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Restaurants to Try: Yogurt Nation, The Spud Diner + 5 Steals and Deals
Have you tried Yogurt Nation and the Lounge at the Fort, The Spud Diner at Makati and Seoul Garden Quezon City? And don’t miss out on this week’s steals and deals.
Published on: Jun 14, 2010 - 1:01am

Yogurt Nation and the Lounge at the Fort


A space that combines a café with comfort food, a frozen yogurt place and an after-office lounge, Yogurt Nation and the Lounge at the Fort has it all covered. The first floor houses the self-serve yogurt place offering six flavors that include strawberry, cranberry, mango, melon, and ube apart from the original tart flavor, which you may top with their various toppings: fresh fruits, brownies, cereal and nuts. The mezzanine floor serves as the café, with comfort food favorites such as Tuna Mushroom Melt (P175), Salpicao Cream Pasta (P190) and Devilled Wings (P300). The lounge is located at the third level, where the unwinding is your only agenda. On the bar list are specialty drinks with quirky names such as Lychee Lee (P145), Green Clouds (P145) and Flaming Swishy (P145), and happy hour is stretched to 12 midnight: you only pay P300 for your fill of unlimited local beers (Mondays to Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and 9 p.m. 12 midnight).


Yogurt Nation and the Lounge is at The Sapphire Residences, 2nd Avenue Cor. 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.


The Spud Diner


Carbo-loading takes on a whole new meaning at The Spud Diner, the first potato-concept restaurant in the city. The Spud Diner is a cozy small spot bathed in cheery colors of orange and yellow, located at the Columns in Makati City. They don't only serve potatoes as a side dish, but made a whole menu out of potatoes: from Potato Carbonara, Shepherd's Pie to potato-inspired desserts. From the same owners of the popular food cart, Potato Corner, the team consulted the U.S. Potato Board in whipping up the creative potato dishes. "There's so many things you can do with potatoes," said Jose Magsaysay Jr., CEO of Cinco Corporation, the company behind Potato Corner and The Spud Diner. True enough, the soups, main dishes and desserts all have potatoes. What we liked: Baked Potato Lasagna (P90), with tasty beef and cheese in between layers of baked potato chips instead of lasagna and topped with melted cheese; and Ice Cream Temptation (P50), French fries covered in chocolate powder, served with vanilla ice cream, a dessert reminiscent of churros. They also have Baked Potatoes (starts at P50) and the well-loved flavored fries from Potato Corner.


The Spud Diner is at Tower 3 The Columns, Buendia corner Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

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  • Chuchimon
    Try Escolta at the Peninsula Manila, superb food and dining pleasure.. a pleasant surprise if you are thinking of a mildy formal yet pleasurable date with your special someone
    Jul 14 2010 @ 05:46pm     Reply  
  • Inez
    The Spud Diner is the Best!
    Jun 16 2010 @ 03:04pm     Reply  
  • Inez
    Spud Dinner is the Best!!!
    Experience and ENJOY the variety of potato dishes.
    No regrets! Very affordable! Just a delish, fun time, and I'm sure you'll come back for more:))
    Jun 16 2010 @ 02:58pm     Reply  
  • Michelle
    I love Yogurt Nation's ube & original it with cereal flakes and mango or peaches...ooh lala. No wonder I'm there almost every other day.
    Jun 15 2010 @ 01:55pm     Reply  
  • Maegie
    It might be a new player in the fro-yo biz, however I think it aims to be on the premium segment of fro-yo offerings. They do this by way of capturing the filipino tongue and having the taste of ice cream sweetness while being the healthy low-fat yogurt! :) one of its kind here in the RP! Try it some time! There is also a very cozy lounge on the third floor which offers happy hour twice a day monday to fridays! Its hidden from the hustle and bustle from the metro, perfect getaway after a hard days work!
    Jun 15 2010 @ 11:04am     Reply  
  • Jeff
    Yogurt Nation and The Lounge! Uber yummy yogurt with a twist on the third floor! :) the best lounging experience. Try out yogurt infused alcohol concoctions! :)
    Jun 15 2010 @ 10:44am     Reply  
  • Teddycapz
    Huh? Another soft-serve frozen yogurt player? I love me some froyo, but I wonder if the market will be oversaturated soon and this will go the way of all those Mister Frosty wannabes. We all know Pinoys have their "umay" level at some point.

    Gotta check out Abbondanza soon - I can always make room for bottomless pizza with drinks to boot.
    Jun 14 2010 @ 01:38pm     Reply  
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