I am still asking myself, “Why now?” Why did I just learn about this restaurant now? Why not sooner? Why not as soon as it opened its doors circa 2016? It’s probably because I was busy with my life (all aspects of it) and I didn’t have the time to explore Poblacion itself or, perhaps, it was lacking good marketing that time. I don’t know! What I’m sure about is that Taperia Poblacion is one heck of a restaurant serving Filipino-Spanish dishes that brings heaven to you!
Korea has great influence to us Filipinos that it is unquestionably affecting some people’s way of life, may it be the way they dress and accessorise or the way they wanna spend their idle time by binge watching over KDramas. But of course, let us not disremember the thriving food scene that promotes Korean cuisine which is honestly making a lot of us happy! I know how it feels when you are watching a KDrama and then suddenly crave for Korean BBQ (or anything Korean!), and that is why I am grateful for Korean restaurants that are offering unlimited Korean BBQ because they know exactly what we need!
Fat Fook Kitchen is a homegrown concept with a wide and excellent menu selection of authentic Taiwanese Style Cuisine and comfort food – from street food to traditional dishes, all in generous serving size. Their varieties are the result of Rachel Kao‘s, the Executive Chef, effort to bring a piece of her hometown in Taiwan here in our country, the Philippines. She carefully crafted each recipe that will surely appeal to the taste buds of Filipinos and at the same time, continuously trying to add a dash of Taiwan’s modern cooking techniques to Fat Fook Kitchen’s menu, enhancing the flavour of the traditional cuisine and giving the customers a new experience.
Just exactly when I heard one of the famous food parks in Marikina is about to bid farewell, Lamp Quarters emerged. I’m not really a fan of this kind of setup because of some lame reasons, but that doesn’t really stop me from being me, and ‘being me’ means on the look out for anything that makes ME and my tummy happy. However, I thought I had already forsaken food after getting my dental braces. Little did I know, I am a tenacious human being who can’t be easily pulled apart from eating whatever pleases my appetite. LOL. 😀
When I drive, I make sure that I pay attention on the road not just for the sole reason of defensive driving but to spot newly opened restaurants or cafes that are new to me. I’m on a continuous pursuit of happiness and trying out different food places is definitely one of my life’s greatest pleasures. I worked for almost 4 years in Boni, Mandaluyong and driving around Pioneer made me discover a few nearby cafes/restaurants that are worth the visit. Some of them are Mozaic Living, Joey Pepperoni, The Giving Cafe, etc. Tasty Tucker, being one of the few, already caught my attention few years back, but I never had the chance to actually pay a visit and it’s probably because of the not-so-inviting facade of the cafe. So when Zomato invited me over, it immediately rang a bell and since I was free that time, I said YES!