Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ra Men Oh

Katsudon is a popular Japanese food. Its a bowl of rice topped by a delicious deep fried pork or chicken cutlet, usually with some eggs and some seasoning. This kind of Japanese food is one of my favorites along with tempura and sashimi... Theres this place at Katipunan Avenue that serves delicious Japanese rice toppings, that place is no other than Ra Men Oh. Its located at the 2nd floor of  J&R Concon Center, Alvero St. Loyola Heights, QC.If you're coming from UP, turn right at Shakey's, go straight and you will see there food places. Theres a big sign of Ra Men Oh you wont miss it.    Photo on top is their delicious Oyako Don. It's really gooooood. The chicken meat is so nice and tender. Seasoning is just right. Rice is well cooked. It's a very hearty meal. Champion talaga to. 

Their Katsudon is one of the best! I love it! It's breaded pork on top of steaming rice. Meat is soft and tender as well. Pork is easy to chew...and it tastes really good. I highly recommend this dish! I think this is one of their best sellers! If you're on a diet, you have to pause it for a while because this dish is insanely good....

Two of the best rice bowls Katipunan avenue has to offer! Oh yeah thats what i said in to my instagram post regarding this picture. These dishes are so good that you would probably ask for another bowl. Just in case i pass by katipunan and im feeling of having some rice toppings, Ra Men Oh  will probably flash into my head! 

After that delicious meal, ending it with a really nice dessert is like a 3 point basket that won the game in overtime. They wanted me to try this amazing Chocolate Mousse. Ate, one of the staff said she made it and she served those jars to me with a smile in her face. No wonder, these are sooooo good. It's not too sweet. its not to bland. It's just perfect! I love this. This is a perfect way to end your fabulous meal. Order this, you wont regret it. Thank you so much! Im sorry i didnt get your name...thank you! Sarap nito ate! 

When I entered the restaurant, you will see there glass cabinet full of these. That image got stuck inside my head and I cant help myself to order one macaron. Gladly I didi because its so damn delicious! Quite pricey though, 25 pesos per piece but i do understand why because these macarons needs some serious culinary  skills to bake. I love this so much. This puts the extra M on YuMMy!

Interior is nice and simple. Clean, well lit. and i love that part in the middle where you can "indian sit" as you eat your food. Sitting on the floor with your knees tucked in makes dining a little more "japanese-ish" that is if you just feel like it. But chairs would be fine to me. :)  The staff are very charming. Very accommodating and always wears a smile.  It's a really nice place! Its not that big but it has a plenty of room.  

Price range is not that expensive. The katsudon is only 145 pesos per bowl while the Oyako Don sells at 120. For the menu and their prices you can visit their facebook page here . You might wanna try their other delicious dishes as well.  Ra Men Oh will soon run a deal at Ensogo-LivingSocial real soon! Watch out for their great offer! Simply log on to ensogo.com.ph and buy the voucher! 

Many thanks to Ms. Kim, thank you so much for that delicious white chocolate spread that i just tried on my pandesal and it was insane! Its really delicious! Also to Sir Kirby for having this opportunity. Thank you! For all the staff! You're all awesome! To Ate! (sorry didnt get your name mam.. ) your Chocolate Mousse is the best! 

Till next time! More food adventures coming up!  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dulcelin Gourmet Restaurant

When I tasted Dulcelin Gourmet's Mango Torte for the first time, I was totally blown away! It's immaculately delicious. Im not goofin around or putting on that hype.. it is really good i swear. Those mango filling is absolutely awesome! The crust is made of the most delicious peanut brittle i ever tasted. It's not too sweet not to plain either. It's just right... It's like a symphony of flavors right down to your palette. This is one of the best desserts i highly recommend. 

The delicious mango torte is available in 9" and 12". Im not sure if they have something smaller than 9". Last year, Dulcelin Gourmet ran a deal with Ensogo.com.ph and I bought a voucher. A lot of my friends also bought the deal and they loved it as well. They will launch a deal again this year and I can't wait to buy some!  

Dulcelin Gourmet just opened their restaurant that I believe their first one so far over at UP Town Center along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. The place is big! Its spacious, relaxing and its quite near to our home and its also along the way when i come home from work! 

I am very happy and excited for Dulcenin Gourmet. I was an avid customer of their cakes and visit their place back at Times Street and look at it now! It's already a full pledged restaurant! Many thanks to Ms. Pepper and her staff for the great hospitality and for the free slice of that delicious mango torte! Im' gonna come back real soon and visit your restaurant once in a while...

I'll just have to reminisce once again the beauty, the rich flavor of this amazing dessert. This is best with coffee and I really enjoyed this wonderful snack. If you have time, you might want to visit their restaurant over at UP Town Center. That new mall right after Ateneo, beside Miriam College. Dulcelin Gourmet is located at the 2nd Floor. 

