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…

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…

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…

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…

This Family Eats:  Dean and Deluca

We really enjoy the food and coffee at Dean and Deluca and if only it weren’t too expensive, we would be there more often to try out their other offerings, but unfortunately it is.  That explains why we’ve been there only twice since they opened. Shown here are what we’ve had so far in Dean and…

This Family Eats at Din Tai Fung

We’re really so happy that Din Tai Fung opened in BGC. We can’t get enough of it, to be honest. At first, I really thought it was quite overrated, but frequent visits changed that. Some of our “new” Din Tai Fung discoveries include  1) Crispy Beef Strips. I like anything crispy so this was instantly…

This Family Eats at Caruso Ristorante Italiano

My mom’s 5th sibling (they are a family of 11 siblings!) Tita Sylvia, visited from the US a few weeks ago.  Her schedule was packed with activities including an advance 60th birthday lunch at Caruso Ristorante Italiano — a restaurant I haven’t been to in almost a decade (must have been more than a decade because Jodie…

This Family Eats at Bun Appetit

Whenever we find ourselves at Salcedo Market these are normally our staples: Manvy’s spinach noodles and a Hotdog sandwich from Z’s Sausages Ilocos Empanadas and maybe Takoyaki Balls Once in awhile, we try out something different – as we did the day we had  these Lobster and Crab Rolls from Bun Appetit.  I’m a little too…