Tsoko Nut Again

July 17, 2009

I had a really stressful day in the office and again I went running for comfort at Tsoko Nut to get some oral gratification with my favorite eating buddy. We ordered Meaty Spaghetti (99 pesos) and Bibingka (75 pesos). Once again I got revived after a whole day of corporate dramas and challenges in my office.
Their Meaty Spaghetti sauce is like the traditional home made Filipino spaghetti which is for me tastes better than the Italian style of cooking. It is really filling because the sauce has lots of meat and the aroma is the sautéed Filipino style wherein lots of garlic, onions, and secret ingredients are used. It is like being a kid again in my mama’s kitchen…wow really comforting.
Their bibinka has no impact on the first bite; you need more bites to appreciate it. Once you get its flavor you’ll be contented.

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spongy bibingka

spongy bibingka

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Yamazaki Ramen House

July 14, 2009

As a food aficionada my search for exceptional victuals to satisfy my stomach is an unending quest. And this quest led me to this rare finding the YAMAZAKI ramen house. I said rare because actually you will never know that this ramen house exists until you go inside the Yamazaki Japanese grocery. Since my discovery then I have invited other foodies like me to indulge on authentic Japanese dish without compromising our budgets. We even have a habit of going here once or twice a week for lunch breaks because now we can afford to do so, no need to wait to have an event for a fancy Japanese dinning. And my circle even renamed this as Japanese Karinderia because like the traditional karinderias, we get big servings at a very affordable price.

I think I’m turning Japanese

Unnoticed noodle house facade

Unnoticed ramen house facade

Presenting the menu...err do you understand anything here?

Presenting the menu...err do you understand anything here?

I am assuming that you will be having a hard time deciding on what to have during your first visit at Yamazaki because the menu is in Japanese linggo. I posted here my favorites for you to try.

Start with their meat packed Gyoza for only 75 pesos.
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For the health or figure conscious their Hiyashi Chuka (180 pesos) will make your day. Be careful on mixing the yellow paste, believe me it is more vicious than the wasabe. Add it gradually.
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Their set meal is the best. I love their Tonkatsu (165 pesos) and Salmon meal (185 pesos).

Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu set for 165 pesos

Salmon meal for 185 pesos.

Salmon set for 185 pesos

Lunch feast

Lunch feast

Healthy too

Healthy too

Japanese style

Japanese style

LOCATION: 2288 Fernando St. Pio Del Pilar Makati(Near Makati Square)
CONTACT: 893-2161
TASTE: authentic Japanese
SERVINGS: Plenty
BUDGET: Winner
OVERALL: You’ll be hooked


Tsoko.Nut

June 24, 2009

There are times that I look for comfort food and this usually happens when corporate politics is getting in my way. Sounds negative and unhealthy but what the heck I discovered the perfect place where I pamper myself with oral gratification.
Before you continue reading imagine this Dinuguan at Puto. Wow very comforting…Wait there are more to imagine Suman at Mangga…Bibingka and Hot Choco. Sarap-sarap (very delicious).
So where should you give in to please yourself? I recommend Tsoko.Nut. This restaurant serves a fusion of simple dishes but will surely satisfy your cravings. Simple it may sound but all dishes are well presented and the taste will bring you back to a happy place. The first spoonful of Dinuguan that touched my tongue sent me back to a kitchen where when I was still young just like the scene in the movie Ratatouille (when the food critic tasted a simple dish—just watch the movie).

Suman at Mangga

Suman at Mangga


The restaurant’s appearance will also give you a feel that as if you are in a fine dining but in fact you will only spend the same amount you spend for a meal in a fast food. Hey, don’t fret when I say fast food, the serving amount compromises the price.

Top to Bottom: Meaty Spaghetti and Spaghetti Aligue

Top to Bottom: Meaty Spaghetti and Spaghetti Aligue


Oral Gratification

Oral Gratification

And as for me, aside for my craving satisfaction, I ran to Tsoko.Nut to recharge after a stressful office day and ponder on how I can get even tomorrow…Bitchy me.


LOCATION: RCBC Plaza and Level2, SM Makati
TASTE: Sosyal and Rapsa
SERVINGS: Sakto lang
BUDGET: Panalo
OVERALL: Addicting