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

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 their humble beginnings as a tiny street-side stall, they now offer al fresco dining at a relatively large branch. Indonyaki serves good food in big servings, without breaking the bank. It’s perfect for groups, but if you’re dining … 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

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 along Malingap Street (in the Maginhawa area) is one of three. It’s right next to Pino Restobar, across from Malingap Central Food Hall. There’s ample seating inside for you and all of … Continue reading Pancakes for All Your Cravings at Pi Breakfast & Pies

Heavy Meals for Hungry People at 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 limited space. Their sleek, simple interiors frame a decent amount of seating, including a long table by the window for solo diners … Continue reading Heavy Meals for Hungry People at Meat Yard