EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT CHECKS ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP AT THE ABSCBN LOOP


 
The LOOP at ABSCBN has evolved on becoming a foodie haven offering quick fix like Potato Corner, give in to your pizza craving with the newly opened Shakey's and healthy options via Gourmet Refreshers. Regular readers of this site would know that a delicious dessert would always complete my meal. Just a few months back, The LOOP opened one of my favorite bakeshops over the years - ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP.



Aristocrat Bakeshop (a subsidiary of one of the landmarks in Filipino cuisine - Aristocrat Restaurant) offers a wide variety of desserts to choose from, ranging from Chocolate based pastries, cakes like brazo de mercedes and their soft ensaymada.




Frequent readers of this site already know that I am a certified chocoholic so I will be sharing with you some of the chocolate concoctions Aristocrat Bakeshop offers. Starting with a square dessert, walled with four thin milk chocolate squares, the airy chocolate cake was smothered with light mocha frosting and topped with maraschino cherry. I often buy this sweet ending though I constantly forget its name.


Chocolate Mallows at Aristocrat Bakeshop

Another is simply called Chocolate Mallows. This round dessert has two layers of marshmallows coated in semi-sweet chocolate. The size was tricky to eat, so don't hesitate to use a fork to taste this airy and slightly gooey sweet concoction.


Torta delos Reyes, a best-seller at Aristocrat Bakeshop

Aristocrat Bakeshop's best-seller and a signature dessert is their Torta delos Reyes, their single-serve is a square ensemble. The cake seems to be two layers in height that was entirely coated in chocolate & butter frosting that has been cooled and embellished with white chocolate designs on top. What awaits every chocoholic in this seemingly simple chocolate cake is an intricate layer of crisp wafers creating their ultimate Sans Rival. I make sure I took the entire length in one bite to capture its essence, from the chocolate-butter icing to the very core of the sans rival. It was a definite Torte of the kings (delos reyes translates into "of the kings") as the name suggests. And at Php160 for this single cake, it may not be a regular dessert for the regular Juan, but if you have to treat yourself after a rough day at work, by all means, indulge.


Check out ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Desserts Unlimited

ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP
GF, ABSCBN LOOP
ELJ BLDG., MOTHER IGNACIA
DILIMAN, QC


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT SAVORS CEBU CITY'S HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE




Hukad sa Golden Cowrie at Ayala Terraces in Cebu City


Since I started traveling to Cebu City, I have heard about Golden Cowrie's popularity among foodies and I've always wanted to sample their dishes. Although I only got to taste it for the first time in 2009, it was worth the wait.


Golden Cowrie's original establishment is located at Mactan Island but they also established one at the second level of Ayala Terraces which is called Hukad sa Golden Cowrie. Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant first opened its doors in 1982 but is now being managed by the Koksengs who retained the diners' well-loved dishes, as well as their loyal and efficient staff.

Crispy Pata served at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie


Hukad sa Golden Cowrie offers one of Cebu City's best tasting Crispy Pata, a slab of pata (pork leg) that has been seasoned well. The pork lard was fried to a perfect crisp yet retaining its tender meat hindering you from going ballistic as you munch every bite.


Dinuguan with Puto served at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie

For merienda (afternoon snacks), savor the comforting taste of Dinuguan with Puto, the thick dinuguan sauce is packed with pieces of pork cubes two pieces of puto (rice cakes) steamed in fresh banana leaves. Their Puto is akin to Laguna's best tasting puto that I have come to love over the years. Soft rice buns are the best accompaniment when eating dinuguan during snacks but white rice may also be paired when having this delicious exotic dish for lunch or dinner.



Check out HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE
AYALA TERRACES,
AYALA CENTER, CEBU CITY

Hukad sa Golden Cowrie was featured in my article "Cebu! Cebu!" published by Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine, Issue 1 Volume 3 at the Island Food and Cuisine section.


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DAVAO CITY'S RHYTHMS AT THE ROOF GARDEN


Hello foodies!

Ranchero Davao invites everyone to their event.

Check this out!






