Crisostomo in Eastwood City, Libis - WTF Review

Legit classy Filipino dishes!
Eastwood, Libis - you'll see sorts of restaurants left and right. From the Mediterranean to American restaurants, all sorts of fast food chain and a wide variety of food kiosk for you to choose from. One of which is Crisostomo, owned by Chef Florabel Co, named after Crisostomo Ibarra from Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tángere and alliteration of her husband's name, Christopher. Famed for its contemporary take on Filipino dishes - if its pinoy food you crave, I guess this is the right place for you.

Their menu is very light in the eye and easy to understand as you will be presented with Filipino-related names, some even funny and some giving tribute to Jose Rizal's works. Albeit some dishes were named differently (i.e like a simple Sinigang sa Miso is called Sinigang Zamora) you will have a brief description of the dish plus an image of it.

We ordered Algas de Antonio (PHP195), De Los Santos (PHP1,695), Paella Filipino (PHP450) and Sinigang Zamora - Salmon (PHP495).

The place has a modern interior design, easy in the eye, air-conditioned and has spacious tables. They don't have their own restroom and you'll have to use the mall comfort room which is just beside the restaurant. They also have outside seating and a function room as well.
Algas de Antonio (PHP195) - Crisostomo in Eastwood City, Libis - WTF Review
Algas de Antonio (PHP195)
Algas de Antonio (PHP195) or Enseladang Lato - enselada which means salad in Spanish and Lato is a sea grape which is a type of edible seaweed. Squeeze in the calamansi and don't forget to add the chili and you are in for a tropical treat. It's salty and slimy, don't forget to eat it with onions and tomato to counter the sliminess of the lato.
De Los Santos (PHP1,695) - Crisostomo in Eastwood City, Libis - WTF Review
De Los Santos (PHP1,695)

De Los Santos (PHP1,695) - is a mix of meat and seafood sinugba (or inihaw in Tagalog). It's a mix of pork barbecue, liempo, chicken, squid, bangus, tahong, inihaw na talong and atchara. It's good for, at most 3 persons. The platter is stuffed overall, but I was a bit disappointed with the "binusog na pusit" in the menu, I was expecting a "stuffed" squid but it was just a grilled squid without anything inside.

Paella Filipino (PHP450) - Crisostomo in Eastwood City, Libis - WTF Review
Paella Filipino (PHP450)
Paella Filipino (PHP450) - it tastes like iodine which definitely comes from the seafood bringing that "taste of the ocean". It's a full dish, you got your paella, prawns, chicken, inihaw na liempo or roasted pork belly, hard-boiled egg and, chorizo.
Sinigang Zamora - Salmon (PHP495) - Crisostomo in Eastwood City, Libis - WTF Review
Sinigang Zamora - Salmon (PHP495)
Sinigang Zamora - Salmon (PHP495) or Sinigang na Salmon sa Miso - my favorite, I love salmon but I love it more when it's cooked like this. The rich, sour, hot soup just revitalizes your palate - you can clearly taste the umami element of the miso and the mustasa or mustard leaves provides that texture that you need.

Overall, it was a great experience. I love the Enseladang Lato and the Sinigang Zamora most! Although I was a little bit disappointed with the De Los Santos platter, I hope they clarify their menu or improve the dish next time. I'm excited to come back and try out the rest of the menu items. How about it Crisostomo? Mind sponsoring a meal?
  • Food
    • I guess they kinda like upgraded the traditional Filipino food and gave it a contemporary makeover, increasing the overall texture, presentation and flavor of the dish - it's definitely something to look forward to!
  • Place 
    • It's cozy and spacious, having no restroom is not a problem for me as it's just a couple of steps away from the restaurant.
  • Service 
    • The staff is very pleasing, attentive, accurate and very courteous.
  • Price 
    • For the price point, the quality of the food is okay as well as the portion.
Let's rate them, shall we?
Food: 4/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value for money: 4/5
OVERALL: 4.5/5

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LocationSecond Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Contact Number: +63 2 7092049

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Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review

Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
Delicious wings and thirst-quenching drinks? Try out Fry Shack and get your fix!
San Miguel, Manila - Just in front of Saint Jude Parish is a hole-in-a-wall haven for chicken wing lovers. Fry Shack is one of the hidden gems around the metro wherein competition for food is at an all-time high as food businesses are just popping left and right. Let's see how Fry Shack fares the rough seas of the food industry.
Let us start!
The place is not too shabby at all. It may be small but it has ample leg room good for 8-10 hungry diners. It has a sleek, contemporary design which is easy on the eyes. It is not air-conditioned but it is well ventilated, you wouldn't want to be enclosed in a confined space with someone frying, don't you?
Fry Shack's bar top
For a quick grub, I ordered the 6PCS of Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159), Fried Oreo Cookies (PHP55), Yakult Blueberry (PHP80) with Popping Boba (PHP15) and Spicy Hungarian Sausage (PHP60).
Me: *staring at the cook, waiting for my wings*
Enough waiting, let's jump right into eating!
Spicy Hungarian Sausage (PHP60) - Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
Spicy Hungarian Sausage (PHP60)

Firstly, Spicy Hungarian Sausage (PHP60) - I requested for it to be extra toasty for that crisp skin. I was expecting a so-so "sausage" but I was into something different! It's peppery, spicy, juicy - far different from your regular-pretentious "Hungarian sausage" which is most often dry, greasy, rubbery, salty or sometimes sugary. This is what I call the almost-perfect Hungarian Sausage, every bite is a well-balanced bite with a pinch of sweetness and just the right hint of herb-yness to it.
6PCS of Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159) - Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
6PCS of Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159)
Now, to the main event, Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159). I love chicken wings, it's my comfort food, but the F&B industry is already saturated with mediocre wings and Fry Shack is a sight for sore eyes.
6PCS of Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159) - Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
6PCS of Most Wanted Wings - Hickory Barbecue and Garlic Parmesan mix (PHP159)
The Hickory Barbecue is surprisingly delicious, tangy, juicy and just damn right smoky. The replicated smoky flavor from the sauce just emits authentic hickory wood-grilled meat. Coming in hard is their Garlic Parmesan - it's gritty, savory and nutty - ask for a hot sauce or their homemade dip, it will significantly increase the flavor and texture of the wings!

They have an arsenal of wings which I'm going to try soon:

  • Original
  • Honey Sriracha
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Soy Garlic
  • Jalapeño Mustard 
  • Hickory Barbecue 
  • Jack Daniels
  • Lemon Pepper

Yakult Blueberry (PHP80) - Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
Yakult Blueberry (PHP80) with Popping Boba (PHP15)
Yakult Blueberry (PHP80) with Popping Boba (PHP15)- while you're getting dirty on your wings, this refreshing Yakult Blueberry with Popping Boba is your ultimate thirst-quencher. The tartness plus the sweetness of the Yakult complements the sourness of the blueberry flavor. The sour-ish and fruity popping boba add that needed texture in the drink, making it much more fulfilling to consume.
Fried Oreo Cookies (PHP55) - Fry Shack in San Miguel, Manila - WTF Review
Fried Oreo Cookies (PHP55)
Fried Oreo Cookies (PHP55) - great wings, delicious drinks and to top it off, this fluffy Oreos covered in pancake-sugar-chocolate-dredged balls of goodness. Jesus Christ!
Overall, Fry Shack strayed from the usual and created something different by bringing in real flavors and excitement on their menu items. I would love to go back and try more of their wings and would love to see a very spicy variant as well! Check out their Facebook page and drop them a visit!

  • Food
    • They're very straightforward. Flavors are on point, portions are perfect and the quality is top notch.
  • Place 
    • Albeit it may look small, it's quite spacious. They can do better when it comes to ventilation but that's just me being too nitpicky.
  • Service 
    • The staff is neat, attentive and courteous. They even gave me a rundown of their best-seller wings and recommended some as well.
  • Price 
    • This is what sets them apart from their competitors. While it is true that the wing market is now saturated, portion and the class of the wings that they use is not your typical malnourished one. Combine that with the delicate preparation and ingredient, it's a big bang for your buck.
Let's rate them, shall we?
Food: 5/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5
OVERALL: 5/5

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Location1439 J. P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hawker Chan in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City - WTF Review

Hawker Chan in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City - WTF Review
World's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in Manila? For real!
When the first time I've heard Hawker Chan will open in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines, I totally lost it! It was my go-to comfort food when I was vacationing in Singapore way back. Known for their Soya Chicken Rice, this small hawker stand evolved from a quaint and small stand to a globally competitive chain and is now carrying a Michelin Star under their name.
Even Tony Stark agrees!
I just want to take this opportunity to thank the guys from Foodee Global Concepts! They are the one responsible for bringing top tier food destination here in the Philippines including Tim Ho Wan, Kam’s Roast and Llaollao!

