Thursday, November 21, 2013

Design Your Own Pizza at Project Pie

I am proud to say that after a few months of utter curiosity, I finally got to try Project Pie. I like Project Pie's tag line: everyday artisan pizza custom built by you. Just like our very own DYO (Do Your Own) line from work. Free plug yo. 

Project Pie Philippines

Project Pie Philippines

At first, I really thought that the pizza dough will be handed to me after which I will sprinkle/design it with whatever toppings my heart desires. Wrong! Actually, there's a bunch of people who will take your orders starting from pizza base, cheese and toppings.

Project Pie menu
Project Pie menu

Here's a step-by-step guide:

1) You line up here. Lucky you if there's no queue!

Project Pie Philippines

2) The first person you will talk to will ask what your pizza base will be. Basically, just choose between numbers 1 - 7, as listed on the menu. Then he will ask if you want to add more toppings on your base pizza. He will also get your name which will then be passed on to another person by way of yelling haha.

Project Pie Philippines

3) Should you choose the Build-Your-Own option, the next person in line will take your base pizza and add whatever toppings you want in it. There's so many to choose from it's a riot bordering on #firstworldproblems.

Project Pie Philippines

I love that they will never scrimp on your cheese!! Plus 100 points!

Project Pie Philippines

Project Pie Philippines

Project Pie Philippines

4) After finalising your order, you will then move on to this girl (or a guy in your case) who will hand over a paper with your name and the toppings you chose written on it. 

Project Pie Philippines

Then this guy will bake it for you in a really, really hot oven.

Project Pie Philippines

5) You pay for your order at the counter, maybe add an extra order of drinks (try their China Mist Iced Tea!). My colleagues and I all went for the BYO and paid 285 pesos each.

Project Pie Philippines

After a few minutes they started calling out our names one by one. Everything was done pretty fast! I think I've spent a lot more time choosing what toppings to add than the actual baking itself.

Behold my meaty Number 5 (mozzarella, ricotta, gorgonzola, parmesan, cracked black pepper, olive oil, garlic, fresh chopped basil)! My choice of toppings were pepperoni, ham, bacon (regular and Canadian), caramelized onion, green pepper, mushroom and get this, walnuts. Ang labo ng order ko, I know! But this one I didn't regret because when the cheese got a bit too strong for me, the walnuts were there to equalize the cheesiness. Molto bene!

Project Pie Philippines

Below are samples of what others ordered.

Project Pie Philippines

Project Pie Philippines

We traded some of our own pizza slices to others so there will be more variety. It was such a great idea. Here's the happy Brady bunch!

Project Pie Philippines

The next week, we ate at Project Pie again (please don't judge us, we were just happy and satisfied customers). This time we ordered half-half BYO pizza and Simon, our newly hired member, bought a dessert pizza for everyone.

Project Pie Philippines
Half and half BYO.
Project Pie Philippines
Strawberry Mango Nutella. PhP195.
The best thing about Project Pie, aside from the pizza, is their Clean Your Own policy. I looove this. It lessens the burden on waiter/waitress' part plus you get to practice cleaning your own mess like what we all should do even outside our own homes/offices.

Project Pie Philippines

Project Pie
1555 Laurel St cor Shaw Blvd
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Visit to Our Dear Darth Vader

Thank you BGC management for the huge, bricked Darth Vader, who unfortunately, is still not my father.

"Please grant me one of your clone troopers. Amen."

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunshine Kitchen Birthday Lunch

Wow this super kaduper late post is brought to you by lack of time and katamaran. Moving on, I still want to share how I bought a coupon for Sunshine Kitchen sometime in May which I then used to partly pay for my birthday lunch along with two friends, Romy and Ten.

Sunshine Kitchen is located at the 2nd floor of the Fort Strip area. Medyo ironic because for a restaurant named Sunshine Kitchen, it's not so sunshine-y hehe. Although it probably has to do with the overcast sky lang, hopefully.

Sunshine Kitchen, The Fort Strip

Sunshine Kitchen's spacious bar. I actually like how it was set up with the high chairs adding more charm to it.

Sunshine Kitchen, The Fort Strip

For starters we tried their mixed mushrooms with poached eggs with two small breads on the side. We tried ordering for extra bread but it took so long, our main orders were already arriving, that we had to cancel it.

Artichoke and Mushroom, Sunshine Kitchen
Mixed mushrooms with poached egg (Php280)

We ordered their signature item, Sunshine Pizza. A realization hit me: just add a tinge of yellow or egg on your food, voila, you now have a certified sunshine-y dish. I kid, I kid. We loved this one! Thinly crisp, fresh from the oven goodness.

Sunshine Pizza, Sunshine Kitchen
Sunshine Pizza (PhP550)
For another source of carbs, we ordered Pasta al Nero. Surprisingly, I loved it. In fact, the three of us loved it so much. They really did an amazing job with this inked pasta.

