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If we go to a resto and it's obvious that there are problems right after sitting down we bail out and find another.

 

good advice and i wish i had followed it last week. true story...me and an English pal were hungry and wanted to grab a quick lunch so we went to a new place that opened below the national book store on mango. supposed to be a German resto. looked nice inside so we sat down and the waitress came over with menus. i ordered a simple ham and cheese sandwich and my buddy who is larger than me and very hungry wanted 2 orders of his sandwich choice. well this really threw the girl off. she, altho quite good in english, could not understand that the guy wanted to eat 2 sandwiches instead of one. finally after a painfully long effort to explain my friend was loosing patience so i just told her to imagine we had a friend coming to join us, pointed to the empty seat and said we are ordering for him as well, so please deliver one sandwich to that place setting on the table as he will be here soon. she did, and later when she started to inquire what our friend will like to drink we just ignored her and happily ate our food. the sandwiches were pretty good so i guess it was worth the effort after all :)  

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good advice and i wish i had followed it last week. true story...me and an English pal were hungry and wanted to grab a quick lunch so we went to a new place that opened below the national book store on mango. supposed to be a German resto. looked nice inside so we sat down and the waitress came over with menus. i ordered a simple ham and cheese sandwich and my buddy who is larger than me and very hungry wanted 2 orders of his sandwich choice. well this really threw the girl off. she, altho quite good in english, could not understand that the guy wanted to eat 2 sandwiches instead of one. finally after a painfully long effort to explain my friend was loosing patience so i just told her to imagine we had a friend coming to join us, pointed to the empty seat and said we are ordering for him as well, so please deliver one sandwich to that place setting on the table as he will be here soon. she did, and later when she started to inquire what our friend will like to drink we just ignored her and happily ate our food. the sandwiches were pretty good so i guess it was worth the effort after all :)

Now that is a good story. I can completely understand that happening.

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Ozbrum

i was waiting for the punchline of perhaps.......

 

after 20 minutes you asked where are your sandwhiches and the girl replied  " we are waiting for your friend sir "

 

:banghead:

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Monsoon
could not understand that the guy wanted to eat 2 sandwiches instead of one.

 

Reminds me of the time when I sat down to dinner with 4 others. 4 of us ordered the same thing (baby back ribs) while one other ordered something else (pasta?). After about 20 minutes comes one order of ribs and the pasta. The others waited patiently for their ribs to turn up. Upon inquiry the server understood that we ordered one order of baby back ribs (why 4 different people would order one order is beyond me). This is because they think it is normal to share an entree. These were all big guys by the way, one being 6'7". He could have eaten two racks himself. 

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PeteHK

Quite a new place that we really like is Circa 1900.  Very good food and service, not cheap but not too pricey either with an interesting menu.  I think the Head Chef is an Australian guy.  Plenty of parking there. It's right at the end of Sanjercasvil Road, off Gorordo Avenue in Lahug.  

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bmoore

My favorite seafood restaurant is Sutukil near the Lapulapu statue in Mactan. You choose your own fish, prawns, etc. so you can check that it is fresh. The fish are bigger and better than what you find in the market.

 

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

If you are in the city and want to enjoy a mix of Pinoy and other influences cheaply and safely then I unreseverdly recomend R &R Karendaria on V Rama Guadalupe just ask the cab to take you to Crown Regency V Rama the eatery is next door

 

Its 24 7 open best time to go is 5.30-7pm

 

At least 10 freshly prepared covered dishes between 59-79 a good sized portion

 

Humba with egg

Crab Meat and sweetcorn

Chicken Curry

Caldereta (goat)

Sweet and Sour pork/chicken

Chop Suey

Baby back ribs

Meatballs pasta with cheese

Lasgna not sweet

 

and a changing variety daily of other Pinoy or Pinoy fusion dishes

 

They also have a good range of vegetable dishes that change daily and fish fresh and dry lots of BBQ for every taste

 

Perhaps the best Halo Halo in town

 

They will also cook home fries and mashed potatoe

 

Expats and Pinoys frequent this place so good for socialising

 

I could eat here every day for a week and vary my diet

 

The cheapest bill for two was 147 piso and the dearest some hours with lots of food and beer about 550

 

Try it guys its a gem

Still just as good, clean and cheap, same owner over the years

But do not forget the staff there very friendly and professional. Always smiling!

