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Tagaytay Daytrip Recap

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Tagaytay Daytrip Recap

TAGAYTAY CITY is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations because of its outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. It’s my go-to weekend getaway destination whenever I want to escape from the bustling noise of urban lifestyle. It’s only a two hour drive from Manila and I so love the climate and the good restaurants.  I got to revisit some old favorites and I discovered new hidden gems to explore.

Taal Lake Tagaytay city

Where to Go in Tagaytay

AyeshaHeart at Tagaytay city

We grab a quick breakfast at the new McDonald’s in Tagaytay located at 3120 Tagaytay Calamba road. The view is jaw-dropping and totes worth the trip. It has an inside garden vibe I LOVE IT.

Then we go straight to People’s Park in the Sky (entrance fee is Php30) at Aguinaldo highway to see the amazing view of the surrounding area including Taal Volcano and the Lake Taal. We had grandma along hence we bring the car inside all the way to the top. I’m sad to see that the area has no maintenance, I wish they use the all the millions of pesos in admission fees collected over many years to maintain the place.

Skyranch Tagaytay

Next stop is Sky ranch at Nasugbu via Tuy Road, Barangay Kaybagal South, a leisure park where kids and kids at heart will enjoy the fantastic rides and family-friendly ambiance high above Tagaytay. The Viking, Jump Around, Log Coaster Flying Bus, Super Viking, Sky Cruiser, Mini Viking, Express Train, Wonder Flight, Flying Bus, Red Baron, Zip line are among others that you could find inside the Sky Ranch complex and The Sky Eye, the tallest Ferris wheel in the country.

We had our scrumptious lunch at Concha’s Garden, located at Richland Hills Subdivision 1, Sta. Rosa Tagaytay Road Brgy. Puting Kahoy Silang, Cavite. It is a garden-inspired cafe in Cliff house, Tagaytay specializing in Filipino dishes. We left the place with a happy tummy.

Concha's Garden Tagaytay

My Tagaytay day trip isn’t complete without visiting Caleruega. The chapel got its name from a town in Spain, which was the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman, father of the Order of Preachers. The Chapel is one of the most popular wedding churches near Tagaytay (It is not located in Tagaytay, it is actually in Nasugbu, Batangas). It was a bit rough and dusty road going to this destination but trust me, this place is worth your visit.

Caleruega church

Last stop is at Mahogany market to grab some FRESH beef, a kilo starts at Php150. There are also stalls selling fruits, vegetables, fish, etc. Any Tagaytay trip wouldn’t be complete without a sip of their hottest and most delicious Bulalo soup. You should try the BULALO in this place – IT IS THE BEST!

Where to stay:

Estancia Resort Hotel Tagaytay

Estancia Tagaytay

(1) Estancia Resort Hotel 

– Built far from the city’s noise and pollution, the hotel’s rooms capture the breathtaking view of the Taal Lake and are located on a sprawling terrain that’s nestled in a cool tropical climate. Enjoy first class accommodations in each of the hotel’s uniquely designed rooms.

Escala Hotel Tagaytay

(2) Escala Tagaytay 

A 60-room luxury boutique hotel in Tagaytay with a panoramic view of the majestic Taal. Fully furnished rooms await every guest. Each of Escala Tagaytay’s hotel room is equipped with a veranda that provides each one a stunning view. Wake up to the sight of the Taal Lake or the hotel’s iconic infinity pool before enjoying a lovely day.

 

How to Go to Tagaytay:

(BY CAR) Just a 2 hour drive from Manila.

The simplest way to get to Tagaytay by car is the South Luzon Expressway (formerly known as the South Superhighway). Get off the SLE at the Santa Rosa exit (pay toll fee). From there, it’s a straight drive to Tagaytay City.

(BY BUS) Get the bus at the Uniwide Coastal Mall in Pasay City where the MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal is OR Bus from Buendia. Look for the buses that say they’re heading towards Tagaytay or Nasugbu in Batangas. Bus fare is around Php 80.00 more or less.

Go back to Manila by grabbing a bus at the Tagaytay Rotunda and Olivarez Plaza. All buses heading to Manila from Batangas will pass through there.

 

Do you have other recommended things to do in Tagaytay City? Let me know in the comments.

 

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Dining In 7Flavors Buffet Restaurant by Chef Boy Logro: Here’s What You Need To Know About

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Dining In 7Flavors Buffet Restaurant by Chef Boy Logro: Here’s What You Need To Know About

&Flavors by Chef Boy Logro

7Flavors Buffet Restaurant is co-owned by one of the most popular Filipino chefs on Philippine TV, Boy Logro. I’ve watched some of his cooking show and I so want to try it because his recipes are interesting and looks oh-so yummy. 7Flavors opened last May 2015 and is located at Addition Hills, A Mabini st. San Juan which is a one way traffic so you must use the side street to walk to it or go to the alternate route to reach the venue.

7Flavors garden

It serves a la carte meals on the first floor, and buffet on the second. It also contains 3 rooms that can be closed up for a more private family and friends gathering.

7Flavors Funtion room

7Flavors main dining area

7Flavors dining area

One of which can hold 30 people, while the other two can each hold 15 people. Overall, it can accommodate as much as 160 people. I was surprised with its huge parking area which makes it very convenient. Plus point!

Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About 7Flavors Buffet Restaurant

7Flavors Buffet Restaurant, San Juan Philippines #Buffet #Cafe #Restaurant

AyeshaHeart was invited by the awesome, Aldous  (a.k.a Team Aldous) to try 7Flavors Buffet Restaurant. I got curious about the story behind the establishment’s name so I asked Mr. Albert Borja, COO of 7Flavors and he told me that the dishes they serve revolve around 7 flavors: Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty, Spicy, Astringent and Umami.

7Flavors

You might be wondering what’s the 6th & 7th flavors huh!

Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/) is a savory taste, or yummy one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). A loanword from the Japanese (うま味 ?), Umami can be translated as “pleasant savory taste”. A strong meaty taste imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids. You’ll taste it when you eat pork, beef, lamb, turkey and chicken, shellfish, especially oysters and uni (sea urchin), darker-fleshed fin fish such as tuna, mackerel and salmon to name a few.
The astringent taste is a flavor of dryness that is generally produced by tannins in the bark, leaves and outer rinds of fruits and trees which are naturally occurring in tea, coffee, red wine and some types of fruit and herbs. Astringency is a tasting term used for wine, tea and the like.
In Japanese culture, a clear distinction is made between bitter and astringent.

Food selections:

(1st row: Salad, dressings, fruits, Tacos, Bread&Cheese)

Salad station

7Flavors Salad dressings

7Flavors Salad

7Flavors Fruits

&Flavors Tacos and Bread

At the back of this row is an aisle of main dishes

7Flavors dishes

Some of the dishes that catches my eye

7Flavors Seafood and Pasta

7Flavors Fish and Rice

Across it, you can see the carving station, Japanese dishes and the make-your-own Halo-Halo

7Flavors Carving and Sushi station

7Flavors Salmon Skin Katsu & Buffalo Chicken

7Flavors Fish Cancasse & Roast Beef

7Flavors Sushi and Maki

7Flavors drinks

Dessert station

7Flavors Dessert station

My plates

AyeshaHeart 7Flavors plate Kani Salad and Tacos

AyeshaHeart 7Flavors plate AyeshaHeart 7Flavors plate desserts

Yasss! I always save room for desserts. Here, it’s very Filipino-ish! They have the make-your-own halo-halo, Buko Pandan, Palitaw then the rest are Cookies, Mango Panna Cotta, Brownies, Rum balls and mini Cupcakes. Love the mini Red Velvet ❤️

Service is superb! The servers are presentable, friendly and attentive. They take the plates and drink glasses when they see it empty. Good job guys!

Verdict:
I’ve tried almost all the Buffet restaurant in Manila and to be honest, dishes in 7Flavors are F-R-E-S-H even at Dinner hours especially the Sushi. Trust me when I say you can safely eat here lunch and dinner time. I was stoked when I heard that they have a secret menu which is the Salmon Sashimi, it is super yummy and just after one bite, it makes me wanna go back to Japan 👌🏻 See, I was not able to take a photo of it as I ate it right away hihi ごめん ね (^_^). Seriously, thumbs up for their Japanese dishes.

Main dishes are OK! Not oily, not bland. Pizza is crisp, and my ultimate fave is their Tacos. Oh, that crisp, homemade flaky shell! You have to try it or else you’ll miss half of your life as per Mr. Albert Borja. They only have one carving station and limited selection of drinks.

The interesting part is the dishes are not all the same every week at 7Flavors. I’m sure this excites everyone as you get to try different dishes every time you visit.

For me, It is OK. I can’t compare it to Vikings, Spiral, Buffet101, Yakimix, Heat, etc. because 7Flavors has its own factor. They have a gourmet cafe, an artisan bakery and an Asian Buffet resto. No exceptional tho, but I’m sure they will improve it and Chefs can do more than this. Not a place for some succulent steaks or sumptuous Seafoods. You go here to relax and enjoy good foods with friends or family.

I can’t wait to try their ala carte on the 1st floor ☺️ I will definitely go back here if I will be around Greenhills again.

Team Aldous

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Cuisines: Asian
Type: Casual Dining
Cost:
AVERAGE
Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours:
Buffet
Lunch 11AM to 2:30PM
Mon-Thu: PHP400
Fri-Sat: PHP600
Dinner 5:30PM -10PM Mon-Thu: PHP500 Fri-Sun: PHP600

Address:
196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City

7Flavors Buffet Restaurant
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