RHYTHMS at the ROOF GARDEN Schedule:

ACOUSTIC 80's and 90's: October 19 (Wednesday)

ACOUSTIC REGGAE: October 22 (Saturday)

ACOUSTIC COVERS: October 26 (Wednesday)

3rd Floor Roof Garden, Abreeza Ayala Malls
7:30 PM Onwards




 
The event will be participated by 3rd Floor Roof Garden restaurants and food concepts Ranch & Reef, Grab a Crab, Sumo Sam, Taters Davao and Ranchero.

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By: Ranchero Davao

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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT VISITS CAVITE'S SOUK KAFE




 

Souk Kafe's Manna


Manna - this word has been synonymous to blessing when it comes to the Catholic faith but at Souk Kafe, their Mana is their own brand of heavenly pizza bread which is cooked the moment you order it. What you get is freshly prepared soft baked flat bread covered with a generous spread of melted cheese. It was simply addicting and fun too as you get to do anything with how you want to eat the Manna Pizza - fold it, you can strip it then roll it. This whole size can be shared with your eating buddies and it only costs (Php99). The original Mediterranean flavor uses zaatar, a strong Middle Eastern flavor blend of spices and labaneh a sour Middle Eastern goat's milk cream cheese. Souk Kafe's Manna is a definite palate pleaser at an affordable tag.


Helwa Mangga from Souk Kafe

For dessert, I sampled their mango dessert called Helwa Mangga which is made with fresh ripe and sweet mangoes that has been flambed. This flamed dessert is added with whipped cream and creatively designed chocolate and strawberry syrup as the white platter serves as its blank canvas.


With an influence from the Silk Road of the Oriental-Middle Eastern-Mediterranean cuisine, Souk Kafe offers an interesting array of flavors from their Biryani using local rice but flavored with about 10 spices, Chicken Vindaloo - a curry dish, Cibamel - another flamed dessert and their famous Turkish Coffee served with a small long-handled Turkish pot known as Ibrik.


Check out SOUK KAFE's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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SOUK KAFE
Robinson's Place Dasmarinas, Cavite
Tel : 046-8522531
WEBSITE


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT : SWIRLS FROZEN KEFIR AT SM MOA


What I like about SM MOA is the extremely numerous variety of choices when it comes to munching, whether you're dining in any of their restaurants, getting a quick fix at their kiosks or savoring sinful desserts or going on a healthy food trip. I stumbled at Swirls Frozen Kefir when I was craving for something healthy other than yogurt.


Swirls Frozen Kefir prides that they are healthier and tastier than yogurt. Well, healthier? I am not a nutrition expert, but it definitely tastes better than yogurt. It's similiar to Yakult (which I absolutely loved as a kid) but with a consistency of frozen yogurt. Plus like most popular frozen yogurt outlets that have been sprouting over the few years, Swirls Frozen Kefir can also be combined with your choice of toppings, and they do have a guide to help you mix and match flavors.



Swirls Frozen Kefir recommends five flavor combinations, Kiwi and Muesli, Strawberry and Honey Almonds, Blueberry and Almonds, Mango and Crushed Graham, Dragon Fruit and Granola.


A cup of Swirls Frozen Kefir with almond shavings and walnuts

Initially tasting Swirls Frozen Kefir, I went for the safe side, frozen kefir plus almond shavings - just enough to get the real taste of this alien product for me. It was light, seemingly Yakult-like in taste and not sour which I really loved. I did not even get a twitched in my tummy - the way when I eat yogurt, particularly the truly sour kind.


Numerous toppings at Swirls Frozen Kafir

They also have other toppings you can choose from - walnut, banana nut clusters, as well as mini choco drops and triple chocolate crunch.


Check out SWIRLS FROZEN KEFIR's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!

Hope you continue to check out Eat To Your Heart's Content for deliriously delicious dining discoveries.

Section : Unlimited Desserts 
 
SWIRLS FROZEN KEFIR
SM MOA
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SWIRLS was featured in my article "Cold Comforts" published by Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine, Issue 1 Volume 3 at the Island Food and Cuisine Section.





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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT : BROOKLYN PIZZA



Tomas Morato in Quezon City offers a myriad of flavors you can choose as you please, and there are times when your braincells could not decide, you have to let your taste buds to do the work. Craving for pizza, I headed to Brooklyn Pizza.


Brooklyn Pizza's bright interiors

With a promise to offer a slice of New York, sans the designer everything - from embellished top to skinny jeans, high-heeled boots and a six-digit high-end bag like how New Yorkers strut, I entered Brooklyn Pizza and was warmly welcomed by their staff. The place has a vibrant appeal, with wooden furnishings, red and black colored chairs to their brick walls at the back of their counter.


The wait staff hurriedly brought their menu as my friend and I decided to share a 14-inch pizza. The staff offered us to avail of their promo - buy any flavored pizza (14" or 18") plus 1.5 liters of Coke and you get free Buffalo Wings worth Php185. Not bad for a deal so we gave in to the temptation.


Brooklyn Pizza's Deluxe Pizza

We opted for their Deluxe Pizza which is one of Brooklyn Pizza's best-selling flavors. Generous portions of Italian sausage slices, ham, pepperoni, bacon, green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and slices of pitted black olives abound this humongous hand-tossed and baked to a perfectly thin dough (Php520 for 14" and Php720 for 18").


Brooklyn Pizza's Buffalo Wings

To add zest to our pizza dining pleasure, our free Buffalo Wings was coated in Brooklyn Pizza's hot-sauce recipe and secret spices then fried to a crisp. The Buffalo Wings possess a tempered "hotness" as their hot-sauce recipe did not go overboard that will make you want to scream. This dish is served with eight pieces of wings, but don't get disappointed when you see that these eight pieces are actually just four pieces of the usual chicken wing ensemble - the little wing arm plus the mini "leg" which is used for chicken lollipops. The taste spells the difference.


With this Brooklyn Pizza's promo, our total bill was only Php599 and though I did not quite get the feel that I had a slice of New York, I was more than satisfied with their deliriously delicious pizza, bite after bite after bite.


Kudos to the two lady staff, both were knowledgeable with their offers and are very efficient with their service!


Check out BROOKLYN PIZZA's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit

BROOKLYN PIZZA
Tomas Morato, Quezon City : 376-7676
Several Branches across the Metro :
Makati : 896-9696
Ortigas : 633-9999
Alabang Town Center : 850-9999
BF P'que : 775-7575
Robinson's Plaza Manila : 405-0505
Better Living Sucat : 821-0000

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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT SAVORS SIMPLY BREAD BY CHEF ANDREW


When hunger pangs strike, there is nothing you can do but - give in. With the numerous kiosks that abound the metro, it has been as "natural" as breathing air when you see people eating at the mushrooming kiosks outside train stations or near bus stops. Forgoing any regard to high standards of food quality, where dust and germs are extremely prevalent in such open places, its comforting that there are still some quick-fix you can buy that are delicious and sanitary.




Located at the ground floor of Puregold Jr. in Sucat Road, I spotted a kiosk with a spanking red logo by the name of Simply Bread by Chef Andrew. The title "chef" that followed the name Andrew would instantly connote two things, that the breads are of good quality and the pastries would be flavorful.



Two chicken varieties instantly caught my attention, their Chicken Empanada and Chicken Tart. Both are quite filling and pretty delicious. The Chicken Tart was creamier while the Chicken empanada had bigger chicken pieces. It came as a surprise though that I saw some corn kernels in the empanada, I am only used to carrots or bell peppers and potatoes as extenders. Both snacks are in the Php20 range and I am definitely going back to buy these as pasalubong (take home) and sample their other products.


