9 Must Try Dishes at Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill

Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill just recently opened their business for the general public about 4 months ago within the heart of the city.

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some of the well-loved dishes 

The ambiance is modern chic with a lot of beautiful graffiti, wall murals which decorate the restaurant. The sitting capacity is between 25 to 30 customers at any given time.

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Juan Pablo chicken logo

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interior

The restaurant name was from Mr. Paul John Medina in which the Filipino translation is Juan Pablo.

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9 Must Try Dishes of Juan Pablo Chicken Bar& Grill

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9.) Salt and Pepper Pork Spare Ribs– The pork spare ribs is well seasoned with spices and special ingredients. This goes well with their ice tea, San Miguel beer light or pale pilsen.

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8.) Bokchoy – The bokchoy is good as side dish and often good on any type of meat.

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7.) Fried Calamares – The squid had a batter mixture and deep fried with vinegar dipping sauce.

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6.) Beef Broccoli with Sauce – The beef meat is tender with broccoli, button mushroom, chopped carrots, spring onion leaves and soy base sauce.

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5.) Yang Chow Fried Rice – This is a complete dishes with bits of meat, diced carrots, green peas, shrimp, topped with green spring onions.

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4.) Shrimp Rebosado – The shrimp is coated with batter mixture, deep fried with thick oyster sauce. This is best eaten with white rice.

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3.) Chow Mien Noodles / Pancit Miki Bihon / Miki/ Pancit Canton  – This is another MUST order dish, when one is dining at this restaurant. They also have large bilao size good for large number of people. The Chow Mien combination noodles had pieces of pork meat, slice carrots, shrimp, squid topped with chopped spring onion leaves and calamansi.

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2.) Crispy Pork Sisig – Two thumbs up for this dish ! This is best eaten hot off the sizzling plate with egg, chopped finger chilies, chopped onion topped with red chili and dash of calamansi to taste. Can be ordered any time of the day and best accompanied with any San Miguel beer pale pilsen or San Miguel light.

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1.) Garlic and Teriyaki Fried Chicken Wings– One of the signature dish of the restaurant. They also have half chicken and whole chicken roasted and cooked with spices and secret herbs.

In -House Promotion for September 2019

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The restaurant is having an in-house promotion of just Php 199 Unlimited fried chicken wings with unlimited rice. Which one can choose in 3 flavors. They also had delivery and catering service within Mandaluyong City.

Juan Pablo Chicken Bar and Grill

Address: 604 Boni Avenue,Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City 1550

Operations : Monday to Sunday
12:00 noon to 10:00 pm (T-F 11pm, Sat / Sun 12:00 midnight )

Contact : 5795289

Landmarks: (Walking distance from Mandaluyong City Hall, in front of Mandaluyong Medical Center)

Facebook Page  : https://www.facebook.com/juanpablochicken

How to Commute:

There are many ways on how to visit this restaurant, One can opt to take a jeepney with Gabby’s- Boni Avenue/ MRT Boni station signage ( Php 9.00 minimum fare).

One can also take a leisurely walk from MRT Boni station to 604 Boni Avenue.

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Bestylog : A Neighborhood Food Station

Bestylog is a neighborhood food station which specializes on all morning value meals, chicken wing, hamburger, french fries, smoothies which opened their business a little over a year ago within Old Sauyo road in Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Bestylog cover meals ( from FB page)

The prices of their TAPSILOG meals, lomi and hamburger are affordable. Most of their customers are residents of Barangay Talipapa,Old Sauyo, Silvinia Village, Mindanao Avenue and Novaliches.

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There were several private and public schools near the food station which also attracts additional customers during weekdays.

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Mr. Paulo Ortega, a resident of the barangay also told us that Bestylog would attract the mid-morning and late afternoon crowd. The food station sitting capacity is between 12 to 15 persons at any given time.

The menus were clearly posted and had a catchy names like hugot burger, bunwhich, oinksilog, Bes i am on a diet.

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Bestylog bumwhich and hamburgers are colorful and the buns come in 5 colors, purple, green, yellow, pink and orange.

Specialties

We tried to order almost everything on the menu, however not all meals were available which also includes their smoothies, milkshakes and fruit shakes.

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Ham Bunwhich

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beef tapa with fried rice

Beef tapa with fried rice- the beef is well marinated and tender, rice is pretty decent. One can have the option to not to order the egg.

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deep fried pork chop with rice or oinksilog

Pork chop is deep fried and crispy. One can have the option not to order the egg.

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lomi

Lomi – We tried their version of lomi, It is good for sharing between 2 to 3 persons. It had noodles, beaten egg, kikiam, liver, meat, squid ball topped with Baguio pechay. One can add powdered pepper and calamansi to enhance the taste. The downturn of their lomi is a little bit salty.

We only paid a little over Php 180 for the entire meal. When you are within Old Sauyo road or Barangay Talipapa near Mindanao Avenue ( jeepney terminal of SM/ Trinoma- C-5/ Hortaleza Beauty Center) Do not forget to pay this food station a visit!

Bestylog: Food Station

Contact: 0915-840-8880

Address:Old Sauyo Road,Barangay Talipapa,Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations: Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Filipino and Asian Home Style Dishes at Fely J’s Kitchen in Uptown Mall

 The group were hungry after an event at the Grand Hyatt hotel.  It was past 12:30 pm when we went to the Uptown mall within Bonifacio Global City or simply called (BCG) in Taguig.
Fely J’s Kitchen restaurant

We were craving for something Filipino and home cooked dishes. Fely J’s Kitchen is just located near the escalator of the mall. We decided to eat at the restaurant without thinking of other restaurants within the mall.

Fely J’s Kitchen menu board ( set meals for group )

Some of the bloggers/ vloggers are in such a hurry covering another event that they wanted to eat. Mommy Lariza lost no time in ordering set meals ( Set C) which we saw at the menu board.

Fely J’s Kitchen

Fely J’s Kitchen menu board

Fely J’s Kitchen is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Felicidad de Jesus-Cruz, mother of LJC Group founder Larry J. Cruz, features Fely J’s treasured recipes. This is the second restaurant which opened within Metro Manila, the first one was in Greenbelt 5, Makati.

interiors

The restaurant had quite a big sitting capacity ( indoor had about 100 ) while outdoor patio area had another ( 50  patio area) with total sitting capacity of about 150 at any given time.

figurines on display

The place had a homey ambiance with several old photographs of old Manila like Binondo church, treasured family photos, books and figurines are found within the restaurant.

Our group only waited for just few minutes, the first to be serve was the ice tea followed by tokwa at baboy ( fried tofu with pork, chop onions, chop banana chilies with soy sauce and vinegar).

tokwa at baboy

Tokwa at Baboy is just like the same as those cooked in other popular Filipino restaurants. They should have added bits of fresh cilantro leaves, Nothing fancy.

seafood kare-kare

crispy pata with fried garlic as toppings , atchara and soy sauce

grilled chicken inasal with soy sauce, calamansi, fresh chilies and radish

pork sinigang

One of the first dishes to be serve is the Crispy pata with atchara and dipping sauce. This is followed with white rice, pancit canton, pork and bangus sinigang, grilled chicken inasal , seafood kare-kare with bagoong and gising gising.

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gising gising

I liked all of their dishes particularly the gising-gising which had a balance of spice, sweetness ,nicely chopped kangkong stems and bits of pork meat.  However the coconut milk ( gata ) is a bit watered down for my taste.
turon with langka and ube

We also ordered fried turon with langka and ube for dessert.group photo

40th Anniversary

LJC group  of companies which also included Abe’s Farm in Pampanga, Lorenzo’s Way, Bistro Remedios, Cafe Adriatico, Cafe Havana, and Polka Dot Bakeshop to name a few celebrates their 40th anniversary.

set meal C

The staff were quite attentive, friendly,courteous when some of us, ask them for a quick group shots from our cameras.

I will surely come back to eat their other specialties, One of my friend told me that their temple crab, braised short ribs, lumpiang sariwa, lechon kawali, binagoongang baboy are worth ordering.

Address: 2nd Floor, Uptown Mall, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City

Contact Details : 802-53-54 / 946-3676 / 0995-6539039

Operational Hours: Everyday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm,  During Friday, Saturday and Sunday-operation can be up to 12:00 midnight

8 Fun Facts of Museo Desteleria Limtuaco in Intramuros

8 Fun Facts of Museo Desteleria Limtuaco

1.) Oldest Liquor Distillery in the countryDestileria Limtuaco takes pride of having established in 1852 or 167 years ago.

Lim Tua Co set up a distillery at 135 Gov. Gandara street ( now called Sabino Padilla street) Binondo district, Chinatown, Manila.

Sioktong -one of the well-known liquor

2.) Destileria Limtuaco is known different kind of liquor among the famous ones are White Castle whisky, Napoleon VSOP brandy, Sioktong ( originally spelled : SIOHOCTONG) herbal wine now under two different brands-Vino de Chino and Vino Kung Fu. Other brands includes Palawan Rum, Manille Liqueur de Calamansi, Imeldific and Intramuros. Over 30 known brands of liquor are tucked under this company.

photo courtesy of : Mr. Allan Pardilla Martinez

3. ) Bahay na Bato – The family purchase an ancestral house in 1979 with the intent of opening it to the general public. It was realize when the museum open its doors to the general public on February 9, 2018.

family memorabilia, office equipment, awards and magazine feature

The museum houses family memorabilia, wine bottles, office equipment, oak barrels and distillery equipment.

Disteleria Limtuaco Museum facade ( Photo courtesy : Mr. Allan Pardilla Martinez)

The architecture is a combination of hybrid styles of Bahay na Bato, Californian mission style and post- war architecture with adobe stones walls, Chinese granite pavement, tiled roofs, high ceiling, iron grills and large windows which allows maximum amount of light inside the premises. It also have a small patio with several potted plants.

Philippine blended liquor

4.) Internationally Awarded – The company garnered several international awards and accolades. The company was accredited by TUV as an ISO certified production plant.

5.) 5 Generations of Masters Blenders – The company takes pride of having 5 generation of master blenders. The company is under the leadership of Mrs. Olivia Limpe-Aw.

red bikinis, swiss knife, caps and mugs are among the collectible item on display

6.) White Castle and Company logo – the logo of the famous brand was a product of a dream and the company logo was also designed by Mr. Julius Limpe. While sleeping, he dreamt of a woman in a red bikini, riding a white horse with a white castle in the background, and the rest was history.

Ms. Evangeline Pascual- Miss World 1973 first runner-up

7. ) White Castle Beauties –  Ms. Evangeline Pascual ( Miss World 1973 first runner-up) Ms. Cristina Gonzales, Ms. Glydel Mercado, Ms. Carmi Martin, Ms. Lorna Tolentino, Ms. Angela Velez, Ms.Roxanne Guinoo, Ms. RR Enriquez and Ms. Meg Imperial among others. They were featured in the company’s annual calendar and  television commercials.

8.) Products– One can buy different kinds of products and merchandise when one visits the museum. A lot of their ingredients are locally sourced and proudly Philippine made. These are also exported in several countries.

author together with photo bloggers and participants

Note: A visit to Intramuros is incomplete without a visit to this museum.

group photo at the company logo ( Photo credit: Mr. Allan Pardilla Martinez)

Note: “Special Thanks” to Ms. Mary Ann G. Roque, Ms. Gene Policarpio and Ms. MJ for the accommodation extended to the group )

Entrance Fees: Students and Senior Citizens with valid Id’s – Php 50.00 ( must be at least 18 years-old to avail of liquor tasting)

Php 100.00 general public

Php 100.00 for liquor tasting ( 5 to 6 shots)

Museo Destelleria Limtuaco

Operational Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesdays to Sundays

Address :482 San Juan de Letran Street, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Manila, Philippines

Office and Plant Address: Destileria Limtuaco Bldg., 1830 E. Delos Santos Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1106

Healthy Lifestyle with Jar’D In Salad

Jar’D in Salad House offers different kinds of salads which were Southeast Asian inspired, Greek, American, among others. They also have vegetables and fruit juices combination. Tea from China,India and Southeast Asia.

different kinds of salad

It is quite hard to find such a salad bar which offers these kinds of varieties in this side of Quezon City.

calamansi with chili juice, carrot juice, ampalaya (bitter melon)  with dalandan juice.

Jar’d IN Salad House facade

Varieties of Salad

Jar’d In Salad offers Cancun barbecue burrito bowl, Greek salad, Vietnamese Banh Mi with pomelo salad, Greek Salad with roasted chicken , Amazonia grain power bowl and Cowboy crispy chicken salad in a plastic jar. They can be eaten or to go.  They are also coming up with some other salad varieties. The salad is affordable which price ranging from Php 220 to Php 350

Vietnamese Banh Mi with pomelo salad

Vietnamese Banh Mi with Pomelo Salad is a MUST try salad. It had a generous topping of two kinds of lettuces, slice picama (singkamas), sliced carrots, cabbage, Banh Mi noodles, corn kernels, peanuts, slices of ham, meat, sweet pomelo, coriander with their version of salad dressing.

Vietnamese Banh Mi

Greek salad with roasted chicken

Greek salad with roasted chicken had two kinds of lettuces, cherry tomatoes, onions, grapes, sliced water melon, walnuts,arugula, sliced bell peppers, topped with roasted chicken breast, feta cheese and their own salad dressing.

Amazonia grain power bowl

Amazonia grain power bowl consists of two kind of lettuces, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, chopped onions, chicken topped with organic violet rice from the Cordillera region. This also comes with their version of dressing.

Cowboy crispy chicken salad

Cowboy crispy chicken salad consisted of two kinds of lettuces, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, toasted bread, slices of ham, bacon bits, hard boiled egg, crispy chicken, cheese and comes with their own version of dressing.

cowboy crispy chicken salad in a clear plastic jar

Sitting Capacity

The sitting capacity of the salad house is 20 to 25 with an outdoor patio area which can accommodate between 10 to 12 customers.

Ms. Mary Ann Silayan – first customer along with Mr. Miguel dela Rosa, Mr. Paul Gan, Mr. Edmil Chan, Mr.  Ed Paras of Jar’d In Salad House

Ms. Mary Ann Silayan got a rare chance of having their free salad and juice since they were the first customers of the salad house. She was on her way to the bank and spotted the salad house having a lot of people.

friendly staff

Advocacy

staff, proprietors, media, bloggers, vloggers

 Jar’d In Salad to ensure the quality and freshness of the ingredients, source their lettuces, vegetables, fruits from Benguet Growers Association and Antipolo area.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jardinsalad/

Note: Jar’d In Salad House is still under soft opening stage until middle part of June 2019. Prices quoted are subject to change without notification.

Address:  Jar’d In Salad House -Mc2 Building ground floor ( beside Paras Alter Station and Tailoring), Congressional Avenue corner April street, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City.

Operations: Monday to Sunday

Operational Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm