Friday, April 18, 2014

Alex III: California Maki!

L26 B14 Chevelle Cor.
Pontiac Sts., South Fairview
Park Subd., Fairview, QC

California Maki 

Of all the Sushi preps, I say that California Maki remains the Pinoy favorite. I think. Well, it's my favorite, anyway. 

I like Alex III's version. They topped an of order of six rolls with Kani strips tossed in Japanese Mayo, Cucumber, and yes, ripe Mango. That in itself is already a complete meal.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bec-Bec Coffee of Ilo-Ilo: Deliciously Nutty!

Bec-Bec Cafe
Boliland Garden Food & Drinks Park
Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

If on vacation, I avoid going to places which can be found in Manila (fast food joints, coffee shops). That's why I specifically asked by good friend, Donnie Ledesma, to take me to places in Ilo-Ilo na hindi ko kilala. And since we have been eating most part of the day, kailangan naming mag-coffee.  I didn't have to ask twice. 

He took me to Boliland Garden Food & Drinks Park. It's like a Food Court na wala sa mall at walang aircon. It's a park where people eat that becomes a concert place at night. Ganun ka-cool. That was where I had a cup of very good coffee at an unpretentious little place called Bec-Bec Cafe. Why good? It's strong, bold and I loved the nutty taste (I thought maybe, the beans used were freshly-roasted?). Whatever. Basta, the "nuttiness" worked for me. Again, thanks Donnie! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ryzza's Lost Files: Funny Smiiiile!

Isa na namang lost file ang nahalungkat namin. Right after her show finished, dumerecho Ryzza Mae sa backstage kunsaan ay may naghihintay na fan na gustong magpakuha ng photo with her. Excited na nag-pose si girl at nag-flash naman ng funny smile ang ating nasa-mood (as usual!) na young TV host.  


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Super Halo-Halo in Ilo-Ilo City!

Nida's Super Halo-Halo
Ilo-Ilo City 

I had the most generous, hilarious and the "most efficient tour guide" when I visited Ilo-Ilo City. And yes, Donnie Ledesma, (a schoolmate from Ateneo) took me to places a foodie would kill for.  

After an extremely interesting lunch of fresh oysters and other catch from the sea (details coming soon!) Donnie took me to a palengke where the best Halo-Halo is located.  Sadly, it was closed when we got there. So, we went to the "next best Halo-Halo in the city." 

They say for Halo-Halo to be good, it must have a good combination of ingredients. I agree. Nida's Halo-Halo is not only good but the best I've ever had. I kid you not. I enjoyed the red and green sago, corn, halaya, leche flan, corn flakes, fresh Mango and Avocado cubes. I personally think na ang Avocado ang nagdala ng Super Halo-Halo ni Nida. 

And the price of one Super bowl? P30!

Donnie also took me to the original Ted's Old Timer Lapaz Batchoy
which is just a stone throw away

Ryzza's Lost Files: Bonding ng Tres Chikas!

It's really touching to see the three of them together! One can actually feel the closeness nang tatlo... Mommy Rissa, Ate Princess at siyempre, ang multi-awarded na si Ryzza Mae. The pictures here can say so much more than words can ever tell. 

Selfie! Selfie! 

Ano kaya ang chismis??

What's funny, little girl??

Pwede... Pwede...



Monday, April 14, 2014

Ryzza's Lost Files: Aping Around with Tita Ruby & Son!

Super Hyper! 
This is another lost file ni Ryzza Mae na nakita naming nagtatago. This was taken almost two months ago. Nanggaling si Aleng Maliit straight from school (suot pa niya ang uniform from her school na Eton) and naghihintay lang sila for her show to start. Hyper na hyper ang multi-awarded host na ikot ng ikot sa backstage! 

We caught her with Tita Ruby and her son plus the Director of Eat Bulaga, Ms. Poochie Rivera. 




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Alex III: Watermelon Shake!

L26 B14 Chevelle Cor.
Pontiac Sts., South Fairview
Park Subd., Fairview, QC
#376-6286 (Ms. Gemma, Manager)

Watermelon Shake (P119)

It took me a few minutes to decide on what drink to go with my Salpicao (USDA Angus Tenderloin). I wanted something I don't normally order. The waiter suggested Watermelon Shake (well trained!) according to him, "summer na summer at fresh na fresh!" 

Totoo naman! 

Alex III: Angus Tenderloin SALPICAO!

L26 B14 Chevelle Cor.
Pontiac Sts., South Fairview
Park Subd., Fairview, QC
#376-6286 (Ms. Gemma, Manager)

USDA Angus Tenderloin 
Salpicao (P409)

A good Salpicao depends largely on the kind of beef used. It has to be high-quality Tenderloin (the most tender of all part of the cow) that's not overcooked (overcooking will make the beef leathery). And yes, lots of sliced/minced (I prefer, sliced) garlic and butter (better not to use margarine). 

And Alex III serves excellent Salpicao (with steaming white rice). But that day, I wanted to be bolder (all those oil!) so I ordered for Garlic Fried Rice. What a way to start the Holy Week. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ryzza's Lost Files: The Angelina Jolie Lips!

Angelina Jolie Lips! 
Lost files are files na "nakatago" kasama ng iba pang files na hindi napapansin hanggang sa time na aksidenteng makita na lang bigla. The other day, we were cleaning the contents of our laptop when we discovered na marami palang kaming files na hindi pa nagagamit for different reasons. 

And from checking the materials, okay pa at nakakatuwa pa rin! Do you remember the time last month na namaga ang lips ni Aleng Maliit! Sport na sport ang multi-awarded television show as we followed her around the backstage. Don't worry, little girl... cute na cute ka pa rin! Diba?!



Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday, The Ryzza Mae Show!!!

Happy 1st Birthday! 
Isang taon na pala ang lumipas when we saw neophyte Ryzza Mae took centerstage as the youngest & smallest television host EVER! As in EVER! At ngayon, kabi-kabila na ang mga awards at recognitions (and not to mention, endorsements galore!) hindi lang bilang host kundi bilang Child Performer!