• Food & Drink,  Manila

    Panchos Diner | Pinoy Comfort Food with a Twist

    Have you ever encountered food as odd as sinigang sa watermelon or sizzling bangus with mango chutney? If you’re food-venturous enough for such kind of cooking then I’m pretty sure you’ll love Panchos Diner’s unique offerings!   Food & Price Panchos Diner serves mostly Filipino comfort food that we all grew up with—but with little twists! This restaurant was actually a breath of fresh air for us from all the samgyup gaming we had. The first one that caught my attention was Beef Sinigang sa Watermelon as I got curious about the twist they did on that dearest comfort food of mine. I’m used to eating sinigang sa sampalok, gabi,…

  • Food & Drink,  Manila

    Wang Pau Samgyupsal | Affordable Korean Grill at Quiapo, Manila

    Whether you want to admit it or not, eating samgyeopsal has nearly become a necessity nowadays. May it be a weekend barkada catch-up, a dinner date, or even a solo food trip—you’ll always find a reason to satisfy your samgyup cravings! Just recently, we went to Quiapo Manila to try another samgyup place, but with more affordable price. Wang Pau Samgyupsal caters to Korean BBQ junkies looking for budget-friendly offerings without having to sacrifice the quality.   Food & Price Wang Pau Samgyupsal offers unlimited pork, beef, and side dishes with rice, lettuce, and egg stew. They have a total of 8 kinds of pork and beef which you will get when you…

  • Food & Drink,  Marikina

    Urban Cafe at The Wood Park Marikina

    Aside from Krispy Prince, another one we’ve tried in our Wood Park Marikina food quest was Urban Cafe. Dessert cravings came at the right time, and at the right place! Urban Cafe is a newly opened snack bar that caters to budget-conscious foodies and milktea fanatics. Food & Price They offer milkteas, milk shakes, smoothies, hot drinks, frappes, snacks, cakes and ice cream. Since it was time for desserts, we tried their Blueberry Cheesecake, Wintermelon Brown, and Taro Double Sinkers. Their take on Blueberry Cheesecake was great. It’s actually their best-selling dessert as per the staff. It’s topped with fresh blueberry toppings and whipped cream. The cheesecake itself has that…

  • accommodations,  Makati,  staycation,  Travel

    The Beacon Makati Staycation

    Last week, we went to Makati to have that much-needed staycation with the fambam. It was very timely as I’ve gained enough Airbnb travel credits to use for my next booking. So I looked for a condo unit located on a high floor with great city view and nice pool. While browsing through Airbnb listings, I found a unit at The Beacon Makati that matches those basic requirements of mine, plus with a bonus New York-themed interiors! New York-themed Condo at The Beacon Makati The unit is situated on 39th floor of Arnaiz Tower; high enough to have a bird’s eye view of Makati City. It’s a studio-type airconditioned room…

  • Food & Drink,  Marikina

    Krispy Prince Marikina | A Bouquet of Fried Goodness

    Who doesn’t love crispy food? For a crispy-person like me, Krispy Prince was such a heaven sent. Not really your normal fried food because let’s not talk about our fave fried chicken for a while. Let’s give Giant Fried Squid, Liempo, and Chicharong Bulaklak a chance to shine!   Food & Price I loved that it doesn’t taste greasy even though it was deep-fried. What maintains its crispiness is its vertical orientation; such a witty way to prevent the excess oil from causing the breaded part become mushy. Not to mention it makes the food look more attractive to customers as it looks like a bouquet of fried goodness! The…

  • Food & Drink,  Quezon City

    Songdowon Korean Restaurant in South Triangle QC

    Songdowon Korean Restaurant is a high-grade samgyeopsal place that established its name in Pasay City. They recently opened a new branch in Quezon City and we’re glad we participated in their grand opening which was held last August 2, 2019 (so yes, another late post). As you would notice, we’ve been visiting a lot of samgyeop places lately which somehow makes you think, “aren’t they sick and tired of it?” I totally understand because I once asked that to myself either! But to tell you truthfully, every samgy we’ve had are different; which means new experience every single time. And now, another samgy experience have found its place in our food…

  • Food & Drink,  Quezon City

    Dough Creamery | A Doughlicious Way to Enjoy Your Milky Soft Serve

    Hot summer or cold rainy days, our cravings for ice cream undoubtedly never perishes. This sweet and cold dessert has already gone through many innovations. And the latest one we have discovered exists behind the name Dough Creamery. Dough Creamery’s Desserts Their dessert concept originated from a bread (monay) filled with dirty ice cream which is something we all grew up with. And instead of the usual wafer/sugar cone, they serve their ice cream on Spindle cone which is made with a flash-fried dough. How creative was that? They will first flash-fry the Spindle cone for 10 seconds then leave it for 3 minutes allowing it to cool down to…