Crabs for us represent something special.  These premium and luxurious treasures of the sea are so expensive that they are only served during special occasions.  But Templo changed my perspective!


dapitan 55

Templo is offering an Unlimited Szechuan Experience which includes Shrimps and Crabs. 

templo szechuan
Before proceeding with the food experience, let me share with you where you can find TemploTemplo is located in a small complex near Banawe called Dapitan 55.  It offers limited capacity for around 30 persons so I advise that you call for reservation.


Unlimited Szechuan Experience
templo unlimited szechuan
Price as of Sept 2, 2019
There's no time limit or option limit at a time.  Per dish order is a platefull of 200 grams.

Crab
templo unlimited crabs
Crabs
It's been a very long time since we specifically aimed for unlimited crabs.  After the Red Crab craze, there hasn't been any famed unlimited crabs place in awhile.  Even the most luxurious hotel buffets cannot be expected to offer unlimited crabs or even just having some of it.  

So when we heard about Templo's promo, we instantly came to check it out.  To be honest, we were expecting to have small crab species like what we Filipinos refer to as "alimasag".  But, instead we got huge well-cleaned mud crabs.  To prove to you that they cook it fresh, Templo also sells live ones!

The menu offers two options: Soy Garlic Crab and Salted Egg Crab.  But, there's also a third off-menu option which is plain Steamed Crab.  You can't go wrong with any option.  But based on experience, the Salted Egg Crab should be the pricier variant so those who are naturally calculative in nature should opt for it. 

Shrimp
soy garlic shrimp
Soy Garlic Shrimp

For Shrimp, you should try all three options:  Soy Garlic Shrimp, Sweet Chili Shrimp and Salted Egg Tempura.  The Soy Garlic Shrimp offers the lightest flavor that complements the natural shrimp taste.


sweet chili shrimp
Sweet Chili Shrimp
The Sweet Chili Shrimp was not as spicy as we thought.  The mild spiciness gave a slight spike to the taste buds after being aroused by the delicious sweetness. 

salted egg tempura
Salted Egg Tempura
The Salted Egg Tempura was different from the Japanese-style tempura.  The batter is close to our Filipino dish Camaron Rebosado.  But, we loved this not for the batter but for the really soft and juicy shrimp under the delicious salted egg coating.  Mind you, this is quite addictive!


Meat

szechuan sliced pork
Szechuan Sliced Pork

Though the Crabs and Shrimps on their own could be the main reason for availing of the Unlimited Szechuan Experience, the Meats are also not to be missed!  You can really savor the authentic spiciness of Szechuan as the dishes have a hint of chili oil.

szechuan pork intestines
Szechuan Pork Intestine
We especially enjoyed the Szechuan Pork Intestine which was pleasurably chewy.



szechuan duck breast
Szechuan Duck Breast
The Szechuan Duck Breast is a first try for us.  It was really good!



Others
crab rice
Crab Rice
With all the Crabs that Templo is serving, we can all assume that the juices were somehow infused into its Crab Rice which was packed with crab flavor.


Ala Carte
seafood combo platter
Seafood Combo Platter
If you or any of your friends are not heavy eaters, no problem as you can also avail of Templo's ala carte menu.  So there's really no excuse for the killjoys to miss a good dining experience together haha!

Drinks
templo signature milk tea
Templo Signature Milk Tea (115 php)
For drinks, you can go for the Templo Signature Milk Tea which is similar to a Thai milk tea with jelly.

lick drinks
Lick Iced Tea (138 php) and Lick Mango Juice (138 php)
You can also choose Lick variants.  The minty Lick Iced Tea and the almost puree tasting Lick Mango Juice are our favorites.


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Templo's Unlimited Szechuan Experience may not be as expansive in terms of other buffets within the same price range but you get really quality seafood!  Templo does not even restrict you with any time limit so you can stay as much as you can and fill buckets full of seafood.  So, yes! Give Templo a try and we encourage you do so with a prior reservation.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Templo Menu
Ambiance Ala Carte
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Templo
Business Address Dapitan Lifestyle Complex, 55 Dapitan Corner D. Tuazon Street, Lourdes, Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,000
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 244-7640
Other 

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Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort is the freshest Anilao Batangas hangout.  While you can wallow the day away in their comfortable huts, there are also many fun activities for the more adventurous soul. 



saltitude anilao batangas
Of course, when you hear Anilao Batangas, the first thing that comes to mind is snorkeling and scuba diving as the area has one of the most amazing marine life in the country.

saltitude dive and beach resort
Actually, Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort is the new and revamped Anilao Beach Club.  It now has quirky-decorated themes rooms which represent activities you can do by the beach.



saltitude dive and beach resort
The place has become fresh, hip, colorful and fun!  It pioneers its own activities such as coastal clean-ups and Saturday night beach BBQ during summertime.  

Brunchin' at the Beach
saltitude resort food
Last August 17, 2019, Saltitude just launched its Brunchin' at the Beach which is available every Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. 


saltitude brunch buffet
Even if you're not staying at Saltitude, you can avail of the Brunchin' at the Beach for a drop-in rate of 699 php.  The rate is inclusive of the unlimited drinks with a choice of Infused Water, Orange Juice or Brewed Barako Coffee.


saltitude american buffet
Just for the launch, we had an Intercontinental Brunch from American to Italian Cuisines.  For the next Saturdays, it will changed to other themes such as Spanish, Asian, Mexican and the like. 


saltitude mediterranean buffet
Every dish we tried was delicious!

saltitude pinoy buffet
With this kind of execution during the launch, we have no doubt that it will be even better as it continuous.


saltitude asian buffet
The Asian selection was quite luxurious with California Maki and

steamed fish

Steamed Fish which is a typical Tsinoys' favorite.

buko pandan

With so many choices, remember to save room for dessert!

