Yoshinoya : OpenRice.Com Review

rsz_1mbp_pinkWhile all the major roads were closed for the APEC week, this working mom headed to the nearest work site for the full week. It was easy to notice that not too many people flocked to the malls for this week, probably because of the government’s public advice not to go to crowded places for security and safety reasons. So even Fairview Terraces is colder with less people in it that me and my workmates opted to go find the best hot meals for an end-of-day-lunch, yep, days when you would not have any other time to have lunch but at end of day.

image-413cae0aab642572d71133adef8e51799e79e61003c921b093409faadb9b825b-VIronically, there were two restaurants that serve hot meals right next to each other, a Japanese/Korean restaurant and a Japanese restaurant. We decided as a group to go for the latter, Yoshinoya.

I went for the classic beef noodles and one tried chicken noodles. These soups were made more interesting and yummy with corn, hard boiled egg and vegetables. Unlike the usual corn on mini-cobs on our nilagang baka, they served corn scraped off the cob. Would have just loved the soups served hotter than they were, we were going for hot meals, afterall. Paired it with gyoza and unlike any other gyoza, these are steamed grilled and not steamed fried. You can even see faint marks of the grill right off your gyoza.

Try it with other classic Japanese favourites, California maki served with wasabi, red tea or green tea drinks (just make sure you don’t commit the same mistake I did, asked them to serve it without ice, quite a scrape off my throat after-meals with its sugary taste). Cap with choco mousse for dessert.

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Snitz : OpenRice.Com Review

rsz_1mbp_pinkChristmas traffic has definitely hit Manila (and Quezon City). I had to experience it over the last weekend. Batangas to Manila which usually just takes 3 hours at the most became a 10-hour ride. In fact, while in transit, we were able to watch a total of three movies (No Escape, AntMan and MazeRunner2)! Yep, traffic was that bad and the wait was that long. It didn’t help that the big malls in Fairview were on sale and two out of three big malls were scheduled for their first fireworks display. It was snail-pace traffic again from Commonwealth all the way to Fairview. And so as soon as I landed in Fairview, I had to head to a spot with food, Snitz, Ayala Fairview Terraces.

I didn’t realize that Snitz is originally found in London, there was nothing about the food that suggested it was from London. We went for what seemed like filling because our feet were so tired from walking around the mall looking for the perfect PE shoes for my boys. We opted to have chicken schnitzel with different sauces, honey lemon, tartar sauce and chinese sweet and sour sauce. Unfortunately, none of it was a hit to our taste bud, we opted to go for the chicken minus the sauce.

20151114_183140 20151114_184944 20151114_183212 20151114_183148Overall, it was not an over-the-top food experience and if the other restos are full to the brim like last Saturday, will probably still go to Snitz again to eat.

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Fantasia Cafe : OpenRice.Com Review

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It is fun to have started a food review journey as a blogger. I get to hop from one restaurant to the next, while making sure that my taste buds are sharp and on the lookout for the best taste that a resto can offer. I am officially calling the rest of September as ‘Tastier September’. So come with me as I lead you to a longer option of food destinations in the Philippines. Today’s food focus is Fantasia Cafe in Ayala Fairview Terraces.

20150917_115022I am a big pizza lover and so it makes sense to try their Four Cheese Pizza. It has a fermented cheese taste that most Pinoys love, what I loved about it is the thin crust that comes with it, it is not like any other pizza that is too much crust or the other extreme: crust is too thin you cannot even feel the crust anymore. It is just perfect for pizza lovers like myself.

20150917_115452I dined with two other friends who are the best people to eat with when I visited Fantasia Cafe, ordered and tried their Vegetable Quesadilla which is a hit for its four choices of dips. We went for lunch and surprised for the crisp and fresh quesadilla bread, it must not be the spare bread from the previous day!

20150917_115435Also tried the Carbonara, it was served on extra-ordinarily big plate, perfect for their huge table space but we had to ask for smaller plates for a more comfortable dining experience.

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Drinks are refreshing, Mango juice, Red Tea and chocolate shake. The flavoured shakes are taller than your usual. It is almost double the size of your regular-sized water glass.

20150917_114243Overall, it was a delicious and unique lunch at work. Try the same experience when you visit Fantasia Cafe.

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