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I often go to Tomas Morato to eat. With several restaurants just next to each other, it is not hard to find a great one.

I finally decided to try this Japanese burger restaurant, Sango. I sat down in one of the booths with a collection of Naruto and One Piece manga.

Naruto and One Piece Manga Collection

I asked the waitress if it was okay to read them and of course she said yes.

I took one out and scanned a few pages only to find out that it is in Japanese.

I don’t know if she was trolling me or she thought I knew how to read Japanese or what.

Anyway, their menu consisted mostly of burgers and sandwiches and probably a few rice meals. You can choose from sumo sized burgers, regular burgers and even rice burgers. Soooooooo.. I ordered the Beef Yakiniku Rice Burger and chose a Japanese salad on the side instead of fries (yes you can choose to have fries or a salad as a side)

This reminded me of the rice burger offered by McDonald’s in the past and this other rice burger at Mercato but THIS rice burger was different. Why?

I carefully picked it up, opened the cover and in an instant the delicious beefy aroma escaped the crisp white wrapper. The smell was heavenly.

That first bite, with the beef and sticky rice swirling in my mouth was delightful.

With just sticky rice, a leaf of lettuce, japanese mayonnaise and the tastiest beef yakiniku slices I have ever tasted – that single burger ousted any other rice burger I have ever tasted.

If you get a chance to pass by Tomas Morato, don’t hesitate to try Sango’s burgers. http://www.sango.com.ph/

I’ll try a sumo burger next time 🙂

After a stressful yet satisfying week, I felt I deserved a celebratory steak for the favorable response I received from Hult.

I had a restaurant in mind – Steak Plus at Timog. (http://food.clickthecity.com/b/MN1cb62)

I  tried this restaurant before with my cousin, Ishi, and I liked their steak. So I was really hankering for one.

To my dismay, when I got there mid-afternoon, it was still closed.

I was bummed out but I was too hungry to find a different restaurant, so I just went to the café next to it which was Metro Blend Coffee (http://food.clickthecity.com/b/Wo1c605)

To my surprise, the waiter handed me the menu of Steak Plus. Turns out, Steak Plus and Metro Blend Coffee share one kitchen.

However, after browsing the menu, I decided to order a burger but did not know what to get.

As usual, I asked one of the waiters which burger was good. He answered confidently “lahat” (everything).

So I ordered the “Steak Plus Burger” (if I remember correctly)

Toasted bun with sesame seeds

bacon

fried egg

a slice of cheese

mayonnaise

flavorful and juicy patty

onion ring

crunchy lettuce

bottom bun

And it was DELICIOUS.

I am a bit particular with mayonnaise but theirs was just right.

I took my time, savoring every bite. It was a great calorie-filled burger. Hahaha

Definitely a good buy for only P195. 🙂

It shall be forever known to me as my memorable Celebratory Burger.

For my twen-teenth birthday (yes, twenteenth), Grace, Arnold and I had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Tender Bobs.

They surprised me by bringing me this delicious blueberry cheesecake from Conti’s with a spiral birthday candle which I find very cool. It even has this small battery operated music player to the tune of happy birthday.

Conti's Blueberry Cheesecake

 

For dinner I had a Porterhouse Steak, Angus rice, herb butter sauce and Tender Bobs signature side dish the BOMB.

Porterhouse Steak, Herb Butter sauce and Angus rice

 

 I’m not sure why it’s called “bomb” but I guess it’s because it will make your heart explode if you have too much. (just kidding) 😀

BOMB

 

It was a simple, fuss-free birthday party. 🙂

This duo is comparable to Starbucks’  Banoffee Pie and White Hot Chocolate.

But this one is better because:

– the white-hot chocolate tea is mild but tasty while Starbucks’ is too sweet and has an odd after taste. Plus tea is healthier.

– the banoffee pie of thousand teas’ oozes with the caramel filling that is neither too sweet nor sticky.

10/10!

Thousand Teas White Hot Chocolate Tea and Banoffee Pie

YUM!

I’ve eaten a lot of salads lately.

Every week I buy bundles of lettuce and romaine, chop them up and store it in the refrigerator.

I’ve discovered this really awesome vinaigrette dressing by Clara Ole’ flavored “My My Parmesan”.

It has a really light Parmesan taste to it. The sour taste of the vinegar is hardly even noticeable and the smell is immaculate.

Another vinaigrette dressing I like is the Italian Herb Dressing from Dizon’s Farms. Don’t let its smell and consistency fool you. It’s may look like brown sludge but its a great dressing with just the right enough vinegar to make your mouth water and taste its sharpness.

Up until recently, I’ve added fried potatoes to my salad to add carbohydrates to it and make it at least a bit filling.

Perfect combo!

Lettuce, Romaine, Tomato, Potato and Cheese with Italian Herb Dressing

I love Wendy’s.

As a kid, I remember my parents would give me a frosty and a baked potato with bacon and cheese to eat while we were travelling. I guess that’s when my love for Wendy’s started.

Last year, 2010, my brother and I lived in a condo near Wendy’s Nagtahan. To my luck, it was open for 24 hours which means I spent most of my nights eating dinner and studying there.

In no time, I became a regular there and ordered my usual – my favorite, Chili Rice, Baked Potato with Bacon and Cheese, a side of Mayonnaise and a Biggie. After a while, I didn’t even need to say my order because the crew already knew who I was and what I wanted. And since the crew at Nagtahan also serves at the Wendy’s outlet in our crew, they definitely remembered who I was – the girl who ordered Chili Rice, Baked Potato with Bacon and Cheese, a side of Mayonnaise and a Biggie. 🙂

Chili Rice, Baked Potato with Bacon and Cheese, a side of Mayonnaise and a Biggie