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Delightful Ga Mi Jung Korean Restaurant in Antipolo

Ga Mi Jung is not your typical Korean restaurant. They are in business for about 7 years. This is a MUST dine -in place when you visit Antipolo City, Rizal province

Ga Mi Jung entrance

At first glance, one may think that it is a Korean grocery or Kpop Karaoke, But the restaurant had attracted several loyal clientele over the years.

Ga Mi Jung

There are also a lot of locals and even Koreans who would dined-in at the place. This place is good for friend, family and hang-out place. A small portion had some Korean ice cream and foods.

ground floor

There are some celebrities like Mr. Dennis Padilla, local politicians among others.

second floor

The capacity is 40 ground floor and another 40 at the second floor. The second floor is more traditional as visitors are required to remove their shoes. Furniture and fixture adhere to Korean vibe.

menu board

value meal

The restaurant also serve unlimited samgyeopsal in which one can share between 2 to 4 people.

appetizer

shredded mix vegetables

fried eggplant

scrambled egg with minced carrots and spring onions\

tofu with curry

appetizer like scrambled egg, shredded cabbage with carrots, kimchi and white rice.

Mandu– fried dumpling with sauce

Seonji -Haejangguk  ( Ox Blood Hangover soup ) – This is good with rice, not too spicy and there are bit of coagulated ox blood in rich soup.

Japchae – Korean two kind of noodles,  glass noodles and thick wheat noodles combined. Stir fry cooked in Korean soy sauce, carrots, pork meat and shredded onion leeks leaves topped with sesame seeds.

JokBal

Jok Bal -a Korean dish made from pork pig trotters cooked in soy sauce , spices topped with sesame seeds , sliced fresh tomatoes and fresh lettuce leaves. The meat is wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves, sauce and adding some side dishes before eating.

Galbi Jjim/ Kalbi Jjim – it is a tender, delicious Korean braised short ribs cooked using some spices in soup base. A good compliment with white jasmine rice.

The group ordered rice, Sundae -Gukbap/ Soondae -Gukbap ( blood sausage pork intestine soup) , Galbi Jjim, Japchae, Mandu ( fried dumpling) and Gopchang ( pork intestine soup)

What we love about the restaurant is that they refill the side dishes. The staff were friendly and gave us endless cold water. Our group would rate this restaurant 7.25 out of 10.

Special “Thanks” Ms. Jo Quimpo, Mr. Lebon Ong and Sir. Ramon Calado for the warm invite.

Address: 256, Sumulong Highway, Barangay Mambugan, Antipolo City , Rizal 

Contact: (02) 451 1147 Globe : 0916-9696-921
Smart : 0921-732-9369

Operations: Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

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Paws and Claw at Vista Mall Antipolo

 JuanLoves Pets in partnership with Vista Mall, Antipolo and give you PAWS and CLAWS (Fur-renting Seminar, Pet Blessing and more activities that excite the visitors.


paws-and-claw
Inviting all dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit, hamster, bird lovers and other pets that you can bring here on one (1) day event.

The registration starts at 4:00pm tomorrow October 6, 2018. Early bird catches more worm.There will also a pet blessing. So what are you waiting for sign up now. Message your pet’s name for this event.

Food Tasting and Wedding Expo at Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo

267 San Jose Extension , Padilla , Antipolo City -Rizal province

When it comes to events and a place to relax in Antipolo, There is Jardin de Miramar – This is one of the largest venue and event place in this side of the province .

Our group is very delighted to have gone to the place and many changes were done over the past several years. One can best describe the place as “Theme Park ” and Educational center .

boat and beautiful sculpture will greet visitors to the place

Galeria had boat theme garden where life-size boat and a gallery of fishes were their common names are painted within the outdoor gallery .  The area had a capacity of between 80 to 120 PAX depending on the event. The area is about 375 square meters

Yellow fin Tuna- Tambakol

Old Manila the centerpiece is a replica of the old adobe walls of intramuros , minus the civil guards and nosy people strolling .

an old wooden draw bridge add an old world charm to the place.

The place had a nice ponds which is ideal for thematic photo-shoot , garden wedding or just a stroll within the adobe walls. Climbing vines and flowering water lilies are sure hit among nature lovers and adds eerie beauty to an old world charm ! One simply can be transported back into time with these looks.

The place had a capacity of between 70 to 80 pax with a floor area of 180 square- meter

Sevilla is an indoor air-conditioned hall which had a capacity of between 100 to 200 pax with of Floor Area: 254 sqm. and courtyard of 56 sqm.

Jenry Villamar Photography and Video

table set-up by Hizon Catering

desserts sample

Penne and Fettuccine

Mr. Paolo Castillo -Fuentes and Chef Castillo-Fuentes gave the group their home-made tasty banana and jack fruit ( langka )  cake and their version of chocolate cupcakes.  They are also part time interior decorator , artists and plant collectors .

