30
Mar
2015

Bad Bird, your fried chicken in umami spices



I’ve been hearing a lot about Bad Bird and very often from my colleague, so I decided to already this fried chicken place. And in my first visit to Bad Bird, that was also my first visit to Century City Mall’s Hole in the Wall even though I frequent the mall. So there are several obscure dining options in Hole in the Wall. I wish the Plurkers had gone here instead when we had a meet last December. The dining area is great even for big groups not to mention the variety of food selection. Wait, were they already opened then? Anyway, I won’t be talking about Hole in the Wall in this post. :)

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11
Mar
2015

Want affordable steak? Head on to Salt!



I did not think there would be another find of a restaurant in Barangay Poblacion, Makati such as Salt. Salt is a pretty simple restaurant — That’s a house converted to one — With lovely and clean interiors and surprisingly spacious enough to provide more than five tables. Other similarly obscure restaurants I’ve been to are just a hole in the wall. Kat and I decided to check out Salt after agreeing on going somewhere we both haven’t seen or tried yet. Salt was a recommendation to Kat and being that it’s near my work place… Why not?

So we found the restaurant about two blocks away from Kalayaan Ave. because of their white round logo. It was a small dot from that distance. LOL Not that difficult to find being they seem to be the only establishment along the street. I do not have pictures from the outside because it was dinner time and rather dark that I felt uncomfortable putting out my phone. Well, not that it was a scary neighborhood. Just because.

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I got confused as to where the entrance to the indoor dining area was. I didn’t know I was heading to the washroom. LOL So we got ourselves nice spot, seemingly in the middle of the restaurant. Behind me was a partition with about three to four tables. I guess that’s for a small group/company lunch. I have to say something about their tables or chairs. The table is too low or chair is too high. Hello back pains. Those who like to keep their posture straight like me, then your nape will hurt instead. But it might just be our table. Heck, it’s not really a huge issue.

We got our menus as soon as we sat down. They have very few choices. Few meals, drinks, and desserts, but they make up for it through the cooking and serving. Check out my t-bone steak:

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That’s a big slice of t-bone. The rice wasn’t enough. The steak wasn’t oily nor dry; it had the right amount of juice in it. I thought it would be a little bland, but I doubt they should be called Salt if it was. LOLs I am not a fan of the potatoes though. I wish there were side dish options and how the -bonet was to be cooked. They’re the only restaurant I encountered that didn’t ask how the steak should be cooked. If you’re picky about your steak, I would greatly suggest ordering something else. Man, it took me long to finish all that meat.

Kat and I would have stayed longer for dessert, but we craved for something else and coffee which they don’t have. Price-wise they’re pretty affordable. The serving of what I had and those I saw from the other tables were pretty generous for the price. A meal would be about PhP250 including drinks.

I’m sure I will be visiting them again because I want the boyfran to try their steak while I would probably try their chicken or fish. Yep, they have those too besides steak. :D Or maybe the new addition to their menu — Hungarian and Italian sausages. Hmmmmm… :9

Salt is located at 5887 Fermina St. corner Enriquez St. Poblacion 1210 Makati. If you’re coming from Century City Mall, it’s walkable from there. Should be a ten-minute walk without Ingress. They are open from 11AM to 1AM, Tuesdays to Sundays. You may find them online in their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Which reminds me, I have to follow their accounts. :D

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04
Mar
2015

Stacking and electric (or vibrator?) games



This post is close to a week overdue. Even when I scheduled all my blog posts from last month until now, I couldn’t get to publish any in time. I was busy trying to find ‘planner peace’. I’m still at it, but almost getting there. Also, concentrating on a task has been quite a challenge for me lately. Bah~ Anyway, two usual suspects visited last December. They have been living in other parts of Asia for some time now. One is K. Wasabi’s guitarist and the other is into Gundam and crafts (she was also my dinner date for a few times, I think) and chismis. XD The meet with them became a Plurk get-together when other invitees were mostly from the SNS. I haven’t been active there for a long time already, so it was great seeing a lot of them in one night.

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12
Feb
2015

A kiss for my dearest friend Jules :D



Jules and I at Trinoma

Jules and I at Trinoma

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12
Feb
2015

‘Top secret’ celebration



:P

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More frap please! XDDD

More frap please! XDDD



That's like a huge sponge

That’s like a huge sponge

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05
Feb
2015

The brother and my fave boy at Nanbantei, BHS



I bet they were talking about basketball. The li’l cutie is a huge fan of the sport. :)

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05
Feb
2015

Caffe Pascucci, your Italian coffee house at Glorietta



Besides restaurants, I have taken an interest in discovering coffee shops. I love drinking coffee and I want to take that love a few steps further or to a new adventure by discovering cafes and tasting the variety of coffee out there. :D (As I type this, kids and young girls are going gaga over The Vamps. I’ll say it again – I only know of one Vamps.)

Caffe Pascucci is open until 11pm late on weekends which is good. If not, the boyfran and I wouldn’t make it. :P We made it an hour before their closing time after shopping for shoes. There were very few people then which made it difficult for us to choose where to sit. LOL! They have cozy chairs on the second floor and, being social smokers, settling outside was fine too. We chose to stay indoors because of the AC and, of course, the cozy chairs.

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The pink coffee cup is cute. :)


I need to re-visit the cafe to try an ‘original’ coffee mix drink if any. Also their sandwiches, cakes, muffins, cookies, and breads they offer. The price range of their food and drinks are from PhP110 to PhP160. The cafe has a separate room for a small group meeting, I guess? I wasn’t sure if Caffe Pascucci was only local or an import. I only bothered to find out after my first visit and when I followed their Instagram account. Anyway, find out too. Visit them. Although the cafe doesn’t seem favorable for working or studying, they’re good to chill out with family, friends, or special other. :)

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I only had a filter coffee plus an extra shot. I always cap my nights with a cup of coffee.

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