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Yey! I got to try Dine in the Dark last October 16th and it was amazing! The whole experience was worth sharing, from the pre-event to the actual dinner. The moment I saw Ruth S share about this on Facebook long before its launch, I've practically fixated on trying it already. The next thing I knew, I was booking for my flight in Manila for the weekend of their opening, starting the 14th of October. After I got my plane ticket from Cebu, that's the only time they opened for table reservations, and immediately they posted "we are fully booked for the first two weekends". This was such a let down, especially as I really wanted to try it, so though it was a shot in the dark, I called the number on Booky Manila to try my luck. I told Ms Kaye, the lady who answered on the mobile number given, the whole story of me living in Cebu for work and me purposely scheduling my short vacation to their inauguration weekend just so I can do it, and she was blown away. So even though they were full already, she said they'll add a table for us. It was truly the sweetest thing! So that fateful dinner finally came and I was so excited! Before anything, they make you sign a waiver to let the management know that it's ok with you if you end up spilling stuff on your clothes. It was funny because you have to put your age on the form. Up until I got to fill out the part with my family, all of the diners were around the age of 20 to 30. It was only my parents that were at the 60's bracket. it was so cute, my mom had to express loudly, "pambata lang ata to, Gi!" But what the hey, I wanted to experience this with none other than my folks! We were then called in batches of 8 persons to go upstairs for the orientation before going into the dark room. We were seated on the couch and then a blind lady conducted the short talk. She reiterated that it might get a little messy, but it's gonna be fun. She also oriented us on the positions of the utensils, the glasses and where the plate will be. She also mentioned that since your sense of sight is taken, you will probably make up for it in any other sense you have left, which meant you might talk louder than usual, smell better, feel more and yes, taste a lot more. She also told us to try to guess the food and remember it until the end of the meal. At this point, my mom got all emotional because she remembered some relatives who went blind and how difficult it got for them. It gave a whole new meaning to why we were doing this, especially that it's for a good cause. Part of the ticket charge goes to Resources for the Blind, Inc. The lady also informed us that all of the waiters that shall serve us are also visually impaired. I'm just glad that somehow we get to help them! We were each asked to leave our things to their reception desk and they will keep them throughout the duration of the meal. They had to collect everything that emitted light, so that meant our phones and such. Plus, it's not really recommended to carry anything else since you won't be able to see anything inside anyway, plus the meal has been paid for in advanced. No worries because they have ample space for safe keeping. 🏼 We were introduced to our waiter, Carlos. I couldn't forget his name because he reminded me of someone who used to be close to our family. He was very polite, so kudos to him! He's been trained well. He then lead us to the dark room. Immediately everything went black. I got so nervous of hitting things, and worse bumping into other people. But Carlos made sure that we wouldn't. He managed to take us to our table and we just waited until the rest of the table got filled. The lady was right, we got all unusually noisy during the wait. It was so weird, and I didn't really know why I was talking so loudly, but it did. Eventually, we started the meal. The whole dining experience was surreal. It was hard to find the food on the plate, IMHO. Hahaha, siyempre di ko makita e! I kept on swinging my spoon from left to right on my plate just trying to catch anything I can eat. There was a time I tried touching it and i ended up dipping my finger into some kind of sauce. It was so funny! I could smell the fragrant aroma of the food twice as much as I ever did. The taste of the meal was really great! Everything was so flavorful, and I probably would have loved seeing it, but I could honestly say you can imagine the dish as you devour it. I had so much fun too, mainly because apparently my parents are funnier in the dark. Their jokes are twice as funny and their crazy banters are wittier. And yes, they spoke so loudly, a lot more than what I'm used to. I really enjoyed my time with them! After the meal, we were accompanied by Carlos going out, and we were told to give it a minute or two so our eyes can adjust to the light. I think it took me more than two minutes to do this. They then gave us forms to write down what we thought we ate. After collecting this, the man from the reception gave us back our belongings and he told us that the complete menu is downstairs to check if we got our guesses right. I wished they showed the actual dishes but it was just the set menu card that was shown. I was amazed though that I got most of it right! I guess I have a more accurate palate than I expected! It was definitely a unique experience! I highly recommend this to all other foodies out there! You better do it in the dark now because this is just for a limited time only!
