Eat Me Up: Tapa Pares

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“Good Food is Good Mood”

Another food blog for those who loves discovering new flavors, new cute food stalls or restaurants. Comfort food has always been our best buddy. Tapa has always been Filipino’s favorite meal in the morning paired with eggs and fried rice. Since we don’t where and what to eat that night, we stumbled on this place where they served different kind of Tapa’s.

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The interior of the place is so cute! It has this playful vibe and canteen looks which makes it more cozy. The chairs , tables, drawings and the counter is so cute! It’s the kind of place that will surely make you go back because of it’s atmosphere and of course food.

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Tappa with Longganisa Sausage
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Sizzling Bulalo
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Beef Pares

Out of three, my favorite is the sizzling bulalo – my dad’s order. The beef is so soft that you wouldn’t even need a knife plus the sauce is so good! The portion of the sizzling bulalo is just the right amount plus they also have unlimited rice and drinks so it’ll be worth ordering it. My second favorite is the one that I ordered, the Tappa with Longganisa Sausage.

The egg is perfectly cooked plus their sausage is not the regular one. You’ll love it and if you just want to try a simple tapa dish you can order the Beef Pares – which is also delicious by the way. I love their fried rice – it isn’t the kind of rice that is lumpy or sticks (you know what I mean) also has garlic and is perfectly cooked.

The prices too are budget friendly – it’s a place where you can go with your friends after school or work or just want to have some tapa. They also have different kinds of meal not just tapa (the pic of menu is above) Highly recommend if you’re going to order the Sizzling Bulalo. The best and i’m sure that you guys will love it.

Tapa Pares is located at Hensonville, Balibago Angeles City

They also have social media accounts just type the name “Tapa Pares” on facebook and instagram and their page will appear! Hope this blog is helpful for those poeple wanting to find something new. Until next blog…

claire

 

 

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Eat Me Up: Aranci Blu’

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Well, of course food is a source of energy for people to be able to do work- not only that other’s consider it as their comfort zone or they just really love the explosion of flavors in their mouth.  But let me ask this, what kind of person you are when it comes to food?

Picky?

The one who prefers fancy dining?

or the fast food one?

Admittedly, people has been fond of fast food restaurants ’cause it’s much more cheaper and affordable. However, we can’t deny that we’ve thought about eating in fancy restaurants before with wine on your side or the warm atmosphere and the aromatic flavors of the food right under your nose. Today, that will change. I’m going to share with you guys a new place that we’ve found in Friendship, Angeles near Sunset.

The picture above is what the exterior looks like. I’ve talked to one of their staffs and found out that the restaurant is only open up to 10 PM – their peak hours is lunch and dinner time. So if you like to take pictures inside and be by yourself, you could come by in the afternoon.

They did a great job doing the interior of the restaurant. Once you enter, you would immediately feel the coziness of the place because of it’s warm lights. The sunlight doesn’t stream inside because of it’s windows or heavy curtains. What I like about it is that they still added that pop of color for the place to really shine – they have this painting of buildings in a brick wall that you will see once you step inside. That one is really pretty

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Then they also have a private section that you can use for family gatherings or occasion. The place is big and spacious

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The concept of their menu is Italian – Mediterranean. Since this our first time here we only ordered two things – the topping of our pizza has shrimp and squid. The pasta is pene which is spicy and garlic bread on the side. I forgot the names huhu sorry! But I’ll try to remember it and write it down here if I did.

My favorite dish from what we ordered is the pasta. Since it was spicy I was expecting the flavor to be strong when you take your first bite but I was really surprise by the taste of it. When you take a bite, you’ll ask yourself  “I thought this is spicy, why is it not there?” Trust me, once you’ve taken two or three more bites of the pasta, the spiciness of the sauce will explode in your mouth.

It’s so tasty, the pasta is perfectly cooked the sauce is on point not that spicy to the point where you’ll drink every second but the kick and flavor is there. Definitely one of my favorites. Also, if you don’t have a big appetite the pasta is good for two people but if you like it all by yourself, why not?

The pizza is also good. I love the crust and the sauce. It is perfectly cooked plus you could really smell the shrimp and squid. I think their pizza is cooked in a brick oven ’cause I ask my mom why there is still a little bit of flour underneath the crust and she said that it could be cooked in an old style way. Which is good because other people prefer their pizza’s cooked in a brick oven so that the flavor of the pizza and the crust will intensify.

All in all, I could say that this is my new favorite place. Though a bit pricey, well what do you expect it is a FANCY place hihi I think you guys would love the food here. They also have steaks on their entree which sadly we couldn’t get to taste ’cause we just want to look at it a little bit. But will come back here next time!

A great place if you’re going to have a date, family gathering, a day out with friends etc. The place is cozy, staffs are friendly and of course the food is amazing. Though if you want to try many food in here *whispers* make sure to check your wallet hihi. Definitely worth it if you guys want to try a different kind of food in a much more fancy way.

Whoop that’s all for today, hit me up in the comments if you guys decided to go to try their food.

claire

Travel Blog: La Union, San Juan

We all know that Christmas break ended a few days ago – I admit that I wanted it to last longer but things just had to end. Like our trip to La Union for the celebration of New Year. The Philippines consists of 7, 107 islands – and among those islands or places, La Union is also one of the most famous and most talked about place.

