I know I owe you the last part of my Sagada experience, but for some reason, I’m feeling a little burned out about that. I promise I will get back to that, but for now I want to squeeze in a couple of other things first just to change things up and hopefully get myself back on track. I haven’t written a restaurant review in a while, so I’ll start with that.
The only reason why we came here was the place we originally wanted to try was packed and we wanted to try something new. My sister was the one who suggested Papi Chulo’s, a place we were constantly passing to get somewhere else.
Continue reading A taste of Mexico in Parañaque at Papi Chulo’s (restaurant review)
Our dinner here a few months ago came about as an effort to further explore the untapped potential of the BF Parañaque food scene. So many restaurants were popping up left and right, and it was getting harder and harder to keep up. Luckily, we had the appetites to at least put a dent in the hundreds of restaurants currently open in the area, so don’t feel too sorry for us.
Continue reading Nothing vague about Confusion Diner (restaurant review)
(It seems I’ve fallen into old habits again; I had to sweep away cobwebs to click on “Add New Post.” I’ve got a lot of stuff to write about in the coming weeks, so hopefully you don’t decide to abandon me by then.)
We (meaning my sister, her husband, and I) have always noticed Bypass Burger when we drive around BF Parañaque looking for a place to dine in. We never really considered eating there, until I saw pictures of seemingly glorious food while checking my Instagram, at which point I convinced them to give it a shot last night.
Continue reading Bypass Burger needs help, stat! (restaurant review)
I’m introducing another feature to my blog which I’m calling “In photos” for stories I feel would be best told in a collection of images. To start with, I’m interrupting my “food crawl” series with a short entry about my recent visit to the BF Saturday Market. Recently opened this year, it’s the latest addition to the Saturday Market craze in Metro Manila, where bargain hunters and food lovers are promised a different alfresco shopping and dining experience every time.
Continue reading In photos: From bibingka to bags at the BF Saturday Market
Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era. And in the wrong country. As much as I enjoy the occasional tapa or lucban longganisa for breakfast, there really is nothing like having a massive stack of pancakes and strips of crispy bacon sitting in front of you at 7 in the morning waiting to be devoured. That’s why I was stoked when my cohorts for the day decided to finally give Ritchie’s Diner a shot early one morning. I mean, nothing screams all-day breakfast like a diner, right?
Continue reading An all-American breakfast at Ritchie’s Diner (restaurant review)
Ending the night with a coffee stop is a pretty common thing for me, my sister, and her husband, but we were raring to try something other than Starbucks, and we wanted to add another fringe hangout to our collection of go-to places, so we did our research and stumbled upon Magnum Opus Fine Coffees.
Continue reading Magnum Opus, or: the coffee shop that showed me how old I am (restaurant review)
About a month ago, my family and I ate at this BF Parañaque ribs place that left us feeling cheated. The place had a high Zomato rating, which naturally raised out expectations, but it didn’t follow through. I wrote about my experience on Zomato, turned off the pc, and forgot about it. (My brother-in-law, who was with me during that fateful dinner, also wrote about his harrowing ordeal on Zomato.)
Continue reading Butchik’s holds the fat of the land (restaurant review)
We’ve been passing by Wicked Dogs for a long time, curious about why it was always full, so we decided to finally try it out. We figured a place that popular probably gets filled at peak hours, so after running a few errands, my family and I headed there for an early dinner.
Continue reading Wicked Dogs: big bark, little bite (restaurant review)
Tonight was going to be American night; my sister, her husband, and I wanted to try this hotdog place in BF Parañaque, but a sudden burst of rain had flooded the street leading into the neighborhood. My sister insisted that braving even shallow waters in our charmingly problematic jalopy would be suicide, so we turned around and sought another place for dinner. We headed to Santana Grove, remembering this place called Bastille we saw a few weeks ago that we said we’d try out. I guess this is as good a time as any, I thought as we rushed from the car, out of the rain and into the glass-clad restaurant.
Continue reading Captured by the flavors of Bastille (restaurant review)
Bucky’s Counter of BF Parañaque was an unknown concept to me until I found it mentioned alongside a review of Toby’s Estate, a coffee shop that’s on my bucket list and serves the pastry place’s specialty of, um, what are they, anyway? They’re not brownies, the store keeps insisting. I don’t really see what makes these square pieces of baked goods different from brownies, but eh, to each his own.
Continue reading Quick fix: Bucky’s Counter’s not-brownies