My Reviews

Everything Nice

4.0 Stars
Café
2

Before we left Baguio a while ago, we decided to have breakfast in Everything Nice. It was my first time to eat in this restaurant despite trying their cookies.

The place is very laidback and a perfect place to have breakfast. We ordered the ff:

10024 Baguio Longganisa
My dad ordered this dish. You have the option to pick 6pcs or 12pcs. These are bite sized. It was quite good but I just don't like it when you burp, the smell of the longganisa comes as well.

10024 Best Filipino Corned Beef
I ordered this breakfast meal since I loooove corned beef. It's just your typical corned beef. Nothing special about it.

10024 Homemade Beef Tapa
My aunt ordered this meal and it was good! The tapa was tender and quite juicy which the taste of it comes to life. Will definitely order this when I go back to Baguio. (Wasnt able to take a picture though hehe)

10024 Baguio Blend
Majority of us ordered this coffee. It was pretty good! No need for sugar and creamer 128076🏼

Btw, a MUST try are their cookies. Made sure to bring home oatmeal cookies and choco chip cookies 128076🏼

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Stobosa Hillside Homes Artwork

4.0 Stars
Tourist Attraction

Been to Baguio a couple of times last year but we just couldn't find this place. Because of Jon B 's review of Stobosa and sakto, we were also in Baguio yesterday. Good thing Jon placed directions on how to get there. So off we went to search for Stobosa.

Stobosa is indeed en route to Strawberry Farm. Once you arrive Stobosa, you are only allowed to do a quick stopover since you can't park at the side of the streets. Also, you will have to fill up a registration sheet for tourists. But don't worry! There's no entrance fee for this attraction 128513

One look at this attraction, it instantly reminds me that I've been brought to Brazil. It's also interesting to look at it and Instagram worthy. Even the clothes and wires everywhere are also Insta worthy 128517

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Taqueria Seta

4.0 Stars
Mexican
7

I was invited to a last minute looloo rendezvoos in Taqueria Seta. Located at Poblacion, it’s a Mexican restaurant owned by no other than, Chef Ian P. You read it right. He’s the man behind Common Table located at Salcedo Village, Makati.
The restaurant was born last December 2017. Seta means “mushroom” and they actually use a lot of mushrooms in their food. They aim to make good and affordable food.

The interiors of the place really has a touch of Mexican feel to it. There were colourful mural arts surrounding the restaurant and hanging lights which created this fiesta feels to it.

Now, on to the food. Since this is a Mexican restaurant, expect their dishes to have different levels of spiciness! What makes Taqueria Seta different from other Mexican joints is that they officially get their chilis straight from Mexico. They make sure that they incorporate different kinds of chilies to complement the kinds of dishes they will cook.

So, here are the ff. foods that were served to us:

* Nachos (350php) - this is their classic Nachos and it kind of has the same ingredients like the one in Common Table. Since Common Table consists of 5 cheeses, Taqueria has 3 different kinds of cheeses (cheddar, mozzarella and aged cheddar). I was expecting this to be your regular nachos since I’m usually used to nachos not being spicy. But oh boy! This sure is a kicker!
* Soft Tacos - they served us 5 different kinds of tacos which were Cabeza de Credo (Sisig - 110php), Carnitas (110php), Lechon (130php), Tripita (Tripe - 120php), and Lengua (130php). Each of us had their own share of tacos. I was able to get the Tripe and one juicy fact! This is Chef Ian’s favourite soft taco.
* Chicken Skewers - this has got to be EVERYONE’S favourite dish that night. It’s a MUST to order this one when you get the chance to visit Taqueria Seta. I don’t want to spoil anything. Better try it out for yourself :D
* Pollo Frito Pecante (470php) - Next to the Chicken Skewers is this dish. It’s their version of Buffalo Wings. A lot of ingredients were placed in this dish ( I remember this having beer, tomato, garlic and chilies to it). I was expecting this dish to be spicy but thank goodness, it wasn’t.
* Arroz Credo (300php) - This is what you call their Mexican Rice Bowl. The proper way to eat this dish is by mixing the runny egg and other ingredients through breaking the “bowl”. This is my 3rd favourite!
* Last order I’ve tried is what they call “Taco Ng Ina Mo”. Love the play word haha! It’s their version of deep fried burrito and I found this to be quite alright.
* For drinks, I was able to try their Tequila Sunrise. As usual, it was really good. It had its right mix to it.

Thank you Peanut D. for the last minute invite! <3 Thank you Chef for the warm accommodation in your restaurant. Truly can't wait to go back and have another round of your Skewers hihi.

It was nice to see you all, EJ B. and Clarissa P. ! It was great to finally meet you, Pat D. <3

Can't wait for the next looloo rendezvoos!!!

Flatlay : EJ B

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Filling Station Bar and Restaurant

3.0 Stars
American
3

Filling Station Bar and Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Burgos St. Makati. Ever since I could remember, I’ve always wanted to try dining in this restaurant because of its ambiance. You could definitely imagine yourself being transported to the past, like around 1950s-1960s. I love their playlist because they were playing classic songs. To the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, etc.
Although I love the ambiance and vibe of Filling Station, I was disappointed with their quality of food and service. I ordered their Filling Station Super Burger priced at 468php. For its price, I found it expensive even though the servings were huge. Nakakaumay yung patty to the point di ko naubos yung order ko. Their burger was just your typical burger. Burger King burgers are much better for me.

As for their service, it took my order approximately 40 minutes til it could arrive on my table. It was even hard to get the attention of the waiters and waitresses.

Although, I would have to say their Breakfast meals are quite good. My best friend ordered waffle w/ chicken. I enjoyed the waffles, tbh. Waffle wasn’t too hard so it was easy for me to eat it. The honey complemented the waffle. The chicken still needs more flavour. I would have to go for Bad Bird’s chicken though.

Overall, Filling Station still needs a lot of improvement when it comes to their food and service. Their ambiance, on the other hand, is very satisfactory.

Just a tip : I highly recommend you ride the Uber/Grab instead of bringing your own car. Parking is hard to find. Limited availability when it comes to side street parking.

Am I still going back? Not anytime soon.

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Mendokoro Ramenba

5.0 Stars
Ramen or Noodle

Now that I am officially a Makati girl, the very first thing I did was to visit this famous ramen joint.

When I went here for dinner a while ago, good thing there was no line. It was smooth sailing for me to get a seat. And good thing, my office is just a walking distance to this ramen joint. Since it was my first time to eat here, I asked the lady staff what their bestsellers were. She recommended to me their Tantanmen which acc. to them is spicy. I ordered this meal and requested my level of spice to be mild.

First sip of their broth, I suddenly felt I was brought to heaven. It's quite true with what others say - that this is one of the best ramens out there. BUT, it is expensive. If you want an affordable option, then I suggest you go to Tamagoya in Marikina. The way Mendokoro makes their broth is quite similar to Tamagoya's. The only difference is that Tamagoya's very affordable and has a bigger bowl. But anyways, I understand why they have to be expensive. Hey, you're in Makati :)

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Asakusa: Home of Tempura

4.0 Stars
Japanese
2

Before we watched a movie last night, my mom, her other officemates and I decided to have dinner. Since I was craving for some Japanese food and it’s been a long time since I last ate tempura, I decided to try this restaurant out.
Here are the following dishes we ordered:

• California Maki 8pcs (238php)
• Gyoza 6pcs (198php)
• Chicken Karaage Teriyaki 4pcs (158php)
• 2 Samurai Set (368php)
• 2 Seafood Catch (318php)

In all honesty, I am not a fan of tempura. But when I tried their tempura, in all fairness, I enjoyed it. Compared to other tempura’s I’ve ever tried, theirs was tasty and it wasn’t too thick. This gave me the chance to enjoy the food I got to eat.

I wasn’t really happy with their California Maki. Take Home Sushi have better California makis than theirs. Their gyoza was good too but I found it quite expensive for its servings. As for their chicken karaage teriyaki, I wasn’t able to try because this dish was for my mom’s officemate who is allergic to seafood. He told us that it was quite good and tasty.

Servers were attentive and made sure our orders were complete. The place had the right size to it. I love the fact that they give you free hot tea once you start dining in.

Am I going back? Only if I’m craving for tempura hehe.

As of the moment, I can’t wait for Ippudo to open in Vertis North!!!

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21 Restaurant

5.0 Stars
Filipino
2

Been here 4 yrs ago and I am so GLAAAD that nothing has changed. Ordered the same dishes (Batchoy and Pasta Ricardo). It still got the same taste to it. Although for their Batchoy, I tried it without egg. Please take note that batchoy tastes better w/ egg. So #NTS : add egg 128076🏼 Glad that their dishes are still affordable despite the place being a "fine dining" restaurant & HUUGE servings.

Although, #NTS, try different dishes. 128514

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Refinery

4.0 Stars
Café

After my job interview in Makati, I originally wanted to go to The Filling Station but I didn’t have the chance to go down due to parking. So, I just decided to pass by Refinery and visit my friend who’s a manager in this café.

As I arrived Refinery, too bad she wasn’t there so I just decided to have my lunch. Ordered the best seller Wake Up Sammie (260php) as found in their breakfast specialties. It consists of Maple sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese, chipotle island dressing on brioche sun, side of house-made chips. It was good but I felt like there was something missing. I couldn't pinpoint exactly what it is. The dip for the chips was pretty great though. For their coffee, I was able to try their Sumatra Mandheling Beans via Syphon Extraction (240). This is the kind of coffee I will gladly order again and again. The taste of the coffee wasn't too bitter, just right for my palate.

The ambiance has this industrial type of feel towards it. It's a mixture of wood with lights and a ladder as decor. It's a perfect place to chill by yourself or have a chat with your loved ones. Staffs were attentive and showed respect to their customers.

Am I going back? Of course I will. I still need to try the other meals in their menu.

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Nena's Rose Chicken Inasal

5.0 Stars
Filipino
2

My cousin is staying in Manila for a month only then she goes back to Japan to finish her exchange study program. We decided to fly to Bacolod to celebrate the long weekend and to get away for a while from all the chaos in Manila.

To officially start our food adventure in Bacolod, we had chicken Inasal in Nena's! It's my 2nd time to eat in this restaurant and I am glad that the taste of their chicken still remains to be the same. I ordered 1 Pecho and 1 Isol (chicken butt). My cousin ordered 1 Pecho and 1 Paa. Imagine with what we ordered, we got full easily! Servings are huge (esp. their isol). Chicken was very juicy and savoury. I don't exactly remember the exact bill of our orders but it was less than 500php. That is why my cousin and I LOOOVE Bacolod so much <3. And to be honest with you, it's really a different experience when you get to try chicken inasal in Bacolod than the one in Manila. Once you get to try the chicken inasal in Bacolod, you might lose the interest to eat Inasal in Manila. (That's what happened to me).

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Toby's Estate Coffee

4.0 Stars
Coffee
3

Ever since I saw Toby's Estate, I've been wanting to try it but no chance to do so because I wasn't sure if there were branches of this coffee shop in the North.

Place is small so it's really perfect for those people who are always on the go. I love its interiors - minimalist and relaxing. Staffs knows their menu very well so if you are new to Toby's, you can ask them for some recommendations.

One of the staffs recommended to me their Flat White (150php). It's just your typical flat white coffee. Nothing special about it. I would have to try their other coffees in the menu though.

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