New flavors made with #HeatToPerfection at 390 Degrees

Do you know what it takes to get a sumptuous meal of Western dishes that appeals to the Pinoy palate?

The answer is 390 Degrees.

That’s the name of the vibrant and well-appointed restaurant located at Sequoia Hotel in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees
390 Degrees
390 Degrees

That’s also the temperature maintained in the restaurant’s signature charcoal brick oven which cooks all the viands it serves, all masterfully curated by Chef Mark Griffin.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Operated by the same team behind Ombu Kusina in Quezon City led by its owner, Edison Lo, a veteran in the Filipino F&B scene, and its Marketing Manager Tammy Lim, 390 Degrees brings imaginative takes on classic Western dishes, served in generous portions and in a luxurious setting.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

I had a sneak preview of its offerings in time for Valentine’s Day almost two years ago and was looking forward to its grand opening. However, the pandemic struck and 360 Degrees’ grand launch was postponed.

390 Degrees, Entertainment City
390 Degrees, Entertainment City

In the meantime, the restaurant set about making its signature dishes available to the dining public despite the lockdowns and restrictions on the restaurant industry by innovating on its offers. Thus, its much celebrated party trays and DIY Black Burger Kit made their way into many a foodie’s heart during the community quarantine.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit
390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

A little under two years after its soft opening, 390 Degrees is finally ready to unveil its delicious signature dishes for dine-in, which include:

Tomato Soup with Ravioli (Php240). A comforting bowl of roasted and pureed local tomatoes topped with spinach-cheese raviolo.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Beef Brisket Sandwich (Php490). Tender slices of 5-star Angus beef topped with lettuce, tomato, crispy-fried onions, caramelized shallots and seasoned mustard served inside house-made charcoal activated buns.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Chicken Skewers (Php360). Flavorful and juicy grilled chicken pieces in house-made sauce served with buttered vegetables on thyme-infused rice pilaf.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Signature Iced Tea (Php120). House-brewed black tea infused with pineapple and lemon.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Thinking of having a get-together here with family and friends? You can reserve the place for exclusive private dining (with a sanitized set up) for three hours. The place can accommodate a maximum of thirty people (to be able to observe physical distancing and other safety measures) for a consumable food and drinks order of Php15,000.

Want to bring its delicious dishes to your home or office parties? Check out 390 Degrees’ party trays of charcoal grilled creations good for six to seven people.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Beef Brisket (Php880 ala carte | Php3,490 quarter slab | Php5,900 half slab | Php10,700 whole slab). Five-star Angus beef slab slow-roasted in 390 Degrees’ oven.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

BBQ Pork Ribs (Php1,370). Oven-roasted pork ribs dressed in house-made BBQ sauce.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Blackened Salmon (Php2,650). Oven-baked salmon fillet with creamy dill sauce.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

You can even bring home desserts from 390 Degrees’ Breads and Pastries line such as these decadent Chocolate Banoffee Pie (Php150 pie | Php575 box of four) and Mango Banoffee Pie (Php150 pie | Php575 box of four).

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Its grand opening may have been derailed by the pandemic, but with all its innovative and delicious offers, I still stand by my prediction that 390 Degrees is all set to be hottest foodie destination in the metro.

390 Degrees
390 Degrees

Many thanks to Edison, Tammy and Chef Griffin for a wonderful meal and a fun event that became a mini-reunion of foodies. Our group missed each other during the lockdowns and appreciated the opportunity to come together again.

390 Degrees

390 Degrees is is located at the Ground Floor, Sequioa Hotel Manila, Aseana City Business Park, Entertainment City, Paranaque, open daily from 10.30am to 8pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 82845110 or +63 921 2446502. It accepts safe and cashless payments via Alipay and WeChat Pay.

Taste real and authentic Thai dishes and the original noodle soup at RODDEEDED

Do you feel like going on a foodie adventure? How about giving Thai noodles a try?

It wouldn’t be too hard to indulge yourself in this new gustatory experience, especially now that Thailand’s best noodle shop for the past fifty years has finally branched out to the Philippines with its recently opened store in Mandaluyong City.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

Here at RODDEEDED, foodies in the metro can get a taste of authentic Thai dishes that showcase the intricate balance of sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavors, lightly prepared but with strong aromatic components.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

The restaurant started out in its native Thailand as a small and cozy eatery specializing in hand-crafted beef noodles, a hallmark menu item that is brought all the way to its Philippine branch along with a select curation of Thai food favorites.

Original Noodle Soup. This delicious journey begins by choosing the soup base (original or spicy), then the rice noodles (Sen Lek which are linguini-like or Sen Mee, the rice vermicelli, then the meat to go with the noodle soup such as meatball + beef slices (Php195), meatball + brisket (Php235), meatball + beef slices + brisket (Php265), meatball + brisket + tendon (Php295) or mixed (Php295). The original soup base is friendlier to the Pinoy palate but the spicy one is closer to the Thai preference.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

Stewed Brisket in Claypot (Php295). Tender beef slices stewed in a broth infused with lots of herbs and spices.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

Green Chicken Curry (Php265). Boneless chicken thighs stewed in coconut milk infused with Thai green curry paste.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

Chicken Pad Thai (Php275). Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken bits, peanuts, bean sprouts and other vegetables, beautifully encased in a net made of delicate scrambled eggs.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

With such tasty and exotic viands, one couldn’t help but wonder what else will go well with them. Well, the restaurants creamy house Thai Coffee (Php90) and Thai Milk Tea (Php90) are perfect companions to the Thai dishes and may also be enjoyed by themselves. A Pineapple and Passionfruit Sorbet (Php90) is a refreshing dessert that perfectly caps this Thai meal.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

So if you’re game for a change from your usual culinary scene, or have a hankering for Thai food, just drop by or call RODDEEDED.

