Saturday, December 11, 2010

Boneless Crispy Pata @ Hotel Venezia

I'm surprised that they removed the bone in the middle of the crispy pata,no hassle in eating it and slicing it. They chopped the mid section and all you just use your fork to grab the meat. Then eat! eat! eat! , but too bad that the finger section is hard to eat, and the part is no longer boneless.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stuffed squid with laing @ Misibis Bay

Another first kind of meal that I tried during my lunch at Misibis Bay. I like their stuffed squid with laing inside. I want to cook the similar recipe here at home. It is creamy, and slight chili.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Crispy frog @ Balaw Balaw

I know that frog legs are the main part we eat, but here at Balaw Balaw, they deep fried the whole body of a frog. It tastes like chicken, and its soft and ...... small. Its one of the best exotic food that Balaw Balaw restaurant offer here in Angono, Rizal.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nilasing na hipon @ Balaw Balaw

another meal at Balaw Balaw. Nilasing na hipon is a deep fried shrimp with gin.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bicol Express @ Misibis Bay

here's another follow up of our Bicol Express series.
I like the presentation of Misibis Bay for their Bicol Express. And yes, real Bicol Express is good!

Bicol Express @ Hotel Venezia

First time to try a real Bicol express in Bicol.
yummy! and I want to eat a real one again.
any Bicolanos here? want to cook for me haahahaha.

Laing Pizza @ Misibis Bay

It looks weird, but the taste is good, juicy laing with coconut milk cooked over that pizza. The pizza is soft and expect an oily feeling after eating. Only offered here at Misibis Bay.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pecan Butterscotch roll @ Starbucks

For only P80 this Pecan Butterscotch roll at Starbucks will be a good match with your hot coffee or frappe. I first tried this at a Starbucks Cheer party and it is now available this Christmas season.

Lechon kawali @ Hotel Venezia

After arriving in Legazpi City, I started to try something that is so common, and that's Lechon Kawal. I crave lechon that week and I tried Lechon for a whole day in SM Mall of Asia and I can't believe that my tummy still wants more lechon. I'm glad that Hotel Venezia cooked this as fast they can for me.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kamaron crickets @ Balaw Balaw

Kamaron is a deep friend rice field crickets, they removed the legs and head of a local rice field cricket and fried it. The taste is crunchy and you'll taste the burned flavored of the cricket. Tastes like a burned chicharon, or a grilled crunchy over burned pork. I first tried this ages ago at Cabalen, but here in Balaw Balaw it tastes good than in Cabalen.

My Meal Series : lunch at Hotel St. Ellis

Sometimes my tummy looks for any breakfast meal even it is lunch time, I tried this breakfast meal at Hotel St. Ellis in Legazpi City and I am so happy to see the 2 sunny side egg and lots of sausages on my plate. I was with a blogger friend and a 2 GMA 7 crew when we ate here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm reading this today - Olive Magazine 1st issue

I'm reading this today, I got a copy of the premiere issue of Olive Magazine from an event that I attended few days ago, and I'm surprised that this food magazine is very informative and they feature lots of recipes, restaurant reviews, food reviews and features. The food photo shots are beautiful and the reviews are written by well known people esp. chefs and famous people in different industry. I like their feature about the food in Pampanga and Legazpi City, cheap food in restaurants and a guide to roasting.

Olive Magazine is published by Bella Luce
total of 106 glossy pages.

we're now having a topic about this magazine here at home.




Bibingkang abnoy @ Balaw Balaw

I first saw this Bibingkang Abnoy on TV and they cooked a big Bibingka with aborted duck eggs in Laguna, but here in Balaw Balaw, the recipe is much more different and it looks like a tofu. The smell of this food is awful, you might cover your nose when this food is near you. The taste is salty with a foul smell after chewing it. It tastes weird and the exotic experience can be your trophy. Best to eat it with vinegar to eliminate the foul smell and salty taste.

My Meal Series : breakfast at Hotel Venezia

And this is my favorite set whenever I eat my breakfast in a hotel. This is my breakfast meal after raiding the morning buffet at Hotel Venezia in Legazpi City. I always ask the chef to cook my omelet with lots of veggies and tomato. And my fried rice matched with sausages, sweet dilis and tinapa. I don't eat tinapa, but this tinapa is boneless and I like it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pork Teriyaki @ Hotel Venezia

Pork Teriyaki in Hotel Venezia is good, not too sweet and salty. I was thinking to add chili sauce to convert it something Korean style, but I let the recipe stays in its original treatment. The veggies add more crunchy taste. I also like how they cut the pork into strips.

