Friday, December 7, 2012

Road Trip To Near The Sky Bulalo

Last weekend, T and I met up with some of our best buddies and went to an impromptu road trip to Tagaytay to visit our favorite bulalo place which for us, serves the best bulalo in this part of town.  A hole-in-the-wall type of joint candidly called Near The Sky Bulalo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Awesome Submarine Sandwiches at Hoagies

T and I were invited along with fellow food bloggers to visit Hoagies at SM North Annex a few weeks ago to try out their amazing offerings and we were both blown-away by their mouthwatering submarine sandwiches.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Good Food and Good Company at Watami

T and I had the chance to be among the first to dine in the newly opened Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant last week in MOA and we both had an awesome experience.  Aside from meeting fellow food bloggers for the first time, we were also able to sample Watami's amazing signature dishes and it was indeed a lunch that we will always remember.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Japanese Ramen Cart in the streets of Malate

While walking around Malate last Saturday, T and I spotted a couple of Japanese tourists eating at the side of the road in what looks like a Japaneses Ramen Cart reminiscent of the ones found in the side streets of Japan. I got curious and checked out what the cart is serving. And yes! It was RAMEN indeed!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Best Palabok in Sta.Ana Market

T's all time favorite Palabok joint inside Sta. Ana Market is Baby's Palabok.  It is hidden at the end portion of the market and is the last stall from the row of Palabok vendors that line the place.  Although Beth's Palabok is the most famous among the bunch, T and her sisters swear that Baby's Palabok is the BEST.

Discovering Beth's Palabok

T always tells me that we should visit her favorite Palabok spot in Sta. Ana, Manila where she grew up, ever since I brought her to Palabokan sa Obrero last month.  And since we'll be visiting a friend who lives in Paco last Saturday, we decided to swing by Sta.Ana Market where her favorite Palabok is located.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

X marks the spot at Ramen X

T and I went to Trinoma last Sunday to watch Skyfall, the latest and probably the best James Bond film to be released since Goldfinger. And since we still have more than an hour to spare before the screening, we decided to have a quick dinner at Ramen X.  A Japanese casual dining restaurant that specializes in (and yes, you guessed it) Ramen.

A good bowl of Ramen

Friday, November 2, 2012

Break Time at Dimsum Break

Last October 29th marked the first month of The Drunken Pig food blog and T and I decided to celebrate it by visiting the recently opened Dimsum Break branch here in Manila.  I have been meaning to try this place out ever since one of my food blogging idols, The Pickiest Eater in the World, wrote about it over a month ago.

One of the best Sweet & Sour Pork in town

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Birthday Dinner at Abe'

It was my Mom's birthday last week so we decided to go out and have dinner at Abe' in SM Mall of Asia.  Abe' is a restaurant dedicated to the late artist and writer, E. Aguilar "Abe" Cruz, father of the legendary restaurateur Larry J. Cruz.  I was meaning to try this restaurant out for the longest time so I was quite glad that everyone agreed to visit this place.

Couldn't wait for them to grow any bigger

Friday, October 26, 2012

Felymar's Special Bibingka

T wanted Bibingka the other day so we trooped out to our all time favorite Bibingka place at Tayuman candidly called Felymar's Special Bibingka.   This is one of those hole-in-the-wall type of joint that specializes on a single dish, which in their case is Bibingka and they're really REALLY good at it.

Charred top and salted duck eggs

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lola Ely's Tapsilog ATBP.

After our visit at Chades Tapsilog, I asked T if she wants to try another old school eatery in Bambang called Lola Ely's Tapsilog.  This place has also been a favorite chow down spot for me and my classmates back in college whenever we visit the pioneering Ukay-Ukay's in this part of Manila.

Grilled Pork Belly

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wicked Lechon at Chades Tapsilogan

We recently visited a friend who lives in Tayuman so T and I decided to swing by Chades Tapsilog, a small and unassuming place that is frequented by students and blue-collar workers alike who wants to have a quick and delicious meal. The eatery used to be located along Rizal Ave. near the Bambang Station of LRT but it has now moved to Remigio St. which is a block away from its former location.

Crispy Pork Goodness

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Everybody's Cafe

After our pit stop at Kabigting's Halo-Halo, we proceeded to Everybody's Cafe in San Fernando for dinner.  This place has been around for ages and is considered an institution when it comes to serving delicious Capampangan fare.  This is the place to be if you want to get a taste of true-blue Capampangan cuisine.

Can you guess what this is?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kabigting's Halo-Halo

After our short stop at the Historic Camalig Restaurant, we visited Kabigting's Halo-Halo for dessert in the nearby mall.  It was nice that they had a branch in the mall since Arayat, where this awesome dessert originated from is still a 30-minute drive away from where we are.

The Legendary Halo Halo 

The Historic Camalig Restaurant

T's sister, Meg invited us to go on a road trip to Pampanga recently and of course we both said yes.  Who doesn't like road trips anyway?  Well my friend Andy probably, but that is a totally a different story hehe. Anyway, our journey took us to the Historic Camalig Restaurant in Angeles City.

Homegrown Pizza in the heart of Angeles City

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hanging out at PNKY Travel Cafe

It's our last day in the City of Pines and T and I opted to while the time away at PNKY Travel Cafe while waiting for our bus trip back to Manila.  The cafe is actually a part of the lovely PNKY Bed and Breakfast  which is one of the quaintest accommodations that you can find here in Baguio City.

Loading up before the 7 hour trip back to Manila

Monday, October 15, 2012

Good Times at Good Taste Cafe and Restaurant

We're still running around Baguio and our gang decided to meet up for lunch.  The place of choice was Good Taste Cafe and Restaurant near Baguio Central Mall.  This place is one of the most affordable foodie destinations in the city that is why locals, students and tourists alike flock to this place in droves especially during lunch and dinner.

Hot soup, anyone?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shrimps vs. Sausage at Pizza Volante

While walking the streets of Baguio City, we passed by Pizza Volante,  a small pizza joint located right along Baguio's most famous thoroughfare.  Since T was craving for pizza the other night, we decided to check it out.

The place is small and unassuming with only a few chairs and tables.  The menu is written in a chalkboard decked over the kitchen window where you can see the orders being prepped inside.  The place has this artisanal vibe which we really liked aside from the usual laid back atmosphere of homegrown Baguio restaurants.

Plump and juicy shrimps on top of a bed of cheese

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Breakfast at Cafe by the Ruins

After our dinner at 50's Diner last night, T and I decided to visit Cafe by the Ruins in downtown Baguio for breakfast.  The place sits inside the remnants of an old theater destroyed during World War II and was converted into a cafe in the late 80's.  It is located in the middle of the city but the place still has that old world charm and laid-back atmosphere which was really nice.

T wanted me to try out their breads and pastries but being the carnivore that I am, I opted for Tita Susie's Crispy Tapa.  The beef tapa is shredded and then deep-fried resulting to a crispy tasty treat reminiscent of Adobo Flakes.

A hearty breakfast in the middle of Baguio City

Friday, October 12, 2012

Running and Gunning in Baguio

T and I had been quite busy these past few weeks so we decided to spend a couple of days off in Baguio with some of our friends.  We planned to visit some of the foodie destinations around the city and savor its cool and breezy weather.  Our first stop was 50's Diner. 

50's Diner new branch along Military Cut-off Road

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Back To Basics at Palabokan sa Obrero

T was craving Palabok yesterday and I decided to bring her to an old favorite of mine introduced to me by my friend Jomay.  The place is simply called Palabokan sa Obrero along R.Papa in Manila.  It is basically a fast food eatery frequented by working class citizens who are too busy to prepare a home cooked meal.

The specialty in this joint is Palabok, a noodle dish with thick golden shrimp sauce topped with assortment of toppings depending on the cook's recipe.

Palabok Bihon Special - P48

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Noodle Mania at Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles

T and I met with our foodie friends, Mark and China and their baby Mateo for dinner earlier today and we decided to visit Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles along Timog Avenue in Quezon City.  The place is quite small but it has that hole-in-the-wall charm typically found in small restos.

While browsing through the menu, we were given a complimentary starter of crispy Fish Skin Crackers.  It was crispy and the taste was good.  Almost reminiscent of the crispy chicken skin that I used to buy in food stalls at the mall.

Fish Skin Crackers

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Otaku Octoblow-out

Don your costumes and prepare for the awesome October cosplay parties, as Karate Kid brings you Otaku Octoblow-out. Gear up and show off your creative creations and get the chance to win fabulous prizes. 

Visit any Karate Kid store on any Saturday of October from 2PM to 5PM.  Mark your calendars and see you there!

See posters and print ads for details

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dried Fish Heaven at Taboan Market

While going around Cebu City, our group decided for a quick trip to Taboan Market for dried goods to bring back to Manila.  As soon as we arrived at the location, we were all overwhelmed by the huge selection of dried items available.  There must have been hundreds of varieties to choose from, some I have never seen before.

Loads of Dried Fish

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Barbecue Gone Wild at Larsian sa Fuente

Still in Cebu, after visiting CNT Lechon the previous day, my friend's cousin suggested that we visit Larsian sa Fuente, it is where barbecue afficionados in Cebu go to when they want a wide selection of delicious grilled food.  The place looks like a big canteen with chairs and tables in the middle surrounded by barbecue purveyors.  

Inside the belly of the beast

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Lechon Cebu Overload at CNT Lechon

During a recent visit to Cebu with some of my closest friends, we decided to drop-by CNT Lechon near SM Cebu.  We arrived around 11AM and man the place is already crowded with people, locals and tourists alike are ordering their famous lechon.

The line was a bit long so I decided to take a few pictures around the place while waiting for our number to be called.  I snapped a couple of pictures of the lady chopping the lechons.

Arya Stark is hacking away

Monday, October 1, 2012

Walking Towards Wai Ying

T and I went to Binondo earlier today for lunch and I decided to visit an old favorite, Wai Ying Fast Food along Benavidez St.  We got in 20 minutes before noon and got seated right away, we were lucky to have arrived a bit early since the place filled up in less than 10 minutes after we sat down on our table.

T decided to order their Beef Mami and her fail-safe Pork Siomai. (And yes, she never fails to order the most mundane items on the menu).  The soup was tasty and the noodles were springy.  The beef was soft and tender.  Overall, its good but its quite too common for me.

Beef Mami - P100

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Salty Sour Garlicky Surpise

A few days ago, T and I went to SM North Edsa to buy a gift for my nephew.  We passed by this small restaurant called Longganisa Sorpresa.  I love longganisa and I couldn't resist checking it out.  They offer different types of longganisa from all over the country, depending on your preference, you can order the Recado for that garlicky and tangy flavored longganisas or the Hamonado for the sweeter ones.

I decided to order the Longganisa Platter, which allows you to select 5 types of longganisa with a side dish of homemade Atchara (Pickled Papaya).

Longganisa Platter - P360

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Drunken Pig

A few years ago while driving a train bound north, I thought of creating a food blog that features places where blue-collar Pinoy workers like me can afford and enjoy delicious food.   After 4 years of thinking about it (Yes, it took me that long hehe), I have now decided that I am ready to take the next step.

Let's get all on-board and I really hope you enjoy the ride. :)