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31 May 2013

ArmyNavy - Burger + Burrito Review

Here I am reporting another food adventure. This time, it's over at ArmyNavy Burger + Burrito.

We visited their branch located at the Atrium of SM Megamall one lazy Saturday afternoon.What first caught my attention was the motto that they have painted on the wall.

"Come in Hungry. Walk Out Happy."

With this in mind, we walked over to the counter to place our order. We both had the Chicken Burrito,  Freedom Fries and a glass each of Libertea Iced Tea. 


 Let's start with the burrito. It was quite big, similar to the serving size of a small Mexicali Burrito. The serving came with a small portion of sour cream and salsa with an equally small sized slice of lime. 

The taste wasn't exceptional, it's so common that it tasted like almost every other burrito that I've had. What's even more frustrating is that it didn't even come with a side dish. For the price, Mexicali's is better, it comes with a small portion of nacho chips.


Since there wasn't any side dish, we ordered a serving of Freedom Fries each. What I liked about it, it was a little spicy. When we got to eat though, I thought it was a little bit soggy and well, the size wasn't impressive.


For drinks, we had the Libertea. It was sweet and it had quite a copious amount of foam.


Final Thoughts? For the price, I expected a little bit more. The ambiance makes you think that you're in the mess hall of some barracks, quite uncomfortable. If you have a back problem, it would be best that place your order to go.

Would I go back there? Not in the near future.



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Brightest Blessings!


Halie
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10 May 2013

Cajun Dining at Gumbo


I've been seeing Gumbo for the longest time, but I only got the chance to visit their restaurant on one Saturday afternoon after our Krav Maga class. 

Their food looked delicious from the photos alone. Although of course after taking photos of quite a number of dishes, I know that looks can definitely be deceiving. Passing by their establishment, their crew member gave us a coupon and when I read it, "Buy One Take One" I said to hubby "SOLD!" (By the way, the promo is up to the end of May, just pass by Gumbos Megamall and they would hand you a coupon.)

We had two dishes that allowed me to experience Cajun food that I fell in love with.

Sicilian Pasta with Pepperoni

Steak and Chicken with Mashed Potato and Mixed Veggies on the side

The promo/discount coupon allowed us to order a mix of steak and pasta, then pay for the one with higher value.

Let's breakdown the dishes:

Serving Size:

For the pasta, we ordered the large serving which could have easily fed 3 people.
The Steak and Chicken were also served in large portions, again enough for sharing for 2. 

The Taste:

Both dishes were heavenly!

The pasta was almost bare with only some herbs and pepperoni. The subtle spiciness from the dried peppers gave the pasta an edge, but it was definitely not painful on the tongue and taste buds. The olive oil used did not overpower the whole dish, instead it seamlessly tied the flavors together.

The steak was about an inch thick and enough to feed two people when combined with other dishes. Just be very careful when you give instructions on how you want your steak. We had to have it re-cooked because I specifically asked for a well done piece, but was given medium rare. I understand personal preferences, but personally, I want my food DEAD and COOKED, not bloody. The chicken was a filleted breast which was grilled to perfection.

The mashed potato serving was a melt in your mouth with chunky bits cooked by angels! It was even good without the gravy. As for the vegetables, they were not oily, no taste of butter and fat, but there was a certain unique flavor to it. 

Overall, the taste was very unique. Their pasta didn't taste Italian and both their grilled meat had certain unique tastes to them.

By the way, their drinks are refillable; they also serve complementary bread and some dip while you wait for your order. 

So, if you're looking for a great discount on food and a restaurant that serves uniquely flavored food, don't hesitate to drop by SM Megamall to ask for their coupons. Try Gumbos and let me know about your experience, yes? Bon Appetit!


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Brightest Blessings!

Halie

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03 May 2013

Mr. Kimbob Korean Food



I've been on a Korean food binge for the last couple of months.  The reason for this love for traditional Korean food is because of my love affair with spicy meals. I've tried quite a few Korean restaurants and here's a real find: Mr. Kimbob.

It's not as expensive as your sit down restaurants, but the servings are quite big and definitely edible.










For the bibimbap, they have two sizes, regular and large. It is served on hot plate with rice, veggies, kimchi, your meat of choice (chicken, pork or beef) and a sunny side up egg. I wanted to buy a separate order of japchae (glass noodles) as a side dish, but the meal that we included a small order of it along with a regular sized drink. 

I took a photo of the food before we started to mix them all together because it looked a little bit better when the ingredients are separated. But don't be fooled by the looks of it once you start mixing them, because the taste trumps the looks. The food speaks for itself.

Don't be disheartened when you see a long line forming at the counter, the food is inexpensive, fills you up and something that tastes good, that's a good combination.


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Halie

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