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    Kitchen: Another Fusion Resto =)

    by nixca316 Updated Oct 6, 2012

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    Swirl Around (Pumpkin Soup)
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    A few years ago, when the Ocampos (experts in fashion) put this place up at Greenbelt 1 (they are now at Greenbelt 3), there was much hype. They had good presentations/plating, but the food was blah...now, they have improved through the years.

    This is the place when I met THE Jumping Norman in person and some other VT mates, like Norman, are like family now.

    Some of us VT March girls celebrated our birthdays here and we had so much fun.

    When RJ was alive, we have been here several times and enjoyed every minute.

    Besides the food, RJ loved the grape juice because it was deliciously refreshing.





    What about the service?

    They are not greatest in service, but they are not terrible either.

    Cash and major credit cards are accepted.





    M, T, W, Th, Su: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    F, Sa: 10:00am - 12:00mn

    Favorite Dish:

    Huge Peak (a platter of seared tuna, buffalo wings, mesclun salad, cheese triangles)
    Swirl Around (pumpkin soup with cream on top and mixed seafood)
    Crowned King Pasta
    White Bay Pasta
    Sourbill (duck, adobo style)

    Words cannot describe why I love the dishes I listed above. They are simply delicious and pleasing to the eyes.

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    Swagat Indian Cuisine Restaurant: Home Cooked Halal Food

    by nixca316 Updated Oct 4, 2012

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    Homemade Indian ice cream w/ nuts & pistas (Kulfi)
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    Swagat means "Welcome" in Hindi. I gather that it means that everyone from all walks of life and who adheres to any kind of creed or religion is welcome to taste their food.

    Many people, including one whom I consider a real sister, were raving about it. The others told me about it because they know that I churn ice cream and have been trying to try to make kulfi. Kulfi is like western ice cream, but it has a certain ingredient that doesn't make it melt immediately.

    The Kulfi that they serve here in Swagat is one of the best tasting Kulfi in the...well, at the very least, in Metro Manila. :)

    I was kind of imagining a swanky place, but was "shocked" to find a simple eatery. Don't let it fool you. The food is great.

    You can even choose if you want your food mild, spicy, or hot.

    During weekdays the place is jampacked because it is a favorite lunch spot of people who work nearby.

    Favorite Dish: Kulfi! :) This is something you must really, really try. It's looks like an ordinary ice cream, but tastes like something out of the ordinary. Swaadisht! (Super delicious!)



    The fish dishes are mouthwatering and judging from my brother who ate the chicken with gusto, I can say that their chicken dishes are good too.

    They also have vegetarian dishes and they are very, very delicious.

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    Red Crab Seafood Club: Don't miss the Crab Sinigang sa gabi and kamias

    by nixca316 Updated Oct 4, 2012

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    People have different opinions about the Red Crab group, but they are like family to me.

    When my brother was alive, we frequented The Seafood Island, Red Crab Alimango House, Claw Daddy, New Orleans and when it didn't fold yet, our ultimate favorite was Fish out of Water.

    My brother, an autistic savant, was treated well, and not like someone with a communicable disease. If my brother was ignored, I would never ever go back to that place again.

    Some say it's better to order ala carte than try their buffet, but the times I dined there and tried their buffets, I enjoyed them.

    When you're not satisfied with their selections or service, you just approach them quietly, and they would listen to you. They will try to improve their service and make it up to you...just don't abuse them, OK?

    This branch is found at the second floor of Greenbelt 3 and is very easy to find because it's near the elevator and the escalators. :)





    M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 11:00am - 11:00pm

    All major credit cards are accepted.

    Favorite Dish:

    The crablets

    The Crab Sinigang sa gabi at kamias

    Of course, try their specialy: The BIG LARGE RED CRABS ;)

    They do have buffets, but you can order ala carte

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    Ma Maison Japanese Western Restaurant: Japanese resto with a twist =)

    by nixca316 Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    If you're looking for authentic Japanese dishes, this is NOT the place to go.

