Monday, June 27, 2016

There's just something about the cool Baguio climate that makes you hungrier than usual.  Thus, an eat-all-you-can buffet may be the ideal affordable choice.  And, if you're looking for a sulit (bang-for-the-buck) buffet in Baguio City, let me introduce to you Kalapaw Restaurant.

kalapaw restaurant baguio

Kalapaw Restaurant is a bit challenging to find because it is not found along the main roads of Baguio City.  Instead, it is found in the a narrow Martinez Street on Engineer's Hill, right behind the Victory Bus Station and the Microtel Hotel.

kalapaw restaurant baguio
 And, you see this sign right here is your only clue to guide you.

kalapaw restaurant baguio
According to this, it is Baguio's Top 10 Most Outstanding Restaurant.

kalapaw restaurant baguio
The atmosphere is very simple.  There are no air-conditioners and to be honest, it smelled like a a carinderia.

Ilocano Buffet
kalapaw restaurant baguio
They had a lot of food selections.  For 300 pesos, it's a real steal.  My only concern is the evident presence of buzzing flies and the uncovered food warmers that was a big drawback in my dining experience.  It makes me prefer the posh ambiance of O' Mai Khan perhaps.  But, such hygiene matters could have easily been addressed had they used the covers which were only stored underneath.

kalapaw restaurant baguio


kalapaw restaurant baguio
The food is pretty good.  I appreciate that they really ensured that the food is warm. 


kalapaw restaurant baguio
This section is the special addition for weekends.  During weekdays, the rate is only 199 php but without this Ilocano favoritesBagnet all you can makes it quite tempting.

kalapaw restaurant baguio

Pako Salad, Ilocano Empanada and Calamares anyone?


kalapaw restaurant baguio
They even have Sinanglao.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Overall, Kalapaw Restaurant is worth it.  It's selling point is the price and food quality.  Hope they just have their dishes covered that's all.  They also have ala carte and group meals.  I heard they are also famous for their Boodle Fight.  I'm think this is also the same with the Taste of Laoag in the food court stall which I encountered in SM North Edsa SM Food Court.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Kalapaw Restaurant Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 |
Menu 3 | Menu |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Kalapaw Restaurant
Business Address 117 Martinez Street Engineer's Hill, Baguio, Philippines
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 150-500
Free WiFi No
Contact (074) 619-2185 | (0922) 800-9330
Other  Website
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Monday, June 20, 2016

When thinking about a glorifying burger joint to meet your long-time burger craving, Zark's Burger is the place to be!


zarks burger taft
Zark's in Taft now has more street-side visibility compared to its former place at the second floor of Archer's Nook

Food

Minor League
blue cheese burger
Blue Cheese Burger (150 php)
Starting from the minor league, I had a Blue Cheese Burger.  This is my all-time favorite. 


Major League
tombstone burger
Tombstone Burger (555 php)
Way back, I tried the Jawbreaker.  And because my tummy has grown over the years, I now have to upgrade to the Tombstone Burger.

tombstone burger
Tombstone Burger (555 php)
Really, when you have a burger craving like mine, such craving can be met by no other than the Tombstone Burger.  Take a look at this two pound cheeseburger beauty: four juicy and greasy burger patties stacked and accentuated by the creamy cheese sauce.

Starters
wings n chips
Wings 'N Chips (145 php)
For my companion, he had the Wings 'N Chips...  

Hotdogs
mushroom dawg
Mushroom Dawg (85 php)
and the Mushroom Dawg.  I have to admit, I haven't explored the non-burger selections at Zark's.  But based on my companions feedback, looks like they were pretty good too.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're looking for a place for burger indulgence, Zark's Burger is your destination for such gratification.  Of course, my word is not something new as this joint has a always amassed great popularity.  In fact, it has multiple branches now to satisfy your cravings anytime anywhere.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Zark's Burger Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 | Menu 3
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Zark's Burger
Branches Taft
GF, Burgundy Building, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
(02) 392-1211

Katipunan
2nd Floor, 318 Katipunan Avenue (Front of Ateneo Univesrsity)
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0936) 159-1868

BF Homes
35 Presidents Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City 
(0905) 301-2782

Eastwood Citywalk
Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 570-0585

Venice Piazza
GF, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
(02) 551-9884

SM North Edsa
3rd Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
(0916) 660-8302
SM City Fairview
Lower Ground Floor, SM City Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City
(0906) 240-3051 

SM City Bacoor
3F SM City Bacoor, Tirona Hwy, Bacoor, Cavite
(0905) 493-1016

SM Southmall
SM Southmall, Food Street, Alabang - Zapote Road, Almanza, Las Piñas City
(0915) 757-3631

SM City Santa Mesa
SM City, Santa Mesa, Quezon City 
(0915) 143-4959

Shopwise Arcade
Shopwise Arcade, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City 
Business Hours 10am-10pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge None
Budget/Person 100-800
Free WiFi No
Other 
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I guess we were fed up from all the holiday indulgence that we opted for a sustainable and organic concept for shobe's birthday.  Thus, we made our reservation at The Wholesome Table in Bonifacio Global City.

the wholesome table

The place was full.  Good thing our table was waiting for us.  Otherwise, we'd be seating al fresco on a warm night.

the wholesome table

the wholesome table
Floor space was limited there's not much of a walk way.  It didn't feel cramp though because of the decor.  It even had a tree inside.

the wholesome table
This area looks cozy with pillows to boot.

Food
the wholesome table
Complimentary Bread Basket
While waiting for our orders, we started our feast with their  Complimentary Bread Basket.

 
kale caesar
Kale Caesar (320 php)
We ordered
the Kale Caesar.  We loved kale and the name is a witty.  It had  kale, romaine, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, aged parmigiano-reggiano and their special blend of creamy caesar dressing

Wood-Fired Pizzas
the mediterranean
The Mediterranean (590 php)
The Mediterranean is a wood-fired pizza topped with roasted eggplant, olives, capers, fresh oregano, parmigiano-reggiano and pecorino romano.  This is the first time to try the roasted eggplant as a topping and we thought it was awesome!

Pastas
vegetarianian baked bolognese
Vegetarian Baked Bolognese (490 php)
The Vegetarian Baked Bolognese is a great twist for the classic bolognese.  It has crispy tofu and bechamel and parmesan sauce.

Main Course 
chicken marsala
Chicken Marsala (750 php)
My little sister is one of the pickiest eater I know.  We were so happy that we loved the Chicken Marsala.



grass fed beef tenderloin
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin (850 php)

The Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin is also good but it's a little tough.

Sides
brown rice risotto
Brown Rice Risotto (150 php)
The Brown Rice Risotto was light mushroom flavor that it didn't overpower the viands.


the wholesome table
Shobe's Complimentary Cupcake
They sang and gave shobe a complimentary chocolate cupcake.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I know some people like my brother don't believe in the organic concept.  Well, for me if the food quality is good and the price is reasonable like The Wholesome Table then why not right?  You're happy and you at least have a shot in helping the eco-system.  The service is superb too.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating The Wholesome Table Menu
Ambiance Salads | Sandwiches | Pizza | Pasta | Power Bowls |  
Main Course | Sides | Salads |  
Salads | Salads | Salads

Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
The Wholesome Table
Business Address BGC
11AM – 11PM
30th St. Corner 7th Ave., Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig
(02) 867-0000 | 621-4111

Salcedo
7AM to 11PM
GF Infinity Tower, H.V. Dela Costa corner Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 848-7777

Estancia

Monday to Thursday 11AM to 9PM
Friday to Sunday 10AM to 10PM
LG Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig
(02) 655-7777
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 450-800
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Other  Website
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