Mama Lous 

Mama Lous Evia

What if that homey lunch or dinner can be actually experienced outside the comforts of your own home? But, not too far.. like maybe just a neighborhood resto? Well, for “southerners” (of Manila) as in people from Paranaque, Muntinlupa (Alabang), Las Pinas can easily pinpoint Mama Lous as their go to place for that and for comfort food. As their original store, the dining place in BF Paranaque, was worth a drive even for people who come from the northern part of Manila. Good thing they expanded into several branches accross the metro. 

Mushroom Chicharon

I will be forever a south girl at heart so some weekends are made for going to Alabang and even Tagaytay. Good thing, Mama Lous has now branches at Evia Lifestyle Center and even at Solenad, Nuvali as part of our weekend staple. And what made me even happier (and my husband too) is that they one opened one brach at Ayala 30th which is also near our current residence – for those othet weekends in between LOL.
Mama Lous is the favorite of our friends Chiqui and Mina. And eversince we got to taste the originally created flavorful dishes of Mama Lous two years ago, we just kept coming back for it! 

The Seafood Aglio Olio pasta is always a hit! The mushroom fries is the one that makes my husband crave for more lol.
There are a lot of other dishes to try – Grilled Tuna, Aglio Olio (plain) Pasta, Margherita Pizza and a whole lot more!

Hi Dad

       Above is the Mama Lous crew lol

For Italian cuisine with the homey gastronomical experience, Mama Lous is our first choice.

BF Tropical | Evia Lifestyle Center | Nuvali | UP Town Center | Ayala 30th 
Instagram : mama_lous 


I believe Filipino cuisine should be highlighted and made even more popular now. With all the history and different gastronomical emotions behind each food, the world is lucky to taste it. I was telling a friend that Pinoy desserts are underrated but deserves to be on a centerstage of its own. The variety of “kakanins” (sweet delicacies), pastries, and breads we have to offer, there is just a lot to share to the world.

This was affirmed when I came across Senyor Juan, the home of the original and espesyal Suman Latik which offers it’s distinct Suman taste and variety of flavors! Yes, aside from the original Suman Latik we love, they put a modern twist on it by offering different flavors such as Chocolate, Langka, Leche Flan and much more!

And boy, it is sooo good! My officemate who does not eat Suman at all, was glad to taste their Langka and Leche flan flavors.
Each store or kiosk of #SenyorJuan offers the variety of Suman and refreshing drinks! The Mangosteen and Dalandan flavors of their juices compliment the food they offer. Super good combo!
In addition, they also offer Kapeng Barako and Chocolate Tablea which can be equally great alternatives for the partner drink of the flavorful suman.

Have you tried #SenyorJuan Suman Latik lately? Loved their Espesyal Langka (the one with Ube toppings) and Espesyal Leche Flan (the one with nuts)!! I love it! Definitely the good old Suman Latik with a tasty twist.

They’re good for pasalubong too. Let your family and friends try it! 

Go to the nearest #SenyorJuan now:
SM Mall of Asia | SM North Edsa | Market Market| Robinsons Metro East | Starmall Alabang | SM Center Las Pinas | SM Sta Rosa | Pavilion Mall Binan | Central Mall, Salitran Dasmarinas | SouthPark Alabang | SM San Lazaro | SM Southmall | SM Sta. Mesa | Porta Vaga Mall, Baguio | Waltermart Carmona | SM City Batangas | 500 Shaw Zentrum | Dasmarinas Branch | SM Lipa


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Senyor Juan in exchange for the review. All opinions on my experience are still mine. 

Nonna’s at Nuvali

It’s Valentines in a couple of days. Since it will be on a weekday and looks like my work calendar is busy at the moment, my husband decided to have a spontaneous trip to Tagaytay yesterday.

                                          Place is cute too. Perfect for Brunch-y mood.

He was craving for Aglio Olio and Mushroom Chicharon, which is why Nonna’s was an easy bet. We had brunch at Nuvali and dropped by a recent favorite – Nonna’s Pasta and Pizzeria.

Nonna’s is a sister of the famous Mama Lou’s. And just like it’s origin, Nonna’s also established it’s first branch in the south. Southies yeah! 😜In fact, we were surprised that the supervisor in Mama Lou’s Evia was transferred here! I think he is already friends with my husband, haha. Mind you, I no longer live in the south but frequent trips there during weekends always include these restaurants hehe. He knew we are going to order Mushroom Chicharon, which was the reason we were curious about Nonna’s the first time hehe.
My friends introduced this restaurant last year as we became Mama Lou’s constants. So they suggested for us to try Nonna’s.

Anyways, here is what we tried at Nonna’s so far.. I have included late post-photos from our dining just a few weeks ago.

All Meat and Fresh Salmon Carpaccio

Pepperoni and Mushroom Chicharon

Food is yummy! A definite favorite among our circle of friends hehe.. and Nuvali staple, lol.  Similar to Mama Lou’s,  they have healthier options with delicious flavors. Like their Aglio Olio! (It was too good.. gone in a jiff.. so it’s not in the photo hehe). We love the service too – obviously cause we are almost friends with the staff hehe. They are also open to feedback. My husband is frank with feedback about food and is always ready to tell the staff while the staff of Nonna’s is always open and responsive.

Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato