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We love love the scallops. They were fat and juicy and what's more..it was value for money at RM16 per plate.
We ordered 2 types of hotate (scallops) - hotate ninniku and hotate avocado - as i couldn't decide which one. I wasn't too impressed with the hotate avocado though (maybe it was because it was fried with garlic and i wasn't too keen with the garlicky aftertaste). It was maa maa desu (so so only).
Black spider maki and california cheese maki. Oishi desu ne!
We were a tad bit disappointed with the foie gras maki. It was supposed to be a special maki but somehow the taste of the foie gras was overwhelmed by the other condiments. Pingu then told me he'd bring me to this French restaurant in Manila for 'to-die-for' foie gras. :)
Grilled saba. Pingu loves this fishy dish. Must be a penguin thing :P
Kurogama (black sesame) ice cream and pumpkin pudding
~*~*~*~*One week later....*~*~*~*~
My very first batch of cream puffs. Not too bad eh?
*note to self: must brush tips to avoiding burning them.
~*~*~*Manila - Day 1*~*~*~
Bonifacio High Street
We had designer burgers at Brother's for lunch.
Love the juicilicious beef patty.
Pay close attention to the building behind me..
I stumbled upon Nuffnang's PH office :p Can you spot the Nuffnang logo?
It's the weekend, and you can see lots of ppl hanging out at High Street lepakking. Oh, I forgot, they have a term for it, it's widely known as 'Malling'.
At night, this is like the place for dog owners alike to bring their four-legged best friends out for a walk. I love it here.
Hmm..i wonder how I'm gonna be able to bring my 4 shihtzus out to play.. :P
Can anyone tell me what kinda orchids these are? These looked unreal :)
Bonifacio High St is like 5 minutes walk from Pingu's place. I love how convenient his pad is to most of the lovely hang out places. :)
Oh, have i told you that filipino's love to camwhore too? They do it everywhere and anywhere...anytime. When I arrived, I saw 2 pinoys camwhoring in the restroom at the airport upon arrival. Mind you, it was 5am at the time.
I've actually been to Greenbelt before. I was in Manila for a 2-week student exchange programme when I was 16. The programme was sponsored by both Rotary Club PJ and Rotary Club Makati West. Me and 4 other fellow Interactors had a swell time when we were here immersing in the culture and were being pampered like crazy by our gracious host parents.
Anyway, back to Greenbelt. The Greenbelt I went to at the time, was probably Greenbelt 1 and 2. They have now extended up to Greenbelt 5. So this place is huge now.
McPingu with his McGorgeous @ one of the more scenic walkways around Greenbelt.
Thought this was quite a nice picture of two girls prancing around playing to their hearts' content, without a care in the world. Their heads were bopping up and down and their hair were flying everywhere. So cute. :)
What a lovely gal. And she camwhored for me. awwwww.. :)
There's a lovely chapel in Greenbelt. It was time for mass and the chapel was overflowing with people. So, we hung out by the pond outside the chapel and I couldn't resist taking a picture of this lovely pair of ducks. They looked so in lurve, didn't they? (or issit just me?)
And this..using his canggih Canon SLR (fyi, i didn't do any photoshop here..mainly cos i dunno how)
Watch me operate his SLR. Dun play play :p
True to his words, this pan seared foie gras served on a bed of salad with reduced honey balsamic sauce was awesome! We ordered a serving to share and this was only my portion. Generous rite? Mmm..i am drooling again. I so miss this...
I had the cream based tomato shitake mushroom soup whereas Pingu had the white fish soup.
I wished I didn't order the soup though, cos i was stuffed after that. I couldn't eat when my main arrived.
Do penguins eat steak? I know one who does :P
My main. The prawns were perfect - so darn springy and chewy and ooh..let's not even get me started on the scallops. Yumm..
Only thing was, the pesto + buttery sauce made it very 'jelak-fying', i couldnt even finish a quarter of it.
For desserts, we had souffle with dark chocolate & grand marnier sauce.
I know i know, i told you i was stuffed, but i've got a totally different stomach for desserts :p. The souffle was superb i tell ya!
Je Suis Gourmand
G/F, Net One Center, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila
Just wanted you to know that I'm alive and well. Just a tad too busy with the new job and the new beau.