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Bacon & Ribs Madness at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse

October 16, 2017

I received another looloo invite from Peanut. This time, it was held in U.P. Town Center and the restaurant we went to is no other than Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse.

To be honest, it was my first time to hear about Fat Daddy’s. So before I went to the eatup, I made sure to know what their specialty is. Apparently, they specialize on bacon and ribs which I love. I had high expectations for this restaurant because I kept on seeing positive reviews and I’m a fan of bacon and ribs.

F A T  D A D D Y ‘ S  E X P E R I E N C E

There were a few looloo reviewers with Josh (the owner) alongside them. They were starting to eat this big tray of Jera’s Ultimate Pork and Bacon Nachos, Hot Pork Poppers and Buttermilk Fried Livers. The nachos was served in whole size that costs around 600php, poppers costs around 175php and the buttermilk livers costs 185php. The nachos serving is huge that even 10-15 foodies won’t be able to finish it. But you don’t have to worry about the size because you can order it in half which costs around 330php. What I love about their nachos is that it is different from other nachos. The different flavors they added complemented my palate.

When I started to have a taste of the Poppers, I thought I was eating chicken skin. Apparently, it’s liempo strips and it goes well with the piedmont sauce. Last but not the least was the Buttermilk Fried Livers. I am not a fan of liver but I gotta tell ya, it is worth ordering! Upon first bite, I didn’t realize that I was eating liver already. There are just times that you get to taste liver but it’s not that strong.

Once appetizers were done, the main dishes started to arrive. This includes the Smoked Meat Platter, Mac and Cheese, Hot Mess (170php), Pulled Pork Tacos (230php), Triple Death Burger (440php), Big Bird Burger (275php), Smoked Salmon w/ Salsa Verde, Corn Dogs w/ Chips (240php).

The Smoked Meat Platter (2400php) is one of my favorites. It consists of smoked hot links, pulled pork shoulder, beef brisket, chicken bbq, and porked ribs. It comes with side dishes like chiquito’s grilled corn, bacon and chives muffin, sesame coleslaw and 4 plain rice. But among all the meat that was served, I would have to go for their ribs because the meat was tender and you won’t get tired from eating it.

My 2nd favorite main dish would have to be the Mac and Cheese (170php). I’m a fan of cheese and this made me get a lot of servings. This is perfect for a cool and rainy weather. Aside from the normal mac and cheese, it also has melted mozzarella cheese, bbq sauce and bacon.

My 3rd favorite would have to be their Smoked Salmon w/ Salsa Verde (540php). I am a fan of salmon – be it raw or cooked or smoked. Along with the main dishes came the milkshakes. The Smokey Maple Bacon Milkshake (195php) and the Caramel Popcorn Milkshake (195php) were the ones that was served to us.

I had to contain myself because dessert was on the way! Peach Cobbler (250php), Caramel Drizzled Banana Pudding (170php) and Bacon S’mores Dips (250php) were the desserts served to us. Among the 3, I would have to go for their Banana Pudding. I love anything that has banana and it was so addicting!

I had to know more about Fat Daddy’s and good thing I was able to talk to Josh, the owner of Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse. Josh and his other siblings apparently own Fat Daddy’s. They’ve been in the food industry (catering business) for so long that they decided to open a restaurant in Marikina. They import US meat instead of local for that quality performance customers look for. They wanted to name their restaurant Fat Brother’s. Apparently, a computer shop got the name already so they just decided to go with Fat Daddy’s. The nice thing with Fat Daddy’s is that they do their ingredients by scratch.

If you are looking for quality ribs and bacon, I would totally recommend Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse. If you get to meet Josh, don’t hesitate to talk to him. He’s very friendly and he will surely answer all of your questions about his restaurant.

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

Address: Ground Floor, U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman Quezon City

Contact No: 7174482

Facebook: Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse

Instagram: @fatdaddyssmokehouse

 

*Sponsored by Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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Gabe’s Home Grown Kitchen : Home Cooked Dishes From Malabon

September 27, 2017

With the rainy weather right now, home cooked meals are much better than fast food. There’s something about home cooked meals that is comforting & soothing. No matter how much you eat, you wouldn’t mind because it makes you happy.

When I started to become active in looloo again, opportunities opened up to me. I was invited by Sir Dan to try out their restaurant, Gabe’s Home Grown Kitchen. As I received this email, I said yes in a heartbeat.

G A B E ‘ S  H G K  E X P E R I E N C E

Gabe’s Homegrown Kitchen is located at Katipunan Extension, after Hoy Panga & Nathaniels. It’s on the 2nd floor of the YDG Building. If you are driving, I suggest you slow down since this is quite hard to find.

As we entered the place, there’s a feeling of how simple & homey it is. There are games available for kids and kids at heart. There’s a wall where you get to post post-it notes for other customers to read your experience. Dan runs the business, the wife cooks & the name of the restaurant is actually their first born’s name. Now on its 3rd year, they are here to bring us Malabon dishes since Dan’s wife originally came from Malabon.

First up are Pinoy Cheese Sticks (80php), Kwek-Kwek (90php), Fish Balls (50php) and Squid Balls (60php). My favorite would have to be the Pinoy Cheese Sticks. I enjoyed eating the cheddar cheese inside the wrap. With or without sauce, it still tasted great.

Next came the main meals. First came the Lengua (280php) which consists of beef’s tongue, sauce and mushrooms. I love how tender the beef’s tongue is & how creamy their sauce is. The mushroom came in a good addition as well.

The Kare-Kare (250php) has a generous serving of beef tripes (commonly known as tuwalya) and vegetables in thick peanut sauce.

The Baked Ribs (190php) is one of my favorites. I love how easy it was for me to slice through the ribs without using a knife. With or without the sauce, it still tasted great.

The Tinumis (90php) is Malabon’s version of dinuguan. I would have to say that this dish is quite alright. Maybe I just got used to the usual dinuguan.

The Laing with Dilis (90php) was so-so for me. They did a twist in which they placed dilis. Maybe I’m just not used to the fact that there’s dilis in it.

The Crunchy Pork Sisig ni Gabe (185php) is the ultimate bestseller. To make their sisig more delicious, they added mayonnaise and special sauce. Their sisig can be at par with Manam.

The Horseylog (115php) is part of the all day breakfast. I read reviews that their horseylog is a must try. This was my first time to taste horse & it is truly for the brave at heart. As a foodie, you have to be willing to try different kinds of dishes no matter how weird it can be. Upon first bite, I can say that it is worth ordering. The taste is like beef tapsilog but better. I ain’t joking, you guys!

Valencia ala Malabon (80php) was our dessert to cap off the night. This is a levelled-up turon with saba, ube, monggo and langka. Just add 25php, you can get their ala mode which has ice cream on it.

With all the food that was served to us, they offered their freshly squeezed lemonade (65php). It was just right – not too sweet nor too sour.

During our dine-in, too bad I was not able to meet Sir Dan. But it’s okay because his staffs were attentive. They made sure that we were served properly. Hats off to them! Through this experience, I am definitely going back to try their other dishes & order another sisig with beer!

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

Address: Second Floor, 219 Katipunan Avenue, YDG Building, Blue Ridge, Quezon City

Contact No: 439-2093 (they deliver food as well)

Facebook: Gabe’s Home Grown Kitchen

Instagram: @gabeshgd

* Sponsored by Gabe’s Home Grown Kitchen. All thoughts & opinion are mine.

 

Gabe's Home Grown Dishes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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A 2nd Time Around in Jamie’s Steak Room

September 26, 2017

To go to a restaurant is just like being in a relationship. There are good and bad relationships. If it’s a bad kind of relationship, you have the option not to go back to the person or give him/her another chance. When it comes to restaurants, you also have the option not to go back or give it another chance. Prior to my first blog post, I decided to give Jamie’s Steak Room another chance. We might not know that there could have been improvements from last time. And because I decided to give Jamie’s Steak Room another chance, I had the pleasure to meet the owner, Ms. Arlene Tong.

#FoodisLayf ika nga so the very first thing we did as we arrived at the restaurant was to order our dishes. Here are the following dishes we ordered:

  • The Clamchowder
  • Salad
  • Porterhouse 

Both my dad and I ordered the clamchowder as our appetizer. I wanted to taste their clamchowder because aside from the fact that my it’s my dad’s favorite appetizer, he also told me last time that Jamie’s clamchowder is really good. Lo and behold, it was really yummy! I love the fact that the soup’s creaminess is just right. Jamie’s clamchowder can be at par with S&R.

For their salad, I wasn’t able to try because I was waiting for my main dish. According to my dad, their salad is good but he noticed that the vegetables were not fresh anymore. It could have been better if it was fresh to make it look presentable. What I actually like with what Ms. Arlene did is that if it’s your first time to eat in their restaurant, you’ll actually get a free salad from them. This kind of getup is actually new so they consider all their customers (be it a regular customer) as a new customer.

For my main dish, I ordered the Porterhouse again. The very first time we ate in Jamie’s, I also ordered this dish and I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. So, this time, I wanted to see if there would be a difference despite being it a local meat. When you actually talk about local meat, it’s actually unpredictable if the meat will turn out to be too tough or not. Because of this, I decided to make my steak medium. This time, it was much better. The glide of the knife wasn’t that perfect but it can pass my standards already. For their mashed potato, it could have been better if it was creamier. As with the sauce, there was a strong pungent smell. I didn’t bother using it.

Dad ordered the Sirloin Steak. He found it to be quite right as well. Instead of mashed potatoes, he got plain rice. His sauce also had this pungent smell which makes this his only problem with his order.

This time, I would rate Jamie’s Steak Room a 4/5. Ms. Arlene was able to take note of the things she had to improve for her restaurant. Aside from the meals we had, we had a good conversation with Ms. Arlene that will never be forgotten. Because of my blog & the suggestions we gave, she decided to give us a complimentary dessert.

If you are looking for quality steak, Jamie’s Steak Room is the place to go. When I go back to Iloilo, for sure I am going back & will definitely try their U.S. meat. Their U.S. meat is quite pricey but I believe it will be worth it.

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

Address: SM City Iloilo South Point, Iloilo City, Philippines

Contact No: 0929 496 2280

Facebook: Jamie’s Steak Room

Instagram: @jamiessteakroom

 

 

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The Common Table at Salcedo: My First looloo Rendezvoos

September 25, 2017

Last September 12, I decided to post some content in my looloo account. If you don’t know what looloo is, it’s an application where you can make reviews about restaurants & other places you’ve been to. It’s proudly made in the Philippines & you can find a good community there.

Making reviews especially on good food gives me the satisfaction & the drive to share my experiences to other people. I would want them to experience these as well. I’ve heard about these looloo rendezvoos because I have friends who have attended to one before. A looloo rendezvoos is a meet and greet of looloo reviewers  & staff in a certain place.

That day, I wasn’t expecting anything since I was not active for a long time. Out of the blue, I received an email from Peanut Dela Cruz, inviting me to a looloo rendezvoos in The Common Table at Salcedo. I have been part of the looloo community for 5 years & it is only now that I got invited to a looloo event. I have always been curious what actually happens in a looloo rendezvoos & this is my chance to meet the different reviewers I get to interact with. In a heartbeat, I said yes!

On September 20 (during a Wednesday night), off I went to Makati. Traffic was terrible as usual but I still managed to attend the said event even though I was late. I wanted to back out because of the traffic but I told myself to be patient & I said yes already.

C O M M O N  T A B L E  E X P E R I E N C E

The Common Table is beside The Fraser Place Condominium, located at the 2nd floor. It’s along Valero St. but to stay on the safe side, Waze will be your best friend for this trip. The owner, Chef Ian Padilla based his dishes on his travels. He would consistently tell us that his dishes are not fusion.

As I entered the vicinity, the concept of the restaurant is on a gastropub type. They focused on wood & metals as part of their design. You will get to see stacks of alcohol aligned as part of their restaurant’s design. Their bar area is perfect for chill drinking. When you decide to take a drink in this restaurant, don’t forget to talk to Billy, their mixologist. He can whip you up with a good drink that will be unforgettable.

Since I was late, I wasn’t able to try their welcoming drinks. I asked Billy what drink he can actually make me. He made me the Salcedo Sunset. This drink is one of his first creations. It’s gin based mixed with fresh lemon juice, strawberry & cucumber. He uses a strainer to pour the drink on the glass & puts garnish to top it off. This drink is juicy and refreshing which will make you want to order another glass.

The Pull Apart Battard Bread (450php) consists of the Battard Bread with roasted garlic butter, aged cheddar, mozzarella & rosemary. I found this to be just right. Or maybe I didn’t thoroughly eat it when the nachos came. Hehehe

The Common Table Nachos (450php) consists of nachos with house chorizo, 5 cheeses, garlic cream, tomato salsa & jalapeno. I’m a cheese lover & when Chef Ian told us that it consists of 5 cheeses, I was  ecstatic! Just make sure to eat it while it’s still hot so that you can appreciate the 5 cheeses & chorizo.

The Roasted Bone Marrow (470php) comes with toast, oxtail jam and red onion parsley salad. The bone marrow tastes better when you put the oxtail jam. Don’t eat too much of this since you can get high blood easily hehe. Also, eat it while it’s still hot because it’s going to get very oily.

The Patatas Bravas (350php) is a spanish dish that consists of onions, garlic, tomatoes, sugar, paprika and potatoes. The way of cooking is done the original way but the chef added chorizo & running egg. There’s a spice to it because of the chorizo & it complemented the dish perfectly.

The Wagyu Salpicao (420php) consists of a lot of flavors in it. It’s chewy which I totally loved and enjoyed. This is perfect with plain rice & beer.

The Sisig Fried Rice (310php) has pork, egg, chicharon & running egg. I’m a sisig lover & this dish is worth ordering. Be wary that there’s a bit of spice in this dish.

The Salmon Aburri (390php) consists of salmon with japanese rice and aburri sauce. It was just right for me. This dish has got to be my least favorite. The salmon was thinly sliced and there was little serving. 

The Warm Chocolate Truffle Fondant (310php) was perfect to cap off the night. It was chocolatey, moist and perfect with the caramelized flavor. This would make you want to order again.

F I N A L  T H O U G H T S

Among all the dishes that was served to us, my Top 2 favorite would have to be Common Table Nachos & Wagyu Salpicao. Seeing these pictures makes me crave for them. I can’t wait to go back to Common Table to taste their other dishes.

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

Address: 2nd Floor, Forbes Tower, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati

Telephone No: 5410185

Instagram: @commontablesalcedo

Facebook: CommonTableSalcedo

*This event’s sponsored by Common Table. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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Tamagoya! Noodle House: Ramen Cravings Satisfied

September 14, 2017

It is everyone’s dream to go to Japan and savor Japanese cuisine. Maybe it is due to their way of cooking and how they prepare their dishes. Also, to love Japanese food is through understanding their way of life. Since I love and appreciate Japanese cuisine, it is a MUST for me to discover Japanese restaurants in the Metro and I try to look for a restaurant that can be at par with the restaurants in Japan.

Last Sunday (September 10, 2017), my dad brought us to Tamagoya! Noodle House. This hidden Japanese restaurant is located at lower Antipolo. In order for you to get here, you can trust Waze to give you directions for this place. For you to fully understand how the restaurant came to be, allow me to share a brief history.

4 years ago, the owners of the building decided to turn it into a restaurant which is now known as Tamagoya! Noodle House. Tamago in Japanese means “Egg House”. Their main ingredient to create their dishes all comes from egg. Even their noodles comes from eggs and they do their noodles by scratch.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, I couldn’t keep my composure. First of all, I have been craving ramen for like FOREVER and I was finally going to have my ramen fix. Second, it was a new discovery which I thought only a few knew of this. Third, my dad went here already and he told me how yummy their gyoza and ramen was. So, it was high time for us to order!

E X P E R I E N C E

The following were the dishes we ordered:

  • Mabo and Gomoku-Nanban Ramen
  • Ebi Katsudon
  • Ebi Fry
  • Yaki Gyoza: They have two options which consists of chicken and pork
  • Vegetable Salad

The Gomoku-Nanban Ramen (which I ordered) consists of noodles with hot & spicy mixed vegetables & seafood whereas the Mabo (which my dad ordered) consists of noodles with chili miso-based soup topped with stir-fried tofu and ground pork. I decided to order the Gomoku-Nanban Ramen because as per the staff, this dish is one of their bestsellers when it comes to spicy ramen. A lot of people actually do not know that I appreciate spicy food. I just don’t order any spicy dishes because I want to be able to savor the moment while eating.

In all honesty, I really enjoyed my dish. I was expecting it to be really spicy (yung tipo mapapainom ako ng madaming tubig HAHAHAHA). I could definitely say that it was a mild spicy level. The soup has this rich flavor which makes it different from other ramen joints. With their noodles, it was thick and tasty which is evident that one of their ingredients used is egg. For its size, it is worth it! If other ramen joints would cost around 300-400php, Tamagoya’s ramens are half the price. If you are not a heavy eater, you can definitely share your dish. Since I am the type of person who enjoys eating, it is a MUST for me to have one bowl for myself.

For the Yaki Gyoza as appetizer, we ordered both the chicken and pork. The chicken and pork gyoza were cooked well. The gyozas are also served with tasty sauce. Even though you don’t put any sauce on your gyoza, it will still taste great.

The Ebi Katsudon is the best I have ever tasted. In other Japanese restaurants, the Katsudon tends to have this umay factor. In Tamagoya, the dish was tasty & it wasn’t that oily. Upon first bite, I could definitely say that this will be my favorite katsudon.

For the others, I had to ask my mom and dad. My mom ordered the Vegetable Salad & Ebi Fry. My mom found both dishes yummy. What brought flavor to the salad is their sauce. For dad’s order, he also found the soup with rich flavor.

When it comes to the interior of the restaurant, I observed that the design they followed is how a typical Japanese restaurant would look like in Japan. The staffs were courteous and would bow as a sign of respect. They don’t recommend customers to give out tips. It’s their pleasure to satisfy their customers. Before you leave the restaurant, you will have to pay at the cashier that is located near the exit.

Overall, we had a pleasurable meal in Tamagoya. I recommend this restaurant for everyone to try even though it is quite far. I tell you, it is worth the drive & commute. 🙂

 

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

ADDRESS: 2 V.V. Soliven Ave., Mayamot, Antipolo City

Telephone No: 861-8631 / 681-4804

Opening Hours: 11am-2pm / 5-9pm

 
Tamagoya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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To Experience Tuscany Through Marcia Adam’s Restaurant

March 15, 2017

I discovered Marcia Adam’s Restuarant through a Booky post: 20 of Tagaytay’s Best Kept Secret Restaurants. Seeing these kinds of posts makes me want to go to Tagaytay every weekend and try them. In my first visit, I had dinner along with my parents. I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos that time. Last Friday was my 2nd visit and was with my college best friend and a close friend.

We decided to have lunch in Marcia Adams. It was a good choice to have lunch in Marcia Adams on a weekday because we had the whole place to ourselves and we were not shy to take lots of photos. What I love about Marcia Adams is its ambiance – Tuscany setting. As you arrive, the first thing you will notice is their wooden door. Once you enter the main gate, you will get to see their garden. Their garden makes me feel at home and I felt like we were in a maze. You don’t have to worry though because there are signs that will point you to the right direction.

Our Set Meal in Marcia Adam’s

I ordered the following: Baba Ganoush (appetizer), Chicken Kebab (main dish), and Fried Bananas w/ Chocolate Dip (dessert). I find 700php to be just right. Along with your main course, you also have your own appetizer and dessert.  All you have to do is pick your desired appetizer and dessert. Debbie, my close friend, ordered Tzatiki w/ Lettuce Chips (appetizer), Chicken Kebab (main dish) and Strawberry Yoghurt Icecream w/ Berry Compote (dessert). Patty, my best friend, ordered Hummus w/ Whole Wheat Tortilla (appetizer), Chicken Kebab (main dish) and Panna Cotta w/ Lemon Sauce (dessert).

For the appetizers, I still preferred the Tzatiki w/ Lettuce Chips. I actually do know where you can buy lettuce chips. Just comment down below if you want to know where! For the dessert, I should have gotten Strawberry Yoghurt Icecream instead of the Fried Bananas. The fried bananas is good but I was not able to fully enjoy it because I was full from the main course.
Baba GanoushTzatiki w/ Lettuce Chips Hummus w/ Whole Wheat Tortilla Chicken KebabFried Banana w/ Chocolate DipStrawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream w/ Berry Compote
Panna Cotta w/ Lemon Sauce

Marcia Adam’s Restaurant is perfect for those who want to experience a short getaway and experience a Tuscany ambiance. Their food is just right (taste wise and budget wise). Aside from Instagram worthy, you can bring your significant other and have a relaxing date while being one with nature and the beautiful view.

Marcia Adam’s Restaurant FB: https://www.facebook.com/MarciaAdamsResto/?fref=ts

For reservation only. To make a reservation, please contact this number: 09178011456

Marcia Adams Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Banawe + Binondo Food Trip Part 1

February 23, 2017

I have been wanting to go on a food trip in Banawe and Binondo for some time now. The only problem is finding people to go with since my parents won’t allow me to go on my own. Thankfully, my cousin was available last Saturday. Get ready to join our food tour and discover the yummy restaurants in Banawe and Binondo.

Banawe Food Trip

1. Banawe Soybean Curd

According to my cousin, Banawe Soybean Curd is one of the oldest soybean places in Banawe. In fact, it’s actually one of the best when one craves for soybean. Since both of us didn’t eat breakfast, we decided to have our first meal here. They have different options to choose from – cold taho, hot taho, different flavors. We decided to go for their bestseller which is the cold taho.

What I love about Banawe Soybean Curd is that it is all natural. You also have the option to buy from their store and give it as a gift to a friend or family member. If we were not in a hurry, we could have decided to go back here to buy for the house. There is always a next time!

2. Hugki Dumplings

Right in front of Banawe Soybean Curd is the famous Hugki Dumplings. We ordered their famous steamed kutchay dumplings. We got so fascinated with this restaurant because the food is cheap and yummy! It only cost us 130php w/ 10 pieces! You will feel like you are in heaven while eating their kutchay dumplings.

After our short Banawe foodtrip, we decided to head straight to Binondo. We decided to pass by the Binondo Church to offer a short prayer to the Lord before we resumed to our doings.

Binondo Food Trip

3. Lan Zhou La Mien

For our lunch, we decided to eat in Lan Zhou La Mien. It was quite hard to find the place because the signage of the restaurant were in Chinese characters. Just remember that it’s beside Wai Ying.

We decided to have our separate bowls. My cousin ordered the Beef La Mien while I ordered their Mixed Beef La Mien. The only difference is that I have additional toppings like dumplings. My order cost 190php while my cousin’s was around 140php. It’s still cheap due to the size of the bowl and we love the fact how juicy their beef is and how flavorful their noodles is. Expect us to go back here! (but of course, we will be sharing one order by then since we got full easily)

4. Dong Bei Dumplings

Since we were too full from our meal in Lan Zhou La Mien, we decided that Dong Bei be our last restaurant stop for the day. We ordered another kutchay dumplings. This time, they had 14 pieces! It only costs us around 150php. Such a steal right?! We were supposed to order their Xiao Long Bao as well but it was not available that time. This gives us the reason to go back here!

This is Part 1 of our Banawe and Binondo Food Trip. We are definitely going back to discover more restaurants in the area! Stay tuned for more foodie adventures!

Food

Jeepney Stop Restaurant in Boracay

January 16, 2017

In the Philippines, the main mode of transportation is the jeepney. Jeepneys were made from U.S. Military jeeps from World War II. As the U.S. was starting to leave the Philippines, they sold these jeepneys to the Filipinos. Filipinos would start to accommodate passengers and decorate the jeepneys with vibrant colors.

In its present time, jeepneys are not only used as transportation. You can even see it in restaurants.  The concept of putting jeepneys in restaurants started with Gerry’s Jeepney. Located in Maginhawa, they would let their customers have the option to eat inside the jeep and do it “kamayan” style. Another restaurant that has the jeepney theme is Jeepney Stop.

Jeepney Stop Restaurant – D’Mall Boracay

Jeepney Stop is a new restaurant in Boracay. Located at D’Mall, they serve Filipino dishes and turned the jeepney into a bar area. When we saw this restaurant, my mom’s officemates and I thought that the owner of Gerry’s Jeepney also owns this branch. We decided to give it a try.

The food we ordered were sisig, chicken kawali and calamansi tart. If I were to rate the food, I will have to give it a 3.5/5. The sisig was just alright. The sisig in Manam and Gerry’s Jeepney is much better. I would have to commend the chicken kawali. It had a flavorful taste to it and made me want to eat more. For the calamansi tart, there was this refreshing feel to it and it was yummy as per my mom’s officemate.

Jeepney Stop is a restaurant that is perfect for Instagram-worthy pictures. But when it comes to the food, don’t expect me to come back soon. And ifever I do get back to eat here, for sure the chicken kawali will be the one I will order again.

Food

Jamie’s Steak Room

January 11, 2017

A day before the New Year started, my parents and I went to SM Iloilo City to roam around. As lunch time approached, we discovered this new area where there are new restaurants. My dad and I LOVE eating steak. So upon seeing Jamie’s Steak Room, we decided to give it a try.

Jamie’s Steak Room is a new food haven. Located at the 2nd floor of SM Southpoint, this restaurant offers affordable steak and different dishes. It was the interior of the place that made us decide to try out this restaurant. The interior had this “high class” vibe that focused on minimalist design. Instead of a regular table, they used a grill- type of table and used a wooden type of flat surface. Instead of using regular lights, they decided to go with the hanging light bulbs.

Dad and I had the same order – the Porterhouse Aussie Meat but Dad added an appetizer which is The Clamchowder. Mom, on the other hand, only ordered a Southern Chicken Salad with Mango Vinaigrette. If I were to rate the restaurant’s food, I will give it a 3.5/5. The steak was just alright. It became flavorful when I placed A1 sauce. It could have been better if they could put more flavor on the steak so that I won’t need to put any steak sauce. My mom found their salad to be alright as well.

If you are looking for a restaurant that is Instagram-worthy, Jamie’s Steak Room is a good option. If I were to crave for steak, I won’t go back to this restaurant not unless there are no good options left to eat at.

Cambodia, Food, Travel

Gelato and Coffee Lab – A Must Try Cafe in Siem Reap

August 9, 2016

There are actually a lot of hidden restaurants in Cambodia. Due to my cousin’s constant research on finding good cafes to go to, we finally discovered Gelato and Coffee Lab!

Gelato and Coffee Lab is located in Alley West, within the Pub Street Area. The cafe is quite hard to find since you will have to get in a small pedestrian. Just check the map and for sure, you won’t get lost.

Gelato and Coffee Lab has a wide selection of gelatos and coffees to choose from. You can choose either the ice cream or sorbet typeTheir ice cream consists of traditional Italian flavors whereas their sorbet is more on the flavors of fruits. Their ice creams and sorbets are all made from scratch. You can truly say that there is no additives or chemicals placed – 100% original flavors. Their coffee, on the other hand, is oh so good! Their coffee reminds me of a third wave coffee place that I’ve been to in Metro Manila. According to my cousin, their coffee tastes like Toby’s Estate. Gotta try this one soon!

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The ambiance has this rustic vibe and a perfect place to chill. My cousins and I love to hang out by the sofa facing the windows. It could have been better if they can make the place a bit bigger so that more customers can enjoy the place.

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We were welcomed by attentive and presentable staffs. They always have a smile on their face and they made sure that their customers will have a good time. Because we love the place too much, our group was well known by the staffs. We felt at home and we were lucky enough to meet the owner! Since we were able to meet the owner, we had a quick chat and discovered that he actually likes the Philippines!

Gelato and Coffee Lab is the type of cafe that you will surely want to go back to – their delicious gelatos and relaxing coffee sets the perfect mood. When I go back to Siem Reap, no doubt that I will go back to Gelato and Coffee Lab.

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