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    Will update this once I try it...til then...: The place is now a ramen house

    by nixca316 Updated Apr 8, 2015

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    Finally, Yomenya Goemon, one of the most beloved Japanese Spaghetti and Handmade Pizza chains, is finally here. They are located at the 2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. :)

    After being disappointed with a resto with almost the same theme(no, I haven't made a review of it here because I want to give the place another chance), I was kind of antsy, but curiosity won over my apprehension.

    Someone mentioned the Goemon and that it was going to take the place of Fish and Co(it turned out it was where one of my favorite restos, Big Buddha, was located before), what I didn't know was that it was Yomenya Goemon. That made a big difference.

    This restaurant chain is a very popular one in Singapore, Japan, and Shanghai. There may be restaurants like them, even here, but they have things that are uniquely theirs. The spaghetti's bite is perfect, the sauces are awesome, the crust of pizzas could stand alone, but the flavors make them more wonderful.

    HOW DO I DESCRIBE THE PLACE?

    From the outside looking in you will see people seriously eating their food. No one was putting guns over their head for them to like what they were eating. They were savoring the pasta, the sauces, and the pizza with gusto.

    Also from the outside, you would see pizza being made. It is a pretty sight.

    Before you enter, you would be welcomed by pretty faces and the first thing you would notice is the kitchen.

    I think I've mentioned this before. Kitchens where you can what's happening is a big plus. There is less, if not none at all, hanky-panky happening when that's the case.

    The tables are well spaced. Not too cramped, but not too "snobbish" either.

    Now what do I mean by that?

    It just means that even if there's enough elbow room, there's no space wasted. You have your privacy, but the "neighbors" are still close enough.

    WHO BROUGHT YOMENYA GOEMON(YG) TO THE PHILIPPINES?

    Richie S. Yang could probably just live off his inheritance, after all, he's George T. Yang's(the man behind Mc Donald's in the Philippines) son. Yes, he could've just acted like a spoiled brat, but like his father and the rest of his closely-knit family, he is a very hardworking person.

    Not everything he ventured on was successful, but that did not make him stop and stare at ceilings. He moved on and focused on his other ventures that are quite successful.

    Some of his successful businesses are:

    One of my favorite restaurant chains, Super Bowl of China(I think I wrote about one branch, in Gateway, Cubao), Chili's, and Big Buddha.

    I love Big Buddha and I was a tad disappointed that YG was going to take its place. Since its theme is similar to Super Bowl of China and there was a branch in Glorietta 4, they decided to let the Big Buddha go or maybe take a rest to make way for YG.

    The first Philippine branch is now in a prime location. If you park at the Greenbelt 2 parking area on the second level, look for the Greenbelt 3 entrance, and it's the first thing you would see. If you would come from the other side, it's beside Red Crab.

    SCHEDULE:
    Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    MODE OF PAYMENT:

    Cash, Visa, and Mastercard

    EMAIL:

    feedback.yomenyagoemonph@gmail.com

    Other pictures can be found here. ☺☺☺☺☺☺

    These are some of the names of the very nice servers:

    1.Jessie
    2. Mary Joy
    3. Jezar
    4. Aimee
    5. Raphael
    6. Rhica

    The managers are also very helpful.

    Favorite Dish:
    So far, my favorite is the Wafu Salad. Made with Japanese dressing, it is simply delicious!

    Next on my list is the Pizza Porcini with bacon and three mushrooms. ♡♡♡ I love, love, love this one! ☺

    Then it's the Spaghetti Margherita. The aroma of this dish is divine and it tastes good.

    Wow, I love the Spaghetti Minestrone and the Spaghetti Pork Longganisa is to die for! (No pun intended) :)

    The desserts are good and nice to look at. ☺

    Tip: If you have allergies, drink your meds before going because you need to try them all! :-)

    Try the SET MEALS. They are very, very reasonable. Cheers!

    The spaghetti may not be hand made like the pizza, but, according to Chef Adrian Yeo, the AGM of Singapore, it's made of BARILLA NUMBER FIVE(5) that's why it has the perfect bite. ♡♡♡

    Spaghetti Margherita The very accommodating service crew and MM Pizza Porcini with Bacon and Three Mushrooms Highly recommended
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    Marciano's (Morphed into Balboa---same owners): New Age Italian-American

    by nixca316 Updated Apr 8, 2015

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    Marciano's (named after Rocky Marciano) is owned by young matinee idol, Marvin Agustin (and partners), under his company: SumosamFoods, Inc. It is the brother company of SumoSam, Cafe Tentitas (I have a review about this place at my Cubao page/s), John & Yoko and Smairu.

