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Café Adriatico… EXPRESS!

Café Adriatico, the restaurant that started the “bistro culture” in the Philippines brings their old-time food favorites on a small nook at the Food Circuit of The Block, SM City North EDSA. Yes, the place is quite small but Café Adriatico Express can give you a great dining experience. Just take a look at their interior and dim lighting. (See video – please subscribe!) These elements make the atmosphere more relaxed allowing you to enjoy the food and company. Moreover, the service is fast and the staff courteous and accommodating. Now for the dishes they offer. As mentioned earlier, they serve the well-loved dishes of Café Adriatico BUT it doesn’t end there. Café Adriatico Express also offers new menu items perfect for solo diners, couples even groups! Want to see what they have to offer? Here are a few of the items I was able to try. Ensalada Esmeralda P299 Chicken Macaroni P125 Pork Empanaditas P175 Garlic Chicken Wings P195 Baked Salmon Rice Topping P250 BBQ Pork Belly P195 American Beef Stew P295 Pepperoni Pizza …

Lido Cocina Tsina by Panciteria Lido – Mindanao Avenue

The first Lido Cocina Tsina branch I visited is the one located in Visayas Avenue mainly because it’s near my place. Little did I know there’s another one close to me. The Mindanao Avenue branch may not be as spacious as the one in Visayas Avenue but it does have parking spaces and they’re right beside a gas station. Moreover, this Lido Cocina Tsina branch is well-lit, clean and ventilated. Their staff are courteous and friendly, too! When it comes to food, their Chinese dishes which are adapted to suit the Filipino palate doesn’t disappoint. In fact, they offer many choices which means you will surely find a dish that you will enjoy. They have some Rice Toppings Classico and Rice Toppings Primera perfect for solo diners. But if you’re with your family and/or friends, sharing is way better! For this food trip, we enjoyed the following: Hunan Style Lomi Beef Broccoli Drunken Lechon Macau Manchurian Wings Pugon-Roasted Asado Shrimp Foo-Yong Beef with Shallot Fried Rice Though all these dishes are delicious, there are a few that …

Welcome to Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café – Tagaytay City

Last weekend, two of our FoodieViewsPH friends (Suze and Ayen) went  to Tagaytay City. There they discovered Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café, a homey place targeted to all dreamers as well as doers, thinkers, artists and crafters. Just look at that lovely interior and colorful decorations. Everywhere you look you’ll find something that would brighten your day – dreamcatchers of every color and size, inspirational quotes as well as arts & crafts (that you can buy).  Even the tables, seats and stairs don’t break theme. Indeed, Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café will inspire you to dream and conquer. What’s great about this is they won’t let you conquer the world on an empty stomach! 😉 Take note that the main attraction is their arts & crafts and their food is their secondary offering. Moreover, Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café is not a a fast food chain which means that they cook your food upon ordering. Though it might take a while (depending on your order), you’ll get to eat good food cooked with love and NO preservatives. …

Utoy’s Batangas Lomi, Bulalo, Pares, atbp.

Summer is upon us but sometimes we just want to enjoy a bowl of warm, savory, and thick lomi. Wanna know where you can get that delicious bowl? Try Utoy’s Batangas Lomi, Bulalo, Pares, atbp. Though small, this eatery along Visayas Avenue has enough space for their diners. They have a designated area inside and also a couple of tables and chairs outside (not photographed). Take note that the place doesn’t have air-conditioning but they have electric fans. Plus, it’s somewhat an open-air eatery so you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather. Now onto food! Utoy’s offer Batangas Lomi that comes in Regular, Special, Super, Pares, Lechon or Chicken Lomi. They also have Bulalo, some short orders of Beef Pares and the like as well as All-Day Breakfast choices and Sizzling Plates. For this trip, we ordered some Special Lomi, Tapsilog and Omu Rice. As you can see they have an ample serving. The Special Lomi is packed not just with thick fresh egg noodles but also with eggs, kikiam, fish balls and …

Manilachon, The Famous Lechon Porchetta

After all the excitement, I left SM Cinema 2 hurt and honestly, quite hungry. Pretty sure you’ve guessed which movie I’m talking about. Anyway, my family and I were at The Block, SM North EDSA and the first place you would want to check out when you’re hungry is The Food Circuit located at the ground floor. Why, you ask? Well, The Food Circuit features many restaurants and cafes which means that whatever type of dish you want, you will definitely find it there. So when my grandmother said she was craving for lechon, we checked each restaurant and something caught our eye. We saw an aluminum (I think) silver lechon and below it is a sign that says Manilachon, The Famous Lechon Porchetta. Manilachon has a simple set up but their strikingly beautiful wall décor/ signage, lights and those two crispy lechon displayed near the entrance made the place so inviting. But what I like even more is the simplicity of their menu. Want some Lechon Porchetta? You can order the classic or the spicy …