The foodie scene has exploded over the years gaining so much attention from A to Z. Restaurants are on a roll to fight for a chance to grab the top spot, or sometimes, to simply stand out from the rest. Craving for food of a particular cuisine? Name it, I'm sure there's a handful out there to satisfy your cravings! Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Peruvian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, etc etc. Conservative dishes that stick to the original recipe or modern ones that dare take the fusion kind of road, they're everywhere! Same is true for our well-loved Filipino favorites. You want it with a twist? You want it home cooked style? LOTS OF OPTIONS!!! In a sea of Modern Filipino and Filipino Fusion restaurants, it's such a breather to find one that sticks true to comfort Filipino food. Offering nothing but affordable "home coked" goodness of our classic favorites - Kare-Kare, Sisig, Silog meals, Lengua - Gabe's Homegrown Dishes surely has something you'll like. Located in Katipunan, just right after the strips of restaurants including Banapple, Nathaiels and Katips, look for the HQ of Sbarro and you'll spot Gabe's! A hole in the wall type of place that's not intimidating at all, their space was well organized and clean! Loved the simple interiors that touched on family love and importance. They also have some frames with different messages, industrial style drop lamps and a board where they pinned messages from guests. A play of textures with wood and tiles, I loved these wooden chairs with letters engraved! Card games, board games and even some toys for little ones are available for everyone to enjoy. Dan and Marianne are the husband and wife tandem in charge of this family business. It's their first venture to F&B business though they have a little background from their entrepreneur parents. Dan sent me an invite for a sponsored lunch so I went with my family on a Sunday. The staff were welcoming and genuinely kind. They helped us through the menu and asked us for anything that we wanted to try other that what they're supposed to serve. Dan and Marianne were very easy to talk to. Anything about the kitchen is managed by the wife while marketing and promotions are the tasks of the husband. They prepared a feast for us! Appetizer: Pinoy Cheese Sticks No fuss cheese sticks that will remind you of your childhood! Local cheddar cheese wrapped in lumpia wrapper, deep-fried to crispy perfection, each bite was oozing with cheese! My daughters loved this. Sandwiches: Crab Sandwich and The Half Pounder > Crab Sandwich for 100Php Ordinary white bread that have been buttered and then toasted, filled with kani in mayo with carrot sticks and cabbage on a bed of crisp lettuce and fresh cucumber. The flavor was good but then there was too much filling! This sandwich came in with fries. > The Half Pounder for 180Php This is their version of a cheeseburger. They made their own half pound beef patty, added some lettuce, tomato and cucumber slices plus cheese in a toasted hamburger bun. Honestly, this was just okay. The beef patty was overcooked, IMO. Could have been better if it was done medium so that it could have been juicy instead of dry. This burger was served with fries too. Noodle: Pancit Malabon for 100Php Not a fan of Pancit Malabon so I technically didn't fancy this dish. Don't get me wrong, it didn't taste bad and according to my husband it was delicious. Pancit Malabon is in general not my thing. I have to note though that this plate full of noddles had a lot of toppings in it - pork, hard boiled egg and shrimps! Onto the mains, we tried a total of four --- > Lengua for 250Php Lengua was a staple dish when we have parties back in the province when I was a child. I can vivdly remember the creaminess of the dish, the hint of mushroom and the super tender beef tongue! Gabe's version was full of nostalgia! Though I would still prefer my Lola Ma's version (granny's little girl here!), Gabe's definitely nailed this dish! > Laing with Dilis for 90Php One of their best seller, this dish was a surprise favorite of mine during our visit! It was thick, with a good coconut milk flavor, and nice touch of saltiness from the dilis. You can control the spiciness by adding some chili. > Kare-Kare for 200Php Kare-Kare is a favorite dish of mine. From Fusion to modern, simple and home-cooked, I'll try them all! Gabe's version was simple but gave a comforting and homey feeling. It's like your mom's proud version. Thick peanut sauce with a hint of sweetness, lots of veggies that were done right, beef cubes and ox tripe. Nothing fancy but definitely good. > Crunchy Pork Sisig ni Gabe for 185Php Sisig is my thing and I don't like my Sisig with lots of extenders. Gabe's version was on point! Served on a sizzling plate, it had