It had been a while since we saw each other , for those interested with their pastries and customized cakes , Try to reach them at their FB page :

Contact : 6512592

Website: http://jardindemiramar.com/

Casa Santa within Jardin de Miramar Revisted

276 to 279  San Jose Ext, Padilla,  Jardin de Miramar compound , Antipolo City 1870 , Rizal province

It had been 7 years since we last visited Casa Santa and Jardin de Miramar . Our group conducted a tour on the place way back in 2008 and 2009 for the Philippine Orchid Society and Philippine Horticulture Society .  There have been a lot of improvements and additional venue at the place.

water lilies also add colors to the landscape

Cymbidium finlaysonianum

We decided to revisit the place and re-update our blog .  The place had beautiful landscape lawn , more venue places , lush garden , a great venue / event east of Metro Manila.  There are more interesting collection , lovely native orchids like Cymbidium finlaysonianum which is at least a decade -old and is blooming .

Dendrobium aphyllum , Dendrobium anosmum and Asplenium nidus naturalized on mango trees

Jardin de Miramar has extended its collection to other works of art such as the sculptures/creation of nationally recognized artists  Mr. Ed Castrillo, Michael Cacnio, Daniel dela Cruz, Tony Leano, Ral Arrogante, mural works by Alfred Galvez; mosaic works by Hannah Liongoren.

interior with santa clause theme collection

 ” Christmas Everyday ” is very appropriate theme for the museum/ collection . It reminds everyone of caring , sharing and the spirit of giving for the less fortunate .

collection of different santa from all over the world

The collection of santa seems to grew from about 3,500 to around 3,900 plus from the last time we have visited the place. Not all were exhibited at the house. No two santa collectible items are the same , thus out-most care is given to the collection .

Christmas eggs

plates, cookie jars, table mats , mugs, spoon , forks 

There are santa items from several countries from Russia, Finland, Portugal, Spain , China, Hong Kong , Taiwan , United States of America, Peru among others.

Christmas miniature villages

Some of the Christmas themed collection are also given by friends, relatives and even close acquaintances of the owner.

miniature  village complete with railroad track and amusement park

A newly renovated Santa’s village has been created by Christmas village miniature artist Bamboo Tonogbanua, a Cebuano Artist. The bluish lighting within the room of the famed Christmas miniature room was designed by  Japanese light designer Shoko Matsumoto.

 

viewed from second floor

For those who wish to visit the Casa Santa museum and Jardin de Miramar.

Contact: Telephone No.: 584-3199
Fax No.: 697-4077
Cellphone No.: 09178912208
Viber : 09178912208
Email: info@jardindemiramar.com

Website : http://jardindemiramar.com/casa-santa/

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

Mr. Ramon Calado Farm Revisited

Antipolo City, Rizal Province-Philippines

Aerial plants like Tillandsia ionantha , orchids, hoyas and dischidias greet every visitor to his farm

Happy Easter to all avid readers! During my pilgrimage to Antipolo City on Maundy Thursday – April 17, 2014. We happened to know a common friend and decided to make an appointment with Mr. Ramon Calado.

Ascocentrum miniatum from Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia

Mr. Ramon Calado is a breeder of orchids ( for at least 40 years !) and ornamental plants. He is also into ornamental fish keeping and i saw two 20 gallon of red cherry shrimps .  I know that there are some serious orchid collectors which resides near or within Antipolo City . Personalities like Tita Betty Duterte, Mr. Arsenio Sy, Dr. Glen Bulmer ( just passed away ) Ms. Girlie , Mr. Nonito Dolera , Mrs. Adelia R. Angeles ( decease )  among others.

Asplenium musifolium ( Cobra )

I have met him several years ago when he was the guest speaker in one of the orchid and garden shows that i have attended. I did not know anything about Mr. Calado until my father who use to work at Federal Agricultural Company in San Miguel , Bulacan  told me that he use to be one of the prime movers and technical consultant at the orchid farm. The farm   was established in the early 1990’s within the agricultural estate of the Typocos .

begonias

We used to visit the orchid farm in the early days of the operation and bought some Dendrobium University of Hawaii white variety . It was the fad among orchid collector and backyard grower in our place several years ago. The flowers are long lasting and had a sampaguita ( faint smell) which the housewives and backyard growers adore.

medinilla seedlings

orchid seedlings in community pots

There are some regular buyers of orchid seedling from different parts of the Philippines and  foreign buyers. His orchid hybrids can withstand the intense rainfall and have acclimatize under Philippine condition – that is ‘why’ some farm owners would buy his stock of orchid seedling on a regular basis. They are more hardy compared to the imported Dendrobium hybrid seedlings from Thailand.

Vanda Manila

Euanthe sanderiana

I am really amazed with such a small space and area, The combined lot area is is barely 600 square meters- ( 2 lots) can accommodate all those orchid seedlings and ornamental plants plus all those hanging tillandsias, hoyas and dischidias!

dischidias

Phalaenopsis equestris

Link of previous article 2009: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/mr-ramon-calado-orchid-and-ornamental-farm-in-antipolo/

For appointments  :

Mr. Ramon Calado

Email: orchids_bymoncalado@yahoo.com

(0917) 336 4124 GLOBE