Monday, May 30, 2016

Aljosh Café’s Angus Burger Steak: Montevista Walk Park, Naga City

Aljosh Café’s Angus Burger Steak 
Montevista Walk Park, Naga City 

Weekend dining in Naga is becoming difficult
as it takes time to find a vacant parking space in
most of the city’s popular dining destinations.


The good thing is, Aljosh Café at the Montevista Walk Park
located at ALDP/Puregold Mall is an awesome weekend dining
alternative as the parking is aplenty and the food is delicious.


We have dined several times in this restaurant
after the last time I featured it my my blog,


…and have tried almost everything in their menu,

…including their rice toppings,



…and  most of them were delicious  and I decided
not to blog about them as I would sound redundant.



What lately caught my fancy were the burger steak
dishes in which  they have two delicious variants.


First was the Regular Burger Steak that had two pieces
of moderately sized beef patties, bathed in a savory and
creamy mushroom sauce. I found the beef patty rather
rubbery but otherwise, it tasted very good. It was served
with buttered vegetable and a generous mound of rice.
This is one of the best value for money meals in the city.


Just as I thought that the regular burger steak was very delicious,
until they served the second variant; the Angus Burger Steak.  
It a had a huge and thick slab of juicy angus beef patty. It was firm
but very tender and succulent. The awesome beefy flavor and
aroma linger in your senses for so long. So far, one of the best and
most affordable angus beef dishes anywhere else in the province. 

Aljosh Café  is an unassuming culinary gem
where the parking is aplenty, while the food
is delicious and definitely budget friendly.

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      Tuesday, May 17, 2016

      Pizza Hut’s New Dishes: Extra Goodness, More Choices

      Pizza Hut’s New Dishes 
      Extra Goodness, More Choices  

      It was a pleasant surprise when we dined at 
      Pizza Hut in SM City Naga to find out
      that they have new dishes being offered. 


      Mango Shrimp Salad is an old item in the menu
      but we never fail to order as it is our favorite salad.
      The crisp Romaine lettuce was topped with plump
      garlic shrimps, strips of ripe mangoes, tomatoes and
      bathed with a creamy mango dressing. The resulting
      sweetish- tangy and delightfully garlicky taste when
      mixed was exquisitely refreshing and very delicious. 


      Meat Lovers Paella was one of the new dishes that we tried.
      This Spanish inspired saffron rice was sautéed with an all meat
      ingredient that includes sausages, pepperoni, ham and various
      tasty cold cuts. It’s a delicious crust- less pizza set in rice, an all
      time Pinoy favorite staple food. It is a rice lover’s dream pizza


      Another new dish was the Buffalo Chicken Wings.
      This extremely delicious chicken dish was perfectly
      fried and tossed in tangy buffalo style spicy sauce,
      and available in mild, medium and burnin’ hot. Ours
      was that of the mild degree and tasted really great.


      The Cajun Fish with Flavored Rice was third
      new dish that we ordered. The succulent breaded
      fish fillet was fried to crispy perfection and served
      with creamy garlic dip and tasty flavored rice.


      No dinner is complete for young kids without 
      Fried Chicken with Spaghetti, and no one
      does this popular combi- meal better than Pizza Hut.


      My wife ordered a Solo Hawaiian Pizza 
      all for herself as it is her favorite pizza,


      …while everyone else feasted and enjoyed the  
      Bacon Supreme with Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza.



      We ended our dinner sumptuous with their
      delightful desserts like Mud Pie Sundae, 


      Jello Sundae,


      …and yet another new item in
      their menu Pizza Hut Halo Halo,


      …which I previously
      blogged on this LINK. 

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      Saturday, May 14, 2016

      Gilligan’s Restaurant: Unlimited Pinoy Favorites

      Gilligan’s Restaurant 
      Unlimited Pinoy Favorites 

       It has been while since we dined at Giligan’s. 


      …and we had another chance to do so
      when we visited SM city Naga to shop. 

      Giligan’s is a popular Manila based maritime themed
      restaurant and when they opened their very first branch
      in Bicol, it became an instant hit among Bicolanos.


      We came for a really late lunch at 3 PM
      and we were too hungry to browse the menu
      so we ordered a group meal that costs and
      unbelievable bargain price of 883 pesos,


      …and came with free iced tea for four persons, and
      unlimited servings of rice for an additional 40 pesos.


      We love the Sinigang Na Bangus Belly as it is
      one of the few sour soup versionsin the city that
      had the right degree of sourness the you could sip
      without wrinkling your face in acerbic revulsion.
      The milkfish was tasty and the veggies were fresh.



      The Lechon Kawali, Cebu Style was a revelation.
      We never thought that this common pork dish could
      be so delicious. The meat was tender and juicy, and
      the skin was fried to perfectly crackling perfection.
      This fat laden dish is to die for, literally and figuratively.


      With Chicken Pandan, fried chicken never smell
      so good the way they do it Giligan’s. The boneless
      chicken was wrapped in fragrant pandan leaves and
      deep fried to deliciously tender and juicy perfection.


      The Inihaw na Baboy was okay and nothing really
      to rave about, but one thing I like with this version
      is that it is not as sweet and sugary as other inihaws.


      The delicious Pork Sisig made me upgrade our order
      to unlimited rice. I used to hate sisig as I find it too
      greasy, too slimy and too gross to eat. But I learned
      how to appreciate this iconic Filipino dish later in life.
      The grease and the slimy cartilage that is crunchy to bite
      blends perfectly with the tangy and mayonaissy sauce
      made piping hot by the hot plate where it was served.


      We ended our dinner with their varied
      delightful desserts of Buko Pandan, 


      ….the delicious Mango Crepes, 


      …and the heavenly creamy Leche Flan.

      Gilligan’s Restaurant at SM City Naga
      offers deliciousbudget meals of unlimited
      choices Pinoy Favorite dishes, that goes with
      unlimited rice, for those with limited budget. 

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      Tuesday, May 10, 2016

      Classic Savory: Classic Feast, Classic Chinese Dishes

      Classic Savory
      Classic Feast, Classic Chinese Dishes 

      Classic Savory brings a lot of good memories
      to most Filipinos as it was a popular restaurant
      way before the giant fast food chains took over
      and invaded the Philippine culinary landscape.


      When it opened its first branch in Bicol in 2013,
      it immediately became a favorite place to dine
      to most Bicolanos as it still serves some of the
      most delicious, all time favorite Chinese dishes,
      the way they do for the last four or five decades.


      We ordered Corn and Crab Soup, and it
      was a very delicious way to start a dinner.


      What followed next was a sumptuous feast of
      classic Chinese dishes that stood the test of time
      and brought me back to the days of my youth.


      The Yang Chow Rice was very delicious and
      could be eaten as a dish of its own. This all- time
      favorite delectable fried rice was cooked with
      eggs, bits and pieces of carrots, spiced with garlic
      and onions and having the flavorful aftertaste
      coming from slices of aromatic Chinese sausage.


      The is only one word to describe the popular
      Classic Savory’s Lumpia Shanghai - savory.
      It was so tasty and reeking with a flavorful
      spices and delightfully rich umami aftertaste,

      The Sweet and Sour Fish was very delicious.
      Tender pieces of breaded fish fillet, bathed with
      a tangy- sweetish sauce and spiked with just the
      exact sourness of vinegar mildy spiced with chili.

      We loved the Lechon Chop Suey was a unique
      fusion dish. What was supposed to be a healthy
      stir fried, fresh and crispy assorted veggies was
      sinfully topped with chunky pieces of roasted pig.
      It was ab odd but surprisingly delicious combination.


      Of course, dining in this restaurant is never complete
      without the tasty and juicy Savory Fried Chicken.
      this fired chicken is the reason of Classic Savory’s
      longevity that makes people coming back for  more.

      While we were dining, the crew inquired if we have
      a SM Advantage Card and when we said yes, they
      served us a free Steamed Fish Fillet.  The steamed
      tender fish fillet with a sesame- like aftertaste sprinkled
      with bits and pieces fried garlic and was served lying
      in a bed of deliciously slimy sotanghon noodles.

      We also feasted on numerous Chinese
      desserts from the sweet and chewy Buchi,


      …one of the most delicious Turon
      that we have ever tasted in the city,

      … and our all time favorite Black Gulaman.

      Classic Savory recently opened another branch
      in Legazpi City and the move would bring this
      revered restaurant to more Bicolanos in the region.

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      Classic Savory, SM City Naga Classic Taste for Classic Cravings
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      Classic Savory, SM City Naga: Dining by Chance