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Tas is a community chillout place at the heart of BF Homes ,Paranaque.The cradle of the concept was from a drinking session among the owners having idea of putting grilled or barbecued meat inside a pita bread thus became a clever "drunk idea".The moniker "Tas" came from the word " taas or itaas",it's a third level semi open restobar with a good natural ventilation and a great view especially on summer time,when the sun sets late.I still don't want this called an "inuman" place rather I want to think it's more of a venue for unwinding with good affordable food and some drinks with or without alcohol. The owners were very welcoming and walked us through some of the dishes. Skewer Sampler -samples of scotch egg,falafel,inasal chicken, teriyaki chicken,beef salpicao, liempo bacon,smoked liempo,breaded tofu.My top picks for this ensemble are the scotch eggs,smoked liempo and the liempo bacon.The liempo or pork belly has a very flavorful marinade ,the basting was not overpowering and the meat was tender.While the scotch eggs a gastropub phenom was a dandy,very good swathing of tasty sausage meat.They have different sets of these skewers if you opt to zeroed in on your preferred meat items Tokwa baboy deep fried crusted tofu cubes ,topped with cooked bacon served with vinaigrette.The crust or the bread crumbs covering of the tofu was a bit tough and difficult to sink your teeth into,you need to drench it into the dip of soy and vinegar in order it to be manageable.Maybe change the batter or the crust mixture ,but the toppings of chopped bacon was a brilliant idea . Sisig and pita - the Pinoy pride Sisig giving a new twist by serving it with pita bread.Sisig is seldom my favorite item these days because of the influx of restaurants and food stalls selling it.However the marriage of the pita and sisig was unexpectedly bedazzling ,combined them with their homemade signature sauce of garlic and chili ,flat out an instant favourite. Pizza- Margaret and Alfredo variants with balsamic and parmesan cheese dip.Another imaginative idea of having these thin crust pizzas dipped into balsamic vinegar. Shawarma falafel - falafel balls wrapped in pita bread served with fries.For the health conscious and vegetarian ,taste wise it's good a minor adjustment on the structure and texture of the falafel ,I think a bit more firm to lessen those mushy feel when you chew it. Ribs and baked mac (new menu to be launched on December) slabs of ribs BBQued served with baked Mac and BBQ sauce.Not your fall off the bone ribs yet still on the right level of tenderness ,flavor was ok but if you will have to smothered it with the provided BBQ sauce for the flavor to stand out more.Baked mac is good. Iced Lemon Ginger Tea- the subtleties of all the components works very well,not too sour ,no overwhelming ginger taste and most importantly not too sugary. The charming elements of the place is the soul or feel of the place, friendliness of the people ,youthful classy tunes and the reachable price points together for the value for money service.Some food items should be improved overtime yet a very miniscule issue.Will come back for the Sisig and scotch eggs. ***Garlic sauce and Chili sauce are their "coup d grace " ,sauces that work well with anything on their menu,and their selling them for you to enjoy them at home.*** Thanks Tas Roofdeck for being a wonderful host and Looloo family for this rendezvoos.#ibatalagaLooloo. #tseeboogASIANO #simpleyetTRUE🦁🦁
Caerus Specialty Coffee is one of the newest coffee shops in Quezon City. It serves good coffee, desserts, and even savory dishes such as pasta and sandwich meals. I spent an afternoon here last Saturday after attending a friend’s event. There are quite a few things I noticed the moment I arrived at the place. First, parking will not be a problem here (though it’s a common issue in the area) as they have a big parking space. Plus points for this one! Second, they have a nice communal table where people can interact. They also have a small private room. I’m guessing that customers can reserve this for events and presentations. Third, they have a lot of electric sockets. Yes! It’s very student and WFH friendly. 💯 And lastly, they have very nice interiors. The theme inside the cafe is modern with color brown furniture. It’s really pleasing and warm to the eyes. Now for what I had during this visit. *Flat White - this is really good. I love the milk-coffee ratio. I noticed that they don’t overprice their coffee. This specific cup (a large one) is only 145php. They do pretty latte art too! *Lava Cake - I was craving for something sweet and saw this lava cake. I asked them if it’s served with ice cream and the person manning the counter said that it’s possible. However after a few minutes they advised me that they ran out of ice cream anymore. Anyway, I still ordered it! I was excited to do an action shot of this lava cake but when I cut it, nada. It’s still warm but not oozing. I still enjoyed it though! It’s a bit sweet but I think I should be expecting that to a lava cake. Overall, it was a nice visit and I’m looking forward to try their other coffee! Tara, coffee soon?
