THE ZONE or ‘Z’ COMPOUND in Malingap Street and Maginhawa Street “failed” FOODTRIP


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THE ZONE or ‘Z’ COMPOUND in Malingap Street AND Maginhawa Street “failed” FOODTRIP
The Zone ‘Z’ Compound
33A Malingap Street,
Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

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October 30, 2014 Thursday

1) ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Why didn’t I called or checked your account first. 😆 #mymistake

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Arrived at the Z compound at around 6PM. Asked around where’s the resto, bam closed! I was flabbergasted. I was hard on myself for not thinking ahead of time. I was too excited to eat an affordable PHO 129, PAD THAI P109 & Fresh Spring Rolls 89! Now, we were left with out-of-our-budget meals and unhealthy choices.

5 stars for knowing that there’s a Viet-Thai resto that offers affordable cuisine. Please do not increase your price. xoxo 😁

TIA! 😊

Will try to visit again soon! 😋

2) HIJO D’ PITA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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When we found out that the resto we’re supposed to dine in was closed. It’s hard to decide where to eat if you’re focused on that spefic resto only.

Cousin suggested to try here. I know she’s kinda dissapointed cuz I didn’t checked if the resto’s open. Cuz you want to save your bucks on a budget friendly food joint. (Sigh..) Mas napamahal pa tuloy ako that night.

Ordered the set meal: chicken pita (i think beef is better) + chuppa cabbra (#MUSTTRY!) + iced tea

We shared it cuz I have plans of ordering from different food joints in Z Compound, but, HALF of this meal was sooo bitin for me. Kc ang sarap! hahahaha

Set Meal is best for One Person only! hehehe

They have friendly crew and their store from outside was well-lit. Dame lang ngayon mga bata na umiikot sa Z compound lapet na kc xmas.

3) BOCHIC ZERO ⭐️

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BIG ZERO, 0 Star ⭐️ for service

waited more than 30mins for order to be served. (No line when I ordered). then you’ll find out that it was left on the side and they served it not warm.

(I followed up every 5 minutes thinking why it took so long) they kept saying they’re effin preparing it.

They ruined my meal!

4) HEALTH BREAK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Refreshing Mango Chicken Salad P110 from Health Break. A “break” from all the oily & heavy food around the Z Compound. It took sometime to prepare the salad but once you start to eat this lovely salad for sure you can’t stop munching. I can order 2 of this!

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5) DORISSIMO PASTRIES (Maginhawa Street) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

122 Maginhawa St. Teachers Village East 1101 Quezon City
387-7343; 433-2463; (02) 624-0884; 0917-8484933

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I’m sorry DORISSIMO, my love for Brazo De Mercedes comes from the store-next-door #SANCHO Churreria.

It was actually my mistake when I entered the store. It was supposed to be in SANCHO but I entered the wrong door. (my 3rd kamalasan that night).

(Our failed Z compound made me hungry that night, focus almost zero! and my couzin decided we walk from the Z compound to The Icecreamist).

This store has 2 choices for Brazo De Mercedes The 1 I bought was the one with coconut sprinkles P250.00. The other one has muscovado glazing. I just wish they have another choice, the classic one. (No Sprinkles No Glazing).

When I got home, I hurriedly informed my family of my booboo! We still remember how good SANCHO’s Brazo cake. 😓

They all commented that they do not like the coconut sprinkles. Nagbago yung lasa ng cake and ingat sa mga oldies pwede silang mabilaukan.

But they have a lovely staff at the counter. Pambawi ko. ☺️

Coming from Philcoa, we ride a red tricycle going to Malingap street for P9/head. The ‘Z’ Compound is at the right side after you see DON DAY restaurant.

CREDITS TO IMAGE MAP OWNERS

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LAMPONG’S RESTAURANT (VIGAN, Ilocos Sur 2014)


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LAMPONG’S RESTAURANT
Calle Crisologo,
Vigan City,
Ilocos Sur

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October 26, 2014 Sunday

Coming from an overnight at Pagudpud, our tour bus in-charged advised us that we only have 1 1/2 hours to have lunch and buy souvenirs in VIGAN. We arrived at 12:30PM and before that I already checked online for restaurants. One friend suggested Cafe Leona but it only has 3.5 stars rating from looloo app. I chose Abuelita’s because they served empanada, too bad they’re close on a Sunday. Cramming! I asked the tricycle driver (P10.00/head) where’s the restaurant that served best Vigan food. he dropped us off at a karinderia style with no ambiance. I said nope not here. We wasted 15mins of our time there. Saw another tricycle driver (P10.00/head) for restaurant and suggested Lampong’s.

