Petra & Pilar (& Iya)

I am very lucky to be living in Makati. The roads may be headache-inducing but the places to eat (usually) make up for the migraine one gets from the traffic. I’m not even talking about restos in Rockwell or Greenbelt. There are many restos that serve great food without threatening your budget.

One of these restos is Petra & Pilar.

This “fancy carinderia” is owned by Ms. Katrina Ponce Enrile, daughter of the always-awesome Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile aka Manong Johnny. Petra is JPE’s mother and Pilar is his wife Cristina’s momma. 


Shani and I had dinner there last night and we didn’t get to have the carinderia experience and make turo-turo the ulam served in chafing dishes, steel warmers or whatever they are called! :p We made turo-turo the yummy-sounding dishes in the menu instead.

Our nomnom picks were Tortang Talong at Kalabasa with Labahita Flakes (150php) and Croquetas de Bacalao (160php). Their bagoong rice is 35php a cup.


We agreed that we picked a really good combo and we finished everything including the garnish. We were very satisfied with the food that we checked the menu for dishes we are going to order the next time we visit.  Crispy Kare-Kare and Baby Pusit Adobo? Sounds absolutely fantastic, right? Okay, tumutulo na ang laway ko dito sa table. Chos! :p

Anyway, going back… :p Shani had dandelion tea. Sago at gulaman for me. 40php for the tea and 45php for the sago me thinks.


I can’t remember the price of the Leche Flan with Pudding but I do remember that it’s very creamy, rich and sweet that I wanted to cry because I couldn’t eat more than half a teaspoon. Damn sore throat and cough. 😦


Aside from the great food, the things that I like about Petra & Pilar are:

Nice restrooms. Errr… I didn’t see the little boy’s room. Of course, I’m just assuming. :p The little girl’s room is clean kasi eh. :p

Fast wi-fi connection. I was able to play Restaurant Story and Bakery Story with ease last night, hehe. Kumakain na nga, pagkain pa rin ang nilalaro. :p

Courteous staff. Kudos to the waiters and kuya guard!

Delimondo. I must come back and get corned beef and chili-garlic oil for my Mama and Daddy. Or for my foodie friends. Or just for myself.


Acoustic night… we actually experienced this last Valentine’s. 🙂

Delivery. Wow-wow-wow! Ayos ito. Sana mabola ko ang boss ko na magpa-deliver kami soon! Hehehe. You can call 02-8875168.

If you’d rather go here… Petra & Pilar is located at the Ground Floor of the JAKA Center Building, Export Ave. corner Pasong Tamo. Remember that Export Ave is one-way. Ganito talaga kami sa Makati. You might have a hard time parking, but the food will be definitely worth it. 😀


listening to: Morrissey – Now My Heart is Full

Vday 2012: Happy Heart and Happy Tummy!

Besides getting my fill of amusement from reading Facebook Valentine’s status updates, which btw made me realized that I am not the most aggro person I know when heartbroken (haha thank God), I also had my fill of nomnoms from friends and industry partners. 🙂

Thse Krispy Kreme donuts with our company’s logo greeted me in the office on Valentine’s morning. Nope, we are not mutants. That’s not the X-men insignia. :p


Lunch was spent at Chicboy-Jupiter with my babe (the gallant pig) and our chaperones (Anna and Mommy Joyce hehehe). What is nagbaboy lang talaga kami sa lechon, extra rice at side dishes. Of course, I just got to have my fave combo of CB6 and sinigang na salmon! :))


We were invited by our friends from Papa John’s for dinner so Vincci, Rain, JP and I went there for another pizza and pasta feast! I really love Papa John’s Arrabiata. Totally compensated for me not liking their carbonara, which happens to be one of their bestsellers! :p My newest favorite now is their SUPER PAPA PIZZA. At least, kahit pizza, nagka-super papa ako ngayong Valentine’s. Wahahaha! Anyway, who do you think wioll be the best endorser of Papa John’s? We vote the gorgeous KC Concepcion. Hulaan kung bakit. 😉


For dessert, I met up with Joko, Marie and Vlad at Petra & Pilar. Cheesecake for them. Beer for me. :p Well, chicken barbecue for Vlad.


The following day, our friends from the Philippine Star held an exclusive dinner for us in Cabalen. good to know that their buffet has gotten better. Just don’t get the Japanese food. I love that there’s a fondue station and they’ve got really good lechon de leche. 😀


So those are the evidences that my tummy was really happy this Vday 2012. It follows that my heart’s also smiling. Afterall, no man is making it cry now. Nyahahaha!!! It’s taking its time and it’s excited for possibilities. Who knows? Maybe on 2013, I’ll have him with me for a Valentine’s foodtrip. Huwag lang niya ako aagawan ng pagkain. :))

Speaking of happy and food, i’ll be going home to Bataan tomorrow and will be staying there until mid next week for my Mom’s 60th birthday celebration. For sure, magmimistulang patabaing baboy na naman ako doon. :p

See you next week! Enjoy the weekend! Love more and eat more! 😉


listening to: Default – Wasting My Time

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