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03
May
13

Food Review: Red Buffalo (Wings and Pizza)

Hi Metropolitan Manila! I’m back to a place where there is easy access to so much international food!

Earlier last week, I was invited by fellow blogger Aldous to join a food event at Red Buffalo which is located at Greenhills Town Center (along Gilmore/Granada). Imagine my surprise when I found out that Red Buffalo was an American restaurant serving buffalo wings and pizza, especially since I’ve recently been tuned to TLC and The Food Channel watching people make all kinds of delicious food….and I was just hankering for some good old American dishes.

Red Buffalo is styled after American restaurants in where else – Buffalo, New York, so you can take a bite and feel like you’re actually in the US eating their well-renowned buffalo wings. They opened up this branch around March 2012 of last year but were open at a different location before then. So if you’ve eaten at the old Red Buffalo branch, which is already closed, don’t fret. This new Red Buffalo branch is much more cosy, allows for more people and more space. And if you’ve had the Breakfast Delight (from the old branch) and are sad to find that it’s not on the current menu, do not fret. Miss Cheska (one of the owners of Red Buffalo) says that you can order the Breakfast Delight from their staff, even if it’s not on the menu.

Located along Gilmore Street (sometimes known as Granada), Greenhills Town Center is an area of food establishments, most notably for its Mcdonalds branch located upfront. Red Buffalo is (literally) right behind Mcdonalds, so follow the drive-thru road to the back and you’ll spot it right away. There are a lot of other restaurants and food establishments in the area, but as it was my first time here… I wasn’t able to notice much of the others. The great thing about Greenhills Town Center that I noticed, is that it sort of separates itself from the Greenhills Shopping Center crowd and traffic, yet it is still accessible to people who live around the area.

Red Buffalo: A True American Original

Outside

The outside is spacious (sorry, I have no pictures of what the entire outside looks like) but there are comfortable seats if you don’t want the stuffy inside aura, or if you want to smoke or just enjoy the afternoon/night air.

The inside was pretty cozy too. I’ve never been to the US, but it kind of feels like a diner but with less noise and less people. The following pictures are a couple more shots of what the inside looks like…

I love these blown-up photos on the wall!

Menu and Restaurant Sign

Very Red, White and Blue…except it’s all red and white. Haha.

Adverts board

And of course, what other great American meal wouldn’t be complete without a load of this to help down all that greasy, oily, but really delicious food..

Hello beer!

Okay, now unto the good part. The food! I arrived pretty early (Well if you consider the time it was suppose to start, which was 5, then I’m late since I arrived at 530. But, we only really started at 630 so that makes me early….Filipino time) so we were given drinks to cool us off while waiting for the others. When we finally decided to start tasting the food, which was when we were around 6 people, we were amazed at how much food they were bringing out for us at any one time. It was hard to pick which dishes to try first because they all looked good. I’d like to believe that I’m an American when it comes to food, because I love eating anything that has a lot of meat, a lot of oil, basically anything that looks outrageously delicious but unhealthy at the same time. So, picking which dishes to try out first was a dilemma.

House blend iced tea (P55)

Above is their house-blend iced tea. If you’re looking for the usual Filipino sweetness, this isn’t anything like that. The sweetness level is okay, enough to make it a delicious drink, but nothing like the usual Nestea iced tea. I guess that’s a good thing because with all the oily food you’ll be downing, you’ll need a lot of water to somewhat balance out the food intake.

Below is the Chili Cheese Fries. I’m not a big fan of Chili or spicy food, but I was surprised to find that I actually liked this combination of fries with chili. It gives it a different flavor from the usual condiments that you partner with fries.

Chili Cheese Fries (P155)

For the orders of Buffalo wings, here’s a list below of the details you’d like to know if you’re ordering any.

