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EAT MAKATI: MANDO’S WINGSHACK


Since the mother is out of our radius, lunch outs are more frequent. 🙂 Wendy suggested this Wingshack but after trying them out, I WARN YOU NOT TO.

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The place was a bit small, just like the other hole in the walls in the area. Inside its shack can fit about 4 tables of 4.

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We got there, observed the menu and tried to order:

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TACOS – All of them are not available

BURGER – Not available

CHICKEN TENDERS – Not available.

All we are left with is their WINGS. I know it’s a wings place but what if we wanted to try all sorts from their menu? And they only have 1 freakin food in their menu that’s available!!

We were there at 12:15 pm. They open at 12nn. Shouldn’t they be there at 11 am to prepare the food already? We ordered our food at 12:20 – Wings. We were served after more than an hour! Food was not even hot, not even warm! Food was served at 1:30 pm. Some portions of the plate was wet, sauce was bland, food was cold. None of it was a good enough experience!

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Hayy. We all ordered Wings with the following Sauces:

Beer BBQ

Spicy K-Town

Sweeracha and Buffalo Style.

All four of us was disappointed.

NEVER AGAIN. 

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EAT BGC: BIRD HOUSE


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It’s our first time at Uptown Mall. 🙂 Yayy! And we have it here.

And since it’s in a foodcourt. Ergo, self service restaurant. Then they give you this for you to wait out your order. (just like in SBC)

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Barn Yard D for Php 255. – Two pieces of chicken, 1 Choice of Side dish, 1 sauce and Chicken Skin.

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Barn Yard A for Php 165. – Chicken Tenders, Dirty Rice, 1 sauce and Chicken Skin. I.LOVE.IT.

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2 glasses of Iced Tea Peached for Php 60. 

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Yes, it reminds you of Yardbird in Century. But what I do love about them is that they are much more affordable, it tastes the same, and! and, they have Chicken Skin. 🙂

EAT MAKATI: CHIHUAHUA


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We’ve been passing this establishment for a long time already. And we finally had the time to try this mexican feast. It’s a self service restaurant. You have to order at the counter.

The order taking process is you choose whether Burrito, Bowl, Tacos or Salad.then you get to pick your main course from Chicken, Beef Picadillo, Pork Carnitas, Steak or Vegetarian.

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Chips and Queso for Php 125. Its definitely a good pastime snack when you’re having a good laugh with your friends.

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We ordered the Chicken or Php 287 and Pork Carnitas for Php 287 too.

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And Margarita Glass for Php 195 each.

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I’d come back for the Nachos but their main star are not something that I would want to order again.

 

 

EAT PASIG: Fireside by Kettle


It’s time to try another new one on the block: Fireside by kettle.

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Since I already ate, he ordered for a smaller portions.
We had Truffle Potato Chips for Php 199. Blue Cheese Sauce and Green Onions.

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OMYGOD. DIVINE. Chips were at the right size and the drizzle of the bleu cheese made it all the more ughhhh.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken for Php 489. 24 hour brimed cajun ritz breading, home style gravy and cornbread doughnuts.
It tasted the same as all the buttermilk friend chickens. But it was boneless so I practically enjoyed this one.
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Dinner with the ever so patient boyfriend. I love you.

EAT MAKATI: Coco hut


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This resembles what? You’re right! It’s the same look as Army Navy’s. They’re probably Sister Companies. This is located along Jupiter St in Makati. It’s a self service type and you need to order here at the counter.

My friend, on a diet ordered a Smoked Bangus for Php 195. It’s pretty good though the fish was not boneless. So unless you’re thinking twice on using your hands, don’t order this one.

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As for me, I ordered Calamari for Php 155 and an extra rice. Calamari is good. But I had to ask for a Tartar Sauce on the side. This dish only comes with a Sweet Chili Sauce, which for me doesn’t go together.

Overall, it’s a 3 on scale of 5.

EAT ORTIGAS: BUFFALO WILD WINGS


So we head out to Capital Commons since we wanted to watch a movie — don’t be mistaken. There’s no movie house. Instead, we ate.

IMG_7525 IMG_7528We didn’t order the wings because I never liked eating chicken with bones as I try to avoid all the black slash red meat that is close to the bones so we ordered the chicken tenders instead.

IMG_7531 I cannot tell it more directly — THIS DISH IS BLAND. AND IS SO NOT WORTH THE PRICE. This chicken tenders costs Php 395. The chicken slices were so thin and had no taste. We had to resolve to the chili powder whih also — doesn’t go well with it. We were fuckin looking forward for some dripping sauce!

The fries, was seasoned well. But still.

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EAT MAKATI: SALT


IMG_6591Tucked inside the busy street of kalayaan, a buzz went out from the quiet streets. I have been asking the jude to bring me here because who wouldn’t love words like steaks paired with affordable, right?

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IMG_6599 IMG_6614Grilled Cajun Chicken – Php 180 It was not spicy at all. I didn’t like this dish. I was expecting a chicken seasoned enormously of seasoning but this, this just tasted like a burnt one left in the stove to perish.

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And I ordered the T-bone Steak for Php 190. The meat was plain and was tensile. The only thing worth mentioning was the barbeque sauce that came with it.

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And since we were both not quite satisfied with our orders, we hoped the desert would turn our experience into a good one.

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Frozen Brazo de Mercedes — Php 110 I never liked Brazo de Mercedes that was why I was hesitant to order this because we were already disappointed with both our orders. But to Jude’s unwavering plea, i succumbed to this desert. And boy was I grateful I gave in! It was delicious! The bottom part was cookie crumbs of lotus cookie, topped with icecream and slices of mango and what tasted like burnt marshmallows.

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We do not recommend the place or okay, we do not  recommend the dishes that we ordered. But you have to try the Brazo! 😀

EAT ORTIGAS: SPATZLE


We are Rice Eaters! Our Chubby Cheeks and Voluminous Bodies says yes!
We were looking for something with Rice and we ended up with — Yup! Spatzle.

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Alex ordered the Spatz Beef Stew — Php 480.
It’s a Slow braised USDA short ribs with bacon, mushrooms & shallots served with organic arugula side salad & garlic fried rice.

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I ordered the Spatz Fish & Chips – Php 370
Crispy & light battered sole fillet served with home made fries and coper mayo.

I can only speak for my order because I didn’t taste theirs. It was delightfully crispy but just like all other fried foods, you can only have so much of it
then you get tired of it. The savior? the fries! Big on Seasoning, I see! It’s goooooddd.

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Jude ordered the Spatz Fried Chicken with Paprika Gravy – Php 320
Crisp homemade fried chicken served with fries and paprika gravy.

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Our drinks? All Natural Citrus Cooler Soda for Php 145 and Mint Lemonade for Php 125.
We love love love our drinks!
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This one is pricey with a so-so food.

EAT BAGUIO: HILL STATION


Hill Station is at Casa Vallejo along Session Road.

The place was crowded when we got there so we settled for a table just beside the door.
I wasn’t able to capture a good photo but I believe the place was elegant and a good place for a date.

Since I don’t have any good pictures, let’s go straight to the food.
He ordered for Javanese Chicken – Php 295.00

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According to him, there was nothing special about the dish.

I ordered Beef Salpicao and a side order of Rice – Php 195 & 40

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As always, Salpicao’s never fail. A little oil and a generous amount of garlic saves the day.
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Lastly, I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews of the Death by Chocolate Cake. – Php 120.00
And so we did.
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It was moist. The Vanilla Icecream goes perfectly with the half baked cake dough under it.
We can compare it to the Molten Lava Cake from Chili’s.
It was so good. It is our favorite out of the three dishes.
Truly, our death will be justified.
 

EAT BAGUIO: GOOD TASTE


We arrived in Baguio  around 4:30 in the morning. It was freezing cold but it was probably because the sun was nowhere to be seen yet. We had taho just right outside the terminal. You may even try Baguio’s Famous Strawberry Taho for Php 15 a cup.

What’s for Breakfast? I thought of the Pizza Place on my list because it’s open 24 hours. But Jude wanted to go to eat 50s Diner but it’s most likely close at that hour.
So we asked our driver what place is open at that hour: Good Taste!
Well, that’s on our list!! so, okay!
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The place wasn’t exactly how I pictured it in my head. It looked like a big school cafeteria.
The place was big though — and no matter how it big it was, the place was swarming with people.

He ordered the Longganisa Meal with Egg and Garlic Rice with either Coffee or Juice — all for Php 75.00
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Can you believe it? And it was already satisfying. The meal is unbelivably affordable.

I, on the otherhand, ordered the Shanghai Meal. — Php 75
It comes with 4 pieces of Lumpiang Shanghai and Egg. I ordered Pineapple Juice for my Drink.
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The Shanghai was bulky. It was full of meat unlike the other restaurants that have their shanghai so crispy but there’s no filling.
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Good Taste is actually known for their Buttered Chicken.
Though we both have our eyes fixed in the Longganisa and Shanghai Meal, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to try their best seller.
We ordered the Half Buttered Chicken — Php 175.00
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It comes with about 7 pieces of Chicken. It was really tasty. I cannot remember where to compare it to.
But I love its taste! It wasn’t dry at all.

All for Php 315.00 and we still had some chicken to extend to some cab driver.

No wonder why the place was full of people: The food was good and affordable.

EAT MAKATI: WINGSTOP


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From Texas, they are finally here in Manila! All the Wing Lovers should stop by as they claim to be the Wing Expert. Be the judge!

