Beloved and I had dinner a couple of times at Brooklyn Pizza, Tomas Morato. We always pass over this place whenever we go to Tomas Morato for other food adventures. Lately, I’ve been wondering why. I’ve heard little about this place, but from the outside, it looked like a decent enough pizza parlor that serves Buffalo wings. After Googling up their menu and finding out their somewhat reasonable price tag, we finally made time to try it out.
Beloved and I had an afterbrunch at Cafe Via Mare a few days ago. Beloved noticed that there’s a lack of Filipino restos in our blog. That’s really not the reason we went here, though. We were deciding on a place to eat at that we haven’t written about yet at Tomas Morato. This happens to be one of the places left. We also found out that their prices were not as steep as we originally imagined. Craving for Filipino food wasn’t really the reason, but we rarely do. Since we had a lousy time on our previous adventure, we were hoping this place delivers.
Beloved and I ate at Manang’s Chicken. Although they dub themselves “Ang Bagong Fried Chicken ng Pinoy”, they basically use a smiliar recipe as Bonchon Chicken’s or Chicken Charlie’s, which is the Korean Soy Fried Chicken. I actually enjoy this style of cooking, but they usually lack in the amount of meat for what you pay. I’ve heard of reverse from this place, where there’s plenty of meat to eat, but I’ve also heard some negative reviews from friends, claiming the chicken meat itself tasting poor and old. Last Saturday, out of whim, we finally get to try it out.
Beloved and I celebrated Valentines day at Thaipan. We didn’t really plan on going. In fact, we didn’t have any reservation. We just decided on a whim to go to Tomas Morato and check out food places where there are seats available and preferably haven’t tried yet. This place, while a bit of a way from Tomas Morato, was the first one we checked out. There were many reservations, but, luckily, we were accommodated immediately.
Yesterday, Beloved and I had a very late brunch at Nomnomnom. Actually, I should call it afterbrunch, since it was already afternoon, yet it was our first meal of the day, so I’m coining that term. Anyway, we haven’t really researched about this place beforehand, but we do know that this place served healthy food according to friends and acquaintances who had tried this place before. I was sort of expecting a vegetarian restaurant like Greens. Since it was just located at Tomas Morato, near E. Rodriguez, it really wasn’t a risky venture.
Beloved and I had dinner at Pho Hoa last night. Some back-story is required: You see, I’ve been in this place before. Now, being a food blogger, I frequent threads on community sites that are related to food. Often, when “what is a food that you must eat at least once in your life” question pops up in these sites, one of the most frequent answers was “pho”. Now, as I’ve said, I’ve had pho before from the said place, but as I recall, or, more appropriately, forget what made it special. In fact, I vaguely remember it being quite awful. Nevertheless, this has been one of my food adventure missions after being a food blogger and hearing such comments. Last night, we finally made the decision to try it out.
Beloved and I had dinner at Yoogane a couple of nights ago. This relatively new Korean restaurant opened shop at the same building on the same floor of one of our favorite Japanese restaurants. Beloved had the chance to eat here before, and forewarned me of the spiciness of their specialty, Dak Galbi. Since our recent Korean restaurant ventures proved deliciously fruitful, I gave it a shot.
Beloved and I had dinner last night at Nomama. This self-proclaimed Artisanal Ramen place is located at Scout Tuazon street at Laging Handa village. We walked from Tomas Morato through A. Roces Ave. to get there. Since it was an artisinal ramen place, I expected ramen of high quality. Of course, we expected to pay a bit more than I’m used to. Since Beloved was prepared, and was too tired from the walk to go further, we stopped by.
Beloved and I had “breakfast” at North Park near Tomas Morato yesterday. I say “breakfast” with quotes because it was our first meal of the day. However, it was already nearing night time. This Chinese restaurant is actually pretty common in that most malls have one of these. We never tried the place, however, for since we don’t usually crave for Chinese, and when we do, it’s usually just the dimsum. Anyway, being one of the few restaurants at Tomas Morato area we’ve yet to try, we went there for the heck of it, and also because I felt the need for something hot and soupy due to a mild cold.
Beloved and I had dinner at Ryu last night. This relatively new Japanese ramen and curry restaurant opened up at Tomas Morato, beside California Berry. The signage was deceivingly small, making me think it was a small place, especially beside the large and colorful one of its neighbor. However, this was located a bit inside, and it was actually a pretty large area compared to its sign. More surprising was the amount of people eating—we had to wait to get seated and even more people followed after us.