Mother’s Day Lunch at Boutique Burger Kitchen

It goes without saying that for Mother’s Day, I got dibs as to where we were going to eat.  There was a problem though because I could not make up my mind! AAARRRGGGGHHH.  I had a list which included Korean and Yakitori and even to good ol’ Din Tai Fung.  I even was subtly passing…

JodiesMommy cooks…

… Mushroom and cheese-filled puff pastries I just discovered the wonders of ready-to-use puff pastry.  Experimented and baked these with baby portabello, bacon, Emmenthal and mozzarella inside the puffy, flaky pastry. … Crispy Pork Binagoongan  A dish of Crispy Pork belly sauteed in a bed of shrimp paste, chilies and tomatoes.  I follow this recipe and…

What’s for lunch?! Zubuchon!

Finally, ZU-BU-CHON! My prior encounters with Zubuchon were courtesy of frozen (lechon) pasalubong from Cebu. So it was pretty exciting for me to finally try the real thing. I hardly looked at the menu because I personally went there for one thing and one thing only. The Lechon! Our group got 2 varieties of lechon  but…

Vacationing in Baguio – Day 3

Since we just had half a day left in Baguio, I am happy to report that we were still able to squeeze in a visit to 3 more places that were always in our must-do/see list in Baguio: Good Shepherd – for Ube and Strawberry jam shopping Breakfast at Cafe By the Ruins – I almost…

Vacationing in Baguio – Day 2

We woke up bright and early the next day, excited for a day of doing “what the tourists” do. First stop for the day was breakfast at Tapa King which was just a quick walk from the Manor.   I know that this is not unique Baguio dining but what can I say, we missed…

Vacationing in Baguio – Day 1

It’s been ages since JodiesDaddy and I have been to Baguio but because of work schedules and budget constraints its always been put on the back burner.  Lucky for us, JodiesDaddy finally got some time off (the perks of being in-between jobs) and Manor was 40% off, we finally pushed through!  Exciting! We left for…

This Family Eats at Duck and Buvette

Finally had the chance to take Ron and Jodie to Duck & Buvette. I was so excited for them to try the Crispy Potato Pavé and the USDA Prime Paleron steak which I fell in love with the first time I was there, so I made sure we ordered it. I was holding my breath the…

LAVA-licious Cheese Tarts

LAVA Cheese Tarts are love. Shown here is the original flavor which was as good as my favorite, the Gorgonzola and Honey (no photo). Cheese Tarts seem to be everywhere now but the only ones I’ve been able to try the ones from LAVA Cheese Tarts. I haven’t tried Pablo’s version yet and I wonder…

This Family Eats at Solaire’s Food Court

When I was looking for food choices at Solaire, I crowdsourced and asked my friends.  Not too many had suggestions, but those who had, highly recommended Solaire’s Food Court.  Without thinking twice we ended up there while waiting for our show to begin. Lo and behold, the food WAS good.  It was definitely a pleasant…

Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon

Seriously one of the best boneless lechon belly’s in town can be found in a humble food stall in SM Aura (and I think other SM branches).  The skin was crisp, the meat juicy, tender and packed with flavor.  For me, the only sauce you need here is a good vinegar.

What’s For Lunch?  Pink’s Hotdogs!

Long-overdue lunch at Pink’s with the BAe’s. I was torn between the Tokyo Dog and the Breakfast All Day Dog.  The former won and it was an excellent choice!  The Tokyo Dog which was nothing short of delicious was topped with unagi sauce, coleslaw, tempura flakes, wasabi mayo, togarashi.  Someone commented that it looked like a garden….

This Family Eats at 101 Hawker Food House

Jodie requested that we eat Malaysian-inspired food one fine Saturday. I honestly don’t know where she got the idea from, but we obliged. I scoured the internet for reasonably priced Malay cuisine in the Makati and BGC area and stumbled on an old-timer, 101 Hawker Food House.  It turned out to be a good choice…