Have you been to any Wee Nam Kee branch lately? Well, you should. I am giving this Singaporean restaurant 5 stars for their awesome staff and delectable dishes!
One fine Sunday, my husband and I decided to visit The District, a newly built mall in Imus, Cavite. We then agreed to dine in Wee Nam Kee. It was our first time so we didn’t expect too much, but guess what? One “wow” isn’t enough to explain our experience.
Here are the dishes and beverages we tried:
Cereal Prawns PHP395
While I am no fan of prawns due to my killer allergies, I noticed how my husband adored this dish. It’s very sulit too as you’ll get 4 large prawns in every order.
Sizzling Hot Plate Tofu PHP285
My husband particularly loved this. I loved tofu, fried or not but I am just not the “spicy” food type of person. Pero di ko napigilan sarili ko, I ate the tofu and lots of Shitake mushrooms! It was just too good
Beef Brocolli in Oyster Sauce PHP290
Tender beef, crunchy greens and just the right sauce. This dish was very perfect for me. I am very particular with the No MSG taste and this one passed with flying colors.
Barbecued Pork (Asado) PHP220
This lot for PHP220, yes My daughter ordered this and she said that it was really good! It didn’t have the usual sickeningly sweet asado taste that I do not like.
Honey Crispy Squid PHP350
I could go on and on on how I personally love this seafood dish. Diners of all ages will fall in love with the crunch, the taste, aaaaah. The best!
Marmite Pork Ribs PHP270
You’ll forget your typical sweet and sour pork dish once you get to taste Wee Nam Kee’s Marmite Pork Ribs. I’m a porky, porky type of person and this dish won my heart over!
What I love most about the restaurant was that each order could serve 2-3 persons. We always eat out as a family at sa hirap ng buhay we ALWAYS consider value for money, so getting most from what we’re paying for is a huge plus.
For the beverages, we tried the following:
Mango Mint Smoothie PHP105, Cucumber Lime Fizz PHP120 and Iced Fresh Barley Juice P55
I preferred the Barley Juice because of its unique taste, my eldest daughter loved the Mango Mint Smoothie while my husband and my youngest dared to drink the cucumber lime fizz (I don’t eat cucumber making the drink the least of my favorites but the hubby and the youngest kiddo loved it!
Thank you Wee Nam Kee for the wonderful dining experience! We’ll soon try your very popular Hainanese Chicken on our next visit!
Marciano’s, a laid back Italian restaurant at SM Southmall Food Street finally opened its doors to food lovers.
So if you crave for pasta, pizza and steak but too tired of the usual fast food taste, give Marciano’s a try.
After our Seafood Island escapade, we transferred to next-door Marciano’s to witness its formal launch.
The launched was witnessed by fellow media partners, VIPs and members of the SumoSam Group of Restaurants.
Franchise owners of Marciano’s, Dondon and Marilyn Adao welcomed their guests and graciously answered to questions.
Now, the food. I was still full after eating so much in Marciano’s sister restaurant, Seafood Island so I had to go back to actually taste the food on their menu and get the ‘feel’ of a paying customer.
So last Sunday, my friends and I decided to drop by Marciano’s as we were craving for Italian food.
We started our feast with Tiffany Mozarella Sticks, huge cuts of mozarella sticks. It was very delicious, good enough for 3-4 persons.
What I like about Sumosam’s Group of Restaurants is that they all have group meals at very affordable prices. My friends and I chose “Title Bout” part of Marciano’s ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” group meals for 4.
Frutti de Mare (P288 ala carte price) – Love greens, prawns and calamari? Then this salad is the perfect one for you. The crunchiness of the greens were perfect and the taste of calamari and prawns went well with the honey-lemon vinaigrette.
Woody Allen Linguine (P318 ala carte price) I am no fan of white pasta but I still gave this a try since it was included in the group meal. This dish has Shiitake mushrooms and prosciutto and well blended truffle cream sauce. It was served with huge sticks of garlic bread on the side.
Tenderloin with Sausage (P549 ala carte price) - This, I super duper love. We requested that they cook it medium rare and really, the steak they served was juicy and very tender — PERFECT! It wasn’t that salty and the side dishes complemented the dish well. The sausage was also well cooked.
Bryant Park Pizza (P338 – ala carte price) - Tired of the usual ham with oh-so-bitin cheese? Well you should try Marciano’s take on the ham and cheese: loads and loads of ham and REAL cheese.
