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Great Dining Experience at Super Bowl of China

 

Super Bowl of China is a great place to hang-out or spend your family time together. The restaurant have five branches,One of the most accessible is one located within the heart of University Belt area. The branch is located at the ground floor of Robinson’s Place , Ermita. This is also near LRT line 1 Pedro Gil station.

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This is near University of the Philippines- Manila, Philippine Christian University, Philippine Normal University, Philippine Women’s University, Saint Paul University and within stone throw  away from PGH, Supreme Court, Paco and Luneta.

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The Dimsum Combination Platter which consists of three pieces Pork Siomai, two pieces Hakao, two pieces fried Vegetarian Spring Roll, and a piece of small Pork Asado Siopao is ideal for solo or for sharing, too.

The restaurant has a small interior dining which has tables good for 4-6 people while they have outdoor seating for big groups.

The sitting capacity is between 60 to 70 people at any given time, but try to pre-book the place, since it tends to get crowded especially during weekends and special occasions.

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The birthday noodles is quite different from the birthday noodles that i am accustomed with, Since we normally used misua noodles from red box. This also had bright orange battered quail eggs and shitake mushrooms.

Interesting array of drinks and desserts

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There are free prawn crackers as starters are served consistently until your dish is ready.

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Lechon Macau is also one of the highly sought dishes of the restaurant. The lechon is well marinated and cooked into perfection.

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Yang Chow Fried Rice had a generous topping of shrimps, pork , cabbage and chopped spring onion leaves.

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Mapo Tofu which is a spicy and sweet mix of tofu.  The Sweet and Sour Pork and Lemon Chicken are also great dishes and is good for sharing .  Fried Chicken, Sliced Beef with Broccoli, Szechuan Shrimp were also very tasty.

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Among the desserts, the taho is a standout especially that it is served in a special container with a wooden, classy interior, modern interior. There is the tapioca balls ( sago balls) and brown syrup which completes the nostalgia Php 110 per order. There is also the mochi balls with generous fillings.

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They also serve fresh fruits on drinks and desserts where the Green Mango Shake and Mango Pudding  Php 95 per order.

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Black gulaman with lycee , coconut jelly strips on crushed iced is another MUST TRY for just Php 95.00 . 

I will surely come back to taste their other dishes, The restaurant is also listed under ZomatoPh

 

Operational Hours: Everyday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm 

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Exciting Dishes and Venue Place at Chilltop, Circulo Verde

Exciting dishes, wonderful venue place and scenic skyscraper would greet any customers that would dine at Chilltop , Circulo Verde in Pasig City. The restaurant just recently opened few months ago.

Chilltop Circulo Verde
Chilltop Circulo Verde

Chilltop had a total sitting capacity of about 150 persons with great function rooms , KTV area in which people could use for private function of just simply chillax !

Skyline
Skyline

Aside from great 180 degree outdoor views of the surrounding cities and skyscraper buildings of nearby Eastwood, Makati and Ortigas areas. Chilltop is also listed under ZomatoPH .

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Chill Top , Circulo Verde at nightime

Menus

Chilltop
Rice , Tapa and Egg – TAPSILOG Meal

The garlic rice, tapa is well marinated with egg and vinegar dip. Php 99.00 from 4:00 am to 6:00pm , Php 119 from 6:00pm to 4:00 am .

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rice with mix vegetables and adobo

plain rice with mixed vegetables, adobo is perfect for breakfast , lunch, dinner serve anytime of the day.

Appetizer or Snacks

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Nachos with dip

Nachos Sweet is great companion with its own cream cheese with sweet chili sauce- Php 205 ideal between 2 to 3 person sharing.

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Deep fried chicharon bulaklak

Deep fried chicharon bulaklak is a great appetizer or finger food , It does not have any rancid smell and is crunchy .

Great companion to Chilltop cocktail mixture, mocktail, zombie chill , beer or soft drinks.  Do not forget that they also have hot coffee and cold coffee.

