Kimukatsu

I remember this place back when Century City Mall was just newly opened.  Hubby and I spent an anniversary dinner here.

Now, with kids in tow, we decided to let them try some of Kimukatsu’s best sellers!

Kimukatsu doesn’t serve regular tonkatsu or pork cutlets.  Aside from selecting the highest quality pork, they take time to slice the pork thinly and layer it 25 times over before they cover it with fresh breadcrumbs and fry it slowly in low temperature.  This locks in the natural juice of the meat while having that crispy batter outside.

Kimukatsu is the only restaurant in the world that offers 25 layersof mille-feuille Katsu in multiple flavors.

For appetizers, we ordered Agedashi Tofu.

Agedashi Tofu – Php 180.00

Even my daughter loved this!  It’s very very soft and tastes so good.

For our main course, we ordered a Salmon Set, and 4 Kimukatsu (Plain, Cheese, Garlic & Creamy Spinach).

Cheese Kimukatsu – Php 380.00

Plain Kimukatsu – Php 330.00

My kids love these 2 Kimukatsu.

Creamy Spinach Kimukatsu – Php 430.00

 

This is my favorite of them all!  This is their plain kimukatsu but it’s topped with creamy white sauce consists of spinach, onions, mushrooms and bits of bacon!

Salmon Set – Php 430.00

Every Kimukatsu flavor has a place of their own.  Why not try them all!

 

And as icing on top of cake, service is very good in the branch that we went to – Century City Mall.  They are very attentive to our needs, especially when we are asking for another serving of cabbage or another serving of their Japanese rice!

Definitely going back sometime soon!

There are now 3 branches:

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA
Level 5, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing
Telephone No: 727-0333

CENTURY CITY MALL
Level 3, Century City Mall
Telephone No: 812-0333

BONIFACIO HIGH STREET
G/L, Building 7, Bonifacio High Street
Telephone No: 808-0333

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Open Kitchen

As food parks keep on sprouting all over the metro, we tumbled upon a newly opened one in Quezon City.

It’s called Open Kitchen and it’s located along P Tuazon.

So many ‘kitchens’ to choose from.

Here is the map of the kitchens in 2 floors.

There could be at least 30 kitchens available now. And there are a few more opening soon.

Tables and chairs scattered all over. There is even a rooftop aside from the General Dining Area on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Our family loves to eat! We ordered different dishes from different kitchens!

Starting with my number 1 bet!

The Bourbon Whiskey Glazed Pork from Charlie’s Point is one of the bests!

Very very tasty ribs. Super tender. Even the rice is flavored.

 

I also love the Classic Pan Fried Dumplings from Momo Dumpling Bar! They have Black Pepper Dumplings also.

 

Inihaw na Bulaklak from Biggy’s

The barbeque marinade is good. But the fact that the bulaklak isn’t chicharon and crunchy, doesn’t sit well with my taste buds.

 

They also ordered another steak at the Meat Pub, tasted good but not as flavorful as the ribs in Charlie’s Point.

 

My aunt wanted to try this. Its called Ispabok – a fusion of spaghetti and palabok. This dish was the last to finish.

 

The lechon has super crunchy balat (skin) and super tender laman (meat)!  They got this at the Carnivore Cookery!

 

Going a little bit Japanese with this Spicy Ramen and Takoyaki at Taka Ramen.  Waited for this Takoyaki for a very long time and the wait definitely is not worth it.  The ramen is okay though!

 

Something fried, get this at Seafood Squad.  We love this because it’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  It’s not chewy so it’s ok for kids and seniors.

 

The following are our family’s other choices!

Prata from Senyor Roti

Chicken Wings

Pork Ribs from Kanto Ribs.

Chicken Pops

Shrimp on Garlic

Laksa

Philly Cheese Steak

 

The Ham and Cheese Raclette from Mr Raclette.  Too expensive for its worth.  Too salty.

