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This branch opened it’s doors on November last year. Since I don’t live near that area, I haven’t tried eating here yet. But now that I got to, Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is now part of my go-to places to eat with my family and friends. The dish that caught my attention was their smoked ribs. They’re so juicy and hard to resist. The reason behind this is Fat Daddy’s utmost importance to time and temperature when cooking their pork spare ribs. Yes, the ingredients are important, too! But in order for everything to come together, their special dish must be cooked properly. This means that a good rack of pork ribs with the proper thickness is smoked with the right amount of heat for 10 straight hours. This meticulous process ensures that all sides will be cooked on the same level releasing the flavors in each layer. No wonder you taste perfection in every bite! Besides their fabulous Smoked Pork Ribs, I also got to try some of Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse appetizers: Jera’s Ultimate Pulled Pork and Bacon Nachos (Half – Php 330), Buttermilk Fried Livers (Php 210), Bacon Mac & Cheese Poppers (Php 195) and Chef Pat’s Ultimate Bacon & Cheese Dip (Php 250). My favorite in this batch is Chef Pat’s Ultimate Bacon & Cheese Dip. The dip contains two kinds of mozzarella and two kinds of cheddar cheese so get ready for an ooey, gooey goodness. Second is the Buttermilk Fried Livers. I do not like livers; however, I eat it once in a while specially if it’s in Igado because livers are nutritious. After tasting their Buttermilk Fried Livers, I guess I can enjoy eating liver afterall. For the main dish, the Smoked Pork Ribs is my absolute favorite but there are two others worth trying like the Chicken Wings! Whether you love the classic buffalo or something more spicy, you’ll be happy to know that Fat Daddy’s Chicken Wings comes in five different flavors – Honey BBQ, Honey Mustard, Salted Egg, Honey Sriracha, and Classic Buffalo (Php 245). I personally enjoyed the Honey BBQ and Salted Egg. Though I can’t handle spicy flavors, I did actually love the Honey Sriracha. I just have to prepare my Dr Pepper when I try to eat this next time. Another dish which you would want to share with your family/ friends is their Smoked Meat Platter (Php 2,400). This huge platter contains all of their signature smoked meats from Beef Brisket to Chicken BBQ, Hot Links, Pork Ribs and Pulled Pork Shoulder. Just what I mentioned earlier with their Pork Ribs, these signature smoked meats are also cooked to perfection. Ending our lovely meal is a series of sweet desserts and milkshakes. Fat Daddy’s has quite a lot to offer for lovers of sweets. There’s Bacon and S’mores Dip (Php 250), Caramel Drizzled Banana Pudding (Php 170), Pecan Pie (Php 250) and Peach Cobbler (Php 250) as well as Caramel Popcorn Milkshake (Php 195) and Smokey Maple Bacon Milkshake (Php 195). I found some of them too sweet for my taste but I did enjoy the Bacon and S’mores Dip, Caramel Popcorn Milkshake especially the Caramel Drizzled Banana Pudding! Yes, I love S’mores and I definitely love caramel.
TAHO MILK TEA??? Yes yes and we liked it!!!!!!!! 50% sugar and the sweetness was just right. It was good, tastes like taho with milk tea goodness. I also enjoyed the pearls. Sarap!! Just kind of pricey for 150/180php (150 - normal milk; 180 - Holly’s fresh milk). But still worth the try!! Will I get this again? Yesss when craving for taho and walang mang tataho! And libre! Hahahahahaha!!!!
