Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Big Better Burgers

8:47:00 PM

2013-04-29 20.16.10I have been seeing this place in Waltermart Sucat but have not had time to try it. Perhaps because we were always looking for “real food” whenever we pass by the area. Anyway, last night, try it we did.

I can’t say that I am really fond of burgers. Once in a while, I would have a craving but I am not really a “burger” person. So here goes sharing what I can when we tried the place. LOL!

Embarrassed smile 

Firstly, BBB is more than just burgers. They also offer rice plates and pasta dishes. Price, I think, was fairly reasonable as I only saw one item which passed the Php200 mark. I think it was reasonable because they were offering 1/3 and quarter pound of beef in their burgers.

For our first time, we tried their BBB Value meal, which was actually a quarter pounder, fries on the side plus iced tea. This one we got for Php 140 (Php 90 for ala carte). Meatballs on pesto pasta was next on our order list (Php118 if I remember correctly). Looking at their side orders, their potato wedges appealed to me (Php65). They also have ice cream but I controlled this craving Nyah-Nyah

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I liked that their fries and potato wedges came from real potato. Unlike the other fastfood chains where you are not really sure on the content of their fries. Hehe

I liked their potato wedges! Makes you want to munch and munch and munch. Come to think of it, it is similar to KFC’s french fries.

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Their burger patty tastes like real beef. It also lettuce and tomato. Though the Quarter pound was actually smaller than the Quarter Pounder of McDonald’s that we are more familiar with.  2013-04-29 20.23.02

Pesto was so-so. And the meatballs does not really fit a pesto pasta. I guess the tomato based pasta would go better with the meatballs.

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Over all, I would go back to the place. They have other interesting burgers which I would want to try again. The Hahalajeno burger and the 3 cheese burger especially struck me as interesting tries in the future. And they even have a promo now for free fries for every order of select burgers.

I guess BBB is a refreshing alternative to the big fastfood chains. Open-mouthed smile

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A heart warming break from the usual :)

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This is so heartwarming. The photo I took and blogged regarding Xin Wang Hongkong Cafe  was shared by the restaurant!
I screen grabbed it below.
Like their page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/xinwanghkcafemoa

:)






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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Iceberg's Super Halo-halo

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Halo-halo was our top of mind this hot Sunday afternoon. So we set out for Iceberg's at Santana Grove Sucat. After contemplating on their various ice creams and iced concoction, we all chose their super halo-halo (Php 108 each).

2 ice cream scoops, macapuno balls, leche flan, ube, sweetened banana, jello on a bed of ice with cereals on top. A cool treat on a hot summer day. :)







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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Seafood Island Grill

7:37:00 PM
My brother recently went home to do some business over the weekend. Since he missed Filipino food, we went out in search of some.
We seldom go to SM Southmall though it was near our place. But I just don’t the traffic that I associate with the place. This time, we were there early (Oh yes! Were we early! Not even 11am!)
After roaming for a while, Junjie chose Seafood Island Northshore Grill in Southmall’s Food Street. Aside from him, it was all our first time there. First time too to try it boodle-style.
Kuya Eric opted to order some Rockefeller Oysters ala carte and left choosing the main dish up to us.  Thinking smile
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It was really hard to choose which ones to eat! They have the usual ala carte but also have the boodle feast which was categorized depending on a province’s specialty. So we found ourselves choosing from the best of Vigan, Bicol, Palawan, etc. We opted for the Boracay which was really bagoong rice, grilled tilapia, liempo, some veggies, adobo sa gata and clams.
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When it arrived, we were pleasantly surprised on how big it was! Surprised smile
You’re supposed to eat on the leaves using your hands. But we opted to request for spoon and fork. You may even request for a plate but the problem with this is you will not have room on the tale for both the boodle feast and the plate.
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I liked the adobo sa gata the best as the sauce in itself was so creamy, it will entice you to eat lots of rice with just a spoonful of the sauce. The others were the usual grill fare. Since I am not fond too of clams, I don’t really want to comment on that.
I also liked the oysters though it was not as big as those that I have tried. Let’s just say it meets expectation. Smile
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With each boodle feast, guests have the option to choose servings good for 3 to 4 persons or for 5 to 7 persons. Each boodle feast ranges from Php 900 to P1,600 per feast.
What a feast indeed!
And no, we did not finish the rice. Winking smile

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

City Buffet (on a SunDay)

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After a few days of overtime work and no breakfast on the day of the presentation, we found ourselves at City Buffet in Robinson's Galleria. It was almost 5 pm and we still had no lunch.

It was all our first time at the place. Since it was buffet, we immediately grab plates and dug in.

The place reminded me of Yakimix and I guess I was just so hungry at the time that I thought that City Buffet offered more varieties.

It does not have the grill. All the food were cooked so no need to wait. All you need to do is grab what you want and eat to your heart's content. That's we did. :D

I liked it here based on the sashimi, sushi and maki that they have. They also have ebi and vegetable tempura. That in itself was already worth the money I paid for. (I meant the company paid for. LOL!)





Another highlight for me was their salads. They have the usual create-your-own but they also have other types like fruit salad and potato salad. 
 

City Buffet was also offering a lot of Filipino food and that includes sisig, bicol express, crispy liempo and baked mussels. Though I did not plan to eat rice that day (oh yes, sometimes I can), I still cannot help but sample these.



Lemon Chicken and sauteed beans
Their desserts were the usual fare, similar to Yakimix and other eat-all-you-cans I have tried. Make sure though to check out the other glass counter with the bantay  as I think the other more delicious desserts were there. I guess that was the reason why you need to ask the person-in-charge which ones you like. They have blueberry cheesecake, leche flans and other cakes in that display counter.

They also have buchi and turon including cream puff, brownies and the like as seen below. You can even make your own iced fruits and halo-halo, plus ice cream with all the candied toppings and M&Ms (or was it Nips?). That one though was on a different counter beside the drinks.


Look at all those happy faces after a lunch-merienda-dinner combined in one meal! All worth it for Php499. Drink-all-you-can is on top for Php50 I think. City Buffet also offer lunch for Php399.

Happy tummy! :D

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Far and quickie lunch @ Cafe France

3:20:00 PM
Accompanied my brother to his appointment. Since we were pressed for time and there's no other dining place, we settled for Cafe France.
I ordered their tray set which literally was on a tray. It was half shrimp pesto, half a clubhouse, breadsticks and a chocolate. It also came with a four seasons drink (you can actually choose from any of their juices. ) My brothers and mom all ordered baby back ribs which came with rice and potato salad.
Tray costs Php230 while the baby back ribs costs Php295 with soda.
Afterwards it was brewed coffee with free coffee bun.
Quickie and good lunch!


















Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Breakfast for dinner at Coffeebean

9:17:00 PM
Unusual meals today. No lunch because i was rushing some stuff. The snack in the office served at 330pm was eaten at 630. And the dinner we had was actually breakfast 😜
Yup! All day breakfast from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Brek o'day (Php245) plus Tasty Toast (Php135). Both comes with a choice of brewed coffee or tea.
Finishing it off with chocolate fudge cake. Unusual way to end the night with breakfast -- my favorite meal during my favorite time of the day.
I really love Coffee Bean. 😍



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