My Reviews

Sambo Kojin

5.0 Stars
Buffet
2

This is my first time in Sambo Kojin. It was my bf's bday so we decided to avail of their birthday promo.

I love this buffet! It's super sulit, with great quality of food.

There are cooked Korean dishes, Japanese dishes, sushi and sashimi, seafood and other meats for grilling, salad bar and dessert. There's also a carving station.

We both love the lechon in the carving station! The roast beef was good as well. I also like this creamy noodle dish, creamy chicken salad, spicy soft tofu soup. Actually, we like most of the food that we took and it's hard for me to enumerate because at one point I stopped looking at the names. Cakes were also good, and I rarely like cakes from buffets. Cucumber drink was very refreshing.

Staff was friendly and atmosphere was great.

Overall, very satisfied with our experience.

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Bad Bird

5.0 Stars
Fried Chicken

I'd been wanting to try this fried chicken restaurant since forever but they don't have any branches in the south. :( Happened to need to go to Taguig for business so me and my bf stopped by here.

We got one of their weekday sets (P499 good for 2 people). Set C includes 2 umami fried chicken, torched corn and cream cheese, hush puppies and mac salad. We also ordered 4-cheese noodles and their homebrewed iced tea.

The fried chickens were good and delicious, with thick breading. Yum yum. Mac salad is okay, the corn side is amazing. The 4-cheese noodles has thick noodles which I'm not used to eating, but overall it's okay. Homebrewed iced tea was refreshing.

Overall we were very happy with the food. I think next time we'll just stick with 1 weekday set because the servings are generous anyway and it was enough for us. :p

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Landers Central

5.0 Stars
Pizza
3

My boyfriend's mom always go here to eat, so one day she also asked us to come!

One thing that I can say about the food in Landers is it's GOOD and very sulit. A lot of people compare it to S&R, and I feel that they are equally okay.

We ordered salad, angus burger with fries, truffle cream pasta, pasta marinara with meatballs and chicken rollup.

I love the salad and can't believe we only got it for P160! Serving was generous and ingredients aren't cheap - there were lots of walnuts in there and the raspberry drizzle makes it all come together nicely.

I also like their truffle cream pasta. The pasta marinara, not so much. For me it needs more flavor - perhaps a thicker sauce will do, more tomatoes for tanginess or salt? I don't know. It's passable but won't order it again.

Finally, there's the chicken rollup! It was delicious. There's so much melted cheese inside and the rollup is good for 1-2 people already. Moreover, it's only P99!

Overall, Lander's restaurant is a place I'd go back to again and would even recommend to friends.

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Ramen Yushoken

5.0 Stars
Ramen or Noodle
2

Love, love, love this ramen restaurant!

We arrived at about 10:45pm (11pm is their closing time) and the restaurant was still full. Thankfully a table was immediately cleared for us.

We ordered tantanmen and shoyu with additional egg added to each. The tantanmen has a strong, spicy peanut flavor -- it was delicious. The shoyu's broth is equally flavorful, complemented with soft, smoky-flavored pork slices.

I also like the serving of the ramen because it isn't too big like in some ramen restaurants or too small. It's just perfect for one person.

We also ordered gyoza. I'm not really a fan of gyoza, but Ramen Yushoken's gyoza is great. Soft, delicate, delicious with the soy(?) dip.

Ramen prices are about P400. Prepare P500-700 for each person.

Overall, a ramen restaurant that I will definitely visit again in the future.

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Goto Believe

5.0 Stars
Filipino
2

Goto is a staple that Filipinos love, and Goto Believe delivers a new version in this small eatery.

We ordered goto heaven (ordinary) and goto inferno (spicy) plus add-ons: isaw, crispy wanton wraps and dynamite. I love ordinary goto, it's made just right. Goto inferno is too spicy for my taste and my companion ended up having a runny nose... If you want a spicy goto, I suggest just getting the ordinary one then add chili so you can control the spiciness level.

