Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Eat Fresh Hongkong Famous Street Food

6:36:00 PM
I think this place has been existing for a long while now. So we really do not know why we have just recently tried it.

If you are familiar with the B.F. Paranaque area, the place is just along President's Ave., after Conti's, and right before a branch of Rib Shack.

From the street, Eat Fresh looks like a small place but upon entering the side entrance, we were pleasantly surprised that it was big.

View along President's Ave., BF

Side entrance, fronting Rib Shack

It was our first time there and we can't wait to try their dishes! They actually have a lot of choices, from street food to actual meals.

We decided on the ones below.
Seafood hotpot with tofu Php 265

Cold Cuts Php 295

Special fried rice Php 100

3 kinds mushroom with vegetables Php 225
The rice arrived in a small bowl. We initially thought that it was just enough for one person but surprisingly,  it was actually enough for 2 to 3 people, depending of course on your appetite 😁 

My mother liked the seafood hotpot, while I liked their cold cuts. Their 3 kinds mushroom was so-so. I felt like i just opened a can of mushroom and put sauce on it. We would not order that again. 

I also tried their big isaw (pig intestine) and pig ears. The pig ears could be crunchier, I think.

Pig ears Php 45
Big isaw Php 45
Something new (for us at least) with lots of options. We will definitely go back to check the others. 👍😃
You can check their menu here

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Del Sol Inn, Anaheim (across Disneyland!!!!)

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Yup! It was right across Disneyland! That was the major reason why we booked it for our trip early this year. Since we were travelling with a one-year-old, we do not want the hassle of walking far. Walking inside Disneyland Resort was tiring enough. 🏃‍♀️🏃

Google Maps: From Del Sol to Disney Resort

As a perspective, we are not frequent travelers. Our trip to the USA was spur-of-the-moment simply because my mom and JE got their visas approved! Yey! We were trying to avail of the kids-fly-free-if-they-are-less-than-2-years-old. I am not sure we really got savings since we flew on a peak season.... But anyway, we just wanted to maximize the trip, and a US trip would not be complete without a visit to the happiest place on earth!

But this post was really for the hotel we chose. Hahaha! (Really need to focus!) 😵

In our (very) few US trips, my tools were always Agoda, and google maps. The booking sites for the price and reviews and google maps to ensure that I was looking  at the right place. 😁

Hotel name at the entrance. That's my mom! 😁
I was not wrong in choosing Del Sol Inn. The place has excellent location, so it is easy to cross to Disneyland.  There was also Denny's near the entry way and about 2 blocks away, there was Panda Express (yum!), Subway and Pizza Express.

The room was okay with its 2 double sized beds, considering we were 3 adults and 1 baby. They also have the following:
  • free wifi
  • room came with free breakfast
    • though breakfast area was quite small. There were times that we took our breakfast and brought it to our rooms.
    • Not that many selection
  • pool though it was winter when we were there
  • friendly staff
  • laundry machines. We were able to do ours before we moved to our next stop
  • coffee making facility
We also bought our Disney entrance tickets from the hotel so it was very convenient for us. 

I booked through and they held my reservation. But I paid directly to the hotel. Below was the quote of for 3 nights. But actual cost was Php 1,000 cheaper.

I know it was quite pricey but considering it is peak season and the convenience of being so near to Disneyland, I know we would consider staying in the place again.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Manmaru - Makati Central Square

6:09:00 PM
Have you recently been to MCS (formerly Makati Cinema Square)?

If you are not a regular Makati person, you may not have known that MCS has undergone a lot of changes since start of this year. It is still known as MCS but it now stands for Makati Central Square.

One of the changes that I like is their new set of restaurants. Along Fernando St, fronting Little Tokyo, MCS now has Samgyupsalamat, JT's, Akitaya and our recent go-to place for Japanese food, and new favorite Japanese place, Manmaru.

Manmaru is beside the entrance to the underground parking pf MCS. I think it is also the most well lit in the area so it is hard to miss the place.

The place is also usually full but they have ample space and lots of tables so it is easy to get a seat if you are not part of a big group. So far, we have not been asked to wait. We  also like that it is so bright and clean inside. Servers were also quite attentive.

I find their price quite affordable given that it is a Japanese place. Servings of those we have ordered so far were also quite generous.  

There is a lot on their menu that it is hard to choose! Good thing that it has pictures 😝😁 so we get an idea of those we are not familiar with. Super plus points that their menu pictures do not disappoint when the actual order comes.

Nikusai Itame Php 169

Gyu Karubi Beef Php 299

Hiyashichuka Php 249

So far, these are the must-trys, or at least what makes us go back several times:
  • Aburi Salmon roll (8 pieces) - Php 199 
  • Spicy Crunch Salmon Roll - Php 199
  • Hiyashichuka (cold noodles) - Php 249
Those are the faves but all that we have ordered so far were good!

Their server informed us that they also have individual rooms for groups. But you may need to come  ahead of the lunch or dinner rush as the place gets filled quickly.

Would definitely go back! 😉👍

Read more about how MCS has transformed from here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Japan Fudo - Ayala Malls Manila Bay

2:52:00 AM
Ayala Malls Manila Bay opened last September 26, and we found our curious selves at the mall 2 days after, on September 28.

There were still a lot of unused spaces, and not many restaurants were opened. After checking some of the food stalls in their China town section, we were drawn to Japan Fudo. Located at the 4th floor near the escalators going to the cinemas, Japan Fudo is within the Japanese-inspired section of the mall.

Japan Fudo was still on its soft opening but there were already a lot of people dining at the time. Now, we have not been to the Japan Fudo branch in Ayala Vertis North, so we really don't know what to expect. But since both of us love Japanese, then I don't think we would be disappointed.

We ordered the usual yasaitame. And their version is, well, the usual. Nothing much except bean sprouts.

Both Jie and I decided on bento boxes. He order tonkatsu while I got their torikatsu. I ordered the vegetable tempura for Elora.

There really is nothing much to say about the bento boxes except it is an affordable option. The serving and taste was as expected with any other bento box.

Torikatsu Bento Box Php280

Tonkatsu Bento Box Php280

The vegetable tempura which, unfortunately did not get any photo opportunity (haha!) 
😁 was actually 6 pieces of mushroom, carrots and egg plant. Quite good actually since I tricked Elora to eating it. 😏

My overall verdict ? Quite okay. Most likely we would go back to try the other dishes. But so far,  nothing to be excited about. 😏🤔




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