Just when I thought I knew every restaurant in Dumaguete, here comes along LIKHÂ.
What: LIKHÂ Tapas & Vodka Bar
Where: South Sea Resort Hotel, 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
LIKHÂ, is a unique restaurant/bar as compared to others in Dumaguete. It may be in the city but it is well hidden. It is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate dinner with your loved one and/or your concubine. Just kidding. LOL
Owned by Dumaguete’s renowned Super Chef, Ritchie Tembrevilla Ambrogenia. The restaurant is a must for those looking for something different.
The Interiors: Likha’s interiors is very modern and very..uhm..clean. I get lost whenever I go here.The place exudes such sophistication that I feel like a commoner in Colonial Virginia. Okay that was random. Seriously, the ambiance is great.
The restaurant has a few art pieces that adds a flair of ethnicity to the place. In fact, Likha feels very Filipino although the dishes aren’t.
There’s also this cute little spot where you can have, I don’t know vodka or something (Patron Tequila!) with friends and just talk about anything gay. Or straight. LOL
They also have a mini bar where they serve vodka, tequila, and all types of liquor. I just love the lighting in this side of the restaurant. It’s very.. uhm.. blue. LOL
The Menu: The restaurant boasts a variety of dishes, called Tapas. The first thing that came in my mind was those little strips of meat that my Mom used to cook at home. Tapas are like appetizers. You order several of them to have a full meal.
THE FUN PART
What I Ate:
Sweet and Sour Glazed Stuffed Chicken Wings - Made from 99 mushrooms, five spice powder, oyster sauce, and of course chicken wings, this dish is really tasty! It was a bit dry but it was great. This is something I would order again but I won’t recommend it to anybody anytime soon.
Tasty…but a bit dry.
Chicken Scalloppini w/ Basil Pesto - I love Chicken! I love Pasta..err..macaroni, whatever! This dish has both. In a rate out of 5, I’d give this a 3.9. It’s creamy and it has a taste that you haven’t tasted elsewhere.Plus, the bowl is cute.
I lurve it!
Thai Basil Chicken - One word. OMG! Wait, that was three. LOL. Now this little devil dish is EPIC! 10 out of 10! 5 Stars! A must try! I literally ate the whole leaf and it was yummehey! It’s Chicken, and green things, and spices, and rice in one. I don’t know how this was cooked but this is definitely my favorite dish! I ordered this in my last two visits.
This is all mine! Bwahaha..
The food, the ambiance, the venue are all great. 2 Thumbs Up!
Our photographer, Miss Blue Seasons Drei Caro (below), in a shot by me.
Drei: “Mirror2x on the wall, who’s the flyest gay of them all?”
Prices: Sweet and Sour Glazed Stuffed Chicken WingsPhp99 Chicken Scalloppini w/ Basil Pesto Php190 Thai Basil Chicken Php160
Photogaphy by Drei Photography
It’s about time that I posted something about Cafe Noriter. This is the birthplace of my blogging addiction. It was way back in 2008 when I made my first blog post ever. Read it here. This is Cafe Noriter.
What: Cafe Noriter
Where: San Jose Street, across Avon, downtown Dumaguete City
Noriter means playground in Hangeul/Korean. The shop is a coffee and an internet zone at the same time. It’s called hitting two birds with one
The Interiors: Noriter is a Korean shop and its interior is, obviously, Korean. It has a cute childish, gayish, fun-ish, bubblegum-ish, decor that reminds me of candy, lollipops, and sprinkles. LOL
The Menu: They serve a lot. Their specialty is coffee but they have expanded their menu to sandwiches, shakes, ice cream, waffles, Korean food and pizza. Variety is pretty.
Did You Know? The Dumaguete Branch is the first branch. They have branches in Manila and South Korea!
THE FUN PART
Honey Bread - This is pretty cheap and is heavy on the calories! It’s basically bread and honey in one. Breaking it down, it’s a thick slice of Wheat bread + honey + cinnamon + whip cream. Whip cream! Hmmm… Yummy! Hence, the name. It’s too sweet, in my opinion, but it’s still worth a try especially for budget-savers.
Iced Caramel Macchiato - Now this one is the bomb. Just kidding. I first tried this type of coffee in Starbucks Glorietta waaay back in high-school and yes the Starbucks version tastes better. However, this one is tasty too! It’s cheaper than Starbucks and is worth the price! This is the ONLY coffee I order everytime I come here so you should try it as well!
Slurp, Slurp, Slurp!
Well, I always come back here every now and then. I love this place! If only they had better air-conditioning.
Prices: Honey Bread Php50 Iced Caramel Macchiato Php85
Photography by Drei Photography