Saturday, September 28, 2013

Restaurant Discovery: Yellow House Café

I just love visiting Koreatown in Los Angeles. There are a lot of cute restaurants and cafés (and some of which are in Manila too) open till the wee hours just like how things are in Seoul. The place I visited this time seems to be a popular one as it was still packed at 8 p.m..
Meeting up with K and T guarantees that we eat somewhere cute or fancy. (So, horray for me! I'll have something nice to blog about!) This time, they decided that we have dinner at Yellow House Café .
We met up a little bit past 8 p.m. and we had to wait for a table to clear up. Apparently, the bigger the party, the more difficult it is for you to get a table.
While waiting, we all decided that we order something to pass time since we were all too hungry to wait. K and I ordered Cheese Tteokbokki ($10.95). 

Friday, September 20, 2013


Blog is defined as a "a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis (Oxford dictionary). However, blogging has become more than that these days. Aside as a medium in sharing (at times oversharing) one's opinions, it has become a way to earn extra cash. At times, this has also become people's ID to events or whatnot. And there is nothing wrong with that. But  there are also cases when being a blogger becomes some people's excuse to act in a way they shouldn't. 
I'm a blogger. I must be a good great writer. 

I'm a blogger. I deserve to be in this event. And hey, I deserve extra pampering too.

I'm a blogger. Where are my extra freebies?!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Take 2: Вà Nôi’s

I just love living near Kapitolyo, one of the hole-in-the-wall restaurants hotspots. Admittedly, it has been a while since the last time I went there and I was surprised to see that there are a lot of new restaurants since my last visit. One of which is a Vietnamese restaurant named Вà Nôi’s. Okay, perhaps not all are new establishments but new to Kapitolyo. 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Вà Nôi’s.
I still remember the first time I dined in Вà Nôi’s. It was way back in 2011 when it was still in Makati. I was with my Couchsurfingfriends and we ordered a handful of dishes for sharing. One of the dishes I loved was the Bo Luc Lac, an oh-so-tender stir-fried beef. It was a bit pricey though for the serving. 
This time around, I went with two of my college friends and we ordered Pho Bo (PHP260), Pho Ga (PHP230), Cha Gio (PHP195), Cha Thia Xao Dao Hao (PHP115), Ca Kho To (PHP250), and a glass of iced Vietnamese coffee (PHP110).
Service was very quick. First served was my coffee on a dripper. It reminded me of Highland’s coffee.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Restaurant Discovery: Woo Galbi

I think I'm sick. I'm suffering from an ooh-a-new-restaurant-we-have-to-eat-there-NOW disease and I think I have reached stage 4. 
Lately, I haven't been going on hardcore food trips where I have to stop by 4 restaurants in one day. (Awww T3, I miss those days!) But one thing is for sure, if there's a new restaurant in Shangri-La or Megamall, I have to go there. True enough, when Woo Galbi opened, I begged my mom and sister that we hold one of our Saturdate lunches at the new Korean restaurant. And we did.

We arrived a bit past 1 p.m. as my sister came from school and I was trying to lead a healthier lifestyle by going to the gym for circuit training and studio for yoga. (Yeah~ <3)

The place wasn't packed so we easily got a table. I got slightly confused as there were Japanese dishes on the menu too such as tempura and sashimi. While reading the menu, the only thing in my mind was, "hey, the food here is pretty pricey" upon seeing the price of the bibimbap. PHP450 for a bowl?! Well, worth it, I guess.

It took us 10 minutes or so to decide on what to order and finally, we ordered a solo serving of Cucumber Prawn Salad (PHP176), Japchae (PHP298), Grilled Boneless Shortribs Bulgogi (PHP595) and Shrimp Tempura (PHP232 for three pieces and PHP350 for 5 pieces). 
While waiting, we feasted on the side dishes which I find okay. The serving though wasn't very generous. 
First to arrive was the salad. I must admit, it was pretty tasty! The dressing was superb. Slightly tangy and sweet. It somehow reminded me of the dressing Vietnamese restaurants serve. The greens were crisp and fresh though there were only two prawns included. I guess if I upsize it'll be four or more.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

D-I-Y: My Ikea Experience

Ikea... oh how I love thee. From those cute accessories down to the most colorful furniture, you never fail to amaze me. For the longest time, I was in love with this giant brand. Little did I know that I have yet to experience the full Ikea deal.

Yes, I'm back to the land of uhm... Disney! And agenda on the first day is a trip to IKEA. (Woohoo!)
How I miss the place. The cute set ups, the interesting furniture, the soft stuffed toys, everything is L-O-V-E!
Anyway, N and I were looking for a dresser and after an hour of looking around, we found the one.