Friday, November 8, 2019

Christmas Celebrations and Family Gatherings are BEST at The Community Kitchen in Libis

The Community Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Christmas is our Favorite Time of the Year. This is the time when friends, families and even companies get together to celebrate the Year that is nearing its end. Endless Reunions, Parties, and Dining out if where our feet take us during BER months.
And we're glad to share that we have found a new place were family, friends and colleagues can have a cozy, intimate, and finest dining experience in the heart of Quezon City - The Community Kitchen in Bagumbayan.

It was my first time visiting The Community Kitchen in Libis and I was impressed for my first time. So thankful with my foodie sis Aileen of Aileenlovetoeat for inviting me here and letting me discover The Community Kitchen.
The Community Bldg

Location. A few minutes away from the busy streets of Eastwood you will find The Community Kitchen, which is far from the loud and large crowd. Intimacy at it's finest! Serving casual French - Italian cuisine, freshly baked bread, and homemade gelato EVERYDAY and it's a Yey!
Address: G/F The Community Bldg., Metropoli Drive, Metropoli Residenza, Bagumbayan
Quezon City, Philippines. The easiest landmark to find The Community Kitchen is the street in the middle of Jollibee and McDonald's going to Eastwood Libis.

Place. The Community Kitchen is a Bistro, Bakery, and Creamery in one community. Serving only the freshest and locally sourced ingredients. Serving only good food, made with so much care and so much love that you'll definitely feel and experience once you've had a taste of their food. The Community Kitchen is the neighbor you'll wish you have.

Cozy, Simple yet Elegant, Romantic and definitely Homey. A place where families can enjoy some quality time together. When you visit The Community Kitchen once you stepped inside you will already feel the Christmas/Holiday vibe here, from their decors to their food, to the Christmas songs played here while dining in. Surely Christmas is just around the corner, and The Community Kitchen is the best place to spend your Christmas gathering.
The Community Kitchen


The Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen interiors
The Community Kitchen interiors
The Community Kitchen Open Kitchen

The Community Kitchen interiors

Food & Variety. The Community Kitchen serves French, Italian style cuisine. Bistro, Bakery & Creamery in one exciting place. For those who are not familiar with Bistro, according to Google, A bistro is a small, quaint, French-style restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a relaxed setting, usually having a 'chic, classic French' style. My foodie friends and I have tried a lot of french style dishes here and it was a superb experience for our tastebuds.

Bakery. The Community Kitchen is well-known for their Kouign Amann and Sourdough bread. But aside from that, they've had a couple of bread in their list that will definitely keep us coming back for more. Aside from bread, they also have cakes and cookies served straight from their oven.

Kouign Amann - It was love at first bite and I can't contain the feeling of love the moment I took a bite of this. 
🧡AMAZING dough experience, ('di to hangin! Promise!)
🧡the right amount of sweetness but will not give you diabetes.
🧡the Flavors in every swirl that gives you an assurance that they don't just give you flavors, cause they showered it with a distinctive taste of goodness.

🧡The HEAVENLY experience.

Kouign Amann by The Community Kitchen
Sourdough by The Community Kitchen. The feeling of FULLNESS is real.
Celebrations aren't complete without cakes, right?
Blueberry Cheesecake by The Community Kitchen
The Community Kitchen
The Community Kitchen
Quezo de Bola cookies by The Community Kitchen
Bistro. The Community Kitchen offers different food inspired by French cuisine. From Soup, to Salad, Appetizer, Sides, Sandwich, Pasta, Pizza and Main Entree from seafood, pork, beef, and chicken.
Beef Nachos by The Community Kitchen 
Grandpa's Favorite Soup. The Community Kitchen 's own version of Minestrone
Shrimp in Sesame dressing. Mixed greens topped with shrimp, slices of ripe mangoes, grapes, raisins, nuts drizzled with sesame dressing by The Community Kitchen
Romaine, anchovy dressing, sourdough - parmesan crouton. Caesar Salad by The Community Kitchen
Mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, blue cheese. For Cheese by The Community Kitchen
White Clam by The Community Kitchen. Clams, Arugula, white wine sauce.
All Meat by The Community Kitchen. Ham, Bacon, Sausage.


Beef Shank Ragu by The Community Kitchen. Beef in red wine marinara.
SCAMPI by The Community Kitchen. Shrimp, white wine, garlic, and anchovy.
Pork Ribs by The Community Kitchen.
Pork Ribs by The Community Kitchen.
Pork Ribs by The Community Kitchen

Roasted Chicken by The Community Kitchen

 Creamery. The Community Kitchen is also owned by Sir Paul Reyes the owner of our favorite Ice Cream - Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream and of course our favorite Artisan gelato have a special place in this community.
And the best way to wrap-up a feast is having the best Ice Cream serving Goodness in every Scoop. It was always happiness tasting and indulging in this Artisan Ice Cream.
In this Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream branch, you can get an upgrade for your gelato by putting it on top The Community Kitchen's famous Kouign Amann to make it A LA MODE, very nice! 2 favorites in one💙💙💙.




But wait there's more!
Aside from the feast above, it's always nice to end up a meal with a nice coffee or tea. Well, The Community Kitchen still have that! 
Coffee or Tea? Why not try both! The TSAA LAYA Cacao Mango is the best choice for their Tea.

TSAA LAYA by The Community Kitchen

Coffee & Papa Diddi's 


The CommunityFrom the owner Sir Paul Reyes to the Chef to the staff who completes this community they are all worth a visit. Very accommodating, friendly, and smiles are part of their service. And I'll definitely come back with my family not just for the food but because of them.

Rating:

Place: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Food: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Variety: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Price:🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Overall The Community Kitchen in Libis Quezon City got an overall rating of 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡.
I can actually give them more than 5🧡, 'cause they definitely deserved it. For their place, to their food, the value for the money you'll spend here was worth it. If I have to spend such amount of money for this kind of food and service, I'll definitely splurge, especially if it's for my love ones. Christmas is worth spending here. Thank you for Great food and experience. Bravo! Félicitations! Excellent travail.

Where & how to find The Community Kitchen.

AddressG/F The Community Bldg., Metropoli Drive, Metropoli Residenza, Bagumbayan
Quezon City, Philippines
For reservations, you can call this number: (02) 420 5593
To know more about The Community Kitchen, check them out on Social media

Delivery thru Food Panda.



Bon Appétit!

Monday, November 4, 2019

BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019



With having one of the most recognizable and formidable singing voices in the Philippines, singer-songwriter BAMBOO MAÑALAC is like a well-oiled machine, all power and with no plans of slowing down just yet! The Prince of Philippine Rock is ready to ROCK it again in this BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino Cebu City, on November 23, 2019, door opens at 6 pm. With his famous vocals, which combines a rock style with mellow approach, he is notably has energetic style in his LIVE PERFORMANCE!

Breaking into the music scene in the 90s, Mañalac was part of the band, Rivermaya that churned out hit after hit, among them “Hinahanap Hanap Kita” and “Awit ng Kabataan.” He took a break from the industry then formed the band Bamboo in the early 2000s. Among their original hits were “Hallelujah” and “Noypi.” Bamboo then went solo and released his first album titled “No Water, No Moon.” In 2013, Mañalac was chosen as one of the coaches for ABS-CBN’s singing competition, “The Voice of the Philippines.”

BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019 is presented by Espicom Events, a startup live entertainment company with a combined individual that has extensive years of experiences, Espicom Events has an expert team dedicated to live entertainment planning and implementation. Set on stage by the Espicom Production, with the intended beneficiary of the Cebu-leg show which is Balay Silangan, a community-based reformation program that aims to rehabilitate surrendered drug personalities in the country – a program launched by PDEA last 2018, expect Cebu Waterfront to rock.

Tickets now available at SM Tickets, Ticket world and at the lobby of Waterfront Cebu, prices are as follow: VIP = Php 2,800 Gold = 2,200 Silver = 1,800 Bronze = 1,100 General Patronage = 800.00 Balcony = 600.00

Bamboo Mañalac is famous for his vocals, which combine a rock style with a mellow approach; he also has a notably energetic style in live performances. His musical and vocal talents as well as his band's polished sound have made him a rock icon in the Philippines.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Balai Namit - Serving Ilonggo dishes in the center of Quezon City

In the middle of the modern restos in the Famous food street of Maginhawa in Quezon City, a new restaurant recently opened serving the best Ilonggo dishes breaking the usual trend in this famous food street in Quezon City.
Balai Namit Home of your Ilonggo Cravings
Balai Namit Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Bacolod is known as the City of Smiles and the home for the Masskara Festival and also known for their culinary heritage including it's Inasal and Sweet Treats. Now we didn't need to travel far to Bacolod to taste an authentic Bacolod Inasal as Balai Namit - Home of your Ilonggo Cravings opened last September in the 🧡 of Quezon City. Balai Namit is a Bacolod / Ilonggo inspired resto serving different varieties of dishes from chicken, beef, pork, veggies, and even desserts. As per the meaning of their name implies, Balai meaning Bahay or House and Namit meaning Masarap or Delicious, the goal of Balai Namit is to serve delicious Ilonggo cuisine while making sure their customers feel at home and have a taste of authentic Ilonggo dishes.


FoodBalai Namit doesn't just serve the famous Bacolod Chicken Inasal because they make sure that their customers will have different options aside from it, and as mentioned they've had different varieties from chicken, beef, pork, seafood, veggies and desserts customers can choose from. 

Starting from their famous Bacolod Chicken Inasal, you can choose from 2 different chicken parts, the leg which is the "Chicken Inasal Paa" worth 150 and the "Inasal Pecho - Pak worth 170. After I've tasted this, it is now my favorite! I thought at first it will be the same Inasal I've tasted before but on the first cut, I was amazed cause the juiciness of the chicken was not compromised even though it was grilled. It was well cooked but not dry. This is the reason why this Bacolod Chicken Inasal will standout with the rest of the Inasal's in town. One more thing is that I am addicted to using the chicken sauce when eating Inasal everywhere, I used to pour the chicken oil in my chicken and my rice before and while eating it, but this Inasal makes a difference! I only put on the chicken oil before I start to eat but after that, it seems I forget that I should be using the chicken oil in my Inasal until the chicken is out. And that makes a difference, well in my case, but I bet more customers will do the same when they try this out.

Let me also commend how good Balai Namit's rice is, super-nice, soft and delicious.
Chicken Inasal Paa -  150
Inasal Pecho - Pak  170
Original Beef CansiCansi is the Ilonggo version of Bulalo and Sinigang combined. This is a type of beef soup with sour broth. One of the Ilonggo dishes. Best to sip on the soup while it's hot.
Cansi -  180 Regular Bowl good for 2pax;  350 Big Bowl good for 4 pax
Chicken neck and IsolSo how would you like some exotic or mindblowing dish? For sure a lot of us already ate chicken neck but this one is Inasal style, not the deep-fried one, something to try and discover, besides it has the same great taste as the other chicken Inasal parts, Balai Namit is serving. So how about the Isol, anyone wants to try this one? What is ISOL btw, Isol means atras and it refers to the chicken ass (Pw*t of the chicken😀) and it's a proud Bacolod food.
Chicken Neck & Isol both at  80 
Tuna BellyAside from the Inasal, this was one of my favorites so far. I'm not a fan of seafood dishes 'cause I don't like that some have that fishy smell that I cannot take. But with this one, I make an exception. I love the exact amount of flavors they put into it, not that salty, not too bland as well, just the right amount of Tuna lovin' 🧡.
Tuna Belly -  200
Grilled Pork BellyGrilled to perfection Pork Belly just how we wanted our pork belly to be😉.
Grilled Pork Belly -  200
SpareribsThis was the meal who really got me into Balai Namit. I love how they've marinated this. Very juicy and tender and on my first bite it was like an explosion into my mouth. That sweet and savory flavor mixed in one dish.

Spareribs  180 

Stir-Fried Veggies - 80 pesos &  Chicken Neck & Isol both at  80. And aside from their meat varieties they also have the veggies to balance your diet. 

Black Sambo. It is a favorite dessert of Bacolodnons and of course, Balai Namit wouldn't miss to bring the famous sweet treats from Bacolod. My first time trying this out, and the first bite was the sweetest😋.
Black Sambo -  80
Creamy Tapioca. This one is a MUST TRY! (capslocked para intense!), no need to explain more, 'cause you'll have the sweetest treat you can ask for.
Creamy Tapioca -  80
 PlaceBalai Namit's place is big enough to accommodate more or less 50-60 persons were families and friends can bond eating their favorite Bacolod dishes.






Price. Balai Namit price ranges from 80 to 300 pesos. With the authentic Ilonggo taste of the foods served at Balai Namit and the hospitality from the owner to the staff and all that complete this restaurant, definitely, it's all worth the money you will spend. 





If you can have authentic Bacolod dishes from Balai Namit you will also have the best smiles "City of Smiles😁😁😁" has to offer here. True to their claim, Balai Namit is the home for your Ilonggo cravings that will give you the most welcoming feeling a Family has to offer.

Address103B Maginhawa Street, Quezon City
For reservations, you can call this number: 0917 326 4431
To know more about Balai Namit, check them out on Social media:

Rating:

Food: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Variety: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Price:🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Overall Balai Namit in Maginhawa Quezon City got an overall rating of 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡


Cause I love to take photos here are more photos during our Balai Namit visit.









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