Yabu: House of Katsu

If you're an avid follower of the food blogosphere, then surely you've heard of Yabu: House of Katsu.

Omakase

I can never get enough of their makimono/sushi.

Late Night Snack at Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

I found myself pleasantly surprised with Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe. Located at 178 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Paranaque City, it's an increasingly familiar name for the sweet tooths out there.

Authentic Taiwanese Food at Shi Lin

Dimsum galore!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Omakase, My All-time Favorite

Omakase
A must-try restaurant. :)
Hey, guys! First of all, I want to wish all of you a belated Merry Christmas! Curiously, what did you guys have for your Noche Buena? :) Also, aside from Season's Greeting, I want to remind you all that our giveaway is still ongoing! It would be great if you guys could join and spread the word, because we don't want any freebies going to waste! Now... on to the post!

I am an avid fan of Japanese cuisine... simply put, it's my favorite cuisine. I'm lucky that my boyfriend has the same tastes as me (and aside from that, loves food just as much as me!). I admit that I'm also kind of difficult when it comes to eating out because I prefer not going to the same place more than once, unless it's one of my favorites. Aaand, lo and behold, one of my "favorites" is Omakase. When my boyfriend suggests this place, my answer is immediate agreement. You'll have no trouble getting me to eat here days in a row.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fabulous Lunch at Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
Onion Rings
Found in Las Pinas, Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen is a casual dining restaurant which serves authenthic Italian dishes. It's exact address is B1 L36 Tropical Ave. corner Tropical Palace BF International, 1721 Las PiƱas. If you check out their facebook page, they recently uploaded a map on how to find their restaurant. After hearing about it from some friends, my boyfriend and I decided to check the place out... and we loved it! It's a reasonably priced Italian restaurant with good service and excellent food. We ordered a plate of onion rings as an appetizer, and while there honestly isn't anything out of this world about the onion rings, the vinaigrette sauce that came with it instantly made the dish an instant favorite for me. Hehe. It made for a good start.

Before you continue reading, I want to apologize because I wasn't able to take note of the prices. Again. I swear I did, but the note I made somehow went missing. Anyhow, like I said, just remember that that it's reasonably priced. I'd give an estimate of around 300 pesos per head for the average person.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hong Kong Roast Blog Giveaway!

Last October, I made a post about this amazing restaurant found in Makati. The name of this restaurant is Hong Kong Roast. The exact address is at 7467-C Bagtikan St., San Antonio Vill. Makati City, Metro Manila. Bringing authenthic Hong Kong food, it's a place you surely shouldn't miss. To sum it up, here are some of their many amazing dishes:

Salted Bake Chicken
Salted Baked Chicken
Hainanese Chicken
Hainanese Chicken
Siomai
Siomao
Shallot Rice
Shallot Rice
Now... check it out! Hong Kong Roast is sponsoring a giveaway, and they're really generous in what they have to offer. With that said, DON'T waste this opportunity and join as soon as possible. What exactly do we have in store for you? Well, HKR is offering a generous THIRTY servings of chia siu buns OR asado rice toppings with ice tea lemon. That's right, THIRTY people have the chance to win, each winner having a choice between one cha siu bun or one asado rice toppins with ice tea lemon.

For the winner though, be sure to check out the rest of their menu, because since they have such an array of amazing dishes, you'll surely be wanting to purchase more aside from the freebies they're so generously handing out. :)

Deadline for entries is on Saturday, January 7, 2012, 11:59 PM, and winners will be announced on the same day. Winners will be picked via random.org. Two entries maximum per person. That means that you may submit the form twice. Thank you!


Note: Please make sure the tags are done properly, and that your profile is public so I may validate your post! Posts which are marked private and cannot be seen by me will not be considered valid!


Here are the steps to submitting an entry:

1. Like the Taste's Intentions facebook page
2. Like the Hong Kong Roast facebook page and share this blog entry via FB (icon can be found after this post) with this as a message: "I want to eat at @Hong Kong Roast because _____. Hope to win some meals via @Taste's Intentions@friend1 @friend2". 
AND/OR 
Follow the Hong Kong Roast twitter account and share this blog entry via Twitter (icon can be found after this post) with this as a message: "Want to eat at @hkroast_makati because _____. Hope to win some meals! @friend1 @friend2  http://shar.es/oVF6a" 
3. Finally, please fill out the following form:

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Quick Stop at KBOP: Quick Korean

KBOP
Spicy Shrimp Rice Bowl

I recently found myself in the area of Venice Piazza. I needed a quick bite, and KBOP: Quick Korean seemed like a good choice. I saw pictures of their dishes near the entrance of Piazza and was instantly curious. The prices seemed reasonable, so I thought, why not? I ended up ordering their Spicy Shrimp Rice Bowl. Please forgive me if it's not the actual name of the dish, I forgot to note it down! Unfortunately, I forgot to note down the price as well, but I'm sure it's either P160 or P165.

The dish was delicious. The coating is crunchy and it was covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. As usual, my only pet peeve, as with most shrimp meals, was that the tails were still attached (but I ate them anyway, even though my friend kept saying it was "bad"). It was the only dish I was able to try, but it was delicious, and I definitely want to go back there to see what the other dishes are like.

Have you been to KBOP? If yes, what do you recommend?

KBOP
KBOP: Quick Korean :)
KBOP: Quick Korean
 2/F The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila Philippines

Friday, December 2, 2011

Had Fun Mixing Sauce at Yabu: House of Katsu

Yabu: House of Katsu
Before...
Yabu: House of Katsu
...and After!
If you're an avid follower of the food blogosphere, then surely you've heard of Yabu: House of Katsu. Located on the second floor of the Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Yabu is a newly opened restaurant (currently in the soft opening phase) which boasts a menu filled with Katsu dishes. Tonkatsu, Katsudon, Katsu Curry, you name it. What exactly drove me to go all the way to SM is the fact that mix your own Tonkatsu sauce in a unique way I haven't seen before: Grind sesame seeds, pour in Tonkatsu sauce, mix it, and voila! As you can see from the pictures though I didn't grind the seeds too much because they kept flying all over the place (though the other didn't seem to have the same problem as me).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winners for the Inasal Chicken Bacolod Vouchers

Thank you, everyone, for participating in my first ever blog giveaway! The contest received around fifty entries, and after validating these entries, the names were entered into random.org and here are the three winners:
  1. Jenny So
  2. Kristine Bridget Rangel
  3. Kienes Damaso
I will e-mail the vouchers soon to the e-mail addresses you entered. Don't forget to tell us about your experiences! :) To those who didn't win, don't worry, I'll surely be sponsoring more giveaways when I have the resources to do so. On the other hand, if you want me to advertise your products via a giveaway, don't hesitate to contact me.

Again, thanks everyone, and a happy December to you all!