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San Juan Restaurants

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    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2013

    Peri Peri Chicken and Portuguese Cuisine is a fast casual restaurant that started in 2005 here at the Greenhills Commercial Center, at the Promenade Part and since then has expanded to 4 outlets. this restaurant offers the Spicy Portugues Peri Peri Grilled Chicken and with the associated spicy peri peri sauce (they have 3 varities of sauce, the mild and moderate and spicy) and besides the grilled chicken, they have other protuguese fare like bacalhau and more, plus a sprinkling of comfort grilled favorites like texas barbecue pork ribs, usda rib eye steaks, pork barbecue meals and a lot more.

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

    according to their website:

    Peri Peri refers to African bird’s eye chilis, which we use for our customized sauces.

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    At Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, our dishes are spit-fire grilled to perfection with the best African-Portuguese spice mix brought in all the way from Africa. Launched in 2005 at Greenhills Promenade, Peri-Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken caters to a large market, primarily appealing to the B and C demographics. However, chicken being a comfort food in the Philippines, Peri-Peri immediately stood out among other brands because of its cooking style and unique sauces.

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    Peri Peri is set up as fast casual restaurant. The best part that surprises most of our guests are the large servings of Java rice on a platter with grilled chicken and side dishes. To top it off, the restaurant offers an unlimited soup and beverage bar featuring a variety of soup flavors, different coffee drinks, juices and soda.

    Other menu finds include a mix of Mexican favorites such as Quesadillas, Rappas, Fajitas and mainstream products such as wild wings, salads and pizzas.

    Favorite Dish: an order of peri peri chicken quarter with rice will cost 280 pesos, half order with rice at 450 pesos and a surf and tuf order (USDA Rib eye steak and grilled shrimps) at 900 pesos an order. drinks start at 80 pesos.

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    by machomikemd Updated Nov 5, 2013

    Originally, this restaurant Chain was called the Banana Leaf Curry House, It was reformatted and rebranded into the Banana Leaf Asian Cafe'. It is the place to go for moderate priced but authentic Pan Asian cuisine, which is a mix of Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vetnamese, Singaporean, Thai and Chinese. It is a franchise of Banana Leaf Curry House Limited in Hongkong and the main style of dining in this joint is via Banana Leafs, no chinawares for plates except for the dishes being served. Their menu selections are varied and are from around south east asia and china, no fusion cuisine though.

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

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    Favorite Dish: malaysian roti canai with curry sauce at 120 pesos an order, thailland's pad thai at 360 pesos for a large serving, indonesian sizzling beef rendang at 390 pesos for a large order, vietnamese fresh spring rolls at 180 pesos an order. assorted thai, hong kong, malaysian style teas at 90 pesos per order and a lot more.

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San Juan Shopping

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    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2013

    Divisoria Area of the City of Manils is the main Budget Shopping Area of Metro Manila, but for more convenience and shopping in Air Conditioned Glory, the main budget shopping area of the Middle Class is the Greehills Commercial Complex in San Juan Town. Greenhills Shopping Center in Manila is a tiangge (tent like or Hawker's Center) style shopping mall located in San Juan region of Metro Manila. Bounded by Ortigas Avenue on the west, Connecticut Street on the south, Club Filipino and Annapolis Street on the north and Missouri Street on the east, this shopping center contains many malls, entertainment and dining outlets.

    What to buy: Greenhills is a shopping paradise. Clothes, shoes, native souvenirs, computers, cell phones, knock-off designer bags and wallets, toys, children's apparel, Iphone Jailbreak devices, Cheap Smartphones, Computer Porgrams, South Sea Pearls and Jewellries and a lot more. it is like the Pratunam area of Bangkok.

    500 pesos for a counterfeit ralph lauren jeans, 800 pesos for fake nike shoes, 150-200 pesos for fake perfumes like davidoff or calvin klein, 600 pesos for anne klein "loft" women's polo shirt (export overrun hence original), 800 pesos for ralph lauren polo shirts (again export overrun). 600 pesos for silk bags and a lot more

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills

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    The V-mall was started in December 2005 and since then attracts a horde of shoppers from around the capital region. The Greenhills Shopping Center Complex occupies 16 hectares along Ortigas Avenue, of which V-Mall accounts for 20,000 square meters. Totally redesigned to make it more convenient for shoppers to go around, V-mall boasts of a wider area as the escalators have been relocated to the sides instead of its old location at the middle of the mall. It also features a scenic elevator that allows shoppers to see the whole area on their way to the top levels. V-mall sports a new look with five attractions from the SM group that include the successful Toy Kingdom chain, SM Appliance Center, Our Home, Watson's, and Ace Hardware.

    What to buy: If you were a Shopper like me, you would buy an original Rolex Watch at Chronos (xxxxx price hehe), counterfeit Rolex available at Tiannge for 2,500 pesos (Triple AAA they say) .Shops here are for the High end Market unlike in Shoppesville or in the Main Complex where there are "tiangge's", none are here since this Newly Refurbished area is designed to compete with other Glitzy Shops in Manila like the Powerplant Mall, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Bonifacio High Street, Robinson's Place, Trinoma.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    by iclee Written Feb 17, 2010

    Richie owns Maristella Jewelry. She has been my jeweler since 1998. I usually bring my own precious stones and design. They are very good in executing my designs at the price I am comfortable with. They also accept trade in of gold. I suggest you bring your old and/or broken jewelry and trade it in.

    Fast and reliable service. What is standard k is truly standard.

    You can also choose from her wide array of ready made jewelry or do what I do (design my own).

    Look for Richie or Rizza and tell them I referred you. Or buzz me and I'll flag them that you are going there.

    What to buy: 14k, 18k jewelry in white or yellow gold.

    What to pay: Depends on design.

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