Friday, April 11, 2014

Manna Again

Yes, I've been to Manna several times already. I intentionally starve myself so that I could have a sandwich and soda as my brunch. During my many visits, I've savored various sandwiches such as Corned Beef Reuben (P285), Grilled Cheese sandwich Taco (P250) and Bahn Mi Roasted Chicken (P185). They were all good and filling but my favorite is the pulled pork and slew.

Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich: Shaved thin and piled high, corned beef marinated for 5 days with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and spread with grainy mustard sauce. Grilled and melted.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Taco
close up of taco sandwich
Bahn Mi Roasted Chicken
 I also had some bites of the Manna Salad (P185).
Manna Salad
Manna also have varieties of spreads, jams and sauces. One of my favorites is the Malunggay Pesto.

Checkout the menu written on a chalkboard.

I consider Manna Bakery and Cafe as one of my favorites. It's always awesome chowing down on some incredibly delectable sandwiches, and some of the food presentations definitely thrilled me. Oh no, now I'm starving. :)

Note: I'll be on blog-cation next week in solemn observance of the Holy Week. Let me greet you a Happy Easter in advance.

Till next time... toodles,
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  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Abe: Pure Deliciousness

    Upon learning of Nay Gloria's death, we made a condolence visit at my sister-in-law's mother wake. Good thing, my sis-in-law was able to come home from Canada. After our visit, we traveled to The Podium and had a light snack at UCC Vienna Cafe located on the ground level. We had Berry French Toast Tower, Clubhouse sandwich, Kiwi Float and coffees.

    But the wolfing down didn't stop there. My elder sister suggested to grab a dinner first before she heads to Laguna. We discovered Abe in Alabang Town Center and the food were surprisingly good. The restaurant served traditional Filipino food, mostly of Capampangan origin, and gourmet dishes inspired by Abe's travels around the world. Abe is the nickname of the late artist-writer, gourmet and bon vivant E. Aguilar Cruz. 

    We had a feast consisting of Knockout Knuckles, Binukadkad na PlaPla, Sinigang Bangus Belly (Stewed Milkfish in Tamarind), Pinakbet Wen Manong, Chicken Adobado, Jasmine Steam Rice, Halo-Halo, Dalandan juice and Guyabano Shakes. The waiter was kind enough to change the super sweet Guyabano to Green Mango Shakes. And they also served a basketful of tasty white kropeck on our table while waiting for our food.

    knockout knuckles P595
    Sigang Bangus Belly P395
    Chicken Adobado P390
    Binukadkad na PlaPla P395
    Pinakbet Wen Manong P265
    Dalandan Juice P95/ Guyabano and Green Mango Shakes P105
    Halo-Halo P125
    I would highly recommend if you're ever craving some delicious Filipino dishes. The halo-halo tasted incredible. It was pretty much gorging bliss, to say the least.

    Abe Restaurant
    Lifestyle Strip, Alabang Town Center 
    Commerce Avenue, Muntinlupa City
    Phone: 623 0899 / 804 2148-49 / 917 550 6033
    Business Hours: Monday – Sunday / 11 am – 11 pm
    Seating capacity: 140

    Till next time... toodles,
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  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014

    Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

    HB had been craving authentic ramen and luckily we got the chance to try some of the delicious noodles at Alabang Town Center. Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen has been established and run since 1970 from Yamagoya Ramen of Japan specializing in Chikuho noodles, Tonkotsu soup, Gyoza (Dumplings) and Chashu roast pork.

    We ordered bowls of YUZU-TAMA tonkotsu (P380) and Ajitama Tonkotsu (P380). It is said that Tonkotsu ramen is a very popular regional style of ramen from Kyushu region in Japan characterized by thin, straight noodles in rich creamy pork broth.

    YUZU-TAMA tonkotsu is flavored with yuzukosyo, one of the spices that the kyushu region of Japan is known for.
    Ajitama tonkotsu is topped with a special half-boiled egg that is fully marinated with a special blended soy sauce base.
    However, it was too oily for my taste but the flavor was pretty good. The portion of the noodle soup was just enough. But for HB it was inadequate to fill up his dinner so he ordered another bowl of Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu (P380).

    Spicy Tonabanjan Tonkotsu : Ramen with spicy Tobanjan paste
    They don't accept take-outs. So be ready to dine-in at the restaurant. The ramen bowls range from P280 to P400. Ikkoryu Fukouka Ramen is a nice place if you're looking for a yummy bowl of authentic ramen. 

    Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
    LGF, The Garden
    Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa

    Till next time... toodles,
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