Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dr. Tam's Miracle Tea

Wasn't it good when you feel so light and comfortable within your tummy?!  Well, after I had the chance to sit on a seminar by Dr. Tam Mateo, I got the free sip of his popular "Miracle Tea". A day after I had the Miracle Tea,  I felt everything that I am keeping in my intestine for a long time was gone.  I felt light and invigorated!

I first came to Dr. Tam Mateo's seminar about naturopathy last month, October.  It all started about our craze on natural healing, organic foods, and herbal supplements.  My Dad is the 1st one who became an enthusiast about those stuffs because after he suffered from heart attack (MI), he became more cautious of his health.  Then, he always teaches us or imparts to us his knowledge everytime he got a new idea of everything about natural health and etc.  

Due to the fact that natural health is our focus in our lives now in my family.  I've researched to look for a naturopathic doctor here in the Philippines.  Then, the search browser led me to Dr.Tam Mateo's website.  The website tackles everything about naural healing.  Here's the link of his website:

Every Sunday they held a seminar in their main office in Pasig and every Wednesday in Metrowalk.  We attended their Sunday's seminar.  The place is pretty huge.  At the first floor, there you can find the receiving area, consultation area, offices, and their restaurant "Vegan Haus".  While the seminar is held at the second floor which is a basketball court area.  So, just think of that!  It's pretty huge place.  And, it's great because it's fully air conditioned.

The seminar was an enlightenment to me.  Giving you the great benefits of being a fully-pledge vegan.  Terrorizing your thoughts of how meats are giving huge detrimental effects to our body.  And, having a positive outlook for our lives.

After the seminar, they're giving away a free sample of Miracle tea, i guess it was 30ml, to all who attended the said seminar.  They even had raffles, give gifts to the other attendees and promotional of buy one take one.  I was lucky enough that I had my free sample of Miracle Tea.  They warned us that after 5-8 hours, CR will be badly needed. :)

Miracle Tea
A healthy combination of herbs such as Cinnamon Bark, peppermint, Jamaican sarsaparilla, ginger-rhizome, prunos nigra and many other organic ingredients, MiracleTea helps the body cleanse and detoxify the blood to strengthen your body’s internal organs, and unclog the colon preventing the growth of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

Miracle Tea works by giving you a much needed cleansing from within. By fortifying your internal organs and ridding your system of cancer causing toxins, you increase the chances of prolonging your life. You may also flush away unhealthy build ups in the digestive track. With a revitalized body, your blood is better oxygenated and will remain sturdy for a very long time. The best part of it is that you can grow old without the complications of severely debilitating illnesses.   -
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ma Mon Luk - Quiapo, Manila

Recently, I have been fond of noodle soup specifically Beef Mami since the weather is always raining.  Due to my intolerable satiation of this food, I can't resist my urge to find a chair in Ma Mon Luk Restaurant while passing by in the narrowed alley in Raon, Quiapo.

I'll tackle a lil' bit of their history as what I've researched.  R. Ma Mon Luk came to Philippines in 1918 from Guangzhou, China.  He built the popular restaurant that bears his name, Ma Mon Luk.  He was penniless when he arrived in Manila that's why he ventured a business by peddling a chicken noodle soup.  He became famous in the streets with his mami.  Mostly students from the various universities were his frequent customers.  He then opened his first restaurant in Binondo. At one point, in the mid 1990s, there were at least six Ma Mon Luk restaurants in Metro Manila but as of 2006, only the branches in Quezon Ave. and in Quiapo remain open until now. 

These are my orders. (See Photo below)

As you can see from the photo above, I ordered their special siopao, beef mami and coke for my drink.  Their menu can be seen on the wall which also surrounded with many old-faded photos taken from the newspaper that featured them.  Photos with many celebrities, politicians and well-known persons that visited their place.