generous heaping of chopped pork, just the right portion of chopped onions, a drizzling of their own Sisig sauce, green chili and a raw egg on top. Mix everything together while the plate is still hot and you're in for a treat! Loved the occasional crunchy bite from pork skin and the overall saltiness. If you think that we've had a lot already, I tell you not yet. Dan and Marianne also had us try two rice meals! > Baked Ribs for 190Php Pork ribs that have been marinated in their special BBQ sauce and homemade rub, broiled then served with rice, fries and more thick sauce! These were not fall-off-the-bone tender but weren't tough as well, good flavor with hints of sweetness. Bang for your buck at 190Php! > Horseylog for 115Php Not your usual "silog" meal, this one's definitely for the brave soul! Sourced out from Malabon, the horse tapa had a nice salty flavor with an after taste that I can't quite describe. Their wasn't any stinky smell or taste, which was said to be a norm for this kind of meat. I'm telling you that this one is worth the try! Even though we were BEYOND FULL, as they say, always leave room for dessert. Our generous hosts had us try two out of their three desserts! > Fried Oreos a la Mode for 100Php Fried Oreos made their debut in the foodie scene years ago but they still manage to please. They're simply irresistible! The chocolatey goodness of the warm melted Oreo, the simple batter - kids love this dessert. Gabe's version did not disappoint. Three pieces of battered and deep-fried Oreos, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and strawberry syrup - the contrast of cold and warm plus not too much sweetness, such a favorite of ours! > Valencia a la Malabon for 80Php | Add 25Php to make it a la mode If you want a dessert like no other, try this. It's the first time that I've seen this dessert and I'm more than happy that it was introduced to me by Gabe's! According to Marianne, who is originally from Malabon, anything with banana is called Valencia in their place. This dessert is essentially a leveled-up turon! Aside from saba and langka, they added ube and monggo. The result, a lot of layers of yumminess in just one bite! Make it a la mode and you're in for a treat! We also got to try their Iced Tea and Lemonade --- > Iced Tea for 60Php House blend iced tea that has a distinct fruity flavor, this was was refreshing and definitely not your usual grocery bought powder! > Lemonade for 65Php Freshly squeezed lemon, this one has the right balance of sour and sweet. Such a refreshing treat! So thankful for the invite from Dan! We definitely had a great time. Aside from the good food and low price points, the husband and wife tandem were very nice and friendly. I will definitely go back for more!
I already feel bad that this will be their first review.. Ohwell.. I will give a second review on my next visit. We came here for lunch. We ordered Chicken Cheese Fondue P588 half, Kimbap beef P158, and Japchae P128. By the time we placed our order, Kimbap was served after 5+ mins, Japchae was served after 12+ mins, then Chicken Cheese Fondue was served after 30+ mins (reference point is when the order was placed). That was so BAD and unacceptable for the main/highlight dish that we were all looking forward to. There were a few customers but still 30+ mins is unacceptable. ❌ So I nicely asked the waiter why it took that long, he said sorry and that serving time is 15-20mins.. OK interesting info. . Then I asked for a complimentary because I believe we deserve it.. The waiter returned with One glass of raspberry(?) drink. OK again we were 8 pax on the table. This is embarassing.. So I said if he can give a pitcher instead of a one glass, he just said sorry. I then looked for the Manager, turns out that the Manager is the Chef, he explained to me how they work in the kitchen, first come first served/cook basis on the order slips. (Of course). Still, it does not justify the 30min waiting time and the one glass complimentary. Facepalm.🤐 I ended it by saying OK (quite stressful to argue) then continued eating my meal. The food.. There was no trace of korean cuisine/spices on any of the food. Ohmy. The cheese chicken fondue was a great idea, but we were expecting more of its flavors especially the cheese which was not that satisfying cheeseloving feeling, yet we enjoyed it (I like the taste of the chicken tenders on it). Kimbap and japchae, hmm yeah just plain food, it could be better. I commend the tall waiter because I think he was challenged by my questions and the situation, yet he handled it well and was pleasant all through out. The Chef was unpleasant to talk to, he wasn't even apologetic🏼️ Next time, I will order the Chicken Combo meal and wouldn't ask for a complimentary Haha will just tell them that they need improvement.