Now, we go straight to the review! The restaurant is quite spacious and they also have outside seating.

Now, on to the food. We ordered: Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (PHP128), Soya Sauce Chicken Vegetable Noodle (PHP178), Roasted Pork Noodle (PHP178), Roasted Pork Rice (PHP148), and Seasonal Vegetable (PHP99). Mind you that it is somewhat a fast-food type restaurant so you need to order in the counter, wait for your food, bring your food to your table.
Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (PHP128)
Their famed, Michelin-starred Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (PHP128) - it's tender, juicy, flavorful and succulent! I'm just a bit off when it comes to the size of the chicken but nonetheless, the flavor is just phenomenal.
Soya Sauce Chicken Vegetable Noodle (PHP178)
For those who want something light but satisfying, their Soya Sauce Chicken Vegetable Noodle (PHP178) will definitely suit your palate.
Roasted Pork Rice (PHP148)
Not a fan of chicken? I bet you'll like their Roasted Pork Rice (PHP148) - the meat is juicy inside and out while the skin is perfectly cooked to crisp! Prepare your belly though, I bet you won't stop and will definitely ask for seconds!
Roasted Pork Noodle (PHP178)
This Roasted Pork Noodle (PHP178) is oozing with flavor! The perfectly cooked rice noodles soaked in all those soya juices from the juicy roasted pork is just perfect.
Seasonal Vegetable (PHP99)
A little bit disappointed with their Seasonal Vegetable (PHP99), the lackluster appearance makes the whole dish "regular", albeit the vegetable

It was an exquisite dinner, alas, finally able to taste something "world-acclaimed". It was such an honor but I hope the PH team continue to improve their service and up their ante when it comes to standard serving size.

In case you're too far from SM Mall of Asia, they also have two branches located in Makati and North Edsa:
  • Hawker Chan Makati
    • Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, 
    • Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, 
    • Makati City
  • Hawker Chan North Edsa
    • G/F Main Bldg., SM City North EDSA, 
    • EDSA cor. North Ave., 
    • Quezon City, Metro Manila
Now that my longtime craving for Soya Chicken is over, I hope they bring over Song Fa Bak Kut Teh too! Pretty please?!
  • Food
    • What else can I say? Most of the dishes are packed with flavor!
    • I can't get over the serving size of the chicken and pork.
  • Place 
    • Pretty spacious - they have both inside and outside seating.
    • There is no restroom.
    • The queue system can be improved.
  • Service 
    • The servers were great, neat and they pay attention to their surroundings, making sure that they are able to handle each and every customer.
  • Price 
    • The price is on point, probably much cheaper than in Singapore but like my first point, they should increase the size of their portions.
Let's rate them, shall we?
Food: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
OVERALL: 4.3/5

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LocationGround Floor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Zomato Gold - The Future of Dining Out

Metro Manila levels up the dining scene with Zomato Gold Experiences!
It was just November last year when the world’s fastest-growing dine-out program, Zomato Gold, launched in Metro Manila. Zomato Gold’s ambition is to elevate the city’s dining experience, hence only partnering with top-rated restaurants. The dine-out program has seen immense success in Metro Manila -  with more than 60,000 subscribers and over 600 restaurant partners in less than four months of launch.

As a way to enhance and elevate dining in the city, members are invited to exclusive events called Zomato Gold Experiences. These invite-only events treat Gold members nothing short of VIPs and experience only the best of the top-rated restaurants.

Italian Masterclass: A Premier to the Zomato Gold Experiences in Metro Manila 
The first Zomato Gold Experience in Metro Manila transported the invited Gold members straight to Italy with a masterclass in Italian cooking! The members in attendance not only created their own pasta by hand, but they also got to attend a pasta tasting session with Chef Ruther Sandico. This event happened in one of Makati’s most happening restaurants, Bar Centrale, famous for their daily-made fresh and authentic pasta.

The Zomato Gold members pulled up their sleeves, secured their aprons, and got their hands deliciously dirty making fresh pasta. The room was filled with laughter and excitement as they experienced kneading dough. 

After the class, the members had a well-deserved Tasting Session where they were served Bar Centrale’s top-rated pasta. The story behind each dish was carefully explained by Chef Ruther Sandico, while the members enjoyed their delicious servings. 

