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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tuna Linguine



Ingredients:
2 tbsps butter
3 cloves, finely chopped garlic
1 medium, finely chopped onions
1 medium. finely chopped carrots
1 large, finely chopped red bell pepper
2 small pouches spaghetti sauce of you choice
1 can tuna in oil
400g liguine
A dash of Italian Seasoning

Procedure:
Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned. Add onions, carrot and bellpeppers. Stir for 2 minutes, then add sapgheti sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally.

Drain the oil from the tuna and add to the pan, breaking it up and mixing it through the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with Italian Seasoning.

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add linguine and cook following packet directions or until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving bowl.


Stir in the sauce, and top with cheese before serving.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Samala Kitchen Delights

Resto Name: Samala Kitchen Delights
Location: 525 Padre Burgos Ave. Caridad, Cavite City
Type:  Filipino, American
Average Price Per Dish: P60-P150

This is one of our suki resto at home but we rarely eat here rather its always takeout. Now the long overdue review.

Over the years there are always changes in the menu design and items. This one is their latest. It is all white although majority of items are pretty much the same.


Yes they serve their spoon and fork wrapped in a printed Pat & Sam paper. 

Onion Rings -P60
One of our all time fave.

Clubhouse - P120
First time to taste this. Something is lacking. The price looks homemade. It was thinly cut than regular ones.


Liempo BBQ - P95
Soft and melts in your mouth liempo. Yummy garlic rice.

Buco Pandan - P60
Despite its frozen rather than creamy surprisingly its yummy. Has more nata de coco than buco pandan gulaman and I'm not complaining. 

Halo-Halo - P50
For P50 sulit ang laman. May macapuno pa but I don't mind adding extra bucks for an upgrade in milk kahit Alaska Full Cream to make it yummier.

Sago't Gulaman - P38
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Similar to Aurora's in taste. Yummy! 

The pasalubong center near rhe counter where one can buy various food items. 

Surprised to see they are offering pancit negra now with kamias 

And there is a wash area

Plus the only resto in the city that has a cctv camera - APRUB!

And they had the most matino and detailed receipt.

Takeout order:

Tapsilog - P95
The taste is okay but the serving of tapa is too little. 

Bangusilog - P95
 Sulit for the price. Another all time fave.

Overall, this is one the most well managed and decent small city resto owned by the same family of makers of the popular Samala Rice cakes which you can buy here. 



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Food – 3.75 stars
Service – 4.5 stars
Ambiance – 3.75 stars
Value – 4 stars

OVERALL RATING – 4.000 stars

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nieva's Pizzatearia

Resto Name: Nieva's Pizzateria
Location: Dra. Salamanca St., Cavite City
Type:  Filipino, American
Average Price Per Dish: P50-P300

This is a relatively new pizza place in the city just in front of Gospel Light Christian Academy.

They serve mainly pizza, pasta, milk tea and sizzlers 

Ordered and tried a little something of everything.


Nachos - P65
The salsa was super yummy - panalo! except the nachos have too little cheese and too much mayonnaise. After eating a while super nakakauta. If only they can lessen the mayo and add more cheese. Mas masarap sana. 

T-Bone Steak - P145
 The steak was yummy and the serving is just okay for its price. Wish there was more gravy. Just puzzled why rather than corn and carrots or mixed veggies as side dish they placed a slice of fresh cucumber and tomato which I find weird. Nevertheless if one is craving for steak better come here than in Aurora's.  Way cheaper and more flavorful.

 Combo Meal ala Greenwich - P99
Creamy Carbonara/Fried Chicken/Pizza/Garlic Bread/IcedTea 
The pizza is yummy. It taste like the old popular Dimple's Pizza Cavite City once had before. The chicken is juicy and crispy - perfect. The creamy carbonara - its too creamy and buttery but its taste is yummy. Pizza bread is just so-so. 

Yakult Blend (Blueberry) - P90
A bit sweet but generally it was okay.

This resto sells milk tea mainly but sadly the whole page milktea menu choices is not available except for blueberry and green tea flavor !!! Baka nag-uubos ng di mabenta a stock. Super disappointing. 


There were only one customer when we came who is almost finished eating but our orders arrived a bit too long. Medyo mabagal ang service nila.


Malamig ang aircon sa loob. It has a pretty decent interiors.


Favorite food quote.


They have one long table inside.


The cute tray where the receipt and change was placed. The resto is not issuing receipt. They wrote the orders and total in a 1/4 intermediate paper and just hands the change afterwards. 

Overall this is a promising little resto. Sana more meal improvements. 



