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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Comos, biggest food park in Pampanga

Where can your 100 PHP bill take you? A Happy Meal, maybe? A short trip to the school canteen, perhaps? What if I tell you that you can actually get good food, great music and awesome people with that purple paper bill? Believe it or not, you actually can at Comos! πŸ˜‰

Comos will be the best place to satiate your cravings! This is the biggest food park in Pampanga, proudly showcasing 70, yep, you read it right, 70 amazing food stalls that will never make you run out of options. Comos is at Villa Filipina, Brgy. San Juan, San Fernando, Pampanga and it opens from 5 PM till 12:30 AM. Just like their online pages to know about their promotions or schedule. Follow these lights to get to Comos!

Fred, my two sibs and I went to Comos last Monday, May 1, Labor Day.
While on our way…
Catcat: Ate, I want Carbonara. Can we eat that?
Me: Sure, if it is available.
Catcat: How about cake?! I want caaaaake!
Me: We are going to a food park, not a cafe so let’s see what we can get sweetie.
Catcat: (pouts)πŸ˜—πŸ˜—πŸ˜—
Me: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


We arrived around 6 to 6:30 so the place is almost full and we went around to look for a place to stay. Tents and blankets with mini pillows and tables were strewn at some areas of the open field. There are tables and chairs available as well. People are slowly flocking the place. Ha! We found a gazebo right next to Tazza Uno. 

Just look at this amazing crowd! 😎

 

Catcat and I immediately went around the food park. I don’t want to keep her hopes up initially and make her sad afterwards so I am actually praying that out of the 70 stalls, at least one of them offers a freaking pasta or cake. lol Comos offers rows and rows of barbecue stalls, options for Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, native kapampangan cuisines, burger stops, pizza stalls, local streetfood, lemonade and cooler stands, coffee and smoothies stalls, beverages and liquor stands and thank God it existed, a stall for sweets and pasta! We tried a couple of the food available!

Burjer’s diner, is pretty much being swarmed by people because of their very uniquely colored buns! There is black, green, yellow, orange, redishpurple and the regular burger bun. The flavor varies as well. We tried the green one, Bacony Burj! This one comes with bacon and barbecue sauce. Pretty cool! It was only for 140 pHp and there is an option for additional patties as well. Must try! 

Catcat is already staring at Pasta Overload. She seriously wants it. πŸ˜‚ We tried their Carbonara. It was less than 120 pHp but the pasta and sauce was good and it even came with a garlic toasted bread. Good food for a very low price! πŸ€”

We then saw a stand for Japanese food, Itadakimasu. Catcat was already pointing at the Corn Dogs. They were funny looking corn dog bites with eyes. Kids will surely love it! However, we were not able to try it since it was not available at that time. 
Me: What is that?
Catcat: I don’t know, but they have eyeeeesss! (freaky grin)
Me: hhhhmmm, so being freaky runs in the family. hahahah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Too bad, but there is always a next time. I ended up ordering their Filipino themed maki rolls, Japinoy.  They used smoked fish, mango and cucumber for this roll and it is lightly sprinkled with toasted garlic bits on top. Very pinoy! I enjoyed this one. Try it too! 

Barbecue is something that you should not miss! There are loads of options for this one. I randomly picked a Barbecue stall and ordered 3 pork bbqs. It was only for 35 pHp per stick, very affordable! You can get rice servings as well if you want too!

Have you seen a local bibingka that went a la mode?

Try it at Comos! 😁

 

For the drinks, there are loads of optionsWe tried Thirsty Buddha and Tazza Uno. I like the fact that I see how fresh and cleanly our drinks were made. We tried Thirsty Buddha’s Hong Kong style lemon iced tea and it was very refreshing! Lemon was actually squeezed in front of us so freshness guaranteed! 

Next was Tazza Uno. This one is familiar to me since they also have a stall at Moderno Food Park which I blogged about months ago. I met Sir Dexter who is one of the main foundafions of Tazza Uno’s stalls. I ordered an Oreo smoothie and I was very much delighted to receive an additional complimentary smoothie from Tazza Uno as well! Oreo smoothie can come with or without a shot of coffee so it is good for all ages! I definitely appreciated the generosity. To all my readers, please try Tazza Uno! They offer smoothies, coffee and frappes. They have stalls at Moderno Food Park and Hungry Yard in Tarlac! More power to you guys! 

