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Tapa King in The WALK

Another branch of Tapa King recently opened in the WALK, IT Park, Lahug Cebu!!!





Name of Establishment: Tapa King
Location: The WALK, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
Types of Food: Filipino (Tapsilogan)
Over-all place: Medium (More or less may accommodate 50 customers)
Contact: 032. 416.6886 (for delivery)
Website: www.tapaking.com.ph
Ratings (1-5):
3.25
Other Branches: Banilad Town Center and Juana Osmena (CEBU) and others nationwide.
Contact: 032.345.TAPA(8272) or 032.255.TAPA(8272)




(The Insides of TAPA KING in the WALK)


Since IT PARK is a haven for Big Call Centers and other IT companies, it's definitely a venue for food establishments to invest in. And when it comes to food, it's a necessity. A sure sale to any individual as we need to eat! TAPA KING is not just a "tapsilogan" in our vernacular. They also offer salads, pastas, burgers, desserts, chicken meal and other beverages.



A few days after they officially opened in the Walk, I and a friend decided to take our breakfast in it. We ordered Longganisa, Champorado, wanton soup. Just a foretaste of the meals they serve.


(wanton soup and longganisa meal)



And during our first day of work, we invited the whole team for a BRUNCH meal. There were 18 of us in the team. Of course, we crowded the place and we paid much! We never thought that they are giving us 2 liters of Pepsi for *FREE*.



(My hungry team mates!)





WHAT DO TAPA KING HAS TO OFFER?


TAPA Meals (w/ garlic rice and egg)

* You have 8 choices to choose:

Tapa King (House Special)

Tapa Queen (Sweet & Spicy)

Tapa Prince (Sweet)

Tapa Ranchero (Bar-b-q flavor)

Tapa Adobo

Tapa Joe (Bacon style)

Pork Tapa (Spicy)

Tapa King Royale (Classic Cut)



TAPA KING Royal Meals


Lumpiang Shanghai, Danggit, Longganisa, Tocino, Spicy Tuyo, Porkchop, Boneless Bangus, Chicken Pork Adobo, Crispy Liempo, Chicken King, Mixed rice (solo w/ red egg)

* It is served with plain or garlic rice, egg, and acharrra. Your choice!



BOWLS


Tapa King/Queen/Joe, Beefsteak Pilipino, Burgersteak, Fresh Corned Beef, Hapi Hotdog, Wanton Soup, Sisig


SALADS


Red Egg w/tomato and cucumber

Garden (petite/large)
* Choice of dressing: Caesars, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island & Vinaigrette



MERIENDA Meals




Spaghetti w/ toast

Baked spaghetti with toast

Chicken Nuggets (5 pieces of breaded chicken)

Cheezy Sticks/Jalapeno w/ salsa (spicy)

Hamburger/cheeseburger

Champorado *like this!

Palabok (solo w/tokwa't baboy or Bilao)



DESSERTS


Banana Turon, Leche flan, Sweet Banana, Sago't Gulaman, Mais Con Hielo, Flanna Banana (sweet banana w/ leche flan), chocolate cake.



BEVERAGES




PEPSI Products, Bottled Water, Pineapple Juice in can, San Miguel Products



Spaghetti de Leche

If you don’t have any oven and you want to have a “sort of like” baked spaghetti. Then no need to worry. I have my own way and I’ll teach you how. This is different from other spaghetti recipes, I added milk to it for better taste and there is no water! It's simple to do, you don't need to be a Pro for this. Here:



Spaghetti Ingredients:


1/2 kg. spaghetti noodles

1/4 kg. ground beef

1/4 kg. hotdogs, diagonally sliced

500 ml. Filipino style spaghetti sauce (or any spag sauce)

250 ml. Tomato sauce

2 green bell peppers, diced

2 onions, chopped

1 head garlic, minced

3 tablespoons of cooking oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 small box of quick melt cheese or the regular cheese (grated) will do

1 can of condensed milk ***




Spaghetti Cooking Instructions:


1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.

2. In a sauce pan or wok, sauté garlic and onions in cooking oil.

3. Add ground beef and bell pepper.

4. Add spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste then let it simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add half can of condensed milk and hotdogs. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

6. While on low heat, add the cooked noodles and mixed it with the sauce. Add the remaining condensed milk and the quick melt cheese and continue to mix for 5 minutes. (This is like baked spaghetti already)


Serve with sliced bread or any bread you want.

Serving size: 6-8 persons.


Note: Never add water into the sauce, it might spoil it. My spaghetti lasted 2 days without being put inside the fridge.