The Golden Masquerade: The Grandest Zomato Gold Experience At Okada Manila

Imagine extravagant dresses and tuxedos, glamorous masks, endless drinking, dancing, and overflowing five-star hors d'oeuvres... all happening at the best-integrated resort in the country. Now that’s a fantasy come true!

Just last month, the biggest Zomato Gold experience in Metro Manila called “The Golden Masquerade” was held in Okada Manila’s Grand Ballroom. This event was exclusively for members to celebrate Gold’s success in Metro Manila, and of course, as a part of the monthly Zomato Gold Experiences. 
Zomato Gold Members were all decked out in their grandiose costumes to experience a world-class event at Okada Manila! Even celebrities and ambassadors such as Heart Evangelista Escudero, Xandra Rocha, Aryanna Epperson, and Vince Uy attended and enjoyed the event. 
What’s more? The top two best-dressed pair were awarded with Vivo phones! The “best-dressed couple” won a Vivo X21 each, and the runners-up won a Vivo Y71 smartphone. A cocktail mixology show was also performed by members of the Philippine Flair Underground. Everyone was mesmerized as they watched and took videos of the entertaining performance. As a special treat, they created a special cocktail aptly called “The Golden Drink” that everyone enjoyed through the night.
Do you want to get invited to Zomato Gold Experiences too? Become a member! Not only do you get to be a part of these interesting culinary experiences, but you also get to enjoy 1+1 on food and 2+2 on drinks at over 600 restaurant partners in Metro Manila anytime, any day. Welcome to the future of dining out. Check out Zomato Philippines’ Instagram Page at @zomatoph to find out more about Zomato Gold in Metro Manila.
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Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review

Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Authentic Taiwanese cuisine? Sound new, let's check it out!
Disclaimer: This review is sponsored by Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine. However, our opinion, decision, and review method will not change.

Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine is located along C5 Libis area, a location for foodie millennials who are too lazy to go to Katipunan or Maginhawa. Tien Ma is known for their affordable Xiao Long Bao, Beef Noodle Soup and Three Cup Chicken, plus if your palate is looking for that authentic Taiwanese food, well you've come to the right place.

A little background, Tien Ma is an actual name, according to their website her real name is Tien Liyuan who grew up in Taiwan and was best known for her recipe of Xiao Long Bao.
Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Tien Ma's interior - it's quaint but with a little sophisticated twist
The place is well air-conditioned and very well lit. They have a semi-open kitchen separated with glass where you can see the chefs work their magic. Parking is not a problem since they have both front and back parking, albeit the latter is hidden if you don't pay close attention to your surrounding but manong guard will help you out with your parking dilemma.

