My Reviews

Char Dining

5.0 Stars
Asian
6

It was a good dining experience in Char Dining located at Uptown Parade in BGC. The ambience is superb, with its casual vibe that complements the cream and brown shade. This resto brings the signature roast dishes from Singapore. Haven’t been there, but the pictures all over food reviews excites me. Char Shiew is so photogenic!

We are a group of 4 and we had:

128293Triple Roast (P880) this is such a treat! This has the special char siew, crispy roast pig belly, and soya kampong chicken. All their best seller in one order! A must try!!!

128293Kail Lan (P230) sauteed Chinese brocolli with garlic.

128293Butter Prawns (P520) 7pcs of buttered prawns with toasted garlic bits that give a mixture of smooth and flaky texture.

128293Butter Chicken (P320)- small bits of chicken meat covered in flour and mixed in butter

128293Chicken & Salted Fish Fried Rice (P180)

Verdict: warning: everything we had is highly recommended and rice intensive! I love the buttered prawns as well the chicken! This place is a must try for groups.

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Riozen

5.0 Stars
Japanese
5

We explored Little Tokyo last night and tried something different. We dine at Riozen. Ambiance is like other typical Japanese Resto, which appears to be quite old with dim lights. At 6PM, there are already Japanese diners inside.. a good sign that they serve authentic Japanese dishes.

We ordered interesting dishes:
🇯🇵Spicy Tuna Harumaki (P320) - tuna with veggied wrapped in a rice paper with served with mild spicy dip. Generous serving plus its quite filling.
🇯🇵Unagi Kabayaki (P1,100)- i love the flavor, its slighly sweet and savory. Rarely enjoyed unagi and this is a must try if you’ll visit this place.
🇯🇵Saikoro Steak (P420)- tender and juicy diced steak sauteed in onions, garlic with french beans and mushrooms.
🇯🇵Saba Butter (P360)- fried mackarel served in a sizzling plate served with sauteed bean sprouts. The mackarel is superb!
🇯🇵mebodo (Lato) P160- quite a big sizes seaweed, i can tell its fresh and perfect for fish dishes.

Verdict: we enjoyed everything we had and I can say its all good esp the unagi and the steak. And of course thumbs up for reasonable prices.

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Writers Bar

5.0 Stars
Bar
5

Fancy night @ Writer’s Bar, 2 weeks ago. The place has a very quiet ambiance and dimmed lights. The place is adorned by chandelier, books and comfy chairs.

We had a light and sumptious dinner. Enjoyed the margarita on the side, its a legit one. We had:

Foie Gras Salad. Generous serving of foie gras. Its so good! Salad on the side gives another texture on taste.

Mahi mahi Carpaccio- its a a raw fish, thinlu sliced and garnished and served with olive oil and a bit of vinegar (i guess). Its the first time I tried mahi mahi and its a must try128522

Verdict:the works! fancy ambiance and good food 128522 both dishes are great and highly recommended.

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Early Bird Breakfast Club

4.0 Stars
Breakfast
2

Its been a while since we last have breakfast in Early Bird. Last Saturday, we chose to dine in their al fresco since their dining area has poor airconditing.

I tried something new to me, its the Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup. I love the presentation and quite big as I expected. The tasteful flavor of cheese compliments the not so powerful taste of tomato soup. Its a must try.

Also, we tried the bacon chicharon. For me its ok. Not that crunchy though, and I just think there’s something missing with the flavor. But since its bacon, i managed to finish it! 128522

Verdict: The Grilled Cheese is a good choice and I enjoyed their americano coffee.

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Xtremely Xpresso

4.0 Stars
American
6

Perfect place for brunch. Xtremely Xpresso is a personal favorite of mine whenever I am in Subic. I’m quite surprise seeing it on our way to South, in Vista Mall Sta Rosa.

