EAT KAPITOLYO: JUANITO’S BISTRO


After the game of shuttle cocks, we had to replenish our energy with – yep! you guessed it right! FOOD. lots of it. IMG_5431We ordered drinks first! There are only two types of drink:

IMG_5453Guyabano Shake and Four Seasons Shake for Php 80 each. Both of the shakes were a hit at our table. Five stars for their shake!

IMG_5458We ordered Tokwa’t Baboy for Php 125. The serving was generous since it was enough for a hungry monster of five. The blend of the vinegar and soy sauce was just right.

IMG_5462Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa at Php 140. Veggies were tender and it goes wildly perfect with the Pork Binagoongan.

IMG_5474Crispy Bicol Express at Php 230. I didn’t taste this dish though since I don’t eat Bicol Express.

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Pork Binagoongan at Php 230. It tasted like binagoongan but there was a lot of things happening in this plate though. A little less veggies and a little more pork would’ve been better.

IMG_5464Chicken with Shitake Cream Sauce and Shtake Mushrooms for Php 215 The sauce was pretty nice if you’re into white cream sauces. :)) It’s too much if it’s all the viand that you will order.

IMG_5466Pork with Mushroom Cream Sauce for Php 220. 

IMG_5468Porkloin Steak with Mashed Potato for Php 220

IMG_5471 IMG_5440You would think that’s too much? Not for us! Seven dishes for 5 people. Hihi.

Overall, I love ever-yy–thinnngg! I will go back!

EAT KAPITOLYO: MILKY N SUNNY


I am really grateful we discovered this place even before rappler or zomato or anyone ever really blogged about this place. We first ate at this little quaint of a restaurant back in 2012 or late 2011. I absolutely adore every it of it.

And because it’s starting to really build its name, its prices also continuous to go up. Anyway,

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Now you see, not only the prices changed but also their walls. There used to be hand painted pictures of little kids hanging on the walls.

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He ordered the Spam Breakfast Choice.

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And you guessed that right! Bacon for me!

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Breakfast persons need to have a Big Breakfast! Therefore, Chocolate Chip Pancakes! IMG_3639I will forever and ever keep coming back! See you again, MS!

EAT KAPITOLYO: NINAK ASIAN COMFORT FOOD


Upon  making a left from what seems to be a very busy street in Kapitolyo,
the corner building lot screams a bold Ninak Asian Comfort Food

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Ever noticed how it it spelled backwards? Kanin – our staple food. The one thing that I find hard to
eat without. As we entered the store about 6:30, the tables downstairs was already full. So we had the pleasure to pick our spot
on the second floor. The restaurant is infused with Black and Green Hues but are minimalist in their design. Though I find their
kitchen cramped in the corner – as I can see it from where we were seated.

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You will also find a small function room on the second floor which  can accommodate atleast 15 to 25 people.

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My eyes was weighed down with tears as I wanted to try so many food at once. Gluttony, I know. But I didn’t want to go that path. Haha.
So anyway, here’s what we really consumed:

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Laksa – Php 280
A huge bowl of dish was served to us – having a love-hate relationship with coconut, I particularly liked this one. Not bad, eh? Really not bad. The serving was good for two to three persons. It is packed with flavors and stuffed with Squid Balls, Chicken Fillets, Shrimps, Baby Hard Boiled Eggs, Tofu and garnished with Bean Sprouts and Cilantro. Oh boy, as I am writing this, I still wish that I have the power to snap my fingers and have a bowl right now.
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Bagoong Rice – Php 150
The serving is just right for two – which is also very affordable too. This has always been our order. And it is already a full set meal itself – Green Mangoes, Sweet Pork,
and Scrambled Eggs.
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Soi Chicken – Php 299
Deep Fried Chicken garnished with crispy garlic bits with a sweet, spicy dipping sauce. For the love of god, I think he doesn’t consider anything a complete meal unless there’s a chicken dish on the table. Huh. — And I don’t even love chicken. So this is deep fried, which means that you really need to battle over the meat from the bones which I officially avoid when eating as I have a sensitive case for bones, blood and veins sticking out. Oh well, he was the one appointed to scurry over this dish anyway. 🙂
What am I to complain?
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Grilled Vietnamese Pork – Php 255
Marinated with Singkamas Relish and Nuoc Nam Sauce. Huge Serving!

They say you know it’s been a good experience if you want to bring your loved ones too. Right?
Well, I want to treat them here. Sounds good, Ninak?

Unit 101 Seven East Capitol Building, E. Capitol Drive, Pasig

EAT KAPITOLYO: Hiyas


17 out of 32. That’s my number. I’ve tried 17 Hole in the wall restaurants in Kapitolyo. And we decided to add another one to the list. Hence, our Hiyas Dinner.

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It is located on the Ground Floor of D Strip Mall. It is beside Avi. Hiyas is a Modern Filipino Cuisine Restaurant

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The place looks very local from its bamboo ceilings, jeepney displays to the wooden tables and chairs upfront where you can also play chess and read books while waiting.

The arrays of Mirrors and Plates on the walls kind of reminds me of the ambiance the Kanin Club exudes, don’t you think?  They also have this yellow lights hanging parallel from each other on both ends of the place.

There were a couple of Food Bloggers there too, on the opposite of our table – and from what I concluded, there seems to be an event organized by Zomato.

Anyway, let’s head to on to our Hungry Monsters – stomach. As customers await for their orders, they give out Fish Balls as their complimentary appetizer.

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The cuts of the Fish Balls were bite sized. And the sauce reminds you of the ones on the street – which is good compared to Fine Dining Filipino Restaurants that try to mimics the sauce but turns out a pretentious sauce after all.

We then chose our ultimate pair for everything.

Garlic Rice – Php 45

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For our Main Course, we cannot help but order the Bagnet.

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El Bagnet – Php 395 You know what Bagnet is. It is the perfect excuse to die of High Blood, have a Heart Attack and have Clogged Blood Vessels. I’m kidding! Bagnet is Ilocano’s Version of Deep Fried Pork. It was so crispy. They have a huge serving and we both almost finished everything. There were ‘taba’ but the cuts were mostly meat of the pork – So definitely no regrets on this order. There was one thing though – The Shrimp Sauce, ‘Bagoong’ didn’t quite match this Oh-my-god dish. Their Bagoong tastes like Alamang and not too salty.  

Now for the other viand, we tried their Seafood Best Sellers.

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Busog na Busog na Pusit – Php 255. This squid is stuffed with Vigan Longganisa, Cheese, Onions and Tomato.  I can’t really even say that it was stuffed with Longganisa because you can’t really taste it and you really have to look for it. What I can say is this – it’s tender. You won’t even have a hard time cutting it. It’s not bubble gum – which I always fear a squid is. Good Job to their Chef BTW.

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I will come back for you, other dishes! But once I finish my Kapitolyo List. :))