Friday, December 19, 2008

Tocilog in Gotoking

Yeah! I love this one, it's tosilog time again!
Tosilog is short for Tocino (sweet cured pork), Sinangag (fried rice) and Itlog (fried egg).
This one is from Goto King in Shangrila Plaza, I love their version of tocilog better than others.
Yum yum yum yum!

Cake2go Sugar free Sans Rival

This is the sans rival (sugar free) from cake2go that i got for my mom's birthday. Cake2go is location near Greenhills Shopping Center, Santolan San Juan, Philippines.
The taste is very sweet which I did not expect, since it is supposed to be sugar free, right? I think they used sugar replacement like aspartame or something. Anyways, the cake disappeared instantly after singing the birthday song, I think people here are hungry for cake. Hehehe

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Chicken, Pork, Egg, Tofu and Veggie platter

This full platter is the last thing I ate last time I went to Taipei. I ate this in the airport just before heading for the flight back to Manila. The meal consists of broiled chicken, ground port, Tofu, Steamed rice, boiled egg and Veggies! n_n

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More crepes!

A few weeks back, we went to Aeon (a local mall), and after hours of shopping went to Dessert Kingdom (see pic) for crepes

I chose the Strawberry Choco Crepe topped with Ice Cream and Whipped Cream, both cuz I like strawberries and this is their most popular flavor

As Faiz says, you don't have to be literate to get fed in Japan...

Shinichi (Japan)

Zhao Zilung (China)
sorry if I messed up the spelling, I'm not good with Pinyin... :P


Faiz (Canada)

So there we were, the four of us, coming from different places
but united in the name of crepes!
(that was cheesy, wasn't it?!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sizzling Spaghetti at Sizzling Plate Baguio

This is the mushroom soup that comes free with the Sizzling Spaghetti :)

This is one of the most delicious spaghetti and priced very low.. It's only 30 pesos an order, that's only $.60

Talk about great value :)
It is only available in 2 branches of Sizzling Plate found in Session Road Baguio and SM City Baguio

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fresh Sashimi (Raw Fish) For Sale

Seen at the supermarket at a local mall (Aeon)
Decide for yourself if the head and the tail make the sashimi more appetizing or not. :P


Our teacher took us out for ice cream after the Haiku meeting last month, and I ordered a Strawberry Banana. As it happened to be the eve of Halloween, they also had a mini raffle drawing. I got a stuffed ice cream cone. :D

Sunday, October 26, 2008


This place looks messy and their presentation doesn't look all that good, but their crepes are actually very tasty and filling! They're not very expensive, too (for Japan); they cost around JPY250. Had my Japanese friend not pointed this place out, I would've continued walking by it like I've always had several times before.

I'm planning to become a regular at this place :D

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

IUK Cafeteria Food (Don Set)

This set (rice with toppings and noodles) cost 370 yen (approx. 3.7 USD).
It was pretty good and quite affordable considering the cost of living here in Japan, however I regretted ordering this meal because the rice meal would have been enough. (However I don't think that they sell the rice meal solo...)

Both were good, though.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Joyfull Restaurant

We went to a place called Joyfull Restaurant for dinner tonight and it is by far the sweetest deal we've had since we arrived in Japan. They have pretty decent set meals at prices that are much cheaper than the national average. I ordered a Chicken Nugget Meal (JPY 499), which came with a decent serving of rice, soup, and a side dish (which I didn't much care for). They also have an all-you-can-drink option for only JPY 200 (see first and second pictures).

I can foresee many hours spent in this restaurant in the future with books lying around when school starts. :D

明日香 Asuka Ramen (Kagoshima)

Day Three in Japan, Day Two in Kagoshima.

We went to a ramen place today. They only serve ramen and gyoza (dumplings). I ordered Shoyu (soy sauce) Ramen. It originally cost JPY 683 but the owner said that since we're students we get JPY 100 off. Yay! (Note: USD 1 = approx. JPY 100)

The ramen was pretty good, very filling too. I'm pretty sure I'll go back some other time. (The owner was pretty chatty, LOL)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Brownies Unlimited

Brownies Unlimited makes some of the best brownies I've ever tasted, and it remains my favorite source of scrumptious bite-size brownies.

Their brownies come in many different flavor combinations, and part of the reason why I choose their products over others is that their brownies are made just right: just the right size and just the right sweetness.

They have branches all over Manila and in several other places in the Philippines.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Breakfast @ IKEA (Part II)

Breakfast sets start at a little over USD1 and come with a drink. It sure is a nice way to start the day!

Breakfast @ IKEA (Part I)

In case you don't know, IKEA (the home furnishing store) also serves breakfast. I just found out when I went there the last time. Their breakfast sets don't cost a lot and they aren't shabby, either.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Raku Men Ya (Le Mian Wu in Chinese)

The name of the restaurant literally means "Happy Noodle House." I love their noodles although it's a bit on the pricey side based on Taiwan standards (prices start from about NTD200 (approx. USD7)). You can ask for seconds and thirds at no additional cost.

I always go for the ramen + dip combo (see first picture). You are basically served cold noodles and a hot dip. The concept is simple, dip and eat.

The second and third pictures show two of their soup ramen flavors. If I'm not mistaken, one is soy sauce flavor and the other is garlic flavor.

All flavors come with pork slices, seaweed and onsen eggs. I don't much care for the pork and the seaweed, but I enjoy the onsen (hot spring) eggs a lot; it's basic half-cooked eggs but it has a very special taste.

Do try it if you have the chance to swing by Taipei!