Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Restaurant Review : Yakimix Alabang Town Center

It was my Dad in-law's Birthday and with my Husband's family we celebrated his birthday in Yakimix, it was also by birthday month together with my dad in law we get to take advantage of the Birthday Promo, hurray!

We were there exactly 5PM, it was just in time since the dinner schedule just started and dishes were out fresh.  We were all 12, and since for their Birthday Promo, the birthday celebrant is free once he/she is accompanied with 3 paying full adults, since we were 12 and so two of us are free..

Upon taking the first round, I noticed there was still no pasta on sight, I just thought that since dishes were not all out yet since they were just opened for dinner, then I settled with their Chow Mien which by the way taste good, and of course my favorite 5 different kinds of sushi and maki, got to try their Tonkatsu, and Fried Chicken I was not so adventrous in tasting other dishes  since this is my first round I do not want my taste buds ruined just yet in case I do not like the taste.  They have unlimited drinks included in their price. I enjoyed their lemon cucumber juice.

It was just unfortunate that they really do not serve pasta aside from Chow Mien and Birthday Noodles, since I do not eat rice, pasta is my comfort food, oh well, Yakimix is a Japanese Inspired Buffet so why do I expect pasta?!! So we tried grilling tuna, salmon, pork in our table, since I do not eat rice I paired it with Chow Mien since it is too salty just eating it alone, I enjoyed their sushi so I took another and another and another round of it!  Mostly their dishes are salty but not that bad.

In the middle of enjoying our food, the staff came to us and sang birthday songs for me and my dad in law, they gave us a cake which my kids ate! haha

They have ice cream, gummy candies, sweet pastries, and fruits for dessert.   I was not able to enjoy the cake since I was too full already, but their Kiwi fruit is just awesome!

If I were to rate Yakimix I will give it 6/10, 10 as the highest, since I am not really a Japanese food lover I am more of a pasta lover. I would recommend it to my friends but coming again and to dine in Yakimix is not in my list for now.

Dining with Senior Citizen and Kids, they did not eat too much, and buffet for now is not really a good idea, they just ate small amount of dishes and just had at least 2 rounds the maximum since they are already full, we stayed in the restaurant until 9PM, and we were already full that time, took photos and walk along ATC for a while before heading back home.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mommy Duties as a Working Mom

I have been working since me and hubby got married and even before we met.   It is a challenge on how I need to balance my time at work and home with my kids and husband, also I have to give time bond with my sister, parents, parents in law,  my friends having said that, being a mom is my favorite version of me!

My kids are now in school, and there are events is school that I really have to pass because of work, but if time allows I am there to support and be with them, since they are the reason we are working hence my time for them should not be sacrificed.

September month was all school activity here and there for my two kids, I am blessed that despite work I am still there with them witnessing important event of their school life.

1. My Youngest Film Showing in Robinson's : Ooops! Noah is Gone

My youngest is 4 years old so I accompanied her with their film showing event, she was excited since she is with her classmates, she watched the movie there are parts where she got bored but she managed to behave for most part of the movie..

2.  My Second Child's Educational Field Trip

I already manage to post where we had our Field Trip, this is the third time I accompanied her, she is now on her 5th grade and eventually she can manage on her own so I just have to treasure and savor the moment that she is dependent with me.

3. My Youngest Family Day

It was a family day and her ever supportive yaya (her best frenemy) danced with her since they had their cheering dance competion, my youngest dance with all her might (performance level) I was teary eyed on how my youngest daughter have become, and oh! she loves crowd watching her!

My husband was supposed to follow but need to process important papers assisting his cousin who is in the hospital during that time.

Their team won the Best Cheering Dance and Best in Costume, they will be competing with other schools.

There are still more school activities to come, and I very willing to attend to all of it , since I want my kids to know that they are important to me more than anything else!

How about you working moms out there, how do you balance your time?

Field Trip : Gardenia Bready Factory, Rizal Shrine Museum, Lucky Me Factory and Enchanted Kingdom

I accompanied my 2nd child who is already on her 5th Grade in her Educational Trip. She was so excited, that she even come up with her own  list to bring 2 days before her Field Trip day.

So when the day came and she woke up early and very giddy of the whole day event, I am glad I am there to experience it with her!

