if there'll be another deal for Brazil Brazil some time soon, we won't be thinking twice before hitting the buy button.
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 5/5
Overall Value - 4/5
Brazil Brazil, Serendra
The Piazza, One Serendra,
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila