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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

Lime & Basil Thai Restaurant

May 11, 2016

Tagaytay holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I was a kid, we would usually go up to Tagaytay and have family bonding with my other cousins and relatives. With our bondings, we would usually go to different kinds of restaurants within the area. As we grew older, we didn’t get to have the time to go up to Tagaytay because tourists are starting to flock in and it seems to be the same restaurants all over again.

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, the parents and I decided to have an early celebration knowing that there would be a lot of people who would be celebrating this special occasion as well. We wanted a place where we haven’t tried eating in, something healthy and fulfilling and a hidden place where no one seems to really have discovered about it. Lime & Basil Thai Restaurant fits these categories very well.

Lime & Basil is a Thai restaurant and located at Alfonso, Cavite. This restaurant is near Marcia Adams & Ville Sommet. The gate of this restaurant can be found at your right side. You can only dine in this restaurant through reservation. But, I was able to ask the waiter if it is possible to do a walk-in. You can do a walk-in but during weekends and/or if the reservation list isn’t full.

I am glad I chose the right restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day. As we went inside the venue, a big patio is located at your left side. At the back of the restaurant is their garden where they personally grow and handpick their ingredients. You can also buy through their small store located inside the restaurant.

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For our dinner, we ordered the ff: Fresh Spring Rolls (240), Lime & Basil Salad (290), Soft Shelled Crab and Chicken. The food that we ordered was just right for the 3 of us. There was nothing new to the taste – typical Thai food. But what made it different is the ambiance of the place. Since we went there during the night time, the wind was cool and it was a good day to eat Thai food that time. The prices were just right as well. We would be glad to go back & experience Lime & Basil’s different dishes.

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Lime & Basil’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lime-and-Basil-Thai-Restaurant-195949750479572/?fref=ts

Contact Number: 09156276393

Address: 9014 J. Rizal Street, Baranggay Sicat, Alfonso, Tagaytay City