EAT PASAY: GOLDEN COWRIE, S MAISON


Since our weekends are mostly occupied with wedding preps – and although I love them and the Hubby to be, it can be quite tiring and overwhelming. And sometimes, I just need to step away from all that. Thus, our occasional leaves for a date day. ❤

The date, I suppose is bound for another post altogether. But here, let’s dive deep into our stomachs.

The place has a Filipino inspired surroundings, especially the ceilings. I love how vibrant and sunny the place is and how it faces the water. It gets a little too hot though during lunchtime since the sun is at its peak, but beautiful view nonetheless.

We ordered the Lechon Sinigang at Php 299. I enjoyed the soup since I wanted something hot though it’s not something I would order again. The meat is more of 80% bone and 20% meat. I particularly am not fond of meat that’s pale cause I feel like it’s not cooked. There was only a handful of veggies there.

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Next, we ordered Lechon Sisig at Php 285. I know, one would think not to order (2) Lechon entree. But what can I do, the boyfriend insists. Absolutely loved this. It was crispy and unlike other sisigs, there are no small bones – which I usually stay away from. Pair this with Toyomansi with a bit of sili and you’re set. ❤

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Last but not the least, Bantayan Baked Scallops at Php 299. You will never go wrong with baked scallops oozing with garlic & cheese. ❤ ❤ ❤

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We also ordered their Leche Flan at Php 47. But I have no proof of it so forget about it. It was delicious tho.

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Overall, I only regret ordering the Lechon Sinigang. The waiters? they are attentive once they see. The problem is the way the area is built. Waiters cannot see the entire place where they’re staying so we had to wait for someone to pass by every time.

MAKATI EATS: COMMUNE


It’s been a while since I posted about food. You noticed? We don’t actually have the time to try out new ones or the boyfriend is lazy. :/ Good thing I have officemates willing to lunch out. ❤
The first time I tried commune, it was actually with Jude and we only had coffee and cookies at that time – which was good. So this time, we had their mains.
I tried their Kimchi Fried Rice for Php 300
Kimchi Fried Rice serced with crispy spam fries and fried egg
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My officemate loved it but it was just okay for me. I loved the spam, it really was crispy. I had to ask the waiter to have the egg well done because I don’t eat the gooeeyyy yellow. I loved that it came with bokchoy. ❤ but the rice was just o-kay.
Beef Tapa for Php 305
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I tasted their Tapa and it was yum-my. It didn’t taste like one — that’s maybe the reason why I liked it. Most of the time, I will never order a tapa.
Chicken Pork Adobo for Php 265
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The serving of the meat was pretty generous but most importantly, it was super tender. I will order this next time. 🙂
Bangus Ala Pobre for Php 290
It’s boneless and it was huge.
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We also ordered desserts! ❤
Oreo Cheesecake for Php 200
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Choco Lava Cake for Php 160
It was a bit dry. I was expecting it to be runny and moist and full of chocolate.
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Food and place was pretty instagrammable. ❤ I will definitely bring Jude here again to try out other rice meals.
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EATS MAKATI: ESSENTIAL GOODNESS


Little did you know, there’s a nice rooftop restaurant inside Lub’d building in Poblacion.
I love the hanging lamps of the place, it was clean and sunny inside.
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The service was a bit slow. The food was served about 25 – 30 minutes after we placed our order.
We ordered the following:
Sardine and Clam Pasta for Php 250
local clam and sardine confit with a wine sauce served with spaghetti & parmesan cheese.
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There were a lot of clams – but I don’t eat clams so I gave it to my friends but the tomatoes and the sardines is enough. The taste was superb and the serving was huge.
Chicken and Pork Adobo for Php 250
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The serving was huge but it was bland and the meat’s semblance is bubblegum.
Roasted Chicken Curry Stew for Php 245
Roasted Chicken in japanese curry, zucchini, carrots served with japanese rice.
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It was quite tasteful but I think I wouldn’t be able to finish the whole plate if it was the only thing I was eating.
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Waiters were friendly and accommodating but we only encountered something unpleasant when my officemate found a hair on her plate of curry. They willingly changed the whole plate and was quick to act.
It was okay but there’s no urge to go back.
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EAT BGC: COCINA PERUVIA


I’ll always choose to go to a new place. Luckily, there’s something within the vicinity of our sale event. We asked what their best sellers are and….. it sure was!! 😀

The place was vibrant, pefect for their 24/7 service concept.