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deep fried flasher squid

Deep Fried Flasher Squid is crunchy and not overly cooked. This comes with vinegar dip and can be shared between 2 to 3 persons. Php 310.00

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Hickory Dickory Pork

Hickory Dickory Pork -pork meat is marinated with special sauce and smoked, The meat is tender and the flavor is infused . It also comes with vegetable coleslaw . This is a highly recommended dish . ( Php 254) ideal sharing between 2 to 4 person.

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Mexican thin crust pizza

Mexican thin crust pizza topped with sausage, onions, bell pepper and nachos ( Php 285) ideal for sharing between 2 to 4 persons.

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Chicken Wings

Marinated chicken wings is also highly recommended and well marinated. Php 250. There is a choice of Spicy, Buffalo, Garlic Soy, Sweet and Spicy.

Amenities

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KTV room from Chilltop FB page

The best KTV room this side of town which offers scenic riverside and city views in Chill Along Circulo Verde’s Grand KTV Room.

Fits 30 – 35 people with 55” TV and 3 microphones
Php 3000 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

3 other KTV rooms also available, Chiller Rooms B,C and D
*Fit 10 – 15 people with 55” TV
*Php 1500 for 2 hours consumable on food and drinks

All KTV rooms serve great tasting food and hippest cocktails from Chill Top Circulo Verde. *Open 24 hours.

For more information on the complete set of menus and latest FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChillTopCirculoVerde/

Note : Prices subject to change without prior notice. Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering.

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Chilltop Circulo Verde

How to Commute

From Cubao , COD or Save More – There are jeepney route which ply Araneta Center, East Wood, Bagumbayan going to Rosario – Php 10.00

Bagumbayan – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

East Wood – Php 8.00 per passenger or Php 32 Special

One can walk from Bagumabayan Arch to Chilltop – walking time is between 10 to 15 minutes.

 

EATSILOG : A Neighborhood Eatery

EATSILOG specializes on SILOG, Ihaw and Sizzlers – This neighborhood eatery had a sitting capacity of between 12 to 15 people. This is fairly accessible to tricycle and is near Lianas Supermarket and just few meters from Louella Bakery

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popular menus at EATSILOG

 

EATSILOG had just opened about a week ago within A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City. All the recipes are from Chef Oen Francisco and his partners Ms. Lexie Go and Mr. Dennis Pangilinan.

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Pork Liempo

 

They are also planning to expand the menus into pares and soup base items. The pares is not salty and with perfect consistency with lean meat.

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EATSILOG

Menus

LONGSILOG, HOTSILOG , LIEMSILOG, CHICKSILOG,TOCILOG,BARSILOG,PORKCHOPSILOG at Php 79.00

Sizzling – Sizzling Bangus, Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Sizzling Chicken at Php 99

Ihaw-Liempo, Php 120, Chicken Php 90, Pork Barbecue Php 20

Value Meals

Special TAPSILOG Php 85, Sizzling Burger Steak at Php 85 with drinks

They are open to bulk orders and catering services.

Operation : Everyday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm 

Address #17- A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City

Contact : Chef Oen Francisco 09184939019

Alibaba Versus Tattoos Corn Chip

Alibaba is brand name for corn chips manufactured by Frank & David Snack Foods Corporation in Pandi, Bulacan.

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Alibaba Corn Chip- Nacho Cheese and Barbecue flavors

Net Weight is 100 grams + 20% FREE which gives this corn chip a total weight of about 120 grams. There are two flavors barbecue and nacho cheese.

Tattoos Corn Chip
Tattoos Corn Chip

Tatoos is a brand manufactured by W.L. Food Corporation. Net Weight is 100 grams +20% FREE which give this corn chip a total weight of about 120 grams.

However , Tatoos corn snack in rich flavor of natural fried garlic and cheese. We have bought only cheese flavored. There are no barbecue flavored corn chip available.

Price wise, We have roamed and bought in some well-known supermarket chain within Quezon City. We bought in all these supermarkets in the same day.

