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Food Review – The Ultimate DADS World Buffet..

There are a few things some of us take seriously in this country.
Basketball. Boxing. The weather. Politics. Showbiz. Pancake. Maple Syrup. Adobo recipe(Filipinos love this dish!). 

And Food buffet..

Last August 26, 2015 DADS Kamayan Saisaki Restaurant offers a A SPECIAL 50% DISCOUNT  to all the guests on ALL DADS BRANCHES.

  

 
This promotion marked their milestones, memories, and merrymaking throughout 38 years in the food and hospitality business.The offer is valid for one day only and a GROUP OF 6 is all you need. 

This Half Price Treat is Strictly Pre-booked and Pre-paid.

  
  

  

 We booked the 5-7pm dinner schedule. Dad’s Ultimate Buffet has been there for the longest time. I remember their branch in Megamall way back college days.   

Until now, a lot of people still go there to sample dishes from 3 renowned restaurants. 

   
You can enjoy the dishes from 3 restaurants namely:

  • Dad’s – Continental
  • Kamayan – Filipino
  • Saisaki – Japanese

    

 
   

With over 200++ food choices, why settle for anything less, or more perhaps? If there is anything that I really like about eating here is not just the food, but the entire ‘experience’ in dining.      

       

I loved the varieties of the desserts. Too many to choose from and all of them are truly rich in flavours.   

  





My boys enjoyed the on the spot crepe making.   

The verdict- Over all I can say that the staff are very friendly that they give a warm, welcoming presence to the entire venue. 

I think this is one of their strengths on why they still made it all these years and why a lot of their customers just keep coming back. Kudos to the company for having such great people working for you guys.

   
   

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Food Review – Bon Appetit at The French Baker, Philippines

It’s been a two decades when French Baker opened its doors with their first branch at SM North Edsa. The company has single-handedly revitalized the breadmaking business, turning it into a booming industry.    
    
 

The French Baker has built its success out of its Founder and President Johnlu G. Koa’s vision for innovation: to take the idea of the neighborhood bakery to the next level, allowing every Filipino to enjoy freshly-baked, high-quality, and affordable breads.

And because The French Baker has a special place in my heart. (Dito kami madalas mag date ni daddy A). We ate our lunch here yesterday to reminisced the past. Hahaha..

  
The order- For starter they gave us complimentary Mushroom soup.  

  

For mains daddy A tried our favorite HICKORY SPARERIBS it’s juicy pork spareribs topped with Hickory BBQ sauce and sided with pan-roasted seasonal vegetables and rice.
  

While I ordered the PORK CHOP AU POIVRE it’s 2pcs herb marinated pork chop, grilled ala carte in brown peppercorn sauce and sided with pan-roasted seasonal vegetables and rice 

  For refreshment we sampled the  BREWED CITRUS ICED TEA with min leaves.

Naturally, temptation got the better of us and we ordered Oreo Cheesecake which is an epic fail. It’s so bland and complete waste of money.

    

The verdict – Delectable French cuisine that can be tailored to meet every filipinos desires.

The French Baker:

ug/f SM City Conception cor. San Marcelino, Manila; tel: 528-1624

Robinson Otis – Robinsons Supermarket Otis P.M. Guazon Street, Paco, Manila; tel: 559-07-31

Robinsons Supermarket – Robinsons Place M. Adriatico St. Malate Manila

Tel no. 536-78-01
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Food Review – Yakimix Sushi Smokeless Grill Restaurant.

Craving for sushi lately? Enjoy a wide array of fresh, yummy and mouth watering sushi at Yakimix.

The month of July is the busiest month in our family so many birthdays to celebrate.

Like my advance birthday celebration last Saturday at Yakimix Sushi Smokeless Grill Restaurant.

  

The menu – Just like other buffet restaurants, Yakimix serves a wide range of food and drinks. You can have a taste of Japanese dishes, Korean dishes and Chinese cuisine. Fan of sushi? They have a wide variety of different sushi here at Yakimix. Enjoy different kinds of korean soups, noodles, and also desserts. 

   
    
   
What i loved about Yakimix is that you can have your favorite food grilled at your own table. Staffs will set up the built-in grill at your table. Choose from different food that you wish to grill – seafood, fish cuts, bacon, different food on sticks, and so much more. It’s so much fun grilling them and eat them hot and fresh.

