March 2nd, 2013 § § permalink
It’s been a long time since I posted something under Saturday Sweets. So let’s do this. And this week’s theme is all about street food. It may not be for everyone but it’s definitely one of my life’s little pleasures. But that’s me. So I present to you Hong Kong street food.
Black sesame soup.
Assorted stuff for breading and deep-frying
Shark’s fin soup, noodles, and steamed rice rolls
Grilled Squid found all over Ocean Park
December 15th, 2012 § § permalink
It has been awhile since I did Saturday Sweets. So I’m doing it again and just right after our Boracay vacation. It’s been a busy week and it looks like it won’t let up anytime soon. Anyway, whatever ever happened to quieter weekends? For the past how many weeks, my weekends would either find me vacationing or seriously eliminating backlogs. I’ve been so busy that I forgot the birthday of one of the most important people in my life. Bad, bad, bad. Good thing that person understands. I have no help around here. I do everything on my own. My son, who is busy studying anatomy, biochemistry, tissues, and medical cart, can’t be relied upon with errands as he’s busy as hell with exams, practicals and quizzes everyday.
Well, enough about that. Like what we always say when the tough get going, “This too shall pass.” Now time for some nice food photos…
Frutti di Mare at Aria Cucina Italiana
Jack’s Omelette at Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
Of course, Banana Milkshake from Jonah’s
Grilled pork chops, sautéed vegetable’s and yogurt mint sauces at Lemoni Cafe
Clams Pasta (I forgot the exact name of the dish) at Zuzuni Greek Restaurant
Home made bread with butter, preserves and lemon curd at Lemoni Cafe. Sorry about the blurry photo.
I don’t know what happened.
Indian dishes at Crafts of Boracay. A new hole-in-the-wall(ish) must-try when in Boracay.
The signature sampler (seafood & chicken enchiladas and beef taco) at Mañana Mexican Cuisine
Mongolian buffet at Mango Ray
Classic Mojito at Ti Braz
Of course, Ti Braz is generally known for its savory and dessert crepes like this Mango Amore.
Another breakfast item at Lemoni Cafe. This time I tried the Eggs Benedict. Told ya, I love breakfast spots and when in Singapore, don’t forget to try Wild honey and the weekend brunch at The White Rabbit.
Individual posts for each to follow soon…;)
September 26th, 2012 § § permalink
We drop by Mezza Norte each week to have dinner. This is without fail. We go there as early as 5pm to avoid the onset of the dinner crowd. It can be a bit of a hassle getting a table when you come in after 6pm. Plus we always have time to kill. It’s fun to watch the vendors fix and set up their stations. And here are the goodies we’ve tried so far…
Barbecued spareribs from Happy Chef. Generous portion and delicious. The actress/owner personally serves the dishes. P120
Shabu-shabu in a bowl. Good amount of ingredients for only P140
My nephew’s favorite dessert here as he loves crepes and he gets not one or two servings of crepe but so many layers of it in one slice. Must-try for P85
Mandoo. Mezza Norte has 2 vendors that serve authentic Korean dishes. I love this dish from Woorijib. P40/serving
Roast Turkey Sandwich for 120. It’s served with either rice or French bread. So filling and satisfying for only P120
Cracklers. Crispy wonton with different fillings (chicken salad, cheese, and more). It’s just ordinary. Nothing outstanding but if you’re fond of crispy, deep-fried stuff then you’ll love this. Served with Thousand Island Dressing for P60
Baked macaroni from Flavor Ave. This is just ok. They also serve Paella and other dishes which I have yet to try. P60/serving
Angus Beef Tapa Lady. The tapa is truly tender and comes in different flavors. We’ve tried the original and spicy. Both are good. Will try the korean during our next visit. This is served with sunny side egg for only P120
Goto and Tokwa’t Baboy. So good on a rainy evening and I had this during a heavy downpour. P90
Mango Margarita and Boracay Mocha Blends from Mocktails. So good for only P68. We never fail to order any one of their delicious flavors each week. Another must-try at Mezza Norte.
Tsubokki from another Korean vendor. It’s a spicy sweet carb dish that’s always a hit with my son and nephew. Only P60.
Resty’s Roast Beef. I haven’t personally tried this but my son and nephew said that it was just ok. Served with either rice or ciabatta bread for only P140
Diliman, Quezon City
Open Thursday thru Saturday, 6pm-3am
September 15th, 2012 § § permalink
What are your plans for the weekend? There is news that a storm is brewing. That’s why we immediately decided to cancel our out of town trip to Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Too bad as I had planned for this trip a long time ago only to be cancelled just a day before the actual trip. Well, that’s life. But at least we made up for it by buying DVDs — from horror movies, action-packed ones and even concerts. I had a chance to introduce my music era to the kids and was I glad that they found my generation’s songs awesome. With David Bowie’s singing prowess, Madonna’s dance moves and Eddie Van Halen’s guitar playing, it was truly an awesome era. No wonder my son has expressed his interest to buy evh wolfgang guitar.
Anyway, movie or concert watching won’t be complete and as enjoyable without popcorn. Ours was the microwave type and is nothing compared to the ones below.
August 30th, 2012 § § permalink
I definitely showed no traces of compunction about food this weekend. It was like I was running out of time and if I didn’t get to eat what I want, I’d surely die even faster than my time. Or something like that. The thought of my friend’s famous lasagna and another friend’s shot at baking the perfect Brazo De Mercedes were only the beginning. Throw in a recent family favorite, Chef Jyn’s Mediterranean Chicken and her equally delicious Spaghetti with Fresh Clams and Chorizo in Olive Oil, there was nothing modest about last weekend. Errands, duties, grocery and even linear rail systems would have to wait especially when friends are around. How was your weekend?
Chef Jyn’s Mediterranean Chicken is the family’s new favorite. An order comes with one whole roast chicken, 8 tortilla, tomato salsa, rice pilaf and chili garlic oil. It’s beautifully packaged, too. It’s actually a great gift idea for Christmas and potluck.
Spaghetti with Clams and Chorizo in Olive Oil. The boys and the husbands loved this pasta. It has the right amount of spice and generous portion of clams and chorizo.
The dinner spread with KC’s Lasagna, Ellen’s Brazo De Mercedes and Maan’s wine.
For orders, please call Chef Jyn Monteverde at 622-2521 or 0917-5289563 a day in advance. She has other dishes aside from the chicken and Spaghetti with Clams. I will post her take-out menu and price list in the next post.