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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5-Star Treat for Dads at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Want to make Father’s Day 2019 extra special? At Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, you can! This coming Father’s Day Weekend, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila celebrates dads with special offers that the whole family can enjoy.

Book a stay from June 14 to 16 for a special package beginning at PHP 6,900. Have lunch or dinner buffet at Cucina during the stay with two full-paying adults and Dad dines for FREE. This package also includes buffet breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) kids aged six years old and below, plus access to the fitness center and swimming pool.

A sumptuous spread likewise awaits Dad and the whole family at Cucina with exotic selections from Thailand. For every two full-paying adult diners, Dad dines at Cucina for FREE. Award-winning restaurant Lung Hin also features set menus of authentic Cantonese cuisine on June 16 (Sunday). In the afternoon, bond with Dad over cold Heineken beer and choice snack samplers at the Connect Lounge. Finally, excite Dad’s palate with the distinguished flair of Macallan Scotch whisky paired with the alluring notes of Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge’s dark chocolate truffles.

Dad deserves to relax and destress as well. FLOW Spa’s special package gives Dads a revitalizing treat that includes a 30-minute barako scrub and a 60-minute combination massage for only PHP 3,000.

For inquiries, please contact (02) 720-7777 or email Log on to for more details on the Hotel’s ongoing promotions. Subscribe to updates via social media through the Hotel’s official social media accounts: and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

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Kam’s Roast at SM Megamall

We were at Kam’s Roast in SM Megamall last weekend. Kam’s Roast is a Michelin-starred restaurant popular for their roast goose. However, importing of goose from China is not allowed for health reasons, so Kam’s Roast is offering roast duck, instead of goose, in the Philippines.

The resto’s interior was so posh we couldn’t help having our picture taken during our visit!

As we were quite in a hurry to watch a movie, we ordered what we thought wouldn’t take long to prepare: their Single Roast on Rice meals. We asked for two orders of Roast Duck Rice and one order of Crispy Roast Pork Rice.

Roast Duck Rice, Php320

Roast Duck Rice is steamed white rice with roast duck, roast duck gravy, and stir-fried bok choy with plum sauce on the side. I wouldn’t normally eat the roast duck skin (as I already have enough bad cholesterol in my body), but for this day, I made an exception. I ate everything on my plate, leaving nothing but duck bones. The tender roast duck with soft, rather than crispy skin, was a delight to the palate! The sweet plum sauce also nicely complemented the delicious, smoky taste of the roast duck.

Crispy Roast Pork Rice, Php300

Looks appetizing, eh? This Crispy Roast Pork Rice with mustard wasabi sauce actually tasted as good as it looked. Our 12-year-son fully enjoyed it even without the sauce. It already tasted good on its own, and the skin was so crispy you wouldn’t want to stop biting into it. The only downside to it is that it has lots of fats, which is a big no-no for me, but A-okay for the young/healthier ones every once in a while. Try it. I’m sure you’ll love it, too!

Homemade Barley (Cold), Php70

While father and son went for their usual beverages (Coke and iced tea), I chose to pair my lunch with a healthy drink, Homemade Barley (drink on the right). It’s slightly sweet with a taste that reminded me of rice water or am but without the grassy flavor of barley. I requested for a cold one, but this glass didn’t have ice in it.

Overall, we enjoyed our hurried lunch at Kam’s Roast, and we’re looking forward to savoring their other appetizing dishes very soon.

Kam’s Roast
3/F Mega Fashion Hall
SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

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