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Whether you are a Lego fan or not I'm sure we have played these iconic toy blocks (or imitations thereof) at some point of our lives. You will be thrilled by this burger joint, arguably the first Lego-themed restaurant in the country. I discovered Brick Burger on my Facebook feed as I had to go home from Crossing. I also learned that this is one of the newest joints in the Metro. Yes, this was a spur-of-the-moment discovery! So I wasted no time that I stopped at Puregold C. Raymundo, crossed the street and walked some blocks before arriving at Hampton Gardens Arcade, the location of the restaurant. You're going to see not just a "Lego burger" (I mean, the toy version, which is also displayed there), but also eat a real Lego burger! As I stepped into Brick Burger, needless to say I was lit up, even though I'm not much a fan of Lego, I was still delighted nevertheless by what I saw. It was more like a toy store than a hamburger joint. The overall design is just right on the money -- from the wall art and decor, to the furniture, even the salt and pepper shakers, down to the burgers themselves. Not to mention the thousands of Lego pieces and figures. Especially if you're a die-hard Lego fan you'll be most likely to act like a kid in a candy store -- or in a toy shop, more precisely. My most favorite is the Volkswagen trailer van (methinks), it was so cute! I ordered the Wild Style (₱250): spicy burger topped with onion rings, and Sprite (₱45). Too bad their shakes weren't available at that time. Although the burger was spicy in itself, I wanted it spicier so I chose to add hot chili. Hahaha. The taste of my burger? I think it was okay -- I liked the beef patty (although not as juicy as the other burgers I have tasted), I super liked the onion rings cause they were crunchy, flavorful, and not soggy. And the bright red Lego-shaped bun, I thought it was a bit dry for me -- but that's just my opinion though. However, the burger was quite pleasing to look at, nakakatuwa yung bun parang ayaw mo pang kainin hahaha. There are other Lego bun colors too, of course, depending on the type of burger. I think I could have ordered the Darth Burger instead for the same price huhuhu (it has lots more filling, and has a black Lego bun -- oh well, first time eh. Next time when I come back there). Brick Burger is a highly Instagrammable place, every nook and cranny! There were kids who were obviously delighted at this place, and they would say "gusto ko neto" thinking they were in a real toy shop! Hehehe. Next time perhaps I'll bring my nieces there. One extra star for this unique concept and geez... the toys!
ADDICTING. SWEAR. IT. IS. It's a unique twist to the classic Marshmallows handcrafted to perfection! Tried all 12 flavors and I highly recommend to have all of them. Packaging is unique which you can keep for displays! Good for giving as a gift or a treat for your loved ones and yourself. 🏻
Round and around and around and around we go. It's impossible for you to miss the giant spiral staircase when you go to Ronac Art Center. It's very artsy! Every corner is IG and |ooloo worthy. Too bad my friends and I arrived here late. Like 6pm. No natural light anymore. Good thing we still had good pictures. If ever you want to visit this too, I advise to come here early. P.S. Ronac also has a gallery, basketball court, restaurants, and specialty stores. We were supposed to visit their gallery too, called Secret Fresh, but unfortunately it was their installation day when we went. Probably let's visit this again soon, Cindy S, Edison A?
This beetle car-grill caught our attention when we were strolling along Sabang beach last weekend. I love how the beach is infront of you while you dine, giving you that perfect island vibe. The ambiance and location is just excelllent However, I did not enjoy the food as much as I expected. We ordered the Bulalo barbeque for P200 and the Tinopak for P150. The barbeque for me is overcooked and dry while the tinopak is a bit bland. It's pricey compare to other grilling places in Baler. What makes up for it is their refreshment area. For P40, you can have a choice of their tropical juices, I ordered santol flavor and tell you it was refreshingly good! Perfect for that sunny afternoon. If you want to experience that island vibe, then I recommend you try this place. However, if you rather satisfy that hungry tummy then consider other places, like the Yellow Fin Bar and Grill. They offer much decent food and serving.
Usually when I write about a destination it's because I want other people to go there too. Not this time. If at any, I beg you to not go to this falls, at least not on a weekend. When my friends and I went there it looked like a scene in an evacuation center. Every inch of the place was covered with a human being. More humans more waste. The amount of the garbage that I saw was horrifying. There were people eating, people who pitched tents, people who were taking selfies, people who were enjoying a dip in the ice cold water of the falls, everywhere I looked there were people. I tried to get closer to the waterfalls because it's the reason we went there anyway but even that part was filled with the crowd. I'm sure the falls is beautiful but it was hard to appreciate it when so many humans are obscuring the view. I'm not sure what was going on, if there was a holiday of some sort that's why this amount of people went there. But I sure as hell didn't enjoy this trip. If I ever go back I will make it a point that it will never be on a weekend. Majayjay Falls by the way has two other names, Taytay Falls and Imelda Falls. There is an entrance fee of 35.
I've been to Ludo Boardgame Cafe many times now and this is already their second branch which I had to visit cause it's bigger and can accompany larger groups as compared to their first branch in Tomas Morato where it's always fully booked and waiting could take up to two hours I'm not really a fan of boardgames ever since cause I usually associate it with geek gaming or smart playing, LOL. I rarely play monopoly, and haven't played chess in my entire life, so i'm clueless on what to expect on modern boardgames. Little did I know, there are a lot of new concept boardgames like co-op games, Deck Building Games, Strategy Games, Bluffing Games, etc. It might be intimidating at first but I assure you the game masters will explain to you how the game works at first and then you can start playing with your friends. Anyway, let me go first onto the food. It's required to order 1 drink and 1 food per person to be able to play. No minimum amount required per order. I love their CHEESE GYOZA P160, aside from it's cheap it's also yummy. It comes with a sweet sour vinegar sauce. We also ordered their SUPER NACHO CHIPS P250 (For 3 Pax) which is already good for 3 to 5 pax. Nothing special about the nachos, it's your typical nachos but it's the cheapest for sharing food on their menu so just had to order it. For the drink I ordered their GREEN TEA Latte for P100 which looks more like a Frappe, I find it so sulit cause for P100 you get to enjoy a nice drink already. And it wasn't that bad, being an avid fan of matcha I find this one good enough na. It's subtle and light, just a perfect drink while playing. I don't really think there's something extravagant about their food that's why wala talagang tumatak sakin but when you're actually playing, you won't mind it anymore. Having good food for a boardgame cafe is like a "BONUS", as having tried playing in other boardgame cafes, so far wala pang super sarap that would make me want to come back for the food itself, boardgames lang talaga yung babalikan ko. I like this branch better cause they have a wider range of drinks and imported beers. For some reason, their food is better and well prepared compared to the other branch. If I had to choose, i'll definitely come back to this branch!
Our Saturday #PoblacionFoodCrawl officially started here, our meet-up point, Bean & Yolk. We were here around 9AM and the sun was shining brightly. Such a perfect weather to start the weekend with foodie friends. The place was brightly lit with lots of natural sunlight peeping through the glass wall. Unfinished walls, open kitchen, lots of wood installations, tiled floor - the place gives a very relaxed and laid back vibe. Though their space was small, with just about 4 tables and a tall long one with high chairs, they added some more outside if you opt to dine alfresco style. It can get really cramped when it's full so it's not an ideal place for big groups. But then again it's a great place for a quiet breakfast with your loved one. Onto the food, their menu was simple. Eight types of egg sandwiches and then a list of their specialty coffee, both hot and cold. Very straight forward but one can easily understand this because it seems that they don't have a kitchen where they can whip-up complicated dishes. Anyhow, if you love eggs for breakfast, or anytime of the day, you must visit this place! The store was manned by the owners themselves - Papoy, who takes the orders and serves them, and Chukoy, who is behind the counter for payments and supervision of the "kitchen." They're very warm and friendly and helped us out with our orders. Papoy suggested their best sellers so we went with them - Cara's Fave, Farmer John and Missus. I also got an order of their hot B&Y Mocha. > B&Y Mocha for 175Php Their B&Y Mocha was good! The coffee flavor wasn't too strong nor bitter. They use Malagos Dark Chocolate mixed with milk chocolate to give it a not too strong chocolate finish. I LOVED IT. The chocolate flavor was just right, the sweetness was on point. This reminded me so much of Magnum Opus' Belgian Heart Breaker! Papoy confessed that their coffee consultant was in fact one of the owners of Magnum Opus! Isn't that amazing?!? Jairus d. also got this coffee and he loved it so much that he went for seconds! > Cara's Fave for 175Php Cara's Fave was the simplest of all the sandwiches we ordered. Toasted slice of buttered brioche with fried egg, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and hot honey. This looked so much like a grilled cheese sandwich. One bite and I fell in love. Simple, clean, savory, sweet - ahhh so good! The honey gave a great contrast to the cheese and made this sandwich a knockout. Gooey cheese, runny egg and a drizzle of honey - perfect! > Farmer John for 195Php Farmer John adds meat to Cara's Fave and substitutes the honey with caramelized onions. Toasted buttered brioche with cheddar cheese, ham, bbq mayo and caramelized onions - this was a crowd favorite. The saltiness of the ham went well with the sweetness of the onions. Each bite was a delight! > Missus for 185Php Lots of flavors going on in this sandwich. Sweetness from the caramelized onions, bitterness from the arugula, saltiness from the cheese, a hint of spice from the sriracha mayo! The toasted brioche bun gave a perfect contrast to the soft egg. You can opt to add some meat into this though with extra charge - ham or bacon for an additional of 65Php or chorizo pattie for 95Php. Also, a side salad is available as an option for only 30Php for every order of sandwich. I totally loved our breakfast here. More than just the great food and coffee, it's really the customer service that stood out. It's simply heart warming when you see the owners so hands on with their business. Will definitely bring the family here soon! PS... It was nice to meet you Midz S!!! More food crawls with you soon!!! And of course, always a great time with you guyzzzz Reich T Ruth S Jairus d uwi na Jairus d agad agad please?!?!
I cant explain in words how beautiful and majestic this place is. but ill try It takes you back to 18th-century Philippines in a twinkle of an eye. It is a fine exhibit of filipino craftsmanship, bringing houses of ancient era from different parts of the country to one place. Every house has a story which will make every entry really special. Its like traveling back in time, and having the feel of how its like before, its like being a guest to homes from the past. As respect to the past owners, everyone should take off their shoes before entering. I even experienced being an "aliping sagigilid" in one of the house by only being able to pass along the side. All of the houses were blessed so no reason to be scared although some houses are really creepy specially the most sinful house that used to be an abortion/live show place in taft From brick houses to wooden stilts to grand mansions. Every structure is being maintained. and to add up to the ambiance, a long stretch of beach, an infinity pool, a backdrop of majestic mountains, rice fields, and a running river that flows to the sea. We went here during a monsoon but that didnt stop us from touring around. We were all wet, the raincoats were not able to keep us dry so we took them off anyway I will definitely come back here during summer, how can you not love this picturesque place?
Ice cream place in SM City BF that serves ice cream with a flair. They "cook" the ice cream and mix in the flavors in a chilled table. This reminds me of the "fried" ice cream in a supermarket in San Pablo, Laguna that costs a fraction of what they have. But Coolato is far more affordable than the new import ice cream place that serves their ice cream in the same fashion. I have to commend the level of service of their staff. They are very welcoming and courteous. They even made small talk which i really appreciate. One of them even asked if there something that i want on my ice cream similar to latte art. I politely declined and he was off to his "cooking". Apart from the great service and flair, the ice cream (i ordered the Cookie Monster) itself lacked flavor. It was as if i was eating cold cream with hardly any sweetness. All i was left was dark lips and blue tinted teeth. Would still visit to try the other flavors.
