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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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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