Yard Food Park (Angeles), what do you got for 4 weirdos?

4 weird foodies in a car are on their way to check out Yard Food Park. One is an almost-Korean sweetheart, Yna, my most favorite person to bug, Fred, and the inseparable pair of crazy sisters, Clang and Cring. Ha! Guess who’s who! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

We actually don’t know where Yard Food Park is exactly but there is nothing that Google can’t find, well, except for every moment that my friends lose their glasses or the remote control. πŸ˜‚

Google it and tada! It is found at Magalang-Pandan Road Corner Brgy. Mining Road, Angeles City. Yard Food Park is hard to miss. As soon as you see this sign, you know you are in the right place.πŸ˜‰

Operating hours will be from Tuesday to Sunday, open from 4PM to 12 MN except for Friday and Saturday where in they close at 2AM. You may like their online page to see a map and to know about their most recent events and promotions. Try to visit it as soon as you can! The main establishment is quite modern with all the graffiti and the updated and stacked up cargo or shipping containers which are used to form a 3-storey open building. 

The parking lot is at the back and there are 2 entrance, one is from the parking lot and the other is the one that is accessible from the main road. Huge murals of Bruno Mars, Apl de Ap, Michael Jackson, John Lenon and Bob Marley can be seen.

It looks like some walls were strewn with paint and was left dripping until dry. I like how mixed up the designs for the tables and chairs are. Some were customized drum containers, a table with a Mosaic design, high chairs, there was even one which looked like a stool that is made of wooden twigs, (my sister can not sit there, she will pulverize it, kidding! I love you Clang! πŸ˜‹) metal and wooden benches and the ever durable Monoblock. πŸ€—

I don’t know about you but I think, Yard Food Park is screaming with Art. πŸ‘

Which is great! Millennials dig new, cool and instagrammable places! There is a deck at the very top of the building where seats are available and is great for viewing the starry night sky or if you want to enjoy the view with the cool breeze. Yard Food Park is roofless so that can be a challenge for the rainy season but they came up with a temporary solution by using long-white tough material. So no worries, you can still visit it if its drizzling.

Be careful with going up and down the stairs! Okay? Kids, please watch your step. (A note to myself. lol)

The whole area is interesting and unique but what about the food? Let us check them out! There are around 20+ food stalls that you can try! We were able to try some of them but here are the ones that were open, if I missed some of them, you may leave a comment below so we can add them in our list! Here they are!

Urban Crunch, Pizza Panada, Papa Dough Chimney Cake, Tom Tom Mongolian BBQ, Tempura Zen, Wing Bucket, Halal Kabab Express, Juice Lab, Blends and Barrels, Sweet Illusion, Ban Chak Ban Chak Korean Food, Sunny Side Up, Waffs Egg Waffles and Ice Cream, Stoned, Ha-ha Patata, Cheese Scraping Shop Melt by Ranch 90’s Diner, Kanto Currry, Wrap Eat Out, Dotonburi Takoyaki, Ba Ngoai Vietnamese Cuisine, Steak House, House of Frappe, Wild Apron, Green Cube Chicken House, Frozen Hub Creamy Nitrogen, Wipeout Ribs and Grills, Ugly Monkey, Flame Grill Cartel, and Sushi Bar.

The price ranges from 100Php and above. My gang was able to try a couple of their food and drinks! Check them out!πŸ€—

Chicken Alfredo by Pizza Panada ( 345 Php)

A thin but soft crusted pizza topped with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, chicken breast, ham, mushroom and onion! I usually get the pizza with tomato sauce but I chose this one for a change and I had no regrets. If you want to make your cheat day worth it, try one of their pizzas! This is awesome for sharing but I like it so much so I think I can actually finish most of it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹

Shrimp Tempura by Tempura Zen ( 99 Php)

4 nicely breaded shrimp tempura will make your 100 peso bill worth it! Add up the fact, that they are currently running a β€œselfie contest” with 5 000 Php worth of cash prize! Like their page for the mechanics. Break a leg for those who will join!

