Skip to main content

FOOD FINDS: Ongpin Edition

January 18, 2013

I have some errands to do in Ongpin today so I texted C & J if they want to join me for lunch at WaiYing. However, something came up in-between and I left the house a bit later than planned and C needed to go back to the office. Also, J already ate at LingNam (she got hungry while waiting for me!). Uh oh!

Lunch will have to wait, then. J and I met somewhere in Soler and she mentioned about seeing a Hello Kitty store just in front of WaiYing. Wow, have-to-visit-that-store. Saw a lot of nice looking items but we didn't buy anything (I wonder why?). There's even a cutey camera case that J wanted to buy except that its too small.
But being the foodie that we are, we ended up at Sushi Yum which is just a few steps away from the Hello Kitty Store. And since its already 1:30pm, we were the only customers when we entered the resto. They serve takoyaki (9 pcs for P90) but its not available until 2pm. :( Oh wells, not meant to be. Will go back next time. Yey!

Nice and clean interiors. So relaxing.




Yaki-Udon. Since J already ate and I'm not really that hungry also since I ate brunch with hubby before I left home (that's why I'm late!), we decided to skip the rice and just order this. Tastes ok but not that great. I find it too salty and lacks other flavor. Costs P130.



Kani-Salad. This is good but too much mayo that it overpowers the salad. Need more nori-strips. I love the mango because it's sweet. Costs less than a P100.



So after finishing our meal, J accompanied me to my errands before agreeing to explore Ongpin (for the nth time).

Bought mocha roll from Eng Bee Tin and Tablea from La Resureccion, both stores located near San Lorenzo church.Then had fun checking the items at the Korean Grocery near the bridge (the one near Estero).

And J introduced me to this milk tea place. Yeah, I know- another milk tea place. Located at the corner of Ongpin and Salazar Streets. That's J, waiting for our orders. I had Caramel with Rock Salt and Cheese (tastes bleh) and ordered Peppermint Milk Tea for daughter (jackpot!). J had Green Tea something.
 




Food Finds. Tablea from La Resurreccion (P60) and cookies from the Korean Grocery. We used to buy the tablea whenever we go to Ongpin so its not really a NEW food find. The cookies are a winner, though, especially the one at the bottom. Buttery cookie waffle. Yum yum yum.
 

Popular posts from this blog

Ilustrado Restaurant Anniversary Degustation

Jose Rizal and the Spanish era are synonymous with the word Ilustrado but for me, what comes to mind is this restaurant in Intramuros, Manila. Coincidentally though, Intramuros was once called the Walled City and is rich in history and glamor of the bygone days when Spain ruled the country. Visiting Intramuros is like a history lesson itself and dining at Ilustrado is the cherry on top.

As Ilustrado Restaurant celebrates its 29th anniversary this October, it brings back the specially curated 8-course Ilustrado Degustation by Chef Bernice Pimentel.

"This year, 2019 marks the third year that we have been doing an anniversary degustation and this year, I am not only bringing forth our culinary heritage to the present but also incorporating much more local ingredients," says Chef Bernice.

Kesong Puti Croquettes at Lato with baby mesclun and salsa verde aioli

Fat Fook Manila

Fat Fook Manila, the restaurant that's been making foodies excited with its Taiwanese noms opened its latest branch at The Globe Tower in BGC. The restaurant which has a seating capacity of about 40, also has a dedicated take-out counter should you have cravings for yummy Taiwanese snacks.

There's a lot of interesting noms from the menu but here are my favorites:

Taiwanese Sausage on sticks. I've been hearing about this amazing sausages from my friends who has been to Taiwan and its on the must-try list. And thanks to Fat Fook Manila, I don't have to fly to Taiwan to enjoy these sausages. It tastes sweet but the meat is firm and not as oily as our local sausage (longganisa). The garlic inserted on the sausages looks weird but it adds some flavor to it. I'm guessing that this sausages are best paired with a bottle of beer. ;)


Craving For Max's Spicy Chicken

Some like it HOT! fried chicken

Max's Restaurant, the home of the famous "sarap to the bones" fried chicken introduces its newest mouthwatering Max's Spicy Chicken. Its definitely hot and delish as it is enhanced with a special chili pepper seasoning that will make you yearn for more.