Grand Café Plaza

Grand Café Plaza
(Schipol Plaza, the Netherlands)

After carefully assessing which place in Schipol will give me a nice conclusion for a Dutch experience that’s not beer, I concluded that Grand Café Plaza was the best place to go. Since most places have their menus displayed outside, I managed to find that this place waves its country’s flag on special local items. Since it had one platter that I found most interesting compared to all the other places in the area, which mostly serves pastas or sandwiches, I decided to settle here for my final meal before my flight back home.

Happy Seafood

Happy Seafood
(Schipol Plaza, the Netherlands)

My last day in the Netherlands also coincided with my flight back home in the afternoon. When I arrived by train to Schipol airport, I made it my mission to find a place that serves haring. After scouring almost all the food places in Schipol Plaza, I learned that the place happened to be called Happy Seafood.

Restaurant Toledo

Restaurant Toledo
(Wageningen, the Netherlands)

My fourth day in Wageningen coincided with the last day of the conference. That meant no dinner buffet and also meant I had to find some place for nourishment. I explored the town center near Wageningen University & Research with the help of Google Maps and found an interesting place called Restaurant Toledo. On the way, I passed by a truck that served haring, but knowing what I’m about to do, I decided to head straight to the restaurant.

Chalet GEM

Chalet GEM
(Wageningen, the Netherlands)

I had been contemplating whether or not to write about this, since this is Inggo Noms… and not Inggo Zzzs…. While Chalet GEM had been primarily my home away from home in the Netherlands, I did find an excuse on why I should feature this place in my blog… after the cut.

De Kantine at TopParken

De Kantine at TopParken
(Wageningen, the Netherlands)

As I explained in my latest Life Update, I needed to go to Wageningen, Netherlands to attend the International Conference ‘Water Science for Impact’ for work. As I wasn’t able to bring my Beloved photographer with me in this odyssey, I’ll use this post to preemptively apologize on the low quality of the images for the upcoming few posts.

Anyway, I stayed at Chalet GEM located at TopParken, a holiday wilderness park. The closest restaurant was De Kantine, or literally, “the cafeteria” located at said park just a very close walking distance from the chalet. My host recommended I eat there as soon as I settled down as the place closes at 8pm. Famished, I opted to take her recommendation rather than venturing to the nearest town centers, which was at least 2km away.

The Alley

The Alley
(UP Town Center)

Beloved and I celebrated my birthday at The Alley about a month ago. It has been tradition for us to eat at a buffet restaurant each year that offers a free seat on one’s birthday with one paying adult, just like we did at Four Seasons on Beloved’s birthday this year. The Alley is from the same Vikings group of restaurants that basically allows you to “eat like a viking”. The twist on this place after the cut.

Shuin

Shuin
(near Banawe)

A couple of days before my birthday a couple of weeks ago, Beloved and I had dinner at Shuin. This Chinese/Taiwanese restaurant is located near the most Chinese-centric street of Quezon City, Banawe. We never ate here before becuse Beloved cannot find it, but she has heard of it and wanted to go. Since she now has that information, she convinced me to try it out. While not in Banawe itself, it’s just a very short walk when you reach its intersection with Maria Clara Street.

Cow Wow

Cow Wow
(UST)

Me, Beloved, and a couple of her friends ate at Cow Wow more than a month ago. Yes, it’s that long ago because my past couple of weeks were taken up by my Sendai/Japan Food Odyssey. Since it’s rare for them to pass by their alma mater, they wanted to go to Santorini—perhaps their favorite place during their college days. Unfortunately, it’s full with a queue, so we opted for this place instead, which, according to them, was also a place they used to eat at.

Sonsoo Bansang

Sonsoo Bansang
(Incheon Airport, Korea)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

Although I was not in Japan anymore, the cheapest flight to and from Sendai goes through Incheon Airport in Korea. On my way to Sendai, I had a three-hour layover and managed to explore the Airport, at least a small part of it. Incheon Airport is huge! It’s also the most amazing airport I’ve been to, with free resting areas with beds, free fast wifi, and even free shower. However, I noticed it’s quite expensive also, in both its souvenirs and food. On my way back, though, I was provided emergency funds to ensure I was well-fed and can safely reach home, so I had enough to try out one of the food places there. I opted to try one of the two Korean-specialty food places in its food court (at least the one closest to my gate), Sonsoo Bansang.

Route Inn Hotel

Route Inn Hotel
(Natori, Japan)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

Since I got stranded for one night due to the typhoon in Japan, I needed to stay at Route Inn Hotel in Natori, the city where Sendai International Airport was located. It was only accessible by taxi if you have a lot of luggage with you, which, unfortunately, costs quite a lot, over 2000 Jpy one way. The hotel stay itself cost over 8,600 Jpy, including the booking fee by the tourist information concierge.