Makan Makan Food Village

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Let’s talk about food! 🙂

Last week for our Valentine’s date, we dined at Makan Makan Asian Food Village. Formerly known as Makan Sutra.

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“The restaurant embodies the main cultures of Singapore through its diverse cuisines—Chinese, Indian, Thai, Malay, Filipino and even Western. “Makan” is a Bahasa Indonesian term for eating.”

Place:

The place is big, with many tables, chairs and couches but just enough that it does not look very crowded when full. The see-through kitchen is in the middle of the room so you can see what’s cooking. There’s also a guitarist/singer who serenaded us while we dined.

We sat at the side by the glass wall, near the singer, and with a nice view of the sunset at Manila Bay. So romantic! 🙂

Service:

I would like to commend how great their service was! The waiters were very friendly and accommodating. They are keen to their customers’ needs and they always serve with a smile.

Food:

To briefly summarize, the food was great! 🙂 We waited for about 15-25 minutes until all our orders were served.

Here were our orders!

Sautéed Dry Beef Hofan

Sautéed Dry Beef Hofan (150php) – Juicy thinly sliced beef with sticky rice noodles. It has the perfect blend of flavors with just the right amount of sweetness.

Chicken Pandan

Chicken Pandan (250php) – Yummy chicken wrapped in fragrant Pandan leaves.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak (160php) – Coconut rice with a medley of fried chicken, atchara dilis and potato pattie. The rice and potato pattie tasted great!

Beef (L) and Chicken (R) Satay

Beef Satay 5 pcs. (180php) and Chicken Satay 5 pcs. (150php) – A little smaller than I expected but it was good! The chicken goes best with the special peanut sauce!

For drinks, we ordered:

Lemon Barley

Lemon Barley (50php) – Lemon juice with bits of sweet barley. I don’t know what barley really tastes like but here it was a little sweet. It’s soft with a hard center so you have to bite it a little.

Bandung Chinchow

Bandung Chinchow  (95php) – Rose essence juice with black gulaman. A must try!

And finally for dessert…

Ice Kachang with Mango Pudding

Ice Kachang with Mango Pudding (90php) – Or in layman’s term – Singapore halo-halo! This halo-halo has different colored gelatin with Monggo beans and coconut in a perfect mix of ice, sugar and milk, topped with a big jelly mango pudding!

Food: 5/5

Price: 5/5

Service: 5/5

We had a great time we stayed there for 2 hours. 😀

Makan Makan Asian Food Village is located inside Manila Ocean Park.

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Rose and Grace Restaurant

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Happy first day of November! So how was your holidays? This is the time of the year that our town is at its liveliest and becomes alive! Yes, during All Saints’ Day! The cemetery in our town lights up, loud sounds played, and there are LOTS and LOTS of food! Many people visit the cemetery to try all the food and get together with friends. Of course, many people still come to visit their resting loved ones, but for everyone who lives in our town, it’s the time to stay up late outside and get together with friends.

Speaking about food, last Friday, on our way to camp ( I spent my weekend camping! :)), we had lunch at Rose and Grace Restaurant. Its location is very strategic because it’s just beside the national highway, specifically, the part that is always traffic. Also, their parking area is big.

There are many, many viands to choose from! Seafoods, fish, chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, etc. And the lady who takes orders is very accommodating and gladly answers all your questions about their food.

Lots of food! I wasn't even positioned at the very end of the long display of viands.

Their service is super fast! We just got seated and the food was immediately served one by one! Size per order can generously feed 2-3 persons. My mom ordered Sinaing na Tilapia sa Gata. The fish was big and fresh and my mom loved it!

Sinaing na Tilapia sa Gata

I ordered Fried Tawilis because I really got curious of how it looked :). It was crunchy and the vinegar that goes with it was just perfect!

Fried Tawilis

Of course, we didn’t forget to order their house special, Bulalo. Their serving can feed 5-8 persons. It has a generous amount of vegetables, which I really like, and the soup was unlimited. A very good Bulalo, but there are even better Bulalo out there, that’s if you’re willing to pay more.

House Special: Bulalo

As for my drink, I ordered Ripe Mango Shake. I really like their shake! Fresh and pure. Just mangoes, ice, and a little sugar. No milk. I don’t like shakes that have more milk than fruit in it, it doesn’t taste natural anymore.

Ripe Mango Shake. See how full my glass is! 🙂

My dad ordered fresh coconut juice (No picture. :() The flesh was very young and soft!

All of these plus 3 rice for just 840php. Remember that their serving was good enough for sharing. And for their service, I give them an A+!

Food: 4/5

Price: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Rose and Grace Restaurant is located at Maharlika Highway, Sto. Tomas, Batangas.