    At first glance, the place looks a little bit dark for a lunch crowd, but once you get it, you would feel the warmth of most of the service crew.

    You would get to meet "Donnie Brasco and other famous (& infamous) peoplel" through their menu. Ahhhhh...and I found it amusing that their service crew were "named" after famous New Yorkers.

    It was our first time there last September and our 2nd time today (November 5, 2008). There were some kinks, but we will be back for sure to try the other delectable dishes.

    They have big servings and some of their meals are good for four (4)....palatable and pleasing to the eyes.

    Their prices are reasonable and major credit cards are accepted.

    Favorite Dish: What we've tried so far...

    Serendipity Pasta
    Coppola Potato Jackets
    Bruschetta Sampler
    Geller Pizzettas
    Pan-seared Tuna Spaghetti (Serendipity)
    Minestrone Soup
    Lemon/Herb Roast Chicken embedded in mashed potato
    Calamari
    Potato Pockets with Artichoke and Spinach Cream
    Homemade open apple pie a la mode
    Bolognese Pasta
    Mozzarella Sticks

    plus the juices/shakes

    =)

    Our First Visit (Click to view Online Photo Album)

    Our Second Visit (Click to view Online Photo Album)

    Bruschetta Sampler Pan seared tuna on pasta (Serendipity) Lemon Herbed Chicken Homemade Open Apple Pie
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    Terry's Selection: Authentic Spanish & Pan European Cuisine

    by machomikemd Written Mar 3, 2015

    Terry's Selection is a Pan European Restaurant Specializing in Western European Dishes with a preponderance to Spanish Dishes as The Owners are descendants of Spanish Immigrants from Southern Spain Area of Cadiz who moved to the Philippines. Terry's Selection includes 5 bistros and two Delicatessen Stores. The Bistros exudes the air of a classic Spanish and French Bistro and the decor is definitely Western European Classic. The food is composed of Many Regional Spanish Dishes like Paella, Bacalao Ala Vizcaina, Cocido Madrileno, Jamon Bellota, Rabo De Toro en Chilindron to French Codfish Bouilabaise, Onion and Gyuere Soup to Italiam Risotto and Pastas to name a few.

    This Branch is located at Lafayette Buildin in Salcedo Village in Makati Central Business District.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm t0 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: what else but the classic Valencian Paella, which they make with authentic paellera and real saffron leaves and cost 750 pesos for a small plate (they also have other kinds of paella). Cispy Cod Fish Bacalo Croquettes at 450 peso an order, calamares fritos at 400 pesos an order and a lot more.

    inside menu bacalao de sopa bacalo croquetas paella valenciana
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    Jollijeeps (Food Carts): The Famous Home Cooked "Jollijeeps" of Makati

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 2, 2015

    If you happen to go beyond the shopping and touristy areas of Ritzy Makati City and stroll around the Central Business District (Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Area, Buendia, etc), you would find many Prefabricated Aluminum Structures lining parts of the Sidewalks in the Business District and all of them are filled with your usual yuppies or office workers who want to have home cooked grub in Sanitary Surrounding and without the High Prices to Boot of the Restaurants.

    These Structures are called "Jollijeeps", They serve lunch and afternoon snacks (even late breakfast) daily to the thousands of employees and other workers who frequent the business district and they offer typical filipino streetfood and home cooked meals in a somewhat more sterile area than a dinghy wooden food cart.

    Most Jollijeeps are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: your typical filipino street food fare like qwek qwek (fried and breaded duck eggs) at 10 pesos a piece, filipino rice porridge (goto) at 35 pesos an order, Home cooked Sisig (pork cheeks and liver) at 45 pesos an order, fried chicke or pork chops at 50 pesos an order and a lot more. you can just point on the item you want and they would provide you either a plaster bag for take away or a plastic plate and spoon and fork where you can eat while standing.