Single (5pieces) – P165, Double (10pieces) – P320, Family (20pieces) – P620, Party (40pieces) – P1190

Signature Flavors Include:

  • Original Buffalo (comes with different spiciness levels: Hot, X-hot and Suicidal)
  • Parmesan Garlic
  • Honey Bourbon
  • Sweet Heat BBQ
  • Teriyaki
  • Hawaiian

Dips

Ranch or Bleu Cheese (Cost for the dips: 30g – P25, 1/2 pint – P150, 1 pint – P25o)

Parmesan Garlic

The Parmesan Garlic was by far my favorite buffalo wings order. It looks like a normal chicken with some sprinkling of something on the outside, but once you bite into it, the tasty goodness of the parmesan just sinks in. I’m a big big fan of parmesan so I love how every bite just brings out that parmesan flavor. If you’re a parmesan fan like me, they have parmesan cheese in the condiments rack, so you can just add more of it to the wing if you feel that it isn’t enough.

I wouldn’t suggest you eat this with rice though, I can just imagine that it’d lose it’s flavor if you eat it along with rice.

Original Buffalo (Hot)

I’m not someone who likes spicy food so I don’t think I appreciated this flavor very much. This is just hot (lowest of the 3 in terms of level of spiciness) but I could really feel the spiciness of it kicking in. Miss Cheska says that the suicidal is really extra spicy, so i probably won’t get that if I’m ever here because I already have a hard time handling the spiciness of the hot level. SMOKING HOT!

Teriyaki

This is the Teriyaki. One bite and you can really feel yourself digging into that teriyaki flavor. It’s delicious and I personally think this would go well with some steamed rice (P25).

RB’s Special (P395)

RB’s Special. Short of course for Red Buffalo’s Special. You’ll notice that the pizza here in Red Buffalo are all thin crust. Apparently, they use something like a combination of the brick oven with a more modern oven. I love how it’s a thin pizza because you don’t feel yourself gnawing at the pizza when you’re trying to get a bite. Also, each slice is made so that none of the pizza parts fall off as you’re eating it. You can eat it old-style and use your hands, or use utensils to get through each and every bite.

Personally though, I’d just use my hands as you eat more of the pizza that way. 😉

Vegetarian (P335)

If you’re trying to cut down, or want to eat something a little healthier to kind of balance out the rest of your orders, you can also go for the Vegetarian Pizza. It has less oils in it so you’re basically eating a pizza without worrying so much about all the fats and other things that make a pizza unhealthy.

Spaghetti and Meatballs (P215)

(start Italian accent here) That’s a good-a meat-a-ball! (end Italian accent here)

Chicken Alfredo (P195)

Hickory Baby Back RIbs (P375)

This order of baby back ribs looked absolutely delicious, but since I was still eating the other dishes….well I wasn’t able to have a-go at them ribs. It was all gone by the time I wanted to have a bite of this. Oh well, next time maybe?

Double Cheesy Bacon Burger (P235)

Can you see how delicious that Double Cheesy Bacon Burger looks?! Look at how that cheese just melts onto the burger, and then imagine it melting even more when you take a bite out of it. I was taking my time as I was eating this, savoring each bite. Hmmm. Yummy.

Garden Salad (P145)

Healthy healthy living!

Apple Bar with Vanilla Ice Cream (P110)

This divine looking Apple Bar with Vanilla Ice Cream is Miss Cheska’s own creation. She’s been making this and perfecting this since she was a little girl. I love how the vanilla ice cream just melts into the vanilla bar as you’re eating it. Neither of the two flavors are too strong, they complement each other well. I would love to have another go at this dish the next time I come here. And now that it’s summer and all here in the Philippines, this would definitely be a good dessert to order!

I’d definitely like to come back here with my friends and/or my family, for another go at some of the dishes I really really liked.

With Miss Cheska (in red and white) and the other food bloggers. Photo taken from Aldous (http://aldousatetheworld.blogspot.com/)

Red Buffalo Wings and Pizza

Address: #11 Greenhills Towncenter, #2 Granada St., Barangay Valencia, Quezon City.

(Places near here include: Robinsons Magnolia, Intersection of Santolan and Ortigas/Granada)

Telephone No: (02) 654-6997

>Deliveries are available with a minimum P300 required purchase. Limited delivery area only.

