Friday, October 20, 2017

First sip of the Honey Thai Milk Tea

It is [supposedly] authentic Thai tea by ChaTime.

Well, it has the creaminess of real Thai concoction. As for the taste, we can't sense the tea part; it seems like we are just drinking really sweet milk. Even the flavor of the grass jelly is lost in all the sugary sweetness.




All in all, this drink is a disappointment.

Thai-yang!

A Regular size costs Php 100.

Try it and judge for yourself.

First bite of the Chili Cheese Chicken

Crispy KFC fried chicken smothered with a creamy cheese sauce that is flavored with chopped chili. 

ANG SARAP!

Tama yung alat nung cheese sauce. And the creamy consistency is perfect. Equally perfect is the heat: sapat lang yung anghang, pampagana.


The Chicken Rice is the best partner of this spicy, savory, So Good treat.

Again, ANG SARAP!

An order costs Php 99.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

First bite of the K-Fries

Dubbed "Krispy-Coated and Flavorful Fries" by BonChon.

The fries are indeed crispy and coated. We're just not sure what the coating really is. What we can sense are crispy potato bits. As for being flavorful, well, they're not bland, nor too salty. There's nothing special or unique about the taste though.



We appreciate the cut and quality of the fries that, according to the ad, come from the US.

An order costs Php 37.

Try them and judge for yourself.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quick bite at Fat Daddy's Smokehouse

Place: The restaurant is a little too dark and slightly somber. It's spacious though, and the dining seats are comfortable.



Food: Generally, the fare here is delicious.

First on our table is the Hungry Daddy Set Meal that has Pulled Pork and Chicken BBQ, along with a small serving of Coleslaw and Mashed Potato (Php 310).



Both meats are tasty and juicy! Their marinade, which we assume are the same, has the right mix of tangy, sweet, and smoky. And the charred chicken skin of the barbecue, YUMMY!

The Mashed Potato is bland and too creamy to be made with real potatoes (we suspect it came from a box); it needs more butter and salt. The Coleslaw is delicious; the vegetables are crisp and the dressing is well seasoned. There's just too little of it though, which is too bad because this side fits the meats perfectly.



Next, we have the Smokehouse Mafia Set Meal that comes with Smoked Ribs and Brisket, along with, again, some Coleslaw and Texas Dirty Rice.

The Smoked Ribs are deliciously moist and tender, though not tender enough to fall off the bone easily. Again, that barbecue sauce hits the spot! The Brisket is equally juicy, just a tad blander. The Texas Dirty Rice's flavor is subtle enough to be a savory background for the star of the meal which is the meat and not overpower it.



Lastly, we have the Mac and Cheese (Php 170). The noodles are firm. The cheese sauce is glorious. Fat Daddy's version of this comfort food is tangier because of the barbecue sauce drizzles, which makes the dish quite interesting to the palate. The bacon strips are smoky and amply salty, although tough.

Price: Considering taste, serving size, and ingredients, we find the food here reasonably priced.

Service: Service is good. The waiters are attentive and the waiting time for the food is acceptable.



Fat Daddy's Smokehouse is at the Phase 1 of UP Town Center.

Friday, October 13, 2017

First bite of the Cheesy Korean Rice Bowl

Another Rice Bowl variant from KFC!

Fun Shots topped with cheese and kimchi, nestling on Kimchi Rice.



Delicious! The spicy acidity of the authentic kimchi flavor mixes well with the creaminess of the cheese and the saltiness of the chicken. Each spoonful is satisfying.

An order costs Php 99.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

First bite of the Bibimnoodles

From BonChon Chicken.

It's bibimbap made with egg noodles instead of rice. It has vegetables, nori, egg strips, and your choice of meat (bulgogi beef, fried chicken, spicy fried chicken, or seafood). Then the entire thing is flavored with a spicy sauce. 



Delicious! Its taste is complete and punctuated. Kumbaga, wala ka nang hahanapin pa. Well, siguro konting gatas o saging pangontra sa anghang, kasi MAANGHANG siya! The egg noodles are firm and of good quality. The veggies are crisp and fresh. The meat (we have fried chicken) is well seasoned.



All in all, MASARAP! Panalo!

Try it and judge for yourself.

First lick of the Rocky Road Cornetto

It's chocolate ice cream loaded with chopped peanuts, topped with marshmallows and chocolate slivers, and nestled inside a cone with a chocolate tip. 



Masarap yung ice cream, hindi masyadong matamis at may konting pait yung tsokolate. Tapos, ang daming mani! At yung alat nung mani ay masarap na kontra sa tamis ng ice cream.



All in all, not bad for a quick ice cream fix!

Try it and judge for yourself.