My Reviews

Bizu Patisserie

5.0 Stars
French
5

NEW MACARON FLAVOR ALERT! 128680

I've loved macarons ever since I was a little kid, when the daughter of my mom's boss introduced me to them. Bizu used to have a space in Glorietta 4 and that's where I'd buy my macarons. I remember they used to cost Php25 per piece. Now the regular flavors cost Php75. 128517 But what I love most about them is that they've stayed the same all these years.

After dinner last night, I walked over to Bizu to get myself some macarons. I was planning to try the Salted Duck Egg one but I saw that they have new seasonal flavors available, the Floral Summer collection! A macaron from this collection costs Php85.

I tried the Violette, which is a black tea-flavored macaron with violette petals, milk chocolate ganache, and sour Cassis jelly. I took a bite and my mind started screaming, "YOU'RE EATING A FLOWER! YOU'RE EATING A FLOWER!" HAHAHAHA The floral taste was so strong. It was all I could smell and taste for a moment. And then I took another bite and whew. The jelly and chocolate finally appeared. I actually really like the flavor combination!

I also tried the Rose, which has rose jelly, white chocolate ganache, and dark chocolate crisp. I prefer this one more since the floral taste was subtle and the rose went so well with the chocolate!

Other flavors in the collection include the Jasmine (Jasmine tea-infused with lime zest ganache and mango compote), Ylang Ylang, and Orange Blossom!

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8 Cuts Burger Blends (formerly Burger Bar)

5.0 Stars
Burger
2

Finally got to try the Soft Shell Crab 'Wich!!! I was actually pretty hesitant when I ordered it since it's priced at Php299, which is pretty steep, especially if it ended up not being good. But I wouldn't know unless I tried, right? So I did!

And it's actually really good! There's a mix of different flavors and textures with every bite and the serving of the soft shell crab was generous! What I liked most about it, though, was the mango. Brought a sweetness to it that cut through all the oil and the strong, savory flavors.

We ordered the Skinny Fries and the Onion Rings too. I liked the onion rings more because the onions were sweet, the batter used to coat them was flavorful, and it was deep fried golden brown! Yum!

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Pinkberry

5.0 Stars
Frozen Yogurt
3

While waiting for the mall to open, we stayed in Pinkberry and got some froyo to beat the heat. Sadly, the pistachio flavor isn't available 128557128557128557

I got the strawberry vanilla flavor with toasted almonds, melted milk chocolate crunch, strawberry swirl pearls, mochi, and cookies and cream. As always, really, really gooooooooood 128076🏼

I also got to try my sister's pomegranate froyo. It's tart, which I kinda shy away from, but it's still good!

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Rodic's Diner

5.0 Stars
Filipino

Rodic's will always be one of the things that scream UP to me. Such a nostalgic place since it always brings back memories from my freshman and sophomore years. But it's not always comfortable and even possible to eat in the Shopping Center branch 'cause it's usually full. So lucky for us, there's one now over at UP Town!

Beef Tapa is /the/ must order here, which is what I decided on after I also got tempted to order lechon paksiw. Haha. The beef tapa is shredded so it's soft and easier to chew. It's slightly on the sweet side so if you're not as okay with that, there are bottles of vinegar by the counter! Haha

The tapa is served with rice and egg and costs Php99. I added Php25 for iced tea. Pretty cheap and came out pretty full!

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Xtremely Xpresso

5.0 Stars
American
7

I think this is one of the go-to restos whenever you're in Subic. We went there for dinner and it was seriously packed. We were lucky that there was one last vacant table that could fit all seven of us.

It might not look like it from the outside but Xtremely Xpresso is actually really homey and cozy. It can get pretty noisy when there's a lot of people but it's part of it, I guess.

We got the table next to the window that provides a view of the staff making pizza, which was awesome to watch. Haha

Another thing I found entertaining is that placemat. It's basically just paper and on one side is the menu. On the other side are different puzzles inspired by The Shining! So while waiting for your food, take out your pen and exercise your brain! Haha

We had the Big Ben for our pizza and lemme say, it was seriously loaded. Sausage, pepperoni, bacon, cheese, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and so much more. It's that loaded! We went for the Xtreme size and we were pretty stunned when we found out that it had 16 slices! Yep, we weren't able to finish it.

I had the Baby Back Ribs, which is already super sulit for Php200. It like the sauce they used on the ribs. It had a nice sourness to it, which balanced the sweet and the heavy savory flavors that come with any barbecue sauce.

One of my sisters had the Fish Fillet with Lemon Garlic Sauce, which she liked. Another sister of mine got the Tuna Melt Monte Cristo, which was pretty big so she wasn't able to finish it. My mom had the Salmon in Mango and Ginger Sauce and considering how picky she is with food, she likes this one, which says a lot

Overall, this place has really good, really cheap food. 128076🏼

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Subic Grand Harbour Hotel

3.0 Stars
Hotel
2

A room that can fit six for Php4500. Not bad, right? Our room had three double beds and was very spacious. Our TV's remote control was malfunctioning tho. So the staff replaced it. Still malfunctioned. So the TV itself was replaced 128518 But still the remote malfunctioned. 128531

Towels, paper-thin bedroom slippers, soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes were provided.

The lobby is clean and the staff at the front desk are polite and very accommodating. I just wish that they'd reprimand the guests who stay in the lobby. Those we saw in different times throughout the day always had their feet up on the table and other furniture. One was even picking his nose and flicking his snot everywhere 128529

Another negative is that the dining tables of the restaurant surround the pool. There's barely any space separating the two. So if you plan on swimming, it'll take a lot of effort not to be conscious of the other guests eating around the perimeter of the pool.

A plus for the hotel is its location. You literally just have to walk to get to the nearby restaurants.

This hotel also has an adequate gym as well as a spa and function rooms

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Tong Kyung Am

5.0 Stars
Asian
2

Unlimited samgyupsal for 300 bucks. That is what you call sulit. It comes with the lettuce, potatoes, onions, and hotdog, all ready to be grilled as well.

The pork is soft and tender. Each order comes with three really long pieces of pork that are cut into smaller pieces once they're cooked.

There are seven kinds of side dishes or banchan served and since we're a group of 6, they served two of each.. They're all unlimited too!

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Starbucks Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
8

On our way to Subic today and since our bums hurt already from the drive from Parañaque, we stopped by this Starbucks branch!

There's no other customer aside from us, which is a plus. It's wide and spacious and has a lot of seats. What's cool about this branch is that the bathroom is code protected 128561 You get a code when you order and you need to input it on lock to open the door. Kewl. Haha

I got the Tahitian Vanilla over ice. Surprisingly not sweet and you get a good coffee kick. Two of my sisters got the Cold Brew, which they liked, while my third sister got the one with the Pomegranate pearls. For someone who doesn't like tea, she sure loves this drink 128522

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Pepper Lunch

3.0 Stars
Japanese
2

Servings shrunk, which is unfortunate since now I don't find the meal I had worth its price. I had the regular beef pepper lunch. The meat was tender but I really wish there was more of it. Overall, the taste was just okay.

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Burger King

4.0 Stars
Fast Food

Chocolate sundae with Oreo. Liked it but nothing special. Just what I need tho on this warm day. And yay Burger King for its free wifi!

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