The Outlook Steak & Grill at Grand Sierra Pines Baguio

The first restaurant we went into during our December Baguio trip was the The Outlook Steak & Grill, located at Grand Sierra Pines Baguio, a few steps away from The Atrium Lobby Café. Offering a wide selection of Western dishes, The Outlook Steak & Grill is notable for its sous vide steaks.

The restaurant gives a breathtaking view of the hotel (Grand Sierra Pines Baguio), as well as Baguio’s towering pine trees.

Black Truffle Soup, Php100 (cupsize) and Php190 (for sharing)

This smooth and creamy Black Truffle Soup was so heartwarming! Perfect for the chilly Baguio weather and best paired with the flaky black Cubano!

Truffled Potato Fries, Php199

Our ever-predictable son, who loves French fries, ordered Truffled Potato Fries. These are fries and bacon bits dressed in truffle oil and grated parmesan. Despite its promising looks, Justin wasn’t able to finish this because he’s not really used to having fries with truffle oil. I guess he needs time to get accustomed to its taste.

Buffalo Chicken Wings, Php300

These Buffalo Chicken Wings are sweet, tangy and spicy crispy fried chicken, served with cucumber, carrot and jicama (singkamas) sticks with garlic ranch dip. Well, what do you know! The platter was wiped clean; nothing remained, not even those veggie sticks. Yay!

Angus Beef Salpicao, Phhp410

This Angus Beef Salpicao is hubby and my’s hands-down favorite! It’s stir-fried beef in olive oil and garlic with Worcestershire sauce, cherry tomatoes and French beans, served with rice pilaf. The beef was tender and savory. I loved the crispy French beans, too!

Churros, Php110

These Churros sure are crunchy! Plus, it comes with two sauces: hot choco and cream cheese, so take your pick! Personally, I prefer hot choco over cream cheese for my churros.

If you happen to be in Baguio and you’re looking for a place to experience good food and great ambiance, I recommend you try The Outlook Steak & Grill.

The Outlook Steak & Grill
43 North Outlook Drive
Barangay Gibraltar, Baguio City
(074) 245 3923

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Manam Café at SM Megamall

It was November of last year when we first spotted Manam Café at SM Megamall. After a tiring Family Day in Pisay that left the oldies (hubby and me) exhausted, we took a long nap before setting out to look for a place to eat. Our hungry tummies led us to try Manam Café’s food offerings.

We ordered Laksa-Style Halaan Soup with Crispy Sili Leaves & Mais plus Crispy Pata with Garlic-Chili Bits. We also tried their Ube + Sago.

Laksa-Style Halaan Soup with Crispy Sili Leaves & Mais (Medium), Php345

This item on Manam Café’s menu caught my eye. What a delightful way of serving halaan soup – with coconut milk! Hubby and I approved of it, but we both wished we were having hotter/warmer soup. Not really sure if my “snap first, eat later” attitude had something to do with this. Lol! We would love to have this Laksa-Style Halaan Soup with Crispy Sili Leaves & Mais again.

Crispy Pata with Garlic-Chili Bits (Medium), Php495

This Crispy Pata with Garlic-Chili Bits was indeed crispy. It was also an excellent complement to the halaan soup, but it’s lightly salted, so best to dip it in the accompanying soy vinegar sauce.

Ube + Sago, Php110

This Ube + Sago shake was already my dessert. It was lightly sweetened, which I liked. Even my son enjoyed it. Hubby tasted it, too, but he said he wanted it sweeter.

Manam Café’s menu looks really promising, and by the looks of it, this won’t be the last time we’re dining there.

Manam Cafe
3F Mega Fashion Hall
SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

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Extended Until January 29: 7-Eleven’s MONEYgayang Pasko at MONEYgong Bagong Taon Promo!

Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, with 7-Eleven’s extended MONEYgayang Pasko at MONEYgong Bagong Taon promo, that dream might just come true! All you need to do is purchase any item worth at least Php100 at a 7-Eleven store branch anywhere in the Philippines.

If you’re a CLiQQ member, you earn one (1) e-raffle ticket with every P100 purchase when you scan your CLiQQ rewards barcode before payment. Non-CLiQQ members can also join the raffle. Here’s how: Write your name, address and contact number at the back of your receipt, affix your signature, then drop your accomplished receipt in designated drop boxes.

And what’s more, CLiQQ members get to earn instant or additional e-raffle entries when they buy booster products! So remember to keep your eyes peeled for these items whenever you visit a 7-Eleven store!

Amazing cash prizes await lucky 7-Eleven customers! Three winners will go home with Php1,000,000 each, 40 winners with Php50,000 each, and 250 winners with Php10,000 each. That’s a surefire way of welcoming 2019 with a bang!

So what are you waiting for? Head for the nearest 7-Eleven store and shop now! Who knows? You might just be a millionaire this year!

The MONEYgayang Pasko at MONEYgong Bagong Taon promo runs until January 29, 2019. For more information, visit 7-Eleven’s official Facebook page at

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