Food, Food Trip, Hype, Love, Manila, Mckinley hill, Philippines, Promo, Restaurants, Shawarma, Shawarma Bros, Taguig City, Travel, Venice Piazza, Yoghurt

Shawarma Bros 

I would like to share with you my experience with Shawarma Bros! 

This is the most talked in town Shawarma house in Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill.

This is actually my first time to try their food but I have already received great feedback from my officemates and friends.


Their store is a bit small compared to the avaerage restaurants in the area. It is located at second floor of Venice Piazza. 

We tried their chicken and beef rice shawarma with side dish.


To be honest, I like their shawarma better than in Halal guys. Although prices are of the same range, I think I would still go to this one.

We also tried their chicken tederns and have sworn how delicious it is! I like the sweet garlicy flavor of it. Perfect for my tastebuds although my boyfriend did not like it that much.


You will get all three sauces in this order but if you opted to try their beef or chicken rice meal it only comes in two types of sauces.

Prices are at 150-250 per meal depending if you would like to upgrade so you will have side dish of your choice. They also offer 35php + to upsize drink. 

I am also inlove with their yougurt drink priced at 110php it is so good!

Before I forget, if you will try to dine here, do nit forget to ask if your company is affiliated or in partnership with Shawarma Bros to get discounts!

I hope you find this helpful and let me know if you have any questions or comments 😉
With love,

Van ❤️

Food, Food Trip, Health, Manila, Philippines, Restaurants, Tongyang hotpot, Travel

Review: Tong Yang Hotpot


Hi everyone!

This is actually my first time to visit Tong Yang Hotpot in Makati.

My officemates and I went there last Sunday for dinner. Since we came in a group of ten people, they offered their private room for us. It was nice although we felt a bit secluded but it is also good since we felt that our things are more secured.

There are not much food choices compared to other buffets I have been to. Although I did not expect much since it is also cheap. I think 500+ php if hotpot only and 600+ if grill + hotpot. 

Everything is pretty much self service here. You will be the one who will scoop for your icecream and other desserts. 

They have several choices for drinks though but you got to check their glasses as they are not clean. Well, most of them! I had a hard time finding a decent one. Their ice was placed in a jug type the one you will use for family outing! I was really shocked but just made fun of it. 

I also noticed that there were not much available staff to accommodate us. Food has not been replenished right away and we needed to get their attention for them to refill.

They also have few spaces and tables for diners and parking spaces are limited as well. It was really crowded when we visited. Which is not convenient if you are sitting together with other customers.

Overall it was fun, although I would rather spend more money to have a quality buffet. Their place is pretty outdated and not that appealing. 

With what I experienced, I might not go back. 

I do not have photos of their food but I got some from our private room.

Faustina's, Food, Food Trip, Laguna, Lifestyle, Los Baños, Philippines, Restaurants, Tour, Tourist, Travel

Faustina’s @ UPLB

Hello There!

Welcome back to my page. ❤️

Today, I will provide a brief review on Faustina’s here at UPLB.

Their restaurant is located just beside the campus (Raymundo gate) of University of the Philippines Los Baños.

It has been in business for about 5 years now. I revisited them to check out their food as it has been more than three years since my last visit.

Their area is cozy although a bit small. I wonder how many students will fit in here. They have a lot of food choices but a bit pricier for students but definitely cheaper if you are used to eating at restaurants.

We tried one of their best sellers called Silindro ribs. It comes with barbecue sauce and spicy vinegar. We also ordered junior size alfredo with bacon although we didn’t like it that much.
Their Silindro is at 195php while their Alfredo is at 95php.


The overall ambiance is perfect for students who want to distress from school works and the likes. 
 

I hope to be able to come back again soon!
Love,

Van

Batangas, Beach, Beauty, Food, Food Trip, Independence day, Infinity pool, Laiya, Lifestyle, Long weekend, Philippines, Tour, Tourist, Travel

Buracai de Laiya


Hello loves,

Today I wanted to provide a brief review on one of the newest resorts in Laiya, Batangas. 

Philippines celebrated Independence Day last June 12th. That means, happy long weekend for us employees. We spent two nights and three days to a resort called Buracai de Laiya.

It took us around 3-4 hours to get there from Manila. We left the house at 10AM and arrived at around 2PM. Maybe without traffic, it could be around 2-3 hours. 

We used the mobile application waze to make sure that we get to the destination as the resort is a bit located at the farthest part of Laiya. Although there will be tour guides when you reach Laiya, I still recommend to check it with Waze. However, there would be areas without internet connection so I suggest for you to save your map first. 

Buracai de Laiya is situated right after the more known resorts such as Aquatico and Aqua Verde which are both fully booked that time.

When we arrived at our destination, a person in the front desk asked how many people will be staying in one room, because the room that we got could only accommodate 3 adults and 1 child. We need to pay 1,500 php for every additional person beyond the allowed number of persons per room4. They also have mandatory payment of 1000php per head on top of the 7,500 room rate which we think is very unreasonable.

The 1,000php covers breakfast and dinner buffet. As per their management, it is a policy for weekend guests. 


Our room is really small but the good part is it has balcony and a sea view. From there we could easily check their swimming pool and beach area.

We had our  merienda in their restaurant. They serve good food although it is a bit pricey for their serving. We do not have a choice by the way because there is no nearby restaurants or even supermarket within the area.


However, when we had our dinner buffet, we are not satisfied with their food choices as well as the food itself. We thought that we will never come back to add to our frustration that there is no mobile signal in their resort! 

We survived three days without communicating to anyone though. 

We love their infinity pool although it could be very crowded because they also accommodate day tours. But we did not like the beach. There were sharp stones and shells so definitely I do not encourage you to walk barefoot on the shore.


Overall, I think the price for this resort is too high given their ammenities and service. Although it could be a very good opportunity for families and friends to bond because there are less distractions. It feels like you are isolated in an island, away from social media and other stuff. You can just spend time over food, swim, or even try some beach activities. They offer snorkling, scuba diving, banana boat, flying fish, kayak, parasailing, and a lot more!

Thanks for reading! 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

❤️

Van

Army Navy, Food, Food Trip, Lifestyle, Philippines, Travel

Army Navy’s Bacon Breakfast 

Hello Bacon lovers!

Today I would like to announce to you that Army Navy recently had some changes in terms of their food choices. They no longer have Tocino in their menu which makes me the saddest person in the entire world. 😭

They also used to have this Bacon with longanisa on the side, sunny side up egg and garlic rice, but now they opted to remove the Longanisa. But you have now the option to choose between your favorite BACON or their special Longanisa.

Well, It is actually a win-win situation for me especially that I am never a fan of Longanisa because I had some traumatic experience before which I’m not sure if it is appropriate to share here in my food post. To cut the story short, their new Bacon breakfast meal which consists of more bacon is something in favor of me!

I think the price is almost the same with their previous Bacon with Longanisa meal. The last time I checked, Bacon is 185php per meal without drinks. I also just want to add that I prefer their new garlic rice! More garlic like the ones you have at home.

I usually eat at Army Navy’s after my shift so my officemates or anyone close to me would know how many times I go to Army Navy a week.

Here is something that I will leave here:


Happy eating!!

❤️

Van

Food, Food Trip, Health, Hong kong, House of Zhou, Solaire, Uncategorized

House of Zhou at Solaire Resort and Casino


I will be sharing my reviews on one of the restaurants within Solaire Resort and Casino.

It was one Saturday night when my in-laws invited us to have dinner at House of Zhou – a Chinese restaurant in Solaire because they could use their points as a regular Casino player. We arrived at the place a bit late though because we still had to wait for my brother in law so we could go all together.

When we arrived at around 10pm, our table is already set for 8 persons. I noticed that only three tables are occupied that time. I wonder if it is because it is already late, its price range, or its location being on the vip suites in Sky Tower building.

We checked the menu and some of their dishes are really expensive. Their Yoshihama is around 14,000 php. But some dishes would range at 300-1,000 php. They offer a lot of Asian food choices which is good. 

We loved most of what we ordered, although their serving is quite small for its price.

Our total bill is around 4,500-5,000 php which is not bad considering that this restaurant is within the VIP area. They also have very attentive food servers and made sure to check on us every now and then.

They also served unlimited tea and would refill every few minutes to ensure that our drink remains hot. I honestly love their tea as it is not that strong compared to the normal ones such as Twinnings. They also served unli veggies to go with our food.

Overall, I think it could be an ideal date place if you are a fan of Asian food specifically Chinese cusine. It would also be a perfect spot if you want your date to be a bit more intimate, private, and away from the huge crowd visiting Solaire Resort and Casino. 



It would also be good if you could call the restaurant first to ensure that they could reserve a table for you if you are coming in a group. 

House of Zhou is located at the second floor of Sky Tower within Solaire Resort and Casino. I have linked below their website in case you would like to check more photos and their menu as well.

https://www.solaireresort.com/articles/64-house-of-zhou
I hope you find my page helpful. Please let me know by leaving a comment below. Thank you! 

With love,

Van ❤️

Apu, Beauty, City of dreams, Food, Food Trip, Health, Lifestyle, Manila, Philippines, Restaurants, Tour, Uncategorized, Vintage

Spending Mother’s Day at APU restaurant, City of Dreams

Let me share with you my thoughts and impressions on this classic Filipino Cusine in City of Dreams Manila.


I was browsing the internet the day before Mother’s day to see where I can bring my mom for lunch. I know that malls would be full and it would be difficult to reserve seats for lunch especially if we are in a group of more than 5. Also, I wanted to make my mom feel more special by bringing her to a decent restaurant. Somewhere she has never been. 

I was initially checking restaurants in Sofitel such as Spiral but as expected, price is really steep! So I checked City of Dreams instead. I have been to couple of restaurants in COD such as Erwins and Red Ginger but for me nothing fancy or special for both. Although personally I still prefer Erwins since I am more of a chicken-burger person. I tried to browse all other restaurants within City of Dreams until I came across APU. What caught my attention is that they are serving Filipino food, the place looks fancy yet cozy. I also checked their menu and they have a lot of food choices and although it is also pricey, I find it way better than the others within the same range. 

My mom standing from the outside of APU

My daughter and I. On mom’s day, they have prepared a corner good for picture taking. 
It was my mom, dad and sister who arrived first at the venue so they decided where to seat. I also learned that on weekends and holidays they do not accept any reservations and with that, one should be there early to ensure that they could accommodate you. After more than 20 minutes of waiting, three buko juices were served. It is funny how it took them approximately 20minutes to prepare buko juices served in a nut shell. We even came first before their drinks got served.

Then a guy waiter approached us and handed us a tablet where we could check on their menu. We ordered several dishes such as Bicol express, Beef Nilagang, Fried Lumpia, Ensaladang Mangga, Lechon Kawali, and Chopseuy.


Surprisingly, their serving size is big except for rice. We ordered 6 cups of plain rice which costs 480 pesos but it seems like still not enough for us. I had to order 1 additional cup of garlic rice for hundred bucks.

We enjoyed our food while we catch-up. We asked for additional soup for 80 pesos since we wanted more. Their mango in Ensaladang Mangga is too sour that we could not finish it. Their Bicol Express is also not that spicy. I know they can do better than that given its price. 

But overall, we still had a great experience in this restaurant. They have also approachable and accommodating staff. One of them even offered to take our photos as many as we want. Although you will need to constantly remind them to refil your water. But it is just a minor area for improvement.
We paid around 5K for all we ordered inclusive of 500 php service charge.



Still, two thumbs up! You can easily fall in love with the place – their interior design, ambiance and their crowd. I will recommend this to my friends and will definitely be back soon. 👍🏼

If you would like to contact them for reservation on weekdays, kindly call or text their mobile number or check their website below:

+63 949 925 2600

http://www.apu-restaurant.com/our-menu/

If you have also been here and would like to share your thoughts as well, feel free to comment below. For any questions, please also do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you! 🌹 

With love,

Van ❤️