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This blog was made to cater to the basic need of human beings.

Eating - which we all love to do!

There are hundreds of food establishments up and about that serves fine meals. But what happens if you get tired of the same old taste you eat day in and day out?

Just like the rest of you, I'm looking for new and exciting places to eat and have some fun at the same time, which is why this blog was created - to share with you the adventures (and hassles) that a food lover has to endure in search of a good find.

We're not picky eaters and we'll try everything and anything as long as it's edible!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Jay-j's Inasal Fail #2

We just had dinner here at Jay-j's Inasal in Metrowalk, Ortigas. We usually head out around this area after work since this is just walking distance from our office. This is also my third time trying out this particular resto.

What ticked me off:
1. The waiter gave two menus. There were five of us. I asked for an extra so we can all order together. He said "Sir hintayin nyo nalang (sir just wait for it)", referring to the menu my friend is looking at.
2. Five of us ordered separate meals. Two arrived after a while. The next three arrived after a long wait. My order (chicken inasal, pecho [breast]) was not even cooked thoroughly, with the wing part very rubbery.
3. 30 pesos for one order of plain rice.
4. Very poor service. To think it was Monday night where there are several tables occupied, it took us hailing and asking 4 waiters for our extra rice to come.
5. Expensive compared to Mang Inasal and Chic-boy, both offering unlimited rice.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Real deal Persian Eats at Mister Kabab

The more popular branch of Mister Kabab (also bigger, and open 24/7) is located at West Ave., QC. Fortunately, they have a branch near our office at Pearl Plaza in Ortigas.

We usually drop by this place during lunch hours and after work. The place is pretty big and even during meal hours it's not that crowded.

Usual patrons are from the nearby University of Asia and the Pacific and offices. I really love it here. Food is great, price is right, staff are commendable and sometimes they have promos. They also have this dessert stall inside so you don't even have to go out for you with sweet tooth.

We were actually surprised with our last visit. The waitress informed us that if we reach 300 bucks there's gonna be free apple pie. And boy the apple pie was good.

We ordered our favorite, keema. Top picks include ox brain, lamb kebab and keema with eggplant. Special mention goes to their yogurt shake. Warning though that their ox brain serving comes in big chunks (which I love) unlike other persian places I've tried.

Their long-grained rice is served with butter on top, pita bread warm and lightly burnt on the right places, garlic sauce not runny. They also serve hefty servings.

I would say that their prices are competetive and well worth it.

I always look forward to visiting this place. Heck, we're presently here at Metrowalk thinking where to grab dinner and we're really considering Mister Kebab.

Serenitea [tea series]

Had a go at Serenitea at Eastwood. I can say that I'm adequately good at judging out milk tea places since we've been frequenting a lot of em these past few months.

Budget-wise this is on the high-end spectrum of the milk tea market. Nowadays, the trend is to customize your drink on the sweetness level, add-on (may it be pearls, pudding, aloe vera, etc.). I may be a bit biased with my usual milk tea fix on this but I personally find the drinks here a little too overrated, doesn't really stand out from the rest, and with the price you pay you can have a drink which I think is much more worth it.

Over all, I would go back here if 1. I' m in the area and I badly need a milk tea fix. 2. I don't care about the price. 3. My hot date really wanted it there.