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I was recently offered a chance to same some of the wide variety of items availabe at Karton.PH. You can find the list of complete sellers and the information on each of these products here.

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Baby Barangay Food Discovery: Solstice by Ilustrado

The Baby Barangay was recently offered a chance to try Solstice by Illustrado at 8 Rockwell. This restaurant only opened earlier this year and is already pulling in a crowd. We came on a Tuesday night and the place was packed. Solstice serves classic Filipino dishes and continental mains to make sure there is something for everyone.

Here are the dishes we really enjoyed!

“Shroom” Pizza: Fresh shitake, king, and oyster mushrooms, mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan

Truffled Hummus: fresh and flavourful

Calamari Salad: Local organic mixed greens, broiled calamares, goat cheese, crisp bacon bits, herbed croutons, pesto citrus dressing.

Baked Eggplant in Filo: Eggplant, black olives, sundries tomato, feta cheese, in Filo case.

Gambas with Aligue: Prawns, garlic, olive oil, grab butter, freshly baked baguette.

Angus Beef Short Plate: Twice cooked Angus beef short plate, au jus, root vegetables.

Gindara Terriyaki: Black cod fillet, soy ginger sauce, onion leek filaments, wasabi mashed potato.

Solstice Steak: 500 grams (this was a half order) USDA Prime Ribeye steak, mashed potatoes

Paella Ilustrado (For Two): Mixed Meat and Seafood Paella

Bacalao Ala Vizcaina: Braised lightly salted cod fish in tomato, olives, and pimiento sauce.

Here are more pictures from our dinner:

Solstice is located at 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell Makati

Telephone Numbers: +63 977 748 8861 | +632 802 1891

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Now Open: Buendia Food By The Court

Buendia Food By The Court is described as an extensive food park with its own, you guessed it, basketball court.

Formerly a parking lot, this new venture by the Sudeco boasts of a wide array of homegrown food concepts, many of which were conceptualised by first time business owners.  The best part is that it’s just 10 minutes away from the Makati Central Business District.

I had a great afternoon catching up with these lovely ladies during the media launch as well as sampling all the delicious food choices.

From left to right: Em Sulit of Game Changer PH (the woman behind this event), Cai Sio of Apples & Dumplings, Pam Basa-Siao of Green Lunch Diaries, Sheila Catilo of Catilo Photography, Apol Massebieau of La Pomme Living, and Indy of She Dreams in Ink (the woman behind the beautiful styling).

Here are some of the food shops you’ll find at the Buendia Food by the Court:

  • Rojak Salad: Serves special salads, their pineapple salad was amazing.
  • Rouche Grille: grilled Filipino specialties
  • MAD Subs PH: A build your own sandwich joint.
  • Brothers’ Blends: Cold pressed juices and organic coffee
  • Korvitz Grill: They specialise in goat’s meat. Their adobo was really yummy.
  • Barrel Smoer’s: Delicious smoked ribs and peri-peri chicken
  • Burgers Meet Wings: Yummy burgers in colorful buns.
  • Tapaddiction: Gourmet tapa.
  • Bakmi Nyona: Authentic Indonesian food.
  • Jack’s Joint: Persian-inspired cuisine like the much loved shwarma and ox brain.
  • Lamexa Cantina: delicious enchiladas and mojitos
  • Little Kodo: Japanese street food.
  • Shangkee Buns: Filling Chine buns.
  • Doss Pares: Favorite Filipino pairings
  • Sisig MNL: They even have maling sisig.
  • Goto Pinoy: Yummy goto and even better champorado.
  • Ice Cold: All your drink needs.

Here are some pictures of all the amazing food choices:

Beautiful styling was done by Indy Ycasiano of She Dreams in Ink. I love the use of the hollow blocks and cheese graters!

Buendia  Food by the Court is located at 24 Sen. G Puyat Avenue corner Bautista Street, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City. It is open from 5PM to 12MN. Parking is available.

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