We ordered the Chorizo con Pasta for Php 250 – Pomodoro sauce, olives, chorizo, cilantro and parmesan)

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You have to take note though that I’m definitely not a chorizo type of girl but dannngg, this one won my <3!! It was absolutely delicious!

We also ordered Pasta Verde for Php 250 – Chicken, Cilantro, Lemon and Parmesan)

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It was a bit dry — bbut probably it’s because of all the parmesan but I still find it a bit bland. I liked the chorizo better.

For pizza, we ordered the Pizza Peruvia for Php 390 – Marinara and BBQ Sauce, BBQ Pulled Pork, Onions, bell peppers, mozarella cheese, chimichurri and arugula

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Let me tell you that yes, it looked absolutely normal, standard but heyyy! that chihmuchurri as an additional topping made it their best sellers. ❤

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It will definitely not be my last! I will take the boyfriend here. ❤ Good job, cocina!

EAT BGC: PASTO


He wanted wine, and wine we had. It’s already a given that we have to eat pasta so we head to Pasto. There were no customers so we happily chose a seat next to the window.

Ghamberi Pasta – Php 265

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IT’s an olive oil based fetuccine with garlic sauteed shrimps, asparagus spears and fresh diced tomatoes. 

The pasta wasn’t dry but i think it lacked a bit of taste. I also asked for additional parmesan, and they obliged with no additional charge. I was happy about that. 🙂 

Margherita Pizza – Php 215

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Classic italian combination of fresh tomatoes, mozarella and basil. 

Hmm. It’s okay. It’s how you’d imagine a margherita pizza should be but there was no oomph. 

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Lamadoro Bianco 

Straw yellow color with golden reflections , intense aroma, fruity with citrus notes. 

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I probably had high expectations of the place thus leaving me with regret. 

Don’t be mistaken. The food and service is okay. But I just expected more. 

EAT BF: J-RAMS


When someone screams BUFFET, you attack. It’s just the right thing and proper reaction to it. Right? 😀 So when you see an UNLIMITED sign plastered all over a bldg, what do you do? you take advantage of course. ❤

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I don’t think you’ll ever miss this restaurant along Aguirre since there’s UNLIMITED PORK, UNLIMITED BEEF, UNLIMITED PORK & BEEF, UNLIMITED SHRIMP and UNLIMITED CRAB. Talk about having everything!!
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For their Menu, they have different sauces for their meat which you can choose from differently every set. This comes with unlimited sides and desserts.
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You can only avail 2 meats at a time and they charge you for leftovers. But need not worry! The serving for their meat is highly appropriate for 1 serving. It’s a bit small and good for 1 seating — which is also good so you will be able to gauge whether to order another set or not.
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The Unlimited Sides include: Fish Cake (my favorite), Kimchi, Potatoes and (2) Greens.
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The Unlimited Dessert — Shaved Ice options such as Saba Con Yelo, Mais Con Yelo, Halo Halo and the like.
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Overall, if I want to indulge and just really eat, I’d definitely go back. I would have expected more for their dessert but I’m just too full from all the meat. — It’s worth it. ❤

EAT MAKATI: MIGHTY QUINN


Now that we’ve tried parking in powerplant and walking all the way to poblacion, the plan is to chase all the new restaurants there BUT since there was a heavy downpour, we blamed the risk of having wet and dirty shoes, we stayed inside the mall.

Good thing, Mighty Quinn saves the day! Have you tried going around the new wing? This one is near Mary Grace and the newly opened and first sit down-stall of Carmen’s Best.

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Might Quinn as you might have heard is one of most raved coming from the acclaimed New York City and cooks the traditional way with wood and with patience of time.

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We tried the 2 Meat Combo with (2) Sides for Php 450

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Braised Brisket

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Pulled Pork

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2 Meat Combo with (2) Dirty Rice enough for 2. ❤

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We also ordered for Fries for Php 120

Iced Tea and Lemonade both for Php 110 each

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Successfully so, Might Quinn is delicious! ❤

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EAT FORT: SEOL BANG


​If you happen to be in Venice Piazza, you should make it a point to pass by Seol Bang! Couples, Barkada, Children or may it be adults, you have a place here! ​
We ordered the following:
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Dak Galbi at Php 238 Stir fried chicken with veggies in chili sauce and rice
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Beef Bulgogi at Php 289 Thin slices of beef with Jap Chae noodles and rice.
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Chicken Teriyaki  – less than Php 200 included in their lunch specials
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Pan Seared Pork  – less than Php 200 included in their lunch specials
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Triple Berry Cheesecake at Php 288 Small
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Mango Cheesecake at Php 268
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Almond Lychee Bingsu – about to be launched
You cannot go here and not try Bingsu cause why the hell are you there in the first place, right? You cannot judge them by their rice meals, I have to be honest though – it’s not that great though it’s not awful at the same time. But if you are looking for something worth your buck? then you can definitely order their rice meals. It is packed with rice and energy and all the carbohydrates in the world.
The shaved ice is full of flavor already. You can actually order the ice and you’d still be pleased! Take note, I don’t eat anything berry but wow. we were able to finish all three. ❤ Good Job, Seol!

