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Ambos Mundos ~ The Philippines Oldest Resto (Manila)


Arabela Restaurant ~ (Liliw, Laguna)

Whenever we are in Liliw, we always stop by at Arabela for food. This is a small Restaurant in Liliw, very quaint and Cozy. The Ceiling is quite low, so if you are a very tall person, be prepared to temporarily duck as you will probably have a hard time standing up straight here. This Restaurant i think was the Bodega of the house and which explains the very low ceiling.
Food here is delicious. I usually order their steak whenever i eat here. Their pastries are also very good.

Jo's Chicken Inato (Quezon City)

Jo's Chicken Inato was a Restaurant located in Quezon City. They served Delicious Chicken Inato and Halo Halo sa Buko. It is a Pity that they are already closed. But there are other branches of Jo's in the Country (Cebu, Bacolod, Dumaguete)

Bacolod 18th Street PalaPala (Bacolod, Negros)

18th Hole PalaPala is a Paluto Type of Restaurant. It is best to go here at night when Fresh SeaFoods are displayed for you to choose from.

Capitol Park and Lagoon (Bacolod, Negros)

The Capitol Park and Lagoon is a 3 Hectare Park in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. It Features a Man Made Lagoon and it is guarded by 2 Carabao Sculptures by the Italian Sculptor Francesco Ricardo Monti (He did Sculptures for the Metropolitan Theatre). Eduardo Castrillo's Sculpture entitled Paghimud-Os stands prominently inside the Park Compound also.

Baler Church (Baler, Aurora)

Baler Church was built in 1611 by the Franciscans. Nipa and Bamboo were used. Transferred to the Recollects in 1658. Transferred again to the Franciscans in 1703. Church was destroyed in December 27,1735. The Church was transferred to its present site and a Church made of stone was built. This is where Manuel Quezon was baptized in 1878.

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

The City of Vigan is a Heritage Site which has the highest concentration of Colonial Houses. Ancestral Bahay Na Bato's dot its streets. Vigan is a Charming City where you can feel as if you had stepped back in time.

Tiangge Tiangge (Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Tiangge Tiangge is locate near Hotel Fleuris and the United Methodist School at Lacao Street.
There is an Air Conditioned Tiangge and the regular non Air Con Tiangge. The Air Con is a one stop shop for your souvenirs. Here you can find cheap shirts, cashew nuts, pearls, south sea pearls and a lot more.
The Air Con shop featured a BDO Credit Card Logo, so I guess they accept credit cards here.
They have South Sea Pearls here also aside from the regular pearls which you can buy even for less than a hundred pesos. All pearl colors can be found here, from black, gold, champagne, white, pink.

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Microtel Hotel and Resort (San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Microtel is a bit far from the Airport (around 20mins! And that is far already as some Hotels just take 5 to 10 minutes to get to). It is located in a secluded area of Puerto Princesa. It is a Beach Front Hotel also.
The staff are friendly, efficient and courteous here. They will go that extra mile to satisfy their guests.
The rooms here are either beach view or garden view. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, Chirpractic Bed, Hot and Cold Shower, Aircon with temperature control.
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Ka Lui Restaurant (J.Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Ka Lui is a charming restaurant located along Jose Rizal Avenue in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. It is very near the Airport.
The Restaurant is made of native materials (bamboo, wood, etc). The entrance is a bamboo door, and a very charming open air structure would greet you beyond the bamboo doors. Everyone is asked to go barefoot. Shoes must be left at the baskets or placed in the drawers before entering the dining area.
Various art works can be found throughout the restaurant. Fresh fruits are also used as decorations. Pocket gardens can also be found in different areas of the restaurant.
Food at Ka Lui's is delicious! They use the freshest seafood only. We ordered the following.
Kilawing Tuna - Very Fresh, Very delicious kilawin. Served with seaweed and pineapple. It lacked onions though.
Ka Lui Special of the Day Set ( this consisted of Fish Steak, Prawns, Shark in Coco Cream, Fried Eggplant with sauce, Clam Soup and SeaWeed salad) - Delicious is what I can say about this Sp…

Mitra Ranch (Sta Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Mitra Ranch (Owned by the Late Senator Ramon Mitra) is located in Millionaire's Row (the rich of Palawan live here including the Governor), Santa Monica, Puerto Princessa.
The area is very high and gives commanding views of the city. The house of Senator Mitra is shaped like a Cockpit (the senator was an avid sabungero and cock breeder as well). It is now closed to guests, so the only areas open are the deck and gardens.
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Badjao Seafood Restaurant (Abueg Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

The Badjao Seafood Restaurant has the distinction of being the only restaurant that Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom visited when he visited Palawan several Years ago and they proudly advertise it too as the picture of the prince at Badjao is what will greet you when you enter the restaurant.
Built on a mangrove. You will cross a wooden bridge to get to Badjao Seafront Restaurant. You will be greeted by an elegant dining area, accented with hanging native lights, wooden tables and chairs. At night you will have a better experience as they also have a piano player. The ambience here is first rate.
We ordered the following:
Clam Soup - overflowing with clams. Good with just the right hint of garlic and onion taste. They definitely used first rate clams for this soup as the taste was undeniably very clean.

Grilled Tanigue - first rate. Fish was super fresh. Very delicious.
Butter Garlic Shrimp - Did not pass my standard for Butter Garlic Shrimp. Though the shrimp was undeniably…

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food (Granada Avenue, Quezon City)

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food is located along Granada Avenue. Infront of Gilmore Townhomes. Telephone No 345-3219.
We ordered the following:
Taiwan Pork Chop - Rather Bland tasting for me. I was expecting that this dish would be bursting with flavor and spices but it was not.

Crispy Tiger Shrimps - Another bland tasting dish. Definitely needs more flavor and spice to it.

Crispy Taoso Steamed Fish - I was wondering why this dish was called crispy?! Can a fish which is steamed by crispy at the same time?! When it realized, maybe what the word crispy referred to was the things on top of the Fish. Anyway, this dish could have been good if it was not too salty.

Taiwan Rice Wine Cabbage

Taiwanese Fried Rice - hmmmmm All I can say is that I still prefer Yang Chow Fried Rice :-)

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Chicken Charlie (NS Amoranto cor Banawe, Quezon City)

Chicken Charlie as the name suggests, specializes in Chicken dishes.

We tried the Soy Garlic Chicken Wings and the Hot Sweet Sauce Chicken Wings, also the Charlies Bowl plus the fries.
First to be served was the fries. The fries were delicious, served with the skin which added to its taste. It was not enough and was wiped out after just a few minutes.

Next to be served was the Charlies Bowl which is Chopped Chicken pieces with a sweet sauce topped over rice. It was quite good.

Finally, the Soy Garlic and Hot Sweet Sauce Chicken Wings were served. To differentiate between the two, toothpick were put on the Hot Sweet Sauce Wings. There is really nothing different between the taste of the 2. But both were very very good. Perfect to be eaten alone or partnered with their fries. Prices are a bit pricey but I will definitely come back for more of these!

When ordering the Chicken be prepared to wait 10 minutes or more as they are cooked upon order. When we arrived we were the only one there s…