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List of Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Manila, Philippines

Posted on 25 March 2015 by Flisha

I am creating this list because I love my Snowy, my white-haired toy poodle, and I cannot bear to part with him, therefore I try to bring him wherever I go. You should see his puppy dog face when he knows I am leaving without him, he has perfected it, and it breaks my heart everytime! He is very manipulative. But then he is so cute that I can’t help but love him all the more!

So here are the dog-friendly restaurants I have been to, so far. If you’ve got any suggestions, feel free to comment! :)

  1. The Original Hawaiian BBQ, Tagaytay City
    Location: The Boutique Bed & Breakfast, 45 Aguinaldo Highway
    Contact Number: +63 46 413 1798

    They have this really nice open space where they allow dogs. It’s got a great view too. Best to come late afternoon when the sun is setting or at night to experience the cool breeze of Tagaytay. If you’re coming here around December-February, be prepared for it to get really chilly! So bring some warm jackets! For your pooch, too!

    Recommended dish: Garlic Mussels (Php 250) – From their menu, fresh mussels marinated in our special sauce then grilled in a wooden bamboo trunk. Served sizzling. This dish has great flavor but I may be biased because I love anything with garlic AND mussels. Combine the two and I am hooked! :)

    Stay away from: Original Crispy Baby Back Ribs (Php 520 / 700) – the breading kind of took away all the flavor from the ribs. Did not enjoy this at all. If you’re hankering for ribs, best to stick with their original hawaiian baby back ribs which cost the same but taste so much better!

    The Original Hawaiian BBQ in Tagaytay City

  2. Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City
    Location: 115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West
    Contact Number: +63 922 881 8265

    They have a cool courtyard feel with a mishmash of chairs, tables and dining areas. The vibe is very laidback and cozy. They are so dog friendly that, when the server saw I had a dog with me (on my lap), she pulled up a chair beside me, placed a chair pillow and said, “Why don’t you place him here?” I was very grateful but Snowy only wanted to sit on me (sigh).

    Recommended dish: Salad Astoria (Php 235) – From their menu, Mixed lettuce topped with orange fillet, chopped walnuts and light french dressing. Generous servings, this dish is good for two. The lettuce was so fresh and stiff. Then again, doesn’t Tagaytay often serve great salads? :) To be honest, we only went there once for merienda so I haven’t tried their main courses. When I go there again, I’ll make sure it’s for lunch or dinner.

    Stay away from: Chocolate mousse (Php 110). This mousse was not a mousse at all. More like they emptied a jar of chocolate spread and put it in a cup. Ugh. I could only take a couple of teaspoons before I had enough.

    Bag of Beans

  3. The Lake District, Tagaytay City
    Location: 5915 Aguinaldo Highway (beside Gerry’s Grill)
    Contact Number: +63 46 413 4186

    I did not plan to go here. I wanted to eat at Gerry’s but they had a large sign saying pets not allowed. :-( But then off to the left there was this new restaurant and we asked if they allow pets. Lo and behold they let me bring my poodle in, which was terrific! The server was very sweet to my dog and even picked him up and brought Snowy in himself! The other server was very kind and even told us about his own Chowchow. :-)

    Recommended dish: Fried Squid (Php 200 something). Since it’s a very new restaurant, I could not find their menu online. But I really liked their fried squid. My only gripe is that the serving was too small. Next time I will have to order two! :-)

    Stay away from: None, really. We enjoyed all our dishes here. :-)

    The Lake District

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OK, so all the places I have listed here are in Tagaytay. Hahaha! Now you know where I mostly go during the weekends. :-P I will try to add more places in as I go along.

Thanks for visiting! :-)



One Afternoon in Harbor Square

Posted on 20 January 2015 by Flisha

I forgot to mention one other thing I love about my new phone’s camera. It smoothens out my skin tone automatically!! Hahah!!

I do not really look as young as I do in the photos below. My skin is not really that blemish free. But my phone manages to convince me otherwise!

Selfie pa more!!! LOL.




Selfies aside, this was really a beautiful day in Harbor Square. It was overcast and December, we sipped Starbucks while enjoying the view, wondering who owned these yatchs… and wishing we owned one too. Someday surely!!




Just Me

Posted on 25 February 2014 by Flisha

Just me and the bilbils!


Manila Ocean

Posted on 25 February 2014 by Flisha

This is one of the rare times that I found Manila serene and beautiful. Gim and I drove out to a parking lot in Pasay, near MOA, which faced the sea. It was clean and the sea smelled fresh, and there were lots of seagulls diving for fish. We just sat and enjoyed the fleeting sunset and the fresh air. I wish there were more days like this. :)


Japanese Soy Beans

Posted on 23 February 2014 by Flisha

Lucky find! I saw some Japanese soy beans (aka edamame) in Cash and Carry grocery today so – decided to buy 2 packs. Now I am having them for a snack. Yum! :)

I wish they would sell these in Landmark or SM groceries – much closer to me. ;)


Scaredy Snowy

Posted on 21 February 2014 by Flisha

I was walking my poodle Snowy earlier today and a couple of dogs barked aggressively at him. He immediately got scared, which I think did not help at all.

So many aggressive dogs lately. Little ones at that. Especially chihuahuas, oh my, I hate those little critters. They bark so loud.

There was a shih tzu we passed on the way back home, Snowy tried to smell her (at least I think it was her) from behind. She turned and tried to attack him! He was so surprised and got so scared, he froze!! And I mean, froze. He was literally frozen in fear. I had to pick him up and comfort him and lead him away from the barking dog. I carried him in my arms for a minute while he was just wide-eyed and frozen, and I kept kissing him and saying, It’s OK, It’s OK, until he relaxed and then I placed him back on the ground and we walked home.

I think he hasn’t completely gotten over his slipped disc. Maybe it still hurts him from time to time, especially when he makes sudden movements like when he’s surprised or scared. Maybe his anxiety makes him an easy target for other dogs.

Hay. I wish I could live somewhere more spacious so I could give Snow a friend so he can learn to be social.


Bills Bills Bills

Posted on 21 February 2014 by Flisha

You gotta pay them when they’re due. I learned that the hard way when I forgot to pay my Meralco bill. I usually pay online, because it’s no hassle. Well this time I forgot. And once you’re past due, even if it’s just a day past, BPI won’t let you pay online. Argh.

So I had to hunt down a Meralco business center to pay my electricity bill, because the banks wouldn’t accept it either. Haggard!

OK I confess: I made Gim do it.


Sorry, Gim.


Snowy Cute

Posted on 28 December 2013 by Flisha

That is my little Snow trying to get my attention. He puts his chin on my arm so gently and cutely that I cannot help but kiss him. And if I don’t pay him attention he whimpers like a baby. Omg! So adorable!!!


Roast Chicken

Posted on 21 December 2013 by Flisha

Never thought that cooking chicken chicken would be so easy but here it is! Gim and I bought a premarinated chicken, popped it into the turbo roaster and waited for an hour. Came out like this. Wow!!!! It tasted great! :) :) Next try: bacon wrapped chicken!!!!



Sleepy Snow

Posted on 24 November 2013 by Flisha

So cute!!



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