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Fish and Co.

My friends and I were so hungry after the Katy Perry concert and it was past midnight, we just wanted to grab something to eat before we go home. Thank goodness Fish & Co is still open.
Fish & Co. is a part of Bistro Group Restaurants, which also houses popular restaurants like TGI Friday's, Flapjacks, and Italianni's. Originated in Singapore, it is a casual dining restaurant specializing in fish and seafood.

I've read somewhere that Fish & Chips is a must-try so we ordered Fish & Chips (Php 435, to share).

Fish and Chips
Fish & Chips is a classic, topped with lemon butter sauce, served with chips. I love fish fillets and fries and this dish to me is HEAVEN!

We also got Mediterranean Pizza (Php 395).

Mediterranean Pizza
Mediterranean Pizza is a freshly baked puff pastry spread with Napolitana sauce, topped with olives, shallots, tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, mozzarella cheese, and basil. I liked the fresh tomatoes on top, but we found some parts too garli…

Sebastian's Ice Cream

A college friend introduced Sebastian's Ice Cream to me a few months ago with their Frozen Yakult flavor. I recently visited this ice cream studio to try other flavors that are exclusively made by Sebastian's.
Sebastian's Ice Cream is a Filipino brand specializing in artisan ice cream. What I love about Sebastian's are the Filipino flavors which they turned into ice cream like Chilled Taho, Sapin-sapin, Tibok-tibok, and many more.



Just like any other ice cream fanatic, it took me a while to choose which flavor I'm going to try. Good thing they allow free taste.

I chose a single scoop Once in a Blue Moon flavor (Php 125) with one topping: Palawan honey or walnuts. I was about to choose walnuts but the friendly crew suggested that I choose Palawan honey instead.


Once in a Blue Moon with Palawan honey
Once in a Blue Moon is blue cheese ice cream. For those who aren't familiar with blue cheese, it is cheese made from sheep's, cow's or goat's milk with c…

Katy Perry California Dreams Tour: Live in Manila!

I was planning to spend my long weekend sulking at home because I will not be able to watch Katy Perry's concert since I have nobody to watch with. Thanks to Facebook statuses, I got two friends to watch the concert with me, so I didn't have to get so bitter on not having to watch one of my favorite artists.

As I've posted before, I still buy original CDs, and Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" is one of my purchases last year. Her CD is played at least ONCE every weekend that even my 6-year-old sister knows every song.

My friends and I bought the silver ticket with costs Php 1600++, but we got ours for Php 1500 each.

We agreed to meet up at SM Mall of Asia at around 5PM for an early dinner, but having seen the line for the concert, we only got to buy from The Sandwich Guy and Starbucks (since food and drinks are not allowed inside the venue, we had to eat our food first).



At around 8PM, DJ Skeet Skeet started the show. He played feel-good songs alright but after 1…

Bo's Coffee

I'm a self-confessed Starbucks fanatic, but whenever my favorite coffee shop is super crowded, I go to Bo's Coffee.
Bo's Coffee is a Filipino coffee shop the opened more than fifteen years ago in Cebu. If you've been to Cebu, you can see Bo's Coffee in almost every street corner. It also has branches in Metro Manila and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

Bo's Coffee has this homey ambiance like any other specialty coffee shops, and it also offers FREE wi-fi!

My friend and I have the same order: a tall hot Caffe Caramel Latte (Php 125). Another friend ordered Grande Froccino Primo Chocolate Chips (Php 145).

Caffe Caramel Latte
Chocolate Chips Froccino Primo
If you're looking for a sweeter latte, Caramel Latte is for you. I didn't need to add sugar as the caramel is enough to make the latte sweet enough. However, my friend thought the Chocolate Chips Froccino Primo a bit bitter.

We also ordered a slice of Almond Torte (Php 95).

Almond Torte
I haven't …

My Favorite Quick Eats

Sometimes, I get so hungry that I want food, and I want it right now, but I don't want fast food (but yeah, I get fries once in a while). Here are some quick eats that save me from hunger.
1. Odd Balls

Odd Balls
Odd Balls are the non-street food version for squid balls. It is a bit more expensive than the ones found on the street, but it is really worth it. My usual order is Php 63.25 for 11 pieces plus 2 balls. I don't know what's in the sauce, but I love both sweet and spicy sauce. Try it with both sauces mixed.

2. Kebabers

Kebab anyone?

Whenever I'm craving for kebab but I don't have enough budget, Kebabers make do. I usually get 2 pcs beef kebab and 1 pc chicken kebab with rice (Php 72) with garlic sauce.

Kebabers is located at Lasapin Food Court at Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Pasig City.

3. Mini Stop Pork Siomai

Mini Stop's Pork Siomai
During those times when Hen Lin and Master Siomai (my favorites) are nowhere near the area, Mini Stop's Pork Siom…

The Return to Johnny Rockets

Note: This restaurant is already closed. 



I've been going to Johnny Rockets whenever I want some comfort food in a less crowded area (and have extra money to spare).
Johnny Rockets is every fries junkie's heaven because it offers unlimited fries for every burger / sandwich order. This is also popular because of its dancing crew, and some customers dancing with them.


Each table has a mini-jukebox, which plays oldies songs in the whole restaurant. Each song is only Php 1. I load the jukebox as soon as I get to the table, and it empties my coin purse most of the time.



Since we went to Johnny Rockets to munch on the unlimited fries, we ordered something we could share: Philly Cheese Steak (Php 395). If you're a fast fries muncher, you might want to order in advanced since fries are cooked as requested.


Philly Cheese Steak
Philly Cheese Steak is grilled thinly sliced steak topped with grilled onions and cheese on hoagie roll. I have tried the Chicken Philly Cheese Steak but noth…

Nav Modern Thai Cuisine

Note: This location is already closed. 

A co-member from the PEx food club was raving about this Thai restaurant during our food trip to Petra & Pilar, and so the food club went to Nav Modern Thai Cuisine.
Nav Modern Thai Cuisine is located at Bgy. Kapitolyo in Pasig, a booming area for foodies. The restaurant has posh interiors and can accommodate around thirty people.

Nav's Starters

As we are waiting for other foodies to arrive, we ordered Son-in-Law Eggs (Php 180).


Son-in-Law Eggs
Son-in-Law Eggs are deep-fried eggs served with tamarind syrup. I was quite surprised by this dish because I thought it was just an ordinary egg dish. Let me tell you that it isn't.

Soups

One soup dish we don't miss ordering is the Tom Yum Goong (Php 270 for sharing).


Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong is the Thai version of sinigang na hipon, but a bit hot and spicy. I'm not a fan of spicy food but I got a taste of it and it was good.

Salads

Our group ordered these salads:


Som Tam (Php 185)
Crispie…