13 November 2008

Chowking Halo-halo

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There's no denying that the instant you rest your eyes on this, you felt the urge to have one. Picture-perfect, mouth-watering halo-halo from chowking. I bet every filipino craves for a halo-halo once in a while although there are those who are simply crazy about it even during seasons when it's highly unthinkable to be craving for one, count me in.

Definitely, halo-halo is chowking's signature item. Their halo-halo is one of the best most of us have tasted and it is obviously because of the ingredients that made it halo-halo in the first place (siyempre!). Personally, the major items that make halo-halo a heavenly experience for me are: the scoop of ice cream, leche flan and ube plus I am fascinated with the colors I am seeing so the more color, the more irresistible it is.

08 November 2008

Cafe Andessa


If you happen to pass by Cabantian Road in Buhangin, look for this yellow sign and stop by to have a taste of their gastronomic samplings.

My sister went home last weekend and as I promised her, I will be treating her to some of the newer restaurants that she hasn't been to since she left the city to work in Makati.

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Obviously missing filipino cooking as she's used to eating fast food already, we ordered for the usual favorites like their kinilaw andessa, this one I recommend for those who loves kinilaw. It's probably one of the best kinilaw na malasugue that I've tasted around here. The Kalye Salad is also a must-try. It's a mixture of green mangoes, okra, salted egg and bagoong. I noticed that this recipe has improved compared to the first time I tried it which is very salty because of the salted eggs and bagoong mixed together. The chicken lollipop was okey.

The place is perfect for those who loves to dine in a quiet and peaceful place. I love the interiors of this place, the ambience is perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner.

01 November 2008

Fagioli

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It's raining today but strangely, I am craving for Fagioli's ice-blended Caramel Machiatto. The Last time I went there was after the Bloggers networking night at the Grand Regal Hotel. My friends Shieryl and Mam Tes were still in high spirits then after the event. So, even if it's late at night and there's work the day after, we decided to drop by Fagioli. I ordered for a Caramel Macchiato since I have resolved to lessen my caffeine intake. Shieryl was curious about how their cheesecake tastes so she ordered for one.

It wasn't my first time to go to Fagioli and if there is one thing about it that I would immediately remember, it would probably be the spacious and beautifully designed comfort room that they have. It's a trend for coffee shops to have just one common comfort room for men and women alike but even so, I believe that a poorly maintained comfort room is one of the major turn offs for customers. Anyway, it's not something so nice to associate with food so let's drop the topic. I suggest you try checking them out at Lanang, Davao City beside the Kia Showroom.

03 October 2008

Veggie Rice at Gerry's Grill



This one can go with or without viand. Gerry's Grill is just right for those who loves Filipino dishes and dining in a nice atmosphere. Prices are very affordable compared to other restaurants. Although they are more known for their sisig, there are other items on the menu that are worth trying like the bulad rice and the adobong kangkong. Just blogging about is mouth-watering. The next time you drop by Gaisano Mall, try to check out Gerry's Grill beside Chowking.



01 October 2008

Kangaroo Coffee Shop


I have been to this charming coffee shop a couple of times and I am only taken by the place. This is not your usual coffee shop. They have choices of seats for customers to take the ones that will make them perfectly comfortable (me and my friends would always take the booth type). They also have a bookshelf of of good reads.

My favorite food to order here is the pasta penne. I'm not a cheese lover but this one just suits me well. It's really tasty and worth trying. For first-timers who doesn't know the way to Kangaroo, it's located at Tionko cor V. Mapa Sts. Happy food hunting!