My Reviews

Chelsea Kitchen

4.0 Stars
Café
3

On a client meeting, I urged my companions to dine at Chelsea Kitchen because I always read good reviews about this place. We ordered the following:

▫️Chili Lime Chicken & Chorizo Nachos
Nachos were crispy and the toppings were flavorful! I think I can consumed the entire bowl. 🤩

▫️Fried Chicken Parmigiana
One of their best sellers that's why I ordered this! The serving was big though the cut of the meat was thin. Sauce was great with the combination of the chicken! Sad part? No rice included so I ordered a separate one.

Overall, sulit pa rin though the server was a bit annoyed with us because we transferred from 3 areas. The location is noisy because it is near the entrance of the mall that's why.

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Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

4.0 Stars
Café
6

Banapple serves sulit meal especially if you are craving for some decent meals. Our family and I had a dinner here and we had the following:

*Super Caesar Salad
*Banapple House Salad
*Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne
*Fettucinne Aglio Olio
*Hickory Smoked Barbecued Country Ribs
*Chicken Parmigiano

My top choices would be the Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne and the Chicken Parmigiano. I liked the cheesyness of the penne while the parmigiano still remains the same from the day I first tasted it. Sulit overall!

For the service, it was a kinda slow because we dined on a Sunday night with lots of people around the area.

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French Tips Nail Parleur

5.0 Stars
Nail Salon
5

This branch of French Tips moved to a new location beside Nailaholics and Vivere Salon. I noticed the chic and posh design of this establishment which I found suitable for every girl/woman. The colors of the interior design are relaxing and too Instagram-worthy.

I availed the Eco Chic service which includes Mani, Pedi, and Footspa. After asking for my details, they immediately assisted me to sit down to one of the comfortable chairs. They started doing the manicure and foot spa at the same time. My service providers Cherry and Rona were really nice and professional. The one from the reception also asked me for refreshments and magazines.

The service was great. My nails were thoroughly clean. They also asked me if I wanted to get gel polish but I declined because I'm always having chipped nails when I have that. They just put me an ordinary polish but it took a long time to dry. When I went home, all my nails had markings and some had chipped on. I guess they need to use a fast dryer for these.

Overall, the service was great. I would definitely be back to try it once again. Btw, I liked the footspa above all the service.

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Marugame Udon

5.0 Stars
Japanese
2

I suggested Marugame Udon for our team dinner's Christmas Party because this place is not just affordable, but also serves delicious udon and tempura.

I had Sukiyaki Ninja Udon in regular size. The taste was legit, a bit sweet for me! Beef was tender and flavorful. The udon made me really full and totally worth it.

My officemates had their udon, rice meals, katsu, and so much more food items but I didn't have the chance to take a pic. They said that they loved everything that they eat here and took some of the left overs at home.

Marugame Udon is really bang for the buck! 🤙🏼

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Bistro Charlemagne

5.0 Stars
Fusion
10

Bistro Charlemagne is a hidden gem in the city. You won't easily notice its existence in Ayala Malls Feliz because the location is quite unseen in the mall's prime spot. But believe me, their food here is a reward after finding where they are located.

This restaurant started out their first branch in Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The concept of Bistro Charlemagne mainly came from Little Asia, the restaurant that loved by many as they served satisfying Asian cuisines. Now, they got the idea to bring back the legacy to this restaurant and apparently, add more fresh food concepts that will surely excite every diners. Bistro Charlemagne offers more than hundreds of food on their menu which has the Asian and European food twist.

I was glad to be part of the bloggers who recently visited Bistro Charlemagne and tried out some of their best sellers. Together with my co-foodies, we were warmly welcomed by Mr. Charlemagne Lim, the owner of the restaurant. He humbly told us how he started everything - from Little Asia to his two branches of Bistro Charlemagne.

As part of the menu, we had the chance to try the following:

▫️PUMPKIN CARROT SOUP
We started off by eating this comforting soup. I loved how it was too creamy and satisfying. One bowl could be shared up to two persons.

▫️JAPANESE MIXED SEAFOOD SALAD
If you are sushi lover, you will definitely enjoy this starter. It has a bit of spice but everything worked so well for my taste buds. I also found the crispy tempura flakes surprisingly good with the salad.

▫️BEEF TENDERLOIN ROLLS WITH CHEESE
Another crowd's favorite! This dish bursted with cheese and terriyaki sauce inside my mouth. Imagine how heavenly all the ingredients combined that even kids would surely loved this.

▫️OX SISIG
The dish which is sinfully satisfying. I loved all the ingredients combined that created a texture of flavors. Every bite was exciting (especially with the rice).

▫️LITTLE ASIA'S CRISPY CHICKEN
A heirloom recipe that passed from three generations until today. Taste was almost same to Chinese spring chicken. It was savory good, especially when combined with their gravy.

▫️SHRIMP POPPERS
I loved how the shrimp was too succulent and flavorful. The flavors popped inside my mouth as it the combination of creamy and slightly spicy.

▫️OCTOPUS ALA POBRE
Super tender octopus meat but for me, taste was too bland. It lacked a little bit of saltiness as every food that we tried was too flavorful.

▫️BLUBERRY BANANA SHAKE
Ordering shake is always my thing whenever I visited a restaurant. Here in Charlemagne, I tried this flavor which is something I found interesting in the menu. The taste? I loved it as it wasn't too sweet for my preference.

▫️SMORE'S
We tried two flavors; chocolate and Reese's. Both were good if you want to have best of both worlds.

Bistro Charlemagne has sophisticated European vibe when it comes to their interior design. The chairs, tables, and everything matched its overall feel.

Bistro Charlemagne is indeed a gem in the city. With its delectable food items that came from heirloom recipes to newly created modern twist, every diner will surely love every single item on the menu. Thanks to Mr. Charlemagne Lim for inviting us! With everything that I tasted here, I would definitely be back.

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Ombu Kusina

5.0 Stars
Filipino
10

Filipino dishes are one of the most distinctive yet delicious food we always have during celebrations or any family gatherings. The Filipino tastes bring back a lot of good memories because we always feel the comfort of eating with the same taste over and over again. But of course, we also love the idea of giving those traditional food a good twist to make the taste more flavorful and exciting.

Ombu Kusina, is one of the traditional restaurants that serve Filipino comfort food with modern twist to the usual taste. Located in Sequioa Hotel in Timog QC, this restaurant is not under my radar not until I got an invite from one of my foodie friends. Little didn't I know that Ombu Kusina is serving satisfying meals for five years already, to family and friends who are staying in the hotel, celebrating special occassions, or just simply love eating.

During the launch we had the following:

▫️SISIG PIZZA
This fusion of Italian x Kapampangan dish is simply one of my top choices during the event. I liked how every ingredients worked so well especially that the sisig was way too flavorful. Our taste buds were so happy when we added the garlic sauce that made the dish a lot more creamier.

▫️SALTED EGG SPAGHETTINI
Salted egg flavored dish is not yet over! Here in Ombu Kusina, they have this flavor for their pasta. What makes them distinctive to other restaurant that offers same dish, is that they uses fresh salted egg and not the usual powdered one. By this, it simply makes the flavor more enhanced. For me, I liked it because it wasn't too salty like what I was expecting. Maybe, a lot creamier would add a little more exciting if they create another version.

▫️SEAFOOD MIXED LAING
I was so wrong to think that this dish was like sushi because the gabi leaves looked a lot like nori sheets. 🤣 But, of course, this is seafood laing wrapped in gabi leaves with coconut sauce. At first, it didn't have the strong laing smell but when I tasted it, the creaminess of coconut plus the gabi were got really good.

▫️BINAGOONGANG TALONG
Bagoong was the highlight of this dish because they wanted to establish its taste next to the eggplant. I noticed that they used thick consistency for the bagoong which was something new to me. The bagoong and eggplant were best paired with the crispy pork on top!

▫️DILIS RICE
I loved this dish because it's very traditional to Filipino homes. The dilis were also crispy and not salty. This was so good with the Laing and the Adobochon.

During the event, they also introduced two newest dishes in their menu:

▫️ADOBOCHON
This is their take on the usual lechon. The twist? It is best paired with Adobo Sauce. I noticed that the sauce was also thickly made, in which according to their Chef, "to enhance the flavor of adobo".

▫️FLAMING CHICKEN
Who wouldn't love an exhibition before eating? 128513 The chicken was put in fia re right in front of us then they added the sauce. The result was an oozing aroma smell of the roasted chicken. The meat was also tender and flavorful.

The ambiance of Ombu Kusina exudes a comforting vibe. The overlooking glass window creates a nice view of the outside. I just love the natural lights coming in during daylight. I guess, at night, a date would also be perfect to spend here.

