Migs and Alaine

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Citrus Lounge

Hello, everyone!


We’ve mentioned on our previous post that we’ll be watching Daniel Spaulding and local acts from Comedy Manila last Saturday. 
It was the first time that we heard about Citrus lounge.

Citrus Lounge is nestled in a residential building in Ortigas Center. The Venue was so obscure that even us, who pass by Ortigas Center everyday had to google the exact location. It’s on the 2nd floor of Bramante Piazza Renaissance Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and can only be accessed via elevator.





But despite the location, we think that Citrus Lounge is one of the few restaurants that make you feel elegantly comfortable.


Their staff warmly greeted us as soon as we reached the entrance and assisted us to our seats. 
We enjoyed our plates of pasta even if the first waiter who assisted us forgot to jot down my order. We had carbonara and a four cheese pasta (sorry, we forgot what it’s called) which came in quite big servings.







Dessert was good and chatting with Daniel Spaulding and Comedy Manila after the show topped off a great night!




Enjoy the rest of the week!


Migs and Alaine

Longganisa Sorpresa Mandaluyong

Every Filipino loves longganisa. Why not? It comes with different flavors. Almost every province from Luzon down to Mindanao have their own version.


Two of my favorites are those from Vigan and Lucban while my husband, Migs prefer sweet tasting longganisa. 

I have been hearing good feedbacks about Longganisa Sorpresa but haven’t tried their food until last week. While waiting for my husband to fetch me, I invited my friend to have breakfast and this restaurant crossed my mind.

We arrived at Longganisa Sorpresa Mandauyong branch at around 8:15 and we were the only customers then. The restaurant’s ambiance was impressive 
although their parking lot may only accommodate about four cars. 




Their staff immediately handed us the menu as soon as we’re settled (we chose the area where we got to seat on the couches). When I opened their menu, I was surprised and happy at the same time to see a wide array of Longganisa. Since I just ate Vigan Empanda few days before our visit to this restaurant, I decide to go for Longganisa Lucban (pretty much tastes like those from Vigan). They serve longganisa with a cup of fried rice and sunny side up egg for only Php99.00. I prefer the egg cooked my way – a bit crunchy on the edges. You can order longganisa in ala carte too and in case you’re not a big fan of fried rice like my husband, you can ask for plain steamed rice. What I also love about Longganisa Sorpresa are their different types of vinegar. Well, we all know that Longganisa is perfect when dipped into a vinegar of your choice.




We also ordered a bowl of Sinigang na bangus that only cost Php150.00. On the menu, it said “boneless” bangus but it was otherwise when served to us. Plus it doesn’t taste sour as it’s supposed to be. Veggies added to the soup were fresh and half-cooked.



I will definitely come back with Migs to try other variants of Longganisa. It was worth the experience and the bill didn’t slash our wallets.

Happy eating!

Alaine






Isaw Haus

We dropped by Isaw Haus last Sunday on our way home from Greenhills shopping center. At first, we were in doubt if we could find a decent parking outside this resto until their security guard lead us to their parking area. We were surprised to see that there was a car wash service inside and their parking can accommodate about 20 cars.


You can choose from dining inside their restaurant or at their nippa huts so you could watch your car while it’s being cared for.










I (Alaine) took the liberty of ordering our meal. I ordered 5 sticks of isaw ng baboy, 5 sticks of isaw ng manok, crispy tokwa’t baboy, 2 bottles of iced tea and 2 cups of rice. Our orders were served in less than 10 minutes. We loved their isaw but didn’t enjoy their sauce that much. We think they add water on their soy sauce because it tastes awful. But the good thing is, their isaw can be eaten as it is. Probably the best isaw we’ve ever tasted.










Their towa’t baboy was perfectly done – crispy on the outside but still tender on the inside. But again, the sauce is just not the perfect match. We only paid P319.00 for our meal (we had to take home the tokwa’t baboy because we had too much isaw).


The car wash by the way only cost P80.00


If you guys are looking for a place to eat isaw or a decent car wash, then Isaw Haus is the perfect place for you.


Enjoy the rest of the week!


Migs and Alaine

Momo Café – Eastwood City

We had a great dining experience at M Café so when we found out that Enjoy Philippines is tied up with Rain tree restaurants, we decided to try Momo Café at Eastwood City.