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    8 Cuts Burger Blends: Artisanal Burger Chain

    by machomikemd Written Nov 7, 2014

    8 cuts burger blend is a local artisanal hamburger chain that specializes in different kinds of hamburger made from the different cuts of beef (about 8 cuts like the chuck, ground round, brisket, sirloin, hanger steak, rib eye, flank or the short rib)) and the dizzying arraw of 23 toppings to choose from. You can also order their pre mixed beef burger blends like the house blend (beef short rib + rib eye) or the Beef Bomb (chuck + short rib) or the steak cut (sirloin + chuck) or the Big Game (hanger steak + brisket) or the exotic Ox Blend (flank + ox tail + rib eye) and then you can either choose from their pre set hamburger patties and toppings like cheeseburger No3 or Bar Burger or Messy Benny or custom made your own (any number of topping you like, just add extra cash for each additonal topping and then order you side dishes and drinks and viola!

    they now have 6 branches around the Metro Manila area since opening their first branch in 2013.

    this is their branch at the Powerplant Mall in Makati City, located at the Concourse Level.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their facebook page:

    8cuts was born to become everyone's neighborhood burger joint. The name ‘8Cuts’ is a reference to the eight cuts of beef used in the 5 custom blends that only 8Cuts offers — chuck, rib eye, short rib, sirloin, brisket, hanger, flank and ox tail. All patties are made in-house from 100% pure U.S. beef. Our patties are also hand-pressed so no two are ever the same, adding to a unique experience! All freshly ground, custom-blended, and seared to order. So come on over and meat our blends!

    Favorite Dish: you can make thousands of combinations of different beef cuts of beef and toppings. their basic one patty with two to three pattie 1/3 pound burgers cost 250 pesos and up and the two patty 1/2 pound burgers at 320 pesos and up and you add 30 to 50 pesos for an additional topping (or every topping you will put into your own custom burger). sides like french fries at 90 pesos per order and drinks like iced tea at 90 pesos and beers at 100 pesos and up.

    packed pay as you order fries make your own 1 make your own 2
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    Erik Kayser: Frech Artisanal Baker Chain of Bakeries

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2014

    Erik Kayser is a world renowned third Generation Artisanal French Baker and food writer from the French Region of Alsace Lorraine beside the German Border (hence the german sounding name) and he started a french type Artisanal Boulangerie named Maison Kayser in Paris in 1996 and it quickly became popular and it soon spread around the world (currently has 98 branches) and it now is a rival of the famed Paul Boulangerie in many areas. He started his Maison Kayser in the philippines in 2013 and it now has 3 branches in the Capital Region (Powerplant Mall in Makati City, Rustan's Department Store in Makati City and here in Greenhills Shopping Center where the Maison Kayser is Named Eric Kayser'.

    This location is their first branch and is located at the first floor of the Powerplant Mall, inside the Rustan's Marketplace Section.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: They have a large selection of freshly baked artisanal french breads and sweets (including danish, austrian and french) and their betsellers include the classic Baguette (which is buttery and best eaten off the oven without any dips). The Austrian Croissant (yes croissant is not a french invention!), Muti-layered Danish Flaky Custards, the Turkish Style Koign Amann and a lot more.

    a piece of french baguette bread cost 90 pesos, austrian croissant cost 75 pesos per piece, the Koign Amann at 90 pesos per piece, Batard at 100 pesos a piece and a lot more.

    The secret to their crusty and airy bread is their own sourdough liquid Levain, a wild yeast starter that the have cultivated in France and exported to their branches around the world. .

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    Mangetsu: Upscale Japanese Ryotei Style Restaurant (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2014

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    Part two of my tips with more pictures.

    Mangetsu is an upscale Japanese Restaurant that offers the "Ryotei" also known as exclusive dining and their claim to fame is by using mostly japanese ingredients flown daily from japan. They are formerly located along the Mile Long Arcade in Don Bosco Area of Makati and moved to this location in Bel Air. This Japanese resto has a wide selection of your typical and high end (Kaiseki) japanese meals and also offers some japanese fusion dishes as well.

    Hours:

    Mondays - Saturdays
    AM11:30 - PM2:00 (last order PM1:30)
    PM5:30 - PM11:00 (last order PM10:30)

    Sundays
    AM11:30 - PM3:00 (last order PM2:30)
    PM5:30 - PM10:00 (last order PM9:30)

    Favorite Dish: they have quite a large selection of meals and a 6 page menu filled with various classic japanese and japanese fusion goodies such as the Zaru Cold Soba at 390 pesos an order, sashimi red miso flavor at 490 pesos an order, prawn tempura at 510 pesos an order, gindara at 500 pesos an order, simmered beef tendon with dashi at 455 pesos an order, pork kimchi don at 300 pesos an order and a lot more.

    menu more maki beef short rib soup shrimp tempura gindara steak
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    Mangetsu: Upscale Japanese Ryotei Style Restaurant (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2014

    Mangetsu is an upscale Japanese Restaurant that offers the "Ryotei" also known as exclusive dining and their claim to fame is by using mostly japanese ingredients flown daily from japan. They are formerly located along the Mile Long Arcade in Don Bosco Area of Makati and moved to this location in Bel Air. This Japanese resto has a wide selection of your typical and high end (Kaiseki) japanese meals and also offers some japanese fusion dishes as well.

