EAT EVIA: Red Lobster


Let’s cut to the chase! We went to Evia Lifestyle Center for some l – o – b – s – t – e – r!!

For their welcome treats, they are giving this parmesan bread? which is bland? the flavors are just at the top and the bread is a bit dry inside.

We ordered the Honey and Blue Cheese Salad for Php 450 which I wasn’t able to take a picture. πŸ˜€ so we ordered some meat.

Chops New Orleans for Php 495 – Pork Chop, Shrimp, Cajun, Butter Sauce, Pico de Gallo and Wild Rice.

and a bit of Chicken Fingers and Shrimp Poppers for Php 450 with Honey Mustard

and the rockstar of the whole restaurant!! And Ultimate Feast for Php 2,500 each. Main Lobster Tail, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp Scampi, Fries, Wild Rice, Veggies and Butter Sauce. I am all about the shrimp that’s why it caught my attention more than the crab!!

The ultimate feast is Good for 2. You can stretch it to three if you have other viands to share with. 😊

Happy sharing a feast with your family or your apecial someone. 😍

EAT TAGAYTAY: Pamana


A proper date to celebrate what we normally wouldn’t celebrate. πŸ˜› actually, just my excuse to try something new. πŸ™‚

Pamana is a restaurant run by the Ongpaucos which highlights time tested family recipes that was handed down from one generation to another. It’s a classic Filipino dishes with somehow a twist.

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The main dining hall is on the second floor. Though there are also a few tables outside and on the first floor. We opted to sit in the main dining room.

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Crispy Adobong Pusit Calamares — Php 325 This dish deserves an astounding OH-MY-GOD with a very eaky squealing voice. This innovation is definitely one for the books. A must try and will surely be a repeat order every time. ❀ ❀

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Okoy Bites – Php 225 Okay, this may not be completely new but I love that it’s in bite pieces already. It’s certainly still crispy but I would have wanted something with more meat or veggies in it.

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Binagoongang Bagnet — Php 365Β Β I am always down for some binaggongan. What I liked about this dish is how it remained crispy despite having some sauce at the bottom of the plate. I was disappointed however of how little sauce they provide. It seems the dish is just Bagnet, not Binagoongan.

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I think there’s a lot of food to go around, that’s also the reason why there’s so much food left after we can barely eat another spoon.

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With my hubby. ❀  ❀  ❀

EAT MAKATI: GAJA KOREAN KITCHEN


Here’s another Korean Restaurant you can try within Poblacion, Makati! πŸ˜€ Yay for some amazing food within our range of lunch proximityyy!

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Okay, since I was with my officemates, I wasn’t really able to try the core food items that they are offering since we stuck with their lunch menus. . .

For Appetizers, we chose K-Taco for Php 320Β  – housemade kimchi tortilla with korean pulled pork and pickled vegetables.

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I was a bit hesitant cause I didn’t really like the taste of kimchi but this one is really good, actually. Kimchi was there but barely. The vegetables are just perfect for the meat. However, the tortilla was already soaked with what sauce they placed in there so when I picked up mine, it fell right through. — Delicious, nonetheless.

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Buldak Dosirak Meal for Php 249 — Barbecued marinated pieces of chicken with melted cheese.

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Jeyuk Dosirak Meal for Php 249 – Stir fried pork belly and vegetables in sweet and spicy sauce

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Bulgogi Dosirak Meal for Php 249 – Thinly sliced marinated sirloin.

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Ojingo Bokkeum Dosirak Meal for Php 249 – Stir fried squid and vegetables in sweet and spicy sauce

Everyone was raving about their own dish! Value for money? Defnitely. Everyone was sooo full and satisfied with the taste and the size. Each Dosirak Lunch Menu comes with Kimchi, Eggrolls, Dilis, veggies and rice.

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Black Sesame Creme Brulee for Php 220 – Black sesame infused custard topped with caramelized sugar.

I thought this would be a weird tasting dessert but I was wrong! It was actually nice but the caramelized sugar on top made it too sweet for me.

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Gaja is such a winner to all of us and we all agreed we need to come back for more. ❀

EAT BGC: SHAKE SHACK


Sometimes, only sometimes. . . we get to have employee benefits, only small ones. . and this time, we get to try the new Shake Shack before it opens to the public.

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Shake Shack Philippines was brought by none other than the Tantoco Family. It’s located in Central Square, BGC.

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I ordered the Single Shack Burger for Php 250 which is amazinnggg. It was juicy and delicious but compared to the one in NYC that I tried, the size is a bit smaller. And you can never eat a burger without fries right? I ordered the Regular Fries for Php 130. But the one I couldn’t refuse is Salted Caramel Milkshake for Php 190.Β Simply, THE BOMB.Β I can down the whole thing if only it didn’t give me a brain freeze. πŸ˜€

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When the long line is over, I’d like to try again with my judey. πŸ˜€

EVERYDAY: Maia Sonia turns 1.


Hello to another God Daughter! ❀ A double celebration this is! A Baptismal slash First Birthday to rejoice!

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This little chinky eyed baby girl’s name is Maia Sonia. ❀ The daughter, second child of my friend, Maf.

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An afternoon filled with food and stories to catch up on. πŸ˜€

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EAT PARANAQUE: WING BITES


It’s this somewhat obscure place along Sucat, Paranque. It’s not hidden, the signage is screaming from the road but I never noticed this place until now. OR, it’s probably the wing hater in me that prevented me to see. Haha.

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The place is not complicated, basically just tables and chairs. It’s a bit messy, plastics here and there. The dips / sauce is smeared on the tables.

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They have no Ala Carte, all our unlimited with different price points and you get to enjoy 12 different flavors. πŸ˜€ If you’re not screaming for joy, then I don’t know what is wrong with you. πŸ˜› It’s Php 206 for Unli Wings and Rice!

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We had only 3 sets and you can order a bunch of flavors in 1 set already. πŸ˜€ and we are full by the third set!

And the aftermath . . . .

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I mostly enjoyed the company of my best friends which I normally don’t get to see. πŸ˜›

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The boyfriend will definitely enjoy this. ❀

 

EAT KAPITOLYO: BRAD & PITT’s RIBSHACK


You have no idea how thrilled I am to finally posting another Kapitolyo Food Find! ❀ Kapitolyo has long been my first food discovery and it’s been TOO long! and this is no other than . . . .

So I thought it’s a self service type since a counter greeted us when we walked in. . .

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There’s graffiti and vandals on the wall full of drawings, quotes and what not. It’s actually quite spacious! When we got there about 12:30 nn, there’s only a few tables occupied but it gradually filled up quite fast. And to our surprise, there’s even tables outside. . .

I am guessing this is really packed with people during Friday or at night, filled with people downing their beers. Let’s get to the food.

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Mount Nachos – Php 195 Tortilla chips drizzled in cheese and their home made BBQ sauce topped with sliced jalapenos and pulled pork bits. Pulled Pork is ❀

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Rib Mountain Small (Php 275) This small order is already good for two. For us, it’s more than 1 but not enough for 2. πŸ˜€ Their home made BBQ is perfect for their ribbbssss. ❀

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We are both happy, full and definitely satisfied with the price = value for money. ❀ Definitely coming back!

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.Β 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.Β 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. πŸ™‚
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!! πŸ˜€

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

We ordered the Chorizo con Pasta for Php 250Β – 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 –Β 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.Β 

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. πŸ™‚Β 

Margherita Pizza – Php 215

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Classic italian combination of fresh tomatoes, mozarella and basil.Β 

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

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Lamadoro BiancoΒ 

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

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

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

EAT BF: J-RAMS


When someone screams BUFFET, you attack. It’s just the right thing and proper reaction to it. Right? πŸ˜€ 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 TeriyakiΒ  – less than Php 200 included in their lunch specials
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Pan Seared PorkΒ  – 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!