So clearly, Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort has it all!  Eat. Drink. Dive. Snokle. Windsurf.  Do them all at Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort.

Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort
Business Address Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines
Business Hours Brunch Hours:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person Drop-In Rate: 699 php
Free WiFi No
Contact (0927) 422-0428
Other  Website
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Bonifacio Global City is one of the most progressive places in the Metro.  Malls continue to be bigger and better.   Market! Market! has recently opened its new C5 Wing where Mr. Korea BBQ established its pioneer branch.

mr korea unlimited bbq
Mr. Korea BBQ is a sister company of Jin Joo Korean Grill.  While we enjoyed the Chesse Deung Galbi (치즈등갈비) of Jin Joo we have yet to try the unlimited k-bbq with 10 flavors there.  So, imagine how thrilled we were to discover that Mr. Korea BBQ offers 14 flavors!


mr korea market market
The interiors of Mr. Korea BBQ is modern, hip, colorful and creative.  It has the industrial feel with grilled pipes, steel wallings and neon lights.  It gives a comfortable feel that let's you dine as long as you want.

Drinks
self service juice bar
Mr. Korea BBQ is the first unlimited korean barbecue concept we have encountered to offer an unlmited self-service juice bar.  

Food
mr korea flatlay
Each table is provided a set of side dishes or banchan (반찬), three dipping sauces or ssamjang (쌈장), cheese sauce dip  and lettuce wrap or ssam (쌈). Yes, like its sister company Jin Joo, it also has the awesomecheese sauce and its refillable to your heart's content. 

Banchan (반찬)
korean banchan
banchan (반찬)
Since we dined for the first time, we assumed the banchan may vary as it is the usual practice in korean restaurants.  Nevertheless, we give a full thumbs up for the banchan we tried (in clockwise order):
  1. Cabbage Kimchi (양배추 김치)
  2. Gamjachae Bokkeum (감자채 볶음)
  3. Yangpa Jangajji (Soy Pickled onions) (양파 장아찌)
  4. Sigeumchi Namul (Seasoned Spinach) (시금치 나물 반찬)
  5. Gamja Salad (Mashed Potato Salad): (감자샐러드) 


beef bulgogi
On the grill were additional complimentary dishes: Beef Bulgogi and Tteokbokki (Sticky Rice Cake) (떡볶이).  The Beef Bulgogi is exactly the same as one of the flavors so we recommend that you just have this replenished from time to time.  Small serving is better.  Its best to remove the Tteokbokki from the grill so as not too overcook it.  
 


Three Dipping Sauces or ssamjang (쌈장)
koream dipping sauces

1. DoenJang (Korean Soybean Paste) (된장) and Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste) (고추장)
  •  This is the main sauce for grilled unmarinated meats such as the Samgyupsal (삼겹살구이) and Woogyupsal.
2. Gireumjang (Sesame oil, Salt and Pepper sauce) 기름장
  •  This sauce goes well with the marinated grilled meats.
3. Wasabi and Soy Sauce (간장 와사비 소스)
  • This sauce brings out the flavor of  grilled meatseaten on its own (without being wrapped by lettuce)
Meats
Under Mr. Korea's Rules, you can only order 2 kinds of meat for 4 full paying adults and 3 kinds of mats for 6-full paying adults at a time.  We suggest that you order a variety of comabinations (i.e. rolls, unmarinated and marinated pork and beef).

Pork
pork teriyaki enoki roll
Pork Teriyaki Enoki Roll
The Pork Teriyaki Enoki Roll is one of our favorites!  Try dipping this with Mr. Korea's cheese sauce.  The flavor is akin to a cheesy bacon dish.


Beef
dry rub woosamgyup
Dry Rub Woosamgyup
The Dry Rub Woosamgyup is so flavorful that you can enjoy this better with lettuce wrap or ssam (쌈) or rice.  
 
korean chili pepper woosamgyup
Korean Chili Pepper Woosamgyup

The Korean Chili Pepper Woosamgyup is suitable for those enjoy powdery and pepperish dishes.

Korean Hotpot Set
korean noodles
Unli Hot Pot Set (Add 50 php)
We don't recommend the Unli Hot Pot Set since the broth even with all the ingredients lack flavor.  If you opt to avail of this option, you can try to add some cheese sauce into it for a more wholesome umami flavor.  

mr korea unlimited bbq
Unlimited BBQ plus Unli Hot Pot Set (Add 50 php)

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Mr. Korea BBQ offers an enjoyable unlimited Korean BBQ experience for a reasonable price.  With 14 flavors of meat and unlimited cheese dip, we guarantee that you will have a very fulfilling Korean BBQ meal.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Mr. Korea Menu
Ambiance Meat Menu  | Beverages and Rules
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Mr. Korea
Business Address Ground Floor, C5 Wing, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-600
Free WiFi No
Contact (0927) 688-9555
Other 

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