    Hours:

    Mondays - Saturdays
    AM11:30 - PM2:00 (last order PM1:30)
    PM5:30 - PM11:00 (last order PM10:30)

    Sundays
    AM11:30 - PM3:00 (last order PM2:30)
    PM5:30 - PM10:00 (last order PM9:30)

    Favorite Dish: they have quite a large selection of meals and a 6 page menu filled with various classic japanese and japanese fusion goodies such as the Zaru Cold Soba at 390 pesos an order, sashimi red miso flavor at 490 pesos an order, prawn tempura at 510 pesos an order, gindara at 500 pesos an order, simmered beef tendon with dashi at 455 pesos an order, pork kimchi don at 300 pesos an order and a lot more.

    entrance inside various cold soba noodles more food assorted maki
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    Kimukatsu: Japanese Pork Cutlets Chain now in the Philippines

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2014

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    the philippine dining scene, specially in the capital region is becoming more ecletic and diverse and there are now a proliferation of famous International Japanese Chains in the Country like various Ramen Houses, Pork Cutlets and Izakaya Type of Restaurants. Among the first to have branches of the famous Tonkatsu Pork Cutlets of Japan is the Kimukatsu, of which they now have 2 branches around the Capital Region and the newest one is located along the Century City Mall in Makati City.

    Kimukatsu is a chain of pork cutlet restaurants that offers the famous Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet Called the Tonkatsu of which they have various kinds besides the original one (like tonkatsu with cheese, tonkatsu with mushrooms and asparagus, etc) and also come from different kinds of pork like the iconic Berkshire Kurobota Pork (the Kobe Beef of Pork) plus the regular local pork and USDA and Australian Pork Cutlets. They also have an other japanese foods like various Donburi Meals such as Katsudon and Oyakudon and Battered Foods such as Shrimp Tempura or Scallop Tempura and various Fried Seafood.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Kimukatsu is the most famous pork cutlet restaurant in Japan,
    with multiple locations in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Sendai, etc.
    We have frequently been featured in Japanese media including popular
    magazines and TV shows, making Kimukatsu one of the hottest restaurants to dine at.

    The secret to our popularity is the combination of a crispy,
    texture-rich batter surrounding a juicy flavorful 25-layered select pork cutlet.
    We select only the highest quality pork, which is sliced thin and stacked into 25 layers.
    This layered cutlet is covered with fresh breadcrumbs and fried slowly in low temperature for 8 minutes.
    It is then set vertically for two minutes to steam, allowing the heat to spread evenly inside.
    This is all a part of our original recipe and process, which helps to bring forth the maximum taste.

    All the natural juices are kept inside between the layers and crispy batter – making Kimukatsu
    light and fluffy, yet extremely juicy and flavorful.
    We take great care in making each one of our exquisite cutlets,
    and look forward to welcoming you to our restaurants to relax and enjoy kimukatsu!

    Favorite Dish: you can order the regular tonkatsu rosu meal set with a large slab of tonkatsu, miso soup, rice at 595 pesos an order, the Assorted Tonkatsu with different fillings inside beside the pork cutlets like cheese or asparagus or mushroom or seafood, etc from 1,200 pesos (3 piece kimukatsu tonkatsu) and 1,800 pesos for a 5 piece kimikatsu Tonkatsu Set, again including rice and miso soup. drinks like softdinks and iced tea at 90 pesos an order, cold sake at 250 pesos a bottle, seafood fry set at 600 pesos an order.

    welcome menu miso soup 3 flavor Kimukatsu Set with Kurobota Pork seafood fry set
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    Spices: Pan Asian Restaurant in Classy Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 16, 2014

    Spices is a pan asian themed restaurant of the Classy Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City. The Restaurant sits on a quiet corner in the Avida Tower side of the Hotel amidst the lush gardens and the swimming pool. The Restaurant has a balinese design and decor and is not only famous for it's pan asian dishes but also as a romantic date place as it has an aura of privacy. The dishes serve in this wonderful restaurant are the flavourful cuisines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Philippines. Of which Tandoori Oven is frequently used to cook my favorites like Naan Bread, Roti Canai, Chicken Tandoori and a lot more. Spices is really the classic pan asian restaurant in the classic manila hotel in the Manila Peninsula Hotel Makati.

