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O tanjō-bi omedetōgozaimasu, Isabel!

23 Jan


Isabel and I LOVE Japanese food 🙂 Isabel is one of my best friends from High School and she’s our head receptionist at our little nail salon. Haha!  She celebrated her birthday last month and I was so glad she picked Mangetsu for her birthday lunch! 🙂


Mangetsu is located at 38 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati.


Prepping my plate and chopsticks for the awesome lunch ahead.

First things first… The rolls.


Spicy Tuna Maki. My favorite sushi 🙂 (P250/150)


California Maki. (P250/150)


A tall glass of iced tea. That’s Mr. and Mrs. Manguiat in the background enjoying the food 🙂

Check out Isabel’s newly painted nails using Orly’s Naughty or Nice Collection.

(Available at Belle & Cat. LOL!  Shameless plug!)



Gyu-Sara. Simmered beef in soy sauce, mirin and dashi. (P295)


Mozzarella Cheese Risotto. An Italian-inspired rice dish (P260). This is Isabel’s favorite. I wouldn’t have ordered this normally. I found this combi to be a bit strange. But OMG. LOVED IT.


Japanese Fried Rice. My all-time favorite. But the cheese risotto won that day! 🙂


Prawn Tempura with salt and tempura dipping sauce. (P450)


Sauteed Eggplants and Beef. Red Miso Flavor. (P320) I love eggplant and beef together 🙂


Karaage Chicken Thighs with 3 Kinds of Salt. (P380). One of my favorite dishes in Mangetsu 🙂


Pork Tonkatsu. Gosh, I didn’t realize we ordered so much. Haha!

Meet my friends, Claudette, Angela and Bastie 🙂  Love these guys!

They don’t judge me by the amount of food that’s on my plate. LOL!



Every time I eat with these guys, we have a feast!  Always ordering too much but… the more the merrier! 🙂

 Thank you for an awesome lunch, Isabel! ‘Til the next banquet 🙂

Who Needs Another Staycation?

30 Apr

I badly need another another “stay”cation.  Our last staycation was during Easter.  This is how we celebrate…

Cantada style 🙂

No need to go to the beach. There's sand right here 🙂

No need to ride a plane.

Staycations are all about eating.

Grab a plate and some chopsticks. When dining with the Cantadas, you must eat fast.

California Maki.

Salmon Sashimi.


More Salmon Sushi.

Fried Chicken Skin.

Fried Chicken.

Beef Salpicao.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.


Ebi Tempura.

Japanese Fried Rice.

Butter Cake from Vargas.

Best Halo-Halo ever.

Crushed Ice for the Halo-Halo.

This is how I eat my Halo-Halo. Half bananas half milk. Yum.

Easter Egg Hunt for the kids 🙂

This is the best thing to find inside an egg. Aren't there any eggs for the adults, Tita Tonette??? 🙂

Cutie siblings, Tami and Sabine with their Easter Eggs 🙂

The handsome cousins, Greggy and Crow 🙂

I know it’s too late to say Happy Easter, friends.  Hehe I just can’t wait for the next legendary luncheon with the family! 🙂  To all our dear family members abroad, I miss you!!! 🙂

Japanese + Filipino = Manila Maki

27 Feb

One of my bestfriends, Dominique, is now based in China with her husband, Marc.  Before she left for China, we had one last lunch together, Dominique, Isabel and I 🙂  Isabel, who is familiar with the Salcedo Village, Makati area suggested that we try out this new place called Manila Maki 🙂

When Isabel told me about this place, I was very excited to try it out.  Two of my favorite cuisines merged into one.  Interesting! 🙂

I love their wallpaper! What a great idea!

It was just their soft opening at that time 🙂

Iced tea for everyone 🙂

Gyoza with longganiza 🙂

I wasn’t so adventurous with my orders so I stuck with the ones that sounded more Japanese than Filipino only because I craved more for Japanese food that day.

Chicken Teriyaki

Japanese Fried Rice

Here are Isabel and Dom, two of my bestfriends since High School.  Missing you a lot, Dom!!! I miss having meals with you because together we can eat anything and everything! LOL! Know more about Dom’s adventures in Hefei, Anhui, China.  You can read about her and China in her blog www.lavidachina.blogspot.com 🙂

We all had a great meal! Definitely a nice mix of Filipino and Japanese Cuisine.  The combination was just right.  Nothing too weird 🙂

Manila Maki is located at the G/F of Elizabeth Place Condominium, 332 HV Dela Costa St, Salcedo Village, Makati City 🙂