Saturday, January 31, 2015
Fresh and Healthy Food Option in Iloilo: Healthy Kitchen Iloilo
Quickly being added to two of our favorite healthy food restaurants in Iloilo - Midway (right across SM Delgado) and Remnant (in Lapaz), Healthy Kitchen Iloilo has a wide range of fresh and delightful foods for those who are constantly looking to live healthy. Spring rolls are def my fave - me and boyfie would always marvel at the fresh and sweet smell of cilantro!
Vegetarian could delight from fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, to Chicken Shawarma, to Eggplant Burger, Healthy Kitchen Iloilo lives up to every health and fitness buff - the foods are delicious (who said healthy foods can't be tasty?). Definitely reminds me of Shake Shack!
Do they have food delivery within Iloilo City?
Yes! We contacted them via Facebook and Viber and Myka immediately got back to us with our order and was scheduled to be delivered in Injap Tower Hotel later in the afternoon.
Contact Number: 09178556952
Healthy Kitchen Iloilo Menu and Pricing List
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Shrimp at Php 150
Chicken at Php 125
Spicy Tuna Pasta at Php 100
Chicken Swarma with Tabbouleh Rice at Php 140
Veggie Meat Barbecue with Green Mango Salad at Php 135
Vegetarian Eggplan Sandwich at Php 85
Monday, September 29, 2014
Whenever I buy groceries, I would usually go to Iloilo Supermart or SM Delgado.
Yesterday though, me and mom decided to buy from Gaisano City Lapaz. We've bought watermelons and pineapples from there and I've got to say that SM has far better quality fruits! While it may be cheaper to buy fruits from street vendors and somewhere else, I've noticed that grapes and especially pineapple stocks from SM Malls are way better. Perhaps because larger companies have better logistics and storage capacities when compared to smaller establishments.
Just wanted to send publish a quick note on this so I could keep this in mind whenever I buy new fruits in the future.
Do you have any favourite store where you buy your fruits and groceries from?
Monday, September 22, 2014
Where are the healthy foods in Iloilo? My recommended restaurants to chill
During my trip to Manila, I couldn't help but be amazed at the myriad choices of places to chill and have good (read: healthy) foods - one of which is Slice at Bonificio High Street at 7th Street. The place is owned by the Philippines Senator Pia Cayetano.
They serve sandwiches, salads, burgers and many others. My instant favorite was this apple salad because of its dressing, it was an immediate love at first taste.
I had such a great experience at Slice that I wish they'd open a branch here in Iloilo (Senator Pia Cayetano: if you're reading this, please please consider bringing the good food in Iloilo!)
So now that I'm back in Iloilo, I kind of miss the many choices. There are only two places I could think of that serve good (healthy) foods - Midway and Remnant in Lapaz. Sometimes you get some nice options in JD Bakery (homegrown bakery in Iloilo) but that's pretty much it.
I kind of miss Marshe in Singapore where you just got various options and be able to eat healthy and not to worry about getting your pockets getting hurt.
So for over a month, me and boyfie scoured Iloilo in search for some of the best healthy restaurants and below is the list of my personal favourites (note: except for Midway, most of these restaurants have free wifi access)
1. Midway - located in front of SM Delgado, this restaurant serve vegetarian foods that's made from ther fresh produce in Passi (where they have a rather cozy branch). Personal favourite is their cheese burger with eggplant fries :)
2. Remnant - located at Huervana Street in Lapaz, the alternative medicine center serve Filipino cuisiines made out of veggie meat! The place opens at 8:30 am and a great place to grab freshly squeezed juice (love their pineapple juice with peppermint)
3. Cilantro - the restaurant serve proper Vietnamese foods (perhaps the only one that actually serve decent tasting ones in Iloilo).
While the Pho and pad Thai may not match the ones I fell in love with in Singapore, they serve pretty much tasty Vietnamese cuisines. The place is located in Jalandoni Street (in front of Mormon chapel).
Note: wifi zone
4. Mooon Cafe in SM City - a great place to match your quest for Mexican foods. While Mexican and fried foods do not necessarily translate to healthy, I definitely recommend the place for good ambiance and great service!
Personal favourite is their quesadillas!
5. Uncle Tom's (Diversion Road branch)
A list of great places to chill in Iloilo wouldn't be complete without Uncle Tom's. Great staff, nice and comfy beanbags and swings and free wifi too (though most of the time too slow though). The place serves fried chicken, spare ribs and many other fried foods. Okay, not necessarily healthy but really great tasting foods especially their chicken foods (chicken wings, buttered chicken) and just recently tried their tuna belly (just the right amount of delicious!)
There you go, some of the good restaurants to chill in Iloilo.
If you happen to know any other places I've missed, I'd love to hear them in the comments so we could check it out!