Caution Hot!

Check this new ramen house which you could mix with your choice of hotness!
Sounds hot right?  Check out this spicy restaurant.

They opened in Kapitolyo recently and the place is packed.

Don’t expect a full menu of ramen though.  Mixing and matching is their thing.

Our choices:

1) Beef with Egg Noodles in Classic Broth.  Level of spice – none.

2) Pork with Wheat Noodles in Asam Laksa.  Level of spice – super hot.

3) Pork with Egg Noodles in Classic Broth.  Level of spice – none.

Our verdict.  The noodles are served fresh.  But the overall taste is just average.  It’s worth the trip if the waiting time is not that long.

What I love is their Dumplings.  They have 2 kinds.  Pork Dumpling and Kuchay Dumpling.  They are both made fresh.  We had about 2 orders of this and before we knew it, dumplings’ all gone!

Would have tried their Dessert Bao Bing if we haven’t been too full.

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Hong Kong Food Trip 2017 Part 3

Staying in Hong Kong for a week is like going to food paradise!  Tried out so many restos and now here comes our part 3.  Check out Part 1 and Part 2 also.

In times that we don’t eat out, these kinds of food are served on our table.  Veggie dishes cooked by my brother in law and his girlfriend.  The others bought at a nearby resto.

KFC is a famous fastfood in Hong Kong.  Like McDo, you can see it almost anywhere.  They have  variety of meals that we don’t have here.  They also serve Chicken BBQ, too bad I wasn’t able to order it.  However, my favorite Criss Cross Fries and Egg Tart are always present in my order.  Sorry for the heavy meal, this is my breakfast, lunch and merienda all in 1 meal.

As I walked towards the museums, I passed by this cafe.  But since I just ate a heavy meal, there is no way that I can take any food then.  I put going to the cafe after my museum trip.

I just won’t let this chance pass.  I am a Snoopy collector back when I was in high school and until now, all these Snoopy stuff are in my parents’ house.

Ordered a French Toast with Charlie Brown’s face and a Premium Hot Chocolate Drink with Peppermint Patty’s face.

If only I had more time to spare, I would have stayed in this cafe for hours.  They have books in both English and Chinese language.  They have Wifi so you can do your reading or watch a movie while sipping a coffee or something.

After my wonderful coffee time, I met up with my father in law, brother in law and girlfriend plus my sister in law.

We are going to have dinner at a resto famous for its claypot dishes.  The place was packed!  Good thing they accepted our reservatjon. It is located in Pok Fu Lam.

We also had some veggies and clams.

Also within the area is a dessert place that has been around for 50 years.  They serve hot desserts like Black Sesame, Almond.  They also serve Herbal Tea Desserts.

That was it that night.  

On my last day, I managed to sneak a Street Food meal in Causeway Bay.  Oh my, until now  my tastebuds are salivating.

My last meal at home consisted of Adado Pork and White Chicken.  Bought from a nearby resto.

And finally, the last of my Food Trip Escapade in Hong Kong is Tim Ho Wan.  It is located in IFC Mall in Central.  There are check in counters here and the Airport Express Shuttle starts here in Central Station.

Didn’t order much as it was only me and Daddy.  Definitely tastes better than that of Manila Branch.

This trip is memorable because we have tried out so many new restos.  Most of them very famous and known for their specialty dishes.

Hope you enjoyed and got hungry.  Until my next trip!

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Hong Kong Food Trip 2017 Part 2

During our first 2 days here in Hong Kong, we managed to go to some of the best food places around the city, check Hong Kong Food Trip 2017, but the journey of finding the best places doesn’t end there.  So let’s get it on!

The Spaghetti House offered a Lobster and Scallops Pasta Meal at a discount.

The Lobster Bisque is good.  However, the angel hair pasta is a little bland.  

Sometimes, it’s nice to take a breather and enjoy the simpler food.

Macaroni Soup with Dumplings and Kong Chay Mi (Noodles) with Dumplings plus some rice toppings. Yummy dinner for the night.

Just before we go to an all day shopping spree at Sham Shui Po, had a heavy lunch at OMQ Dining Room.  It’s a themed resto inspired by the star of a Chinese Comic Strip, Lao Hu Tzi.

Lots of pictures for a nicely interiored resto.

After an hour or 2 of shopping, found ourselves again in front of food! 

This is a very known Noodle House in Sham Shui Po, so famous that it opened 3 branches beside each other, just to accommodate all their patrons.

The noodle actually has Pig Liver as its main topping.

Our merienda stuck to me until dinnertime so no more dinner and breakfast for me!

Lunch is a bit heavy.  One of the best Hainanese Chicken I have ever tasted!

In case you miss its many branches when in the city, you can have your last chance at the airport. Tsui Wah is the name.  They are famous for their milk tea as well.

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Stip’s Chips

This was bought by my husband near the school of our daughters.  It is a splurge because this costs Php295.00 for 200 grams.