Taho @ Heat, EDSA Shangri La Hotel

This is the Taho that I prepared myself that evening when me and the bloggers ate at HEAT in EDSA Shangri la Hotel. My eyes are smiling, because I poured a lot of sago and sweet syrup on it. The taste is more different than the ordinary taho we buy in the streets.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kaldereta Kambing @ Damaso GB5

My first time to try the Kaldereta Kambing at Damaso restaurant in Greenbelt 5. I expected that it will be chili, but then I discovered the chili flavor is under that goat's bone and meat. My next visit is that I'll try the ostrich meat.

my perfect match - Bolognese Pasta and Coca-Cola

My first time to try the Bolognese Pasta in Cafe Mediterranean, located at Resorts World Manila. I match it with an ice cold Coca-Cola and thats my perfect match for a good yummy meal. Pasta and Coca-Cola.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Grilled Chicken parts at Joe Isaw (a tribute post)

Joe Isaw will stand for its last day at Ortigas Home Depot, I just heard the sad news from the owner that they will close down tomorrow. I tasted their Barbed Wire Chicken Barbeque and its tasty and thought that it was pork. Isaw is always sold out there and you'll be lucky if there's a stock, anyway, its the last day of Joe Isaw, thanks for bringing the good isaw and grilled chicken parts into the mainstream market. Now we count on back to the regular street food isaw.

isaw = chicken's intestine

more post below

Buffalo wings and meatballs in Greenwich Top That Pizza

Greenwich Top That Pizza is a new pizza recipe by Greenwich, adding that finger foods on a pizza is another level that Greenwich wants to reach. It looks weird at the first time I saw their giant billboard in Pasay City, but then you'll realize that eating pizza with one hand is now outdated. Use fingers! get that buffalo wing first, dip it on the blue cheese cream, eat it and then bite a pizza, don't also forge to eat an onion rings.

The meatballs on a pizza is so heavy in your tummy, two giant meatballs with lots of meat on it is embedded in a one slice of pizza, its a perfect party pizza, because on top of it has lots of french fries, eating here requires lots of fingers and hands. Greenwich is inventing new kinds of pizza and we don't know what will be there next Greenwich pizza innovation.

They also have a separate menu for buffalo wings, you can order that separately. The chili of the buffalo wings is at medium level, but if you feel the chiliness, just dip it on a blue cheese to add yummy cheesy flavor.

My favorite pizza among the two is the Buffalo wings pizza.
Check out also my wife's food blog review of this Greenwich Top That Pizza

arghh I uploaded the pics without my watermark :(

a big foodies gathering on Nov 29

another foodie gathering on a special holiday! kita kits!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Towering Flavors of Lunch @ Italianni's

You can now enjoy a yummy lunch feast at Italiani's, because you can now order a towering meal of flavors in your table, they have two kinds of Towering Flavors of Lunch - Traditionale Tower priced at Ph895 and the Buon Gusto Tower priced at Ph995.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew instant coffee at my home

Here's my morning coffee and not just an ordinary coffee, its the instant coffee of Starbucks, called Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, you can now enjoy it at home and taste more better than the freshly brewed coffee that they have in their shop.

check out my feature and blog review about Starbucks VIA at

Az video blog - reviewing the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew instant coffee

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew instant coffee available on September 15, 2010 nationwide (Manila, Philippines)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pastel de Lengua (Conti's)

I took this photo before I eat it and then forgot to take off that baked thing on top of my pastel de lengua. Now we can't see how the lengua looks like, I'm a little satisfied on this meal, because their servings are too small for me.

Pastel de lengua
Chunks of ox tongue, carrots and potatoes with mushroom sauce, deliciously eaten with flaky crust, served with Paella Rice

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chicken Marsala (Conti's)

The wife ordered this Chicken Marsala for our dinner. And check out on the next post on what I have for dinner.I love the creamy chicken sauce on it and this serves with a garlic fried rice.

Chicken Marsala
Slices of chicken breast with mushrooms in marsala wine sauce, served with Russian potato salad and buttered corn rice

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mango Bravo cake (Conti's)

Been hearing about this Mango Bravo of Contis, its a frozen cake with mango on top, priced at P120 per slice. We are planning to buy a whole cake that night but they say that we have 1 1/2 hour til it melts, But then we scrapped the idea and bought another cake, because I'm sure we will be stuck in traffic going back home. Mango Bravo cake is one of the best and favorite of many food lovers here at Contis.