VISITING THE SUNNY SIDE! For many reasons, I’ve been a fan of Sunnies by Charlie sunglasses. They’re not just super trendy, but very affordable too! When I was in Bali last year, I left my Sunnies sunglasses at the beach and I didn’t really feel bad about it. It just gave me a good reason to buy another pair! Hehe! When I discovered that Sunnies Cafe is opening, I got excited. I imagined how it would look like inside, what type of food they will serve, etc. The first week it opened in BGC (Lane P, Bonifacio High Street), I had the opportunity to visit and try out the food. Entering the cafe is like stepping in one of Instagram’s filter effects. Everything is just so perfect. The colors and furnitures definitely won my heart! I was seated on the high stool chair all by myself and I just couldn’t stop looking around the place (snap chatting, sharing stories in my IG, etc.). It took me a while to decide on what to order because everything in the menu looked good and interesting to try, but since I didn't really feel like eating too much for lunch - I ended up ordering the following: SALMON POKE QUINOA SALAD (spicy raw salmon, avocado, mixed greens, quinoa, red onions, seaweed, citrus ponzu dressing - Php280) —I love everything that has avocado in it! The ponzu sauce was amazing! I happily devoured the whole bowl. CRISPY TACOS (asada steak, fried quail eggs, homemade crispy parmesan taco shells, cilantro cream sauce - Php270) — Great mix of flavours although I find the steak a little bit on the sweet side. The service was fast and efficient. They were alert and always making sure that your needs are being attended to. I also ordered a cup of hot cappuccino (sadly, I didn’t take a photo). It was nicely presented and the taste was pretty good. My bill was about Php700++. It’s definitely a nice place to chill with your girl friends. Not sure if I’m going back, but maybe if somebody would invite me! Go visit if you haven’t! I'm sure you want to have a taste of the sunny side too! Happy Eating!!!
Cocina Peruvia, BGC Visited Cocina Peruvia last month with Clarissa P. and Mary Love S. when they had the buy one get one promo. We ordered the following which were included in the promo: 🔹Salmon Skin Chicharron. Deep fried salmon skin served with chimichurri aioli and lemon juice as dips. This was just okay for me. 🔹Galera de Chocolate. Dark chocolate tart, figs, with corn and potato crisps. This was good. Sweet, but it's the chocolatey sweetness that I like. The texture, as you can imagine, was a little complex. Something was gooey, something was chewy, something was crispy, something was crunchy.
Came here just close to dinner time. Looking at the other reviews, I want to give it 4stars too but I was just not as impressed. Spicy Pomodoro - It was so-so. Could've been more generous with the heat. Little more spice would've given it more "oomph". Nothing special. Next! Crispy tacos - Crispy Parmesan shells? Something different. However, the quail eggs failed to cut through the harshness & saltiness of the shells and the cilantro cream sauce. Again, nothing special. Next! Milkshake - I had the salted caramel milkshake. Was ok. Not too sweet. Sunnies Sampler - Consisted of their Fried chicken, spicy calamari, fried goat cheese, skinny fries. Fried chicken- It was really sweet. Not my cup of tea but I can see how this would click with a lot of people. Sort of reminded me of a honey Korean chicken. Spicy Calamari - Same with the Pomodoro. You put "Spicy" to deliver some decent heat but don't expect much spice. The squid was tender though, I'll give them that. Skinny Fries - The basil was a nice touch. That's it, really. Fried goat cheese - If you plan on even tasting anything with their fried goat cheese balls, you might want to eat it first before anything else. Bland, bland, bland! And I was so excited for these too! Meh. Service - Good service. Made sure our water was always refilled, pleasant attitude, getting our bill was quick (wasn't busy though). Decor was nice. Don't expect big servings for your bucks. If you're starving, your money is worth spending elsewhere. Won't be back. I don't think the rest of their menu is worth a try. Just not my kind of joint. 🏼️
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