What an awesome shoot. Right now, the taste still lingers inside my head...

Mark's Bicolog Pancit and Pichi-Pichi

Now for my another food adventure, I went to Brgy. Kapitolyo over at Pasig to take photos of one of the most delicious Pichi-Pichi and Pancit Palabok in town... Welcome to Mark's Bicolog! Their Pichi-Pichi is by far one of the best I ever tasted. Its not that sweet. It has this creamy taste. The consistency is good. Its not that soggy or soft. Smothered with  lots of cheese.. I love it. I think i had 3 slices of these delicious Filipino dessert.  

 Bicolog is derived from the words Pancit Luglug frim Bicol. They call the traditional Pancit palabok to pancit luglug. So they thought of a way to incorporate those words into one.. they came up with "Bicolog".  I love their pancit! Its delicious! Its heavy in the tummy. It's perfect for all occasions! 

I just finished this entire plate in a jiffy! Its really good. Really love the flavor. The chicharon is perfect.. shrimps are so nice and tender.  Definitely this pancit palabok falls into my list of favorites. Taste it for yourself! Im sure you'l feel the same.

Marks Bicolog is located at 64 East Capitol Drive in Kapitolyo Pasig City. For inquiries you can give them a call at (02)654-5542 These amazing dishes, the Pichi Pichi and the pancit will soon graze the website of Ensogo-LivingSocial real soon. For amazing deals on the finest food finds, hotels and latest gadgets, log on to www.ensogo.com.ph or www.LivingSocial.ph . It's a great way to shop!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kogi Bulogi

I always loved eating korean food. There are probably a million reasons why. But the main reason is that Korean food is very healthy. It has rich in flavor, most of them are grilled, braised, fried in its own oil, consists mostly of green leafy vegetables and its really delicious. Last night I had another food adventure that I wont never forget. Why? Because for the first time, I went to Binondo Manila, all by myself, carrying some expensive gear, in a place that i dont usually go to... Welcome to Kogi Bulgogi, one of the best Korean Restaurants in the metro. Situated at the newly built Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo Manila. 

Photo on top is one of their best sellers, Their Kalbi. I do apologize if I mess up the names of the dish but these are the names that i did remember. The Kalbi was absolutely delicious. Its made of beef short ribs, so tender you can tear the meat up easily with your spoon. Its really delicious i tell you. The broth is absolutely fantastic!

I also experienced the delightful taste of these gorgeous soft crab roll. It is made with the freshest crab meat stuffed inside the maki then topped with tempura flakes mixed with some mayo. This is one amazing dish i tell you. Its absolutely delicious!  

I also tried their delicious Bibimbap. I mixed it all together and poured in the spicy paste and damn it smells really good. I just had to postpone my diet for the night coz i cant stop eating this one. Its bursting with flavor. Very appetizing. It compliments this next dish... 

...the Bulgogi. Man oh man this dish is by far the best Bulgogi that I tasted. I really like the sweetness of this dish. I had some Beef Bulgogi before and this one is on top of the list. The beef is so tender. Its so soft. Its really tasty. This is the one to order. I might say they are really proud of their Bulgogi they would put it on the name of their Restaurant - Kogi Bulgogi!

lastly, i tasted their delicious chapchae. Its noodles are made of potatoes as far as i remember when i talked to the chef. I just love the flavor, the taste, the mix of veggies, mushrooms and the seasoning.. Its wonderful. Its captivating and its really delicious. I really enjoyed having this one. This is not your usual chapchae. You got to try it out. 

Kogi Bulgogi's interior design is really nice. Place is well lit. It has these soft and stylish leather chairs. Its very clean and very inviting. Very nice indeed. I really like the simplicity of the place but it looks fantastic. I would love to go back here someday. Kogi Bulgogi also has branch at Eastwood City in Libis. If you want some delicious food, this is one of the place to be. Surprisingly, food here is not that expensive. One order of that delicious Bulgogi is less than 300 pesos only. Most of the dish are priced that way as well. Many thanks to Sir Marlon and the staff of Kogi Bulgogi for their warm hospitality. Thanki you so much and goodluck to you all.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

JD's House of Lasagna

If there is one pasta dish that i really love, the classic Lasagna is on top of the list. I had the privilege to take photos of these mouth-watering lasagnas from JD's House of Lasagna over McKinley Hills in Taguig. Photo on top is their tuna Lasagna which i prefer best and all those who love to eat light. This lasagna is really delicious and guilt free! 

Also one of the favorites is their Pesto Lasagna. I really love the taste of this one. This is also very healthy. It has this rich flavor. Pesto sauce is really amazing. 