I'm a huge BBQ fan. Bribe me anything BBQ and I would definitely love you. GEN Korean is one of the places that I've been excited about ever since they opened their doors here in Manila. They came all the way from Los Angeles and their branch in Seaside MOA is their first branch overseas. Last night, I got the chance to try out the Ultimate GEN Experience which is the Unlimited 35 US Premium Meats & Seafoods plus Bottomless wines, cocktails, beers, sodas, and juices for P1,488+. We were offered to try different meats that include red wine pork belly, smoked pork belly, teriyaki pork chop, premium steak, and many others. Aside from these, different banchan were also served as side dishes. All the meats were tasty and flavorful, not to mention the thickness of the meat which is not really available in all korean restaurants. They also serve Premium Steak - dito pa lang panalo ka na! For the ambiance, it's cool and modern with dominant blue colors. It's dimmed inside that's relaxing and laid-back. Couches are comfortable and the level of table is just right. Service is a bit slow considering we were the only customers left. We had to follow up three times just to get our food and drinks. One tip is to order what you think you need while cooking so you get it before you lose your patience. But remember that they have "no left over rules" so just order what you think you can consume. Overall, the experience was good. I hope they could improve the service but for the food, I think its worth it. You just have to maximize your time: order everything in advance.
If you are looking for hamburgers, sausages and a place to drink, then "Three Guys and a Grill" in Poblacion, Makati City is the best place to visit! Conceptualized by Tom Thurnherr, Duncan Gates and Frank Shrope, their goal is simple, "to make good sausages available to people in the way Filipinos especially like to eat it - in a bun with toppings!" In this Looloo Rendezvoos, they let us have the newest addition to their menu! THERE'S SOMETHING NEW "We serve potato buns and a hamburger patty with less fat ratio!" said Daniel while preparing one of the burgers. These burgers are certain to please everyone as they are cheaper but high in quality compared to other burger joints. Here are 5 burgers that is perfect anytime of the day: TOMMY BURGER (Php 190) This is their basic burger. It has pure beef patty, toasted potato bun, crisp lettuce, onion, tomato, cheddar cheese and their awesome Three Guys Special Sauce. Perfect for someone who wants to enjoy the flavor and juiciness of their store made patty. ANGHANG BURGER (Php 190) Something to spice you up. It has pure beef patty, toasted potato bun, cheddar cheese, Sriracha Mayo, Jalapenos, home made ketchup and Three Guys Special Sauce. You will definitely get that spicy kick and best partnered with a glass of beer! KIWIANA BURGER (Php 230) My favorite! Reminiscent of a burger offered by a fast food chain, this burger is certainly a BETTER OPTION! For that price, you can enjoy pure beef patty on a toasted potato bun with fried egg, grilled onion, slice of grilled pineapple (TOTALLY LOVE IT!), crisp lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and Three Guys Special Sauce. It was a festival of flavors, from rich flavor of beef to the subtle hint of sweetness from the pineapple. THIS IS A MUST TRY FOR ME! TEXAS HOLD EM BURGER (Php 230) BACON, yes! Order this if you want to enjoy bacon with their flavorful homemade barbecue sauce! This burger is also served in a toasted potato bun with cheddar cheese, grilled onion and Three Guys Special sauce. DOUBLE TOMMY BURGER (Php 280) If all the four burgers does not satisfy your appetite, then choose this one. Two pure beef patties served on a toasted potato bun with all the ingredients same as the Tommy Burger. No one dared to eat it without slicing as it was a huge serving! But, if you were able to do so, then you need to share it here! All these burgers are served with thick-cut french fries that are crisp on the outside yet, soft in the inside. Just ask for additional salt or flavor as I felt a bit bland when it was served. Also, their burgers are definitely enjoyable if you get an local craft beer from Engkanto Brewery. They are offering Lager, which has a subtle and clean taste which you can enjoy for long period yet make your palette refreshed. Thank you again Roegan T. for the invite! It was nice meeting you Denise A. Awesome to do it with you Pat D., Dennis O., Marti M. and Charlzz C. Sausages, up next! Jya Mata ne! -Brie