(Not in the photo was the Times Square Fish and Chips)
Overall, my friends and I enjoyed our not-so-expensive Italian food experience. Marciano’s is a cross between Italian fastfood and high-end fine dining Italian restaurant, so it’s really not intimidating.
Good Italian food at very reasonable price: try Marciano’s.
A week ago, our friends from Seafood Island invited a few bloggers over for an intimate early dinner.
You might be wondering why I went there when since time immemorial I have this rare allergies to crustaceans. Oh well, people change haha! But seriously, someone close to me said that Seafood Island has a lot more to offer! Hmmm…let’s see.
There were only 4 of us bloggers: Don, Fritz, Azrael and yours truly so the early dinner was intimate, no chaos, no gatecrashers. Just us and a whole lot of seafood, yeah!
To start with, we were served with their Crispy Sisig (P188). The taste was okay and the spice was just right, unless of course you crush every single chili on the plate. It serves around 4 so price-wise, it was good.
The came the highlight of the feast: The Seafood Island Tali Beach (P965 / P1299). We loved the way it was served: appealing to the eye and so beach-y. The real essence of the place is to enjoy the food like how you enjoy it when you are on a beach: so spoon and fork free and no plates! You really have to eat on the banana leaf with your family or friends! Pure fun and yummy food!
The Seafood Island Tali Beach has the following:
grilled chicken inasal, big BBQ, steamed white shrimps, grilled tilapia, grilled tahong, crabs, grilled squid, grilled tomatoes, lato, mangga, pakwan with steamed rice. All of these served in a huge square platter. Genius.
They also let us try their Kangkong Lechon (P198): huge chunks of lechon kawali on kangkong and shrimp bed. It was so yummy that I forgot my allergies hihihi
So next time you are in Southmall, drop by Seafood Island and have a feast!
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is located at SM Southmall Food Street area (at the back part of the mall).
Blackbeard Seafood Island is part of the Redcrab Group of Restaurants.
Nothing but good food in SumoSam, and just recently, they launched new mouthwatering products that will surely please the palates of both Japanese and non-Japanese food lovers.
The launch was attended by the owners and franchisees alike as well as chosen bloggers and media partners. It was a very intimate event and we got the chance to watch on how the dishes were prepared.
The first dish presented to us was how the Tonkatsu Kurobuta was prepared. We were taught that the Kurobuta pork is the most highly prized pork in Japan and comes from the ancient breed of pig known as Black Berkshire.
At P499, the Tonkatsu Kurobuta meal comes with unlimited Japanese rice and coleslaw, tofu misu soup, tonkatsu sauce, sesame dressing and black & white sesam seeds.
True enough, the Tonkatsu Kurobuta was soft enough and taste so darn good. It’s good for 2 persons actually but I am not sure if I am ready to share it with anyone
We were also showed how the new pizzas of SumoSam were prepared. SumoSam Pizza is prolly one of the best Japanese Pizzas I’ve ever tasted. The new pizza line comes in 3 delicious flavors: Chicken Teriyaki & Mango, Shrimp Enoki and Kani & Cheese.
SumoSam Kani and Cheese Pizza
SumoSam Kani and Cheese Pizza ingredients
SumoSam Shrimp Enoki Pizza
SumoSam Shrimp Enoki Pizza ingredients
SumoSam Chicken Teriyaki and Mango ingredients
After the sumptuous tonkatsu and pizza, they introduced us to their unique and one-of-a-kind Cold Soba, a very good yet cool Japanese food. It comes in four flavors: Ten Zaru Cha Soba, Kani Soba Salad, Zaru Cha Soba (Green) and Zaru Soba (Brown).
SumoSam Zaru Soba
Sumo Sam Zaru Cha Soba
And finally, SumoSam launches the only way to end a great Japanese Meal, the new SumoSam dessert line.
SumoSam Mochi Chocolate Ganache Cake with Chocolate Dipped Oranges and Wasabi Ice Cream
SumoSam Meringue with Avocado and Mango Coulis
Not present in the photos were the Ice Cream Trio (Avocado, Strawberry and Wasabi) which I know my hubby will surely like and the Mochi Ice Cream.
Will all these new additions to SumoSam’s already to-die for menu, SumoSam casual dining experience is elevated to a whole new level.
I’m sure a visit to any of their branches will surely be rewarded with nothing but authentic Japanese food and service.
Shangri-La, Marquee, TriNoma, Solenad 2 Nuvali, Greenbelt 3, Abreeza Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, Gateway Mall, SM Megamall, Rockwell, Granada, Subic Harbor Point
It’s raining once again, these rains reminded me so much of that particular Sunday when I braved the rains just so I could attend the Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 in Soderno, Molito, Alabang.
