Thursday, January 13, 2011

Joseph & Jaemark’s Family Grill

Joseph & Jaemark's Family Grill opened in Quezon City just last November. It was my first time to have my dining experience there. But don't be fooled by its looks because the food there is not what you expect in a grill restaurant like this. For appetizers, we were treated first the Catfish Salad. It was very crunchy and the green mango strips were not really sour. Then, a full blast main course. I first started with the halaan soup. I was then introduced to a new dish called Stuffed Pechay. The sauce was so delicious as I savor the pechay stuffed with pork.

Salmon Sinigang

I proceeded with the ginataang kuhol and showed fellow bloggers how to eat one with toothpick and the traditional Pinoy way. The traditional way is still the best way. You only need to know how to breathe in using your mouth. This is how homey Joseph & Jaemark's is. If you can eat with your hands, you can do it there especially since kuhol is not easy to eat with just using your fork and spoon.

Ginataang Kuhol

The grilled fishes are one of the specialties of Joseph & Jaemark's. They don't waste parts here because the whole fish can be eaten from panga(mouth) to buntot(tail) and they taste like you were eating a crispy pata(grilled pig's leg) and is much healthier. The fishes don't even have an aftertaste. The grilled dishes can match with your beer. The best part of eating a grilled fish is that you can eat the skin like it was part of the fish meat. If you know how to eat a fish, I guarantee that you will leave the plate dry.

Grilled Panga

I was also introduced to Chef Mars. Chef Mars is not like your usual chef that appears with the usual chef attire but he had experience cooking in hotels and a cruise ship in Miami. He didn't even studied in a culinary school. He got his training at home and started as waiter before he became a cook. He said that he does the selection from the market himself and has this knack of buying the best food he can serve at the grill. He even demonstrated to us which part the best eaten. They also served it with their original sauces.

Chef Mars

The atmosphere is really as homey as I said and it has an open area were you can chill and hang out like in a bistro. Ideal for the working class in the area and you don't need to go to a mall for inconvenience. Joseph & Jaemark's is now located at 5 Sgt. Esguerra st., Diliman, Quezon City and is open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. You may also arrange the grill for special activity. For inquiries, call 410-TUNA(8862).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ocean’s Surf at Marriott Cafe

Hibachi River Prawns
Dive into an entire buffet spread of ocean treasures prepared just the way you like it as Marriott CafĂ© brings Ocean’s Surf. Combining the finest of seafood and meat choices, it will surely stimulate another exciting weekend of gastronomic dinner with the whole family for only Php1750nett.

Loaded with irresistible line up of fresh starters on ice such as rock lobster, oysters, clams, shrimps, and seafood salad, it is bound to be a thrilling weekend feast. Gorge everything fresh or with exciting twist from the chefs to kick off the experience.  Move on to the hot section and explore the finest seafood selections in all forms and sizes, blanched in sumptuous shell fish broth complemented with delectable dips and sauces. For pasta lovers, let the expert chefs whip up a tasty seafood pasta dish or satiate the palate with certified pasta recipes such as the stuffed ravioli with shrimps or homemade tortellini with tuna mousse.

From gourmet seafood treat, pump up the feastful indulgence with big slabs of beef and lamb slices from the carving station and other delicious options from the rotisserie.  Swing by at the Chinese Station for authentic dimsums, pork barbeque, marinated chicken, Beijing style duck and be delighted with an aquarium filled with live shrimps.
Char Sui of Salmon with Crab Gribiche

All these and more are rounded off with decadent desserts, fruits in season, gushing chocolate fountain, and meticulously mixed Italian ice cream flavors.

Ocean’s Surf will be available every Friday and Saturday dinner at PHP 1,750nett for adults and PHP 875nett for children. Children below 12 get in for half the price while children below 6 get in for free!

Marriott Cafe is ideally located at the lobby of Marriott Hotel Manila. Open daily from 6:30am to 11:00pm it offers a sumptuous local and international breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner buffet and irresistible a la carte menu.  For more information and reservations, please call (632)988-9999, find us on face book or visit

Seafood appetizer Buffet
Lavish arrangement of fresh rock lobsters, oysters, clams, shrimps
Seafood salads and appetizer

Japanese Section
Selection of fresh sushi and sashimi
Nori and California rolls
With condiments and sides

American salad bar with crispy greens and condiments

Food Variety at the Hot line

Steamed or grilled
Wide spread of seafood in any shape
Prepared blanched in delicious shell fish broth or grilled with various dips and sauces

Carving station
Juicy roasts from beef and lamb
Fresh from Rotisserie
Catch of the day

Soup counter
Lobster bisque with red crabmeat

Pasts al gusto
An all-time favorite, create your own dish
Stuffed ravioli with shrimps
Homemade Tortellini with Tune mousse

Chinese barbecue and dim sum
Watch the talented Dim Sum Chef and try his freshly prepared dim sum
BBQ pork and marinated chicken and Beijing style duck
Live shrimps cooked a la minute

Assorted bread’s and crusty rolls

Fruit arrangement with whole and sliced fruits

Decadent dessert arrangement
Italian ice cream bar
The chocolate fondue
“Dip It”, pineapple and other fruity things covered in premium chocolate

An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wedges Pizza

I stumbled upon this food stall at SM Mall Of Asia before taking a ride home. Since it was almost dinner, I thought I could give their pizza a try. The choices for toppings are not I'm familiar with like Tapioca if I recall correctly. Each slice cost about 50 pesos more or less. 

The funny thing when I got what I ordered and paid for it, I took pictures of it but the attendant who saw me told her colleague as if I didn't hear that "Di ba bawal yan?"(Isn't that wrong?). Whether they don't want themselves promoted or not, I paid for the pizza and I just want to post this food adventure here. Ever since, it's where I buy my heavy snack.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Me-Time Moments with Dove

I heard in a trivia that chocolates were made by native Latin Americans as a ceremonial and therapeutic drink. Today, chocolates are now part of everyone's lives. I, for one, still find chocolates healthy but not that I should eat one frequently. Chocolates are what I call my energy bar because it has sugar and sugar can give us back energy that we need. Whenever I finished my jogging everyday, I need a bar of Dove chocolate after being drained from finishing my exercises and gives back that energy that I need for the rest of the day. The signature silky smooth chocolate of Dove also adds pleasure to my taste buds. Dove Chocolate - the perfect me-time moment companion with its uniquely silky smooth chocolate.

Dove Chocolate comes in four kinds. Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut, Almond, & Raisin, Chocolate with Crispy Rice. Dove is now available at all local supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores. Retail price:P45.00

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ensalada ng Asya

Ensalada ng Asya
When I came back at Asya, I tried out other dishes I haven't tried in their menu. The ensalada was something unique. It has mixed lettuce with apples, green mango and dried crispy squid in special house dressing. It is very healthy and was served fresh. I never eat green mango because of it's tingly taste but it was not like the green mango here. It only cost PhP180.00. Asya is located at Eton Centris.