We grab ourselves some coffee to perk up our afternoon. Its been a while since the last time we visited Subspace coffee. Was able to get a great view of the cafe today, since its less crowded. The green couch is so chic! There are very interesting decors but still the hanging chairs in the ceiling is one of a kind.. eccentric! I had Peanut Butter Latte (12oz for P145). Kinda strong drink, with a nutty taste as you sip. For me its ok! Something new to my tastebud. While Yna N enjoyed her Purple Latte (P130 for 8oz) served with artistic touch in the foam. Cutie kitty this time! And we're feeling lucky today We've been into the place twice, but their crepe cakes are always out of stock. And its a nice thing they have it today, and its Matcha Crepe #feelingextralucky. I share the slice with my companion. We love that it has the "it" taste. Matcha taste to be exact. No "sawa" factor since its not sweet & has creamy taste. What's more good about it is that its cheaper than the leading crepe. Its only P135 per slice.
Azalea to Nami Nami Resort is located on a cliff in Diniwid Cove, Balabag, Boracay Island. Beachfront rooms gives you a stunning view of Boracay Island. You could ride a tricycle for 150php/4pax to get to Nami Resort or by walking along station 1 until the end and a cliff will lead you to Diniwid Beach. A free shuttle service is also available for pick up and drop off. Going up to the resort is an experience. There's a buzzer to get the elavator and a butler will assist your way up. You need to ride a Bamboo Elevator which gives you a glimpse of the view until you reach the reception and resaturant area (separate review of our lunch the next day). After checking in on the reception area, a complimentary drinks were given to us and we were introduced to our personal butler for the entire stay and he accompanied us to our room. I was feeling inspired in awe upon entering our room. The view in our room was breathtaking, seeing blue and green thru the glass door leading to the balcony area. I was excited yet I felt calm and relax. Our room was simple and clean. There's a separate shower and toilet room. There's a jacuzzi/bathtub at the balcony facing the ocean where you can fully enjoy the scenic view, embracing the seabreeze while having a hot bath or having a sip of your drink. The resort also offers Spa Service but we didn't had any ince it's a bit pricey. Definitely, Nami Resort is a peaceful and quiet place perfect for those who want to avoid or to get away from the busy and crowded White Beach Boracay. The resort has it's own resto and you could visit Spider House if you want to eat. I felt like not going anywhere since all I want to was staying onside our room. Diniwid's beach was ok. The sand wasn't as fine as the one i8n White Beach. Well it's just a 15 minute walk away, so you could visit it anytime. And it's fun walking along the cliff that connects diniwid and white beach. Anyway, there's a free shuttle if don't feel like walking along the beach, jusy make sure to give them a heads up 30min-1hour in.advance. Overall our stay was beyond my expectation. All of our needs were provided and anticipated. Staff were all friendly.I wish our bed was more soft and comfy lime the one we had in Azalea. Nonethess, it was a great stay and the price was worth it. 5k per night. *Diniwid's beach wasn't that big and I hope Nami Resort and nearby resorts like Artista Village, Microtel and etc will have the initiative to clean the beach. One of the pictures above will show you how dirty the shore was. Same m the White Beach Boracay, it saddened me that the LGU can't even maintain and monitor the cleanliness of the resort. Considering the bulk of tourist and environmental fees being paid, for sure they can afford to pay someone to clean it every morning since the beach itself was an asset and investment. Considering the bulk of the dirt were dried seaweeds, leaves and stems. They could impose a rule too like "Tapat ko, linis ko". Despite being said above, I still love Boracay. 🙂
