Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tropical Hut

I always thought that it used to be just a burger chain. Then I read somewhere that before it even became one, it used to be a grocery store way back in the 60's, making it one of the oldest, if not the oldest burger chains in the country.

And now, it is not just about burgers anymore.

The delightful burgers will always be there... those patties that made them famous.... now in many different styles and topped with all kinds of veggies and sauces!

Their underrated spaghetti is one of my favorites. Timplang pinoy... sweet and topped with hotdog bits, just the way the kids want it.

Experience their burger patties with rice presented a la burger steak.

Choose from other rice dishes on the menu...

The Spring Chicken was Kokoro's instant favorite! It is mine too! Suprisingly good and cooked really well, through and through. Sarap to the bones din....

The fruit salad for dessert is pretty good too. They didn't scrimp on the cream, the fruit bits are chunky enough, and it is not too sweet. End your meal with a gulp of an iced soda to complete your lunch.

Tropical Hut is pinoy na pinoy... Atin to.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Movie Night: Caregiver

Saw this the other night. It wasn't great, but it was ok. It was a bit boring in some parts; scenes were dragging, but overall, it was a good watch.

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Other Favorite TV Series

When I am in the mood for a good serious tv viewing at night, I just pick from these shows and I am guaranteed an hour or two of well spent leisure time in front of the tube.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Movie Night: Made Of Honor

Another light romantic comedy flick... a feel-good movie... sort of like the "male version" of Julia's "My Bestfriend's Wedding" which I loved too.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sinangag Express

I turn to Sinangag Express when I come home late from work...too tired and too late to cook. Not only is S.Ex (as some call it) good and delicious, it is also fast and quick.

Their bestseller is the tapsilog. This is the first time I have ever tried tapa that is shredded. A must-try indeed.

This was surprisingly good, the embosilog. Fried sausage-like embutido. This was yummy too.

This Star margarine fried rice and an estrelladong itlog completes each item on the menu. The -silog fraction of the dish.

This is my favorite... the Longgsilog. Longganisa sliced then fried. Sweet salty timpla, just the way I want it.
I'll definitely come back for more... There is still a long list of items on the menu I have yet to try which I am pretty sure aren't any less yummy.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Oh ok, you can laugh all you want. I know I may be more than a decade late to be writing and raving about this show, but hey, It doesn't mean I couldn't enjoy it as much as you and everyone else did! It is probably one of theeeeee best shows ever on earth, right? Gosh, where was I while Friends was running! And to think it ran for 10 seasons and I never saw a single episode of it! Well, thank god the dvds are still around... I just got myself the 'real' and the 'not so real" boxed sets. Now I don't have to be at the mercy of Monday reruns on cable! Yey!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


This is Tesoro's, the home of the barong tagalog. This is where we go to for our pinya and jusi needs here in the city.

It has a wide array of ready-to-wear gowns for women, barong tagalogs for men (and now, also designed for women) and much much more!

If a ready-to-wear apparel isn't for you, simply choose from among their wide selection of native fabrics and have it tailor-made to suit the style you want.

The store also offers other Philippine-made products that we should all be very proud of.

Tesoro's... through the years, still standing tall and proud... proudly Filipino.