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Food blog: Kanin Club

Everyone I know who already ate in Kanin Club only have good things to say. I’ve been really wanting to eat here for a long time. So last Friday, Ara set up a dinner with her church friends with me in UP Technohub. They actually wanted to meet me in some way, so this was the best way.

The atmosphere is really nice–Filipino music playing, walls resembling windows from early Spanish-Filipino houses that are still existent in the provinces, just a casual dining atmosphere where friends and family can enjoy. And since it is a Friday night, the place was jam-packed–a good sign of good food!

We ordered enough food for 5. We started with this very delicious Sinigang na Salmon Belly. It was so good! Couldn’t get enough of the soup. And the fish?? This picture up here says it all. Since it is the belly part, there was fat on one side, and pure pink fish goodness for the rest of it. It was really good, I can have it all day!

This is what everyone is talking about. Everyone I know who ate in Kanin Club always told me to try their Crispy Dinuguan. I think instead of lamang loob, they had crispy skin or liempo in here. I don’t know since I really couldn’t analyze. The sauce is not a soup unlike the usual dinuguan our Lola makes. It’s stickier and it’s almost like paste. This is to die for! Just this one and plain rice could make a meal!

Kanin Club also boasts on its dessert twists. Leche flan topped with Macapuno, Turon w/ a lot of tsismis inside. (invented menu because of bad memory). The Leche flan is the simple leche flan just topped with macapuno. It should be shared because it may be too sweet for some. The turon is really good. It has ube halaya, macapuno, kaong, and some others inside. It’s like a halo-halo stuffed inside a turon. Otherwise, the turon should be what I should order again if I should come back with my family.

Filipino food with a twist–that’s Kanin Club. Perfect for the family and the barkada. I will surely go back here to try their specialty rice toppings next time!

Food blog: Juan’s Bistro

SM Mall of Asia

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located beside the Dept Store entrance in MOA

located beside the Dept Store entrance in MOA

It’s my birthday today. So we went to Mall of Asia in Pasay, met with my siblings, and just had a simple dinner in this new resto that caught my dad’s eyes–Juan’s Bistro. Yes, it just caught my dad’s eye. We were supposed to eat in Congo Grill, but unfortunately, it was closed for renovation. So we opted for another Filipino resto nearby.

The place was nice, was too cold early on our stay, so we asked them to turn down the A/C a bit.

Now straight to the food:

We ordered what we were supposed to order in Congo Grill which my dad and I already listed last night. We were that excited, so imagine the agony!

The food was not that bad. The only thing that disappointed us were the serving sizes.

The overall serving size was a fail for me, so value for money is not that high.

I would not opt to eat here again. I just missed Gerry’s Grill today. Haha

I loved the Kare-kare which was soft to the bone, the tendons were so chewy.

I loved the Kare-kare which was soft to the bone, the tendons were so chewy.

Bangus a la pobre. Not that shockingly good.

Bangus a la pobre. Not that shockingly good.

Crispy pata was a little fatty.

Crispy pata was a little fatty.

All of us loved this gising-gising which was stringed beans in coconut milk.

All of us loved this gising-gising which was stringed beans in coconut milk.

I didn't like the sinigang which tasted like it came out from a Sinigang mix. Disappointing.

I didn’t like the sinigang which tasted like it came out from a Sinigang mix. Disappointing.

The liempo bbq was a little tough and underseasoned.

The liempo bbq was a little tough and underseasoned.

Alexander John ‘AJ’ Villanueva
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