Tag: makati eats

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

A charming tradition awaits afternoon tea aficionados as Writers Bar offers a Champagne Afternoon Tea with luxury brand Veuve Clicquot from April 23 to June 30, 2019 at Raffles Makati.

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Play your cards right this Valentines season as the Fat Girls Day Out shows you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO. A Curated Guide.

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

The Brgy. Kapitolyo food scene was defined by these roster of concepts; Cafe Juanita, Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Poco Deli, and Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats. Established around 2012, Mad Mark’s was positioned to be a solid sandwich place where you’d be able to get “THE” Man Sandwich and good artisanal ice creams. Owned by Mark Isidro who got his inspiration from the US ic cream parlor shop called Mom and Pop Ice Cream Parlor. 

 

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I’ve been visiting the Kapitolyo branch far too many times just to get myself a scoop or two of their best sellers Half-Baked Madagascar and Java Chocolate and when I’m feeling famished I’d go for their hearty meal plates. Recently, Bianca and I craved for good solid meal plates while we were at Makati and thanks to all the food gods!  Mad Mark’s actually has another branch in the Glorietta 3 Complex. The place is quaint and can get really busy during peak hours.

 

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We were famished so we ordered a number of bestseller plates! Let us share with you our food visual snippets.

Appetizer

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Fat Chips (99php)/Seasoned Potato Wedges

 

Mains 

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Johny Double Black Ribs (265php)/ Full Slab/ 2 Sides

Their signature ribs in JDB sauce, slow cooked for 20hrs before they grill these babies. Tasty and tender ribs, just enough hint of sweetness, strong southern BBQ flavor and smokey.

 

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Daily Steak (265php)/ 150g USDA Flat Iron Steak/2 Side

The full-flavored, classic flat iron steak that is grilled according to your preference. Go for their in-house sauce to compliment everything.

 

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Creole Grilled Chicken (215php)/ Boneless fillet/ 2 Sides

This chicken has a great taste and is just spicy enough without being overpowering. Perfect with any sides.

Dessert 

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Deep Fried Cheesecake/ Madagascar Ice Cream/Chocolate Sauce

The perfect prologue after a good solid meal

Why Go?

I would still definitely vouch for their VALUE FOR MONEY offerings. You’d be able to enjoy a ‘good old’ USDA steak plate for less than 500php. Generous servings, attentive wait staff, and superb ice creams. It’s so good in fact that most of the time it’s way better than most international franchises that came along recently. Their restaurant is not intimidating and exudes this aura of coming inside a rustic southern family home where they will stuff you with their good food and hospitality

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Mad Mark's Creamery & Good Eats Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

There’s no better place for Authentic Swiss and European cuisine like the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant. Why? Because 70 years of marketability and credibility are the only proof of concept that you need.

Lorenzo’s Way: Come Taste Larry’s Most Adored Dishes

Lorenzo’s Way: Come Taste Larry’s Most Adored Dishes

Lorenzo’s Way is a happy tribute to the man behind some of the country’s finest restaurants for over a quarter of a century. Here you will find LJC group’s founder, Larry J Cruz’s most adored dishes.

 

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Larry, as he was always called by his friends, was a journalist, a publisher, and a restauranteur. His love for food and the joy of sharing it with friends, he got from his father the eminent writer, editor, and painter Emilio “Abe” Aguilar Cruz. You can see Larry’s style and taste within Lorenzo’s Way fixtures Old and buffed wood, fine paintings. silver frames.

 

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Fat Girls Day Out Food Outtakes 

Should it be your first time or perhaps you have plans of re-visiting here are our recommended choices from starters, mains, starch, and of course desserts.

The Kesong Puti Caprese is composed of soft Laguna cheese with tomatoes and fresh house-made basil pesto. A refreshing starter to kick off your palate. This dish was originally served in Prego, and art deco Italian restaurant conceptualized by Larry Cruz back in the 1980s.

Next photograph is their Ceasar Salad has always been a favorite of ours. We like it the classic way. Crunchy romaine lettuce served with thick anchovy dressing, crunchy bacon bits to make add smokiness to the taste, and don’t forget those croutons for added texture.

 

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Spanish Garlic Chicken

Tender boneless chicken thighs baked with loads of garlic cloves and olive oil.

 

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Inihaw na Sugpo (grilled prawns)

Fresh large prawns grilled and served with pickled papaya.

 

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Black Pata (best with mantao bread)

Stewed pork leg/Sweet Soy/Leeks/

 

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Adobong Puso ng Saging at Gambas 

Fresh banana heart stewed in vinegar and so decent size shrimp were added topped with pork rinds.

 

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Paella Valenciana

Valenciana rice/Shrimp/Squid/Clams/Chickpeas/Meat

 

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Pancit Guisado sa Baby Pusit

Mung bean noodles/Baby squid/squid ink

 

Dessert Selections

Why Go?

The perfect confluence of Filipino-Spanish cuisine. the LJC Group having a  quarter of a century worth of experience delivering quality and taste to the Filipino market.