It was a hot Sunday afternoon so we've decided to go all-out in our lunch since I'm with my family. We've ordered Chicken w/ Corn Soup (PHP219), Stir-Fried Water Spinach (PHP215), Pork Siomai (PHP90), Kung Pao Shrimp (PHP219)Three Cup Squid (PHP225), Stir-Fried Beef w/ Broccoli (PHP229), Tainan Fried Chicken (PHP365), Taiwan Style Fried Rice (PHP396) and Salted Fish Fried Rice (PHP396).
Chicken w/ Corn Soup - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City
Chicken w/ Corn Soup (PHP219)
I did not expect the serving size to be big but hey for the price of PHP219? Their Chicken w/ Corn Soup is perfect to prime your hungry stomach. It's piping hot from the moment it was served to us and still hot when we finished the whole bowl. There is a generous amount of chicken strips, corn and egg drops which makes it a complete meal altogether. My daughter even requested for a bowl of rice (lol) to go with it.
Stir-Fried Water Spinach (PHP215) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Stir-Fried Water Spinach (PHP215)
We love meat but we also love our vegetables and water spinach is not new for us - it's more like a staple whenever it's available on the menu if we dine-out. Tien Ma's Stir-Fried Water Spinach (PHP215) is seasoned perfectly enough to extract the freshness of the water spinach. The toasted garlic on top added that aroma and pungency in the dish.
Pork Siomai (PHP90) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Pork Siomai (PHP90)
I am a big critique when it comes to siomai because I believe (and I will defend it at all costs) that my mom makes the best pork siomai in the world, like literally, so my expectations when it comes to siomai is really high. Tien Ma's Pork Siomai (PHP90) raised the bar on how siomai should taste like in a restaurant! I've tasted different siomai's from different restaurant and they ranged from poor to mediocre, this one is great but not on par with my mum's, of course. The pork filling is very savory and well seasoned. Once dipped in their homemade chili garlic oil, game over!
Kung Pao Shrimp (PHP219) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Kung Pao Shrimp (PHP219)
Kung Pao Shrimp (PHP219) - it raised the temperature in the restaurant. The shrimps were perfectly cooked, the spicy yet garlicky kung pao sauce increased the rich flavor of the shrimp and perfectly synergize the rest of the ingredients to create a spectacular dish.
Three Cup Squid (PHP225) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Three Cup Squid (PHP225)
Three Cup Squid (PHP225) - for the uninitiated, the term three cups originated in China and was popularized in Taiwanese cuisines. It basically means three cups of sauces - soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil. This intensifies the aroma and the taste of the squid to the next level.
Stir-Fried Beef w/ Broccoli (PHP229) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Stir-Fried Beef w/ Broccoli (PHP229)
Stir-Fried Beef w/ Broccoli (PHP229) - this one is my favorite. The savory beef is just caressing my taste buds enough that it makes the leafy and earthy flavor of the broccoli stands out. This is dish is a total powerhouse as the broccoli and carrots are great sources of vitamins and nutrients while beef gives us that fiber that we need. It's succulent yet guilt-free!
Tainan Fried Chicken (PHP235) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Tainan Fried Chicken (PHP365)
Tainan Fried Chicken (PHP365) - I am not familiar with Tainan cuisine and all I know about it is that it is a city south of Taiwan. I think they are known for being Taiwan's culinary melting pot as they are using their traditional way of cooking and giving flavors all the way from their roots. This dish reminded me of home as it's unpretentious and very straightforward. You have that crisp savory skin that you can just munch all day and that juicy flavorful meat that's just oozing with flavor. If a whole chicken is too much for you, they also offer a half for PHP235.
Taiwan Style Fried Rice (PHP396) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Taiwan Style Fried Rice (PHP396)
Taiwan Style Fried Rice (PHP396) - its lackluster appearance may disappoint some but it does pack flavor. You'll get that meaty and savory flavor which is a perfect pair for all the dishes mentioned above.
Salted Fish Fried Rice (PHP396) - Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine in Libis, Quezon City - WTF Review
Salted Fish Fried Rice (PHP396)
Salted Fish Fried Rice (PHP396) - now this rice is delish! It's a meal by itself! It's like your traditional "sinangag" which a little bit of oriental twist.

It was a great experience, I was able to try at least a little bit of Taiwan. I'll be sure to come back for their Xiao Long Bao, but for now, I would like to end this review in a good note.
  • Food
    • I love the food - they're straightforward, unpretentious and has that authenticity note to it. Albeit some dish needs improvement.
    • They have a couple of sauces that you can mix up with your food: Chili Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Pickled Chili and Light Soy Sauce.
  • Place 
    • You won't have a problem when it comes to parking, they have one big parking space at the back of the restaurant and limited space in front.
    • The place looks easy to the eye and comfortable.
    • The restroom is so-so, can be improved.
  • Service 
    • The servers are just wonderful. They are very attentive and neat - they always wear that smile when serving to the customer.
    • I should commend manong guard man! He's the man!
  • Price 
    • The price is reasonable - in return, you'll get a decent quality meal and a medium to big serving. 
    Let's rate them, shall we?
    Food: 4/5
    Ambiance: 5/5
    Service: 5/5
    Value for money: 4/5
    OVERALL: 4.5/5

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    Location: 184 B E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines
    Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Contact Number: +632 3723955
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    Maldita Fiery Foods (Hot Sauce line-up) - WTF Review

    Maldita Fiery Foods - Spicy yet delicious? Impossible? Read on!
    Spicy yet delicious? Impossible? Read on!
    Disclaimer: This review is sponsored by Maldita Fiery Foods. However, our opinion, decision, and review method will not change.

    Hot sauce has been one of our go-to condiment if we want to up the ante for some dish. It's really hard to find a great hot sauce since you can't have that blazing hot kick and delicious, savory flavor in one, it is just not possible.
    Maldita Fiery Foods - The packaging looks quaint but oozing with sleekness
    The packaging looks quaint but oozing with sleekness.
    Whilst reviewing Cucina di Francesco in Libis, Quezon City I've stumbled upon this set of hot sauce that was proudly presented to us by the owner. It got my attention and I immediately grab the bottles of hot sauce and tried them one by one and I was amazed by how amazing the flavors are. So for my hot sauce quest, I've contacted Maldita Fiery Foods' Facebook page and spoke to the owner Mell Javier Fernandez who immediately entertain all of my questions regarding the flavor profiles of their hot sauce.
    Maldita Fiery Foods - Hot sauce and crispy fried chicken? Take me to heaven man!
    Hot sauce and crispy fried chicken? Take me to heaven man!
    Ms. Fernandez sent me a sampler of their gift set for me to review and I was ecstatic to try it. As a hot sauce lover, the only way to review these babies is to make something that will go along with it and so fried chicken it is (lol).
    Maldita Fiery Foods' Hijo de Fruita
    Maldita Fiery Foods' Hijo de Fruita

    First is Hijo de Fruita and visually, it looks weird and mysterious as the name implies, this should be fruity. This yellow-boi surprised the hell out of me, the sweet and fruity sensation tingles my palates while the bold sting of the yellow habanero ignited my tongue giving me that painful yet delicious experience. 
    Maldita Fiery Foods - My exact reaction to Hijo de Fruita! Nice on Harry!
    My exact reaction to Hijo de Fruita! Nice on Harry!
    The owner mentioned that making this hot sauce is not easy - the fruity flavor came from grilled pineapple and mango which is obvious once you get to taste it while the yellow habanero keeps the hotness just to amplify the sweetness of the fruit. Perfect pair for salty dishes as the sweetness will balance the dish. If you want something that is full of flavor but has that mild kick to it? Try this!
    Maldita Fiery Foods - Devilicious Crunchy Chili Garlic
    Maldita Fiery Foods' Devilicious Crunchy Chili Garlic
    Devilicious Crunchy Chili Garlic - now that's a mouthful. This one is legit, the favorite of Mrs. WTF. It may look like simple chili garlic but don't let the packaging fool you. They've added a unique ingredient to it which caught our attention - krill and ginger. Don't expect to see actual ginger though, they've grated it to very thin strands deep-fried together with their garlic adding that hot, zesty and pungent flavor to it. The krill provided the savory flavor and albeit it looks intimidating at first due to chili seeds floating around, it's not that spicy and you can enjoy it as much as you like. Great for siomai and any dish that I can use soy sauce as a condiment.
    Maldita Fiery Foods - Carino Brutal
    Maldita Fiery Foods' Carino Brutal
    Carino Brutal - their spiciest hot sauce I believe. The devil red color glimmering with dark spots will immediately make your scalp sweat just by looking to it. A piece of crunchy chicken skin and a dip-full of Carino Brutal hot sauce feels like a glimpse of heaven in hell. It's made with black cherries, apple and liqueurs along with the hottest varieties of chili's, Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Moruga scorpions, and 7-pots, now you are talking about the worlds hottest peppers!
    When I thought everything is over.
    Different flavors just bounce around your mouth as the burning sensation ignited the palates amplifying the flavors of the food I was eating and when you thought everything is over? Be ready to be bombarded by a sweet, sugary, nutty aftertaste. Perfect for just anything fried or bar chows!
    Maldita Fiery Foods - Peaches & Scream
    Maldita Fiery Foods' Peaches & Scream
    Peaches & Scream - I love the name as it gives you a hint on what's about to happen. Visually appealing, Peaches & Scream is all about allure and strength. The moment I dipped the salty crispy skin of the fried chicken, the bomb just goes off. You can feel your tongue being a warzone with the tanginess and sweetness of the peach battling against the forces of hotness and acidity of the apple cider vinegar, spices and chilis resulting in a perfect blend of hotness and flavor. No wonder it won the hot sauce competition in Chili Growers Philippines last September of 2017.

    All in all, their hot sauce line up is great. Flavors are not muted hence it is increased more by the spiciness. Kudos to the Maldita Fiery Foods team! Hot sauce lovers, you won't regret having these babies. Buy them here!

    Hijo de Fruita
    Flavor: ★★★★★
    Hotness: ★★★

    Devilicious Crunchy Chili Garlic
    Flavor: ★★★★★
    Hotness: ★★★

    Carino Brutal
    Flavor: ★★★★
    Hotness: ★★★★★

    Peaches & Scream
    Flavor: ★★★★★
    Hotness: ★★★★
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