Thursday, July 30, 2015

Healthy Chicken Burgers!

Healthy and Irresistibly Delicious! H.I.D. I was intrigued by the name of the burger shop at the Shell Station along Congressional Ave. near Rodic's. Renan had good feedback about their burgers so I decided to drop by after the Metro Shake Drill. H.I.D. serves chicken burgers instead of beef burgers. If you want burgers but not the "unhealthy' type, then this is your best option. Price ranges from P120 to P155 depending on whether you  want 1/4 lb or 1/3 lb of meat. What's my verdict? It's fresh, fills your stomach with their big size burger but chicken burger really tastes different. I am still a beef burger guy. The taste of smoke grilled burger is different. ( I love Barne's Burger - so juicy, not pricey).

Located at Shell Station Congressional Ave.

1/3 pound chicken burger!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Waffle Burgers at BAP's

Along McArthur Highway at San Fernando City, Pampanga going to Angeles City is a cozy and modern eatery called BAP's Waffle Burger which serves waffle burgers. This is beside Maybank and opposite Jun-Jun's. We have no idea what to expect when we drop by at the place. The ambience is modern with posters of famous people - Abe Lincoln, Einstein, Michael Jordan, Leonardo di Carpio, John Lennon, etc.  Everyone was hungry and very eager to order and have a bite of their burgers. We were not disappointed. It's a better alternative to Army Navy and other pricey burger stores.

Bap's waffle burger - many choices at price ranges from P169 to P230. You can order half.

Our appetizer - "Dynamite" - green pepper with cheese and ground meat. Dip it in tomato and onion salsa. It's awesome.
The B3 Burger has  beef, bacon, barbecued sauce and mushrooms

I love the salt and pepper burger - simple flavor and you can taste the smoke grilled beef
Photo taken by Bap's and posted on their facebook site.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cafe' Oley: A Taste of Ilocandia

Cafe' Oley opened last July 1, 2015, a new resto in the Baranggay Pinyahan Block in Diliman, QC. Because of the promotion by Maestro Fernando Sena who painted the painting of the resto, we visited it one Sunday. The ambience is antique, homey and seems like a visit to the old houses at Ilocos.

Julia poses infront of the Cafe Oley painting by Master Painter Fernando Sena

The food is obviously Ilocano. Our starters were the crispy tawilis and the malunggay & mongo soup. The soup has tinapa mixed on it. For our main dishes - we had the bagnet-pinakbet, stuffed grilled squid and the lechon kawali. Finally, we ended with a tasty dome cake - a sweet and delightful cake with choco mousse and crisps inside. Yummy. The serving is good for sharing. The price ranges from P150 - P300.  By the way, they have two private rooms that can be reserved for meetings and small seminars for a minimum of P5000.00 consumable. Cafe' Oley is located at#76 Malakas St. almost corner V. Luna St. Tel. No. 02-4338033 or 0905-2635645. Email: Opens daily 10AM-10PM.

The dome cake was awesome! The resto is on soft opening and the service is excellent.

The crispy tawilis is a nice appetizer. The quid is stuffed with cheese, tomatoes and onions.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Feeling at Home at Qubiertos Grill & Resto

Price range: P75 - P200 for the dishes
 If you want to eat tasty and "lutong bahay" Filipino dishes and experience an ambience like you are in the province, Qubiertos at Kalayaan Ave., QC may be the place to go. We tried this place for lunch on a Sunday and we were not disappointed with the food and the place. Qubiertos has bahay kubo (good for 8) where your group can dine with privacy. The price is reasonable for the food that we ordered. Our only negative comment is the service - there is lack in coordination among the waiters. There should be a manager who should monitor the service and needs of the customers. You will see the waiters and waitresses not very attentive since they're busy making joke among themselves. I think this resto is very busy during the night for beer drinkers. Tara na sa Qubiertos!

Feeling the fresh air while dining at Qubiertos was awesome. Parang nasa bahay ka. Ang sarap mag-relax!

The gambas is spicy but good. The crablets a little bit big but crispy. The baked oysters were creamy, The tuna belly was little bit small but yummy.

The sigarilyas and the bagnet taste the same with the gata. Actually the Bagnet should be binagoongan but maybe this is the Ilocano version. The qubiertos rice is flavored rice with egg.
Rating: Food 4/5, Ambience: 5/5,  Service: 3/5, Price: 4/5

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fluffy & Teddy: Adventures in Japan

Fluffy and Teddy are Julia's favorite stuff dolls. They joined Julia and the family in their Japan Summer trip at Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe last May 2015. Enjoy the trip and the humor of Julia, Teddy and Fluffy.