    Hours
    Lunch
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Dinner
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: they have an extensive selection of the pan asian dishes and made by international chefs with the sky hgh prices to boot! as this classy hotel is the sister luxe hotel of the famous Peninsula Hongkong Hotel. Naan Bread with assorted Chutneys cost 320 pesos an order, roti canai cost 340 pesos an order, asian style prawn thermidore at 950 pesos an order, indonesian sup buntut at 650 pesos an order, malaysian chicken and beef satay meal at 700 pesos an order, thai green chicken curry at 380 pesos an order and a lot more.

    entrance inside beef rendang chicken sate yum
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    Nanbantei of Tokyo: Japanese Style Izakaya in Greenbelt

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 16, 2014

    providing an Izakaya type of ambiance wherein you can buy assorted japanese barbecued goodies.

    Nanbantei of Tokyo Currently has two branches in the Capital Region, one in Bonifacio Global City and one here in Makati City in Greenbelt 3. It is an izakaya type of restaurant wherein yakitori style grilled items of assorted japanese grilled goodies, ranging from Tebasaki (chicken wings), Aspara Maki (asparagus wrapped with pork), Pork Garlic Yaki (pork with garlic flavor), Tsukune (chicken meat balls) and Yaki Niku (grilled thin slices of beef) to name a few, can be ordered and you can see them being grilled in the big griller in the center of the restaurant and then served to your table. you can either eat them as bar chow while having assorted beers or japanese hot or cold sake or as a meal by ordering rice (hence the izakaya style ambiance). they also have a few other japanese favorites like ramen, udon, donburi meals.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Japan, a land known for its unique mix of modern culture and tradition, has always been famous for good food and their commitment to quality and freshness. A culinary journey to Japan, for instance, reveals that its food is not only one of the world’s healthiest but also most aesthetically appealing. This applies to a variety of fascinating Japanese cuisine.
    Grilled and skewered dishes called yakitori abound in Japan. Yakitori-ya (yakitori stands and restaurants) are dining places frequented by office workers and businessmen before their train ride heading home This is their way of de-stressing from Japan’s highly competitive corporate jungle.

    Favorite Dish: a lot as there are many yakitori items, ranging from beef, pork and chicken, to seafood and vegetables. the yakitori sticks have different sets of prices and range from 80 pesos per order of the chicken skin, salmon yakitori at 200 pesos per order, pork yakitori at 150 pesos per order ika (squid) maki at 160 pesos an order and more. a cup of hot or cold sake cost 200 pesos and there are many kinds of sake as well.

    izakaya grill pork yakitori salmon yakitori cod yakitori
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    Gellatissimo: Italian Style Gelato in Greenbelt 5

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 16, 2014

    providing authentic italian style gelato, This Australian Italian Gelato Chain Started in 2002 from Italian Immigrants to Australia from the Candelabria Area of Italy, where they make excellent italian style Ice Cream, called the Gelato and since then, I spread like wildfire to other countries, of which they now have branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and here in the Philippines. They currently have 8 branches spread around Metro Manila Area and Cebu City. This is their branch in the ritzy Greenbelt 5 mall.

    opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Gelatissimo's award-winning gelato is made fresh daily in store to an
    authentic family recipe. Made to the highest standards using the
    finest natural ingredients and freshest produce.
    Australia’s most popular gelato is now here in the Philippines!

    Our ultra indulgent gelato is the quintessential Italian experience. At Gelatissimo, our premium dairy and sorbet flavours have been carefully developed to please every palate. As a low fat, creamy alternative
    to traditional ice cream, Gelatissimo gelato is smooth, rich and simply irresistible. Visit our stores to be tempted by our brilliant range of
    sundaes, premium roasted coffee, smooth gelato shakes
    and our famous little Bambinos.