The isaw was yum. The crispy wanton wraps are a good addition to the goto because it adds texture - the wraps are actually my friend's favorite. Dynamites are good also.

Overall, we had a good time eating and customizing our goto. :) It also gave me an idea on what to do the next time I order a goto in streetside stalls.

Would love to go back here when we're around Manda circle.

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Wing Bites

4.0 Stars
Wings

Wing Bites offer unlimited chicken wings for P200 per person. My bf has been here before and liked it, so he invited me to try it as well.

We ordered parmigiano, classic buffalo, gravy and spicy garlic (not sure about the last flavor). This comes with a cup of rice each and we also ordered a pitcher of iced tea for sharing (much cheaper than going for the unli wings + iced tea promo per person). The chicken wings are okay - for me they are passable but not extra-ordinary, and the flavors are just sauces that they pour in the fried chicken wings. It would've been better if in some variants they actually cooked it differently rather than just changing the sauce.

Giving it 4 stars because the interior and ambiance is good, the prices are actually cheap especially for wing lovers, and service is fast.

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The Alex Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
3

I love this coffee shop! IMO better than other more popular coffee shops. Coffee is good as well as the food! Space is wide and there's lots of tables.

We ordered the special Alex latte - a little stronger than what I'm used to in lattes but good. Would definitely order this one again.

Carrot cake - better than other carrot cakes I've tried! 2nd best to my favorite carrot cake which we've had in Bali.

Tomato garlic and basil - simple but good! The tanginess of the tomato sauce is perfect. The toast isn't just a sidepiece, it's very tasty on its own.

Pat bingsu - bingsu with red beans. My bf wasn't very keen on this one but to me it's okay. It's not as sweet or strong tasting as other bingsu which for me is just right.

For 2 people we spent abt P700. Not bad. Will be back here definitely. :)

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Giligan's

5.0 Stars
Filipino
2

Giligan's is one of the rare local restaurants where you won't have to spend much to enjoy delicious Filipino food.

We ordered one of their group meals which include pork sisig, fried garlic chicken, fish fillet and sinigang na inihaw na baboy.

I love the pork sisig - delicious and crunchy. The chicken has flavorful breading and the sauce complements it perfectly. The sinigang is a perfect sour-mild spicy, and the smoky flavor of the meat cuts is a novel addition. I don't care much for the fish fillet.

Group platter + 2 buckets of 6 beers each and we only spent abt P350 per person. Can't believe how cheap it was considering the quality of the food. 10084

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Samgyupsalamat

5.0 Stars
Korean
2

This was our second time in Samgyupsalamat. The first one was in ATC and altho the food is okay, the long queue was off putting (we waited for an hour).

We tried this branch in Aguirre Ave and what do you know, we got seated immediately! Whoopee. :)

For P499 we had different choices of pork and beef. We particularly liked the gochoojang beef samgyup. Since our last visit, they now offer a new sauce and cheese dip. I love the cheese dip as it's light and tangy, unlike that offered in another Korean BBQ restaurant which has a sharper taste.

Love the steamed egg also and the soup. :)

Service wise, it's easy to call the staff for refills.

Very happy about this restaurant, over all.

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Vikings

4.0 Stars
Buffet

Vikings has always been one of my fave buffet restaurants due to the options & quality of food.

This is the first time we went to Vikings in SM BF. We love the binusog na lechon, chuck eye roll (in the carving section), pork kaldereta, baked mussels, cheeses and cold cuts.

Currently they also have special cakes as part of Christmas celebration.

While the food is also good, take note that their branch here is smaller compared to that in MOA and Mega and hence the options are more limited. We didn't see any crab or shrimp in the seafood table, hakaw in the dumplings section or my favorite apple walnut salad in the salads section. There are baked mussels instead of clams. If you're expecting these things you'll be disappointed, but there are other good dishes for you to get your money's worth.

Vikings in SM BF is one of those rare buffet restaurants where it's easy to walk in!

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