Filling Station Bar Cafe’ is a Time-Machine

I just want to share how I’m so delighted with this restaurant. And it’s not hard to tell that the reason was it is instagrammable. (Well aside from the food food). We came here after we had dinner in Firefly Roofdeck DiningFirefly Roofdeck Dining. Our stomachs were already full so we were just looking for desserts and for more pictures. Filling Bar Station Cafe’ was just perfect. I heard that the milkshakes here were great. More importantly, this restaurant is popular because this is “Riverdale-inspired”. I was not watching Riverdale but it was still thrilling how this restaurant transports you to old American restaurants in the 50’s.

Restaurant: Filling Bar Station and Cafe’

Cuisine: American

Exact Location: 5012 P Burgos, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Opening Hours: 24 hours in 7 days

Parking: Not sure on this one.

Contact : Official facebook page

fillingstationbarcafe@gmail.com

Number: (02) 897 2053

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This car fixture is the highlight of the resto. It’s actually just one of the tables which you can occupy with minimum consumable order of P 3000.00 .

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and the photoshoot ensued.

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Most kids nowadays probably has not experienced calling by this rotating dial phone.

Fooling around with Elvis Presley.

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And now enjoying the milkshakes. I must say the milkshakes tasted great. One of the best!

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My brother insisted on tea only because he’s on a diet. But he wanted to take a photo and pretend he’s drinking beer.

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Will I go back here? Of course! We only spent 1 hour only here and there are too many fixtures to interact to.And there’s the food I haven’t tried yet. . I even didn’t catch the details for the milkshakes. Maybe I’ll go back with my friends next time. It’s perfect for late night chikahan since it’s open for 24 hours.

Repeating the details:

Restaurant: Filling Bar Station and Cafe’

Cuisine: American

Exact Location: 5012 P Burgos, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Opening Hours: 24 hours in 7 days

Parking: Not sure on this one.

Contact : Official facebook page

fillingstationbarcafe@gmail.com

Number: (02) 897 2053

Great View, Great Food at Bulalo Fiesta!

Food of the Day: Bulalo of Bulalo Fiesta

Price: P292.00 good for 2-3 persons

Location: Minesview Baguio,City.

 

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After our long trip to Baguio, the first thing we would want of course is to sip a bowl of smokingly hot soup. We don’t have any plans of where to eat so we looked for any restaurant near “Minesview Park”. It was 7am, and most of the restaurants were still closed until we found “Bulalo Fiesta”. “Open 24 hours” it says but honestly, it was still closed when we arrived at the doorstep. The staff were still preparing and cleaning the restaurant. Since we were too tired to search for other restaurant, we became stubborn and told them if it was okay to wait inside while they prepare. They willingly offered us seats so we could rest.

This sight welcomed us as soon as entered the door. Being an absolute spicy food lover,  this literally brightened up my day and energized my tired spirit. I want to take this home.

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This store showcaseds a kind of vinegar called “Sinamak. It is simple a vinegar with several spices soaked into it like chilis, ginger, garlic, peppercorns, shallots, and onions. The longer these spices are drowed in vinegar, the better taste it gets. It’s quite common in Filipino household already but it looks like Bulalo Fiesta took it to other level with the use of Coconut vinegar and other spices we may not know. I really love their vinegar that we bought one bottle to take home.

After few minutes, they let us choose seat while we eat our breakfast. We chose the veranda although the sunshine strikes directly upon us.

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It was annoying but we didn’t mind because of the killer view.

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While waiting for the food is the opportunity of course for photo-ops.

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And finally our food! We ordered tapsilog, beef pares and the superstar “Bulalo”

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They have wide variants of Bulalo with different price ranges. We chose Bulalo w/ Young Sweet Corn which costs P292.00 good for 2-3 persons. The broth was delicious with its tender meat. I also love the freshness and crispiness of the vegetables.

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Other Bulalo Variants: Bulalo w/ Jackfruit and Dried Beans, Bulalo Puchero, Bulalo w/ Talbos Bulaklak ng Sampalok and Super Bulalo Special which is the most expensive for P620.00 good for 4-6 persons.

Overall, everything that we ate in this restaurant were delicious. We were glad that this became our  unlikely welcome to start our day in Baguio.

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FINAL VERDICT: Great View, Great Food! Totally Recommended!

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Bulalo Fiesta is located at Minesview, Baguio City but also have a branch in Quezon City.

Food of The Day: Bari Kara Ramen, Newest Flavor From Ramen Kuroda

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Food of the Day: “BARI KARA RAMEN” , the newest flavor of Ramen Kuroda,
Price: P230.00

“A very spicy taste of extraordinary pork based soup with perfect combination of spices that touches the soul of a Real Ramen taste!” – Ramen Kuroda

I’ve been a fan of Ramen Kuroda. It’s been my number one Ramen Resto until “Mendokoro Ramenba” entered the picture. That’s why when I heard about their new spicy ramen offering last February, I’ve been wanting to taste it. I only got the opportunity last March 23 at their Eastwood Branch. And it did not disappoint. Rich and thick in taste indeed. Of course, the pork meat is soft just like before. (Banayad sa dila as I use to describe it). The spicyness is tolerable and won’t hurt even the non-spicy fans foodies. But comparing to my favorite Aka Ramen, I would still choose Aka. It’s the ramen that made me fall in love with Ramen Kuroda and still think its more delicious than Bari-Kara.

Final Verdict: 4.5/5 stars. Spicy Ramen Lovers should check this out!

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And sharing with the photos of my friends who immediately agreed when I suggest Ramen Kuroda for our dinner for tonight.

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And some food photography. I didn’t take much photos this time because I was so famish I am starting to have dizzy spells.

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Some Photography Notes:

Camera: Fuji-XA3

Lens: 35mm 1.4 Fujinon Lens

Post Process: Lightroom using “BeArt-Presets”

Watercolor Floral Workshop by @jhaamsey (A Review)

Last year, I dive in to the whimsical world of watercolor ( well aside from other worlds I dive into like photography and dancing lol) but found myself in a rust lately. I haven’t hold a single brush. So to re-ignite my fire for watercolors, I purposely search and signed up for a watercolor workshop specifically florals since this is a good background for calligraphy.

I actually tried watching youtube and instagram videos before in drawing florals. Not like it was a disaster but it lacked finesse. Here is my so-so attempt.

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So in my searching, I found @jhaamsey  upcoming workshop in instagram. It was worth P1800 inclusive of the painting materials, workbook and food. For me that was a pretty good deal. It was held on February 10, 2018 at Craft Coffee Revolution, Greenhills.

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This is it! I arrived minutes earlier than the schedule which is pretty unusual for someone like me who has lazy ass during Saturdays. Craft Revolution Cafe’ is cozy. It is a mall cafe’ but I love the atmosphere. The woody interior makes it more elegant.

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You know, what I love about attending workshops? Not only I got a personal guidance to learn a skill but I got to meet new people who share the same interest with me. We came from different background and different generations. Two of us even came from Indonesia. So we Filipinos tried to speak in English all the time so they won’t feel left out. I added them on Instagram immediately. I used to be introvert but I don’t know what happened to me lately and socializing became my thing.

The first part of the workshop is about the basic drills  and technique of watercolor in general. Here is my output for the drills.

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All that information in one sitting made me viciously hungry. So good thing that after the drill was meryenda break. This is inclusive of the workshop fee so I don’t expect much with the food. I expect that it would not be enough for my appetite. But I have to say I truly enjoyed the food in terms of serving and taste. These  pictures did not do justice.

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So here are the rest of the photos of the workshop.  In general, I truly enjoyed the whole workshop and I learned a lot. @jhaamseywrites  truly did not only teach the principle but she roamed a lot and made sure she got one-on-one guidance for each one of us.

2018_0210_16003500photo credit: danica. That’s me getting some attention from sensei.

This is me working on my final output after all the basic drills. I am still not good in it and my classmates’ works are lot more excellent.  But I must say I improved a lot compared with my own previous attempts. My roses finally looked like a rose. And that is more important! Haha!

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It’s done! I got a lot of mishaps and this was not perfect but still an improvement.

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Some group photos. I want to give another special thanks to @jhaamseywrites for sharing these photos from the official photographer who uses Fuji Camera too. Danica uses Fuji-XA2. I can’t help but notice haha!

 

 

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Overall, I love this workshop because of these things;

  1. The kit is superb. I got a lot of surprises when I dig the the kit like the black notebook, washi tape and craft yarn. I also love the workbook.
  2. The flow of the workshop is clear and concise. It is easy to take the information. I totally recommend this to beginners. If you are interested, here are her social media accounts.

Instagram: @jhaamsey

FB: Jhaamsey Writes

3. The venue has nice atmosphere.

4. The food oh the food! I’m craving for that grilled cheese sandwich and chips.            Where will Craft Coffee Revolution  have another branch in BGC?

The only thing I HATE about this workshop is I did not won the raffle. I really want that Papelito calligraphy workbook but that’s my problem. Haha!

That’s it for the Day 11 of my 30-Day Blogging Marathon. Oh yes, I was actually absent for 7 days because I was emotionally down and I could not squeezed anything from my brain. But here I am, rose from the ashes, to finish the rest of the days. See you tomorrow!