Not your ordinary Filipino food at Locavore, BGC

Hubby wanted to celebrate his birthday with me and his office buddies and so looked for a special place where we can all spend time together over good food.

Having eaten several times before at Locavore’s branch in Kapitolyo, we set upon the resto’s branch in Burgos Circle, BGC as the venue for his celebration.

Locavore is known for applying unique twists to classic Filipino dishes, influenced no doubt by Chef Mikel Zaguirre’s background in French cooking and his preference for fresh ingredients from around the country.

This branch has more of a “pub” kind of feel to it: dim lights, chill sounds and the smell of sizzling food wafting to your nose.

Locavore, BGC

Locavore, BGC

Hubby’s birthday feast consisted of several orders of the resto’s best sellers:

Boneless Lechon Belly (Php650). Prepared Cebu-lechon style, it is served with Pinakurat vinegar, bagoong dipping sauce, and pickled red onion and cucumber.

Locavore, BGC

Mac’s Boneless Fried Chicken (Php270). The resto’s own recipe of the glazed boneless fried chicken.

Locavore, BGC

Gising Gising (Php275). The traditional Pampanga dish made of finely chopped sigarilyas (winged beans), French beans, garlic and shallot confit, gata (coconut milk) and spring onions.

Locavore, BGC

Sizzling Sinigang (Php550). Usually the highlight of our meals at Locavore, this is made of beef short ribs, served with sauteed French beans in a sampaloc (tamarind) gravy with garlic confit. This time, however, it was initially served quite cold and, after several bites, I had to request for it to be reheated so that the full potential of the dish can be tasted.

Locavore, BGC

These viands were accompanied by Locavore’s Roasted Garlic Organic White Rice (Php70).

Locavore, BGC

Plus, since both Hubby and I unlocked our Zomato Gold Privilege, we got several free glasses of refreshing ice-blended mocktails for the ladies in the group: the Cucumber Lime Cooler (Php150) and the Apple Lime Cooler (Php150).

Locavore, BGC

I usually fully enjoy my meals at Locavore, but in this branch, some executions have gone awry such as serving the sinigang as anything less than sizzling hot.

Still, Hubby’s birthday celebration was an enjoyable time spent among his friends.

Locavore, BGC

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This Locavore branch is located at Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, open daily from 10am to 2am. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 917 5742017.

Other branches are located at:

  • Brixton Technology Center, 10 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, open Mondays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 1am and Sundays from 11am to 1am.
  • S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City, open daily from 11am to 1am.
  • Ground Floor, Three Central Building, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, open daily from 10am to 12 midnight
  • Ground Floor, 1880 Building, Eastwood Avenue, Libis, Quezon City

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I finally ate at Mendokoro Ramenba!

Ever since I started going through my #RamenPhase three years ago, Mendokoro Ramenba has been the gold standard that longtime ramen connoisseurs have been encouraging me to try.

One foodie, in fact, advised me to withhold my judgement on where to find the best ramen until I have tasted what Mendokoro has to offer. What kept me from checking this resto out were news of the long waiting lines and the relative inaccessibility of its original branch in Makati to me.

Soon, I heard news that it opened a new branch in Bonifacio Global City and I eagerly waited for my chance to join the club of ramen aficionados whose tastebuds have experienced the sheer joy of Mendokoro’s ramen bowls.

Well, just the other day, I finally got the chance to taste two of its ramen offerings.

And I must say: I can totally understand the hype.

Mendokoro translates to “shared table” in Nihongo. In keeping with this concept, and consistent with its earlier branch in Makati, this resto features a bar-style seating arrangement. Patrons first order and pay for their food at the cashier, then they are ushered to their seats along the bar which can seat up to forty-five people. The ramen bowls and other food items are assembled in the open kitchen right smack in the middle of the bar and are served as soon as they are done.

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

After a meeting in a nearby building, my officemates and I, all newbies to Mendokoro Ramenba, decided to head on over to Icon Plaza and get a taste of the resto’s much-vaunted ramen bowls.

We split among ourselves the Shio Tonkotsu (Php370) and Tantanmen (Php420) bowls of the resto’s ramen offerings, two orders of Aji Tamago (Php80/order) and five pieces of Gyoza (Php200) which served as our appetizer.

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Mendokoro Ramenba, BGC

Tonkotsu ramen are notable for the sheer amount of effort and time needed to properly prepare these dishes. The broth is made by boiling pork bones (“tonkotsu” in Nihongo) and other ingredients in water for up to eight hours, until it takes on a rich, cloudy appearance. Tonkotsu ramen are normally served with noodles that are still slightly firm, then topped with chashu, a slice or marinated pork belly. I prefer the salt-flavored shio ramen over the other options of miso and soy sauces-flavored shoyu ramen; fortunately, my companions agreed with my choice. We added the tamagos – marinated soft-boiled eggs – to our bowls for added richness.