Finally had time to visit this place. I always see this from Clarissa P kasi haha Ready to pick your poison? ☠️️ Poison Coffee and Doughnuts is located inside Karrivin Plaza- The Alley Chino Roces Ave, Ext, Makati. It opened last November 2017 and they also serve coffee from Yardstick. The place was really cool and a bit dark but it was like a hidden gem inside Karrivin Plaza. For service and ambience, i'll give it ️️️️ Prize ️️️️ as well. Their dougnuts are quite pricy. I ordered the following: ➡️ Spam & Egg P180 ➡️ Lemon Iced Tea P110 ➡️ Doughnuts ranges from P60- P105 How was the experience? For the doughnuts, i'll give it ️️️️ and for the spam & egg, i'll give it ️️️️ ☑️The Spam and Egg was really good. One of the best I've tasted.It has friend spam, garlic mayo, melted cheese and a sunny side up organic egg. I love it?! ☑️The lemon iced tea was average. Nothing special ☑️ For the doughnuts, according to the staff the bestsellers are the vanilla glaze, egg custard brulee and boston cream pie. But personally, I like the salated dark chocolate and hazelnut blue cheese They are not your typical donuts. The donut is simple and chewy. Their flavors are more unconventional like the blue cheese or the garam masala. Will I go back? Definitely yes ️ Punta tayo dito Brie K Sandy P
Another day, Another Looloo Rendezvooz Happy that I’m finally back after a long hiatus. It’s been a while since I posted a long review and I’m stoked to post a lengthy review after 6 months. Ang dami kong namiss out sa food scene, especially my Looloo Fam. So when I got invited by Roe to attend this one, I didn’t hesitate to say YES. Okay Denise, this is not your diary We gathered at Three Guys in a Grill Poblacion Branch, a surprising location for me cause I never knew a sausage joint existed at the back of A Venue Mall. I love drinking in Poblacion area and I never went to this part of Pobla! I’d usually crave for burgers after walwal sesh, finally I’ll have a go-to place to satisfy my cravings now! Duncan Gates, the founder and one of the partners of 3 Guys and a Grill gave us a sneak peek of their burgers which they launched just a few days ago (Sept 8, 2018). They are mainly famous for their sausages so he also gave us a walk through of their best selling products, no wonder they already have 4 branches and expanding very quickly! The place is small and can accommodate a max of 20 pax seating capacity. I love the vibe inside and the grab and go concept! They have seats facing the street which I think is the best spot in the house - giving you a preview of Manila’s colorful nightlife which is a perfect match to their good burgers & sausages + good beer and good company. 🌭SAUSAGES The Spicy American, The Thunder Dog, The Little Bird Dog, The Cheesy Kiwi, The Breakfast Dog, The Posh Dog, The Bird Doc, The Duncan Dog, The Classic American Top 2: The Posh Dog German Pork Bratwurst, Truffle Honey Mustard, Grilled Onions, Organic Cheese - If you’re confused on which one to order from the list, just order this and it surely won’t disappoint. This is your basic dog but premium in taste, simply good straightforward sausage. I just love how the grilled onions make their sausages so appetizing to eat! Prolly something I’d order too if I’m drunk 🤪 LOL The Breakfast Dog 2 Pork Grillers, Omelette, Onion Jam, Bbq Sauce - The crowd favorite! Duncan said he was surprised that almost everyone liked it and it’s not their best seller probably because of the word ‘breakfast’ making customers think it could only be enjoyed as a breakfast meal. All of us agreed that it’s good and hearty and can be enjoyed anytime pf the day! It’s reminds me of Mcdo’s Breakfast Burgers but x 100 better and more premium! Duncan Recommends ➡️ The Bird Dog Prolly the most hyped that night! Duncan keep telling us that ze wife loves this and most female customers would order this so I just had to try it! It was good but not love at first try. It’s something you’ll love the longer you have a tasye of it. It’s made of Curry Chicken Sausage topped with Sriracha Mayo which added a sexy flavor to it, I was just turned off by the pickles cause it made the overall taste sour. But I get why it’s good! 