My DH could eat this fried chicken everyday of his life. Savory Chicken is his favorite! We are bound to eat here most of the time. The location of the restaurant is so near our office.
Savory chicken (half) PhP170
The location is quite cramp on the ground floor but an advertisement outside says that the restaurant can accommodate a hundred pax on the second floor. But I have yet to see the second floor. Don't expect a lavish restaurant because the the owners are the same ones that owns the original Savory in Escolta, Manila.
The place has not received a face lift like the new Savory restaurants found in shopping malls.
I had Ding Velayo, Inc. , a jeweller in Greenhills Shopping Center, replaced the old gold plated earring post and earnuts to a 14k or 585 white gold for only PhP4, 000. My earrings were stamped with the numbers 585 meaning its 58.5% or 14 karat gold. Their logo was also stamped on the earnuts.
replaced ear post and earnuts PhP4, 000 at Ding Velayo, Inc.; restringing of Princess pearls with knots in between PhP400
Ding Velayo, Inc. also does restringing of pearls. I had mine restring by their staff named Jane. She did a wonderful job tying knots in between my pearls. To prevent the danger of losing all the pearls when the thread is broken, pearls should have knots in between. Restringing should be done every year or every other year depending on how often you wear your pearls. Cleaning your pearls with chamois help keep its luster. Wear your pearls often to keep it moist with your body oil.
I learned that we have to wear slippers when we take a bath. Cold can seep right into your feet with direct contact of the cold floor.
When I went to SM Megamall this afternoon, I saw these slippers with rounded tips sticking out to massage the soles of your feet. Bad news, sizes were for men only. Bright idea- I thought to myself that I will just buy the slipper size of DH and I can just share with him the slippers in the bathroom. These slippers reminded me of the slippers you can find in various spa.
When DH saw the slippers placed inside the shower area, he thought that it's for him haha I told him my purpose with the slippers. He tested the feel of the slippers on his feet, he liked it. And as of this writing, he is wearing it while moving around our room. There goes my slipper benefit! Meanwhile, I mentally noted that I have to search and buy a new one for myself. This time it is going to be my size!
DH has been taking Xue Li Pei Pa Koa bough in a local Chinese convenience store. He has finished two bottles since his cough started a few weeks ago. He got the cough from me last December and he did not stop coughing since then. I, on the other hand, refuse to take any cough tablet, capsule or syrup. I just took Ester- C 3x a day and drink lots of water. I got well. Meanwhile, DH is still coughing. I have now officially put him on vitamin C 3x a day. Hope he gets well soon.
9 hours after my blood was collected; red mark on the right is from the tape used
I've had it with lab personnel who doesn't know how to take blood samples. This is what usually happens if the person is careless. I had my blood annually checked for cholesterol, triglycerides and the like last Sunday morning. I felt nothing while the person was taking out my blood. I did what I was told to do after taking the sample- put pressure on the injection site, don't rub and don't fold your arm. But the pictures above clearly showed how badly affected my veins were. It has been two days and now my bruise turned purple already. I don't know how long will the bruise last.
It was after our sumptuous dinner at Cookbook Kitchen when our group decided to head to Ortigas Ave. for dessert/coffee.
At first we were eyeing The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf but then we got attracted to Dolci Divino's funky setting. And that was all it was funky modern setting.
A few of our friends ordered their gelato. One friend thought that we were going to spent the rest of our night there so she ordered without tasting the gelato- they offer free tasting. Another friend made the right choice of tasting the gelato first. But after tasting a few flavors and not yet finding a gelato that was not sweet she settled and order one gelato. Eeer, nahiya na siyang hindi umorder sa dami ng free taste niya haha Since the rest of us were warned we opted not to have dessert and instead went to our first choice... The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
GAT and I were supposed to have lunch at Cooking Mama yesterday but due to air con malfunction, we ate at Prosperous Xiamen Restaurant. Read here for Cooking Mama review.
1/2 fried chicken PhP150
When GAT and I arrived, a table with two diners were already eating fried chicken which is their specialty. I mentally noted to order it. On its wall, big pictures of different dishes available on their menu were posted. I saw the salt & pepper squid and I ordered that too along with the fried chicken.
Within a few minutes the chicken came out first and then our cups of rice PhP20 each. The aroma of the chicken reminded me of my Angkong's (my grandfather on father side) chicken. But my Angkong's chicken proved to be tastier than this. But nevertheless, we were able to finished all except for two pieces which we decided to take home. I am a ketchup girl but with this particular chicken, the ketchup I poured on the saucer was not even touched. The chicken can be eaten as is without any sauce needed to spiced up the taste. It's good!
After our first visit, GAT and I promised to return for lunch. It took us two weeks after to return. But we didn't get to eat our lunch there. The air conditioning unit at that time was due for repair. We had our lunch instead in Prosperous Xiamen Restaurant but that's another post.
with Carrie Trinidad, the baker/owner; cute anime art by the owner's daughter
8 Socorro Fernandez St.,
cor. Luna Mencias St.,
Mandaluyong City, MM
This man is really gracious. He was the one who was manning the door and greeted us upon entering. He lead us to the side door entrance, apparently the restaurant was so full last night that a table was set up near the main entrance. He was also right there in the front door as we were leaving his restaurant. I was taking picture of his restaurant's signage when his wife quips, "You can take your picture with him if you enjoyed your dinner" And enjoy I did, so here's my picture with him with my beaming smile.
photo op with Chef Gen Capati
I thank Lola for the generous dinner and the wonderful company of friends we dined with that night! Btw, this was already take four- taken by a waitress, the first three pictures were taken by the waiter who does not have a steady hand. I wonder how he became a waiter though lol
OK, DH and I did not eat everything on the picture. Orders were shared among his 10 friends from his university. Last Saturday was a mini reunion of sort. Two of his college friends who were working overseas were back here on vacation.
l-r watermelon ginger shake, iced tea
Since DH has cough, watermelon ginger shake was his order. I was curious as to how it tasted. Well, it tasted with only a slight hint of ginger so it was ok with me. DH did not like it at all.
My BFF and I are always in search for a new hole in the wall type of restaurant. I often passed by this quaint looking bakeshop/ restaurant enroute to Greenhills. And last Thursday was our chance to try it.