It's kinda' dark inside with the creaking loud noise of their ceiling fans, old furnitures and flooring,  and very eery ambiance.  It was like I was in the era of early 19th century when the TV are still black&white.  Well, even if the ambiance is not that good, I definitely love to eat there because of their tasteful beef mami and siopao.  And added to that, the service is good.  The old man who tendered my order is very good in his duty as a waiter even though he's lookin' like in his 50's.  I absolutely salute him!

                                                *Some of the waiters

"Ang mami dito ay unang imbento, una sa lasa, una sa sarap" - Ma Mon Luk

My ratings: (1-10) 1-poor 5-best
Foods: 5
Service: 5
Ambiance: 1
Cost: 3 (kinda' pricey!) special siopao-60 beef mami-115

I absolutely recommends it to all who loves mami and siopao.  This is one of the best I've had encountered here Metro Manila.  :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ling Nam Wanton Parlor and Noodle Factory

While I was walking along the street in Binondo after I bought Cheung Fan in Golden Fortune Restaurant because the MXT Restaurant ran out from it.  That's why I planned to go to Golden Fortune Restaurant just to buy one.  Whenever I am craving for something...  There's no way that will make me stop.

I saw this old Chinese restaurant along that street named Ling Nam Wanton Parlor and Noodle Factory.  Due to moderate rainfall and it was already past 7PM, I hurriedly went inside without any hesitation if this is going to be a great wanton house.  Well, I sat down and had a quite conversation with the waiter.  Finally, he persuaded me to have their Wanton Beef Hofan (P145).  You can choose from mien (ordinary noodles) or hofan (rice noodles).  I also included Siopao Asado (P55) and a can of Pepsi (30) softdrink.  For a total of 230 PHP. 

Not bad though, for a hungry stomach especially in a rainy evening.  Wow!  When my mouth tasted the richness of its beef flavor and how tender it was.  I just can remember my winter days in Macau.  The taste was just the same as what I had in Macau.  You can even ask for an added soup if you ran out from it. 

I agree this wanton parlor is definitely a must try when you are craving for wanton and siopao.  Though I am not a fan of their siopao asado but since I tried reading some blogs about them that siopao bola-bola is great.  Well, i am going to try it next time. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to make Yema or Custard Candy?

Yema is one of my fave candy that can be easily cooked.  This can be seen in any sari-sari stores here in the country.  Last night due to boredom and lack of activities, I decided to be productive by making Yema.  I was thinking of yema balls but it's too tiring to do, so i prefer yema only.  I'll just instruct here the recipe of plain yema.

Ingredients to be needed:
   1 can of condensed milk
   5 egg yolks (mix)
   2 tbsp. of unsalted butter
   5 tbsp. of cooked peanut (crushed) 

1.  Heat the pan in a low heat.
2.  Place the butter and let it melt.
3.  Pour the condensed milk.  Stir for 3 minutes.
4.  After three minutes, pour the egg yolks then stir... Stir it constantly.
5.  After the condensed milk and egg yolks are stirred very well.  Put the crushed peanuts on it. 
6.  Continuously stir the mixture until it already thickens.  Just remove it from the pan when you get the right     texture. 
7.  Scoop it in a bite size and wrap in any colorful cellophane. (Optional)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Turtles Family KTV (Havana Family KTV Rooms)

For a cheaper videoke hang-out with your friends.  Just visit any Havana Family KTV Rooms' outlets.  Me and my friends are an avid "suki" of their outlet located in Visayas Ave., Quezon City just near Yellow Cab.  Though the place is not that fancy looking, all people who go there are barkada and family.  Never had any bad experience there though the place needs more strict sanitation.  Foods serve are all from Baliwag because this KTV Rooms are owned by the Baliwag family.