    Experience the real taste of Italia

    Favorite Dish: the assorted gelato flavors as Italian Gelato Ice Cream is easily one of my favorite snacks and they have a wide selection of flavors here, ranging from the italian expresso, tiramisu, limoncello, hazelnut chocolate and other flavors like peanut butter, pecan pie, bubble gum, strawberry and more. one scoop in a cup cost 90 pesos an order, one scoop in a bambino italian cone at 95 pesos an order, two scoops at 180 pesos per order. they also sell gelato cakes, gelato milk shakes and italian biscotti.

    gelato yummy hazelnut peanut butter inside
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    Pancake House: Philippine Version of the Iconic IHOP

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 16, 2014

    the philippine's answer to the Iconic International House of Pancakes (IHOP) but ironically, IHOP is now present in the Philippines as well and is competing with locally with Pancake House. Pancake house is owned by the Pancake House Group which also owns the teriyaki boy, Sizzling Pepper Lunch and Dencio's Restaurant Groups here in the philippines and it was recently bought the the Max's Restaurant Chain (owner of the local Philippine Style Fried Chicken Restaurants). Pancake House is an institution in the Philippinbes that started in the early 1970's when there was a dearth of Restaurants and Pancake Mixes where just bought at Supermarkets. They popularize local style pancakes (the difference between Philippine Pancakes and American Panckakes is the abscence of Butter Milk in the Former). Besides the various kinds of pancakes with dips, they also offer assorted pasta, pizza, spaghetti, salads, fried chicken, tacos, nachos and also local and USDA Steaks too.

    They have many branches around the country, this is their brancgh at the Magallanes Arcade in Makati City.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the classic Spaghetti which is not the (typical filiipino style of very sweet) too sweet an an order cost 280 pesos, the Pancake House Sampler with spaghetti, salad and 1 piece fried chicken and one taco at 290 pesos per order. 3 piece fried chicken with rice at 310 pesos an order, blueberry pancake order (single order) cost 150 pesos an order, tacos cost 180 pesos for two pieces and a lot more.

    Pancake House inside classic Spaghetti sampler the pancake
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    Bistecca: Lux Steakhouse Done the Italian Way

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 16, 2014

    it is a luxe steakhouse that offers tempting and expensive dishes and their specialty it the italian florentine prime rib eye steak rubbed in olive oil while in the grill. Bistecca is the Prime Steakhouse in the Rockwell Complex and is just across the street of Powerplant Mall (but I still prefer Mamou's Kitchen which has Peter Luger Style Steaks, which is nearby) and besides the Italian Florentine Rib Eye Steaks which are huge and are for sharing (1 kilogram of more, about 34 ounces or more), and the Bistecca 122 Char Grilled Boned In Rib Eye Steak. they also offer other regular steaks like the Tomahawk Chop, Tenderloin Steaks, New York Cut and also seafood catch of the day, other meals include lamb chops

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Big steaks shared!

    This is the concept behind our premium steak restaurant – Bistecca.

    Inspired by the traditional Italian way of eating steaks, as well as our own family's favorite way to eat them, we aim to offer you what we feel is the best way to have a steak – shared among friends or family, accompanied by great sides, and a few bottles of wine.

    We hope that you will come visit us and share in the experience.

    Favorite Dish: the italian florentine steak (USDA Prime), that weighs 34 ounces (1 kilogram) and cut into 3 pieces and it cost 4,800 pesos per order. the french fries fried in truffle oil and cost 450 pesos per order, the seafood salad with soft shelled crabs at 700 pesos an order.

    the luxe steakhouse inside shrimp asian style truffle oil fried french fries the italian style USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak
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    Lusso: European Chic Wine Bar and Resto

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 13, 2014

    a wine bar specializing in new kinds of bubbly wines and assorted champagnes plus quite a moderate selection of hor's de ouvres. Owned by a famous local chef named Margarita Gaita Fores. This small dining place is located just beside the entrance to greenbelt 5 from the ground walkway going to greenbelt 4. This famous date place is just beside Myron's Steakhouse and this restaurant evokes luxury as it has the old chandeliers of the Manila Peninsula Hotel in it. Lusso comes from the word "luxe", but it means affordable luxury and dining here evokes a travel during classical times and the prices of the meals here are "luxe" as well.

    since they have a small place, reservations are highly recommended as the place get full easily.

    opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: my favorite but expensive dishes are available here, as most of you know, I'm a food connosieur and their menu selection is mostly european and italian with a little american touch as well and the meals are like lobster bisque at 480 pesos a small bowl, Foie Gras Burger at 600 pesos an order, Roast Capretto (young goat) at 900 pesos an order, my favorite USDA 12 ounce Rib Eye Steaks at 1,800 pesos an order, chilean sea bass creme at 1,700 pesos an order and a wide selection of european wines like Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay that cost 450 to 600 a glass and 2,000 to 5,000 pesos a bottle, depending on the type and vintage and the origin of the wines.

    facade menu lobster bisque USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak Italian Sparkling Pinot Grogio
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