Tantanmen, on the other hand, is the Japanese take on the Sichuan dish Dan Dan Noodles. In this delectable bowl of ramen, the noodles are engulfed with a rich, mildly spicy (we requested that the spiciness level be dialed down) broth, flavored with the nutty sweetness of from the sesame paste.

Each mouthful was a delight and we soon found ourselves slurping our bowls clean. Now I can hardly wait until I can come back to sample the other ramen options available here.

This Mendokoro Ramenba branch is located at Icon Plaza, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, open daily from 11am to midnight. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 8514844.

Its other branch is located at V. Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is open daily from 11am to 12 midnight and assists inquiries and reservations via +63 2 4789625.

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Message from Zomato: Introducing Gold Power Packs!

It’s almost March already and in case you are still sticking to your new year resolution of eating less, then here are some reasons to think again.

For the record, we launched Gold in 11 new cities in the last one year (pulling the global grand total to 23) — and received a fantastic response from each one of them. Goes without saying, Jakarta and Manila have been one of our biggest launches, yet. We always knew both these markets would be big for us but the response has been beyond overwhelming. In little over 2 months, we have crossed 100,000 memberships and have over 1200+ Gold partner restaurants. We are also super excited to welcome Auckland to the Gold family with New Zealand becoming country #6 for Gold.

A sincere thank you to every member and partner in all our markets. We promise to work harder and make the program even bigger and better for you in 2019.

While we continue to launch in new countries and continents, we also realize that we have to introduce variations of the product to ensure you’re getting the best out of Gold, in the way that suits your needs. Which is why we continuously ask for feedback from our users and this is what we often hear:

“I don’t eat out often”
“I forget to use my membership while dining out”
“It sounds too good to be true; I am unsure of my investment”
“Why don’t you have a trial option like other subscription products?”
“My friends/family have a membership so I don’t need it”

All these points got us thinking, so we went back to the drawing board. We’ve always believed that the simplicity of Gold is its USP so we’ve come up with something simple yet powerful.

Here’s introducing Gold Powerpacks

Powerpacks are ‘unlock’ packs that you can purchase based on your dining out habits. And they do not expire. Yes, you read that right. Gold has always been about getting more from life. And here’s much more than expected.

If you don’t eat out very often or are unsure of how many times you will end up using Gold over a fixed period of time or simply just want to test what Gold is then the Gold Powerpack is for you. Become a member by purchasing a starter pack of 3 unlocks. This pack allows you to use your member benefits — 2+2 on drinks or 1+1 on food — thrice at any Gold partner restaurant. These unlocks have no expiry date, which means you can enjoy the benefits as and when you want.

In other words, Gold Powerpacks = Food Currency

If you would like more unlocks in your kitty, there’s another option to upgrade to the ‘medium’ pack – 10 unlocks and again, no expiry. And for our loyalists, we continue to have the annual Gold membership plan with unlimited usage.

If you’ve been wondering whether or not Gold is for you, we hope we have made it easier for you to decide. So really, the power is in your hands!

Keep your eyes open as Zomato Gold hold another Sale Day starting tomorrow, February 27 &28, 2019! Enjoy up to 30% OFF on your unlimited membership pack good for 1 year! Enjoy 1+1 on Food and 2+2 on Drinks in more than 600+ restaurants in Metro Manila, anytime, any day. Welcome to the future of dining out!

And as an additional, you may find yourself dining with your favorite Zomato Gold Ambassador! Visit the Zomato Philippines instagram at @zomatoph to find out how to join!

Lifted from a press release from Zomato.

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Must-tries at the 8 Seas Food Park Adventure in Timog, QC

Like the proverbial Poseidon rising from the waves, a new food park emerged along busy Timog Avenue in Quezon City.  Called 8 Seas Food Park Adventure, its design and vibe hark back to sea voyages and swashbuckling exploits.

Well, the adventure here resides in its food choices, owing to its large array of eateries to cater to hungry residents and office workers in the area.

Together with fellow foodies of #WeLoveToEatPH, I attended a foodie meetup here where we sampled the offerings from nine of its food stalls.

