I’ve heard about this unlimited ihaw-ihaw earlier this year but since I’m not very keen on exploring Makati that time, I let it pass. (Sounds so appealing though, and it was!)
However, the Facebook page of Charaptor https://www.facebook.com/CharaptorBBQ?fref=ts&ref=br_tf kept on appearing and appearing on my news feed. I don’t know if Facebook has noticed that I’ve been searching for places to eat, or if their post was sponsored. Haha! So anyway, last month, we decided that it was time.
Charaptor has two branches – one in Kamagong Street, Makati and another in MOA. The rate in Kamagong is lower than in MOA’s. They claimed that MOA has premium choices and I’ve also read that the resto is airconditioned. I was torn. The difference was almost 200 pesos but we we’re on a budget that time. I realized that if every table has a grill, and not smokeless, it could get really hot, so I was quite hesitant about the Kamagong branch. Luckily though, there was a low pressure area that week, so it was cloudy to rainy in weather.
I usually make reservations when dining in a buffet because I know it can get packed. But this time, we opted not to because it was Friday and we’re going there for lunch. Still, I wanted to get there before 10am to make sure we have good seats. To my surprise, there were no people eating when we arrived. As in we were the first set of customers and it was already 10:30am. We were greeted by their very courteous and helpful staff. They told us to wait for a bit while they set up our grill. The food was ready.
They are using traditional charcoal grill. There’s an exhaust for every table but ours didn’t help that much. The food choices were not much, but it’s enough for the less than 300 pesos you paid. They also served some cooked meals for while you wait for your grilling to complete.
My boyfriend really enjoyed grilling. He was not an expert and there were a few times he burnt some of the food. But he kept on going back to get more food. We stayed there until 12:30. And by the time we were finished there were already five tables occupied.
The selection was limited, but for 300 pesos it’s worth it. What I also like is that they have several choices for sauce. We used it for dipping and for glazing raw food. We experimented a lot, and we failed some. 😀
Oh and the rate does not include drinks. You have to add 45 pesos (?) for unlimited drinks. Don’t expect too much though. They are powdered juices and ice tea.
By the time we were done eating, we we’re sweating a bit and our clothes smelled. We didn’t mind though because we expected it. Good thing I bought extra shirt. Their comfort rooms are also clean and quite spacious.
Overall it was a great experience. Am I going back? Definitely! Although if the weather is too hot I might prefer the MOA branch. It was rainy when we went to Kamagong and we we’re already sweating a bit. What more if the place was packed and every table is grilling? LOL.