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    Bizu Cafe: Desserts and Assorted Savory Foods

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    Bizu is a local Dessert cum patisserie chain that caters to the ecletic tastes of Filipinos. They serve assorted kinds of desserts and freshly baked assorted breads and coffee from local sources and from the Italian Brand Lavazzo. The Assorted Desserts like the cakes are french inspired and they even have sugar free cakes and yummy chocolate cakes baked from Valrhona Bakers Chocolate, which is really a sinful treat. They also serve very good french macaroons available in different flavors. According to their website: BIZU was coined from the French word "Bisous". Translated in English, the word means kiss. “Beso-beso”, the Filipino term for kissing, is one of the most endearing and enduring qualities of Filipinos. We kiss one another to show gratitude, happiness, excitement, love and affection. A kiss inspires. And this inspiration begets energy. This energy, in turn, begets creativity. BIZU was born out of this inspiration. From this inspiration came the unique selection of cakes and pastries that were truly made to inspire. This is their branch at the Glorietta 4 area of Makati.

    Favorite Dish: their famed french macaroons cost 40 pesos per piece and is available in different flavors. their to die for mini cakes are available in different chocolate and other flavors and comes in small sizes and the price varies from 250 pesos to 380 pesos for the sugar free variety and the varlhona chocolate cakes. coffee starts from 120 pesos a cup.

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

    wow the cafe breads the famed french macaroons varlhona chocolate cake
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    Myron's Place: Certified Angus Beef Goodness 2

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    This is on Myron's Greenbelt 5 location, whose specialty is on the roasted and broiled steaks.

    since my favorite Cowrie Grill Steakhouse in the Manila Hotel Closed Down due to the Renovation, Myron's Place steakhouses has filled the void in my hunger for Certified Angus wet aged steaks when in Manila and Myron's Place is my best steakhouse here (Mamou's in Serendra in Fort Bonifacio is my fave for USDA Dry Aged Steaks, copied from peter luger steakhouse in brooklyn, pls see my new york pages). This will be a two part tip since Myron's Place has two outlets, one in Powerplant Mall serving the Grilled Steaks and one in Greenbelt 5, serving the roasted Prime Rib and Rib Eye Steaks. This is on the Greenbelt 5 Branch and the place is always crowded since they serve one of the better steaks in the Metro.

    Favorite Dish: the 16 ounce medium rare roasted Certified Angus beef Rib Eye Steaks at 1,600 pesos an order and the iced tea at 80 pesos an order, you can also order a 1 kilo of the Roasted Rib Eye Certified Angus Steak at 3,500 pesos an order and can be divided into 3 cuts. They have a new dry aged certified angus porterhouse steak served with a sizzle on an angled hot plate patterned after the Peter Luger Style Steak house of Brooklyn at 2,500 for an 18 ounce order. The also have a wide selection of pork and beef ribs done soutthern or texas style and sea food.

    Opens from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm today.
    •Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

    front Broiled Rib Eye Steak Broiled then grilled for few minutes rib eye steak the president's cut steak inside
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    Myron's Steaks, Ribs and Sea Food: Certified Angus beef Goodness part 1

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    since my favorite Cowrie Grill Steakhouse in the Manila Hotel Closed Down due to the Renovation, Myron's Place steakhouses has filled the void in my hunger for Certified Angus wet aged steaks when in Manila and Myron's Place is my best steakhouse here (Mamou's in Serendra in Fort Bonifacio is my fave for USDA Dry Aged Steaks, copied from peter luger steakhouse in brooklyn, pls see my new york pages). This will be a two part tip since Myron's Place has two outlets, one in Powerplant Mall serving the Grilled Steaks and one in Greenbelt 5, serving the roasted Prime Rib and Rib Eye Steaks. This is on the Powerplant Mall Branch and the place is always crowded since they serve one of the better steaks in the Metro.

    Favorite Dish: the 16 ounce medium rare grilled Certified Angus beef Rib Eye Steaks at 1,700 pesos an order and the iced tea at 80 pesos an order, also the tri tip steak at 800 pesos an order plus the wild mushroom soup at 120 pesos an order. The also have a wide selection of pork and beef ribs done soutthern or texas style and sea food.

