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Eats All at SM Southpoint : San Jose Cafe

I can still vividly remember my first orders at San Jose Cafe when it opened years ago - Watermelon Slush and Chocolate Cake. It was just an on the spot order for the sake just ordering something and I expected nothing special about them. But I was wrong...
SM City Iloilo invited members of the Iloilo Bloggers for a gastronomic adventure showcasing SM Southpoint. 
The newest hang-out of the Ilonggos is an al fresco wing of the biggest mall in the region consisting of local and home grown restaurants and cafes as well new local and "imported" players in the food service industry. It's time to discover what SM Southpoint has to offer ...
Photo credit: The Appletizer

Baby Squid in Olive Oil

Tired of the usual adobo and grilled stuffed squid? Try this easy to cook and delightfully good Baby Squid in Olive Oil recipe. It could be your next specialty in the making!

Here's a very simple recipe for Baby Squid in Olive Oil

Eat's All at SM Southpoint : Live by Healthy Kitchen

Don't we all love pizza? Be it pepperoni, margherita, 4-cheese or Hawaiian, we always look forward to the generous toppings and the gooey mozzarella cheese. There are even dessert pizzas with chocolates, fruits and more. But most of these pizzas we all love are considered junk food because of the high amount of refined carbohydrates, fat and sodium it contains. But some are the opposite like this Herb, Roasted Garlic and Shrimp Pizza.
SM City Iloilo invited members of the Iloilo Bloggers Inc. for a gastronomic adventure showcasing SM Southpoint. 
SM Southpoint makes dining al fresco a lot better with lots of greeneries and open spaces.

The newest hang-out of the Ilonggos is an al fresco wing of the biggest mall in the region consisting of local and home grown restaurants and cafes as well new local and "imported" players in the food service industry. It's time to discover what SM Southpoint has to offer ... 
"Promoting healthy living through healthy eating" is LIVE's tagline. The health food restaurant/store by Healthy Kitchen caters to the health conscious Ilonggos who want to nourish their body as well as their mind and soul! “I  want to contribute positively to our society so what I can do, in my own little way, is to start educating or introducing different health food that not only tastes good but could also contribute to one's overall health and wellness” said Myka Perlas, owner of Live by Healthy Kitchen. (source)

Turbo Oven broiled Lechon Liempo


On special occasions at home, these crispy golden brown liempo are always a staple. Aside from being visually appetizing and delicious, it is very easy to prepare - that is if you have the right equipment. Our ever reliable turbo oven (maybe over 20 years?) has been giving us these delicious crispy slabs of liempo ever since I can remember.

Pinamalhan na Bangus

Bangus or milkfish is one of the most abundant and versatile fishes around. It can be cooked in so many way - sinugba, pinirito, sinigang, paksiw and relyeno, among others. One of the easiest yet delectable is cooking it paksiw Ilonggo-style called pinamalhan. It rooted from the Hiligaynon word "mala" meaning dry.
Here's a simple recipe for Pinamalhan nga Bangus.

Eat's All at SM Southpoint : Spicy Elements

Tinumok and Kandingga. Can you guess which part of the country these dishes come from? More dishes as clues - Tinutungan Manok and Kinunot. How about these final dishes - Laing and Bicol Express? Now you know that these are the part of the Bicolano food scene that sets our palate's on fire!
SM City Iloilo invited members of the Iloilo Bloggers for a gastronomic adventure showcasing SM Southpoint
SM Southpoint is a great nightspot with its wide array or restaurants perfect to cap the day. 
The newest hang-out of the Ilonggos is an al fresco wing of the biggest mall in the region consisting of local and home grown restaurants and cafes as well new local and "imported" players in the food service industry. It's time to discover what SM Southpoint has to offer ...
Craving for those Bicolano specialties? There's no immediate need to visit the Bicol region (but I would love to do so) just to try them as  Spicy Elements brings the famed (and flaming hot) Bicolano cuisine to the Iloilo gastronomy scene. With branches in Taytay in Metro Manila and in Cagayan de Oro, this grill-steaks and bar may seem very typical modern resto yet its menu is very extensive especially on Filipino cuisine.

Healthy Lobo-Lobo "Torta"

Lobo-lobo are tiny silvery fishes often referred to as "dulong" in some places. Often sold in wet markets sold in "cups" or in groceries inside ready to cook styro packaging. And most of the time they often end up either fried as torta or steamed inside banana leaves. But how about a "healthier" recipe that's the result of combining the two recipes. Let's do it!
Here's a recipe for a Healthy Lobo-Lobo "Torta"

Embutido

Whether for a fiesta or any special occasion, embutido is a perfect dish to serve. Not only it adds presentation and flavour to any menu, it is also among the more familiar items that need no introduction. And as there many occasions. there are many recipes as well as tweaks in making embutido.  
Here's a recipe for Embutido

Eat's All at SM Southpoint : Gourmet Dimsum Cafe

There's a new dimsum place in town and they're serving dim sum all imported from Singapore! And they have more to offer other than  Chinese specialties of small steamed or fried savory dumplings served on small steamer baskets.
SM City Iloilo invited members of the Iloilo Bloggers for a gastronomic adventure showcasing SM Southpoint.
SM Southpoint creates a relaxing mall experience with its wide garden space and al fresco ambiance.
The newest hang-out of the Ilonggos is an al fresco wing of the biggest mall in the region consisting of local and home grown restaurants and cafes as well new local and "imported" players in the food service industry. It's time to discover what SM Southpoint has to offer ...
Gourmet Dimsum is among the new "imported" players calling SM Southpoint its new home. "Imported" since they have a branch (or two) in Manila and almost everything you eat here is imported from Singapore. 

Kamote Tops and Okra Ensalada

I love making on-the-spot appetizers and side dishes. Usually, I just check out the fridge and pantry to see what's available and then start my "experiment". Seeing that there was more than okra and kamote tops, it took no more than a second for me to decide to make one of my fave side dishes. And it is as easy as 1-2-3...
Here's a simple recipe for Kamote Tops and Okra Ensalada

Pancit Molo ala "Lomi"

I was craving for Lomi but all I had were mostly ingredients for Pancit Molo, so I decided to combine the specialties of Iloilo and Batangas into one, I must say delicious, noodle dish. Though, it's not really the authentic recipe for the Batangueno soup but it satisfied my lomi cravings. And it's very easy to make despite how heavy and complicated the resulting dish becomes. It's more of the fact that the noodles used are Pancit Molo wrappers and meat are the filling but you can also use dried flat noodles and plain ground meat.
Here's a recipe for my Pancit Molo ala Lomi.

Iron Grill : Smokin' your favorites at SM City Iloilo Foodcourt

I'm still torn between the Cheesy Backribs and Baked Oysters even if it's been a few days since our food binge at the newest tenant of the SM City Iloilo Foodcourt - Iron Grill. I definitely love ribs but certainly cannot say no to baked oysters too!
The taste combination of the juicy backribs and the cheese toppings creates a savory sweet gastronomic sensation that you'd just keep on indulging on the meaty-cheesy rice bowl. The cheese-garlic-oyster trio aside from having a "sumptuous" aroma could make you suffer a food coma since you will be having difficulty stopping eating the delectable baked shellfish. The dilemma...
Iron Grill, owned by Lilac Jean Orleans and Jeffrey Tio, at the foodcourt of SM City Iloilo started to entice the mall-goers last June. It combines American concept of food offering with some local favorites and focuses mainly on grilled specialties.