We had:
9728️Garlic and Shrimp Quessadilla (P200)
9728️Spicy Oriental Shrimp Spaghetti (P225)
9728️Baby Back Ribs (P240)
9728️Cappuccino (P100)

Verdict: I ordered the spicy oriental shrimp since its noted as a chef recommendation. Generous serving, though taste is ok. Spicy yet a bit sweet for me. I felt like there’s too much pasta and less ingredients in it. The garlic shrimp quesadilla is a must try! Its good to share. And of course, I am happy with my coffee, served in a “mug”

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8 Treasures Roasting

3.0 Stars
Chinese
2

There’s this some kind of anonymous resto in Petron Arnaiz Road along Edsa. Its so interesting, from outside you can see hanging roasted ducks, its a Hongkong style resto. This place is 8 Treasures Roasting. The place is small and can accomodate 20 pax (or even less per estimate)

They got familiar dishes to me. So its a no brainer, I easily get to choose. They have 2 combination toppings (P280). I ordered White Chicken (hainanese) and lechon macao. My company, got himself roast chicken and char siu.

And we Shared a wanton noodle soup (P250).

Verdict: The toppings i got have small servings and too much rice. But its good, though I could have enjoyed it more if I asked for chili. They only served ginger sauce for white chicken while for lechon macau , is a bit surprising , they got mustard! The usual is soy sauce. The wanton soup is good, though noodles were quite a bit hard than the usual. Giving 3 stars. No chili sauce and soy sauce on tables, no water served , no tea. Though I can say food is okay, though nothing spectacular

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Watami

5.0 Stars
Japanese
4

1st time to try Watami @ seaside in Mall of Asia. Its a late light lunch for two. I enjoyed my first time here, everything we had is so delectable. I can describe their dishes as modern yet still legit Japanese flavors. The 3 dishes we had is highly recommended

Nori Nachos (P225)- crispy nori strips mixed with bonito flakes (dried fish flakes)and Japanese mayo on top. Sauce on the side is quite sweet. Its good! And addicting!

Salmon Tako Maki Aburi (P325)- salmon sushi torched with crispy nori at the bottom. The cruch gives a new flavor. I think this is good! Plus its enough bite (not that big)

Assorted Creative Skewers (P325)- all are great! The one is chicken with mini mushroom inside and breef with spring onion are my fave.

Verdict: Its all good! I look forward visiting this place soon❣️

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Chef Laudico Guevarra's

4.0 Stars
Buffet
5

We got lucky last Saturday, got seats for our mother’s birthday. Place is fully booked when my brother requested for reservation last Friday.

The place is located in San Juan. It is a vintage home, turned into a spacious restaurant. I loved the ambiance, it has this homie feels plus the Filipino dishes makes me say: its a family weekend!

Nothing spectacular about the dishes, but I have to say most of it tastes good: kare-kare, chicken pastel, steamed shrimps, krispy liempo, roast beef, and lechon. For appetizers, i tried their tokwa’t baboy, tanigue , crablets, and ubod... its all good!

Of course, after sumptious meal I make sure to save space for dessert. They got yummy sweet treats. I tried suman panacotta, this is new to meand its good!. Their pastillas, is superb and a best seller. Their mini red velvet cupcake is moistful & not much sweet.

Verdict: For me, having been in other buffet places, dishes are place is just ok for me, nothing spectacular. I enjoyed more with their dessert. Price is ok, for P700 per head. The ambiance is excellent, good ventillation plus makes you feel like you’re just dining at home.

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Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea

5.0 Stars
Tea

I have to say Yi Fang is one of the best tasting milk tea. For the 2nd time, I tried their Brown Sugar Pearls Oolong Milk Tea, 80% sugar. Not much sweet, small & chewable pearls, legit tea taste with milk.

Verdict: Hassle free. no queue when I bought my milk tea, friendly staff and consistent flavor!

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Refinery

5.0 Stars
Café
5

1st time in Refinery’s newest branch in Salcedo, Makati. Arrived in the place at half past 9 in the morning. The place has tasteful and modern interiors. Lighting is perfect! I enjoyed every space and angle.

Its actually a bar at night time, evidenced by liquors all over the place. Its the first thing I had in mind when I was asked what want for breaky. Thanks to IG128522their Smoked Bacon And Toast looks so good!

Wish granted, i had their Smoked Belly and Toast. It is served with crispy bacon, scrambled egg, toast and crispy sliced potato wedges. And I had Flatewhite, which is also good. My company, got himself a Four Cheese Omelette. Its highly recommended also.

Verdict: its a hearty all day breakfast meal. I enjoyed everything I had. Service is great, water is served upon seating.

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