Check out Simply Bread by Chef Andrew's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit

Simply Bread by Chef Andrew
Ground Floor, Puregold Jr.,
Sucat Road, Paranaque City


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT : MORNINGS AT TAGAYTAY CITY's BAG OF BEANS


Whether it's just a regular weekend or a long one, the proximity of Tagaytay City to Metro Manila makes it a convenient weekend sojourn for anyone wanting to unwind. Amidst the cool crisp air, my friends and I started our weekend getaway with a hearty breakfast to pump us for a long day of adventure. There are numerous dining places in Tagaytay City but only few deliver sumptuous breakfast meals without breaking your wallets. And when craving for delicious English pies, there is only one place to head to - Bag of Beans, the home of English pies and breads when in this bucolic ridge.



Bag of Beans has evolved through the years. You would be surprised that their seemingly small bakeshop along Aguinaldo Highway has so much more to offer. To the left (if you're facing their bakeshop), you have to walk down the stairs. Lo and behold, what welcomes you, aside from their house bird, are several spots where you can enjoy your meals with your buddies. 


Two indoor areas at Bag of Beans


Al fresco, the garden is all yours, you can also opt for their Pavillion with about six tables and a collection of souvenir pieces from Asian travels. Another room is like a large living room with long heavy wooden tables and chairs with white throw pillows. This room is made lovelier with fresh flower blooms displayed in various areas. Though indoors, you will still enjoy the cool breeze outside with their giant inclined screened windows surrounding you. Though I feel homey at this third area, we dined al fresco to commune with nature.


Bag of Bean's Omelette

What's good with Bag of Beans is that they have an all-day-breakfast menu so you can enjoy their numerous hearty breakfast at your whim. I sampled their Omelette (Php275) made with three eggs, mushroom, tomatoes, onions and cheese. The omellete is served with your choice of sausage or bacon plus bread and butter on the side.


Cinnamon & Raisin Bread

Bag of Beans is known for two things, their Cinnamon & Raisin Bread and their English Pies so to taste was a must. The Cinnamon & Raisin Bread (Php80) was addicting - aromatic and beautifully laid on our table. Each slice was filled with raisins and you know it was freshly made since it was soft and not airy.


Bag of Bean's Sheperd's Pie

Your decision-making skills will have to be tested when choosing from their pies, they offer Beef & Veggie, Steak & Kidney, Chicken & Vegetable, Vegetable Pie, Apple Pie, Mixed Fruit Pie, Pineapple Pie and my all-time-favorite, Chicken Empanada. Their best-seller would have to be Shepherd's Pie which comes in two sizes, single (Php105) and family - 9 inches wide (Php420).


Check out BAG OF BEANS other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit

BAG OF BEANS
115 Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City, Cavite
Tel : 046-413-2724
Mobile : 0920-954-6370


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT REVISITS TSOKO.NUT BATIROL



Is it just me or is Tsoko.Nut Batirol addicting? Dining pleasure never stops at Tsoko.Nut Batirol with their numerous concoctions. I have shared in this site of their truly delicious chocolate cakes, whether made from milk chocolates or the ones from tablea, two distinct flavors but both sinfully mouthwatering chocolate cakes.


Inviting wall at Tsoko Nut Batirol

Coming back over and over at Tsoko.Nut Batirol defies monotonous dishes and desserts as they are not only about chocolates. As the -Ber months enter, it would be wonderful to indulge with two of its iconic food delights, bibingka and hot chocolate. But at Tsoko.Nut Batirol, you can savor their Bibingka and hot chocolate drinks all-year-round.


I am a Bibingka fan made from Tsoko Nut Batirol

Tsoko.Nut Batirol's Bibingka is made from the freshest quality ingredients. Every order of bibingka is made with ground glutinous rice that is freshly steamed and topped with salted Duck egg, a slice of melting butter and fresh grated coconut on the side. Because it is made with the traditional ground glutinous rice, you feel your right at your home during your younger years and your grandma just handed you her homemade bibingka. Since it's quite filling, you can share this with a friend during merienda (snacks) time or have this for your brunch.


Can't get enough of this Ensaymada with Quezo de Bola from Tsoko Nut Batirol

Another well-loved snack and one of my favorites, Ensaymada that is so soft its akin to eating a perfect chiffon cake - smoother. Tsoko.Nut Batirol's version intensifies your ensaymada eating pleasure as they use quezo de bola instead of just cheddar cheese. A sumptuous rich cream binds the ensaymada and the strips of quezo de bola. Paired with their hot tablea blends, it's a sure hit!


