Schmidt’s x Llucia – Ice Cream and Churros!

One of the exciting new destinations in Alabang is the new Madison Galeries mall hiding behind Alabang Hills, near Hillsborough. It’s a new mall, with barely anything in it right now, but that’s quickly changing. Last Sunday we had the pleasure of taste-testing the soft serve churros from Llucia, a new Churreria that’s blended with Schmidt’s: a hot dog diner cafe. Schmidt’s x Llucia, as it’s called, isn’t actually open yet so…

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Mr. Pizza is a Truly Unique Korean Pizza Sensation with Bad Nuts

We always think of Pizza as a uniquely Western invention, with its roots in Italy. But you know what happens when those wacky Asians take something Western and turn it into their own, right? You usually get a train wreck, but one with an astounding infusion of Asian virtues and a reinvention of a Western staple.  And we all love it in the end. And that’s exactly how I felt…

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New Japanese Restaurant Aburi

I just dropped by the spanking new Madison Galeries mall in Alabang. It’s a tiny structure but despite having such a small footprint, there’s a lot of space and shops inside. One of the first restaurants to have opened is Aburi, a Japanese restaurant which specializes in sushi like its namesake. I came over to try some of my favorite dishes. It was 9pm and we made it just before the…

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Yakisoba at Ookini Yakitori

This is my second time blogging about Ookini. Ookini is the restaurant of choice of the Southern Chapter of Headphiles.  There is no other place we’d rather be than here… well when we’re hungry and not listening to headphones. If we want to listen to headphones our restaurant of choice is Starbucks. Hahahaha! Ookini’s food is amazing. It’s affordable, the servings are huge, and the taste is delicious. My first visit here….

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Yakisoba at Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi

On day two of my yakisoba binge, I went to Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi in Festival Mall. There’s really a dearth of good Japanese restaurants in Alabang, but we have our gems. Ramen Bangaichi, sadly, is not one of them.   This is actually the third time I’m blogging about Bangaichi, but I guess that just shows how few options I have that I keep eating here over and over.  First entry….

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Yakisoba at Teriyaki Boy

I’ve been in a Yakisoba mood all week, so I decided to try out Teriyaki Boy’s Yakisoba.  Teriyaki Boy has undergone a big change in their menu and has gotten more expensive. But it’s still one of the more convenient Japanese restaurants to go to here in the South. There are two easy access Teriyaki Boy branches here in Alabang. One is in South Supermarket, right next to Pancake House….

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Ukokkei Ramen Ron – Manila’s Oldest High-End Ramen Joint

I dropped by Ramen Ukokkei for dinner after having a wonderful game of catching murderers at Beer and Boardgames with Deception: Murder in Hong Kong.  But I shall talk about that in a Geek Blog and not a Food Blog. Here, we are concerned with one of the oldest high-end ramen joints in Makati, Ukokkei. Ukokkei was once the only place you could get real quality ramen. It also had…

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Teresita’s Halo Halo — the Best Halo Halo

Shaved Ice snacks are very popular these days. With the rise of K-Pop, it’s quite fashionable to eat Korean Food these days, and Bing Soo has become very popular among Filipinos, whether K-Pop fan or not. Kakigori from Japan has also become very popular of late, not as big as Bing Soo but still seeing a resurgence.  But my favorite of all shaved ice desserts is still the Filipino Halo…

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Picked Cafe: No Mice in my Frappe

Since I’m trying to avoid a case of leptospirosis, I decided that instead of going to Starbucks I would go to a less mainstream, but arguably safer, cafe. That cafe is Picked, here at Tunasan along the National Highway in Muntinlupa. Picked is a very cozy place. It’s got lots of wood, and I like wood. The place could have looked awful with its rough concrete floor and walls, and…

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Cibo – Italian Dining at Alabang Town Center

Cibo is an unassuming restaurant, there’s always someone eating there but it’s rarely full. Despite its looks, the place has been going strong and I imagine as an Italian lover I should be trying it out. Thing is, I’m just kind of spazzed out with Italian food in the country of late. To be honest, there’s hardly any good place to get Italian these days. Sure, you have the usual…

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