Thank you Ombu Kusina for hosting the event. 10024 I will definitely be back.

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Yellow Cab Pizza Co.

4.0 Stars
Pizza
3

Joined the Yellowcab's Ultimate Unli Party for P399 last night. They served unlimited pizza (Hawaiian or The Bronx Creamy Mushroom) and Mountain Dew + 1 serving of Regular Hot Wings & Pasta (I chose Spaghetti & Meatballs).

I found this sulit as the spaghetti & meatballs and wings were generously served. After consuming them, I felt that I was already full. Super liked the spaghetti because the sauce was just right, meatball was too juicy. But of course, I still got the unlimited pizza. I tried the The Bronx Creamy Mushroom because this one was more sulit for its flavor. The pizza was a bit dry, even the crust was harder to chew. I guess, it was exposed in the box for a long time and since it was already late, they didn't bother to cook a new one. I just consumed 4 slices without eating the crust 128556

I thought the promo was meant for two hours but we only spent more or less 45mins.

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Costa Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
10

Christmas is indeed the happiest time of the year. We all love the feeling of celebrating the season, and Costa being consistent with their seasonal promo on their food and drinks as their way of making the holiday more festive.

So last November 15, Costa Coffee Philippines launched their "Wish Upon a Costa" Christmas campaign. They are offering the newest cakes, pastries, and beverages to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Luckily, I was part of the looloo reviewers who were invited to try Costa's Christmas campaign. We had tried the following:

🔻Festive Food:
*Purple Glaze Cake
*Choco Mint Cake
*Candy Cane Cake
*Cheesecake Yule Bar
*Gingerbread Cookies

Among these, my top choices would be the Purple Glaze and Cheesecake Yule Bar. I liked how the Purple Glaze Cake was not too sweet for my taste. The mirror-glaze ganache on top was also smooth to bite. For the Cheesecake Yule Bar, the cheesy taste was so fulfilling. I liked how the chocolate on top complimented well with the cheese cake.

🔻Festive Drinks
*Salted Pistachio Mocha
*Golden Hazelnut Hot Choco
*Billionaire's Hot Chocolate
*Salted Pistachio Mocho Frostino
*Golden Hazelnut Frostino
*Candy Cane Frostino

Whether you want them hot or cold, Costa Coffee can give you what you need to satisfy your cravings. Among the beverages, I enjoyed the Golden Hazelnut Hot Choco, Golden Hazelnut Frostino, and the Salted Pistachio Mocha. The taste of the Golden Hazelnut whether it's hot or cold was indeed chocolaty. If you want to take a break from the usual coffee routine, you'll super this beverage. As for the hot one, I found the Salted Pistachio Mocha interesting because it is just one which is coffee -based and comes with stick of pistachio bread.

Celebrate this season with sweetness in Costa. Feel the joy and warm of the season. This Christmas promo is available in all branches and will run until the second week of January.

Thank you Costa Coffee for hosting our looloo rendezvoos. Thank's Roegan T for the invite. 🤩

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Uncle Cheffy

4.0 Stars
American
7

I think they moved from Eastwood Mall to this place.

Since our manager from the US came here to visit our team, we had to do usual team dinner before sending him back home. I was assigned to look for a place and then I recommended Eastwood City.

It was a struggle to find one decent place at 2:00 in the morning because almost all of the places that opened were bars only. Good thing that we stumbled upon Uncle Cheffy after several searching.

We ordered the group meals which I forgot the name but it was around P3,000. It is composed of garden salad, paella, dori fish, lechon, panizza, steak, dessert, and ice tea.

We all enjoyed eating the panizza even without the veggie. It was a bit oily but damn, the cheese was so good. My taste buds were so happy! The paella's serving was too huge that all of us eight didn't consume the entire of it. The steak, however, needs a little bit of improvement as it was a bit salty for me. Other food was good but not really that remarkable.

Obviously, I would definitely be back for the panizza! I'd like to try other flavors. 128539

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Uncle Moe's Shawarma Hub

3.0 Stars
Middle Eastern

Uncle Moe's has been my favorite restaurant near my workplace because they have indeed yummy food! 128539 So recently, I visited again and ordered the usual kebab platter. As usual, masarap! But, yung extra rice, muntik na ako magka heart attack. Imagine paying P45 which is almost equivalent to 1kg 128530 That's ridiculous that's why I'm giving 3 stars only. I need an explanation, I need an acceptable reason! Char!

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