RODDEEDED
RODDEEDED

RODDEEDED is located at 126 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City, open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 8.30pm for dine in, takeout and delivery.

For inquiries, reservations and orders, call +63 949 6734702.

For regular updates on its promos and offers, follow RODDEEDED on Facebook and Instagram.

Midnight snackin’ with Burger Jack

With so many great reasons to stay up late nowadays, sometimes the only downside is the lack of snacking options when the witching hour approaches.

Well, here is where Kraver’s Kanteen comes to the rescue.

Burger Jack
Burger Jack

This cloud kitchen partnered with several food brands to deliver a variety of mouthwatering food items practically at all hours to the metro’s hungry denizens.

One such brand is Burger Jack which prides itself on bringing a jacked-up burger experience to its customers from the classics all the way to insane burger ideas.

Burger Jack
Burger Jack

When the fam felt the stirrings of hunger in the middle of our TV binge-watching session, it’s lucky we had our had these Burger Jack items to snack on:

Smashed Burger (Php179).

Burger patty smashed to enhance its beefy flavor, then slathered with Burger Jack’s secret sauce and topped with caramelized onions and placed in between golden brioche buns.

Burger Jack
Burger Jack
Burger Jack
Burger Jack

We loved the layers of flavors and textures with each bite!

For full burger enjoyment, a Jacked Smashed Burger Set (Php299) is a smashing choice. It includes a Smashed Burger, a serving of fries and house-blended insani-tea.

Brooklyn Dog (Php149).

A hotdog sandwich that calls to mind the good ole’ sandwiches from classic American diners. Large and juicy hotdogs are sandwiched in soft buns then topped with diced pickles and relish, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

Burger Jack
Burger Jack
Burger Jack
Burger Jack

Filling, meaty with a bit of tanginess from the pickle and relish, this hotdog goes a long way towards satisfying anyone’s hunger pangs.

Kraver’s Insanitea (Php59 cup | Php170 liter).

Kraver’s Kanteen own house-blend iced tea, a fitting companion to the Burger Jack’s burgers and sandwiches.

Burger Jack
Burger Jack

Whether you’re looking for a mid-day meal or midnight snack, or anything in between, Burger Jack’s got you covered!

Burger Jack
Burger Jack

Order now from Burger Jack through Kraver’s Kanteen’s website or via GrabFood.

Kraver’s Kanteen also houses Let’s Get Litson which specializes in litson baka. Read more about it here.

Other brands housed by Kraver’s Kanteen include:

  • Black Kimchi
  • Breakfast for 2
  • Century Tuna
  • Cloud Cakes and Shakes
  • El Nacho Libre
  • House of Rendang
  • Kyoto Sushi Bake
  • Osaka Cafe
  • Potatoville
  • Rico’s Lechon
  • Sheikh’s Kabab
  • Tokyo Don
  • Wicked Waffle

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature story.

Crowd faves from Ping Pong Diplomacy, now back and available for delivery

Do you remember the part in the movie Forrest Gump where, after recovering from battle injuries, our hero became proficient in table tennis, joined the US Army Team, and even competed against Chinese teams during a goodwill tour.

That exchange of ping pong players between the US and China in the 1970s is a depiction of ping pong diplomacy. This paved the way for normalizing relations between the two countries then at opposite ends of ideological spectrum – the US and the People’s Republic of China – and aided in the stabilization of global politics.

This historical snippet just goes to show that it’s oftentimes better to work together to achieve mutual benefit than to always oppose each other.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

In much the same way, Chinese and American cuisines found a way to work together with the return of Ping Pong Diplomacy as a cloud kitchen at The Grid Food Market.

It brought back crowd favorites from its previous store that are now served in aluminum trays good for sharing for two to three people (reheating instructions included!). These are great when enjoyed at home or wherever the adventurous foodie may be in the metro.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

These best-selling dishes include:

Dan Dan Rice (Php515). Japanese fried rice is stir-fried with the house Dan Dan paste and oil, along with squash, green peas, shiitake and ground pork, then served with two fried eggs, crispy chicken skin and crushed peanuts.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Option 1: Transfer to a microwavable container and heat in the microwave in high heat for one minute.
  • Option 2: Remove the egg and stir-fry the rice in a hot pan until heated through.

Simple Fried Egg (Php290). Four crispy deep-fried eggs topped with pork floss, hoisin sauce, crispy chicken skin, sauteed shallot, chili and spring onions.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Heat for three to five minutes in an oven or toaster pre-heated to 270 deg F (132 deg C).

Not Mapo Tofu (Php475). A new twist on the classic Mapo Tofu dish wherein steamed soy custard is covered in house mapo tofu sauce then topped with fried leeks, ground pork, sesame seeds and ground Szechuan peppercorns.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Option 1: Remove plastic lid and cover the tray with aluminum foil, then steam for 10-15 minutes until the tofu is warm.
  • Option 2: Partially submerge the container in hot water for ten minutes until the tofu is warm. Leave at least one inch from the top to avoid getting water on the tofu.

