The Foodie In Me: Everything but Cheese (The Cheesiest Place on Earth)

I am a self-confessed cheese-addict.  You can just imagine how my heart skipped a beat upon learning about this restaurant that offers superb dishes with – lots of cheese, literally.

Everything but Cheese is a restaurant along Taft, in front of La Salle.  They offer, among others, sandwiches, rice meals, chicken wings, appetizers, drinks and milkshakes. My husband and I frequent this place.

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My favorite is their Beef Nachos Overmelt.

You can either have the chesse sauce spread all over the nachos and beef , or

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request the cheese sauce , tomatoes, ground beef, and nachos be in separate plates like the one in the picture.

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There were also times I dropped by this restaurant after my class to order, for To Go, some of my favorites just to pacify my “craving-for-cheese self!” Hahaha

We have also tried their Bbq Ribs and Cheese. Bbq’s smokey character with a bit of sweetness maybe because of the bbq sauce, eaten together with rice covered with the right amount of cheese sauce, I was like in heaven.

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From their Chicken section, my husband and I tried their Garlic Parmesan Wings, and

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Spicy Buffalo Wings

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Their chicken wings set, is a bit bland for me but their dip/ sauce for the chicken wings meal set saved the day.  So it us still a good meal for hubby and myself.

And from the Burger’s Department, try their Bacon  ‘n Mushroom Cheeseburger and you will be wanting for more. Each of what’s inside the burger complements each other giving you a feast of flavors in every bite.

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So if you are a cheese lover like me, go head to this cheesiest place on earth along Vito Cruz  in Taft (that’s their tagline) and divulge yourself with cheese, and more cheese, and a lot more cheeesseee! 🧀🧀🧀

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Amber’s 3rd Birthday : Suppliers Review

Our little bundle of joy recently turned 3 and had a “My Little Pony” themed-party in her school. We are so happy with the compliments we received so we decided to share with you our wonderful suppliers! 🎉

CUSTOMIZED INVITATION, PARTY HATS, THANK YOU CARDS AND BUNTINGS BY CRAFTY PARTY PRINTS

Crafty Party Prints has always been one of our go-to suppliers everytime we have events. They are also the same team who made Amber’s gable boxes on her 1st birthday.

Ms. Connie has been very accommodating to all of our requests. They deliver on time and their products are of quality.  No wonder they have lots of clients here and abroad. Lead time for orders are 2 to 3 weeks.

INVITATION

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PARTY HAT 

Party hats are delivered flat. Double-sided tape was used to attach the 2 ends.

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This is how the party hat looks like once both ends are attached to each other with the help of double-sided adhesive tape. It is very to adjust the fit.

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BUNTINGS

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THANK YOU CARDS

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UNICORN GOWN BY DAINTYLITTLEDARLINGSPH

DaintyLittleDarlingsPh is an Instagram find. I was searching for a chic and not overly designed unicorn gown for my little girl and Iwas so happy to chanced upon their account in instagram.

They did not disappoint. I already had a horrible experience ordering online with other online sellers and I was relieved upon seeing the unicorn gown that it really looked like what’s posted in their IG account. It was my first time to order from them and I am sure that won’t be the last.  😌 They have nice selections of dresses, gowns and anything unicorn. Come on! Check their account and thank me later ! 😘

Thank you daintylittledarlingsph for Amber’s beautiful unicorn gown. She loved it so much! 💋

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UNICORN HEADBAND

Blooms Republic is also an IG find. Their unicorn headbands are very affordable and  Ms. Kristine is very nice. She even upgraded the design into a glittery one without additional cost. Her unicorn headband matched the unicorn gown very well.

Thank you bloomsrepublic for Amber’s very chic headband. 💗

 

 

Visit bloomsrepublic instagram account to see their othercreations. 😊

CUSTOMIZED WOODEN BASKET BY CJ WOODEN STOOLS AND HANDICRAFTS

We opted for a wooden basket to serve as Amber’s souvenir on her birthday. We thought of giving her classmates something that they can still use at home.  CJ Wooden Stools and Handicrafts products are at par. Each design were meticulously crafted and hand-painted on both sides of each basket. I loved the fact that the designs were not simply drawn. It was really worth the price.

We requested for the following My Little Pony characters : Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Apple Jack and Rarity. We filled each basket with assorted candies, biscuits, juice, ice pops, unicorn pen, and bubbles.

Their shop is located in Rosario, Cavite and had the items delivered to San Pedro, via Lalamove. They require 50% downpayment. Balance shall be paid once the item is ready for delivery.

