Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ipar's Spanish Bistro

Restaurant: Ipar's
Food:  Authentic Spanish
Address: 157 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Cebu 6000
Telephone number: (032) 410-7727
Mode of Payment: Cash/Card

Uncomplicated and straight to the point, that's how I would describe the flavorful Spanish dishes served at Ipar's! Sunstar Editor and foodie Sir Jigz Arquiza invited me to join him for dinner with RCTV's Alexis Yap featuring of course Chef Ipar Miranda's bestsellers.

It was a scheduled dinner at 7pm but I was 15 minutes late battling off traffic in Mango Avenue on a weekend. It was drizzling and as I parked my car and got off, the guard was already holding an umbrella making sure I don't get wet! Pretty cool huh? hehe. For a few seconds I felt like a prince.

As I stepped in the restaurant, I noticed the interiors and decors are very homey and very hacienda-like, very much similar to the Spanish soaps we used to love during the early 2000's! We started the dinner with a few "Tapas" or appetizers in english!

The first "tapa" served was the "Croquettas de Pollo" or Chicken Croquettes which I loved. Crunchy breaded chicken crust fried to golden brown with cheese on the inside! 80php per serving. Serves around 1-2 persons.

The Spanish Chorizo was then served. Sweet with a bit spicy smokey flavor. Priced at 180php. Serves 1-2persons.

Gambas Al Ajillo. Shrimps sauteed in garlic. Very simple yet very appetizing. Priced at 180php. Serves 1-2 persons.

Now for the main course! :) 

"Chuletas de Cerdo Al Ajillo" was the first entree served. Porkchops sauteed in garlic topped with mushroom. Tender and juicy porkchops with the right hint of garlic! Priced at 180php. Serves 1 person.

One of Ipar's house specialty is "Pollo Asado Al Horno". One whole roast chicken served juicy and tender. Take note that when you order this, it'll take an hour and a half so better call Ipar's ahead if you're ordering this one. Priced at 480php. Serves 3-4 people.

Spanish favorite Paella was also served! Chef Ipar made "Paella De La Casa" which was a combination of seafood, meat and rice. Serves 4-6. Priced at 850php.

Chef Ipar Miranda preparing "Chuletas de Cerdo Al Ajillo"


Thanks to Sir Jigz Arquiza, Alexis Yap and Chef Ipar Miranda! 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Greenwich Bigatin Party

The Peehgs got a Bigatin Treat Party at Greenwich SM giving us a a foretaste of their new offering, their 18inch Overload Bigatin Pizza! Shake, Edd, Nike, Ryan, Wilbur and I picked Hungarian Sausage and Bacon overload pizza with 2X more sausage and bacon.

Greenwich 18inch rolled  edge thick crust retails at 749php. Perfect for a group of 5-6! Hungarian  Sausage pizza tastes very Filipino with sweet tomato sauce topped with layers of  Hungarian sausage and bacon. Best eaten when hot! Can't wait to try the other new flavor Shrimp and Garlic Overload!

Edd, Shakey, WIlbur, Nike, Ryan, Doyzkie and Ryan with our
18inch Greenwich bigatin pizza!

Big Thanks to Greenwich SM and Ms. Charo Baller!

Peehg's 100php Foodcourt Challenge on my 100th food blog entry

Peehgs on the go! We had been busy with our own stuff lately; Nowie-with her studies, Edd - with his photoshoots, Nike - with HOBCON 2010 Sponsorships, Reymond with his IT work, Shake - with Callgirl work, hehe and as for me event coverages. So we decided to have a quick lunch together at SM foodcourt and added a little twist,  buying lunch without spending over 100php!

Sizzling Plate had always been a personal favorite when it comes to foodcourt chows! Above is Sizzling Porkchop with Java Rice and Egg for 75php paired with small Thirsty lemonade for 25php and your good with your 100php! Soft porkchop slices drizzled with semi sweet peppery gravy  served on a sizzling plate.

Nike and Noe shared the bill for the challenge with their 1/4 lechon meal with rice, soup and drinks for 195php which they bought at Marina Seafood Grill. Lechon tasted good but CNT is still better. :)

My brother Reymond had the Sizzling beef tips over at Sizzling Plate at 70php paired with Thirsty priced at 25php totaling to 95php!

Another personal Fave of mine over at SM Cebu foodcourt is The Chicken Company. They serve BIIIG Parts of chicken without a BIG bill! Shakey bought a 1pc chicken meal with drinks at 80php! 

Peehgs as we are,we got full, satisfied and happy even on a tight budget! ;)