Pasta al Nero, Sunshine Kitchen
Pasta al Nero (PhP410). Squid ink spaghetti with shrimp, squid and snapper with cream
And of course, the star and must order item in the menu, the sinful 6-Hour Slow-Roasted Porchetta. No need to elaborate what it is but oh yes, they weren't kidding when they said it was cooked for 6 long hours. The meat is so tender and tasty with outer layer perfectly crispy. This is one dish executed impeccably much to the delight of each customer. Serving is good for two persons so the price is really justified here.

6-Hour Slow Roast Porchetta, Sunshine Kitchen
6-Hour Slow-Roasted Porchetta (PhP480)

Artichoke and Mushroom, Sunshine Kitchen
Condiments for your porchetta
The most awaited part of the meal: dessert. Ten treated Romy and I of Key Lime Pie ice cream which was absolutely divine, whatever divine's supposed to mean hahahaha.

Key Lime Ice Cream, Sunshine Kitchen
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream (PhP240)
You have to try Sunshine Kitchen and their porchetta at least once in your life so you can find out for yourself why we're all praises for it.

Sunshine Kitchen
The Fort Strip
2/F The Fort Strip, Fort Pointe Bldg., 5th Ave
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


That bitch super typhoon, international name Haiyan, that left our brothers and sisters in Visayas in a devastating situation breaks my heart everytime I watch the news.

Let's get straight to business and not mind the what ifs and whatnots.

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE VICTIMS? Here are multiple ways:

From Red Cross Philippines
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Cash or Check Donations

Please send cash or check donations to the PRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine Red Cross. We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

Make a donation at any of the 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops nationwide.

Bank Deposit

Bank accounts for Donations
Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
Banco De Oro

Bank of the Philippine Islands


Philippine National Bank

Unionbank of the Philippines

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

SMS and G-Cash

Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)


You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Through your generosity, we can stand prepared for disasters. We appreciate your continuous and unwavering support. Thank you.

Email us:

Call Hotline 143
or  (+632) 527.0000

Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 1018, Philippines

UN World Food Programme has also set up ways for people outside the Philippines to send their help. Your monetary donations will be used to buy food and water to the victims. You may send them here:

USA: Text AID to 27722 to donate $10
UK: Text AID to 70303 to donate £3
Canada: Text RELIEF to 45678 to donate $5

If you have relatives, friends or loved ones you still haven't heard of, Google has set up a means to find them. You can head over here:

Some helpful infographics:

In fairness, T. Swift.

Or you can DINE FOR A CAUSE. Satisfy your hunger without feeling guilty. All proceeds will go directly to victims of #YolandaPH. See link below for a list of participating establishments:

Thank you in advance!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Thank You, Please Come Back For 2nd's!

And I really think I will, essentially, for the Bacon Chicharon. Before I get too excited about it though, I would like to commend the brilliant brain behind quoting Joss Whedon and putting it beside your [amazing] door for everyone to read and see.

International art symbol for, yes you got it, bacon.

2nd's, Bonifacio High Street

2nd's Menu, Bonifacio High Street

2nd's Menu, Bonifacio High Street

I have a soft spot for succulents because I have a friend who had it as her flowers on her wedding day. Pretty neat stuff.

We came in a little before 1 in the afternoon thinking lunch crowd has already subsided by the time we come in. True enough, we were the second group of people inside. So it's quite baffling for us how our orders took quite a while to get into our table. Buti na lang we are really, really patient people.

The first of our ourders to arrive was the Bacon Chicharon. I was really surprised to find out that the bacon strips were HUGE. Crispiliciously huge! We were so hungry we ate them without any rice nor bread but saved some til the rest of our orders come.

Ayun, merong isa't kalahating piraso ng Bacon Chicharon ang natira (we summoned all our strength not to finish all of it yet!) by the time Summer Grilled Pork Chop and Guinness Chili arrived.

2nd's Bacon Chicharon, Bonifacio High Street
Bacon Chicharon. PhP315

2nd's Summer Grilled Pork Chop, Bonifacio High Street
Summer Grilled Pork Chop. Pineapple and soy barbecue sauce, mixed greens, coriander garlic rice. PhP 495.00.

2nd's Guiness Chili, Bonifacio High Street
Guinness Chili. USDA Angus brisket simmered in Guinness Beer, red and white beans, raclette, herbed sour cream PhP 495.00
I loved the rice included in the Summer Grilled Pork Chop, it was different. I wonder what they did or added to make it that good. Guinness Chili was also good, they didn't scrimp on the Angus brisket plus we were certain that this was really straight from the, erm, pot? cos it was still super hot!

Merry little band of JC, Marye and Mitch
It was the Halloween weekend on BGC and almost all of the restaurants and establishments were participating on giving treats to kids. Our patience on waiting for our food earlier paid off because when we asked the waiters if we can also go trick or treating on them, they wholeheartedly obliged.

Look at our loots! We were 3 absolutely happy campers I tell you. Thank you 2nd's!

Bonifacio High Street
2/F Quadrant 3 Wumaco Bldg 1, 9th Ave
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 846-5293