Chill Top Resto Bar, Cubao

Quezon City, though known as the most populated city in the Philippines, is not very much popular to skyscrapers as compared to Makati, the business district of the country.

For a person like me who is living in Quezon City, discovering Chill Top was a luck if I may say. I wouldn’t have to go in Makati or in Ortigas and brave myself to a 2-3 hour traffic just to indulge my eyes with the scenic view of the city because this roof deck resto bar is just located in Cubao.  In addition to that, the comfort food and the booze are budget-friendly to the locals so everything is very much favorable.
360 view

We went there before sunset and it was just majestic. Tho the penthouse is just up to the 14th floor, there are not many neighboring buildings that would disrupt the 360 view of the city which truly makes the resto bar a good place to chill.

penthouse

At night, the view is more lovely because of the twinkling city lights.

Chill Top Cubao view at night

Most of the food served are “pulutan” or snacks for the alcoholic drinks but don’t worry as they serve rice. The chicken barbecute (P165)  is generously coated in sauce. It’s called “mini” but it still contributed to making my tummy full. The Hickory Dickory Pork (P254) has a sweet sauce yet I’m telling you not to expect too much of the tenderness of the meat.

chicken barbecute

Hickory Dickory Pork

The newest addition to their menu, Flasher Squid (P320), is indeed flashy. It was served to us in its towering state where the squid is coated to add crispiness with the vinegar dip on the side. The flasher squid tasted great, seasoned well.
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During my first visit, I was able to get into their Chill Along, an amenity for people who wants to go singing. I have tried a lot of drinks that night but it is Choco Slush P205 (gin, vodka, rum, chocolate, and milk) that captured my taste buds. It is sweet but not too much and alcoholic but not quite. It’s a drink I got to enjoy the most.
Choco Slush

Going to Chill Top Cubao is not disappointing whether it will get crowded or not since it occupies two floors. The first floor of the penthouse is airconditioned but the glass windows still made us have a beautiful view. At night, it comes with the live band.
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Meanwhile, the second floor of the penthouse is the open air one with the 360 view.Chill Top (11)-2048x2000Chill Top (13)-2048x2000Chill Top (40)-2048x2000

And lastly, a Chill Along KTV Bar is located near the elevator and is also spacious. It can accommodate 30 pax plus it has own comfort room. The price as I have said is pocket-friendly and the serving is reasonable for the price. The taste is delicious but nothing exceptional. The waiters are polite but the food was prepared for a long time.

Chill Along KTV Bar

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

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RBCTY, Maginhawa

One of the reasons that makes people get stressed living in the city is because of the heavy traffic. In my case, to commute five hours everyday six times in a week for almost two years is one of the factors that made me decide to take a break in a short time. Ergo, I was able to attend a food event because I’m freed from the working  world. And I thank Aldous for inviting me.RBCTY (1)

Indeed the city could give us a lot of stress, but if you are going to a city about ribs it’s a feast! That’s what totally happened to us, bloggers.

To start this joyride in RBCTY, served to us is Dynamite. Surprisingly, there’s no bombing happened but a spark. I mean spark means kilig, kilig means asim kilig especially with that salsa sauce. Don’t kill me, I’m not corny.RBCTY (4)

Next served is the beer’s best partner, Not Just Nachos (P198). Truly, this nachos dish is special because of the rib shreds. “I’ll stop the world, and melt with…” cheese. I love nachos!RBCTY (5)

After a long ride, we finally arrived to the Big City (P718).  RBCTY (6)

Big City is good for three to four persons and you may choose four side dishes. We were able to try eight of the side dishes. I like the coleslaw, mashed ‘tato, potato salad and the thin fries that is sour cream flavor. Of course, CTY rice is a recommendation, too. We’re Asian, peeps.RBCTY

Want to have a look again of Big City? This charcoal-grilled ribs is just really huge! Hitting the ribs with the lights, Big City is sparkling because of its overly drizzled barbecue sauce. I love that the sauce is not too sweet and not too sour. The meat is tender and luscious!RBCTY (7)

Now that we got the ribs, we’re going to have the wings! Their chicken wings are one of the bests I had. It’s crispy but fleshy; it’s a wings that is not intended for snacks but for a meal.  RBCTY (8)

The wings that we got made us fly in heaven because the next served to us is… drum roll please! Desserts!

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Queso de Bola Cake
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White Toblerone Cheesecake
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Brownie a la Mode

Queso de Bola Cake (P148) is saltier so I like the White Toblerone Cheesecake (P148) better. Both of the cakes are dense but what made me to reach heaven is because of the Decadent Brownie a la Mode (P168). The chewy brownies, rich vanilla ice cream and the oozing chocolate sauce is very sinful. I don’t know why it feels heaven when in fact it is sinful. LOL!

The restaurant’s theme is street so there are so much industrial elements to this place. RBCTY’s location is quite a secret place because you have to get in to a building that looks like an apartment. Surprisingly, it has a second floor that can accommodate up to fifty four persons. While the serving is satisfying, I am most pleased to the taste of the food that we got to try. For a restaurant to cater what is most valued to the diners – the quantity, the quality, and the price, the meal they offer is pretty much affordable. As for the service, I am very much grateful that the owner, Ms. Aya, entertained us well but as for the servers, I hope they would smile and be more energetic. 🙂 They are attentive, though.

Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 4.5/5RBCTY (2)

RBCTY (Rib City)

Address: 63 Maginhawa St., Diliman, QC

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Nadai Fujisoba, SM the Block

My high school friend, DK, chose Nadai Fujisoba to have dinner because her brother who is based in Japan recommended this restaurant. According to her brother, he has not tried all of the Japanese restaurant here in the Philippines but of all the restaurant he dined in here, Nadai Fujisoba’s food has the closer taste like the one offered in Japan.

We ate here last January and it was really cold in the Philippines during that time so we decided to try their noodles!P_20170102_192747_BF

So I wasn’t aware with the difference of udon and soba. So for people like me who does not know any of this, well… udon is a thick wheat flour while soba is thinner and made of buckwheat flour.

I ordered horensou soba (P200). It has fish flakes, spinach, onion leeks and wakame seaweed. I was craving for a fish that time so I ordered this. However, while eating I feel like I was eating too much leafy dish so I would recommend you to try other varieties like what Cojie and DK ordered.P_20170102_191426-01

Cojie and DK both ordered Niku Fuji but the other is soba and the other is udon. Let me show the pictures to spot the differences.

Here is niku fuji soba and..15826627_10202701242968590_2859609396272546788_n

here is the niku fuji udon.P_20170102_191612-01

Niku Fuji has a sliced beef, half boiled egg, onion leeks, and wakame seaweed.

Their gyudon (P100) is delish!P_20170102_191628-01

Unfortunately, I did not get to have the ambiance because we dined in outside of the restaurant because it was full house. It’s a Japanese restaurant but I find the price cheaper among others I tried plus the serving is enough to fill your tummy. The service is also good because the waitress kept us well-informed about they are offering. Lastly, the noodles is freshly made and the flavor is lighter. I would love to come back here to try their cold noodles!
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Taste: 4.5/5

 

Nadai Fujisoba

Address: G/F SM the Block, SM City North EDSA

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