Saturday, April 12, 2014


We recently discovered a nice place along Marcos Highway (if you're familiar with the area, this is beside Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles), just before you reach the well-known Burger King branch. The Bakery-Cafe is MOMMA BROWN, and has been operating for only a few months.

Right after I placed our orders, we took photos of the place which was cozy, well-lit and spacious.

 The fambam

 A wide array to choose from on the menu: They offer appetizers, entrees, desserts, and excellent bread

 More Mother and Son moments

 Of course chocolate is the answer to everything!

 Happy with his Lola!

 Another must-try: their popcorn!

Will buy me one of these cutie mugs soon!


 Boneless Bangus (149 PhP)

Fettuccine with Beef Stroganoff (159 PhP)

Korean Beef Stew (199 PhP)

French Toast with Bacon and Egg (159 PhP)

Raspberry Iced Tea (59 PhP)


This is one yummy sticky cinnamon bun!

Visit Momma Brown, another food stop along the Marikina-Marcos Highway area!

Ground Floor, Nodison Centre, Marcos Highway
San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.:(02) 463-5526 / (02) 646-1600
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 30 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


So we basically did the bear dance after seeing the UNCLE CHEFFY marquee at Blue Wave Marikina! Hehe! Their panizza is just so good that we often eat at Uncle Cheffy's whenever we take a not-so-long drive to Nuvali, but now it's even closer to home! There are just so many combos and promos that involve their panizza, you would want to go back to Uncle Cheffy to try all the variants. I love ordering an extra side of alfalfa sprouts, too!

Uncle Cheffy Favorites Panizza (oven dried tomatoes, mushroom garlic, anchovy, chili flakes, basil and 3 cheese). An extra side of alfalfa sprouts please!

Roll 'em up!

Lamb Breast Provencale Way. Perfectly cooked! One thing I love about Uncle Cheffy (and all other restos under the Chef's Quarter group, is that they know how to cook their meat very well!)

Delicious sauces to go with the lamb

Grilled Blue Marlin Cafe de Paris - served with brown rice and couscous pilaf. Really good!

Mango shake! Heavenly.

Thank you Chef's Quarter group for setting up an Uncle Cheffy branch in Marikina! :-)

Blue Wave Marquinton,
Sto. NiƱo, Marikina City
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 200 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


After great dining experiences with Burrito Brothers and Kebab Brothers, we made sure to check out their third brother, BUN OF BROTHERS. By the name itself, you could easily guess that this is a burger joint.

When we talk about burgers nowadays, the bar has been raised way, way, high up there, that an overcooked patty or a stale bun would easily make you say bye-bye to a burger joint. Bun of Brothers, however, keeps up (if not exceeds) with the rest of the burger joints in the metro. I am proud to say, Bun of Brothers offers one of the best burgers and it is found in Marikina! *high fives the owner, whose name I forgot to ask*

It is a small, neat space beside its brother Kebab Brothers. The menu is really interesting, with a dozen burger options, BUT the best part is you can customize your own burger. Maybe someday, I will create a killer combo and Bun of Brothers will name it... the "Roni". Hehehe!

Off to our orders!

 My order was a single beef patty burger, with chili con carne and garlic yoghurt sauce

 Sis ordered a single chicken patty burger, with bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce

 Ready for (a very quick) consumption

 Who can say no to thick-cut fries?!

 Milkshake that tastes as good as it looks... yum!

 Raspberry iced tea

 If you're not so much into customizing your burger, they have ready burger combos on hand!

What are you waiting for? Satisfy your burger craving at Bun of Brothers! :-)

105 Firenza Building, Azure Street Corner Rainbow Street
Bonita Homes, Brgy. Concepcion 2, Marikina City
Tel. No.:(02) 386-1432
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 115 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Looking for a food trip down south? Let me tell you about a new foodie discovery right in the heart of Alabang!

I got invited to a bloggers night at the newly-opened MARKET BASKET located at the hip (and also newly-constructed) River Park at Festival Mall Alabang. This new food destination is a modern take on our classic "dampa", where customers shop around for ingredients and have them cooked according to their request(s). MARKET BASKET has a large menu, with items that are sure to cater to each and every one's cravings.

Before we started dinner, every one had the chance to go around a bit and take photos. MARKET BASKET is spacious, clean, and has interesting, fresh ingredients that will make you anticipate your dinner with so much excitement. Let's take a quick tour through photos: (Loyal readers, you know me. More photos than words, as usual!)

Whew. A lot to see (and taste! hehe) inside Market Basket. We were then told to go back to the blogger's table to start sampling the dishes. Always, always, the best part.

 Stuffed Crabs with a side of greens... heavenly.

Organic Lettuce with Assorted Fruits Salad - this one is very light and refreshing!

Lechon Kawali Sisig

Sauteed Mushroom Salad

 Bottomless Red Iced Tea

Sinigang na Salmon Belly


Tanigue Steak

Pusit a la Pobre

Surf and Turf. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time!

Lamb Steak - so tender, gamey, fragrant, flavorful. Oh my.

 Beef Salpicao Pasta - so rich!

 One of the best macarons everrrrr! (Filled with Hazelnut ganache... so yummy)

 Sizzling Ube Macapuno Ice Cream (yes, those are macapuno balls)

Nilupak Roulade

Signature Sapin Sapin Creme Brulee

Blueberry Cheesecake

I think it took me a good half hour before I could walk... just kidding. The dishes in MARKET BASKET were all soooo good! This place warrants another visit, not just from me, but from every one who has been there!

A big thanks to the very accommodating General Manager: Chong! We all had a great time at Market Basket.

Of course I won't ever miss the opportunity to have a photo op with my restaurateur hero, Mr. Larry Cortez, and the laudable chef that night at Market Basket! 

And we all took photos with the sweet lady behind the great macaronnage!

 The happy group! Can you spot Ms. ARIELLA ARIDA, and CHAMP LUI PIO (crushiieeeee)

Visit MARKET BASKET at the River Park area, Festival Mall, Alabang, for a one-of-a-kind dampa experience! :-)

Unit C3 River Park Festival Mall
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No.: (02) 845-1073

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