Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts


Tatung's Garden Cafe

"Everyone can build a good restaurant but the best restaurant can only be built by a great Chef" 

One of the best and beautiful restaurants I've been in Quezon City is the Tatung's Garden Cafe and I want to visit the place again and again. When I say best, meaning it meets my expectations and my love for art and nature can be found there. 

A very nice three-year old restaurant at Sikatuna Village in Quezon City is making its name in the industry of best restaurant in the metro. Tatung's Garden Cafe offers good Filipino food with extra ordinary flavors, serving traditional delicacies in modern way. Pure Filipino flavors from the north all the way down to the south, from Pukipuki of Ilocos to Adobong Bisaya from visayas region and a lot more. 


Food Trip IN and OUTside Meto Manila

FOOD TRIP IN and OUTside the metro. From regular dining to Boodle Fighting.

There are lots of good and affordable restaurants here in metro manila and one of these is The Savory  a resto where chicken, chopsuey and the Lechon macau are their best for me.

Savory Chicken, for me the secret is not the sauce it's the chicken itself. I like how it tastes and the flavour is there, I prefer eating it with soy sauce and Citrus fruit

Chopsuey is the best for me, the crunchiness and the sweetness of the fresh vegetables are always present, so yummy!

Obey your thirst! 
Four Seasons 


One Orchard Road

A quite restaurant situated at busiest commercial building with perfect ambiance called One Orchard Road, remember this is not in Singapore but it's exactly located at the second floor of SM Mega mall in Mandaluyong City.

My friend Jenny treated me to a dinner here,  since it was my first time, so my eyes was in a bit search for something NEW and UNIQUE  and here's what I got. It is  like the colors represents the different enticing flavors  and the arrangement of the place is telling you to come back and dine again.

One thing I love from this resto is they have the strongest wifi ever! Perfect for hungry internet people like me.


The New Quezon City Memorial Circle

Eat, Shop, Amuse and Stroll

We've just obeyed our thirst of indulgence while amusing ourselves strolling along Quezon City Memorial Circle.

December 30, 2011 a night before New Year's Eve, My friend and I experienced this super extraordinary bonding with the enticing mixed street  and home made foods like Isaw, Barbeque, Siomai, Maki, Puto Bumbong, and a lot more.

While waiting for the 20 minutes firework show we've decided do some window shopping at the Tiangge from stall to stall but food tripping  is our main objective funny isn't it? It's like a night market in Bangkok with sections for foods and dry goods.

My friend Dang Rapio's enjoying her food trips and scouting nice shirts

Our so-called friends and stars of the night

 Mingling with the savory street foods was awesome!

I believe we were just lucky then, we didn't experience the rides we just let the other kids to do their part.

The best thing about Quezon City Memorial Circle is the "cleanliness", the place is new and fresh! A good environment  for family and no longer for dark business as we often heard before. Proud to say it is now more fun in Quezon City Memorial Circle.


Seafood Island Cubao

Turn your ordinary dinner into a festive style dining with friends at Seafood Island in Araneta Center, Cubao.

As a hungry buddies, my friends and I hunted some restaurants that can fill our stomach with delicious and something unique in serving. We've decided to dine-in here at Seafood Island and try one of their boodle sets, the group agreed to get the "Kanyaman"  a mouthwatering  set of Tahong, bangus, Bagoong Rice, kangkong, Hipon, Talong, Okra and Lechong Kawali.

I've been here before, nothing much to say about the place aside from it's comfortable, accessible and unique. You don't have to spend more to go to a certain place that serves authentic seafood all you have to do is to go to a place that can satisfy your food trip.


As usual if the foods are great, what else do you expect?


50's Diner: My Super Burger Encounter

50's Diner Baguio City . My Super Burger encounter

A simple Lunch and get-together with my friends at 50's Diner in Baguio City. One night before the bonding time, my friend asked me if I love burger, then I said YES without blinking my eyes because I really wanna see what's 50's Diner is.

The restaurant isn't that huge, but they can accommodate for approximately 60 to 100 heads per dining. I can see people waiting outside for their turn to get in.  We were seven then so we didn't wait for our turn for so long. I was seated near the counter area because I was trying to figure out the design of the place  from the kitchen all the way to the doorway and I got it right what was puzzling on my head. Their wall filled with photos/poster  of the1950's popular singers, like Elvies Presley, Marilyn Monroe and more.

