Leann's Tea House: Unlimited Samgyupsal and More! (Mother Ignacia Quezon City)

I've been wanting to try Leann's Tea House years ago when I heard it from foodie friends.  Yet, it's only now that I am working in Quezon City that I managed to check it out.

leanns tea house
Leann's Tea House looks like the typical Chinese Tea House except for the fact that you will see Korean words instead of Chinese words on the signage.

leanns tea house
It was a workday evening yet it was a busy night for them. 

leanns tea house
Since Unlimited Samgyupsal is trending and seemed really reasonable, I joined in together with my companions. 

leanns tea house
We availed of the Unlimited Samgyupsal Pork Belly and Beef Belly for only 449 php.

There were a lot of options to choice from.

I was enjoying the munching that I hardly remembered the names.

But, I enjoyed the classic beef belly the most!

I had two orders of it.

♥ Spicy Ojinguh (270 php)
Aside from the samgyupsal, I'm so glad we tried the Spicy Ojinguh.  It is mixed with rice cakes and chicken.  This is the best version I've had!

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Whether it's for their unlimited samgyupsal or other ala carte dishes, Leann's Tea House is definitely one of the best Korean dining options within Quezon City.  I almost forgot to mention that as the name implies, they also serve delicious service tea!

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Leann's Tea House Menu
Ambiance Appetizer | Rice | Lunch Set | Soup & Stews |
Unli Samgyup | Meat |
Kimbap | Noodles | Drinks | Dessert

=Favorites or Recommended 
Leann's Tea House
Business Address Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-4am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi Yes
Contact (02) 411-8902
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Rackshack: What to Expect from Racks Cooler Younger Brother (SM Aura Bonifacio Global City)

For decades, we've grown to love Racks for living up to its promise of delivering the best ribs in town.  Then surprise surprise, a new cooler and younger brother called Rackshack comes along. 

Like all younger brothers, there's a bigger pressure of living up to the expectations set by its older brother

With a brighter and hipper vibe and long tables allowing for social eating, it bears no influence of its older brother.

Aside from the name, I bet you couldn't tell just by the looks of the place right?

To properly differ from its good and stable older brother, it also offers booze to heighten the social and dining experience. 


Ridiculously Good Appetizers
ridiculously nachos
Ridiculous Nachos (365 php)

Being born after an older brother, Rackshack sure knows that sharing is caring!  It offers appetizers that are fun to enjoy with company like the Ridiculous Nachos...

onion strings
Onion Strings (135 php)
Onion Strings...

skinny fries
Skinny Fries (95 php)
and Skinny Fries.

street corn salad
Street Corn Salad (195 php)
Its salad isn't as grand but it is more affordable than what Racks has to offer.
pork ribs in hoisin sauce
Pork Ribs in Hoisin Sauce (Sampler Only)
Rackshack offers 5 sauces: Mother Sauce (signature house blend), Spicy Mother Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Carolina Gold (mustard base) and Kansas Sauce (sweet and spicy).  I
creaole garlic shrimp
Creole Garlic Shrimp (Sampler Only)
 I enjoyed the Creole Garlic Shrimp.

creole fried chicken
Crack Fried Chicken (Half 345 php)

If I recall correctly, Racks also has an item similar to the Crack Fried Chicken.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
So that's what you can expect from Racks cooler and younger brother Rackshack.  Should we welcome it with open arms and love it just like its older brother?   Hmm... I wouldn't want to spoil it so I'll be honest with my opinion that it has yet to convince many that it can deliver consistently like Racks was able to.  But price-wise, it is a bit cheaper.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Rackshack Menu
Ambiance Menu
=Favorites or Recommended 
Business Address 5th Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-10pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 350-800
Free WiFi No
(02) 246-9069 ext:951

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Zark's Burgers: What's So Great About Zark's Signature Burger Steaks? (SM Megamall Ortigas)

It has already been six years since I first tried Zark's Burgers at their pioneer branch.  Zark's has gone a long way since then.

zarks burgers
Would you believe that from a hole in a wall it has around 20 branches now?  I can now enjoy it even at malls like the last time I was in SM Megamall

We love Zark's and we love its American burger concept.  But, at the back of our minds, we secretly wish that it would be a bit closer to our Filipino preference like having some rice dishes.

Asian Curry (149 php)
So I'm very happy to try Zark's new signature burger steaks.  I wasn't expecting much but when the the Asian Curry was served, I was impressed.  Look!  So bongga!  Based on visual presentation, this matches Japanese curry shop items that are worth twice as much.  How about the taste?  Hmm... For the price, not bad!  A bit on the salty than peppery though. 

Garlic Mushroom (149 php)
If you ask me what's my favorite?  Its the Garlic Mushroom!  This is comfort food at its finest!  Yum yum!!!

Chipotle BBQ (149 php)
Second runner up is the Chipotle BBQ.  I love the sweet and flavorful blend that makes me want to indulge into this with more rice!  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Zark's has done a great job with their Signature Burger Steaks!  I find this a bang for the buck choice with a generous serving of rice and sauce to complement the burger steak.  I especially appreciate it being cooked fresh upon order.  I will definitely order these again when I'm in the area.  The service at Zark's is superb as well considering it doesn't even have a service charge.

Tip: Tomorrow May 28, 2018 is Zark's Jawbreaker Day

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Zark's Burgers Menu
Ambiance Major League | Premium Burgers |
Challenge Burgers | Signature Burger Steak | Rice Meals
All American Pasta | Dessert | Drinks |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Zark's Burgers
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 150-400
Free WiFi No
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Sushi Bella: The Most Gorgeous Modern Japanese Fusions I've Ever Seen (Don Pedro Makati)

When you hear Sushi Bella, it has a beautiful ring to it right?  It's probably because of the movie Twilight

sushi bella

No but really... It gives a lovely feminine impression to it. 

sushi bella
As you step inside, you'll be impressed by the beautiful interiors.

sushi bella
The every component of the place created a beautiful and harmonious feel.

sushi bella
And, their chef is really Japanese.

sushi bella
But, who is Bella?  I wondered that too.  Maybe she is the very hospitable and attentive Korean owner.

sushi bella
Aside from the wonderful interiors, it gives a lot of complementary dishes.   We got free Green Tea, Chawanmushi...

miso soup
and Miso Soup.

makati dream salad
Makati Dream Salad (499 php)
Even in my dreams, I could never have imagined a huge and rich salad like the Makati Dream Salad.   Just look at the bountiful fresh and quality ingredients.  I highly suggest for this dish to be shared by two to three persons.  I wouldn't say this is heavenly perfect as the sauce can be toned down a bit so as not to overpower the natural flavor of its components.

Bella Tower
bella tower
Bella Tower (459 php)
It took me minutes of appreciating before bringing the gorgeous Bella Tower down.  But, it was worth it!!!  This is so delicious!  If I would go back to Sushi Bella, I would definitely order this every time.  It's like the grandest deconstructed poke bowl I have ever encountered.

marinated beef teriyaki
Marinated Beef Teriyaki (399 php)
Even the biggest appetite will surely be satisfied with their Marinated Beef Teriyaki.  The sauce is more on the sweet side though.

We also got free pineapple for dessert.  Should we worry about our bill by this point?  Nah!  Turns out no additional charges.

green mango shake
Green Mango Juice

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you want to be impressed with beautiful and gorgeously extravagant dishes unlike any other, then Sushi Bella is what you are looking for.  Bring some company cause its dishes are good for sharing.  And, their cozy ambiance would make you want to stay there as long as you can.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Sushi Bella Menu
Ambiance Lunch Specials | Dinner Specials |
Bella Specials | Soup | Lunch Specials |
Noodle & Rice Bowl | Tempura | Tepanyaki | Salad |
Rolls | Rolls 2 | Bella Rolls | Beverage | 
=Favorites or Recommended 
Sushi Bella
Business Address 5650 Don Pedro, Makati, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-2am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-600
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 541-3411
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