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Enuff

Texas Rex? Good value for the pesos.

For me Tex Rex was good value. Super quick service and delicious American style bbq. The wife don't like which makes it even higher on my list. Finally some place I can go alone and eat in peace.

 

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For me Tex Rex was good value. Super quick service and delicious American style bbq. The wife don't like which makes it even higher on my list. Finally some place I can go alone and eat in peace.

 

Yeah, they are doing it right for sure. I'm surprised your wife doesn't like it though. My wife loves the pulled pork sandwich with the mac&cheese side, or the ribs. I love the beef brisket, or the ribs... tough choices but that's what makes the place great! I haven't tried their burger yet, I wonder if it's more "American" than most others offered here?

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Motörhead, on 05 May 2014 - 5:39 PM, said:

Yeah, they are doing it right for sure. I'm surprised your wife doesn't like it though. My wife loves the pulled pork sandwich with the mac&cheese side, or the ribs. I love the beef brisket, or the ribs... tough choices but that's what makes the place great! I haven't tried their burger yet, I wonder if it's more "American" than most others offered here?

 

I have the ability to enjoy many different types of cuisine. I love Korean, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, American, Polish, Irish, English and even Filipino.

 

She loves Filipino only. For some reason only Filipino comfort foods strike her fancy. Next time I want Tex Rex she will go across the street to A & A.

 

Make sure when you go to Tex Rex you plan on dessert early. They have an AMAZING selection of pies.

 

I have had the chicken, ribs, brisket, chili dog, macaroni, French fries and empanada and all were delicious.

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Monsoon

Still just as good, clean and cheap, same owner over the years

But do not forget the staff there very friendly and professional. Always smiling!

 

Yea but the fish tanks are now empty! Bah humbug! 

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Quite a new place that we really like is Circa 1900.  Very good food and service, not cheap but not too pricey either with an interesting menu.  I think the Head Chef is an Australian guy.  Plenty of parking there. It's right at the end of Sanjercasvil Road, off Gorordo Avenue in Lahug.

 

We will have to try them. I looked them up on facebook and they are advertising a Mother's Day buffet for 550.

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sugbu777

Yeah, they are doing it right for sure. I'm surprised your wife doesn't like it though. My wife loves the pulled pork sandwich with the mac&cheese side, or the ribs. I love the beef brisket, or the ribs... tough choices but that's what makes the place great! I haven't tried their burger yet, I wonder if it's more "American" than most others offered here?

I'm gonna have to try this place on my next trip. My wife has learned to like lots of different cuisines. She still doesn't feel like she's eaten unless she's had rice with the meal though :wink:

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nomad4ever

Don't know if this was mentioned already:

 

If you like German Food, try the German Haus at the Overpass near Ayala. It has outstanding quality!

 

It's run by a Filipino who worked 27 years in restaurants in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

I've been there now 3 times and still amazed about the quality and original taste of most dishes.

 

Try the onion soup, Schnitzel, Schweinebraten and my favorite: Rouladen with Rotkraut and Knödel (instead of potatoes). Their potato salad is also nice. They have reasonably priced German beer as well, König's Pilsener and also Paulaner white and dark.

 

Prices are generally reasonable, nothing to complain about.

 

Their starters are just alright though, not outstanding, a bit small, but alright. Like the fried Camembert or smoked Salmon. I would stick to main dishes though.

 

I'm German, not affiliated in any way with them, but can tell you this is the best German food I tried in SE Asia in the 12 years I lived here... Their Rouladen would put some restaurants in Germany to shame.

 

I hope they can keep the quality up.

 

Lemme see, if I can post a pic...

 

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Tamed

I also got a recommendation about that German place but we could not find it. At least I know the name of it now

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