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Simple Eats: Santouka Hokkaido Ramen

Lovely dinner tonight with Hubby and my Mother-In-Law in Santouka Hokkaido Ramen in Glorietta.

Ordered the Santouka Sets as it was more Sulit than ordering the ala carte. Personally, I thought a set is good for 2 people. However, not knowing this, we ordered 1 set each. A set consist of Rice, Chawan Mushi, salad, pickled vegetables and small sized ramen. Even ordered an extra Pig Cheeks and Boiled Eggs to boot.







I ordered a Tonkatsu set while hubby ordered the Ebi fry set. I must say that the Tonkatsu will give Yabu a run for its money. The sets range from Php450-Php650.

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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in My Simple Life, Simple Eats


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Warren Turns 2!

Warren turned 2 last Wednesday. Hubby and I decided to just celebrate it at home with a few friends and family. Saving up for another trip to Disneyland with the little one so no big fancy birthday celebration. Plus, we thought that if we’re celebrating when he’s 2, it would be very impractical. Nonetheless, I had to decorate the place a little.

Since Warren is into Minions now with the latest movie and phone app, I decided to make that his party theme. I passed by Dom’s Party Shop along Tomas Morato and found 3 perfect minions to put around our house. Also had a photo wall printed from our shop. Bought a few balloons and put them around the place.


The photo wall was such a huge hit with the kiddo. He kept on posing for the camera standing in front of the photo wall. Even dragged a chair to sit on and posed for the cameras again. Here are a few pictures of him.






Of course no party will be complete without food! So, worked my magic and produced these food. Ordered Royal Mango Salad (Php495) and Chicken Pastel (Php990) from Conti’s. Ordered Fresh Lumpia and Fish Florentine from QCSC. Crab Sotanghon and Shrimps were courtesy of my dad. Also had Chicken Rice from Stevie’s.


Lastly, had a Minion cake (Php900) and cupcakes (Php40 each) made. It was so last minute! Good thing my friend was able to get his sister to agree. It tastes as good as it looks! The non-minion cake was provided by my Guama and aunts.




Happy Birthday Kiddo! Mom and Dad love you! 🙂


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Simple Travels: Korean Food

Today’s lunch was included in our tour. Consisted of traditional and delicious Korean food. The side dishes were of unlimited refills. For our main dishes, it consisted of 2 fish variety and 1 pork dish. The pork dish was so good that we ordered another serving (KRN15,000). The order turned out to be 3 times the size of what we originally had. Finished the food nonetheless. So yummy!







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Simple Eats: No Signboard Seafood Restaurant, Singapore

When in Singapore, do what the locals do – Eat, Eat and Eat. Where did my diet go? It went out the door the moment we stepped into the island of Singapore.

One of Singapore’s well-known dishes is its Chili Crab. And of course, we had to try what people have been considering to be the best Chili Crab in the island – No Signboard Seafood Restaurant. We took the MRT going to their main branch located in Geylang road. The ride cost is SGD1.80 each.
Was a bit surprised to find an outdoor setup. Since we didn’t have reservations, we were escorted to another side of the restaurant.

Chili Crab: SGD50/kg
We were served a pretty big crab with lots of meat in it. The sauce was on the spicy and salty side. It was so-so for me. Actually, I preferred the one in Thailand, Somboon. Will try another restaurant known for their chili crab tomorrow.

No Signboard Beancurd: SGD20
Reminded me of the lomi sauce. Good combination of beancurd, mushrooms and vegetables.


Salted Egg Shrimps: SGD25
This was a nice dish. Loved the salted egg sauce.


All in all, the food we ordered was so-so. Hoping to try a better chili crab tomorrow. I personally prefer one that’s a bit on the sweet and spicy side.

We took a taxi going back to Orchard. The ride costed us SGD10.
No Signboard Seafood
414 Geyland Road


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Last Weekend: Church and Kaochi Restaurant,

We have been bringing the little bundle of joy to church every Sunday without fail since January. The little one would clasp his hand every time he’d enter church and see the cross. How cute is that?

Last Sunday, after church, we trooped to Kaochi Restaurant for a family lunch. I’ve been to this place a few times but we’d normally order their short orders that’s good for two. This was the first time for me to try out their food for family sharing. Though food was so-so, I felt like the portion size was too small for the price. The little one enjoyed playing with Achi Baba and a game of pretend train play.

I’ve been using Camera360, a free phone app since the start of August. This is a perfect selfies app. Loving the filters which is essentially an auto-beauty shot or filter. It also has a collage feature (as seen above) and cartoonized filter. Here are some selfies taken with the little one last week using the app.




So, how was your weekend?