Our first stop was at Gardenia Factory, this is not the first time we were here, but still she was interested on how the bread making process is being done right before her eyes. Picure taking is not allowed inside the factory, but we were able to take photo ops outside and they sell breads of course at a factory price!!

2nd stop, Rizal Shrine Museum, we went inside the house of Dr. Jose Rizal and the tour guide explained as we explore the details inside the antique, old but maintained house.  Just be very careful with the furnitures and be very cautious on not breaking anything everything that is inside the house are remarkably valuable.

3rd stop. the most awaited part of this Educational Field Trip - Enchanted Kingdom. We went inside Mr. Sun is really with all his might shining down on us.. It was all hot falling in line at the entrance gate. When we were inside the Theme Park, I asked my daughter what rides she want to try and I am game to go with her, no matter what ride is that, her first choice was Up, Up and Away, so we did fall in line, her classmates and teachers where there too, so we joined their adventure ride after ride after ride, until it rained so hard and they are heading to Rio Grande. I  decided not to go with them anymore since I do not want to get my daughter wet in Rio Grande, I saw Rialto and I remember my HongKong Disneyland experience when we watched the 4d and I know my daughter will surely enjoy the experience.

It rained so hard and going inside the theater is the best idea, and we watched Ice Age 4d and my daughter had the time of her life, and really wants to experience it again and again!

We then went back to the bus since the rain won't just stop and it was just in time that we are ready to leave the place!

My daughter was really happy and that was my agenda, to not limit her with the rides for as long as it is not going to make her field trip the most memorable one, let her wet play with her classmates and enjoy her day.  Next year she will be on her 6th grade and she might want to go in her Field Trip on her own, who knows?! (mother on emo)

I am once again in charge of helping her on making her Field Trip Portfolio and for sure this is another bonding moment she is looking forward too.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Recipe: Bangus Sisig

I have tried cooking Bangus Sisig since my husband and my eldest love spicy food so I made sure this one is spicy, for my two other kids I cooked separate menu for them which is Burger Steak with Salisbury Sauce. I will have to share my Bangus Sisig Recipe first.

3 large boneless fried bangus, (shredded, I removed from the skin)
Jalapeno (sliced)
Celery (Chopped)
Fish Sauce
Chicharon (crushed)

In a heated pan, put a small amount of oil, then saute onion, garlic then ginger, the put in the shredded bangus, then stir, add in celery, jalapeno. Fish Sauce and pepper to taste. Top crushed chicharon while stirring then turn off the heat.

I added in a sauce toppings what is available in our pantry:
Evaporated Milk
Salt and Pepper

I heated the butter in a pan then once melted, I added in chopped garlic, then add in a cup of evaporated milk, then mayonnaise add in salt and pepper to tasted, evap milk is sweet I suggest you have to blend it with a bit of salty and pepper until it is ok with your taste. Thick cream is much advisable though.

Serve it hot top the sauce on top and may add calamansi.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Recipe : Pancit Palabok

Pasta is my comfort food since I have not been eating rice for already 8years.

Cooking pasta is what I mastered over the years.  Cooking Pancit Palabok is quite challenging since you have to add taste from the combonation of achuete (for coloring) and flour (for sauce texture), I have been cooking palabok just to make my sauce perfect, okay it is not still that perfect but my kids and friends love it and that's what matter to me!


Pancit Bihon (I prefer this than the Palabok Bihon too thick for me)

Cooking Oil
Ground Pork
Fish Sauce and Pepper to taste
Pork Broth (2pcs) diluted in water
Flour (1/4 cup) diluted in water
Achuete (1/4 cup) diluted in water

Toppings :

Boiled Eggs (3) sliced
Tinapa  (3) shredded
Spring Onion (1 cup)
Chicharon (crushed) (1 cup)
Calamansi with Fish Sauce (I remove the seeds and extract the juice and combined the fish sauce, since I have kids it will be convenient for them)

How to cook:

In a heated pan with cooking oil, put in garlic then onion, put in ground pork until golden brown, pour in the water diluted in pork broth, then add in the water diluted in achuete, and add in the water diluted in flour. Put fish sauce and pepper to taste, let it boil.