A hit for me! Dinuguan with Puto from Tsoko Nut Batirol

Third on my list, but definitely not the least is their Dinuguan with Puto. Tsoko.Nut Batirol's version is made with a thick sauce - dinuguan sauce which is basically pig's blood that has been crushed and slow cooked with tons of chili. Many foreigners will definitely dislike this dish but it is absolutely delicious. The well-proportioned pork fat and pork meat plus the presence of chillies is such a comfort food. Paired with rice during lunch or dinner, dinuguan is traditionally paired with puto (also made with glutinous rice).


Check out TSOKO.NUT BATIROL's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit

TSOKO.NUT BATIROL
They have several branches :
2F SM Makati is one of their convenient spots


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT CHECKS OUT BE RESORTS MACTAN


Be Resorts Mactan vows that you will be delighted as you dine at their cafe and bar. Rice Cafe offers delightful Asian cuisine while their Beach Bar soothes you with their refreshing cocktail drinks from day 'til night.


Be Resorts in Mactan Island, Cebu

Be Resorts is cooking up a storm with their two food and beverage outlets to be given a rebirth of sorts. With their unveiling, I am sure that more will be delighted! I will be definitely be back to savor their delicious concoctions.


Check out Be Resorts Mactan Rice Cafe and Beach Bar's deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit


RICE CAFE AND BEACH BAR
BE RESORTS MACTAN
Punta Engano Road,
Mactan Island, Cebu
Tel : 032-2368888; Fax : 032-2368088
Email : info@beresorts.com
WEBSITE



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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT UNFOLDS SECRET RECIPE CAKES CAFE RESTAURANT


What's the secret at Secret Recipe Cakes Cafe Restaurant? Magic that is! They are offering ten magic dishes which you can savor and pair with their three Value Add-Ons. Get an additional order of Iced Tea or coffee at 50% off, start your meal with a hot soup at 47% off or end your delightful meal with a slice of any of their cream cake at 26% off.


Secret Recipe Magic 10 Dishes

The Magic Ten Dishes are Nasi Nemak, Mee Goreng, Tom Yum Kung, Singapore Laksa, Irish Lamb Shank, Curry Seafood Laksa, Penang Fried Kuey Teow, Pan-Grilled Dory in Lobster Sauce, Caribbean Style Catch of the Day and Roasted Chicken with Turmeric Sauce.


Roasted Chicken with Turmeric Sauce at Secret Recipe

The chicken-lover in me was screaming for the Roasted Chicken with Turmeric Sauce (Php280). In just a few minutes, their pleasant attendant served my plate with aromatic roasted chicken topped with the yellow-colored sauce spiced with some fresh herbs. The strong and spicy flavored sauce was complemented by steamed vegetables and not-too-salty fries. The chicken was well-roasted retaining its juicy and tender meat that's perfect in every munch. Without the need for rice, the dish was quite filling with the generous portion of the styled-cut potato fries.


Chocolate Indulgence is a definite thumbs-up at Secret Recipe

As for dessert, constant readers of this site would know that I am a sucker for sweet endings (since July 2011 and every July from then on, I have a month-long feature of nothing but sweet sensations through Life is Sweet) I opted to try their Cream Cake - Chocolate Indulgence (Php70-after the 26% off). Secret Recipe Cakes Cafe Restaurant delivers one of the best tasting chocolate cakes. The Chocolate Indulgence was a decent slice of layers of chocolate goodness. Akin to a chocolate mousse, this beautiful slice is an alternating ensemble of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and frothy cream then topped with a thick and gooey chocolate ganache. I was definitely in chocolate heaven.