    But if you're looking for western food with Japanese ingredients(Fusion, in other words) plus good service, then you can try this restaurant chain that has branches in Japan, Singapore and here in the Philippines.

    Ma Maison was brought to the Philippines by THE Jack Rodriguez under THE BISTRO GROUP.





    CASUAL FINE DINING





    Operating Hours
    Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm





    Accepts major credit cards

    Favorite Dish: For now, my favorites are:

    1. Frozen Green Tea
    2. Napolitan Pasta
    3. Camembert Fritters

    :)

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    Glorietta 4 Food Court: Budget Food Court in Makati

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 17, 2012

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    this is the Budget Food Court of Ayala Mall and is the favorite of Mall goers and Yuppies Nearby due to the International Nature of it's Cuisine. Whether it's Korean (Kimchi), Mongolian Barbecue (Mongolian Grill), Spanish (Cucina), Steaks (House of Minis), Italian (Piadina), Desserts (Ice Monster) and a lot more. Prices start at 70 pesos to 200 pesos a meal. (a steal!) It is located at then third floor of the Glorietta 4 wing of Ayala Malls.

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

    Favorite Dish: Lengua Sevillana by Cucina at 130 pesos; the Beef Bulgogi by Kimchi (less spicy than the authentic korean) at 120 pesos; Lemonade at Muscle beach at 70 pesos; Freshly Brewed Ice tea at Tea Square (at 40 pesos a cup), a porterhouse steak at house of minis at 290 pesos, a mixed meat of Gyros at Go Greek and a lot more.

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    Cucina: Spanish Filipino Fusion Food Stall at Glorietta 4

    by machomikemd Written Jul 17, 2012

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    This Food Stall located at the Food Choices section of the Glorietta 4 food court is one of the Original Food Stalls that opened when the shopping area started in 1999 and it is one of the survivors that survived. Why? besides a personal favorite of mine, it offers really cheap Spanish and Spanish-Filipino Dishes that are not a drain in your wallet as they offer it in a food court type. they have many kinds of choices like the pollo valenciana, the gambas, calamares, lengua con setas, callos, kare kare, mechado, sisig and more.

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

    Favorite Dish: a basic order of one viand and one rice will be 130 pesos but if you want to have a taste of more food, they have the big plates with 2 or three viands which you can choose plus a small cup of soft drink included and they cost 145 and 175 pesos respectively. the choices are varied like the beef salpicao, lengua, kare kare, sisig, gambas, calamares, pollo valenciana, chorizo and more.

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    Go Greek: Greek Fast Food in Glorietta 4 Food Court

    by machomikemd Written Jul 17, 2012
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    Go Greek is a fast casual type of restaurant located in a food Court. It is the brainchild of the owners of the trendy CYMA greek restaurants in Metro Manila who envisioned having a fast casual type of service and with lower prices than the regular dine in Cyma Restaurants. This Go Greek Restaurant cum Large Food Stall is located at the Glorietta 4 area of Ayala Center and packs them patrons, specially the wieght conscious as everyone knows that greek cuisine a healthy type of cuisine. They have an assortment of typical greek style GYROS (the greek version of the Persian Shawarma), assorted Greek Salads, called Salates, where you choose your greens and the add ons and fixins. they also have the other greek specialties like grilled meat, fish and the greek lasagna called Pastitsio.

    Hours: Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: they have a large number of add ons to their salates that you can order. An order of Salates will be 110 pesos for a side and 220 pesos for a solo (add ons included unless you want to have extra add ons and it cost 40 pesos per additional add on). The Gyros Bread with chicken or mixed meat or lamb at 115 pesos, 135 pesos and 145 pesos respectively. Grilled food like chicken or pork at 255 to 300 pesos a platter.

