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Bypass Burger needs help, stat! (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.

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Grabbing pub grub at Pablo’s (restaurant review)

Another day, another invite from Zomato Philippines to try out a new restaurant. This time, it’s a bar called Pablo’s Pub & Restaurant. To be honest, I almost didn’t go. Sometimes I feel like I’m too old for places like this, but with a menu promising that it’s more than just a place where poor judgement is born of good alcohol and bad company, I headed for The Forum at Bonifacio Global City.

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Quick fix(es): various edibles at Valero Eat Street

So I went ahead and stopped by the Valero Eat Street on March 11 and actually had a blast, mainly because I was doing something I liked: eating, and eating by the load. The event started at 11 and I didn’t get to go until after office hours, but the place was still abuzz when I got there.

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10 reasons why Valero Eat Street might make me go home late

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”.

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Southern food crawl, part 2: kobe toshi and spicy tuna salad at Sushi Ninja

For the next leg of Zomato Philippines’ Westgate Alabang food crawl, we walked a few meters from Bugsy’s Bar and Bistro to Sushi Ninja, a restaurant that boasts of injecting modern flair into traditional Japanese favorites. As I haven’t been to this place before, I was looking forward to giving it a shot, especially considering I’d been craving good Japanese food that week.

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Southern food crawl, part 1: chicken three ways at Bugsy’s

I’ve been to quite a few restaurants in Alabang before but never to the ones in the Westgate area, which is the major reason why I confirmed with Zomato Philippines when they invited me and a bunch of other food reviewers to a food crawl in the area. To the unoriented, a food crawl is when you visit a multitude of restaurants and sample their dishes in one day. In this case, on the agenda were the speakeasy-style Bugsy’s, the contemporary Japanese joint Sushi Ninja, the Filipino-with-a-twist Neil’s Kitchen, the steak-savvy Melo’s and the health nut center Detoxify Bar.

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An all-American breakfast at Ritchie’s Diner (restaurant review)

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?

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Captured by the flavors of Bastille (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.

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No tame flavors at Wild West Roadhouse Grill (restaurant review)

You ever experienced being so hungry, anything you can manage to grab and put in your mouth tastes amazing at that point? When my sister and brother-in-law left the house that night to pick me up, the last meal they had was lunch and it was almost 10. I was coming from a party where the food was so-so at best. So when we went to Wild West Roadhouse Grill in BGC, we were actually questioning our judgement and wondering if this was the case.

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Soup’s on at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen (restaurant review)

Normally, my idea of having Japanese food is heading to Tokyo Tokyo, or chomping on sushi from a stall in a minimall, or pouring scalding water into Cup Noodles, so you’ll understand when I say I haven’t been to a lot of Japanese restaurants. So when we were at Alabang Town Center craving for something not made of pizza or burgers, I couldn’t really suggest a place. Finally, we spotted Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen and decided to give it a shot.

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