Posted in Family matters, Sister bonding, Tried and Tested - Food Galore

I turned 38 years old.. and I’m happy!

July came and whizzed past us so quickly! It was a month dotted with a lot of busy happenings and special events. It was a time filled with a lot lovely people and fond memories. While it was the busiest, it was also one of my favorite time of the year! Three birthday celebration in a row! How cool is that!!

I just turned 38 years old recently. And once again, we celebrated the occassion at Yakimix Robinson Manila. 

It was a simple and fuss-free dinner! Besides, entertaining is something that should be done naturally and effortlessly. Sometimes, all we really need is a simple but scrumptious meal to make us feel best on your special day.

There are so many reasons to be happy. And I will always be forever grateful with all the love, blessings and provisions.

   
          
        
    
    
    
    
    
 

Posted in Food review, Tried and Tested - Food Galore

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.

   
   

Posted in Food review, Philippine Dining, Tried and Tested - Food Galore

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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Posted in Food review, Philippine Dining, Tried and Tested - Food Galore, Uncategorized

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. 

   
 

 

 
  
 

Posted in Philippine Dining, Uncategorized

Ultimate Barkada Greenwich Overload…

When you are abroad and you visit your home country very often there are some restaurants/food chains that your palate wanted to taste.

While the temperature in Dubai rises from 45-50 degree here in the Philippines July and August are the rainy season. That’s our major reason why we seldom leave the house. Until one day I craved for pizza and all I ever wanted was to try Greenwich Pizza. 

Greenwich Pizza is one true Filipino pizza chain – a small entrepreneurship that made an extraordinary leap to the big league. What started out as a small over-the-counter pizza store in the Greenhills Commercial Center in 1971, is now the Philippines biggest pizza chain.

The menu – is filled with a wide variety of mouth-watering selections from pizzas, pastas, chicken, rice dishes to desserts that will make any meal a delightful shared experience.

   
 The order – We choose to sample their Ultimate Barkada Feast. We ordered Pizza Feast B which is good for 4 pax for only php 599. 

The barkada pack includes 4pcs of chicken, 2 order of pasta, 4 cups of rice, one medium size ultimate overload pizza and a pitcher of cold softdrinks. We changed the Coke to Nestea Iced Tea with additional cost of php 80.    

    

 The food attendant suggested to try their Coolers so I ordered for Buco Pandan Pearl Cooler and this is a great choice!  

The verdict – Now I know the reasons why Greenwich is the Favorite ng Barkada.It is prepared for the comfort of the filipino taste.Scrumptious blend of exciting pizza and pasta innovations.  

   
 You may visit their website for promos http://www.greenwich.com.ph or dial 5-55-55 for delivery.

  

Posted in Diary of Newbie Mom Recommends, Dining Out - Sharjah, Sibling LOVE, Sister bonding, Tried and Tested - Food Galore, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Cooking experiment, Family matters, Married Life

Cooking for someone you love- Our 7th year Wedding Anniversary

How did i missed to post our simple  seventh wedding anniversary. This year we decided to have a quiet dinner at home and opt out of the expensive supper date . And for me there really is nothing more romantic than cooking a wonderful dinner for the person you love. Someone once told me a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. 

I cooked Spinach Carbonara, Chicken Parmigiana and Ham and Cheese Roll.          Part of cooking a romantic anniversary dinner is not spending the evening in the kitchen away from your loved one. So i didn’t bother to bake sweets for dessert.After all, this was MY anniversary too and didn’t want to spend the day baking away.  

An evening of delicious food and great company made this a romantic anniversary dinner at home.