Bataan White Coral Beach Resort Review

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It was our second time at Bataan White Coral Beach Resort, the first one was last May 2017 when my relatives from the States visited. The next one was just last August 2017. It was located in Morong and I … Continue reading

Journey to the Past: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Home, Love, Family… and loads of History would describe our experience in this short and sweet trip to Bataan with my relatives from the US (our godparents and my cousin Katrina) and my balikbayan cousin, Ate Len from Dubai. For … Continue reading

Life is…complicated but really, it is simple!

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-JASON- Do you find life complicated? I do! Growing up, I find it hard to answer life’s questions like… I. Personal Identity Who am I and who am I supposed to be? What’s the meaning and purpose of my life? … Continue reading

Summer Coaching at Mega Sports Camp

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-JASON, as a Skills Coach- Ministry, Sports and Children: Just a few of my favorite things and Mega Sports Camp (MSC) had them all! I remember when I was younger, I wanted to join MSC too, No, This is not the … Continue reading

Tastebudthrills x Project G (Life’s Basics)

Hi everyone! My food blog of 6 years is finally evolving… soon into Project G! Why? Because my husband will be co-writing with me! Exciting. 😀

Here it is! :)

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Hi my name is Carlo Jason aka OJ. It came from the last letter of carlO and the first initial of Jason. 

My wife’s name is Gia aka tastebudthrills. 

We’ve known each other since 2006 and as a couple we are also known as GiaSon. 

As married couple, it is our desire to be together and partnering with my wife in her blog is part of our goal or project hence Project GiaSon or PrOJect G (for short) was born. 

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What is Project G?

Project G is a collaborative effort of our passions and stories on what we feel are life’s basics namely:

1. Faith ????????
2. Family / Relationships ????????
3. Finance ????
4. Fitness
5. Fun Activities (food and traveling) ????

Life can get… complicated but we are on a journey to discover how to simplify, to go back to basics!

Join us in our adventure and we hope that our experiences will inspire and benefit you! <3

???? Tastebudthrills x Project G

Morganfields, Hobing and Genki Sushi review | Ayala at the 30th

Talk about Food trip! We didn’t intend to but it just happened. Now we have to work double time to burn off all those calories. :p One Sunday we took on Mystery Manila with our friends at Ayala at the 30th but before we get brain drained, we had to load up so we decided to eat lunch at

MORGANFIELDS

We decided to have Barbecue spareribs which was good for two and a side of rice. Their Barbecue spareribs came with a side of fries and coleslaw. What I liked about their spareribs was the tenderness of the meat. It was so soft that it easily tore away from the bones and the serving size was enough for a man who enjoys meat and a woman who is so so about it. 😛 It was pretty much okay although I prefer that the meat be marinated in flavor for a longer time. I felt that it lacked a little flavor and I added a dash of salt to it. But other than that we are satisfied with it. We barely noticed the coleslaw since we were too engrossed with the ribs. :p

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It was a family friendly place and it kind of reminded me of Friday’s. Comfort food and big servings.

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Our next stop…

HOBING

Actually we had two stops right after our Mystery Manila activity. Jason bought at Taco Bell (Yey taco bell here!) and I ordered my snack at Hobing which was a Korean dessert of shaved ice. Nomnomnom. Nothing like sweets and ice in this humid weather! When you’re melting eat something melting…… like ice or ice cream! Ok nevermind. But anyway, I loved Hobing! It was jampacked when we went here and I had to be on my toes to grab the next vacant seats.

While waiting I checked out the counter and decided to get one of their best sellers, Mango with Cheese! I just got the regular size but surprisingly it was big and it can be shared by 2-3. :)

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Just look at all those mango, cheese and shaved fine ice goodness! I was in love at first bite. We found it a bit expensive though. It costs around 200. (Can i put a shocked emoticon here?) If you want to splurge a little to beat the heat, go for this sweet icy treat!

That same day we ate at Genki Sushi too but I wasn’t able to take photos besides I only ordered a plate. So we went back one Sunday to eat here.

GENKI SUSHI 

Warning 1: Give yourself a budget or else you’ll overspend!

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Seriously. Because it’s just so fun ordering via a touchscreen monitor and in a few minutes, it will be delivered on a…. train!

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It was a self-service Japanese sushi bar and we really enjoyed the ordering process (but not the shock of our bill). Anyway more on that later. There was a hot water dispenser per table and green tea so we can make our own. The prices of sushi per plate seemed harmless costing around Php 90 or Php 130. Seems harmless right? So we just kept on ordering until it piled up. But no regrets :p

Above is the Salmon Roll (Php 90)

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Shrimp Roe (Php 90). To be honest I found the nori a bit chewy / rubbery. But the shrimp roe was fine and these are the rare times when ordering in restaurants that the actual dish looks like the photos in the menu.

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Jason got this Salmon Oyako Don (Php 380). The salmon and roe was fresh and after some sushi by this time, it was filling for Jason. I enjoyed poking my chopsticks on what he couldn’t finish :p

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Spicy Tuna (Php 90). It wasn’t that spicy and was tolerable to non spicy eaters.

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Yellow Tail Sashimi (Php 290). Jason says it’s rare so we got this order too. It does taste different from salmon sashimi and it looks pretty too. hehe.

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Chicken Teriyaki Roll (Php 160). I would like to say that we intentionally ordered this but really we didn’t. I must have made a mistake and accidentally pressed this. We were surprised as this was delivered to us and wondered how it got there. So this is

WARNING 2: All orders are final and cannot be returned.

Please be careful in ordering! Because you can’t return your order! Huhu well if you made a mistake in ordering you just got to chew it and swallow it… literally. We were full by this time because this was the last that arrived. But it was ok nonetheless, something cooked for a change! Chicken teriyaki.

Overall it was an enjoyable sushi experience and when we’re out to splurge on sushi eating and interactive dining then we’ll definitely come back. It was a unique experience that we would recommend.

So these are the restaurants that we tried at Ayala at the 30th. It was nice eating here but there are still lots of unopened stores. The venue is quite small but if you’re living near the area it’s a nice place to hang out as there are opened restaurants, several coffee shops and it’s not as crowded. :)

Makati Food Trip : Trufa Pasta Bar & Your Local review

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Makati. A place where you will rarely find us due to the distance from where we live. Not to mention the traffic and some confusing traffic rules we may never get used to. So I was surprised one day when … Continue reading

Karada (chiropractic adjustment) review | Serendra

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Since we got married, rarely do we find ourselves dating at BGC given the traffic. So when we went there one time we already made the most out of it. We had brunch at Denny’s located in the new Uptown … Continue reading

Shanghai Street Food Try’s| Travel and Food Review

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No it’s not Lumpiang Shanghai. But there are other things to try when in this city! Last December we are thankful that we got to travel to this place. It was around 2 degrees and I just love the cold … Continue reading