I have received several invites from previous ultimate taste tests before but I find it tiresome to go to far places just to attend an event. So when the invite for the Soderno @ Molito Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 came, I gladly accepted the invite.
As one of the bloggers, we got in for free but non-bloggers were still able to join the taste test for only P300. The premise was fairly straightforward, for a fee you get to try the specialties offered by participating merchants. The dishes were given in sample sizes though larger portions are available at full prices. Afterwards, customers were required to rate and give feedback for each dish.
We tasted samples from 30 merchants and so far, here are my Top 5:
photo courtesy of ManilaQ
I must have been busy munching Manila Q’s Bagwang that I forgot to take actual snap shots
Anyway, the Bagwang is a cross between bagnet, bacon and chicharon. It’s crispy, the fat is not overwhelming and very delicious. No wonder a lot of people are raving about it.
These were the first dishes that I tried and what a delicious way to jumpstart the food feast! I am no fan of fresh lumpia, my mom is, but when I tasted Polland’s Lumpia… oh boy! It sent my taste buds a wonderful kick at the same time telling my mind “hey, you now have a new favorite!” Yes, from the on, I became a lover of Fresh Lumpia.
I also got the chance to taste their Kikiam which was surprisingly good. It tasted like embutido and nothing kikiam-y. Both dishes are a must try.
I am a sucker for Italian dishes so when I tasted Mamalou’s Italian Kitchen’s panzarotti or pizza empanada, I knew how good it was. The crust was crispy yet still soft and the were so generous with their cheesy filling. A must-try indeed.
Facebook: Mamalou’s Italian Kitchen
B1 L36 Tropical Ave. corner Tropical Palace BF International, 1721 Las Piñas
+6325191977 , +63917834MAMA (6262)
Photo courtesy of Happy Panda
The Happy Panda made me ask for more. My uncle cooks the best buffalo wings so theirs come a close second But seriously, of the many buffalo wings I have tried, theirs were perfect.
And yes, the guys of Happy Panda are good looking too haha
Okay I must admit that this product really rocks. It’s not too sweet and definitely you could taste Nutella on every bite. It’s also unique by the way, I brought home some and even my eldest girl loved it.
A visit to New Delhi is never complete without teasing your taste buds with its plethora of cuisines in the restaurants in New Delhi. If you are tired of having the same dishes, then it’s time to enjoy the spicy tangy and mind-boggling cuisines in Delhi restaurants. The food culture of Delhi, not being limited to a specific food culture, covers a wonderful blend of various cuisines among which Mughlai Cuisines, North Indian food, Punjabi delicacies and street food play the dominant role.
The restaurants in New Delhi are famed for delightful cuisines from all parts of India. The sumptuous dishes from abroad, from Thai to Chinese, to Mexican, Italian or Continental, there is a wide assortment of delicious dishes. Delhi is the city of cosmopolitan population and they have diverse food habits and cultures. To cater to the vast variety of taste bud preferences restaurants in New Delhi offers delectable and quality food of all types and tastes. New Delhi has elite restaurants with world class ambience as well as there are small restaurants and eateries and coffee shops.
Dining in New Delhi is all the more enjoyable these days with a multitude of restaurants, cafes and bars coming up, giving the patrons great opportunity to spoil themselves with a wide range of cuisines. The impressive variety, excellent presentation style and above all the impeccable and delicious food is what make the restaurants in Delhi so popular. Tease your tongue in the restaurants in New Delhi with exotic Indian cooking or international culinary delights, there is something for all. The experience of dining at any of the New Delhi restaurants can be enticing, unforgettable and yet inexpensive.
To get their favourite dish in the easiest way, there are various websites which have the provision of online order placing and table booking at a large number of restaurants in New Delhi. Ordering online at any of the restaurants on justeat.in you can avail excellent offers and save huge money by availing discounts.
About author: Sandeep Arora is a senior chef who has been working as the Chief Chef in the top hotels of India for twelve years now. He has written many articles on the restaurant in delhi. In this article he is providing us with some valuable information on restaurants in New Delhi.
Taste Something Different: A Review of Romanian Wine & Food
Romanian wine and food is very diverse. The pallet of this country has been influenced heavily by the compact nature of the European continent that plays host to a wide range of religions, cultures and also climates. The food can be described as being very rich in flavour as well and being colourful and often an alluring smell.
One of the key benefits of Romanian food is that like Balkan food it is very easy to prepare. The most common dish in Romanian that you could probably call their signature dish is called “hominy”. As with many national dishes this food was originally eaten by only the poorest however it has now become more appreciated by everyone in Romanian society. The meat used most often by Romanians is pork, however they also eat chicken, mutton, lamb and beef. A number of the recipes that are so popular coming out of Romania are strictly tied to a season or a celebrated holiday period, for example on Christmas it is traditional for each family to sacrifice a pig for the festive meal and produce a number of dishes including;
Blood (or black) pudding, pork sausages.
Meatballs served with cabbage; this is a delightful mix of meat wrapped in cabbage leaves & garden sorrel.
Tochitura; a type of stew that is served along with hominy and traditional Romanian wine;
To accompany the foods that they create for the different times of the year the drink of choice is traditional Romanian wine. As the 9thlargest producer of wine in the world it is only recently that the Romanian export market for their wine has recently started to grow. A number of deserts and fortified wines are produced, including; Feteasca, Grasa & Tamaioasa. Alongside these wines the Romanians are also producing a number of well known grapes, including; Riesling, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
To really appreciate the food and wine of this emerging country we recommend you visit the beautiful country itself. The prices are low and the hospitality is fantastic!
Bio: Claire currently works for a Romanian Wine as a buyer. In her spare time she enjoys travel and culture across Eastern Europe, taking in the undiscovered sights and trying new and interesting foods along the way.
If you were able to read my post on Marriott Manila’s Flavors of Asia, you would notice that I was gushing over their gelato. I was too full that night that I only tasted their Tiramisu gelato. I should have eaten less and tasted more of the gelato.
I am not an ice cream person but that night, I vowed to try more from their wide array of ice cream flavors.
Chef Fil Afable and his team is launching Marriott Manila’s very own homemade gourmet ice cream selections featuring eight sensational flavors that are guaranteed to bring eight sensational indulgences. And yes, it’s the kind of ice cream that you can enjoy for all season!
Sure to bring back the fun memories of childhood, Banana Split (P340) is a trio of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, made even more flavorful with luscious strawberry and mango slices. Topped with toasted almond flakes, this version offers a unique and refreshing take on this classic concoction.
Another household favorite, The Lounge offers an extra luxurious way to enjoy Halo-Halo (P350). Featuring an extra endearing side of our own local flavors such as macapuno, kaong, nata de coco, sweet beans, sweet banana, ube and garbanzos, this treat offers a rich medley with the velvety vanilla ice cream. To top it off, a generous layer of leche flan and ube makes it a decadent comfort dessert.
Sure to rock your taste buds is the Coupe Denmark (P320), a simple and refined combo of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and pistachio nuts. For those days that you want to enjoy effortless pleasures, this fusion is the best way to go.
And who can go wrong with the old-fashioned goodness of vanilla ice cream paired with a warm white chocolate chips brownie? The Sizzling Ice Cream (P415) is a tower of goodness finished off with three kinds of nuts you’ve always loved to nibble—pistachios, almonds, and walnuts.
If on the lookout for a refreshing, palate-cleansing dessert, go for Mango Melba (P415). Filled with caramelized mango crowned with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, this luscious dessert has a light kick of tanginess. Simply divine!
Another certified favorite, the Coupe Romanoff (P415) is oozing with sweet slew of strawberries in grand marnier. Combined with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with strawberry sauce and topped with whip cream, this fruity delight is refreshingly fun and dainty.
For something sweeter and extra indulgent, get to know our Nutty Tower (P415). A humongous scoop of Palawan honey, Maracaibo, mocha, and chocolate ice cream, this dessert is designed to get anyone hooked! And why not? It’s also finished off with lavish pecan, almonds, pistachio, hot fudge, and caramel.
If you’d rather share your love for ice cream with your big group of friends and family, order our Intensity 8 (P660), guaranteed to send tremors of delight with these earthshaking flavors: vanilla, Maracaibo, Palawan honey, ruby Tuesday, chocolate, strawberry, mango and pistachio—a mishmash of everything you’ve been craving for! Plus, everything is topped off with rich sauces such as caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. And to make it even more irresistible, this special fusion is sprinkled with chocolate chips, mocha bean, and chopped pecan.
There are just days that you need to chill, take a break, and enjoy some casual moments. While that’s awesome enough, take it a notch higher and celebrate the day over these knockout and indulgent gourmet desserts, crafted lovingly by Marriott Manila’s certified connoisseurs.
