Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tin's Birthday with Boy Zugba Experience (Review)

So it's my friend's birthday, she's asked me if I'm available tonight. I told her yes. Without telling her we really planned on a "surprise" dinner party? haha I've been poked (verbally) by the ultimate organizer Oting! Who thought I dropped the bomb with Tin.Haha 

I think we ended up, being surprised by the one who celebrated her birthday! ahaha

I honestly told her, "Boy Zugba" haven't dined there yet, when she asked me for a suggestion of a place that's not yet in my blog. And it's a real honest answer. Although, predetermined. :-)
At the entrance I am glad to have been greeted by this sign, which means "Hey friends! Welcome! C'mon in to my Visayan Kitchen!"
And when I take picture, they seem to have been the magnet! They're there. :-) Hello ladies!

I told her, this write up will be a feature of her. In honor of her birthday!haha so here it is T! :-)

Our friends are not the usual friends. We call ourselves, HARSHFRIENDS! We are indeed harsh, and yes, we are friends! We do away from complementing each other when we meet, we usually highlight what our friend don't want to tell herself/himself!haha That's evident in our T-shirt! :-)
Every time this bunch of insane creatures gather, the whole place is a mess! We invade the entire place! We'll dominate by unintentionally making our voices louder than usual, and make some NOISE!!! haha But we've never been to jail aight? We have lawyer friends who we hope are in lucid interval just in case.haha right attorneys? :-)
So, what was it like to experience Boy Zugba? 

I arrived late, my friends are already there when I stepped on the entrance. It's not really hard to find them in a place, they're the noisy group, very noticeable. I saw they've already ordered and food were already served. So, I didn't bother ask what those were, I'd only get harsh answers. Instead, I obliged when they teased me to take my #foodporn. So I am sharing to you what we had.

We had sisig. It's just an ordinary sisig. And not my type of sisig. I'd say, just satisfactory.

 We also had pancit! This pancit is good! It met or exceeded my taste (standard). Two thumbs up for this!
 We also had this set of viands, Barbeque, Cheesy Chorizo/Longanisa and Liempo. I'd say it's yummy! 
 If none of those above food we've had are your choice, you can browse their menu here. I've taken a picture of each page of their Menu so I can share it here. 

But before the menu, let me feature this Boy Zugba "Paper Placemat" in a comic format. 
So here's the complete Menu:

All names of their viands and recipes on the menu are in funny visayan term. To live up to their greeting, Visayan Kitchen!

Time to evaluate the place:

Food: 3.5/5 

Satisfactory, but not outstanding. Nothing is really outstanding, but it also has good taste.

Service: 2.0/5  
I'd have given them 4 or 4.5 had they been good at taking down orders and responding to our needs promptly. First, our friend was asked if we will be eating the cakes we brought in coz there is a corkage fee. Which hinders us from partaking of the cake if we're not willing to pay the corkage. Second, one of our friends is late, and well, food were nowhere to be found in the table except for the cakes, she ordered tuna belly I guess. Waited for 20 minutes or so only to be told, it was not available. Third, when we tried to negotiate about the corkage fee, we were advised the good manager that we can partake of the cake without corkage fee! Now, we're allowed! Thank you! So we did. When the bill was paid, yeah, we're a bunch of accountants, they saw the corkage was charged. The crew said, it'll be adjusted, but when the receipt was given, still the corkage was paid and charged on the card! Wow! So that's it! bingo! I cannot let that pass. Not to mention there was no stationing of crew (which I already expected), and most of the time we'd have to wave our hands several times to be noticed. I should also mention that they are friendly, they even volunteered to take our pictures, but it's not all there is in service. My friends in HTM academe would attest to that.
Ambiance 4.5/5
The place is great! It's well ventilated. It's cool. No it's cold! We sat at the table just infront of the A/C. Well lit. Full packed even on a Wednesday night!

Price 3.5/5
Price is reasonable. But the corkage charge is P200? Really? Well, our friend would have to return the next day to get the P200 supposedly waved by the manager.  
Then as we go out, we were told by this signage "we're all happy and full!"
Some of the pictures we took while we were busy chitchatting and having some catching-up sessions with each other. :-)

It was a great time still, with you #HARSHFRIENDS! Thanks for dropping by! Happy happy birthday once again Tinyat! More birthdays and blessings to come! We are all happy and full indeed! :-)

What's your Boy Zugba experience? Share it below on the comment box. :-)

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