Zoo Coffee

Zoo Coffee is a newly opened specialty coffee shop located at Alphaland Makati Place. The shop is a Korean franchise founded by Kim Kun Woo in 2009 and has several branches around South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Their Makati branch is the first outlet in the Philippines.

The coffee shop has animal-themed interiors, hence the name. I enjoyed the vibe of the place and also the food though we just ordered a Cappuccino, Yogurt smoothie and Mango Waffle.

I would like to go back again to explore their other menu offerings and chill with friends.

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Zoo Coffee is located at Ground Floor, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue Extension Corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.

Earth’s Kitchen

Recently tried Earth’s Kitchen when we were about to watch Switchfoot’s free concert. The restaurant is known for their healthy menu, with most of the ingredients coming from locally-sourced farmers. We tried the following dishes from their menu.

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Pomelo Salad – A refreshing appetizer. Loved that it has tofu with added more crunch to the salad.

 

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Beef Bulgogi Soft Taco – this is love!

 

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Mushroom Ravioli – Kesong Puti in a pasta, a good combination but the taste was just okay.

 

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Shrimp Spring Rolls – Not a fan of Fresh Spring Rolls but this was good. The ingredients were not compromised and the sweet sauce was just right which complemented well with the spring rolls.

 

If you are looking for some healthy eats, this restaurant is a must try when you are in BGC.

Earth’s Kitchen is located at Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue,Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

SALT

If you are a steak lover and wondering where you can eat steak at an affordable price, SALT Restaurant is a must try.

SALT is located near Power Plant Mall in Makati. The place is around a residential area and you might need the help of your Google Maps or GPS in order to find it.

When me and my office friends went in, we were the first customers at 6pm; considering it was Labor Day but after a few minutes the restaurant got full with customers, mostly families that came from Church or the mall.
SALT is known for their affordable steak which costs around 190 Pesos (yes you heard it right).

Their steak is cooked medium rare but if you like it well done, you may request for it and the staff will cook it for you.

I ate my steak as it is, the size is overwhelming but worth the price. as I had mine in medium, the meat was soft. This was also paired with their signature gravy and Potato Salad with a cup of Rice, the portion size was just right.

20160501_191522My friend ordered Grilled Cajun Chicken (as recommended by some food blogs), which costs 200 Pesos. The serving is also big and the meat is tender. The chicken was paired with their signature gravy and salsa. A good alternative if you are not a fan of steak.

SALT Grilled Cajun Chicken2For dessert, we were about to order Frozen Brazo De Mercedes, one of their best desserts but unfortunately it got sold out so the waiter recommended to try Tartufo Ball instead. Tartufo Ball is like a scoop of chocolate ice cream, with more chocolate inside the center. It was soft chewy and not too sweet.

I would like to come back again to try their Frozen Brazo De Mercedes, and another serving of steak.

SALT is located at 5887 Fermina Corner Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati City. You may contact them at 621-5121.

Lazy Bastard

A few weeks ago, my friends and I tried a new burger joint at the heart of Jupiter Street in Makati, Lazy Bastard. Upon searching the location, it all says that it is located at the basement and cannot easily be seen except for this sign.

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We did not had a hard time searching it, just say to the taxi driver, Jupiter corner Galaxy Street and you will be able to find Lazy Bastard.

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Upon entering Lazy Bastard, you will see the sign below, awesome indeed!

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Loving the restaurant’s love for Bacon and Burgers

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We ordered Hamburger, Cheeseburger and Sloppy Joe. The presentation is not really like other burger joints, it is the taste that matters.

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We also ordered Onion Rings and Fries on the side. Loved the Onion Rings, the Fries however were a bit burned, but we still ate it.

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Overall, dining at Lazy Bastard was enjoyable. I would love to go back and try their Hotdog sandwiches next time.

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Lazy Bastard is located at Basement Floor 22, Jupiter Corner Galaxy Street, Bel Air Makati City.

Café Breton’s La Pinay

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Got to try Café Breton’s La Pinay a few weeks ago. This was the first time I tried it, as recommended by some reviewers on Foursquare. Indeed it exceeded my expectations. The mix of Mango, Vanilla ice cream and Chocolate sauce was heavenly in every bite.

You should also try Adam and Eve (stewed Apples with Cinnamon and Vanilla ice cream), it’s also good.

Café Breton is located at G/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St cor West Drive Ayala Center, Makati

They also have branches around the Metro. Check it here: http://www.munchpunch.com/cafe-breton

Photosnap: Korean Coffee Shop Adventure Part 2 – Subspace Coffee House

This is the second part in the series of our Korean Coffee Shop tour. Subspace Coffee House is if not, one of the first Korean-style coffee shops here in the metro. Located in the Ortigas area, many students, professionals and Kpop fans go to this place to relax and unwind.

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Aside from food, they also sell K-pop merchandise, much to the delight of a fangirl like myself 🙂

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Must try: Their famous Purple Potato Latte, hot or iced both are good and Bigbang Waffle, named after the popular Kpop group Bigbang.  All their menu offerings are so good and is just right for the budget.

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If you like Korean Coffee Shop culture or just a K-pop fan by heart. Subspace Coffee House is one of the coffee shops that it is worth every visit.

Subspace Coffee House is located at Unit 103, GF Grand Emerald Tower,, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig Ciy 1605

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Photosnap: Korean Coffee Shop Adventure Part 1 – Cafe de Seoul

As I love anything Korean, me and my friends decided to try Korean inspired coffee shops around the metro. First off in a series of posts is Cafe de Seoul, located at Taft Avenue, Manila where most of the universities are located.  This coffee shop is getting a lot of word of mouth due to its cozy ambiance and the food, and I agree as you can relax here with your friends or study your lessons.  I will not let you guys wait any longer, see below for some pictures that I took during my visit.

20130810_153405Cool stuff. Wi-fi is free and they have tablets installed in some of the tables, which you can use to update your social media accounts, or browse their menu.

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American Waffles, where you can choose any sauce or dip. I initially wanted to try the Belgian one with fruits but it was not available at that time.

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A must try. Ddalgi Sonagi or Strawberry Rain in Korean, is a mocktail made up of  Green Tea and Stawberries. Very refreshing.

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Rice cakes, the traditional ones that is. It is sticky and I like it since it is not too sweet.

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And more dessert! Tiramisu and Strawberry Cheesecake

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Inspired by the Locks of Love, you may also post your love notes here or any comments about the place.

And their interiors, just love the unique concept.

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I will try to go back here soon for their Bingsoo, I promise 🙂

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Cafe de Seoul is located at Unit 12, 2/F One Archers Place Bldg.
1004 Manila (near DLSU-Manila).

Visit their website: http://cafedeseoul.com