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Why the ‘sukiyaki’ is a must-try at Vicvic Villavicencio’s new Japanese resto

TEPPANYAKI table at Ogetsu.

Foodie and businessman Vicvic Villavicencio has come a long way since he first opened the first Saisaki Japanese restaurant in the mid-1980s. In fact, one could say that with the recent opening of Ogetsu Hime at the fifth level of SM Aura Premier, he has come full circle.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Now, this is the ‘mother’ of all buffets

BUFFET stations are more accessible to the diner.

Behind the granite counter, the server slices three-inch thick slabs of beef and pork before the customer. Tender and chewy, these grilled meats, called churrascos in Brazil, are on long skewers with juicy tomatoes.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Villavicencio talks about what’s good–and safe–grilled food buffet


Lovers of grilled food—and who isn’t?—better take note of a piece of information from veteran restaurateur Vicvic Villavicencio.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

The Triple-V tradition–this time, it’s the kids’ turn


Restaurateur VicVic Villavicencio reinvented Filipino dining in his Kamayan restaurant chain, which adopted the Filipino (or Asian) practice of eating with one’s hands. This was in the ’70s when dining at Kamayan was part and parcel of Filipino lifestyle.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Vicvic Villavicencio elevates, once again, the buffet experience


If you didn’t know Vicvic Villavicencio, you would have missed him weaving in and out of the noontime crowd of his hugely popular Kamayan, Dads and Saisaki buffet restaurants. But instead of piling goodies on a plate, Villavicencio, a jolly fellow who arrives at his Glorietta, Makati branch together with four of his six children, will only check out the various food stations before settling down with nothing more than a glass of iced water.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »