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Don Henrico’s

When in the Philippines and you’re craving for Italian food, you know exactly where to go… Yes, in Don Henrico’s. Their Italian food suits Filipino palates perfectly. They’ve been in the industry for two decades now and continues to be on top of my list.

My husband and I had dinner in Don Henrico’s, Malate, Philippines on our 10th year Wedding Anniversary in 2010. I fancy Italian food at that time, because why not? It’s always nice to have pasta when on a romantic date. Don Henrico’s offers a wide range of Italian-American food choices; appetizer, salad, soup, calzone, pizza, pasta, chicken, triple gem, dessert, beverage and so much more. Prizes are very reasonable from P48.00 to P2,900, not bad at all.

In our visit to Don Henrico’s, Malate, these are the foods we ordered:

Calamari Fritti (P175.00)

Tender calamari lightly battered and fried to golden finish, served with marinara sauce.

Spaghetti Meatballs (P220.00)

Spaghetti in tomato sauce with minced garlic topped with beef meatballs

Photo Credit: Zomato Don Henrico’s

10″ Rustic Italian Pizza (P270.00)

Authentic Italian thin and crisp crust with charred edges with fresh, delicious toppings

Photo Credit: Unsplash Yeoul Shin

Iced Tea (P70.00)

A cold tea served in a glass with ice.

plus P36.75 Service Charge, which gives a total of P777.33.

The ambience is fair to casual diners. It is homey, spacious and clean. They offer good Italian food in single or shared servings. Great value for your money. Also, they cater to your party needs.

Please take note that my husband and I were at Don Henrico’s in 2010, so these prices possibly have changed already. For the current menu list and prices please visit: Don Henrico’s Menu.

At present, Don Henrico’s have eight branches in the Philippines:

  • Alabang
  • Brickroad in Sta. Lucia Mall
  • Glorietta 1
  • Lower Session Road, Baguio
  • Malate
  • SM Baguio
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Upper Session Road, Baguio (first branch)

Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5.

For more information, Please visit their website: Don Henrico’s

Restaurant: Don Henrico’s

Location: JPL Bldg. Roxas Blvd cor. Pedro Gil St. Malate, Manila
Tel. Nos.: 524-9134 ; 524-9141

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Miann Britomart

It was an amazing experience at Miann Britomart located at Ground, Arthur Nathan Building 36 – 38 Galway Street, Britomart, Auckland 1010. It’s alongside Tiffany and Co. and Chanel which focused on desserts. They serve Petit Gateaux, Macaron, Chocolates and Gelato as well as Coffee and 8 different Hot Chocolates. This is the perfect place to treat yourself on a special occasion or simply indulge with the sweetness and deliciousness of each artistic dessert.
I’ve told my HubbyBhe about Miann 6 months ago and asked if we could go here on my birthday. But something came up and we’re all busy so it didn’t happen. But I didn’t stop there, I asked again if we could go on my first daughter’s birthday in August, unluckily still didn’t happen. I’m very persistent and really wanted to try their desserts as I always see their beautiful creations on Instagram. So, I tried again in our Anniversary this month, but it didn’t happen, unfortunately. Yet, today… there’s no special occasion… It just happened that we’re just in the vicinity and saw Miann standing right in front of us. Oh well, at first, we didn’t go there right there and then, we walked around a few meters away first and turn around and back again to Arthur Nathan Building where Miann was located. I didn’t know why we did that, I was confused myself as well. It crossed my mind that, this time it has to happen. So as we were walking towards the building, we were so amazed because their location is alongside Tiffany and Co. and Chanel… WOW!!! I haven’t been to those shops before. I never tempted to get in as I know I won’t be able to afford to buy anything haha! Getting back to Miann, there are no more excuses not to go, as we were already inside. YES! Finally!!!
I felt like I was in heaven. I was so amazed in every creation they made there… especially their Christmas specials; Christmas tree, Christmas Bauble, Santa’s Hat, Snowman, and more.


