Tagaytay Mahogany Beef Market

An impromptu drive to Tagaytay for the purpose of buying Batangas beef turned out to be a food and shopping trip today!

Left Manila around 5am and passed through all the closed SMs and Robinsons Malls along Aguinaldo Highway, hence the fast and no traffic drive going up to Tagaytay. I took a nap and when I woke up, we were already at the Mahogany Market. Such a cold morning too!

Weather update was after our breakfast and it still was 22 degrees!

The Mahogany Market in Tagaytay is famous for its Batangas Beef. They also have a slaughterhouse so you can be sure that the beef is fresh!

Before we purchased our beef, we made our way to the 2nd floor of the building to have our breakfast! There’s a long stretch of bulalohans and seems like they offer the same menu.

We chose Len’s.

Crispy Hipon – half order – Php100.00

Crispy Tawilis – half order – Php100.00

Bulalo – Php 350.00

Double the love for the Calamansi and Sili for the sauce!

Unlimited Senorita Banana – free

Unlimited Kapeng Barako (Batangas Coffee) – free

The Bulalo soup is so tasty! But the serving of the meat is too small compared to other Tagaytay Restaurants that also serve Bulalo. The Crispy Hipon is crunchy! But my favorite is the Crispy Tawilis. The size is just right. CRUNCHY and TASTY!

I loved it so much I bought a pack for Php 70.00.

Oh remember to bring a cooler with you so that you don’t have to buy anymore. We came prepared with 2 coolers! Haha!

After our stint in the Beef Section, we went straight to the Dry Goods part of the market where they sell Fruits and Vegetables!

Beware and be aware that some of their prices are pegged at Tourist Prices! Some are just about the same in Manila. And because of this, we didn’t buy any!

You could buy plants here too!

It really was a great morning having spent it with my loves. Another experience to add to the memories!

Wait, there’s more! We went malling at the Ayala Serin but since it’s about 9am only, some of the shops are still closed. We decided to proceed to Nuvali on our way down to Manila.

We walked around the shops. Checked the outlets and scored some deals! Then it was time to have lunch already!

It was only 11 am but Silantro (yes, the always full and have to wait a long time Tex Mex resto) was buzzing already!

Good thing we were seated immediately. We ordered so much!

Beef Nachos – it’s good and it’s one of their bestsellers!

Seafood Paella – I love that it’s not as salsa-ish as before.

Ribs (better at Gringo) It’s tender but the taste is so-so.

The Salpicado is too spicy for me.

So, after this very heavy lunch, we walked around again and shopped for shoes before we drove back to Manila.

At 3pm, we are safely back home.

Time to sleep!

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Hong Kong Food Trip 2017

Going to Hong Kong in February is recommended.  The weather is so nice.  It’s cold and windy, around 12 degrees Celsius.  Even around noontime, you will not feel the sun because it’s cloudy.

Nice to walk around and just feel the breeze in your face while you’re all warm and bundled up in your jackets.

Of course, travelling to Hong Kong in this weather will make you crave for Hong Kong food!

Started of with a late dinner at Wan Mah in Tung Chung.  Found out later that this resto has earned Michelin Star also.

This resto serves best tasting food that’s not too expensive.  They have meal bundles that allows you to choose your main dish, your side dish and your drink.  

Slept the night in.

In the morning, after doing our errands, just before meeting up with my sister in law, we dropped by KFC to have some light breakfast. 

KFC has the yummiest Egg Tart.  The KFC Egg Tart is a must eat every time I visit HK.  The Roast Chicken Burger is new so we tried it.  It is also good.  Real chicken meat, not patty.

Roamed the streets of Wan Chai until it’s time to have some lunch.  We managed to find a hidden gem inside the Bormington Market, Curry Wai Kee.

The place is bustling since it’s lunch time already.  Locals and foreigners alike are competing to get seated.  Since this place is known for its curry, we ordered Curry Mutton (Lamb), Curry Beef and Roast Duck.

The curries?  Tastes good.  I could eat with only the rice and the sauce.  The beef? Super tender.  I am not fond of eating lamb so I don’t have much comment.  My husband does however and it surpassed his taste bud as well.

If you are eating here, better not be uber sensitive as this is not an uber clean place to begin with.

Our feet wandered off to Causeway Bay for some more walking.  And coming to Causeway Bay means you have to go to Delicious Kitchen.  A must try also!

Known for serving one of the tastiest Pork Rib in town.  Doesn’t hurt that it comes with either a bowl of Veggie Fried Rice or Noodles.  I like the rice better though.

Have undergone a renovation too so it’s all cozy and modern now.

While on our way to North Point. Stopped on our tracks to purchase a Purple Yam Vanilla Ice Cream Cone at McDo!

Love trying out new stuff everytime I am here in HK.  Even if it’s too cold to eat an ice cream, still managed.  My SIL said that this is not offered everywhere so might as well try already.

We are now in North Point. It is like we had a city tour today. Food tour that is!
Last stop for tonight is dinner!  Met up with my brother in law and his girlfriend.  They brought us to a Michelin starred resto called Ancient Moon.

The dishes that won Michelin Stars are the Prawn Mee and the Chilli Pan Mee. (both in the center). 

What I loved most though is the Coconut Chicken.  The others are just too spicy for me.

So there, the end of our first day in Hong Kong!

See you in my next posts!  

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Family Mode: Madame Pearl’s BreathEasy Patch

It’s unfortunate that Baby Number 1 got sick on our first day of vacation.  Fortunately, I always bring their medicines when we travel.  But aside from the medicines, there are some other things which can help us.

And that’s what I like here in Hong Kong.  They have a wide selection of over the counter what nots which we could use to alleviate sickness.

D has clogged nose which is causing her fever.  So to help her breathe easily, we bought this Madame Pearl’s BreathEasy Patch which was referred by a friend.

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It sells at 40HKD for 5 patches.  In Peso, it’s about 240 for a pack so roughly 50 Pesos for each patch.  Patch lasts for 8 hours.  The patch looks like a thin paper cloth.

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Good thing about it is there’s no skin contact as you’ll only need to stick it on your cloth near the chest area.

According to the packaging, it’s all natural.  No camphor, salicylic acid and naphthalene added.  The natural essential oil  used are Eucalyptus, Thymus and Pinus.  These can help breathing easier through inhalation.

It is best applied when about to sleep. 

Smells so good because of the eucalyptus.  Everyone can benefit from the patch.

Will definitely buy some to bring home.

I just hope D gets better the soonest!

SassyBiatcheMom

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Japan Weather

It is one thing to travel with kids, then another to travel to a very cold place.  As I am writing this and an exactly one week before we fly off to Japan, I am hearing and seeing how cold it is there now.  Freezing cold.

Now, how are my kids going to cope with that kind of weather?  Though my kids are used to being in 18degrees weather, I am not sure if they can handle 10degrees.

My hubby and I are already checking where we could buy winter clothes for the kids.

Hopefully, we can buy some winter stuff in Surplus Shop located at SM Malls. Is the one in SM Megamall the biggest?

If not, we will need to shop for the kids’ clothes when we get to HK.

Any other suggestions where to buy?

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