Livestock at Uptown Parade, BGC

Hubby has been convincing us (Justin and me) for the longest time to go to Livestock. After he visited this pork specialty restaurant with his friends and officemates a few months back, he has been raving about their Crispy Pata.

We finally found the chance to dine at Livestock last May when they had their company summer outing at Grand Hyatt Manila (Grand Hyatt), which is a few walks away from Uptown Parade. We had dinner at Livestock, Uptown Parade during our first night at Grand Hyatt.

Melt-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata, Php698

Of course, we didn’t forget to order their infamous Melt-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata. I tell you, every bite is a delight! This is how it looks like when they serve it on the table. If you’re wondering what that popsicle stick is doing in that Crispy Pata, well, it has a special purpose, and that is to show how really soft and tender this Crispy Pata is, earning it the name “Melt-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata.”

This is how this Crispy Pata looks like after it was sliced using just the popsicle stick. See that pork crackling? It’s so crispy you never want to stop munching on it. The meat is moist and flavorful, too! All three of us enjoyed this immensely!

Cumin Butter Snapper, Php560

To be honest, the Melt-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata was already more than enough for our small family of three, but we wanted to have healthy food on our table, too, to lessen the guilt of savoring a sinfully delicious dish. That’s why we ordered this Cumin Butter Snapper. This is pan-fried red snapper with cumin butter emulsion. It’s only hubby and I who ate this since Justin was already satisfied with the Crispy Pata. It was also good, but it’s the Crispy Pata that won our hearts and palates!

Don’t miss the chance to relish Livestock’s Melt-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata, too! You won’t regret it for sure!

2/F Uptown Parade
Bonifacio Global City

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Denny’s at Uptown Parade, BGC

We stayed at Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City last May 22 to 23 for hubby’s company summer outing. After checking in and getting settled, we went to nearby Uptown Parade to find a place to eat. We agreed to have our late lunch at Denny’s.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Php295

Dipping in the sweet-and-tangy marinara sauce enhances the taste of these Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, which have a very mild taste when eaten on their own. These served to assuage our rumbling tummies while waiting for our meals.

Creamy Bacon Carbonara, Php275

This Creamy Bacon Carbonara was Justin’s choice. It’s spaghetti in Alfredo sauce with bacon bits, poached egg, and toast. He finished everything on his plate; he especially liked those crispy bacon bits.

Pork Belly and Eggs, Php375

Hubby’s lunch was Pork Belly and Eggs. It’s grilled pork chop with two eggs, garlic rice, and fresh tomato salsa. Judging from how clean his plate was after eating, I guess he enjoyed it to bits.

Crispy Bangus Belly, Php375

This Crispy Bangus Belly was basically the same as hubby’s order, except that it had fried bangus belly, instead of grilled pork chop, and vinegar dip. I loved how runny those eggs were! I would have enjoyed this more if served without the garlic bits. I actually prefer my fried bangus belly plain and smothered with spiced vinegar.

We didn’t order desserts anymore because our young man wanted to have ice cream at Uptown Mall. So, did we enjoy our lunch at Denny’s? Yes, we did!

Uptown Parade
9th Avenue corner 38th Street
Bonifacio Global City

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Bamboo Café at Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club

Bamboo Café is an all-day dining restaurant inside Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club (Anvaya Cove) that offers Southeast Asian cuisine. We went to Bamboo Café thrice during our birthday weekend getaway at Anvaya Cove. We ate dinner there on our first night, breakfast buffet the next morning, and dinner again on our second night. I only took pictures of our dinner food, so that’s what I’m going to talk about in this write-up.

Dinner (First Night)

Steak Fries, Php165

These Steak Fries, thick-cut unpeeled potatoes served with ketchup and mayonnaise, are seasoned just right. These fries are for our 12-year-old son who can survive on fries, lots of them, as his meal whenever he doesn’t like the dish I cooked. It’s nice to have options for a dip, although he only prefers ketchup for his fries. This is kid-approved, in terms of taste, texture, and amount of serving.

Beef Bulalo, Php620

I loved that this beef shank stew a.k.a. Beef Bulalo has lots of veggies! More than the meat, it’s the veggies that I’m always on the lookout for whenever we order soupy dishes. The meat is tender and the soup flavorful, but the price is a bit stiff if you’d ask me.

Gensan Tuna, Php395

Gensan Tuna is perfectly grilled yellowfin tuna with veggies and soy-vinegar dip. It’s succulent and tasty. I realized, however, that it wasn’t the best complement to the Beef Bulalo. We should have chosen fried fish, instead of grilled, to go with it.

Dinner (2nd Night)

Pork Sisig, Php225

What I remember about this Pork Sisig was the heat it left on my tongue. The spiciness overpowered the taste of the other ingredients because aside from the siling labuyo (cayenne peppers), it has lots of chopped chili fingers that were equally spicy. Hence, between this Pork Sisig and the Beef Kare-Kare, hubby and I favored Beef Kare-Kare.

Beef Kare-Kare, Php585

I loved the creamy peanut sauce of this Beef Kare-Kare! It has generous amounts of beef, ox tail, ox tripe, and veggies, too! Their shrimp paste was delightful as well! Our young man wouldn’t touch this, however, as he is not really fond of Kare-Kare.

Bamboo Café is open daily from 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN. It is one of the restaurants inside Anvaya Cove, an exclusive beach resort in Morong, Bataan.

Bamboo Café
Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club
Membership Department
PH: (02) 793-9000
US: 1-877-793-9000
Fax: (02) 793-9088
Mobile: (+63) 917-826-8292

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