Meer Cafe: Tagaytay's Super Sulit Chill Place (Tagayatay Cavite)

Tagaytay City has become more than just a chill place for people who seek relaxation.  It has now become a food haven.  Aside from the famous established food joints, there are new food places to visit like Meer Cafe.

meer cafe
With Tagaytay City being more commercialized, I really noticed that most restaurants have a high price point. 

meer cafe
When I went to Meer Cafe, I had that impression too because of its chic and cozy ambiance. 

meer cafe
The mismatch tables and chairs offered a cool vibe.  While plush lofts and seats offers a comfortable stay.

buffalo chicken wings
Buffalo Chicken Wings (85 php)
Wow!  We were really surprised by their menu.  Everything was under 100 php.  Of course, I was skeptic.  I would think maybe they lacked in taste or the portion is so small.  But, upon trying our first order: Buffalo Chicken Wings, I knew I hit the jackpot by trying out Meer Cafe.

hot & spicy tofu
Hot & Spicy Tofu (65 php)
And, the menu had a wide selection.  They even have healthy and vegetarian dishes.

Pasta / Noodles
pad thai noodles
Pad Thai Noodles (65 php)
Could you believe that their Pad Thai Noodles is only 65 php?   Mind you it is good!  The only thing I could find here that could use an improvement is too lessen the sweetness a bit.

Slider (85 php)
Kids will surely enjoy these Slider.

Lunch x Dinner
crispy pata
Crispy Pata (325 php)
And, surely everyone will love this huge Crispy Pata.

chicken mango salad
Chicken With Mango Salad (95 php)
The Chicken With Mango Salad is so fresh!

Chefs Special
budhas delight
Budhas Delight (85 php)
The Budhas Delight is my veggie choice.  This is really a delight to all whether Budha, Buddha, me or you.

baby back ribs
Baby Back Ribs (175 php)
One of the must order and incredibly affordable is the Baby Back Ribs.

sizzling cherry brownies
Sizzling Chewy Brownies (60 php)
I don't blame you for over ordering because many will fit your budget but save room for dessert!

panna cotta
Panna Cotta 
blueberry cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake (1,133 php)
Meer's Blueberry Cheesecake is hands down one of the best cheesecakes I've tried!

blueberry cheesecakes
Blueberry Cheesecake (1,133 php)
I have a confession... I ate a lot of this... Me and my friend ate this in one sitting because it was addictively good.  I initially intended to bring this home to the family but just couldn't resist upon first bite.

caramel macchiato
Iced Caramel Macchiato (65 php)
The drinks are instagram-worthy but they are also as sweet as they look.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're in Tagaytay and looking for a satisfying meal that guarantees that you won't break the bank even when you're in big groups, Meer Cafe is the best option!  I don't think you can find an incredibly delicious yet affordable meal like this in Tagaytay and more so in Metro Manila.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Meer Cafe Menu
Ambiance Menu
=Favorites or Recommended 
Meer Cafe
Business Address Maharlika St, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 80-150
Free WiFi Yes
Contact (0925) 389-2888

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Zipang Modern Japanese Cuisine: Satisfying Authentic Japanese Lunch (Tomas Morato Quezon City)

A few weeks ago, my cousin treated me to a satisfying authentic Japanese lunch at Zipang Modern Japanese Cuisine.  Zipang is not along the main food scene area of Tomas Morato.

zipang modern japanese cuisine
But, it was conveniently placed beside Ingarden Philippines - my Aunt's world class home decor shop at Jamboree Street Corner Scout Fuentebella.

zipang modern japanese cuisine
I've really fortunate that my family and relatives have always been supportive of my hobbies and ventures.  Knowing that I loved photography, my cousin offered me the opportunity to try product photography by having a photo shoot of her items.

Of course, I was delighted with the project.  While food is the reason why I got into photography, I wanted to learn more than just food photography.   Because of blogging, I  got to try some Fashion Photography, Events Photography and Travel and Landscape Photography.  I also sometimes do Kiddie Party Videography and Photography with my sisters.  But, I've always had an enthusiasm for other types of photography.

Aside from the photography experience, they also bring me to new food places that I've never been to before such as Zipang.

