National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Have an Instagram-Worthy Dining Experience in Taft Avenue Area: Noriter Cafe Manila

Being always in a hunt for Instagram-worthy places here in Metro Manila, I am more than excited to share all of you guys what I have just found: just across De La Salle University is the Noriter Cafe Manila.

The signage pointing to the location of Noriter Cafe Manila which is at the 2nd floor of the Reyes Building.

The facade of the cafe is really colorful and inviting!

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Eat in Tomas Morato Area: Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery and Coffee

I am a frequent diner at Tomas Morato area and there is so much to recommend there — from Filipino restaurants, to Korean BBQ, to fine dining. However, if you want a chill Korean night with your friends while sharing some delicious food and drinks, I know such a place:Β Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery and Coffee.

Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery and Coffee is situated along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City and they offer a vast selection of menu items, from starters, main dishes, drinks, and desserts.

Upon entering the place, you will be pleasantly greeted by their staff. Their interior really gives you a bakery vibe with the presence of brown chairs and the brick designs on their wall. Also, the music in the restaurant are your favorite K-Pop hits and K-Drama OSTs. Very Korean! πŸ™‚

What I loved about Papa Kim’s is that they offer a wide selection of drinks. If you love something caffeinated, you can choose among the coffee frappes as well as the hot and iced coffee drinks. If you love cream-based drinks, they also have them in frappes. They also offer milk teas and fruit drinks, among others.

Since Papa Kim’s is also a bakery, they offer a lot of fresh breads, and the bread lover in me was really, really happy!

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Have Dessert in Ortigas Area: Froozy Snow Bar (Review)

Iced desserts are becoming more popular nowadays, and all of trhem have their own unique features, such as different flavors, different toppings, and even a chance to customize your orders. The rampant ones come in a form of β€œbingsu” or Korean iced desserts, but aside from them, there are dessert places that have their own uniqueness.

Speaking of uniqueness, I was able to come across this colorful place at the Second Floor Veranda of Robinson’s Place Galleria which serves different types of snow desserts: the Froozy Snow Desserts.

Opened on the first week of March 2018, Froozy has been spreading some awesomeness to the mallgoers at Robinsons Galleria by offering different flavors of snow desserts. After eating a heavy meal somewhere, who does not want to have some dessert after?

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Have Takoyaki in Ortigas Area: Takoichi Takoyaki Bomb (Review)

The last time I was able to have some takoyaki is at a takoyaki restaurant in Akihabara, Japan, and it was really good and tasty. In there, you will choose which flavor you want to be stuffed inside your takoyaki. To be honest, takoyaki stalls here in the Manila were not my first choice when it comes to comfort food, until I discovered Takoichi Takoyaki Bomb.

Takoichi Takoyaki Bomb is located at the Building A of SM Megamall. It opened last September 2017 and has been providing a taste of Japanese comfort food to its customers. What I love about Takoichi Takoyaki Bomb is the presence of eight different toppings to choose from: classic, chili, crab and corn, onion, teriyaki, mentaiko, melted cheese, and corn and bacon. More importantly, the toppings are free! How nice is that?

SM Megamall is one of my frequent food crawl areas being the closest mall to my workplace, and I wish I have discovered this store early on. So much for that, because finally I was able to taste some of their bestsellers:

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Stay in Mandaluyong City: Garv’s Boutique Hotel (Review)

Attention everyone! This new minimalist hotel in Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City can be your next staycation destination!

Garv’s Boutique Hotel opened just recently and is already accepting guests and visitors. Look how inviting the entrance facade of the hotel is! The overall theme of the hotel is minimalist. It is full of blacks and whites, as well as touches of green. Beautiful!

Garv’s Boutique Hotel is the sister hotel of the BGC Boutique Hostels.

The Check-in Process

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National Capital Region (Manila) · Philippines

Where to Eat in Caloocan City: Pages & Lattes (Review)

Caloocan City might not be one’s usual destination, but let me tell you a secret: there is a newly-opened coffee shop here that can make both your brains and tummies happy! How’s that? πŸ™‚

Pages & Lattes is located along EDSA in Caloocan City near Manila Central University. They offer a vast selection of food, dessert, and caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks. Aside from that, they also have books for you to borrow as well as a study area exclusively for those who want to get academic-related stuff done.

The interior of Pages & Lattes is so bright and relaxing which is perfect for a nice and chill hangout session with your friends and family.

I seriously loved this part of the cafe where you can have your photo taken. πŸ˜‰

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Ilocos Region · La Union · Philippines

Where to Eat in San Juan, La Union: Tipple & Brew Resto Bar (Review)

La Union is a place I’ve been wanting to go to since I started seeing how nice the beach is and how people can enjoy the place by surfing and socializing with other tourists. Finally, last week, I had the chance to go to the Surfing Capital of the North: the town of San Juan.

We arrived at San Juan, La Union around 8PM, and since we left Manila at around 2PM, we are really hungry and looking for some place to eat. The number of restaurants serving different kinds of food can be so overwhelming. We are lucky enough to have the chance to dine at this new restaurant along the MacArthur Highway: Tipple & Brew Resto Bar.

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