Tteokbokki by Ban Chak Ban Chak Korean Food 

( 120 Php)

Annyeong haseyo! It was my first time to eat Spicy Rice Cake! Yna ordered it and it was fun greeting the owner in his native language. I was very curious and excited since I only see this wolfed down by Kim Bok Joo. ( raise your right pinkie if you know her! πŸ˜‚) It was actually a mix of rice cake, fish cake, and two other long and round ingredients that I’m not familiar with. πŸ˜‚ It was sweet and spicy! I understand now why it is one of the famous street food in Korea and on why they like to eat this when the weather is cold. πŸ˜‚ I enjoyed my first Tteokbokki, try it too! Machiso!

Soy-Garlic Flavored Chicken Wings by Wing Bucket (165 PHP for 6 pieces)

 A bucket of crispy chicken wings with my fave soy-garlic flavor sprinkled with sesame seeds! The pricing may vary depending on how many chicken cuts you would like to have. Yna tried the one which was good for 6, not bad. πŸ€—

Nachos fries and Potato Cheese Balls from Ha-Ha Patata ( 175 Php and 99Php)

 An overloaded boat filled with nachos, fries, meat, salsa, shredded and melted cheese goodness! Best when hot! You can use your hand but you may need a spoon and fork to shovel this one. Hahaha That is how heavy it is! It is also great for sharing so your barkada will surely enjoy this! Try it soon!

 Potato cheese balls is something that I would love to just pop in my mouth in one go if it wasn’t hot. πŸ˜‚ It is filled with soft potato and a cheesy surprise inside and is topped with white cream sauce. Kids and adults will surely love this one! Yummy!

Don’s Haven (All Meat) by Flame Grill Cartel 

( 235 Php)

This is one of the Big and Black Burgers which is a stacked combo of black big buns, grilled double patty, bacon, ham, cheese, onions, jalapenos, bbq sauce, Cartel’s secret sauce and pickled cucumber. My mouth watered while typing those out. Hhahhaha It was nicely served in a wooden chopping board. Fred ordered this one and I knew from his look that he was calculating on how to fit it on his mouth without getting messy. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ They provided him with a plastic knife and plastic hand gloves but it was so big and juicy that you just can’t help getting a few drops of sauce on your shirt. Highly recommended for the boys and for the girls who, like me,  just don’t mind gaping their mouth wide open! *munch*munch*munch*

Oreo Ice Cream by Frozen Hub Creamery Nitrogen

 This one was cool! We actually saw how it was made. They use a machine that gives off that smokey effect while the ice cream was made. It was actually cold and Yna really enjoyed it. Hahaha 

We weren’t able to try the Angel’s Breath which will make you look like you are in Baguio but that is alright, I will try it next time!

Bacon Takoyaki by Donbori Takoyaki (110 Php for 6 pcs.)

 Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack which is usually filled with diced octopus or tempura, ginger and green onion, brushed with takoyaki sauce, sprinkled with aonori and dried bonito flakes. This one has bacon instead of octopus so it is quite a modern twist. I popped a ball in my mouth in one swift move and enjoyed it!

Papa Dough Overload and Miss You Tiramisu by Papa Dough ( 179 Php and 169 Php)

Papa dough overload is literally overloaded. πŸ˜‚ It is a mound of freshly baked chimney cake doughnut topped with Nips, salted caramel popcorn, cloud 9, chocolate sprinkles, biscuit with icing. The inside is actually stuffed with nutella and marshmallows! Who would say no to this!

 

Miss You Tiramisu on the other hand got the same chimney cake doughnut, same ice cream but this one is stuffed with tiramisu instead of nutella and is topped with peanuts, marshmallows, peanuts, and Stick O! I am sure you would also go snappy with photos because both ice creams are super instagrammable! Not to be missed!

