Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sagada's Yoghurt House: A Food Experience

The Yoghurt House with the colorful and artsy sign.

One thing that is a must to do Sagada is visit its famous restaurants and eateries. The town with all its fresh and healthy vegetation offers delicious nutritious foods. After sight-seeing on lush green trees or adventure on its caves and falls, for sure all we want is a very fulfilling dinner on a cozy place where relaxation and craving satisfactions co-exist. The colourful signage of Sagada’s Yoghurt house is one of Sagada’s easy to find establishment that is just few meters from the Municipal Hall. If you are heading to or from the Sumaguing and Lumiang caves, then it is easy to find and dine at this very delightful restaurant.  It is found in South Road, Sagada 2619.

Their very rich menu.

Cozy and warm feel.

We had the chance to eat dinner on our first night in Sagada, it was then a peak season as evidenced by overflowing customers in the first and second floors so we patiently waited for a vacant table for four. Still, the ambiance gives a very comfortable feel with all the lights, furniture and exciting menu.  Because we dined there in night time, we did not see the views in the second floor. Surely, I will come back again for that. There were wonderful photos of the history of Sagada, their respected tribesmen and artefacts hanging on the walls in black and white but there is a note saying that taking pictures of the frames were prohibited.

Sagada Honey Yoghurt.

My meal, Bolognese.

Chicken Cashew Favorite.
Looking at the menu could just make your mouth water as the foods vary from pancakes, pastas to chicken recipes and many more. Of course, from its name, there are their famed Yoghurts which make the food experience complete. The price range is not so cheap but not so expensive either.  I could guarantee that it is sulit because of large servings plus sumptuous taste. A pasta lover myself, I ordered Spaghetti Bolognese while my friends had their Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Salad, (I posted the pictures of the orders together with this blog) we ordered the sweet unique Sagada Honey Yoghurt and the tasty Banana Granola Strawberry Preserves for dessert. The dishes do have bright colors with rich taste. I love how they serve with large amount of vegetables since it the vegetation in Sagada is one of their main sources of economy and pride.

Roasted Pork with Brown Sauce Vegetable and Rice.

Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Salad.

Banana, Granola Preserves.

Overall, your stay in Sagada will not be complete if you do not try their specialty eating establishments especially the Yoghurt House. In the end is a full healthy tummy. It is also one of the reasons why I want to go back there again.


Denise Marie Domingo (She remembered all the long names of foods we ordered. Thanks to her.).

Kristine Marla Guevarra (For that picture in the front view because I failed to take one since we came on night time. She went there during daytime.).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

[Food] Intrafood's Jahe Susu Drink (Ginger Milk)

Intrafood's Jahe Susu

Jahe Susu in English means “Ginger Milk.” In Indonesia, ginger is considered as a super beneficial plant. Its parts especially its underground stem called rhizome has been used and consumed in many forms may it be dried, fresh, powdered, oil or as juice. The plant is famous along in history for relief in health problems like colds, nausea, aid in digestion, inflammation and degenerating joints. Studies show that drinking ginger juice may lower blood sugar also prevent heart diseases. Aside from these, there were more benefits yet to be discovered by researchers about this amazing wonder.
This tea product is new to my taste although in the Philippines it has been served as crushed and boiled with sugar or honey but with no milk. Our Indonesian friend gave us some taste from sachets she bought when she had her vacation recently. It is served either hot or cold. The drink is best taken in the morning for invigoration or in the evening for relaxation.

Jahe Susu Back Details.

This instant Jahe Susu (Ginger Milk) could be mixed with ice or extra sugar for refreshing feel in summer season and the warm version gives comfort in cold seasons e.g winter and rainy days.
The main ingredients of this product are ginger juice in powdered form, milk and pure sugar that are simple and natural.

Warm Jahe Susu served with cupcakes.

Intrafood’s Jahe Susu could be served in two ways:
HOT VERSION: Add one sachet into 150 ml of hot water then mix.
COLD VERSION: Add one sachet into 150 ml of hot water, stir. Place ice cubes then stir again.