The photos below shows how great encounter it was during our get-together at the said restaurant.

My Juicy Giant Burger. So Yummy. So Delicious!!!

My friends Ralph and Byd amazingly doing their 3 kinds of acting in front of their giant sandwiches.

The table is complete with happy friends and perfect food.
from left: Ralph, Byd, Majoy, Ms. Ning, Joanne, Jenny and Myself.


Bed and Breakfast

What comes to your mind when you hear Tagaytay? Maybe the View of Taal Volcano and lake, The Peoples Park, Tagaytay Highland, SeƱoritas, Pineapple and etc and etc., well for me it's all about Bed and Breakfast.

 In the rolling hills with lush green and colorful flowery ornamental plants, far from the busy city, where birds and butterflies freely flies lies  the House and Garden of Sonya called Sonya's Garden Bed and Breakfast. A typical Filipino house offers only the best Filipino and Western food and serves organic rice and fresh farm fruits like mangoes, pineapple and a lot more.

Last year my friends and I visited the place and had our breakfast at 7, it was like my ordinary morning turns into fairytale having breakfast together with Peter Pan and friends in the middle of the Neverland Garden, Can you imagine that?

 "All the Bed and Breakfast cottages are named after herbs, which, like her garden, reflect Sonya’s love for aromatic things. Inspired by her simple country lifestyle, the Bed and Breakfast facility was born out of insistent pleas from guests to stay awhile longer in Sonya’s private sanctuary. In the short time that it has been open to the public, many have already vowed to return for a myriad of simple joys, like waking up to the smell of flowers, languishing in bed from last night’s soothing massage, contemplating in the undisturbed solitude that surrounds each cottage, relaxing by the charming bay windows that opens into a view of nature in its entire splendor, the warm hospitality of Sonya and her staff—and other delightful discoveries that has made a stay at the B&B a unique experience for every person."
Sonya's Garden not only offers good food but also a good stay, for those who are planning to escape and get lost from the noisy world for quite sometimes or for a day or two then Sonya's Garden Garden in Tagaytay is waiting for you. The place to relax, the place to replenish your tired body and soul.

Going home with big smile,  See you again Sonya's Garden



La Boca Doce was established by a group of Culinary Students that shares a dream in "Serving Great and Delicious Food by not costing much" like in Hotels and other Fine dinning Restaurant. As you go inside the restaurant you will immediately notice the green motif and good ambience of the place. 

It is a casual-dinning restaurant that serves 5 star recipes. The Chef who cooks your food will be the one who will get your orders and politely take you through their menu. So that you will be informed appropriately of their dish from their tasty finger food appetizers (chicken bread rolls, Spicy potato rolls, Gambas ala plantsa, etc.)

Through their mouth watering sandwiches, pasta (with a sauce of your choice serve w/ toasted garlic bread), entre (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Fish serve w/ rice of your choice or pasta) and their sweets that you will eat your heart out as you taste it! Plus! their weekly SPECIAL CHEF's MENU that will surely explore your pallets in their CHEFS OWN RECIPES..

With their competitive chefs that will surely satisfy your taste buds. I’m sure that La Boca Doce Restaurant will not be a typical casual-dinning restaurant, but, a great establishment that will be known and make a noise around the metro.

For Catering you may call them at 02.7516494
or Like them on facebook

Blog Contributor: Mj Lacson Bucoy


Mang Inasal Shows Love with First Media and Bloggers' Night

August 1, 2011 an evening  filled with FUN and Surprises, as Mang Inasal held its first ever Media and Bloggers' Night at TEATRINO in Promenade, Greenhills, Mang Inasal held this event to celebrate the launching of its newest campaign: I LOVE MANG INASAL, a look back into the reason why we Filipinos have fallen in love with this brand, a  look forward to bigger things to come.

Mang Inasal invited friends from Media and well-known bloggers including myself to a night of fun events, games and the launch of the brand's main marketing campaign, two more reasons to love Mang Inasal: the MANG AAWIT PROJECT, and the GRAND GADGET GIVE-AWAY; and the announcement of its 400th store opening on August 5, at the Vmall Carpark in Greenhills. Two lucky audience members also walked away with brand new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and one of them is Vincent a blogger.