EAT MAKATI: EBI 10


We had troubles finding his place but if you know where Tambai is, just go straight and you’ll find this gem at the farthest end.
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The place is a but cramped and can sit about 10 – 20 people at a time, 10 with tables and 10 at the counter where it’s also a good spot since you can see your food being prepared.
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They have their menu at per piece so you if you really want to dive in and try their whole menu at an affordable price, you can. ❤
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Small Shrimps at Php 45
They are at a decent size already, not too small and full of flavor already.
Jumbo Shrimps at Php 120
The size is big but not extraordinarily giant in size.
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Kani Tempura at Php 30
I’ve always loved deep fried crab sticks just like how we do it at home.
Beef and Mango Tempura at Php 60
Strangely unique and a mix of salty and sweetness. I’d prefer if it was not wrapped in seaweed. I would have enjoyed it much better. Thus, the boyfriend took me out of my misery of being guilty since I was the one who wanted to try this one.
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Ebi 10 Chahan Rice at Php 150
Of course we tried the fried rice named after the restaurant because you cannot pass that up. Right? It’s good for sharing but I think the portion sizing is good for 1.5 only.
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I will definitely come back. I’m always up for deep fried seafood goodness. ❤
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EAT MAKATI: ZUBUCHON


For months since they opened, I have been requesting the boyfriend to bring me here. And traitor as he is, he went here without me on his time. TSSS. And much as his conscience can take, he finally brought me here.

They have parking lots ready for the hungry beavers so don’t fret. The place is spacious too and has lots of tables and can sit about 60 to 80, I guess. We got here at about 11:30 am and we were one of the first tables before it got crowded.

Since I am really not a big fan of lechon skin and bones in general, I pleaded to order the Boneless Lechon.

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Boneless Lechon, Small – Php 320 BUT I still tried the skin. It was nice and crispy. Meat was full of taste. It’s paired dip, soy sauce + vinegar with onions and chili. But I also prefer what they call liver sauce but tastes much like Mang Tomas. 😀

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Baked Scallops – Php 250 Local scallops topped with butter, cheese and garlic. This has always been a favorite and glad the boyfriend liked it too! He even ate most of it. 😀 haha.

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Ensaladang Talong – Php 150 Grilled Eggplant and Tomato salad with vinaigrette dressing. Because we are pretentious enough to order this to have something to balance the lechon. Who are we kidding? HAHA.

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No other than the person who I want to get highblood with. ❤ Thank you for ditching me on your first try and bringing me here, anyway.

P.S. I want to go back and try Paksiw na Zubuchon, Zubuchon Flakes, Sizzling Stuffed Squid, Tortang Alimasag, Gambas and Sinigang na lechon! ❤

EAT MAKATI: KAYA


When we want korean food but not in the mood to pig out — KAYA! It’s where we get our reliable dose of Beef Stew and Sizzling Squid. ❤

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CHULPAN OJINGO / Sizzling Garlic Squid for Php 265
This dish is looming with chili garlic! I can just top anything with their garlic. Squid is also tender and have zero bubble gum features.

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KALBI JIM / Beef Stew for Php 295
It’s the melts-in-your-mouth beef tenderness! I just wish that there are less bones. I’d rather have full meat. The sauce though is a viand on its own, pair it with rice? Suree!

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BOYFRIEND – Equally tender and yummy. 😀 HAHAHA. ​

EAT MAKATI: LOCO MANUK


This gem is in the corner of P. Burgos and B. Valdez. I believe we already passed this one but I didn’t mind taking a second look because it’s chicken. HAHA. You know how I’m not a fan of poultry.

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They are currently in their soft opening since May 2018. We were lucky enough to try them out before a pool of crowd. There was no one there but us by 12:30 pm, which gave us an advantage.

We opted to stay in the second floor since the ground floor is mostly for the bar and what-not. And what welcomed us  —- cute vibrant, hippie type of ambiance.

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Let’s go to the best part – LUNCH!

