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    Our Father's Coffee (OFC): Proudly Local

    by monina_c Updated Jul 11, 2006

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    This cannot be properly called a restaurant since their fare is limited to coffee, tea and desserts. But despite its limitations, its turned out to be one of my favorite hang-outs. This cafe is very patriotic! and only serves domestic tea and coffee. Their selection includes coffee from the Cordilleras, Batangas, Cavite and Bukidnon. Same thing with their teas which includes such flavors as hibiscus, tsaang gubat and those herbal/medicinal teas like lagundi, ampalaya, sambong, ginger, etc. Of course one mustn't forget to mention their innovation on the national staple, pan de sal which they call "fun de sal". Fun de sal is good old pandesal flattened into a circle with turned up edge to accomodate toppings like condensed milk, sardines and an assortment of jellies. Very fun to eat.

    Favorite Dish: My coffee of choice are Kapeng Barako and Kapeng Benguet sweetened with moscovado. I love their fun de sal topped with condensed milk which reminds me of my favorite childhood afternoon snack. My tea of choice is Tsaang Gubat (I have yet to muster enough internal strength to try thier ampalaya tea !)

    My friend enjoying local coffee
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    Asian Bites: Cheap but Filling

    by monina_c Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    Asian Bites is more like an airconditioned "turo-turo". It serves the usual asian dishes, chopsuey, noodles, sushi, maki, gyoza, tofu and iced tea. It's become a favorite because the prices are really low and lately I've been there for more times than I care to count because I need to stretch out my budget. Some of the dishes they serve like the yakisoba can be shared by 2 pax as the servings are more generous than most. It is also a convinient quick stop for a hot meal if you are in the Ortigas area.

    Added attraction is the fact that you can watch the cooks prepare your orders as they have an open kitchen.

    Favorite Dish: California maki (you can ask them for extra wasabi) and their yakisoba has a lot of vegetables especially my favorite green bell pepper. These 2 treats you can have for less than P100.

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    Crustasia at The Podium: Good Tasting Seafood

    by monina_c Written Oct 3, 2006

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    The restaurant is part of the Red Crab chain. The branch at The Podium has nice interior with very Asian feel. The cuisine is a mixture of different Asian influences. I heard all their crabs and seafoods are being delivered fresh each day from Pampanga and Roxas City! The service isn't bad either. :D

    Favorite Dish: Everything in their menu looked delicious but I especially liked the following:
    Crab Maritess, Grilled Squid, Steamed Fish, Kankong Salad, Catfish Salad, Steamed Kingfish, Salted Fish Fried Rice, Bagoong Rice, Roast Chicken.

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    Bubble Tea: Tokyo "Invasion" =)

    by nixca316 Updated Oct 8, 2008

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    Visit http://ilovebubbletea.multiply.com and http://www.tokyobubbletea.jp for more details.

    We enjoyed our first visit @ Mega Mall though I'm very familiar with this place because of my visits to Japan.

    バブルティーを気に入ってくれると!

    There is real value for money...RJ has a big appetite and what we usually pay for in several thousands of Pesos in other Japanese restos, we paid only for more than 800 Pesos. Wow! Well, Karate Kid, Teriyaki Boy and Tokyo Tokyo are still a little cheaper, but hey, Bubble Tea is Bubble Tea!

    The place has a warm and friendly atmosphere...the food is GREAT and the service is commendable!

    我々は、前に戻って

    Favorite Dish: Sashimi
    Sushi
    Fish Katsudon
    Healthy Desserts
    The different kinds of Bubble Tea
    and so much more

    Mixed Sashimi Chicken Teppanyaki RJ with Lemon Tea Slush and Kiwi Tea Slush
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    Via Mare: Delicious Filipino Food

    by monina_c Written Sep 18, 2006

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    Via Mare in Shangri-la is part of a chain that specializes in serving delicious Filipino food. The restaurant is spacious and clean.

    Favorite Dish: My favorites are their pancit malabon, goto and bibingka which is served with shaved coconut meat and matamis na bao . I tried their balut which is served within a puff pastry weird but delicious! :)

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    Mannang: Modern Pinoy

    by monina_c Updated May 18, 2007

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    Mannang is a restaurant that tweaks traditional Filipino dishes to bring refreshing fares to its costumers' tables. The restaurant is clean and the wait staff efficient. Nothing remarkable in its decor. Best of all is the price (e.g. 10 pax dinner only cost around USD40), very reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: My favorites are:
    1. Corned Beef Sinigang (see picture)
    2. Shrimp & Mango Salad with Jellyfish
    3. Tofu Sisig
    4. Chili Shanghai (see picture)
    5. Baked Oysters

    Facade of the Restaurant Corned Beef Sinigang Chili Shanghai
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    Chez Karine @ The Megamall Fashion Hall: Great Desserts and Drinks

    by nixca316 Written Feb 1, 2014

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    Chez Karine Bakery's 2nd branch opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning at the upper ground floor of SM Megamall Fashion Hall beside Superdry.

    The timing is perfect because this weekend is the Lunar New Year of the Wooden Horse. Whatever your belief may be, I'm sure you'll join in the celebration.

