Monday, April 27, 2015

The family has two favorite affordable restaurants in SM Mall of Asia: El Pollo Loco and Masuki.  Since I've shared about the former, this time I'll proceed with the latter.

masuki since 1930
Masuki is located right next to El Pollo LocoThe sign is huge so it's easy to spot.

masuki since 1930
This is just a branch as the original pioneer one established since 1930 is in Chinatown.

masuki since 1930
The dinning area is simply but clean-looking.


Short Orders 
masuki since 1930
Pork Siomai (35 php/piece)
The Pork Siomai is one of the best siomai for us.  Just look at its size and a bite of it will confirm that it's pure pork without any extenders.

masuki since 1930
Wonton Chicken Mami Regular (150 php)

 If you enjoy light tasting broth or want your broth to taste dominantly of Masuki's special sauce, the
Wonton Chicken Mami may be a good choice for youThey are quite generous with their ingredients.  The chicken is tender enough.  And, the wonton is as chunky  but small in size compared to their Pork Siomai.
masuki since 1930
Beef Chicken Wonton Mami Regular (180 php)

 I always prefer the heaviest and most extravagant variant available so the Beef Chicken Wonton Mami is always my choice.

masuki since 1930
Special Sauce
A lot of people use the Special Sauce as a dip for their noodles like eating the Japanese soba or  tsukemen.  A lazy one like me, would scoop some this into my bowl.  To tell you the truth, their broth is too light for me but I don't mind having it when dining with the family.

Siopao (85 php)

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Masuki Since 1930 has built its own style and brand with its Special Sauce as the key factor.  It's good, unique and affordable so I can see that its success will continue on in the coming years.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Masuki Since 1930 Menu
Ambiance Short Orders 1 | Short Orders 2 | Mami |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Masuki Since 1930
Branches Binondo

929 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

SM Mall of Asia
GF, North Wing, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA),
Pasay City, Metro Manila

SM Megamall
Lower Ground Floor, Building B, SM Mega Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

368 Unit 203 Sekai Center, Ortigas Avenue Corner Madison Street, Greenhills, San Juan City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 150-300
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 403-7623
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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Friday, April 24, 2015

While, I couldn't be in Japan to witness the blooming of cherry blossoms, I'm fortunate enough to be invited to Tokyo Bubble Tea's Sakura Season Launch last week.

tokyo bubble tea
I'm quite surprised that Tokyo Bubble Tea is a homegrown concept because their Japanese fusion drinks and meals are awesome!

For the Tokyo Bubble Tea's Sakura Season Launch they have introduced 3 new Sakura JCC Milk Teas: Sakura Royal Milk Tea, Sakura Strawberry Milk Tea, and Sakura Taro Milk Tea and 3 new Sakura Bento Trays: Sakura Soy Ginger Fish, Sakura Chicken Katsu, and Sakura Ebi Furai with Hamburg.

sakura chicken katsu
Sakura Chicken Katsu (360 php)
I got to try the Sakura Chicken Katsu.   This is my first meal at Tokyo Bubble Tea by the way and I'm very impressed.  This is a very delicious and wholesome meal.

sakura taro milk tea
Sakura Taro Milk Tea
I've always loved the regular Tokyo Bubble Tea's Taro Milk Tea.  The Sakura Taro Milk Tea is even better.

sakura mango roll
Sakura Mango Roll
We also got to try Honeybon's Sakura Mango Roll.

sakura mango roll
It was very beautiful and the price is reasonable too.

sakura mango roll
Sakura Mango Roll (120 php/slice)
I loved the Sakura Mango Roll because it has a slightly tangy and sweet taste.  It was also very light and fluffy.

Possible Prizes
If you mix and match the Sakura Bento Trays and Sakura JCC Milk Teas will get to pick a prize from the special Sakura tree which is overflowing with exclusive Tokyo Bubble Tea merchandise including super cute plush toys and snazzy tees featuring our three favorite Bubblets, Sakura, Midori, and Ichiban!  You can also get some awesome vouchers.

Bubblets, Sakura, Midori, and Ichiban
 I already got the Sakura.  I want to collect them all! =)  The Sakura Season is available for a limited time stating from April 15 so let's try our luck! 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I wanted to clear my mind off one night and decided to take a random stroll.  Then, my stomach grumbled and I found myself enticed to try Slice N' Dice Char-Grilled Steaks nearby.

slice n dice chargrilled steaks
To be honest, I've long been curious about this because I've heard people rave about it.  And, their pricing is really intrintriguing

slice n dice chargrilled steaks
It was a huge diner at Avenue of the Arts Building but it looked barely occupied.  It was clean looking and cool enough.  The staffs are very nice and quick to assist too.

slice n dice chargrilled steaks
I was surprised that they also have affordable KTV rooms and they serve beer.

slice n dice chargrilled steaks
While waiting for my order, I took my time to tinker their condiments.  They are also open to feedbacks and they market their franchising

slice n dice chargrilled steaks
Complimentary Mushroom Soup
It wasn't long when I was served a hot bowl of Complimentary Mushroom Soup.  It was good enough.  It really had mushroom bits.  It was a bit diluted but quite tasty - more on the salty side.

