Shake Shack at Central Square Mall in BGC

We’ve been to Shake Shack BGC twice or thrice already. On our first visit, all three of us ordered their ShackBurger. Father and son had Ube Shake, too, while I opted for their Calamansi Limeade. On our next visit, I tried their ‘Shroom Burger and our teenage son tried their all-beef Hot Dog.

ShackBurger (Single),Php250

ShackBurger is Shake Shack’s cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes and ShackSauce. My first impression upon seeing my ShackBurger is that it was too small for me and I didn’t think it would suffice, that is, I’d still be hungry after eating it. Boy, I was wrong! It was actually filling! I actually enjoyed munching the juicy and tender beef patty with the crisp lettuce and tomatoes.

‘Shroom Burger, Php445

If you want a healthier alternative to ShackBurger, I suggest you try their ‘Shroom Burger. I had this on our next visit, and I loved it! This is portobello mushroom fried to golden crisp perfection with cheddar and muenster cheese and exactly the same veggies as the ShackBurger. It’s good, but the price of Php445 is a bit stiff for me, so I guess I’ll have it only once in a blue moon.

Hot Dog (All-Beef), Php200

Our teenage son ordered this All-Beef Hot Dog on two separate occasions, but we never ordered Shack Cheese Sauce for it that costs Php50. That’s because his fries already had cheese on it, and he actually preferd ketchup and mustard on his hotdog.

Cheese Fries, Php180

Cheese Fries are crinkle-cut fries slathered with cheese. He finished these all on his own.

Father and son always ordered Ube Shake whenever we visit Shake Shack. Apologies, though, as I don’t have a picture of it. The Ube Shake costs Php190. It’s a delightful blend of vanilla frozen custard and ube. I’ll order this, too, next time.

Shake Shack Philippines
Central Square Mall
Bonifacio Global City

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Yummy Eats at Gratchi’s Getaway Farm Resort

We We went to Gratchi’s Getaway Farm Resort in Silang, Cavite last December 19 for an overnight stay in one of their VIP rooms. We’ve had two meals and a snack in this farm resort during our stay, and we absolutely loved all the food they served us.


For dinner, we had Korean Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken, and Mushroom Kare-Kare. Why did we order two kinds of fried chicken? That’s to give our son a choice on which he actually preferred. For this round, the regular Fried Chicken won our son’s heart.

Korean Fried Chicken, Php200

Had we known that there were are four chicken wings in this Korean Fried Chicken, then we shouldn’t have opted to have the regular Fried Chicken, too. These were more than enough for two adults and one teenager. We never regretted ordering this, though, since it’s juicy and quite flavorful! I ate a lot of this, like most of it! Haha!

Fried Chicken, Php200

Gratchi’s Fried Chicken is crunchy and rightly seasoned. Our teenage son preferred this over the Korean Fried Chicken.

Mushroom Kare-Kare, Php200

If you happen to visit Gratchi’s, make sure you try some of their mushroom dishes, like this Mushroom Kare-Kare. The star of this delectable veggie treat is the oyster mushroom that was harvested from Gratchi’s very own Bahay Kabute (Mushroom House). I actually didn’t feel like I was missing out on the meat because these were all veggies. The subtle flavor of mushroom and its chicken-like texture, mixed with the creamy peanut sauce, was delightful!

Now, Who do you think ate the most at dinnertime?

Breakfast of the Pampered Guests

Overnight accomodations at Gratchi’s come with free breakfast. Our breakfast spread on our 2nd day at Gratchi’s consisted of Longganisa, Fried Eggs, Achara (pickled papaya) and Señorita Bananas with a big bowl of fried rice. The last item was a great come-on for a huge rice eater like me. Teehee!

Everything was awesome! We covered what’s left of our breakfast because we intended to eat again after our river trekking. Alas! We weren’t able to do that because even before we went down to see the river, we were given complimentary snacks courtesy of my friend and former officemate who happens to work at Gratchi’s.

Midmorning Snacks

Crispy Fried Mushroom, Php220

I asked for the price of this Crispy Fried Mushroom – even though it’s free for us – for the benefit of my dear readers. Ang sarap, mga besh, plus it’s healthier, too, compared to the very sinful chicharong bulaklak that I also like.

Tarragon Iced Tea (1 pitcher), Php250

Tarragon Iced Tea for me tastes somewhat like cola. It’s pleasantly sweet and refreshing.

So did we have a great time at Gratchi’s Getaway Farm Resort? Oh yes, we did, and we were well-fed, too! Big thanks to Tammy Zalameda and their courteous and accommodating staff. We will be back, promise!

Gratchi’s Getaway Farm Resort
Landline: (02) 8664-1633
Globe: 09177265484
Sun: 09228910963
Smart: 09209565673

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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at HarbourFront Centre: A Must-try in Singapore

Our Singapore trip would not be complete without sampling Singapore’s famous pork rib dish known as Bak Kut Teh. These are pork ribs simmered in white pepper and garlic for several hours. It is a simple-looking dish with clear and peppery broth and super tender meat. We ordered Premium Loin Ribs Soup, Spicy Pork Belly, and Cai Xin.

Premium Loin Ribs Soup, 13.80 SGD

This Premium Loin Ribs Soup is to die for! The meat is uber tender, and the slightly peppery clear soup is so heartwarming. They refill the soup, too. Staff go around the restaurant looking for bowls to refill with piping hot soup. It not only warms the belly; it also warms the soul. How many times did we ask for a soup refill? I actually lost count.

Spicy Pork Belly, 8.30 SGD

Why did we order another pork dish? It’s because we actually didn’t know what else to order. Haha. We simply wanted to try other items on their menu and chose rather unwisely. Tsk, tsk! It’s not really ideal to pair this Spicy Pork Belly with the Bak Kut Teh we ordered, but that’s not to say that it isn’t good. It is, actually, but with the Premium Loin Ribs Soup, we would be better off ordering a fried or steamed dish instead.

Cai Xin (Medium), 6.20 SGD

Cai Xin also known as Choy Sum is a Chinese cabbage, similar to pechay. We ordered this to make our meal dishes balanced and to complement the Spicy Pork Belly. I ate most of it since father and son were already content and satisfied with the Premium Loin Ribs Soup, plus our teenager is not really fond of vegetables.

Next time we visit Song Fa, we’ll just order their Premium Loin Ribs Soup and the Sliced Fish Soup to have the best of both worlds. That’s because at Song Fa, you can have your Bak Kut Teh with your choice of meat (pork ribs, spare ribs, loin ribs, pork tenderloin, pig’s kidney, pig’s liver, pig’s stomach, or fish).

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
HarbourFront Centre

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