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Giulia Restaurant: Our New Family Favorite Restaurant Opens at SM North EDSA

Giulia Restaurant: Our New Family Favorite Restaurant Opens at SM North EDSA

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 | 0 comments

If you are looking for a family and kid-friendly restaurant that serves family favorite meals like fried chicken, pasta, and pizza, you should come and visit Giulia Restaurant at SM North EDSA, The Block.

Giuilia Restaurant
From the company that introduced Casa Italia to Metro Manilans in 2015, comes Giulia, the newest dining place that beckons anyone longing for home-cooked food.

Taking off from the same location where the renowned Casa left its footprint, Giulia is a full-service restaurant that whips up hearty dishes that linger way after you’ve finished everything on their plates.

For starters, you can choose from the ceasar salad, the pumpkin and the mushroom soup. Or you can sate your palates with their flavorful servings of fries or gambas.

giulia loaded fries

giulia gambas Al Ajillo
One of our family’s top pick is the loaded fries, they serve it super hot, it actually sizzles when it gets to your table, it has ground beef, bacon and mozzarella cheese!  Super tasty!!!  We all loved it. πŸ™‚

We can’t stop talking about their legendary chicken because of its size and flavor, it’s 2 big chunks of fried, boneless chicken which has just the right amount of spices, very tender, not too salty and has a milky tastes and you shouldn’t miss the sides too, the corn has a beautiful sauce that compliments the chicken. πŸ™‚

They also have other meat dishes like the Braised Lamb Shank, Italian Beef Stew and Crispy Pork Belly.

legend boneless chicken

They also serve pasta, they have carbonara — which I loooove so much, creamy prawn, beef lasagna, spicy calamari, and bolognese.



For sharing, they have an assortment of pizza to choose from, including the four-cheese, the all meat and the chicken barbecue.

If you are looking for thin, crispy pizza that’s loaded with all the good stuff, try their pizza.  

giulia pizza

They also have big plates good for a few hungry mouths- like the rib and chicken platter.

Then, for sweet endings, they have a premium gelato line which boasts of the most natural ingredients- like their best-selling flavors pistachio, dark truffle, mint and Bailey’s.

My son, Ruben loves their pistachio gelato,  he said: It’s like the real pistachio my Lola Liz used to send me, only creamy and cold. πŸ˜€

Jay Tan, Managing Director of Grupo Manna, which operates Giuia, is excited to add another restaurant to his other two diners- Casa Italia and Gelatofix- both located at the Bonifacio Global City. He exclaims: β€œHaving Giulia here at SM North EDSA is the perfect opportunity for us to serve customers from this part of the Metro who crave for well-thought of dishes. With Giulia, we promise you a holistic experience of good food, enticing ambience and great service.”

Visit them soon, they are open during mall hours and is located at the G/F the Block, SM North EDSA.





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Tinapa Fried Rice

Tinapa Fried Rice

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments

tinapa rice

My children never like fried rice.  They find it hard to swallow and very tasty, not something they want to eat for breakfast.  But as they grow up they develop a certain taste for a variety of food (spicy food in particular).  These days my youngest daughter Lily would call it “special breakfast”.   She would, she would call her brother and tell him: Kuya Ruben, Nanay is making a special breakfast!   When the truth is I just want to make use of some leftovers in the fridge. πŸ˜€ Ha ha ha…

I like how simple and positive they think of things around them, it’s so pure and true, like everything is well-intention. πŸ™‚

Well… if you want to make a special fried rice for breakfast that is very tasty and kid friendly, you should try this Tinapa Fried rice, see below for the recipe.  Enjoy!  You are free to add fresh chopped tomatoes and some extra tinapa flakes and some greens (I added Baguio petchay here). 

Tinapa Fried Rice


Tinapa Fried Rice
  1. 2 cups leftover white rice
  2. 1/2 cup tinapa flakes(4-6 pcs. medium size tinapa)
  3. 1 tomato, cubed
  4. chopped onions
  5. 3 cloves crushed garlic
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. 4 to 5 tablespoons cooking oil
  1. Heat oil in a large pan. Add the garlic and onions and cook until light brown. Add the tinapa flakes. Cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add the rice. Stir fry for 2 to 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. Toss and stir fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve. Share and enjoy!





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Salted Egg and Dilis Fried Rice

Salted Egg and Dilis Fried Rice

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Which do you serve for breakfast a freshly cooked rice or a tasty fried rice?

Our family loves a freshly cooked rice every meal specially for breakfast, the kids find the rice from the rice cooker soft and easy to eat.  Although we prefer a freshly cooked rice over fried rice I thought I whip it up a little and surprised them with a tasty fried rice for breakfast one weekend.  I made them salted egg and dilis fried rice, we first had it at Kuya J in Cherry, Congressional Avenue when we dined it for dinner and we loooved it.  

The recipe is easy to make and very, very tasty, I love how the salted egg adds texture to the rice, it made it fun and exciting to eat.  πŸ™‚  Here’s the recipe:

fried rice recipe

dilis fried rice

Salted Egg and Dilis Fried Rice
  1. 2 cups of rice
  2. 1 salted egg (cubed)
  3. 15-20 pcs dilis
  4. 1 tsp chopped garlic
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  1. 1. Combine the rice, salted egg and dilis.
  2. 2. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat until golden.
  3. 3. Add the rice and stir fry until the rice is heated through.
  4. 4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
 You can add extra salted egg on the side, some vegetables like okra and tomatoes are good compliments too.


okra and salted egg

fried rice
Try it soon. πŸ™‚  All ingredients are available in your local palengke or wet market. πŸ™‚






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