Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Food Review: Sandy's Pizza


When going to the Ortigas Area from UP, I usually take the White Plains route. I always pass by this pizza shop and being one to try out new food, I finally decided to try their food.

Newbie as I was, I asked the Sandy's staff for their recommendation. They said that one of their bestsellers is The Sandy's Filipino Sampler - with tuyo,adobo, tocino and chorizo (?).

Sandy's Filipino Sampler - "14 - P500

Frankly, I was a bit disappointed with the texture and taste of this. The crust was too chewy for me and the toppings were a bit dry. The crust-toppings ratio was a bit skewed to the crust side. I like my pizza thin, crispy and with lots of toppings - not necessarily filled with cheese. But the size was really good - the pizza could probably feed 4-5 people.

Where is Sandy's Pizza located? Katipunan Extension, near White Plains

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Manila Restaurant Reviews: Van Gogh is Bipolar, Maginhawa St.

Van Gogh is Bipolar - Slightly intimidating.

If you want to eat here, be ready to follow a set of rules posted above the kitchen window. Here are some of those rules  (in my own words of course) : Shoes should be removed at the door, you write your own order and take it to the "kitchen window", you make your own tea - Outside etc.etc.etc.

My friend and I had dinner at this resto before proceeding to the 2010 UP Fair; the food was slightly expensive, but was really good.We ordered President Roosevelt's Meal, grilled Norwegian salmon belly with organic Black Mountain Rice aka Van Gogh Rice, we also ordered this refreshing drink which I already forgot. But it was like drinking dew from plants before sunrise. Poetic? I think not, but that's the best way to describe the drink.

House Rules
President Roosevelt's Meal - Norwegian Salmon with Van Gogh Rice - YUM!, I really liked the rice! It had a different texture than normal rice and tasted heaps better - like eating  a very savory and less sticky kakanin.

Where is Van Gogh is Bipolar located? 154 Maginhawa St, Sikatuna Village 

Food Review: The Shake Shack, NYC

A/N: LATE POST! (most of my new entries will be late Food Review posts, sorry :( )

I was trawling  the interwebs for "must-try" new york restos, and The Shake Shack, popped up more than once in various Food Review sites. And since we had a free day in NY, my sister and I decided to go to the Flat Iron district to get a taste of The Shake Shack's burgers. Since we were staying near the Grand Central terminal, we decided to go to the branch at Madison Sq. Park.

Apparently we were too early! we arrived at around 10 am. But the shack opens at 11 daily; So we basically froze our asses off while waiting in the park. ( note: we're Asians so autumn -> winter is really cold) Let me tell you, it was worth the wait! I ordered the 'Shroom Burger, while my sis ordered the Shack Burger and the Cheese Fries

'Shroom Burger (vegetarian) - YUMMY!  Fun fact: I like fake meat and vegetarian food. BUT, I don't like "pure" veggies; I like veggies who pretend to be meat :D

Shack Burger -  This was really good! hands-down the best burger I've ever tasted. - I liked the patty, the bread, the sauce, the lettuce- EVERYTHING *nomnomnom*

I couldn't find a picture of the fries, it was okay, but not mouthwatering. Maybe because the cheese got cold too fast? 

Anyway, this was one of the highlights of our trip :D 

Where is the Shake Shack located? Southeast corner of Madison Square Park, near Madison Ave. and East 23rd St.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Food Review: Soul Food from Seoul

We were able to go to Seoul last May and of course we tried to sample as much Korean food as we could.
The taste is a bit different from what we usually get to eat here, some might not like the taste, but me and my sister loved it!

There were a lot of interesting sites and tastes in Seoul and I think we were able to take in a lot as my sister has a friend who is currently studying there. He took us to different restaurants around the city and had us sample korean street food (which i liked! - random fact: I like trying out street food from my travels - blood sausages, random pastries etc.).

찜닭 - jjimdalk//zzimdalk//jjimdak from a restaurant in Myeong Dong 
+ This was good! (BUT, I didn't like the glass noodles, it was too slippery for my taste)
 The serving was good for 3-4 persons and it tasted somewhat like spicy Chicken Adobo with noodles


자장 면 - Jajangmyun - Black bean paste noodles 
+ Good, Savoury, Taste, Very Filling and the portions were huge!
from a Chinese restaurant near the Sinchon University Area.
According to my sister's friend, these noodles are considered as comfort food and is eaten by SINGLES during Black Day, April 14.  LOL.



Toppokgi - Rice Dumplings in chili sauce
+ I'm partial to anything with chili sauce, so i liked this very much. Imagine the taste of Tabasco - This sauce tasted like a thicker, milder and sweeter sauce minus the vinegar taste.

I'll add more pictures and descriptions later :D

Paalam!




Sunday, July 4, 2010

Will post soon! :(

Life always gets in the way of blogging. :)

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