Food Rage: BRGR: The Burger Project

Annyeong foodies! Nan mwoul mokgo! (I want something to eat! Sorry for my turtle-like-updating here at my dearest blog. Blame it on my exasperatingly stressful 4th year life. Trial and error in our feasibility study and the anxities of our OJT which started last week to be particular. But I promise to update my blog as much as I can. The strains of graduating is getting on me so I yearn for your patience and support, puhleease? *beautiful eyes*

Not too much prolonging with my introductory ceremony here, (Tee hee! As what I’ve avowed in the beginning of this post, nan mwoul mokgo! (I want something to eat!. How about making my own burger and naming it, as well? Nah, I’m not stuck in Lalaland!

It’s possible at Brgr: The Burger Project.

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You can choose what kind of burger patty (angus beef, normal beef, chori, tofu or chicken), what kind of bun (oatmeal, sesame seed, etc), what kind of cheese (bleu, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, garlic cream cheese and such), what premium and basic toppings (bacon, caramelized onions, pepperoni, sun dried tomatoes and the list goes on) to put and what kind of sauce to plunk. Tomatoes, Lettuce & pickles is for free! For the cherry on top, you can even name your own burger!

Here’s what we chose:

Conyo Burger

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Named after my blog (sans the ze fashion), this burger is mine, obviously! I chose tofu for the patty, sesame seed for the bun, garlic cream cheese for the cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and sauteed mixed mushrooms for the premium toppings, egg for the basic toppings, BBQ sauce for the sauce and purchased the free tomatoes! ❤

Burp Burger

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This one was made by my auntie. She went for beef for the patty, sesame seed for the bun, no cheese, bacon for the premium toppings, sliced red onions for the basic ones and honey mustard for the sauce and took the free tomatoes and lettuce!

Kiddo Burger

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Identified after my bro’s blog, here’s his burger. He opted chicken for the patty, sesame seed for the bun, cheese sauce for the cheese, bacon and canadian bacon for the premium toppings, pineapple slices for the basic ones, special brgr sauce for the sauce and acquired the free tomatoes and lettuce!

We also ordered fries, onion rings and sweet potato fries for the sides and cookie butter & chips for the drinks. I recommend you shed light on their super stellar mayonnaise. So yumm!

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Note: If you’re not in the mood on making your own burger (which I highly disagree!), you can choose from their designer burgers. You can even refer to their featured burger made by a famous celebrity/personality (changes after sometime).

Branches:
~ Maginhawa, QC
~ Scout Rallos, QC
~Jupiter, Makati City

Overall Rating: 8/10
Burgers: 9/10
Sides: 7.5/10
Drinks: 6/10
Place (Maginhawa): 7/10

My fashion-forward-self even insisted an OOTD before leaving! I forebode you do the same before saying goodbye to the burger lalaland. *winks*

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Food Rage: Gavino’s Japanese Donuts

Happy New Year, stellar people! After having my last look post of 2013, it’s about time for me to have my last food post of the year 2013, as well! As diverse kinds of pastries, drinks and such arises, as what they appraised, people will never be satistified with what they have. Most of us would look and ask for more than what we don’t have.

At present, there are various sorts of food/drinks I unsurpassingly adorn. Milk tea, mochi/mochido and many many more. As for donuts’ heyday,  Jco & Krispy Kreme have been very notable in the hearts of food lovers, isn’t it? And now, I’ve been excessively head over heels in love with Gavino’s!

Gavino’s Japanese donuts is a gourmet donut shop specializing in chewy mochi donuts. On their frequent trips to Taiwan, Japan and other Asian countries, the owners experience this kind of donut and immediately fell in love with them.

The owners then developed the Japanese mochi donuts and joined the Mercato Centrale weekend market in December 2011. While the products were being introduced, the owners saw the potential for these chewy Japanese mochi donuts and decided to expand the brand. The owners then decided to open their flagship store in Greenhills Town Center, Brgy. Valencia in Quezon City. All the donuts are made fresh here daily. When they saw that people were coming from far flung places to buy their mochi donuts, the owners then decided it was time to expand and let more people try these delightful chewy donuts.

We believe in selling only the best quality products at reasonable prices,” Mr. Que, the owner says. In developing different flavors for their donuts, Gavino’s does not skimp on the ingredients they use. There are real almonds, pistachios and cheese just to name a few premium ingredients. And with continuous product development, flavors like red velvet and sour cream can now be found in mochi donuts. “Gavino’s Japanese donuts is in the business of providing the best customer satisfaction through our high quality products and customer service,” says Mr. Que. (c) http://www.gavinosdonuts.com/

Here’s some of the flavors I strongly forebode that you guys has to shed light and witness its undubitably greatness:

Choco Almond- Crunchy + Chewy + Sweet= I DON’T CARE, I LOVE IT!

Strawberry Gummy- Since gummy bears is one of my stress reliever/go-to snack, my kiddo-self takes over whenever I eat this enthralling flavor!

Hazelnut- I must say, its sweetness is not that overpowering but not lacking, as well. Hazelnut goodness!

M&Ms- My fellow chocolate lovers would surely give a nod on this particular variant. My kiddo-self and sweet-tooth-self merged in full force, indeed. Hihi! :3

Cookies & Cream- This is the first ever mochido I’ve ever tasted. In view of the fact that cookies and cream is my classic favorite flavor of ice cream, spell L-O-V-E!

Cinnamon Sugar- Not like other food that has cinnamon on it that has its tendency of being nakakaumay, this one is an exception, indeed!

Note: Sorry, I don’t have so much time to take individual photos of the said flavors! I definitely suggest you personally go to your nearest Gavino’s to get to taste mochido perfection!

** Mochi donuts- P29/piece, P150/6pcs, P300/dozen

For Gavino’s full menu, check it here.

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Food Rage: Merced Bakehouse & Resto

Merced Bakehouse & Resto

– Looking for your not mundane food staples for merienda? Local bakehouses may frequently make you ruminate that the typical grubs they offer were those monotonous spanish bread, “monay”, pan de coco, etc. Which to be candid, I’m not fond and used of eating customarily. But then, when our ravening tummies were rowdily yapping,you’ll roughly head to the nearest food place your eyes gonna spot. And I tell you, Merced wouldn’t let you down!

Outspokenly, I hate them for stealing my childhood birthday cake from me! Mommy, they stole my cake! 😦


Alright. I kid, I kid! Tee hee! Well, why did I consider it as my childhood birthday cake? Aside from its childlike design, some of you might not be acquianted yet with my first name, Alea. Oh my smurfs! It brings back forlorn retentions that’s why as much as possible, I don’t use it at school, church and such. My friends don’t even call me that specific name.

Anyway, lez carry on with Merced’s appetizing creations that we take a crack at!

Orders:

Mushroom Omellete | Rate: 6.5
~ Nothing special! But bordering on my ardour for mushrooms, well.. It’s flimsy good!

Spaghetti Carbonara | Rate: 8
~ Holy molly! For creaminess’ sake! I exceedingly adorn this particular creation of Merced. Very stellar, I must say!

Bacon & Egg with Toasted Bread | Rate: 7
~ Frankly, if I were to ask what are the breakfast food combos I’m amiable with, bacon and eggs was one of it. Although, it’s teniously, to some extent, typical but judging from its taste, I’ll give the nod to it.

Weight Watcher | Rate: 6
~ Well, it’s too banal & a humdrum to me when it comes to its taste. I think Merced should perk up & watch out for the flavor of this specific grub of theirs!

Overall Score: 7

Location: Quezon Avenue

Ally’s favorite:

Spaghetti Carbonara

~ On top of my extreme amity for pastas, largely in white sauce, to be specific, this is one of the creamiest carbonara I’ve ever savoured. :)(Like what I’ve avowed a while ago) I put in a good word for this noteworthy dish, indeed!

For more choices, open your eyes helplessly & take your pick here:

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Food Rage: Bigoli x Stick House

Purchases:

Ristorante Bigoli

When you’re starving and looking for wherelse to appease your hankering for pasta and be able to assuage your meat cravings, as well. I vouch for this! You can single out your choice of meat and conjoin it with your choice of pasta like what I did.

Beef Tromboli | Rate: 7

Fettucine Alfredo with Pork Piccata | Rate: 8.5

Spaghetti Marinara with Cream Dory | Rate: 7.5

Fettucine Carbonara with Italian Chicken | Rate: 8

** Unli garlic bread on all meals purchased

Stick House

Satiate your yearning for ice cream, fellow sweet tooth! I suggest you head to your nearest Stick House.

Guiandia (Hazelnut) topped with half Milk Chocolate and half dipped with almonds | Rate: 8

Milk Chocolate topped with half Chocolate and half dipped with hazelnut | Rate: 7.5

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** Rating: 10 being the highest

Where: Trinoma branch

Where else: SM Megamall, Eastwood

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California Pizza Kitchen

Almost a couple of weeks ago, we went to Powerplant Mall to meander and revel in around the mall. Stay tuned for my blog post about that venture in a few days, yes? In the meantime, let’s allude to one of my favorite American restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen or what we fondly called, CPK.

Let’s reel off & dechiper about CPK’s notable history first, from a legendary pizza to a global brand:

We opened its our first restaurant In Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.

Almost immediately after the first location opened, we expanded from California to more than 250 locations in more than 30 states and 11 countries. But it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find us bringing smiles to the pizza aisle in your grocer’s freezer, taking the edge off travel fatigue in major airports all over the world, feeding eager fans at sports stadiums and students on college campuses.

California Pizza Kitchen completed an initial public offering in August 2000 and traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol CPKI. On July 7, 2011, Golden Gate Capital completed the acquisition of CPK and as a result of the acquisition, the company’s common stock is no longer publicly traded.

Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., a Filipino-owned company, brought the world famous brand in the Philippines. In 1998, the first CPK restaurant outside the United States opened its doors in Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.

And with that, let’s now ensue with their palatable grubs/food that we revel in their branch in Powerplant Mall:

Fettuccine with Garlic Cream Sauce- In view of the fact that I’m excessively fond of pastas, this scrupulous dish really made my tummy tickled pink! Clap clap clap!

Quesadilla- I super love their version of this particular entrée but then the quantity of their serving got me BITIN, though! Anyway, I   hats off to CPK on how fascinating the flavors conglomerate in my mouth. 🙂

Canadian Bacon Hawaiian Pizza- At first, we’re having second thoughts of choosing this pizza for hawaiian is humdrum in any pizza place, right? But then, when I tasted it, it somehow made me not regret of ordering it. Pat on the back, CPK!

Lychee, Lemon & Raspberry Iced Tea- Uhmm.. it’s not that unconventional & it’s a bit customary for me. But on the other hand, it did quenched my thirst.

After we ate, this how our table looked like:

Before we leave, we even play with our food! Hahaha! 🙂 Silly!

 

 

And we took home Hearth Oven Foccacia with Checca which is extremely cheeeeeesy! Since I’m a fan of cheese, I commend you all try this, yes?

 

That’s it for now! 🙂 If you wanna more about CPK, visit their site here.