Friday, December 17, 2010

Food Review: Mel's Drive-in at Universal Studios Singapore

First off, let me just say that this is the most visually appealing restaurant inside the park. BUT, the food is just OK. It's the typical (from my experience) diner-type food - you have fries, burgers, hotdogs, onion rings. 

After we ate, I actually thought of eating another meal at the pizzeria, because I wasn't satisfied with the burgers.

Here are a few of the pictures the food/resto

Manila Restaurant Reviews: Conti's Manila - Mango Bravo!

This post is solely dedicated to the best Mango cake in the whole wide world - Mango Bravo from Conti's!

Behold the yumminess.

I like the fluffy cream "icing", the cashews, the chocolate mousse...... Basta

I love this dessert!

PLUS, It's enough for two. Unfortunately, I don't do sharing. Not with my Mango Bravo.

But, the food on the other hand, is nothing new. If you want to go and have dessert - go to Conti's after you've eaten your main meal somewhere else :)

Where are Conti's restaurants located? I know of several locations namely - Greenhills, Trinoma, Katipunan Extension, Trinoma and Serendra. I'll add more later.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Food Review: I'm feeling guilty .... Korean Food PICSPAM!

Since I'm feeling a bit guilty AND sleepy I'll just post a picspam of the various food we tried in Seoul last summer. I now have 5 posts lined up after this - local restos + food pics from our recent Singapore trip.

WARNING: This post is image heavy

ARGH. I have to catch up with my posts :/

Toppokgi + Dumplings 

Chilsung Cider - It's super popular in Korea - Tastes like Sprite

Odeng = Flat Fishballs

I got sick in Seoul (with 2 days left to tour the city) so I had to boost my immune system :D Vitamin C + Vita Power + Ibuprofen

Kraze Burger in Myeongdong had this thingamajig like the one at the Shake Shack in NYC

I liked this :D

Nothing Special - Good Burger (Manila)  > Kraze Burger

Cat Cafe

I don't even know what this is - But it was good - We bought it from a food cart in Lotte World 

Coex foodcourt  - The rice servings were miniscule! We actually scoured the foodcourt for fast rice meals - this was a HUGE disappointment

From a cart in Myeongdong

Blood Sausage! Hmmm I like Dinuguan but I didn't like this as much. Maybe if I had rice and didn't scald my tongue while drinking the free soup, I would have enjoyed eating this. BUT, this is still a must try!

Fry-encrusted hotdog - HEART ATTACK!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE street food? <3 <3 <3
(Though, I have experienced (street) food poisoning once in Bangkok :/ )

After 3 straight days of eating Korean  Food, we wanted to eat at a proper restaurant - and we came upon this Indian resto in Myeongdong - AGRA. The interiors were super luxe but the prices were relatively okay. 

GULAY ---- eeep

Till next time! :D

Monday, October 18, 2010

3 Post Promise

Reviews of 3 restos/food will be up soon :D 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Random Food Post : Pic Spam

Random Food Shots from around the Metro :)

 Chix in a basket - The Chocolate Kiss Cafe, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman

 Tater Tots? - Mr. Jones, Greenbelt 5
 Closeup! Yum :D

 Mac and Cheese with Truffle Oil - Yumyumyum - Mr Jones, Greenbelt 5
 Bigby's - Mega Atrium
 Life and Coffee - SM Hypermarket , Tiendesitas
 Via Mare - Eastwood Mall
 Free Bread! - Momo, Eastwood Mall
 Shrimp Pops - Momo
I forgot where we ate this :(

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home Recipes: Mixed Fruit Smoothies/ Pot Roast


Ok with that out of the way, I'd also like to point out that I still want to take care of my health, so I've come to a compromise - I'll smoothie my favorite fruits + veggies to be more healthFUL :D

The pic above is a mish mash of the fruits we have in our house - mostly grapes, pears, mangoes and apples. I've always been lucky when I do my daily smoothies as they turn out really Yummy.Except for the time when I decided to blend grapes and blueberries together. YUCK!

Home Recipes: Fruit Smoothie 

2 cups assorted frozen fruit (so you won't need to add ice)
1 cup fresh milk or 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water

Put the fruit and milk together in the blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes
You may add sugar if you want, but I personally don't 


This looks yummy right?! - NOT!

This was a major failure! I'm not really a good cook, but I can try and invent delicious meals. Though this time, my common sense failed me!

The pot roast tasted good BUT it was too chewy = Read: leather-like
Why? Well, because we didn't let the meat thaw before cooking it. FAIL!

Lesson learned.

Food Review: Hong Kong Dessert

When we were in HK last June, I felt a bit jaded maybe because I couldn't think of anything new to do there.
But luckily we stayed at a budget hotel located in front of this dessert place! Which I unfortunately, forgot to write down the name :(

They specialized in fruit centered desserts (mostly made of pureed mangoes and pomelo -  which, I think, is related to grapefruit)
All of the desserts we tried were very yummy and refreshing!

Ice cream + Mangoes + Jelly + Coconut Milk = YUM!!!

Most of the desserts were priced at around HK$20 only!

So, if any of you want to try this you can just go to Temple street in front of the Dorsett Seaview hotel.

Happy Eating! :D

Monday, August 2, 2010

Food Review: Filipino Street Food (UP)

I've always been a sucker for cheap restos and cheap yummy food. And what kind of food would be cheap and yummy? Filipino Street Food!

Back when I was in college, I'd always buy kikiam/ fishballs in between classes. Since graduating from university, I haven't had the chance to eat these types of food frequently. So one weekend we decided to just go and eat Filipino Street Food just for fun!

Clockwise from top: Fishballs, Kikiam, Kwek-Kwek, Fishballs, Kikiam, Cheese Sticks

Fishballs - made from fish,flour and simple spices
Kikiam - not really sure what's inside - various seafood and some seasonings perhaps?
Kwek- kwek - Quail eggs coated with an orange flour mix - I LOVE THIS TO DEATH!
Cheese Sticks - self explanatory

While we were eating, this old vendor passed by carrying lumpia, banana cue and carioca!
We couldn't help ourselves and bought some too :D

Carioca - Rice flour fried and covered with caramelized brown sugar - YUM!

Manila Restaurant Reviews: Chocolate Kiss Cafe, UP Diliman

When my sis and I were younger, our mom would really force us to go to our weekly piano lessons. And I can always remember that, though, it felt like torture at that time, we would always be happy at the end of the day since we'd get to eat at the Chocolate Kiss Cafe  located at  the Bahay ng Alumni - UP Diliman.

Back then we always ordered the Chix in a Basket = breaded chicken fingers with a garlicky barbeque dip (which now is watered down and does not contain the garlic bits that I love). But nowadays, our staple orders would be the Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and the Lasagna.

Salisbury Steak with Mashed potatoes 
I really like this dish, some of my friends don't like this as it's basically a burger patty with mushroom gravy, but for me it's like comfort food! Plus I really like their mashed potatoes when it's served hot.
(Sometimes food quality is not up to par when the place is packed.)

I think their present servings are smaller than before. I can remember when the Lasagna almost covered the entire plate! But nevertheless, it's still yummy.

Onion rings
We also ordered this - it was okay. But, I like the Outback's onion rings better.

Maybe I'm just a bit biased since I grew up eating this almost weekly. But for those around the area and want to try affordable pasta and yummy cakes, be sure to check out this resto.

Where is the Chocolate Kiss Cafe located? 2nd flr, UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Food Review: Sandy's Pizza

When going to the Ortigas Area from UP, I usually take the White Plains route. I always pass by this pizza shop and being one to try out new food, I finally decided to try their food.

Newbie as I was, I asked the Sandy's staff for their recommendation. They said that one of their bestsellers is The Sandy's Filipino Sampler - with tuyo,adobo, tocino and chorizo (?).

Sandy's Filipino Sampler - "14 - P500

Frankly, I was a bit disappointed with the texture and taste of this. The crust was too chewy for me and the toppings were a bit dry. The crust-toppings ratio was a bit skewed to the crust side. I like my pizza thin, crispy and with lots of toppings - not necessarily filled with cheese. But the size was really good - the pizza could probably feed 4-5 people.

Where is Sandy's Pizza located? Katipunan Extension, near White Plains

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Manila Restaurant Reviews: Van Gogh is Bipolar, Maginhawa St.

Van Gogh is Bipolar - Slightly intimidating.

If you want to eat here, be ready to follow a set of rules posted above the kitchen window. Here are some of those rules  (in my own words of course) : Shoes should be removed at the door, you write your own order and take it to the "kitchen window", you make your own tea - Outside etc.etc.etc.

My friend and I had dinner at this resto before proceeding to the 2010 UP Fair; the food was slightly expensive, but was really good.We ordered President Roosevelt's Meal, grilled Norwegian salmon belly with organic Black Mountain Rice aka Van Gogh Rice, we also ordered this refreshing drink which I already forgot. But it was like drinking dew from plants before sunrise. Poetic? I think not, but that's the best way to describe the drink.

House Rules
President Roosevelt's Meal - Norwegian Salmon with Van Gogh Rice - YUM!, I really liked the rice! It had a different texture than normal rice and tasted heaps better - like eating  a very savory and less sticky kakanin.

Where is Van Gogh is Bipolar located? 154 Maginhawa St, Sikatuna Village 

Food Review: The Shake Shack, NYC

A/N: LATE POST! (most of my new entries will be late Food Review posts, sorry :( )

I was trawling  the interwebs for "must-try" new york restos, and The Shake Shack, popped up more than once in various Food Review sites. And since we had a free day in NY, my sister and I decided to go to the Flat Iron district to get a taste of The Shake Shack's burgers. Since we were staying near the Grand Central terminal, we decided to go to the branch at Madison Sq. Park.

Apparently we were too early! we arrived at around 10 am. But the shack opens at 11 daily; So we basically froze our asses off while waiting in the park. ( note: we're Asians so autumn -> winter is really cold) Let me tell you, it was worth the wait! I ordered the 'Shroom Burger, while my sis ordered the Shack Burger and the Cheese Fries

'Shroom Burger (vegetarian) - YUMMY!  Fun fact: I like fake meat and vegetarian food. BUT, I don't like "pure" veggies; I like veggies who pretend to be meat :D

Shack Burger -  This was really good! hands-down the best burger I've ever tasted. - I liked the patty, the bread, the sauce, the lettuce- EVERYTHING *nomnomnom*

I couldn't find a picture of the fries, it was okay, but not mouthwatering. Maybe because the cheese got cold too fast? 

Anyway, this was one of the highlights of our trip :D 

Where is the Shake Shack located? Southeast corner of Madison Square Park, near Madison Ave. and East 23rd St.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...