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Monday, September 13, 2010

GUINESS BEER and Murphys Makati

When our friend Gema told us that her English-Australian fiance will be coming to the Philippines, we were all ears. She has been excited for weeks. Since she keeps telling him about us, Rob, as he is called said he wanted to invite us for dinner. He told Gema to choose the restaurant and Gema asked me to have my choice of location. The first thing that entered my mind was Murphys Makati.

The first time I learned about this place was last year when a friend from Ireland took us here for a sample of GUINESS BEER. In one of our conversations he mentioned that its probably the most famous beer in the world. I admitted that ordinary Filipinos don't know of it. Even myself. And so the story goes. Since Rob is from Australia, I thought it would be better to bring him somewhere safe---I mean, not all foreigners love to experiment on Filipino food ayt? But Rob is different. He is not a picky eater. That I learned later.
Bangers & mash
Murphys Makati
Murphys_Makati

I further learned that he is familiar with Murphys coz there are Murphys Bars and Restaurant in other places in the world. That caught me dumbfounded. So this is some sort of a McDonalds chain then? I asked the waiter about it and she said its true. But the one in the Philippines is unique coz it's the only Murphys pub owned by an Australian. Then again, Rob was a very good host. Yes, it was his treat!!!! He is different from the other foreigners I met. While most are serious, he is very humorous. That on top of being really kind.

We started with Asti wine. Sweet and smooth. To loosen our tongue I guess. But there's no need. Even at first, we already felt comfortable talking to him. There were moments of brief silence because Gema and Teresa were not feeling well. Gema had a bad flu and Teresa had a terrible headache after staying awake for more than 30 hours.

Murphys

Then came the appetizer. I asked the waiter for their bestseller, she recommended me to have the one in the picture below. this is the reason why I dont food blog. I am terrible with name recall, not just with people but food as well. For the main dish, I ordered bangers and Mash, one of Murphys signature dishes.It's a choice of pork or beef. Served with onion gravy, choice of chips, mash,or colcannon and baked beans or mushy peas. And since this is the only place where you can find Guiness beer (to my knowledge at least) I made sure I didn't miss tasting one.

 Guiness_draught
the world famous Guiness Draught

Bangers & mash
Bangers and Mash

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the sick ladies.....
Odd enough---as Murphy's law says---anything that could go wrong, will. Teresa's headache got worse immediately upon going out of Wensha. Tension pain plus lack of sleep caused it I guess. I checked for drugstores in the area but to no avail. Rob then urged me to go on a taxi ride and look for medicine around towntown Makati. We found one in Greenbelt area. Rob is really very caring and generous. He didn't bother for his meal to get cold. When we came back, Teresa was already in the restroom crying because she is in a lot of pain. I admire my wife for trying her best to put up with it. Lesson learned. It's always best to bring pain relievers when away.

We decided to finish dinner and heed home. I planned of looking for a cheap INN somewhere rather than go striaght to Binangonan which would take another 2 hours but Rob insisted that we stay in the same hotel where they are booked. But its NEW WORLD Hotel Makati for goodness sake. I had second thoughts of spending 5 grand or more just for a 12 hour stay. But he insisted to pay for it. After a long compromise, we eventually agreed to take his offer despite feeling a bit embarrassed about it. He already paid for the dinner at Murphys and now for the hotel accommodation. He was insistent. Owe him one.

New_World_Hotel

There, we ended in New World Hotel for the night. Teresa was sound asleep seconds after hitting the bed. And just when we thought the fun is over, we realized that there's more in store the next day.


www.murphysmakati.com

Ground Floor, Citiland III Building
V.A. Rufino Street corner Esteban Street
Legaspi Village
Makati City Philippines
Phone: +632 894 1884

59 comments:

  1. naunahan ako ng SPAM COMMENT! kainis!!!

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  2. bakti hindi nagdress si teresa? natalbugan tuloy sya ng venus cut dress ng friend mo.. hehe

    i remember my 1st makati shangri-la stay, jusko nakashorts at at pamabahay tshirt lagn ako.. hehe

    mag-online ka, may sasabihin ako

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  3. Chyng sosyal kaya nakatsinelas sa mga hotel hehe musta ka na po?

