The joys of living in southern Metro Manila, and I can very well say that after two years of relocating here. I still have to make my list of best dining places in Paranaque (where we live) but in the meantime, it’s good to discover little exciting places here and there. Let’s start with the usual suspect: the resto row in the long stretch of Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes, Paranaque.
After hearing gushing reviews from my netizen friends, trying out Serenitea with its wide variety of teas was inevitable. I certainly saw a steady stream of customers, enticed perhaps by the yumminess of their tea and the free wifi. After sampling the two house bestsellers, the Hokkaido & Okinawa milk tea, I am now a convert. I liked the subtle yet delectable flavor of their drinks and this might be the one to convince me to stop drinking coffee at last (at P75 for the regular cup, a bit expensive, and not so accessible to me though) 😉
Serenitea adopts the English version of tea with milk in it. They’re thoughtful enough to ask your preference for the sweetness level of your tea, or even choose Splenda. The tea assortments can be taken hot or cold, and you can add “sinkers” like pearls, lime jelly, egg pudding and others. They also offer Yakult-based drinks and snacks like Taiwan-style chicken chop. Am not so aware of the competition, but Serenitea can certainly give major chains like CBTL a run for their money. 😀
Food de Sentosa stands out because it is the only Singaporean eatery in the strip dominated by Japanese/ Korean/Filipino restos. I can only believe it’s authentic because the owner, Mr. Teo, is Singaporean. As with any new place, I tread with caution and order first the roti prata with curry (P85). It was good and spicy, though I wish there was more roti instead of a single piece. Then I try the Hainanese chicken rice (P150) which seemed to have more of the yellow color but definitely tasty and came with four (not three!) sauces. The place is promising and I vow to come back to try their laksa, chili crab and other specialties.
I just noticed many joints now offering Hainanese chicken rice in the metro. Could it be that cheap air travel plus cheaper cost of living are convincing more Singaporeans to do business in the Philippines? That can only be good for the culinary landscape, and we don’t have to travel too far to sample their hawker stalls 😀
Finally, we had to drop by Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things because hubby was craving for it like a preggy woman, LOL. He prefers Buffalo’s over the nearby Flaming Wings because of the sauce. Choose from mild, hot to kick-ass hot. We still have to try the latter which is called Dial 911 (whoops, I can just imagine). As for me, buffalo wings is the ultimate finger food and the bleu cheese dip in this resto is just delectable. If wings aren’t your type, there’s other comfort chow like the mini burgers, burritos, quesadillas, Philly cheese steak and nachos with chili n’ cheese.
268 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes Paranaque
Tel. No. 794-3288
Branches in Little Baguio, San Juan City and N. Roxas St. cor. Banawe, Quezon City
(Tel. Nos. 3794166, 2382545)
Food de Sentosa
298 Aguirre Ave., Pnque
Buffalo’s Wings N Things
Aguirre Avenue (Tel. No. 7034867)
Also in Food Street, Ortigas Home Depot ( Tel. No. 9948887)
and G-Strip Greenhills Shopping Center (tel. 7886900)