June 7th, 2013 § § permalink
What else is new? We ate our way through Cebu. We didn’t even get to visit the Mactan Shrine, the Magellan Cross and the Basilica as we were busy eating and looking for more Cebu eats. I guess if my Dad was with us during this trip, his joints won’t hurt as much compared to our trip in Malaysia last year where he went looking for knee walker deal across town.
First stop was Zubuchon. Still with our luggage in tow, we rode the airport taxi and went straight to One Mango Square. The driver initially asked our destination hotel and he laughed when he heard that we wanted to go to Zubuchon. I think he understood that we were not on vacation to relax but to eat. And that’s just what we did.
May 28th, 2013 § § permalink
We had lunch at Mamou two weeks ago and I was surprised to know that a Saboten Philippine branch would soon open here. We had a chance to try Saboten during our trip to Hong Kong this year and it’s very similar to Yabu except that Saboten has more side dishes. Rice, cabbage, pickled mushrooms, cucumbers and radish are served together with your Katsu dish and they’re all refillable.
We enjoyed dinner there except we had to wait for almost an hour just to get a table. But then again, we would always endure the wait and go to such lengths for good food.
We were given water and hot tea upong seating. There was also a towelette. Not warm but it’s but better than nothing.
I guess you know her by now. My daughter and travel buddy.
And the “grinding” begins…See the side dishes (cabbage, pickled cucumbers and mushrooms)
I truly enjoyed nibbling on these two. I think we had 2 or 3 refills of this.
The unlimited cabbage and Katsu sauce with freshly-ground sesame seeds care of my daughter.
My order of Pork katsu. I forgot which kind I ordered as there was a bunch of choices but what the heck, I was after the crunch and it didn’t disappoint.
My daughter’s order of Chicken katsu with fresh radish. I forgot the name of this dish but this chicken comes with its own sauce. I still prefer my Katsu.
Closer shot of the mushrooms.
Now I don’t know what to expect with Saboten Philippines. I hope the Katsu is as good as the one we had in Hong Kong and I’m truly hoping that they serve the same side dishes.
SABOTEN HONG KONG
Lower Ground Floor Henry House,
42 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2895 4111
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City
(beside Power Books and near Mamou)
February 27th, 2013 § § permalink
I’m off to Hong Kong in two days and I’m rushing to do so many things. This is what happens if you always put off things to do for some later date. They pile up and boy are they so high up right now. I have to do the laundry, do some grocery for my son who isn’t joining us during this trip, print out the itinerary and e-tickets, get my plate number from Honda, and pack. Plus I haven’t really plot out our itinerary yet. But one thing is for sure, our trip would revolve around food and a bit of shopping and a little sight-seeing. That’s still a lot. I’m hoping to get my hands on some MAC lipstick, SK II essence, and botot toothpaste which is not found around here.
Anyway, if you’re interested to know and since this is a food blog, I’d let you in on some of the restaurants we plan to visit. Of course, old staples like Butao Ramen and Tim Ho Wan top the list as well as some contemporary ones like Sevva and Blue Butcher. We’d also try out Ebenezeer’s for late night snacking and a visit to Ikea for the Swedish Meatballs. Here’s hoping that we get to eat in all the above as the last time we were in Hong Kong, we only managed to dine at fast food restos.
July 7th, 2012 § § permalink
To tell you honestly, the food scene in Quezon City is getting a bit boring. There’s nothing new. This wouldn’t be a problem if only I had the luxury of time to go to Makati or The Fort. There are so many restos in those areas that I haven’t tried yet but the traffic is getting worse every single minute. Plus it’s really just impossible considering my very busy mom schedule and work schedule which reminds me, I have to finish several articles that have to be submitted at the end of the week. That and a pending Disk defrag. But it gets even worse. I miss foods abroad. I miss authentic Bak Kuh Teh. It’s a good thing I found Prima Taste Bak Kuh Teh sauce kit at Rustan’s just this afternoon. And I bought a pack. I would definitely cook the dish this weekend. I just hope it’s as delicious as the ones we had in Kota Kinabalu.
Second, I miss Big Apple donuts. My friend says that it’s similar to J. Co. Donuts. I hope so as travel to Malaysia is just impossible now. Perhaps I’d visit the nearest outlet this weekend, too.
Third, I miss Pasta Mio. My taste buds would surely benefit from freshly made pasta. Oh, I miss a lot of things. What about you? What are you craving right this minute?
March 18th, 2012 § § permalink
Where have I been, you ask? Did I just go to the food capital of the Philippines only to come back and rub it in? Well, yeah. It’s nice to take a road trip once in awhile. It’s nice to get out of the city and breathe fresh air, try out a different cuisine, and just take in the sights? And that’s just what we did a few days ago. I got so bored at home and it was extremely hot. The heat made me do it. And the boredom, too. But mostly it was the heat. So we got in the car and just drove. We figured early on that city driving would not be the best option. And there was no need for a trailer hitch as it was just a day trip. So we headed to somewhere near yet somewhere ain’t that far to the city. Pampanga!
The long bridge that connects Bulacan & Pampanga
We had lunch at Fisherman’s Grill in San Fernando. We actually ate here once before but there was no buffet then. So I was surprised that the resto now offers buffet showcasing some of Pampanga’s local dishes alongside traditional Filipino dishes.
Filipino dishes including Dinuguan, Kare Kare, Caldereta and so much more.
Balot. I had 3. Gosh.
Different appetizers — hilaw na mangga, crispy tawilis, crsipy tilapia skin, crispy hipon
Crispy Tawilis upclose
Crispy Tilapia Skin
Burong Isda and Steamed Native Vegetables
Outside seating area if you want al fresco dining
I love the tiles.
Lazatin Blvd., Villa Victoria,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga