Hi Metropolitan Manila! I’m back to a place where there is easy access to so much international food!
Earlier last week, I was invited by fellow blogger Aldous to join a food event at Red Buffalo which is located at Greenhills Town Center (along Gilmore/Granada). Imagine my surprise when I found out that Red Buffalo was an American restaurant serving buffalo wings and pizza, especially since I’ve recently been tuned to TLC and The Food Channel watching people make all kinds of delicious food….and I was just hankering for some good old American dishes.
Red Buffalo is styled after American restaurants in where else – Buffalo, New York, so you can take a bite and feel like you’re actually in the US eating their well-renowned buffalo wings. They opened up this branch around March 2012 of last year but were open at a different location before then. So if you’ve eaten at the old Red Buffalo branch, which is already closed, don’t fret. This new Red Buffalo branch is much more cosy, allows for more people and more space. And if you’ve had the Breakfast Delight (from the old branch) and are sad to find that it’s not on the current menu, do not fret. Miss Cheska (one of the owners of Red Buffalo) says that you can order the Breakfast Delight from their staff, even if it’s not on the menu.
Located along Gilmore Street (sometimes known as Granada), Greenhills Town Center is an area of food establishments, most notably for its Mcdonalds branch located upfront. Red Buffalo is (literally) right behind Mcdonalds, so follow the drive-thru road to the back and you’ll spot it right away. There are a lot of other restaurants and food establishments in the area, but as it was my first time here… I wasn’t able to notice much of the others. The great thing about Greenhills Town Center that I noticed, is that it sort of separates itself from the Greenhills Shopping Center crowd and traffic, yet it is still accessible to people who live around the area.
The outside is spacious (sorry, I have no pictures of what the entire outside looks like) but there are comfortable seats if you don’t want the stuffy inside aura, or if you want to smoke or just enjoy the afternoon/night air.
The inside was pretty cozy too. I’ve never been to the US, but it kind of feels like a diner but with less noise and less people. The following pictures are a couple more shots of what the inside looks like…
And of course, what other great American meal wouldn’t be complete without a load of this to help down all that greasy, oily, but really delicious food..
Okay, now unto the good part. The food! I arrived pretty early (Well if you consider the time it was suppose to start, which was 5, then I’m late since I arrived at 530. But, we only really started at 630 so that makes me early….Filipino time) so we were given drinks to cool us off while waiting for the others. When we finally decided to start tasting the food, which was when we were around 6 people, we were amazed at how much food they were bringing out for us at any one time. It was hard to pick which dishes to try first because they all looked good. I’d like to believe that I’m an American when it comes to food, because I love eating anything that has a lot of meat, a lot of oil, basically anything that looks outrageously delicious but unhealthy at the same time. So, picking which dishes to try out first was a dilemma.
Above is their house-blend iced tea. If you’re looking for the usual Filipino sweetness, this isn’t anything like that. The sweetness level is okay, enough to make it a delicious drink, but nothing like the usual Nestea iced tea. I guess that’s a good thing because with all the oily food you’ll be downing, you’ll need a lot of water to somewhat balance out the food intake.
Below is the Chili Cheese Fries. I’m not a big fan of Chili or spicy food, but I was surprised to find that I actually liked this combination of fries with chili. It gives it a different flavor from the usual condiments that you partner with fries.
For the orders of Buffalo wings, here’s a list below of the details you’d like to know if you’re ordering any.
Single (5pieces) – P165, Double (10pieces) – P320, Family (20pieces) – P620, Party (40pieces) – P1190
Signature Flavors Include:
- Original Buffalo (comes with different spiciness levels: Hot, X-hot and Suicidal)
- Parmesan Garlic
- Honey Bourbon
- Sweet Heat BBQ
Ranch or Bleu Cheese (Cost for the dips: 30g – P25, 1/2 pint – P150, 1 pint – P25o)
The Parmesan Garlic was by far my favorite buffalo wings order. It looks like a normal chicken with some sprinkling of something on the outside, but once you bite into it, the tasty goodness of the parmesan just sinks in. I’m a big big fan of parmesan so I love how every bite just brings out that parmesan flavor. If you’re a parmesan fan like me, they have parmesan cheese in the condiments rack, so you can just add more of it to the wing if you feel that it isn’t enough.
I wouldn’t suggest you eat this with rice though, I can just imagine that it’d lose it’s flavor if you eat it along with rice.
I’m not someone who likes spicy food so I don’t think I appreciated this flavor very much. This is just hot (lowest of the 3 in terms of level of spiciness) but I could really feel the spiciness of it kicking in. Miss Cheska says that the suicidal is really extra spicy, so i probably won’t get that if I’m ever here because I already have a hard time handling the spiciness of the hot level. SMOKING HOT!
This is the Teriyaki. One bite and you can really feel yourself digging into that teriyaki flavor. It’s delicious and I personally think this would go well with some steamed rice (P25).
RB’s Special. Short of course for Red Buffalo’s Special. You’ll notice that the pizza here in Red Buffalo are all thin crust. Apparently, they use something like a combination of the brick oven with a more modern oven. I love how it’s a thin pizza because you don’t feel yourself gnawing at the pizza when you’re trying to get a bite. Also, each slice is made so that none of the pizza parts fall off as you’re eating it. You can eat it old-style and use your hands, or use utensils to get through each and every bite.
Personally though, I’d just use my hands as you eat more of the pizza that way. 😉
If you’re trying to cut down, or want to eat something a little healthier to kind of balance out the rest of your orders, you can also go for the Vegetarian Pizza. It has less oils in it so you’re basically eating a pizza without worrying so much about all the fats and other things that make a pizza unhealthy.
(start Italian accent here) That’s a good-a meat-a-ball! (end Italian accent here)
This order of baby back ribs looked absolutely delicious, but since I was still eating the other dishes….well I wasn’t able to have a-go at them ribs. It was all gone by the time I wanted to have a bite of this. Oh well, next time maybe?
Can you see how delicious that Double Cheesy Bacon Burger looks?! Look at how that cheese just melts onto the burger, and then imagine it melting even more when you take a bite out of it. I was taking my time as I was eating this, savoring each bite. Hmmm. Yummy.
Healthy healthy living!
This divine looking Apple Bar with Vanilla Ice Cream is Miss Cheska’s own creation. She’s been making this and perfecting this since she was a little girl. I love how the vanilla ice cream just melts into the vanilla bar as you’re eating it. Neither of the two flavors are too strong, they complement each other well. I would love to have another go at this dish the next time I come here. And now that it’s summer and all here in the Philippines, this would definitely be a good dessert to order!
I’d definitely like to come back here with my friends and/or my family, for another go at some of the dishes I really really liked.
Red Buffalo Wings and Pizza
Address: #11 Greenhills Towncenter, #2 Granada St., Barangay Valencia, Quezon City.
(Places near here include: Robinsons Magnolia, Intersection of Santolan and Ortigas/Granada)
Telephone No: (02) 654-6997
>Deliveries are available with a minimum P300 required purchase. Limited delivery area only.
- Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 00:15 (11AM-12:15AM)
- Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 02:00 (11AM-2AM)
- Sun: 11:00 – 00:15 (11AM-12:15AM)