With local culinary greats like Chefs Him Uy de Baron and Noel Mauricio helming Ping Ping Diplomacy’s kitchen, food lovers can expect more of the exciting blend of Chinese and American flavors that they love from Ping Pong Diplomacy.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

Ping Pong Diplomacy is open for pickup and delivery at thegridfoodmarket.com or bit.ly/shop-ppd. It will also soon be available for dine-in at Stall 8 at The Grid Food Market, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To know more about its offers, follow Ping Pong Diplomacy on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.

Antipolo Resto: Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Up in the suburbs of Antipolo is a refreshing and delicious escape from the urban jungle called Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen.

I discovered this when I took my parental units out on an Antipolo joyride (!) as my advanced birthday treat for my dad.

To be honest, I was supposed to take my parents to another cafe in Antipolo but had to make a last-minute change of plans upon finding out that the other cafe’s premises might not be suitable for seniors.

With only minutes to spare, I scanned my Facebook feed for a place where the parental units would be more comfortable and I came upon Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

So, together with my daughter #ExhibitA, I picked up the seniors and off we went to this Antipolo resto which is luckily a mere twenty-minute drive away from our homes in Pasig.

The cafe is a welcome surprise that will greet your eyes as you turn from the busy highway and take your pick among the available parking spaces around the bend. From outside, the lush greenery surrounding the glass-walled structure looks both picturesque and inviting.

Since the restaurant is operating only on a fraction of its original capacity, there is already a queue of people waiting to be seated by the time we got there, despite the considerable seating spaces in both the ground and upper floors, as well as in the al fresco area.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

As I have seniors in my party, we were seated at the al fresco area on the other side of street from the main dining hall. While this dining space may be quite hot during the early afternoon of our visit, the discomfort is somewhat eased by the presence of plants artfully arranged around the place.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Our light and delicious afternoon repast included:

Potato Wedges (Php130). Thick, deep-fried wedges of potatoes lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

YB Nachos (Php210). Crisp toasted nachos drizzled with melted cheese and topped with sauteed beef, tomatoes, green onions and parmesan.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Club Sandwich (Php195). Two layers of sliced ham and chicken, lettuce and tomato in creamy dressing in between slices of toasted homemade bread, and served with a side of YB Nachos.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Wagyu Cheeseburger (Php365). Thick grilled patty of Wagyu beef topped with melted cheese and sandwiched together with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and burger sauce in between lightly toasted and buttered homemade burger buns, served with a side of YB Nachos.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake (Php155). Decadent chocolatey treat made with chocolate sponge cake covered in rich milk chocolate icing and topped with dark chocolate shavings with thin layers of caramel filling inside.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Sans Rival (Php165). Alternating layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews made even more special with the addition of white chocolate.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Despite the nearing holiday season, it was quite a hot and humid afternoon, so we ordered these drinks to cool down.

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Jasmine Passion Fruit Tea (Php85)
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Mint Passion Fruit Tea (Php85)
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Iced Green Tea (Php125)
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Ice Blended Double Chocolate (Php165)

In between delicious bites, my daughter and I were able to catch up with the news from my mom and dad.

Dad also seemed happy with his birthday blowout!

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

If you want to have a quick escape from the metro for a foodie adventure, do check this place out!

Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen is located at Lot 3 Blk 2, Mission Hills Blvd., Mission Hills Subd., San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal. It is open weekdays from 9am to 8pm and weekends from 7am to 8pm.

Call +63 925 7155287 for inquiries, and follow Yellow Bird on Facebook and Instagram to get updates.

Here and there: Shake Shack

Oh yes, burger joints do abound all over the world and diners have their choice of where to get their burger fix.

The challenge, really, is for the burger establishment to have something extra going for it that will drive people to seek it out, try its offerings and (hopefully!) come back for more.

While it started out as a roadside food stall (that didn’t even sell burgers!) in Manhattan, Shake Shack has evolved into a burger eatery with a fine dining mentality, where high quality versions of the usual burger joint offerings are served up in a more upscale setting.

During a family trip to the US nearly three years ago, we decided to have our lunch at ShakeShack’s outlet along Hollywood Boulevard.

It seemed to be a popular joint as we had to line up for a few minutes before getting to the counter.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack

We tried an assortment of burgers such as the ShackBurger (ShakeShack’s famous cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce), the Shroom Burger (crisp-fried portobello mushroom filled with melter muenster and cheddar cheese topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce), and the SmokeShack (cheeseburger with Applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper and ShakeSauce) which we all found to be very tasty and filling enough to fuel us for the rest of our sightseeing that day.

Of course our order wouldn’t have been complete without ShakeShacks crinkle-cut fries and shakes.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack

It was among the foodie experiences that we had in the States that we wish could be replicated back home in the Philippines.

And wouldn’t you know it: by the time we got back to Manila, Shake Shack was already here!

It opened its first store in Bonifacio Global City in May 2019, a second branch in SM Mega Fashion Hall in December of the same year, a third one in Greenbelt Makati in October 2020, and finally, a fourth outlet in Alabang Town Center in July 2021.

Well, life got in the way so we haven’t been able to visit any of these local outlets from the time we got back, until Hubby and I went on an errand run in SM Megamall recently.

There, we espied Shake Shack’s sprawling premises while we were walking around, and decided to have lunch right then and there.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack

While I decided to go for a ShackBurger, Hubby went for a Chick’n Shack (crispy-fried chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo).

To complete our meal, we also got some crinkle-cut fries and softdrinks.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack
Shake Shack

Because of COVID restrictions, there were not a lot of people in the place (only fully vaccinated people can dine in) and just a fraction of the store’s capacity is allowed to be used.

