My Reviews

Mochicream Cafe

3.0 Stars
Snack
4

Back at my fave mall, Megamall! Originally, I wanted to order the matcha parfait pero hindi siya available so I ordered the Matcha Dacquiose (₱170) instead.

For the drink, I had the Dark Mocha Frappe (12 oz., ₱130).

They were just ok. The frappe was bland, not having that strong/sweet combination that I was looking for. It had a bit too much ice. Mas masarap pa frappes ng Kim Is Hungry dito sa Angono hahaha, mas mura pa.

The dacquoise was nice enough -- the denseness of the cake as well as the almonds helped make my belly feel really full. Well, just continuing my matcha madness here! The matcha flavor was not that strong as I expected but that would do enough to satisfy my matcha dessert fix. Huhubells nga lang ung seeded grape, considering the price. Pero sana yung mochi na lang binili ko. Next time! 128522128522128522

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Gastro Park Kapitolyo

3.0 Stars
Food Bazaar
4

My first food park experience. It was a Friday then, so the place was really alive that night by the time we arrived, with mostly office workers eating, drinking, and being merry to celebrate the start of the weekend. By the time we tried Tokyo Tempura though, the number of crowds started to whittle down a bit as the night went deeper.

Like a lot of food parks or food bazaars, Gastropark Kapitolyo offers different menus of local and international flavors.

Here are some of the food stalls we tried (ratings from my separate Looloo reviews)

🔹The Masala Bar - ☆☆☆☆
🔹Sweet Nothing - ☆☆☆
🔹Tokyo Tempura - ☆☆☆

Total - ☆☆☆ (3.33 stars, so far!)

Prices are a bit steep for me. I really did enjoy The Masala Bar.

Will try other food stalls next time. 128522

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Kumori

3.0 Stars
Bakery
2

Although I love matcha, their cheese tart was just OK. Maybe I realized when I had my first bite of this, that I wasn't going to be crazy about *any* cheese tart at all no matter the flavor. And at ₱70 apiece, it was too expensive.

But the matcha flavor was evident and I liked it being crumbly.

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Mojo Frites

4.0 Stars
Snack
5

127839🇧🇪 I didn't know there was such thing as "Belgian fries" because all I know is the all-too familiar French fries. Until I looked "Belgian fries" on Google. They are defined as similar to French fries but thicker and twice-baked. More like my kind of fries!

After my session at Nail-a-holics, I went up the third floor to try Mojo Frites (pronounced as "freets") located just beside the cinemas. Although the store has been there for a few months, it was just last night that I tried it.

What I ordered:

127839128055🧀Poutine (₱99) - large cuts of fries smothered with gravy with bits cheese, bacon and green onions. Servings were OK! It reminded me of the usual thing I do with French fries especially when dining at McDo -- dress them with gravy! Poutine pala yung ginagawa ko -- well almost! Hehe. The fries themselves were just a bit salty, but fortunately the gravy wasn't, and it offset the saltiness of the fries. I loved it! Fries, bacon, cheese, they're unbeatable combination -- of course you can't expect it to be the authentic Canadian poutine but it was close to that at least! Loved the big and long cuts of potatoes!

127850 Cookies and Cream Milk shake (₱65) - I couldn't say that this wasn't too sweet. In fact, this had no sweetness at all! But it was milky indeed at "malinamnam". Pero dagdagan sana nila ng konting tamis.

Mojo Frites offers 14 different kinds of dips, from War Sauce ("oorlog" in Dutch, which consists of mayonnaise and peanut sauce) to Ranch to Aioli to Sriracha Mayo to even Chocolate! It claims it uses authentic Belgian fries. It also serves other snacks like Schnitzel Burger, Grilled Cheese and Au Jus. I find the dips interesting and will try them next time -- all are affordable. I loved the look of place too!

Mojo Frites is quite a step beyond the usual fries. You can check out its Facebook and Instagram accounts (@mojofrites). It is located on the 3rd Floor of SM Center Angono.