Conti's GB4

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Meal Series : food in Chuan Kee (Binondo, Manila)

My sister treated me for a snacks in Binondo just to remove the stress and fill our empty stomachs with good food. We ate here in Chuan Kee in Binondo, and its my first time in this restaurant located infront of Binondo Church. Check out our food that we ordered that afternoon

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gyudon (Kurosawa resto, Resorts World Manila)

I ordered this in Kurosawa, sounds like the name came from famous Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa, but their menu and images will speak for it. I love raw egg in my gyudon, that's why I ordered this for my dinner after I saw a photo of it in their donburi set menu. I forgot how much is this, but I think it is around P250, the bowl is big and I love their cold ice tea, a bottomless drink for around P100 as I recall.

The beef strips are thick and the gyudon sauce is not salty or sweet.

Cafe Au Lait Latte (Maxims, Resorts World Manila)

just taking my favorite latte in Cafe Au Lait in Maxims, Resorts World Manila. I'm starting to be a fan of this new cafe that I found in Maxims, the waitress here wears a black french maid uniform and they serve their customers with their heels and fish net stockings, although that it can be distracting, but its nice and neat kasi bagay naman sa kanila.

my latte is a perfect partner for my mango yogurt cheese cake

Cafe Au Lait
Maxims, Resorts World Manila
Naia 3 road

Mango Yogurt Cheese Cake (Cafe Au Lait @ Maxims, Resorts World Manila)

Here's a new discovery for me this evening when I visited Maxims and attended a meeting in Cafe Au Lait, and tried this yummy dessert called "Mango Yogurt Cheese Cake" from Cafe Au Lait inside Maxims, Resorts World Manila. There's a mango on top and the middle is all yogurt and under it is the cheese cake, price is at around P110 per slice and P1,100 for a whole cake. I was about to buy and take one cake with me but we already bought the last two slice and ate it in our meeting, I think this will give me reasons to visit the cafe again, the name of the cafe comes from the french word meaning "coffee with milk".

and as the waiter said, they have this only at Cafe Au Lait....yummy....yogurt cake!

Cafe Au Lait
Maxims, Resorts World Manila
Naia 3 road

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mango Bene (Mary Grace Cafe)

My wife brought this at home and I fell inlove when I tasted it, this is now my favorite cake in Mary Grace Cafe, I will now quit eat tapsilog and will just buy or maybe hoarde their Mango bene cakes hhaha. A layer of cakes and mango inserted in between of the cakes. Sweet and the mango fruit flavor will kick you into trance. Best to eat this when its cold.

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Chili’s Big Mouth Burgers now upgraded to Deluxe

Chili’s is back with a vengeance in delivering yummy burgers and special recipe flavor on their burger patty, plus the size becomes a lot bigger and launching the “Deluxe Big Mouth Burger”. At first I verbally tell my friends that I can eat that burger easy, but when I take some bite and found out that I can’t even finish my other half of the burger, so the big size is not for the ordinary burger lover, but that makes us happy, the bigger the better. (mor below)

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Meal Series: my plate in Yakimix

My first time to try this eat all you can buffet in Yakimix, SM MOA. I love their sushi and maki buffet. I didn't got a good atmosphere yesterday when we dine in here with my family. But I guess we will try it on a weekday. Mukhang palengke sa sobra dami ng tao pag weekends.

food is yummy, but the crowd of people outside drives me arghhh. we were seated kasi sa labas ng resto and it ran out of seats for us

My Meal Series: home cooking Beef Curry

The wife cooked this today for our dinner

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Meal Series: Homestyle Sopas

haha, I just called it homestyle Sopas because mom in law cooked this yesterday for lunch at home. She used the roasted chicken meat that my wife cooked few nights ago and mom recycled it and use it as one of the ingredients for our sopas.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fiesta Kapampangan food @ Robinsons Starmills mall

The Fiesta Kampampangan is like a food court or food area in Robinsons Starmills in San Fernando, Pampanga. The difference from other food court in the mall is that they offer all kinds of food in Pampanga, the special and the way the cook the food are all original from Pampanga. According to Mr. Lavern Aquino of the marketing dept. of Robinsons malls, they invited those best and popular food stalls, restaurants and canteen that is located in Pampanga to have their own food stand here in their very own food court and now dubbed as the Fiesta Kapampangan. They have live bands at night and ohh, they serve BEER!

here are the food we have that night before going back home in Manila.

Sizzling Sisig

Crispy Pata

Tokwa't Baboy

Grilled Squid


Sizzling Shrimp


we have lots of food in our table and forgot to take pics because I am busy eating our meal.
we have Pancit Malabon too. (more pics below)