Now that the restrictions are loosening, I hope I can bring the kids over soon so we can relive one of our fun-filled adventures.

Shake Shack’s outlets are located in the following areas:

  • Central Square, Bonifacio Global City (open daily from 10am to 9pm | Tel +63 2 82553240)
  • Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall (open daily from 10am to 9pm | Tel +63 2 83664059)
  • Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center Makati (open daily from 10am to 9pm | Tel +63 2 79336824)
  • Corte de las Palmas, Alabang Town Center (open daily from 10am to 8pm)

Shake Shack also delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

3 ways Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ in Marikina is perfect for your family holiday gathering

It’s been a year and a half into the global pandemic, and we are just now feeling some loosening of the many restrictions.

With the Metro Manila recently de-escalated to Alert Level 2, kids are now allowed out of doors, emerging from more than a year of being stuck at home.

With Christmas just around the corner, extended families are surely looking forward to the time they can all gather together and catch up.

I know just the perfect venue for such gatherings: Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ in Marikina.

Let me tell you why:

1. Going there is like being welcomed into a family home.

Mang Ding’s is located in a quiet neighborhood in Barangay Sto. Nino, Marikina.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Restaurant owner Dindo Cleofas inherited his father’s (the original Mang Ding) love of grilling and wanted a restaurant where he can continue his father’s legacy as well as have a place where he can relax and chill with friends. Together with his wife, Dotie, he converted their home’s garden area into an outdoor dining space where he can serve customers his specialities, hot and fresh from the grill.

The space is shielded from the elements by a roofed pergola and surrounded by lush greenery, most of which were planted and nurtured by their family.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

This open-air dining area is well-ventilated, equipped with fans to keep the air circulating and the surrounding plants adding refreshing color and coolness to space.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Walking into Mang Ding’s feels like visiting your favorite tita’s house; it’s a place where you feel right at home.

2. It can serve as your kids’ introduction to Pinoy comfort and street food.

A few months ago, I brought my parents here for dinner and upon seeing and tasting the familiar Filipino comfort food served to us, both my mom and dad waxed nostalgic about the dishes they grew up with. They regaled my daughter with stories about their foodie adventures back in the day.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

If your kiddos are the “just fry me a hotdog, Mommy” type, it may be high time to introduce them to the simple yet sublime joys of good, down-home Pinoy cooking. You can be sure that lolos, lolas, titos and titas will waste no time in telling stories about their own experiences with Pinoy comfort food during your family party, and will help instill among the little ones healthy respect and appreciation for our culinary heritage.

You can count on Mang Ding’s to bring to the table an array of MALINIS, MASARAP at MURA dishes such as:

Ensaladang Talong (Php75).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Sizzling Tokwa Special (Php160).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Quarter Leg Chicken BBQ (Php150).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Boneless Chicken BBQ (Php180).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Isaw Manok (Php20).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Boneless Bangus Overload (Php265).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Pompano (Php380).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

And if the children still want the hotdogs, longganisas and fried chicken that they’re familiar with, you can still accommodate their requests here, and even give them a sweet treat for dessert.

Grilled TJ Jumbo Hotdog (Php50).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Grilled Longganisa (Php55).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

McJolly Pakpak (Php225 half kilo | Php400 kilo).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Belgian Chocolate (Php150 slice).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Since good food help spark great conversations and great moments, your fam is in for a memorable experience when you hold your get-together at Mang Ding’s.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

3. You can enjoy its tasty dishes at home.

The fun doesn’t have to stop after the get-together. You can bring home the yummy Pinoy BBQ at home with you, thanks to this handy box. For just Php599, you get fifteen sticks of Mang Ding’s signature barbecue and isaw served with grilled corn as well as calamansi and siling labuyo for the dipping sauce.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

On the other hand, if your family opted for a virtual reunion, you can still partake of the same meal during your Zoom party by sending them Mang Ding’s Ready-to-Grill Pinoy BBQ packs (basting and dipping sauce included) that they can cook at home in a jiffy.

These include, among others:

Liempo (Php360/500g).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Pork BBQ (Php600/20pcs) and Isaw Manok (Php460/20pcs).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Chicharon Bulaklak (Php325/500g).

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

So whether your clan decides to have a physical get-together or a virtual party over the holiday season and beyond, Mang Ding’s is surely your best bet!

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ is located at Block 3, Lot 13 C Buenviaje Street, Barangay Santo Nino, Marikina City, open for dine-in, pickup and delivery on Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 9pm and Fridays to Sundays for 11am to 10.30pm.

Reserve the venue now for your clan gathering or book a table for lunch, dinner or drinks by calling +63 916 2853031.

Disclosure: Together with fellow bloggers, I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant. Food items served were not paid for by the attendees.

Thai BBQ Original Restaurant, Ayala Vertis North

One of the cuisines that I have been missing since the start of the pandemic is Thai food, largely because there are not too many Thai restaurants in my neck of the woods, and a lot of them took a pause in operations during the lockdown.

I do carry some fondness for Thai BBQ Original Restaurant, though, as I was able to meet up over a tasty meal with my friend visiting from Singapore at its Glorietta Branch.

Thai BBQ
Thai BBQ, Glorietta

It’s Ayala Vertis North branch was also the setting of one of my last happy lunches with my co-workers, where we took the opportunity to have a break from our usual work and catch up over good food.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

This restaurant chain originated in Los Angeles in the late 70s, offering the best flavors of Thailand. It set up shop here in the country in 2016, aiming to reignite the Pinoy’s taste for Thai cuisine.

In recognition for its dedication to serving authentic Thai dishes, it has been awarded with THAI Select, a awarded by Department of International Trade Promotion which certifies not only the food, but also the hospitality and the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thai food surely made for a welcome break from the normal packed lunches or fast food that I usually have when in the office.

During our pre-pandemic forays into Ayala Vertis North, my officemates and I had one of our happy lunches here where wesaid “Sawadeeka!” to some of the resto’s signature dishes.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Tom Yum Goong.

Traditional sour and spicy soup flavored with herbs and spices with some shrimp added in.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Pad Thai.

Rice noodles, shrimp, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and vegetables are stir-fried in a wok and tossed in Pad Thai sauce, which gives its signature tangy salty flavor with a hint of sweetness.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Thai Original BBQ Pork Belly.

Specially marinated tender pork belly, baked and grilled in a special Thai BBQ sauce.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Thai BBQ Spare Ribs.

Generouse cuts of falling-off-the bone tender marinated pork ribs grilled and served with sweet and spicy Thai BBQ sauce.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Crispy Oyster Cake.

Oyster cakes battered and pan-firend then served on a hot plate with chili sauce.

Thai BBQ, Ayala Vertis North

Massaman Curry.

A fusion of Thai and Indian culinary influences which make use of red curry paste, dry whole spices and peanuts.

It’s been a while since I’ve been here and I’ve also been missing the friends I shared this delicious meal with.

The good news is that Thai BBQ Original Restaurant has reopened several branches for dine-in, takeout and delivery to sate the Thai food cravings of its Pinoy fans.

  • Makati: G/F Glorietta 4, Main Driveway (next to Ascott Hotel), Makati City (Wed to Sun | 11am to 8pm)
  • Quezon City: Level 2 Ayala Malls Vertis North (Beside Trinoma), North Avenue, Quezon City
  • Pasig: Level 1 Food Village Bldg. B Tiendesitas (beside Rico’s Lechon), Ortigas East, Pasig City

So it won’t be too long before I say “Sawadeeka!” again to awesome Thai food. Hopefully, I can say the same to the friends that I miss.

Follow Thai BBQ Original Restaurant on Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on its latest offers.

At home at Ome Japanese Cafe

Don’t you sometimes just want to be in a place where you feel right at home? Somewhere that you can be with family and friends while enjoying good food and good company?

Well, located in a family-friendly neighborhood in Quezon City ii a quaint and cozy Japanese eatery that brings comfort and happiness through its delicious and affordable Japanese comfort food.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Ome Japanese Cafe prides itself on its fresh ingredients and meticulously crafted dishes. These culinary creations were honed from the extensive experience of its chef/owners Christine Ramos and Gerivic Orocio in restaurants both here and abroad.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

During a recent foodie meetup with my foodie friends from #WeLoveToEatPH, I was able to experience Ome’s signature dishes as well as new menu selections.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Hand-crafted sushi

Ome’s chefs demonstrated their considerable skills with these beautifully assembled sushi rolls.

Ome Signature Roll (Php285). House-cured Norwegian salmon, cucumber and cream cheese topped with crab, masago and Srirach aioli.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Embassy Roll (Php260). Shrimp tempura, crab, cream cheese, tempura flakes, tobiko and sweet creamy sauce.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Tokyo Roll (Php385). Shrimp tempura roll topped with unagi, mango and eel sauce.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Crispy Spicy Salmon Roll (Php230). Spicy Norwegian salmon with cucumber, mango and tempura flakes.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Cucumber-wrapped Shrimp Tempura Maki (Php350). Shrimp tempura, romaine lettuce, crab and mango wrapped in a wafer-thin, katsuramuki-style slice of cucumber.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Hearty and heart-warming Ramen

Filling and tasty ramen will surely satisfy hunger while appealing to the need for tasty comfort food.

Chicken Paitan (Php385). Roasted soy chicken, mushrooms, soft-boiled egg and black garlic oil top ramen noodles in a rich and creamy broth made from pressure-cooked chicken bone broth with bonito salt and kombu.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Tan-Tan Men (Php350). Sauteed ground pork, corn, bok-choy and sesame egg in sesame broth seasoned with chili oil.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Partnership with Real California Milk

Collaborating with Real California Milk, Ome Japanese Cafe developed a tasty selection of viands that was incorporate high-quality cheeses.

Udon Carbonara (Php380). Hearty udon noodles topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, poached egg and mozzarella ina tasty carbonara sauce.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Japanese Omurice (Php340). Creamy omelet spiced with a bit of Pepper Jack Cheese on top of Japanese fried rice and drizzled with Hayashi demi-glace sauce.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Chicken & Cheese Katsu (Php320). Panko-breaded chicken cutlets wrapped around oodles of cheese, accompanied by shredded cabbage and katsu sauce.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

New menu items

Pretty soon, Japanese food lovers will be able to enjoy these newest culinary creations.

Tepanyaki Wagyu Beef Cubes (Php485). Tender beef slices smothered with Hayashi demi-glace accompanied by seasonal veggies and creamy mashed potato.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Shrimp and Seasonal Vegetable Tempura (Php295). Deep-fried shrimp and veggies covered in batter enriched with dashi broth, making the resulting tempura crisp, light and airy.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Sweet endings

What better way to end the meal than on a sweet note with these scrumptious desserts?

