My Reviews

CargoFish

5.0 Stars
European

I absolutely love this place!! Fish & Chips has always been one of my go-to snacks, and I'm so happy that I can easily get this quality dish in BGC.

My favorites are the Cod and Dory (for when I'm not in the mood to spend too much). The fish is always tender and flaky, while the batter is light and crispy. I usually order the sweet potato fries since I love sweet potatoes.

As for the sauce, I highly recommend the mushy peas!! After trying it for the first time, I immediately fell in love. The pea flavor is really highlighted, it has a nice saltiness to it, and the texture is spot on. If you haven't tried this place, I suggest you pay a visit as soon as possible. 128149

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% Arabica

5.0 Stars
Coffee
5

Arabica% has been my favorite coffee shop for quite some time now. Everything about it - the coffee, the aesthetics, the people, and the general atmosphere of the place - is just so me. Anyone who knows me personally can attest to this haha!

I had an iced single origin latte with one packet of syrup during my last visit. The flavor of their coffee is simply superb and it was the perfect way to start my morning. You have to experience the place and the coffee for yourself. Trust me, it won't disappoint! 9749128149

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Starbucks Reserve

5.0 Stars
Coffee
2

This is now my favorite Starbucks drink! 128525 The Dark Caramel Foam Nitro Cold Brew is such a simple yet comforting choice. The cold brew is fizzy and smooth, while the caramel foam on top adds a hint of dark sweetness that goes perfectly with the flavor of the cold brew. If you love your coffee with just a subtle hint of sweetness then this won't disappoint! 9749128149

Note: check first which branches already offer the nitro brews.

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Salvatore Cuomo & Bar

5.0 Stars
Italian
6

I love celebrating my birthday with a nice dinner date at a new, intimate, and special resto every year. But, as much as I wanted to go look for something new to try, I came back to Salvatore (like last year) in the end. I guess it was because my birthday dinner experience here was just so lovely last year!

As always, the staff members were all so friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The atmosphere was elegant and intimate too - something I look for in the places I choose for special dates. As for the food, here's what we had this time:

127800 Grigliata di Carne - We're both huge meat lovers so I decided to order this for us! The lamb and beef ribeye were cooked to perfection. Medium rare, just the way we like it. As for the sausages, they were good but not really the star of the platter. The menu says it's good for 2-3 people but in our opinion it's only good for 2, maybe? We could've finished one each too since the meat was so good 12851710084

127800 Quattro Formaggi Pizza - Another favorite of ours here. The salty, tangy cheese just pairs deliciously with the sweet honey.

127800 Sangria - A nice treat from the owner once he found out it was my birthday. The glass was bigger than I expected and it was a great addition to my birthday dinner.

127800 Birthday Plate! - Okay, I really didn't see this coming but the staff came over again with the owner and they started singing. The matcha cake is perfect for matcha lovers since it had that authentic flavor that is more bitter than sweet. The chocolate mousse was fluffy, with a rich, glossy finish on top and a nice, firm crust underneath.

As always, a perfect experience. Can't wait to go back!

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Starbucks Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
2

Was given a complimentary glass of Nitro Cold Brew because I'm a regular (Katip student life 128517). I love their cold brew drink and this tasted exactly like it - only fizzy and a bit smoother because of the nitro aspect. Pretty nice but I wouldn't mind getting the vanilla sweet cream cold brew instead.

I did want to buy the gorgeous glass!! Too bad they aren't selling the glasses 128553128149

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Gusto

4.0 Stars
Vegetarian
3

Gusto! provides fresh and healthy meal options that are bright and delightful to look at as well! I loved how you can build your own bowls with different proteins, sauces, greens, and bases.

I had a Lemon Yoghurt dressing bowl with chicken, heirloom rice, and mixed greens. The chicken was crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. I liked how bright and tangy the lemon yoghurt dressing was, and the greens added a good variety of fresh flavors and textures too. I really enjoyed munching on the crunchy garbanzo beans, crisp cucumbers, briny black olives, and juicy tomatoes in particular. 12852212781310084

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Bellini's Italian Restaurant

3.0 Stars
Italian
4

Went on a date with my guy's fam here a few weeks ago. I had high expectations given the reviews here and the things I've heard, but my experience was slightly underwhelming. I would definitely still come back to try out the other recommended dishes since I've heard so many good things about this restaurant.

Anyway, here's what I had:

127800 Carpaccio di Manzo - This one was pretty nice. I liked how simple it was since it allowed the natural flavors of the meat and cheese to shine.

127800 Insalata Caprese - The cheese had a very mild and milky flavor that went well with the tomatoes and the basil.

127800 Gnocchi Speck Arugula - I really enjoyed this one!! The sauce was buttery and creamy, with nice little bites of arugula. The texture of the gnocchi was perfect too. Being a gnocchi lover, I will definitely come back for this one (and their other gnocchi dish too)!

127800 Parma Ham Arugula Pizza - Probably the biggest letdown for me. From the photo you can see how underwhelming it is given the small, wilted pieces of torn-up arugula. In the menu the arugula were whole and looked bright and fresh. The crust was also nothing special and had a texture a bit closer to bread than the crisp crust you'd expect. I hope my next pizza experience here will be better!

The owner and the servers were nice, though. Plus, they could speak Italian, which was pretty cool! I'd still come back someday to try more dishes (and for the gnocchi).

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Black Sugar Dessert Diner

5.0 Stars
Dessert

Every year during my birth month, I go here with my favorite people to get the Very Merry Unbirthday funnel cake! It's become a fun little tradition and I love doing it because the funnel cake is light, airy, and delicious, it looks too cute to eat, and the candle just makes it even more fun! The server even wished me a happy birthday, which was nice. 128522128149

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Yabu

5.0 Stars
Japanese

What more can I say that I haven't said before? You can never go wrong with Yabu. The cutlet was juicy, crisp, and flavorful as always. The unlimited sides and filling serving of meat make it well worth the money. And, of course, the service was good. Will go back here soon because it's soooo close to my campus. 12851710084

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McDonald's

4.0 Stars
Fast Food

Finally tried their Fish & Fries! I've been so tempted to try it for weeks now and I finally gave in. The fillet was cooked well - crisp batter and tender, flaky fish that went well with the tartar sauce. The fries were decent too, but for the price, the serving size was kinda small. Considering the price, I'd rather go to CargoFish since the serving would be more filling.

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