Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ben's Kitchen.

November 23, 2013

Me and my sister decided to see our much awaited movie of 2013 - Catching Fire at Harbor Point Subic. The movie is really really awesome! I'll definitely going to watch it again. 

Anyway, when we went out of the movie house, we looked for somewhere to eat our early dinner. She remembered Ben's Kitchen where in the family dined in sometime this year. Since I haven't tried it yet, I said why not try it now?

I like the interior of the place, I feel like I'm in a doll house. The kitchen feeling is really there.

Time to satisfy our stomachs! We checked the menu and there are really plenty of choices. I don't know what to try first. So we come up with nachos - my all time favorite, their bacon cheeseburger, some chicken and frappe's for the drink. While waiting for the order and enjoying the ambiance, they'll serve one bowl of plain popcorn. Me and my sister (Hae) can't stop talking about how perfect the book adaptation of Catching Fire was. And finally, food's server. Time to eat! 


                                             Bacon cheese burger - it is really huge! We didn't expected it this big for a single served burger.

                                                                                                       The chicken


We enjoyed the place really, talking about our favorite movie with some really good food. So when you got a chance to visit Harbor Point in Subic, try Ben's Kitchen.

                                                               my instagram (@iamkencastillo) post for this Saturdate with my sister.

 For today's outfit of the day (OOTD), a v-neck plaid top, my favorite mustache watch, a vintage belt - Mom's, brown pants plus boots!

Thank you!
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Beanery.

October 26-27, 2013

I'm really into coffee shops, because of it's relaxing feeling and I love breathing into the aroma of coffee. So when I heard that The Beanery opened their new branch in Orani, Bataan, I got excited 'cause finally there's a coffee shop nearby in our provincial home.

This is another shotgun moment for me, and guess what? I'm in The Beanery for two consecutive nights - the first time is with Ate Pet and the other night is with my highschool best buddies. 

On my first visit, we arrived at around 6:30 PM at The Beanery, the place is not really loaded that time. The first time I heard of it was way back in highschool and just recently was the time for to try this one out. We landed ourselves in the couch and took turns to order, it was another new for me so I asked for their best seller - frappe which is Java Freeze, it is like the coffee jelly of Starbucks but the sinkers are not really coffee cubes. I also ordered Cordon Bleu as recommended by Ate Pet and of course my favorite food in the world - Nachos! 

We talked about personal stuffs and of course dreamed of traveling together domestically next year.

They offer a lot in there, like some finger foods, main courses and of course the usual food served in coffee shops - desserts such as cakes, muffins and various kind of beverages - frappes, coffee, juices and many more.
                                                        Photo courtesy of Danna. L-R: me, Jaz, Danna, Renz

On my second visit, I tried their lemonade and I love it 'cause it is really refreshing - tastes fresh. We ordered nachos (again), cheesecakes and we enjoyed some really good conversations; laughing at the memories back on our younger years. 

I can say the place is a good one and it is somewhere I can stay in even when I am alone. If I want to relax, I'll definitely going to go back here. 

We left the place pretty late and decided to extend our night at Jaz' house. Fine, we drink and we got drank and passed out - end of the night. It feels great waking up with these guys again, had breakfast with them and chill for a while after a long time.

                                                                             Photo courtesy of Danna. L-R: Renz, Jaz, Danna, me

Thank you!

Mom and Tina's Bakery Cafe.

October 26, 2013

After a stressful office day, catching up with friend/s felt really good especially when you missed and haven't seen each other for a couple of months. Yet, this is another shotgun coffee/dinner/bonding with friends. As suggested by Sherene (college friend/co-officer/classmate), we are trying Mom and Tina’s in Makati that night since she's really curious that the place is always loaded with people everytime she pass by. Meg Sherene went there first since I went for a quick workout before heading to the Cafe.

 Photo courtesy of Sherene, L-R: Me, Meg, and Sherene

Arriving to the place, I looked for my dates for the night and I spotted them outside already enjoying their food and good talk. Sherene had a Rum Butter Cupcake and Caffe Mocha as you can see on the picture above. The place looks good and sophisticated while Meg had lasagna (which unfortunately I wasn't able to took a picture) if my memory served me right. 

Since I am already starving, I already ordered. Since this is my first time I scanned the menu for a couple of minutes and finally chosen Chicken Relleno for dinner (I dunno if this is a recommended meal for post workout). While waiting for my order, we talked and asked how's life goin'. 

                                                                                    L-R: Me, Treng, Meg and Sherene

The Chicken Relleno is served with coleslaw, a choice of java rice (as recommended) or steamed rice and goes with an oil (dunno what it's called). While having my dinner and catching up conversations, I unexpectedly saw Treng (my forever seatmate in college) and Cheng  (Treng's boyfriend) maybe from the mall and on their way home. Literally, I ran and shout for them to notice me. Since we (me and Treng) missed each other, she couldn't help but hugged me and her usual squeak echoed in the place. They joined us for a while in our table and of course took a picture of this unexpected happening.

The food was okay for me - maybe I'm just expecting for more but I'm looking forward to trying other main course, dessert or maybe pasta from them some other time. The food is a little on its peak yet it was a place worth visiting and trying.

You can click here for their official website >>> Mom and Tina's Bakery Cafe 

Thank you!