When I stepped in inside Bluesmith, I knew for a fact that I would be coming back here. I am a sucker for cute and artisanal coffee shops. Period. Bluesmith will be releasing a holiday special party packages good for 10-15 persons. For me, the price was reasonable. The serving size were generous and the taste was actually good. I actually cannot wait to come back and try their pancakes and coffee. Bluesmith served us the 'Favorites' party package which consists of plain rice and the following: Creamy Pasta Tartufo - MY FAVE. Correction "Crowd favorite" almost everyone of us in the table, liked slash loved the pasta. I love how tasty the truffle was in the sauce, not too strong and not too bland. MUST TRY. Flaming Buffalo Wings - The wings was cooked just fine and what made it really special was their 'thick' blue cheese!!! PERF Fish Gratinee - Not a fish person, but it also tastes good! Tenderloin Beef Salpicao - It was a bit salty for me. But pairing it with rice, makes it all better
Burgoo -- at first I thought it was some variation of the hamburger (as many may have assumed too). But I was instead welcomed to a new cuisine ("new" at least for me): Southern US cuisine, thanks to this weekend |ooloo rendezvoos. Got stuck in a horrible early afternoon traffic, considering it was a Saturday, and I didn't anticipate that. I thought I could not make it at all, but I was grateful that looloo and Burgoo (hey, that rhymes!) still welcomed me. While they were already eating, I managed to take some pictures of the food (before more dishes came in). Burgoo is an all-American restaurant whose name was based on the regional dish, the burgoo stew. This spicy and savory stew originated from Kentucky. Traditional burgoo consists of whatever protein and vegetables are on hand (that also include game birds and other wild animals). But of course, Burgoo's own stew is nothing offbeat (thankfully), and here are the details of this wonderful dish: | Burgoo Stew (₱145) It consists of chicken, beef and pork, mixed with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and garnished with green beans, corn kernel and chopped parsley, and served with bread. I never thought that the combination of different meats in one dish would work well together, but they did in this lovely stew. I was immediately bowled over (sorry for the pun) by this unassuming-looking but delicious bowl of stew. If I were to have my way, I would have paired this with rice, but that would be a sacrilege to this celebrated Kentucky dish, won't it? I just loved this stew, and it seems it was also the favorite of the majority of looloo reviewers. My top favorite. Other items we tried from Burgoo's menu: | Chicken Diane (Regular, ₱395 / Large, ₱495) My second favorite. The grilled chicken fillet was so tender and juicy. The "Diane" sauce consisted of chopped tomatoes and capers (among other things). Personally, I hate capers because I find them weird to my taste, but the other flavors seemed to mask these little green round things. In the end, I managed to eat capers. The garlic pasta was so good too. | Seafood Jambalaya Supreme (Regular, ₱495 / Large, ₱695) My first time to try jambalaya -- everything in it except the shrimp. It was like a spicy paella. I liked it a lot in terms of taste, but the chicken was rather dry. | Shrimps and Ribs Platter (Regular, ₱695 / Large, ₱995 / with more shrimps, ₱125) Craving for some surf n' turf? Here's the Shrimps and Ribs Platter consisting of barbecued baby back ribs and Cajun-spiced fried prawns. They are served with fries and corn on the cob. I didn't remember tasting this, but that was okay, as I am not a big fan of BBQ and I cannot eat shrimp. | Supreme Sampler (Regular, ₱425 / Large, ₱595) Want to whet up your appetite in a big way? Or just want big, big snacks? Burgoo answers your cravings with the Supreme Sampler which really lives up to its name: a huge serving of "finger food" consisting of