Saturday, January 31, 2009
Luckily, she doesn't have job, uh huh, sorry to divulge that but maybe this blog can help in finding her one. So, post if you need a "L-I-A-R" oops... my bad, lawyer tee hee~
I called up Karl, introduced myself, and asked if there were any fees to pay to attend the coffee seminar. I learned that all I have to do was to bring myself and that's it. No fees whatsoever. check. Bring a friend? check.
Not expecting anything, AC wondered out loud if Filipino time or ON time will prevail. The later won. Good thing, we were there a few minutes before the seminar started. We were only about 10, plus 1- that's AC, in the group so it was very intimate. The only downside with doing it inside the coffee shop was the pipe- in music which was a bit high in volume and sadly, I wasn't able to hear much of the food pairing and just settle with the food tasting which was SUPERB by the way, no complaints here. I was actually shocked that my fellow blogger came prepared with cameras, pen and pad in hand. I, on the other hand, have my trusty IXUS 860 which for me was good enough. I'll keep in mind to bring pad paper next time. *wishing & hoping to be invited again*
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
100 Hemady St.
When almost everyone was at the Black Nazarene, AC and I were trying to locate Dezato Cafe. She was driving and I was looking for a sign that screams Mochi- AC forgot the name of the coffee shop which she saw on TV- sign of old age maybe? Just kidding *AC would kill me if she read this*
We finally saw it when we crossed the intersection of E. Rodriguez and Hemady St. near Woodside Homes. We entered the empty coffee shop and we were able to talk to the 3 ladies manning the counter. The setting was simple and gave us a homey feel. The residence of the owner stand just beside it. It was well lighted and gives you the option to play poker, chess and other game boards while waiting for your 20 minute Shrimp and Garlic pizza to arrive.
The Pizza was freshly made from scratch and came out piping hot. Nothing spectacular about it and tasted just OK.
The Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream for PhP 35 a piece was very tasty and I love it. It's soft and chewy. Hmmm...I wonder what ice cream they use to put inside their mochi. I like it that the ice cream does not easily melt when I break the mochi into half. AC and I share an order *diet*
Thursday, January 1, 2009
My visit: December 31, 2008
Rockwell Power Plant Mall
This is my first food review on the first day of the year, it ought to be good... NOT! hehe My family wanted to try this "pricey" fastfood restaurant for quite sometime but we only got the chance to dine yesterday.
We had our supposed to be lunch around 2 p.m. that was probably why there was no long queue outside the restaurant. One of the main reason why people often saw multitude of people queing for this resto would probably because of the positioning of their counter- close to the entrance and people would really have no choice but to line outside its door. Another spill was that people would be on stand- by outside because you cannot just seat anywhere, the cashier would be the one to assign you a seat after your orders were taken. The number can be found on the upper portion of your receipt.
Pepper Lunch Beef Pepper Rice
We had ordered 3 Beef Pepper Rice and a Teriyaki Chicken. And had to look for our seat tucked almost at the far end of the room. We waited for more or less 30 minutes for our RAW food to arrrive. You would think that since they will serve it to you raw style the service would be fast and effiicient plus, it's not even their peak hour of the day. A waiter approached us and asked for our receipt so that he could look at what we have ordered. Whaaaaaaaat... was the big number on our table for??????????? A funny sticker note I found at the side of the sauce wherein it stated not to take home the chopsticks or something to that effect- it shows how Filipinos love to take souvenirs home lol when I got a look at the chopsticks, nothing exceptional except perhaps the color orange which would attract ERAP supporters hehe I requested for disposable chopsticks instead and the waiter quickly took the orange chopsticks away from us fearing that we might take it home lol Anyhows, only 3 orders where served and the other Beef Pepper Rice was nowhere in sight. We have to make two follow up for it to finally arrive. Since we didn't fancy any of their sauces, I try to ask for some extra Teriyaki sauce but was informed that it would cost me an additional amount. No way... Jose! Gravy is free for all and teriyaki sauce should be free as well. We were cheapskate you know lol