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Food – 3.5 stars
Service – 3.5 stars
Ambiance – 3.5 stars
Value – 4 stars

OVERALL RATING – 3.625 stars

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Easy Noodle Bowl with Fish Balls




INGREDIENTS:

1 bundle japanese ramen noodle, precooked
1 medium size carrot, sliced
1 small pechay baguio, sliced
One pack Dodo Fish Balls
Chicken broth
Sesame oil
Salt and pepper

PROCEDURE:

Bring chicken broth to a boil and add carrot. Just when the carrots is about to cook add pechay baguio and fish balls. Add sesame oil then salt and pepper to taste. Place enough cooked noodle in a serving bowl add broth and arrange carrot, pechay baguio and fish balls on top. Serve.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Topps Pizza

Resto Name: Topps Pizza
Location: 1027 P.Burgos Ave San Roque, Cavite City
Type:  Filipino, American
Average Price Per Dish: P40-P140

One of the long known pizza tambayan ng magkakatropa in the city. It sole;y serves pizza before but as years passed it stared adding more dishes and finally turn the mall area into a tiny resto.


The Menu
From original pizza, they added desserts, pasta and binalot sa dahon. It even serves one whole fried chicken now. 

Service was fast that it only took a few minutes and the orders already arrived except the pizza. 

 Carbonara - P70
For its price do not expect a bongga presentation. Surprisingly the taste is yummy. One of the yummy carbonara in the city. Just wish they serve it with toasted bread. 

 Potato Salad - P45
This potato salad is the one that comes closest to Rachies. The potatoes are perfectly cooked. The dressing is well blended with the chopped boiled eggs and potatoes.

Binalot Sa Dahon Caldereta - P65
It only has very few pieces of small meat but sarsa is yummy. Spiciness is just right. It comes with a hardboiled egg and half a tomato. Sulit for its price.

Topps Special Pizza - P130
Their specialty over the years. Medyo ang laki ng hiwa ng sibuyas at di pa luto. For its price do not expect a high end pizza with tons of cheese just a decent picha pie na minahal ng Caviteños. 


This tiny resto only has 3 little tables inside. It also has a bench eating area outside for few people. There is one ceiling fan inside and since it was a hot day when we dined in so tagaktak ang pawis while eating. 

If you are on a tight budget and wants a yummy food without too much care of the hot ambiance then this is the place to eat in the city.

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Food – 3.75 stars
Service – 4.5 stars
Ambiance – 2 stars
Value – 4 stars

OVERALL RATING – 3.563 stars

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Deep Fried Salmon Fish Steaks

This is not a healthy way of cooking salmon but definitely the crunchy taste makes it like a calamari.


Ingredients:
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp milk
1/2 tsps salt
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
250 grams salmon bellies sliced to two inches
1 tsp basil
½ tsp black pepper
juice of two calamansi

Procedure:
Marinade fish in calamansi, salt and pepper
Combine flour, salt and pepper in one bowl
Beat milk and egg in another bowl
Combine cornstarch and dahs of slat, pepper and basil in a 3rd bowl.
Dip the strips of salmon, into the flour mixture first, then into the egg wash, and then back into cornstarch mixture.
Deep fry at 375F until golden brown.
Serve with tartar sauce

Sunday, August 6, 2017

LYDIA's Pancitan Atbp.

Resto Name: LYDIA's Pancitan Atbp.
Location: P.Burgos Street, Cavite City
Type:  Filipino
Average Price Per Dish: P80-P150


Been a long time since I've dined here. The previous times haven't brought a camera and finally today decided to do the long overdue review of one of the most known pancitan resto in the city.


 Their updated menu ... been a while 

They still do not serve appetizers sadly.

The newest item in their menu macaroni salad and potato salad. Decided to try the potato salad.

 Potato Salad -P80

It's not yummy. The potatoes are overcooked and seems it has been in the ref for quite sometime that it's a bit maaligasgas in texture. Although it has carrots, pickles, boiled egg and lots of pineapple its too pricey for the serving. Rachie's still serves the tastiest potato salad in the city.    

Iced Tea - P40

 Tapsilog - P80
Super yummy soft tapsi and garlic fried rice.  

Lechon Kawali with Egg - P110
Super yummy and crunchy lechon kawali cooked to perfection. At puro laman ! Paired with perefct garlic rice. Winner !!!

Yummy that complements well the lechon kawali. 

Fried Chicken (half) - P140
Next to Chefoo this is the next best fried chicken in the city in terms of consistency of cooking. 

Lomi - P145 (takeout)
 Asao's lomi is more yummier but this serving is more bigger.

Its been ages since the last time been here and surprisingly the interiors got improved! 

Loved the bamboo ceiling and lights.

The cashier's area looks good now compared before but there is only one waiter! 

Despite being solo, kuya is so attentive in taking orders, cleaning the table as soon as the guest left and serving. Although he apologized for giving the sawsawan of the lechon kawali late because he forgot nevertheless he is doing a great solo job.


Pancit and noodles bilao sizes and prizes


Even the salad is a fail and the lomi is just so-so but the lechon kawali and tapsi is super sulit for the price and taste. And so is the fried chicken. The lechon kawali is a MUST TRY.


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Food – 4 stars
Service – 4.5 stars
Ambiance – 4 stars
Value – 3.75 stars

OVERALL RATING – 4.063 stars

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