Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ogetsu Hime

Ogetsu Hime which means "Goddess of Food" is a Japanese A la Carte Restaurant specializing in Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki, and table-side sukiyaki cooking. Ogetsu Hime is located at 5F Sky Park, SM Aura Premier. As you enter, you will have the view of the sushi bar where you can see your food prepared right in front of you. There are also Teppanyaki table for groups and will be served with a la carte servings of your favourite Japanese foods. 

Upon arrival at NAIA, we went straight here to surprise my 2 sisters who don't have any single idea that I'm in Manila that day. It was a night of craving satisfaction & boding moments while enjoying the sushi & ramen that we had. The interior of the resto has nothing special to be honest but if you're looking for quality Japanese food in SM Aura, this is one place to try as surprisingly they don't have service charge plus they serve quality good food at an affordable price.

Tokobetsu California Roll (Php 280.00)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bag of Beans Tagaytay

Tagaytay is known for its laid back feel perfect for a Sunday family fun day and ideal as well for friends looking for a great dinner with a perfect picture spot. Recently there was so much reviews about Bag of Beans Tagaytay so I  made it to a point to check it out. As what they claim that this food haven is serving great food & ambience, I was not disappointed at all. Coz if you haven't been here, you're probably missing half of your life.

Starting off the experience with their famous black coffee was just a wonderful experience on a cool afternoon with a open space and lots of comfortable nooks. You will really appreciate nature in here if you want a break from the city. While waiting for the food items to be served, we had so much fun laughing out loud & remembering our memories of Tagaytay back in college  days.

Bag of Beans is nestled in unman cured garden setting in Tagaytay. It's actually the experience and ambience that you would be paying for aside from the food. That make drinking coffee here in a totally different experience. Bag of Beans has been brewing Kapeng Barako and Kapeng Alamid for locals & tourist for almost 13 years now. Many people may go here because of their scrumptious cheesecakes while having a sip of their aromatic coffee. They also serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course don't forget to drop by their souvenir store where you can buy pasalubong like breads, pastries & coffee beans.

Chocolate Chips Pancake (Php 185.00)

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Rhu Bar - Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

If you've seen my recent post on Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa, this resort located in Malaysia offers nothing but the best of total relaxation and a perfect getaway destination for everyone. And if you're looking for the best food destination for a great dinner, then you've gotta try Rhu Bar of Lotus Desaru Beach Resort. 

We had a satisfying dinner during our stay here as Rhu Bar serves only the best of their menu items using the freshest ingredients. We ordered Claypot Bean Curd (RM 18.00) Omelette with Onion (15.00) Steamed Rice (RM 3.00) Chicken Plum Sauce (RM 25.00) Chicken Stay (RM 18.00) Chuchi Lamb (RM 29.00) Chicken Dry Chili (RM 25.00) & Snapper Mian Kham (RM 56.00). It was an awesome feast for everyone. 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Yabu PH

Have you experience the Yabu difference? One of the most talked about restaurant recently was Yabu PH for the lovers of Japanese food especially Katsu to be specific. As using only the best ingredients, you will discover what makes their Katsu better than the rest. Yabu PH in SM Megamall branch was the one I did try and it was quite a best dining experience for me. 

Katsudon takes its name from the words "katsu" (cutlet) and "donburi" (rice bowl dish). Yabu's original Katsudon is delicious cutlets dipped in egg and dredged in fresh panko, served over a bowl of steamed Japanese rice and all covered in a mouth-watering sauce and eggs.

Chicken Katsu Set (Php 350.00)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Republ1c Wakepark Restaurant

Extreme sports like wake boarding is such an amusing scene especially if your an avid fan of water sports even if you're really not that sporty kind of person. What if you have the benefit of this view right from your table while enjoying a whole meaty pizza & a bottle of San Mig beer.

Republ1c Wakepark Restaurant located in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna is one of the top spot for extreme wakeboarding sports in the Philippines. It's been quite some time since I first experience the excitement here so there's no doubt of coming back here again for some sporty weekend with friends. 

Repul1c Wakepark Restaurant offers decent & luscious meals after a sweaty wet and wild afternoon of pure sports activity. Previously I attempted the beginners track and after smashing myself into the water for several times, I decided to give up. This time around, I got myself fully confident to try the advance level and guess what, it was a success for a newbie like me. Afterwards, I felt all the hunger in the world so we decided to take dinner. We had Laing Pizza (Php 330.00) served with a cold bottle of San Mig beer. We tried Seafood Pasta (Php 195.00) flavoured with sauteed shrimp & asparagus in olive oil. Asian Chicken Cashew (Php 150.00) was also a bowl perfectly done if youre craving for rice. 

Oh well, sometimes we just really have to enjoy life through good food. So if you'll be passing by Laguna area or maybe on your way to Tagaytay, make sure to drop by at Nuvali and have a bite only at Republ1c WakePark Restaurant.

Laing Pizza (Php 330.00)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Insider Sports Bar Makati

Breakfast is the most essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So if it happened that you'll be in Makati area, you have to try Inside Sports Bar Makati located at Tune Hotel Makati just opposite the hotel entrance. This resto bar has two ambiences, cozy place for breakfast in the morning & lively drink spot at night for sports lovers out there. During my recent vacation in Manila, I stayed for a night in Tune Hotel & had my breakfast here before heading to Nuvali Wake Park. 

Insider Sports Bar- Makati offers all day Pinoy breakfast menu where you can order all-time favorite Tapsilog & Cornsilog matched with a strong black coffee for a good kickstart of the day. What else could be better than spending your morning for a full meal done deliciously shared with a good old friend sharing stories like it would never end. We've tried Tapsilog (Php 210.00) & Cornsilog (Php 225.00) with brewed coffee & hot tea. Their beef tapa is well cooked & flavoured with that beefy taste just right & well balanced. 

There's nothing too fancy in this place but you'll definitely love how the place for a quick morning meal after a saturday night of party in Makati. They also have wide varities of liquors available & memorabilias for foreign visitors while enjoying a FIFA World Cup series or if you're lucky enough, then you might catch Pacquaio fight in here.

Tapsilog Beef Tapa (Php 210.00)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Malaysia

If you're spotting for a great hideaway to unleash your stressful wok life or perhaps unwind on a weekend trip, this place located in Desaru Malaysia is the place to be. If considering budget & proximity of this place from Singapore, Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa offers nothing but the best of beach & recreational activities to all sun lovers out there. Spend your morning having breakfast with a beach view, take all the time for water fun rides and spend the night with a bottle of beers with friends are just some ideas you will surely enjoy in this beach haven. 

From Singapore, you just need to take a 40 minute ferry ride to reach this destination, if going here in a group of like 5-6 persons, individual spending for a 3 bedroom villa will just cost you $30-40/ head. Since you have everything you need inside, a pocket money of $50-$100 SGD will be enough to buy finger foods, bottle of beers or spending a coffee session wit friends. A 3 days & 2 nights itinerary will be recommended to fully utilize the amenities of Lotus Desaru as they have swimming pools, water parks, seafood resto, awesome water rides & other sports activities of your interest. 

So here's a photo diary of our awesome trip to Lotus Desaru Beach Resort with my Starhub colleagues early this year. Hope to come back here once more. Enjoy a life of travel to all my blog avid readers :)