Sunday, August 23, 2015

Coca Restaurant ~ In the hunt for authentic Thai

I was in a mood for something fancy and different for a lunch date with my family and found this swanky looking restaurant named COCA Restaurant.
Coca is a Chinese and Thai restaurant famous for it's "suki-style cooking (mixed vegetables, meat or dumplings simmered into a pot of broth)". Unfortunately the kids were not in the mood for suki, so we ended ordering other house specials instead.
I have read that COCA was derived from the Mandarin word "Kekou" which means "appetizing,"  so yes, I was expecting really tasty cooking.
For appetizers we ordered "melt in your mouth" Crispy Roasted Pork Belly
Warning: this  is sinfully delicious.
Coca Noodles was very good. 

Stir Fried Squid with Garlic and Chili.  It is flavorful and savory.  I especially love the  garlic garnishing.

Coca Yang Chow Fried Rice.  We find this rather salty, so we ordered extra steamed rice to mix ~ which we liked better.  

The total meal for four (2 adults and 2 kids) costs us approximately P1200 (including service charge).
Note: Since we were kids, we requested for toned down spices on our orders.
The restaurant is spacious and beautifully decorated in rich Chinese-Thai design and embellishment.  Ambiance is restful and perfect for dates with your special someone.


Price may seem a bit steep, but I think it was reasonable, considering the ambiance, fine food and impeccable service.  This would be a good place to celebrate a special occasion.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes to choose from. 
 We were only able to sample some from their menu and everything that we had worked well to our tasting. 
Food is hands down flavorsome and really delicious. 
I would gladly come back for more of that crispy roasted pork belly and a taste of their famous suki.   
Coca Restaurant is located at the 5th Floor SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig. 
Open daily from 10am to 10pm.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pancake House ~ The Best Loved Pancakes now at SM City Taytay

Do you know that Pancake House has been around since 1974? 
 Yes, they are now on their 41st year in serving
classic and heartwarming dishes!
"Flavorful and crispy Pan Chicken, Savory Tacos and the Fluffiest Pancakes".
And now they are closer to home, as they opened
 their 114th branch at SM City Taytay.

(Welcome to Pancake House!) 

I was fortunate to witness the restaurant's opening and try yet again their delicious and satisfying menu.

(Ribbon cutting by Taytay Mayor Janette De Leon and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Gertz Rivera) 

(Ceremonial Pancake Cutting with Max's Group's Senior Marketing Manager Marc San Juan)

The restaurant has upgraded its look and design into a more plush and modern ambiance, but the inviting and "homey" feel remains. 

Let me tantalize your eyes, with what we had...

Hamburger Steak Set ~ juicy hamburger steak with gravy, Pancake House's signature spaghetti and mixed vegetables on the side

House Special Set  ~ includes the Best loved tacos, spaghetti, Pan chicken and gravy, garlic bread 

I think this is one of your best bet in having the specials in one plate! 

I just had to take a solo picture of their Best Taco in Town.  It was a messy eat, but so worth it!
(The Special Plates on the average cost P250+ and comes with ice tea)

Clubhouse (P260+) ~ my triple decker, contains chicken, bacon, lettuce, egg slices, tomatoes and cheese, oh and served with fries

It was listed under snacks, but don't be fooled. This one is HEAVY on the tummy!  


The Classic Pancake (P140/2pcs) ~ Oh, so yummy. 
The butter melts on top.

Yay, My cravings Satisfied!
Will be back soon to try out their crispy waffles, fresh salads, creamy milkshakes, floats and other delectable desserts.

Visit and check out Pancake House at SM City Taytay 
located  at the G/F Building A. 
Opens daily (mall hours: 10am-9pm)
Stay connected with Pancake House through or follow them on Facebook (PancakeHousePhilippines), Twitter and Instagram (@pancakehouse).