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So if you’re a Wing Person, this is like entering the gates of heaven. It was very spacious and bright.  IMG_3817

It’s also a self service type so you order at the counter first before taking your seat. No worries, the place is huge, there are a lot of tables and chairs for you to sit.

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Since we are on a mission to try something new every time, we ordered Blue Moon for Php 175 and Stella Artois for Php 135. Nothing new, just like any beer but with a hiked up price.

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For their famous signature wings, here are the flavours: 1) Teriyaki – sweet and soy 2) Garlic Parmesan – self explanatory 3) Lemon Pepper – Lemon with Black Pepper 4) Hickory Smoked BBQ – Sweet and smoky 5) Louisiana Rub – Cayene and Garlic Rub 6) Mild Buffalo – Buffalo Sauce with less heat 7) Hot Buffalo – the real one 8) Cajun – Hot Buffalo with even more added spices and 9) Atomic – the spiciest of them all.

So here’s what we actually ordered:

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He ordered the 5 pc Wing Set of Mild Buffalo Wings for Php 235. It is Buffalo Wings with less heat. Jude liked the taste but we both had one observation; the wings is not dripping sauce. It was a bit dry and tacky. Flavors might have stayed to the chicken but isn’t that the point of eating wings? To get your hands, lips and chin dripping from the buffalo sauce?

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I always order Chicken Tenders because there’s no way in hell I’ll get my money’s worth of chicken goodness in wings because once I see the brown – reddish meat of the chicken near the bone, I stop. It’s just not my thing to pick the chicken, and devour everything until it’s a shiny piece of bone or what was left of it.

I ordered 3 pc Chicken Tenders with Bleu Cheese Dip for Php 185 and an additional Php 30 for the dip. The skin is full of flavor. Usually, I just eat the skin, because all the white meat is bland. But this one though, it’s really good! IMG_3845 IMG_3847

This is his favorite part of the meal. I know I’ve been telling you guys that he’s a wing person, but since he did not fell in love with the Mild Buffalo set, this Parmesan Fries really caught his attention. And, no doubt. Garlic Parmesan Fries for Php 100.

IMG_3850Though it did not really smack me with a wow taste, I want to go back and taste the other flavors as well.

EAT PARANAQUE: CHOPSTOP


On a budget and on a quick date fix? Try Chopstop at SM BF.

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He ordered the 2 pc Chicken Tonkatsu for Php 169.

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While I ordered the Best Seller 2 pc Chicken BBQ for Php 169.

Both orders come with a side of buttered vegetables. or may opt to choose to have a coleslaw as your side.

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We even saw one of my closest friends in High School. I miss you, Cheatmate.

EAT: BAD BIRD


We finally tried Bad Bird! Yehey! Come to think of it, he was as much as excited as I am to try this!

Bad Bird is located in the Hole in the Wall group of small restaurants in Century Mall in Makati.

I wasn’t able to take a picture of the store itself as the line was too long. It seems a lot of people are eager to try this or they might probably be going back for their second, third or fourth time already. So here’s what we ordered.

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Fried Chicken Plates – Dirty Rice – Php 320 The rice was mixed with bacon, chicken liver, tamago, kimchi and bonito flakes. I was hesitant at first since there was chicken liver. But the rice was good! It definitely compliments the chicken.

IMG_3427 IMG_3431  Fried Chicken Plate – Waffle Plate – Php 290 Oh my goodness! I don’t know if it was the butter or what. But the waffle is G – DOUBLE O – D, GOOD.

IMG_3437Beside the Bad Bird, are a stand full of hand crafted beers in a bottle. It was expensive though. It costs about Php 220 for a bottle. We just wanted to try. I opted for this Summer Session, which has a sweet taste to it but you can still taste the hint of the beer. While Jude ordered a beer concocted with a mix of orange. It was sweet too. But I would recommend the Summer Session better.

All in All, the Bad Bird is definitely not a Bad Choice. The Chicken was filled with so much flavor. The crispiness was right on point. :))

EVERYDAY: Lunch at Frankies


I have been hearing RAVES about this White Meat. So I decided to try it.
Though I am far from being a fan of chicken. Yikes!
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Our orders? Classic Buffalo with Fries, ofcourse.
The serving was generous. It was good! Now I can see what the buzz was about.
Serving was for more than a person and affordable too!
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I shared the chicken with Nicole and Judey.

EAT MAKATI: Zabo Chicken


Sad to say, I finally tried Zabo Chicken.

I am not the best fan of chicken – but I wanted to see what was the buzz all about. Disappointing as it may seem. Though, I must say how bright and happy the place looked like.

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We both ordered the Rice Bowls. Chicken and Beef Rice Bowls.

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The only thing to say – He liked his chicken.

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The Beef Rice Bowl was dry, it lacks taste and whatnot.

No. I’m not coming back for this.