Monday, December 28, 2009

Johnny Rockets...Where The Good Times Roll

Two fresh patties, thick bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, onion slice & special sauce.

25 Dec 09

After our annual reunion in the south area, we dropped by Eastwood Mall to try Johnny Rockets' famous burgers and shakes.

Crispy chicken club salad Chicken tenders served on crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce with chopped bacon, ripe tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese & choice or dressing.

Nothing exceptional, aside from the price. The chicken tenders were deep fried to a golden brown crisp but was moist and juicy inside. The salad came with the ranch dressing.

Butterfinger Ice Cream Shake = Genius

This one is a winner! If you know me well enough, you can attest to the fact that Butterfinger is my all-time favorite candy bar, and anything Butterfinger-y for that matter. And there is no other establishment around the metro aside from Johnny Rockets which serves Butterfinger shake (DQ's butterfinger blizzard is still considered Ice Cream). Who would've thought making a shake with all the buttery and chocolate-y goodness of Butterfinger would come out as an oh-so creamy goodness. The vanilla ice cream boosted the saltiness and sweetness of Butterfinger that I have always loved (and makes me come back for more). This one is definitely a hit.

The onion rings were thin, evidently burnt to a crisp and seemed to be mostly made of flour. There was little (to none at all) onion in every bite into the ring. Ordering this made our money go down the drain.

Bacon Cheddar Double Two fresh patties, thick bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, onion slice & special sauce.

This is the burger I ordered and rather enjoyed. Two juicy patties, fried to perfection, two slices of cheddar cheese melted in between, topped with grilled onions, slathered with their special sauce... and oh! BACON! How can one resist all these in one burger?! I could say that the bacon slices did not taste anything from the normally packaged ones that can be bought in the supermarket. It was like homemade. Although superbly delicious, this baby comes with a price -- a steep one at that (Php595++).

Rocket Single (with cheese)

The Original with American Cheese

#12 on Wheat Bun

This burger did surprise me (in a bad way). It was just a single beef patty, topped with pickles, lettuce and ketchup. Although the menu said that the goodness of this burger exceeds The Perfect 10 (hence the name #12), it didn't do the same for me.

On the brighter side, dining here was entertaining. In the middle of our eating extravaganza, the servers took time out and danced for all its diners. The place was bustling with people enjoying their serving of fries, shakes and burgers. It looked like how a diner has always been portrayed - small, with booths on either end, with an open kitchen so that one can see how the food is prepared. The white walls gave a jovial feel to enliven the burger fest.

Overall, the burgers were excellent but considering the price, I could get better ones at cheaper costs.

So, topping my Burger List would still be (drum roll please)... BROTHERS BURGER. It's like hitting two birds with one stone -- you get the grilled to perfection goodness AND it still fits the budget.

Johnny Rockets
G/F Eastwood Mall, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.,
Bagumbayan, Libis
(02) 470-2117

Photos were taken using our handy dandy Cybershot, thus the quality :D

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chelsea Market & Cafe'

23 December 09

My working sister's Christmas dinner treat.
Relatively good food. Nothing very special aside from the falls-of-the-bone Osso buco :)
and oh, the wait staff should be more courteous and i think they should smile more.


Rosemary and Olive Focaccia with roasted bulb of garlic

Crab Cakes

Osso buco (lamb shanks)

Cornmeal crusted Fried Chicken

Chelsea Market & Cafe
Bonifacio High Street, Serendra
+632.909.7011 | +632.909.7012

Thursday, December 24, 2009

[Who's Your] ClawDaddy

Forgot When.
I'm guessing it was the day Pacman won before the recent one.

Clawdaddy Boni High
Canon EOS 450D

Classic Ceasar salad

Oysters Rockefeller

Shrimps Etouffee Pasta

Chilean Seabass on top of butternut squash risotto

Bonifacio High Street
The Fort,Taguig City, MM
(02) 856-4326

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fat-ology Block L2 Xmas Party

19 Dec 09

Thanks for arranging this one :)
Benta pati yung name, may poster pa!
at Camille's house. Thanks cams!

Fat-ology L2 Xmas Part-ey. 'till next year! :)

latter photos from Han's flash cam (thanks han!)

Lantern Parade and Pageant 2009

18 Dec 2009

Lantern Making

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dance N' Apo 2009

taken using Eunice's D90 :)
makes me wanna get one.

Congrats to 2012A!
Go 2012B!

Ethan's Christening

07 Nov 2009

Kamini's Baby Boy
at Annapolis Seafood Garden Restaurant, Greenhills

Friday, November 13, 2009

Unboxing ZuneHD

finally, my zuneHD and zune120, fresh from the amazon box.

zune30, meet the family :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yaki Mix and the Perennial Nostalgia

Long overdue lunch at Yaki Mix, Hobbies of Asia after the end-semester final exams and OSCE. ADP group

sbucks two at moasia//
and the perennial nostalgia in the only school i ever loved//

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Makansutra Asian Food Village

Another one from KF Seetoh. Makansutra Asian Food Village is designed in an open-kitchen island setup with 14 stations serving Filipino, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Indian and a few Western dishes. It is similar to a food court or Kopitiam style where you can order from any of the self-service cashiers. It is like going to a hawker place located in the middle of a restaurant setting (OAP).

We just went there to eat at Makansutra, didn't enter Ocean Park :)


Roti Prata - This one is a winner. Aside from being cheap (P90), it tasted great with or without the curry dipping sauce. It was made to order by hand, which is then pan fried to a golden brown crisp. It was crispy on the outside and chewy when you reach the middle part. The curry accentuates the moist and fresh flavor of the flat bread.

Singaporean Laksa - Spicy and Hot, just as I expected! A curry based noodle soup topped with shrimps and strips of squid.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Cheon Fan Asado

Tom Yum Soup

If there was one dish we ordered that is a waste of money, it would be the tom yum soup. The soup was like the ones you get free when you order a value meal in any fast food joint. It only contained 1 or 2 shrimps, and the serving does not justify the P110 price imposed on it. Not worth trying either.

Oyster omelet - It was like scrambled egg topped with a few pieces of oyster. It was a tad oily too.

Phad Thai - Som's phad thai is way better than this one. This looks bland and also tasted bland. The nutty component of the dish was missing, and to add there was just 1 piece of shrimp present in the dish.

Improvement is needed in some of the dishes.

Makansutra Asian Food Village
2nd Floor, Manila Ocean Park
(behind Quirino Grandstand)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Becky's Kitchen

Birthday Cake :p

love the toffee "violet crumble" crunch enveloped with mocha embedded in the rich chocolate cake

Swiss Chocolate Cake - looks simple but definitely great :)

Becky's Kitchen

Community Center, Suha St.,
Valle Verde I, Pasig City
(02) 671-7606

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Stock Market

owned by Del Monte Philippines and operated by the TOSH (The Old Spaghetti House), Grilla, Chilly Willy's Restaurant group.
The rolled pork with raisins and bacon with asparagus risotto is great :)

Marinara Chicken with Pasta

Penne with homemade Italian sausage

Rolled Pork with Raisin and Bacon with aspargus risotto

Parmesan crusted chicken

Cornmeal-Crusted Salmon with Horseradish Hollandaise and Mashed potatoes

Dulce de Leche Cheese cake = :D

The Stock Market
Beside Friday's in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig