Restaurant Review: Octoboy

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0-wCqOHYFo/ Address: Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Scout Lozano Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City Date visited: December 2018 The Taste 3/5 The Black Takoyaki tasted good. The color of the bun was black because of squid ink. It had a lot of stuffing inside to include shrimp, kani, crabstick, cheese, vegetables and octopus, of course. It was... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Pasto

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu0TjvjlK08/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu0TXk9Fohc/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu0TF5alYkS/ Address: Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City Date visited: February 2019 The Taste 4/5 The pizza's toppings included Italian sausage, pepperoni, smoked ham, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms and olives. It tasted really good. We could taste all of the ingredients separately with the pizza sauce and cheese. They knew how to balance... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Niu by Vikings

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvYkrsOF1VC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BvYlHKYFJRJ/ Address: Fifth Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City Date visited: March 2019 The Taste 4/5 For starters, we tried all the appetizers with caviar in it: champagne squares, chocolate caviar, lemon pasta caviar and salmon. We also tried all their cheese that day: cheddar, edam, gouda and brie. To balance out the... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Cibo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzk5FkCHr2C/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzk4xP6Hid_/ Address: Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City Date visited: February 2019 The Taste 4/5 The Farfalle alla Genovese tasted good. The flavors were well-balanced and we were able to taste the pesto and mushrooms without one of them overpowering the other. The pasta was a little bit on the firm side. The... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Gumbo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzeyUS0n5k8/ Address: Third Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City Date visited: March 2019 The Taste 3/5 Their seafood jambalaya tasted good but the texture of the seafood meat seemed overcooked. The mussels were dry, the shrimp too firm and the calamari were a little rubbery but the saving grace was really the taste of the... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Lula’s House of Kare-Kare

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwhGAhklNVJ/ Address: 8 Pres. Roxas Corner Major Dizon Street, Industrial Valley, Marikina City Date visited: December 2018 The Taste 4/5 The "Original Lula's House of Kare-kare" tasted good. Kare-kare is a stew of thick peanut sauce and is accompanied by bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste). The meat and vegetables tasted really clean which is not so... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Nikkei

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx67rAnn26b/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx67hr6H6sA/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx67IZvnqsh/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx668LhnTcE/ Address: Ground Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City Date visited: March 2019 The Taste 5/5 The dishes were really good. The salmon sashimi tasted fresh and fatty. The thickness was just right. The seared tuna with Huancaína risotto was a good dish. The searing of the tuna was almost perfect... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Mangan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BywxL1Iney3/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Byww9cYnXxK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BywwtoXnv27/ Address: Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila Date visited: April 2019 The Taste 4/5 The pork sisig was good while the adobo tasted more like asado than adobo. The mango salad and sinigang na bangus (milkfish in sour guava soup) were just ok. The gising-gising was the best tasting... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Tai Koo HK Roast

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzAXSihH4Nd/ Address: Fifth Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City Date visited: March 2019 The Taste 4/5 The char siu pork and soy chicken were tender and both tasted good. The dumpling was a little dry. The soy egg and buchi were just ok. The sauce was sweet and went well with the other items.... Continue Reading →

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