Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kebab Factory

It was a day to take on once again----FOREVER 21! Ah yes! My first F21 experience was extremely EXHAUSTING! I vowed NEVER to return...but promises are made to be broken....specially by girls who love to shop like me =)

For this trip, I am with my two good soldiers before a battle, we know we have to be properly nourished to get the energy we need....but know well enough not to fill we don't want to get depressed by needing a size up because of our full bellies ;P hehehhe

Something light...something fun to eat...we chose:
Baby sis and I had a very heavy we just wanted snack-lite food...married sis on the other hand, had this as her first meal for the day.

Hummus Php 120.00
Well, well, the hummus ain't bad...but ain't good either hehehehe...we needed an extra order of pita for this...the bread needed a bit more toasty time.

Spinach Feta Cheese Dip Php 180.00
This was yummy! I could really taste the feta...what I didn't like was the chip-like toasted pita. This place need better Mediterranean bread! With that, this dip could have been a real delight=)

Chicken Samosa Php 150.00
Served with a side of chutney. Yummy!

Vegetable Samosa Php 150.00
This was good also..but I like the Queen's version a whole lot more =)

Lamb Kebab Php 180.00
For my married sis...something more substantial. She loved it! I wish they served it with basmati rice =)

Goulab Jammo/ Milk Balls Php 150.00
The winning dish for the day. Like spongecake soaked in spice and honey. Sister's loved it!

For added energy we went to Caramia to get scoops of our fave gelato flavors! Now we are all set for FOREVAH! hahahahha

I assure you, we burned off all those calories! =)

The Kebab Factory
2nd level The Atrium,
SM Megamall

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hunan Lutong Bahay

Here we are at long last! hahaha The small apartment in Rockwell, famed for serving authentic Hunan cuisine at prices that will make our pockets happy =)

Lucky we didn't have a hard time hunting this place down...from EDSA....turn right on Estrella St. ( the road leading to the Power Plant)...count three corners then make a right, then take the first left should be on Camia St.....and look for this....
Huraaaaaaaaaaaaay! It's such a glorifying experience finding a foodie place sans the hassle of getting lost...getting famished....that sort of experience. We arrive right on time for lunch----ding! 12nn! =) When we got in the rain actually started to pour--lucky us! hehehe

At 40 bucks you can get your fill of hot steamed rice. I read food here is mighty I suggested we go for bottomless plain rice than fried rice, to buffer the heat!

We picked....

Kung Pao Chicken Php 180.00
I have always loved the Kung pao pasta of I was excited to have this. It was not as spicy as I thought it would be, and I am weak with spice. Perhaps this was one of the milder dishes. We were pleased...but not so wowed. was ok.

Fried Dumplings Php 140.00
Generous indeed! About 8-10pieces of yummy fried dumplings. Now the dipping sauce it came with was HOT!---toooot! toooot! hot I just asked for a plain dipping sauce...and happily devoured dumpling after dumpling with rice like so:
There are a lot of interesting items on the menu..but seemed good for a group to share. As far as what we have tried are concern, hunan house serves yummy and homey food at affordable prices and simple ambiance. We kinda expected TOOOO much that is perhaps the reason why we were not so wowed by the food.

Come here with empty stomach and simple will definitely enjoy! =)

#6404 Camia St., Makati
Tel# 0915-4252972

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chicken at Baboy: Chic-Boy

We like to have balance in our life, more so in our eating patterns ; after the Italian "wine and dine" indulgence....we crave for simple, pinoy we go visit ....

Yup, yup! Good ol' Cebu style lechon manok, liempo, inasal and a mish-mash of pinoy veggie snacks and sidings to enjoy.

Complimentary Soup
good ol' batchoy broth to whet start the meal

Garlic Kangkong Php 35.00
Chopped kangkong sauteed in garlic...topped with lots of toasted garlic! Yum!

Pancit Canton Php 45.00
Yummy and uber cheap! Topped with troasted garlic! They are quite generous with toasted garlic here...they even give it as a table condiment---very nice!

Inasal na Pecho Php 99.00
the meal comes with endless helpings of rice..ala mang inasal! I topped my rice with the toasted garlic on our table hehehe

Well, as for the taste, it;s kind of similar to mang inasal inasal...although a bit on the dry side...but tasty. We found our soon after that we picked the wrong chicken combo meal...we should have ordered the CEBU lechon manok....we got a bit confused by the combo meal codes hehehe. We each had a pecho inasal meal and with all the sidings...a bit still bitin! hahahaha ;P

So we ordered halo-halo Php 45.00
Hmmm...we didn't like the halo-halo so much....needs to be sweetened with lots of sugar...and I find the milk used of poor quality. The milk was thin an tastelkess ( wala pa rin tatalo sa Alaska! ;P hahahahha)

Our meal was uber cheap and satisfying...we need to go back for the real specialty of the house which are the CEBU lechon manok and lechon liempo...mmmmmmmmm....sounds nice =)

Chicken at Baboy
Jupiter St., Makati
Beside Legend of India

Monday, August 16, 2010

Spasso Italian Tapas Enoteca

It's tapas time! Spasso is a hip Italian Tapas and Enocteca at the Fort, where one can relax and unwind enjoying delicious piccolini, vinos and music. The place is dressy-casual, patronized by the mature and ex-pat clientele. They have quiet a selection of tapas, main curses, pastas, dolci accompanied by an extensive wine collection.

Grilled Baby Octopus in Garlic and Olive Oil Php 295.00
My favorite among the tapas we ordered. Sweet, savory and delicious!

Meatball Diablo Php 230.00
Very spicy Italian meatballs.

Bruschetta Caesar Php 295.00
Tuna Caesar salad on crusty bread.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Php 290.00
Very spicy shrimps, bell peppers and mushrooms cooked in garlic olive oil.

Chicken Liver with Truffle Cream Php 220.00
This was his favorite. Very rich tasting!

Napoletana Stuffed Peppers Php 295.00
Red and greed bell peppers stuffed with ground meat, spices and baked with mozzarella.

and to go with all of the Tapas...Rustic Rye Bread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Balsamico and Parmigiano!

The tapas were all delicious...nothing fancy...nothing notably great tasting, but the experience is very much enjoyable. They are all very flavorful dishes, perfect to compliment your bread and wine. They have weekend bands playing after 9pm.

We will definitely be back =)

Spasso Italian Tapas and Enoteca
The Lexe Residences
4th Ave. cor. 28th St.,
Boifacio Global City
Tel# (632) 556 0070