No regrets though.  The chips are freshly made out of real potatoes.  The taste? Sweet, salty and tangy.  Just right for my tastebuds.

Too bad can’t eat that much as I am still in the recuperating stage.  

It is worth the try.  Just visit their Facebook Page, StipsChips to check how to order or where to get the chips.  Or follow their Instagram Page, stipschips to know more about this new salted egg potato chips to hit the town and the couple behind it.

Wait, there’s more! They have a Spicy variant!  I can’t wait to for my throat to get better!

Happy eating!

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Food Trip: Lola Ote’s

One who hasn’t tried a good old barbecue grilled on a barbecue stand along a busy corner in a neighborhood is probably missing a lot!

Back when we were living in our house in Cavite, we were fortunate enough to be in front of a house who sells the most delicious barbecue I have ever tasted.  Too bad we are too far away now!

Barbecue is a staple to many Filipinos’ food table during special occasions.  Just the aroma of the barbecue grilling will make you hungry.

The food we call barbecue is actually grilled pork meat on a stick.  It can be grilled chicken on a stick as well. 

Lola Ote’s is a resto that serves these barbecues with a twist.  Instead of serving it on a wooden stick and on a plate, they serve it with style on these customized stainless skewers that are hanging.

Can’t get what I am talking about.  See for yourself.

Can have these bbqs by 12 or 18 inches.  

Aside from these, they also serve other Pinoy BBQ Favorites.

What’s nice about Lola Ote is that the owners are hands on.  You could see her going around the resto.  She is very accommodating and helpful.

Here are some of our own pics when we were there.

So there, if you are looking for a place to eat some yummy bbqs, drop by Lola Ote’s.  Make sure to do so early as the place gets packed.

Follow Lola Ote at their Instagram Page, lolaote.

And yes, there is a Lola Ote in real life.

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Food: The Crave Park

With the influx of foodies in our country, food parks are opening continuously.  Just recently we went to the newest food park to open and it’s in Marikina.  The Crave Park opened last October 22 and when we got there, it is buzzing!

The almost hour trip was worth it given that there were so many choices.  
Tokyo Tempura – A staple to almost all the food parks in Metro Manila.

Km 128 Wing Joint – wings and fries galore

Lil Taipei – a taste of Taiwan cuisine

Dabs and Popcorn – for your corn fix!

Kwatro Cubanos – tasty and tummy filling Cuban sandwiches

CreamCo Creamery – serves fried ice cream rolls

And there’s a lot more food that we ordered that has no more photos, as they were devoured by my cousins once they hit the table.

Below are some of the food stalls that we didn’t get to try anymore.

Visiting Crave Park with my family was definitely one for the books. 

The family that eats together gets fat together! ♡♡♡

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Food: Pansit

I just have to share with you one of the best pansits in town!

Just the way I like it.  

Hot. All pansit (noodles) and minimal sahog (toppings). Not too salty. Very tasty!


Yummy! Eating it for breakfast now.

You can find them at Hormiga Street in Binondo Manila.  It is just a small carenderia that caters to the employees of nearby offices.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Food: Tori Box

photo from tori box fb page

One Sunday evening, my cousin and her boyfriend dropped by to visit the kids.  Since we stayed home all day, we were excited to go out and grab some dinner.
Browsing through the internet for places to eat, we found ourselves going to the U Belt in Espana.  Depended on Waze to bring us to Tori Box.

We found Tori Box beside Starbucks in I Tower along P Noval in Espana Manila.

Tori Box is a small space compared to Starbucks and we got there just before people started filling the place.  We occupied the only parking slot in front of the resto and had a nice table in the middle.

photo from tori box fb page

The interior has that homey chillax feel to it.  The smell of the chicken karaage greets you as well.

Checked out the menu and we were so happy that the prices were very affordable.   “Presyong Estudyante” (student price) for working people like us looks very attractive.

We tried to order all that caught our eyes but many of them were either sold out or out of stock!  Too bad because we wanted to try the spicy ones.

Anyway, we settled for what’s available.  Here they are.

Milo Dinosaur
Spam Fries
Cheesy Karaage
Cheesy ToriKatsu
Curry Tonkatsu
BBQ Karaage and Mojos
Sour Cream Karaage and Rice

I love Potato Corner and eating these yummy Karaages in the same bbq flavoring that is my favorite is just heaven.

There are so many flavors to choose from! BBQ, Sour Cream, Chili Pepper, there’s 3 or 4 more and I forgot about them already.  

What I also love aside from the flavoring is the chicken karaage itself.  It’s not all breading.  You could actually taste the chicken.  

I would love to go back again to Tori Box!  If you want to visit them, they have branches in Agno, Taft, Manila and Regalado, Fairview, Quezon City.

Like them on Facebook, ToriBox.

Follow them on Instagram, ToriBoxPh.

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