LandMark, Trinoma, SM North Edsa- Hypermart and Ever Supermarket.

Price comparisons: Alibaba – Php 19.25 , Php 22.50 , Php 23.75

Tattoo –   Php 21.50, Php 22.50, Php 24.25

Price-wise Landmark, Trinoma branch is a few peso cheaper compared to the other two.

We think that Ever Supermarket had the more expensive retail price due to many factors, longer operation hours with smaller stocks on hand.

Taste Test: Since we could not eat all the corn chips at the same time, we took some sampling for 10 people ranging from 8 years-old to 80 years-old! Just to give fairness and their own opinion for both products.  We only used Nacho Cheese flavored chip of Alibaba and Tattoos -Cheese flavored corn chip. Both products have nutrition facts posted at the back of the label. Tattoos have much smaller one posted at the back of their label compared to Alibaba.

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Alibaba and Tattoos

Color- 6 out of 10 respondents prefer Tattoos over Alibaba. According to them Alibaba looks more natural at first glance.

Flavor- Both corn chip brand are salty with 8 out of 10 respondents indicating that these chips can be partnered with beer or water. Only to be eaten once in a while or at least twice a month.

2 respondents also noticed that the corn chips ( Tattoos ) had a lot of broken pieces, compared to Alibaba.

4 respondents do not like the powdery dark cheese flavoring of ( Tattoos)

Overall, Alibaba wins hands-down with 6 respondents preferring this brand over 4 respondents who prefer Tattoos.

Note: The taste test happened last September 3, Sunday while watching a home movie. The outcome only reflect the 10 respondents who were invited by the author. The author nor his immediate family members are not connected with these two food corporation, thus no compensation in any form whether in cash or in kind were given in exchange for the honest taste test review .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homegrown Dishes at Inay Ag Pancit

Homegrown and regional noodles cuisines are served at Intay Ag Pancit . It is an old house built around 1969 on about 500 square meter lot in 51 Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision near Fernwood Garden and near Visayas Avenue in Quezon City .

 

Intay Ag Pancit means ” Tara mag Pancit ” tayo in the local language . Ms. Bangs Zaldivar the proprietor envisioned their homegrown and well-loved pancit from Cagayan province and northern provinces of Ilocos .

The place is quite big since it used to be an old house an can accommodate between 40 to 60 people at any given time. The place is perfect for its rustic and natural light. One can also pre-book this place which is ideal for small family gathering, pre-wedding nuptial , seminar, workshop and corporate meetings.

The place had a soft opening about a month ago and had attracted clientele from as far as Novaliches, Fairview, Valenzuela, Marikina and nearby places.

Breakfast Meals

For those who wanted a taste of breakfast, They have a flavorful bangus meal at Php 129 , carabao tapa with rice and egg at Php 150 ( ideal for sharing and add additional rice)  , adobo with rice at Php 90 and longganisa meal with rice and scrambled egg with shredded longganisa meat for just Php 90

Different Types of Noodles from Cagayan

Pancit Cabagan–  cooked in pork broth, vegetables like carrots and cabbage, ground pork meat, lechon kawali with boiled chicken eggs. This noodle dish is best served hot and mixing calamansi sauce, soy sauce , vinegar , chopped white onions and for those who like spicy- chopped chilies.  The noodles are made from hand-pulled miki type noodles. According to some local culinary historians, The original dish was said to have come from Amoy, China . Local people from Cabangan, Isabela  province learn to adapt and changed some of the ingredients which are locally available .

The dish best shared between 2 to 3 person  ( Php 100 ) per serving .

Pancit Niladdit – hand-pulled flat type of egg noodles . This noodle dish originated from Lal-Lo, Cagayan province . The noodles are cooked in chicken broth with toppings of shredded chicken meat, dried shrimp ( hibi), chopped carrots, topped with onion rings . Best eaten with calamansi and soy sauce mixture.

The dish is best shared between 2 to 3 people ( Php 100) per serving.