    Opens from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm today.
    •Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

    front wild mushroom soup iced tea tri tip steak 16 ounce Angus Rib Eye Steak
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    Wee Nam Kee: Authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice Resto

    by machomikemd Written Jul 4, 2011

    finally, a real singaporean restaurant specializing in Hainanese Chicken Rice is now in Manila (particularly in Ayala Triangle), Wee Nam Kee is one of the popular Hainanese Chicken Rice Restos in Singapore, particularly in the Novena area near the Novena MRT Station (too bad I did not have time to go there on my last singapore revisit) and I heard that this location is the first foreign location of the Wee Nam Kee Brand. The resto is very popular and packed everyday that there is about an hour of waiting time during lunch and dinner times here. Their Hainanese Chicken rice is very flavorful too and you can mix the white chicken with the red roasted chicken combos and you can have unlimited dipping sauces of chili and ginger and soy sauce with your meal, they also serve other singaporean and peranakan food like char kway toew and bah kut teh and other noodles.

    Favorite Dish: the Hainanese Chicken Rice and the Roasted Chicken Rice and the Cereal Prawns plus the barley drink. a single Hainanese Rice meal will cost 220 pesos while a 1/4 chicken meal will cost 360 pesos, the barley drink will cost 60 pesos an order. Cereal prawns will cost 380 pesos an order.

    Opens from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm today.
    •Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    front inside the chicken hainanese chicken and roasted chicken combo cereal prawns
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    Sizzling Plate: Comfort and Budget Buster Steak

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    before I became a conossieur of steaks like the dry aged USDA Prime Rib Eye Steaks or the Wet aged Certified Angus Beef Portehouse Steaks and the Ibaragi Kobe Beef and Assorted Wagyu Beef Steaks, Sizzling Plate was my comfort food for steaks since the early 1980's and the budget steak institution was founded by the son of the founder of the SM Malls 35 years ago as a complement in the food courts of the SM malls they have. At present, Sizzling Plate has 35 outlets in almost all SM Foodcourt branches in the Philippines. Sure, the porterhouse steak here is paper thin and the meat is tough and chewy and the gravy is so so but still is MY Comfort Food for steak and when I am in the area, I order this comfort food of mine.

    Favorite Dish: the Sizzling Porterhouse and T-Bone Steaks at 215 pesos an order, they also have assorted meals beside the steaks like the peruvian chicken, sizzling squids, the sizzling chuck wagon and sizzling hamburger steaks and more with prices ranging from 80 pesos to 240 pesos.

    opens 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    wow sizzling my comfort food choices peruvian chicken
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    SM Food Court: Budget food Court of SM Makati

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    the cheapest food court in the Makati area, located at the Basement of the Huge SM Makati Mall with numerous varieties of food and drinks and desserts that are local fare and regional filipino foods and international dishes like japanese, italian, mexican, american, chinese, korean, singaporean and more.

    some of the stalls are: Kowloon House, Flaming Hot, Balay Ilocos, Pinoy Toppings, Chicken Company, Sizzling Plate, Kamay Kainan, Bodhi, Inihaw Express, Lydias Lechon, Davao Tuna Grill, Cyber-One, Mr. Kimbob, Bamboo Xpress, Chins Express and more.

    Favorite Dish: a lot, but my favorite area of the food court is the Sizzling Plate steaks, my favorite steak of my youth, a comfort food of mine.

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

    average cost of a meal is at the 80 pesos to the 200 peso range per person.

    front inside packed choices food
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    Chicken Bonchon: Double Fried Korean Crispy Chicken

    by machomikemd Written Jul 4, 2011

    the famous South Korean Double Fried Chicken which was popular in both south korea and in the New York Area of the United Stated is also becoming popular in chicken crazy manila area. but the difference is the style here is the American Style, where only the wings and drumstick are available to be ordered unlike in South Korea where you can order the whole chicken. They currently have branches in just 2 areas of makati and not elsewhere (one in ayala triangle and in greenbelt 1). The spicy or sweet Korean Fried Chicken differs from good ole Southern Fried American Chicken in that being fried twice. This results in the chicken skin being crunchier and less greasy. They also offer other korean goodies like the beef bulgogi meal and fish tacos and kimchi.

    Favorite Dish: you can order the regular sweet and garlick kind or the spicy kind, an order will cost 185 pesos for 6 pieces of wings or 3 pieces of drumstick small order to the large order of 720 pesos at 24 pieces of chicken wings or 12 pieces of drumsticks.

    outside the view menu to go the chicken
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    Crustasia: Pan South East Asian Restaurant

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    Crustasia restaurant has a pan asian feel with a variety of south east asian dishes and they even have authentic chinese, thai, indonesian and singaporean cooks that cooks a variety of yummy and hearty south east asian goodies and the price is a little on the high side but the taste of the dishes signifies that authenticity of the chefs cooking their local food. Crustasia elevates the norm for freshness, making sure that most of its seafood is live before reaching the grill or the wok.

