Omakase

I usually have a lot of things to say when I post stuff on my blog. This time around, I don’t think I have any other than Omakase is an amazing restaurant and their food is superb. I highly recommend the Dynamite Roll, Salmon Sashimi (super fresh), and Seafood Dumpling. Okay, enough chit-chat, let the pictures do the talking! Continue reading Omakase

Review: Beef Barn Eastwood

I wanted to try this restaurant out because of two things. First, because I LOVE beef and second, because it is the restaurant of Master Chef 3rd Place winner, Chef Yat.

Ambience: The BF and I always eat dinner at around 10PM so the place is never crowded when we’re there. They have a barn feel going on complete with cow spots (?) as designs and a very ranch-y feel.

 

Food/Drinks: What I love with this place is the simplicity of their menus. They only offer four basic sets but you can mix and match with their impressive sides. I ordered BB1 (roast beef + rice for 150php) while Mike ordered BB3 (smokey bacon + 2 side dishes).

I am very thankful with the kind of partnership my boyfriend and I have. He knows I have a blog and review restaurants so what he does is he orders the complete opposite of what I order for us to try a lot of food without eating there a million times! Anyway, my roast beef was heaven! I love how I tasted the herbs and it wasn’t too overpowering. The gravy alongside my meal was very complimentary. You can definitely eat the beef without the gravy and it would still be a winner.

 

For my partner’s meal, I wasn’t a big fan of the smoked bacon. I’m blaming this on the fact that I don’t like sweet things. The bacon had a pineapple sauce which matches the bacon (according to him) but I just didn’t like it. For his sides, he ordered tuyo (dried fish) pasta and greens – french beans and carrots.

The tuyo pasta was delicious. The taste reminded me of spanish sardines-flavored pasta. A bit too oily, to be honest, but it was great nonetheless. The greens on the other hand were THE BEST!!! I LOVED IT. I love the french beans and carrot combination and how it was perfectly seasoned.

The second time we tried this place, I ordered BB2 (roast beef + 1 side for 210) while Mike had BB3 again but with different sides.

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I had (again) roast beef with pesto spaghetti as sides. While he had roast beef this time with carbonara and greens. We wanted to taste what the other pasta dishes tasted like and it surely didn’t disappoint. I loved both the carbonara and pesto!

Next time around, I’ll ask if we can skip the rice altogether since this is a carb-ful meal. My body is hating me! 😦

Value/Overall Rating: If you are a meat loving person, this place is right up your alley. If not, their pastas alone will make you happy (I heard you can order the pasta ala carte!). Price wise, it was a little too much but the servings are very generous! You won’t feel like you were cheated. I’m giving this resto a big fat 4 stars.

 

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The Beef Barn

+63 9778508888

Second Floor, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City

Review: Buddy’s Pancit Lucban Eastwood

First let me tell you that Pancit Lucban is a Quezon province specialty. I have tasted the real deal before and it was superb. My expectations were high for this especially after hearing great reviews from my friends.

Now, let me give you a visual feast that is Buddy’s.

 

Sizzling Bangus

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Fresh Lumpia

Food wise, to be honest, it wasn’t all that great. 😦 I didn’t like some food that they offered while I craved some others. Another thing I wanted to add was the fact that their menu is overwhelming!! I did not know where to start when I was ordering.

I’d like to especially note is how visually amazing their whole restaurant looks like. Design is on point and I love how they incorporated Quezon province’s most famed festival, the Pahiyas Festival. Just look at how nice and colorful the restaurant looks!

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Adorable, isn’t it? I’d give this restaurant a safe four stars. Their food tastes good but somehow it lacks the certain oomph (?) factor that can potentially set it apart from the rest. It is a great restaurant that makes me want to come back for more.

4 stars

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Buddy’s Pancit Lucban
http://www.buddyspancitlucban.com.ph/

 

 

Review: Din Tai Fung Philippines

I have been waiting for this since forever! Last week, Mike and I finally got the chance to try Din Tai Fung over at SM Megamall.

We arrived at 1:30PM right after the rush of lunch goers but we still had to wait for twenty minutes before being shown inside. While waiting, you can already pre-order using the piece of paper they’ll hand over to you.

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Continue reading Review: Din Tai Fung Philippines

Review: Racks PH

If there was a restaurant that Mike and I truly adore, it would be Racks! We frequent this place so much if we ever end up getting married, I’d want to have their food served in our reception. We have eaten here countless times it’s no surprise why my phone is filled with mouth watering food from them.

Ambience: Generally speaking Racks has a western vibe going on. At their branch in SM Mall of Asia, you can even see them grill the ribs to perfection.

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Food/Drinks: I won’t say much and just let the photos do the talking. Their food is so good I had to make my own version of their Garlic Scampi Pasta.

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Best sauces ever! I mix a little bit of both for a perfect sauce to my ribs.
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Racks Classic Pork Ribs. Comes with two sides and garlic bread.
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Kansas Style Ribs. Comes with salad and your choice of two sides.
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Attention to detail.
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Garlic Scampi Pasta!
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Cheesecake

Anything I say after proudly informing you that Racks is my favorite would sound very biased. Their food is amazing and very flavorful although some might find it a bit pricey. As a personal tip, I’d suggest you stay away from their chicken so you can really focus on their specialty, RIBS.

Value/Overall Rating: As usual, if you properly plan your meal you won’t be spending that much. For two, you can spend as low as P800! My overall rating is obviously five stars out of five. If you haven’t tried out Racks yet, you’re definitely missing out!

5 stars

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Racks 
SM Mall of Asia
GF Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia
SM Central Business Park, Bay City, Pasay
556-4786 / 87
Mon-Sun 8am-12mn