The Lounge is open daily, 10 AM to 12 MN. For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.
July 2, 2012 — It was a very wet afternoon, I was a bit feverish and somewhat drowsy from my medications but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the 4 Chefs of Marriott Manila.
From left: Dadang Wahyudi (JW Marriott, Jakarta, Indonesia), Ruhizad Muri (Renaissance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Thanathorn Krobsuay (JW Marriott, Bangkok, Thailand) and Phan Tien Hoa (Renaissance Riverside, Saigon, Vietnam)
Here are their dishes, up close:
More or less, there were 50 of us bloggers who were invited to taste the savory dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam prepared by respected Marriott Chefs.
I no longer need to discuss how immaculate Marriott Manila’s restaurant is because it is. The tables were set nicely and it wasn’t cramped. The place was designed with lots of space so guests won’t have a hard time moving around.
The staff were so all so kind and knowledgeable about the dishes being served to us. With that, let’s give them 3 claps: clap! clap! clap!
Now lez goooow to the food riot Pardon my ignorance, but from a person who has not been to any of these countries, I was in awe — more like, saying “wow” and “what’s this?” every time. Mahirap ng magkunwaring may alam di ba? Kaya I was soooo glad that the chefs gladly answered my questions.
Moving on, I started my meal with a bowl of Vietnamese Noodle Soup, that at first I thought were BUKO. The noodles were white, thick and thickly cut — buko nga eh.
See those thickly-cut noodles? Mukhang buko, right?
There were two choices, chicken and beef. I chose the latter, so I got this:
The raw beef, dipped in the boiling soup base for 10 seconds flat was soft and to die for.
My next stop was the dimsum area where I feasted on various kinds of dimsum including the very spicy vegetable dimsum, yes, they were that good. Imagine, napakain ako ng maanghang na gulay pa? My husband should prepare something like this para mapakain ako ng gulay!
My Nasi Lemak. I knoooow it doesn’t have cucumber and egg slices, liit ng bowl eh But it should be there. This tastes so good!
And who was I to say no to a cut or two of this smoky, juicy and must-try steak? From a person who loves red meat and too frugal to buy herself a plate of a good steak, this experience was truly heaven.
Customers have the option to choose mushroom, peppercorn or red wine sauces. I choose red wine and damn, it’s a piece of heaven on earth.
The steak was tender and indeed juicy that I wanted another cut but decided to try the other dishes. Di naman ako swapang teh! LOL
I didn’t get to try these, hello allergies!
I skipped the seafoods (bleh!) so I tried other dishes like their Massaman Near (Massaman Curry with beff), bhan xeo (pork omelette), kanom pang na moo (pork canape), tod man par (fish cake) among others.
It was indeed a gastronomic feast of Asian flavors!
Siyempre di pwedeng mawala ang dessert! Kayo na ang humusga!
But the best one which made me stop and say, “what’s my name again?” is their Tiramisu Gelato, topped with pistachio nuts and coffee beans. Amazing mix of flavors. Seriously, time really stopped
I would like to thank our friends from Marriott Manila for this awesome dining experience.
Flavors of Asia at the Marriott Manila Cafe
Four culinary masters in one flavorful feast! From Thailand, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Indonesia, let us tantalize you with a masterpiece through
a month-long celebration of Oriental flavors that’s uniquely Marriott.
Dinner Buffet at Marriott Cafe Php 2300 Sunday to Thursday • Php 2500 Friday and Saturday
We’re giving away 3days & 2nights accommodation in our Marriott
Properties: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Change the way you enjoy food by learning to cook it yourself! Join us in any of these
special cooking classes at 11 am followed by a hearty lunch for only Php 1500.
July 09 Thai • July 16 Malaysian • July 23 Vietnamese • July 30 Indonesian
Prices are inclusive of applicable taxes and service charge. For inquiries and reservations, call 988 9999.
Some points to consider before going to Larsian BBQ:
- It’s a grilling place, so don’t expect that you will still smell good after eating there
- they don’t have spoon and fork, so prepare to eat by hand. They provide plastic to cover your hand and wash areas to clean after eating.
- they’ll be serving you puso (pus-o) in baskets, don’t worry you can return the excess pieces of pus-o hehe (true! pwedeng ibalik ang sobra!
Larsian BBQ is indeed a must try when you visit sugbo. Kaon ‘ta!
Fuente Osmena, Cebu City
(near Chong Hua Hospital)