  
    
    
    
    
 Not a fan of grilling? Then you may also enjoyed the buffet with different kind of dishes from pizza, dimsum to lechon kawali.   

    
Let’s proceed to sweets.Desserts are plenty so you can actually have a try of each food and choose which one you prefer the most.  Their desserts are actually really good – especially their leche flan.

 
 
 Yakimix also served Halo-Halo, Ice Cream, Gummies, Candies,Nestle Popsicles and Fresh fruits.   

   
 The verdict – I highly recommend Yakimix. I actually cannot wait to go back there again. The price is pretty affordable too. For around P600 per head for lunch or diner buffet, I’d say it’s affordable. 

   
 

 

 
  
 

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Sharjah Dining – Applebee’s at Sahara Centre

We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge

   
 

If there’s one thing that I loved about Raquiza is she really knows me well. Some people are asking us if we are also fighting. To be honest yes! And that’s because of me and my big mouth.😆

Most of the time we also have differences and arguments but at the end of the day we choose to believe that like Joseph forgiveness, love and humbleness should reigns in our heart.

Raquiza is the youngest among our four siblings and she’s the sweetest. Kaya lagi niya kong nililibre pag sweldo or she’ll see that I need time out from all the mother duties. Ang chweeett😍

And today is no exemption, we had our shopping bonding and dinner date at Applebee’s Restaurant – Sahara Mall.   

       

The Applebee’s concept focuses on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and “riblets” (which is considered Applebee’s signature dish)

The orders – We started with their Ultimate Trio Appetizer. We settled upon with Twisted Pretzel and Dip, Fried Calamari and Cheeseburger Sliders.

  
Then we also ordered their new Cowboy Ribeye Portobello. It’s a bone – in steak seasoned with salt and pepper and topped with sauteed Portobello mushrooms. Instead of baked potatoes we replaced it with fries.

  To satisfy our thirst we also tried their Mango Banana Smoothie. It’s a combination of banana and mango purees blended with vanilla mix, apple and orange juices, garnished with fresh apple and pineapple. I highly recommend this!   

The verdict – A great night out with my sister! Nothing beats great drinks and great food in a casual dining setting. The service here was friendly and efficient, and staff were confident to offer advice on the menu.👍 

Applebee’s Sahara Centre
Applebee’s Sahara Centre

Sahara Centre, Sharjah

East Atrium, Restaurant Area 

Phone: +9716-555-0245

Home Delivery : No

City : Sharjah

Timing: Sun – Thu: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm

Fri: 2:00 pm to 12:00 am

Sat: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm  

***Restaurant timings and services may change during the Holy month of Ramadan. Please directly confirm with the restaurant for operations during this month.

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Dubai Dining – More Life Happens Here at Chili’s – Deira City Centre

I didn’t know that Toy’s R Us shop was already closed in Deira City Centre. Supposedly we’ll buy the present of Kuya Angelo for his 6th birthday. I don’t know why he’s excited for his upcoming birthday.Kaya I tagged along Tita Raquiza para she can buy na. Tita is the spoiler di ba..😛

Raquiza arrived earlier than our meeting time and when I saw her she’s already carrying a big shopping bag from Bath and Bodyworks. I was about to check the shop also when I saw the signage that Victoria’s Secret is on 25-70 % promo. I went inside and saw most of the filipinas in lotion and lingerie sections. Why not thong panties for only aed 15 while lotions are aed 20 only. Steal! 😜

There are lots of cute stuff pero I need to buy lang for my sisters and hipag. Kaya control! 

After a quick shopping we settled to dine-in at Chili’s Restaurant located at the second level of the mall.

 The restaurant Is known for traditional Southwestern flair, serving delectable Mexican food and chilled margaritas in a casual, friendly environment.   

    The orders – For starter we had Triple Dipper which includes Wings over Buffalo, Honey- Chipotle Chicken Crispers and the new Big Mouth Burger Bites. Daddy A wants steak so he opted for 12 oz Flamed Grilled Rib Eye with two side dish such as Fries and Shredded Corn. We also add Grilled Shrimp Alfredo Penne Pasta.    

    

 The verdict – The selection of food is impressive. I loved the pasta but I find the steak too dry. We asked for mushroom sauce but they failed to put it on. The Strawsicle Ice Cream Smoothie is a bomb! 

