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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

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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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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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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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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'Cue Modern Barbecue: AWESOME FOOD but…

I’ve been reading a lot of raves about Cue Modern Barbecue at Bonifacio High Street Central and it’s been at the top of my go-to list ever since. Last Saturday we did a quick food trip around the area, had dinner at ‘Cue and tried a couple of stuff.

This is their beef belly, oh so tender yummy meaty goodness that would make your heart stop 😀
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Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Random Cravings: Double Chocolate Yema Cupcake of SLICE

Okay I’m starting this series of posts that’s not like my normal restaurant review blog entries. It’s really about some random cravings that I munch on or quick bites / snacks that I really like. And I can practice my food photography skills too since most often than not I’ll shoot the food at home and have total control of lighting and whatnots.

Moist Double Chocolate Cupcake + Swirls of Yema = Happiness 😀

First on my Quick Bites and Random Cravings Series; Double Chocolate Yema Cupcake from SLICE!

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