My Reviews

Le Bar

4.0 Stars
French
10

Nagtungo ako sa Sofitel Philippine Plaza sa lungsod ng Pasay upang samahan ang aking kaibigan na nakadestino doon para sa mga kaganapan na kabilang sa ASEAN ngayong taon. Sa aking paglilibot ng naturang gusali ay nakita ko ang Le Bar, isa sa mga kainang mahahanap sa unang palapag ng Sofitel.

Kabilang sa Le Bar ang Galette, kung saan makikita ng mga bisita ng marangyang bahay-tuluyan (sa wikang Ingles, hotel) na ito ang iba't ibang klaseng tinapay at mga panghimagas na yari sa tsokolate, prutas, at marami pang iba. Nakapaskil din sa naturang lugar ang mga tsaa, kape, at ibang pang mga inumin na malamig o mainit na pwedeng pagpilian ng mga nais kumain dito. May kamahalan lamang ang mga inumin na Ito kung kaya't huwag kayong magulantang pag inyong nakita ang wastong halaga na kailangan niyong bayaran.

Dahil nais kong makabalik agad sa aking kaibigan ay mas pinili kong hindi kumain mismo sa Le Bar. Sa halip ay sinabihan ko ang ginoong nakadestino doon na ilagay na lamang sa isang papel na supot ang aking mga napiling kunin.

Isa sa mga iyon ay isang biskwit na yari sa maliliit na piraso ng tsokolate at iba pang mga sangkap. Sa wikang Ingles ay tinatawag itong Chocolate Chip Cookie. Ito ay nagkakahalagang 65 na Piso. Katamtaman lamang ang laki ng biskwit na ito at madali itong mabiyak sa maliliit na piraso sa iyong pagkagat. Hindi man ito ang makunat na biskwit na aking mas gusto, gayun pa man ang matuwa pa rin ako dahil sa dami ng mga piraso ng tsokolateng aking nakuha sa bawat kagat.

Bumili rin ako ng dalawang piraso na magkaibang lasa ng isang uri ng panghimagas na tinatawag na macaron sa wikang Pranses. Ito ay yari sa harinang gawa mula sa buto ng Almendras (sa wikang Ingles, almond). Tsokolate at itim na linga (black sesame sa wikang Ingles) ang aking mga napiling tikmang lasa ng macaron. Mas inibig ko ang lasa at pagkakahabi ng macaron na lasang tsokolate. Nagkakahalagang 60 na Piso bawat piraso ang mga macaron na ito.

Natuwa naman ako sa aking mga nakain galing sa Le Bar. Samakatuwid, nais kong bumalik doon upang masubukan naman ang iba pang mga panghimagas na aking nakita, gaya ng biskwit na yari sa presa (strawberry sa wikang Ingles).

Dito nagtatapos aking pagsasalaysay sa aking naging karanansan at konting sandali na lamang ay dudugo na ang aking ilong sa lalim ng wikang kinailangang gamitin para dito 128514 #loolooweeklychallenge

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Becky's Kitchen

5.0 Stars
Bakery
4

Came home to these the other day! Becky's will always remind me of my childhood since we lived sorta nearby when I was a kid. But we moved houses so it's been a while since I last had anything from there.

And I was really thrilled when I had bite of the brownies and crinkles and they still taste the way I remember them! Soooooooo good 128557 The brownies were moist and chewy and the nuts added the needed crunch.

The crinkles were soft and had the right sweetness. They've always been my favorite so yep, I took the whole box and kept it with me while watching TV 128514

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Mann Hann

4.0 Stars
Chinese
3

Had dinner here last night with my family. Whenever we eat here, we always get two dishes: the Oyster Cake and the Three Cup Chicken. These two dishes never disappoint and are favorites of ours. The Three Cup Chicken had this savory sweetness in it and was still crispy despite the sauce. The Oyster Cake wasn't oily, cooked well, and had a good amount of oysters.