Buffalo wings, cheddar cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, fried calamari and celery sticks with a ranch dip. It had gone cold though, because of our prolonged picture-taking, but the mozzarella sticks were still fun to eat. I liked the fried calamari too. | Taco Salad This dish was unique because the taco bowl resembled a big seashell, with all the toppings in it: lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, taco meat sauce, green onions, salsa and cheddar cheese. You'd have second thoughts about breaking the taco because it looked too darn pretty to eat. Hehehe. But taste-wise, it was good. I got a lot of lettuce and tomatoes -- I had my much-needed greens there! | Blue Banana My own order. Banana smoothie topped with blueberry syrup. It kind of tasted "mapakla" -- it seemed the bananas used in the drink were not yet quite ripe. But otherwise, it was good. DESSERTS: | Fudge Brownie Cheesecake (₱245) | Raspberry Cheesecake (₱225) | Oreo Cheesecake (₱225) I am not a fan of cheesecakes, but if I were to pick one of them, it would be the Raspberry because of the sweet and tangy raspberry sauce that made it a standout among the three (and it is the most visually appealing, to boot). Mentioning again the Burgoo Stew -- I won't mind having a second or even a third helping of it. It is that good! I will definitely come back primarily for that and then try other dishes. Thank you Roegan T. , the rest of |ooloo and Burgoo for this rendezvoos! It was also great knowing and learning the history of some of the dishes there.
Papa Diddi's has this super cool thing going on: ICE CREAM SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM.🤩 Just like any subscription program, all you have to do is subscribe, pay, and be surprised with the content you’ll get. And with Papa Diddi’s, what you get of course, are unique ice cream flavors!🤯 We learned about this during one of the coolest (also quite literally) rendezvoos* events I’ve been to. If you’re interested, just go contact them! So, during the rendezvoos, we had the following: 🔹 Ice Cream & Churros. You may choose the ice cream flavor you want to go with your churros. The churros were SOOO GOOOOD. 🔹 Affogato. Tip: Ask them what coffee beans they have. :) Ice Cream Sandwich. You may also choose the ice cream flavor you want. The cookies were good too. Here are some of the ice cream flavors I tried: 🔹 Tres Leches 🔹 Malagos Chocolate Roasted Coconut & Sunflower Seeds Roasted Forbidden Rice It was a super fun and educational rendezvoos. Paul Perez, son of Papa Diddi and owner of Papa Diddi’s shared how and why he became an ice cream maker. He also said that their products are all-natural and that the ingredients are all locally produced. It’s good to know that there are some businesses that support our local farmers. Thank you, looloo and Papa Diddi’s for having us! --- *hosted looloo event, #doubleOforbranding 🔹 Favorites
The first ever glamping site in Benguet Valleypoint Campsite Green Valley, Sto. Tomas, Tuba, Benguet For more detailed info: https://karlaniiinz.com/2018/11/10/valleypoint-campsite/ What to do/except? Breathtaking views including sea of clouds Glamping experience in a unique and cold way 🤣 They also have rooms for those who couldn't take the coldness outside lol Unlimited coffee. #coffeeislife Free board and card games ++ lots of books to read Free airsoft (150 rounds riffle) Yummy and affordable food 🤤 Accommodating staff and good service NOTES & TIPS 30 mins away lang to from Baguio! Perfect side trip to Mas masaya pag kasama friends kasi pwede kayo sa camper's area tumambay at mag-bonding. Mas masaya rin pag kasama niyo mga jowa niyo para may kayakap kayo sa malamig na gabi lol (gusto mo yun?!) Sa mga commuters lang like us, may pick up service sila (from Green Valley to Campsite, vice versa) Contact niyo lang sila beforehand. Marami silang inooffer pa na mga services. Just read this link: https://wp.me/p87D5Q-Ew Watch our short clip here: https://youtu.be/kf33LqPRku8 Contact Numbers 09081097663 email@example.com Social Media Accounts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valleypointcampsite/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valleypointcampsite/ Feature/Collab/Sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow me on IG: 📸 www.instagram.com/karlaniiinz #KNBMtravels www.karlaniiinz.com
