Let’s Drive To Tagaytay, Yo!

Weekend adventure is awesomely cool! This time, C-O-O-L, literally.

My buddies and I went to visit Tagaytay, Philippines – a town known for cool climate, good food, and scenic view. Upon visiting the place, we did exactly these three things that’s making the place famous.

First stop: Bag of Beans. We decided to eat our breakfast on this lovely, nature-inspired place. With ganden-ly feel, delicious food, and excellent service of the staff, the entire dining experience in Bag of Beans is a must for all the Tagaytay travelers.

Define heavenly breakfast. Yum!

Coffee art

One of the nice pieces of the restaurant.

Next stop: Caleruega. So we feel like we need to get some calming vibes from this cool town, therefore a church with a refreshing concept of beauty is a place to be. Caleruega is a garden with a church, with a retreat house, and with a beautiful view. Beat that! Say all-in-one.

Caleruega facade

Caleruega church

A very Filipino version of the stations of the cross

My Tagaytay buddies. Yey!

Another food stop: Bulalo feast! A trip to Tagaytay is not complete without tasting their famous Bulalo (or beef marow stew). With a cold climate, the warmth of this famous soup is such a treat. Woohoo!

Tagaytay bulalo

Last but not the least stop: Palace In The Sky. I’m not really sure why this place was called it’s name. All I know is staying here for sunset and looking for a great place to see the almost-entirety of Tagaytay, is perfect!

Tagaytay sunset

There! Had lots of fun with this weekend adventure. Hoping for more weekend adventures to come. Hopefully I’ll have another one before the month ends. Till next time!

Juan Kissed the Chocolate in the Cocina

Today, I am posting another food trip adventure with my friends. It’s been a while since this adventure took place – this time it’s done entirely in Quezon City.

We visited Cocina Juan in the food-famous street, Maginhawa street. The food and the serving is awesome, plus it’s not too expensive. If you feel like eating South American cuisine, this is one of the best place to be. Most of their dishes are flavored with lemon – from pasta, to sizzlings, to grilled. You will first think it’s kinda weird, but really it’s delish.

After we ate our main meals at Cocina Juan, we decided to visit a famous cafe for cakes and sweets – The Chocolate Kiss. The shop we visited is the one in Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman.

My friends and I ordered different cakes for us to compare, and to know which one is the best. The cakes there are sinful – specially their chocolate-based cakes. I am a Dark Chocolate addict, and I totally love the Double Chocolate something*I forgot the name of the cake I ordered, sorry*. I love the exact taste of sweetness of their cakes – not too sweet, not too dull. So I guess, most of us agreed that my cake is the best cake we tasted from that batch we ordered.

Anyway, here are some snaps from our food trip. Have fun!

At Cocina Juan

Some art pieces at Cocina Juan

Cocina Juan's Potato wedges

One of Cocina Juan's pastas

Cocina Juan's Grilled Chicken

Cocina Juan's Grilled Chops

The Chocolate Kiss. Tsup! 🙂

Double Chocolate something. I forgot, sorry.

Another cake from The Chocolate Kiss

Shove That Food… All In A Day

My rest day yesterday was a blast. My friends and I went to different sides of the metro to food-hop! Let me share our itinerary. Time started 10.30AM, time ended 8.00PM. Yummeh!

First, we went to the crave-worth chicken, BonChon Chicken (Ayala Triangle). We ordered the large serving (6 drumsticks, and 12 wings) with two orders of rice each. We shoved all the chicks in our mouth, down to our hungry tummies. O yeah!

Next, we went strolling around Makati City’s avenues to get our digestive systems working. As we reached Glorietta, we went to Starbucks to get some caffeine in our system. Talks, laughs and more also included.

After the coffee session, we went to Eton Centris in Quezon City to check out LazerTag. However, we find it a little expensive and decided to try it next time. We seriously thought of going home already, but thought about a place we could still visit to eat (again) at a cheap price. It was then we went to UP Campus to eat tusok-tusok.

20 isaw manok (chicken intestines), 20 isaw baboy (pork intestines), and 4 balun-balunan (gizzard). Total tusok-tusok eaten: 44 sticks for the four of us. Good thing, we are still alive with all the cholesterol in our system. Yey!

It was really an amazing and satisfying experience. I swear. I am sharing some snaps to you guys. Whew, mouth-watering! Really hope this will happen again soon.


The best chicken, BonChon Chicken


Walking session after eating lots of chicken


Coffee session at Sbucks Glorietta


While asking ourselves : Go home, or not to go home? (Eton Centris)


Sticks up!

Persian Grill and Cafe Breton

My friends and I got a taste of Persian and French last night. I am talking about food.

To cap it all, the food is a blast. Flavorful dishes and desserts, plus a good resto ambiance. Smells like a sweet date night with friends. Here, allow me to share some snaps of last night’s adventure.

Sizzling ox brain. Anyone?

Chicken and beef kebab

Persian lights. Maybe?

Caramel coffee legoise

All-time favorite crepe

Alright. If you want to visit and have a bit of these food, everything is located in SM North Edsa and TriNoma in Quezon City, Philippines.