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Yalla Yalla: Lebanese Food On the Go

Yalla Yalla: Lebanese Food On the Go

Need a place to go after a night out? Bold flavors on the go at Yalla Yalla.

7 Flavors Buffet: Quality Ingredients, Familiar Flavors, and Comfort Food Feels

7 Flavors Buffet: Quality Ingredients, Familiar Flavors, and Comfort Food Feels

Chef Boy Logro pulls all the stops with 7 flavors, and treats you to a meal thats comforting and familiar, it makes you feel like home.

The Pantry by Dusit Thani Manila: Lunch Game is Strong

The Pantry by Dusit Thani Manila: Lunch Game is Strong

What do you look forward to most on Sundays? For us, it is the glory of relaxed pacing of a Sunday Lunch. The best mid-day activity is to share a good meal spread with your loved ones.

The Pantry has nine global stations: the Chinese bao bar, the Indian Tandoor oven, the brick oven pizza area, the salad station, the seafood station, the carving station, the dessert station, the beverage studio, and a takeaway counter called Grab & Go.

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The Pantry observes three to four cycle changes in its menu.  That means, if you come for lunch today, and the succeeding two days, there would be a different lunch every day.

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They switch things up as change is necessary when needed and retain the crowd pleasers at the same time.

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Their idea of farm-to-fork is their constant ethos. Using only organic and locally sourced fair trade produce and ingredients to create quality tastes and textures from Indian, Italian, Filipino and Pan-Asian cuisines.

 

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The Pantry has a total of 8 stations – some are Filipino, Italian, Indian and Pan-Asian cuisines masterfully prepared by specialty chefs.

Fresh Section

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Bread Selections

Cheese and Cold Cuts

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Italian Section

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A Large Parmigiano wheel is the centerpiece of their pasta station. Ask the chef to prepare any pasta combinations for you.  You sure to sample their Italian station for some brick oven pizzas and pasta dishes.

 

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Mediterranean Section

 

 

Indian Spread

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Make sure to grab a few samosas. If you’re a big fan of Indian cuisine and have scoured around Metro Manila for it, then you’re in for a treat. The Pantry whips out a solid Indian food spread.

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Seafood Section

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If you need a fill on seafood, then you’ll be excited to know that The Pantry has a broad seafood selection.

Lechon Pit

Lechon Station, which is roasted in full view of the guests, by means of a small glass “Roasting Room” near the carved meats section.

 

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The Pantry’s “Signature Lechon” is clearly the crown jewel of the spread. The roasted pig had a good crackle to its skin, giving way to the moist, beautifully cooked meat.

Watch the suckling pig get slowly roasted and brought to the carving station piping hot and crispy skin still intact.

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Beverage bar

There’s a big bar in the middle of the room that’s pretty hard to miss. It supplies refreshments of all kinds to the patrons of the restaurant as well as the guests of the hotel lounge. Choose from their signature cocktails or spirits with an organic infusion of lemongrass, basil, or ginger. Perhaps you’d want to go for non-alcoholic drinks included in the buffet, such as chilled fruit juices,  tea, and freshly brewed coffee by their in-house barista.

 

 

Dessert

The Pantry also has a nice selection of cakes and pastries for you to choose from, ranging from classic Blueberry Cheesecake to Native Filipino Rice cakes.

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The dessert section is beautifully presented to their dine-in guest.

 

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We love their churros with chocolate dipping sauce crème Brule.

 

Price Point

Is it worth your money? Yes, definitely. The quality of sources ingredients, the execution of their chefs and the excellent customer experience that you’ll get.

The Pantry’s Published Rate as of Feb. 2018.

BREAKFAST 1,450 nett per person
LUNCH
Monday-Friday1,950 net per person
Saturday2,150 net per person
Sunday2,500 net per person (without wine)
2,950 net per person (with wine & Chandon)
DINNER
Monday-Friday2,200 net per person
Saturday-Sun2,350 net per person

 

Customer Service

The service personnel is excellent, being that it is high turnover and always busy. Tables are cleaned and reset instantly.  All staff, including hostesses, were very accommodating.

We suggest that you skip breakfast if you know you’re going to have a buffet for lunch. Maybe have a few nibbles on your way, but make sure to leave space for the delicious food you’ll soon have for Sunday lunch.

The Pantry is a relatively new restaurant that promotes the ‘farm to fork’ concept and uses organic and locally sourced produce and ingredients. The quality of the food selection is excellent. The carving station is great. The freshness of the seafood is remarkable. The appetizers, particularly the selection of cheese and cold cuts are simply amazing. The fresh fruits are unbelievably sweet. The dessert selection is incredible good. Definitely worth coming back to.

 

Our CX Rating:

The Pantry at Dusit Thani, Makati City

  • (6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.), lunch (12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.), and dinner (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.).
  • For reservations, contact +63 (2) 238-8888.
  • Official Website

The Pantry - Dusit Thani Manila Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The Belle and Dragon: New Year, New Menu

The Belle and Dragon: New Year, New Menu

Good selection of alcohols and an arsenal of solid satisfying dishes. This pub serves up quite tasty grubs that is a mix of European traditional techniques using South East Asia flavors.

Inuman Session: How to Throw One – Pinoy Style

Inuman Session: How to Throw One – Pinoy Style

  Okay, so we want to break away from our usual restaurant reviews and travel guide contents. Sometimes, the Fat Girls Day Out crew would just like to stay at home and lounge around the house. Because come on traffic here in Manila has been […]

Retro Hip Converged at YOUniversity Suites and L.A Village

Retro Hip Converged at YOUniversity Suites and L.A Village

Found on Claro M, Recto, the four-stories Laperal Apartments was originally built in 1946.  It was one of several art-deco style structures erected over the once-posh area along Calle Azcarraga, now CM Recto, signaling the rebirth of Manila from the ruins of World War II.

 

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Photo: http://www.youniversitysuites.com

 

In the past, it housed so many memories of glam and at the same time was able to witness sad stories of the war. It recently underwent an overhaul and facelift. Thoughtfully restored and transformed into affordable dormitory rooms. Youniversity Suites caters to the undergraduates studying in Manilas  U-Belt. Just a few steps away from schools such as UE, San Sebastian College. 85 semi-furnished units are ready to be lived in.

The newly constructed YOUniversity Suites currently has 85 apartments, with an additional 14-story building in the works. Once completed, the second building is estimated to have 211 apartments, a pool, gym, and a commercial annex.

 

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Each semi-furnished dormitory room has bunk beds, kitchen with granite countertop, and a private toilet  & Bath.

Awesome common areas for:

  • Roof Terraces
  • Sky Lounge
  • Courtyard
  • Infinity Pool

Amenities that are pretty useful:

  • ATMs
  • Free Wi-fi in the common area
  • Parking Spaces
  • Gym (membership required)
  • Quick access to L.A Village

 

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Photo from: http://www.youniversitysuites.com

 

L.A Village– a vintage-inspired vintage inspired commercial 4 floor complex of fun and entertainment. Retroelements are presents like wooden barrels turned into fountains, an Airstream travel trailer repurposed into a food kiosk, and an authentic World War 1 German aircraft that floats majestically over the common dining area.

 

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A strategic gateway to the 18 colleges, universities, and review institutions in the area, and houses familiar retail brands and new concept merchants.

 

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Photo: YOUniversity Suites Official Facebook Page

 

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A wide range of budget-friendly food stalls, restaurants serving value for money dishes that can cater to the palette of any students. Entertainment areas for: play billiards, listen to live music and much more

 

Snippets During the Media Launch:

February 13, members of the press, online influencers and VIP gathered to tour YOUniversity Suites and L.A Village.

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As guests got a taste of the culinary delights provided by the unique retail complex. UDD serenaded guest as just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

More than 40 commercial establishments participated during the launch to have their wonderful food and products be sampled.

A sample of a unique concept vendor is this once from Nitro 7 as it is the country’s very first nitrogen-infused cold brew and tea bar.

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NITRO 7-cold brew. One of our best pick vendor in L.A Village

 

Another favorite is Camino’s Taco offering tex-mex tacos that use base authentic flavors and still maintain a good price point for students.

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Camino’s Tacos

Our main takeaway and conclusion

The YOUniversity Suites x L.A Village is simply a bright idea. With the rise of the current student population in Manila U-belt area, in turn, creating a demand for even as we call it a ‘solution‘ space for them where it is safe, convenient and not to mention all facilities are brand new.

Props also to the team YOUniversity Suites for putting up a complex that marries modernity and structure and yet highlights the value of the past structures giving new light and glory.

For our college Gen Z’s out there who are still cramped up in their old and musky dorm, we highly recommended that you transfer immediately! Did you know that a room in this brand new complex starts at just 5,500php/ person/mo? Book a Tour Here

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Addiction Aquatic Development Taipei: Tsukiji’s Contender?

