Step Back in Time at the Filling Station

Classic cars, retro posters, and… lifesize action figures? If you dig the old school vibe and love good food, there’s a quaint restaurant in town you sure would want to check out! Get ready to get swept back in time when you step through the doors of Filling Station!

Rock n’ Roll with The King Himself!
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Elvis Presley would be the first to greet you on the second landing, along with other legendary icons.

Check out my hot date! 😂
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This thing looks like it came straight out of Back 2 the Future.Filling-Station-Retro-OldSchool-Restaurant-Manila

Wanna take a ride?Filling-Station-Makati-Retro-Cars

They’ve got some old school wheels in the house, quite literally! Make sure to dress up in a pin-up chic outfit for the perfect photo op.

Getting some dark Riverdale vibes here….Filling-Station-Retro-Posrers-Setup

Speaking of Riverdale, did anyone see Archie?Filling-Station-Retro-Interior-Makati

Oh there he is! Look at all those old school posters. Even the logos go a long way back! Cadillac classics, retro gas pumps, and everything in between – it’s quite hard to imagine how much work it took to put this whole place together.

And of course, what’s a restaurant without good food? 🙂Filling-Station-Brazo-de-Mercedes-Cake

Choosing this melt-in-your-mouth brazo de mercedes cake for the feature because I’ve never tasted dessert this good! It’s layered over vanilla ice cream and the whole thing’s not to sweet but really, really good! Enough for one, but trust me, you can never go wrong with a second serving 😉

 

This restaurant’s name is unbelievably MISLEADING.

When a restaurant dares to call itself “Tokyo Bubble Tea,” you expect them to deliver bubble tea that is worth every penny you are paying for it. Well, if you for one second believe what this restaurant says they are, you’re in for a wild surprise.

Forget about your expectations, because it’s something else entirely. I wonder why they even bothered to call themselves “Tokyo Bubble Tea,” when in fact it is more than clear enough with anyone who has a tongue that they are actually so much more than just awesome bubble tea! 😀 From flavourful maki rolls to sumptuous cakes, they have everything a foodie can ask for in a Japanese restaurant!

Fiery Maki Rolls and MoreTokyo-Bubble-Tea-Tuna-Crips-MakiTokyo-Bubble-Tea-Spicy-MakiNever knew that spicy maki could taste so good! Tokyo Bubble Tea has them in every kind, from the classic ones to really creative ones. I especially like the Crunchy Midori Maki. Be sure to try it when you visit them!

Chasu Ramen for the Hungry Ones!
Tokyo-Bubble-Tea-RamenThis large bow of the Japanese classic chasu ramen is filled to the brim with the richest flavours of the east.

Delightful Desserts
Tokyo-Bubble-Tea-Strawberry-ShortcakeTokyo-Bubble-Tea-Chocolate-CakeDinner is never complete without some awesome dessert to finish it with! These Tokyo Bubble Tea cakes sure look yummy and ARE superbly delicous!

Rice Meals for the HungryTokyo-Bubble-Tea-Teriyaki-DoriaNeedless to say, they have that one thing every Asian restaurant has – rice bowls! I love their Doria meals so much because it’s topped with loads of OOEY, GOOEY CHEESE ❤ Yummy and really filling!

So there you have my list of faves from Tokyo Bubble Tea. I’m sure you’d love to try them out! And of course, don’t forget to order one of their awesome drinks to go with your meal! 😉

Sit Like a King, Eat Like a Viking

There are many reasons why Vikings is one of the top-of-mind buffets in Manila, PH. From an overwhelming variety of desserts that greet you upon entry, to that sushi bar that pulls at your tummy strings every time, there are many things you shouldn’t miss out when eating like a warrior.

Caviar & Cheese for Starters 

They have so many kinds of cheese I just have to get all of them, especially the soft and chewy mozzarella bites.

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 The Sushi and Maki Bar

Nope, that’s an understatement. It could as well be a standalone sushi-maki mini restaurant.25521013_10159648791925697_1488299707_o

See food everywhere

Fresh catch of the day in almost each one of their booths.

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Rich Pastries

For those who can’t live without bread and a nice serving of butter, and much, much more! 25519771_10159648792080697_561239564_n

Leave room for dessert!

Obviously my favourite part of the whole buffet dining experience. Desserts-Vikings-2Desserts-Vikings-3Creme-Brulee-VikingsDesserts-Vikings

Best of all, eat for free on your birthday 🙂Birthday-Cake-Vikings

Best Tofu Stake I’ve Had

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There are two reasons why I keep coming back to Teriyaki Boy – their tofu steak and their quality Japanese food at affordable prices. I’ve eaten at several Japanese restaurants who charge at a rather higher price range, but this one is my favourite of all because their food is better and also comes at a better price.

And that tofu steak I am crazy about? It’s got some tofu with a bit of beef all wrapped up in a crispy… Well, I don’t really have the words to describe how good it tastes 🙂 So it is best to try it out yourself.

Chicken & Cheese!

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I’m just so addicted to Backyard Kitchen + Brew‘s Four Cheese Flatbread that ever since I’ve tried it the first time, it’s sure to land on my order list every time I come here! It’s got the perfect blend of four different kinds of cheese that are sure to leave you wanting for more of it. Tonight, I tried another one of their dishes and had me a good serving of their Salted Egg Chicken Skin. Yes, I know it all sounds very sinful for your diet, but these are just so irresistible that for a second there I want to forget about that extra inch on my waistline. Perfect for appetizers to go with your dinner, or eat them while you drink your favourite beer!