Money wise I still consider it worth the penny.   

Chili’s Restaurant Deira City Centre

PHONE NUMBER

04 2959559, 04 3440088

LOCATION

Deira City Centre Area › Level 2, Deira City Centre, Deira City Centre Area, Dubai

***Restaurant timings and services may change during the Holy month of Ramadan. Please directly confirm with the restaurant for operations during this month.

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Staycation at Radisson Blu Sharjah

Our family had a grand weekend courtesy of Mareng Jen. She booked total of 5 rooms for all the bear family. We were given a spacious room with extra bed and crib for Isabelle.

Radisson Blu Resort is a five star hotel majestically located along the lovely white-sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf, Sharjah.

This elegant resort makes an ideal destination for business and leisure travellers, with 306 sumptuous rooms, suites and poolside cabanas, stunning on-site restaurants and impressive meeting rooms.

                      The hotel also boast their temperature-controlled swimming pools, a private beach and lagoon, a beach club and a fitness centre.    

    The resort is within a 25-minute drive of the Sharjah International Airport and the Dubai International Airport. Guests may also lounge in the Beach Private Area where you may enjoy beach amenities which includes umbrellas and beach towels.

If you feel like you have the guts to do outdoor activities, you may try their on-site recreation like sailing and kayaking. Snorkeling and scuba diving are both nearby.

 

In the morning we were spoilt with a Super Breakfast Buffet at Café at the Falls.The cafe is surrounded with a verdant indoor forest and waterfall.

The buffet has a wide array of choices.There were the breads, waffles, rice, cold cuts, cereals and live station of egg cooking according to your preference.   

  

                  

  

 

The verdict – Friendly and professional staff made this a relaxing and pleasurable stay at a luxurious and elegant hotel.   

Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah-United Arab Emirates

Corniche Street, P.O. Box 3527

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 6 565 7777

Fax: +971 6 565 0090

Email: info.sharjah@radissonblu.com

 

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Dubai Dining – Sweet treat at Shakespeare and Co. Restaurant – Dubai Mall

It seemed that a piece of England had found a nook for itself in Dubai Mall. 

  
The ambience- Shakespeare and Co. is designed in a very colorful Victorian style… 

   
 The décors – are inspired by the hallmarks of a bygone era – 18th Century Europe, a period when elegance, luxury, and exquisite attention to detail was de rigeur. From plush upholstery encased with antique frames to intricate chandeliers and vintage centerpieces, classically majestic, awe-inspiring union of colour.

  

The menu
– The menu comprises classic dishes from the world’s favorite cuisines – in essence, reflecting the rich diversity of the patrons who visit the restaurants. They use classic methods and fresh ingredients;quickly prepared, craveable meals that persuade a nostalgic feeling of home.

It’s composed by an array of salads, sandwiches, wraps, eggs Benedict, crêpes, pasta, milkshakes and the juices are fantastic.

   
 

The orders – None of us are hungry so we opted to try their cakes and milkshakes. We feast on a slice of Mille Feuille, a puff pastry cake with layered of vanilla filling, a piece of Mogador Chocolate, it’s a chocolate sponge cake with mousse and praline cream. We also craved for a Raspberry Cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries. 

 

For beverages we enjoyed Chocolate Milkshake and Chocolate Cappuccino and a scoop of Strawberry Ice Cream. We just don’t like sweets😛

   
 

When we told them that the cake is for birthday they got the correct spelling of the name of the celebrant and add candle for blowing.

   
   

The verdict – The service was good… staff are welcoming! The place creates a truly extraordinary environment that oozes comfort and encourages great conversation.

   
  

 

Shakespeare and Co.  is located on the first floor of the mall, opposite Galerie Lafayette and easily accessible from the grand parking levels.  Open from 7AM – 12AM everyday of the week.

TELEPHONE:

+971 4 434 0195

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Dubai Dining – Birthday celebration at The Texas Roadhouse – Dubai Mall

We are meat lovers and so for Raquiza’s 30th birthday celebration The Texas Roadhouse wins unanimously.  Texas Roadhouse at Dubai Mall is a great place to go if you want to experience the hand-cut steaks, award winning ribs, fresh baked bread, and made from scratch side items.  

The orders– Looking at the comprehensive menu,we were overwhelmed with mouth-watering choices and was delighted to start with complimentary glazed cinnamon bread with cinnamon-infused butter.

  
And while we are waiting for our order we were also given a bucket of free nuts to munch. 

  
For main course, daddy A indulged himself with 10 oz flavorful and juicy Ribeye Steak with seasoned rice.

 

I ordered Ribeye Steak and Shrimp combo while Raquiza enjoyed her Ribeye Steak with Beef Rib.

  
We also ordered Oven Roasted Chicken for Tita Miriam. It’s a half chicken, trimmed, uniquely seasoned then slow-roasted for the perfect tenderness. They also give her signature barbecue sauce for added flavor. Then Kuya Angelo and Inigo shared the Mini-Cheeseburger with fries.

  
Our main dish was served with a choice made from scratch two side dishes. 

  
The Verdict – What a fun evening it was. A good meal guarantees a good time and great food make for great memories with the birthday celebrant.

  
Texas Roadhouse is set in the heart of Fountain Restaurant Area – Lower Ground Level.

Call 043253951 for more information.

* thank you for the treat sisssy! 

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Dubai Dining – Breakfast at IKEA Restaurant – Dubai Festival City

One of my guilty pleasure in life is going to IKEA. Not only because you can get some pretty awesome furniture for relatively cheap but mostly for the breakfast worth getting out of bed.  

Breakfast at the IKEA Restaurant gets your day off to a flying start. They offers quality, healthy and sustainable food – yet still great value.    

  

The menu is full of Scandinavian breakfast treats which is great for weekend delights.Priced at Dhs 10 with four items breakfast includes Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Hash Browns and Baked Beans. You may also add Dhs 4 for Mushroom Buttons.

  

 If you are an IKEA FAMILY member then you’ll get an unlimited free coffee drink. 

         

  

 If you’re not fan of big breakfast then you may also choose from their freshly made healthy sandwiches and wraps. And if you enjoyed trying new dish, you can also order samosa and quiche. They also offers assorted breads and sweets.
Breakfast is served every day  from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. 


 

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Dubai Dining – Isa pa..Isa pa..Isa Pang Chicken Joy at Jollibee Dubai Mall

We had not been very sure where to go for breakfast last week while waiting for Kuya Angelo’s school dismissal. Since his school is just few minutes away from Dubai Mall , we decided to check how the queue going on after our first visit during their opening day.

  

So it’s true that if you’ll come on weekdays and the mall is just about to open,you don’t need to wait for 6-7 hours just to place your orders.
  

I remembered the first time I visited Jollibee, the queue snaked all the way next to the fast food restaurant. However, the queue moved rather quickly due to their more organized system. Anyhow, we were there around 10am and went straight to food court. We were so surprised that we need to get our number from the Token Machine.
   

 

At 10:05 we were already at number 1173. And they were serving number 1150 at that time. The security told us that it might take an hour or so, but even if we come later we don’t need to wait in queue and can proceed. Our number called around 12pm that’s two hours of waiting.
   

 

We came back because of the Chicken Joy so it’s obvious that we will order a bucket of full of joy!

   

 The first time I visited Jollibee, I admit I went with much of expectation. I told myself not to expect much as their chicken must be over-hyped and just a fad which will die down soon. 
  

The order– We ordered the CB2 which was good for 3 persons. It’s a package meal that comes with 6pcs Chicken Joy, 3pcs Spaghetti, 3pcs Chocolate Sundae and 3pcs of Pepsi. I also ordered Burger Steak and Regular Yum for Kuya Angelo. It’s his favorite!

  

Moment of Truth, is this hype really worth the time? YES!  To conclude Jollibee’s Chickenjoy has this“crispy-licious” skin and taste that is very similar to what we used to have in our home country in terms of texture. The chicken meat is juicy, soft, and tender .

I also have to mention I enjoy eating the rice with the brown gravy drizzled over it. The rice is very soft and when eaten together with the gravy, it is oh such comfort food!

  

The cost – CB 2 cost aed 65 while the Jolly Burger Steak without drink is aed 13 and the Regular Yum is aed 7.
  

The verdict -If you’re looking for a filled stomach, a satisfied chicken craving, and more value for your money, you can consider heading to Jollibee. We become such huge fans of this bee and we will definitely come back for more!