We arrived at the resto at least 2 hours before their closing and we were the only guests then. I asked one of their staff if I could use my Enjoy Philippines voucher and I was surprised because she seemed so disappointed, and sarcastically asked me: what? what voucher?
I never had issues using my Enjoy Philippines card or any of their vouchers. Uhm, hello? Never heard of the word voucher all your life? That question popped my mind while bluntly looking at this lady’s shmuck face and my facial reaction gave me away… I am pissed.
The lady referred my question to her manager and thank goodness, someone was able to explain what a “voucher” is.

When we were asked for our orders, the lady seemed so tired and so fed up with what she’s doing. I don’t know…maybe having a rough day?

As expected, orders came in generous servings and beautifully plated.
To start off, we were given some bread with cheese pimiento on the side. 




I ordered tonkatsu and my husband had roasted chicken. 
The voucher entitled us for another dish for free so I ordered some corn dogs and fries to go. Their drinks are also to die for that I almost forgot how rude the lady staff is.




But…when we were about to dig in…we saw some forks and knives on our table but spoons are nowhere to be found. I bet this lady saw us waiting for her. Since she was already starting to fix the tables seemingly telling us to finish our meals as fast as we could.
We waited for a minute, thinking that she might get back to us and hand us some spoons. Imagine going thru this ordeal on your anniversary?! She never came back instead, I called the attention of another waiter for some spoons.


It would’ve been one fine dining experience…the ambiance was good, food tastes as good as they look but if I were to compare their service to other restaurants, Momo Café would be at the bottom of the barrel.


We still love Rain Tree restaurants but we will never consider dining at Momo Café (Eastwood branch) ever!
I guess their staff should be trained to treat their customers equally whether or not they are using “vouchers”.





Migs and Alaine

Akira:The Art of Sushi and Tepanyaki

Exhausted from my 8 hour shift on a holiday, I was looking
forward to eat some authentic and delish Japanese food.
We spotted Akira at BGC and didn’t have second thoughts on dining. I’ve heard good feed backs about their Shangri-la branch and was happy that my expectations were exceeded.
From miso soup to well-made tokatsu, Akira is a great place to drop-in for a meal. 


miso soup
tonkatsu, Php198



Akira BGC branch just opened last November 28,2013, probably the reason why we still hear carpenters doing their stuff on the second level. But the place is still pleasant.

I was so happy that I ordered their tempura bento. Not only that it came with a free soup, it also had few slices of sushi, some salad, fresh fruits and more! Akira Iced tea was already refillable for only Php95.00!

Tempura Bento, Php479

Service was excellent despite a steady steam of customers and the servings were generous. Prices are reasonable too.
I will definitely come back with Migs to try some of their dishes!


Happy Sunday!

Alaine

No veggies? No problem!

Having diabetic moms and being BPO employees, it’s important for us to keep a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, drinking and eating healthy are part of our daily routine. 


It was our first time to taste wheatgrass when we spotted Wheatgrass CAN booth at the Blogapalooza. We were hesitant at first because we’ve had enough of herbal products that tastes awful but we just couldn’t say NO to their sweet staff and we’re glad we took the glasses that she handed us. Who would’ve thought that healthy can taste delicious?


Why Easy-Phamax wheatgrass?


Most wheatgrass drinks only use the grass part of the plant.


ONLY EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS USES THE LEAVES AND THE ROOTS so you get the maximum amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and chlorophyll.



Plus you get all 17 essential amino acids to help nourish your cells. All in one deliciously refreshing drink. Try a glass of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass now and feel the difference.



Imagine getting all these benefits in one drink?
And did you know that you can mix wheatgrass with your favorite fruits for a yummy smoothie?

Here’s the recipe:

Wheatgrass Smoothie



2 oranges



1 banana


1 lime

1 sachet Wheatgrass Honey
ice cubes
Juice orange and lime, then place all ingredients in a blender on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour in a glass and serve immediately. Serves 2.


You can check out their website for other recipes: http://www.wheatgrasscan.com/recipes

we love mixing wheatgrass honey with cranberry juice

This Christmas is the perfect time for you to let your family and yourself experience wheatgrass-based products!


Easy pha-max wheatgrass is also running a promotion! See details below:


Before sinking your teeth into some delicious yet unhealthy pieces of heaven this Christmas season, buy Easy Pha-max wheatgrass products at the leading drugstore, convenience store and supermarkets near you! Don’t forget about your health even during festivities! 