Finally! A restaurant at the heritage site, the famous Calle Crisologo. It saved us minutes to take our lunch then look for the site. We were seated in a table for 4, and hurriedly ordered lunch.

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MENU

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WHAT WE HAVE ORDERED:

MEATY RICE WITH LONGGANISA P80🌟🌟🌟🌟
This did not dissapoint, it was served hot, serving was enough for 2-3, flavourful, soft rice. (MUST TRY!)

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THE FOLLOWING WERE A DISSAPOINTMENT

PINAKBET BAGNET P120🌟
lacks flavour in short no taste at all

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VIGAN LONGGANISA (Half Order) P140🌟
we were not fan of garlicky longganisa

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KARE KARENG BAGNET P220 🌟
lacks flavour in short no taste at all

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This experience decided us not to buy Vigan Longganisa and Bagnet. It ruined our excitement.

I am with the 2 former great cooks of La Milagrosa Catering Services that still caters at Malacañang Palace. They weren’t satisfied with the Pakbet and Kare-Kare. It lacks something. Vigan Longganisa has strong taste of …im not sure, but im a fan of sweet-style longganisa, this is not in any way sweet.

Meaty rice with Longganisa was good, can be shared by 2-3.

Lola’s comment : “mukhang masarap sa picture”

Free wifi, 5🌟s for AMBIANCE & LOCATION; 2🌟s for FOOD ORDERED!

What we liked about the restaurant was it’s LOCATION and AMBIANCE but FOOD were forgetable. Saved yourself from dissapointment.

NOTE: To their MANAGEMENT please improve the taste of your food.

LAMPONG’S RESTAURANT
Calle Crisologo,
Vigan City,
Ilocos Sur

Pearl River Café – One Word: HAKAW! (Trinoma Mall, Quezon City)


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Pearl River Café
Trinoma
4/F Trinoma, North Ave cor EDSA
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
Telephone No.: 703-5428

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(posted on October 24, 2014)

MAY 8, 2014

MENU

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INTERIOR

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STEAMED SHRIMP DUMPLINGS/HAKAW 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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CRAB SIOMAI 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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PORK AND VEGGIE DUMPLING 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SHARKSFIN NOODLES 🌟🌟🌟

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CONGEE SEAFOOD 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SHRIMP WANTON NOODLES 🌟🌟🌟

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DRY NOODLES WITH SEAFOODS 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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CELEBRATED MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY

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Celebrated a simple birthday celebration for my mom (May 8, 2014)

Ordered:
1) Shrimp Dumpling (Hakaw) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
2) Crab Siomai 🌟🌟🌟🌟
3) Pork & Veggie Dumpling 🌟🌟🌟🌟 mama liked it, parang kalasa raw ng spices sa HK, nabalik sya sa 80s, but for me the filling was dissapointing ang unti lang kc ng laman.
4) Congee Seafood 🌟🌟🌟🌟
5) Shrimp Wanton Noodles 🌟🌟🌟 same broth & noodles with the sharksfin noodles, different dumplings lang, di lang ako masyado na amaze sa broth, too simple sa palate
6) Sharkfin Noodles 🌟🌟🌟
7) Dry Noodles with Seafood 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Fast Service, Friendly Staffs, Food can be improved but we liked everything naman.

NOTE: sarap ng chili, may hint ng sweetness, i liked it!

Thanks METRODEAL! 😄 #CheapEats

JULY 9, 2014

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I asked the staff first if I can use my voucher without reservations (Wednesday 6:30pm) and smiled and said yes! whew! 😜 She’s accomodating and welcoming. Didn’t realized this resto has one of the best staffs in terms of customer service. I felt like they loved what they’re doing and always see a smile on their faces when serving. Kudos to their management! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Ordered
1) Steamed Shrimp Dimsum (hakaw)
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
2) Steamed Mushroom & Shrimp Dimsum
🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
3) Steamed Chiu-Chao (w/ shrimp, pork belly, & vegetable)
🌟🌟🌟 my least favorite

I like their sweet-chili sauce!

