For those who are familiar, I’m pretty sure you didn’t question the extra letter. But if you did question it well, I’m happy to inform you that I did not misspell Polland – unless I’m referring to the country which I am not. Polland or Polland Hopia is a hopia factory. They have been making delicious AND authentic mung bean cakes (Hopia) since in 1966. Why Polland? The reason behind this is simple – it was founded by Mrs. Po. With her recipes which withstood the test of time, Polland Hopia is still the choice of many may it be for a snack or a pasalubong. Advertisements
Hearing the name “Migo Mango”, I’m pretty sure you already have an idea what they’re offering. I have to say you are correct but I also have to inform you that they offer more than that! Migo Mango, the newest dessert shop to join the mango craze features different flavours that go perfectly with the “Golden Fruit”, the “National fruit of the Philippines”. First, let’s check their main offering called the Migo Mango.
Classic Savory has been around for a very long time, 1950 to be exact. Though I didn’t exactly see the brand grow, my abuelito and abuelita (grandparents) sure did. They said that they frequently visit their first branch which is located in Escolta and the classic chicken is a must-order. In a nutshell, Classic Savory is a really great place.
Have you been to Calle Bistro? I’ve been hearing about the place from my fellow Northerners but was only able to visit it a month ago. What is Calle Bistro, you ask? Well, Calle means “street” in Spanish and Venetian. This street is located at the side of Ever Gotesco Mall on Commonwealth Avenue. It is the mall’s lifestyle strip where they feature a series of cafes and restaurants. So whether you’re in search for a place to enjoy a lovely meal, snack or coffee, you’ll definitely find the perfect spot here.
I know it’s hard to believe but guilt-free and healthy milk tea options do exist, all thanks to the newest milk tea bar in the metro. The place is called UltraKappu Milk Tea Bar located at Bali Garden Residences, South Zuzuarragui Street, Old Balara Quezon City. UltraKappu (urutorakappu) literally means “ULTRA CUP”. They are a 100% Filipino startup with a name and theme loosely inspired by Japanese superheroes like Ultraman. Cool, eh? I think it’s super! Their ingredients; however, are imported from the original birthplace of milk tea which is Taiwan. But other than that UltraKappu is a minimalist milk tea bar from the ambience all the way to the drinks they offer. What do I mean, you ask?
Avocadoria! No, no, no. I’m not casting a spell as those in the Wizarding World. Avocadoria is a dessert stall or heaven for sweet tooths and avocado lovers. They recently opened their branch at Ayala Vertis North last July 27th. Since I’m a north girl, I passed by the following day (earlier today). So here’s what I learned. Avocadoria has four offerings: Avocado Shake, Avocado Lover, Avocado Dream, and Avocado Cheesecake. I got to try two.
Though I live near the area, there are only two restaurants along Visayas Avenue my family and I frequently visit. If we decide to dine in a different place, the nearest mall is the safest bet. It all works out sometimes but with the number of vehicles, going to the mall can be a hassle. But things are now going to change because there’s another restaurant that caught my attention. The place is called Chubs Chasers, a casual Filipino-American restaurant that offers All Day Breakfast, pasta dishes, premium steaks, and lots of chicken. Just a little note when ordering. Make sure to read their menu carefully because they have numerous good choices. So, you are sure to find something that’ll suit your taste and satisfy your cravings as I did!
Pares which literally means pair is an original Filipino dish. It is a combination of beef stew with garlic rice pared with a bowl of soup. The stew is cooked in soy sauce, anise and topped with spring onions. Again, this delicious Filipino dish can be eaten during breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if you want the best pares in town, visit Pares Retiro. They have a branch at 344 Visayas Ave corner Congressional Ave, Quezon City which is open 24/7. Besides pares, they also offer lugaw, mami, soup, pancit, sizzling sisig and more.
SM North EDSA’s new wing called the North Towers features various restaurants. Though I frequent that mall, I haven’t had the chance to fully explore that building. So when we parked at the newest building, we decided to find a restaurant there as well. We chose Roberto’s, a Filipino – American Steak House. According to their Facebook page, this place offers 100% Australian Beef and with an omnipresent Western Flavours among its menu, and making sure that quality food is served at pleasing prices combines with a relaxing ambience to form an incomparable dining experience.
It’s always fun to dine out and catch up with friends. But sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect spot. Besides the food and location (always consider Metro Manila traffic), the restaurant should have the right atmosphere and concept to carry on a conversation. You know, a place where you can eat and talk without others giving you the death stare. Let’s admit it! We’ve experienced that even been in those shoes. But you know how work can take so much of your time. So if you don’t see your friends often, there’s so much to talk about. Since I am the foodie in our group, I am in charge of searching and booking a table whenever we meet up. Good thing there’s a place like BOA Kitchen + Socials! Did I lose you there? Don’t worry! There is no actual snake but there is definitely a plus sign and the word “socials” in it. Let me explain. Their concept is divided into two: BOA Kitchen and BOA Socials. When they open at 9AM, you …
Yes, there’s another tea shop in the metro. For me, that’s not a bad thing because of one we live in a tropical country. Two, they offer a variety of blends perfect for every taste bud. Before I share with you the teas, let’s talk about Goodgood.
Have you heard of Aqua S? They offer the best soft served in Sydney and they are now here in Manila. Take note, the letter S actually stands for sea salt – their signature blue-hued soft serve which by the way is uniquely delightful. Oh, wait I’m sorry! Did I lose you at sea salt?