    @anton lam mo par, guiness is actually the company my brother works for in Ireland, actually almost all the pubs there and beer houses elsewhere in the have guiness. Di lang kasi masyado sikat sa Asia. San Mig Light kasi tayo lage eh heheh =)

    pero ikaw na susyalan ah sama naman kami next time sa hotel joke hehehe XD

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  4. nagutom ako sa mga pics. galing mo na mag-shot kuya :)

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  5. Chyng--- denelete ko na yung spam. galing kasi kami ng wensha deretso dyan at wala pa yan tulog kasi nag camping sila overnight sa school kaya ang eyebag parang eyemaleta na. wag ka alala next time. babalik daw si Rob sa Oct so bibilhan ko na ng gown.lol

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  6. Kumagcow---galeng naman. me brother ka pala sa Ireland. bat dika sumunod don? hehehe. nabigla nga rin ako e. sikat na sikat ang guiness, nung tinanung ako nung Irish freind namin---sabi ko Budweiser? hahaha

    ....sponsored lang yang stay namin sa hotel. kinuhanan kami ng room ng fiance ng friend ko. super bait.

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  7. Nimmy--- Aperture priority parin yan. hahaha. kahit papanu natututo nang mag manual paunti-unti.

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  8. Nyahahahahhahaha nakakatuwa may naalala tuloy ako... hehehehhe... masaya naman maghotel hopping eh... try niyo rin minsan... saka subukan niyo an rin ang amenities sa mga hotel...lol

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  9. I am Xprosaic---aha!!maduli ang isep---di yan motel. bwahaha. isa pa okay na magmotel kasi legally married naman na. di na rape or illegal or premarital sex tawag don.lol

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  10. i wanna try guiness draught :P though i dont quite like beer :)

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  11. fufu ---haven't tried in Germany mate?

    @ Arvin--thanks

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  12. sarap naman ifriend yang si Rob. hongyomon!!!

    hope your wife's feeling better.

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  13. wow artista na sa mam tere at si mam jemma. astig nomon.hahaha

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  14. Who's gonna clean the toilet? Who's gonna scrub the floor?
    Who's gonna wash my clothes?
    Walang ganun sa ibang countries hehe

    Hindi ako susunod dun kasi I don't want to start all over again. Pag magtrabaho ako dun... sa baba ulet ako tapos di ko pa kasama folks ko, I mean they are already a little old, I wouldn't trade taking care of them these days for the world! Yun ang medyo gusto kong gawin as of now. My priorities may change in the future pero since masaya ako sa pinas than living elsewhere... this is HOME after all... =)

    Aanhin ko malaking sweldo kung di naman ako masaya hehe

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  15. I wanna try that Guinness beer...mukhang masarap hehehe...ang sosyal sosyal naman pa-hotel pa kayo nice!

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  16. marvin---bigla ngang nagpa-straight ng buhok after nyan e. hahaha

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  17. KUMAGCOW---tama.what is money or work if you feel like going to hell everyday?agree ako dyan

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  18. Jag --me sponsor kasi. kung ako. can't afford yan.hehehe

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  19. What a generous visitor! Bihira yan ah. I'm sure next time, dadalhin mo na sya sa isang Pinoy restaurant. Dapat lang matikman naman nya ang pagkaing Pinoy lalo na't magkakaroon na sya ng asawang Pinay.

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  20. ang sosiness! panalong panalo. naka hotel na may murphy's pa. hihihi

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  21. Wow, that's cool! It turns out that Rob is a very good host :)))

    Kuya, I'm back after 2 months of nothingness. Neway, go to my blog, I need help. Fine, not me, my friends. See you there!

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  22. ambait naman ni Rob.
    anong lasa nung guiness? mas ok ba sya sa sammigs? kasi ung mga foreigners na minsan nakakausap ko, sabi nila, mas ok pa rin daw talaga ung sammigs natin. ammahal kaya ng beer natin sa ibang bansa, hehe.

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  23. waaaawww! :) mukang sarap nung pagkain ah.hehe

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  24. The Nomadic Pinoy --kaya nga e--esp di namna pala sya picky eater. pinakain dw sya sa tagaytay nung friend ko the next day at nagustuhan naman dw nya.

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  25. Anna---wala akong ginastus--pan-taxi lang. kasi ang galente ni Rob.hehe

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  26. .pOot!---he is. a very kind person. at yeah---dadalawin ko yan. welcome back.

