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golden_avenger

wrote a review for Max Brenner Trinoma Mall

suckao

1

im not sure what suckao means, but i think it's a variation of the word, sucker!!! which is how i felt upon leaving this establishment. i got suckered into thinking the chocolate drinks and food were good. im like the old lady in the movie "when harry met sally", upon seeing meg ryan's character give a convincingly fake orgasmic reaction, tells the waiter, " i'll have what she's having.". not worth your hard earned cash, folks.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for David's Tea House Tomas Morato

shabu-shabu

3

what sets this place apart is the shabu-shabu. the squid balls, pork mushroom balls n dumplings are very good, not the kind u get at other places that taste generic. but the key here is their soup, sate in particular, that make their shabu shabu better than others. now for the bad news, u have to pay for everything, yep, thats right. i mean the sate sauce, garlic, raw chili, etc. which, depending on how much u consume will jack up your bill. they dont have set menus, unlike other restos so choose wisely. but the prices are reasonable compared to others. the ala carte dishes they offer are ok, not outstanding. so if u have a craving for hot soup, u cant go wrong with this place.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Cyma Trinoma Mall

rich n tasty but ...

3

i'll make this short n sweet, the food was rich and tasty, but the portions were a bit disappointing, you probably have to order the bigger portions of some dishes to be truly satisfied. the skolatina is excellent, just wish it was a bit bigger.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Cibo Shangri-la Plaza Mall

pasta perfect?

i read an article this week in the inquirer about how to cook the perfect pasta by someone from cibo. i think she's the owner. it was very interesting how she discussed the dos n donts.
i also remember watching gordon ramsay scream at one of the contestants of hell's kitchen, " we cook pasta to order!!!!!! ".
i was at shangri-la one day wondering where to eat and i looked down and saw cibo. i could see part of the kitchen as it does not have a ceiling. and much to my surprise i saw a pile of pasta just sitting in a stainless steel vat when very few people were sitting at their tables. when one of staff saw me looking they covered it up. needless to say i ate somewhere else.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Choi Garden Seafood and Shark's Fin Restaurant Annapolis

overhyped

3

i have heard the raves about this place, also ive passed by so many times on the way to annapolis seafood, so i finally decided to try it out one evening. the place really looks great, its refreshing to see new designs is restos. as i entered i saw a prominent politician with his bodyguard leaving the place. boy, this place must really be good. me and my better half decided to stick to the basics, let's try the dishes that we order from other places and compare them. now, i dont know if we ordered the wrong dishes, if there is such a thing in restos.
honestly, ive had better from other restos. they were also cheaper n had way, way bigger portions.
im not saying the food was bad, im just saying, it tasted ordinary. people can talk about the specialties all they want, but if u cant come up with great tasting basic chinese food, then the place is clearly overhyped.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for David's Tea House

shabu-shabu

3

what sets this place apart is the shabu-shabu. the squid balls, pork mushroom balls n dumplings are very good, not the kind u get at other places that taste generic. but the key here is their soup, sate in particular, that make their shabu shabu better than others. now for the bad news, u have to pay for everything, yep, thats right. i mean the sate sauce, garlic, raw chili, etc. which, depending on how much u consume will jack up your bill. they dont have set menus, unlike other restos so choose wisely. but the prices are reasonable compared to others. the ala carte dishes they offer are ok, not outstanding. so if u have a craving for hot soup, u cant go wrong with this place.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for The Chocolate Kiss Cafe Roces Avenue

dessert rather than meal

3

a small very cozy place for meals n sweet things. i've eaten here several times and often with a group. which gave me the opportunity to take a bite out of other dishes. the food is actually good, although the portions may leave someone with a healthier appetite wanting for more. but, after several visits, i had the weird feeling that most of the dishes taste too much the same or is it perhaps i ate there too often. the sans rival is good, so are the cakes. this is the kind of place that you'd go to for dessert or coffee. i recommend the pastries over the meals.

8 years ago

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wrote a review for Sizzlin' Steak Trinoma

ditto

2

they say first impressions last. if that were true then id never go back to this place again. the service was so bad the first time i was there that i left the place after more than half an hour of waiting. the only food that came out was rice n soup. and to think that its raw meat that u have to cook yourself. but bein the very understanding person that i am, i gave it another shot. and this time around the service was better, unfortunately, the food was just so-so. i should have learned my lesson and stayed away.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Tender Bob's SM The Block

hit or miss

2

this place is another hit or miss. judging from the dishes ive ordered and what the people at the next table had, id say the servings are a bit small. the food isnt bad, in fact some of them are good. but for the money you're shelling out, you should expect better. if your at the block, i advice you to try your luck at gumbo instead.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Zensho Tomas Morato

so-so

3

i tried this place out some time ago. some of the dishes are good. but i dont think theres enough dishes to choose from. considering that the price is 500-600, id expect to have better choices. one cant help but compare this place with saisaki n unless they've added more dishes, i feel saisaki is a better option. oh yeah, when i got home, i was very very thirsty. must be the umami.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for A Veneto Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante Trinoma Mall

not bad

3

i agree with the previous reviewers that this place is packed! perhaps the problem lies in the fact that the place is quite small and they allow couples to occupy 2 tables when they could fit into 1 and let others have their meal. it is noisy so save yourself the trouble of having a conversation and instead listen to the one from the next table. the food, isnt bad, in fact some are good. depending on what u order, some of the portions are big. so look around and see what the others are having be4 ordering. overall, this isnt a bad place to have a meal, not too pricey, but a little patience would help when waiting for a table n waiting for service staff.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Gumbo SM The Block

hit or miss

3

off the bat, id recommend the lasagna. it tastes great, with lots of cheese. my only complain is the size especially the big porrtion which looks n feels pretty much like the smaller portion.its always good to ask what kind of promos they have, like tie ups with credit cards. the gumbo is good although i wish it comes with a bigger serving of rice. choose ur order carefully, from experience not all the dishes are that good. but there are dishes worth trying and worth goin back for. so try it out.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Paseo Uno Mandarin Oriental Hotel

ive gained 5lbs from one meal

4

aside from the price, theres nothing more i can complain about the place. the food is excellent, not just the taste but also the kind of ingredients they use. theres something, or alot for everybody. lots of meat, seafoods, cheeses, veggies and desserts. great for special occassions or if u have a couple of thousand bucks lying around.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for Han Pao Teahouse

great food

4

i have tried different tea houses here and abroad and this has to be one of my favs, no, actually this is my fav. the dimsum is always steamed or fried to order, so u wont get refried or food thats been sitting on a steamer all day. like the previous reviewer, i agree that the taro puff n noodle feast are great. the price is very reasonable. the congee is good, so are the other dimsum products, simply because they always tastes fresh. u can also ask for extra soup. i disagree that its 300 bucks per meal, its more like 150. just try to go there early coz this place is usually packed during lunch n dinner time.

8 years ago

golden_avenger

wrote a review for La Maison

not worth it!!!

2

i would like to thank all those who gave this resto a good review and for helping me waste my hard earned cash. ok, perhaps im bein a bit harsh. let's see, i ordered the bounty feast, it was neither bountiful nor a feast. one of the reviewers said theres cheese on the chicken, all i got was a dried up chicken quarter. ok, sorry again, the food wasnt that bad. but c'mon, for over 800 bucks for a platter of meat id expect something great. i felt sorry for the other table that ordered the seafood platter though. service was so-so. and if u look up u can see the drainage pipes from the upper floor. with prices this high i'd expect them to have a ceiling.

8 years ago

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