UPDATE - February 29, 2012

Last week, I passed by the vicinity of Visayas Ave., and I saw that the former Havana Family KTV is now named Turtles Family KTV.  I don't know what's the reason behind and I don't know if it's still under Baliwag.  Maybe next time, i'll invite my friends to go here again and find out why.  :)

Gelatissimo in Trinoma


Gelatissimo is from Australia where they serve an authentic Italian gelato.  I've seen gelatos first on the shops/cafes in Boracay Isl. but I never tried to taste it.  Just last February, when I was in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City while walking along the Gelatissimo shop, I felt the urge to taste gelato for the first time.  Since we were four, we decided to try their Coppa Bambino.  As it was suggested by the crew of Gelatissimo serving us the free taste.  It is consisted of 32 mini-scoops of any choice of gelato.  And, for the price of 680pesos.  We agreed to the crew suggested it to us.  Actually, they let us taste for free almost all the gelatos there.  I even kept the small spoon because it's colorful and we almost have 50 of it already, just for the free taste of each gelato.  The crew of Gelatissimo Trinoma are all accommodating and pleasant.

                                                          (click & zoom for larger view)

Gelato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈlaːto]; plural: gelati) is an ancient Italian frozen dessert, a far more recent variant of which is ice cream. As such, gelato is made with some of the same ingredients as most other frozen dairy desserts. Milk, cream, various sugars, flavoring including fruit and nut purees are the main ingredients.
Gelato is different from some ice cream because it has a lower butterfat content. Gelato typically contains 4-8% butterfat, versus 14% for ice cream in the United States. Gelato has a higher sugar content than ice cream. Dairy based gelato contains 16-24% sugar and water and fruit based sorbet contains 24-30% sugar. Most ice cream in the United States contains 12-16% sugar. The sugar content in gelato is precisely balanced with the water content to act as an anti-freeze to prevent the gelato from freezing solid. Types of sugar used include sucrose, dextrose, and invert sugar to control apparent sweetness. Typically, gelato and Italian sorbet contain a stabilizing base. Egg yolks are used in yellow custard-based gelato flavors, including zabaione and creme caramel. Non-fat milk solids are also added to gelato.
In Italy, the mixture for gelato is typically prepared using a hot process, which includes pasteurization. White base is heated to 85 °C (185 °F). Heating the mix to 90 °C (194 °F) is essential for chocolate gelato, which is traditionally flavored with cocoa powder. Yellow custard base, which contains egg yolks, is heated to 65 °C (149 °F). The gelato mix must age for several hours after pasteurization is complete for the milk proteins to hydrate, or bind, with water in the mix. This hydration reduces the size of the ice crystals, making a smoother texture in the final product. A non-traditional cold mix process is popular among some gelato makers in the United States. (Wikipedia)

This is how they make our Coppa Bambino

Unlike most commercial ice creams in the United States, which are frozen with a continuous assembly line freezer, gelato is frozen very quickly in individual small batches in a batch freezer. Churning during the freezing process incorporates air into the mix. The added air is called overage. Unlike most commercial ice cream, which contains up to 50% overage, the overage in gelato is low, generally 20-35%. Lower overage results in a denser product with more intense flavors.
U.S. ice cream, with a higher fat content, can be stored in a freezer for months. High-quality artisan gelato holds its peak flavor and smooth texture only for several days. That is only when it is stored carefully at consistent, low temperatures. (Wikipedia)

Gelatissimo, Trinoma Mall

4/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
(02) 915-9997



This is what left from our indulgence of 32 mini-scoops of almost different gelatos.  As for me, it is not advisable to order this huge Coppa Bambino if you're a slow eater and only 1-2 persons gonna eat that.  Because, even us four, we can't consume it all.  We even tried our best to finish it but we really can't.  Since, all the flavors are all mixed up and the taste is unusual.   Our mixed gelatos tasted very sour already.  I think what we got it wrong is that we added soured taste gelatos.  Well, next time, I guess, I will order all sweet variants of it.  This is gonna be surely suited for a fast eater person.  Someone that can consume before it melts down or be sure all the flavors you choose will compliment each other taste when combined.  Or else, you'll gonna end up like what happened to ours. :)

