UP Maginhawa is known as a foodie destination for just about anything you'd crave for. From mainstream or street food to experimental dishes, you could probably find it here. Another addition to their long line of reputable restos is the Iscreamist.
Server was down for a few days.. which explains this (very) delayed post (in addition to the usual stalling). Anyway, here's a treat for the eyes and your taste buds!
Customized candy at your disposal. Twisted candies: add a bit of a flair to your usual hard candy. Each design has their own distinct and original taste, texture, and color. Their flavors vary from mint to chocolate-y, you name it! They even do multiple flavors in one candy design, perfect for party favors and giveaways.
It's hard to fit 3 days worth of Milan-goodness in one blog entry, and even more difficult to narrate everything we did. I'm not in the mood to make a long entry anyway so I guess the photos will have to do. Will try to make a more detailed article on my next travel post. Here's the top 3 sights we visited:
Da.u.de (pronounced as da-you-deh): traditional wellness for modern lifestyles. First time I've encountered a legit tea place in Manila. Their menu includes a wide range of tea infused dishes and drinks, very interesting indeed. When my friend told me about this I just had to give it a try.
My newest entry after being idle for 10 days: Two of the best Filipino restos are located at the Fort: Cafe Juanita and Bistro Filipino. I've heard of Chef Laudico before so I was ecstatic when I heard he opened a restaurant in Fort Bonifacio. The Bistro Filipino is an unconventional restaurant that recreates traditional home-cooked Filipino food, turning them into world class dishes!
The main dish was the highlight of the night. A 200g Wagyu Prime Cut Steak with a special sauce and sweet potato croquette. Just reading about it from the menu made me crave.
What can I say about this Burger heaven in Maginhawa? The first time my friends took me there I immediately loved it! I'm usually not the one who'd crave for burgers but theirs would be an exception. Customized burger was a great theme, wherein you'll be able to adjust the add-ons, buns, meat and sauce according to your preference. They also have the tofu and vegetarian burger for those prefer to eat healthy.
My friend and I had late lunch at Yabu: House of Katsu last Monday. Despite arriving there around 2pm, the place was still full. The restaurant was a lot smaller the last time I've been there but I remember making reservations earlier just to avoid the line. No wonder they had to extend by almost double its size. We were fifth in line but we didn't have to wait long to be seated.
An up and coming online by Anj Puyat and Mica Cabral. With more than 11,000 followers, Clothes Off had made its mark in the online shopping industry. What separates them from the rest? Unique designs sold at affordable prices! Its not your typical thrift shop store since everything's brand new! I had the opportunity to model for their 6th collection! Check it out here.
A ristorante can probably be spotted in every corner in Rome. Everywhere you look fresh pasta, pastries or gelato in every flavor possible could be seen at the display window. It's hard to spot the difference between each of them. Besides the fact that most (if not all) are called Ristorante, they all offer similar menu items.
With the smartphone hype nowadays, it’s almost impossible to not see someone using either an android, a blackberry or an iphone. Probably the most desired, since the release of its first model back in 2007, is the Apple iphone. A revolutionary gadget that changed how mobile phones are perceived and had been the benchmark of smart phones ever since. Apple competitors are having a hard time keeping up with its sleek design, wide range of downloadable apps, and impressive camera. (though i must say there are close seconds :>)
You might heard of him as the Philippine Genius made known by his downright rude attitude even in public radio. His outspokenness, while refreshing, hurts his image especially with the media scrutinizing his every move. Despite his reputation, I still think he makes sense, and his ability to articulate his thoughts without fear of being judged and criticized is somewhat impressive. His podcast kept me sane during those long hours inside the plane or bus whenever I travel. The episode with Carla Humphries as his guest would have to be my favorite. They do their usual routine, answering questions about love, sex, and relationships from their callers. And, as expected, his advice did not disappoint. Here's a preview:
My friends and I decided have our monthly dinner at Borough, Ortigas. Despite its location, people still visit this place, so something about it must be good. Mom's milk and cookies is what I think put this place on the map, which I find odd since its literally just milk and cookies.