Our taste buds differ from yours so go find out what your own hits and misses are.  This food park doesn’t have those commercialized stalls that you see in almost all the other food parks in the Metro.  Maybe we could support this budding culinary geniuses.   We might be able to make some of them break out and for the rest, there’s always room for improvement.

Open Kitchen is located at 22 P. Tuazon Blvd, Quezon City, 1111 Metro Manila.  

Pros:  A big parking lot beside the food park.

Cons:  Parking is not Free (unless you go in late at night)

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Where to eat in Subic?

Shopping posts done now, what else to do in Subic but EAT!

Since this was just an overnight stay and we have free breakfast from our hotel, we only got to eat 2 meals inside Subic.

Would we pass the chance to eat at good ‘ol Meatplus? The answer is NO!

The place was still bustlin’ and I think it’s the only place outside of a mall that really is full house regardless of the time in a day!

Hubby ordered Oven Roast Beef Belly while I ordered for BBQ Pork Ribs. Serving is huge! We were supposed to try the Potato Skin but I mistakenly ordered the French Fries. Still good though. We were both filled that we didn’t have room for dessert anymore (as always!).

 

For our dinner that night, we wanted to try Cocolime but decided against it because it was late already. We were still in the mall and aside from the regular Manila based restos, this was the only local place that has so many people eating.

Ben’s Kitchen is an affiliate of Xtremely Xpresso which is a famous resto also in Subic.

We ordered 3 dishes because everything seems to be good. We tried the Shrimp Linguine, Buffalo Wings and the Beef with Mashed Potato dish that I forgot the name already.

2 cream based dishes needed to be balanced by our little tangy buffalo wings! Had a great dinner. Even at 9pm, people were still going in. That’s how good the place is.

You could also have coffee and desserts here if you already had dinner.

So there! Try these places out when you drop by Subic. You won’t regret it!


Meat Plus is located at Sampson Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

Ben’s Kitchen is located at Harbor Point River Walk, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

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Cops & Robbers

Cops and Robbers is a semi themed resto located in San Juan. The place is big. Tables are for sharing. It is a tambayan (place for hanging out) after school for students and young ones. I called it semi themed because there are just bits and pieces of a cop and robber theme incorporated in the resto. We expected that it will be a full blown themed resto because of the name. Well, here are the bits and pieces. Take a look.

Two walls were decorated with a mugshot background.

The floor has silhoutte of human figures.

There is a mini jail on the side. This area serves as the employees’ locker space.

Anyway, despite the disappointment regarding the theme, the food made up for it! And since this dinner is for the kids, we ordered items from the menu that the kids will surely love.

Mac and Cheese

Four Cheese Pizza

Coming back for this! Melts in your mouth cheese on top of a thin and crispy pizza crust. A bit of pesto makes the litte quirk.

Chicken Fingers Rice Topping

Tender and crunchy chicken fingers served with rice.

Cops and Robbers Chicken Rice Topping

Boneless fried chicken at its best.

Bacon Mushroom Melt Burger

The burger patty tasted so good! With the right amount of dressing and bacon and mushrooms, this one is a must have as well. Served with their very own twister fries.

Cheese Steak Sandwich

I also like this sandwich. Strips of cheese steaks fill the grilled bread. Loving the homemade potato chips even more!

I am pretty sure this place is packed during school days as it is located right in front of a school. So better go when it’s the weekend! No traffic around the area!

They also serve milkshakes, milk teas and some more!

Before we left, we were surprised with the interior of the toilet.

Jail themed toilet complete with a getaway stair through the ceiling!

Cops and Robbers is located at 81 Xavier Street, San Juan.

See you there!

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Burger King’s Four Cheese Whopper!

Been wanting to try this cheesy burger for sometime now.  It didn’t fail me!

This is THE burger for cheese lovers like me!

Aside from the fact that Burger King serves the best flame grilled burgers ever, this 4 Cheese Whopper tops it by having different kinds of cheese!

I only ordered for a Whopper Jr! Do jot fret, it’s already satisfying! Perfect meal if you are rushing!

Best eaten right after it’s served.  