So far, I highly recommend gelato in Gelatissimo.  I am gonna assure you that you'll gonna love their different variants of gelato.  Their gelatos are wayyyy flavorful and creamy.  I also love their place in Trinoma, very comfy and great interior.  Best to hang out there with your friends.  My ultimate fave is the "American Chocolate".  For the first timer, try it by their free taste.  And, choose your fave flavor.  Have fun discovering your fave gelato. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Keratosis Pilaris 101

I am suffering with this and had it (as I can remember) since I was 9 yrs. old.  At first there were just little on my upper outer arms... then they got worst as time passes by.  There was a time that it got cured when I went to this dematologist but I stopped the treatment when I go to other places because she was the one who was making the medicines for it.  I even lost the prescriptions she gave me so, I already forget her name.  I even went to the clinic where she works but nobody can give exact idea where that dermatologist is.  So, for having it for a very long time.  I have my own way of tips for taking care of it, as it will be there forever.

How to remedy rough skin

You'll need these following items: 
1. Buff Puff for body scrub or any exfoliating body scrubs
2. DOVE soap (original)
3. Any milk salt scrub (i'm using A'bonne)
4. Lotion - use products with 24hrs. stay moisture, oats-to minimize itchiness and redness, milk-for moisture
               (i'm using BENCH OatMilk Body Lotion and Vaseline total moisture)
               - Try Avon Moisture Therapy (not available right now here in our country)

When bathing, use the DOVE soap then scrub the areas where there's KP.  Scrub it in circular motion.  Don't overdue it because it might lead to irritation.  Just be sure it clears up.  Then, rinse.  Apply ample amount of milk salt and scrub it to your affected areas.  Leave it for 3minutes and rinse afterward.  Lastly, apply the lotion and just be sure you have lotion wherever you go.  Apply lotion when needed. :)

- Eat healthy diet.
- Have a sunbath/sauna once a week.

- shave your legs/arms with KP.
- prick

Monday, May 9, 2011

Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy

I first fell in love with A Fine Frenzy band when I heard this song... Since then, I'm hooked with their songs.  This is my no.1 fave from them.  Alison Sudol, the vocalist, really have great voice! Talented!

So you're gone and I'm haunted, and I bet you are just fine.
Did I make it that easy for you to walk right in and out of my life?
(fr. youtube)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

LIVE Stream of Pacquiao and Mosley fight!!!

Try the links for the live stream of Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley fight...


Let's support his campaign by wearing anything "yellow", a symbol of fight against poverty.  As Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao said that he will wear yellow gloves that will symbolize his fight against poverty.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Surprisingly funny scallop!

We had a scallop soup or "Bouillabaisse" for our lunch.  And, when i'm ready to eat, this what I saw on my plate...  Funny, isn't it? hehehe

Friday, February 25, 2011

On the street of Pedro Gil,, Manila... Beware!!!

Just a weird experience while walking along Pedro Gil... a woman, around late thirties, begged just to have some amount of money... her first introduction, as quoted, "miss lam mo ba yung... (long paused, i thought she was aking for a direction coz' she looked lost) kasi nakakahiya man' ito pero kanina pa nga ako nakatayo doon, may mamang nag snatch ng purse ko at andun mga ATMs at pera ko"  She said a man grabbed her purse, all her ATMs and money were there and she told me that she needed 20plus pesos just to get her home.  I told her that I know there's a lot of "manloloko" so, I can't give her my trust that easy. She was crying while begging.  I was quite convinced but there were still some doubts in my mind.  So, i told her i'll give her 20pesos even it's true or not, just to end it up.  Then she said to add 5pesos coz' 25pesos is her exact fare.  She said, as quoted, "Sige na, gawin mo ng 25pesos, ibabalik ko rin yun' sau, loloadan na lang kita mamaya, kunin ko number mo ha!"...  I got curious with it... if she's telling the truth, she should have been thankful with my offer but she isn't.  I told her to go to the police station and report what happened to her but she doesn't want to, she reasoned out that it will only make her stay long in the police station...  Then i advised her to get a cab and pay it when she get home... She answered that she can't coz' only her two sons are at home and her husband is at work...  We even argued for a minute for what she'll do... coz' she had many reasons to my advises... the only thing that can solve her problem is getting a 25pesos... hahahaha... She even said, as quoted " Grabe ka naman nagpadagdag lang ako ng limang piso, ayaw mo na magbigay!" (in a demanding way of facial expression while she said that).

The ending, i gave her 10pesos and told her call ur friends thru payphone or get a load.  But she said 10pesos is not enough.  hahaha

I got annoyed with her so, i just told her, " i already have my own problems and don't add yours to mine".  I hurriedly walked away from her...

Thinking about it all over again made me laugh now!

For you guys, do you think she's telling the truth or just one of the "manloloko" gangs just to get your attention..????

x'ss:  i don't look at her eyes that constant coz' i was afraid she's one of the group who hypnotize their victims just by looking straight in their eyes.

Here are the comments of my friends in Facebook:

    • Jarold Santiago manloloko yan grace. kung lilibutin mo taft avenue magugulat ka sa dame ng nanakawan at nanghihingi ng pamasahe hahahaha!
      23 hours ago ·
    • Grace Barretto Balderas hahaha... oo nga pero at 1st mukhang totoo eh kc umiyak pa sya dahil nga hiyang-hiya daw sya sa ginagawa nya na paghingi ng pera sa stranger... well, dahil sa dami nyang rason.... nainis na ako at naisip ko na manloloko yun. takot lang ako kc baka may kasamang iba at baka ma hypnotize ako hehehe. :)
      23 hours ago ·
    • Mae Rud Perater sakto lang ginawa mo Grace... delikado na panahon ngayon. yon iba nga naka formal pang attire, d mo akalaing manloloko pala...
      20 hours ago ·
    • Star Cazar hay naku gra u juz did d right thing ako un inaway ko na un na sya pa nanhingi sya pa un nagagalit,she cant force u noh to give u d amount she demanded d nman nya pera un.maka highblood ha
      17 hours ago ·
    • Grace Barretto Balderas ‎@junna: korek ka dyan, kaya nga dapat di' tayo agad maniniwala sa mga taong bigla na lang lalapit sa'tin. mahirap na kasi! :)
      @star: hahaha... napi-picture out ko na kung ano gagwin mo strel. malamang tameme yun' sau. :)
      5 hours ago ·

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Fresh Garden Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

I'm into healthy option now.  Specifically this kind of salad is not a traditional one for Filipinos.  Only buco salad, fruit salad and macaroni salad are the one which is familiar in our tables.  Actually, I've never been a fan of this kind of salad but when I had tasted it in one of the course of Chef Tatung's Private Dining.  I certainly loved it. 

I bought the fresh vegetables in SM Supermarket and all the ingredients needed.  In my own self-made recipe and ingredients... :)

Violet lettuce
Green lettuce
Cherry Tomato
Bread chunks

For Vinaigrette Dressing, I used...

Red Wine
Olive Oil

Well, the result... my sister and I loved it!!!  :)

Whittaker Bittersweet Dark Chunks

I bought this bar of chocolate in Mercury Drugstore in Trinoma Branch.  At that time, I was looking for something to satisfy my craving for sweets.  But, the mall is already closing and decided to look inside the drugstore for chocolates.  Since, it was February 13 and i've seen lots of chocolates in almost everywhere for Valentine's day.  
I saw Whittakers Dark Chunks, actually there were 3 more varieties of this brand but I am more into dark chocos.  Whittakers Bittersweet Dark Chunks is 47% pure cacao.  It really describes its name "bittersweet".  I love it and it's my fave dark chocolate for now.  I highly recommend this chocolate!  Yummy!