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Nail-a-holics

5.0 Stars
Nail Salon
3

128133128099 It was my first time to go to Nail-a-holics for a pedicure. I felt so much pain on my left big toe in particular that I wanted to have one right now. Although I have been going to a particular salon somewhere in the Angono town proper for a cheaper pedi, recently I've had a horrible experience when the manicurist accidentally made a cut in both of my big toes. So I didn't want to go there again for a new pedi -- heck, never ever. I don't wish to get my toes injured again.

When I dropped by at Nail-a-holics just a while ago, I asked them about the price for a pedi. They said it would be ₱230 -- too steep for a mere pedi. But I still wanted to try out their services.

I liked it! Staff were attentive and were careful in cleaning nails. I found out that I had a big, deep ingrown nail on my left big toe. I was surprised they managed to pull it out gently -- although I grimaced a bit (sorry sensitive ako), hindi ako napa-"aray!" hindi tulad yung na-experience ko sa salon the last time.

Before my nails got cleaned, my feet were first soaked in a basin of sudsy water for a matter of minutes as an emollient. I also received some massage in my feet and legs. Great ambiance, pretty white-and-blue interiors, relaxing music and comfy couches to boot -- sulit na rin ung ₱230. I feared that they might have some hidden charges pero fortunately wala naman. Relaxing and less painful pedi experience (yeah I know my feet look really ugly but at least I have now "happy feet" haha) 128077128077128077128522128522128522

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The Masala Bar

4.0 Stars
Indian
2

128020 I loved the Chicken Tikka (if I remember) with rice! Servings were a bit bitin for such a price pero kung nagda-diet ka ok na 128513. It came with vegetable sides consisting of mostly cucumbers to freshen up the palate after eating the rather spicy chicken tikka.

It was my first time to eat an Indian (or Indian cuisine-inspired) food so I didn't know if that was an authentic Indian tikka (or British tikka, as chicken tikka is the national dish of the UK). Nevertheless, I enjoyed the rather pungent/aromatic flavor. The chicken itself was a bit hard but it was dressed with the curry-like white sauce anyway.

My sister ordered the Chicken Tikka in a pita wrap. Same flavor din.

Plus we were given a keychain-cum-bottle opener for free. 🙂

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Starbucks Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
2

Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble is 10084

There may be a lot of salted caramel treats that this drink reminds me of, but it reminds me most of the salted caramel popcorn. Sweet but with the characteristic deep SB coffee flavor.

Although I have been to Greenfield too many times already, it is my first time at Starbucks there. Atmosphere is laid-back. I like it! Might try the Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle but most probably I will order the Salted Caramel one again!

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Tokyo Tempura

3.0 Stars
Japanese

I risked myself to try prawns again after a long time just because I missed eating those things. I am allergic to prawns and shrimp but I dunno why ordering a tempura crossed my mind at the time except I just missed it hahaha (yeah I knew it was a rather harebrained decision). Prito naman diba? And because "YOLO" Lol.

127844 Tempura Bucket (₱115) - I could taste the prawn but most of the time it was mostly batter (OK naman din at least mas maraming batter hahahaha 128514). It consisted of 9 pieces of tempura. I liked the dip.

Service was fast too.

The verdict? Except for some "hot" sensation in my feet, and hand (which was manageable) surprisingly hindi ako nagkapantal hehe. 128518

(EDIT: oh nice I got a new badge! 🏵)

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Sweet Nothing

3.0 Stars
Dessert

Sweet Nothing may be popular for its Instagram-ready milkshakes. But from our first try, the taste was OK and nothing that will make you go "wow!"

We ordered the Strawberry Shortcake (₱130). It provided a good ending to our rather spicy dinner from The Masala Bar. Thankfully, the milkshake itself was not too sweet, and we enjoyed 'tearing up' and eating the cotton candy together. So pwede na rin yung ₱130, sulit -- it doubled as a beverage and a confection, tapos share pa kami. 🙂

Service was pretty fast too.

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