Weekend Story: SIL’s Visit + Neil’s Kitchen in Alabang

My one and only SIL Albie joined us last weekend in Bacoor. She said she wanted to try this resto in Alabang famous for its gourmet food. I knew she was referring to Neil’s Kitchen and because the hubby and I wanted to try it also, we agreed to spend the weekend together.

We drove home in Bacoor on Saturday afternoon right after having lunch at The Patio, the new restaurant of La Cocina de Tita Moning (LCDTM). As the name suggests, it’s located at the patio area of the property where LCDTM stands. It’s actually the affordable version of LCDTM catering to students and yuppies around the area.

the patio

We took advantage of the 50% off promo that day. Take a look at my brunch that cost me Php100 only:

Vegetable salad, from Php50 to Php25
Grilled Cheese with Camote Chips, from Php60 to Php30
Shrimp Skewer with Rice, from Php80 to Php40
Spanish Bread, from Php10 to Php5

Maski walang discount, mura na sya, diba?

The Patio had its soft opening Monday of last week. It’s open from 11AM to 7PM, Mondays thru Saturdays. If ever you guys find yourself within the area, please give The Patio a visit! Thanks a lot!

On Sunday,we heard the morning mass at the chapel inside Fernbrook Gardens in Las Piñas and from there, we drove to Neil’s Kitchen in West Gate, Alabang to have lunch. Just like how they depicted it online, the restaurant had very nice interiors.

neils kitchen

Everywhere I looked was Instragram-worthy talaga.


Service was a bit slow, though, during our visit. Buti na lang masarap ang food nila!

This Homemade Sirloin Tri-tip Corned Beef with Crispy Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Atchara, and Garlic Rice (Php425) didn’t disappoint. It was tasty and filling. I shared this dish with the hubby and we both loved it.


Funny, but I had no idea what a “tri-tip” cut of beef meant until that day. I googled it and found out it’s “a small triangular muscle cut from the sirloin.” Every cow only has two tri-tip cuts (both sides). It’s a lean cut but has great marbling and that’s why it’s yummy!

Image Source: http://thetritipguy.com/how-to-grill-tri-tip/5-meaty-tips-about-tri-tip/

Given our good experience at Neil’s Kitchen, we are definitely going back to try their other dishes. Like the Turon dessert that my online friend Ericka (@mrserickamc) told me about on IG.

In other news, remember this man-made opalite necklace that made its first appearance last weekend? I got it from Instragram seller @lovestonedph for Php350 only. I just replaced the original chain with a different one that matches the pendant’s color better.


How’s your week so far? As for me, I just turned 32 today and I’m grateful to God for the continued blessings. I really can’t ask for more. I appreciate the life I have right now and I will continue to choose happiness and be positive about everything.:)

May you choose happiness always,
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21 Replies to “Weekend Story: SIL’s Visit + Neil’s Kitchen in Alabang”

  1. So its your birthday?! Hurray!
    Maligayang kaarawan naman. May you continue to live a sweet, charming, prosperous, healthy life.
    God bless!

  2. Natatakam ako dun sa LCTM!!!!Ayan madadala ko na friends ko. Ganda din nung Neil’s Kitchen. Happy Birthday pala Edel, at shempre ayan may dagdag ka sa mga collection mo. Mahilig ka talaga sa necklaces 🙂

    As for your hubby, konting kembot na lang yan :p Soon ang blog post mo eh about graduation na. Yun oh! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Diane! Let me know pag nagvisit ka dun, baka andun ako, pwede ako tagapicture nyo, hehe. Sana nga, March ang final defense nya and pag nakalusot, graduate sya ng summer or October ata. Ang aking necklace collection, parang andami eh noh, hahaha. 🙂

  3. Happy happy birhtday Edel!!!! =) It was also my first time to hear about tri-tip cut! Meron pala nun?! Haha.. I hope I can give Neil’s Kitchen a try. Malapit lang sa amin eh.

    1. Hi MamaBee! Thanks for the bday greeting and for checking out my blog. You didn’t leave a link. I would like to visit your blog, too. 🙂

  4. Belated happy birthday to you! 🙂

    May question lang ako, do you use Cavitex if travelling to Bacoor or palaging SLEX? Naghahanap kami ng mga less traffic routes papunta ng Silang kasi medyo congested na ang Aguinaldo Hi-Way dahil sa napakaraming malls sa daan 🙁

    1. Thank you!!!

      No, we don’t use Cavitex and Aguinaldo Hi-way. Coastal Road kami then labas sa Talaba dire-diretso hanggang Molino Blvd. Kaya mabilis bilis ang biyahe namin. Try nyo magMolino Blvd. minsan then Molino Road kaso medyo traffic na sa may bandang SM Molino-Daang Hari rotonda. But after getting past that, mabilis na. 🙂

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