Uncle Cheffy, Tagaytay

Embracing the beauty of Taal Lake from afar is one of the reasons why people love to go to Tagaytay. As tourism continues to grow, putting up an amusement park like The Sky Ranch Tagaytay is one way for the people to spend their day happily by having a fun ride experience.

For the people who are hungry but do not want to go far from the amusement park, there are restaurants in the area. Some of the restaurants in Sky Ranch can only be found in Tagaytay while others also have branches in Metro Manila like Uncle Cheffy. With 13 Uncle Cheffy branches, sure this restaurant should you have not missed.

People might think Uncle Cheffy Tagaytay settled for the same food as they offer in Manila area but the Batangas Bulalo is an exception. Tagaytay that is known for offering bulalo, Uncle Cheffy make way to this beef soup dish zipped in by the locals and tourists. The soup is very rich and flavorful inclining to the salty side.

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Batangas Bulalo P595

Craving for meat? Uncle Cheffy has All Meat Barbecue Platter brimming with the meat of lamb, beef, pork, and chicken. The lamb is good that it has a hint of herbs, and the beef is tender. The beef has a little sour touch when putting Memphis sauce on the side. The pork is chewy and sugary but still, it tasted good. On the other hand, the chicken is bland but pairing it with the sauce on the side satiates your palate. Oops, let’s not forget the delicious potato marbles!

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All-Meat Barbeque Platter (Php 920)

After getting carnivorous, the Lovely Jenny Salad do not only give you leafy vegetables but also generous slices of apples, salmon, in a French dressing. The salad is named after the founder’s wife.

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Lovely Jenny Salad (P230)

After having salad, here comes the All Meat Barbecue Panizza, where Uncle Cheffy is known for. The thinness of the bread gives more the room for savoring the flavor of the toppings. It is cheesy and topped with beef teriyaki, pork barbecue, and chicken barbecue meat! A-must order!

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All Meat Barbecue Panizza P628

Lastly, the contrasting color of cream cheese and chocolate of Cheffy Cheesecake keeps you a lot of spoonful bites. The cream cheese is not as smooth as you would expect but it is the chocolate, in particular, entices you to have more.

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Cheffy Cheesecake

Overall

Uncle Cheffy Tagaytay has adapted the nearby restaurants where it feels cozy. On the other hand, they have maintained the ambiance of the restaurant along with other Uncle Cheffy branches like the presence of the wood and the yellowish lighting. With this ambiance, people might think that going here for a meal is pricey but your P500 is enough to feel full and the serving is also big. The waiters are all attentive and as for the taste, it is overall good.

Uncle Cheffy, Tagaytay
Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to write positive reviews. All thoughts and opinion are my own. 

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Abuela’s, Makati

The rainy season has started and everyone wants to stay and get cozy in their own homes. While the rain is continuously pouring outside, imagine getting up from the bed and your mother or your wife has the food ready for you. This certainly feels home, but what if you are far from it and yet you want to get cosseted like you’re home? From the busy city of Makati, a restaurant in Legaspi Village named Abuela’s can feed your soul and tummy a comfort of home.

Abuela in Spanish is “grandmother” so the restaurant is straightforward to where their dishes come from, but since it has passed from generations to generations, the food has come with a modern twist.

Appetizer

This is not your ordinary Chicken Wings, since it is a Spanish style buffalo wings served with chorizo and olives. The taste is leaning on the salty side.

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Chicken Wings P500

The Kilawin has a subtle touch of tangy because it has done the Negros way plus topped with coconut milk.
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To definitely wow your appetizer, here is Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri and  Onion Mango Jam. The exciting part of eating the dish is when you’re scraping the roasted bone marrow with truffled chimichurri, topping it off at the humble toasted bread and adding the mango jam with it. It is a new taste in your palate. Highly recommended!

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Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri and  Onion Mango Jam P420

Entrees

The Mechado stuffed with Iberico Chorizo looks good to take a photo because of the towering dried squid ink. Yes, that piece of art is edible! The dish has foie gras, and Iberico, a ham produced in Spain and Portugal so this dish must be pretty special.

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Mechado stuffed with Iberico Chorizo P550

The Jojo’s Filipino Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce is enticing to look with the grilled prawns with a Southern Filipino crab fat curry. This one has a buttery taste.

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Jojo’s Filipino Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce P350

The Pinangat is a fish meat and crab meat wrapped in gabi leaves. Drowned in coconut milk sauce, and a little salty, the right word for this dish is overindulgent of cholesterol.

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Pinangat P450

The perfect slice of the pork is simply irresistible. Their Bagnet is not oily and the crunchiness does not hurt or test your jaw. The meat is good itself and it was the best when dipped with the Thai sauce.
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Dessert

Their dessert is still on its plating game. The Molten Lava Cake and the Green Tea Cheesecake are also scene-stealer. Both of them are decadent, well-flavored and rich but the Molten Lava Cake is moister.

 

Verdict

Located on the second floor of Somerset, Abuela’s might be missed when you are strolling along Legaspi Village. The restaurant is spacious, it has a dim light with an elegant strike of home. If you are looking for a venue for corporate events, they can cater since they have function room with a maximum capacity of 25pax, minimum consumable of P20,000.

The price is not that budget-friendly but how the food is presented was the evidence with the price range of Abuela’s. The waitstaff are accommodating yet informal. The taste of the food is overall good. Hence, the modern twist is the interesting thing that you will keep to come back.

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Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Serving: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 4/5

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to write positive reviews. All thoughts and opinion are my own. Thanks for not judging the quality of the photo. I forgot to bring my camera.

Abuela’s, Makati
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Address: Second Floor, Somerset Millenium Makati, 104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
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Main Street, Kapitolyo

Main Street is sure one of the head-turner restaurants in Kapitolyo because it is not so common for the Filipinos to stumble a Canadian comfort food.
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With the food that I will get to show, I am confident to share with how Canadian meal taste-like since the menu and the food served is crafted with the chef owner, Adam Tan, who had stayed in Canada long enough to understand their taste buds.
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Appetizer

That night, we, the bloggers start off healthy with the Cajun Spiced Prawn Salad. It has its greens but not the boring one. The Cajun spiced grilled prawns are not the only thing that brings flavor to the salad but the orange tarragon vinaigrette. It’s a-must order!

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Cajun Spiced Prawn Salad (P280)

Poutinerie

The next food served is one of the well-known dishes in Canada – poutines…. poutato… potato! We got to try two of the poutines on Main Street menu. I actually like both but if one prefers more meat on poutines, the Bacon Poutine is the right choice since the bacon is also homemade and flavorful. Meanwhile, Supreme Poutine is like eating supreme nachos but with more add-ons onto it. It has flank steak strips, cheese sauce, tomato salsa, shredded lettuce and cilantro crema.

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Bacon Poutine P240
Supreme P290
Supreme Poutine P290

Mains

Judging from its presentation, I knew that the 3-Pc Buttermilk Fried Chicken is not the ordinary fried chicken meal since it is an 8-hour brined Southern Style with garlic cream sauce. The chicken is crispy but it has a surprising taste I loved. This one may be served with rice or fries.

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3-Pc Buttermilk Fried Chicken (P290)

The Main Street had something that is not the usual thing everyone would encounter since it’s a Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese. Who would have thought that a jam goes well with a cheese! This sounds romantic, isn’t? A GOOEY cheese and a SWEET bacon jam is the perfect example that opposites do attract. The meal also comes with tomato soup.

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Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese (P270)

The Main Street also has seafood and one dish pours tons of it! In Tomato Braised Seafood Stew, there are prawns, mussels, and fish! The tomato flavor is not too strong and the rosemary garnished adds aroma to the stew. May serve with rice or toasted bread.

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Tomato Braised Seafood Stew (P350)

Burger

I was totally mind blown when they served not just one but four burgers! All of them tasted good but I like the Barbecue Burger more since it has strips of applewood smoked bacon. Would it also be too much if I tell that the Barbecue Burger also has a fried onion ring in it?

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Barbeque Burger (P300)

I also liked the Caramelized and Bleu. So I know some people who are not fond of bleu cheese but sorry I am so this is second on my list. It has arugula, garlic mayonnaise, and caramelized onions so how it was named.
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The Classic Cheeseburger has romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

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The Classic Cheeseburger (P260)

The Double Bacon is sinful. It has their homemade bacon jam and applewood smoked bacon. The kick of mozzarella cheese adds yumminess to this burger.

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Double Bacon (P310)

Pizza

A confession to make for the  Barbeque Chicken Pizza, I cannot really remember how it tasted so I just better flash here the photo. It is topped with chicken, grated cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, barbecue sauce, chopped cilantro and sliced red onions.

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Barbeque Chicken Pizza (P300)

Pasta

Opposite with the pizza, the Beef Shin Ragu is the dish I can completely remember the taste since it is a unique dash in my palate. I know it’s not the cheese that caught my attention but it’s the impeccable pair of beef shin and their tomato sauce.

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Beef Shin Ragu (P360)

Dessert

The room for dessert in Main Street was quite big. We were fortunate enough to try all of the desserts they offer so I will rank it and my favorite of them all is the Blueberry Cheesecake. The cheesecake is not dry and the sweetness is just right. On the other hand, the Fudge Brownie a la Mode is close to my liking if only the brownie is moist. Lastly, the Apple Crumble is also good but maybe I would like it more if it is drizzled with milk or caramel sauce.

Verdict

Grayish brick walls, black and white photos, black, brown and white chairs, The Main Street plays with that color tones. The restaurant looks vibrant and youthful but with a closer look, it is recognizable that it was an old house tweaked to keep up to the modern age. They also have function area upstairs and they also hold company parties simply because they can :p I mean, the restaurant is really roomy. As for the price, it is reasonable enough since the portioning are done fairly and the taste and menu are well-thought out. Overall, I would not mind coming in Kapitolyo again to dine-in at Main Street.

Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Serving: 4.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Taste: 4/5

Main Street, Kapitolyo
10 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila
0945 458 3044

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