Kocco Tea Kitchen

One of the first stores you will see upon entering the food park, Kocco Tea Kitchen provides a variety of refreshing drinks that can be paired with the food offerings of the other stalls. Its beverages include loose leaf teas, milk teas, iced teas, lemonades, coffees and frappes. Its Wintermelon Milk Tea (Php120), for example, is a refreshing and light beverage. The Shark Attack (Php110), on the other hand, is an imaginatively concocted black iced tea with an added colors of blue and red to signify the eponymous shark attack (such an invigorating drink, if a little bit morbid, hehehe!) All of Kocco Tea Kitchen’s tea drinks are made of brewed (not powdered) tea, hence a higher quality in terms of flavor and consistency can be expected.

Kocca Tea Kitchen, 8 Seas Food Park

Kocca Tea Kitchen, 8 Seas Food Park

Chickapig

Fanatic of fried foods? You’re in luck because you can find them here at ChickaPig, where they take the form of (guess what!) chicken and pork cutlets, fried for your satisfaction. Take your pick from among yummy yet reasonably priced treats such as the Crispy Bagnet (Php155), BBQ Karaage (Php110), Garlic Parmesan Wings (Php155) and Crispy Sisig Bagnet (Php135). Enjoy them on their own as pulutan or as viands paired with steamed rice.

ChickaPig, 8 Seas Food Adventure

Meatery Steaks & Burgers

Carnivores will be able to sate their hunger for meat at this joint. Among its regulars, the hits are its Ribeye Steak (Php190), a tender piece of beef served with rice, vegggies and a peppery gravy, and its Smash Burger (Php160) which uses meat blend with a lean-to-fat ratio of 70/30 for a more flavorful and juicy patty, ideal when cooked anywhere from medium-rare to medium-well.

Meatery, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Meatery, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Butchataki

Xavierville’s trending place for homemade sausages has found its new home at this food park as well. Butchataki gets its moniker from the name of the proprietor “Butch” and his remembrance of when he got a stroke from all his previous stress – “ataki.” It prides itself on its eight sausage variants. – Original, Original Spicy, Hungarian, Hungarian with Cheese, Bavarian with Cheese, Bratwurst, Bratwurst with Cheese, and Cheese with Corn, showcased in its Sausage Beer Brats (Php250). It also offers Lechon Sisig (Php300) which is great with rice or can serve as your barkada’s pulutan.

Butchataki, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Butchataki, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Monapao BBQ & Ribs

Owned by siblings – cruiseline chef Morris, culinary degree holder Naomi and food entrepreneur Paola – (hence the name “MONAPAO”), this stall prides itself on expertly grilled and wonderfully presented meats, perfect for #foodiepics of young millennials who frequent their store. Check out its Roast Beef (Php188), T-Bone Steak with Egg (Php180) and Ribs in BBQ Sauce (Php180).

Monapao Ribs & BBQ

Bermy Sushi Shack

The brainchild of a husband-and-wife team who started out selling their sushi rolls online, Bermy Sushi Shack is the place for Japanese food lovers to enjoy freshly-made sushi, customized by the store with its own signature sauces. When you drop by, be sure to try out its Overproof Nigiri (Php195), Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll (Php240) and Floki Roll (Php295).

Bermy Sushi Shack, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Soogba

The Ilonggo delicacy chicken inasal is the main feature of this food stall. Chicken pieces are marinated in a special blend of vinegar, calamansi juice, ginger, garlic and brown sugar then set on the grill until done, basting frequently with a mixture that contains annato (“achuete”) oil. This gives the chicken inasal its signature orange color. I’m not a big fan of the Pecho Pakpak (Php160) or the chicken breast and wing part as I usually prefer flavor and juiciness of darker chicken meat such as the Paa/Hita (Php150) or the leg and thigh parts. Soogba also offers Spareribs (Php180) for pork lovers out there!

Soogba, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Soogba, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Cucina di Paulina

Italian food lovers, on the other hand, have a go-to place in this food park. Cucina di Paulina is owned by former pro wrestler turned chef Bombay Suarez. Its initial 15-item menu upon its soft opening in November quickly grew to 64 items by its second month of operations. Today, its bestsellers include the Pizza Pesto Margherita with Truffle (Php350), the Italian Sausage Pizza (Php350) and the Laing and Lechon Kawali Pasta (Php185).

Cucina di Paulina, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Cucina di Paulina, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

SamgyeopSaTimog

If you’re a Korean barbecue fan and you brought your appetite with you, you’re in for a treat. Did you know that you and your mates can enjoy unlimited pork at only Php299/head? This already comes with all the rice you can eat, side dishes, drinks, soup and melted cheese (Ooh! Loved that cheese!). Want some variety in your grilled meats? Opt for unlimited pork, chicken and beef at only Php399/head.

SamgyeopSaTimog, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

My adventure with my fellow foodies is rife with laughter and lots of good food. Hopefully, I can come back and bring more of my friends to enjoy a similar food adventure.

