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”

Experience Malolos Heritage Cuisine at Ilustrado

Inside Ilustrado
Inside Ilustrado

Ilustrado is a Filipino/Spanish restaurant located in the heart of Intramuros. I went there for the launching of the Malolos Heritage Cuisine, which they are currently offering and it will run until June 30, 2012 only. The Malolos Heritage Cuisine offering is an outcome of the partnership of Ilustrado with Dez Bautista, an artist, historian and culinary expert from Malolos, Bulacan. Dez Bautista belongs to the well-known Bautista clan who owns the Bautista ancestral house in Malolos. Continue reading “Experience Malolos Heritage Cuisine at Ilustrado”

DFAT 2012 Day 2: Piyesta KTV and Restobar

Outside at Piyesta KTV and Restobar
Outside Piyesta KTV and Restobar, SM Davao

After a long trip from the Kapatagan Valley, we headed to SM Davao to have dinner at Piyesta KTV and Restobar. It was just opened this year. They have rooms for KTV where each room is named after a Philippine fiesta. I like the concept of the restobar because it promotes Philippine fiestas and Filipino dishes too. Continue reading “DFAT 2012 Day 2: Piyesta KTV and Restobar”

DFAT 2012 Day 2: My Three Favorite Dishes at Fiesta Sorpresa


Day 2 of DFAT’s theme is Fiesta because of the restaurants we visited on that day both had the word Fiesta on their titles.

We started our second day with disappointment, each Taps (my favorite breakfast place in Davao) that we went to were closed so we ended up in Mcdonald’s at Matina Square. So left with no choice, I ordered my typical Mcdo breakfast: Sausage Mcmuffin Meal with hash brown and Iced Coffee. After breakfast we left Davao City and headed to Davao del Sur. We were scheduled to have our lunch at Fiesta Sorpresa at Digos City. Continue reading “DFAT 2012 Day 2: My Three Favorite Dishes at Fiesta Sorpresa”

DFAT 2012: Ranchero’s Merienda Cena

Tiboktibok at Ranchero
Tibok tibok, 70 pesos

On our first day at DFAT (Davao Food Appreciation Tour), we had our afternoon snack at Ranchero. It was a typical Filipino merienda where we had some pancit bihon, fried and fresh lumpia, dinuguan with puto and some sweet local delicacies. I remember when I was still working in an office in Makati City, I would either have some pancit bihon or fried lumpia as an afternoon snack a few hours before my work in the office ends. Continue reading “DFAT 2012: Ranchero’s Merienda Cena”

JT’s Manukan Grille: Now Open in Tagaytay

Pecho with Garlic Rice at JT's Manukan Grille
Pecho with Garlic Rice

I first tried the inasal of JT’s Manukan Grille several years ago with Sharlyne and some of our friends. I remember we went to the first branch of JT’s which is located at the corner of Valencia and Granada Streets. For me and Sharlyne, the chicken inasal at JT’s is our favorite. Continue reading “JT’s Manukan Grille: Now Open in Tagaytay”

Jollibee Tuna Pie: Now Available this Lenten Season

Jollibee Tuna Pie

Finally, Jollibee Tuna Pie is back! I was really excited about this because I haven’t had Tuna Pie for a long time. I remember when Tuna Pie was a regular part of their menu, I would either order a Jolli Hotdog or a Tuna Pie as a snack. Continue reading “Jollibee Tuna Pie: Now Available this Lenten Season”

Uno Grille / Kusina Felicitas in Vigan

Poqui Poqui Balls at Kusina Felicitas
Poqui – Poqui Balls @ Php 115

After a tiring tour of Vigan during the day, we deserved to have delicious Ilocano dinner on our last night in Vigan at Uno Grille. Like what we usually do, we search for must-try restaurants for a certain place before we actually go there. Many bloggers recommended that we dine at Uno Grille / Kusina Felicitas because they have great food and large servings. Well, it was only the two of us so it was quite hard to order a lot of food. So we only chose 2 viands and flavored rice to pair them with. Continue reading “Uno Grille / Kusina Felicitas in Vigan”

Some Bacolod Pasalubong Treats

Napoleones at Virgie's
Virgie’s Napoleones

My father has been to Bacolod several times. And every time he comes back to Manila, I’d expect him to be back with several packs of Piaya from BongBong’s which most people buy as a “pasalubong”. If you would like something different, we suggest boxes of Napoleones from Virgie’s. Continue reading “Some Bacolod Pasalubong Treats”

Cozy and Charming Place in Vigan Called Cafe Uno

at Cafe Uno
Miki with Bagnet and Pandesal

If you’re in Calle Crisologo in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, I suggest that you try Cafe Uno which is just nearby since it’s literally a few meters away. Cafe Uno is quite popular with the locals and as well as the tourists. We went to Cafe Uno twice, the first time was after the sumptuous dinner at the opposite restaurant, Uno Grillery (which has the same owners as Cafe Uno) and the second time was the next day before we leave Vigan.  Continue reading “Cozy and Charming Place in Vigan Called Cafe Uno”