My 2nd Visit to Skippy's Bar

Wow, time flies by so fast. It's been 4 years since I first tried the food at Australian bar Skippy's. When they invited me to try their new additions, I didn't hesitate to say yes.

 Sisig Pizza

They sure used a very crunchy dough for their pizza and I like that. Since it's sisig, there are some egg, chili pepper and bell pepper spread all over the pizza. Two thumbs up for this dish.

 Beef Stew

Skippy's has a lunch set promo for only P199 including this good-looking Beef Stew. Those who are working nearby should be wise to take advantage of that. Back to the Beef Stew, I loved how the meat was cooked.

 Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana is one of my favorite dishes and Skippy's version did not disappoint. It's oozing with cheese too which is exactly the way I like it. The vegetables and french fries perfectly complimented it too.

 Skippys Nachos

One of the most popular appetizers not only in Mexican cuisines but in all cuisines is the Nachos. Their nachos contains a huge serving that's good for 4 to 5 people. It contains a lot of greens, tomatoes, and mayonnaise too.

 Beef & Onion Pie

I understand how Aussies love pies and the Beef & Onion Pie is a pie after my own heart. Its crust is a little hot though because it's cooked to perfection. I really admit I cherished every bite of this dish.

 Skippys Wings

One of their best-sellers is the Skippys Wings. From the moment I sampled it, I quickly found out why. It's very crunchy on the outside and tasty on the inside. Despite the red color, it's not spicy. Of course, it's best paired with rice so I quickly ordered one cup.

 Pork Belly

Another lunch set meal is the premium Pork Belly. The meat is so tender that it got me hooked from the start. It would have been better if this one is served with fries though.

 Black Pepper Fish

I'm a big fan of Creamy Dory so I was curious how their Black Peper Fish would taste like.  To nobody's surprise, I loved it especially the sauce that came with it. This is considerably healthy too.

Skippys Sweet Porkchop

Last but certainly not the least for their lunch set meals is the Sweet Porkchop.  It's cooked simply the way I love porkchops to be cooked. By the way, if you order all of their lunch set meals, you'll get two free craft beers. You don't even have to do it in one day. What a great deal!

It's not often you see an Australian themed restaurant in the Philippines. They also have a billiard table and happy hour promos. Head over here for some great drinks and nice company, mate!

4 New Dishes at Pitmasters Smokehouse

One of my favorite places that offers smoked meat is Pitmasters Smokehouse. When they asked me to try their new dishes, I immediately agreed knowing my first experience with them went great. How did their new dishes do? Let's find out:

Oyster Sisig (P250)

The first one served to us was also my favorite. It's very creamy which is exactly the way I like my oysters. This one gets a two thumbs up!

Chili Sausage (P250)

With chili mixed in this dish, it's ideal for those who like it a bit spicy. It's not spicy enough though for those who like spicy food though. It's a bit moderate so some chili sauce should be added.

Pulled Pork & Bacon Sisig (P270)

This one is unlike any other sisig I have ever tasted. It has pulled pork and bacon! I repeat, that's pulled pork and bacon! If that doesn't make your jaw drop, then I don't know what will. It's definitely best paired with one of their flavored beers.

Sizzling Burger Steak (P370)

The reason why their angus patty is so tasty is because it's mixed with their East Capitol BBQ Sauce. The egg and mushrooms in the steak is like the icing on a cake. What a masterpiece!

Bacon & Mushroom Pizza (P370)

One dish that's not new is the Bacon & Mushroom pizza but we had it anyway. Who is complaining though? I really love their pizzas. In fact, I want to try all the flavors when I get the chance.

Pit Platter (P1500)

Once again, I had the Pit Platter and I'm not complaining one bit. It contains their best meats along with 4 sides (slaw, french beans, corn, kamote fries). I highly recommend it for people coming in groups.

Pitmasters Smokehouse
39 East Capitol Drive

Business Lunch Meal at Va Bene Pasta Deli

I can't believe I haven't tried Va Bene Pasta Deli up until now. They have been around for quite some time and won a lot of awards too. When I got to try their food, I was very impressed. Chef Massimo certainly knows how to make good Italian food.


Creamy gorgonzola polenta, sauteed mixed mushrooms, lemon, parsley

Mixed lettuce, roasted onions, crispy tomatoes, balsamic dressing, shaved Parmesan cheese

Tomato Soup, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil Pesto, Black Ink Quadrucci

Main Course

Chicken Milanese, Fried Potatoes, Mixed Lettuce

Black Ink Linguine, Zucchini, Garlic, Olive Oil, Chilli, Clams, Mussels

Tortellini Bolognese, Light Parmesan Cheese Fondue, Arugula, E.V.O.

Their latest business lunch meal promo entitles customers to choose one appetizer and one main course for only P499. After trying out all of them, I have to conclude the best appetizer is the creamy gorgonzola polenta. I actually thought it was a crepe but it's pure cheese and that's never a bad thing. The best main course dish to pair up with it is without a doubt the Chicken Milanese. I guarantee you'll have a satisfying meal after those two. Of course, the other options aren't bad either.

Truffle Mushroom Pasta

I love truffle and I can smell it while they were cooking this masterpiece. I definitely recommend this dish to everyone who loves truffle and mushrooms. It's cooked to perfection.

Ravioli (P560)

I really wish there were more of the 3-Cheese Ravioli. There's greatness in every bite for this dish. I can't wait to order this all to myself next time.

Profiteroles A La Milena (P280)

I really dig cream puffs and I'm glad Chef Massi knew it's best paired with vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of Nutella. I personally like mixing crushing the cream puffs then mixing them with the ice cream.

Lemon Tart (P280)

Their lemon tart tastes different from any other tart I have tasted. Of course, I meant that in a good way. The coffee ice cream is the perfect flavor to pair with it too.

For those who live or work near one of Va Bene's branches, try their business lunch meal. It will definitely satisfy your Italian cravings without hurting your budget.

Va Bene Pasta Deli
Amorsol Ave corner Edsa 
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