Pancit Batil- Patong – It got its name from the way the ingredients are presented topping poach egg (patung) together a side serving of egg drop soup (batil) . The egg drop soup is normally poured on top of the noodles and served hot. It is accompanied with crushed chicharon ( pork rinds ) , mung bean sprouts,   lechon kawali and chopped spring onions.

The dish originate from Tuguegarao , Cagayan province. Side condiment of soy sauce, chopped  white onions, chili and calamansi typically accompanies the dish. ( Php 100 ) per serving.

I prefer the Pancit Cabagan and Pancit Nilaaddit compared to Pancit Batil -Patong

Viands

Igado – ( Php 199) strewed vegetable dish  , Crispy Dinuguan ( Php 199 ) Dinakdakan – Cagayan version of sisig ( Php 199) all meal viands can be shared between 2 to 4 people.

Snack/ Merienda

Intay ag Pancit also boasts of their vanilla bread pudding ( Php 120) per slice. chocolate cake ( Php 130 ) per slice and Kape A Bagas which is coffee made from rice ( Php 50) per cup.

How to Commute:

One can take a jeepney ride from SM North / Trinoma to Project 6 and Visayas Avenue ( Php 8.00 ) minimum fare and another tricycle ride going inside the Sanville Subdivision – Special fare cost Php 17.00 per head or Php 9.00 for 4 passengers ( There are tricycle station at Shell and 7/ 11 Convenient Store)

Address: 51 Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision , Quezon City 

Operations: Everyday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 

0917 871 8418, 0995-617-9725 ( Globe ) , 0908-618-5986 ( Smart )

 

Yordanovi Bulgarian Restaurant at The Food Hive

Yordanovi is an all Bulagarian restaurant which started its operations at nearby Road 3 few years ago. They started serving Bulgarian sausage to their customers and eventually opened a stall at The Food Hive.

The Wolf is also called Meshana Skara  ( all meat platter: Kufte ( meatballs) , Kebapche (Bulgarian Kebab) , Sausage, Shish , Red Wine-Marinated Pork Liver with Slices of Lemon.)

The wolf platter can be shared between 3 to 5 person .

Ms. Maricris Yordanov and Chef Plamen Yordanov

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The stall also showcase its popular sandwiches , salad, bread pudding, home -made ham  and its menus are clearly posted at their stall.

Yordanovi Bulgarian Restaurant is also listed on a popular food and restaurant review site ZomatoPH.

Address: The Food Hive, 80 Visayas Avenue , Barangay Vasra, Quezon City

Operation Hours: Everyday 11:00 am to 11:45 pm

 

Pappare Ristoranti at The Food Hive

Pappare Ristoranti opened last January 2017 at The Food Hive which is located at 80 Visayas Avenue in Quezon City.

The Food Hive

Food Hive is known for their celebrity chefs who got some food stalls within the park.

Mee Gamberi Goreng and Crabonara are among the best sellers 

What is nice about their noodles are they are hand pulled and made fresh.

Ms. Gem Tee 

The stall got its inspiration from Italian zone within New York City . The proprietor  Ms. Gem Tee is opening another concept store along Matapat street near Maginhawa street in Quezon City . The stall had a modern approach and the menus are well posted and with large signage.

Mee Gamberi Goreng is made from handmade egg noodles, kale , shrimp , shitake mushroom, fish cake topped with fried egg , chopped spring onion leaves , fried onion and with secret Goreng sauce. ( Php 250 ) per order . Good for sharing between 2 to 3 persons.

Crabonara is made from handmade pasta , crab fat ( aligi ) , fresh crab meat , guava-smoked bacon and topped with egg cooked at 63 degrees heat. The guava wood gives a distinct flavor to the bacon. One can adjust the flavor by requesting if they wanted a more spicy flavor. ( Php 250 ) per order , ideal for sharing between 2 persons.

Pappare PH had an active social media account and is listed at the popular food and restaurant review site ZomatoPH.

Contact : 0917 830 9290

Operation : Everyday 11:00am to 12:00 midnight