A casual and yet sophisticated in character that is perfect for your next Sunday lunch with family or perhaps an intimate gathering with friends.

 


Lorenzo's Way Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
  • PHP1500 for two people (approx.)
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Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana yields more than just a ‘meet up’ bar they have so much to offer with their well thought out concept, background history, and with fine food influenced by places like Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Perceptive palates will be in for a solid treat when they visit Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., from July 27 to September 28. Enjoy an amazing an astounding Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet for only P1,800 net per person.

El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra in Poblacion, Makati is a Mexican restaurant which earned its credo to be serving really good street tacos and cheap local beers. I remember stumbling at this joint back in 2012 while my former date and I wanted to still hang out and look for a place that sells good grubs and open til’ late.

Quick Background

Named after the legendary cryptid El Chupacabra which accurately means Sucker (Chupa) and Goat (Cabra) that sucks the blood out of livestock, particularly goats.

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Festive Facade of El Chupacabra

This Mexican concept restaurant is the brainchild of Dixie Mabanta of Mexicali. The still current location is the commissary of Mexicali, which they thought of turning into a “street taco” dining place just like those that are in San Diego and San Francisco are in the States.

El Chupacabra’s Role in the Poblacion Scene

Before Gen Z’s call this Poblacion “Poblah” (Please kids it doesn’t really sound cool) Poblacion was the hidden outskirt location in Makati for most of us when people started realizing that Ayala centers don’t give that much experience value rather than generic and overrated international franchises. The Poblacion dining scene is its backdoor hipster counterpart offering an unparalleled haven for those seeking to peek into another world.

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Poblacion Neighborhood

Traditionally, it was known for years as a red-light district, Poblacion is trading its spunky reputation for seediness and skewing itself to be a place where cool is redefined. Heavily wheeled by white-collar Filipinos and expats, they infiltrate the mushrooming dining and drinking scene. Burgos is humid, has sketchy roads, one to none parking space yet its community kept on growing progressively. El Chupacabra is one of the very few who silently ignited that fire.

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Poblacion Street Art

Infiltrated initially by foreigners due to the surrounding cheap backpacker hostels around the area. As it started to pick up a local dive bar called Heckle & Jeckle transferred from Polaris and rooted its place also in Felipe street right in front of El Chupacabra. The two started complimenting each other ever since.

The Vibe

El Chupacabra remains dimly lit, cheap light bulbs peppered at its open dining area. Its vandalized wall and loud Latino reggaeton give much character to the place.

As much as I missed the open air with no air-condition humid/smoke infused vibe the recently renovated La Cueva del Chupacabra (cave of Chupacabra) is a solid good addition to us patrons who still love their menu roster yet seeks the comfort of being the closest to becoming the next Tita and Tito’s of Manila.

New facilities, perfect air-conditioning. and not too loud reggaeton (of course, the playlist should still compliment the place)

Our dearly love street tacos. Cheap Tacos.

We recommend that you get these staples:

  • Carne Asada (grilled steak taco)
  • Baja California Fish Taco
  • Pollo Asado (chicken)

El Chupacabra’s tacos, in their most basic form. Dry griddled corn tortilla, a grilled protein of some kind, salsa, cilantro, onion, and lime. Unlike most Tex-Mex “fusion” places you see nowadays where they totally f*** up a taco because of too much playfulness. They focused so much on the aesthetics that forget to forget the truest taste of what a street taco should be.

Their proteins are well brinned as you can taste strong flavors with every bite. Generous toppings for tacos are onion, cilantro, and Pinoy lime. Like any good taqueria they finely minced onion and chopped non-wilted cilantro. Drizzle with their housemade salsa and sour cream for added texture and tartness to each bite.

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These colorful small plates always remind us of years of good times that we’ve been having with El Chupacabra. Chunky, greasy, and ever so tasty.

We want our street tacos oily, flavourful, and unapologetic. They still serve the best value for money Tex-Mex food in Metro Manila (so far).

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A Bucket of Cold Beer for Less than 500php

Visit their Facebook Page for updates on their promos.

A Staple

Poblacion is the new “IT Kid” of Makati with numerous new concepts sprouting randomly from its side streets. However, El Chupacabra will always be the notable to us as being one of the cheapest places to get a drink in the neighborhood with a solid promise of good no BS street taco.

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EL CHUPACABRA (Flagship)

Address: 5782 Felipe Street
Operating Hours: 11AM-4AM, Mon-Sat / 11AM-12MN, Sun
Local Beers: Approximately PHP 55 per bottle
Expect to Spend: Around PHP 350 per person

Check out the rest of their menu items, other reviews, and location map here:

El Chupacabra Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 


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Early Bunch, Buzz, and Soulmates: Top 5 Reasons WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Early Bunch, Buzz, and Soulmates: Top 5 Reasons WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Brunch x Matchmaking Event crafted by Hops & Brews and Fat Girls Day Out. It will happen on September 1, 2018, from 10:30am-3: 00pm.