Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kapitolyo Pasig foodies guide

Need i say more  just ride or drive and you find wonderful array of foodie delights in this side of Pasig.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aly's Dish: Afters Espresso & desserts NO french fries please

Aly's Dish: Afters Espresso & desserts NO french fries

Afters Espresso & desserts NO french fries please

Need coffee to wake me up from my slumber!!!! 
Afters Affogato did make the trick a must try !!! Their sansrival is the best and the espresso plus gelato is worth spending your benjamins baby.

The service is not yet at Par since the just recently open and not that kid friendly. We where ask to take and eat our McDonald's French fries outside as it is smelly.  The Frenchy smell  is not welcome in  This Italian cafe. The new kid on the block coffee shop who competes with corporate logo-ed mermaid giants must be hospitable since it is still making a mark or impression. So what does this say?? 
 NO FRENCH FRIES Please! French fries not welcome here!!! SIGN...OUCH.

But  the MOM of the owner was unfortunately was there and  allowed us to eat our McDonald's chicken sandwich and the fillet of fish, since we have two cute kids with us when we venture to try  for the second time around this newly opened establishment. 

But to be fair THE FIRST VISIT  WAS A PLEASANTLY COMFY ONE and less stressful.

 Well the MOM of the owners was there to supervise our second  experience NO BROWNY Points here on this family run coffee  shop. Too bad we also crammed ourselves  to the couch and literally barring customer flow coming in and out. Making some irritable customers coming in out of the cafe.
Unsolicited advise: May the couch be placed at the end corner of the shoppe????  or more couch friendly seating please to big size people like us.. LOL.

Overall experience is  2 stars and green and growing. The products are at par and good, but the place is small and cramped with  students with books and armed with gadgets tablet users /geeks community enclave. 

These folks literally eating up the whole seats at the back  while trying to concentrate on their studies.and sipping little coffee as possible.STUDY MORE LESS COFFEE???  Bummer making this spot more off a  friendly library setting with cozy air conditioning and not a coffee shop.
 To bad - slow turn over for biz.  Well that's their target market/demographics ang nature of the biz/ coffee biz.

Well our verdict  on the not so pleasant experience was compensated with camaraderie of friendship. As we tell our own little stories that day. We also ordered a lot : Affogato, Green latte, 2 sansrival, 2 Toblerone /cheese cake, 2 caffe latte, 2 gelatos for the kids . Whilst  we choose to laugh it off and make better of what they have. Forgivable since this cafe is in its infancy stage and still needs to grow a lot more. 
Hoping they change for the better.  

Afters Espresso & desserts 
20 lansberg Place building Tomas morato cor. sct. castor st. QC.
Tel . 791 8789/

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lost & Found

Lost my Blog for months and now just regain it back.. Welcome the new me.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


By : Aly Abaquin

Hardly no words to described your emotions?  But  when your happy the biggest word that you might heard off is...remember the song of Julie Andrew's Mary Poppins: Supercalifagilisticexpialidocious. 

Well every summer....
Even though the sound of it is
Something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough you'll
Always sound precocious

Um diddle diddle diddle,
Um diddle ay! 

Now that we got you singing. 
Here's that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer!

Every summer we head off to the beach and swim like Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously  crazy, and we went to Canyon Cove.

Lets recall the fun on our way to a grillery, a dalampasigan & a cove.....

Every journey starts off with BRUNCH and where to have it if your heading to Nasugbu Batangas?And passing over Tagaytay? Eat at Antonios' grill. An upscale dining if you must but for this foodie cheap eater i was with the  bosses of the company so i was treated to much of my delight to Great food. 

If the cheap eater inside me is deciding where to dig brunch, it may be in your friendly Talipapa carinderia ( side resto ) adventures with the view of tagaytay , they might say no. 

But of course they may not like to venture out and dig my ways and beside  we have money to burn so to speak so we headed off the white enclaved and very famous Antonio's grill where the rich and famous converge.

As the song familiarly and  continuously sounding in my ear.....

"But then one day I learned a word
That saved me achin' nose
The biggest word you ever heard
And this is how it goes: Oh!"

Its    ....Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is
Something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough you'll
Always sound precocious

Um diddle diddle diddle,
Um diddle ay! (etc.)

First stop  Antonio's Grill:

I rubbed elbows with the Krispy Pata, Kare kare, Chicken inasal, Enchalatad salad, Bulalo, and batchoy. The  Festive/ sumptuous  deep fried pork knuckles & limb with out the toes please was colories-tically good. The group enthusiastically waited for these Filipino cuisine to arrive at our tables  which was prepared  by Chef Tonyboy Escalante.  
The turon a deep fried delicacies of sapin sapin, langka, or banana with melted caramelized sugar toppings  for desserts was truly enjoyable and a good end for a good meal.

Antonio's grill is best known for their BULALO, sorry folks the foodie in me forgot to take pictures as i was in day-off mode.  

Tasted the fresh breezy air of Tagaytay and look at the scenery that is Taal volcano, yup the open crated small island is a volcano who according to volcanologists are still active and is about to steam out!?! For heavens sake do not rain on our parade since our group of 23 people are going on a trip to Nasugbu..... BEACH. 

Second stop was a dalampasigan (seashore). "Kainan sa Dalampasigan"  or simply put  Eatery at the seashore.The place is magically surroundedwith flora & fauna. Middle earth everyone.
With the owner Mrs. Baby Limjoco

Okey Not Froddo's enclave but the Chapel 

                                  See i told you its a chapel. 

They are known for Cheap eats: Meals starts at P 100 and the Bilao( food basket)  at P450 pesos good for two.  Must try their Halo Halo & Lechen Flan. 

You know what. The song was gleefully  there and here goes.....

"You can say it backwards
But that's going to be too far. Don't you think?

So when the cat has got your tongue
There's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word and then
You've got a lot to say....

Their  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  Where to find them:

Antonio's Grille. Address :
 Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City. 
Contact Person : Ms. Jona Goma. 
Contact Number/s : 046 4130975.
Good food but a little bit expensive.

Service Price: Php 100.00 Per dish. 
Address: R. Martinez St., Nasugbu Batangas
Mobile Number 09178231854
Best choice for Cheap eats

Canyon Cove Beach Club 
 Address: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa, Nasugbu, Luzon, Philippines.
Great beach but not so great food. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Remembering Wrap & Roll

Veggy & basil  wrap in thinly steamed rice wrap topped with peanut sauce.

I remember the taste of gastronomic street foods  in  Vietnam.
If  you do not have an iron stomach and worried about hygienic issues. Then we offer this SOLUTION  for you. To experience street food at its best, eat at WRAP & ROLL  your safer and clean alternative to taste SAIGON. From veggy wraps , sticky rice, pandan chicken & fried rolls you can't go wrong with  wrap and roll .

Chicken wrapped in pandan leaves.
Steamed sticky rice wrap with minced porked.

Fried sticky rice with the staple vietnamese sauce of sweet, soury ,spicy with a hint of
fish sauce for that salty undertakings.

Wrap & Roll  your quick service alternative for street food.
Cool surroundings , good service & modern ambience. Makes your visit to vietnam  more pleasurable and  memorable. I'll bet you'll come back for more.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

CENTAI Coffee @ Mercato centrale

My morning coffee for now : Greet each mornings with Centai Coffee Kapeng Barakofrom Corito's garden.
French press it and presto a blend of roasted robusta strong coffee from batangas makes 
a perfect sunny morning more glaring & sunnier.

Buy at Mercato Centrale @ BGC.