Addiction Aquatic Development Taipei: Tsukiji’s Contender?

The quintessential food crawl that you should do when in Taipei.

Nikkei: Peruvian-Japanese Hybrid Does Fusion Justice

Nikkei: Peruvian-Japanese Hybrid Does Fusion Justice

A scrumptious confluence of Japanese and Peruvian food. Picture sushi meets ceviche and beyond.

Vengo: Taco Tuesdays and a Glass or Two of Mojitos

Vengo: Taco Tuesdays and a Glass or Two of Mojitos

Last night while looking for a place to have a quick bite before heading to a later engagement that Tuesday night we drove pass by a neighborhood Taco shop x Neighborhood cafe with a large neon-lit signage saying ¡VENGO! on its facade.  We learned that it is the same taco van from Kapitolyo. Tuesdays are normally for “Taco Tuesdays” and the day we had was pretty long and we need some dose of alcohol in our system anyway.

Started from a small “Taco Vengo” van stall in Kapitolyo, to a place on  Williams St. in Mandaluyong, another spot at SM Megamall, Vengo in Makati is a great addition the newest link to their budding chain on the corner of Palanca and Dela Rosa in Makati.

They dropped the “Taco” name to allow Vengo broaden their menu selection. Armed with the same Taco Vengo concept to a different community, they’ve brought in their playful take on their classic Al Pastor and opened up into different categories.  With this Makati branch, they serve brunch items, entrees, small plates, crafted coffee, and cocktails. Perfect for the neighboring walk-in clients working or passing along the Legaspi Village nook

 

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Their dining area is spacious with good use of industrial pieces and key focal chairs adorned the restaurant. Hip marketing posters on the wall encouraging you to gouge their available alcoholic drink selections.  Buy one take ones on their Margaritas and Mojitos during weekdays, so we immediately ordered dibs on both deals just because we wanted to say a big F*** you to our day.

 

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Our Must-Tries

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5 TACO PLATTER (630PHP)

CARNE ASADA -A staple choice. The grilled beef was caramelized well and perfectly held with their homemade corn tortilla.

AL PASTOR- The shredded pork was sweet and spicy, which played well with the onions and cilantro.

TEMPURA SHRIMP –Deep fried shrimp, orange habanero mayo, tempura flakes, slaw

PORK CHEEK CONFIT -Chicharon, garlic sour cream, salsa verde

 

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Their tortillas have better consistency and form compared to La Chinesca’s. It’s sturdy enough to hold all the delicious toppings to complete their soft tacos.

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NACHOS MACHOS (PHP 288)

Their nacho chips were served in a hot plate topped with chili con carne cheese and a runny egg.  Add a bit of their hot sauce, and the chips can get quite addicting. The chips get soggy though when you don’t eat it right away.

 

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MOJITOS (150php) Buy 1 Take 1

 

Open as early as 7 am until as late as 3 am, Vengo’s divided into sections: the aforementioned Café, the dining area, the reserved space, and the Al Fresco area.  Service was good they were also attentive and kept refilling our glasses without us even asking. Street parking is readily available, but that depends when you visit.

 

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MARGARITA (180php) Buy 1 Take 1 on Mondays and Tuesdays

What better way to spend late night jaunts til’ 3 am than at a coffee shop or perhaps while you finish that pitcher of Margarita.

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Verdict: This place is a must try for anyone who loves Mexican food with a little finesse to its character.  In terms of favorites, this comes at a close second to La Chinesca. Their price is pretty reasonable for a Legaspi Village restaurant. Vengo is perfect for casual 3rd dates, ladies nights and to de-stress. The crowd wasn’t too rowdy compared to most taqueria joints of Poblacion.

Our Customer Experience (CX) Rating:

 

 

 

 

 

¡VENGO! Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Address: 105 C. Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati City
  • Mobile Number: 0929 774 8671
  • Business Hours:
    Vengo: 9 am to 11 pm (Monday – Tuesday), 9 am to 1 am (Wednesday to Saturday), 9 am to 10 pm (Sunday) The Neighborhood Cafe: 7 am to 3 am (Monday to Saturday) 7 am to 10 pm (Sunday)

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Templó Modern Szechuan: A Contemporary Take on the Classic

Templó Modern Szechuan: A Contemporary Take on the Classic

If you are anyone like us who seek out a good spicy dish and any other ‘ump’ to their dish then you’re in for a treat my friend. Templó Modern Szechuan is a strong new entrant player in the Banawe QC neighborhood.