Friday, January 6, 2012


my friendships
As a part of our bi-monthly bonding, me and my friend Melai decided to have our lunch together since that would be our last shift before our ever anticipated rest day. But since RJ, our new gay friend had a very long call, we just decided to ask him if he wants to go with us and he did! We picked Pizza Hut at the 4th Floor Robinson's Galleria as Melai wanted to order their P99 SUPER PANALO MEAL.

The waiter who assisted us is very approachable. He handed us the menu and we were quite apprehensive because we don't see the Super Panalo Meal anywhere on the menu. Melai said she just ordered it last week so we asked the waiter. Good thing he gave us another menu with the said meal on it. Now I know what my strategy would be if I decided to again eat here...ask, ask, ask.

We talked about a lot of things...from family matters to sex and lovelife. I've realized a lot of things...I have considered a lot of options. The food is great as well. I've ordered cream of mushroom, Hawaiian pizza pan and an iced tea. I may say it's sulit for P99!

It's a fun filled afternoon with open minded people like RJ and Melai. Hope to have many meals with people like and informative.

i love the mushroom soup!

my favorite hawaiian pizza

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tramway Buffet Experience

 the place
On my hubby's 34th birthday, we had our lunch in the famous Tramway Garden for an Eat All You Can dining experience. I've learned about this by searching for the cheapest eat all you can restos in Manila. I've read some reviews about the place and most of them are positive. Imagine, for P205 pesos only, you can splurge into their wide variety of menu which includes combination of Filipino, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. I've learned that the buffet lunch time starts at 12 NN so we left the house at around 11:30 am. It's just two jeepney rides away from our house so we arrived at around 12:15 PM.

When we came, the buffet table is still empty but there are already a number of people inside. We asked the waitress about their lunch hours and she promptly apologized and informed us that there has been some minor issues which caused the delay. Well, apologies accepted, we are not in a hurry anyway. But to be honest with you...I'm already dead hungry that time. We waited for about 15 minutes more when the food servers started to bring out the foodies.
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Maybe because of the long delay, the hungry people inside immediately rushed into the buffet table. I asked my hubby to get his food first and I'll just follow because nobody would be left in the table with our bags. But later on I've realized that we can just leave our belongings on the table because almost everyone stood up to get their fill. So I joined the crowd and had my first plate.

 the miso soup - apetizer

california maki, buchi, siomai, grilled chicken, fried rice, siopao, fried rice, pancit, stirred tofu and grilled fish

I took a little break after consuming my first plate. I tried eating those vegetable salad and buko pandan for a change. I want to try as many viands as I can.  I remembered my mom saying that if you want to make the most out of eat all you can buffet such as this one, minimize the intake of rice so you wont get easily that way, you can get a taste of all the dishes available. With that in mind, I again went to the buffet table and had my second fill.

my second plate! lots of grilled chicken, steamed fish, sweet and sour pork, clams, california maki, fried dumplings

garden fresh salad with mayo and califonia maki

fresh fruits and 
buko pandan

It's really a great experience! It took us about two hours to finally say we're already full. The food tastes great  and with great variety. Such a value for money. I would definitely go back to this place this time with my whole clan.

Tramway Garden Buffet is located at:
65 Timog Avenue, Barangay South Triangle Quezon City
415-2005 / 410-4237 (Phone)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I with my best buddies Malen, Ruthie and Janice decided to meet up after so many years since Janice just recently had her vacation from Dubai. We decided to have a videoke session first at Redbox Trinoma before having our dinner as it's still early. We met at around 5pm. I was surprised to know that they do have a current promo. For only P99 for a two hour videoke session - That is without any free drinks. Unlike before, it costs us P199 for a 3 hour videoke hours plus two free drinks. This is much economical as you will be given an option on what to order. I will write a separate post for Redbox.

After a two hour fun filled videoke cum laugh trip session...we went straight to Sumo Sam also in Trinoma to have our dinner. We ordered a meal under "The Fight" category, their version of a boodle meal of Seafood Island named "The Arena". For only P1400 good for four persons, you will be able to enjoy a meal that is served with gyoza, beef yakitori, oyster teppan, mixed tempura, chicken, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi, yusaitame, Japanese fried rice. It's a superb meal indeed and their oyster is so yummy I need to have two servings!

Their sushi is delicious as well, this is the first time I've eaten raw fish and it isn't that bad as it seems. Their gyoza is like those of authentic Chinese's and their Japanese rice is a mixture of different flavors. Their oysters are the best, I had two servings! I didn't know that it's high in cholesterol that if I'll gonna eat more than enough of it...I might get a heart attack. Oh my.

the arena


The restaurant's ambience is so inviting...a real authentic Japanese resto. Their ceiling does have those Japanesse light fixtues in it and their interior Japanese caricatures. Ang refreshing ng ambiance promise! I would definitely go back to Sumo Sam for another sumptuous meal! Try it!

Sumo Sam is located at:
4/Lvl. Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
Telephone number: (02) 901-3262

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Friday Banchetto Meal

Last time we ate at Banchetto, I opt to order pasta and I may say, it's the best meal I've ever had on a Friday Banchetto Night. It comprises of a whole Chicken Leg and Carbonara and what's best about it is that it only cost me a hundred bucks!!! It's so tasty and very affordable huh. This is the first time I had a Banchetto meal without a rice but since the serving size of the pasta meal itself is so generous... I easily became full. I just love it! I can't wait for the next Banchetto Friday when I can again grab a piece of the tasty chicken and of course the super yummy Carbonary.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Something Fishy Talaga

Last week week we had our breakfast @ Something Fishy Eastwood Libis. After our night shift - we decided to splurge thru their "eat all you can breakfast buffet" for only P120 pesos! The first time I heard about it, I really told myself I should try that once and since I was'nt able to enjoy the "eat all you can buffet" @ my brother's wedding @ Dads SM Megamall - I asked my friends to go try eating breakfast @ Something Fishy nga. Though it's kind'a raining and it's very hard to get a cab - we still made it to the place. Thru my excitement, right after the waitress found a table for 11 people - I hurriedly took a plate I almost fell coz of their slippery floor. Thank God I was able to manage my balance. To my dismay, I really did'nt want what I tasted. The adobo is sooo greasy you will feel you're sipping a bottle of cooking oil - the tapa is not that palatable soft
and the pancake is hard you would exchange it for a hot pandesal instead. I can't even remember one outstanding dish from the menu and take note, I can't even finish half of what's on my plate. Their bottomless iced tea costs P50 but it seems like they only allow 3 rounds of refill because after we had our third, the waiter who is refilling our glasses never came back. He only came back after we asked for the bill. Hmp! We ended up paying almost P190 each for a "not so good" meal and "three rounds of refillable iced tea". WOW! Though I'm really not so happy with the food, I am still thankful that I had a really good time with my friends. We laughed all the time and we've learned a lot of chizmax from the office. There's nothing that can beat "good and happy conversation" especially when you're stuck in a not so good meal. Here's some of the pics of our Something Fishy Not So Good Breakfast Buffet!

the early birds

my first plate (look at all those greases!)

our wacky gang

my second plate - I've had enough!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chicken gizzard and Liver Adobo Ala Emotera

Chicken gizzard and liver adobo is one of my favorite viands especially if I am craving for comfort food...and most often, I eat that as a toppings to my hot rice. I will show you how I normally cook adobong atay at balunbalunan that never fails to make me full whatever my mood is.


1/4 k. chicken gizzard
1/4 k chicken liver

1/2 head garlic, minced

a pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp. pamintang durog

1/4 c. soy sauce

1/4 c. vinegar

Cut in to halves and remove hard inner lining of chicken gizzard, cut chicken liver into serving pieces. Wash thoroughly the chicken gizzard and liver and drain keep aside. Put in gizzard first in a sauce pan, pour in 5-6 cups of water, add in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper corns and a pinch of salt.

Bring to a boil and simmer in medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken gizzard are tender. Add in the chicken liver and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until cooked and sauce thickens to nearly dry, season with salt as if required.

Serve on top of a hot rice. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sinigang na Baboy (Sour Soup Pork)

Here's one of my specialties and my favorite food as well...Sinigang na Baboy! I've learned to cook delicacy from my father since this is his favorite viand as well. Especially when my father is in the mood to cook, he would often cook Sinigang. Here are the engridients of my ever favorite Sinigang na Pork Liempo.


1 clove onions, sliced
7 pcs. okra, sliced
3 pcs. red tomatoes, sliced
2 pcs. gabi, sliced
2 pcs. green chili (siling pangsigang)
salt , patis, tamarind powder with gabi, 6-8 glasses of water

1 tali kangkong

3 pcs. eggplant, cut into small pieces

1/2 kilo pork liempo, sliced


1) In a big pot, saute tomatoes, onion and sea salt. I usually mash tomatoes with a cooking spoon as it's juice would enhance the flavor of the dish. Add chilis, gabi and pork liempo.
2) Pour just enough water to cover them and bring to boil. Cook for an hour or until the pork is tender and gabi are tender
3) Pour the rest of the ingridients in the pan and cook until vegetables are cooked. Bring to boil.
4) Pour out the tamarind powder with gabi and season with patis to taste.
5) Serve hot it is! Enjoy!

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