Check out Secret Recipe Cakes Cafe Restaurant's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


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Section : Bon Appetit

SECRET RECIPE CAKES CAFE RESTAURANT
WEBSITE


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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT HEADS TO CHEF D' ANGELO's BUFFET


I always thought that buffets in Metro Manila are not as affordable as when I am in Cebu City or Davao City, but with Chef D' Angelo's buffet offerings, you can eat to your heart's content with Chef D' Angelo's Eat-All-You-Can : soup, salad, pasta and pizza.


With another manic Monday and to most people - with 8 to 5 jobs and a 15 & 30 payday, budget strings may sometimes limit our expenses when dining comes to mind - until the next paycheck when our pockets are all bulked up again. So I am sure that many would opt to have a packed tummy after every meal without going over budget.


With Chef D' Angelo Eat-All-You-Can on soup, salad, pasta and pizza, if you prefer these type of dishes, their buffet can actually be your salvation for a hungry tummy all for only Php150. You have to add Php50 for bottomless iced tea and another Php125 on top of your bill for eat-all-you-can chicken - all in one transaction (you cannot add the chicken-all-you-can after the transaction has been made).


I improvised Chef D Angelo's soup by adding croutons and black pepper, voila!

Their soup is a thin (read : too much water that you can hardly taste the soup's flavor) mushroom soup, and to make it appetizing for this photo, I opted to add croutons and a dash of black pepper. Nevertheless, it's still good to start your meal with piping hot soup especially during the rainy days.


Create your own salad at Chef D Angelo's buffet

Next, their salad - ice berg lettuce with choices of fresh diced tomatoes, strips of cucumber and carrots, black pitted olives and two choices of dressing - mayo garlic and mustard. For the lettuce, be careful when choosing you greens as an elder woman sharing my table had to pluck out two large green leaves with wilted sides. Even if I carefully chosen my greens, i still got some brown/wilted sides (see encircled part of photo). I just wish the kitchen staff took the effort of taking this out before serving. Good thing the combination of mayo-garlic and mustard dressing was not such a bad idea. Many preferred mayo-garlic over mustard but I think the combination with the sharp flavor of mustard actually compliments the other ingredients.


Chef D Angelo's pizza and pasta choices from the buffet

There are two choices of pasta, "creamy white" and "pomodoro" which were both disappointing. I always loved Chef D' Angelo's pasta particularly their Seafood Marinara but what do you expect with a buffet serving pasta - this would just be pure sauce and no other ingredients like meat or seafood. I dined at two different branches of Chef D' Angelo to test the diner's response, one at Alphaland in Magallanes and the other at SM MOA and at both areas, people where actually unsatisfied with their pasta dishes. As with any buffet offers, sharing and left-overs are not allowed but a group of diners who were seated in the next table at SM MOA could not finish the pomodoro pasta that they placed on their plates - four plates as I counted. They managed not to pay the penalty (no sharing, no left-over policy or you pay double) since their table was al fresco-style (outside the main establishment). At Alphaland I got to try their pomodoro pasta and I tried their creamy pasta at SM MOA and improvements with the taste should be done soon.

More servings of Chef D Angelo's pizzas

As for their pizza, this is were my salvation came along. Three variants were available and freshly baked pizza were constantly arriving before the serving plates emptied. Cheese, Hawaiian and Pepperoni are the three choices. I always loved Chef D' Angelo's pizza dough and every bite was wonderful. Except for one pepperoni pizza at their Alphaland branch - which they served with burnt pepperoni. The store manager could have stopped serving this as you would actually taste the burnt pepperoni which destroyed the whole pizza experience.


I hate lambasting restaurants as I know how difficult it is to operate and survive a reputable business in our country but I personally believe that promotions made especially by dining establishments are a way to attract more customers and not push them away to go to other restaurants. Chef D' Angelo has produced one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes and they should be remembered that way - with or without promos.

If you prefer quantity over quality, try Chef D' Angelo's Eat-All-You-Can promo, but if not, just order for their regular priced ala-carte items. I know I would!


I would still check out their deliriously delicious offerings (not from their buffet menu) and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


Hope you continue to check out Eat To Your Heart's Content for more deliriously delicious dining discoveries.





Section : Bon Appetit

CHEF D' ANGELO
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