Yabu: House of Katsu

If you're an avid follower of the food blogosphere, then surely you've heard of Yabu: House of Katsu.


I can never get enough of their makimono/sushi.

Late Night Snack at Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

I found myself pleasantly surprised with Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe. Located at 178 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Paranaque City, it's an increasingly familiar name for the sweet tooths out there.

Authentic Taiwanese Food at Shi Lin

Dimsum galore!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gravy Fix!

Gravy Fix - Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken 
Gravy Fix is a name I've heard here and there in the past, but only recently did I find out it was the sister company of Flaming Wings. Here in Taft, unlike in Katipunan, the two restaurants aren't side by side, and Gravy Fix is practically hidden from view (it can be found inside Burgundy, in front of La Salle). However, one step inside and you can see the similarities. What actually convinced me to try the place out was when I found out they also had Wicked Oreos. Of course, I knew it probably tasted exactly the same as Flaming Wing's -- however, I wanted to see what else was on their menu. Their best-selling dish is Southern Fried Chicken, which is boneless chicken fillet fried to crispiness. It's slightly salty and peppery. I supposed it's better than your typical fried chicken.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dark Banoffee Pie from Seattle's Best

Banoffee Pie
Dark Banoffee Pie - P125
Seattle's Best is one of those coffee shops I see everywhere but I never actually set foot in. Truth be told, I'm not really a regular customer of coffee shops. The only reason I go to Starbucks is for their banoffee pies. Anyway, earlier today, I was walking around with my friend and saw Seattle's Best, and wondered if they had anything that 'rivaled' the banoffee pie of Starbucks. Out of a whim, we went to the place, and there I discovered that they DO have a rival! Dark banoffee pie!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jollibee's Hash Brown Burger

Hash brown burger
P64 - a la carte, P80 - meal
My friend has been wanting to go to Jollibee for some time now just to try this out. After enduring the long lines of the place, he finally got what he wanted -- their hash brown burger. It's a burger patty with cheese in between too hash browns, and you can smear ketchup around on it. It looks really plain, but is proving to be a hit to most people anyway. Definitely better than the innovative dishes other fast food restos have tried so far (rice burger, anyone?).

It's a fairly new addition to their menu, and honestly not something I've been paying attention to since I'm not a fan of hash brown. I always find hash browns too oily. But to those with the same worries as me, apparently the hash browns for this burger are baked. So, yey.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Recipe: Spicy Beef Fried Rice

Spicy Beef Fried Rice
Spicy Beef Fried Rice
This is a meal on its own, and pretty easy to prepare. It's practically just tossing a bunch of ingredients together and ending up with a tasty and fulfilling meal. You can use any kind of meat as well, not just ground beef. As you can see from the image, I decided to put some rosemary in the rice. You can make do without the rosemary, because I included it just as an experiment, and it's not something I usually put in fried rice. I liked the taste of the rosemary though, it was a nice contrast to the spiciness and it gave of a neat aroma to the dish as well. :)

This recipe serves one, but if you want to make it on a larger scale, then just add rice and it will still work well with the rest of the measurements (unless you decide to put in mountains of rice :p).

Dinner at Hong Kong Roast

Hainanese Chicken
Hainanese Chicken (Half) - P310
Hong Kong Roast is a small but comfortable restaurant that can be found in Makati. According to their site, they are here to bring Authenthic Hong Kong food to the people around Makati and beyond. My friend passes by this restaurant regularly and always says that it catches his attention. One day, we finally decided to eat there for dinner. The first thing we noticed is that according to a sign in their restaurant, following their twitter account can get you a free dish. However, when I tried searching for the account using my phone, I couldn't find it. I tried again when I got home, and found out that the account on the sign was outdated. However, according to their new account, hkroast_makati, I can get my complimentary french toast next time! Yey! :)

Anyway... I love how their menu has so much items on it -- it was so difficult to choose! Of course, since I'm a huge fan of the dish, the first thing I wanted was the Hainanese Chicken. HKR is different from most other restaurants that serve Hainaneses Chicken because they only served ginger with it, and not the typical three sauces (dark soy, chili sauce, and ginger). Nonetheless, it was still very delicious, and since ginger's my favorite condiment anyway, I had no complaints. For those who prefer the typical three sauces, I'm not sure if you can request for the other two.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BonChon in Vito Cruz, Taft!

Best kind of fried chicken there is!
BonChon in Vito Cruz, Taft just opened recently. It can be found in the University Mall, which is the mall right next to the Vito Cruz LRT station. Since it's right next to La Salle, it's what my Lasallian friends have been raving for these past few days. Heck, when I was talking towards the place, I overheard some people excitedly saying, "Let's go to BonChon! Magandang ideya yun!"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Recipe: Creamy Bacon Pasta

Creamy Bacon Pasta
Creamy Bacon Pasta
In most Filipino households, this dish is more commonly known as Carbonara. However, I know the traditional Carbonara recipe is based on eggs, and... I didn't use any eggs for this dish. Anyhow, because of that, I thought it would be more fair to call it Creamy Bacon Pasta instead (really simple name)! It's an easy dish, and it took me around half an hour to prepare and cook. I didn't have any parsley around, but if you do, then you might want to try including it in the recipe. Put in a healthy amount!