Don Henrico's Pizza, Pasta and More!: Update After a Decade (Glorietta 1 Makati City)

A home-grown Filipino concept from Baguio City, Don Henrico's Pizza, Pasta and More has been around for more than two decades with various branches within Metro Manila and Baguio City.

don henricos
To be honest, I can barely recall the last time I dined at Don Henrico's.  I vaguely remember it was a family celebration where we availed of its Eat All You Can Promo.


don henricos
So it is a good time to revisit and check them out again!

don henricos


Food

Appetizers
petite mozzarella sticks
Petite Mozzarella Sticks (220 php)
Starting with the cheesy and gooey Petite Mozzarella Sticks.

petite mozzarella sticks
Petite Mozzarella Sticks (220 php)
Paired with their Marinara Sauce, the Petite Mozzarella Sticks is perfect!

Salad
summer salad
Summer Salad (310 php for share)
The Summer Salad is my kind of salad healthy fruits!
oriental chicken
Oriental Chicken (260 php for share)
But, that's not to say that the Oriental Chicken appealed to my taste buds less.

Pasta

chili garlic shrimp pasta
Chili Garlic Shrimp Pasta in Olive Oil (340 php for share)
The Chili Garlic Shrimp Pasta in Olive Oil is my favorite among their pasta.  The generous toppings plus garlicky oil-bsed sauce is really captivating.

tutto de mare
Tutto De Mare Pasta (350 for share)
I'm usually in favor of tomato-based pasta because I like its tanginess.  The Tutto De Mare Pasta's blend is a balance between sweet and tangy.

crab fettucini
Crab Fetuccini (340 php)
The Crab Fetuccini is quite interesting.  Filipinos love crab fat!  And, this is one delicious treat for us!


Pizza
four cheese pizza
Four Cheese Pizza (610 php 14 inch)
The Four Cheese Pizza is the best choice for cheese lovers.  It's very rich in cheese flavor but not too salty because of their delectable bechamel sauce.

seafood romano pizza
Seafood Romano Pizza (610 php 14 inch)
The Seafood Romano Pizza is like the pizza counterpart of the Chili Garlic Shrimp Pasta in Olive Oil.  If I had to pick just one, I'd prefer the latter.

supreme pizza
Supreme Pizza (650 php 14 inch)
I don't know why but the Supreme Pizza is my last choice for pizza...


bacon cheeseburger pizza
Bacon Cheeseburger
Surprisingly, this healthy looking Bacon Cheeseburger is what wowed me!  Their Filipino-style soft dough bread-like crust goes really well with the bacon, ground beef patty and veggies.

  
Don Henrico's offers sharing portions for an affordable price.  It's definitely a better choice than fast food joints.  Between ala carte and their Eat All You Can Promo, perhaps I'd avail the promo. 


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Eatigo: Wow Wednesday 50% off Dining Promo

As a foodie, I can be quite a cheapskate at times.Aside from following and liking Facebook Fan Pages of establishments and waiting for  their promos, I am also an avid fan of food apps.  My recent favorite is Eatigo which is the leading online reservations platform for restaurants in Asia because it has a lot of cool promos that I really can't resist.


In fact, this April 18, they have a really good promo called "WOW Wednesday" where you can dine out at 50% off.  And, what I like  about this deal is that it is valid for the whole day!  So you can have 50% off from breakfast till post-dinner.

Among the participating establishments are:
  • Barcino, the home of authentic Spanish cuisines;
  • Dillingers 1903, where steaks and pasta reign supreme; 
  • Alta at Ascott BGC, an American and Italian restaurant helmed by world-famous Chef Margarita Fores; 
  • Gelatofix, a lifestyle café specializing on a spectrum of dishes that complement their vast gelato flavors; 
  • Vengo, where you can find the marriage of a taqueria and coffee shop in one shop


Although the promo is on April 18, you can reserve as early as 12 midnight of April 16!  Better safe than sorry so reserve early!  If you haven't downloaded the app yet, get it here.
Follow Eatigo’s Facebook page and be updated on the next schedules of WOW Wednesday!
Brief Overview on Eatigo
  • Founded in 2013
  • Offers time-based discounts of up to 50% every day at all of its participating restaurants through its online website and mobile applications
  • Seated over 5 million diners at more than 2,000 venues across the region
  • Eatigo has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users
  • Funded by TripAdvisor 
  • Available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India & Manila

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Elements Hall at Rallos: More than 12 Food Joints in One Place (Diliman Quezon City, Metro Manila)

Last month, I was invited to partake on the Grand Opening Celebration of Elements Hall at Rallos.  I was expecting it to be just another food park but happy to find it was not!


elements hall at rallos
Although I visit food parks,  don't visit them during the day because of the heat and humidity of our summers. So I was happy to see that Elements Hall at Rallos is a building full of food joints. 


elements hall at rallos
Think of it as an air-conditioned mall but purely for food!  The second floor has standalone restaurants like the Red Pineapple and Twa Pak To and a food court called Picnic Grounds.


Red Pineapple



The Red Pineapple serves dimsum treats at affordable price.  I highly recommend their Taipao.

Twa Pak To

Another Chinese food choice is Twa Pak To.  I will surely try it if I have a chance to pass by Elements again.

Picnic Grounds

Clucky's
cluckys
Clucky's

Fun fact!  Coincidentally, I have encountered Clucky's 6 years before.  That was a long time ago when my sister used to have study medicine and work at Medical City as part of her curriculum.  Now, my sister is already a doctor.  We loved Clucky's so I'm so glad that Clucky's has made a comeback after all these years.

kimchi rice
Kimchi Rice
Pair their chicken and Kimchi Rice and you'll surely enjoy it!


Gelato Lab
gelato lab
Yearning for gelato as a refreshing treat or post-meal dessert?  Gelato Lab is your next stop.

gelato lab
They have take out pints.


gelato lab
Or, in scoops.  


18 Days Coffee Roaster
18 day coffee roasters
Looking for quality coffee?  18 Day Coffee Roasters will exceed your expectations with their wide-range of locally-sourced coffee beans.


Bibi-Waf
bibiwaf
Bibi-Waf has a creative take on its savory and dessert waffles.

waffle

Ground Floor

Nina's Sweet Delicacies
Coming all the way from Bulacan is Nina's Sweet Delicacies.  It is a sister-company of Eurobake.  According to the staffs, Nina's is actually the name of their daughter.


ninas sweet delicacies
They offer free taste of their famous Inipit.

 Actually, the Inipit is a new discovery for me.  This is what Bulacan is famed for.  It's a light chiffon sandwich with a sweet and creamy custard in between.


malolos ensaymada
Eurobake is also famous for their Malolos Ensaymada.  I have now marked this as a perfect potluck contribution.

There are more shops in store so check Elements Hall at Rallos soon.

Elements Hall 
No. 27 Scout Rallos, near corner Scout Tobias,
Quezon City, Metro Manila

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