Category Foreign food

Mercato Centrale now in a better location in BGC

Mercato Centrale has officially moved to a new and more accessible location in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Now set up at the corner of 7th Avenue and 25th Street, foodies can now easily find it across The Forum and in front of the “Between  The Lines” art mural (or The Spaceman as it is more popularly known. It’s now nearer to the offices which is good news for the yuppies of BGC who are looking for an affordable place for a Friday hangout.

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 3 am. It still has the same lively, food fair vibe it’s known for. Most especially, old-time favorites such as Auntie May, Cuisiner, and Don Churro, are still around to serve their famous fare.

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Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

The Pasig Kapitolyo area has started to gain popularity for having quite a number of must-try restaurants and hole-in-the-wall foodie havens. Honestly, I’m already living in the East side of Manila and just in the town next to Pasig but I haven’t even scratched the surface, so to speak. Last week, I found the time to visit Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar in Capitol Commons, Pasig, and boy I’m glad I did!

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Exterior of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

It was lunchtime when I arrived and the place was already starting to get crowded with yuppies taking their lunch break. Capitol Commons’ close proximity to the offices along Shaw Boulevard and the Ortigas Business District explains this.

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The bar.

The place has quite an interesting ambiance for me...

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Ramen Cravings satisfied at Tamagoya Noodle House

For our first food trip for 2015, the boys and I did not travel far. Instead, we decided just cross Marcos Highway and discover something new in Marikina City. The original plan was to try out any of the hole-in-the-wall restos along Lilac Street but, coming from a short errand in Cubao, we took Sumulong Highway and ended up being greeted by Tamagoya Noodle House as we took a left turn to Hon. B. Soliven. Since we were all craving for Japanese, we parked the car and lined up for seats.

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Tamagoya Noodle House appeared to be a popular Japanese restaurant in the area judging from the queue of customers that Saturday night. The place had two floors but it was really jampacked. While waiting, we busied ourselves with choosing what to order once we get our seats.

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After waiting a while, we were f...

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1st Colonial Grill, Naga City Centro

In the summer of 2014, my business had me and Alex driving to Legazpi City in Albay. Being the adventurous foodies that we are, of course, we also grabbed the chance to try out what’s offered by the province’s local restos. One of the restaurants in Legazpi City that we tried was 1st Colonial Grill in Pacific Mall.

While the husband ordered something that’s not so Bicolano, I got Pasta Bicolana (which was more like Aglio Olio with siling labuyo) and the restaurant’s specialty, Colonial Burger. For dessert, we each got a serving of its Sili Ice Cream and Pili Ice Cream. The frozen delights were enough to convince us to come back with Ralph in tow.

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