8 Seas Food Park Adventure

SamgyeopSaTimog, 8 Seas Food Park Adventure

Thanks to Chef Jocen of BoodleBear for extending the invite!

8 Seas Food Park Adventure is located at 122 Timog Avenue, Sacred Heart, Quezon City, open weekdays from 10am to 12 midnight, and weekends from 4pm to 12 midnight.

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this venue.  All the food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

A taste of Singapore’s hawker scene at Roti Shop, Rockwell

A key feature of Singapore’s foodie scene is the proliferous hawker shop. Populated by stalls selling wondrous varieties of inexpensive food, the Singapore’s hawker centers are among the first food stops for many tourists and a go-to place for good yet cheap eats for the locals.

Having already closed her Southeast Asian Restaurant Wild Ginger in the Power Plant Mall, Marla Moran decided to use the space vacated to bring a hawker-style eatery to the mall. And so the Roti Shop came to be.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

The resto’s premises are bright and cheery, with a happy jumble of bright colors and kitschy decor, particularly those maneki-nekos, cat figurines with one paw periodically waving, or beckoning to customers. These figurines are said to bring good luck to business establishments.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti, obviously, is the key item in most dishes served here. Also known as chapati, it is a round unleavened flatbread rooted in Indian cuisine. Normally eaten by hand, it is served hot from the pan then usually pulled apart and shaped to scoop into savory side dishes. Alternatively, cheese and other ingredients may be folded into the roti dough, resulting to tasty murtabaks.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Together with fellow food bloggers from #WeLoveToEatPH, I was able to sample some of the Roti Shop’s signature offerings, which include:

Cheese Roti Prata (Php160). Cheese slices are inserted in between balls off roti dough then flattened down prior to cooking in a buttered pan, resulting to a crispy and flaky flatbread with melted cheese flavoring each bite. This is among the most basic of roti varieties; I would prefer to dip it into a stronger flavored side dish but it is a safe bet for those new to this kind of cuisine.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Beef Murtabak (Php215). Consider this the Asian Quesadilla: the roti prata is stuffed with marinated minced beef which makes for a filling, savory dish.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Corned Beef and Onion Murtabak (Php225). Imagine your favorite breakfast flavors of corned beef, onions and fried egg packaged roti style! I would prefer the fried egg yolk to be a little more runny, though. (Yeah, I’m looking for #yolkporn, hehehe!)

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Veggie Murtabak (Php195). A savory mixture of chickpeas, peas, spinach and carrots replaces meat as the filling in this murtabak, which will surely be much appreciated by those on a vegetarian diet.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Tisu. Its name translates tom “roti tissue paper” because the bread is actually paper thin. In Singapore, however, it is called “roti helicopter” as the cooks usually spin the dough around to stretch and flatten it prior to cooking. It is then twisted into a cone and sprinkled liberally with chocolate sauce and candy sprinkles. Quite a treat for those of us with a sweet tooth!

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Non-roti items served include:

Char Kway Teow (Php275). Wok-tossed rice noodles with seafood and chicken.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Php495). A half-chicken poached in a stock flavored with garlic and ginger. The stock is then used to cook rice, producing a flavorful and oily rice. It is served with a trio of dipping sauces comprised of dark soy sauce, red chili sauce and freshly ground ginger in oil.

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop Chendol (Php125). An iced dessert made with pandan jelly, red beans, coconut milk and coco palm sugar syrup. Consider this the Singaporean halo-halo!

Roti Shop, Rockwell

These Singaporean hawker dishes are an exotic treat for me and my fellow foodies. I plan to come back and get a taste of that Laksa!

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop, Rockwell

Roti Shop is located at the P1 Level of the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, open daily from 11am to 9pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 4789450 or +63 917 7114533.

Disclosure: Together with other food bloggers, I was invited to attend a foodie meetup held in this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Roti Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

A new take on sushi at Inari by Hamaru, The Podium

By now, with the proliferation of Japanese restaurants all over the metro, you would think you know sushi like the back of your hand.

But sushi at Inari by Hamaru is no ordinary sushi. This I discovered, together with my fellow foodies, during a recent food tasting event held at The Corner Market Food Hall of the Podium that featured its newly opened food stalls.

Inari’s claim to fame is its inarizushi: it is a pouch made of seasoned and fried tofu stuffed with sushi rice and other fillings. It takes its name after the Shinto deity Inari who, legend has it, has quite a fondness for fried tofu.