Turquoise and blue gradient waters, fine white sand, breathtaking views and most of all, tranquility and peace--Calaguas Island is an over-the-top paradise! I've never been to Maldives but looking at photos for comparison, it will definitely pass off as our version here in the Philippines. I am not exaggerating things, go and see it for yourself. Unplanned trips are indeed the best. I went to Bicol with a friend to explore the place riding our bikes (which was the original plan) then a family friend of theirs gave us an invite to come over their place. We never realized that the place they were talking about was Calaguas Island. Yes, folks they live in a small community that is situated few steps away from the island itself. Calaguas is home to them. Feeling envy yet? Since the trip was all impromptu, we had made no cottage or boat reservations. From Paracale, we had no other choice but to ride a passenger boat just to get there. The boat ride normally costs 50 pesos, but due to the low number of passengers to board, we all paid 100 pesos just so we can leave ASAP. Passenger boat means no life vests, no other lifeguards but the locals, only PURE ADVENTURE. The boat ride was unexpected. The experience was purely thrilling, if you don't know how to swim you will absolutely pray for your life. No kidding, according to the locals the waves we were experiencing that day is the normal state of the sea. We were actually sailing against the current of the water. I was so tensed during the whole journey. But what is adventure without a hint of fear, right? The trip lasted for an hour and a half. We saw several color transitions of the sea water fom the lightest of blue to dark blue, and bluish black. There are several drop off points depending on where you are coming from. Ours was in another island where the small community is located, and then walked few kilometers to get to Calaguas. As we reach the island, we can't contain our excitement to go and dip ourselves into the water. We arrived around 3:30 in the afternoon but never minding the sun, we went straight to the beach. It's stunning. It's beyond beautiful. Though our trip may be impromptu, we had the chance to bring some food but it's actually not a big deal if you can't because several stores are lined up in the beach. The locals aka tourguides also offer packages which include everything--boat transfers, cottage, tent, food (and I'm talking about freshly-caught seafoods) and of course, tourist-friendly service. That's what our friends, Kuya Ryan and Ate Angelica do for a living. You may want look for them if you happen to go there unplanned. At night, you can either sleep in tents or opt to rent a cottage. Friendly tip: the best time to go there is between Monday to Friday, because the tent areas are crowded during weekends. We were lucky enough to experience Calaguas almost all by ourselves on a Friday afternoon. The next day, we woke up early to accomplish our photo op session and it was like we owned the island for a moment. As per the other activities, there is a hilltop climbing experience that they offer. It costs only 20 pesos (environmental fee) and it will give you a bird's eye view of the whole island. It's the perfect spot for a panoramic shot. Aside from karaoke machines and occassional poi dancing acts, there are no other festivities at night, and I guess that's what separates the island from any other. It is truly an escape from the chaotic city life. There is no network service, no internet connection, no stress, no hassle, yet you get the chance to experience life like no other. ITINERARY: From Manila to Bicol, we rode a bus headed to Paracale in Cubao, Quezon City. The fare costs 500 pesos and discounts apply to students as long as you have your ID with you. Then we got off in Batobalani, from there we rode a tricycle (20 pesos each) to get to the boat terminal in Paracale. I cannot tell you exactly how much we spent during our 2 days and 2 nights stay but I guess it is just safe to prepare 3,000-5,000 pesos depending on your spending techniques and how many are you going on the trip. Aside from being financially ready, you must also prepare for an extraordinary adventure of your lifetime. #PhilippineBeaches #CamarinesNorte #TravelPH #Pinasmuna #Halloolooween2016
If you want a time out from rushed city life, go here. If you're finicky about amenities, pick another place because this place is pretty basic. However, the people are nice and the F&B head listens to what you need. The sand... the beach... the sunset... snorkeling off of the other nearby islands.... that's what you come here for. I've included a photo of their conference space. Which beach resort owners could thinknof making conference areas more natural and in keeping with the venue... By the way, the food was AWESOME!!!!! Great to eat by the beach and have a couple of brewskies...!
On one of our family “Sundates” I suggested that we go to ATC to eat at CPK so that I can use my gift certificates (Yay! Thank you so much, looloo!). After our scrumptious lunch, I and my sweet-toothed sisters craved for something sweet. There is a number of dessert options in Town and we chose between Rita’s, Papermoon, Conti’s and Milkbox. (Ang laki ng problema teh) Lol we needed to decide carefully since we can’t go there often (probinsyana problems)So in order to decide, I browsed these dessert shops in looloo and I saw a post with a picture Milkbox’s sizzling Matcha. Matcha daw beh. SIZZLING..MATCHA. I did not browse for other shops anymore, Milkbox it is! I convinced my sisters (who are not matcha fans) to have our dessert there. This dessert place replaced the cute Mochiko Café in ATC and it has been there for almost a year now but I was kinda hesitant to try it before due to some cons that I have read in reviews and it's quite pricey. When I saw sizzling Matcha, I knew I had to try it. When we went there, there were no available seats inside so we stayed outside which was just fine. There ambiance was nice but can accommodate limited number of customers. I browsed through their menu which had specialty coffee, skillet desserts, cwazy shakes, ice cream, wonuts, waffle sundaes and sandwiches. I still read their menu even if I already had Sizzling Matcha (Php 243) in mind so that I know what to order next time! Hehe! The stuff in their menu were kinda expensive so we only ordered one and agreed to try the others next time. I told my sisters that if they didn’t like the matcha, they can order others (pero yung cheaper, haha!). So there, after waiting for 15 minutes, our order was served. It consisted of matcha blondie (the brown bread) with green tea ice cream on top and was served in a hot skillet. It was topped with cereal crumbs and there was a separate bottle with matcha white-chocolate ganache to pour over the sizzling goodness. Haay, it was heavenly!!! The matcha ganache which seemed like matcha condensed milk was sweet and oh so goooood! In every scoop, napapa “haaay sarap naman nito” ako. . Perfect combination of hot and cold🏻️. I think it will be too sweet for others but for a sweet-tooth and matcha-obsessed like me, it was the perfect matcha dessert. My sisters (who are not matcha fans) loved this dessert too! It was their first time to like something with matcha in it. It was a good thing also since they did not ask me to order other dessert anymore. hehe 🏻 I would definitely recommend it for everyone who loves matcha I am looking forward to try their wonuts and their best-seller waffle sundaes next time :)
It's been ages since I last posted. Ohhh how I miss looloo. Super busy na kasi. First off, mom's birthday treat! It was just an impromptu call for buffet lunch at High Street Cafe. Mom was at her usual, she has no plans for her birthday. Hahaha. So dad decided to make a reservation at the newest Shang. It was great 'coz we got a reservation just for the day. No hassle. We start at exactly twelve. I haven't had enough breakfast so yeah...I got this. Hindi ako lugi. The hotel lobby was simple yet elegant. There was nothing much, nothing extravagant. It's spacious. Upon entering, staff were very polite. They greet you with enthusiasm. Looks like I'm going to enjoy. I started with salad of course. Same as the usual buffets, what I came back for was their sesame dressing with bacon. lol. I also had thai salad. 'Coz I'm curious like that. It tasted more like Viet salad, very tangy which I happened to not like. But my mom does liked it. Next was main course. I had all meat. From the tenderest roasted pork to my favorite lamb and mint. Ugh! I loved both! The lechon was love! I wanted to have more but I was afraid baka sakit batok. Hahaha! Of course, the steak was there, filipino dishes like kaldereta, spaghetti, dynamite, duck and a whole lot more of protein. By that point I could feel the defeat. lol. I'm quite full already. I was aiming for Japanese food. Sadly, I can't. But for dessert, I still have room. It was yum!!! My brother who tried eating here before told us that they got the best array of dessert. I got them ice cream first. Tried the burnt rice and blueberry which was both just okay. Their cakes and tarts. I'm such a sucker for tarts! I love their tarts! Ugh! The crust was perfect. Not hard. A little moist inside and the texture was right. The filling was good! I wanted to take it home. I wanted to have their chocolate lava too but I was full. All in all was great! Definitely a must try. #Halloolooween2016
Great Sta Cruz Island or "Pink Beach" of Zamboanga is just 15 to 20 minutes boat ride from Paseo del Mar. Boat ride costs php 1000 (to and from) good for 10 persons (If less than 10, same amount will apply). Additional of 100 per head if exceeded 10. The red coral that disperses in the sand is what contributes to the pink sand of the beach. They also limit the number of people that goes here because of security reasons. For everyone's safety, during bad weather, they will pull you out from the beach. It was definitely a wonderful experience. You can bring your own food there and of course you have to bring back your trash to preserve the beauty of the beach. Taking home of corals is strictly prohibited as well. They have restrooms there for you to change clothes. No shower available and the water they use is salt water. So it is only advisable to change clothes there and take a bath at home.