You could taste the Mozarella and the Cheddar as it melts in your mouth. 

If you are wondering about the types of cheese, here they are: American cheese, Mozarella cheese, Swiss cheese, and Cheese sauce.

Really deliciously cheesy!

100% Juicy! 400% Cheesy!

Can’t wait to have one again!

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Beyond Coffee

Not your usual coffee shop, it’s a good place to chill and relax.  The place has a nice ambience.  

Each wall is decorated differently.

Beyond Coffee is suitable for a small group, about 3 to 4 persons.  This gives you a moment to enjoy your company.

My only problem would be the chairs.  It’s a stool without a backrest so you wouldn’t be that comfortable.  I had to rest my back on one of the walls.  Maybe they did this to save space.  Because I know bulky chairs could take so much space.

Anyway, that’s just a minor thing so let’s go to the food.

We ordered an appetizer to get us going.  Mr Nacho Gwapito – Php 195.00

Presented in a 2 tier plate.  There were 4 kinds of dip: Jalapeno Cheese, Sour Cream & Cheese, Salsa, and Ground Beef.  Up to you how your dip mix will be.

The nacho chips are also different.  You will have a choice of sour cream chips, bbq flavored chips, and the colored plain chips.  Crunchy and so full of flavor!

For the main course, we ordered their Burger Mac & Cheese at Php 155.00.

It’s a bowl of super cheesy mac & cheese paired with sausage burger.  Yumminess because there’s so much cheese in it!

Up next is a rice variant.  I called for the Pork in Teriyaki at Php 155.00.

Everything is tasty.  From the rice to the meat to the sauce.

Lastly, we ordered another pasta.  It’s one of their signature dishes, Red Pesto Tinapa.

I like tinapa but not really in a pasta.  Didn’t taste the pesto either.  My friend liked it, maybe it was just me. 

Of course, a trip to the coffee shop won’t be complete without a dessert!

Mouth watering Devil’s Cake.  Super chocolatey! We love it!

Definitely will be going back to try their coffee! We didn’t order coffee anymore as we are already so full and I for myself has a very early day the next day.  I wouldn’t want to risk not being able to fall asleep when I get home.

Also, there’s many more dishes to try!  I think I’ll set foot again in Beyond Coffee within the next few weeks.

See you!

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Cup Noodles anyone?

On our last day in Singapore, we zeroed out our MRT cards in Cheers – one of their convenience stores!  Found these cup noodles and bought some!

 

I think these flavors can only be found in Singapore!

laksa

 

black pepper crab

 

chilli crab

I just find it amusing that they have these Singapore dishes in a cup noodle!

As of date, hubby already tried the Chilli Crab and it’s really spicy!

I bet the other 2 flavors are as spicy as the Chilli Crab!

Well, if that is the case, I’d stick to my Japan original flavor of Seafood instead!

seafood

Check out my post about the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chowking’s Halo Halo

Summer has just ended.  It is already raining but it’s still so hot!

One of the best ways to refresh? Eat some halo halo!

Chowking’s Halo Halo is one of the many options for a good halo halo.  I got the regular one and hubby got the milky white.

Regular Halo Halo

Purple yam, sweetened jackfruit, bananas, mango, tapioca balls, garbanzos, mung beans, leche flan, nata de coco, rice crispies, gelatin, corn kernels, shaved ice, milk


Milky White Halo Halo

Mixture of sweetened banana and macapuno in freshly shaved ice and creamy white milk, topped with leche flan, custard pudding slices and macapuno ice cream drizzled with caramel topping and generous serving of pinipig

I thought I would be ok with the milky white halo halo but the corn (which was not on the list of ingredients I found in Chowking’s delivery website) just ruined it for me.  I like that there are more sweetened bananas than the regular one but I will always pick the one without the corn.  The corn kernels which was supposed to be on the Regular Halo Halo!

Chowking’s Halo Halo doesn’t taste so sweet.  The milkiness is just right.  The ingredients sometimes gets mixed up, but in totality, it is still good!

Endless Summer I guess!

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