During this particular food tasting, however, our group was treated to other items in Inari’s menu such as:

Black Rice Sushi Platter (Php775). These are forty pieces of five flavors of sushi rolls – Ebi Tempura, Torched California, Spicy Tuna, Sweet Eggplant and Crispy Salmon Skin – all made using organic black rice. This is quite a step in a healthier direction as black rice is imbued with the highest amounts of antioxidants, protein and dietery fiber among all rice varieties. Its health benefits include a stronger immune system, cancer and diabetes prevention and improved digestive health. Black rice also aids in weight loss, reducing swellings and in promoting heart and brain health. If only I’m not looking for that sticky and fluffy white sushi rice with every bite! Oh well…

Inari, The Podium

Inari, The Podium

Nori Tacos Ebi Salad (Php185) and Chimichurri Tuna (165). An imaginative take on nori-wrapped sushi rolls, these feature crunchy deep-fried seaweed shells stuffed with fresh sushi filling. For me this is a way to enjoy old sushi favorites in new tastes and textures.

Inari, The Podium

Inari, The Podium

Inari, The Podium

I was only able to sample a few of Inari’s offerings during the food tasting so I just might drop by the Corner Market Food Hall again, just to check the other items out!

Inari by Hamaru is located at the Corner Market Food Hall, Second Floor, Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. It is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm and Fridays to Sundays from 10am to 10pm.

Disclosure: Together with other food bloggers, I was invited to attend a Blogger Event held in the Corner Market Food Hall. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Inari by Hamaru Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Magically happy lunch at Coldlayers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Have you ever had that moment when, quite unexpectedly, the stars aligned and the universe brought forth your deepest, yet unasked for, wish?

Well that’s what happened to my friend Ruby and me as we were deciding where to have lunch on this hectic Monday. Having exhausted most of Zomato Gold partner restaurants in the Tomas Morato area, I was already resigned to eating cafeteria food or venturing out to the food stalls near our office, but no! Ruby’s muse whispered in her ear that we should go to Fisher Mall for lunch.

And wouldn’t you know it! One of the hidden desires of my heart (or my tummy, I’m not entirely sure which), is to dine at Coldlayers Cafe, one of the restaurants in Fisher Mall. This eatery, as luck would have it, happens to also be a Zomato Gold partner restaurant.

Ever since I saw posts from my fellow foodies of Coldlayers Cafe’s signature snow ice desserts, I’ve been dying, partly of envy towards the other foodies, and partly of my desire to try those icy treats.

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

So we heeded the voice of Ruby’s muse and off we went to Fisher Mall, straight to the cafe, where, in the colorful resplendence of the resto’s interiors, akin to magical beings of yore, we unlocked our hidden powers, that is, our Zomato Gold privilege.

And what have we unlocked, you may ask?

Well, comfort food that filled our tummies and warmed our hearts, that’s what!

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

The Cheezy Meat Lasagna (Php285), for example, is a filling meal enough for us two, what with alternating layers of lasagna smothered in a hearty meat sauce and rich creamy bechamel sauce, topped with melted parmesan and cheddar. Yummy!

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

How about the Chicken Cordon Bleu (Php280), then? We loved these juicy, herb-crusted chicken fillets stuffed with melted cheese and ham, complemented by a cup of garlic rice (yeah, carbs on carbs!)

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

And of course, those are just preambles to the main event, the piece de resistance: Coldlayers Cafe’s flavored ribbons of ice! Called Snow Ice, these treats are made fresh in small batches daily using only the freshest natural and locally sourced ingredients, and stored for no more than three months. Containing 0% butterfat content, snow ice treats have more intense flavors than ice cream, and use two-thirds less sugar too!

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Being a self-confessed chocoholic, I got myself a Secret Affair (Php210). This is made of dark chocolate snow ice topped with crunchy brownie bits, chocolate cereal, nuts and a chocolate wafer stick, then drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Ruby, on the other hand, got a Sweet Surrender (Php210), a Horlicks snow ice sprinkled with malty horlicks powder, then drizzled with chocolate syrup and served with fresh tapioca pearls on the side.

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

From start to finish, this has been a truly magical happy lunch, filled with good food that chased away our Monday blues and energized us to forge on until the workday is done. (‘Cause we work hard for the money!)

Cold Layers Cafe, Fisher Mall

And thanks to Zomato Gold, we got the Chicken Cordon Bleu and the Sweet Surrender for free!

Want to score a similar discount? Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 deals on food or 2+2 deals on drinks. All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use my code JELLYB to get 20% off the membership fee.

This Cold Layers Cafe branch is located at Third Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 9pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 3611431.

Another branch is located at Second Floor, Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Almanza, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

No time to visit the stores? You’ll be happy to know that Cold Layers delivers via Honestbee.

Coldlayers Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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