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CUSTOMIZED CAKE BY BAKE ME A CAKE MOMMA

Bake Me A Cake Momma is a San Pedro based baker.  Delivery is free in San Pedro areas. We ordered for a My Little Pony themed cake. Her fondant cake is superb! Just the right amount of sweetness. The toppers are all edible. My daughter loved it so much and we even had the toppers preserved inside our ref.

Thank you Bake Me a Cake Momma for Amber’s wonderful  and delicious cake. We will surely order from you again on our next event.

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Erceflora Probibears

Amber has a very sensitive tummy. She recently suffered from severe tummy ache and had crying and I don’t want to eat episodes because she feels uncomfortable.

Yesterday, I received a box filled with Probibears from Erceflora and Millenial Moms Ph.  I was so happy upon seeing the white box with Erceflora’s gift ribbon.  A box of Probibears (20pcs of bears) costs around Php540 in the market.  I received around 20 packs of  Probibears (80 pcs  of bears). Who would not be happy? 😀

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I heard about Probibears from some of my mommy friends. It is a 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement for kids 3 years-old and up. It aims to improve kids’ digestive health. Your kids will surely love this vanilla-filled , white-bear shaped chewable tablets. Each pack has 4 white bears.  Amber was all smiles upon seeing what’s inside the sealed pack. She said the white bear is so tasty and she loved it.

 

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Thank you Erceflora Probibears and Millenial Moms Ph for these treats! I can’t wait to see Amber’s digestive system improves with the help of Probibears. We are definitely on our way to a healthier tummy!

 

#MillenialMomsPh #ErcefloraProbiBears #millenialmomsph #ProbiBears

The Foodie in Me : Gringo – Chicken. Ribs. Friends.

Hubby and I found a cozy place to dine in at SM Megamall which offers both  good food and value for money – Gringo! Chicken. Ribs. Friends.

Gringo is a Tex-Mex Restaurant located at 3rd Level, Mega Atrium, Megamall.

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Diners are greeted by the staff with the Mexican’s version of hello – Ola!

If you are a first timer here, the staff are very much willing to introduce to you their menu and best-sellers.

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We ordered for the Gringo Original Chicken ( half with 3 sides).

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The chicken is very flavourful from skin down to its meat. The lemon butter sauce and the spicy version of it compliment the taste of the chicken.

As for the sides, we had Mexican Rice, Garlic Rice and French Fries. For me, the chicken is best partnered with the Mexican Rice as it adds to the latter’s already mouth-watering taste and aroma.

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The fries is crispy and does not taste like the ones being sold in the supermarket. So that is another plus point for me 😉

We also ordered for bolognese spaghetti. This one is also a must-try as this is served with melted mozarella cheese on top. Not your ordinary bolognese spaghetti, right? 😊

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Their house brewed iced tea is also at par.

And oh! If you have a birthday celebrant, you can inform the staff and they will gladly sing the happy birthday song and provide the celebrant with a “mexican-hat like” props whichs says happy birthday for photo ops.

Aside from the food and very affordable prices, their customer service is something that will make you comeback to their restaurant.

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3rd Level Mega Atrium

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Telephone Number : 534 34 57

 

Freebies and More : “Kids Watch for Free Promo” by SM Cinema

My 33 month-old little buddle of joy got to watch Incredibles 2 yesterday at SM Cinema for free! Yes, for free!

SM Cinemas has an ongoing “Kids Watch for Free” promo wherein children standing 4 feet or below can avail the promo as long as accompanied by a paying adult companion.

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I bought 2 tickets for husband and myself and just informed the staff at the ticket counter that I have a toddler so she can also issue a movie ticket for my little girl.

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The promo is valid for the following animation movies at these respective dates :

1. Incredibles 2 – June 21 to 27, 2018

2. Richard the Stork- July 25 to 31, 2018

3. Teen Titans Go – August 8 to 14, 2018

4. Christopher Robin –  August 8 to 14, 2018

Again, don’t forget to inform the staff at the ticket counter that you are watching with a child 4 feet or below so they can issue a movie ticket for the kid, as well.

Thank you SM Cinema for this treat to little kids! 🤗

The Foodie In Me : The Pantry – Dusit Thani Manila

Me and my friends had dinner at Dusit Thani Manila’s The Pantry  and the experience was worth every cent.

We were welcomed by this nice golf cart as we entered The Pantry’s main area which is located at the hotel lobby.

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LECHON STATION

This immediately caught our attention.  Diners can have a full view through the glass panel while the pig is being roasted. Afterwards, it shall be brought to the carving station where guests can line up to get a taste of the crispy lechon skin and its flavorful  meat. Don’t miss this. It really is superb!

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Here, you can choose to either partner your lechon with spicy vinegar or liver sauce.                   The classic liver sauce, for me, is still unbeatable.

 

SEAFOOD STATION

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The Seafood Station is my favorite!  Feast your eyes with overflowing serving of crustaceans. The Pantry has, not just one, but three sets of huge wok filled with seafood. Nothing beats eating these with your bare hands. We lost count of the number of times we went here to refill our plates with crab, mussels, and shrimps. They have varieties of sauces which you can choose from but I opted to stick with the usual butter garlic sauce.

 

COLD CUTS AND CHEESE STATION

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BREAD STATION

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MEDITERRANEAN AND INDIAN STATIONS

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ITALIAN STATION

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PASTA STATION

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They have this list of pasta / ravioli of the day which you can ask the chef to prepare for you. My friends and I tried the Ravioli with crab and potato and it was so yummy. Every bite seemed to melt in our mouth. Very tasty! A must-try!

I was kinda sad because the big Parmigiana wheel was not available anymore. But just the same, I still love their ravioli.

 

DESSERT STATION

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I love how simple yet classy the arrangement of their dessert station is. They have several cakes on display but the one that stood out for me is  the churros and dip.  The two complemented each other well making every bite, heavenly.

FILIPINO STATION

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FRESH AND FRUITS SELECTIONS

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The Pantry also has an Ice Cream Station which I was not able to take a picture of and beverages area which offers different refreshments. There is also a pizza section which I was not able to try as well.

The coffee bar in the middle is not included in the buffet. If you want complimentary coffee or hot tea, just ask the staff and they will gladly bring them to your tables.

Below is The Pantry’s Price Rates which I copied from their website.

 

Breakfast  1,450 nett per person
Sunday Brunch PHP2,800 nett per person inclusive of craft
beer, wine, mimosa bar and infused gin
tonic bar.
Lunch
Monday-Friday 1,950 nett per person
Saturday 2,150 nett per person
Sunday 2,500 nett per person (without wine)
2,950 nett per person (with wine & chandon)
Dinner
Monday-Friday 2,200 nett per person
Saturday-Sun 2,350 nett per person

*All rates are inclusive of juice, coffee or tea except for Sunday Lunch which is our Crossover Sunday Brunch.

Opening Hours
Breakfast 06:00 to 10:30
Lunch 12:00 to 14:30
Dinner 18:00 to 22:00
The Pantry Bar 06:00 to 02:00
Grab and Go 06:00 to 22:00

Ratings:

Customer Service:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

All the staff are very attentive.  From collecting empty plates to our individual requests. Being a luxury hotel, it is expected from them to deliver exemplary customer service and they did not disappoint .

Our requests were attended to with smile and courtesy.

Ambiance : ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

The Pantry is a very relaxing place to dine at. The lighting and music makes the place very appealing. It also has enough space for the guests to move around.  It’s simplicity makes it more classy.

 

Food and Price: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

We left the Pantry with very satisfied tummies. The selection of food were well chosen.  Although the dinner buffet is a bit pricey, you can rest assured that you will get what you’ve paid for.

So go ahead and try Dusit Thani Manila’s, The Pantry, yourself. Thank me later 🙂

 

The Pantry
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines,
Tel: +63 (2) 238 8888, Fax: +63 (2) 238 8800, dtmn@dusit.com

 

 

LOLO JL’S 60TH BIRTHDAY

We celebrated my dad’s 60th birthday last Saturday at The Food Club in Macapagal Blvd. I am frequent customer here so I already have an idea how fully-booked they are during weekends so I made the reservation 1st week of December just to be sure that we have a place to celebrate my dad’s birthday.

And so my instinct was right. The whole place was jam packed. Good thing I was able to reserve a nice area for us.

Aiza’s Note:

Upon reservation, you are required to make a downpayment of 50% of the total number of seats you want to reserve. The remaining shall be paid on or before the event.

 

THE FOOD CLUB , Your Lifestyle Buffet

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Waiters/ Staff singing the Birthday Song complete with guitar, tambourine and maracas

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Rating:   ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

This buffet restaurant is conveniently located in Macapagal Blvd.,  Pasay City, near the Mall of Asia.  The interiors are very classy and spacious enough to hold events.  There are several menus to choose from and the food were replenished right away and really taste good. The service was exemplary despite the number of customers last Saturday.