Boil the water put a small amount of cooking oil, put in eggs (make sure to wash it first)  then put in the Pancit Bihon, until cooked.

I mix pancit bihon and sauce then I let my family put the toppings of their choice.

I did not add shrimp or any kind of seafoods toppings since I am allergic to it, so you may add in shrimp for the toppings too.

I hope you enjoy and let's all be fat!! haha

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Restaurant Review : Cabalen Alabang Town Center Branch

Hubby and I  together with our youngest went to DFA Alabang that is just located at the 4th floor of Metro Gaisano in Alabang Town Center to pick up our passports. Since the releasing is incredibly fast so we still have time to stroll and eat lunch plus merienda since it was already pass lunch that time.

As our youngest saw the chocolate fountain from Cabalen my youngest instantly love staying there, so we decided to try and have our lunch/merienda in Cabalen.

We were assisted by a staff to our table, we added 60pesos for their unlimited iced tea.  They have filipino dishes, I indulge with their pritson (pritong lechon), chicken adobo, sotanghon with palabok flavor (I can not distinguish), pancit bihon, sisig, while my husband enjoyed their krispy kangkong and halo halo, obviously our youngest enjoyed the marshmallow covered with chocolate, and their ginataang mais and bico.  Good thing our 4year old daughter is free since she did not eat too much.

Their food choices is just limited to filipino dishes which is not that bad but too limited that all the menu they offer I can just cook at home in any given time, so nothing special at all.

The taste is good, but sometimes the ingredients were limited too.

If you are in get together or celebrating birthdays, conduct meetings, the place is suitable for such an event. You may add Cabalen in your options since they offer affordable buffet rates.

Rates  : 298 php / per pax
Additional 60php for Unlimited Drinks

Alabang Town Center
Ground Floor,
Entertainment Complex,
Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Food Review: The Shawarma Shack

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My mother, sister and me see to it we have our monthly bonding this means a lot of eating. shopping, laughing and sharing al lot stories about our family life.  We decided  to go to Starmall Alabang because my sister need to buy toys for my nephew's upcoming birthday celebration in school.

Our mom suggest that we try Shawarma Shack aside from the price that is affordable they also serve fresh and tasty shawarma, and so we lined up. Surprisingly the queue is always long, but the order is served quite fast. They have tables and chairs inside their kiosk but we opted to eat our shawarma in the foodcourt because it is hot inside their stall.

We ordered the Large 3 for 130PHP, and it was tasty and juicy. As a matter of fact we ordered another 3 for 130php when we were about to go home for our take out. Brought it home and my eldest who was craving for Shawarma for the longest time tried it and almost finished all 3 good thing she just ate dinner when I arrived so she was able to control herself.

They also have Buy 1 Take 1 for Regular for only 65PHP and Large is for 85PHP and they offer variety of Shawarma may it with rice or kebab wrap.

They already have a lot of branches inside SM malls and they are growing.

You may refer to their facebook page for details of their branches.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Government Processing Guide : Pag-ibig Short Term Loan Application

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I have decided  to take advantage of my Multi Purpose Loan a.k.a Short Term Loan in Pag-ibig,

When I arrived in Pag-ibig Gil Puyat branch, the queue number for Short Term Loan Application was at 179, and the queue number given to me was 297. I was double checking if I am reading the number correctly or it was really 197, but it was right it was indeed 297, tsk!

While waiting, I read the information posted in the wall for the requirements to present, I already have my Application Form verified by our HR (√) , the photocopy of my government id (√)  and also the Certified True Copy of my payslip (√) , however my original ids  I left it in my other wallet, because I changed my bag (only girls can understand!).

I double checked what valid IDs that are acceptable, I do not have any id referring to their lists except for Company Id and expired passport, so this is the queue to go home and just look for another option. However, before going home I thought of asking the reception if they accept expired passport but I can attach the receipt for renewal of  passport since I applied for it last week, but the reception suggested that I just can get Loyalty Card. Pag-ibig are about to close that time when I asked but the lady was kind enough to say that I can be the last applicant for the said card and just fill out the form and give it to the processing area, so I obliged then gave them the form and they verified my information and paid for 100php for the card. Told me to wait for my name to be called for the photo capturing then digital thumb mark, after the process I was informed to claim the card after 2 months just present them the receipt.

Please take note that one of the new requirement for applying a Short Term Loan is the Pag-ibig MID No.  so I decided not to wait for my Short Term Loan application number anymore and instead just get my Pag-ibig MID No. instead, so I asked another number under Membership (the category where you can your membership information like MID) from the Information Desk. They gave me the printed information of my Pag-ibig membership details with the Pag-ibig MID No.

I photocopied the receipt of the Loyalty Card and my company id, and decided waited for my queue for my Short Term Loan Applicatioon, that time the number being served in Short Term Loan Application is at 260+ then I observed that most numbers being called are no longer around, it means they were already impatient and decided to go home and opted not to wait for their number, so I waited patiently, then my number was called at last, the guy Kevin assisted to verify my documents, I submitted my company id and the receipt of the Loyalty Card I applied earlier, and he accepted it!yey!

Since for the last years that I applied for Short Term Loan they issued me with check, since the loan release has been updated  they issued me with Citi Card where they instructed me after the allotted working days I will receive a text message from Pag-ibig informing me that the loan amount has been credited to the Citi Card then I will have to Citi Bank to activate the card, Kevin gave me the instruction list on what to do.

I want to share some tips for your easier application to save you from wasting your time, waiting for long hours on queue and once your documents are being evaluated, you realize it is incomplete then you will be asked to complete it and go back again the next day.

1. Fill out the Multi Purpose Loan Form

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2. Attach photocopy of your 2 valid accepted id's and make sure you also have the original id.

3. If you are employeed, attach 1 (one) month payslip if your company issue online payslip then you have to bring to your HR to have it verified, stamped and signed it with Certified True Copy.

4. If you are employeed, have your HR sign your application form and 2(two) witnesses.

5. Have your MID Number ready, if you still do not have MID then you may go to pag-ibig website to register and get your MID , if you do not have internet then go to Pag-ibig and tell the Information you want to get your MID.

6. Make sure you ask question where to fall in line and tell them in detail your purpose, because there are different sections depending on which region or branch your company is remitting your Pag-ibig contributions, as for me since our company is registered in CESA Tuguegarao, I was asked to fall in line in 2nd floor in Pag-ibig Gil Puyat for Short Term Loan Application.

7. Please take note, if you have current Housing Loan thru Pag-ibig, make sure that it is updated and no outstanding balance otherwise your loan application will not be processed.

Good Luck and let us all join force to take advantage our benefits!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fitness Battle : Wait until I reach my Target Weight

Looking back with my previous blog entries, it seems that diet, loosing weight and being fit seem to be out of sight. My family has been hopping and trying new restaurant, we do it like we are paid to do it, we pig out like we have been deprived our self from eating for the longest time, thus gaining more and more pounds each day.

I have been trying my very best not to step on any device that can detect my weight, who are those scale to judge me?! Oh! well in my own rough and tough estimate my current weight is ranging from 55kgs the most, and I am unhappy.

I do not like what I look in front of the mirror, I am not comfortable wearing the tshirts I used to wear comfortably, my face have this bulges of fats in every corner of it, dresses emphazises my belly and needless to say my arms are flabby.

I am on  my 30-ish and I know that I can still do something with my weight loss battle, what hurts me the most is that I do not eat rice and drink softdrinks for already 8 years and still I have this dilemma.

I started a short routine everyday, and as of writing this rant blog, I already lose weight based on the numbers during our Annual Physical Exam, the weight itself does not have huge decrease, but for sure my jeans before I got pregnant now fits well without my belly complaining! yey! and oh! plus the fact that my flabbs are not exposed anymore when I wear fit shirts! another yey!

Let me share you some tips that I have been doing that without me realizing that I am making my muscle intact (take note do not lose weight), making me feel a alot fitter!

-Early morning, after I say my gratitude prayer for waking me up, I start my stretching, planking and squats

-Intermittent Fasting I eat my last meal of the day at around 8PM then the following day I drink green tea and lots of water for my breakfast, I start my first meal by 12NN and I allow myself to eat anything in moderation until 8PM

- I just eat when I am no longer hungry, and not when I am already full.

- I avoid pork fats.

