May 27, 2015

Food Trip

My recent weeks have been a series of gastronomic adventures, i.e. a whirlwind of food trips.  I have the unwanted additional pounds to show for it. It's always been recognized that Filipinos love to eat. And eating is always at the center of our family gatherings, of welcoming & entertaining guests, of celebrating holidays and milestones. 

It's thus fitting that my family and my close friends look forward to trying new things, and going back for more of our favorites, even when there are no special occasions. We eat out most especially on weekends. It is our true manner of coming together and catching up and relaxing. But I end up having to hold 3 conversations at the same time when I dine with my children!

Let me present a visual "taste" of my recent eating escapades.  These are my highly recommended experiences!

1.  Blackbird at the Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Park  

Grilled Pork Belly with Noodle Salad, and a Mojito

2.  Franco's at the Ground Floor of the Powerplant Mall at Rockwell

Hainanese Half Chicken

Garlic Shrimp & Arugula Pizza

French Onion Soup

Ultimate Burger


Ham & Cheese Croquettes, Japanese Chicken Lollipops, Homemade Iced Tea and Mushroom Risotto

3.  Rita's Italian Ice in Greenhills
Frozen Drink, Gelati, and Italian Ice

4.  La Lola Churreria at the Ground Floor of the Powerplant Mall at Rockwell

Churros Clasicos made fresh with Hot Chocolate Dip

5.  Duck and Buvette at the Second Floor of Shangri-la Plaza

Cauliflower Soup with White Truffle Oil

Oeuf en Cocotte & Truffle Cream

Pan-Seared Hake with 3 Grains Risotto

8 Hour Angus Briskets

French Ice Cream Sandwich - Cocoa Nibs & Madagascar Vanilla

Chocolate Sourdough Pudding

El Diablo Intelligentsia Coffee

6.  Locavore at Brixton Street, Kapitolyo

Street Food Platter

Lechon Oyster Sisig

Mac's Boneless Fried Chicken

Dinuguang Lechon

Also try Locavore's Kinilaw (tuna, tanigue, oyster). They're so good!

7.  Craft Coffee Revolution in Estancia, Capitol Commons 

8.  Earth Kitchen along Katipunan Avenue, White Plains

Tempura Salad

Fresh Mushroom Soup

Earth Kitchen Ravioli

Pastillas de Leche Homemade Ice Cream

Must-try also are the Four Mushroom & Egg Pasta, Beef Kebab, and Beef Bulgogi Soft Tacos!  

9.  Cafe Sanso along V. Cruz, San Juan (beside the Sanso Museum)

Jamon Serrano, Melon and Mango Salad

Paella Chorizo y Quezo

Leche Frita

10.  Minami Saki by Astoria along Escriva Drive, Pasig

Tamago, Ebi Tempura, and Kaisen Yakimeshi

Soft Shell Crab Karaage

Spider Maki

Aburisushi 5 kinds

Kaki Papaya Yaki

Read Bean Pannacotta

Coffee Jelly with Vanilla Ice Cream

11.  Wild West Roadhouse Grill at Level 6 of the Shangrila Plaza

Wild West Quesadillas with sauteed mushrooms

Blackened Steak

Oreo Mud Pie

12.  La Creperie along Calderon Street, San Juan

Crepas de Cajetas and our own Butter Crepe with Mangoes & Homemade Bittersweet Chocolate


Also try their Apple Crisp a la mode Crepe and their Angus Beef Tapa breakfast rice meal!

"Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare."   Isaiah 55:2

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