Category Food

REVIEW: Gringo – Chicken and Ribs (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)

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This wasn’t my first try of Gringo’s Chicken and Ribs. Back in April this year, Gringo sent me a box of their bestselling ribs and chicken, and while they were all finger-lickin’ delicious, the quality and the experience was just not the same with dining in-store. I decided to finally go last month and treat myself to a nice, heavy meal that would make up for all the months I put off going to Gringo.

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The word Gringo in Latin America means “foreigner,” but the masterminds behind the restaurant ...

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REVIEW: Sushi Meets Burrito at Nori (Kapitolyo, Pasig City)

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The rise of the Sushirrito in the West has inspired many local restaurants to create their very own version of the famous dish. After all, combining the sushi and the burrito, just two of our favorite dishes ever — no one can possibly mess that up, right?

So after months of being on the receiving end of expertly-targeted Facebook ads as well as various recommendations from blogger friends, I decided one day to give into the craving and drop by Nori for my first ever Sushirrito experience...

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REVIEW: Over Rice (Katipunan Ave, Quezon City)

Indulging in comfort food doesn’t have to have to hurt your wallet– that’s what the masterminds behind NY Halal-inspired Over Rice believe, as they bring us Mediterranean dishes made popular by street food carts from NYC. Conveniently located at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Katipunan Ave., Over Rice aims to reach the hearts (and tummies) of foodies in the area with their mouthwatering fast casual fare at affordable prices.

Over Fries with your choice of Beef or Chicken toppings (Php 129)

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REVIEW: Sunnies Cafe (BGC High Street, Taguig)

Every brekkie (breakfast junkie lol!) has probably caught wind of the newly opened Sunnies Cafe at BGC High Street. It’s an extension of the Sunnies Studios lifestyle concept, the same brand that has brought us them chic and affordable sunnies we all love. So one afternoon, after observing due diligence and doing my research on what to order, I headed over to Sunnies Cafe to see if the hype is real.

Some of the things I knew from research:

  • During the time of our visit, they had an ongoing pro...
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Discovering Cookie Shots at Cookie Bar Manila (The Podium, Mandaluyong)

The concept of Cookie shots is not new — in fact, I’ve seen it years ago circulating on Facebook, with coffee and a cute little handle to boot. However, I have not found an establishment that sells cookie shots or cookie cups until last month, when we were aimlessly walking around The Podium, and encountered Cookie Bar Manila. I’ve been looking for cookie shots in manila for a looong time, but I must have not been looking hard enough to only find out about it a bit later than most people did!

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New Dessert Alert: Kuya J launches The Halo-Halo Espesyal

When it comes to Filipino desserts, nothing beats halo-halo in taste and variety. It has two uniquely Pinoy desserts, the leche flan and the ube halaya, as its ingredient, and if desserts within a dessert doesn’t convince you of why the halo-halo should be considered our national Filipino dessert, then consider the fact that the halo-halo mirrors the mix of diverse cultures that made the Filipino culture what it is today...

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Review: Ippudo Philippines (SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City)

This isn’t exactly a proper review, since it has been a while since my last visit, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember anything remarkable about the food or the place. I held on to my love for Ramen Nagi, even as I was already in the restaurant, eating my bowl of ramen. Hence, you might find this review biased, but I will try to be as objective as I can.

From Ippudo Philippines’ website, we get a short introduction to the brand and its roots:

IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ram...

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Review: 1609 Fitout Burger (Maybunga, Pasig City)

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I cannot say this enough: there’s a shortage of good food establishments here in the city proper of Pasig, which spans the area of Kapasigan, all the way to Maybunga, C. Raymundo, and Rosario. I’ve lived here all my life, and I have not seen any new noteworthy restaurants in the area, which forces me to head to Kapitolyo for a food trip, or give up and go find relief for my hunger in any of the several malls in the Ortigas Central Business District...

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Keeping Their Promise of Delectable Cakes at Quim’s Cake

Quim’s Cake has been in the business of crafting mouthwatering cakes since 2010, a business which started like many other businesses: with a dream — a dream to bake and to serve extraordinary homemade cakes to everyone. The cake shop was the brainchild of Chef Elaquim “Jack” Labang, whom the shop was also named after. It was Chef Jack’s passion which helped him through a long and painstaking journey of earning the education and training from the best in the international culinary scene...

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REVIEW: Hitting the Mark at Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats, Kapitolyo

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I first encountered Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats upon the recommendation of my teammates (my teammates have a huge influence in my eating habits lol). It was the last work day of the year, and only three of us in the team made it to work. We decided to celebrate the year-end by heading to Kapitolyo for some ribs, and initially planned on having lunch at RUB instead...

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