Quezon Buffet Restaurant Goes Healthy with New Ingredients

In Quezon City, one of the most frequented eat-all-you-can restaurants is Quezon Buffet Restaurant, an eatery known for its Fil-Hispanic cuisine prepared by executive chef and partner Kalel Chan. The price points don’t hurt, either: meals are affordably-priced at P499 per head during weekdays and P599 during weekends.

Now, Quezon Buffet Restaurant goes healthy with its partnership with Doña Elena, using its olive oils, canned tomatoes, and olives.

In its latest menu offering, selected dishes were cooked using Doña Elena olive oils, which are rich in Vitamins A, E, and K, along with 80% good fat (monounsaturated oleic acid) that helps lower bad cholesterol. On top of that, the oils are fragrant and add a delicious twist to any dish! I know this firsthand because I used the extra virgin olive oil in some tuna spaghetti I prepared.

Check out some dishes that use Doña Elena products:

Dulong Angulas as Ajillo with Crostini

This flavorful appetizer of cooked baby eels is prepared with Doña Elena pure olive oil, garlic, and chili, mixed with baby shrimps, fresh herbs, and lemon for tartness. The dish is paired with crunchy crostini to contrast the soft and juicy sensation of the dish.

Chorizo Gambas

This dish is even made more special with its in-house cured chorizo as part of the mix. Sautéed in Doña Elena pure olive oil with garlic confit and smoked pimiento, the result is seriously punchy shrimps and a sauce that’s ready for sopping up with some bread.

Aglio Olio with Spanish Sardines

The combination of Doña Elena pure and extra virgin olive oils mellow out the rich and strong taste of the grilled pimiento, garlic, and sardines. Every bite proves that it only takes few but quality ingredients to make a simple and satisfying dish.

Paella Rice

The homemade chorizo and the assortment of seafood and spices are brought to life with Doña Elena pure olive oil. This slow-cooked recipe is something no certified paella lover would ever want to miss!

Olive Oil Rosemary Cake

The recipe is enhanced with Doña Elena extra virgin olive oil. A unique take of the banana cake that’s ideally enjoyed freshly-baked, this version is finished off with a glaze made of vanilla and confectioners’ sugar for an extra dose of sweetness.


At Quezon Buffet Restaurant, every visit is guaranteed to give delicious and healthy dishes. No short-cuts and consistent with its standards, you’ll never look at buffets the same way once you’ve tried Chef Kalel’s feel-good, fully-stocked Doña Elena-infused dishes without breaking the bank.


This story is in partnership with Doña Elena. For more information, visit the website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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