Matcha Panna Cotta (Php180). Mango puree and muscovado sugar on creamy matcha-flavored panna cotta.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Mango Pudding (Php180). Succulent slices of fresh mango top a rice pudding enriched with coconut milk.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Feast on these dishes with your nears and dears at Ome’s well-appointed cafe or have them delivered to your home.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

Ome Japanese Cafe is located at Chimes Square, 77 Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City, open daily from 11am to 8pm.

For inquiries, reservations and delivery orders, call +63 2 70886066 or +63 917 6293212.

It also accepts delivery orders via BeepIt.

Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe
Ome Japanese Cafe

To know more about its latest promos and offers, follow Ome Japanese Cafe on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant wherein the food items served were not paid for by the participants, including myself.

Kraver’s Kanteen brings one more reason to look forward to payday

It’s month-end once again, and y’all know what that means: payday!

On the days leading to payday – also known as hora de peligro – we painstakingly restrict our spending to stretch what remains of the last payday right to the finish line.

Well, here we are, finish line reached, so it’s now time to celebrate!

What better way to celebrate than to give in to our kravings… oops, I mean cravings!

Cloud kitchen Kraver’s Kanteen helped make the pandemic a lot more manageable for foodies in the metro by delivering mouthwatering dishes from an assortment of online food brands it partners with.

One such brand is Let’s Get Litson.

Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson

If, during pre-pandemic times, you are among those who make a beeline towards the roast beef station at the hotel buffet, Let’s Get Litson will surely be right up your alley.

It offers or litson baka – that’s been marinated and slow-cooked for over thirty hours to produce roast beef that’s wonderfully tender, juicy and packed with flavor.

Each fragrant slice has a smokey charred outer edge that gives way to a layer of well-marbled fat that lends a lot of flavor to the melt-in-your-mouth pinkish meat underneath.

Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson

It comes with its own dipping sauce made with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and chili which helps accentuate the meatiness of the roast beef and stave off umay. Personally, I like the roast beef pretty well without it but for those who love their sauces and condiments, this dipping sauce should come in handy.

I would love to turn leftover roast beef into proteins for salads or as filling for my roast beef sandwich but, alas, the fam polished our plates clean, leaving no leftovers.

If you’re still on the fence about giving in to this particular craving, here’s something that just might push you right over into ordering: for just Php899, you can get a Let’s Get Litson Payday Pack that includes an All Meat Tray, four plain rice and four beers of your choice, good for four people.

Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson

Isn’t that reason enough to make payday even more special?

So what are you waiting for. Order now, foodies!

Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson
Let’s Get Litson

Let’s Get Litson offers both regular-flavored and spicy litson baka in the following variants:

  • Regular Rice Tray (Php289 regular flavor | Php319 spicy). Litson baka good for one to two people served on top of rice with meat drippings.
  • Family Rice Tray (Php549 regular flavor | Php599 spicy). Litson baka good for three to four people served on top of rice with meat drippings.
  • Victory Tray (Php999 regular flavor | Php1,999 spicy). Litson baka good for six to eight people served on top of rice with meat drippings.
  • All-Meat Tray (Php509 regular flavor | Php559 spicy). Litson baka with no rice good for three to four people.
  • All-Meat Victory Tray (Php1,399 regular flavor | Php1,549 spicy). Litson baka with no rice good for six to eight people.

Let’s Get Litson accepts orders through the Kraver’s website or via GrabFood.

Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites

Don’t you just love weekends?

It’s that time when you can wind down and recover from the hectic work days that precede it.

It’s also the time when you can treat yourself and the fam to a few indulgences.

Some of my favorite weekend memories are those I spent with my foodie friends hanging out at Sammy’s, a hidden gem of a restaurant located in Cainta.

There, we enjoyed great Indonesian-inspired dishes, along with a lovely post-meal serenade from Chef Sammy and his wife Dorothy, amidst the restaurant’s beautifully cozy interiors.

Sammy’s, Cainta
Sammy’s Interiors
Sammy’s, Cainta
Sammy’s Indonesian-inspired Food
Sammy’s Cainta
Post-meal Serenade
Sammy’s, Cainta
Together with foodie friends

Recently, Sammy’s brought food lovers another reason to love weekends: its Weekend Quick Bites!

Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Sammy’s offers yummy and highly snackable treats to sate our food cravings.

Being a mom to two budding foodies, I decided to have some of these munchies delivered to our home for the fam’s weekend merienda.

Korean Corndogs.

That sausage-on-stick that we love so well as kids got a significant upgrade, thanks to its thick coating of crunchy-on-the-outide, chewy-on-the-inside batter and further jazzed up with various fixins and condiments.

Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites

I got the Classic (Php99) for me, the Cheesedog (Php125) for my son, the Mozza (Php130) for my daughter and Overload (Php150) for Hubby.

I barely had time to take pictures of these corndogs as the fam was raring to get at them!

We weren’t able to try the Potato (Php125) but that’s what next orders are for!

Milk Teas.

Of course, we have to have something to drink together with our snacks, right?

Sammy’s has already got that covered with its refreshing milk teas that come in a variety of flavors with yummy and chewy tapioca pearls.

Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Classic Pearl (Php60 16oz | Php70 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Okinawa (Php65 16oz | Php75 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Chocolate (Php65 16oz | Php75 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Cheesecake (Php79 16oz | Php89 22oz)

I actually already sampled these milk teas a few months ago when these were launched together with a special offer of a free slice of banana bread for every purchase.

Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Dark Choco (Php79 16oz | Php89 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Cookies ‘n Cream (Php65 16oz | Php75 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Red Velvet (Php79 16oz | Php89 22oz)
Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites
Launch Promo

Other milk tea variants available include: Wintermelon (Php65 16oz | Php75 22oz) and Taro (Php65 16oz | Php75 22oz).

