Foodie Review: The Sweet Spot

Another food and restaurant review for the Maginhawa foodies out there! I love sweets, desserts, and oddly designed places so this place is a hit for me. This is about The Sweet Spot. 

We were on a hunt for a sweet fix to an otherwise boring Friday night when my friends and I decided to go to this relatively new dessert place in a food building in Sikatuna.

The place is relatively accessible by car if you are coming from both UP Diliman or Kalayaan Avenue. Taking a tricycle, however, is a bit costly considering the walkable distance to jeepney routes. Anyway, upon entry of the place, there is this floor-to-ceiling mural of coffee, books, and what-nots using chalk.

Upon further inspection, the area near the cashier has a bit of a library where customers can get some awesome books, magazines, and manga collections.

The food is a bit pricey. At first, we thought the place only had desserts and sweets but there are rice meals and sandwiches offered which cost around Php 200. I ordered a Blueberry Cheesecake and my friend ordered the Strawberry one so that we can share. Turns out, the cheesecakes are sweet and delicious enough for us to stay and have a bit of tarot reading.

The service is so-so. The total feel of the place is likened to a new study place for students. Outlets are accessible. Also, another thing that I really like about the place is their sofa sets. Super comfortable.

This is another review rip-off from my looloo account which is also viewable in my zomato account. Cheers to the sweet tooth!


Foodie Review: The Iscreamist

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone. First up, this post will be about an awesome ice cream joint I think everyone in the Diliman area should drop by even just once in his life. Second, I think this is a spin-off post because well, the Philippines as a tropical country is getting colder by the minute such that getting some liquid nitrogen ice cream seemed to be appropriate. This one is about The Iscreamist.

The place is a little too small for a wild ice cream joint. It is best to go here during the afternoons as the lines extend until outside on evenings. Some customers even get conscious because the people in the line tend to complain as to where they can sit down in a jam-packed place. 

The interior shows off some optical illusion mirrors as windows, some warning signs, and a real cool menu board for starters.

Foodgasmik’s photo of the menu board modeled after the table of elements

The service is so-so. I cannot expect more from a famous small-time business with two-three service crew.

Foodgasmik’s photo of the Dragon’s Breath

The food is so much of a daredevil. The Dragon Breaths are a bestseller. They are these pops of sweets to be dipped in liquid nitrogen making the customer exhale smoke. Like a dragon. Cool, right?

Foodgasmik’s photo of the Pistachio ice cream

The other ice cream served includes the Red Velvet and the Pistachio. Both are equally yummy and creamy.

This is a review in my Zomato account with photos from Foodgasmik..

Foodie Review: Persian Mandi Grill

I enjoy food with all my heart so this blog may be an outlet of some rip-offs of my food reviews. This one is about Persian Mandi Grill.

My organization, the UP Pre-Medical Society has just finished its applicants’ orientation so are ravishing for some dinner. Our usual place is in the Maginhawa strip but since we were a bunch of almost rowdy kids, we cannot fit inside the places we frequent. Luckily, this place got lots of elbow room. We practically rented the place!

The ambience was a notch up your usual cafeteria. Inside are group tables arranged using multi-colored sofas. The air conditioning was sub par. The wifi was nonexistent. I asked the cashier as to what happened, it just got broken. Too bad. But, to kill boredom we played cards, instead. 

The food came around 20 minutes later. We got complimentary iced teas, which are kind of sampaguita flavored. Some of my orgmates were not accustomed to the taste, so more iced tea for the foodie in me. Yay!

Their signature rice was this Persian mandi rice. Yellow and a bit to the oily side, the rice lovers were quite happy with their purchases. I ordered the M1 (Chicken Thigh unli-rice) which costs Php 79. All of their rice meals are unli-rice except for the rice bowls.

Nutshell: The place is perfect for your not-so-usual barkada nights.

This a review from my Zomato account. Check me out for other reviews of yummy places in the metro.