Indeed Epic best describes this restaurant located at Blk 4 Lot 6 Gil Fernando Ave Marikina City. We keep coming back here and last November 5, went here with my boys late in the evening. We had milkshake, nachos , pasta,arrozcaldo, fish and chips and beer. Everything was good for sharing and the food was so good. What I liked also about Epic Warehouse Grill is that it has spacious parking lot , something that other restaurants in Marikina don’t have: Their is a security guard also who will assist you on the parking . It is used to be a Warehouse for construction equipment before that turn into a cozy restaurant . Sitting capacity is around 150 seats . They also host live bands which I’m looking forward to try it next
Paradise Dynasty’s 3rd branch in the Philippines which is located at the 2nd level of SM Aura is now officially open. What to expect? Cozy ambiance with nice interior. An open kitchen where you can see how they prepare your favorite Xiao Long Bao. What to order? For first timer you should try the Original XLB, 8-flavours XLB, Radish Pastry, Crystal Prawn and the Custard Lava Bun. What’s new? Aside from your fovorite 8-flavors XLB and other specialties, Paradise Dynasty launches their newest XLB flavor, the Singaporean Chili Crab, which is exclusive for SM Aura branch only. 🦀 Singaporean Chili Crab - ️️️️️ 5/5 “I like the sweet and spicy flavor of the newest XLB of Paradise Dynasty. The kick of the mild spicy flavor wants you to eat more. Eat the Singaporean Chili Crab XLB right away once served for better quality.” Btw, order 8 pcs. flavored Xiao Long Bao and you can avail the new Singaporean Chili Crab XLB at 50% off discount until November 15, 2018. #ilovetoeatph ️
Snack Attack is cleverness typified. It's not just in the rhyming words on its name, but it's also the way they package their snacks. But Snack Attack knows that its success as one of the fastest-growing franchises doesn't only lie on their innovative packaging. The food is of high quality and tastes great as well -- they will definitely fill you up! Customers will be quite overwhelmed by its vast menu, which is rather unusual for a go-to snack store. I think this is a good thing because that means more choices and variety -- and #AnExcitingWayToSnack. The way they package their food allows convenience and ease for diners. We were fortunate to be invited by looloo's Roegan T to sample Snack Attack's best sellers as well as stuff from their menu. | Snack-A-Bunch (₱359) This smartly-packaged snack meal serves two people. This is especially good for movie dates with your special someone or your best friend. It consists of: 🔸Fries Extreme 🔸Nachos Supreme 🔸2 Chicken Nuggets 🔸2 Chicken Karaage 🔸2 Hotdogs 🔸2 Cheese Fingers 🔸2 Regular-sized Juice Drinks | Global Fries (prices vary) Get a taste of international flavors through Snack Attack's "Global Fries" 🔸Sisig Fries (Solo, ₱89 / Sharing, ₱175) 🔸Yankee Ultimate Fries (Solo, ₱99 / Sharing, ₱195) 🔸Mexican Nacho Fries (Solo, ₱99 / Sharing, ₱195) 🔸Chips & Cheese (Solo, ₱99 / Sharing, ₱195) 🔸Italian Panna Fries (Solo, ₱99 / Sharing, ₱175) 🔸Spanish Chili N' Cheese Fries (Solo, ₱99 / Sharing, ₱195) My Top 3 "Global Fries" favorites: ✔ Sisig Fries - I liked the idea of marrying French fries and sisig, only it lacked some "ooomph." Some onion, garlic and/or chili powder will make it more piquant, because sisig is partly known for its spiciness. Perhaps it's better to let the customer have their own options whether they want it a bit more spicy. For me, I'd even