The Uniqueness of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Restaurant

Discovering a new restaurant is always a fun adventure! ☺☺
Just recently, yours truly alongside other food and lifestyle bloggers got an exclusive invite to check out 5 Loaves & 2 Fish restaurant located at The Rock, mini mall, in Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City.
Upon entering the premises, you could immediately feel the homey vibe aside of course from the delicious food and desserts this resto has in store. With a high ceiling set up, the place looks and feels cozy and it makes you want to stay and linger longer while enjoying their sumptuous menu with family or friends.
My associates could not help but adore the meal samples displayed at the presentation table. The owner of 5 Loaves & 2 Fish, Ms. Dinah Miro, wanted to share their best sellers as well as personal favorites to us all. Like most of restaurant owners, her family’s passion is good food not only for the body but also for the soul. This also explains the biblical verses around the resto and into their wall design. These have fully inspired Ms. Dinah and her family to put up 5L2F.

On hand also was Chef Jay Sycip who aside from taking care of the valuable menu, is also responsible for the store’s operations. And yes he is related to the legendary and iconic and famous founder of SGV accounting firm, Mr. Washington Sycip through his dad. Way to go, chef!

                                Photo Credit: Louisa Mercado
So here’s a quick run down of what’s best selling at 5L2F

Lengua – you will be impressed how it’s meat is cooked tenderly to perfection.
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Balayan Salad –  green lettuce, chopped fresh tomatoes with quesong puti cheese and tinapa flakes and grated parmesan cheese.
                                Spaghetti With Chicken Parmesan is one of my personal favorites. Just the right taste!                                  Photo Credit: Rence Chan
                                High 5 Salad – flavorful balsamic vinegar and guava puree blend of pleasant and unique taste. with sundried tomatoes , candied nuts , diced guava , grated parmesan cheese. Will really make you want to High 5 your seatmate or food buddy! 
                                 Pork Ribs BBQ — special marinated sauce with 4 to 6 hours to cook the pork , making the meat is tender and tasty. Must taste!

Miss Dinah surprised us by raffling off a few of their bestseller whole cakes and yours truly was among those lucky winners! I won a Matcha Green cake which I was excited to bring home to family, YEHEY!!! And from the looks of it, the cake was yummy-looking and I was impressed how it was designed highlighting the matcha feel. The smell of matcha was likewise so prevalent and it enticed my appetite for a quick bite.
According to Chef Jay, the cake has no preservatives so it is advisable to consume it all right away. Whoaaa!
Many thanks Ms. Dinah! 

The price range for the cake slice is between Php 145 to Php 180 per slice. They are not overly sweet compared to some well-known bakeshop. Among their best sellers are the cheesecake, chocolate cakes, pink guava cakes, matcha green tea cheesecake , dulce de leche.
Here we were as one big happy family! Media bloggers with the owner and admin of 5 Loaves 2 Fish. Thank you so much for having all of us! Until our next visit! ☺☺

Father’s Day Promo: 


Celebrate with us on Father’s Day weekend from June 16-18!

For a minimum spending of P 1,500 single receipt, you’ll get a free glass of wine to go with your sumptuous feast!

Cheers to all the wonderful Dads out there!

Visit us at G/F The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City.

For reservations, please call 366-5375 or 09971094210

The Sun Always Shines Bright @Solstice Bistro

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It is not everyday I get to set foot and have a rare sampling of the interesting dishes and menu in such a classy restaurant like that of Solstice

 

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10642664_1257617800918344_1934120611_o                                                             Winter Solstice Salad  P490
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12705529_1240702489276542_1391893729830416439_n                                                             Mushroom Soup in sourdough bread  P380
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12744101_1240705485942909_6914888352978138075_n                                                             Sundried Tomato Pesto P460
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My Birthday…The Love Month

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Happy-Birthday-Cake-With-Cute-88February, the Love Month is also my birth month but it never fell on Valentine’s Day…sigh…but it’s okay for I know some people who are actually February 14 celebrators.

Thank you to all my family and friends who did not forget to pray and wish me a very Happy Birthday!

♥♥♥

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Love Desserts Buffet Galore Anyone?!

10356269_944354735580769_7870606204989007927_nDSC_0441Love Desserts Buffet All-You-Can
P199 only (including selected drinks)
Pearl Drive corner
Commonwealth Avenue
Quezon City
Store Hours: Daily from 11AM – 11PM

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Who does not love desserts? They come in all shapes, colors  and sizes. But the common denominator is that they are irresistably S-W-E-E-T! And now that we are into the buffet and eat-all-you-can lifestyle, here comes an all-exclusive restaurant that caters to all kinds of desserts you can think of and imagine! Say hello to dessert heaven — LOVE DESSERTS!