    Favorite Dish: a lot more so on the spicy singapore chili crabs that were so fresh that was just stir fried alive after we ordered it at 100 pesos per 100 grams and the favorite of mine, the indonesian satay at 460 pesos for 16 sticks and the vietnamese glass spring rolls at 200 pesos an order and the knock out was the Indonesian Sup Buntut at $ 260 an order. for dessert, thai halo halo (shaved ice with fruits like water chestnuts) at 100 pesos an order.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

    front viet and thai spring rolls assorted satay singaporean chili crab sup buntut
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    TGIF Fridays, Park Square 3 Branch: TGIF Fridays, Large Servings Everywhere!

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 10, 2011

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    TGIFridays is popular American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining, usually of the typical american huge servings,with over 500 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK, as well as many other countries around the world including here in the philippines. The name is taken from the expression "TGIF", or "Thank God It's Friday." The restaurant chain is known for its appearance, with red-striped canopies, brass railings, Tiffany lamps, and frequent use of antiques as decor. It has a large menu with an emphasis on alcoholic beverages. A section of their menu is dedicated to the "Jack Daniel's Grill", a selection of items flavored with a special Jack Daniel's sauce.

    The employees here are young, with wacky uniforms, and every time you had someone's birthday, the whole restaurant crew came around with a cake, and singing Friday's traditional Birthday song

    Favorite Dish: A 12 ounce USDA Choice Char Grilled Porterhouse Steak at 1,600 pesos. Fridays onion rings at 125 pesos, Buffalo Wings at 235 (Buffalo Wings from Buffalo New York is still the best for it's spiciness!), fried calamari at 215 pesos, New York Strip Steak at 875 pesos (expensive! cost only 16 dollars in the states), Jack Daniels Pork Chops at 575 pesos, mocha mud pie at 190 pesos, ultimate hawaiian volcano and long island iced tea at 350 pesos! (Cheaper here, it cost 10 dollars in the states!).

    inside entrance menu sea food platter steak
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    Kitchen: Like Asian & European Cusine?

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 13, 2011

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    Update: We had some mini VT Meetings at The Kitchen, one time to meet Dyesebel who was in the city, and the latest one was to meet Jumping Norman. The food offerings have increased prices, the ambience is still cozy, and the waiters are something else :-(

    Fortunately, the company of VTers was always fun ;))

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    A photo buddy introduced us to the Kitchen. After a pictorial at the Greenbelt Park, we had late lunch at the Kitchen. I was wondering why it had such a name. When we entered, I understood why. From the dining area, you will see the restaurant's kitchen which is in open view to the diners; you can see the staff preparing the meals.

    The ambiance is cozy and unassuming. Popular among yuppies of CBD, the Kitchen has long tables where family/groups can seat comfortably, and face each other while eating and talking. Above the tables are rectangular glass-stained lights which add beauty to the place. (If you are a smoker, you can use the tables and benches outside while enjoying the view of Greenbelt Park.) The spoons and forks are placed in a utensil box on the table. Condiments and seasonings are placed on wooden tray in the middle of the table. Drinking water is uniquely served with fresh mint leaves.

    The only turn off for me was the waiter giving a thank you envelope for tip even though we haven't finished our meal, and staying near our table until we have put something inside the tip envelope.

    Favorite Dish: Quack Doctor Sandwich (hefty serving of sandwich filled with fried adobo duck flakes and grilled eggplant served w/ "shing-a-ling" & dip), and On Barbie's Cue (rice meal with BBQ combination of meat and seafood)

    The Kitchen Was Venue of Mini-VT Meeting Kitchen @ Greenbelt 3 On Barbie's Cue Quack Doctor Sandwich Fresh Mint w/ Drinking Water
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    Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles: Chinese Cuisine Favorites

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 13, 2011

    We used to eat frequently at Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles in Glorietta 2, and missed their dishes when Ayala Center closed G2 for renovation. To our delight, we discovered Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell.

    Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles offers popular Chinese foods like dimsum and dumplings, noodles, congee, rice toppings and Hongkong-style specialties. When you see a restaurant with Chinese lanterns, wall decors and roving dimsum cart, you'll know that you've found Mongkok Rockwell. Their tables and chairs, as well as chinaware are not extraordinary, in fact sometimes, they still use chipped plates or bowls. Nevertheless, they seem to have quite a number of regular patrons, based on the crowd I see whebnever we eat there. Their secret? Delicious, tasty Chinese foods at reasonale price!

    Favorite Dish: We like their rice toppings, especially the Smoked Duck Rice, Spareribs and Chicken Feet Rice. My grandson loves their Mongkok Yang Chow. He can eat that without any other dish because it is already complete: Fried Rice with egg, green peas, bits of pork and Chinese sausage.

    @ Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles Spareribs and Chicken Feet Rice Topping Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles Wall Decor @ Mongkok Dimsum & Noodles Smoked Duck Rice
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    Yoshinoya: Really Cheap Japanese Gyudon!

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Established in 1899 in Japan, Yoshinoya is the largest chain among beef bowl (or gyûdon) restaurants and one of the leading fast food chains in Japan. It is often shortened to "yoshi gyû" (meaning Yoshinoya's beef) among its enthusiasts. Its motto is "cheap, quick and yummy".

    Yoshinoya, one of the leading fast- food chains in Japan, prides itself in producing gyudon, known to the Filipinos as “beef rice bowl.” Yoshinoya’s gyudon is made from a traditional 100-year old recipe. Gyu means “cow” or “beef,” and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for “bowl.” It is commonly served with beni shoga (pickled ginger), shicimi and a side dish of appetizing miso soup that has always been its best match. A typical order of gyudon includes flavorful slices of premium USDA beef simmered with fresh onions in a sauce of special herbs and spices, loaded in one large serving of steaming rice. (in the States, It is olny found in the los angeles area and in las vegas and one branch in times square but never in the Bay Area of San Francisco Huhuhu!)

    Favorite Dish: A typical order might include omori (large size) beef bowl, raw egg (mixed with soy sauce and poured on top), a scoop of shoga (ginger) and a dash of spice. Little known to foreigners visiting Yoshinoya in Japan are the no charge special requests such as "tsuyudaku" (extra sauce) and the more rare "negidaku" (extra onions).

    My favorite dish is their "beef rice bowl combo" (beef gyudon and beef teriyaki with rice and bean sprouts) at 150 pesos ($ 3.10) that actually is what I eat everytime I drop by the place. Their condiments are "to die for", topped with imported red ginger, 7 spices and kikkoman soy sauce, a taste so incredibly "yoshinoya" is created. I top it off with bottomless red iced tea at 45 pesos ($ 1) and of course, miso soup. They also offer other selections like shrimp tempura, chicken teriyaki, gyoza, tonkatsu and a lot more.

    Yoshinoya Restaurants are located at SM Megamall and their other branches at Park Square 1 in Ayala Center, SM City North Edsa, Robinsons Galleria, and V Mall Carpark.

    Gyunabe (Paper Thin Beef Strips aka Gyudon) Inside! counter gyudon! tempura!
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    Sentro 1771: Modern Filipino Cuisine

    by dcmanicad Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sentro offers modern Filipino cuisines. Among my favorites are the fried kesong puti (native white cheese), and their signature dish corned beef in tamarind soup. The beef was excellent, tasty and cooked just right. They score plus points on having us taste and grade the sourness of the broth first, before cooking the dish. That is a first in my book.

    As with other restaurants in the Ayala center, it gets pretty packed during lunch time especially on Fridays and paydays. So better be there around 11:30 in the morning, before groups start coming in.

    the gang at sentro sinigang na corned beef hungry boys girls (ok plus aian)

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    Jolijeep (Makati): Not for the weak immune system

    by dcmanicad Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can find these boxed eateries littered across Makati, some beside another one. They say that the city health department checks their place regularly but I wouldn't say that they are as clean as some would want. Still, a lot frequents this place every lunch and afternoon snack time. Anyone, from manual laborers to regular office workers to even executives, eat here and enjoy the restaurant-like variety for definitely less than the restaurant-like price.

    Personally I like the following (and order it almost every weekday):

    beef congee - P20
    pork and tofu - P15
    elbow macaroni soup - P20

    Jolijeep near our office I joined them right after munch away guys! the look of satisfied customers!
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    Car Park Canteen (Dela Rosa): Barely a notch above Jolijeep

    by dcmanicad Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This particular canteen in the carpark is behind the MCC building in Ayala. This is a favorite amongst MCC employees because of the ease of access and the price of the dishes. The taste would be comparable to a Jolijeep found all over Makati, though you get to sit down while eating and have a nice view of well, uhmm...cars.

    the Delo Rosa Car Park Building people starting to come in for lunch
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