    These delectable delights welcomed us and we had a feeling of sheer joy. Almost all the favorites from the Serendra branch are here, with some added products that debuted in this branch.

    For some reason I thought it was going beyond being a dessert and coffee place, but I was wrong. It's also great to stick to the concept and the Chez Karine desserts and beverages are really fabulous.

    THE GOODIES WE TRIED during our visit

    MANGO CARAMELLA

    Layers and layers of goodness of fresh mango mousse, mango jelly, caramel mousse and chocolate sponge cake. It is surrounded by ladyfinger sponge with nutty cashew crust. (I just had to add the menu description for this one)

    Even if I do eat mango based cakes, I am not really a mango fan, but I do love almost anything with caramel. I was a little bit apprehensive to taste this because besides having sugar, the yellow mangoes are also high in fructose. Yet, after having my first bite, I must have to agree with the person who told me that it has the Chez Karine signature. I'll use my dad's description, "Not overwhelmingly sweet."

    COTTON SOFT CHEESECAKE

    This would surely be one of my favorites here. Sometimes cheesecakes would have the tendency to leave a feeling of dryness on the tongue even if it's delicious. This one does not fall under that category. It also lives up to its name. It's very cottony-soft, not too filling, but it is satisfying. I love the way it melts on my mouth. It could cheer up the loneliest person or add more happiness to the already joyful one.

    HOKKAIDO CUPCAKE

    If you're familiar with Japanese cakes then you would say this is authentic. It has the goodness of the familiar Japanese cake and filling. My fond memories of Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe and yes, Hokkaido, fill my mind with a single bite. I think for this visit I could say that this is my favorite. 美味しかった

    NEAPOLITAN

    Neapolitan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Aya told me the name of this delightful dessert, but after eating it, I have forgotten what it was, but suddenly thought of my Weight Watchers Ice Cream. When one eats something delicious, he or she usually forgets his or her name. This time, I forgot the name of the cake I've eaten. LOL. It lives up to its name.A true French dessert with the touch of goodness of Napoli(Naples, Italy).

    CHOCOLATE AND SALTED CARAMEL MACARON de ICE CREAM (SANDWICH)

    The goodness of a French cookies sandwich filled with glacé. Ooh la la. If it weren't dangerously sinful, I could eat a dozen of each flavor. That's how good it is! (My friend and I favor the Salted Caramel flavor even if both are delicious)

    MY CHEZ KARINE BLOGS:

    Yummy French Desserts @ Serendra Piazza

    Chez Karine Bakery at the Serendra Piazza

    New Cakes, Tarts, and Macaron Flavors to crave for @ Chez Karine

    Chez Karine's Konnyaku Fruit Jelly: What a welcome treat for someone under the weather!

    with Chef Karen Yang Chiang and JinkeeR
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    Racks: I Love Their Grilled Baby Back Ribs & More!

    by cyndymc Written Apr 5, 2011

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    One thing I like about the Racks chain of restaurants is the service crew's fast, efficient service. From the time you arrive, you will be escorted to a seat at the restaurant which is totally a non-smoking area. Another plus factor for me is the availability of an in-house restroom. The diners don’t have to walk far to the mall’s public restrooms.

    Favorite Dish: Racks is known for its grilled baby back ribs that “melt” in your mouth. It had proven itself in that department; their meats are really tender and their sauce is delicious. For our recent visit however, we tried to shy away from the meats, specifically our favorite Racks Baby Ribs for health reasons. I ordered Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips and hubby got Carbonara. We were both very satisfied with the food!

    Racks Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips Racks Carbonara Racks, SM Megamall Branch
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    Hula-Hula: Seafood and Barbecue House

    by yellowbell Written Jan 8, 2007

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    Seafood Island and Hula Hula Restaurant belong to the same chain of restaurants serving seafood and barbecue. This restaurant is ideal for groups of people as it serves barbecue/seafood for 3-4 people or 5-6 people.

    Rice and viands are served in a tray of banana leaves and you'd eat picnic style!

    Favorite Dish: Food groups are named after tropical islands:

    Bora Bora (for Boracay)
    Davao

    *can be a combination of any of the following: grilled tilapia, pork barbecue, rice (bagoong/shrimp paste rice or rice with shreds of crab), kilawing tanigue (raw fish in vinegar), mussels, grilled spareribs, crabs, oysters

    Love their mango/orange side dish (atchara style)!

    Davao feast

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    Jatujak: New Favorite :P

    by monina_c Written Dec 18, 2007

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    This Thai restaurant is just a week old. it is small (seats maybe 20 pax) but clean and nicely appointed. Service is fast.

    Favorite Dish: Their lemon grass and mint tea and mixed vegetables with tofu curry are going to be my favorites :)

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    Krocodile Grille: Eat like a croc!

    by monina_c Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    The restaurant itself is unprepossessing except for the grinning giant styrofoam crocodile hanging from the ceiling! :D They serve Filipino food.

    Favorite Dish: I liked their Croc's deviled crispy pata (deliciously spicy) and their pork sinigang. The Aligi pasta is also good.

