Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

The first time I dined at Grumpy Joe, it was a newly opened, hole-in-the-wall place with a respectable ten-or-so tables. That was about eight years ago. Grumpy Joe as we know it today has grown remarkably, now with two large branches plus a third in La Union. Amid many changes (Their original branch along Leonard Wood has since shut down) the vibe hasn’t changed. Grumpy … Continue reading Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Sometimes I look back at that first lockdown back in March of 2020, and I know I’m not alone in having binge watched Crash Landing on You. I don’t drink coffee, so I never got on the dalgona bandwagon, but the K-drama series offered a bit of comfort and levity in a scary time. CLOY fans will be thrilled to discover Seollem Cafe – a … Continue reading Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

If you happen to be walking around Burnham Park, getting some fresh air and sunshine or having a pandemic-safe meetup with friends, you might stumble across a light blue truck. There’s a good chance there will be a line at the window, too. When Yolk Korean Egg Sandwiches set up shop, you can bet it’s worth the wait. We saw the sandwiches on friends’ posts … Continue reading Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

Late Lunch on a Foggy Afternoon at Arca’s Yard

Tucked away in the aptly-named Tiptop, Arca’s Yard offers a cafe experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s quite the journey getting there, especially compared to other, more convenient spots near the city center, but it’s well worth it once you arrive. If you’re looking for a quiet place where you can enjoy a meal and a hot drink surrounded by … Continue reading Late Lunch on a Foggy Afternoon at Arca’s Yard

Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

UP Diliman houses a huge variety of dining options, from family-friendly sit-down restaurants to little stalls that offer whatever street food you might be craving. Because their customers are mostly students, there are plenty of budget-friendly snacks and meals you can get on campus and nearby. This post will be the first in a series of blogs featuring my on-campus and near-campus favorites. Snack Shack … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

Al Fresco Indonesian Food at Indonyaki, Maginhawa

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Indonyaki on Maginhawa Street has shut down permanently. However, you can still visit their Novaliches branch at Blk 57 Lot 12 Misa De Gallo Street, Greater Lagro Subdivision. They are open from 11:00am to 7:30pm daily. My classmates and I would often go hunting for food along Maginhawa Street after our evening classes, and Indonyaki has become one of our go-to places. From … Continue reading Al Fresco Indonesian Food at Indonyaki, Maginhawa

Objects of My Ingestion, Japan edition

This is a gallery of some of the meals, snacks, and drinks I enjoyed on my eight-day trip to Japan. Grocery and convenience store meals Taking trips to the grocery store in favor of buying meals at restaurants can save you a good amount of money. The Fresca a few blocks from the hostel in Kyoto had a big selection of onigiri (rice balls), some … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Japan edition

Indulgent Dining at Miguel & Maria Restaurant

Marikina is only a jeep ride away from our place, but I haven’t explored it much except to visit a spa and attend last year’s Pride Parade. One Sunday date night was spent at Miguel & Maria, one of many establishments along Lilac Street that offers good food and drinks. It was hard to pick just one dish because everything on the menu sounded so … Continue reading Indulgent Dining at Miguel & Maria Restaurant

Pancakes for All Your Cravings at Pi Breakfast & Pies

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Pi Breakfast & Pies has shut down permanently. However, you can still enjoy their breakfast specials at Pino Restaurant in Quezon City – more info on their Facebook and Instagram. Once in a while, I get an extremely specific, can’t-be-ignored kind of craving. And sometimes, that craving is for pancakes. I got exactly what I needed at Pi Breakfast & Pies. The branch … Continue reading Pancakes for All Your Cravings at Pi Breakfast & Pies

Heavy Meals for Hungry People at Meat Yard

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Meat Yard shut down permanently on October 15, 2021. Thanks for the great meals over five awesome years, Meat Yard! Meat Yard is a casual dining joint that boasts “Traditional Comfort Food”. They prepare all of their food fresh, so anticipate a bit of a wait when you eat there. Meat Yard is set up in a way that makes the most of … Continue reading Heavy Meals for Hungry People at Meat Yard