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Simple Eats: Early Bird Breakfast Club

Early this year, we have made it a routine to go to church with Warren every Sundays. Except for when we were out of the country, we’ve never missed this weekly ritual. After church, we’d go out for either breakfast, brunch or lunch. I’ve always loved breakfast food and so staples have been – Maple / Pancake House / McDo for breakfast good. Having known this, a good friend of mine recommended trying out this restaurant that served all day breakfast with a twist. Hence, after our Sunday church one Sunday, we drove to Fort in search of Early Bird Breakfast Club. We found it in the same complex as Fitness First and the old Pier One.

The place is rather small which gives it a rather homy ambiance. We had to wait for about 15mins to get seated but the staff were friendly and accommodating enough to make the wait bearable.


All the things we ordered were nicely plated.

This was hubby’s initial order meant to be an appetizer but this was SO heavy. I took one bite and that was filling enough for me. This is their version of a French toast – Peanut Butter and Caramel French Toast.


Viva Longganisa (Php345.00): 4 piece heirloom Longganisa with garlic rice and your choice of egg.


French Toast Fondue (Php210.00): Nice use of egg shells to put the variety of dips – maple syrup, cinnamon powder and chocolate.


Mother in law ordered their arroz Caldo variation and liked it as well.

Our total bill is around Php2k. Will come back to try the other interesting items on the menu. 🙂

Early Bird Breakfast Club
Unit C Ground Floor Fort Pointe 2 Bldg
The Fort Complex, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Simple Eats


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Simple Eats: Miyabi

Been exposed to quite a few Japanese food lately but still find myself craving for more. Will tell you more about it in the next few weeks or so once the current project I’m working on can be formally announced.

Our Ninang recommended this restaurant on the 2nd floor of Pan Pacific Hotel. Being the rice guru, she said that this place serves authentic Japanese rice and not your usual daya ones. So, we trooped to Manila and decided to give this a try this month.

Hubby ordered this Tamago Tofu for our appetizers. Yummy! A definite must try if you’re here –


Also ordered their Cuttlefish Teriyaki (Php250). Nothing special to note about though.


Hubby and Mother-in-law each ordered a Jumbo Chirashi Jo (Php980) which was supposed to be composed of imported ingredients. Both thought that Nihonbashitei served better Chirashi Don than Miyabi.


I ordered this Tokujo Bento Box (Php1080) with Gindara Teriyaki, sushi and tempura. The sushi and tempura were really good. The Gindara was so-so.


Unlike other restaurants, Miyabi has an encyclopedia like menu. Too many options, too little stomach.


Till next time!

2nd Floor Pan Pacific Hotel, Gen Malvar Street Adriatico Malate Manila
Tel No.: (02) 536 0351 – 54

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Simple Eats


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Simple Travels: Osaka in Pictures

This is how the city looks like. Quiet. Peaceful. Pictures were taken enroute to Kyoto.

We visited Kiyomizu-dera Temple today, one of the most popular temples in Kyoto and is a World Heritage site awarded by UNESCO. Will post pictures as soon as I get them processed. There’s tons of food pictures and must try stuff when you get here as well as an amazing view of the temple and the activities inside it.

We had a hearty lunch of ramen and tempura at Kyoto’s JR station where we were dropped off for some sightseeing and shopping.

We then proceeded by bus to Heian Shrine, a Shinto shrine built in 1895 for the 1100th anniversary of the Heian capital foundation.


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Simple Eats: Casa Armas

Tapas.Kuchinilla. Paella. Perfect lunch for our iSTART@PH participants. It was definitely an experience to see the Kuchinilla (baby roasted pig) being cut with a ceramic plate.


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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Simple Eats


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Simple Eats: Nihonbashtei

Another Japanese foodie adventure – Nihonbashtei. Heard a lot of good reviews so we decided to try this Japanese restaurant out. This was a good break from my South Beach Diet but still shied away from rice and carbs.

For me, the most important thing in Japanese food is the freshness and quality of its ingredients. You can’t get any simpler than Sushis – raw food has to be definitely fresh without a bad aftertaste.

For starters, we ordered Salmon and Tamago Sushi. The servings for the sushi were quite big.

Hubby and my mom-in-law ordered Chirashi Don while I ordered their basic Bento. The Chirashi Don came with super fresh Uni. My mother-in-law who frequents Japan was impressed by the quality of the Salmon Roe and the Unis. My bento box was actually too big for me. It even came with rice and miso soup. I shared my pork katsudon and tuna sashimis with hubby. Aside from the 2 mentioned, my bento box had sea weed salad (yummy!), tofu, beef and pork teriyaki, tamago and grilled salmon. For Php320.00, this bento box was sulit!

Feeling that the food might not be enough, hubby ordered their Ankake Ramen, which was supposedly a house specialty. Turns out, this was worth coming back to. But I was just too full to try a bowl plus this was against my SBD.



Our total bill amounted to a little less than Php2000. Not bad for Japanese food, right? Better yet, not bad for this quality.

806 Arnaiz Ave. Pasay Road Makati City

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Simple Eats


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