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    Amalia's: Spanish Filipino Fusion at Paseo De Magallanes

    by machomikemd Written Jul 17, 2012
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    Amalia's is a Spanish-Filipino Restaurant that had it's origins at the Foodie Street of Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes Subdivision in Paranaque City. Due to it's popularity, it eventually branched out here at the yuppy Paseo De Magallanes area of Makati. From what i heard, the owner is a chef named Amalia Jocson, who is the wife of the former owner of one of the Legendary Spanish Filipino Fusion Restaurants in the Philippines called Minggoy's (now closed). The husband's name is domingo "Minggoy" Jocson. The place and the menu is like a mirror image of the now defunct Minggoy's Restaurant (but sadly, the taste is not). They serve a variety of Spanish and Spanish Inspired Filipino Cuisines like the Lengua con Setas, Callos Madrilena, Rabo Del Toro, assorted Spanish Tapas, Paella's and more.

    Opens: Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: they have an extensive selection of Spanish and Spanish-Filipino dishes and although their not on the same level of goodness from the Minggoy's Restaurant of yester years, they still come quite ok. An order of the Seafood Paella is 450 pesos, an order of the Rabo Del Toro at 420 pesos an order, tapas like the callos madrilena or the calamares at 250 pesos an order and an order of Lengua Con Setas at 320 pesos an order.

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    TUTTI FRUITTI Frozen Yogurt: Yogurt Store With a Twist now in Makati

    by machomikemd Written Jul 16, 2012
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    With the Yogurt bcomming popular in the philippines and many yogurt stores mushrooming around, A US Based Self Service, Weight Based yogurt chain has made inroads in the philippines and they have a branch here at the Glorietta 4 of the Ayala Center.

    according to their website:

    Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt – The Perfect Healthy Dessert

    Tutti Frutti, a US-based specialty frozen yogurt café chain with Three Hundred Forty Six (346) stores worldwide, opened its first Philippine store at the 4th level of the hip and trendy The Atrium at SM Megamall in the Metro Manila suburb of Mandaluyong.

    Frozen yogurt is proven to be among the healthiest of desserts in the United States. Frozen yogurt is non-fat, a great source of calcium and protein, contains live and active cultures that aids in the digestive processes and are healthy for the body, is light on the stomach, contains less calories than ice cream, and is one yummy and delicious dessert! With the renewed awareness of and zeal for healthy lifestyles, frozen yogurt is now recognized as the perfect healthy dessert.

    Tutti Frutti offers a revolutionary self-service model that allows customers to get a good-size cup and serve themselves as many yogurt flavors as they want from multiple frozen yogurt dispensers. Tutti Frutti offers up to 50 yogurt flavors and over 30 topping varieties to choose from. Customers can help themselves to a topping bar filled with fresh fruit toppings, dry fruit toppings, nuts, syrups, sauces, candy toppings, chocolate toppings, cereal toppings, and other topping varieties that are readily available to pile on. The cups are then weighed and customers are charged by the ounce at an affordable Php20.00 per ounce. Customers each get a personalized cup of healthy and tasty frozen yogurt that they can enjoy in a café setting, in the comfort of their homes or offices, in the cinema, or anywhere the customer desires to indulge. Spoil yourself and have a cup, or two. Tutti Frutti frozen yogurt is good for you!

    Favorite Dish: they have many frozen yogurt flavors available and they are now the sweeter rather than the old sour taste of yogurt of yester years. you can choose the flavors available at the self service containers in the store then choose your toppings. among the flavors are soy banana latte, blueberry cheesecake, almond, banana and more.

    A small cup will cost 60 pesos, medium at 100 pesos and large cup at 150 pesos and you add 10 pesos for each topping that you like to add to it.

    opensL 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

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    Razon's of Guagua: Kapampangan Food and Desserts at SM Food Court

    by machomikemd Written Jul 16, 2012
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    Razon's of Guagua is a chain of local food stalls and stand alone restaurants that offers regional pampanga province specialties and has many branches in the metro manila area. They offer various filipino foods and regional pampanga specialites like the pancit lug lug, the halo halo guagua (different from the regular filipino halo halo), the taba ng talangka (crab roe) and more. They have an extensive menu and this is their branch at the SM Food Court in Makati City.

    Business Hours:

    Su, M, T, W, Th: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
    F, Sa: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

    Favorite Dish: their iconic pancit lug lug is their version of the pancit palabok and is a favorite of diners here (it costs 90 pesos per order) and the number one stand out is their Halo Halo, the Guagua Version which is different than the regular filipino halo halo in that it has only leche flan, pastillas de leche, macapuno and carabao's milk as the only toppings. it costs 90 pesos per order.