- I still do not eat rice and drink softdrinks and coffee

I have not started the entire loose weight battle seriously since I am not into running or brisk walking yet or even enrolling to the nearby gym.

Current Weight : 123lbs
Weight Goal     :  117lbs (July 15 - Aug 15 2017)

If you have your own goal weight struggles, you may also share it with me via the comments section.

Let us help each other to achieve what we deserve!

Government Processing Guide : Passport Application

April 2017, my husband applied for a Passport Appointment via online. He discussed it with me of what is the best date and time to get, and we agreed 2nd week of July, he set an appointment for all of us, we are all 5 in the family. We set the passport application appointment in DFA Alabang, located at the 4th floor of Metro in Alabang Town Center.

When July arrive, I was already busy completing our requirements, make sure that we also have the documents photocopied according to what is stated in the website ( Since everything seems to be in their website, what I am going to share in my blog are basically what are not written on it.  Since we are applying for passports with kids I want to share some tips for your guidelines.


1. Kindly be in your appointment time 30minutes ahead just to avoid any inconvenience.

2. Please wear proper attire, no earrings and colored contact lenses during the photo capturing.

3. I suggest that you do the touch up of your make up and have your hair done before going to your line, bring water and some food or even toys for your kids if you have toddler like us.  Since queuing start in the encoding part which is the last part.

4. If you are applying with kids, then please ready a photocopy of the mother's appointment schedule form and the passport (front and last page), since they will attach it to your children's documents.

5. If you are for passport renewal and you have Electronic Passport (E-passport), all you need to bring is photocopy of the expired passport, that's it!

6. If you are for passport renewal and you have Machine Readable Passport (MRP without IC Chip logo), then you need to bring PSA Authenticated Birth Certifiate and for married applicants, you need to bring PSA Marriage Certificate.

7. Bring school id for your children who are already studying and if you have kids who are still not going to school then that is ok just bring their PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate all original and your PSA Marriage Certificate.

8. After DFA staff encoded the information they will let you double check all the information so make sure that all details are correct.

We were there at 12NN and we were able to complete all the procedure at around 2PM.  Long queue starts in encoding but that is ok since it was still fast.  We choose pick up over delivery since Alabang is just near our place. The DFA staff reminded us to pick up the passport on the scheduled date given.

Steps :
At the entrance there is a reception that will verify your appointment date and time, and they will let you proceed to Step1

Step 1 they will verify your documents if information are correct and your requirements are complete.

Step 2 is Payment

Step 3 Encoding, this is where they encode your details and photo capturing, and basically the last step.

Regular Fee   - PHP950 (14days processing)
Special Fee    -PHP1200 (7days processing)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Resort Review : White Cove Laiya Batanggas

We celebrated our Father's Day in Laiya, Batanggas, with my in laws, since this trip was unplanned, then we have to do resort hopping since we do not have any reservation, there was a challenge looking for a resort with pool. We came across White Cove Resort the only resort available for overnight stay to accomodate 11 of us.  They do not have a pool but it was not a problem since kids enjoyed the calmness, clear and fine sand beach of Laiya plus it is much cleaner then the pool.

We occupied total of 2 rooms, since there was a company outing during that time so their food service is limited for walk in guests, they allowed us to buy food outside without corkage, then we had a dinner in their restaurant since their guests checked out at 5PM so they were able to accomodate us for dinner.  Their food was hefty, and wide range of dishes to choose from. We ordered Pancit Canton, Sinigang na Baboy, Pinakbet, Crispy Pata, Fried Chicken and Rice. It was a feast. After dinner they have sungka and chess all around the lounge they we can play with.

I super enjoyed the beach and definitely will be coming back to White Cove, it is really a quick get away from the city and an escape from busy work week schedule. My kids enjoyed playing sand, husband, brother in law and my dad in law was just spending their afternoon bonding. While my sis in law, mom in law and eldest played sungka, I was just savoring the calmness of the place by doing nothing.

I woke up as early as 5AM just to dip in the beach with my daughter, it was so much fun! I am looking forward in going back to the resort again for another relaxing break.

The only time I was able to hold my phone to take photos when we are about to check out from the resort, this is how I super enjoyed our stay.