 I noticed this Lemonade stall that offers a huge pail-like pitcher which is good for sharing. Cute and funny straws were hanging at the rim and lights goes in and out at the bottom. It was good for 250 pHp. I wanted to try it but I glanced at Catcat then back to the pitcher, back and forth for like multiple times.I had a thought…

Me: Nope, I am sure she would love to blow bubbles into that thing just like how much I wanted to do so. hahahaha. It is doomed to happen. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Excuse me about the gross thought. Lol
It looks fun so maybe you can try it with your friends when you come over at Comos! 

Those are what we have tried however, here is a list that will show some of the food stalls present at Comos! Use it as a guide for your first visit and sorry if I missed out a couple, the whole place was flooded with people! You may add the ones that I missed through the comment box below! I would appreciate that! 
Drinks: Thirsty Buddha, Ice Planet (Halo Halo), Buco Sago, Juice Bar, Milkshake Avenue, Tealicious, The Juice Ave., Oranges and Lemons, Fruchte, Syrup, Elixir, Pinatubo Craft Beer etc. 


Food: JLDS Prince Burger, Kapampangan Rice Toppings, All on Stix, Planet Shawarma, Taco Express, Sizzling One Oh! One, Wild Wild Wings, Baya Griller, Dimsun n’ Toppings, Pitstops Grill n’ Rancid, Pasta overload, Kusinang Kapampangan, Itadakimasu, Burger’s Diner, Tempura &Shrimp Burger, Ribsko, Nachos Grande, Waffle Avenue, Kuya G’s Pamangan Kapampangan, Steak to Juan, Chef’s Kitchen, Hungrill, Banh Mi Ngon, Fried Attack, Nya Mahn, Eggzoited, Pares House, Chix and Stix, Bagnetipid, Kapampangan Rice Toppings, Mabsi, Mr. Bibimbap, Nichelle Salvador etc. 

 


Aside from the fact that it is the biggest food park in Pampanga, what will be the reason why you would want to visit Comos? It is the live performance every single night! Not all food parks offer this type of combo.

Comos is able to give off that Coachella vibe. What with all the local bands that they invite every single night plus their fire dancing performance! We were able to enjoy music from two bands namely, Slowdown and Southburger and Cheese. Slowdown is an all-boy acoustic group who did not actually “slowed down” with their awesome rap performace of great OPM hits like Hinahanap Kita, Bagsakan and many more! They were funny as well since they throw off jokes in between songs. Totally cool so I enjoyed it!

Southburger and Cheese is quite interesting as well. They are also an acoustic group which performed hits from The Beatles down to Brownman Revival. They also did an impressive job by granting song requests from the audience just like one of my requested songs which is “Lintik” a few minutes after receiving my piece of paper. Well done! You will notice that their percussion player uses djembe instead of a beat box or drum set. Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands which originally came from West Africa. As a drum player myself, I find it cool that he was able to maximize it with their performances. Kudos to that! Good job to Comos as well by supporting local talents and giving them the breaks that they deserve! Keep it up! πŸ€—

We were entertained by their firedancers as well! It was so wonderful to see them dancing with fire! You don’t have to go that far now to witness one, Boracay can wait. πŸ˜‰ They used different props and did stunts to wow the crowd. 

They even invited some of the spectators to sit on the ground while they made the fire sling thingy go around in a halo like motion. I joined, obviously, and I became an angel for once! Or maybe not. πŸ˜‚lol It was so freaking amaaaaazzzinnng! That was some serious fire bending! #avatar 😎 hahah You better don’t miss these fun events!

There is also an activity area for kids. Well the whole place is quite safe but there is an area for certain games and a place where you can release stress. It is called Hugot Bes?. It is like the famous β€œTakshapo Wall” where in you can throw plates, glasses, etc to a part of the wall which corresponds to the main cause of your stress. Sounds fun! πŸ˜‚


I like the fact that Comos serves very affordable food which starts from 15 pHp and up. Your 100 PHP will surely go a long way!  You can bring your family, friends, bf/gf and have a good time! Just make sure to come early since the whole place is easily full! 

