Monday, April 10, 2017

RB CTY (Rib City): The Place for Huge Ribs and More! (Mandaluyong City)

Let me as you have you been to RB CTY (Rib City)In case you haven't heard about it, then let me tell you... they serve huge ribs for an unbelievable price!

rib city

They have two branches: Maginhawa and Pioneer Highlands North.   The road to RB CTY Pioneer Highlands North is a bit tricky and there are not much sign to lead you to it

rib city

But, google can be your friend in finding this hidden gem.
 
rib city

You'll find RB CTY as a laid back chill place.

rib city



rib city
I found it to be surprisingly spacious especially the al fresco area.

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rib city
I love how they have building blocks to keep you occupied while you wait. 

rib city
But, we were more enticed by their All You Can Eat Promo.

Food

Rib Blvd (with 1 drink, 1 CTY rice, 1 Side Eats)
suburban ribs
Suburban (258 php)
Now let's get on with the food.  Believe it or not, the Suburban is their smallest portion of ribs.  This is twice the usual serving from other rib joints.  This serves 1 but a petite lady can find this beyond satisfying.  Aside from the soft part near the rack that almost falls of the bone, there's the sinful but delectably good amount of fats and a lean meaty part.  Their very own classic barbecue sauce is a great blend of sweet and spiced.  I can sense a hint of peanut butter in it too.

 
rb cty
20 oz drink (comes in every meal)

The drink that come with every meal is huge too.  You can choose between lemon, red and green iced tea.

All You Can Eat Surf and Turf
all you can eat
All You Can Eat Surf and Turf (458 php)

My companion took on the All You Can Eat Surf and Turf.  It comes with ribs, tempura, awesome wings, 1 side and 1 drink.  The Ribs where as huge as the Suburban but stacked together.  The Tempura is a mixed one with shrimp and sweet potatoThe Awesome Wings were not so plump but the size was insignificant since you can refill anything you want from this plate.  And for the price, that's quite a steal!  How many ribs, tempura and wings do you think you can finish?   

Sweet Trail
white toblerone cheesecake
White Toblerone Cheesecake (148 php)

After such a heavy meal, we had an inkling for some sweet ender.   The very rich and dense White Toblerone Cheesecake was just the right choice.  Don't let the size fool you.  I'm telling you just one biteful of this is enough to bring you to cream cheese heaven.  That's how explosive the flavor of this treat is.  I liked that the white toblerone sauce is not too sweet and harmonizes with the cream cheese well. 


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're looking for a hefty rib meal that will surely fit your budget, then go to RB CTY.  They also have group meals so better bring some company for more savings.  Bottomline: This is where you go to get filled up with sulit rib meals especially when you're craving for meat and you're tired of the usual fast food joints.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating RB CTY (Rib City) Menu
Ambiance N/A
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
RB CTY (Rib City)
Branches 63 Maginhawa st. UP Village, Quezon City

Upper Ground, Pioneer Highlands North, Pioneer cor. Madison Sts., Mandaluyong City
Business Hours 10:30am-12am
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 250-600
Free WiFi Yes
Contact (0917) 871-4681
Other 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SM Mega Fashion Hall: Mega Food Fest 2017 (April 2-5 2017)

It's a big food celebration this year at SM Mega Fashion Hall Mega Food Fest 2017 from April 2-5 2017.

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When I arrived, I was already overwhelmed with the food choices as there are 17 food booths to choose from.  And, most of them offer more than one dish.  I was also surprised with the pricing!  It's so affordable!

8 Cuts Burger
mega food fest 2017
The first one that got my attention was 8 Cuts BurgerTheir offering is a classic which I've missed since I have always been a fan as I've shared here.

Cibo
mega food fest 2017
To pair my 8 Cuts Cheeseburger, I got some drinks from Cibo.

mega food fest 2017

Did you know that Cibo is now celebrating its 20th year?  I've shared my love for their dishes before here.


mega food fest 2017
So I just got Te Freddo Iced Tea.

Taco Vengo
mega food fest 2017
It's my first time to try Taco VengoThe Korean Beef Taco is a must try!

Bliss Bowls
mega food fest 2017
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to try Bliss Bowls' Berry Bliss Smoothie Bowl.  I will try that next time!


Makansutra
mega food fest 2017
I have to admit, I still have not tried Makansutra.


mega food fest 2017
Now that I've tried their Braised Chicken w/ Yam Rice, I'll make some time to their other dishes soon. 

mega food fest 2017
Having tried other Raintree Restaurants, it just occurred to me that I have never tried Chelsea Kitchen.


mega food fest 2017

This Truffle Spinach Dip is so addictively good!  Gotta love the presentation too.  Definitely instagrammable.  (Yes, posting that on my IG soon)

Sarsa
mega food fest 2017
Sarsa knows how to appease me.

mega food fest 2017
I could never resist a good palabok and the Sarsa Palabok is more than just good!  The price is a steal too!  For 120 php you get one with drinks.