🤩 MACAU PORKCHOP BUNS If you’re into something oriental in taste, this is the one for you! It’s like a Bahn Mi Dog, hint of herbs + sweet bbq sauce! 🏻VERDICT: The best thing about 3 Guys would be the quality of their sausages which is uncomparable to other sausage joints I’ve tried. A BIG PLUS that 1 order is less than P200 which is so affordable for deli quality dogs! Other Pros: ✔️2 variants of bread you can choose from - Plain White and Wheat for health conscious people ✔️Best paired with beer! Share it with a tribe add a few beers for positively good vibes ✔️Quality ingredients no preservatives ✔️Crispy on the outside juicy on the inside ✔️Freshly baked buns BURGERS Tommy Burger Pure Beef Patty, Toasted Potato Buns, Crisp Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, Three Guys Special Sauce - BASIC BURGER FTW! If you’re a purist and doesn’t want anything on your burger except the usual toppings, this one is for you! Simply delicious! Double Tommy Burger Same with Previous ~ Just Double the Pure Beef Patties ️Texas Hold Em Burgers Same with Previous + Bacon and Homemade Bbq Sauce - My top choice cause BACON! 🥓 The saltiness of the bacon contrasted the sweetness of the bbq perfectly! It’s not crispy though when I ate it. ️Kiwiana Burger Same with the Previous + Grilled Pineapple and Fried Egg - The star of the night! Everybody keeps saying na may tatalo na sa Jollibee Aloha Burger 🏻 YEP That’s right! I hate Pineapples on Pizza so I was hesitant to try it at first but the combination of the perfectly cooked meat plus the juice from the pineaple and egg yolk = FIREWORKS! Anghang Burger Same with the Previous + Sriracha Mayo, Jalapenos and Homemade Ketchup 🏻VERDICT: Their burgers will be a total hit fo sho! Lumalaban!!! I can say I like this a little bit better than 8 Cuts cause it’s less greasy, the buns are high quality and the MEAT is fantastic! The tenderness and fullness of their meat is what made heir burgers stand out! FRIES & BEER You can’t just go here and eat their sausages and fries alone, you have to try their FRIES! It’s so crispy and tasty, reminds me a lot of Wendy’s thick cut potato fries but BETTER. And for the beer, go with ENGKANTO! DESSERT Goto Monster Ice Cream Pops P60 Each Treat yourself an ice cream after all the burger and sausage goodness! Three guys and a grill is all about us channeling our inner caveman. Bringing neighborhoods together, communities closer and starts friendships across countries and cultures. This vision really translated to how memorable the night went for us, meeting new friends and reuniting with with fellow foodies. Happy to finally meet Roe and newly found friends Pat and Brie! 🤗 Ps. Lesson Learned Always type and save your reviews on your notes first to avoid retyping the whole thing again. Di parin ako natuto for the Nth time 🤪
The Sidcor Market I grew up with can be found in EDSA corner Main Avenue—the current location of Hypermarket Cubao. As far as I can recall, it was 8 years ago when it was launched again in Centris. I often visit every Sunday morning for my favorite Empanada, Pad Thai, and Buco Sherbet. This is home to a variety of food selection from regional cuisines to international flavors. Sidcor is also a great source of fresh produce, organic vegetables, and fruits. The price is at par with local neighborhood palengke and definetely cheaper than supermarket. Sidcor is open from 6:00am to 1:00pm but fresh market’s stocks runs out easily. Be sure to arrive earlier. There are a lot of parking spaces available at Sidcor as well. Commuters can take the Quezon Avenue MRT station. It’s a walk away from the train stop.
