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    Perri Todd's: Huge, Huge Burgers

    by JasreyL Written Oct 30, 2012

    It was our last day in Iloilo and we thought we'd drop by Perri Todd's to take out their burger for dinner at the airport. Their burgers are HUGE! It was almost the same size as my partner's head, I swear. Their servings are good for sharing. Try their cheesy mushroom premium burger.

    Favorite Dish: The only dish I tried was their premium cheesy mushroom burger. It was tasty. The restaurant may have a hefty serving of all their dishes but they do not sacrifice the taste.

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    Book Latte Cafe: Books and Coffee

    by antoinegreg Updated Jul 1, 2012

    The Book Latte is a new coffee shop that is creating quite a buzz here in Iloilo. It’s not the usual coffee shop – they would like to be known as a “revolutionary coffee shop” because it is the first of its kind in the nation to be perfectly complemented by a library!

    The Book Latte has an impressive collection of books. Some coffee shops have books but they don’t allow their customers to take them home. But in Book Latte, simply become a member and borrow a book to take home or curl up with your book of choice on one of their comfortable lounges while enjoying coffee made from the richest, organic beans. They have over 1,000 books, magazines, learning materials and periodicals to choose from in a wide range of categories like classics, popular fiction, motivational, romance, business, reference, young adult books and more.

    Now let’s talk about their coffee. Book Latte provides premium coffee and drinks with more than 30 flavors to choose from. And they say that all their beans are ‘organic which means that they have no flavor enhancers or fertilizers.’ They like to think of themselves as an “eco-café” because they do not use plastic utensils or cutlery and they don’t like Styrofoam products; all of their appliances are energy savers and their taps are equipped with low flow water heads. Aside from the organic coffee they also offer healthy juices and shakes, coffee laced with liquor and alcoholic cakes! They also serve affordable daily breakfasts. And another great thing about this café is that everything on their menu is less than Php100!

    So here’s how to become a member at Book Latte. You need to fill out a membership form and show a valid student ID (if you’re a student) or employee’s ID (if you’re employed) or a passport/driver’s license for those who are not employed. If you’re less than 12 years old then your parent’s signature is needed to become a member. Only residents of Iloilo and Filipino citizens are allowed to become members. Annual membership rates for students is Php180 per annum while for non-students is Php220 per annum. Membership entitles you to a lot of perks!

    Book Latte opens at 9am to 8pm on Monday to Saturday. You can contact them for inquiries – 333-2574. Located at Quezon Street, (from Robinsons Place Iloilo National Bookstore Exit, turn right and walk roughly 2 minutes until you see Condura Golden Appliance). So apply for membership at Book Latte now and I assure you that you will not regret it because I applied for membership myself the first time I went there! This is the place for us coffee lovers and bookworms!

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    Favorite Dish: Giant American Breakfast- a part of their recently-launched signature dishes by Chef Red Zamorra, the Giant American Breakfast offers its customers a tasty breakfast with choices of pancakes, waffles with matching bacon, eggs, Hungarian sausages or french toast.

    Book Latte Cafe Book Latte Lounge Book Latte Map Blueberry Cheesecake Celebrating my 21st birthday at Book Latte
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    Zooz Wool Cafe: Smoking Lounge, Bar and Resto at Airport (east)

    by machomikemd Written May 25, 2012

    Like In typical Domestic and International Airports All over, The Iloilo International Airport has a designated Smoking Lounge and there are two of them located at both ends of the departure area. This ZOOZ WOOL Cafe (is the designated smoking lounge) is located at the EASTERN End of the Departure area and is the designated smoking lounge (the other one if the Hot Hugz Cafe at the other end and Both have the same owner as both has the same menus but with different ambiance) but it also doubles as a cafe cum restaurant. It has quite a number of coffee selections ranging from Iced coffee to hot latte to hot cappucino and other assorted fruit juices like kalamansi juice or orange juice and a limited number of entrees for the really hungry. One can take a puff and have a cup of java and eat at the same time. They also offer free WIFI for customers with at least 120 pesos worth of Orders.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: a small cup of hot latte costs 80 pesos and a large order of iced mocha at 120 pesos an order. they also have other drinks like fruit juices, local and international beers that costs 60 to 200 pesos and meals like sandwiches like tuna sandwich at 90 pesos per order.