Steak 99ers (Rice All You Can Just Add 10 php; Iced Tea Add 39 php)
junior t bone
Junior T Bone (99 php)
The Junior T Bone is already served with rice, buttered corn and carrots and gravy.  It looked as if it was served right of the grill.  The portion is pretty good for a junior and being priced at 99 php, it was a steal deal!

junior t bone
Junior T Bone (99 php)
It was grilled medium - just the way I like it.  It would have been good enough for me as it was tender.  But, I found it tad too salty for my taste.  In fact, this is the saltiest steak I've ever had in my life!  I could eat it without bathing it with gravy and gulping loads of water.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
For the price, cleanliness and service, Slice N' Dice Char-Grilled Steaks is a steal deal!  I somehow which that they didn't over-seasoned their steaks in salt though.  Afterall, they could add salt on the table as a condiment. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Slice N' Dice Char-Grilled Steaks Menu
Ambiance Premium Grilled Steaks | Steak Platter
Steak 99ers | Steak 99ers 2
Budget Buddies | Steak Plus
Savers | Snackers | Desserts | KTV |

=Favorites or Recommended 
Slice N' Dice Char-Grilled Steaks
Branches Roxas
GF Avenue of Arts Building, Sta Monica,
Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

Metrolane Complex 20th Ave. cor. P.Tuazon Blvd. Proj. 4
Cubao Q.C, Metro Manila

G/F WMEDG WaltermartCtr. North Edsa Q.C, Metro Manila

UNIT 102-A G/F Nepo Mall Doña Teresa cor. St. Joseph St.,Sto. Rosario Angeles City Pampanga

2108 Legarda St. Quiapo Manila, Metro Manila

3/F 317-318 SM City Calamba National Hi-Way Brgy. Real Calamba City Laguna


3/F Tower 2 Podium 3 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Makati, Metro Manila

UNIT 104A SM Supercenter Valenzuela, MC Arthur Hi-Way,Karuhatan Valenzuela City, Metro Manila

1/F Metrotown Mall Mc Arthur Hi-Way Tarlac City

111 Maharlika Hi-WayNueva Ecija Cabanatuan City

75 Unit G. Timog Ave. Diliman Q.C, Metro Manila

123 Kalayaan Ave. Brgy. Central Q.C, Metro Manila

Puregold bldg. PacitaComplex San Pedro Laguna

California GardenSquare

California Garden Square, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila


Tumawini Isabela


Business Hours 9am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 80-100
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 516-9176
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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Monday, April 20, 2015

The family has always wanted to check out The Grove so we drove out there and landed at Sunrise Buckets.

sunrise buckets the grove

Sunrise Buckets looks like a small surf shack apparently lost in the crowded city of Pasig.


buffalo chicken salad
Buffalo Chicken Salad (265 php)
Starting our meal with a healthy salad.  The Buffalo Chicken Salad is a classic salad with greens and your choice of dressing: vinaigrette (our option) or ranch dressing plus their Buffalo Chicken Poppers with bleu cheese and sour cream.

chili fries
Chili Fries (235 php)
Enticed by the food posters, mom ordered the Chili Fries.  It was served in a rectangular baking pan smothered with cheese sauce and chili con carne that gives comforting delight to.the crisp coated and internally mushy thick potato fries.

By the Bay
fish garden salad
Fish Garden Salad (295 php)
The Fish Garden Salad is a combination of their crispy brown fish of the day served with mustard dip and salad with vinaigrette.

sunrise buckets
Of course, the main star of our night were the buckets of chicken Wings.  

sunrise buckets
 Each bucket was labelled accordingly so we don't get confused cause some really look alike.  We wanted to try more variants so we opted to have everything at half pound which is 4-5pieces of wings.

sunrise buckets

With our plastic gloves on, we pleasured ourselves with the glazed sauces and crunchy chicken skin. 

sunrise buckets
Sunrise Original Half Pound (175 php)
The Sunrise Original is classic buffalo wings and we love it just the way it is.

sunrise buckets
A & W Rootbeer Glazed Half Pound (245 php)
The A & W Rootbeer Glazed is an interesting twist that we all appreciated.

sunrise buckets
Jack Daniel's Half Pound (245 php)
We found the Jack Daniel's too sweet for our taste.

sunrise buckets
Jim Beam Jalapeno Half Pound (245 php)
The Jim Beam Jalapeno is really good with its nice spicy kick.

sunrise buckets
Garlic Parmesan Half Pound (245 php)
The Garlic Parmesan was just okay.

sunrise buckets
The Wings were so skinny so we managed to leave only the bones for the bone collector.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Sunrise Buckets is a fun place to get your hands dirty and delight your taste buds with different sauces.  I just wished the Wings weren't as skinny so it's worth the effort.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Sunrise Buckets Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 | Menu 3
Menu 4 | Menu 5 | Fries
Breakfast | Milkshake | Refreshments
Desserts | Alcohol | Alcohol 2Brewed Roasts |  
Starters | Samplers | 25 SaucesWings 
=Favorites or Recommended 
Sunrise Buckets
Branches The Grove
The Grove By Rockwell, C5, Near Ortigas Avenue, Ugong, 
Pasig City, Metro Manila

Madison Square, Madison St. Cor. Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills,
San Juan City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 150-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 234-1382
Other  Website
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