Yabu
mega food fest 2017


mega food fest 2017
Yabu has so many branches now and always with lines.  For such reason, I have not revisited it for quite some time.  Could you believe my last visit was already 5 years ago?  I was surprised that they now have Katsu Sliders so I just had to try some.

Alqueria
mega food fest 2017


mega food fest 2017
You can't usually order a paella when you're dining solo or twosome.  So when you can order one for an affordable price, you just have to grab it!  Got myself all of Alqueria's offering.

Satchmi
mega food fest 2017
Satchmi's Cold Brew was already sold out by the time I arrived.  It was only 3 pm!  I was a bit saddened but more curious to want to try it next time.  I was able to try their Cafe Latte though and it was really good!

Le Petit Souffle
mega food fest 2017
Perfect for the summer, I got myself some really creamy Green Tea Ice Cream from Le Petit Souffle

mega food fest 2017
If only I wasn't full already, I'd also try some Green Tea Cake.

LAVA Cheese Tarts
mega food fest 2017
I've tried a couple of Japanese Tarts but not one like Lava Cheeese Tart's Gorgonzola with Honey

mega food fest 2017
Cheese lovers will sing for joy with just a biteful of these.

Sweetea's by da.u.de
mega food fest 2017
While I'm usually inclined towards gourmet fragrant tea blends, I found the Citrus Tea quite refreshing.  The sweetness is mellow so it was pleasing to the taste buds.  It cleansed my palate after having tried so many dishes.

Linguini Fini
mega food fest 2017
When it comes to gourmet Italian, I have always considered Linguini Fini as one of the top.  Their Linguini Adobo Gemolata is one of the best savory pasta I've had.

Fireside by Kettle
mega food fest 2017
The Truffle Potato Chips was gone in 60 seconds.  Need I say more?

Cooking Demonstration
mega food fest 2017
I was also able to watch the cooking demonstration by Chef Miko AspirasWhat amazed me was his creativity for using unique ingredients to simple delicacies.

mega food fest 2017
Later on, Chef Margarita Flores shared her success story which for me was very inspiring.  I've always been a fan of hers.  I really liked CiboLusso is really good too but being practical I tend to be more favorable towards Cibo.   Perhaps, I should try her other restaurants too.    

So grab your chance to drop by SM Mega Fashion Hall Mega Food Fest 2017It's a good thing that the pricing is very affordable because I'm sure you can't just order one dish.  You'd want to try more!  (Check out my #eatmega #megafoodfest2017 food posts and stories on instagram @tsinoyfoodies)

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Soi Restaurant: Let's Eat Some Thai

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try out Soi along with other bloggers.  I've actually been wanting to try Soi since they opened at Robinsons Place Ermita

But, the invite is actually in Glorietta so this is where I got to dine first.

The colorful lamps are the first to capture my attention as I stepped in.  It gives a nice Asian touch to the casual diner.

Food

Appetizer
Fresh Spring Roll (168 php)
We started off with the Fresh Spring Roll.

Soup
Tom Yam Gung (298 php)
Then warmed our bellies with the Tom Yam Gung.  I initially thought this was some curry dish because of the bright orange color and thickness of the soup.  But, this Tom Yum turned out to be a delicious very lightly spiced and sour Tom Yam Gung that my fellow bloggers liked.


Fried Noodles
Pad Thai Shrimp (298 php)
For me, it's not a Thai meal without pad thaiThe Pad Thai Shrimp is a must order when dining at Soi.

Curry
Seafood in Yellow Curry (288 php)
I'm such a curry fan so I can't help but indulge myself to most of the Seafood in Yellow Curry.  The seafood are all so tender making them a pleasurable viand.


Rice Dishes
Green Curry Fried Rice with Fish Fillet (188 php)
The Green Curry Fried Rice with Fish Fillet is a meal in itself. 

Fried Rice with Seafood & Basil Leaves (278 php)
I prefer the Fried Rice with Seafood & Basil Leaves over the one with the fish fillet.  This is what I'll probably order if I'm dining solo.

Dessert
Thai Halo-Halo (138 php)
The Thai Halo-Halo is and what appears to be a snow cone.  Unfortunately, I really couldn't appreciate this.  Dessert has always been my favorite part in a Thai meal.  This is the very first time that I was let down.  This is far from the Ruamit or Thai halo-halo that I've encountered before.


Healthy Drinks
Thai Iced Tea (85 php)
Soi has a lot of healthy drink options.  The Thai Iced Tea is nice sweet drink that goes well with any meal.


Soi Restaurant
Branches 1. Glorietta
2. Alabang Town Center
3. SM Megamall
4. SM Mall of Asia
5. Robinsons Ermita
6. SM Seaside Cebu
Business Hours 10am-10pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 300-600
Free WiFi No
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