If you're a vegetarian, there is also an option for that. They also have a Vegetable lasagna. I love this! Specially the eggplants! 

This is probably the best Picatta i ever tasted! Sliced, coated, sauteed cream dory then topped with capers and olives. Very well plated. Very colorful. Very appetizing. Very delicious! Just pinch and drizzle some lemon juice on top of it and its perfect! 

So if you have some cravings for delicious lasagna and you're around Mckinley Hills or around Bonifacio Global City, you might wanna consider dropping by at JD's House of lasagna. It's definitely a delightful experience! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mommy Dolor's Kakanin

Ever since a kid, i was a huge fan of puto and kutsinta. Every time I hear that guy honking his horn and carrying this aluminum container full of delightful snacks, i rush down and just buy a handful. It's been my favorite until now. Mommy Dolor's kakanin over at Congressional Avenue in Quezon City is simply delicious. Specially this sugar-free kutsinta. Yes! Sugar free! Perfect for those people who have diabetes and to those people whose on a diet. This is just perfect. Its actually delicious than the ordinary kutsinta.  

They also have these sugar-free puto cheese! I love it when they make sugar free food because they are giving people an option to choose a much healthier variety of goodies to buy. I love the texture, it has the right stickyness and softness of a puto...  This one is really good. Absolutely delicious! One of the best there is...

They also serve the most delicious kinds of kakanins like ube halaya, maja, cassava cakes, sapin-sapin and a whole lot more.. Right now, if ever im going to buy these delicious Filipino delicacies, Mommy Dolor's is probably the first thing that comes into my mind... No wonder some of the big restaurants and coffee shops re-sell their products. Its that good. Try it for yourself. Im definitely sure i'll drop by here once again..specially when my balikbayan titos and titas are around. Im sure they will love it here.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Patio Vera

Honestly, I never tried chicken pork adobo on a skewer before. This dish is so damn good i cant stop eating it. The sauce penetrated like a sponge. The flavor is just absolutely delicious. This definitely is one of the best chicken pork adobo  I ever had. Embark to this delightful experience at Patio Vera. One of the best place to dine and enjoy great filipino, spanish food. 

This paella is simply sublime. It's really delicious... Im a seafood addict and this is just my thing here. I ate this one down to the last morsel. It's that delicious. It has full of flavor. The mixture is just perfect. No words can describe it.. You just have to taste it for yourself and be whacked by its gastronomical bliss. No wonder why people always order their paella. It's really delicious! I guarantee you will enjoy this! 

They also serve home made potato chips. Potatoes, sliced really thin and fried  to perfection. It has no  preservatives and its awesome with its home made dip. This is one perfect appetizer. Im sure you will love it. 

 You will be astonished by the things you see around. Antique furnitures. Old chinas..old paintings It's like a time machine that sends you back to the spanish era. By the table, you will see there old pictures just underneath the glass.  It's  a very nice idea actually. It's a really nice conversation piece. I would love to do this some day. But i dunno if im gong to put my pictures there.. 

What I really love at this place is the ambiance. The outdoor set-up is just perfect. The garden and the landscaping is well maintained. It gives you that zen-like feel as you dine here. You will hear cascading water all over the place from numerous water fountains everywhere. I think your date would be impressed if you bring her here! Here at Patio Vera, you'll simply mesmerize with everything you see. It's peaceful. It's harmonious. It's serene, all rolled in one place.

The details are just fabulous. This place is definitely a time machine. Old Pictures, antique tables.. all this things just made this place a blast from the past. Its really beautiful. I also love this worm's eye view angle because of its drapery from the ceiling. I love the print on those sheets.. Just imagine how would you keep this place clean...that is just an enormous task..

Picture above is actually an old canoe which is probably really, really old. What a genius way to convert it into  a really nice plant box. That sewing machine by the looks of it seems older than I am! One of the many interesting things around Patio Vera. 

This is their bar which houses a huge collection of wines to choose from. You will really love the nifty things you will find around. It's just wonderful! I really  love this place. According to Sir Dennis, pre-nup pictorials and videos, telenovelas, indie and mainstream film production are usually shot in here! I wouldn't be surprise because the place actually fits the environment of some scene in a spanish-colonial era. If you wanna go, rustic, old school or simply unique artsy fartsy angles and frames, this is the place to be.  This place is just awesome. 

Patio Vera is located at 70 General F.Santos St. Marikina City. Just call (+632) 239-06-15 for reservations. I would like to thank Sir Dennis and his staff for preparing the place and for the great food. We really loved it. I would also like to thank Josie and Melizza for the company. Thanks Guys! Visit Patio Vera! Dont forget to order some red wine as you munch on those steaks! It's quite an experience! Till next time! 

Currently, Patio Vera is launching a deal at Ensogo and you might want to check it out by clicking this link