Thursday, June 21, 2012

Food Trip at SM City San Lazaro’s Food Court


Here at SM, We got it all for you!

Indeed! SM City had it all, from high-end to medium class to low-end stuff. And of course, after shopping it could be more fun if you will treat yourselves from a sumptuous food. Well, good food doesn’t need to be costly that is why SM City San Lazaro came up with a variety of food stalls and kiosks that cater tasteful food for a very affordable price to choose from. By then, after we embezzled our hard-earned money in shopping, we can still have something for our stomach.
I was invited on a chow down session last Saturday (June 16, 2012) at SM City San Lazaro Foodcourt. Wherein, we’ve tasted different food offerings from the six foodie tenants – Friends Fries, Boy Binatog, MyPao, Lugaw Republic, Lots A Pizza, and Antonio’s Bibingka + Coffee. It was like an eating challenge for the four of us, the foodie blogger. It was quite hard because I’m on a diet that time but how I can say No to the tempting and inviting foodie. Sigh. Diet will resume the next day! Ha-ha.
But then again, due to unpredictable work-related duties because I am also on-call that time, I was late on our pig out session. Though, blogger-friends were so generous enough to set aside some for me to still taste the mouthwatering food that they offered.

Friends Fries.
I’m late and I know blogger-friends couldn’t help it but finished all the fries and forgot to set aside my part, maybe because fries will not taste good when expose for the longer period of time, that’s why they’ve ate then as soon as they can. But according to them, the French fries offered by Friends Fries were tasty. There were four flavors to choose from – Plain Salt, Cheese, Barbecue and Sour Cream & Onion. And maybe you wander how they came up with the name “Friends Fries?” Simply because, French Fries is a perfect companion for barkada/friends activities and whatnots. And the price ranges from P25 (small) – P160 (Friendship Fries). By the way, they also has Hash Brown for only P30/each.
Photo credit to Rain of Raincheck.

Boy Binatog.
Oh Boy, I remembered my childhood days, every afternoon (I think around 2pm onwards, shocks! memory gap!) when we heard the bell’s chime from a bicycle boy it means the Binatog is coming. Well, best served during merienda. But the good news is, you don’t have to wait anymore every time you crave for it, because Boy Binatog is serving anytime of the day during mall hours and aside from the usual Classic Binatog (Niyog with Salt or Sugar) for only P25 (medium) and P30 (large), they also has the Binatog Twist (Sweet and Milky or Cheezy) for only P30 (medium) and P35 (large), and Combinatog (Butter with Cheese or Butter with Milk) for only P35 (medium) and P40 (large). Well, I liked the Sweet and Milky! And boy, Boy Binatog’s co-owner is the Boy Abunda, one of the well-respected TV Personality.
Binatog Twist

MyPao.
One of their best-sellers is the Chicken Asado Rice topped with Egg. Well, for only P75, am sure you will get the satisfying “burp” after eating. But wait, there’s more! They are offering a booming 30% discount an hour before its closing. It seems having dinner here at around 8pm is really an awesome savings but still fully-loaded.
Chicken Asado Rice with Egg

Lugaw Republic.
I graduated in PUP, so congee/lugaw is well-known to me. Yes, I experienced eating unlimited congee at beside Sacred Heart of Jesus Church but then I know cleanliness is a big issue on this one and you wouldn’t want to sacrifice your health. Lugaw Republic offers congee at a very affordable price of P15 but offers a high percentage of cleanliness. 

Lugaw…
Congee/Lugaw
…best paired with 
Spring Rolls/Lumpia
and...
Pork and Tofu/Tokwa’t Baboy
My goodness! I am already full but foods are still pouring that time. Gosh, a 3 to 4-hour of eating. Spell, B-U-S-O-G! When I just thought that we already had a break from eating, Lots A Pizza landed on our table.

Lots A Pizza.
One of my favorite pizzas is Lots A Pizza. I’ve been addicted to it when my cousin who’s working there before brought home pizza almost every other night. I simply liked the not-so-thin crust pizza loaded with lots of toppings! Once you bite you can resist having another slice, and another one, and another one again!

We feasted on…
Great Manhattan
 …and
Pure beef Special and Pepperoni and Mushroom

Antonio’s Bibingka + Coffee.
Last but not the least Antonio’s Bibingka and Coffee, this has a small kiosk at the SM San Lazaro Food court. How I wish they could be relocated on much bigger space and location so that the customer will enjoy the sumptuous Bibingka and Puto Bumbong over a cup of perfectly-brewed coffee. Well, I will enjoy more of Antonio’s Bibingka + Coffee in way more comfortable seats and relaxing ambiance. Oh! I smell C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S, 2 months to go and its BER months already! Time really flies so fast!
Bibingka will be placed here for 15 minutes…
… then afterwards, Special Bibingka is so ready to be eaten
Special Bibingka
… same with the Bibingka with Kesong Puti.
Bibingka with Kesong Puti
Antonio’s also serves Puto Bumbong. They also showed us how to make one; they put the glutinous rice/galapong inside this machine.
... and gotcha! A purple-y sticky and yummy Puto Bumbong topped with Niyog (coconut meat).
Puto Bumbong
What a gastronomical adventure at SM City San Lazaro Food Court. It was an afternoon with so much fun being with the blogger-friends and of course with the jolly people SM City San Lazaro Food Court had and Ms. Joanne of SM City San Lazaro Marketing Department. Thank you so much, Guys! You really made us full!
SM City San Lazaro Food Court personnel
To all the people around Manila, SM City San Lazaro is one of the best destinations whatever your trip is, whether if you wanna go shopping, eating, strolling, or just by doing whatnots with your friends, loved ones and family. And of course, SM City has always a lot of surprises store for us! (≧∇≦)

Have Fun Guys!
Because, Here at SM, We got it all for you!


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