Inasal Chicken Bacolod
I asked Boyps to accompany me at SM San Lazaro to buy Christmas gifts for my pamangkins. It was another Saturdate and late lunch with him and he said that he wanted to try Inasal Chicken Bacolod. This is the green one.
I’m a bit confused with the Bacolod Chicken Inasal – the yellow one. Boyps said that our friend Je told him that the green one is much better than the yellow one. I actually wanted something deadly but he preferred a slightly healthier one. Since I haven’t tried this one, I gave in. Here’s what we had for lunch:
La Paz Batchoy (Php 103) – a noodle soup with beef strips, spring onions, egg and chicharon. It was good but nothing special. It’s not oily and flavorful. 

Sizzling Boneless Bangus (Php 142) – I ordered this one. The saltiness is perfect. It’s crunchy and tasty. This is a rice-all-you can meal. I had requested for a half-cup rice refill but the serving looks like it is 1.
Boneless Thigh (Php 140) – a typical chicken inasal. But not like the Mang Inasal’s chicken. This one is better and I like this more. More flavor and much juicy. Just like the bangus, this is also a rice-all-you can meal. Boyps asked for a cup refill of rice but the serving is just big. I assume he had a total of 3 cups of rice. Bwaha.(healthy huh? :p)
I haven't tried the green one yet but I could say that I enjoyed my dining experience here at Inasal Chicken Bacolod.

Inasal Chicken Bacolod
SM San Lazaro
Tayuman, Manila

Teriyaki Boy

**Another back log – Saturdate with Boyps last September 3.


I was craving for Teriyaki Boy’s (T Boy) rice rolls during this time. Well for me, it's T boy who serves the best rice rolls among all the fast food I know. (I’m open for suggestions if you know other stores that sell good rice rolls). I can’t remember why we are in MOA that day. We had a late lunch because the place was jam-packed. After an hour of strolling, we went back and glad that there are vacant tables to occupy.

Here’s what we had for lunch:
Philly Cheesesteak (Php 180) – I was kinda disappointed because it’s not cheesy and has a very few beef filling. I told Boyps that I wasn’t able to chew any beef strip / cube but he said there’s a little. It’s just so sad because it is the reason why I wanted to eat here. I may not like the roll but I very much love the sauce.
Teriyaki Boy’s Fish and Chips (Php 215) – This one is good. It's a breaded dory fish with fried wanton on the side. The only down side of this – nakakaumay pag sobra. K

Sapporo (Php 145) – ramen noodles with chashu slices, corn, butter, sesame moyashi, leeks, garlic and bean sprouts (I copied this from the menu). :p I just had a sip. I didn’t like this because it feels like I’m sipping a melted butter. K Boyps said that he was expecting to see a sliced butter on top of the soup and watched it melt as he sips. Haha. He said he didn’t like it that much but he was able to consume almost everything - I mean all the solid food in the soup. :p

Curry Ika Fry (Php 235) – another good dish that afternoon. The squid is well – cooked, the breading is crunchy, the flavor of curry sauce is just right.

As usual, service is quite slow. I rarely see staffs roaming around to attend to customers’ needs. No one did even assist us to our seats. But this is not new. Hehe. I just hope that they would improve on their service because I will still be coming back just because of their rolls.

Teriyaki Boy
Mall of Asia
Pasay City
Taiwan Adventure: Day 2 - All Set (Walkathon)
As usual, after so many days, here's our day 2 adventure in Taiwan.
Flora Expo
We are so fortunate that we got to see the 2010 International Taipei Flora Expo. The expo showcases all different plants and flowers from different parts of the world (but I’m not really sure if participants are world-wide or Asian countries only). According to their website, they had 3 concepts in mind: Display horticultural, technology and environmental protection expertise; presenting the environmental protection goal of the 3R's. (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle); Combining cultural, art and green lifestyle. Their aim is to encourage the public to love and care for our beautiful home – planet earth.
The venue is so big that we only had the time to visit 1. Flowers in different colors and arrangements are displayed everywhere. It's like walking in a very huge flower garden. I could see flowers when I look up, down, left and right. The entire place is just so fascinating and overwhelming. We took pictures of almost everything.

