Bohol Bee Farm Review

This is not really about our stay there, since we stayed in Lost Horizon while we were in Panglao. This is a review however for the food served at the Bohol Bee Farm Restaurant. In a nutshell our lunch at Bohol Bee Farm is nothing short of ordinary.

First, take a look at this view that you will be welcomed to when you sit down and wait for the service crew. Breathtaking right? This alone is enough for me – in filipino terms – ulam na kanin na lang kulang (I just need rice because the view is more than enough).

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Now imagine sitting there and then trying to remind yourself of the main reason why you went there, for the food! Now, I didn’t really research on what food to try there but since I love pasta I got the spicy pasta. E on the other hand ordered the seafood lasagna, and we got a kiddie spag meal for Bunny.

We were thinking that this might not be enough for us, oh but really it was too much already, we ordered pizza as well. Meat lovers pizza, for my pizza loving soul. Drinks were easy, I got the mango shake and he ordered iced tea.

While we were waiting the crew brought this old school high chair for Bunny, doesn’t she look like a tiny princess? They were so kind to even put comfy pillows so that she is just at the right height for the chair.

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Service was fast. They first gave us the yummy pumpkin bread with the pesto and mango jams and the organic chips with salsa dip. Bunny liked the chips so much ( I think she ate 4 pieces on her own) and E and I both loved the jams. (Which is why we bought it for our pasalubong! Read more about it here).

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After five minutes, our food was served. We were honestly surprised that each serving is good for 2 people! Even the kiddie spag meal! Should have ordered one pasta dish lang and the pizza!

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E’s seafood lasagna was served with their famous salad. According to him it was delicious, just the right combination of sweet and salty but you can really taste the seafood side of it. As for the spicy pasta, it was like eating pasta with chili con carne but with a bit more tomato sauce. It was yummy and just the right amount of spice for me. The kiddie spag is sweet, just right for kiddos. Pizza was fantastic as well! Overall the yummy food plus the view made this one of my favorite stops in our Bohol vacation!

Bunny loved the mango shake also!

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I give this a 10/10 and a must visit when you are in Bohol!

 

The Halal Guys at BGC

A little birdie asked me if I wanted to try out Halal Guys after our morning meeting. At first I was a bit hesitant especially because I wanted to stick to my budget. I gave in eventually because it’s food and I usually don’t tighten my purse strings when it comes to food.

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The Halal Guys at High Street is fairly new. Anj (the little birdie) was influenced to try it out after seeing a post from Andi Manzano and her hubby.

Since this is my first time ordering there I wasn’t fully aware of the sizes they had and which one would satisfy my grumbling belly (I skipped breakfast today so you can just imagine my stomach churning out loud noises). Of course I asked the difference between the small and the regular (I even considered the New York size) but I was extremely hungry that time that I ended up getting the regular one.

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I was like a little kid looking forward to the day after Halloween when it came to opening up my order from The Halal Guys. When I saw my order immediately I regretted getting the regular size. Why? Even if I skipped breakfast my hunger earlier is not enough to finish a meal that is good for two! For the price that I paid it was a good deal!

Taste wise, I like their white sauce! The consistency for me was just right, not thick nor watery. It also had the tangy taste that is not overpowering (had I known that you can request for an additional sauce (P25) I would have gotten one!

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Together with this they also give chilli and barbeque sauce. Both sauces complement the white sauce so I highly suggest you throw everything in before you toss and mix your meal (of course lesser chilli sauce if your not a fan).

I tried as much as I can to finish my meal, but I stopped midway through. I still have the leftovers and I’ll probably have it as dinner. Don’t expect your plate to be filled with too much meat though because what they give is a perfect balance of veggies and meat. I give this a 4.5 out of 5!

 

For a guide in ordering (size wise) here is my pov

Normal Person Appetite – go for small

Hungry (Hunger Games type of hunger) or Big Appetite – go for regular

Carpintero level- go for New York

My Take On Beef Kaldereta

Last Sunday, I felt this sudden urge to cook. I don’t really cook on a daily basis, usually when I’m just in the mood or when E requests for it. In a week I usually cook once to twice, mostly on weekends pa.

Before we went to Puregold for our bi-monthly (yes it is scheduled and has a fixed budget) grocery I checked the Del Monte Kitchenomics Site. I wanted to cook something yummy and tomato based for bunny. After 10 minutes I decided to cook Beef Kaldereta. The recipe I chose looked simple enough, but of course knowing myself I usually change it along the way. This is my way of personalizing recipes I get online, to make sure that it has a distinct and unique taste.

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After our trip to Puregold, I began prepping the ingredients. Unfortunately, I cut my thumb ( a bit) so E stepped in to slide and dice the ingredients. Here is my tweaked recipe of Del Monte Kitchenomics Beef Kaldereta:

Ingredients:

  • Half a kilo of Beef Cubes
  • 2 Pouches of Del Monte Filipino Style Tomato Sauce (1 200g and 1 smaller)
  • 1 Pouch of Del Monte Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can of Argentina Liver Spread (the small one)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 -4 pcs. of potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 block of Eden Cheese Quick Melt
  • 1 pc siling labuyo
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil
  • 1 can of greenpeas

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Saute onion first, when it is translucent add garlic
  2. Add beef cubes and wait for it to brown
  3. Add liver spread (I used up the entire can for this recipe)
  4. Add 2 cups of water, and add on a cup or two along the way so that it won’t dry up (simmer until beef is tender)
  5. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper
  6. Add potatoes (cubed) and siling labuyo (for a spicier kick add 2-3 pcs instead of 1) simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Add greenpeas and sliced bell pepper simmer for 10 minutes
  8. Add grated cheese and salt and pepper
  9. Serve

Beef Kaldereta

This recipe is good for 5 – 6 people, double it up to serve 14-15. Based on bunny’s reaction, this was a yummy take on Beef Kaldereta. Spent around P350 – 400 for this recipe.