 

My younger kids had gelato; Rocky Road, Chocolate Gelato, Marshmallow, macaron cookie Crunch and Gianduia, Chocolate, Hazelnut Praline, Caramel. My eldest daughter and I had Black Forest, Cherry, Kirsch, Kalapaia Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea, Passion Fruit. My husband had a Mochaccino. And oh my, it was incredible. A must-go place if you want a delicious and beautiful dessert. Staff is cheerful and accommodating. The ambience is superb. The lighting is awesome. The dessert is amazing! We’ll definitely go back here to try other flavours. Rating is 5/5.
 
“I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.”
 
happy eating,
Kate
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Dragon’s Gourmet Restaurant

Dragon’s Gourmet – a new style canton cuisine is located at 189 Manukau Road, Epsom Auckland.

We had lunch there and these are the foods we ordered:

 

Hong Kong Cold Tea

 

Fishball Stuffed with Chinese Mushrooms

 

Seafood Noodles

 

Seared Salmon

 

Seared Raw Beef

Among all the foods we ordered, our most favorite is the Seared Salmon. I personally didn’t like the Fishball with Chinese Mushroom, it tasted like Bopis inside the fishballs and with chili and wasabi. I didn’t enjoy the wasabi taste too. The Seafood Noodles were served chilled. That’s the only food we ate without complaints, oh Sorry, I was wrong for I complained that I hate the taste of coriander, my bad! The Seared Raw Beef had a distinct Chinese taste that I can’t even identify what it was but I wasn’t able to enjoy it either.

Overall, I’m not going back to this restaurant. We tried this one because of the good feedback in a food and restaurant review over Menu Mania but we personally didn’t like it. It was a good experience though.

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Gengy’s Mongolian Buffet

We keep on coming back to Gengy’s Mongolian Buffet located in 12 Lakewood Crt. Manukau Auckland. They also have branches in Henderson, Hamilton, Northcote, Rotorua, and Whangarei.

Creating your own meal is fun in Gengy’s. You can choose from wide selection of meat (beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and bacon, and marinated ones), seafood (shrimp, baby octopus, squid rings, crab meat, and more), vegetable (broccoli, corn, capsicum, courgettes, onions, mung sprouts, and many more), oil (garlic, chili, sesame, olive, lemon, and peanut), sauces (sweet and sour, black bean, teriyaki, soy sauce, oyster, chili sauce, and many more) and spices. They also have tasters such as the soup of the day, fresh salad, and bread rolls with butter. For the desserts, you can get as many scoops of ice cream as you want or you can make pancake ala mode. They have the yummiest pancake I have ever tasted so far. There are heaps of ice cream sauces too. My kids enjoyed going to the dessert section.

These are some of the pictures of the food we ate:
Nachos with Salsa
Noodles with lots of meat and vegetables

 

A Meaty and Seafood Choice

 

Chocolate Ice Cream on Pancake
They are open on Monday – Thursday, Sunday from 5:30 till late
Friday and Saturday from 5pm till late
Dinner is $28.95 per adult
Children is $3. base + $1. per year

 

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Chipmunks Cafe

It was a rainy Wednesday when I brought the kids to Chipmunks. They had loads of fun playing in the inflatables, balls, rides, etc. They never want to go home.

After several hours of constant play and  fun, I bought Munch Meal for the kids to eat. It costs $6.00 for 3 chicken nuggets and chips.

And I had a Flat White for $3.50. It made me smile in a gloomy weather ^_^ I just wish our HubbyB was with us.

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Hell’s Pizza: Chicken and Seafood

Last Friday, I was just not in the mood to cook anything and good thing that Hubby is craving for pizza. So we drove to Hell’s Pizza and bought Trouble double pizza and Underworld Pizza.

Ever wonder how it looks like in Hell? Now you know…. Hehehe! My 20 month old daughter got scared inside when she saw Death standing on the corner hahaha!

 

Have a look at the pizza box, isn’t it scary? Cool ei? Hahaha!

 

We ordered TROUBLE PIZZA: It has chicken, bacon, onions, and camembert. It’s truly a trouble maker.

This is UNDERGROUND PIZZA:  New Zealand Mussels, prawns, calamari, onions, olives, and cheese. It’s called underground but it tastes heavenly.

And what a lucky day it could be? We got a dessert pizza for FREE! Yahoo! It’s actually yum! It has apples, blueberries and custard. Yummo!