Hours:

  • Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 00:15 (11AM-12:15AM)
  • Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 02:00 (11AM-2AM)
  • Sun: 11:00 – 00:15 (11AM-12:15AM)

Website: http://www.redbuffalowingspizza.com/

Check out their facebook page!
All major credit cards are accepted.
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09
May
12

Event: Yummy Eats 2012

For food lovers, cooking enthusiasts, and adventure seekers, join Yummy Magazine’s event and get to meet chefs and fellow foodies who will be able to share with you guys some tips and secrets for your next dish or a great recommendation for your next dinner date.

Yummy Eats 2012: An Eating and Cooking Fair

Date and Time: May 26, 2012; 10am-9pm

Location: The Rockwell Tent (Plaza Garden, Rockwell Center)

Admission Fee: Php150; Or Php100, if you bring along a May2012 copy of Yummy Magazine

Visit Yummy.Ph for more details. Sadly, despite me being in the Philippines at that time (I’m presently living in China), I won’t be in Manila on that day. Anyhoo, hope you fellow foodies have an awesome time~

28
Jun
10

Food Review: MEL’s Cafe

On my recent trip home to Dumaguete, I decided to try out this new cafe that my cousins’ opened that they’ve been raving about on my Facebook. The location is in a quiet area of the city, though not far away from the busy places as it’s near what you would call the downtown area of the city. It’s about a street away from the Rizal Boulevard, a popular location for both locals and tourists alike. Another thing my cousin mentioned about their cafe is that it serves healthy food, which is a good place to visit for those health-enthusiasts in Dumaguete City. A gym is coincidentally located in the same building.

The cafe is small, quaint, and doesn’t look like it can accommodate a lot of people,  not that I mind since it’s still new, and I prefer there to be less people so you know that the waiters can serve you quicker. Me and my aunt arrived there for lunch so they had more or less just newly opened. We arrived with no one there, and I was able to greet my cousin who proceeded to show us the health food available.

Below are pictures of the menu, though sadly, not so well taken. I apologize.

Me and my aunt decided to half all the meals so we can each try a lot more things. We ordered a Cheesy Burger (Php65), Spring Mandarin Salad (Php50) and Mojos (Php50) then we each ordered a drink, me ordering a Black Forest Ice Cold Shake and my aunt ordering the Banana Ice Cold Shake (Php55 each). Coming from the city where most meals are more-or-less expensive, with healthier meals tending to cost a higher price, I’d honestly say that these meals are worth the price.

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21
Dec
09

Food Review: Goodles

About a week and a half ago, I got to join my mom and blogger friend’s at Goodles, a newly opened food shop at Robinson Galleria’s 4th floor, between Pizza Hut and Burger King  and close to Starbucks.

So what is goodles? The concept of the owner, Sharlene Tan, was to serve really good pasta dishes on the go. Instead of going to a really fine dining restaurant, waiting for 20 minutes to get served, and paying more than P200 to settle that pasta craving, why not go for a place that allows you the same pasta goodness in less the time and cost.

Goodles aims to be the first to sell the same restaurant quality pasta in a more casual environment, allowing consumers to get their order fresh and at the same time, fast.

The great thing about Goodles is that it offers healthy and filling meals that you can take at the shop, or on the go. With its easy to eat and carry packaging, you can get settle your pasta craving anytime anywhere.

Also, if you wish to stay at there and eat your meal there, its also a great place to just hang out with your friends and enjoy your meal.

Check out the menu below for a list of servings they offer.

Each of us were given the choice of any dish we wanted, and I picked the 7 Layers Lasagna. After we had our own meals, we were also given a plate of the others dishes which we could try on our own. Me being the slow eater and a person who gets full easily, I wasn’t able to try the other dishes but I was able to enjoy my 7 Layers Lasagna to the fullest.

From prices ranging from Php130-Php170, you can surely get full and satisfied, without burning a hole through your pocket.

Bloggers at Goodles

Picture above care of Mom. Spot me in the group. Haha.

Kindly click below if you wish to see the pictures of the dishes, care of Goodles.

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