When a blogger friend threw out an invitation to try out a dessert buffet place, yours truly with the sweetest of tooth immediately signed up for it! Thank you to Ms. Kathy Kenny, me and 2 other blogger friends Aileen and Rejj found ourselves inside Love Desserts located along Pearl Drive and Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City one recent night which was a working holiday. The resto was full and there were more people outside waiting to be seated. The interior looked refreshing in mostly black and white hues. Simple picture frames of mostly European sceneries dominate its walls. At the entrance in front of the buffet table is an artsy display of the spelled out Love Desserts surrounded by different cute items and stationeries that is a favorite souvenir group picture and selfie portion of the resto.

The Pearl Drive branch is Love Dessert’s second branch (opened last February 14, 2015) following after the success of its original spot in Banawe St., Quezon City which opened to the public back in 2011. I recall that when that first branch started, they have a special P143 Valentine promo eat-all-you-can desserts which my sister and mom took advantage of and boy, the cute restaurant was always jampacked and full to the brim every Valentine’s Day since then and on special occasions.

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We were attended to and taken cared of by Ms. Emily (manager-in-training) and she made sure we had our drinks secured before attacking the desserts table. I felt like a kid smiling from ear to ear when I approached the long buffet table seeing majority of my fave desserts smiling back at me! They were so many I had a bit of a hard time choosing what sweets to put on my plate first. Of course there are brownies of all kinds, cream puffs, cheesecakes, egg pie, brazo de, mini-chocolates, mango tart cake, a very attractive rainbow cake, choco overload cake, eclairs, cookies, ice cream straight from the freezer (by Big Scoop), silvannas among many others and would you believe champorado? There is also a crepe and do-it-yourself Halo-Halo station. Super wow!

We also met up with one of the young store owners Janssen Yu who was on hand and on deck supervising all the goings on inside the resto. We even caught him helping mop the floor while the rest of the staff were busy in the kitchen and on the buffet area attending to the customers needs. When asked why did they decide to put up a dessert’s buffet? He shared, “There was no place like it when we opened the Banawe St branch three years ago. We tried to provide and include all kinds of desserts we can think of.” Don’t they ever run out of sweets supply especially during peak times? Janssen discloses, “Our desserts supply is projected. We have an idea how much volume will be consumed. We have a commissary who makes all of these desserts. There are even times they deliver twice a day when demand is high.”

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When all of the sweetness seemed to be overwhelming, there are options of something salty in between thanks to cheese sticks, empanadas, Pinoy nachos and even green mangoes with “bagoong”  to give our taste buds a break from the sugar overload feeling. I know someone who was able to finish a bowl and a half of those sour green mangoes, haha!

IMG_20150225_202927Since the Pearl Drive branch is only a few weeks young, Janssen mentions that their customers are mostly groups of students from nearby schools. Thank goodness they found a great spot in that commercial complex. This branch even has a loyal teenaged customer who comes in IMG_20150225_200753at night time who sits there and partakes of all the sweet delights and never gets tired of doing so! And this guy was there during our food tasting session. Now we know who you are, haha!

Love Desserts also offers Rice Meals, sandwiches, blended drinks, coffee and hot tea. We partook of the Tapa Meal with rice and the beef was cooked tender not too rubbery. They also have an Ala Carte option of assorted sweets for Take Out orders or when the customer is on the go unable to sit for at least an hour or two for the all-you-can sweets galore.
LDThe three of us stayed until beyond 11PM closing time and had at least two rounds of desserts attack on the buffet table. I personally wanted to take in more but my tummy has already given up, awww. More hot tea please? The staff are polite and courteous and can even give you suggestions what sweets to take in first. And would you believe their kitchen can accommodate seven refrigerators and 3 freezers?

Love Desserts is one’s sweets and sugar rush haven! This place is not for the figure-conscious and weak-hearted when it comes to a myriad of childhood to adulthood type of lovable desserts. For the fear of acquiring diabetes or so, Love Desserts ice cream is sugar-free and the desserts not too sweet at all. You can always come back with family and friends who have the same sweet tooth craving and share a genuine love and calling for heavenly desserts!

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You gotta love, love love…. Love Desserts!

**Many thanks for attending to us Janssen Uy, Ms. Emily Ballesteros and rest of the Love Desserts staff at Pearl Drive branch. You are all sooo “sweeeet”! Until our next visit! Thank you heaps Ms. Kathy Kenny Ngo for extending this su-weet invite. ☺☺
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