Before the first quarter of the year ended we’ve finally find the time to revisit Kapitolyo –the food haven of Pasig. The first time we visited we’ve tried Mad Mark’s and Lia’s, and the former left a good impression –cheap steaks, cheap eats. While the later wasn’t that bad, the cakes were neither impressive too, of course this is my opinion only.
Anyhow, during our second visit we were able to maximize our time and stretch our tummies. We came really hungry this time. The first stop was RUB Ribs & Bbq after ze husband told me that they serve ribs at a very affordable price and for that I’m solve. And I was pretty convinced especially that diners were overflowing that Sunday for early lunch. We actually had to go in queue for some good 20 minutes before we were given a contracted seat, very typical hole-in-the-wall resto if I may add other than I have no problem with that. I like the mood because it’s cool and people can go in flip-flops and shorts and tee.
Down to our first meal of the day, we both had a single order of Raki’s Bbq Ribs; it’s Ribs + 1 Side + Rice. I got Bacon & Potato Salad while ze husband had Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato; I like his choice of side because mine was bland and a bit uncooked. I also barely touched the rice because it’s hard like left-over rice, kanin lamig or bahaw in short.
The ribs, of course we went there for the ribs, sorry but Mad Mark’s better because MM was meatier and seasoned-well, price-wise it’s in fact the same at P220 so I’d rather go to MM again.
Because I wasn’t really happy with meal no.1 we looked for another place to dine and ended at Silantro –a Fil Mex Cantina.
ze husband had tried the resto before together with their pâtissiers, so he had recommendations already.
We got Beef Nachos and Silantro’s Quesadillas which both came in big servings, plus plus points!
The quesadilla was oozing with gooey cheese and I can’t contain my happiness, it was indeed a happy food for a cheesy person like me.
The nachos were also good with generous helpings of pulled beef. Burp! We didn’t really finish the food and had the most wrapped, the only downside we weren’t able to preserve the crispness of the nachos anymore.
We passed by Cab Café only to find out sooner that they offer cakes and coffee, the best in Bacolod according to reviews. But it’s was too late to turn back, at least we have something to come back next time. We drove to the nearby Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons to wander and in a way to burn all the carbo and calories we’ve consumed but the timing were perfect because the favorite outlet store was on sale. Hehehe.
I scored “few” pieces and window shopped the rest of the afternoon.
As if our activity at the mall was exhausting, we can’t afford to pass for dinner and go home just like that. For dinner, I personally picked Jipan, foremost because I’ve been buying at the shop for the longest time and yet I haven’t dined even once and secondly, it somehow brings back old memoirs –peanut butter and jam sandwich, which I lovingly prepared for a year or so. Hey you, if you happen to read this you’d remember it right.
I wanted a light dinner so I had Miso Ramen only, thinking that the serving would just be enough to warm my tummy instead I was served a big bowl which I end up sharing with ze husband who had a filling bowl of Seafood Don. It was a lovely dinner despite the mall-ambiance, and I really don’t mind the people and dogs around. Yes, dogs are allowed inside the Estancia Mall, tho I think it’s the small breeds only. I wish the mall would allow my big B too because she’s so harmless you know except that she have this thing to bully smaller dogs. Hehehe.
Okay, the last and final resto that day was the dessert shop next to Jipan. Larcy’s Cupcakery Cafe is so hard to miss because of its pretty exteriors; it was too cute and sweet for words. By this time, I’m already bushed and all I could do was to sit and wait for my sweet treat, I can’t even afford a cup of coffee because I’m extremely full from all day eating.
We had the velvets –red velvet cheesecake for me and black velvet for him.
Thumbs up! Even if the price is a bit dear at almost P100 each I wouldn’t mind, I don’t get to eat delectable cupcakes as Larcy’s everyday so I think it’s reasonable enough to splurge a little sometimes…for a sweet ending.
I don’t remember at what time we hit home, it was indeed a glutton kind of day out for us, and something we haven’t done for the longest time because we’ve been driving south on most weekends. Tho it doesn’t need to happen every so often I love it when we do not need to follow a schedule, we can just get loose and be cool and eat to our heart’s content. ♥
RUB Ribs & Bbq | 88 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig | T. +632 6252939
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina | 75 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig | T. +632 6549657
Jipan & Larcy’s Cupcakery Café | Basement 1 Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig