Starbucks – Grace Mall

This Starbucks is the closest coffee shop to my heart. Not just because of its proximity to where I live but because the ambiance is just so perfect I feel closer to home (literally).

High ceiling windows, comfy chairs, wide counters, lots of sockets for laptop users and al fresco area (very good area when I bring my dog along) and of course the never ending array of drinks they offer. Lots of promos and introducing limited time drinks, this what makes Starbucks on top of its game.

I just would like to share this cute little matcha offering they had when we were hanging out there.

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The drink are on introductory stage at that time. This is now the drink that we know as Matcha Green Tea Creme Frap. So nice!

Please work on your internet offering soon!

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Korean J Grill – Tomas Morato

Korean Restaurants are a hit nowadays. With the booming K-pop culture in the Philippines now, it’s not a new thing that we become interested not only with Koreanovelas and Korean novelty items but also the Food this country can influence.

There was one restaurant in mind when we set out our hunt in QC area. Unfortunately, we were 16th in line! No way were gonna wait that long. So we decided to just go for the next available restaurant nearby. Then we came across this one as we are lucky enough to get the last parking spot available.

We were 2nd in line. That’s tolerable. While waiting for our table, we are already checking out the menu and decided on the Herb Samgyupsal and their marinated chicken.

The side dishes are unlimited as what other K restos are. Except of course if it’s an all-out Korean buffet.

This is how our meals looks like right on the grill.

We also ordered the Ramyun (so cheap) ’cause we thought that the samgyupsal would not be enough

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Our ambiance looks like this.

Katzikat Recommends: I already went back to this restaurant twice. The second time still did not disappoint. Lettuce is so fresh and crunchy!!!!

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Nadai Fujisoba

My sister said she haven’t been to a Japanese restaurant before so I took her to this quaint Jap resto at SM Aura. We have our grandchild along so we have to consider the kind of food we order (spicy, salty etc) so it also fits to his taste.

I ordered for one of their Donburi Bowls – the Katsudon while my sister gor the Gyu Don as per my recommendation. She likes beef so, appropriately, Gyu Don is the best to go. She liked the beef. It was tender and yummy. I also enjoyed my bowl of pork and the eggs is just right for the taking.

As an additional food on our table, we also had the Karaage Soba Udon bowl so we can have something for our grandchild. The servings are big by the way. So we had to take home the Noodle as we can’t finish it anymore.

Katzikat Recommends: If only I can order all the food from their menu, I would devour them all. Starting off with the Katsudon, like I always do in every Japanese Restaurants I go to is a must for any rice lovers. Suggestion though not to partner your Katsudon with noodles specially if they have very big servings.

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Teriyaki Boy

My co-managers and I came here to this place to bond over dinner and get away from our daily work for a while. Since we all are craving for something Japanese, this the nearest we can find from our office.

Browsing through the menu, I ordered for the Chicken Teriyaki over rice. The chicken is soft and the sauce was well-blended. And thank God they used Japanese rice instead of the normal rice we get from non-Jap restos.

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My colleagues ordered Dumplings, Maki and Fried Tuna (pardon for some of the food are almost gone haha).

We also had this noodles and it’s also good. Though not really the kind of noodles you order in a Japanese resto. Nonetheless, it’s a good addition to our hungry stomach.

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Katzikat Recommends: The teriyaki chicken is B1T1 anyways. Good deal for someone to share with. The noodles, though oddly a favorite menu, is a good addition to your order. Of course the Maki and dumplings are good too!

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Village Tavern

This day was the day we had our photoshoot at BGC. And our guest for the day was my good friend Rannie who gladly shared this platter with us after a long and hot day.

It was also a day before the 2018 election when we had the shoot. I had a discount voucher from Globe, unfortunately we were unable to use it since the voucher is not valid on special occasions. Since we are already tired from walking and hungry for a while, we just dined here and ordered the shareable platters at P1,195 (excluding SC). We also wanted to pair it with wine unfortunately alcohol ban is in effect.

The platter was actually too big for the 3 of us. We had to take home some of fried chicken IMG_3994

Katzikat Recommends: This platter is good enough for 3-4 persons. Price is not that bad considering that there are other restaurants who offer their platters at a higher price. And this is Village Tavern, right in the midst of High Street! Good dining experience here.

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Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things

This wings shack is just a few meters away from where we live and we came in hungry! We waited a bit, not in the resto but in the parking lot as there were a lot of diners but limited parking space. The wait it worth it.

So I ordered for the Champion Wings and my son for the Chicken Fingers. Added some Cheesy Fries with that and our meal is set.

The chicken is so so good! My son went for his chicken fingers too with lots of ketchup!

One thing I can note about this humble wings shack is that the ladies are very polite and accomodating. They even gave my son a sweet treat while waiting for our orders.

Katzikat Recommends: Their wings are so good! Few selections only but way to go. Unlike in other wings shacks, this place is good enough to satisfy your wing cravings.

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Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings

The hype was in and I haven’t had the chance to eat here until now. Luckily this restaurant is still open until 3AM and when we got there at 1am, we still have to wait second in line.

When we had our table, we ordered for the Wing’s World – a combination of 3 types of chicken wings: Garlic Parmesan, Nagoya Tebusaki and Smokey BBQ. Along with some serving of Nachos and Mashed Potato (pricey for that serving though), the meal was complete. Armed with fingers wrapped in plastic gloves, we are ready for these bad ass wings!

Katzikat Recommends: Though I haven’t tried all the wings, our choice is not that bad. Will definitely go back there again. But will only be giving my 3 stars instead of 5.

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Pitmaster’s Smokehouse BBQ

It was almost log-out time and I can’t seem to wait for the time as I am so hungry and needed nourishment already. Luckily, my food buddy is in the area and from BGC, we went to Kapitolyo for late dinner as I have a 50% off from Eatigo from them so we figured it’s worth the quick trip. Take note, I only have 1 hour to spare so while we are on the way, I already ordered our food which they gladly accommodated. Thank you!

When we got there, our food is almost ready so the waiting time is not that much. I ordered the Pitmaster’s Smoked Ribs. Fall off the bone indeed. That single strip, though looks like small but actually satisfying for one. Even if you are hungry. Paired it with rice of course.

We also ordered the Angus Beef Brisket and it was good too! paired with Mashed potato.

The place is also good for just chilling. Very Pitmastery vibe!

Katzikat Recommends: The food is great! The discount we got is also great! Only the Beef Brisket is what made our bill higher than the usual but it’s ok. If you come in big group, order the Platter instead. I so wanted to try the sausage. 🙂

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