7.21.2011

A Toast for Toast Box's Delectable Fare



Friday nights are Berto and Kwala Date Nights. We didn't really choose the day, it's just traffic is so terribly horrible on Fridays that we choose to wait it out, hoping that by the time we hit the road, the traffic would have eased up. 


Last Friday, we decided to try the dining offerings of Toast Box, a Singaporean restaurant located at the 3rd Floor of Greenbelt 5. We've passed by the resto a number of times and I've always been intrigued by
the bright and cozy interiors. I've been bugging the hubby for a dinner date there. He's been making excuses, but the last time we passed it, wenoticed that they offered one of our favorite chow of all time, hainanese chicken! That was all the convincing that Berto needed. We went inside and were surprised to note that although it looked like a semi-fine dining resto (the interiors looked a bit like that of Rack's) actually wasn't. We had to line up and give our orders to the counter.
Toast Box's interiors gave off the shabby chic feel. Almost everything was painted in white, emphasized even more by the bright lights. White wooden tables and chairs, scattered around the restaurant, reminded me of those comfy sets one can find on porches (if you had one) or by the breakfast nook (if you're English, I guess). There are also some couches available for those who want to lounge and drink coffee comfortably. It exuded a laid back atmosphere.

Since it was our first time, we asked about some items on the menu, the girl manning the counter dutifully answered our questions, albeit unsmilingly. In the end, hubby settled for his favorite, a hearty serving of hainanese chicken (P239), which came with greenish looking rice and ginger/soy sauce dips. Hubby enjoyed this dish! He said it was flavorful and the chicken had just the right texture. I opted to try Nasi Lemak (P225) which turned out to be a huge portion of fried chicken leg served with coconut rice and fried egg. It also came with an interesting siding of sweet-spicy dilis and beans. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't taste like the usual fried chicken, it was more flavorful, not to mention really crunchy. It tasted more like crispy pata than fried chicken. Yum! We washed our heavy dinner down with their Iced Lemon Tea (P30), a strong blend of brewed tea with 2 slices of lemon. BURP!




After that sumptuous dinner, Berto and I decided our tummies still had
room for dessert, and I will share our dessert goodies in my post.
With Toast Box's savory fare and huge servings, food was indeed value
for money. We'll definitely come back for more.

7.17.2011

Max's Chicken-All-You-Can


Just a quick thank you to our fave chicken resto, Max’s. Thanks for the chicken all you can promo for two years in a row. Berto and I almost couldn’t belive our eyes when we saw their billboard along c5 that said bubusugin nyo kami ulit. When they had this promo last year because of their anniversary, families and friends trouped to the different Max’s branches to enjoy the endless helpings of yummy chicken. This year was no different… Our family spent father’s day wolfing down chicken… and as if I didn’t feel full enough, I met my college friends for more chicken the next day.



Here’s more or less how every dining experience with max’s end up with….See you next year!

7.13.2011

Ace Water Spa Kapitolyo Pasig Branch Now Open!




Hubby and I have been loyal customers of Ace Water Spa in Quezon City ever since we discovered it a few years ago. There’s nothing like hydromassage to relax our weary muscles. The facilities are great, the personnel friendly and the experience definitely worth it! The only problem is that it is located so far away from our place. We have to really make the trip to San Francisco Del Monte in QC if we want a respite from the hustle and bustle of our daily routine. Imagine our surprise and joy when we found out that Ace Water Spa opened a branch Pasig! It is definitely a better location for us since it is on our way home from Makati…


Address: Ace Water Spa Pasig Branch, United cor. Brixton St, Kapitolyo Pasig
near Pioneer Supermarket // across Uncle Moe's Shawarma Hub ) You may traverse Pioneer street and when you get to Jollibee, turn right. It is a new building with a sign that says Ace Water Spa

Daily operating hours: 6am to 11pm

Contact Number: 451-1111

Prices are still the same :
Adults P550 and Kids(4 feet and below) P250

When we went there, they had a Buy 2 Take 1 Promo. You can avail of your free ticket within two weeks of the initial spa schedule. Wonderful! That is a P550 value right there! My husband is already excited to claim the free ticket!
Same friendly personnel, but with better parking, since free parking space is allotted on the 5th floor of the building. (unlike in QC where there is limited parking in front of the spa, and when this is full your other choice is to go at the back of the building where a guard will look after your vehicle.) You’ll have to take the elevator down to the ground floor to enter the spa itself. It is basically the same set up, only smaller spa area since the lapping pool is bigger than the one in the main branch. All the hydro machines are still there but there is less space to move around in. I also noticed a few machines that were out of order, I never encountered such problem in the main branch. Unlike in QC where there are separate herbal pools for males and females, in this branch both sexes get to share in 4 herbal pools. Sadly we didn’t feel relaxed when we dipped in them since there were boisterous kids all around. Grrr… sorta defeated the purpose of those herbal pools.

All in all it we enjoyed the same relaxing feeling off the original Ace Water Spa, but sadly, no free soup afterwards. =(

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