07
Apr
2015

Tokyo Tonteki – The pursuit of the perfect pork loin steak



The last post for this week-long series of restaurants and cafes reviews had to be late by two days. ^^;;; Sunday was spent moving around things in my second home. I got too exhausted to even bother to write. I was even snapping and bitching at almost everyone. LOL? ;;; Anyway, here’s the last of this series — Tokyo Tonteki: The pursuit of the perfect pork loin steak

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Tokyo Tonteki is now one of my favorite restaurants. Read on to find out why.

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04
Apr
2015

Toby’s Estate at Century City Mall



There are five Toby’s Estate in the Metro and I’ve only gone one at Century City Mall. I have been curious about their coffee for a while, so when I had the chance I tried them.

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They’re only in a small space with a humble selection of coffee and short bar areas where you can still do quick work or if you want to quick charge your phones while enjoying a hot mug or cold glass of coffee.

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04
Apr
2015

Tumblr’s April Fools’



Quick break from my week-long restaurant reviews.

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04
Apr
2015

Mentoré Coffee + Bar by UCC



Here’s another late post for me because I slept through the afternoon and I nearly forgot about it. Blogging this is going to be difficult for me because I wanted to go Mentore, but I want to enjoy being at home and my bed and chair. Of course, blog. Sadly, nNext week is back to office for (most of) us.

Mentore in Makati has been our cafe of choice lately. The only other branch I know of is in SM Aura. Compared to the regular UCC, Mentore has a bar.

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I see a couple of vodkas. I see Grey Goose. ♥


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02
Apr
2015

That famous katsu place – Yabu: House of Katsu



I have already tried Yabu twice. My first visit was at their Glorietta 5 branch and second at Megamall.

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Yabu is the most lined-up for katsu restaurant I’ve seen. When I saw their Glorietta 5 branch didn’t have any line and because, honestly, I couldn’t think of anywhere else to go, I thought why not? Their restaurant has huge manga prints on their dividers and in their menu which I thought was cute.

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They have chicken, pork, seafood, and some special sets. I opted for their fat-less tenderloin or hire.

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02
Apr
2015

Saboten Japanese Cutlet



The first time I saw Saboten, I made a plan to go there as soon as possible. It was that time of the year at work, so… Anyway, we finally had a chance. We had no other choice then because we were stuck at Glorietta 5, it was getting late and it was raining. So it was Saboten’s where we had our Valentine’s Day dinner date. :)

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They had rose petals on the floor and tables.

They had rose petals on the floor and every table.



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31
Mar
2015

Osaka-style TAT Japanese Restaurant



I’ve only known of TAT Japanese Restaurant after reading about it from a webpage on obscure restaurants in the Metro. With good ratings and many recommendations and at the time my Japanese food craving has escalated because my 先生 (sensei) played videos of foreigners eating Japanese food, the boyfran and I agreed to check the restaurant out.

Whoever placed TAT Japanese Restaurant in Google Maps will get a bitch slap from me. Going to the restaurant wasn’t supposed to be difficult, but the location of TAT in the maps was very wrong.

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In the map, the restaurant is supposed to be near Century City Mall, right? It’s not there. I told the boyfran if the restaurant is really nowhere to be found, we’ll just go to Cafe Mary Grace. But I didn’t give up easily. We found TAT Japanese Restaurant near the end of Kalayaan Ave. before the entrance of/turn to Bel-Air Village. They look a bit hidden with the plants and tree in front, but that makes their outdoor dining look comfy. With the summer heat, it might be nice to sit there with a very cold glass of tea… But, no. I’d rather stay indoors because I can’t take the crazy heat. :P

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