The Best Chees Sticks Ever! @ Suenos!

It was a Thursday night, just got off from my last day of work. My weekend.

I called up an office mate to have a few bottles over at a new restobar that I want to try.

I love the atmosphere in the bar, it doesn't feel cheap. The sound system is superb! trust me and oh the band was just awesome!

Of course have a bucket of beer (mind you a bucket cost just about 240 pesos -not kidding here) doesn't complete the night we need to have pulutan or pica-pica. Their choices are really affordable which came to surprise for both me and my friend as the place really look classy with its red and black theme.

For our picapica we ordered French Fries. Tel me fries, how can it be special? I mean they're just a bunch of potatoes peeled and fried. right? Hold on, though this food can't be that much different, the resto was able to put a dash of uniqueness to it with its special coating. It wasn't something they just bought and  dumped into the fryer.

Music was great with their -excuse me for the lack of words - upscale musician, I tell you this man knows how to have a good time. The song selection is just awesome.

Gone are the fries.

We asked for the menu and battled it out for our next picapica. My friend wanted to have the Onion rings, but I was waiting for something really special to land on my palate, how can an onion ring be much more different? tell me? So we asked for the waiter to be the tie breaker! And the winner? The cheese sticks! hahaha!

They look thick so I asked for a knife, my friend was looking at me as if I asked for something impossible, Hahahaha! Anyways, they might have not have it yet since they just opened so they gave us something better. Forks and suacers.

Your usual cheese sticks would usually be composed of like 5% cheese and the rest are just spring roll wrappers. Forget about that! As I cut through a stick, I hit no wrapper! and I was just delighted to see that thick slab of cheese embraced by a subtly flavored breading -yep breading not a wraper- that just elevates the cheese experience with every bite that you take. It was just divine!

My friend who cries every time he tastes something really delicious cried. So there you go, the delicious meter just went off again. HHAHAHA!

We also tried the onion rings and it was just fine.

If you are looking for a place in Valenzuela that's classy, not trying hard to be a bar, chill place to hangout with buddies, I recommend that you pay them a visit.

Excuse the photos, they were taken with my Cherry Mobile phone :)

P.S. I almost forgot, their staff are the best that you can find in the city. I must say that they are well trained, I hope we get to see this restobar for a long time here in the city.

Suenos Resto Bar and Grill
#35 Mc Arthur Highway, Valenzuela City

Coal Spot: Good Burgers Has Arrived In Valenzuela

It was a bad day going on for me, no actually it was a bad week. I missed two sessions of my MuayThai class and on that day it rained really hard that I had to wade through the murky flood waters in Manila from work. I was like ugh, can someone give me break!?

Good thing I was with my co-worker who lives in Fatima (Valenzuela). I wanted to shake off all the bad vibes before I go home, then it came to my mind about this burger joint that my gym friends always talk about, so I asked Dy to have some burgers before we go home.

They call it Coal Spot their menu is very simple all focusing with the their main product, their chargrilled beef burgers with some house blend ice tea to compliment your food.

Their burgers are a far cry from the fast food type burgers that you eat, these are works of art! Well not to exaggerate but they are really good not to mention cheaper than those fast food restaurants. Imagine you can get a quarter pounder (picture above -sorry didn't have camera that time, just my phone) for just 55 pesos!

The patties are really juicy even though they are grilled unlike their others who fry them. However, I still feel that it can be improved with a little mayo and a good ketchup and a hint of pepper. My preference.

I'm sure that you'll love this place! Oh and it could have been better if they serve beer! hahaha But no they are too near from a school so, no beer mi amigo! Check them out details below.

Address: 143 Mc Arthur Highway, Valenzuela City

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My First Korean Ice Cream

I was in Seoul and there was a fridge load of Ice Cream, I have heard that Korean Ice Cream is one of the best in the world, so what am I suppose to do!? hahaha

Freshly Cooked Piaya In Manila

Piaya is a popular snack from the Visayas particularly Bacolod and its surrounding areas, so I was so surprised and delighted to see something new like this to be around the metro.

I went to SM Manila after my shift to run some errands and as I walked from the metro station to the mall my eye caught something unusual, there was this lady selling Piaya on the street and she's cooking it on the spot!

They have at least three flavors Plain, Cheese and Chocolate of course I tried the choco flavor. It was nothing special when it comes to the taste but I find it awesome for this Visayan delicacy to become available for us in the Metro. 

Their stall can be found a few meters from the LRT Central station in front of the Universidad De Manila. They say that they are there every day but when I checked back on them the other day I couldn't really find them. Maybe they were located somewhere nearer to the Mehan Garden, I don't know so just try your luck in getting your fix of freshly cooked Piaya! ;)

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Real Cups of Seoul

It was my last night in Seoul and it was very late when I remember that I haven't had dinner, so I walked around the area and look for food. There were lots of stores that offer fried chicken and beer but I wanted something where I could experience a true Korean taste. After walking around for a bit I decided to eat yet another chicken dish, Real Cups

They sell spicy chicken especially spiced with Korean ingredients and some corn .

It was slight of a challenge when I tried to order as the cute lady that prepares and serves the dish didn't speak any English, amazingly she got my order right! She couldn't what spicy is in English but she showed me the spice bottle before she pour on to my meal. Like a charade she acted what that bottle was for, she started fanning her mouth like it was burning and in response I signaled with my two fingers that I just want it a little hot.

Here's how they prepared my meal it's actually quite simple.

Step 1. Deep fry chicken nuggets/bits

Step 2: Mix spicy Korean sauce, sesame seeds and rice cakes. 

Step 3 Mix in the deep fried chicken nuggets and put in a cup for to go or on a bowl if you are dinning in.

Step 4 Sprinkle with nuts and corn then serve

I don't know if there's a misconception of Korean food being too hot because on my three day journey around Seoul I have experienced what they call hot and really hot (at least it's how the vendors describe them) but all of them were really tolerable just like how spicy you would want you maming gala to be. 

Anyways this one though really not a must try when in Seoul is something that you would enjoy! I just wish I asked the lady to make it a bit more hotter.