Grab your sneakers and visit Comos as soon as you can! Food, music, fire, yes, fire in a cool way, hahah awaits you! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

See yah!πŸ€—



 

 

Steaming Mugs

Summer is totally here! Totally undeniable. It is 32 β„ƒ outside and it is not much different when you stay indoors. Hhaha A day at the pool or a place that offers all-you-can eat ice cream sounds like a really good idea. However, my friend and I decided to go to Steaming Mugs. I know, a place that is named as Frozen Mug or Snowy Mug must have been a better idea with this scorchy weather however, Steaming Mugs was not a bad idea,I tell you! Steaming Mugs is a coffee shop located at Greenfields, San Fenando, Pampanga and is open as early as 9 m to 11 pm.

I was surprised of how cute the place was. Steaming Mugs is almost 20 sq m inside. A space as big as my room and so I had a thought…

 β€œMaybe, I should let my bro stay out of his room and build my own cafe… I’m sure he doesn’t mind as long as he gets free hot choco…” πŸ˜‚πŸ€—


I was really amazed by how much the whole space is maximized. Neat and simple chairs and tables were used. The menu is used as a design for the cupboard, very smart. πŸ€”πŸ˜


The kitchen is also open so you actually see your food being prepared. You have the option to sit outside. There is a porch and a roofless-hexagonal shaped veranda that is an awesome place to hang out at night!

The whole place gave back my old high school and college days memories. I guess that this place is an awesome option for students to hang out in or to just to cool off and beat the heat with their smoothies and frappes! Here is a photo of their menu, you can use it as a guide!


We visited it around brunch time. We were not able to see and try their sweets, maybe we were to early for a Monday. Hahaha There is always a next time though. πŸ˜‰ We ordered Alfredo for Pasta (120 Php), Chicken Pesto for Sandwich ( 120 Php), and I tried one of their Duo Treat! I ordered for Nuggets and Fries combo which is good for a 150 Php! Their presentation is very simple but the taste is not that bad for the price that they offer. The pasta is tasty and my friend finished it as fast as she can. 

I love their chicken pesto! I am into dishes with loads of herbs and spices recently so just the smell of this one made me drool already. Lol It was made of chunks of chicken breast, a bit of mushroom, some sort of cream, loads and loads of basil, slices of cucumber and tomatoes which were all stuffed in a slice of dry french bread. I think I can finish 2 to 3 of these in one go! Hahaha Cheers to loads of basil! 😍


Nuggets and Fries is an option that is good for sharing! So this place is absolutely awesome for students who wants to save up for their summer trip!

I would not forget about their drinks! This place is the right option if you want affordable drinks, huge serving and awesome taste!


 My friend, Yna, went with one of their Coolers, Strawberry Passion! It is so good that she didn’t mind chugging it while holding it like a pitcher. Lol She was enjoying it when suddenly…

YnaAte Cring! Look! Something is looking at you.   Me: What? Where?                                                           Yna: (pointing at the drink) This has loads of eyes!    Me: (cringe) What the… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Apparently, the drink that she ordered came with passion fruit seeds. Obviously enough with it’s name, β€œStrawberry Passion”, okay, facepalm. Hahahhaha What a funny surprise! Passion fruit seeds is a good antioxidant, offers significant cardiovascular benefits and is friendly to your intestine! What a great find! For my diet conscious friends and readers out there, this is a great option! 

On the other hand, I ordered for their Green Tea Frappe. I wanted to try their coffee but I have shift that night so sleep might resent me if I even get a sip of my fave Cappuccino. But that is alright, as I said above, there is always a next time! πŸ˜‰πŸ€— I chose Grande and boy, the size of it definitely made me happy! The taste was very creamy! My friend is not into green tea but this one she liked! It was perfect for that hot midmorning. I was like drinking ice cream, love it!


Thanks for quenching our thirst Steaming Mugs! It was not that steamy after all, it was actually β€œfreezing”!πŸ˜‚ I must try their other drinks next time, together with their sweets!

 I can’t finish the whole Grande drink so who’s with me?! πŸ€—πŸ˜‚