Food Trip at Happy tummy

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with their Tag line – “eat good, feel good”

Because we love to eat and explore something new, we tried this new burger joint here in Calamba – “Happy Tummy by Kitchen Central“… The place is perfect hang-out spot because of their cute interior and individual cribs inside where you can relax because of its instagrammable and comfortable ambiance.

As you enter, the crew will give you order slip where you can write your order based on their menu list. You will be made as you order so you need to wait for 20 minutes or more for your order to be served.

Their specialties – burgers and milkshakes, they serve gourmet burgers on their premium and colorful buns. Each patty is in quarter pound sizes made from pure and juicy beef. Burger Price starts at 89Php

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Happy Tummy Burger – single quarter pound beef patty, vegies, cheese and sauce with flavored fries
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Double HappyTummy Burger – two quarter pound beef, cheese and special sauce with vegies and fries
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Superman’s Tummy Burger – single quarter pound beef patty, vegies, pineapple, egg, cheesy onion rings with their special sauce and fries

Their freak milkshakes are tastes good and insanely indulgent. Toppings are decorated and whipped up with cookies, chocolates, marshmallows and creamy sauces piled into mason jars. Milkshake Price starts at 59Php.

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They also have nachos, flavored and gourmet fries and rice meals such as tapa, pork sliced BBQ and Longgalog. All rice meals are topped with egg and can be serve as Ala carte or with flavored juices such as iced tea, blue lemonade or cranberry.

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Their signature  “Thebesttapaever”

Great food and experience… Happy eating!!!! 🙂

Food ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for Money ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Place ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Service ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Overall ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Location: 2nd floor fronting Building, National Highway Halang, Calamba City
Operating Hours: 12:00NN – 12:00MN; Monday to Sunday
Contact Nos: 049-306-1875
Facebook: happytummyhalang

Disclosure:  I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights.

One Fun Day at Isdaan Resto – Fun Park

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I’d like to come back here and repeat Zyke’s Funny Post… We had been here years ago, as I remember we celebrated here our anniversary; how time flies: Today’s moments can be tomorrow’s memory! And we didn’t realize that we are making memories, all we just know is we were enjoying and having Fun!!

This is a place that you shouldn’t be missed when you go to Laguna. Delicious food, good service and a relaxing ambiance awaits you here at Isdaan Resto-Fun Park!

Isdaan is a Floating Restaurant serving Filipino dishes and it is located along National Highway Calauan, Laguna.  This restaurant is famous their huge size displays, and its beautiful architecture that you will feel that you are in another country because of its Thailand Theme.

Aside from their delicious food, there are also other activities that you can while inside Isdaan such as: Free Boat ride (just give 20Php Tip to the bangkero,) Buy Souvenirs, Face Painting for Kids, watch performance of acrobats, Play Tacsiyapo (Shame on You in English) to release negativity and burdens, all have to do is to smash and break the plate on the wordings found on the wall…

Soon we’ll be back here 🙂

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How to go to Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park:

  1. From Manila or Cubao Area: Ride a Bus with Sta. Cruz signboard and ask conductor to drop you off to Isdaan at Calauan or Ride a Bus with Alabang signboard and drop off to Alabang South Station Terminal, From there ride again a bus with with Sta. Cruz signboard and ask conductor to drop you off to Isdaan at Calauan
  2. From Crossing, Calamba: Ride a Jeepney or Bus with a Sta. Cruz signboard and tell to driver/ conductor to drop you off to Isdaan
  3. From Batangas Area: Ride a Bus going to Manila and ask conductor to drop you off to Turbina, From Turbina ride a jeepney going to Walter Mart and wait for a bus with Sta.Cruz signboard and ask conductor to drop you off to Isdaan at Calauan.

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Weekend Dish: Rellenong Pusit

Yesterday, Tatay Emac requested for packed meal that he could bring on his night shift duty. First thing that comes on my mind was to cook “squid” since it’s his favorite seafood…  I went to the market to bought some, initially I want to cook it as “Adobong Pusit” but I wanted to surprise and impress him with a new dish so I decided to made rellenong pusit instead.

Sharing my rellenong pusit recipe ❤

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Ingredients:

½ Kilo Squid
¼ Kilo Ground Pork
¼ cup soy sauce
5 pcs calamansi
1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1 Medium Tomato, diced
1 small Carrots, diced
1 Medium onion, minced
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 stalks of celery, minced
Chili flakes (optional if you want some spicy flavour)
1 pc egg
Flour
Cooking oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heres How:

1.Clean the squid. Remove the large eye on the squid head, ink sac, and the cellophane-like.
2.Marinate the squid in soy sauce and calamansi for 30 minutes
3.Sauté garlic, onion, tomato and celery
4.Add the ground pork, wait until brown
5.Add Carrots and Oyster sauce, Season with salt and Pepper. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Let  it cool.
6.Stuffed sauté filling inside squid and secure with tooth pick.
7.Dip the squid to the beaten egg and dredge to flour.
8.Pan-Fry. Do not overcook so that the squid will remain tender. Place on plate and serve.

Enjoy Cooking, Happy Eating!

 

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Burger Joints in Calamba

Burger joints nowadays are like sprouting mushrooms that you can find anywhere and everywhere…

I listed in demand burger stores here in Calamba that you can enjoy the most delicious burger this city has to offer! :

1. Uncle Roy’s Burger

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A garage turned burger joint was started last April 2015, having relax and homey vibe of the area. They serve your burger with pure beef patties flamed and fresh off the grill. Their burger is so mouth-watering and recommended to pair it with their signature blue lemonade to satisfy your burger cravings. Be sure to try the Buffalo wings and nachos while you’re there as well. Price range starts from 80Php

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Spicy Food Lover can test their taste buds with the Red Burger Spicy From Hell

Location: San Juan St. Calamba City Laguna

Operating Hours: 3:00PM – 10:00PM

Facebook: UncleRoysSuperBurger

 2. Brocks Burger

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Wall design: OPM rock band in which their burger names was based on…

OPM rock band theme burger store and named their burger to our best rock band such as Eheads, PNE, Rivermaya and Wolfgang. Serving premium burger on buns. This burger store pairs each patty with a side of flavored fries and iced tea to perfection. Prices range starts from 95Php

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Eheads Cheese Burger with Bacon: 100% Beef patty, tomato, onion rings, cucumber, melted cheese, pickles, minced garlic, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup in a bun

Location: Magnav Bldg. National Highway Parian, Calamba City Laguna (Infront of Petron Gas Station near Lianas Super Mall)

Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 10:00PM Monday to Sunday

Facebook: Brocks Burger Calamba

3. Burger Mania

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This wall design (The Sausage Story)really entertains me a lot while waiting for my order to be served. “You must go through hardships to be awesome” 🙂

One of the best tasting burgers made with high quality ingredients at very incredible price. Burgers are served with fries and unlimited iced tea that will completely satisfy your meal. Price starts from 85Php. They also serves other food variants such as pasta, chicken, waffles and their one of a kind shakes (freak shake and shakes at milkshake lab – a must try also) in which diners have more options to choose from.

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Cheesy Bae-Con Mushroom: 1/4lb 100% pure beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickles, bacon bits, mushrooms, cheese sauce in a regular bun

Note: Expect Fridays have long queue especially at night time. Your order will take about an hour to be served. Be sure to carry lots of patience when you decided to dine-in. So if you want to try it without crowds go for other days or at early afternoon during opening time. But, nevertheless, it’s definitely worth waiting for.

Location: Burgos St. Calamba City (Near Senior Nazareno Chapel)

Operating Hours: 1:00PM – 10:00PM Monday to Sunday except Friday 7:00AM – 10:00PM

Contact Nos. : (049) 576 5273

Facebook: mmmburger

 4. Who’s Hungry

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If you want a customized burger of your choice, take a look for this burger joint which they allows the diners to make their own burger crafts.

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Checklist will be given to you once you choose to create your own burger. From Burger patty variations (Angus Beef, 100% Beef, Pork Tenderloin and Crocodile), then a Bun Color (from regular, black, red and green), a selection of free toppings, sauces and cheese. Burger prices will depend on your add-ons. They also offer their designer and other special burgers, but it is much exciting to create your own.

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100% beef in a green bun with lettuce, pickles, tomato, cheese sliced, onion and special burger sauce

Location: Main Branch – JP Rizal St. Calamba City (Beside Jingber and Latomaiplus1; In front of Gamez Hospital) ; Halang Branch – National Highway Halang Calamba City (Beside Latomaiplus1; near Yellow Cab Pizza)

Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM

Contact Nos: (049) 306 2938

Facebook: craving4burger

 5. Burn-out Burger

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This Burger joint offers a tasting burger at reasonable price. This place is for a people who are craving gourmet burger but aren’t willing to spend much (wallet-friendly). Serving regular and black buns; price starts from Php 50

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D Burnout Burger: In a Black bun with 100% pure beef patty, topped with premium sliced cheese, melted cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onions drizzled with honey mustard, mayonnaise and catsup

Location: Burgos St. Calamba City

Operating Hours: 2:00PM – 12:00MN

Facebook: burnoutburger

Instagram: burnoutburger

6. Burgergram

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This is the newest burger joint established here in Calamba. Serving 100% pure beef patty cooked by charcoal-grilled with its soft sesame seed buns. You can add 40Php to meal-up your food (a.k.a value meal) which includes fries and a drink. Aside from burgers they also served gourmet fries and Hotdogs. Burger Price Starts at 75Php

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#BaconBomb Burger: Quarter pound beef patty, bacon, mushroom, with cheese and burgergram’s special sauce

Location: Bgry 3 Calamba City (Lecheria Road Street In-front Calamba Science School; But the store itself is in-front of Adventist Elementary School)

Operating Hours: 2:00PM – 10:00PM

Facebook: Burgergram Burgers and Fries

Instagram: Burgegramph

 

Disclaimer: I wrote this article with my own insights and opinions and also to uncover which ones you must try.

 

Drooling right now as I generate this blog, just thinking about these yummy burgers…

Happy Eating!

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A Must Try: Caldereta Pizza

Fiestas are coming; the famous Caldereta is of course always present in every house to serve for their guests, different version, and different add-on secrets for this all-time yummy favourite serve dish in each family home. It’s a Filipino classic but it’s a comfort food at its best!

But sometimes, when there are too many leftovers we don’t know what to do than to re-heat and need to consume it before it starts becoming spoil… And there are also people that are hardly don’t want to eat the same thing twice no matter how good the food it was.

Try to experiment, be creative challenge yourself to a new awesome recipe, so Why Try Caldereta as Pizza?! It can be a delicious Merienda with a twist…

Caldereta Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cooking Time: 10minutes at 170°C

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough (Can be bought in supermarket or make your own)

White onion

Red and Green Bell Pepper

Mozarella or Cheddar Cheese (can be both)

Leftover Caldereta

Hotdogs (Optional)

Basil (Optional)

Procedure:

  1. Re-heat the leftover caldereta from the fridge.
  2. Slice the bell pepper, onion and leftover caldereta meat into cubes (can be shred also)
  3. Pour and spread the caldereta sauce on the pizza dough
  4. Top with cheese, bell pepper, onion, cube/shredded meat, hotdog and basil
  5. Bake or Toast until cheese melts

Enjoy and Happy Eating! 🙂

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A Must Try, Caldereta Pizza for a Change!

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Becoming a Baker

Why many people are interested in baking? Do they find baking the same way as I think? Baking trend nowadays is increasingly in demand; ads, TV shows and social media helps a lot in becoming more interested in foods, in cooking and of course in baking especially when you see posts of their yummy and delicious looking creations. You’ll be wondering what if… I can try too? How to start with? And if you are already willing and decided to learn how to….well, Hooooorayyyyy, Congratulations! Take it as a challenge and step to the next level but this time do it and bake it for yourself, learn to bake and have fun doing it.

Learning the basics, there are a lot of ways to learn baking, watching baking shows, reading cook books, enroll to baking class (if you can afford or if have extra money) or simple through Mr. Google, just one click away! (I preferred Mr. Google 🙂 ) Learning for the first time is a challenging one, but as long as you know the basic (including the basic baking rules) and following the precise measurement you can bake simple one.

Practicing helps a lot. It doesn’t take having special powers or a magic touch to work wonders in the kitchen, so practice, practice, practice… remember practice makes perfect, never give up! Bake with love ❤

Baking is love, why? Simply because it gives a lot of satisfaction and fulfillment…

The moment of stepping at your kitchen and start preparing for a new wonderful recipe makes happiness and joy, the excitement in the outcome truly awaits and you consider yourself like a PRO after seeing the results and even it is not so perfect but as long as it taste good and everybody has a good time eating what you did. What a wonderful feeling, all the stress takes away! Baking makes me HAPPY!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Sharing some of my deliciously-looking sweets, Good luck to new beginners!

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Chocolate cupcake with caramel frosting, chopped almonds with white and chocolate chips
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Banana Muffin with Chocolate chips
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Fudgee Brownies with different toppings
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Carmelita Bars and Macaroons