Category Archives: Food

Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake - no more

Fast and Furious: How to Destroy a Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake

It has been ages since we last visited Banapple. What better way to have a #ThrowBackThursday than to go back and check if the banoffee still tastes the same? The banoffee was still there, alright, but it didn’t receive a second glance from us. Our quick gaze got stuck on the cheesecake, the Blueberry Cheesecake. Lovely! Even before the Banapple staff finished preparing our cheesecake order, we already came up with a plan how to dominate the world and totally destroy the Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake along the way. Don’t fret, lad, we’re going to share the strategy with you. Continue reading

Racks Best Ribs in Town

5 Things We’d Tell RACKS

We’ve noticed that every time we visit a Real American Country Kitchen Style restaurant (let’s just call it RACKS, as it’s called anyway) we receive a customer feedback form. We don’t know if everyone is given a customer feedback form by RACKS or we simply look like a bunch of souls who look like perfect candidates for RACKS’ target demographics. We can always politely refuse to answer but we feel this is a disservice to future consumers. Maybe we can be excused if we write down what we need to say? So here goes: Continue reading

Fun and Learning at Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe

Old School Fun at Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe

“Let’s visit Ludo Cafe,” read the text message from my husband. The fact that he sent the message during a workweek made it unusual; a blue moon is rather a common occurrence compared to the frequency he takes time off from work on a weekday. Maybe he badly wanted to take a break. Maybe there’s something really interesting in Ludo that he wanted to check out. I didn’t ask. All I knew is that he already made arrangements with his friend, Marcelo, a co-owner (and, he said, resident cool geek) of Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe. We survived our first visit of Ludo with the following notes. Continue reading

Single Bypass at Bypass Burger

Happy Attack of the Bypass Burger

Honesty is such a lonely word, Billy Joel once lamented in a song. It’s an old song, yes, but the message is timeless. It’s a truth that everyone wishes to avoid, but nonetheless intrudes into our daily lives like an unwanted guest. The food we order is no exception. There’s such a thing as false advertising. There’s such a thing as food that lamely claims to be healthy. Imagine how refreshing it is for an up-and-coming burger joint to tell it as it is, and calls itself the Bypass Burger. Continue reading

With Ironman at Movie Stars Cafe

Time to Visit the Movie Stars Cafe (Movie Memorabilia Studio Cafe and Restaurant)

Food. Food is usually the primary reason — the sole reason, for some — to visit a restaurant. It’s also the same reason why people go back to a restaurant. From time to time, however, there’s a welcome twist that happily shifts the focus from food to something else that heightens the dining experience. We’re comfortable with holes-in-the-walls that serve great food. We also have no problem exploring restaurants that serve extra servings of ambiance as a selling point. Let’s lift the curtain and check what makes the Movie Stars Cafe (Movie Memorabilia Studio Cafe and Restaurant) different (and why it’s a fun place to visit). Continue reading

Lechon Kawali with Ensalada at Pinac (UP Town Center)

Pinác: Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine (UP Town Center)

We’ve found a new haven for Filipino food, and it’s no surprise that it’s centered on Kapampangan cuisine (or, as spelled in this restaurant, Capampangan cuisine). It would seem that when the Higher Being decided to rain culinary talent on the world, the early people of Pampanga woke up earlier to catch a huge chunk of the food preparation blessing. No surprise that one of the restaurants at the UP Town Center, the Pinác: Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine, serves absolutely great-tasting Filipino food. Continue reading

Wooden Spoon Restaurant by Chef Sandy Daza

The Wooden Spoon by Chef Sandy Daza

Destiny, we believe (at this point, anyway), is the sum of one’s free choices after having been presented with infinite possibilities in life. In short, it is not predestined. It shifts and changes based on our choices. On the other hand, others say that as we go on through life, so many events would lead us to seriously question whether these events are mere coincidences. There is, indeed, a plan. If we choose to pursue this path, just for the sake of a lively long weekend discussion, we’d eventually end up narrating how we came to visit the Wooden Spoon restaurant. Continue reading

Beach from Sea Breeze Cafe, Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa

Paradise in Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa

Who needs a nice hotel when in Boracay? Seriously, who needs to stay indoors when visiting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? Sun and sand, sea and dive, and practically anything outdoor that can be done under the tropical sun should be the concern when in the beautiful island Boracay. A nice hotel is an unnecessary expense because you SHOULD be out most of the time. You’d need only a basic place to stay for a short nap. Then go out again. Be a mermaid in the open sea for crying out loud. Just. Go. Out. Still, in case you’re looking for a place to stay in paradise, try the Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa. Continue reading

Strawberry Cheesecake at Bag of Beans, Tagaytay

Take Two at Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City

Love is sweeter the second time around. We can start a whole new round of debate on whether love is indeed sweeter the second time around, but we’d rather focus on something else: food. Is food better the second time around? We’ve visited Bag of Beans before, you see, and we’re trying to figure out if things have changed for the better. Continue reading