Fast Food Review : ChopStop - Festival Mall

My family was strollin' around in Festival Mall, we were looking for place to eat something new, tired of eating Fried Chicken all the time, hubby like to eat either Chinese or Japanese food tha time, but kid's do not agree with the idea, they still like fried chicken, so we walked along the food court as we have decided to eat in a Pizza Store, but when we reached ChopStop Fast Food chain, it was enticing, they offer Barkada meals good for 4 which includes Buffalo Chicken, Fish Fillet, Rib Steak then unlimited rice with 4 iced tea drinks for only 390php only. So, we decided to give this ChopStop a try.

We ordered the Barkada Meals and ordered separate order of Jack Daniel (Pork) 2pcs and French Fries Sour and Cream flavored, we were surprised that they offer big sizes, worth for the amount we paid for, and the taste was similar with Rack's their Baby Back Ribs were fall off the bone. Their fish fillet were my kid's favorite,  their Buffalo Wings was a bit spicy and I love them! Jack Daniels was for my husband and he even shared it with me since he ordered the 2pcs.

Jack Daniels (Pork)

Fish Fillet, Buffalo Wings, Baby Back Ribs


Staff and crew were friendly and accomodating, although it seems manpower were limited during that time, but still they were alert with our needs, most especially when kids were asking for rice since it us unlimited.

I like their conceptualization and their food area design all about street signs and the tv that shows cartoons was a relief since our kids were well behaved and just sat while waiting for our food to be served!! (#lifehacks)

All in all we loved our first try in ChopStop and we are definitely coming back. I want to try their pasta too next time.

Ground Floor, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City

Sunday, June 18, 2017

2017: Father's Day Celebration

This time of Father's Day was a bit of expensive since my brother in law  treated us with a shoes feast, after our overnight stay in Laiya, Batanggas after we checked out we had our lunch and head over to Nuvali, Laguna to shop for shoes.

My husband, eldest and 2nd child bought from Nike shoes, while me my inlaws and youngest including our yaya opted to shop shoes from Payless. It was a simple but extravagant way of spending Father's day for us family.

After our shoe shopping spree, we headed back home to cook for dinner. I cooked baked mac and cheese flavored french fries, my bro in law was in charge of grilling pork, while my sis in law prepared eggplant salad.

Then we bought my bro in law back to his hotel for his flight to Singapore that night,  tiring and busy day for us but all time spent with family are worth it!

Indeed what a Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

2017 : Mother's Day Celebration

Every Mother's Day my husband and kids are thoughtful enough in giving me surprises. This year, we started it a day before, we had dinner with my sis in law and nieces. Mother's day itself early morning my middle child greeted me with her hand made card.  We went to church service and my youngest handed me her diy card during the church service. Churchmates gave me sweets and gifts too, and when we arrive home, I slept and hubby and my eldest woke me up with their gifts, as I opened it was pillows of different kinds, since they are really concern of my sleeping pattern and wanted me to get more sleep everyday!

At work they gave us Becky's Kitchen brownies and my co worker gave me flower icing!!

Love the effort and thoughtfulness, plus all the greetings I am getting via my facebook messanger.

I have my 3 kids that makes me a mom, who taught me to become a mom, inspires me to be a good mom and motivates me to stay that way!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Restaurant Review: Loleng's Hu Tieu-An in Bataan

When going to Morong, Bataan never miss a chance to eat at  Loleng's Hu Tieu-An  they serve Vietnamese food and combined with Filipino food, but since this is the first time we are trying their food menu, so we tried the most rave Vietnamese food.

Their Bahn Mi Special is my favorite it is like Subway but I love their version! Their price is very reasonable it ranges between 20PHP-50PHP, this is the reason their restaurant is full all most of the time.

Bahn Mi Special - 50PHP
Bun Tit Nung     - 50PHP
Hutieu Special
Big                      - 25PHP
Small                   -20PHP
Bun Cha Gio       -50PHP
Bun Ga Nuong   - 50PHP

The pictures of celebrities who have visited their simple restaurant are posted in their wall. In getting to Loleng's you will need to ask direction from the local since it is not located along the highway, even us have to ask for the direction in order to get there.

The taste of Vietnam in Morong, Bataan! If we will be back again for a vacation in Morong definitely going back here!!