Lamesa Grill




Name of Establishment: Lamesa Grill
Location: Northwing of SM City Cebu
Types of Food: Filipino Dishes
Over-all place: Has a capacity of 120 people.
Ratings (1-5): 5
Other Branches: SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma Mall and soon in Glorietta and SM Megamall.
House Specialty: Deep fried lechon in pandan-crepe wrapper.




Crispy Chicken     and    Bicol Express



This new restaurant just opened on June 6, 2008 here at Northwing of SM City Cebu. Again, a new taste of stylized Filipino dish is here for the Cebuanos to taste its delicious food. According to the part-owner, Sen. Franciso Pangilinan, the restaurant was conceptualized as providing Filipino food using Japanese technology.


Pork Belly  and  the Seafood Rice (good for four)




Last July 19, 2008, I gave a treat to my friends in Lamesa Grill here in SM City Cebu. A friend from Dumaguete just came for the only purpose of shopping. So, why not bring those close friends and have dinner together? Good thing we ended our butts sitting at Lamesa’s after hopping to the different new restaurants the mall has to offer. And Bon Apetit! We filled our stomachs and quenched our thirst!


Hungry Faces!!!






The budget: Less than Php 1K for four peeps.

***




After a satisfying delight of Filipino food, we rushed to my friend's hotel. We stayed there for an hour enough to freshen up ourselves and get the groove to chill at  Cebu's main bar street, Mango Avenue. We decided to pour the best mixes of liquour in East West bar. 


Sisig and Kamikaze mix (East West)



The Budget: We spent Php 600 in East West (Mango Avenue, Cebu). Just enough to chill folks!

More photos here.

Kublai Khan’s Mongolian Restaurant

“Don’t blame the Cook, He just put in fire”
The place where you choose the ingredients of the food you want to eat! Note, EAT as MUCH as you LIKE!

Name of Establishment: Kublai Khan’s Mongolian Restaurant
Location: 1st Level, Ayala Center, Cebu City
Types of Food: Mongolian
Over-all place: Big enough to accommodate numerous customers.
Contact: 032. 233.6401
Email: kublaikhan@pacific.net.ph
Ratings (1-5):
4



It’s pay day and has cravings of food that is something Chinese! I’m not from Cebu so I asked a colleague of mine to bring me to a restaurant that could satisfy my stomach! She referred me to Kublai Khan’s Mongolian restaurant in Ayala. So, I did invite her for a lunch trip! Though, I’ve been passing-by the corners of the said dining place, I didn’t took care what specialties they offer, until I went inside and had my own bowl to fill and had my food adventure!
I took photos for you to see what to expect inside if you happen to bump on one day. Just filling hungry and some Chinese cuisine cravings might be. :)

X's Bowl and Gen's Bowl

Some points to note, you will be asked what you want to order (menu below). You have the option to choose the ingredients of the food you want them to cook. Sauces, spices, condiments, garnishes, veggies, meat (all kinds), pasta, rice and other ingredients are all set right before your eyes. All you need is to mix them in a bowl. Once your done choosing your personalized food mastery, let them cook it for you. Here, if it does not taste well, it's your fault! According to them, “Don’t blame the Cook, He just put in fire”. Remember that!

*Add these on! *

Question: What ingredients to choose? You never cook your food before?
Answer: This is the time to experiment how good you are in picking up your choices! It's exciting!


*Get Meaty in different selections*

* you might wish to go back and give it another try just in case you don’t like the taste*

*Stick it in*

Well, if you insist not preparing your own Chinese meal, let them do the mixing! They have a menu list for you to point your own choice without being drooled on what ingredients to pick. I suggest, go beyond your dining experience. Invent your own food meal, the Mongolian way. tsk tsk tsk.
*Care to experiment how will the food taste after these mixes*

The Menus:

-CLASSICS-

EAT ALL YOU CAN (Php 192)
ALL YOU CAN FILL BOWL (Php 155) * I chose this. It's what my friend recommends for first timers like me!
CHECK A BOWL (Php 102)

-RICE TOPPINGS-

BEEF, CHICKEN+, PORK+, SEAFOODS, VEGETARIAN, CHICKEN CURRY++

-MONGOLIAN BOWL-

SALTY PINOY MIX OR ORIGINAL MIX

CHICKEN, PORK, SEAFOODS, BEEF+ 89.00 / 55.00*

-SOUPER BOWL-


-STIR FRY NOODLES-

CANTON, BIJON, UDON

-DIMSUMS-

SIOPAO
PORK BUN
SIOMAI (3 PCS)
SHANGHAI ROLLS


-BEVERAGES-

::COLD::
DRINK ALL YOU CAN ICED TEA
DRINK ALL YOU CAN LEMONADE
DRINK ALL YOU CAN SOFTDRINKS
SOFTDRINKS (IN CAN)
REGULAR ICED TEA
REGULAR LEMONADE
REGULAR SOFTDRINKS
BOTTLED WATER
SAN MIGUEL BEER

::CHILLERS::
ICED COFFEE
ICED CAFE LATTE
HALO-HALO
MAIS CON YIELO

::HOT::
HOT TEA
BLACK COFFEE
BREWED COFFEE
CAFÉ LATTE
CAPPUCCINO
CHOCO LATTE
CAFÉ MOCHA


-DESSERTS-

BLACK SAMBO
LECHE FLAN
BUKO PANDAN
MANGO SAGO
* MERIENDA BOWL SIZE (NEW!)
** SMALL SIZE
+ SPICY


*The menus and prices might change. My advice, go there and get the latest that your money could spend. Let your taste buds savor this Chinese cuisine.

Yellow Cab Pizza




Name of Establishment: YELLOW CAB Pizza Co.
Location: Banilad Town Center (BTC), Banilad, Cebu City
Types of Food: Pizzas
Over-all place: Medium but with canopies outside that could accommodate large groups (20-30 persons)
Ratings (1-5): 5
Contact No.: 032.345.2222
Other branch: Mango Avenue Branch.

*the internals*


It’s definitely our last day of work!!! Yippee! And it’s a momentous day as well. Two of our team mates gave us a pizza treat at YELLOW CAB, Banilad Town Centre (BTC) branch, Cebu. Goffer who received his gift check worth P 1,000 as his prize drawn for being one of those commended in giving quality service as a Tech Support and Vanessa, who resigned from work and just wanted to celebrate her despidida party for the team are our major sponsors. ;)

                      *in their Mango Branch*                                                *in our pantry*


We’ve been an advocate for pizzas and we usually have Yellow Cab Pizza Co. deliver it for us to our office. One call away and after 45 minutes, the group can now dash in for the pizza! As to their company motto: “When you want great pizza. Call a Cab.” Well, we did call them!


Tell me what’s yah flavah! They offer Classic Pizza, Specialty Pizza and some extras.



*Classic flavors:



-Cheese (double layer of mozzarella)

-NY classic (pepperoni)

-Pepperoni & Mushroom (we call it, PepMush)

-Manhattan Meatlovers (ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, salami and bacon)

-Garden special (fresh tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, onions, red and green bell peppers)

-Hawaiian (ham, pineapple and bacon)

-New York’s Finest (Italian sausage, ham, pepperoni, bacon, ground beef, black olives, mushrooms, onions, red and green bell peppers) * Recommended



*Specialty flavors:


-Tribeca Mushroom

-Anchovy lovers

-#4 Cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, fontina and feta cheeses)

-Corona Chicken Salsa (strips of chicken with Southwestern salsa)

-Gourmet garden

-Roasted garlic and shrimp * I love this!

-Four Seasons (NY classic, #4 Cheese, Anchovy Lovers, Roasted Garlic and Shrimp)

-Barbecue Chicken Pizza *NEW



*EXTRAS:



-Hot wings (4 pcs.)

-Ham and Cheese Calzone (special pizza dough filled with ham, cheese, onions and green bell peppers)

-Spaghetti and Meatballs (has 2 giant meatballs baked and shimmered in chunky red wine tomato sauce)

-Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta (it has chicken strips, mushrooms, roasted peanuts, shrimps maybe added)

-Twiced-baked Potato Halves *NEW


*Beverages:

-Coke products, SOLA Bottled Ice Tea, and Bottled water. Their Coke 1.5L is available for delivery only.


*Size Guide:

10” - the regular size (good for 3)

14” - second big size (good for 6)

18” – Huge size (good for 8) or group of parties!


*Servings:


-You can have it like the regular pie cut or criss-cross (small squares).



*Budget:

It depends on the sizes you ordered. As of this note, it ranges from P 225 to 735. Just give them a call and inquire. Prices might change! For a team with 16 members, you may spend P2k for it including drinks!

There you go guys, I know, you might be craving for it! At least you have an idea in mind what to order! Thanks to me! Hehehehe. ;) Go, call a cab! Yellow Cab!


More photos here.



Bon Apetit!

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