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  27. Oliver---iba nag lasa nya e. mas gusto ko parin ng san mig light syempre kaso experience.para naman makatikim ng iba.haha

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  28. Drei ---Rj. kaw pala. Drei ha. hehehe. honestly, mas masarap parin Filipino food.

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  29. Guinness is woodsy... if there is such a word... parang may kahoy yung beer LOL

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  30. Bakit di ka sumasali sa picturan?

    Isa lang ang masasabi ko, panalo ang costume ni Ate...

    At gusto ko rin makatikim ng Guinness beer! Dun tayo next time??? Hahaahaha asa

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  31. KUMAGCOW---may pagka nga pero okay lang. di mana masyadong mapait. yoko ng mapait talaga.

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  32. glentot--mahirap talaga pag ikaw ang photog. atsaka, di naman ako kapicture-picture eh. cge ba. Murphys next.hehehe

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  33. I'm sure your foreign visitor appreciated and enjoyed your company. Iba kasi talaga mag-istima ang mga Pinoy eh. How generous of your visitor to treat you with a 5-grand accommodation.

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  34. Nice resto yan ah... mas masaya sana kung maganda ang pakiramdam ni ate Teresa ^_^

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  35. Nortehanon --true. that on top of what he spent on the dinner date. baligtad no? kami dapat trit sa kanya. hehehe

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  36. fiel-kun----tama. medyo napa-igsi tuloy ang dinner date namin. pero okay naman lahat. sabay-sabay kaming umuwi sa hotel.

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  37. wow! kapag na-master mo na ang Manual mas aastig pa mga pictures mo. hihi :)

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  38. Nimmy---uo. manual freak nako ngyon. sarap pala. yung feeling mo dika nandadaya kasi naka auto.hahaha

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  40. nagcomment ako rito a :( oh man... d ata nasend. okay i'll comment again...

    That can really be dumbfounding right? Especially the chili's bar wherein in the US, it's basically everywhere as well. haha! Anyway, I'm glad Rob was totally down-to-earth and very sociable. No wonder Gema loves him! Hehe! I'm glad you guys had fun! It's really awesome that everyone was at it so total f-u-n! hehe!

    Okay nagutom ako. haha!


    Btw, here's my rep to your comment to my post. Sad na walang ping kasi blogger comments e. :(


    pusangkalye - yep. NO TO CRASH DIETS! haha! i totally learned from it when i was in college when i reached 150 lbs after doing all the fad diets. Before i did all the fad diets, I was like only 140lbs and then I graduated (after doin all the crashes) with a whooping 150 lbs. of weight !!! hehe! last year, i went for the natural way which is the so-called proper diet and exercise and in 6 months, all I can say was "Nothing beats diet and exercise! Go away crash diets!" hehe! so i'm still pro-DIET AND EXERCISE which may be painful to the ears but hey, they work and it's for the long-term! right? :D hehe!

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  41. ^ what i meant was antagal ko na nagcomment dito like 4 days ago ata pero d pala lumabas :( anhaba pa naman non haha!!!

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  42. you're right, I didn't know about guiness, not until i went in Singapore.

    You don't need to recall the name of those food, just shoot lol!

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  43. Traveliztera---when it comes to losing weight, no pain no gain talaga. about the comments, odd, coz auto post yung mga comments ko, not subject for owner approval.

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  44. Muling dumaan lang to wish you a happy weekend.

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  45. Nortehanun---hahaha.pagala-gala ka.alis!!!lol

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  46. kainan ulet? hehe dayuhin natin murphy's tapos food review natin heheheh

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  47. KUMAGCOW--di ako marunong food review eh. pati food photography fail din.hehe

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  48. hangsosyal nmn ng trip nyo!^^ Ang lapit lng nmin sa Murphy's pero never pa nmn na-try dun, as in wala sa bokabularyo nmin sa mahal hehe! :)

    btw,im excited sa upcoming puerto princesa trip nyo. Was thinking of going there too sa anniv kya im looking forward tlga sa posts mo. ^^ Enjoy! :)

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  49. ay, is that pp ba or coron? sori.. (spilling the beans out!^-^)

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  50. mishi ---ngyon alam ko na na malapit opis nyo sa Murphys. hahaha

    sorry ha . tagal ng Puerto princesa Post ko. coming soon.

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  51. Novell--the one and only Murphys in the Philippines

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  54. hi, magkano guiness beer sa murphys?

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