According to the menu, the restaurant is owned by Chef Masashi from Nagano Japan

nikatsu set meal
Nikatsu Set Meal (270 php)
My cousin ordered the Nikatsu Set Meal which was a hefty serving.  My cousin couldn't finish this on her own so she shared it with me.  The katsu was delicious!  The appetizer varies but I think we were lucky because during our visit, it was a salmon dish that was amazing!  We both agreed that this set was a bang for the buck.  Not only was the katsu serving generous, it also included a high quality and special appetizer, miso soup, salad, Japanese rice and  pickles.

Gyu-Don (345 php)
My typical order from a Japanese restaurant is the gyudon.  I wanted to try the gyudon of all restaurants I visit if possible.  Zipang's Gyu-Don is good but it wasn't extraordinary enough for me to order again.  Moreover after seeing the generous serving and features of the Teishoku Set, I felt that the higher pricing of the Gyu-Don isn't justified.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Would we come back to Zipang again?  Definitely!  The dishes are authentic and of quality.  But, definitely go for the Teishoku Sets if you want to get the most out of  your money's worth.  The service is great too!

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Zipang Modern Japanese Cuisine Menu
Ambiance ★★ Sashimi | Nigirizushi | Makizushi | Teishoku | Teishoku 2
Otsumami | Soup | Salad | Tempura | Curry | Noodles | Rice
 | Donburi | Bento | Beverages
Taste ★★
Service ★★
Price ★★★
=Favorites or Recommended 
Zipang Modern Japanese Cuisine
Business Address 6 11th Jamboree Corner Scout Fuentabella Street, Sacred Heart,  Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 875-7834
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Roadster Roasters: Meat Lovers Hideout #FueledByMeat (TV5 Launch Pad Mandaluyong)

If you're looking or the meatiest time of your life, better check out Roadster Roasters.  This is the ultimate meat lovers hideout!

roadster roasters
It lives by its hashtag #fueledbymeat. 

It's a very chill eating and drinking place.  I'd say it's not too dark to be exclusively for drinking.  But, it cozy for drinking.  There's also an al fresco area for smokers. 


Roadster Brisket Nachos (295 php)
For starters, I highly recommend the Roadster Brisket Nachos.  Not sure if we were all just really hungry by the time this was served but we really dug deep into this nacho bowl and emptied this quick.

mozza bombs
Mozza Bombs (235 php)
The Mozza Bombs is a bit pricey but it's an irresistible combination of bacon and mozzarella.

Beef Brisket

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If I would choose just one dish... one glorious meat dish at Roadster, it would be the Beef Brisket
hands down.

beef brisket
Beef Brisket 150 g (315 php)
The Beef Brisket is slow cooked for 12 hours in texas-style.  Then, it is bathe in gravy when served.

roadster roasters
It's so good that you wouldn't mind grabbing some with your hands.

roadster roasters meat platter
If you want to capture the crowd's attention, order the Roadster Meat Platter.

roadster roasters meat platter
Before it gets to your table, you'll hear a loud motorbike engine "brooming" as two hunk servers carry.  Crowds will want to capture it.  And, some like Earth Rullan of will drop their jaws in amazement.

roadster roasters meat platter
Roadster Meat Platter (1,655 php)

This hefty Roadster Meat Platter is good for sharing. 

Pork Belly
pork belly
Single with 1 Side (345 php)
Another must try is the Pork Belly which comes with a sweet and tangy Mango Chutney Sauce.   It's surprisingly perfect with the sauce.  I can't stop popping a piece in my mouth after the other.

Barbecue Pork Ribs
220g with 1 side (345 php)
I was expecting Barbecue Pork Ribs that comes with bone racks.

barbecue pork ribs
220g with 1 side (345 php)
But, when Barbecue Pork Ribs lands on your table looking so thick, succulent and deliciously tasty like this, you devour immediately!  This is so good!

Butter Roasted Chicken
butter roasted chicken
Half (285 php)
I'm usually a Roast Chicken fan.  But, this one I'll pass on for the other meats.  I found it too be a bit dry and the butter isn't evident enough to whet my appetite.

manila creamery
For dessert, they partnered with Manila Creamery.

They have a whole range of booze.

And surprisingly, they have good brewed coffee too.

Congratulations Roadsters Roasters on your grand opening!  I will definitely come back for more!

Roadster Roasters
Business Address Ground Floor, TV5 Media Center, Sheridan Corner Reliance Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-800
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 246-9069 ext:53

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