My Top 5 Restaurants

1. 8 Cuts

I like 8 Cuts because they have interesting burger combinations. They also have good appetizers like the onion rings that taste like garlic.

You can watch them mix your burger through the glass windows.

The SM Megamall branch has great service and they have a clean toilet .

The Piggy

The Piggy

2. Yabu

Yabu comes in second because I like Japanese food and they have big servings. They have unlimited rice, veggies, fruits and miso soup when you order a katsu. The veggies are cut thinly and they have big servings. It takes about 15 min. for the food to arrive but it’s worth the wait.

The service is great.

3. Torch

I like Torch because their steaks are tender and have a lot spices on it. They also have really thin pizzas and I like the flavors.

The service is fast.

4. Abe

I like Abe because I like Filipino food. They have creative dishes like the Ube Sinigang, which is colored purple.

The service is great.

5. Recipes

I like Recipes because I love the General’s Chicken and the Gising-Gising. The chicken is a bit spicy and sweet. The vegetables are spicy and it has coconut milk.

The service is great.

Dinner at Alfredo’s

We went to Alfredo’s for dinner and we asked for a table of 7. the tables and kitchen are upstairs and the restrooms are downstairs. The place looks dim and the place is big. They also have a function room for meetings.

We were seated near the window and we searched the menu. They have soups, sides, pasta, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and dessert. They have an all you can eat roast beef promo for P580 every Sundays.

I ordered the Stuffed Killer Burger for P395. It has a patty stuffed with pepperoni, onion rings  and oozing with melted mozzarella cheese. For the side dish I chose potato wedges over potato chips.

I took my first bite and the cheese stretched and the flavor bursted in my mouth. The buns are part soft and part crunchy. The potatoes are awesome and the burger was a bit salty.

Dinner at Casa Verde

 

My family and I went to Case Verde at U.P. Town Center for dinner. We were seated and we searched the menu. I’m a burger kind of guy so I looked at the burgers.

My mom ordered Brian’s Ribs “half rack ribs”. It costs for P250 and it’s good for 1 – 2 people. The ribs came in 10 minutes later and it tastes a bit dry and it lacks sauce.

On the menu, I saw a 1 kilo burger called the Mighty Ton and a 500g “9” burger called the Big Bang. It costs  P438 and it’s good for 3 – 4 people. I asked my little brother if he wanted to split the burger with me and he said yes.

The Big Bang came in 10 minutes after the ribs and it’s a GIANT!

The Big Bang

The Big Bang

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Big BIte

A Big Bite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cut it in quarters and we both got our first part. The burger is “9” wide and about “4” tall. I couldn’t imagine how big the 1 kilo burger would look . The burger has lettuce, tomato and cheese. There’s nothing new but the sauce. A quarter of that burger is as big as one order of a Jack Daniel’s burger from Friday’s. I was able to gobble up half the burger and my brother ate like 3/8 of the burger. It filled me up really fast because of the thick bread.

The Red Onion

We were looking for a place to eat at U.P. Town Center. U.P. Town Center is a cool new dining place at Katipunan. We walked around and saw The Red Onion. It caught our attention because they have an “all you can eat noodles” promo.

They have rice toppings, noodles, appetizers, meals and drinks. I ordered the 39 Spices Beef Noodles . You can request for thin or thick noodles. They have the original and the light, medium, and high spice levels. I chose the medium level assuming it’s just right for my taste and I requested for thick noodles. The serving time was 15 minutes. While I was waiting, I watched the chef cook the noodles from scratch. He  carried a block of noodles, which he shred and dumped into hot water.

The food finally came and I started eating. I took a sip and a tear slid down my cheek as my mouth was on fire. It was spicier than I expected it to be. The beef is really soft and the vegetables too. I asked for another serving of noodles and this time I asked for thin noodles. The soup is really spicy and it got me wondering, how spicy the high spice noodles could possibly be.

This was the only Taiwanese restaurant I’ve ever been in. It was a whole new experience for me.

The 39 Spice Beef Noodle costs for P228.  The price is worth it.

That’s it for today everyone. Thank you for reading!

Our Dinner at Wooden Spoon

October 20, 2012

Parking

After our sister had her recital at UP Diliman, we went to Wooden Spoon at Katipunan. It was difficult to park because   a lot of cars blocked  the parking zone. A guard saw us and he helped us by asking the other cars to move. We parked in front and went in.

In the Restaurant

Appetizer

Wansoy shrimp nuggets

Wansoy shrimp nuggets

We asked the waitress for a table for 8. She led us to a table in front of the restroom. She gave us a menu and we ordered Wansoy Shrimp Nuggets and Crab Pancit. The Wansoy Shrimp Nuggets lived up to  shrimpy expectations but I could barely taste the wansoy. I like the crab pancit because it is crunchy and has real crab meat. (We didn’t get a chance to take a picture  because we gobbled it all up at once.)

Main Dish

Stuffed Pechay

Stuffed Pechay

Fiesta rice

Fiesta rice

Squid with Chili and Mushroom

Squid with Chili and Mushroom

Baked Chicken

Baked Chicken

We ordered   Baked chicken, Squid with chili and mushroom, Shrimp pampango, Wooden spoon fried chicken, Stuffed pechay and Fiesta rice. I think the Baked chicken needs some sort of kick so I put some chili on it but I guess others would like it for its subtle taste. The squid is spicy, the sauce is slightly sweet and it’s perfect seasoned. The Shrimp Pampango is outstanding with the crab fat sauce (aligue) or eaten on its own. The fried chicken is best with gravy. The stuffed pechay is my favorite . It’s stuffed not just with meat  but with a lot of   flavor. We kept eating the coconut sauce with rice after the stuffed pechay was all gone.  The fiesta rice is packed with flavors. It has the Chinese chorizo for sweetness, and  the red eggs and tinapa for saltiness.

Dessert

Pandan crepe

Pandan crepe

Sago Cake

Sago Cake

We ordered Pandan Crepe and Sago cake. The Pandan crepe has ube ice cream and  mango wrapped in pandan flavored wrap and topped with crunchies. The Sago cake is sweet and has crunchies on top too.

It was an outstanding dinner.

Is it affordable?

The Baked Chicken costs P 185 for 2 ; that’s  P 94.50 per person. The Squid with Chili and Mushroom is P 225 for 3 ; that’s P 75 per person. The Shrimp Pampango cost P 225 . A whole chicken cost  P 195 . Stuffed pechay rolls cost , P 155 for 7 rolls, that’s around  P22 per roll. An order of Fiesta rice for 4 people costs P 145 ;  P 36.25 per person . The pandan crepe costs  P 115 and the  sago cake costs P 65 per person. Our total bill is   about P 1,800. There are 7 of us, so that boils down to only around P257 per person.  It’s quite reasonable for a delicious dinner.

Everyone gave this dinner a thumbs up!

Thumbs Up!

Thumbs Up!

That’s all for today every one, Good bye!

Buffet From Circles!

On May 18, 2012, we went to Makati Shangri – La  because we were craving for the buffet at Circles. We sat at the chef’s table, where there was a television. Their theme that night was seafood market. You can pick from a wide array of raw seafood and have it cooked the way you want it. The king shrimp were so big that I thought they were lobsters.  I had it cooked with boiled onions first. Then I had another king prawn with butter and chili. They were both delicious!

There were also some meat dishes. The shawarma was hot and  tender. The pita bread was soft and the stuffings were fresh. The curry was  deliciously spicy.   The mango float was fantastic because the mangoes were sweet and cold.  I wish my sister would make that dessert.

I didn’t have time to taste the beef ribs because it came out later, but it’s ok because my stomach was going to explode already.

Everything on the buffet called my attention, but I could only eat so much! I had sushi, King shrimp, Shawarma ,Roast pork ,Curry, Steamed Vegetables, plain rice, Pasta ,Bagnet (roast pork), Mango float, dragon fruit, oranges , water melon, and Fruit salad.

I wish you’d try Circles sometime…you won’t regret it!

 

My Kalderetang Kambing

Goat is a popular dish in some countries like Philippines and Mexico. Goat meat is different from lamb and beef because goat has less fat and is thus  good for your diet. The perfect way to cook goat is to  boil it with sauce or grill it on low temperature until it is tender.

On 05/13/2012, me, my mom, dad and brother went to the Sunday Market at SM Centris. We bought seafood, vegetables and raw goat.

At 2:30 P.M., I  cooked Kalderetang Kambing with my grandmother downstairs.

I crushed 1 whole garlic and chopped 2 onions and sliced 3 potatoes. Grandmother sliced 2 carrots and boiled the goat.

Kalderetang Kambing recipe

Ingredients:

1 whole garlic crushed
2 onions chopped
3 sliced potatoes
2 sliced carrots
2 kilos of goat , sliced
400g. tomato sauce
1 sliced bell pepper
1/4 cup cooking oil

Procedure:

  1. Stir fry garlic in hot oil.
  2. Add onions and cook until onions are a little brown.
  3.  Wash then drain the goat slices. Add the goat to the sautéed onions and garlic then keep mixing so the goat skin won’t stick to  the wok.
  4. Add tomato sauce, carrots and potatoes.
  5. Boil until meat and potatoes are tender. Add chili (optional), bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.

That’s it for today everyone. Adiòs!