Buffet starts at 11am and ends by 2pm.

 

Question:

Will I recommend The Food Club for our next event or recommend them to my friends?

Answer:

BIG YES! Aside from what I have mentioned a while ago, I also appreciate how attentive their Manager, Ms. Novui (I hope I got her name correctly), was. My brother and I were there early to set-up the cake table and souvenirs.  She was very accommodating and made sure that we were assisted properly.  She even asked the staff to bring two extra tables which we can use for the cake and souvenirs.

You can also bring in Suppliers to decorate the venue, just inform them ahead.

For reservations, kindly click here to direct you to their website or contact them on the numbers provided below. Please, check with them the prevailing rates. I am not sure if the one posted in their website is updated because we paid a higher rate. 🙂 Just to be sure.

 

The Food Club
Mobile: +63 995-4917422
Landline: (02) 779-8673 / 779-8692
E-mail:  info@foodclub.com.ph

 

COLORPRINTS 

This is the second time we booked Colorprints to make our invitation. The first invitation they made for us was for Amber’s Christening. And as expected,  Ms. Pam did not disappoint.

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We  ordered for the regular flat invitation with white envelope and seal for Php23 each. I just paid an additional Php150 for shipping thru LBC since they are based in Angeles.

Below is their price rates for reference:

regular flat invitation 4.25 x 5.5in (minimum 30pcs)
18 each with white envelope
23 each with colored envelope
28 each with colored envelope and sticker seal

Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

What I love about Colorprints is that they always stay true their words. When they say they will deliver, they definitely deliver no matter how time constraint the situation is. And that is what I really appreciate about them. I commissioned their service on December 15. I asked them if it would be possible that the invitation be delivered to me latest on December 22 so we can distribute them to our relatives come Christmas day.  They did not disappoint.

Question:

Will I book Colorprints should we be needing customized invitation for our next event or recommend them to friends?

Answer:

Definitely, yes! Ms. Pam is my life saver haha!

For inquiries, click here to direct you to their FB Page or contact them thru the numbers or social media account provided below.

Colorprints
IG: instagram.com/colorprints
Mobile Number : 0999 998 2371

 

 

LM PHOTOGRAPHY 201708

I found them thru Party Plans and Ideas Page. A friend also recommended them and I did not regret getting their service for photo coverage.  Marlo was the one who covered the event. Here is the link of the photos during our event.

Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

LM Photography 201708 replies fast in their FB account. Marlo was on time and very attentive to my requests. The edited pictures were sent to me thru Dropbox evening of the same day. And I love how all the pictures turned out.

Question:

Will I book LM Photography 201708 should we be needing a photo / video coverage  for our next event or recommend them to friends?

Answer:

Yes! They are very easy to deal with and the pictures were all beautiful. Thank you again Marlo and to the rest of LM Photography 201708 for a good service.

For your photo and video coverage needs, click the link below.

LM Photography 201708
Mobile Number: 0943 499 1808

 

CAKES BY JOCELYN PAALA

We usually order our cakes here. I love how moist their cakes are and the fondant is not to sweet. Tita Jocelyn’s cakes are also my life saver. You know, my cramming self haha. Anyway, should you need cakes which are affordable yet the quality is not compromised, contact Tita Jocelyn or her daughter-in-law, Tetet, for your orders. Thank me later 🙂

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We had the cake delivered from Pasig to The Food Club thru Lalamove for only Php164.00 🙂 Not bad, right?

Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Is being a frequent customer enough proof  that Cakes by Jocelyn Paala is superb? haha

Question:

Will I book Cakes by Jocelyn Paala should we be needing a customized cake for our next event or recommend them to friends?

Answer:

Yes, yes, and yes!!

 

For quotations, kindly contact them thru :

Jocelyn Paala : Jocelyn Cruz Paala

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001231152762&ref=content_filter

or thru Tetet Ilagan:
Mobile Number : 09166471467

 

SOUVENIRS: 

My dad loves to check shower gels the hotels provide everytime we have staycation  or when we are out of the country. So I thought of giving similar to those as his souvenirs.

I bought our souvenirs at SM Department Store in Mall of Asia. We have three different sets of souvenirs. Inside are shower gels, lotions, sheer butter, salt srub etc.  The guests get to choose which set they like. I just tied each box with a gold ribbon and use the sticker seal, which was supposed to be an envelope seal of his invitation, as his thank you birthday tag haha. Talking about being resourceful eh!

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