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    FISH OUT OF WATER: Learn about Philippine History while enjoying food

    by nixca316 Updated Jul 3, 2012

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    Stories you can read while waiting for your order
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    (I guess the concept did not work with the location...their other restaurants like Black Beard Treasure Island, Crustacia, Sea Food Island, New Orleans, etc. are still operational...this one is closed already...we had lunch here when I arrived from Bicol and that was then they informed us that they were closing...) :(

    FISH OUT OF WATER is the sister restaurant of RED CRAB.

    It is located at the 3rd floor of the very posh Greenbelt 5.



    RJ and I have eaten at this place "accidentally" thinking it was a branch of Fish & Co. From the moment we entered we were welcomed and served well. It was a memorable experience.

    Lately, this has been one of our favorite restaurants in Ayala Center.

    They serve Filipino and International Foods alike and there are many things you can learn while having fun eating.



    Opens from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm today.
    Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm



    Accepts major credit cards

    Favorite Dish: We love the four cheese oysters
    The "dancing" Rib Crown in Humba sauce
    Tortang Talong (Eggplant omelet) with ground lamb meat
    Bistek Ilustrado
    Fish and Chips
    Spaghetti Bolognese
    Klasik Kare-Kare

    Barako Cheesecake (Batangas Coffee Cheesecake)
    Dried Mango Rum Pudding

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    Bizu Patisserie: Ooh la la

    by nixca316 Updated Jun 12, 2012

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    This is my favorite BIZU branch, the next is the one at Promenade and the third one is the one at the Alabang Town Center.

    Why do I love this branch? Because of the service and the atmosphere. =)

    All Bizu branches are kind to the elderly and the incapacitated.

    Need I say more?

    All major credit cards are accepted.

    (keep your receipts...once you accumulate 5,000 Pesos, you'll be eligible for their discount card)

    =)

    Favorite Dish: Everything!

    (yup, except those that I'm allergic to)

    They also cater to those who are on a South Beach diet =)

    They have sugarless pastries and drinks too!

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    Sinfully Circles: The Main Branch of Sinfully Bake Shop

    by machomikemd Written Jun 4, 2012
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    Sinfully Circles Bakeshop of the Makati Shangrila Hotel is so sucessful that they have opened an off site at the nearby greenbelt 5 mall (see my separate tips for it). This small bakeshop located at the circles buffett restaurant at the lobby level of the Makati Shangrila, is a stand-alone shop where you could buy pralines or fancy chocolates by the piece or box, pastries, mini and specialty cakes, and assorted bread for takeout. French, Belgian and Swiss chocolates are used as base for the pralines and cakes. Among their knock out hits here are t their french macaroons and their fondant covered emoticakes. Unfortunately, they don't have the popular kiss chocolates shaped as a woman's lips like in their branch at greenbelt 5. They don't have the open style kitchen of their branch at greenbelt 5 too but still they make an awesome array of cakes, pastries, emoticakes and french macaroons.

    opens: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: you better have a deep wallet since prices here are on the high side, comparable to artisanal chocolate variety. French Macaroons costs 60 pesos a piece. The Emoticakes costs 800 pesos or more, depending on the design, the kiss chocolates costs about 80 pesos per piece. they also have 50% off on assorted breads 30 minutes before closing time.

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  • va bene pasta deli: dont miss the fresh pasta

    by buch Updated Apr 6, 2012

    we eat there last february very nice nite out, the pasta very tasty and good portion !!!
    The layout is a little too cramp . Nevertheless, its worth a try!
    Beast Seller tagliolini boscaiola ,tagliolini marinara ,special every week .