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    Hot Hugz Cafe: Smoking Lounge, Bar and Resto at Airport (west)

    by machomikemd Written May 25, 2012

    Like In typical Domestic and International Airports All over, The Iloilo International Airport has a designated Smoking Lounge and there are two of them located at both ends of the departure area. This Hot Hugz Cafe (is the designated smoking lounge) is located at the western End of the Departure area and is the designated smoking lounge but it also doubles as a cafe cum restaurant. It has quite a number of coffee selections ranging from Iced coffee to hot latte to hot cappucino and other assorted fruit juices like kalamansi juice or orange juice and a limited number of entrees for the really hungry. Ine can take a puff and have a cup of java and eat at the same time. They also offer free WIFI for customers with at least 120 pesos worth of Orders.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: a small cup of hot latte costs 80 pesos and a large order of iced mocha at 120 pesos an order. they also have other drinks like fruit juices, local and international beers that costs 60 to 200 pesos and meals like sandwiches like tuna sandwich at 90 pesos per order.

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    The Front Restaurant: One of the Native Restuarants at the Airport

    by machomikemd Written May 25, 2012

    The Iloilo International Airport, like other typical domestic and International Airports have their share of Airport Restaurants and there is quite a number of Restaurants at the Departure area of the Airport but this The Front Restaurant is the only restaurant available before the baggage and security check of the airport. If you are craving for a last minute Batchoy Fix, this is the last area where you can order this Iloilo Specialty before your flight.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: typical filipino and regional Illongo Cuisines like the Batchoy, Pancit Moli, Kansi, Kilawin Tanigue, Lechon, dinuguan and puto and more. you order the food turo turo (point point) style from the chaffing dishes in front of the order counter. Prices of the food is higher since this is an airport eatery with meals starting from 70 pesos to 200 pesos an order. A Bowl of Batchoy Costs 80 pesos for a regular bowl and 100 pesos for a special bowl.

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    Breakfast Buffett: Breakfast Area of Smallville 21 Hotel

    by machomikemd Written May 24, 2012

    The Breakfast Area of the Smallville 21 hotel is located at the second floor of the hotel and is conducted at the assorted function rooms in the second floor. If you bought your room with a breakfast, they will give you breakfast coupon upon check in and you can have your breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am everyday. For those without breakfast rooms, they charge 300 pesos for a breakfast buffett of which the food is filipino with limited choices (5 to 6 food choices) with powdered juices and brewed hot tea or coffee.

    Favorite Dish: the breakfast items are changed everyday but are usuallylocal filipino breakfast items like beef tapa, longganisa, daing na bangus, pork tocino, sunnyside eggs, american loaf bread, some fruits like wintermelon, pine apple, watermelons and brewed coffee and tea.

    the hotel to the breakfast part of a buffet hungry eat
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    Smallville Complex: Main Dining and Nitespot of Iloilo City

    by machomikemd Updated May 24, 2012

    This is the assorted views of the Smallville Complex in Mandurriao District Iloilo City.

    The Smallville Complex is a recent addition to the active and vibrant night scene of Iloilo City. This commercial cum business complex hosts a number of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, chill out lounges, Dance Clubs, live bands, Call Centers, business offices and more. The term Smallville originally refers to the row of restaurants, bars, and clubs beside Iloilo Business Hotel but due to several expansions in the area, it now refers to the whole complex. It is located at the Mandurriao District of Iloilo, just a stone's throw away from SM City Iloilo. The Center of activity in the Comples is located at the Glicerio Pison Street corner Benigno Aquino Avenue areas.

    Hours (estimated)
    Mon: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tue: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Wed - Sat: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Sun: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Dress Code: casual. you can come on a casual attire at the restaurants and bars but you must be dressed in smart casual if you are entering the discotheques and the lounges and the chill out lounges.

    Favorite Dish: Dance Lounges: Aura and Flow cater to the more upscale crowd, while MO2 Ice attracts the biggest crowd of party goers.

    Bars: MO2 Resto-bar, Club21, Shipwreck/Pirates, Picanto, Go Mart, Tuki, Rooftop Brewery and more

    restaurants include: Maki, Freska, Krua Thai, Afriques, Mohave Grill and Steakhouse, Mang Inasal and more.

    kopi roti view from above the complex packed nite spot
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    Breakthrough Restaurant: Fresh and Live Sea Foods (2)

    by machomikemd Written May 17, 2012

    Part two of my Breakthrough Restaurant Tips with more pictures

    This Seafood Restuarant is one of the two popular sea food restaurants in Iloilo City, the other one is at Tatoy's. Located among the arrays of seafood restaurants along Villa Beach in Arevalo District, Breakthrough Seafood Restaurant offers local seafoods that are freshly caught and even 'live" seafoods which you can just point at the aquariums and they will cook them accordingly, which they say is “better than fresh LIVE”. This restuarant can be packed with locals and tourists everyday and is located beside a beach facing guimaras island. They offer regional Illongo seafood delicacies and other Filipino dishes ranging from crabmeats, grilled pantat, kinilaw nga tanige to lechon baboy and Kansi (ilonngo bulalo).

    Hours (estimated)
    Mon: 6:00 am - 7:00 am, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tue: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wed: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
    2:00 am - 3:00 am
    Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: the assorted fresh sea foods are to die for and their Tanigue (spanish mackerel) Kilawin (ceviche) is soft and chewy with a tangy and spicy taste. The fresh diced crabmeat is also very good. You can also order live seafood at the different aquarium tanks which you can then tell your waiter on the kind of meal you want it done. Orders costs from 70 pesos for a grilled squid to 120 pesos for a kilawin tanigue and crabmeat at 150 pesos an order.

    Grilled Tuna Lechon Grilled Squid fresh Oysters Sinigang na  Blue Marlin
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    Breakthrough Restaurant: Fresh and Live Sea Foods (1)

    by machomikemd Written May 17, 2012

    This Seafood Restuarant is one of the two popular sea food restaurants in Iloilo City, the other one is at Tatoy's. Located among the arrays of seafood restaurants along Villa Beach in Arevalo District, Breakthrough Seafood Restaurant offers local seafoods that are freshly caught and even 'live" seafoods which you can just point at the aquariums and they will cook them accordingly, which they say is “better than fresh LIVE”. This restuarant can be packed with locals and tourists everyday and is located beside a beach facing guimaras island. They offer regional Illongo seafood delicacies and other Filipino dishes ranging from crabmeats, grilled pantat, kinilaw nga tanige to lechon baboy and Kansi (ilonngo bulalo).

    Hours (estimated)
    Mon: 6:00 am - 7:00 am, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm,
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tue: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wed: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
    2:00 am - 3:00 am
    Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: the assorted fresh sea foods are to die for and their Tanigue (spanish mackerel) Kilawin (ceviche) is soft and chewy with a tangy and spicy taste. The fresh diced crabmeat is also very good. You can also order live seafood at the different aquarium tanks which you can then tell your waiter on the kind of meal you want it done. Orders costs from 70 pesos for a grilled squid to 120 pesos for a kilawin tanigue and carbmeat at 150 pesos an order.

    outside inside facing the beach tanigue kilawin (spanish mackarel ceviche) fresh diced crabmeat
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    Hongkong Kitchen: MSG-Free Chinese Foods

    by cyndymc Updated May 12, 2011

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    Since we were not familiar with the restaurants in the city yet, we decided to go to Robinson's mall on our first day to look for any restaurant that will fancy our hungry tummies. We saw Hongkong Kitchen and the pictures of their Chinese cuisine instantly appealed to us.

    Once inside the restaurant, I instantly felt the Chinese atmosphere. The interior was very attractive, with the red-painted walls and big pictures of Chinese food. Their black and red Chinese lamps as well as the red-cushioned chairs contrasted well with the bright walls.

    I looked over their menu while waiting for our order. Hongkong Kitchen has something to offer for you no matter how much your budget is. They serve noodles, dimsum, congee, yang chow, rice toppings and other Chinese specialties. Hongkong Kitchen became popular to health buffs because it promises to serve only Chinese foods without too much oil and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

    The food we ordered were served after a long time, but I was in a forgiving mood because it was the Dinagyang season, that's why there were so many diners that time.

    We ate twice at this restaurant so that's an indication that we liked their foods there.

    Favorite Dish: I loved their dimsums especially the chicken feet, and I also liked their roasted duck.

