The Jeepney


Sorry for the late post!!

Last September, my family and I celebrated my dad’s birthday at The Jeepney. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of InterContinental Manila, Ayala Avenue, Makati. The place is decorated with replicas, parts and paintings of jeepneys.

ImageImageThe jeepney is a popular mode of public transportation in the Philippines. I read here that jeepneys were originally made from US military jeeps left over from the World War II. As American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of World War II, hundreds of surplus jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos. Locals stripped down the jeeps to accommodate several passengers, added metal roofs for shade, and decorated the vehicles with vibrant colors and bright chrome hood ornaments.ImageAnd now, it’s time to see what the restaurant has to offer!ImageThe bread station. ImageA part of the salad station where you can mix the salad yourself!IMG_5186Different kinds of salads to choose from.

Unfortunately, I was not able to take a lot of pictures of the available food in the buffet selection because they did not allow it but I managed to snap a few photos of my favorite dishes of the night.

IMG_5210Korean Style Glass Noodles with Beef and Vegetables

ImageBraised Beef with Onions, Black Beer and Flaky Pastry

One of the highlights of The Jeepney’s buffet selection is the grilling station where they offer maya-maya, salmon, chicken inasal and pork liempo. I was able to try all four and I have to say that I liked their chicken inasal the most!

IMG_5204The grilling station. 

Among the choices available in the buffet are siopao, hakaw, tuna and salmon sashimi, stuffed squid, fish, meatballs and a carving station. Although the choices may be limited compared to other hotel buffets, the desserts make up for it! They offer a wide array of desserts ranging from cakes, pastries, panna cottas, chocolate fondue, crepe samurai, bread pudding, fresh fruits to the famously Filipino halo-halo. I bet you won’t run out of choices!

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The Jeepney

Ground Level, InterContinental Manila
1 Ayala Avenue, Makati
Metro Manila, Philippines

(+63 2) 793-7000 loc. 6771


2 thoughts on “The Jeepney

  1. ninoalmendra October 16, 2013 / 4:30 PM

    This is nice!!!
    The Pinoy pride, the JEEPNEY!!! 😉

    • ninoalmendra October 16, 2013 / 11:55 PM

      You’re definitely right on that one, and I’m a proud Pinoy!!!

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