Archive for October 2011

Celebrating 4 Years at Isabelo Garden Restaurant

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 § 5

To get to Isabelo Garden Restaurant in time for our 8pm reservation, Boyfriend and I had to endure crazy traffic all the way from McKinley Hill to Marikina. It was a bit of an adventure going there, as the restaurant is hidden right at the heart of Marikina. But once we stepped inside, we knew we have unearthed a treasure.

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Insatiable Cravings: Macarons by Sinfully

Thursday, October 20, 2011 § 1

Macarons aren't an easy treat to find in Manila. Admittedly, I haven't been eating them for too long. I first got a taste of these pretty French creation a few years ago from Bizu that left me wondering why they were that popular. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. But one night in Midnight Mercato, I discovered Empire (I will write about this soon so I won't get into the details). Empire changed the way I feel about macarons. However, they don't have a shop yet, that's why they're really considered a rare treat for me. For two weeks I've been craving for macarons. Then a friend suggested this new place in Greenbelt called Sinfully.

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Chicken Charlie: BonChon's Filipino Brother

Friday, October 14, 2011 § 0

Ever since Boyfriend and I discovered BonChon, we have been devouring their chicken like it wasn't double-fried. When we found out that Chicken Charlie, a home-grown chain that also specializes on double-fried chicken, finally has a branch in Katipunan, we immediately made plans to visit. They were still on a soft-opening so the service was a bit slow. Also, Chicken Charlie promises freshly prepared fried chicken so you'd have to wait for 10-15 minutes before they serve your food.

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Mr. Kurosawa: Where East Meets West

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 § 0

My friends and I are starting a new habit of hoarding vouchers from groupon sites (CashCash Pinoy, Ensogo, Metrodeal and the likes). It saves us a lot of money, plus we get to eat more. So we sailed to Mr. Kurosawa and ordered far too much food. Mr. Kurosawa offers a fusion of European and Japanese flavors, though the Japanese dishes and flavors are much more apparent than the European influence.

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