We also order the Lechon Macau, which was just okay. Tasty and cooked well. The Sweet and Sour Fish was just okay also. The Hot and Sour Soup according to my sisters was good though it's something I never really got the hang of liking 128517

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Pinkberry

4.0 Stars
Frozen Yogurt
6

My love for Pinkberry is well documented here 128517 128518 So yep, I was really excited when I got invited to a Pinkberry Looloo Rendezvoos!

We were allowed to get two things: the latest Pinkbee's flavor and a froyo or smoothie.

Replacing the previous Milk Pinkbee's flavor is the the Cookies and Cream Pinkbee's! I had it with three toppings: pomegranate pearls, Pepero stick, and toasted almonds. The Cookies and Cream Pinkbee's itself was just 50-50 for me. I found the flavor kind of non-existent. But it was light and not too sweet, which makes it good to pair with toppings.

I asked if there will be future Pinkbee's flavors and there will be! Just like the froyo, the Pinkbee's will change flavors after every couple of months.

I opted to get a froyo after that. Since I usually get something that's chocolate-based, I decided to go for something different. So I got the Pear froyo with five toppings: toasted almonds, milk chocolate crunch, pomegranate pearls, strawberries, and mochi.

I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this but it surprisingly does! It had the right tartness and had such a crisp flavor that I loved.

Thank you for the invite, looloo team! And it was great meeting everyone who made it to the Rendezvoos 128522

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Tyler's Cafe

4.0 Stars
Café
4

Had lunch in one of my happy places here in Katipunan with my cousin today. Ordered the Benedict and for dessert, I went with the usual Strawberries and Cake.

The Benedict was really good! Super yummy bacon and perfectly cooked poached egg. I really loved how they included the tomatoes to cut through all the rich flavors with its freshness. I will the serving was bigger tho! I'm sure I could've eaten more of it 128514

The Strawberries and Cake looked a tad bit different from the last one I had. The almond cake, unfortunately, was a bit dry. But all the flavors that made me love this to begin with was still there.

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Genki Sushi

4.0 Stars
Japanese
2

The Tokyo sepanx is real 128557128557128557 Kala ko magsasawa ako sa Japanese food pero pagbalik ko dito, yun pa din ang craving 128514

Was craving for salmon sushi in particular so my cousin and I ended up here during her lunch break. Since it was really meant to satisfy a craving, I only had the Seared Salmon with Pollock Roe and the Grilled Salmon. They were both good, though I prefer the seared one more. The Grilled Salmon always makes me think, "This is grilled?" whenever I see it lol

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Gringo

4.0 Stars
Fusion
3

Finally saw one of my best friends after the many months law school took her from me (HAHA) and we had lunch here!

We ordered the Nacho Grande too share. We're two really matakaw people but we still couldn't finish this 128517 I enjoyed this a lot, especially the zesty flavor I get. Keeps the whole thing from being too cloying.

I also ordered the Crispy Pork Belly with Mango Salsa. It doesn't come with rice so I had to shell out extra for a cup. The spice is pretty heavy with this one. Made me wish there was more of the mango salsa to cut through all of it. But it was good!

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CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

5.0 Stars
Tea

Tried the new Roasted Milk Tea today! It doesn't come with any toppings so when I had the white pearls added, the whole thing cost me Php130 128517 Pricier compared to the other options but it's really good! You really get the toasty flavor that you expect. It reminded me of barley or corn tea.

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Alba Restaurante Espanol

4.0 Stars
Spanish

Dad brought home this beaut of a cake for us the other week. He says it's called Pastillas Cake and costs around Php850.

Something I noticed with cakes from Alba (or at least the ones I've seen so far) is that they look picture perfect!

This cake can get really sweet but it's really good! The chiffon cake is soft and light and the almonds provide the much needed texture. The balls of pastillas on top are 128076🏼

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3

4.0 Stars
Airport
3

Pleasantly surprised with this airport. It's my first time flying out of an airport that isn't Terminal 2 so it's my first time here.

Lots of dining options and stores (especially considering that NAIA 2 barely had anything) in it. Staff are polite. Airport is clean and well-maintained.

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