Aside Korean Corndogs and Milk Teas, other snackable items included in Sammy’s Weekend Quick Bites are fries, nachos and floats.

Sammy’s makes weekends even better with its Weekend Quick Bites, wouldn’t you agree?

Weekend Quick Bites are available Saturdays and Sundays, from 3pm to 6pm.

Drop by Sammy’s at 14 Raspberry Bend Street, Valley View Executive Subdivision Phase 3, San Juan, Cainta to dine in and snack on these treats.

To enjoy these at home, order by calling +63 939 1483960, and book your delivery via Grab or Lalamove.

Follow Sammy’s on Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on its latest offers.

Japanese-style burgers and more from MOS Burger

With a burger joint practically at every street corner, the Philippines may well be a Burger Nation.

Those proliferating burger outlets, however, are mostly Western-style, largely because the burger was introduced by the Americans to the country.

One of the few bright spots of 2020 is the introduction of new, Japanese-style burgers to widen the culinary horizons of Pinoys, thanks to the opening of MOS Burgers first store in Robinsons Galleria.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger
MOS Burger
MOS Burger

This outlet joined the brand’s 1,300 stores in Japan and almost 400 stores overseas. Pretty soon, new branches sprouted up such as in Megamall, Glorietta and Kapitolyo.

My daughter, who’s a serious fan of Japanese food and culture, has always wanted to eat at one of MOS Burgers’ local branches ever since the first one opened but the lockdown due to the pandemic precluded me from taking her.

Thankfully, with the recent loosening of quarantine restrictions, we were able to visit the Robinsons Galleria branch where we enjoyed some of its celebrated offerings.

MOS Cheeseburger (Php169 solo | Php269 set with iced tea and sides). I got this Japanese-style cheeseburger that comes with MOS’ special meat sauce poured over a pile of beef patty, tomato, onion, and cheese. It was well complimented by an order of Chicken Karaage (Php160).

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

Wagyu Burger (Php309 solo | Php409 set with iced tea and sides). My daughter ordered this Japanese-style burger made with flavorful Wagyu beef. It’s excellent when enjoyed with a side of Japanese House Salad (Php90).

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

Hash Browns (Php60/3pcs | Php90/5pcs). Crispy and golden-brown grids of fried potatoes.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

Strawberry Cake (Php129). Fluffy chiffon cake layered with cream filling and slices of candied strawberry.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

I’m glad that I was able to experience MOS Burgers again as it’s been quite a while since its Grand Opening when I last had a taste of its menu items.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger
MOS Burger

A few days later, the fam was able to have another MOS experience – at home, this time – thanks to a food truck making its rounds in BGC which Hubby happened to pass by on his way home.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger
MOS Burger
MOS Burger

Of course, he brought home the MOS Cheeseburger in a Family Pack (Php499/3pcs).

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

But he also added two MOS Garlic Rice Onigiri (Php79 each): Chicken Karaage Mayo and Ebi Tempura. These are balls of Japanese rice flavored with garlic chips and wrapped with nori along with their fillings.

MOS Burger
MOS Burger

With its unusual burgers and sides, MOS Burgers surely is a welcome addition to the local food scene!

MOS Burgers outlets are located in the following areas, now open for dine-in, takeout and delivery:

  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Kapitolyo
  • SM Megamall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • Glorietta
MOS Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal from Pancake House

Ah, the holidays are comin’!

Along with tidings of comfort and joy are also news of great eating and feasting as Pancake House brings its famous Pan Chicken in a new and exciting GrabFood Exclusive offer: the Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal!

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal

Pancake House has been a mainstay in the local food scene since the 1970 when it opened its first store in Magallanes, Makati. Today, its menu has expanded to include, not just pancakes and waffles, but also classic Pinoy breakfast fare and American diner favorites.

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal

One of its most celebrated offerings is the Classic Pan Chicken. Juicy chicken pieces are fried to a beautiful golden-brown with a satisfying crunch with every bite. Accompanied by its unique savory and buttery gravy, the Pan Chicken will always remain a go-to order for many of Pancakes House’s customers.

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal

Available until December 31, Pancake House’s Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal gives fried chicken fans more reasons to celebrate. Eight crunchy and juicy chicken pieces are paired with a free one-liter of Coke for just Php795, resulting to Php93 in savings.

For my family’s Sunday lunch, I ordered a Ceasar Salad (Php284) to go with our Pan Chicken. Bacon bits and croutons tossed with crisp salad greens in Caesar Salad dressing and sprinkled with parmesan make for a tasty and interesting contrast to the Pan Chicken.

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal

Well, it sure looks like ‘tis the season for good eats for fried chicken lovers!

Order your Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal from Pancake House via GrabFood!

Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal
Holiday Pan Chicken Bucket Deal

About Grab

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

About GrabFood

Operating under the Grab super app, GrabFood is an online food delivery service that connects local food businesses to people. GrabFood presents a variety of food based on what’s available around consumers: Filipino, Western, Asian, European, Fusion and so on. Today, GrabFood’s services are available in areas of Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Cebu, with plans to continue expanding to reach more areas in the country.

Download the Grab app here.

Underrated yet must-try Korean food from Soban K-Town Grill

Sure, Korean culture has infiltrated the Pinoy consciousness with all the K-dramas, K-idols and K-variety shows almost constantly streaming on our TV screens.

However, there’s one aspect of Korean culture that appeals to me the most: Korean food!

