Eat Fresh – Chinese NY Edition

I brought my mom, my nephew Van Dyke, and my niece Vyone to Eat Fresh- Marikina for dinner. I have been wanting to bring them there because I know they love Chinese food. We went on a Sunday, the timing was great because the store prepared something special to welcome the Year of the Dog. It was a great experience as it was Van and Vyone’s first time to watch a lion dance performance.

Dinner was excellent! I made them try my favorite squid and crab fingers. They loved it! We also had Vyone’s favorite, sweet and sour fish fillet. Other dishes we ordered were Beef brisket, Salt and pepper spareribs, Curry beef tendon, and Salt and pepper pork intestine. It was my first time to try the Curry beef tendon and Salt and pepper pork intestine. I do not regret trying out new dishes at this restaurant. My family and I enjoyed everything we ordered. We will definitely be back to try other dishes on the menu. Thanks, Eat Fresh!

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Eat Fresh Date with Mudra

Whether we are going out for a free movie on a Monday or trying out restaurants, bonding time is always fun with mama. It was her first time at Eat Fresh – Marikina; I brought her there for lunch. She enjoyed her Beef Brisket claypot rice and chopseuy. Oh, she liked the crab fingers too! I had my usual Chinese sausage with mushroom rice… my favorite!

I hope you get to spend time with your parents too, not for the senior discount (hahahah), but to make memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

Ca Phe Saigon – Marikina City

I found this hidden gem right in the middle of a neighborhood in Marikina. The food is so good! I enjoyed my meal so much..I ran out of words.

I enjoyed and devoured three pieces of spring rolls filled with rice vermicelli, mint leaves, pork strips, and shrimps and a bowl of  Pho’ (beef noodles soup).  Both are simple, fresh, and filling…they totally hit the spot! To amp the flavor, I added hoisin sauce and chili sauce. I will definitely come back for the Pho and will try the Banh Mi and Ca phe next time.

Ca Phe Saigon

Address: 14 Red Cedar Street, New Marikina, San Roque, Marikina City

Contact Numbers: 02 6461438
+63 9178016411

Autism Society Philippines – Marikina

The Autism Society of the Philippines Marikina Chapter held a seminar on Handling Children with Special Needs at Home and in School last August 12, 2017. Tips and techniques in managing behavior to maximize learning were shared by guest speakers Ms. Merlita Tatlonghari- Dailo, Teacher Karla Tolentino OTRP, and Teacher Erika Fukushima CSP-PASP. The highlight of the program is Allen Christian Garcia’s speech. He is a Senior in UST taking up BS Applied Mathematics. His message to individuals with exceptionalities is to connect with family and friends because they are the ones who will support them well.

There were more than 200 participants who attended the event. You may view segments of the program:

You may visit the Facebook page of ASP Marikina for more updates on upcoming seminars and events.

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast- Mandaluyong

We were all smiles when my friend Malou and I found out about this hidden ‘carinderia’ type restaurant in Mandaluyong that serves budget friendly, gourmet style meals. They are open 24/7 and that means you get to order breakfast meals at anytime of the day. What’s interesting is, you can choose whatever is in the menu, as the name itself says Freestyle.

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We had French Toast with Bacon and Egg (Php 90). As it is a usual breakfast fare, there’s nothing special about the taste but it is the way how the food is presented that makes a difference. I like the crispiness of the bacon and the creamy and fluffy scrambled egg. The serving of the maple syrup is generous.

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The Honey Garlic Chicken (Php 90) came with Tomato Pesto and Garlic Rice. The chicken is crunchy and tasted okay.I just find it too sweet. Good thing there’s the tomato with drizzle of pesto sauce to balance the taste.

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To cap our meal, we had Deep Fried Oreos (Php40). Crunchy coating + Oreos = the bomb!

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I heard they’re opening 2 branches soon, one in Marikina and the other in Kapitolyo, Pasig and it’s just their 2nd year in the business. Good job, guys! Will go back to try the pancakes next time. Two claps for Kanto Freestyle Breakfast.

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

Address: 549 San Joaquin St., Mandaluyong City

Contact #: 4002268

Manang’s Chicken – ang bagong fried chicken ng Pinoy

It was 2011 when I had my first taste of the famous double deep fried crispy chicken from Manang’s Chicken. I remember that was at Mercato Centrale. What I like most about their chicken is the crunchiness of the skin and the flavor of the soy garlic sauce that just hits the spot.

Now, I’m happy that Manang’s Chicken is introducing new items on their menu. My friend Sha and I got to try their Manang’s Chips & Dips, Garlic Pork Rice Meal and Red Velvet sundae.

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Manang’s Chips & Dips are all natural potato chips that are fried to golden perfection. You can choose from creamy cheese, garlic may or spicy ketchup or have all three as your dips.

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Their new entree, Garlic Pork Rice Meal, gives a different twist to the boring “Pork Chop” as their version has special garlic topping. The vinegar dipping sauce is a perfect match for this treat.

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Enjoy it with a choice of sides. We had buttered corn and macaroni salad.

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Of course we had Manang’s Chicken double deep fried chicken. Ang sarap papakin!

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We ended our meal with these… 2 cups of Red Velvet sundae. The red velvet cake at the bottom was served warm. I like how the warm cake and the ice cream mixed in my mouth. Sweeeeeeet ending.

What I like about Manang’s Chicken is that they serve food that matches the Filipino palate, the affordable meals, the size of their servings that are just right to what I pay for.

Clap, clap for Manang’s Chicken. I’ll drop by for some Red Velvet sundae one of these days. Absolutely perfect to beat the heat this summer.

 

Manang’s Chicken

http://www.manangschicken.com/