Sunday, February 26, 2017

Quick bite of the Buta Korokke

A new appetizer option at Yabu.

They're balls made with pork belly, rice, Japanese mayo, and honey soy sauce, coated with panko, over a teriyaki-eel concoction.

The coating is light and crisp. The pork rice filling is savory and satisfying. The sauce is rich, with a good balance of sweet and salty tastes. 


An order costs Php 235.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Quick bite of the Buta Kakuni Don

A new rice dish from Yabu!

Braised pork belly cubes, flavored with honey soy sauce and Japanese mayonnaise, placed on top of steaming Japanese rice along with vegetables and a soft-boiled egg.

The meat is tender, juicy, and well marinated. The combination of the honey soy sauce and the mayonnaise gives the dish a punctuated flavor. The egg and veggies complement the savory tastes beautifully.

What a delicious treat!

An a la carte order costs Php 345.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First sip of the Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato

It's espresso mixed with milk that has been [supposedly] infused with floral Tahitian vanilla syrup, then flavored with vanilla bean sauce, topped with vanilla bean pod sprinkles.

It's quite good. The vanilla flavor has the right richness and intensity. Nothing floral about it though. The drink is not too sweet and has enough coffee depth in the background. 

Not bad.

A Tall order costs Php 165.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Monday, February 20, 2017

First bite at the Chicken Pepper Donburi

A new donburi variant by Tokyo Tokyo

Fried chicken pieces smothered with a thick, sweet, black pepper sauce, and topped with onion rings and Japanese mayonnaise.

The chicken was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The pepper taste of the sauce was authentic (it had cracked pepper corns). The onion rings were fried perfectly, not too oily. Sarap!

An order costs Php 100.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Quick sip of the UCC Creamy Caffe Latte

Finally! A bottled coffee drink that actually tastes like coffee!

Silky, with the right level of dairy and sugar, with a delicious coffee undertone. It's REAL latte!

Try it and judge for yourself.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

First sip of Tea Matchi

It's a "premium milk tea drink" from  Oishi, made with black tea, milk and sugar.

TOO SWEET! The tea taste, which is delicious, get lost in all the saccharine and dairy flavors! What a disappointment.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

First slice of the Red Velvet Mousse Cake

A new treat from Paper Moon.

Chocolate and red velvet chiffon cakes, layered with cream cheese, frosted with light cream. 

The sweetness is subtle. The smooth, velvety cream cheese has a balanced taste. And the moist cakes are of high quality. Delicious!

A slice costs Php 200.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Quick bite of the Rocky Road Whatta Tops

Ito yung kinakain ni Onyok ng Ang Probinsyano sa isang commercial.

Chocolate cupcake na may marshmallow filling at may toppings na mani at mini-mallows. 

Masarap naman. Ayos naman yung lasa ng chocolate, pambata. Pwede na pantawid-gutom.

Inyong subukan at husgahan.

Quick slice of the Starbucks Mango Cake

It's a new sweet item from the famous coffee chain.

The cake is moist and bursting with fresh mango flavor. The crushed nuts and chewy meringue base add some needed texture. Delicious and not too sweet, this cake is a nice dessert option. Perfect with coffee!

A slice costs Php 140.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quick bite of Cheester

A new cheese snack by Jack 'n Jill.

It's an inexpensive but delicious alternative to Cheetos Jalapeño. The cheese is creamier and less salty. The corn puffs are light and crispy. Yummy!

Try it and judge it for yourself.