After a few yeas of not meeting my friends, I texted them if they were available on a Saturday to meet during my Manila visit a few weeks back. Luckily most of them are available. We chose to meet at Stop Over Pizza since its one of my friend’s resto. I have read a lot of good reviews about their pizza’s.
Stop Over Pizza offers unique pizza flavors that makes you feel like you have been touring around the world. To start with, they have flavors from korea, Italy, Japan, America and not to forget the Philippines. Stop Over Pizza started by opening a stall on Mercato a year ago, they also had joined the Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test as one of the participants, they were among the top choice of bloggers and foodies who had joined the Ultimate Taste test. It was late last year that they had decided to open their resto along Maria Clara St. Banawe, Quezon City.
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We ordered the half Bulgogi Pizza n half Terimayo Pizza. Bulgogi Pizza ((beef marinated in bulgogi sauce made with apples and pears, topped with mozzarella cheese drizzled with Korean dressing, sesame oil and spring onions) & Terimayo Pizza (grilled chicken topped with cheddar & mozzarella cheese, onions, with special teriyaki sauce, japanese mayo dressing and aonori flakes).The pizza is a MUST TRY! it was really good, something different from the usual pepperoni, ham n cheese thingy we always have. We also ordered the Philly cheese bbq steak Nachos (Grilled Marinated beef w/ cheese sauce, onions, sour cream and hickory bbq sauce) it was also good. It was something new to me, we also had Tuktuk or (buffalo wings) MUST TRY! it was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and we had an order of their Creamy Carbonara w/ Garlic bread.
For desserts we tried their gelatos, among the 4 flavors we tried, I like the ham & cheese and the bleeding eyeball the most. The ham & cheese literally has a lot of bacon bits and cheese, while the bleeding eyeball is a mixture of fruits. The gelatos cost P90.
The Verdict: Will definitely go back and try their other unique pizza flavors. I really like their tuktuk chicken & their Bulgogi Pizza. I am really more than satisfied with their food. They also have the Economy Class meals and the Business class meal. They also deliver around manila. U can check them at https://www.facebook.com/StopOverPizza.
A few weeks back, I went to Manila again for an event. Went to SM Megamall for some window shopping together with my brother n my sis-in-law. We had our late lunch at Yabu: House of Katsu, its located at the 2nd floor Atrium in Megamall. A few months back, I had seen a friend’s picture as he was dining at this resto. I was curious about what this Japanese Restaurant’s food is about. As we entered the resto, the ambience was good and there are lots of people dining. As I was browsing the menu, I had found out that their specialty is more of the TONKATSU, with a choice of either the Pork Loin (ROSU) or the Pork Tenderloin (HIRE). Aside from that they also offer the Katsu sets which are composed of Jumbo Prawn, Dory Fish, Salmon & Jumbo Oyster. I ordered the Tonkatsu meal which is composed of a piece of Rosu, unlimited Japanese Rice, Miso Soup, Cabbage unlimited w/ japanese dressing & a cup of Fresh fruits. Here are what the 3 of us ordered for our late Lunch:
A set of the Rosu Meal, A set of Tonkatsu Meal and a set of the Curry Tonkatsu meal. My favorite meal is the Curry Meal since I love the spicy sauce that comes with the katsu and rice. It comes with the sauces on top picture the black pepper n sesame seeds which are to be grind plus a sauce (not in the picture) will be mixed for the Rosu Tonkatsu. While the picture on the bottom is the sauce for the cabbage. I would say that I had enjoyed a sumptuos lunch at Yabu although I find their meals quite pricey. But will definitely comeback to try their Seafood Tonkatsus on my next Manila visit. They also offer kiddie meals.
Budget: around 300-500 per person. U can also share since the servings are quite big 🙂
Yabu: House of Katsu
2nd floor Mega Atrium, Manila.
I had a few attempts of dining here, it was just tonight that me and my friends had agreed to give it a try.The first few attempts wasn’t successful . Upon seeing the place in some pictures, I wanted to give it a try since my brothers love Lechon Kawali.. but our family hadn’t had the chance since my parents are trying to avoid pork. My 2nd attempt was when my blogger friends invited me to join them for lunch, I was busy then. It was just tonight that me and my friends had the time before going to play badminton.
Bagnet is a delicacy from Ilocos. It was also called the Filipino-Ilocano Chicharon (Pork Cracklings, made of pork skin).
Upon entering the place, you will see a simple but nice interiors. A few tables where put inside and outside. We decided to try only 2 varieties of Bagnet. We ordered the Classic Bagnet w/ tomatoes mixed in “guinamos” or what they called fermented little fry, and the Bicol Express Bagnet. We also tried their Bagoong Rice which is good for 2-3 persons. The resto also serve other dishes aside from Bagnet.
Here are what we ordered:
Bicol Express Bagnet Spicy
My fave from the two is the Bicol Express Bagnet.. Wold love to visit them again to try their other bagnet viands and other dishes that they serve. I went home happy today! 😀
The Bagnetian Kitchen
Brick Lane Bldg. Near Starr and Autoshop.