There are three kinds of wind that struck La Union – The first one, is it’s natural beauty. Even though it’s not a white sand beach, the simplicity of life and it’s serene surroundings is enough to make you want to go here. You will not be lost in here, Just ask someone and they will gladly help you. The people in here are so kind and they also speak tagalog, which is a good thing. This is the place where you will really enjoy your stay with it’s quite surroundings.

The next wind is the food – Before we embark to La Union, we research some restaurant or food stalls that we can try. Let me just say, that we can’t decide where we are going to eat because there are so many great reviews in all the restaurant or food stalls we checked. Later, you will find out all the famous food places in La Union.

The third wind is the tourist – there are also many other people from different countries visiting La Union. The northern part of the philippines is known for it’s strong winds; that’s why Elyu is also recognized for it’s surfing activities. No wonder why there are so many travelers visiting LU.

Now, LU is a very long ride if you’re from Metro Manila – you have to leave very early in order to get there before sunset. There are also hotels that’s facing the beach – the most famous of them is the Flotsam and Jetsam Hotel. Which I think you should try. There are many hotels that you can choose from – but their beach isn’t really that swimmable. The waves are too high and the wind is also strong. If you can, why not?😂

Our hotel isn’t beach front, but it’s pretty okay because you just have to cross the road and walk then you’re in the beach😅. We stayed in Chill ‘N Hotel – we chose this one because they allowed pets plus they’re the only one’s who has vacant rooms left. The room is good for two. But if you want to add an extra bed, you have to pay for it. They will also provide some tissues, water, soap and towels. They also have a pool which I am grateful for because I can drown on their beach😅

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This is their beach. They have a long coast and the waves are sometimes very high and strong. For that day, we decided to try the surfing lessons. It’s P400 per hour – me and my mom just shared the one hour and I think it’s enough for you because you’ll get tired easily but I assure you that you will enjoy it. You can ask the hotel you’re staying in for the number of the surfing lesson or just walk along the road and you’ll find signs where you can surf.

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Tagpuan is also one of the famous eatery in LU – it’s simple and affordable price is what makes people go here. Their menu is a lot like tapsilog – they also have hot broths and more. It’s on the left side of the road as you walk – beside the Mad Monkey 

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From upper left – we ordered Bagnet, Tokwa Baboy, Tapa and Pares. We also ordered extra rice – it really is affordable and a cute little place to eat.

For our breakfast the next day, we ate in the famous cafe shop in LU – the El Union Coffee. Their menu and place is literally for food enthusiast and teens. The most talked about here is their Indoor Smores and Horchata drinks. Sadly, it’s too early in the morning to eat sweets so we decided for pancakes and grilled sandwiches.

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My mom also ordered the Iced Americano? I don’t think the name is right😅. It’s my first time drinking americano so I’m not really sure about it. I love their pancakes. It’s so fluffy and the presentation is just so cute😍 – I would love to have these again because they’re heaven in the mouth.

After we ate in El Union, we pack up our things and did a little adventure going to Bahay na Bato. It’s a long ride but once you get there you’ll love it.

Before you wander in here, you will pay first. Children below 4 or 3 is free. Adults are P10 – there is also a parking fee. Whew, just bring some umbrella if you want to go in the afternoon here, it’s pretty hot. I think we actually spend an hour in here because it’s pretty big. Plus they also have the Pebble Beach in here. You can’t swim in it though – waves are too high and it’s pretty deep.

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After our adventurous trip in Bahay na Bato, we venture off to the famous Halo Halo de Iloco where they’re known for their delicious halo-halo.

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We ordered the Buko Halo – Halo and for the price of P185 it really is worth it. I couldn’t finish mine because it’s too big for me hihi.. you can share it with your love one’s if you think that one is enough for the both of you. A word of caution though, you can make reservations because the place is a bit small so it can get crowded with people. Be there early if you don’t a swarm of people.

Here are some of the restaurants we didn’t get to eat

  • Mad Monkey
  • Flotsam and Jetsam Hotel
  • Olas Banditos
  • Patio Del Sol Seafood Restaurant
  • Surf Shack
  • Gefseis greek Grill

See you on the next blog,

claire

Eat me up: Hungry Neighbors

Hello everybody! It’s already been a month since my last post and currently I am reading a book that was sent to me. For the last three weeks, I am contemplating whether I should include me blogging about food. Why not? Foods are delicious😂.

In the month of September, our family decided that we should eat outside. My mom suggested Hungry Neighbors because she heard a lot of great reviews about their food. Without any remarks, we embark in our journey. Hungry Neighbors can be found in Sto. Rosario St., Angeles City.

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Beef with Mushroom
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Thai Sweet Pork
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Lechon Macau

We ordered three dishes for lunch. At first, I was hesitant because of the price but guys, eating here is totally worth the money. The food is tasty, spices were very balanced in a way that you want to come back for more. They also had some kind of platter or whatnot. Their servings are a lot! I couldn’t even finish mine because the rice is way too many. All in all, it was a big thumbs up!

See you on the next blog💕,

Claire💖