Assorted munchkins by Papa Dough ( 99 Php)

Blueberry, Peachmango and Nutella filled puff balls that just burst in your mouth just in case you decide to gobble it! This one is a great snack for kids and is a nice dessert if in any case that you don’t want to go for the ice cream options.πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

Cucumber Juice and Blue Lemonade in a Bulb by Juice Lab ( 100 Php each)

 We had fun with these! They were basically the normal juice that we drink but I like the idea of drinking in a bulb. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž Their receipts looked like prescription paper and their sellers were wearing white lab coats which I find cool! They were living up to the name of Juice Lab. Thumbs up!

Frozen Margarita by Ugly Monkey ( 180 Php)

 A slushy cocktail which is a blended mix of Triple Sec, Tequila, lime juice and is garnished with freshly sliced lime and topped with cherry. 

It was Yna’s first cocktail in her 21 years of Earthly existence. Woohoo! It was an honor to witness it. Hahhaha She loved it! As her β€œAte”, I wanted to make sure that she learns how to drink responsibly and that she goes home safe and sane or her Mom might kill me so I checked on her once in awhile and she handled it well! Good job! Cheers and more to come!


Those are the food and drinks that we have tried but there are so much more so you can go at the Yard and try their steaks, Vietnamese food, curries, kababs and many more!

How about entertainment? Oh you will be surprised! They have bands to keep the nice mood while you enjoy your food every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. DJ’s are on every Friday as well! We were able to enjoy  Tutzieroll’s acoustic performance! Just the way you are, Brighter than the sun, Everything, Emotions are some of the songs that they performed. I like the fact that everyone in their band can sing! Kudos to that! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Not only that! Two pantomime artists roam around the food park to make sure that everyone is having a jolly and fun moment! One of them even proposed to my sister! Hahahahahah To the guys out there who does not have any ideas yet on how to get a β€œYes”, try what Mr. White did. My sister was just laughing loudly so it must be a yes?πŸ˜‚

However, Yna friendzoned one of them. Ouch. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

She’s one tough cookie. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ #fistbump

How’s Yard Food Park?

Place – βœ”

Food – βœ”

Entertainment – βœ”

 

So what are you waiting for? Drop by Yard Food Park as soon as you can and just have a great and sweet time with your family, friends, or special someone! Have loads of fun and be a part of this amazing crowd! πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

 

Have you been here? Let me know about your experience by leaving a comment or emailing me at crisnunaglog22@gmail.com. I can’t wait to hear about your fun moment!

See yah!πŸ€—πŸ˜˜



Guess which stall am I going to blog about next?

Clue is right below! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

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Coffee Project, second time around. πŸ’—

I simply love coffee shops! Just the hint of coffee in the air is enough to give me that sudden feel of hysteria and sereness all at the same time. I like that kind of mix. 😍 As soon as I open the door of any coffee shop, I always take a deep breath in through my nose to get a dose of coffee before ordering anything!πŸ˜‚ I will always find myself going back towards these places. One of which is Coffee Project. I visited it again last February 14 to check out their Hot Chocolate or Mocha Bloom!Β 

Hot Chocolate or Mocha Bloom is basically one of our usual favorite drink from Coffee Project but is topped with marshmallow that slowly blooms at every sip! It is so cute and you can never go wrong with hot chocolate. πŸ€— Everybody loves it! I was brave enough to go out alone on that day. πŸ˜‚ I tried their special drink and also I wanted to check out if they have a great featured musical artist. Like their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram so you can know about their promotions, new cool drinks and events!Β 

