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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Harry’s Diner — Retro Goodness

I was wandering around Solenad in Nuvali after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was hungry for lunch, because the movie was that long. As I don’t go here often, I wanted to make sure that I sampled the local cuisine that isn’t available anywhere else. So I stumbled upon this place called Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. It has that old-school mid 1900’s American diner look to it, and reminded…

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Star Wars at Solenad Theater Launch – with Cabalen for Lunch

So here I was, enjoying the sights at Nuvali and visiting Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas. I had come here with a sinister purpose: to eat brunch while waiting for The Force to Awaken.  Yes, today is the launch of Ayala Malls Solenad’s movie theaters, and they are coinciding it with the premiere of the biggest movie event this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As the excitement over the movie…

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Sushi Ninja — Fat Fat Sushi for You!

It’s been a while since I’ve had sushi. And I just had GOOD Sushi! Welcome to Sushi Ninja, the little sushi restaurant in Westgate, Alabang that could. When I entered I was greeted by a not-so-attentive staff that didn’t shout, “Irrashaimaseee!” in my ear. I like that. I never really could get into that Japanese vibe of being welcomed into the restaurant, I’m just a little too chill and can…

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Tenya – Heavenly Donburi at Southmall

Tenya is a famous Tempura restaurant chain in Japan, and it opened up in Southmall this October. Being the Japanese food afficionado that I am, I was naturally drawn to test it and reveal my findings to humanity for great science. The thing I love about Japanese food is that it tends to taste very clean. Even though I am allergic to shrimp, I have never once had an allergy attack when…

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Pasha – Truly Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Makati

Now, I don’t often to up North (or anywhere North of Alabang) but when I do I swing for the fences! Mediterranean cuisine is sorely lacking in the Philippines, as it is not a popular cuisine in the Filipino mind, and we just don’t get enough of it. This is a shame, because there are some really good flavors in that region of the world. We used to have Cyma,…

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Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi: Now with 100% more Pho Hoa

Some of you may still remember the scathing review I gave of Ramen Bangaichi last year back when I was still with WordPress.com.  If not, no fret. Bottom line is, I was not impressed with their ramen. So a year later, why did I come back for more punishment? Well things can change, I noticed Asahikawa rebranded their menus (they did it again today — so my menu shots below…

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Ice Flower — Watch Out Seol Hwa!

Seems that Bing Soo is all the rage these days. Although I consider myself a non-conformist, I can’t help but be interested in the awesome Korean cold dessert that is called Bing Soo (or Bingsu, or Bingsoo, or whatever).  It’s the Korean equivalent of Japan’s Kakigori, America’s Shaved Ice, and our very own Halo Halo. Of course, Halo Halo is still the best *smirk* but we must learn to appreciate…

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