Food Trip: Loriekot’s Lutong Bahay

Hello Saigon!

I am not sure from whom did I hear about Loriekot’s Lutong Bahay — but it must be from Facebook. And the more baffling fact was I only visited the place on it’s first year anniversary! It must be because it’s located near at the central business district where Filipino restaurants doesn’t seem to have had the luck to survive. Luckily, Loriekot’s defied all odds and celebrated it’s first year last Saturday. In fact, it caught Oi Magazine‘s eye and even printed an article about this Filipino venture.

So one time during lunch at the office, I decided to try it out. And honestly, I had a difficult time choosing from the menu. They had a list of well-loved Filipino dishes that I’ve been craving for a long time! I am no masterchef so I can hardly recreate most of the dishes in their menu. And they deliver, so joy of joys!…

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Ground Floor, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City Ground Floor, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City

My girlfriend and I were walking down the Eastwood Citywalk and couldn’t decide where to eat. Then this beauty popped out of the blue, well not really.

Wingstop is just right after Rue Bourbon, this used to be The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf which was right across their bitter rival, Starbucks. It was only 9 am and the place opens at 10 and we couldn’t afford to wait one hour just to eat. So we were relegated to staring at the menu through the glass. We made an agreement to try it some time later and just went to grab some quick sandwiches. We already had our appetite set on eating spicy wings and were disappointed.

Their flavors are fly! Their flavors are fly!

If you’ve been reading some of the previous posts (I like to think people actually read them) you’ll probably understand why my girlfriend…

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PenPen's Filipino Kitchen - Cubao Expo, General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City PenPen’s Filipino Kitchen – Cubao Expo, General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

No. They don’t serve extreme food items here. What I meant about “faint of heart” was for those people that should not eat fatty, oily, possible-heart-attack-inducing dishes. Because they have a lot of that here.

Just reading this could actually cause some to feel a little skip in their heartbeats Just reading this could actually cause some to feel a little skip in their heartbeats

Just read that! Isaw, Bagnet, Tokwa’t Bagnet (they didn’t beat around the bush with that one), Chicken Adobo sa Gata, Aligue rice and pasta, and Penoy & Bacon Carbonara?!

Classic Filipino Movie Posters Classic Filipino Movie Posters

According to my research, PenPen’s Filipino Kitchen is owned by Indie Actor Ping Medina. He is the son of veteran Filipino actor Pen Medina. It’s a restaurant from a family of actors, but if they were going to do the movie poster theme for one central beam then why not do it in other parts…

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8 Cuts Burger Blends SM Megamall 8 Cuts Burger Blends SM Megamall

Sister to the Burger Bar and with five locations (as of this writing), the place that began in UP Town center is now officially a metro manila staple. Thanks to the opening of Tim Ho Wan and Ippudo, the waiting lines have disappeared but the place still gets packed during peak hours. We got there one hour before the mall’s closing and we barely got squeezed into a table.

That's a bit of a stretch, Philippines perhaps? Or Metro Manila? That’s a bit of a stretch, Philippines perhaps? Or Metro Manila?

The name alone gets people’s attention. It’s derived from the eight cuts of beef from which 8 Cuts bases its awesome burger patties on: Chuck; Rib Eye; Short Rib; Sirloin; Brisket; Hanger; Flank; Ox Tail. I haven’t been to Burger Bar but they say that the only difference is the “8th Cut”, the Ox Tail, hence the name.

8 cuts_1They grind these cuts, then blend some…

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PALAWAN: The Last Frontier

Discover {MIMAROPA}!

Famous for its Underground River, located in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Palawan truly made its way into being a household name for domestic travel. “The Land of Beautiful Safe Harbor,” once it was called for the island was a dock for merchant ships sailing in the old times.In current times, it takes on a new purpose as “The Land of Promise.”

Palawan is popularly known for being nature travelers’ sublime haven, providing refuge and oneness with the environment. It has been hailed as Philippines’ cleanest, greenest and most peaceful city. Adding up to that, Palawan has been named as the “Last Ecological Frontier” for its unique ecological balance. The locals (called as Palawenos) are also very serious about environmental protection and conservation, although being hospitable and warmhearted to tourists.

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