Once inside, you'll be enveloped with it's captivating ambiance. The lights hanging down from the ceiling emitted a radiant and romantic glow. These were the first thing that rushed through my mind when I saw the place. I think the servers were trained enough to be in that perfect balance between accomodating and aggresive. They were always ready at the moment's notice. The place was set up well enough so that it wouldn't feel it was crowded amidst the number of people that could dine in. Once seated, we were given deep fried pizza bread. I could not stress enough to NOT NEGLECT THEM. They were dangerously addicting. I said to myself I'll just taste one, the next thing I know I'm asking the waiter for the 4th basket. Yes, they are that delicious. Don't worry it's free, and I know for others it's hard to, “exploit” these things but they are worth it. I would've made a stronger case if I had a picture, but I keep forgetting due to the fact that I'd rather stuff them in my mouth than to take a quick photo. I'd definitely take it next time around. We had a lot of orders going around but I think I'll just mention what genuinely made me say “mmmhhh”. Tagliata di Manzo: “Beef Ribeye steak with Basil Sauce and Parmesan Cheese” - When this landed on the table I already wanted to take a picture of it. It looked so appetizing. I was immediately hypnotized with the way it was presented. You'd have that urge to put a slice in your mouth instantaneously. The taste didn't disappoint the look. Ours were served with lemon as well. The overall experience in your mouth invited you to intake even more. Butabara Yakitori: “2 piece pork belly”- With how it looked it was deceptively delicious. It did look good, but not great. It becomes great once you put one in your mouth. It was grilled perfectly. Don't worry about the feeling of getting sick because of the grease because there is none. The fat delivered the coup de grace. It erupted eith great powerful flavors of a pork dish. Salsiccia e Friarelli: “Pizza topped with Italian Sausage, Turnip Leaves, Mozzarella, Chili Pepper”- The pizza was simply amazing. It didn't look fancy in any way but it was flavorful once tasted. The toppings complimented each other instead of overpowering it. You'd expect either the sausage or the mozzarella to win over the other but it didn't. Then you'd expect the combination of italian sausage and chili pepper to deliver a spicy after taste but it didn't as well. It created enough spiciness to linger over a few seconds then vanish upon the next bite. (You can ask for more chili pepper if you'd rather have it spicier) The other food ordered were good as well but I just chose to focus on those that left an impression on me. The only reason I gave this review a 4/5 was due to the high price of its menu. The food was amazing but I believe I could find a more filling place with the same amount of money. #Halloolooween2016
It has been days that I religiously go home after work. I was glad to see my dear friend after office for some chitchats and dinner. We agreed to dine in Makansutra, since my friend haven't tried it yet. We ordered at Geylang Claypot Rice. We tried the bestseller, Coffee Pork Ribs ( P300) its a glazed Pork ribs with nutty coffee sauce. The meat is tender and there's a distinct coffee taste.. just a bit and I enjoyed this dish. Its good for sharing. We also ordered rice( P75 bigger than 1 cup)its actually a basmati rice (long grain). We also ordered the sugatcane drink in a cup that costs P150, served with lemon. Its refreshing! Verdict: food is great! We're happy with the serving and the Coffee Pork Ribs tastes great! However, we find it a bit pricey.
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