Paradise Dynasty is one of the restaurants that I've been curious about ever since it opened in S Maison. The Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao is one of their popular dishes - colorful eight flavored xiao long bao that should be eaten in sequence to ensure the wonderful taste. Aside from these, new dishes are about to be released this September 16, 2018! Let me spill them for you. ▫️FRIED DUCK WITH STEAMED BUNS If you're familiar with "pritchon wrap", this dish is almost like that. The fried duck was served to us together with white bun and strips of cucumber, scallion, and basil. The server shreded the fried duck and put inside the white bun together with the veggies, and topped with special sauce. The taste was fulfilling and flavorful, not to mention the crispiness of the duck's skin. I also liked the softness of white bun, it's close to mantao. ▫️GROUPER WITH PINE NUT & FRUITS This is basically Sweet & Sour Fish with pine nuts and fruits. I liked the crispiness of the fish that complimented well with the sauce. The sweetness was just right, sourness is tolerable too. ▫️GRILLED GROUPER WITH TOFU IN MAPO STYLE SAUCE If you want some kick to your usual fish, then this dish is just right to its taste. This is spicy but not that much, tolerable in my preference. Taste was aromatic and yummy, perfect with rice. ▫️SHANGHAI STYLE BRAISED PORK BELLY This is the chinese version of our pork humba. The meat melted in my mouth, together with the sweet and salty taste. I just couldn't resist the taste, I declared this as my favorite dish that day and will definitely order one when I visit the resto again. ▫️BOKCHOY WITH GARLIC This dish was no available during our visit so they replaced it with other food on their menu. But it's basically bok choy veggies cooked wit garlic. Paradise Dynasty was generous during our visit. Aside from the new dishes, they also offered us to try the following: ▫️SALTED EGG PRAWN Another favorite dish! I loved the salted egg flavor which is not really that salty and went well with the prawn. The sauce tasted powdery but flavorful. ▫️ORIGINAL XIAO LONG BAO I love xiao long bao! Their version is tastier. One tip: Eat before they became cold to enjoy the flavorful sauce inside. ▫️SPECIALTY DYNASTY XIAO LONG BAO These are the colorful xiao long bao with the following flavors: original, ginseng, foei gras, black truffle, cheesy, garlic, crab roe, garlic, and szechuan. I only got the garlic flavor and I must say that it's tastier than the original and garlic flavor was prominent. ▫️CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BUN Soft black bun stuffed with custard sauce. I enjoyed this dessert as it neutralized all the taste of the main dishes. The ambiance of Paradise Dynasty is classy oriental. The restaurant has big enough space to accommodate number of pax. They also have here private room if you want some privacy or corporate gatherings. Thank you Paradise Dynasty for the invite! It was one of my enjoyable eat-outs with other foodies.
Costa Coffee is on my top 3 2nd wave coffee chain list. It never fails that their brew can do the job and has the right amount of caffeine to keep me awake. I personally love their Flat White and Cappuccino so I was thrilled to get invited to try their new cold brew flavors and latest dessert that will be available until 1st week of November. Wafflewich is their latest dessert which includes three delicious flavors: Choco Banana, Cream Cheese and Berry Butter - each costs Php 150. They also sell Mango Jam, Strawberry Jam and Honey for Php 15 for each packet. This perfectly paired with the refreshing Cold Brew drinks. Coffee ground steeped for 24 hours to get the essence of the beans. Cold Brew Black (Php 140) Cold Brew White (Php 160) Cold Brew Vanilla (Php 160) Cold Brew Caramel (Php 160) Cold Brew Mojito (Php 160) Cold Brew with Whipped Milk (Php 170) Ice Shaken Flat White with Whipped Milk (Php 180) We were blessed to have their 2017 Barista of the Year (held in London), Gwen Gabay. She brought the honor to our country for winning Costa Coffee Specialty Challenge and created Rose Spiced Latte. It was described that the brew tasted like "love". A pretty impressive flavor if you ask me. Save more by getting their Wafflewich combo deal. You'll get a glass of Cold Brew Black with your preferred Wafflewich flavor for only Php 250. I would certainly come back for their Wafflewich Cream Cheese, Cold Brew with milk mix and of course their Flat White or Cappuccino. Also, if you want to have your wafflewich warm request for it to be served warm.
Heard of this a long time ago by the Scout area but never really got to try them, whenever I would pass by we would never find parking on the parking - thus we always ended up somewhere else. My curiosity got piqued again when Jayson J asked if I wanted to go one particular weekend, but husband duties took priority and I wasn't able to join. Fast forward to this instance, there's apparently a branch in Podium and this is where I got my taste of Vanderlust. Dishes we got to sample - | Arancini Al Margherita (Php238) Stuffed risotto balls with pesto and parmesan cheese served with marinara sauce. | Cacio e Pepe Mushroom Truffle (Php428) Classic Italian dish of cheese and pepper, mixed with truffle and mushrooms. | Il Tricolore (Php748) Baked almond salmon, served with pesto risotto. Unfortunately for me, the food was just 'ok.' You can tell by the style and the plating that it's really made to be "upscale," but at the end of the day - it has to be about the food and the taste of the food. You can tell that the technique was there and they really thought of how they will elevate the dish - like the risotto balls, never had I tried an appetizer like that - but there's something wrong when the lasting impression after trying it is the marinara sauce. The pasta was al dente, but I found the truffle lacking - you can hardly taste it and the lasting flavor was just the cream cheese. The real let down for me was the baked salmon since I really had high expectations for it, it even "looked too nice" to eat - while the salmon was cooked great, it tasted quite plain. While I can see that the flavor is supposed to be crushed almond based - I wish it was perhaps seasoned a bit prior to the almond coating. Service is good, ambiance is likewise exceptional - but again, those things should be a staple and the food should still be good. Maybe it's not the original chef like the one in QC but hey - quality should be consistent and the same. With these in mind, this is why I can't give it 5s - everything tasted ok, but not great which is how it should be - considering that you're shelling out 'above average' prices. - kwokie -
Experience Magical Moments this Mid-Autumn with Crystal Jades latest Set Menu and Royal Mooncake Classics. Crystal Jade Mooncake Classics retails at Php2,088.00 per box, 4 pcs (big size). Crystal Jade’s Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu is available from September 10 to October 30, 2018. The Set Menu is good for 6 Pax, and it costs Php13,800.00+. Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu: 🦀Roasted Peking Duck 🦀Chilled Crab served in Teachew Style 🦀Doubled Boiled Sea Whelk Soup 🦀Deep Fried Pork Rib served with Seasonal Fruits 🦀Stuffed Crab Claws in Special Mushroom Sauce 🦀Stewed Eel with Beancurd Skin served in Casserole 🦀Fried Rice with Diced Chicken & Minced Garlic 🦀Mini Mooncake All the dishes in the set menu is worth tasting. It was served and presented nicely. My favorite is the Deep Fried Pork Rib served with Seasonal Fruits (Kiwi and Strawberry), surprisingly the fruits enhances the flavor of the Pork Rib. #ilovetoeatph ️
A new favorite Filipino restaurant for me! SERVICE 🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻 We reserved a function room at Lazat for a surprise baby shower for my friend. The servers were quite attentive and they would offer the menu to the latecomers for their drink order. We also had some odd requests because of the games we prepared and they were kind enough to accommodate us. FOOD ️️️️️ I loved their food! My friend’s husband did all the ordering for us because he was the one who booked the place and knew what dishes were good. I enjoyed their CRISPY PATA, SISIG and SINIGANG na baka (with guava) the most! They were quite generous with the KARE-KARE sauce as well, but of course, you can’t eat much of kare-kare without eating a lot of rice so I stopped myself. Their PANSIT was also a winner for me but it came later during the service so I wasn’t able to eat as much, but we did take the leftovers home. All in all, this is a new favorite for me because it has really good crispy pata ️ I also may be somewhat biased because I just came back from the West and there’s not a lot of good Filipino out there. There’s really no place like home.
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