Makati Food Crawl

Soft Shell Crab 'Wich at 8Cuts

Our food crawl started at 8Cuts in Salcedo village. Yes, everyone ordered the Soft shell Crab ‘Wich–an 8Cuts and Ooma collaboration. How can one not give in to this delectable treat? The soft-shell crab is beer-battered. On top of the soft-shell crab are the unagi sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, herbed aioli, aligue mayo, mango salsa, and salmon-skin flakes. These are all sandwiched in between 8Cut’s brioche buns. Continue reading “Makati Food Crawl”

Mushroom Pepper Steak – McDonald’s newest offering

McDonalds Mushroom Pepper Steak

I discovered something new at McDonald’s today. They gave in and are now pairing their burger patties with rice.

One may order a one-piece or a two-piece mushroom pepper steak. It costs less than a hundred bucks even if ordered as a value meal. 

The burger is smothered with creamy and peppery gravy, and is topped with button mushrooms. 

While I love the peppery gravy, I still like Jollibee’s Big Burger Steak more. 

2016 Dessert Favorites

Whenever we dine out, we would usually look for a place to have a dessert. There are times that we will go out of our way just to try that new dessert. There are also times that we were really just curious when we find one by accident.

In no particular order, here are our dessert favorites this 2016:

Pablo Cheese Tart

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2015 Bacolod Foodtripping: Cafe Bob’s Open Grounds

At Cafe Bob's Open Grounds

Just opposite Cafe Bob’s at Lacson Street, right at the center of all the foodie action in Bacolod City, is the Open Grounds. Basically it’s just an open area where with different food concessionaires where people can dine, drink booze and listen to music at the same time. The place reminds me of the Collective in Malugay or Cubao X in Quezon City because of the street art around. Continue reading “2015 Bacolod Foodtripping: Cafe Bob’s Open Grounds”

Earth Kitchen: Serving Organic Food that Gives Comfort

Beef Kebab at Earth Kitchen

Eating healthy doesn’t mean that we’re stuck in eating greens. Earth Kitchen says otherwise. They have recently opened a branch in Bonifacio Global City with their first branch in Quezon City. We were glad to have been invited by Earth Kitchen to taste their food. Earth Kitchen is proud to say that everything they serve is made from scratch: from pasta, ice cream, tortilla, risotto and soups. The restaurant is dedicated in supporting local farmers from Got Heart Farm in Tarlac and indigenous communities around the Philippines which I really appreciate. The restaurant is a partnership of Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s Catering.

We definitely loved the food here and we hope that you will too. Here are the reasons why you should try Earth Kitchen:
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2015 Bacolod Foodtripping: Rau Ram Cafe

Buon Thit Nuong at Rau Ram Cafe
Buon Thit Nuong @ PHP 159.00

First restaurant and lunch in Bacolod was at Rau Ram Cafe. Tita Kate said that this used to be called Saigon Cafe and they had a small location (just opposite the now bigger Rau Ram Cafe). The restaurant is tucked inside a residential area near The Ruins in Bata, a popular tourist destination. There are no signs going there so you’d have to rely on Google Maps or the locals / tricycle drivers near PepsiCo. Continue reading “2015 Bacolod Foodtripping: Rau Ram Cafe”

J.Co’s Coconut Mocha Frappe

Coconut Mocha Frappe at J. Co

It’s actually not the first time that I’ve tried a coffee with coconut. We were able to try Cong Caphe’s Coconut Coffee in Hanoi, Vietnam. And it was so good.

J.Co’s Coconut Mocha Frappe is very much different from Cong Caphe’s Coconut Coffee. After a few sips from this delectable tropical treat, I immediately noticed the Macapuno (Coconut Sport in English) that sits at the bottom of the drink. You have to mix it so that it won’t be very sweet.

An Easier Way to Cook Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice - 1

Hainanese Chicken Rice is a popular dish in Singapore. If you’re going to there, you have to try it at least once because your visit won’t be complete without it. You may try the Hainanese Chicken Rice in hawker centers like Lau Pa Sat, and at Tiong Bahru. I can still recall our journey to Tiong Bahru. We took a bus going there. It was quite a long bus ride but it was all worth it. Hainanese Chicken Rice is served with fragrant chicken-flavored rice and condiments such as chilli, ginger, and dark soya sauce. Continue reading “An Easier Way to Cook Hainanese Chicken Rice”

Hanoi Coffee Experience

Drinking vietnamese coffee

 

Going to Vietnam without drinking their coffee is like going to Singapore without eating Laksa. You can definitely see coffee shops in every street corner and one can really see that the coffee culture in Vietnam is very strong. The standard Vietnamese coffee is black coffee mixed with sweet condensed milk. Their coffee is strong but because of the condensed milk, the acidity is subdued by the sweet condensed milk. We didn’t get tired of drinking their coffee anytime of the day and just sitting at their stools whether on the sidewalk or inside an upscaled coffee shop. Continue reading “Hanoi Coffee Experience”