CEBU FOOD TRIP: A Single Woman’s Appetite

As you all know, I eat a lot. So if someone tells me, “you’re so skinny, eat up.” I would glare at them with with a husky tone saying – “I AM A BIG EATER.” Kiddin. I have a big appetite (except for rice) and I thank GOD for my genes.

Hello everyone! I’m back with my foodie review. This is actually part two of my CEBU post. So where did I binge when I was in CEBU? Continue reading “CEBU FOOD TRIP: A Single Woman’s Appetite”


Manila’s Riverdale, Big Boy’s Diner.

*Enter Jughead’s mood tone* In a big town of Sto. Domingo, three ladies (who call themselves, team KJ, for over 7 years) met up for a quick dinner and chismisan. Katrina felt like the odd one because both of them were named Joanna Marie and Joanna Marie. Yep, you got it right and not only that they also have the same surname. As they push their way in to Big Boy’s Diner, will team KJ solve the mystery of their names? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Do you think I should’ve end up being a screenwriter? Anyway, this post is long overdue kasi I’m lazy like that. I kinda dig this place because I’m a huge Riverdale fan!!! Cole Sprouse, if you are reading this – I LOVE YOU. Moving on, super love the vibes of BIG BOY’S DINER despite the place is quite small. Also, parang mas okay if it’s built from an abandoned trailer, don’t you think? But then again, who am I to “design”? LOL.

Hmm, what to order?
Ol’ school radio. 70s?

The Bible verse on the wall caught my eyes – – – I actually had the same verse on my bedroom wall. A great reminder! Judging the owner of the place – – he prolly is a man after God’s own heart.

A perfect dinner date place too.
Team KJ. We were 4 back then, Kelvin was eliminated. LOL. (May story kasi…)

So we ordered these… Hmm, I really like the cheesy fries, wings (AS IN!) and the salmon! The mozarella and porkchop were okay.

Mozarella sticks, Cheesy Fries and Wings
Salmon was really good.
I am a Bubblegum fan!!! LOVE LOVE THIS!
My milkshake – don’t you dare sing the song! Shot by Joanna Marie (Hulaan kung sino sa dalawa!)

So, would I highly recommend this one? Maybe. The ambiance is perfect even the bathroom (too bad didn’t even took a photo of it), thus they can improve better on their food. But overall, this is a great place to hangout especially students, really. The prices of the food are affordable as well.

Reminiscing college…

PS: The place has a fee for those bloggers/instagrammers who will using a dslr camera. So, yeah. If you’re thinking of a place for prenups or even a birthday-themed photoshoot, this is the place to be.

I can’t wait to share the next post because it will get a bit more emotional – yes emotional, kiddin’! MORE ADVENTURE TO COME! 🀣🀣🀣 Don’t forget to subscribe to my social medias!


Grid x Griddle Gastrolounge and Gaming

A week after my trip to Dos Palmas, I’ve been having #sepanx on game night. I guess you could say I’m now officially a geek gamer? If there’s even a word for it. No longer the party girl but a gamer. WOW. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Moreover, my bestfriend Florence invited us to visit her brother’s newly opened Gastrolounge and Gaming located in the heart of Greenfield District in Shaw. Continue reading “Grid x Griddle Gastrolounge and Gaming”

Oops, I BUFFET again.

Okay, so pa-corny ng pa-corny yon title ko. But it works, noh? Because you’re here! Hola!!!Β It’s the last day of FEB-ibig! Summer is starting to get into our skin already! I can’t wait to spend more time in the beach!!! 🌊🌊🌊

First stop, THE ALLEY by VIKINGS. Buffet birthday dinner treat by one of my barkada.

UP Town Center
They require reservation even on a weekday dinner.

An international street-inspired food hall buffet that caters to 15 different food concept as it said on their website. I love the concept of the place, very unique and OG. And the price is reasonable and affordable for less than a thousand pesos. Busog ka na may pang shopping ka pa! Here’s a quick detour of the place. And FORGIVE ME, I LITERALLY FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS of my food. πŸ™„ perhaps it’s a good thing too, so you could try it for yourself. Tee-hee. Dear Vikings, can I get a free buffet for this advertisement? LOL.

And of course, first things first.
This is reality in blogging when ate isn’t cooperating. LOL. Cappuccino anyone?
Too many choices on the beverages. They also have sodas and beer.

My favorite among the rest of the food hall. FISH BALL!

Manong, pa-fishball po.

I also liked Buono’s cheese wheel pasta and steak from Steak-a-minute. Tempura and salmon from Ya Tai. And the oyster from O’Sean Eleven.

Also caught my attention was the roaming balut, so giddy I had three.

Balut, anyone?
Happy tummy and happy birthday Aaron! In fairness, complete kami!

The next day (for real), mother asked me to join her on another BUFFET treat:

Spiral Manila. No words to describe the love I have for this hotel restaurant. I could be their number 1 endorser, LOL. Here’s another quick detour of their 21 dining atelier.

Aside from their FOOD, I love the ambiance too, a very modern Mediterranean style. 😍 I’ve tried several hotel buffet but no one has ever surpassed Spiral Manila (again, this is my own opinion). And what excite me most each time is the CHEESE ROOM. They literally took it to the next level.

Just so you know, I, along with my family and friends, don’t eat at Spiral when there’s no discount available – ACCOR Membership card. Hello ang mahal kaya if wala! Hindi afford ng budget.

It was actually a party of 4 but I gatecrashed my mother and amigas dinner all for the love of food. Ang takaw ko. Literal. To be honest, when in buffet, I dislike taking photos because I want to concentrate on my food but then I needed an article to get me by. Hahaha. So I took some.. though not enough (please watch my vlog instead)

The first atelier I would visit would be Japanese and not a single time I would not request for UNI Sashimi, so glad they have that night! The buffet also offers unlimited coffee of your choice and Tea bags.

Yas to Japanese cuisine!

In the video, you’d see the Cheese room guy’s been making a platter, I asked for one but he said for VIP lang yon. Oops. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š (Ok lang, maganda rin gawa ko, LOL)

Cheese and Salami platter

And I paired these to a glass of wine. It’s not included on the buffet, BUT take note, when you have ACCOR card they have 15% discount so keribels.

A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, cheers!

Another fave of mine in this plate! Foie Gras. They only serve this on dinner time.

And because it was a bit cold weather, I went for Laksa! How I miss BUGIS though.


I also had Peking duck pancakes and other Chinese cuisine, pasta and seafood. Now I wish I took more photos of. Boo hoo.

This is for free! A strolling tray of chocolates!
And for dessert. I super love their gluten-free Creme Brulee!
With the amigas and mother. PS: Gwapo yon nasa kabilang table eh. Birthday pa niya. Hihihi.

I hope I was able to enticed you with my foodie review. If not, please let me know so I can improve more. Now, I suggest book dinner at The Alley and try it, it’s worth your money and tummy. Until then, see you in my Palawan summer post!