    Favorite Dish: the chef organize has special menu ,panzanella ,veal tenderloin ,red snapper .Call in advance and request for special menu w/u\your bugged

    Is close on monday .open 1130 to 230 and 630 to930

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    Gong Cha: Bubble Tea Becoming Popular in the Philippines

    by machomikemd Written Mar 23, 2012
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    The bubble tea craze, which started in Taiwan in the early 1980's and spread to other parts of asia and the americas and europe has finally come in the philippines. There are now many bubble tea stands mushrooming in the area, both locally owned and internatiolally franchised, Gong Cha is one of the popular franchised Bubble Tea Stands in the philippines. One of the famous variants of Bubble tea, the pearl milk tea actually became famous here in the early 2000's but has waned considerably. Local Bubble tea prices are from 50 to 70 pesos for a small/large cup while for the internationally franchised bubble tea cups like in gong cha costs 80 to 100 pesos.

    according to wikipedia:

    Bubble tea is the name for pearl milk tea and other similar tea and juice beverages that originated in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan during the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors. Bubble teas are generally of two distinct types: fruit-flavored teas, and milk teas. However, some shops offer hybrid "fruit milk teas." Most milk teas include powdered dairy or non-dairy creamers, but some shops also offer fresh milk as an alternative. Other varieties are 100% crushed-fruit smoothies with tapioca pearls and signature ice cream shakes made from local ice cream sources. Many American bubble tea vendors sell "milk smoothies," which are similar to bubble tea but do not contain any tea ingredients. Some small cafés offer sweetener substitutes such as honey, agave, stevia, and aspartame upon special request.

    according to their website:

    Gong Cha --- “The best tea contributes to the Emperor from all possessions of China in the ancient time.”

    Gong Cha was first launched in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2006. There are over 100 outlets worldwide spreading from Taiwan to Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, and China.

    Gong Cha sets the highest standard when choosing materials, and takes the most severe attitude in quality control in order to provide the best tea with the most considerate services to the customers.

    We insist on choosing materials that are healthy to people, and use Taiwanese fresh tea to make every beverage. In order to control quality severely, even though the liquid tea doesn’t go bad, we throw it away every 4 hours.

    Every beverage is tailored for the customers and is made by well trained people. You can choose how sweet your beverage would be.

    this branch is located at the food court of Glorietta 4 in Makati city.

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

    Favorite Dish: the basic Gong Cha oolong tea with milk and tapioca pearls costs 80 pesos for a small cup and 100 pesos for a large cup and for extra options like additional tapioca pearls or nata de coco and other toppings, you add 15 tp 20 pesos for it.

    Menu

    Whether it's coffee, milk, or tea there is always something in our menu to suit your mood. Try out something new today!
    House Special

    Gong Cha Milk Green Tea
    Gong Cha Milk Black Tea
    Gong Cha Milk Earl Grey Tea
    Gong Cha Milk Winter Melon Tea
    Gong Cha Milk Chocolate

    Milk Tea

    Milk Tea w/ Pearl Jelly
    Milk Tea w/ Herbal Jelly
    Milk Tea
    Milk Green Tea
    Earl Grey Milk Tea
    Toffee Milk Tea
    Caramel Milk Tea
    Chocolate Milk Tea
    Taro Milk Tea
    Matcha Milk Tea
    Honey Dew Milk Tea

    Brewed Tea

    Taiwan Green Tea
    Taiwan Black Tea
    Alisan Tea
    Lemon Green Tea
    Honey Green Tea

    Ice Cream Special

    Ice Cream Tea
    Ice Cream Milk Tea
    Ice Cream Chocolate

    Creative Mix

    Lemon Winter Melon Tea
    Winter Melon Alisan Tea
    Passion Fruit QQ Green Tea
    Lemon Juice w/ Jelly
    Yakult Green Tea
    Peach Green Tea
    Coconut Milk Tea

    Coffee Special

    House Special Milk Coffee

    Pearl Ice

    Coffee Ice Smoothie
    Chocolate Ice Smoothie
    Milk Ice Smoothie

    Extra Options

    Gong Cha Milk Cream
    Pearl
    Coconut Jelly
    Coffee Jelly
    Grass Jelly
    Fruit Jelly
    Pudding
    Aloe
    Red Bean
    Ice Cream

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