Soban K-Town Grill -New KBBQ with a twist in EASTWOOD

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EASTWOOD– a newly opened Korean restaurant has got you covered with all your favorite Korean dish with a twist.

Living and working here in Eastwood City gives me a lot of advantage to try all the restaurants with such an ease so when I heard that a Korean grill restaurant will open soon I was just so excited as I’m craving for  really good Korean kbbq.

As what the owners have mentioned, Soban K-Town Grill a concept mostly been inspired by Korean communities in the United States.
This restaurant is located at the second floor of Eastwood Mall in Quezon City. Interiors are nice and look appealing to the people.
I’ve been here a lot of times already as it is always my thing to eat a lot of meat. So I wanted to share to you what I order here most of the time!
For a heads up, Soban K-Town dishes consist mainly with pork and chicken dishes.
So here are my favorite dishes from Soban:

  1. “Grill It Yourself Pork Sets” (starts at P315 for 90 grams, with unlimited rice, salad, soup and egg roll appetizer) you can choose from six flavors – Original, Fruity, Chili Bean, Soy Garlic, Doenjang (fermented soybean paste) and Wine.

  1. Dak Galbi also gets a slight tweak at Soban K-Town Grill. The Dak Galbi set (starts at P310 for 90 grams, with unlimited rice, salad, soup and egg roll appetizer) comes in three variants – Fruity, Spicy and Doenjang.

 

  1. Japchae (P195) and the Korilog (P135) to Ramyeon (P135).

  1. “Sung’s Picks” – are the tacos and burritos, an interesting way to have your Korean food with a twist of Mexican elements.

 

  1. Coffee Prince (P120) is my favorite dessert there as this sweet treat consists of soft graham, red beans and homemade coffee ice cream.

I think Soban K-Town Grill really stands out among other Korean restaurants in Metro Manila. The food, service and experience you can have by checking this place out is all worth it. After a good dinner you can also enjoy their wide selections of cocktail drinks! 9/10 for me indeed!

will definitely pay this restaurant another visit soon!

Soban K-Town Grill is located on the 2nd floor of Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City, Quezon City. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for more details.

BOROUGH- NYC STYLE COMFORT FOOD opens 24/7 in MANDALUYONG

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Borough Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Have you ever been depressed or stressed out and craving for a bit of comfort and the first thing that pops into your head is comfort food? Well, I have encountered such scenarios and it led me to discover this place I described as “HOMEY” and what cool about this place?  It is open for 24/7! yeah

Let me astonish you with this profound or cliché Euphemism: “HOMEY” to let you understand why I chose this word. I can say this word is a bit of catch call for comfort food but it is commonly used for the cheap eats. You know, when you or anybody in your house can make that themselves. Easy huh?

So this homey vibe recipes of this restaurant is what I like the most aside from the chill hippy atmosphere inside and the really friendly-good-looking Chef Cuit Kaufman in-house!

Let me give you some reviews of the menu they have served to us for the QUIZ night event for bloggers happened last Jul 25, 2016 in BOROUGH, Known for A chill and laid-back spot that is open 24/7 to serve good comfort food.

 

 Note that Recipes are NYC inspired.

  1. chocolate chicken wings 280.00
  • For the adventurous. Baked wings coated in Cocoa and Cinnamon. Served with Cilantro Sour Cream.

I guess this what made me smile! Simply because I love chocolate and cinnamon in the first place. It tasted far from what you are expecting of overload sweet-cinnamonish texture. I did taste the cinnamon flavor more than the cocoa but later on, it would tastes as if it got over toasted. 3/5

  1. buffalo chicken wings 360.00
  • Classic Hot and spicy wings originally from Buffalo, New York, Served with real blue cheese dip.

The spiciness is tolerable but it is not something I would crave long after my visit but it is definitely worth a try! 4/5

  1. Fries in a basket 150.00
  • A whole basket of fries. Served with Borough’s ‘Odessa sauce’

Quite normal fries for me but the Odessa sauce got me munching for more! 3/5

  1. Haystack onion rings 180.00
  • Piled high, served with BBQ sauce and Sour Cream Dip. 2/5

I think this is a bit tiny strips of onion rings and I didn’t really enjoy it much.

  1. Popcorn calamari 290.00

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  • Popcorn-crusted Fried squid tossed with extra popcorn for good measure. Served with Clarified cheese butter. 3/5

I love the buttered sauce paired with this popcorn and it surprised me that the bite-sized calamari they have included tasted great however, it is a bit small size for me and quite a bit expensive for a popcorn.

  1. Hummus 130.00
  • Blended chickpeas mixed with extra virgin olive oil and garnished with paprika. Served with homemade Pita bread. with veggie sticks

this is worth a try if you are a fan of Hummus and good for sharing for 5-8 people. 4/5

 

I also had the chance to taste one their bestsellers:

Mom’s Milk and Cookies 220.00

  • Chewy fresh-baked cookies in assorted flavors. Served with a pitcher of cold milk (The Chef’s special blend).

I love the chewy texture of the cookie tasted like fresh from the oven! And the milk is good too! 5/5

 

check them in:

https://www.zomato.com/manila/borough-ortigas-mandaluyong-city/info

 

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Red Charcoal- affordable garden restaurant in Marikina

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Red Charcoal Garden Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Marikina may seem a bit far to reach out for those food trippers Malinenos like me but why limit yourself from discovering some good hide-out place to chill and have some good food in such affordable price if you can go all the way and drive to – Marikina and discover RED CHARCOALan affordable garden restaurant that is perfect for your gatherings, parties and events.

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Let me introduce you to one of my fave hotspot food restau in Marikina:

The Interior of this place is hippy-not-your-overrated-garden-restau

food is so good. I mean it is served in very nice plated manner with touch of love so why not give it a try? 🙂

Red Charcoal Garden Grill is open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.,  They also host a live band on Thursdays and Fridays. They welcome guests who would like to jam with them too so be ready with your singing voice and sing along and just have a great time.

Now let me get straight to the point and name few dishes I’ve tried and fell inlove.

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Asian Chicken wings 8pcs (P245)

This crispy wings taste so good, the sauce is very flavorful as I could taste the honey BBQ-ish flavor on it.

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Red Charcoal Salad (P190) , Balot Ala Pobre 3 pcs (P165)

Their house salad would really make your stomach crave for more authentic filo taste as the salted egg really make it very flavorful and because this just won’t satisfy you at all then try  matching it up with their own signature “balut ala pobre” – this dish was unexpectedly good as I definitely won’t try tasting exotic food.

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Baby Back Ribs 1 Whole Slab (P295)

Meat so tender it surely falls right off the bone. Generally, people think of baby back ribs as a dish that can make them spend more but then the price this place offer for one whole slab is definitely worth trying.

 

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Tuyo Pasta (P160), Tahong Sisig (P195)

The way they served their pasta really impressed me as the touch of tuyo ( salted fish) made a huge impact in putting all the flavors together.

while the tahong sisig is best when it serves with some rice I guess, as the texture and flavor of it is strong.

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Check their FB and LIKE:

https://www.facebook.com/redcharcoalmarikina/

I assure you that this will be one of your best food tripping place.

rating: 8/10

food , place and vibe is good and definitely worth your time and money.

Red Charcoal is definitely worth a visit for a budget friendly garden restaurant!

5 things to do in Baler, Aurora- plan your trip now!

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  1. Stay in Circle Hostel

-It’s my first time to be in Baler and it’s exciting to find out that there’s this very hipster place that you can book for a very comfy and artsy vibe. I don’t know about you but I love how homey Circle Hostel made me feel, from the hammocks, doodled walls, ukalele, awesome pips and comfy bed. I just love everything about how the place can inspires you to think out of the ordinary.

  1. Eat local food-Go to Kusina Luntian
  • Yes, food is very important to me when I travel. I mean food will make you have this connection to the culture and tradition of the place you’re visiting. Foodies will surely fall inlove to this awesome food spot you can find in Baler. Who would have thought these locals can make this very affordable and yet tasty food. Unbelievable!

Kusina Luntian offered really good food!

I love their fish, liempo and the Paco salad but of course it is the best to eat it in bare hands! Kamayan na!

  1. Meet new friends

-One good thing in staying in a hostel is that you can get to experience meeting different people from all walks of life. All travelers know how important it is to be practical in handling finances and expenses while traveling. I love the hashtag of Circle Hostel’s #therearenostrangers because when you are in that place you’ll feel comfortable to share your life experiences to someone has the same perspectives in travelling as you do.

  1. Surf Surf Surf
  • Circle hostel is close to the beach and yes once you’re in Baler of course you got to surf!

I love how accommodating the people there and the instructors were really nice. For 200pesos per instructor you can get to experience an exhilarating wave adventures of your life. It takes a while for you to get to know the waves but once you do ohh God there’s no turning back! I didn’t care about how dark I would turn out to be err I mean tanned because all I care was to stand and balance on my surfboard and let the waves carry me to the shore.

Totally mind blowing and exciting!

  1. Join Passion and Purpose
  • One thing you shouldn’t missed is to experience some unforgettable events which will not only make you have fun but also widens your perspectives about your passion and purpose.

I have the chance to meet the organizer of this event and had an opportunity to experience this and I must say I’ve learned a lot about myself when I took the workshop.

I’m impressed on their modules on how to find your purpose through creative brainstorming while using some tools they will share to unlock the passion within you and how to make your dreams into reality by using mindful plans and strategies.

For more info kindly visit their FB:

https://www.facebook.com/thecirclehostel

A 4-workshop weekend to help you find that spark! Book now for early bird rates. Email us at baler@thecirclehostel.com

For more details and a full itinerary: http://on.fb.me/1i9n2lI

P.s comment for questions! I’ll be so happy to help you plan your trip!