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Palatable Dishes and Killer Cocktails at The Bowery BGC

The Bowery BGC – Since this restaurant opened I’ve heard great things about the place, how they serve really good food and with laudable consistency with quality of food and service. Most of my friends have nothing but raves about the place and finally I was able to go there for a quick dinner and drinks with some friends last night.

the_bowery_bgc_lobster_truffle_mac_and_cheese1And the stuff that we tried were all fantastic! From the appetizers tothe mains even the sides all very good – no wonder this place is always packed with casual drinkers and diners alike. A thing of beauty – their Lobster Shrimp Truffle Mac and Cheese of a harmonious blend of creme fraiche, cream cheese and mozzarella and that wonderful toasted cheese and crumb topping with these jewels of plump seafood pieces that brings much flavor to the dish – SO GOOD! Continue reading Palatable Dishes and Killer Cocktails at The Bowery BGC

Burger Night at Pablo’s Pub and Restaurant in The Forum, BGC

We recently had a burger night for a dinner at Pablo’s Pub and Restaurant in The Forum, BGC. We tried some of their new offerings – a small selection of burgers where they cook it a bit smashed with a variety of toppings. I’ve been meaning to try the place for quite some time and heard good things about their food and drinks, a few days ago we tried some of their new burgers and some bar chow.

pablos_bgc_chicharon_bulaklakI must tell you their Chicharon Bulaklak is really good! Void of that oily mouth feel and after-taste, you’re left with this salty, really crispy treats that’s just perfect with a pint of beer. It was so good I wanted to eat it with rice. Continue reading Burger Night at Pablo’s Pub and Restaurant in The Forum, BGC

IHOP’s Simple All-Day Breakfast Joys

Breaking my hiatus with this long overdue post about IHOP and all its simple all-day breakfast joys. There’s been this juggernaut of anticipation and excitement when people learned that a certain restaurant group is bringing this well-loved breakfast place to the Philippines, and as they opened a couple of months back they were thrown to the lions as the people decided that this is something good, previous experiences, memories of their previous dining experience at IHOP in the US, left this hype(for lack of a better term) over its first branch in the country. A lot of people lined up to get a table during the first couple of months of their operation, hundreds of excited foodies eager to sample their breakfast creations and other comfort food, and as expected there were a number of birth pains, this is the main reason why I delayed this post about IHOP, I wanted to do a feature about it when all that hype subside, as I really believe that food this simple, simple breakfast treats and other comfort food items are not really worth lining up for hours.

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This post is a collection of my previous dining experiences with IHOP at Bonifacio Global City, stuff that I like; from their pancakes, stuffed french toasts, and other breakfast favorites to the more filling savory and sweet selections.

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NACI Comfort Food: For the Love of Rice and Desserts

NACI Comfort Food – A fairly new place at BGC’s restaurant scene, the place debuted in Greenhills until they decided to move to this better location earlier this year. It’s my kind of bar; a place that takes pride on all things comfort food and all that warm-and-fuzzies. Also their specialties revolve around the love of RICE, which I think is our ultimate comfort food. In most cases rice is a staple on our dining table, it’s just one of those things we can’t live without.

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of pasta, the more cheesy and creamy, the better. So imagine my excitement upon trying Nadine’s Adobo Canneloni, two of my favorite comfort food in one dish! Oh generous strands of pulled adobo meat oozing with flavor and then there’s that heavenly concoction of béchamel sauce and cheese all in that chewy pasta base — fantastic, ethereal.

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Simple Comfort Food Fix at The Cheese Steak Shop (+ Giveaway)

Need a quick grub? Why not indulge in one of comfort food’s simplest form. The Cheese Steak Shop serves Classic Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. One that’s done right, oh that simple and gratifying medley of thinly slices of meat and an overload cheese encased in an Amoroso roll — a simple bread with a distinct crisp crunch on the outside and a nice soft base.

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CLASSIC PHILLY CHEESE STEAK Sandwich – An awesome medley of meaty and cheesy goodness!

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FOODIE.PH Delivery Sundays: Ristras Mexican Grill

I’m starting a new series of posts for the blog — FOODIE.PH Delivery Sundays. I have a love-hate relationship to the fact that I have to go to work on Sundays. Though I really like the hassle-free transportation since most often than not, on weekends the roads are devoid of that nasty rush hour traffic we usually experience during the weekdays. Now my dilemma whenever I have to go to work on a weekend is food, not anyone have a lot of free time to whip up a decent home cooked meal for a packed lunch / dinner and usually during Sundays most of the food purveyors are closed.

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For this week I was craving for some good Mexican food so I got these lip-smacking burrito and chimichanga  from Ristras.

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Sunshine Kitchen's Flare

A homey place that serves awesome comfort food tucked away at the second level of Fort Strip, Sunshine Kitchen’s flare comes from it’s charming interiors and some really good food with bright flavors. And when you see porchetta on the menu and all it’s slow cooked, sinful glory; you go right in and try that seemingly nice place.

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This is their porchetta, slow cooked goodness makes for a crispy outer layer and succulent meat and fatty bits. Meat that’s full of flavor, an awesome treat that’s not meant to be shared! 🙂

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Ready for BEST FOOD FORWARD this Weekend? (+ Giveaway)

One of the country’s most awaited benefit summer food fair is back, fun time for foodies as this awesome event is just around the corner, see you this weekend!

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A quick post about some of the food vendors for the event, yummy stuff. I’m also giving away some tickets for the event, check the bottom of the post for more details. 😀

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Shawarma Guys: Playful Takes on Familiar Persian Food

Tried Shawarma Guys at Fort Strip the other day, where we had a nice quick dinner enjoying some playful takes on familiar Persian food. Good meat, the simplest of flavors; inventive and amusing. A nice and hip shawarma place around the area, ideal for some small bites or a filling meal with friends.

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A personal favorite; The Blackbenny Platter – succulent pieces of chicken, lamb, beef, and beef tenderloin kebab on a bed of buttered basmati rice, a meat lover’s go-to meal.

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Awesome Feast at URBN Bar and Kitchen: Great Dry Aged Steak, Rack of Lamb, the Good Stuff

URBN Bar and Kitchen — It’s so much more than a party place, as they serve really good contemporary comfort food. A gorgeous feast of premium dry-aged steaks, rack of lamb, ribs and so many sinful dishes that would excite everyone. A classy restaurant without the attitude, its laid back dining setting is what I really liked.urbn_bar_and_kitchen_3

Stars of the feast, their Australian rack of lamb and the In-house dry aged ribeye that got countless raves for their sheer awesomeness.

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Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Random Cravings: Sweet Bella's Pearl and A Shot of Pure Belgian Chocolate Bliss

One afternoon I was in desperate need of some comfort food, and then I passed by this new pastry place at Greenbelt, that turned out to be Sweet Bella. I’ve wanted to check out their branch at Burgos Circle and try some of their pastry creations for quite some time now. Fortunately they opened one in Greenbelt 5, it’s a lot closer to the office and I can drop by anytime for my sweet tooth cravings.

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Dinner for Dessert: AWESOME Dessert-Themed Degustation at The Goose Station

Just had this wonderful dinner at The Goose Station, where I got the chance to indulge on a dessert-themed degustation prepared by Chef Sunshine Pengson. The event was organized by Table for Three, Please and they have a second seating for this event at the 24th!

Saving the best for last this really rich chocolate cake was the ultimate sweet ending for the lovely dinner. Continue reading Dinner for Dessert: AWESOME Dessert-Themed Degustation at The Goose Station

Brunch at Cake Club by Diamond Hotel – Not Just Desserts

When we have food trips around the Bonifacio High Street area I can’t help but to notice this seemingly awesome dessert place. I’ve always had my eye at Cake Club. It’s been at my bucket list of go-to restaurants for quite some time now. Last weekend I finally had the chance to try the place and had brunch there.

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Kuppa Roastery and Cafe: More than a Cup of Coffee

Coffee is one of my weakness; I should at least have  a cup or two daily. Recently we tried Kuppa (pronounced as cuppa) Roastery and Cafe at BGC. We had an awesome lunch there and splurged on their wide selection of food and beverages.

This is their awesome Cristina Pizza; definitely flavorful and packs a nice twist that would titillate your taste buds.

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