have this as "ulam," because why not? ✔ Chips & Cheese Even without the cheese sauce and other toppings, the crispy wafer-thin slices of potatoes were already good on their own. I loved that they didn't become soggy and they remained crispy throughout. ✔ Mexican Nacho Fries Nachos or fries? To put an end to this debate, Snack Attack combines both of them into one Mexican-inspired snack! I like salsa, so this is another shoo-in for my top 3 "Global Fries" favorites. | Combo Snacks It is a smart way of having your snacks and drinks in one grab, whether as a perfect movie snack or as an on-the-go meal while walking your way to the office or some important meeting. 🔸FD - fries and drink (Regular, ₱45 / Jumbo ₱99) 🔸SA2 - fries, hotdog and drink (Regular, ₱45 / Jumbo, ₱125) 🔸SA3 - fries, hotdog, chicken nuggets and drink (Regular, ₱75 / Jumbo, ₱135) 🔸SA4 - fries, chicken nuggets and drink (Regular, ₱85 / Jumbo ₱145) 🔸SA5 - fries, cheese fingers and drink (Regular ₱75 / Jumbo ₱135) 🔸SA6 - fries, chicken karaage and drink (Regular ₱85 / Jumbo ₱155) | Snack-A-Buns Did I mention to you about their vast menu? Well, that's not the end of it, because Snack Attack also offers bun sandwiches that will make great and healthy movie snacks, office munches or "baon" for school. 🔸Cheesy Hotdog and Bacon (₱55) 🔸Bacon Mushroom and Cheese (₱65) 🔸Chili Cheese con Carne (₱65) 🔸Ham and Cheese (₱55) 🔸Nacho Beef and Cheese (₱65) 🔸Tuna Melt (₱65) I liked the Chili Chese con Carne, as I am the type who likes spicy and cheesy stuff. As typical with chili con carne, it has beans (mostly kidney beans) and I found them in the filling, so you'll get additional nutrition and protein from them. | Bubble Tea Our drinks for this rendezvoos consisted of their Bubble Tea. To be honest, their drinks were the ones that made me really full, as I could not resist myself from going sip after sip. Hahaha. It was the perfect way to beat the heat during that day. 🔸Assam (Medio, ₱70 / Grande ₱80) 🔸Wintermelon (Medio, ₱75 / Grande ₱85) 🔸Hokkaido (Medio, ₱70 / Grande ₱85) 🔸Okinawa (Medio, ₱75 / Grande ₱85) 🔸Taro (Medio, ₱75 / Grande ₱85) 🔸Chocolate (Medio, ₱75 / Grande ₱85) 🔸Mocha (Medio, ₱75 / Grande ₱85) I picked the Hokkaido, which left a buttery aftertaste in my mouth, but it was otherwise good. These were the only ones that we tried, but Snack Attack offers a lot more! They also have the "Cheese Foam Series" drinks, which consist of the same flavors as in the Bubble Tea but with cheese foam; and "Frozen Bubble Tea" soft serve in cup and cone. As for their other beverages: Two fruit teas (Four Seasons and Citrus Iced Tea) Brewed Coffee Iced Coffee Bottled Water As a coffee lover, I am happy that they offer coffee drinks. I will try them when I happen to be on the North again. But they told me they have plans to open a branch at SM City Taytay and I couldn't be more excited! Thank you so much Snack Attack and looloo for the invite (and for the cute Snack Attack mug, too! I am using it right now).
Aside from being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, Pampanga is also known for some heritage sites that have significance to our history. Part of our tour in the city, we visited one famous site which is the San Fernando Train Station. I, myself, weren't familiar with this not until we visited the station. I've learned two things why this place has an impact to our history: 1. Jose Rizal disembarked on this station to visit his friends in San Fernando in 1892. 2. This was the ending point of Filipino, American, and European Prisoners of War during World War II Death March when they were transported to Capaz, Tarlac. And now, this train station serves as a museum where they placed artifacts of Death March and other memorabilias. You can see photographs, historical items, statues, and many things inside. The designed of the place has the original structure but they said that they renovated some of the parts for improvements.
Finally tried Bean and Yolk again after xx months. I remember loving their small and intimate Makati branch so much. Their not-so-new and only branch now is located at Westgate Center. It’s kind of far from me so I made sure to pay them a visit when Cindy S and I went on a road trip down South. First impressions first on this branch: it’s big, bright, modern, but still comfy. The home-away-from-home vibe is still there. I love its pastel theme, it’s very pleasing to the eyes. For the food, I had Farmer John and hot B&Y mocha. *Farmer John - fried egg, cheddar cheese, ham, bbq mayo, caramelized onions, buttered slice brioche. Sooo GOOOD, not to mention that it looks heavenly as well. I’m not sure if it’s just me or what, but I would describe this as “if someone asks what comfort food is, I’ll show this photo coz this explains it well.” *B&Y Mocha - Cindy S recommended this drink and thank goodness I followed her. This cup of joe is a cup of happiness. I also tried Cindy’s order, Iced Latte Gianduja. I like how this looks as I can see beautiful layers of coffee, milk, and chocolate. Though I also like how it tastes, I’m not going this in the future as I’m not a fan of grainy drinks. Overall, it was a nice visit. Comfort food and drinks which are good for the soul. 💯 P.S. Please open a branch in Makati again. Huhuhu
For Josh's dinner birthday celebration, he brought me to Benjarong, since he's claiming that their Thai food is one of the best. Of course, I obliged. Who can say no to good food? He made a reservation for 7PM, but since we arrived early, he requested it to be moved to 6PM, and they graciously allowed us to do so. We were ushered to our seats, and after a couple of minutes, we decided to get the following: ✅ POR PIA TOM YAM (Php 330 - 3 pieces) - (Tom yam spring roll, coriander chili sauce) It was my first time to taste something like this, and I honestly enjoyed it! It's a unique and modern take on tom yam: instead of serving it as a soup, it was served to us as spring rolls! The sour and spicy taste was there, and the rolls were filled with glass noodles, some vegetables, and shrimps. When dipped into the coriander chili sauce, it brings out a distinct Thai flavor that's flavorfully spicy. ✅ PHAD THAI GUNG SOD (Php 595) - (Fried rice noodle, prawn, tamarind sauce) I've always loved Phad Thais, and theirs is definitely one for the books! 🤤 They ran out of prawns, so they replaced the toppings with soft-shelled crab (or you may also opt for chicken) instead, which made it even yummier with its slightly crunchy texture. The thin rice noodles were firm and flavorful, and the bean sprouts had a fresh crunch to them. The soft-shelled crab was really fresh, and they didn't scrimp on the ingredients, too! This definitely tops my phad thai list. 🤤 So so good! It has ample spiciness to it too, so you can enjoy this one without breathing fire afterwards. (Noticed how I snuck in an extra star? ) ✅ GAENG MASSAMAN NUEA (Php 590) - (Massaman curry, beef chuck, cashew, onion, potato, crushed peanut) Unlike most Thai curries, Massaman curries are only mildly spicy, and has a very rich taste. In fact, it doesn't really taste like curry to me. For comparison's sake, I could say it is slightly similar to a mildly spiced kare-kare: because of its rich and nutty flavor. Because of this, it MUST be ordered with rice, as it is its perfect pair. This one is tasty, the beef was super tender, and the addition of cashew brought about a depth in flavor and an additional texture to the dish. It was really good, but can be a bit heavy and overwhelming when you eat it on its own. So make sure to get the rice!!! Benjarong has been around for a decade and a half already, and it's a good thing Dusit Thani decided to transfer it to the lobby area last 2017, because this kind of gem shouldn't be tucked away on the higher floors. Gracious hospitality has always been the thrust of Dusit, and I'm glad that Benjarong fully embodies this, too. I know it is quite intimidating that the restaurant is located inside a hotel, but once you get past that, you'd come to realize that the prices are surprisingly quite affordable (in hotel standards)! Servers were well-trained, and they really know their menu. They were very effective in suggesting what to order, as well as what it pairs well with. Of course, since it is almost like a fine dining restaurant, servers were really polite as well. I also saw the restaurant manager interacting with the guests, which is always a good sign of good service. When in the area, give this restaurant a try! You don't have to be checked-in to the hotel to eat here. Indeed, this will now be my top of mind choice when it comes to Thai food. Highly recommended! #EatDrinkSplurge
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