PF Chang Mongolian Pork

So I’ve never been to PF Chang but my friends have told stories and squealed in excitement when they opened their first branch in Manila.  I wasn’t too excited to try it because I knew the prices would be sky high.  Other than McDonald’s, every other food place franchised from the US is expensive.  Think … Continue reading

Sesame Leaves

I like going to different groceries because you’ll never know what interesting things they sell in the vegetables section.  Although generally I would say that the vegetables in Landmark at Trinoma are fresher because of the high turnover, they have limited choices and tend to concentrate on the basics.  I usually don’t like to do … Continue reading

Dinner at Diners’ Den

  We found a new affordable place to dine at at Tomas Morato.  Yes, Tomas Morato has dozens and dozens of restaurants, but finding one that is affordable is a real challenge.  Most of the restaurants there are familiar establishments, so we know which ones to steer clear of. We tried Diner’s Den simply because … Continue reading

Milk Tea Musings

It’s the latest craze.  While coffee is still an IN thing, you can’t ignore that milk tea places are sprouting up everywhere. Can’t blame the crowd though–in a country like ours, with our temperature and humidity levels, who wouldn’t be craving for a cold refreshing (and healthy!) drink? We try to limit our tea intake … Continue reading

Dinner at Secret Recipe

This is my third trip to Secret Recipe.  The first time was when we had dessert and coffee there to celebrate my friend’s birthday, the second time was when I had my yummy salad lunch during the Mega Food Sale, and the most recent one was with hubby for dinner. I guess it pays to … Continue reading

Pho Hoa Appetizers

Think vietnamese food and Pho Hoa comes to mind.  I’ve eaten there a few times.  Some are hits and some are misses, but the noodle soups are pretty good. On a day when D and I had a late lunch, we headed to Pho Hoa.  This was at the Greenhills branch, at the ground floor … Continue reading

Alyanne’s Cafe

Here is another food adventure using an Ensogo voucher.  No pics from this trip, since I made it a personal rule not to take pictures when eating out with my mom and dad. Though I have never heard of Alyanne’s Cafe before, and neither has any of my friends, I was still inclined to buy … Continue reading

Sambokojin Feast

I was hearing friends going to buffets left and right, here and there, those online vouchers apparently giving out irresistable deals.  To me, they are still expensive, as most deals are made by hotels.  But hearing them everyday was torture, and I figured that with all the belt-tightening with our funds lately, we could use … Continue reading

Korean Beef Ribs

Normally, I would say that this is fast and easy, but there’s nothing fast about boiling beef.  It normally takes 3 hours. But this IS easy to cook. The recipe is born out of an accident.  I bought the wrong thing.  I wanted korean beef stew. Anyhow. Step 1.  Boil the beef ribs.  Don’t forget … Continue reading