Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nolita

Mom and I had dinner at Nolita last night, near Boni High Street. I wanted to try out this restaurant, as well as the other restaurants in Boni High Street after they got featured in a past issue of Meg magazine. I’ve already been to Sariwon before, but I wouldn’t mind going back there again so I can do a review. ^_^

We arrived there at 4:30 or 5:00 PM, so the place wasn’t that crowded yet. Apparently you have to line up to the counter to place your order.

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Nolita’s menu. BTW, Nolita is short for ‘North of Little Italy’ ^_^

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Interior.

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I ordered their steak and eggs pizza. It’s definitely just as big, if not bigger, than the pizza slices from S&R. It was really delicious. I had to cut the slice in half so mom and I could share. The steak slices were a little bit big, but it wasn’t tough to chew.

… So right after I read Meg mag’s review a couple of months ago, I decided that once we dine there, I was going to order their deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Imagine my disappointment when I went up to the counter, and the cashier told me that their PB&J sandwiches weren’t available. She did tell me to try their strawberry jam sandwich instead.

… Okay. So I ordered the strawberry jam sandwich, went to my seat, and waited for our food. Later, one of the waitresses approached our table holding this wooden board with two sandwiches on it. I thought, ‘Yay, my strawberry jam sandwich is here! Time to eat!’ And then…

Waitress: *daintily sets down the wooden board on the table* Eto na po yung peanut butter and jelly sandwich nyo, ma’am.

… Hmmm. Didn’t the cashier tell me earlier that they were out of PB&J sandwiches? o_O Weird. And my sandwich did have peanut butter in it, so I hadn’t misheard her or anything. I was confused for a while, but afterwards I really didn’t care anymore, coz I can finally try their sandwich. Mwuhahaha.

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I was a bit surprised with the sandwich itself. The bread slices that they used were huge, too. It was accompanied by a small bowl of sour cream (at least that’s what I think it is) where you dip your sandwich in. It tasted like an ordinary PB&J sandwich :\ It’s something that I can make at home, minus the sour cream dip.

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We still weren’t full yet by the time we finished eating the pizza and sandwich, so mom ordered their stove top mac and cheese. I couldn’t identify what type of cheese they used. It was gooey, but I don’t think it’s mozzarella since it wasn’t the thick kind of gooey. It was sprinkled with parsley (I think) on top, and had a hint of pepper. I got that queasy feel afterward, but that always happens to me when I eat mac and cheese.

We paid almost P800 in total. The food is good, but it’s pricey for just one giant slice of pizza, a medium-sized bowl of mac and cheese, and a simple PB&J sandwich. I’ll come back, but I’ll probably try something else next time.

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Buffet 101

Yesterday was our first time dining at Buffet 101. It was our first time visiting Robinson’s Magnolia as well. The mall was a bit far from where I live, but not as far as, say, Trinoma or MOA. It’s also a lot different from all the other Robinson’s malls that I’ve been to—For starters, the food court didn’t look like your typical food court, and you won’t be able to find those typical stalls that you see at a food court. This mall was a lot cleaner too, but I was expecting that, since the place was still fairly new.

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The place was almost packed when we arrived at Buffet 101, but thank goodness we didn’t have to wait to be seated. The interior was very beautiful, the ceiling was decorated with chandeliers and our seats didn’t look worn-out. It reminded me of Yakimix, actually. Unlike Yakimix though, you can’t cook or grill your own food—You’re going to have to ask the waiters to do that for you.

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The buffet itself had so much variety—There was an area for dimsum, for sushi/maki, a carving for steak and ribs, a huge plate of seafood risotto, a bowl of penne pasta, a plate of crispy noodles, trays of pizza, even a glass tank filled with fresh shrimp. There’s three different types of soup—Chowder covered in a flaky pie crust, corn, and seafood.

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There were drinks too. My dad tried different fruit shakes, like watermelon, papaya, and pineapple. Their bottomless iced tea was very refreshing. All of their drinks were served in this tall, cool-looking glass.

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Plate 1

-A bowl of chowder soup

-French fries

-Fried seafood roll. Really yummy!

-Kimchi

-Fish fillet. There were three types of fish fillet – Thai style, California style, and… I forgot the other one >_< All of them looked similar too… The dipping sauce is what sets them apart, I guess.

-Blueberry spare ribs. Yup, you read that right. The sauce tasted like lemon, though.

-American style spicy wings

-Diced spicy chicken. I didn’t like this one very much. The meat was a bit tough.

-Shrimp tempura

-Mini burger. The patty had too much pepper in it 😐 It looked so cute, though. Hehe.

I was already feeling full after plate 1, but I still had to try their pizza! So I had to rest for a while before grabbing more food from the buffet table.

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Plate 2

-Fried mantao with condensed milk

-A tiny piece of crispy pata. Of course I had to get one with the skin 😛

-Seafood risotto. This was really good, too bad I couldn’t go for seconds coz I could barely move T__T

-Pizza. There were two types: Seafood with thousand island sauce, and Chinese-style with Hoisin sauce. Mom tried the seafood, and I got the Chinese. I like that the crust was packed with flavor, it wasn’t too thick or too thin, and wasn’t oily.

-Chocolate lava cake. I’m a fan of lava cake so this was an instant favorite.

-Coconut marshmallow. I honestly thought this was a coconut-flavored marshmallow, but it turned out to be a plain orange marshmallow covered in coconut bits. -_-

-And of course, marshmallow on a stick dipped in the buffet’s chocolate fountain and covered with sprinkles ^_^

Other types of dessert served at the buffet were soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, revel bars, chocolate brownies, a chocolate cake and a vanilla cake from Red Ribbon. My mom enjoyed the double dutch ice cream very much.

Unfortunately, my stomach didn’t have enough space for their maki. Maybe next time? Oh, and we’re definitely visiting the famous Magnolia ice cream parlor too when we get back.

My mom had to go to the department store to buy some bedsheets, but we had to wait a while before we could walk properly since we were stuffed. We paid P799.00!  It’s a little bit expensive, but I think it was worth it ^_^ It’s definitely a great place to bring your friends and family to if there’s a special occasion.

Hello and welcome!

I like to visit new places and try out different kinds of food, so I made this blog as a way to document all the different restaurants that I’ve dined in.

I am a Filipina college student. English is not my first language, so pardon me if I make a few grammatical mistakes here or there.

I am not a professional photographer either… But I do try my best to take really good pictures ^^;

I’m really new at this whole food blogging thing so please be nice to me, hehe. ^^

Enjoy, and I hope you can join me in my ‘delicious adventures’!

-The Foodie