Thursday, August 2, 2012

Persian Square

One late night, after roaming the streets of Quiapo for a camera, we decided to take our time and have dinner altogether. We stopped by MC Home Depot area for some Mediterranean food. My sister and I are both a fan of their cuisine. If only they were reasonably priced then we would have visited more often.

The only name of dish I remembered that night was Dizi, the lamb potato casserole which was smashed up in a mortar and pestle silverware.

The sauce from it was made as a dip for the soft bread ordered separately.

That's the downside. You see a photo in the menu of a dish and a siding but they are sold separately even if they all should go together.

Still on the look out for more less pricey but as enjoyable.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Yukino Hana, Resto And Bar

Black walls - It was the first thing I noted when I entered the small restaurant. I arrived first and so I was alone at my table. There was another table occupied by four Korean nationals which actually made the place more authentic.

The food was kind of pricey with a P250 and up range. Since they refill the side dishes and the soup in our noodle dish, it didn't matter.

The waitress made a good lasting impression. She was very respectful to us (my sister and nephew arrived a little later). She kind of bowed very subtly every time we ask her for something or deliver something on our table. With that kind of service, who wouldn't want to give a good tip.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Labor Day Reward

If I wasn't visiting Cafe France too frequently for my own pocket's own good, I would have a lot of good things to say about it. Pasta is so-so. Sandwich is kind of regular tasting. I wish I just bought iced coffee drink instead.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

First Visit At Crisostomo

I remember Crisistomo as that guy in our Rizal's literary works who came from one of the elite families in that particular era. Somebody who was brought up with a lot of ideals and ended up with nothing to believe in anymore.

Just like his upbringing, the restaurant boasts of its pricey value just to end up being one of the ordinary stuff you eat (if you live in the Philippines). But of course, we don't get to eat those glorious "ordinary" local dishes that we have. And that is what you get from this more than a casual restaurant.

I would recommend the Gising Gising and Paella. By the way, their dishes are named after a cobblestone-lined street in old Manila or that of a person as elite-sounding as Crisostomo.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Guiltless Chocolate Pie

Resembles chocolate mousse with a lot more cocoa butter on top. I love it! Seems so light though.

Midnight Snack

The best wake-me-up snack for me is Blast O' Butter popcorn. The aroma is more uplifting than anything I know. Gotta have some butter!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Food Channel's Shawarma

Has anyone tried Food Channel's Shawarma?  
My husband has been buying me one from our village sports center.
And I have to say, it's the first time I have eaten shawarma with potato fries in them.
The beef is also tender and very lean. 

The best thing about this is their spicy sauce 
which is made of so many bell peppers that's why it tastes and
smells so good too.  Very spicy of course. 

Down side is it's more expensive than the regular shawarmas around.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tasting Some of That Secret Recipe

My sister and I along with my nephew couldn't resist a light in-between-meals snack.
We decided to enter Secret Recipes but it wasn't easy to choose from their 
wide variety of desserts!

I tried their butterscotch slice.
It was so good in-and-out!

Cappuccino made the tandem complete!

My nephew was pretty happy with his plate of miniburgers and fries.

Salmon Dish

I rarely eat dinner at home.
Usually, I grab a cereal box and milk and eat them 
upstairs while I consume the rest of my night on the 
study table.
But one evening, I took time eating this dish. 
Without Rice. ^_^

It was really good.  I think the green peas, carrots and corn
were from the bag I bought in the frozen section of the supermarket.
Much better than eating fish with rice ^_^

At Friday's On A Saturday

One Saturday night, I was with the gang at TGIF Eastwood City. 
When I say gang, I mean grandma and grandpa.

The one thing I got a picture of was my Oreo Milkshake.
I wasn't able to take a photo of everything else on the table.
I don't even remember eating that piece of Oreo.
It probably melted and mixed with the rest of the drink.

Sunflower Seeds!

I've been seeing this in the supermarkets and I keep buying them.
I keep one in my coat pocket just in case, I couldn't get a complete meal on time.
It's good and it's filling!

Pandecillos from Bicol

My grandmother from Bicol knows this is my favorite.
Pandecillos are nutty bread that is filled with Yema-like spread.

I could finish one whole bag in one sitting!
I wish they sell it around Manila too.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Butter Heaven

When my kid is already sleeping and I still have time to study at night, 
I always want to be accompanied by freshly microwaved Blast o' Butter popcorn ^_^

Popcorn wakes me up instantly ^_^ 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Toasts

Toasted bread with peanut butter spread.
My personal favorites are Peter Pan, PanDeManila's and Ludy's brands.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Breaking The Overnight Fast at Conti's (Katipunan)

Upon waking up one Sunday morning, we all climbed the car and drove to Conti's Katipunan.

My nephew waiting for his food which did not arrive 
that soon enough.  We had to wait for our food despite 
the few number of customers and more than enough manpower 
in the kitchen and on the floor.

Coffee arrived first.  
Thank you!

Chicken lollies with honey mustard dip
One of the best I have tasted

My mother wanted the fruits served first.
She made the waiters rush this one out.

I ordered Seafood Gratin (???)
I couldn't pronounce it correctly as much as I couldn't 
ingest another spoonful of this one. 
It wasn't good as I was hoping for it to be :(
NEVER going to order this one again.
I'm going to stay away from anything that has "gratin" on it's label.

Unlimited Drinks and Soup at Peri Peri

It was my first time to dine at Peri Peri
and I now am aware of their unlimited offer of soup and drinks 
(including coffee).

Unfortunately, their soup is pretty disappointing because 
it tasted that there was flour (yes, flour) in it.
It could have been better if their soup was at par with the 
instantly prepared ones we can purchase at the supermarket.

Their grilled chicken was not extraordinary but it wasn't that bad at all.
It is accompanied by rice which could be shared by two people
(who doesn't eat that much rice)

I ordered their fajitas which was served separately from the wrapper.

The diner is supposed to prepare the fajitas himself.
The sauce wasn't bad at all and I kind of enjoyed myself preparing one.

Lunch Break at Cajun Red Rock

Took this photo to show to a friend that a drink was named after him ^_^

I had their soup of the day and some of their toasts
which tasted toasted "monay" to me.

It seems that I dined here so long ago that I couldn't remember
the name of this dish.  The only thing I remembered was that
the rice was seasoned with saffron.

Well, I couldn't forget this one.  
It is their bread pudding.
You can never go wrong with bread puddings
irregardless of which resto you are in.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve Dinner And New Year's Day Lunch

I wish there was more duck!
I loved the roasted Peking duck ^_^

The roast beef from Bizu
Everyone was scared to try this out because the color 
was still more than a bit rare.


And here's for lunch the next day... at The Heat

The nanny's ala carte burger plate

They were serving vanilla milk shakes :)

I got second servings of the duck and salmon whatchamacallits! 
I love finishing them up because they're light on the tummy.

And when I got home, I still had the appetite for some 
blueberry cheesecake in the fridge.