Friday, June 26, 2009

Mien San Noodle House

Great tasting dumplings for only P68! I like their spring onion pancakes too :)

No typical Chinese food here (Taiwanese food daw). They serve dumplings with soy-vinegar sauce (like the ones they serve with gyoza) plus the fresh red chillies bathed in oil;
Menu is comprised primarily of noodles, rice and dim sum. Must try!

Shrimp and Chives Dumplings (8pcs for P68)

Xiǎolóngbāo aka. soup dumpling (4pcs for P68)

Mien San

Mien San Noodle House
Mien San Noodle House
36 Villa Ortigas II, Granada St., Quezon City
(From Ortigas, going west, cross Santolan.
It's right after the stoplight—look for the Feet For Us sign.)
Tel. (02) 721-7594

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Green Mango Yogurt

Cheap alternative to Red Mango's Green Tea yogurt :)
I prefer Green Mango's Green Tea yogurt over Red Mango's since the latter's concoction lacks the sour component which I like in a yogurt.

I like sour yogurts "very" sour :p

Green Mango
Rosa Alvero corner Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Katipunan, Quezon City (beside Fruit Magic)

"Korean" Beef Stew

my version of the original

followed this:

1k beef ribs (half kilo is lean and half kilo are beef shanks or short ribs)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp rice wine
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 head crushed garlic
1 onion head
1 Tbsp Ginger, crushed

1 cup green onions, sliced
5 pieces red sili finely chopped

A. Preparation
Combine the first 8 ingredients
Marinate beef overnight

B. Cooking

4tbsp oil

1. Heat oil and sear marinated beef
2. pour marinade
3. add enough water just to submerge beef
4. simmer over low heat (2 hours) until tender or pressure cook for 45 minutes.
5. season to taste with sugar, salt, pepper and red sili
6. garnish with green onions, 1 tsp sesame oil, sesame seed.


Flashback Rollback

23 June

10th year anniversary promo of Brother's Burger!

The Brothers Pounder and the Big Brothers Burger revert to their 1999 prices. This means the Pounder was sold at P135 (from the present P250) and the BBB at P85 (from P175). Great deal, I must say!

So alam nyo na dapat kung ano yung pinili ko :))

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Binondo Food Finds

14pcs for P100

12 June

D-I-Y Binondo food tour. Went to binondo for the oh-so-good dumplings, and discovered more!!

1st Stop: Dong Bei Dumplings (hailed as having the best dumplings)

2nd: Cafe Mezzanine (kiampong)

3rd: New Po-Heng Lumpia House (fresh lumpia) - hard to find

4th: Tea Blends

The Art of Making Burrito

From the creator of Cyma and Charlie's Grind and Grill comes a new fastfood joint along J. Abad Santos in San Juan City. Ristras is a mexican Grill which lets you have a number of choices in making your own burrito (from the kind of rice, meat, veggies, chili, and sauce) Each flavor-packed burrito costs P290 and is a big as half a cake roll you get from Goldilocks. They also serve the burrito with a mild-garlic (white) sauce and a red hot sauce in Corona beer bottles. Instant hit and good value for money!

Customized Burrito

Ristras boasts of "slow cooked food, served fast"

Ristras Mexican Grill
J. Abad Santos corner Lopez Jaena, San Juan City.
from Wilson St., turn right on Alex III. Almost in front of SereniTea

Friday, June 12, 2009

SereniTea Time

A relatively new tea place in little baguio where you can have freshly brewed tea customized to your liking (i.e. amount of sugar, type of pearl/nata to be put in the drink). They also serve snacks such as Pepper Potato/Corn/Tofu, Chicken Chops, etc. Their Yakult green tea is very refreshing!! Definitely a must try! Affordable pa!


Hokkaido milk tea & Yakult green tea (you can choose the amount of sugar in your drink)

Pepper Potato topped with basil leaves (healthy alternative to french fries)

Pepper Corn

SereniTea is located along J. Abad Santos cor V. Cruz, San Juan City.

Driving directions: Coming from Wilson st., turn right upon seeing Alex III, go straight, SereniTea is right in front of Ristras.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wah Sun Chinese Restaurant

now called Sun Wah! hehe.

One of the oldestChinese restaurants around the Manila area that still operates to date.

No. 741 Florentino Torres St. (via Recto),
Sta. Cruz, Manila

Monday, June 8, 2009

Charlie's Grind & Grill

from Chef Rob Goco of Cyma fame

Fish & Chips

double Black Angus beef burger

Charlie's Grind & Grill Handcrafted Burgers
16 East Kapitolyo Drive, Pasig City

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Cholesterol-laden Gastronomic Adventure

02 June

Pampanga - Clark - Subic (via SCTEX)

Mila's Sisig, Angeles
Yes, that yummy cholesterol-laden Pamapango pulutan served on a sizzling plate - a concoction of chopped grilled pig's cheeks and chicken liver smothered with onions, red-hot siling labuyo and kalamansi juice, that is sisig (C. Tayag)

Meat Plus Cafe, Subic

at Nayong Pilipino, Clark Expo

香港 : Day 3

31 May

Our last day = last day to sample food and to shop

Nike Central
Fa Yuen St.

Shrimp Dumplings

Takoyaki balls

Roast Pork and BBQ Chicken

Hainanese Chicken

香港 : Day 2

30 May

Fixed our itinerary for the night before and decided to maximize the day ahead of us. So we head off to Ocean Park in the morning and then Ngong Ping 360° after. Hectic eh. :D

Ocean Park
Ngong Ping 360°(Cable Car)
Ngong Ping Village + Po Lin Monastery
Citygate outlet Shopping at Tung Chung MTR terminus
Temple Street Night Market
Yau Ma Tei Street Food (fried food, milk & fruit teas)

Peak Tower  at Ocean Park
Park Tower at Ocean Park

Giant Buddha at Po Lin Monastery
Tian Tan Buddha at Po Lin Monastery

Dolphin show :)

Cable Car in OP

Steps going Ngong Ping (notice the label after Bienvenido)

Ngong Ping Village

inside the cable car

Citygate outlets

Temple Street Night Market

Dai Pai Dong along Temple st.

Pattaya bbq Along Temple

Halo-halong street food :p