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Nomnomnom Happy Food vegetarian restaurant

A friend, Ria, and I met up a few days ago for lunch at Nomnomnom Happy Food. (Her treat, yay!)

I’ve probably passed by Nomnomnom a thousand times because it’s in my route going to the kids’ school. The first time I saw the signage, I remember thinking “what kind of a name is that?” At the same time, it stirred curiosity to find out what it was all about.

Nomnomnom Happy Food has an unassuming appearance from the outside. The ambiance inside, however, is cozy and quaint, with a lot of quirky points of interest.

Nomnomnom Happy Food vegetarian restaurant

 I love the walls of frames, bird houses, the “something good” mural. My favorite and the happiest detail to me is the wall with wooden-clipped photos.

Spinach #enchilada at @nomhappyfood. Vegetarian food that my kids and hub can eat. #vegetarian #food

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Baguio Ketchup Food Community

Dining and hanging out with family and friends under the pine trees of Baguio is such a wonderful experience. And one of the new places I get to do just that is the Ketchup Food Community.

Ketchup Food Community Baguio City

I immediately liked Ketchup the first time my sister brought me there, so I have been going back each time I went home to Baguio. There are five restaurants inside Ketchup that serve different cuisines. My favorites are Happy Tummy and Canto. Continue reading Baguio Ketchup Food Community

Chicken Charlie Korean style fried chicken

I got my first taste of Chicken Charlie a few nights ago when Hub brought home some takeout for dinner.

chicken charlie

The package had a warning at the bottom that said: “The chicken you are about to experience is highly addictive.”

I’ve read mixed reviews about Chicken Charlie. Some raved; others were bleh about it. Continue reading Chicken Charlie Korean style fried chicken

Asian with a twist at Syd’s Kitchen

Update: This restaurant has closed for business.

Syd’s Kitchen is one of those unassuming eating places on Banawe Street in Quezon City. It’s tiny, with only a few tables. The menu is concise and, at first glance, seemingly unimpressive.

But wait until your orders arrive. Unlike most typical Chinese eating places, Syd’s Kitchen goes to great lengths with presentation. I understood why when I found out that Chef Sydney Sy came from Shangri-La Boracay.

The first time we went there, Syd’s Kitchen was just two months old. So we had to wait patiently for our food to come. I guess by now, the kitchen would have gotten into the groove, and service should be faster already.

These are our favorite appetizers: Savoury Meatballs with tangy dipping sauce (P120); Crunchy Five-spice Pork Rolls with sweetish sauce (P150); and Shrimp Wanton Poppers with tangy peanut-based sauce (P180). Lookie at the shot glasses and bamboo serving boards!

Some of Syd’s Kitchen’s main dishes below, clockwise from left to right:

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King Chef Restaurant – a potential affair

King Chef Restaurant is one of those food finds on Banawe Street, Quezon City that my family has been going back to lately. It’s a brewing affair, I can feel it.

Reason number one: King Chef Restaurant has a dimsum breakfast promo from 7 AM to 10AM where everything is at P48.00. The dimsum isn’t bad at all. Though I did not like the pork siomai very much, V extremely enjoyed her xiao long bao, Nate the mini-siopao, and Patch the tausi spareribs.

KIng Chef Restaurant Banawe Street Pumpkin soup siopao dimsum

Top to bottom: Mini Siopao with ground meat and egg filling; the unique Pumpkin Congee with quail eggs and whole shrimps; siomai and Pork Spareribs dimsum, mini siopao.

Reason number two: King Chef offers Misua Co (one of hub’s comfort food) and a unique Pumpkin Congee during breakfast.

Reason number three: Continue reading King Chef Restaurant – a potential affair