Celsius Gastrolounge

The missus and I still celebrate monthsaries whenever we can. For this month, we went to Celsius, located near Tomas Morato street in Quezon City.

Without further ado, here's a rundown of what we had there:

The bread appetizers came along with humus dip which we found very delicious.

Classic Boston Clam Chowder (P150.00). Not bad as well.

For the main dish, I ordered the Moroccan Spiced Fish (P379.00). With a glass of white wine on the side (P240.00), this dish was superb!

The missus ordered the Grilled Bistro Steak (P499.00). She isn't a fan of mushrooms but those that came along this dish was very delectable for her. The meat tasted similar to Inyo's Hanging Beef.

The night was capped with Chocolate Banana Bread and Butter Pudding (P199.00) for dessert. This was surprisingly delicious since we couldn't decide at first which dessert to pick.

In summary, Celsius is a great place for fine-dining fusion food. We'll definitely come back to this place for one of our future monthsaries.



It was one of those nights that we wanted to try something new at the Tomas Morato area. Since we've eaten at most of the places there, it was only a matter of time that we decided to explore Icings.

The ambience was bright and cozy. We loved our first trip so much that we went there weeks after. Below is a run-down of the food we ate for those two trips:

The seafood chowder was mighty excellent. Loved that crispy bread.

This is no doubt my favorite, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Shoyu Vinaigrette. Ang sarap grabeh!

On my first trip I tried the Aloha Locco(?) (sorry I'm not sure of the name). This was very delicious as well.

On our second trip, I tried the Massaman Beef Curry. This was mighty spicy! Too much for me.

For the missus, for the two trips she ordered the Ziti and the Fish n Chips. Both tasted well too.

This was what the missus had ordered for dessert: the mini walnut cake. She has a thing for walnut cakes. Hmmm, she must've been missing the maple-walnut ice cream that she often eats in Malaysia.

All in all, Icings is a great place to eat. It's one of those "maiba naman tayo" places to get you away from the default Japanese, Persian, Italian, and Native restaurants. It's a great place to hang out too as evidenced by Lucas below.

Oh I almost forgot. One of Icings specialties is the Ostrich Burger. I haven't tried it but many here on the 'net who've tasted it say it tastes better than beef. Hmmm, probably on my next visit....