Despite its penchant for pungent fermented condiments and spices, Korean food is known for creating a delicious harmony of flavors.

For years now, Korean food, particularly the samgyeopsal or the Korean pork barbecue, has been capturing hearts and palates of Pinoy diners, with restaurants such as Soban K-Town Grill serving up diverse meats and side dishes such as the ones I enjoyed during a previous visit with the fam.

Soban K-Town, Eastwood
Classic BBQ Combo Set
Soban K-Town, Eastwood
Banchan

However, today, I’ll be featuring some of the lesser known Korean dishes which I think also deserves some attention.

Soban K-Twon Grill
Soban K-Twon Grill

Hubby decided to order some dishes via GrabFood to go with the Korean barbecue I’m cooking at home so these delectable dishes arrived to grace our dinner table.

Gimbap (Php110/6 pcs | Php195/12 pcs). Lightly seasoned steamed rice, scrambled egg, chopped vegetables and meat rolled in gim – dried seaweed sheets – then cut up into thin slices prior to serving. Although highly snackable, it’s also a good side dish in any Korean meal.

Soban K-Twon Grill
Soban K-Twon Grill

Jeyuk Bokkeum (Php405). Thinly sliced pork pieces are marinated in spicy gochujang paste along with fresh garlic and ginger, then stir-fried along with vegetables. I like wrapping up the pork in lettuce leaves along with rice and sliced garlic and ssamjang, essentially treating this dish as another form of samgyeopsal.

Soban K-Twon Grill
Soban K-Twon Grill

Banchan Set (Php140 | free with our order). For me, much of celebrated harmony of flavors that Korean cuisine is known for is attributable to its wide array of side dishes also known as banchan. With Soban’s Banchan Set, diners can enjoy six side dishes such as kimchi, scrambled eggs and stir-fried or pickled vegetables that can be mixed and matched with other dishes.

Soban K-Twon Grill
Soban K-Twon Grill

These dishes sure added a lot of interest (and flavor!) to the fam’s dinner, and further strengthened Korean food’s position in our hearts.

Soban K-Twon Grill
Soban K-Twon Grill

Craving for your Korean food faves or want to try something new? Order now from Soban K-Town Grill via GrabFood!

About Grab

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

About GrabFood

Operating under the Grab super app, GrabFood is an online food delivery service that connects local food businesses to people. GrabFood presents a variety of food based on what’s available around consumers: Filipino, Western, Asian, European, Fusion and so on. Today, GrabFood’s services are available in areas of Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Cebu, with plans to continue expanding to reach more areas in the country.

Download the Grab app here.

Steak break at Meat Depot

If you’re a true-blue carnivore like me, a big hunk of steak would be one of your ultimate gustatory pleasures.

Just imagine: a sizeable well portioned slice of beef, rightly seasoned and then seared over on a hot grill over charcoal or a cast-iron pan to the perfect juicy and tender doneness (and no, it won’t be well-done).

Meat Depot, Greenhills
Meat Depot

What’s not to love?

From the contrast of its seared surface to the reddish tender flesh underneath, its wonderful aroma wafting to your nostrils, to its strong flavor and rich, juicy mouthfeel, a perfectly cooked steak is a multi-sensory experience.

For me, the go-to place for this kind of epicurean delight is Meat Depot in Greenhills.

Meat Depot
Meat Depot

With the pandemic still a consideration, Meat Plus implemented health and safety measures for strict compliance inside its stores to keep its customers and staff safe. These include:

  • Wearing of face masks inside the premises and conduct of respiratory etiquette (covering of nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing)
  • Temperature check and footbath upon entry
  • Frequent washing and sanitizing of hands
  • Maintaining 6-foot distance from other people

All store personnel are also required to face masks and disposable gloves, while the stores and their equipment are cleaned and sanitized on an hourly basis.

Being both a butcher shop that carries a wide variety of meats, poultry, seafood, and of course, steaks, as well as a steakhouse, Meat Depot allows you to select your preferred meats from among the choicest cuts to bring home or turn over to the store’s expert grillers who can cook them up for you to enjoy in a jiffy. You can also select which sauces and sides will go with your cooked meats.

Such was the case when Hubby and I dropped by after a running a few errands to give in to our steak cravings.

Rib Eye (Php870 + Php150 cooking charge)

Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot

We know that we can count on Meat Depot to bring out all the possibilities in flavor, juiciness and tenderness of our chosen steaks.

Lamb Chop (490.42 + Php150 cooking charge)

Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot

Similarly, Meat Depot did not disappoint with our Grilled Lamb Chops, which are tender and full-flavored with every bite.

Well, the true-blue carnivore in me surely got her wish!

Meat Depot
Meat Depot

With some family celebrations coming up, we took advantage of the opportunity to stock up on some Rib-Eye (Php2,670/kg) that we can grill at home.

Meat Depot
Meat Depot

Hubby masterfully pan-grilled these steaks for our family celebration. This way, we were able to indulge our carnivorous cravings at home!

Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot
Meat Depot

So if you’re craving for a delicious piece of steak or specialty meat that you can enjoy when you dine out or you can cook at home, check out Meat Depot.

Meat Depot branches are located at:

  • 2/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Quezon City
  • 815 Banawe Street, Brgy. St. Peter, Quezon City
  • 283 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
  • G/F Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes, Makati City
  • 2/F O Square 2, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
  • Corner Market, 2/F The Podium, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • 3/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA, Quezon City
  • G/F U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Click here to reserve a table or here to shop online among Meat Depot’s extensive selections of meats.