If the word “pizza” conjures up for you images of pepperoni, margherita, and pineapple, you’ll realize as soon as you see the menu that these are far from being the stars of this Korean chain. In fact, you can go ahead and leave your expectations at the door on your way in. Mr. Pizza is not your typical pizza place. Here, they top their pizza with bulgogi, sweet potato, and tofu. Yep, you read that right.
Anyone who knows me would understand, being an introvert and a homebody, how much I prefer staying indoors (except when I’m traveling to distant lands, which is what I call any place that requires the use of NLEX/SLEX, but that’s different). I’m the kind of person who usually goes straight home after work, so it goes without saying that I’m not one to go out for drinks on a regular basis. For me, it’s kind of hard to beat curling up with a Neil Gaiman or getting absorbed with “Criminal Minds”.
So, one of the places I’ve had on my list in a while of restaurants to visit has been Mad Mark’s Creamery, but more because of their supposedly great ice cream than their savory offerings. But then when I was looking for a good steak place one day while I was at the office, it popped up during my online search, so I figured, might as well give it a shot.
I have to admit, when I got invited by Zomato Philippines to a foodie meet-up at Nikko’s Baking Studio in Urdaneta, Makati, what got me to say “yes” was the word “baking” because it meant I’d get to have some sort of baked dessert. I had no idea the place existed before then, so all I had to hold on to was the idea of at least finishing whatever meal we were about to have with something sweet.
I’m not really a crepe person, so I wasn’t too excited when my sister suggested Crepe Amelie in Makati when we were looking for a new place to have breakfast. Having nothing to go on except for the fact that she spotted this one during one of our nightly drives, I wasn’t sure what to expect. To me, crepes are pancakes on a diet, and I’d pick the latter over the former any day.
The first time I was supposed to eat at Mr. Rockefeller, I was too sick to join my family. They came home raving about the food they ordered so I figured it must be that good. My chance to finally try out the place came recently, when they again decided to eat there during a night out in Greenbelt, Makati.
It’s been a while since I’ve had steak, so receiving this invite from #ZomatoPH woke me up from my slump and steered me towards a culinary road I haven’t traveled yet. Jupiter Street of Makati is extremely popular to the night crowd because of its wide selection of restaurants and watering holes offering verious cuisines, and Cow Bell Steak House is one of the newest players to invade the area.