Relik Tapas Bar
Last Friday night, me and my officemates decided to check out Relik Tapas Bar to experience the buzz around this place.
Located at the 2nd floor of Commercenter Building in Bonifactio Global City, the place offers a comfortable and cozy ambiance; perfect for intimate group conversations or even meetings.
Aside from the ambiance, what I really loved about this place are their specialty cocktails. We tasted 5 different types of these cocktails, each priced at P230.
Dragon Berry Mojito, a bit sweet and you can’t even taste the alcohol.
We also tried their famous Quesadillas served with tomato salsa and guacamole.
Quesadillas are priced at P300 with three choices of fillings : Garlic Shrimp, BBQ Chicken and Pork. One order is good for 4 people.
And last but not the least, we also ordered Chorizig which tasted more like pork sisig. One order is good for 4 to 5 people.
Over-all the place was really nice for having small talks with your closest friends.
Check it out at :
2nd floor, Commercenter Building, 31st St. corner 4th Avenue.
Bonifacio Global City, 1200 Taguig, Philippines
During my trip in Korea, I got to try different restaurants that offered Bibimbaps. The restaurant that offered bang for the buck Bibimbap for me was located at the end of Bukchon Village, (don’t know how to read this sign though). :)
It was just a small and cozy place perfect for small groups.
Bibimbap is a famous Korean dish which literally means mixed rice; derived from the Korean words Bi Bim which means mixed and and Bap which means rice. It is served with a bowl of rice, some meat and couple of vegetables. Sometimes, raw egg is also added just like the one we ate. :)
After eating, we also tried their chilled cinnamon-ginger tea with dried persimmons called Sujeonggwa. :)
AHHH BASHTA! :p
Phat Wong Asian Cafe
Tried out another artsy fartsy restaurant just around Makati, Phat Wong Asian Cafe.
While waiting for the food, you can check out the paintings on the wall which are also on sale.
We tried Deep Fried Shitake Mushroom Roll (@ P170)
Banh Mi Roll (@ P125) - Ham and chicken liver with cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro and pickled carrots wrapped in flat bread
The last dish we tried was a bit strange for me as I haven’t eaten anything like it before; their best-selling salad, Shrimp, Pomelo and Young coconut milk and Lime dressing (@ P270)
Nonetheless, it tasted great! :)
You might want to check it out at:
Ground Floor, LRI Plaza
210 Nicanor Garcia Street,
Bel-Air II, Makati City
Laid-back Friday nights
Looking for laid-back Friday nights after one stressful week? Then Bugsy’s is the place to be! (Haha)
You won’t even need to think about Friday night traffic jam, cuz’ it’s just around the corner, at Salcedo Village, Makati. :)
The place offers superb ambiance and affordable pulutan+drinks; just right for endless (and sometimes senseless?) conversations. :) (Haha!)
Our favorite topic? Relationships! :p
I highly recommend our pulutan top favorites, the perfect partners for one cold beer : chilli wedges and buffalo wings. :)
Chilli wedges : Php195 (good for 3-5 persons)
Buffalo wings : 6 pcs
Cerveza Negra, San Mig Light : Php65
The place is always jam-packed during Friday nights so don’t forget to make reservations. Cheers! :)
Changing Moods (Cafe Blacksoup)
This is the continuation of my previous post - Changing Moods (Van Gogh is Bipolar). After entering the strange world of Van Gogh, we decided to have dinner at a restaurant beside VIGB.
Second Stop: Cafe Blacksoup.
It’s actually our second time here.
The first time we were here we ordered three dishes :
1) Blacksoup Pasta - pasta with squid, fish eggs and nori (thus making the pasta black, hence the ‘Blacksoup’ name)
2) Lamb - I don’t really like the taste of meat lamb, in general.
3) Vigan Pasta - pasta with longganisa and garlic (two thumbs up!) :)
This time we ordered two different pastas. The first one is Spanish Sardines Pasta which is pasta coupled with diced tomatoes and sardines of course.
The second one is called ‘You won’t be single for Long’ Pasta which is pasta mixed with vegetables and vodka. Both pastas were oh-so-yummy. The taste was just right, not too flavorful and not too bland. :)
Everytime we go here we see Kuya Bodjie of Batibot. I did some research and found out that he is indeed, a part time owner of the cafe.
After eating, it’s time again for art appreciation.
Changing Moods (Van Gogh is Bipolar)
I was supposed to shoot at UP last Saturday for some photo contest but the rain fell so hard and my model (Celina Socco) was late - it was as they say an ‘epic failure’. Nevertheless, we decided to do our usual bonding session which is to try out strange non-commercialized restaurants that offer worth-the-money food (syempre sa UP marami nun :D).
First stop : Van Gogh is Bipolar(VGIB) located at Maginhawa St.
VGIB is inspired by its owner Jetro Rafael who is a bipolar and a terrific artist. Upon entering the place you’d immediately get awed by the interior - the concept is just indescribable.
When we went there, they were not serving any food, just tea and desserts. We decided to have some tea. A warning to all first timers:drinking tea is not that easy coz’ there are house rules to be followed. I actually felt giddy when I read number 5 (Haha!).
And so we made our own tea…
chose our own teacup…
…and chose our own tea.
After that is just art appreciation.
This is what I call : The Red Wall.
The Dark Room.
The Anatomy of a Man.
The Invisible Clock.
Hats. Letters. Treasures. Reflections.
Just take awesome photos. :D
Second stop will be posted later. :)