Migs and Alaine




October Discoveries

We can already feel and smell Christmas!
But before we finally shop for our Christmas presents,allow us to share with you the things that we discovered this October.


Grace cookies!
Enjoy chewy and tasty cookies for only Php150/box!
Grace cookies come in two delightful flavors. Chewy oatmeal and raisin cookies and Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! We must say, both flavors are to die for. Grace cookies are what we’ve been looking for. Freshly baked, delicious (not too sweet), healthy and affordable.
To place your orders, please call or text Leslie at 0915-210-4167.










Queen’s Menu
A lovely resto that serves lechon macau at 7:00 in the morning!
The environment is casual and the jazz music gave us the bistro vibe.
We ordered yang chow rice and lechon macau. The portion sizes were perfect and the price was reasonable!
Looking forward to our next visit!


Queen’s Menu is located at G/f MORE Business Center Bldg, Ortigas ave extension,Taytay, Philippines




We finally got to taste this sansrival from Chef Gene Gonzales of Café Ysabel! It’s just superb! Can’t believe that we finished the whole sansrival in one seating! We bought if from SM Hypermart for only Php140.00!






Ever seen a dancing wheel loader?
We were invited last week to attend the Foton’s Big Show 2013 at the World Trade Center and we were awed when we watched this monster dance!


Watch this video from Raffy Pedrajita.






How about you? We’d love to hear about your discoveries too!






Migs and Alaine

A bucket full of sunshine!

Hello guys!

I am not a big fan of buffalo wings as I have had it too many times in various places but none of them match the buffalo wings that my husband prepares for me.


Last night, we went to The Grove by Rockwell for a quick bite…


I saw Sunrise Buckets! My friends told me that their buffalo wings are superb and are worth your money.


So, we took a gamble.

When I stepped in, I felt that I was in another country! 5 Stars for my love of the classic diner feel!!!



The staff was so friendly. Food was served in less than 10 minutes! Their buffalo wings are perfect! They even serve it with hand gloves without even requesting for one.


Steamed Rice and 1 pound of Sunrise Original Wings (approx. 8-10pcs)

If you’re looking for spicy,traditional or pretty much any flavor you have in mind…you’ll find it at Sunrise Buckets! They have 17 addicting flavors to choose from!



Saw these cute post its inside their restroom

Try this place out at least once. Talking about it is making me want to go back!







Alaine

Café Christina

We discovered Café Christina early 2012. This is where we usually meet our wedding suppliers. They have enough parking slots for their guests and they have a beautiful interior. Very cozy. This is our favorite café in the area.

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At first, we thought it would be an average café. What a great surprise when the food was served! Delicious food, beautiful plating and hefty serving!  Price is reasonable. They also have a number of cakes that you can choose from to match your coffee or simply eat ’em for dessert.
Crispy Pork Binagoongan
Lechon Kawali
spicy chicken wings

The only downside for us is their restroom. You have to go out of the café to use the building’s restroom which they share with other tenants.

But still, Café Christina is definitely a notch above the other options in Antipolo.

Café Christina is located at Femar (FBM) Building, 166 M.L. Quezon Street, Antipolo City, Rizal, M. L. Quezon Ave, Antipolo City

Happy Sunday!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

M Cafe + Kabila (Late Post)

Hi guys!

We had a pleasant dinner experience here and I feel sorry that it took a while for me to share it with you. Too bad, I wasn’t able to take photos. The place is so chic.

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M Cafe is perfectly located at the corner of Makati Ave and Dela Rosa St, Makati City.

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The glass pannels and dim lights add to its elegant vibe. Perfect for dinner dates.
When we were seated, the waiter handed us the menus for M Cafe and Kabila.

Since we weren’t too hungry, we only ordered Sharks fin cilantro dumplings, Honey duck rolls,Kabila’s Pork Bagnet and fresh lemon juice.

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I fell in love with their honey duck rolls. Beautifully plated and so delish.
Generous portions of mouth-watering goodness were served to us and our tummies thanked us. We were too full to even order for desserts!

Great food and excellent customer service.

We’re planning to try their Sunday Boutique Brunch soon!

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Museum Cafe (M CAFE)
G/F Greenbelt 4, Makati Ave. cor. Dela Rosa St., Ayala Ctr., Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 757-3000

***photos from: http://www.raintreerestaurants.com/

XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

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