Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yellow Chicken... should have been RED!!

My visit: February 7, 2008

Yellow Chicken Inasal Food House
808 Banawe st., Quezon City
4670808

Yellow Chicken Inasal Food House is a fairly new restaurant in Banawe, Quezon City. It's unique theme resto made us curious and finally tried it. Upon seating we were given fliers which can be use on our second visit. The flier stated that a free Iced Tea will be served upon presenting the coupon. The personnel were still mopping the place when we arrived. Menu were quickly handed to us and we asked about the Lechon ala Bacolod style. We learn that lechon is only served during Fridays and Saturdays dinner only.

We ordered Grilled Stuff Squid PhP140, Hita Chicken Inasal PhP80, Grilled Porkchop PhP145 and 2 plain rice @PhP25/ cup.

stuffed squid

The stuffed squid is very tender and the sauce is sweet to taste. A bit disappointed on the chicken which they say is their specialty. It was served still half cooked. The 2 piece pork chop was just good enough. It was thinly sliced and not worth ordering the second time around.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dezaato Pan not to be mistaken for Dezato Mochi

My visit: February 9, 2009

Dezaato Pan Breads Sweets Cafe
77 Sct. Alcaraz St. Quezon City
7439856

Unit 6 Thompson Square
165 Tomas Morato St., Quezon City

As usual, C and I are seeking for the new restaurant on the block that we can try. And where to search but in Banawe! Almost every month there is a new restaurant opening up and of course sad to say, others are closing up too. We got intrigued when we saw the Dezaato Pan sign up since we saw one along Tomas Morato the last time we were there. C urged me to try it out.

We entered a bright and very zen ambiance with friendly faces of the servers willing to help us with some of our queries. We learned that they are different from Dezato Mochi, the famous mochi place in Hemady St.,- love that place, btw! The difference lies in the double letter "a" lol in the word Dezato. Anyway Dezaato means japanese for desserts.

We look at the half- empty shelves and quickly got disappointed to see that most of their offering were patterned with BreadTalk.

So, we went on and look at their delectable ice cream corner. Since there were over 10 choices to chose from, the one manning the counter let us have a couple to sample taste. I tasted the Green Tea and Raspberry but settled for Raspberry Variegato at PhP50 per cup. While C tasted the Vanilla flavor and Yoghin then settled for Yoghin Foirdibosco at PhP65 per cup.

Over to the left was the cake display which offers very eye- popping, delectable dessert. Too bad, C and I were on our diet lol Suffice to say, we stayed away from it. Self-control... yehey!

our orders

We went back and scanned the bread being offered since Dezaato has "Pan" meaning bread in it's name, we figured they must specialized on it. We picked Mt. Fuji at PhP40. I took a bite and did not like its combination of Taro and the bread. C also just took a bite and decided to take the slice home.

Ersao... Nai Cha

My visit: February 12, 2009

Ersao
688 Banawe St.,
Quezon City
7408724

93 West Ave., Brgy. Bungad,
Quezon City
3766610

Tondo
2526223


It's been over a year since my last visit to Taipei, Taiwan and I still can't get over my craze of their Pearl Milk Tea. When I visited the US and Canada last year, I was so delighted to see that Pearl Milk Tea, they call it Bubble/ Boba Tea, finally found its way there. I was acting a bit crazy/ecstatic because I tend to order it in every state that we visited. In Canada, it was Ten Ren Tea shop that offers the exact mixture as the one I've tasted in the streets of Taipei.

When I came back from my vacation, I realized how much I missed my milk tea. I have searched every kiosk, booth and store and was even terrified when I learned that one of the stores that offer milk tea uses powder instead of real milk i my tea. Now, that's a shame~

But now, I'm happy to share that I don't have to look far for my quest to find my perfect pearl milk tea is just within my reach and hopefully yours too~ A few weeks back, AC and I went to Ersao West Ave. and ordered their Pearl Milk Tea, Spicy Squid and their Dumplings- steamed then fried at the bottom- delicious! At, PhP40, their Pearl Milk tea is genuinely like the one in Taiwan. Their spicy squid was not like the one posted on their picture though, a bit toasted to me. Nevertheless, AC and I consumed all the food that we ordered.

pearl milk tea PhP40

Just yesterday, AC and I were back in Ersao to satisfy my yet again addiction to milk tea. This time we visited their Banawe branch. It was a bit smaller with few seating area and fewer selection on the menu. AC ordered two Pearl Milk Tea.