For non-Indonesians who want to try this drink, you can see some available in E-Bay for online buying.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Sagada Lemon Pie House

The famous Sagada Lemon Pie House Cafe & Resto

One of the country's gem in lush green trees, beautiful mountains and many natural scenic spots, the town of Sagada in the province of Mountain Province has been a new well commended travel spot in the Philippines for those who want to detoxify their minds from the noise and stressful environment in the cities. Aside from these wonderful natural treasures, the area also is a must visit for Food Bloggers because of the many delicacies and food houses to give a try.

My friend Denise at the entrance.

Look at those artworks and the woods!

Having a cold climate contributes to growing many vegetables and fruits that makes it obvious that farming is one of the main production and livelihood among its people. One the many fruits that they are growing there are the Meyer Lemons; this species of lemons were just imported from the US then cultivated in the town. Joseph Daoas, son of an Ilocano woman, the one who formulated the recipe of the popular Lemon Pie then passed it on her son and a native of Sagada, his father Bartolome founded The Lemon Pie House in 2008 having its own public opening.

My friend Angie feeling cozy.

To die for menu.

Those yellow lights are relaxing.

The restaurant has been very popular among tourist for it carrier delicacy, their Lemon Pie. I am indeed very lucky to have tasted it when we had our vacation there. After anticipating the sunrise (which did not happen because of the cloudy skies) in Mount Kiltepan, we headed to the Lemon Pie House to eat breakfast. The ambiance is cozy, a little bit dark but the endearing yellow lights along with its shining floors and well crafted hard wooden furniture give a relaxing feel. The menu at that time were mostly breakfast meal, I ordered Onion and Cheese Omelet with Garlic Rice, Longganisa and Hotdog all for 100Php, a reasonable price for the taste and the time of the day. Next time, when I come back, I should try their famous new Red Spicy Chicken.

Lemon Pies! Oh so divine!!!

It was overwhelming to taste the Lemon Pie for the first time. There is a sour taste with a mix of sweetness for the pie was said to be made by citrus, obviously lemons so the taste was dominated by bizarre sourness making it unique. The texture is smooth in texture and the crust is tasty too because of the thick liquid. You can have a slice at 25Php and 180Php if you want a pan. Aside from this tasty Pie, there are also other pie delicacies like their Egg Pies and Blueberry Pies.

For sure I will comeback!

Their address in Atey, Daoangan, Sagada found in the heart area of the tourist spots and inns walking distance near to the Municipal Hall. -FAF

You can visit their blogsite at:

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jelly's Chicken Kangkong (Water Spinach) Recipe

Water Spinach or more popularly known as “Kangkong” among Filipinos are always seen in traditional dishes. This plant is commonly found in the country and is accessible, it grows in moist areas. The plant contains so much fiber and minerals like protein and carbohydrate, large amounts of Vitamin C and E.

This inexpensive but delicious vegetable can be cooked in variety of ways. In this blog post, I will feature a simple but great tasting recipe my friend, Jelly, just cooked recently. You guys can give it a try.

Jelly's Chicken Kangkong (Water Spinach) Recipe


1 Bunch Water Spinach (Kangkong)
3 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 ½ Tablespoon Ginger, diced into small pieces
1 Whole Medium Sized Red Onion, sliced
1 Whole Large Tomato, sliced
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
¼ Kg Chicken, chopped into small pieces
1 Pack Ginisa Mix
2 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
1 Cup Water


1. Put cooking oil in a pan with medium heat then place onion, garlic, ginger and tomatoes for 2-3 minutes.

2. Put the chicken and wait for another 5 minutes.

3. Sprinkle the Water Spinach (Kangkong) then pour water.

4. Add the pepper, soy sauce, oyster sauce and ginisa mix.

5. Simmer for 3 minutes.

6. Serve.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

[Food] Elit Gourmet Collection- Chocolate Truffles

We all know that chocolates have been one of the most favorite comfort food of people around the world. From the early 19th century, European food chemists innovated cocoa and its extract was then used to make the modern chocolate we know. Here in a middle eastern country, everybody loves sweets and they always give chocolates as gifts, consume in snack time and is widely a popular ingredient in baking. Yesterday, one of our patients gave this truffles collection as a gift and I would say that the taste is excellent and classically sweet.

The box contains of three flavors of chocolate truffles: Dark (My favorite), White and Milk Chocolate. Sweetness is sinful. Obviously, there is a high sugar content so here I am advising you to take it on moderation. You will love the soft truffle inside as the taste will conquer and make your taste-buds on a high. This would be perfect to give on your lovers, family members or eaten in celebrations.

The box collection our patient gave weights 1.62kg in net weight and 12 x 135g in commercial. If you are living or working in the middle east, you can check the mall near you. The brand, as what I have research about is based on Turkey and they have an outlet store there. You can check on their site at It is also available on neighboring countries like UAE and KSA.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

[Food] Murtabak a.k.a Muttabaq

As an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) here in an Arab country for two years, I experienced new things within a different culture from my motherland. One of those was the food and right now will feature one of my favorites, the Murtabak, also called Muttabaq from the word “folded” in Arabic.
This delicious traditional street food is said to be originated from Saudi Arabia and Yemen and then spread by Indian traders to Asia, the reason that aside from the Middle East, is it also popular in South East countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Muttabaq stuffed with herbs.

Being part of everyday dish on the said countries, its popularity among people resembles culture. Flavors and ingredients of this food vary from vegetarian, meaty and sweet in some countries.
There were two kinds of Muttabaq that I had the chance to taste here. First is the one with herbs and minced beef inside, from what I have learned, it is covered with egg and flour coat. Then the other one is the egg and cheese type. Both are delectable especially when sprinkled with lemon juice extract to enhance the flavor. Well, we all could benefit from protein, carbohydrates and vitamins from the herbs and is perfect to eat on breakfast, lunch or even snack time. -FAF

Stuffed with cheese and eggs.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Wendy's Bacon Mushroom Melt (Food Review)

Believe me it is a true Wendy's Bacon Mushroom Burger, it is just smaller here in the Philippines! From a classic Hamburger fastfood store, I think this is one of the most flavorful and mouth watering. The mushroom essence do embraces the overall taste more than the Bacon and I love mushrooms. A must try for fastfood burger lovers.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Super Bowl of China's Super Bowl Lemon Chicken and Deep-fried Cuttlefish w/ Spicy Salt (Food Review)

Super Bowl of China offers great Chinese food experience in huge servings complemented with their choice of bottomless drinks and unlimited choice of rice.

Their Lemon Chicken tastes sweet with the Chicken's flavor still dominating in your mouth.

The second one is their Deep-fried Cuttlefish w/ Spicy Salt, I love the texture which is crunchy smooth and the taste is neutral.

For the list of branches, please just click the link:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Sizzlin' Pepper Steak: The mix and turn steak experience

The Sizzlin' Pepper Steak offers a good eating experience packed with varieties of food from steaks, burgers, Japanese cuisine and some unique desserts. Their food were actually served in a sizzling' hot plate and you have  to choose what dressings/sauces you want to mix and bottomless iced-tea punch would make you dining worth every cent.

Branches were located mainly in NCR Areas (Makati, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Quezon City, San Juan and Taguig) and in Tagaytay and Cebu.

                                                           Recommended Menu Choices:

Herbed Chicken Steak
Peppered Chicken Steak
Beef Pepper Rice
Pork Pepper Rice

Photos By: Aileen Gae Caballar

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Selecta Magnum: Chocolate Truffle

Filipinos nowadays are going crazy about a famous ice cream brand by Selecta called Magnum. It is an ice cream bar on three different flavors (in the Philippines) with thick chocolate coatings. Popular internationally, it was just recently released in the Philippines this year. In spite of its talked about expensive-for-its-size value, it was still on trend and people even take pictures with it then post them on different social networking sites.

The first and so far the only one I have tasted is the Chocolate Truffle flavor, made of what they said Belgian chocolate mix, the taste is extremely sweet and delightful. Expensive to buy for a lot of people but for ice cream enthusiasts, a must try.