Motorino Pizza Alabang, Muntinlupa

[2019-Oct-16] I arrived at Alabang too early so I decided to go to Decathlon first.  I was intending to buy the no-lace running shoes on sale I saw on their website. I walked to the highway to get a ride to Alabang Town Center – ATC. The commuting route, unfortunately for those that do not…

Starbucks Reserve Rockwell, Makati

[2019-10-13] After a very satisfying early lunch at Chef Jessie Rockwell, we went here for some tea. @starbucksph is the 2nd stop of a mini food crawl with my daughter. My drink was matcha. For me this is regular good matcha and was better than what my daughter @thegastronomersdiary had, Chai Latte. My daughter @thegastronomersdiary…

Fatburger MOA, Pasay

[2019-10-14] I was supposed to just stay at home and work on my backlogs but something came up and I went to Fatburger to meetup with a foodie friend for a non-foodie reason. He had 4 gift certificates for burgers and he hasn’t tried Fatburgers yet. I already ate a home-cooked lamb chop and some…

The 1950 Restaurant

The 1950 Restaurant, a new bar and restaurant concept, by Chefs Robby Goco (of Cyma), Chester Villas (of Akulturado Vancouver), and Jon Balanagay (of Le Monet Hotel), is getting ready to welcome guests soon! Built in 1950, the Santaromana ancestral home was lovingly referred to as The Big House by the Santaromana children. Showcasing the…

Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar Ortigas (Galleria), QC

[2019-Oct-15] This day was supposed to be totally just a day for chores. Specifically go to several places to acquire a car part that the ‘casa’ is permanently out of stock. My car is a 20 year old Honda Civic so brand new original parts are hard to come by. I got a message the…

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Ortigas (Galleria), Quezon City

[2019-Oct-15] Just came from @NITRO7.COFFEE @robgalleriaortigas but still feel like I need more coffee (well, I used to drink a liter at a time) so dropped by @cbtlph @robgalleriaortigas to claim a Caramel Ice Blended Drink courtesy of @alwayshungryph. This branch has glass walls so easy to see who’s inside the shop and also see…

Southbank Cafe + Lounge Filinvest City, Alabang

[2019-10-08] This was one of the down-the-wire invite that I went to. Invite was posted at around 7am and I was lucky enough to be awake and able to see it. The target meetup/pickup is 9am in Makati and the cafe is located in Alabang so it was quite tight. This maybe anti-climactic but I…

Kartel Rooftop Bar Poblacion, Makati

[2019-Oct-03] Trying to find this rooftop bar even in these times of Waze, Googlemaps, etc. can be a challenge. Unless I missed it, there was no other more visible signage except for these ‘posters’ on a wall perpendicular to the road and it is even partially obscured from the road. You can’t even read ‘Kartel’…

Encima Roofdeck Restaurant Poblacion, Makati

[2019-Sep-25] Encima is normally less crowded compared to other roofdeck places in Poblacion. This maybe attributed to that fact that the place is less forgiving during extreme weather conditions so people don’t have it as a top of mind place to go. Too much sunlight, too much wind, etc. Even just a drizzle and gentle…

MOKA Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

[2019-10-01] If you’ll be trying out Moka for the first time and you like coffee, try their Salted Coffee !!! Also the best way to enjoy this coffee variant is to drink it immediately without mixing it up. You can also enjoy taking photos while having it 🙂 By the way, if you prefer unlimited…