Posted by: twisted sunshine | December 8, 2012

Ramen Bar – Magnolia

I am a block away from Magnolia but I found out about Ramen Bar from The Pickiest Eater. The pictures on his blog are so enticing, plus we wanted to slurp some noodles and hot soup that night. So we decided to give Ramen Bar a try. Read More…

Posted by: twisted sunshine | December 7, 2012

Tokyo Cafe – SM North Edsa

Tokyo Cafe at SM North EDSA — near the main building going to The Block. Cute little cafe with a food display so realistic, you’d simply drool. Read More…

Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 12, 2012

Snackaroo – Kamuning, Quezon City

Every time we pass by Kamuning, the smell of grilled steak wafts in the air. Almost always, i want to stop by and try their steak. Snackaroo is located at Judge Jimenez St. Cor. Kamuning in Quezon City. Cheap steak eateries have sprouted like mushrooms in the city. Some of them are airconditioned, Snackaroo is an open air eatery with bad lighting.
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Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 11, 2012

Hainanese Delights

Hainanese Delights recently opened in SM Centerpoint. About a few weeks ago, I was able to try their Hainanese chicken. They offer more than their Hainanese chicken, they also have wanton noodles, pork chops, beef brisket, appetizers, milk teas. Click here to view their menu.

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Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 10, 2012

Lime88 Bar and Restaurant

Street food with a twist!

Ever since I was a kid, I envy my classmates who would go out of the school gates to buy fishballs, kikiam, iskrambol. As I grew older, I see my classmates huddled at the corner of the streets, I smell the yummy bbq scent of isaw, pork barbeque, betamax. I was never allowed to eat streetfood when I was a kid. Now that I am older and my tummy is more tolerant to “dirty” food, I indulge myself on streetfood every once in a while.

Much to my delight, I saw the Tumblr of Chef Arch. Streetfood na pinasosyal! I promised myself that I will find a way to get there! Fast forward to a few days ago, at last, I got to Lime88! It was quite far from where I live, I was glad that the trip was worth it! Read More…

Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 9, 2012

Sachi / Rasa – Araneta Coliseum Center

Two exciting cuisines in one great location!

Sachi, the Japanese half of the resto.

Rasa, the Singaporean half of the resto.

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Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 1, 2012

Cheesy Baked Macaroni

The Cheesy Baked Mac recipe that I have tried several times to make.

Baked Macaroni
400g elbow macaroni
150g ground beef
150g hotdog
200g button mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
600g three cheese spaghetti sauce
200mL all purpose cream
200g grated cheddar cheese
B├ęchamel Sauce
2T butter
2T flour
2 cups full cream milk
freshly ground pepper

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Posted by: twisted sunshine | July 1, 2012

Kong Tiak Vegetarian Restaurant

As celebration for my boss’ birthday, we went on to a medical mission. So many people in need but so few resources to share. After the trip, we went to Kong Tiak Vegetarian Restaurant for dinner. Three round tables were reserved and the food was served. The restaurant has only two food servers and a manager who oversees them.

20120629-124442.jpg Hot and sour soup was served first. It was, as the name suggests, hot and sour and has bits of tofu and vegetables.

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Posted by: twisted sunshine | June 25, 2012

Agave Mexican Cantina

To view their menu:

20120625-122501.jpg 20120625-123007.jpg A birthday dinner treat for my foodie partner! We tried Mexican food this time and I chose Agave Mexican Cantina. Agave Mexican Cantina serves authentic and creative Mexican dishes (according to their website). They also have bottomless margaritas. I will try that soon! Right now, we just stick to their dishes.

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Posted by: twisted sunshine | June 25, 2012

Comfort Food (3)


After a long day at work. During a rainy day. PMS. Crying after a fight. On a sleepless night.

These are just some of the times that I want a piping hot bowl of congee, rice porridge, goto, arroz caldo, or more popularly known as LUGAW. Most of the time, it is partnered with lumpiang toge or tokwa’t baboy. Seasoned with ground pepper, patis, suka, or garlic bits.

So many Lugaw Places, so little time to taste them all. I’m on the hunt for the best lugaw in town. This will be the start of my Lugaw Chronicles. Join me as I try every lugawan I see and let’s see where this will take us.

NOTE: the lugaw above was bought from a lugawan near The Sanctuarium (Araneta Ave. cor. Quezon Ave.)

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