Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October Foodfest!

As a certified food lover and now, a newbie in food blogging, I decided to share new food and drinks that I've tried and eaten for a month. I love taking photos of every new stuff I see and I crave exploring different places to try different dishes that my taste buds would love (or hate!). So as October ends, here are some of the food that I get to munch with a tiny bit of description and review, too! Enjoy! :)

1. Brownies by Mary Grace Cafe

Per piece 28.00 / Box of 8 170.00 / Box of 16 305.00

Mary Grace Cafe specializes on just breads and desserts, before they've decided to add meals on their menu. But aside from their famous ensaymada and cheese rolls, this one here is something you shouldn't miss. I am not a fan of brownies, but this one changed my mind! One of the best brownies I've tasted so far. The moist chocolate brownie is so good topped with a crusty finish! A combination of crispiness and softness in one bite! Even without the nuts! Worth the try!

Rating: 4.5/5

2. Rigatoni All `Alfonso by Cibo

Regular 325.00 / Family 573.00

Cibo is known for its best tasting pasta and dips, and this is included in the list. The pasta sauce is made up of shrimps, chives, stewed tomato, cream and chili peppers. That's it! The ingredients complement each other very well as you get to taste every bit as you eat. I love how the sauce is a bit spicy because of the chili pepper. Shrimp + Chili is always a good idea. Truly, a shrimp lover's delight. :)

Verdict: 4/5

3. Mushroom Chicharon by Mama Lou's

I have heard of mushroom burger, mushroom sauce, mushroom steak, but not mushroom chicharon. Aside from its crunch and appearance, it is way healthier than your regular chicharon. It may be fried, yes, but looking at the bright side, think of it as a vegetable to lessen your guilt on a cheat day. It tastes so good and it doesn't feel so oily at all. Calling all vegetarians and non-vegetarians out there, another dish to add to your favorites!

Verdict: 4/5

4. Choco Brownie Bingsu by Hobing

Regular 235.00

The best bingsu in town! I am not a chocolate (flavor) lover but because of this kind of desserts, I think I'm gonna change my taste sooner than expected! As they've instructed, to better enjoy the experience, DO NOT MIX. True enough, it turned out really yummy! The whipped cream, brownies, nuts and even the surprise Koko Krunch type of thing inside this pile are perfect. Down to the last drop.. or snow ice! Not too sweet, nor bitter in taste. Their regular size is good for sharing, unless you're too hungry to care! :)

Verdict: 5/5

5. Salted Caramel Ice cream by Carmen's Best

Small cup 90.00

Salted Caramel is becoming one of the most in demand flavors of desserts nowadays. Cakes, chocolates, ice creams and frappes, everything seems to have a salted caramel version. Though I totally agree that a salted caramel flavored ice cream, especially by Carmen's best is definitely a hit! It's a bit pricey but worth a shot! Side effects: Possible addiction. :)

Verdict: 4/5 

6. Classic Churros by Churreria La Lola

The Classic, Medium 110.00 / Dip Medium 60.00

You might notice that you can see La Lola more often, everywhere, nowadays. It's because their famous churros is making a name in town. Even the classic one can already make you say 'wow'! Plus the chocolate dip! They have different flavors of churros and different dips, too. Whatever suits your taste. :) Their churros are freshly made and it is very evident 'coz it will be served hot. Crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside! They have big serving, too! Their smallest size, which is the medium, has 6 big churros in it. Just right for the hungry! 

Verdict: 4/5

7. Strawberry Pavlova by Costa Coffee

Primo 160.00

It is my first time to stay in Costa Coffee and since I don't want to get the usual chocolate drink, I've tried their newest flavor. It's a strawberry frappe with tiny marshmallows on top which are crunchy and sweet. The drink is not sweet at all which makes the mallows serve as the added sweetener. I liked it because it's not too sweet and the drink is not too thick, so its not so heavy to drink. Nothing fancy but if you want to go out of your usual menu, try this!

Verdict: 3/5

8. TK Burger by Tapa King

TK Burger 60.00

Tapa King is one of the best choices if you want to have a delicious tapa meal for an affordable price. I am not quite hungry for a tapa meal so I tried their burger. For a price of 60 pesos, this burger is not bad at all. Aside from the beef patty, it already has tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese! It even tastes something that you can make in your home. Doesn't feel artificial at all. If you're craving for a burger but tired of those on fastfood chains, try this one! Satisfying! :)

Verdict: 3.5/5

9. Salted Egg Potato Chips by Anika's

Resealable pack 100.00

I've been seeing friends posting about this salted egg potato chips, and I am lucky to get a hand on this. Actually, there are a lot of brands for this one but I get to try this particular chips by Anika's. It is salty (of course), but really, it tasted like salted eggs! If you love salty foods, then you'll definitely love this! You just have to keep a glass of water handy while eating this because, SALT.  

Verdict: 3/5

10. Chicken Alfredo with a twist by Susan Bayot

Yes, you read it right, this is a cuisine made by my mom. She is so good at cooking, we can't commit to our diet plans whenever we're home! This one is a new dish, made up of chicken, bacon, broccoli and Parmesan cheese! No bias at all but this is delish! I know it's a bit unfair because you don't get to buy or try this one but with the simple ingredients, I am sure you can make this at home! :)

Verdict: 5/5

I hope you enjoyed reading this and I do wish I didn't make you break your diet programs or go on a cheat day a bit earlier. These are all based on my taste buds, judgement and opinion. Your comments are welcome and are highly appreciated! 

Another round of new food and drinks on the end of November!
'til then! :)

Love, Jane Vashner :)