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Crispy Mushroom – Php 150

OH-MY-GOD. If you want to fuckin treat yourself and craving for some Chicharon Bulaklak but your BP is high? Head to Loco Manuk and try this Cripsy Mushroom! You read that right! It’s MUSHROOM! ❤ and we all absolutely loved every single piece! P-E-R-F-E-C-T! We couldn’t get enough so we actually ordered two. 😀

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Loco Manuk Chicken – Infairness, I din’t hate the chicken. BTW, a chicken comes with 3 dips that you can choose from. We were lucky to have tried all 6 of them since we ordered 2 whole chickens. Serving was generous enough.

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Loco Manuk Ribs The All Stay, Super Star, Diamond Star and All Stars of the table. The sauce is just sublime. Gold Stars, Thumbs Up and everything that screams excellent! I’d rather have it in a bigger serving but I’m just grateful for this dish. It’s that G-O-O-D!!

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I’ll drag my boyfriend here and order the ribs — all for myself. ❤

EAT MAKATI: HOLE IN THE WALL


What’s new in Hole in the Wall? We tried some. Though I’m not sure if the ones we tried are still new to you. Nonetheless, here goes:
First one: Spicebird
To be honest, I was not even aware that they originated from Boracay but glad we were able to try it here in Manila.
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“PIRI-PIRI,” “PERI-PERI,” or “Bird’s Eye” is a the name of a bad-ass little chili from Africa that brings explosive flavor to every dish it touches. Out of this, the Portuguese made a fiery sauce that is so good that it has travelled continents. ” – sunnysideboracay
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Piri Piri Shrimp Board – Php 390
It is the bomb, I tell you! It reminds me of the Thermidore Shrimp of Fish & Co. Just thinking about it makes me salivate. You will never go wrong with this one. ❤
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Second: Slabber’s
It’s quite new so I can’t find its menu anywhere and I forgot to take a picture of it. :/
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Buffallo Wings – Php 199 
An additional fries only costs Php 15 and the garlic aoli is Php 15 also.
According to my officemate, it’s okay but others are far better.
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Third: Poketo
I ordered the Yakitori Bowl. Here, you get to mix and choose from a number of sticks such as Pork Belly, Chicken Skin, Pork Neck, Eggplant and such.
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Yakitori Bowl – Php 390
Bowl with 2 sticks of Pork Belly, 1 stick of Eggplant and a hardboiled Onsen Egg.
Pork Belly is good, it is well seasoned and no fat. It’s not whoah but I will order this again. ❤
I am definitely coming back and try out the peri peri shrimp board. ❤

EAT ALABANG: JUST THAI


It seems like I’ve been eating thai food pretty constant. Ain’t it? No complaints though.

 

Crispy Catfish Salad is simply THE BOMB. Always loved this one. ❤

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Chicken Noodle Soup for Php 220 – I wasn’t able to try this but according to my sister, it works pretty well for her. 🙂

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Tom Yum for Php 200 – It is generously lathered with Seafood and Chicken. (Seafood, Clams, Shrimp, Squid and Fish)

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Moo Grob at Php 290 – Crispy Pork Belly.

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Pad Thai at Php 290

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Seafood in Basil at Php 300

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Sizzling Tofu & Mushrooms at Php 260

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Happy Mother’s Day to these two. ❤

 

EAT TAGAYTAY: LIME & BASIL


It’s our second time in here after about 2 years? But it’s always a good start. ❤ Let me just warn you that everything you are about to see is SO DAMN BLISSFULLY GOOD.

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Fresh Spring Roll at Php 270 – Rolled herbs, carrot, cabbage, tofu, noodles with sweet chili relish. I sincerely cannot get enough of this. I can eat this whole damn thing and I’d still want more. The sauce pushes the oomph level.

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Pad Thai at Php 350 I am not the most optimistic receiver of Pad Thai but the crispiness of this one pulls it off.

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Tom Yum Goong at Php 410 – Hot and Sour Shrimps. I’m actually surprised that it’s not red. But it’s just as good. 🙂

2017_0226_145201002017_0226_14523000 Kaprao Nua at Php 410 – Stir fried beef in holy basil – It was really tender. It’s not woah but it’s not bad either.

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Salt Crusted Tilapia at Php 450 – This one is TOO damn salty. I know this is supposed to be but it’s at a level where it fuckin hurts your tongue and your whole mouth.

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Catfish Fried Rice at Php 380 We actually ordered Bagoong Rice too.

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Lime and Basil is ❤