When my boyfriend from college introduced me to DCM2V Tapsihan back in 1997, the place left a small spot in my heart. Not because I was with my boyfriend (oh hi, Vince!) but because the tapsi tastes really special.
Fast forward 2011, I went back there again, this time with my family and my sister. The place is still how I imagined it to be – quiet and peaceful despite its near-highway location The place looks deserted because we got there on a weekday and on a non-peak hour, 4PM! But at night, it’s jam packed with cars and people.
I half expected their tapa recipe to have changed over the years but no, it’s still soft and yes, it still melts in my mouth It still gave me the nostalgic feeling of eating the tapa at home whenever there’s a free bingo going on.
Tapsilog is one Filipino breakfast favorite that, I guess, will never be forgotten. Every Filipino I know always look forward to eating this all-time favorite dish
I’m a very loyal Sr. Pedro fan when it comes to the best lechon manok in town. I tried Chooks to Go but despite it’s multi-million commercials and popularity, it still doesn’t taste as good as the humble Sr. Pedro chicken.
But yesterday, I got the urge to drop by at Andok’s Tagaytay Crossing branch and try their new dish: the Andok’s Sizzling Lechon Manok. Hmmmm… it looks so good and quite cheap for it’s size.
The Andok’s staff served me a sizzling plate with boiling gravy, a cup of rice and a quarter part of a chicken. Not bad for it’s P69 price
The Andok’s Sizzling Chicken is a must try as it gives the usual lechon manok a new twist.
Would you believe Annie and I ditched coffee over tubs of ice cream? hahaha Yes…we did! Or maybe because Yona was with us OR because I am pregnant. But whatever the reason was, it felt good to share ice cream with my baby and Annie. I felt like a kid again.
Yellow Cab Tagaytay
Yona with her strawberry and Annie with her unopened vanilla P99/each.
Flavors Available: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Pistachio
Size: 1/2 pint
Yellow Cab Pizza, Tagaytay
Lot 14-A Maharlika East, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City, Cavite
Oh well, at least for us, Leslie’s is very expensive.
Yona and I met Annie, my friend from way, way back in Tagaytay. We were there around 10am but she arrived a few minutes before 12noon so we were already starving.
We dropped by at Leslie’s hoping that they have Eat-All-You-Can just like in their branch in Alabang but no, they don’t offer it there. “Ala Carte lang po ma’am!” said the woman in uniform. gee.
The place was jampacked and it was sooo hot!
We were so hungry that we immediately decided to get bulalo, vegies and green mango.
Special Bulalo P599
I don’t understand the buzz over their bulalo when in fact it tasted so bland. The one we ordered from a nearby over-looking carenderia tasted way, way, better than this one. It tasted nothing special at all!
To make matters worse, the to-go soup, bones and all we’re served to us in plastic bag!
Pinakbet con Lechon P195
Leslie’s Tagaytay’s Pinakbet con Lechon didn’t taste special either. And it says Pinakbet con Lechon so we expected LECHON, not lechon kawali! and you know how many strips were there? oh, three, just three.
Now that’s hella’ expensive for a plain pakbet!
Mangga with Bagoong P185
Would you believe this mango cost us P185? unbelievable!
But what shocked us most was the rice, the 5-cup rice (they said so!) they gave us costs P275! That’s too much!
The place wasn’t heaven even, it was so full of people yet it has no air circulation system and relied only on the fresh air of Tagaytay but you know how the heat is these days.
So if you ask me if Leslie’s Tagaytay is worth your visit? No. Find a better place to dine.
I’ve heard of Zong before when I, together with fellow bloggers visited Asya in Eton Centris. Then yesterday, two of my co-eBayers celebrated their birthdays there so I got the chance to try their to-die-for food.
First I tried their Chicken with Salted Eggs. My friend Grace told me how sinfully good it was but when she mentioned “salted eggs” I first said no because I am not a fan – no, I don’t eat salted eggs, ever. But this viand is indeed a crowd pleaser because it tastes damn good!
tender meat with a crust of salted egg.
The taste of the sweet and sour fish I’m expecting was, yes, sweet and sour but surprisingly it was sweet, tangy and a bit spicy, so pleasing to the palate. The fish meat was also tender that it really melts in the mouth.
Dory fillet in orange sauce and egg floss.
This I didn’t try because I’m allergic to prawns They said it was good though
Overall I must say that Zong has indeed redefined dining and if you’re looking for a good place to dine in, visit Zong