Fast & efficient service.
Reasonable price.
Well-lit & clean resto.
Great Ambiance.
No wifi tho but it’s ok.

Clap Clap Clap to their staffs that night!
Commendable!

I still have vouchers left 🙈 Can’t wait to order more HAKAWs!!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

STEAMED SHRIMP DUMPLINGS/HAKAW 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
loved their HAKAW!!! can compete with the top chinese restaurants!

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

STEAMED SHRIMP DUMPLINGS/HAKAW 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Used the last voucher to order HAKAW for take out. Same consistency. One of the tasty Hakaws in the metro!

Service Charge only 5%, no wifi, fast service

Pearl River Café
Trinoma
4/F Trinoma, North Ave cor EDSA
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
Telephone No.: 703-5428

Thousand Cranes Shabu-Shabu (Eastwood Mall, Quezon City 2014)


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Thousand Cranes Shabu-Shabu
Eastwood Mall
2/F Eastwood Mall, Veranda, Orchard Rd
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Telephone No.: (02) 709-1984

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MARCH 26, 2014 (Wednesday) and MARCH 29, 2014 (Saturday)
(posted on October 24, 2014)

MENU:

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WHAT WE’VE ORDERED:

SEAFOOD AND PORK SET P600
Menu indicated it was good for 1 person, but it was too much for us three!

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HAPPY CUSTOMERS with my Brother & his Girlfriend

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Speaking of Big Savings. Bought a Metrodeal Voucher for P150! yes P150 for P600 worth of food and drinks at Thousand Cranes until March 31 only.

Heard alot of Bad Reviews but I was happy with the food ordered and service given (shout out to JR) who attended our table.

I ordered Pork and Seafood Shabu-Shabu for 1 (that’s indicated on their menu) worth P600. But it was shared by 3 (with my brother and his gf). Food was good, sauce prepared by JR was awesome.

No service charge added on my bill. So yeah!

Thanks to Metrodeal!

MARCH 29, 2014 with HS friend

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WHAT WE HAVE ORDERED

VEGGIE SET 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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STEAMED GYOZA 🌟🌟

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HAPPY CUSTOMERS:

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Thousand Cranes Shabu-Shabu
Eastwood Mall
2/F Eastwood Mall, Veranda, Orchard Rd
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Telephone No.: (02) 709-1984

SumoSam (Trinoma Mall, Quezon City 2014)


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SumoSam 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Trinoma
4/F Trinoma, North Ave cor Mindanao Ave
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
(02) 901-3262

(posted on October 22, 2014)

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HAPPY CUSTOMER 😍

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WHAT WE HAVE ORDERED

OYSTER TEPPAN with ponzu sauce P248 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SUMOSAM’s PRIDE SALAD P308 🌟🌟🌟🌟
grilled ebi, candied walnuts, lettuce and mangoes

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EBI TEMPURA P398 🌟🌟🌟

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BEEF TEPPAN P428 🌟🌟🌟

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JAPANESE FRIED RICE P348 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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10% Service Charge P185.80
TOTAL PAID: P2,043.80

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SumoSam 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Trinoma
4/F Trinoma, North Ave cor Mindanao Ave
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
(02) 901-3262

{BUFFET} The Buffet – International Cuisine (Commonwealth, Quezon City 2014)


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The Buffet – International Cuisine
#41 Commonwealth Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone no.: 351-5536; 352-4075

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2014-January-7 Tuesday
(posted on October 22, 2014)

THE BUFFET: MENU

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AMBIANCE

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OUR PLATES

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The Buffet – International Cuisine
#41 Commonwealth Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone no.: 351 5536 l 352 4075

MAP

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YABU: House of Katsu (Megamall 2014)


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Yabu: House of Katsu 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
yabu.ph
2nd Level, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall,
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
Telephone No.: 576-3900

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2014-February-19 Wednesday
(posted on October 22, 2014)

WHAT WE ORDERED:

MENCHI KATSU SET P370
the unli cabbage was the best part of the set 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ORIGINAL KATSUDON SET

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CONDIMENTS

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HAPPY CUSTOMERS

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Yabu: House of Katsu 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
yabu.ph
2nd Level, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall,
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
Telephone No.: 576-3900