Since there’s a long queue in the entrance, we’ve decided to start touring the outside part of the expo.  
After an hour or so, we got in line. If I remember it right, we passed thru 6 zigzag lines before we reach the main entrance.

I just took photos of everything and didn't bother to get their names. But this set of pictures are my favorites. These are flowers with meanings. How I wish I could have one.

Here is where we had our first Chatime Experience. Even if it’s cold, we still bought 1. I couldn’t remember if I liked it but the only thing I know is that, the bitter taste of tea is just too strong. Milk tea was just so famous in Taiwan.
Before our flora expo tour ended, we took more pictures, look for some souvenirs, buy 2 shirts and that’s it. We are now to going to our next destination – St. Christopher’s Church - yey, another Catholic church in Taiwan. 
How to get there: Take MRT and alight at YuanShan Station (Blue Line)
St. Cristopher’s Church 
Instead of having lunch after the expo, we decided to visit St.Cristopher’s Church. If I’m not mistaken, this church is the most famous for Filipinos. If I remember it right, they also have Tagalog masses. But there’s no ongoing mass when we were there. So we just enter, take some photos, appreciate the place, whisper a quick prayer and wish and we’re now bound to our next destination - . Hehe 
How to get there:  Walking distance from the Flora Expo. I'll just try to update this with the street name.
Martyr's Shrine

From the church, we went back to the Flora expo venue and rode a bus going to the Shrine. This is our first temple stop. Boyps said that we had the perfect timing as we will witness the "change guard" ceremony. Just like our guards in Rizal monument, they too are not allowed to move. We have to pass 2 beautiful arcs before we could see the main temple. There are also small kiosks on the side. 
How to get there: From YuanShan MRT Station, take bus 208, 21, 247, 267, 287 to shrine.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
We didn't see much from this place except the main hall, statue of Sun Yat-sen and a glimpse of Taipei 101. Here is where we had a super quick rest.  With all the temples / hall that I have seen, I could say that this is the simplest. 
How to get there:  Take MRT and alight at SYS Memorial Station (Blue Line)

Taipei 101 
Our second to the last stop for the day is the Taipei 101 Observatory. First few floors of this building are used as a shopping mall. Before we go to the observatory, we had our dinner first at KFC. Yahoo! I really wanted to try other country's version of KFC. It's actually a must for me to have a taste of any fast food that we also have here in the Philippines.
Their fries is different from ours. It tastes like Mcdo's french fries.
 This is their version of Twister. This is really good. I like their chicken more. Haha
I'm not sure if this is Zinger. But I do remember that this is really delicious!! :D
 Their egg tart tastes good too. But my favorite still is the one I had in Hong Kong. Hehe.
After dinner, we had a quick roam of the mall. After a few minutes, we headed to the 5th floor to buy tickets to the observatory. From 5th to the 80+ floor, it only took us less than a minute to reach the Observatory. This kind of tour is so unique. You don’t have to be literally with somebody or request for a tour guide to give you information about the places in Taiwan. Instead, you will be provided with a remote-like gadget where in you just have to push the number that correspond to what section you’re currently standing then a recorded voice will give you all the information that you want and need. The stations are also arranged in such a way that you could have a view of the actual place. I just knew that Taipei 101 is 2nd tallest building in the world. Picture taking is not allowed in the observatory. Actually it is, as long as the exhibit materials, pictures and posters are not included in the photo. It's a quick tour but I really enjoyed it. I was just so amazed at how beautiful Taiwan is - during day and night.
How to get there: Walking distance from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Hua Xi Night Market 
I thought that Taipei 101 would be our last stop, but we can't just get enough :p Since Hua Xi night market is just easy to travel to, we decided to pass through it. But unfortunately most stalls are already closed. Only few people are walking along the streets. We just bought a milk tea, walk straight expecting to see something but we went back to the hotel empty handed.
 How to get there: Take MRT and alight at LongShan Temple Station