Dragon Foodie Review: Hidden Gem found in Marcos Hi-way, Oliva Bistro Cafe

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Hello Sweeties!

I was surprised when I got an invitation from Zomatoph for a Foodie Meet-up along Marcos Hiway. A road I actually frequent going home. I hardly ever see any interesting dining areas along Marcos Hiway other than those inside the malls.  Oliva Bistro and Cafe  located in front of Slimmers World Marcos Hiway is virtually hidden from the road. Although they have that sign at the  front I felt, it doesn`t really encourage people to turn right towards this area.

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The venue`s decore is simple and very similar to that of their Visayas Avenue Branch. At the lower right Executive Chef Kannan, one half of the owner of Oliva Bistro Cafe

The decor of this venue is similar to that of their counterpart in Visayas Avenue. The colors are simple and clean, the place is family friendly. According to Executive Chef Kannan, he is Indian by birth but Pinoy in heart, he decided to stay in the country and marry his wife Eden. They like to think of Oliva Bistro Cafe not a “fusion” restaurant but a place that serves hotel style food without the steep price tag. Their menu is a great mix of American, Italian, Singaporean, Indian, and of course, Filipino.

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Dragon Foodie Review: The Shrimp Bucket, Il Terrazzo Branch


Hello Sweeties! 

I love seafood, but I never prepare them  at home because my son is allergic and since I am at an age where I need to watch my cholesterol. Having seafood particularly shrimp or prawns is a rare  treat.

When Zomato Philippines organized a Foodie Meet-up at the The Shrimp Bucket I became very excited. Located at the 2nd floor of  Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Scout Madrinan Street, South Triangle, Quezon City, this branch is the 3rd of the fast growing The Shrimp Bucket chain (one in BGC and the other at UP Town Center). The Il Terrazzo branch is cozy, intimate and elegant, I estimate that the venue can accommodate 40 people comfortably. I also notice they have their fair share of celebrities who frequent the place since is close enough to a popular TV network.

Fair warning for those who have allergies. The menu at The Shrimp Bucket would make you want to live dangerously.  (wink-wink).


Orange Passion Iced Tea (80php)

Before we get to the meal, I would like to mention this wonderful drink they served called Orange Passion Iced Tea. I recommend this for those who would enjoy a refreshing thirst quencher, at the start of the meal, since in the Philippines it is always so warm. The perfect mix of sweet orange and tea really hits the spot.

Want to see what I tried out? Read on!

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