    Roasted Duck With Century Eggs Chicken Feet Rice Topping Dimsum Hongkong Kitchen Hongkong Kitchen
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    Dapli Restaurant: Try Homegrown Ilonggo Dishes

    by cyndymc Written Apr 6, 2011

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    We wanted to try Ilonggo dishes, but we didn't want to eat in the stalls outside during the Dinagyang Food Festival. We saw Dapli Restaurant which is owned by the owner of Breakthrough, a popular restaurant in Villa. Since we ate at Tatoy's instead of Breakthrough, we thought we'd give Daplis Restaurant a try. The restaurant serves native food, and specializes in seafoods and Ilonggo dishes. We peeped inside first to see their entrees which are on display in foodwarmers and serving plates laid out in a food showcase (ala "turo-turo" or fastfood style). They all looked good, so we decided to line up...but the queue moved at a snail's pace and I noticed diners with food trays standing up for a long time, waiting for tables to be cleared. We were so hungry already so we decided to give up, considering we were almost at the end of the line outside the restaurant.

    Tip: Go there early before meal time to be sure you get seats.

    Dapli Restaurant Dapli Restaurant Dapli Restaurant Signage along Dinagyang Route
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    Mandarin Tea Garden: Another Chinese Restaurant

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 24, 2011

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    Mandarin Tea Garden Restaurant is another Chinese restaurant we tried. It is a restaurant that offers both Filipino and Chinese cuisines. We opted to try their Chinese foods, mostly dimsum.

    Favorite Dish: no particular favorite

    Mandarin Tea Garden
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    TED'S OLDTIMER LA PAZ BATCHOY: Iloilo's Famous "Batchoy"

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 22, 2011

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    Having read so many good reviews about the pioneer in "batchoy" restaurants, we made it a point to have 'batchoy" at TED'S OLDTIMER LA PAZ BATCHOY.

    We were so hungry because the Dinagyang activities ended past 1:00pm so we looked forward to have a hot, hearty serving of "batchoy". There were so many people in the Gaisano City Iloilo Branch, but we patiently lined up. The restaurant was small with few tables for the number of people wanting to try their "batchoy". The waiting line was getting longer so I decided to look for a table while hubby lined up. It’s quite embarrassing to stand beside a table with customers still eating, but that was the only way to get a seat. I politely asked the eating customers if I could wait for their table to be available, and fortunately they understood my situation, smiled and nodded.

    When hubby finally placed his order, we still had to wait for quite a long time. There were so many hungry customers angrily following up their orders. I wondered how long we’ll wait, too. It took about 35 minutes for our food to be served. No exaggeration, but I was already dizzy with hunger when the waiter brought our Batchoy and pandesal.

    Verdict? Hubby and I were not that impressed. The service was that bad so we hoped the food would be the redeeming factor, but we were disappointed. Our "batchoy" was greasy; the meat was tough; the soup wasn’t delectable enough; the noodles weren’t as we expected. We couldn't complain; we only sighed and looked at each other.

    I tried to be more understanding. Were the kitchen staff and serving crew not prepared for the big crowd from Dinagyang? But my understanding heart was overruled by my grumbling stomach...

    Favorite Dish: None so far ;(

    Ted's Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy,Gaisano Branch
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    Afrique: Young Ones' & Once YOung's Favorite!

    by cyndymc Written Mar 13, 2011

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    A friend who learned we were going to Iloilo City reminded me not to forget to eat at Afrique. We wanted to have lunch there on our first day but it was SRO, so on our second day, we made sure we could have our lunch there. We had late lunch but there were still many people. As I was looking at the menu board, the table nearest it was vacated. Luck was with us!

    Afrique specializes in gourmet pizza, steaks and pasta. Service is slow; food is okay though not extraordinary. Getting our bill took a long time, and getting our official receipt and credit card took a longer time:(

    Favorite Dish: I liked their Caesar Salad and Fish & Chips (except the dip)

    Caesar Salad Fish & Chips Afrique Afrique
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    Shipyard Grill: Ship inspired grill at Jaro

    by kemisteryoso Updated Oct 17, 2010

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    If it happens that you are touring Jaro district and you are hungry then you can try this restaurant just walking distance from Jaro Cathedral. Along E. Lopez street and right just after the Sanson-Montinola mansion.
    Aside from Seafood they also offer Inasal with Unlimited rice for only P80.00 (Pecho Inasal). The place is a ship inspired because of the design and decoration. I just don't like their Pork sinigang more on fat and too little meat but the taste of the soup is good.

    Their seafood prices start at P40.00 to P300.00
    Sizzlers start at P80.00 to P160.00

    Favorite Dish: Inasal

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