Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ministop fried chicken @ Makati, Manila

Ministop is a chain convenience stores in Manila. They have among the best fried chicken that I ever tasted. Their fried chicken is really crispy and still retains the moisture inside the meat. My colleagues and me brought the fried chicken and enjoy it in our apartment. Ministop market their fried chicken as one of their ready to eat products.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Well done fried chicken. Fried to perfection).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Each pieces of chicken priced at PHP45 ~ USD1.10 ~ MYR3.40).

The chicken is delicious and crispy.

Nicely done fried drumstick.

This is what we have for dinner. The sauce which comes with the fried chicken is good as well.

Address: Its basically located anywhere in Makati & Manila.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Aristocrat @ Manila Bay

Aristocrat which is located at Manila Bay, have the tag line "Home of the best barbecue chicken in town" serve very good barbecue chicken and pork knuckles. This is a lively place and very popular with regular Filipino, we saw lots of large family groups out for dinner. A really friendly, interesting place to eat. However, be prepared to wait as their serving time is quite long (around 30 minutes) if the business is good.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Great pork knuckles, BBQ chicken & pancit(noodles). Good presentation on their Halo-Halo special as well).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Reasonable price for the good food).

The ever sinful pork knuckles. Its crispy and yummy! Locally known as krispy pata. Price PHP695 ~ USD17.00 ~ MYR53.00

Look at the crispy skin and the fat!

Balance between crispy, lean and fat.

Barbecue chicken with java rice is good as well. Three pieces of chicken with java rice at PHP195 ~ USD4.80 ~ MYR15.00.

Each barbecue chicken stick have 3 pieces of chicken.

Tasty noodles. Pancit canton with chicken liver, meat ball, prawn and vegetables.

Tasty Filipino dessert. Halo-Halo is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served in a tall glass. In Aristocrat, Halo-Halo special have yam ice-cream on top. Price at PHP125 ~ USD3.10 ~ MYR9.50.

Since 1936. Wow, that's mean this restaurant has a long history.

Address: 432 San Andres Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Coordinate/GPS: 14.568507,120.984149

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fraser Place Manila @ Makati

I have recently booked a unit of apartment in Fraser Place Manila. I booked 3 bedroom apartment. But when we checked in, we were upgraded to 3 bedroom penthouse. They claimed that this is the best unit they have. I stayed here before but I didn't expect that the apartment can be that huge. Overall the penthouse is two storey with two bed room at ground floor and master bed room at second floor. Overall experience in the penthouse is quite good as they also provides free wifi, kitchen and washing facilities. We stay here for 6 nights and the breakfast prepared is quite ok with different meal each day.

Rating:9/10(Recommended. Good for corporate functions, training and home like stay in Manila).
Price:7/10(Moderate. The corporate rate for one night in 3 bedroom apartment is around USD400 a night).

First bedroom.

Second bedroom

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom with painting.

Jacuzzi in master bedroom.

Huge master bedroom bathroom.

Wardrobe in master bedroom. Looks like can play hide and seek here.

The stairs like villa.

Second living room up stair.

Study room up stair.

Up stair looking downward.

Main living room.

Mini bar up stair.


Dining table.

Complete with entertainment system. Flat screen television and home theather system.

Address: Valero St, Forbes Tower | Salcedo Village, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 8181818 (reservation)
Coordinate/GPS: 14.559732,121.025552