The Mang Aawit Project is Mang Inasal's way of enriching the OPM scene, The Project aims to aid eight deserving artists music grants and exposure to a wider audience as Mang Inasal shows its support for OPM. 
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
 The Grand Gadget Giveaway is a promotion which raffles off ASUS Eee pad Transformer and special  I  LOVE MANG INASAL USB Ballers everyday. To join, a customer simply has to purchase 250 pesos worth of product from Mang Inasal and they have a good chance to be lucky winner everyday of the month of August.

Registration began at 4:30 in the afternoon, followed by an hour of fun and exciting events such as the Rock Band challenge where members of the audience held their own concerts onstage while playing to the music of rock Band 2, The Beatles, and Guitar Hero. At 6PM , the program proper began with the welcome message from Mr. Gil P. Abela, General  Manager of Mang Inasal. Following him was Mr. Enri Ruiz, Marketing Manager who gave a talk about how loving Mang Inasal was the same as Loving Philippines. And lastly, he was joined by Mr. Chris Cahilig, Program director of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit project as they introduced the eight artists that would become the Mang Inasal Mang Aawits.

Mang Inasal expresses love for OPM, kicks off music advocacy program

The project dubbed as the “Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program” aims to preserve and enrich the local music scene by providing new and original songs that reflect Filipino sentiments, values, and spirit an avenue to be heard.

Here are the eight Breakthrough artists. The Mang Inasal Mang Aawit

Acoustic singer-composer Aries Sales from Davao City. One of His many good songs is "Miss Masungit" 

  Multi-awarded RnB and soul artist Arnee Hidalgo who is releasing a comeback album soon
  Hitmaking pop band Kiss Jane, the group behind songs “Lagi” and “Baliw.”

  Gold record artist, and staunch OPM advocate Myrus whose launching his second all-original album in September

  Pop heartthrobs 1:43 whose debut recording titled “Time for Love” remains on the bestselling album chart for months now

Stand-up comedian and radio host Onse of DZMM Teleradyo

  Sultry pop singer and Pinoy Dream Academy scholar Sheng Belmonte whose latest single “Gigil” is now a radio hit

  Sony Music’s acoustic gem Stephanie Dan

Messenger of all Genres! You'll surely love them as they  showcase what Filipino talent means. They have the charm and true star factor that will fonder your HEART and gives smile to your face. Acoustic singers that will tickle your heart, Balladeer who will play your emotions, and Rock Band that can jam with you if you feel like party.

“Mang Inasal loves Filipino culture and music, especially our very own OPM. We believe that helping promote our own brand of music and artists is a part of our responsibility as a corporate citizen,” explains Mang Inasal Marketing Manager Enri Luzuriaga.

“Giving our new artists their much-deserved break is an inherent value to Mang Inasal. We as a company has also a humble before becoming one of the biggest fastfood chains in Philippines today,” adds Luzuriaga.

Mang Inasal Mang Aawit will be funding the recording of two promotional songs for every artist and the production of one music video that will be played heavily in close to 400 Mang Inasal stores nationwide. A compilation album of all these original songs will also be released within the year.

“The Mang Inasal Mang Aawit music advocacy program comes at a time when OPM needs it the most. It is one big step to reviving our local music industry that was what was once the most influential in Asia,” related Mang Aawit Project Director Chris Cahilig.

Chris Cahilig, Project Director
“I have no doubt that many of the eight breakthrough artists will soon become the most prominent OPM artists. And it would be good to remember in the future that they all started from Mang Inasal Mang Aawit,” adds Cahilig.



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Are there any Japanese restaurants here in Manila that serves Odori-don?
I find this dish a bit off, (Inhumane)  but for the Japanese  it's just part of their daily servings.

Koreans also has almost the same dish the only difference is they serve live Squid yay.

By the way I got this image "gif" via google+

This Japanese seafood dish is called Odori-don  and consists of salmon, seaweed and caviar - topped off with squid. The squid is recently dead, and when soy sauce is applied to the squid, its neurons are activated, causing it to wiggle and dance.
This is done to show how fresh it is at the table as a sign of luxury.
Japanese don’t consider this inhumane or cruel (as perhaps Westerners would assume), but it’s far more interesting than a twitching slab of cow

According to (see explanation)  The energy lies within ions contained in the sauce's high sodium content. These ions are used in cells to create voltage differences. Because the squid is served fresh, the cells inside are still active and when the sodium is applied, the signals across the nerve cell membranes are temporarily reactivated causing the squid to "dance."


