Create Your Own Goodness at Wok n Roll


Wok n Roll is like a Mongolian BBQ place on a whole new level. I have never actually tried a Mongolian BBQ restaurant before so this is the first one. I love how you can create your own bowl so you won't need to feel guilty with what you eat.



For the create your own bowl, you can choose your base, sauce, protein and vegetables. Some of them have a maximum so you can be very creative with your choices. 



I created my own bowl loaded with brown rice, chicken katsu, mushroom and satay as the sauce. I loved this combination I thought of especially the flavor. I will definitely experiment with different combinations next time. Be sure you check out their Zomato menu here for all the different choices.


Fresh Spring Rolls (P155)

Those who want to eat something a little light should go for the Fresh Spring Rolls.It is definitely for the health buffs as it is loaded with lots of veggies. I would order this again the next time I am watching my weight.


Pad Thai (P280)

For those who can't make up their mind, they also have the Signature Dishes. I chose the Pad Thai and I must say it is a must try. I thought they put a bit too much sauce but that's just me.

Overall, Wok n Roll is a great option for those who are working in the area. Their servings are fit for those who want to eat the RIGHT AMOUNT of food.



Wok n Roll
Rockwell Business Center

Hot Wings Challenge V at The Stockpile Recap

 


Last Wednesday, I was one of the media partners for the Hot Wings Challenge by HOG Wings at The Stockpile. It was a very fun event as spicy sauce enthusiasts tried their luck finishing a half dozen wings in two minutes. Sounds simple, right? The only catch is that they're dealing with the spiciest sauce in the world.

Before the challenge got underway, we had some delicious food from the Stockpile:

 

 Huevos Estrellados with Jamon 
  
French fries mixed with anything is great. Just today, I realized that french fries mixed with egg and jamon is even better. What an awesome combination. It is also one of their new dishes. I must say it is an awesome addition to The Stockpile's menu.


 Creamy Crab Pasta (P340)

 At first, I didn't want to try this pasta. After trying it, I didn't know what I was thinking because I LOVED the creamy crab sauce. It was so good that I quickly forgot that I was supposed to share it with other people.
 

 Bianca's Four Cheese and Garlic (P410)

I was as happy as a child when this pizza came out. In fact, I almost forgot to take a picture because I wanted to try it so bad. When I finally did, I remember that I've tried it before and I really missed it. You can bet I will order it again when I come back to The Stockpile.



When I looked at the wings, I can already smell the spicy Carolina Reaper sauce. I tried it before and it was not a good experience as I was searching for ice cream after trying it. Needless to say, I didn't want to switch places with one of the eleven participants.



We had people from all walks of life joining the challenge. It was a big turnout despite the rain. When the buzzer started, everyone quickly dove into the wings. It was very exciting since it is a contest that anybody can win. Nobody was the clear cut favorite entering it too.


Four people ended up finishing it in under two minutes and I really applaud them. I interviewed some of them and one said he wanted more which surprised me. HOGWings was generous enough to give everyone some cool prizes too. 



A Brand Spanking New Menu at Concepto


It is no secret Poblacion has become the entertainment capital of not only Makati but Metro Manila too. In fact, new bars and restaurants pop up all the time. One place you should visit is Concepto and we visited at a great time because they recenty released a new menu. Are the new items any good? Let's find out:



Balbacua (P450)

This is certainly far from your soup of the day. The Balbacua is filled with 6-hour slow cooked beef cheeks, ox tail and brisket. It kinda reminds me of Monggo Soup but this one is a lot better.

Concepto Liempo

Concepto curates their own meat. They even sell meat because one of the owners has a meat supplying business. In other words, they certainly know their meat. Hence, it is no surprise that the Concepto Liempo satisfied my taste buds a lot.


Lechon Belly Pritchon (P550)

Lechon always brings a smile to my face so you can only imagine what Pritchon does.There are 3 kinds of salsa and all of them are a must-try. The healthy part of me wants to eat it with the tortillas but the chubby part wants to eat it with rice. I ended up doing both.


Steamed Fish (P300)

Those who know me for a long time are aware that I don't really like eating fish. However, their Steamed Fish is a winner. I was hesitant to try it at first but I'm glad I did.


Steak Caldereta (P400)

Out of all the dishes, the Steak Caldereta is my favorite. I always eat Beef Caldereta at home and it just became 10x better since it is Steak Caldereta. I love the tenderness of the meat and the mixture of potatoes and carrots. Two thumbs up!

Dark Upsidedown Chocolate Cake (P200)

Despite looking so chocolate-y, this cake is actually not that sweet. Don't forget to combine the macapuno ice cream with it. It tastes so heavenly.

Overall, I'm definitely hanging out at Concepto in the future. They also have acoustic bands every Thursday and DJs every Friday.

Concepto
6234 Manalac Street

Enjoy These New Dishes at Alegria Cozinha Moderna Sangria Bar


I rarely go to BGC and when I do, it is for something special. Hence, I was glad I stumbled upon this lovely hidden bar, Alegria. It is actually located in the Uniqlo building which was totally unexpected. Imagine going here after a day of shopping. They do have new items on their menu and here they are:
















I loved all of their drinks from the sangria to the cocktails. I'm sure their patrons adore their cute glasses too. Who wouldn't, right? Watch out for their promos too like their Ladies Night every Wednesdays where ladies get 30% off on sangria. 


Aguachile Infladita (P350)



Chipotle Con Carne (P350)



Calabresa Brasileira (P290)

Out of all the 3 appetizers served, my favorite has got to be the Chipotle Con Carne. It is prime roast beef hidden under tortilla. Yummy! Don't get me wrong though. I also liked the Calabresa Brasileira as it is a mixture of sausages, potatoes and bell pepper. I found the Aguachile Infladita a little light which makes it perfect to mix and match with their drinks.



Mexicano


Japonesa


Koreana


Pescado

It was hard to pick a favorite among all the tacos as all of them were really good. It is easy to tell which taco is which due to the ingredients. Koreana has kimchi, Mexicano has Salsa, Japonesa has wasabi aioli and Pescado has Bacalo fish. All are great for those who want a light dinner.

Camarones (P550)

I love shrimp with a passion and their grilled tiger prawns with harissa verde, elote and salsa tatemada impressed in more ways than one. This is definitely a dish I am ordering again when I go back to Alegria.


Posta Negra Huarache (P670)

I put a focus on this Black Angus Roast Beef because it is huge. It is also very tender as I loved the way it was cooked. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be this one.


Moqueca (P415)

It doesn't get any traditional than Moqueca. What I liked most about this flavorful dish is the tenderness of the Sous vide Bacalo Fish. There are a lot of other seafood in there too and that is never a bad thing. The list includes squid cracker, clams and coconut camaron bouillabais.


Pollo Peruno (P445)

My compliments to chef Charles Montanez for this amazing flavorful chicken dish. The corn and rice are perfect compliments for it too.

'Foi Mal!" Taco

You always save room for dessert and we had their Chocolate Tacos. It is definitely for those who have the sweet tooth as it is goodness in every spoonful of it.

Dining at Alegria for the first time was a wonderful experience. Do you work or live in BGC and you've never heard about Alegria? What on earth are you waiting for? Check this place out!


Alegria Moderna Sangria Bar
4F Uniqlo Building 7th Ave cor 30th Street

Homebase Surf Camp Makes Waves in Zambales


It's always a great feeling when a friend achieves his or her dreams. I recently found out that Obie (Team Aldous' Kembot Queen) achieved her dreams when she put up her own hostel along with 5 partners in Liwaliwa Beach, Zambales. Believe it or not, I actually had a little to do with this hostel (Okay, that's wishful thinking). Obie became passionate about surfing when I organized a blogger surfing trip to Circle Hostel, Baler. After that, she frequently goes to surfing spots Zambales and Baler. She met five other surfing addicts and they decided to put up a hostel where they could crash for the night in Zambales since it is a couple of hours nearer compared to Baler. The result is Homebase Surf Camp, a very affordable and basic hostel.



When I said affordable, I meant it because the bunk beds are just 350 per night while the hammocks are just 250 per night. Can it get any more affordable that that? For surfing lessons, their manager Ping is a damn good instructor and his fees are affordable too.







We stayed at the gazebo that can fit 8 people. Just remember to bring an anti-mosquito repellent or you may end up being dinner.



There is a common area where there is free water. They also have open mic night every Saturday. I waited for the perfect moment to sing my favorite song, "Ilong Ranger." The moment came when everyone was either drunk or asleep. Unfortunately, I forgot I didn't know how to play the guitar.



This is definitely an affordable and great place to stay in Zambales. It is for not only surf enthusiasts but for beach people too. I had a lot of fun making new friends and awesome memories. Looking forward to making many more in the future here.

Homebase Surf Camp
Liwa-liwa Beach, Zambales

3 Places to Try at 8 Seas Food Adventure

One of the newest food parks in Quezon City is 8 Seas Food Adventure. During my first time there, I was impressed by the brand new food concepts. I wanted to try them all but I only got to try three and here is how it went:


Chickapig is a nice place for your chicken and pork cravings. They have a great selection of dishes that will make you drool after staring at their pictures.


BBQ Karaage (P110)


Crispy Bagnet Sisig (P135)



Garlic Parmesan Wings (P145)




Crispy Bagnet (P155)

I highly recommend lots of rice to go along with these crispy and yummy meat dishes. It is hard to pick a favourite among them because all of them are worth every penny. If you don't believe me, go to Chickapig now and try their food. I guarantee they'll make a believer out of you.



Due to the heat in the Philippines, it's always great to have a cold drink. The best option in 8 Seas is Kocco as they serve a variety of Frappe, Lemonade, Milk Tea and Iced Tea flavors. The best part about them is that they serve 1 liter of milk tea and iced teas for only P120 and P110.



I had the Fruity Cosmo iced tea which guarantees to hydrate you. It's still flavorful despite my request of zero sugar in it.



There are so many Korean BBQ buffets in Timog that I've lost count. However, the cheapest one by far is Samgyeop Sa Timog.  Despite being very affordable, they're not short on quality. There's a reason why people fall in line here during peak hours.



Before you're seated, they'll set up the table for you. Their pork all you can is only P299 while the chicken/beef/pork all you can is only P399. The unlimited side dishes include kimchi, lettuce, japchae, fish cake, cucumber, atchare, peanut, radish & carrots and my favorite, vegetable curry.



There's a groovy meat selection for pork (dae-pae, bulgogi, Pinoy style), chicken (chicken galbi, bulgogi, Pinoy style) and beef (beef samgyeop, bulgogi and Pinoy style). There is also unlimited melted cheese that pairs nicely with the meat.



I had a great time at the food park as all the food I tried were delicious. Hence, I can't wait to come back and try the other selections here. With 14 food stalls to choose from, you're bound to find something that will satisfy your taste buds.








For those who don't know where to take their date this Valentine's Day, this is the place to be. There are some nice food combinations from different merchants at only P999. The night guarantees to be grand too as there will be an acoustic band that will entertain you with lovely songs.


8 Seas Food Adventure
122 Timog Avenue