Chef Tatung's - Private Dining

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cello's Doughnut and Dips

After we ate pizza from Gino's Brick Oven Pizza for the first time,  just a few steps beside it, you can reached the Cello's Doughnuts and Dips in Katipunan Ave.  It is located in the 2nd floor of Mercury Drugstore. And it is gonna be my first time too in Cello's. :)

I ordered these 6 flavors.  What I love about this doughnut is the softness and creamy feeling when it landed on your palate.  My fave flavors are the cheese, oreo and chocolate.  These flavors belong to the Cello's Original variant.  Though it's not that very special for me but I dig it due to its softness and flavorful taste which is in the right amount of sweetness.  And very affordable! Just a tip, it is best eaten when it's hot or freshly baked.  Just put it in a microwave oven to make it hot again. ;) (Check the box for instruction)

On my 2nd visit... Due to my sweet tooth and craving.  I bought one box of assorted cocktails doughnut in their SM North store.  Still, it never fails me.  I love it. You can't compare this brand of doughnut to others because it is simply different.  I'd like to taste their Premium Doughnut which is the Dark Belgian Chocolate flavor.  Maybe next time when I can visit Manila. :)

Gino's Oven Brick Pizza

Just a few days ago, I started my adventure with group buying sites looking for best deals they could offer.  There were lots of deals I'd love to buy but I'm afraid it might be a scam.  But, this particular group buying site ( got my attention because of their deal of Gino's Brick Oven Pizza which will get to pay 200 pesos only for a 400 pesos of foods and drinks.  I'm a pizza fanatic so, I did a researched for it and all the reviews were good.  So, two days ago, me and my fiancee went there at around 1 in the afternoon just for my curiosity of the pizza even if the promo deal is not yet started.  Our house is quite near from there so, driving was not a problem. 

                      Address:   2F 341 Katipunan Ave. Loyola Heights QC (above mercury drug)

It is above mercury drugstore but to tell you, i can't find it easily, unless you'll look closer to the right side of the building where Figaro is at the 1st floor of the building and there you can find the stairs going up to 2nd floor.  Parking is a bit of a problem coz' there were not enough space in front of the building.  Good thing!  We saw a space, in front of a bakery beside the building.  As we walked from the stairs you can see the building is not yet totally finished (half part of the 2nd floor), where it is located. 

We ordered one Buffalo Chicken Pizza and 2 cans of coke zero.  This is the pizza variant we choose because from the name itself "Buffalo Chicken"... That's one of our fave dish. :)  Thin crust, a perfect one.  I love how the sauce blended, sweet and a bit of spicy!  It's with chunks of chicken meat, mozzarella and blue cheese... Yummy!  You have to try this one, guys!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RN Heals Successful Applicants

I was expecting that the list for RNheals successful applicants will be posted last Monday, Feb.7 in the official website of the said project.  But, to my dismay, it wasn't there.  I've been checking it out for the whole day and even the next day.  Luckily, today at around 8pm, I checked it out again and the list is already posted.  The hometown I've applied for is not yet posted but I had the chance to chat from my former colleague in the former hospital i've had worked for... She said that she got a text message from the local DOLE in our province last Monday stating about her interview on Friday and orientation on Feb 14-15.  I asked her how did she apply for the project and she answered that she went in the office of our local DOLE to pass her application. 

I just knew now that other applicants were already given an information about their initial interview as early as last week of January while other municipalities already chosen their candidates.  Some of the successful applicants received a text message or an email for their being part of the project is earlier than it's posted.  Well, what the heck is happening with this project??!!!  As what their website said that starting Feb.7, they will be posting the successful applicants.  Well, it was posted just earlier tonight!  Is this another "backer system" of choosing their candidates???  I hope not.  Congratulations to the successful applicants!!!  :)

You can check in this link if you're one of the successful applicants:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Koryo Korean Barbecue

One night my sister came to me and let me taste a food she said she bought in the mall.  It was the garlic potatoes of Koryo Korean Barbecue in SM North Sky Garden near the overpass that linked SM and Trinoma.  At first, I hesitated to taste it because i'm not in the mood to eat.  But, she persisted me to eat it .  She got a spoonful from the bowl and trying to put it in my mouth.  So, I just get the spoon from her and eat it.  Wow! I was speechless for a moment because it tasted the way i want it.  Sweet with a hint of saltiness!  It's a winner! 

The first time I dined there is when I was with my fiancee.  The staffs were nice to us especially when we said it was our first time to try out their food.  The ambiance is simple but modern and stylish.  Ordering is like in a canteen style.  Order by the counter and choose your side dishes available there then pay for it.  They insisted that we should have their Koryo's Jumbo Combo, good for two persons.  It is consisted of 2 rice already.  So, we ordered their Koryo Jumbo Combo which have beef, ribs, chicken and spicy wing with 4 side dishes. We selected 2 garlic potatoes, kim chee and macaroni salad.  I love the tenderness of the beef and ribs, as well as the taste.  But, we just hated the taste of the chicken and spicy wing.  It's kinda' tasted different maybe because of the spices or sauce used for marinating it.  Well, for us, we just don't like it.  The side dishes are all great!  As usual garlic potatoes are the best!  

What I hated more is their mango juice, it's just an ordinary mango juice tasted like the Tang's Mango juice powdered sachet.  Yuckkk!  I don't like it.  I hope they will change it into a mango puree juice.  I'm a mango juice lover... That's why, I said that.  

I still highly recommend this restaurant because of their wonderful side dishes, very tender and tasty beef and ribs, and affordable foods...  Next time, I'll try their other dishes and drinks, maybe more of it are great. 

Merienda Buffet (Eat-all-u-Can) in Kamay Kainan

Last Saturday, I was going to eat merienda in Kamay Kainan at Trinoma.  They usually open their merienda buffet at 3pm and closes at 5pm.  I was there at around past 3 o'clock in the afternoon but to my dismay, there's no foods on the table outside of their shop (they're setting it up there).  I asked the waiter if they still have their merienda buffet and he said they stop it already.  Well, i'm an avid fan of their merienda buffet (eat all u can) for the price of 119pesos.  For that price all my binging of pinoy style merienda will be satisfied.  I hope they will bring it back. :)

*** not included in the photos are puto, dinuguan, pansit, at ginataang bilu-bilo.

Kimono Ken at SM North The Block

Napoleones by Roli's Bakeshop

After from our worship service in Bago Bantay, Quezon City (INC Church) last Sunday afternoon, me and my sis, decided to walk going to SM North.  I think that's a one kilometer of walk... hahaha...  We didn't have the choice to bring our car coz' someone from our neighbors parked their cars blocking the way.  We were in a hurry so, we don't have the time to look for the owners.  Well, back to Napoleones...  :)  At that day, Sunday at Feb.6, it was the 3days sale of SM North.  There were lots of people bustling around the mall.  So, we ate our merienda in Wham Burger at The Block (my fave burger).  I'll blog about it next time. hehehe...  Then after that,  we're on our way home, we passed by in this green cart.  It's Roli's Bakeshop!!!  Then, I spotted the little cute white squared pastry which i've been binging before.  It is exactly located in SM NOrth The Block 2nd floor near the SM Appliances Center.  When I was a Fitness First Member, after my work-out in there, i will always get a box of it before i go home. :)
Napoleones is originated in Bacolod City.  That's why the other two branches are in Bacolod City.  It is a small pastry, square in size, creamy custard inside and sugar glaze on top.   It is like peach mango pie in Jollibee because of its outside crust but the Napoleones has a lighter texture and crispiness.  It is also similar to Deli Manjoo because of the creamy custard inside as its filling.  For just 100 pesos in one box which have 6 pcs, of Napoleones.  I just hope they'll make a less sugar glaze on top because due to its thickness, you'll feel "umay" with it.  But, still, Napoleones is one of the best pastry for me.