COAL Restaurant

What will the food lovers expects from COAL a restaurant that will be flaming soon  this 2011 at Green Field District in Mandaluyong City, located in the vicinity of Edsa Central. The restaurant is located literally besides the greeny-field   on the ground floor of the building  that houses hundreds of BPO staffs and shopping stores where people "SPENDING" are part of their hobbies. 

The Place is quite nice can you imagine having a dinner with your loved ones or friends in front of the green field? hmmm that sounds awesome! Not only that, if you're running out of cash throw your worries away, there's a teller machine few steps away to cater you pocket's needs.

But there's this only one thing I observed, they don't have parking space. That's a bit challenging for food fanatics  with wheels wanting to reach to try something flaming. But what is the essence of " IF THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY" if you can't get what you want. 

Let's find out this 2011 how the COAL ignites for the  Hungry Stomachs.


Top 5 - 5star restaurant in Metro Manila

Top 5 - 5star restaurant in Metro Manila according to "Nile Guide" Manila


You can't go wrong with Red; this restaurant-cum-bar is simply too stylish. Impressive food presentation and impeccable preparations are the hallmarks of this unique restaurant. The service is efficient; you don't have to wait too long for your order. Don't leave without trying The Red Appetizer Three Ways. The dessert and wine list do justice to the hype. This is truly a gem in Makati Shangri-La's hat.
The Tivoli is a beautiful and luxurious restaurant located at the Mandarin Oriental in Manila. The elegant interiors complete with shining mirrors and trellises add an extra vibrancy to the space. While at The Tivoli, try out Creamy Lobster bisque, Braised black wagyu cheeks and Mille-feuille of pan-fried sea bass. The intimate alcove is a great spot for those looking for privacy during romantic dinners. Month ending Fridays turn out to be a dining extravaganza with seven meal courses and an unlimited supply of wines.


Frequented by the beautiful people of Mandaluyong, this restaurant offers local paparazzi a wealth of material to use. Aside from the outstanding cuisine people come here for another reason - to see and be seen. Using imported ingredients, the Italian chef whips up such delectable dishes as risotto with king prawns, linguini with clams, and roast lamb wrapped in crispy Parma ham. The tiramisu is a sheer delight. The predominantly black and white decor is accented with copper tints, wood surfaces, and wicker furniture.


This is the perfect place for a dim sum lunch or a Chinese banquet dinner. The room itself is hotel elegant, with large round tables perfect for feasting with friends and family, banquettes for those wanting a bit more privacy, and private rooms for those wanting to feel they are in their own living room. If you go for lunch make sure to taste every dim sum item on the menu, and if there for dinner, well, you cant leave without trying their Peking duck.
Inagiku is a fine Japanese restaurant located at the Makati Shangri-La in Manila. The atmosphere at Inagiku is absolutely fantastic, with minimalistic wooden furnishings and bold colors, that resemble a modern Japanese eating joint. Start of with some excellent appetizers such as Shiitake Ebi Nikutsume or Zensai Moriawase. For the main course try out the excellent Teppanyaki Live Lobster and if you still have room for dessert go for the Homemade ice cream.


Simply Carmel's

A true Filipino made products with a blend of international flavors from sweets to bottled sea foods, savor the Flavor of an Authentic Home-made style Cakes and world class bottled dishes. You can try these products only at Carmel's

Try their Healthy Mouthwatering Rhum Cake, fresh Orange Cake and Choco fudge ribbon cake, Carmel's cakes are not just a cake, It's "Carmel's Cake" you must try one or try them all, to find out why.

Caviar Pinoy, Tuyo Fillets in Olive, Bangus Sardines in Olive oil these are just three of the many healthy and delicious bottled products available at Carmel's Healthy Shop.

Carmel's Bottled Products

Sassy Pink Dressing Salad

Pasta Sauce

Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil with Wine

Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners. —-Andre Simon

Pineapple Upside Down

Choco Fudge Ribbon Cake

Rhum Cake

Fresh Orange Cake

View our products at our Photo Page. Price list at the Notes Tab. Order today! Contact info at the Info Tab.
Carmel's Food Products
(02) 911-3443; (0916) 640-9170; (0905) 289-3066
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