Ting-a-ling!
A girl with a very cute smile and bright eyes greeted me right away…
Cashier: Hello Ma’am! Welcome to Coffee Project! What would you like to have?
Me: Hello! I would like to try the chocolate drink that you featured online? Yung may mallows on top that blooms like a flower?Β 
Cashier: Oh sure! Grande or Project po?
Me: Project please! Thank you!Β 
Manager: Miss Criselle?
Me: Oh hiiiiiii! (literally perky which is more than necessary lol)Β 
Manager: Mike po. Thanks for featuring us with one of your blogs!Β 
Me: You are welcome po! I enjoyed my last visit so I thought that everybody should know how nice Coffee Project is!Β 
Manager: Thanks po! Have a seat po,we will just deliver your drink.
Me: Okay! Thanks po! It is a pleasure to meet you!Β 

Thank you to this awesome team! More power to you guys! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

And so I went to look for an awesome spot to enjoy my hot choco and the amazing saxophone artist that was featured that day! It was mostly swarmed with lovebirds so I gave myself a tap on the back for being a lone soldier that day. πŸ˜‚πŸ™Œ
Saxophone (sax) Β belongs to the family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.Β 

Sax is one of the instruments that I want to learn since I already play guitar and drums. I find it very sensual and romantic so I am very pleased that Coffee Project invited an artist that will certainly make that night memorable! πŸ˜πŸ€—
Mr. Vergel Valencia, saxophonist, surely did an amazing job with seranading and giving off that romantic vibe! He played different genres that everybody definitely enjoyed! His performance was composed of classic songs and famous hits like Close to You, A Thousand Years, Versace on the Floor and many more! I was constantly checking my watch because I have a freaking shift that night and I just got my cup of hot choco and the music was just getting good. πŸ˜₯😢 I will surely come back for a part two! πŸ€— You can contact him through this line for more inquiries about his professional services, 09198358814.

Coffee, Hot choco, jazz music, and a fascinating ambiance are all hitting the marks on my checklist! How about flowers? Coffee project was very thoughtful by giving an Ecuadorian rose to the first 30 ladies that visited them that day. I made the right choice! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ The Ecuadorian rose is known worldwide as the best rose in the world, in every imaginable category: bloom size, stem length, vase life, color. It was really nice to receive one! 😍🌹

Thank you Coffee Project! πŸ’—

Β I never knew that flowers have different meanings. I researched about pink roses and apparently a single pink rose says: “I like you” . Over all, pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also connote elegance and grace. I love the meaning of that single bud! Guys, take note.πŸ˜‰

If you will ask me, I will prefer chocolates over flowers simply because I can not eat flowers (I know, facepalm hahahahπŸ˜‚) but receiving one felt really good and made my heart flutter! To everyone who knows me in person, I know, it is cringe worthy. hahahha But yeah, “kinilig po ako ng slight“. Β πŸ˜‚
All of us holds on to something that we treat with value. It can be a candy wrapper from your third grade crush, a torn up handkerchief from your best friend or a flower from someone special. πŸ€—πŸ˜ So, I decided to try flower pressing. This method will preserve your pretty blooms plus the memories attached to it!Β 

You can actually press a whole bud however I wasn’t able to do it because I clumsily swung my single stem of Ecuadorian rose and accidently hit it into something hard so the petals fell off.I guess, I just walked too happily. πŸ˜‚Very unladylike, I know.πŸ˜‚ Anyway, I just used some of the petals instead. There are loads of options when it comes to flower pressing. It can be by a wooden flower press, book, iron, or your mom’s microwave. Yep, microwave works! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰ But I used my diary to make it more simple. All I did was place the flower or petals, in my case, between two sheets of paper. Closed it. Locked it for a week and tada! You got pretty looking and very classy looking pressed flowers! I saw more intricate ones which are encased in glass frames or tiny buds placed inside lockets but if you just want to make everything simple and you have your huge and dusty Physics book lying on the shelf, try this one out! πŸ€—


Visit Coffee Project as soon as you can so you can try their very rich and heart warming Hot chocolate! Don’t forget to like their Online page so you can see on when will their next event is, just look for Coffee Project Pampanga. Who knows, you might get another chance on that Ecuadorian rose or they might feature a different artist?!Β 

See yah! πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ˜