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”

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”

Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food in San Juan

Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food

One time, when Karla, me and Arbet passed by J. Abad Santos, we saw this ‘carinderia’ looking joint where a lot of people were flocking. The context clues were the sign “Hong Kong Street Food” and customers flocking so these were the key things that got us curious.

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Love Spicy Food? Try Silly Labuyo

Bicol Express at Silly Labuyo

Bicol Express (PHP 250 per order)

A friend of ours introduced us to the owners of a recently opened restaurant (around February 2014) called Silly Labuyo – a play of words of a Filipino term Sili Labuyo / Bird’s Eye Chili. Hearing the words Sili Labuyo, would already give you a hint of what one can expect if this will become a restaurant name. It was a small joint around the commercial area called Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. The restaurant is just along Shaw Boulevard, literally just opposite Shangri-la Mall. Continue reading “Love Spicy Food? Try Silly Labuyo”

Baguio Foodtripping: Oh My Gulay

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What I always anticipate whenever I go to Baguio are the art works and of course new food discoveries. Now, I could say that I could scrap off Oh My Gulay from my Baguio food tripping bucket list because I just dined there during my recent Baguio getaway weekend with mom.

I was practically relying on Google Maps when I was locating Oh My Gulay. It was quite hard to find because it doesn’t have a sign. Oh My Gulay is located at Session Road, just beside the building beside Philam Building and opposite Don Henrico’s Pizza. It’s located at the 5th floor (top most floor). I find it odd that Oh My Gulay is in a building where most law firms are situated so once we arrived at the 5th floor, we were transported in a different place (or another planet!). Unfortunately, the place was a bit dim at night and the camera I brought isn’t that good when it comes to low light so I will just opt to go back there in the future and preferably day time.

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SM North Food Trip 1: Brickfire

Tenderloin steak at Brickfire
Duke, PhP 285

Last weekend, there was a sale in SM North City dubbed as the Great Northern Sale. We went there last weekend not just to look around but to eat in some of the restaurants in SM North. Part one of the series is Brickfire. Brickfire is a casual dining steakhouse that was first established in Katipunan. Continue reading “SM North Food Trip 1: Brickfire”

Rose and Grace Restaurant’s Pride: Bulalo

Bulalo at Rose & Grace Restaurant

Bulalo w Vegetables @ Php 400

The Tagaytay experience is not complete without eating Bulalo (clear bone marrow soup) I know there are a lot of restaurants in Tagaytay serve Bulalo however we had ours at Rose and Grace in Sta. Rosa, Laguna which around 15 km away from Tagaytay City proper. We know that Rose and Grace is already known for Bulalo but this is our first time to dine here.

Rose and Grace’s Bulalo is one of the best ones I have tasted to far. The bone was not too big compared to Leslie’s or even Josephine’s. Because the bone is not too big, there is bigger serving of meat. There are two important things which I think everybody looks for when eating Bulalo – the tenderness of the beef and the taste of the soup stock. Both of my pre-requisites for a great tasting Bulalo was satisfied. The beef was very tender and I did not have a hard time separating it from the bone. Every inch of beef was consumed by me and Karla like hyenas who were hungry for days. The soup stock was exquisite! It wasn’t too salty and I could really taste essence of the bone marrow. It doesn’t matter how unhealthy this is but this is so damn good! Continue reading “Rose and Grace Restaurant’s Pride: Bulalo”