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    Galileo Enoteca Deli: Authentic Italian experience in Philippines

    by allelli Written Feb 6, 2008

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    They have one of the biggest selections of Italian wines in the Philippines. Also, They have a very wide selection of cold cuts, cheese and other high-end Italian products. If you like Italian food and recognize terrific value head over to Galileo Enoteca. all the food was good but I found the noodles a bit too al dente.

    Favorite Dish: I love there Parmigianno and Grana Padano cheese! that make me back and back again

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    HEAT: Superb Buffett Place in EDSA Shangrila

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 18, 2014

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    seving the best international buffets on this side of the Metro Manila Area

    Heat is the Main Buffet Restaurant of the Edsa Shangrila Hotel and is where the Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for Hotel Guest eat. Heat is one of the most Popular Buffet Restaurants in the Philippines due to it's open kitchen type of presentation, involving several cooking stations for various international dishes like a Chinese Section, a Japanese Section, an American Section, an Asian Section with Other Asian Cuisines Available and a Tandoori Oven, a meat Carving Section and a Seafood Section and due to the sheer variety of dishes available. It is Available for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack and Dinner Buffets and the price of a Lunch Buffet here is about 1,800 pesos per person and 2,200 pesos per person for the Dinner Buffet.

    Opens: 6:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

    Opens:

    6am - 12 midnight

    Favorite Dish: why a lot off course, my favorites here are the various asian style noodles at the Noodle Station and the various Dumplings like the Chinese Har Gau, the Japanese Gyoza, the Korean Tteok and a lot more. And don't forget the Prime Rib Steak and Roasted Ham at the Meat Carving Station.

    the buffet entrance wow! A OK! soup
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    House of Wagyu: Wagyu Steaks Anyone?

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 18, 2014

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    the most expensive beef cut known to man (but they serve the cheaper Australian Wagyu, not the Luxe Japanese Kobe and the Ultra Luxe Japanese Matsusukaya Beef) Dinner here literally costs an arm and a leg for the average working class person. House of Wagyu is owned by the Melo's Chain of Steak Restaurants and they have several Melo's, House of Wagyu and House of Wagyu Stone Grill Branches around the Capital Region. They have assorted Australian Wagyu Steak Cuts which are wet aged in a freezer and they show you the assorted cuts of which you can choose what cut you like, the degree of doneness and the side dishes. Unlike Japanese and Matzuzakaya Beef which are graded from A1 to A5, Australian Wagyu is Graded from 1 to 12 of which 1 has the least marbling and 12 having the most marbling. Prices here are about 4,000 pesos or up per person (but Eating Kobe Beef is more expensive)

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

    Favorite Dish: the australian wagyu beef off course! they have different sizes like an 8 ounce grade 8 rib eye wagyu cost 3,500 pesos per order, the grade 6 10 ounce rib eye wagyu at 3,200 pesos an order, the 22 ounce grade 6 wagyu porterhouse steak cost 4,500 pesos an order. they also serve complimentary bread and butter and they have other limited seafood and other dish options as well.

    entrance 22 ounce wagyu porterhouse! inside Rib Eye Wagyu panna cotta
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    St. Marc's Cafe: famous Japanese-French Fusion Dessert Cafe

    by machomikemd Updated Feb 13, 2015

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    Famous International Dining and Dessert Chains are now sprouting all over the Capital Region of the Philppines and one of the new entrants is the Saint Marc's Cafe. It is a famous Japanese-French Fusion Bakery and Cafe that started in 1998 at the trendy Ginza District of Tokyo and it now expanded throughout Asia and it now has more than 300 branches across asia, including two here in the Philippines (this first branch at SM Megamall and a recent one at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

    It's claim to fame is that they invented the chocolate flavored mini croissant like choco cro (and made it available into many flavors) and they also offer various japanese and french inspired japanese desserts and various coffees and teas.

    according to their website:

    St. Marc Café is a specialty bakery and patisserie that offers freshly baked breads, pastries, desserts, coffees, and other specialty beverage on a variety that will make your visit very ideal any time of the day. The store is best known for its signature product: the Choco Cro. With more than twenty layers of buttery croissant dough wrapped around a dark chocolate center that is made from a blend of the finest Ghana and Ecuador cocoa beans, Choco Cro made its way to became very prominent way back in Japan.

    St. Marc Café features a stylish, warm interior that encourage relaxation and friendly conversations. The store concept combines a well-loved quality "Japanese dessert place" with a premium coffee shop – a design that is ideal for those who enjoy artisanal alternatives and appreciate brand provenance.


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

    Favorite Dish: they offer various kinds of the iconic choco cro (small croissant like bread filled with various fillings like chocolate, azuki beans, caramel, strawberry, etc) that cost 60 pesos a piece. they also offer various ice cream goodness at 250 pesos and above and assorted dessert items such as savory japanese style crepes and sandwiches and a lot more. try also their green matcha tea at 90 pesos an order and various iced teas and coffee blends.

    front various choco cro matcha green tea ice cream galore
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