Kettle – SM Aura

The Seventh Hero - Kettle

Pork & Potato Strips (Php 389.00). Indulge in this crispy potato goodness!

The Seventh Hero - Kettle - Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Php 559.00). This two generous pieces of friend chicken is served with honey glazed cornbread, country gravy and cajun honey.

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Queens at Bollywood, Greenbelt 3

Indian food is one of my favorites. If you are looking for one, you better try Queens at Bollywood. I’ve been to their Greenbelt 3 branch and I am not sure whether they have other branches. The food and staff are really nice. It’s worth every penny.


The staff served us with complimentary Papadum first. It’s a crispy, round Indian appetizer. I have to warn you about the dip – lentil and tamarind dips are very addictive.  They are very rich in flavor that you would find it difficult to stop munching the crackling with it. It could also be too spicy for some people.

Chicken and Vegetable Samosa

Next in line is the Chicken and Vegetable Samosa. You have the option to have all chicken, all vegetable or a combination of both. I prefer the Vegetable Samosa over the Chicken Samosa. This is actually an Indian fried or baked pastry filled with potatoes, peas, etc.

Butter Naan and Tikka Chicken Masala

Lastly, we got Butter Naan and Chicken Tikka Masala. Naan is a common oven-baked flatbread. I love dipping this on the tomato buttered and spiced sauce of the Chicken Tikka Masala. If I remember it right, they have three flavors of Naan – butter, cheese and garlic.

Overall, this is one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve been to in the Metro. Price would probably range from Php 400.00 – Php 700.00 per person.

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Chicken Plate + Chest & Bicep Day – 20140503

It’s weekend! There’s no better way to start weekend than having a good breakfast. I had grilled chicken and some greens with soy milk. Just enough to give me energy for pumping some iron.

Grilled Chicken & Veggies

It’s a very simple yet healthy meal. I actually bought a bag of mixed greens at the groceries just to save myself some time from having to thoroughly cleanse and cut. For the chicken, you may opt to cook it yourself or just buy it too. There’s no excuse for not eating healthy (supposedly).

This is how my workout went:

Chest Press: 25lbs each x 12 x 3
21 Barbell Curls: 20lbs x 3
Inclined Chest Press: 35lbs each x 12 x 3 (failed)
Hammer Curls 15lbs x 12 x 3
Bicep Curls Inflight 70lbs each x 12 x 3
Butterfly 70lbs x 12 x 3
Dumbbell Pullover 30lbs x 12 x 3
Suspended Push Ups 12 x 3

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Uncle John’s Fried Chicken

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Chicken Joy, Chicken McDo, Kentucky Fried Chicken – these are the all-time favorites in the Philippines when we talk about fried chicken. Who wouldn’t love that crispy and juicy chicken by Jollibee and McDonalds? These are popular choices for kids. And who wouldn’t want to take a bite on that savory KFC original recipe friend chicken? But these three have to share the battle arena with another player – Uncle John.

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Uncle John’s Fried Chicken is available in Ministop branches. I would say that this is one of the best friend chicken out there sold the fastfood way. Or should I say the convenience store way. The caption on the carton is not misleading. It’s BIG! It’s HOT! More than anything else, it is tasty! Many people agree with me on this. My friends from school and work loves this too! Although sometimes, I find it salty. Must be some sort of mood swings, eh? But generally, it tastes perfect. It is also the crispiest fried chicken I ever had.

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On the other hand, this is not that juicy which makes me prefer it among others. It gives me the thinking that it is less fatty. Is it, though? The chicken meat is really good to partner with gravy or ketchup. A two-piece fried chicken meal costs Php 105.00. Yes, it’s cheap and they have big portions. If you happen to crave for fried chicken, give this a shot! Let me know if you like it too or not.

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Kogi Bulgogi, Promenade

Kogi Bulgogi

Starters. Really good starters.

Kogi Bulgogi Bulgogi

Kogi Bulgogi. The meat was a bit tough and taste is okay. I find it too pricey for such a very simple meal and below satisfactory taste.

Kogi Bulgogi Chicken Bibimbap

Chicken Bibimbap. Do not get deceived by the presentation. The wooden box truly made the presentation new to the eyes. However, this one had a lot of rice in it yet very short ingredients. I barely tasted the chicken. It was like eating fried rice. I discourage this order because its pricey and poor in quality.

Overall, with the orders above, I did not really enjoy my first time. I would not bring my friends there unless someone tells me that I just made the wrong orders. One thing that’s nice about this restaurant is the interiors. The place looks clean and pleasing with interesting designs on its innermost wall. The chairs and couch were pretty comfortable, too! What do you think?


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Banana Leaf, Greenbelt 2


Although Banana Leaf has long been existing, it was my first time to actually try it.

Bananaleaf Baby Back Ribs

This one is the Baby Back Ribs. We were surprised how quick it was served. It’s a good order and will definitely try it again. The meat was partly tender to slightly tough but you’ll never go wrong with the taste! It is also good to partner with rice.

Bananaleaf Pad Thai

Second dish served was Pad Thai Banana Leaf Style. It was really different from a typical Pad Thai. Pad Thai’s I tried usually came with more noodles than veggies and meat. This one was the other way around as you can see in the photo. It had some ingredients on it that were unrecognizable to me. Another good dish.

Bananaleaf Chicken Pandan

This one was supposed to be an appetizer but it was served last. We even made two to three follow-ups for this one. We even planned to cancel this order because we were done eating and already full. Someone said that this is really good so it sortta built our expectations. Sadly, it is just an okay piece for us. Nothing to fancy, actually.

To note, Citibank credit card gave us some discount.

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