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Dinner with friends at Yabu: House of Katsu

seaweed appetizer

Charlie and I met up with Angelica and Kasey to have some dinner at Yabu: House of Katsu (2nd Floor Atrium, Megamall). I work in Ortigas but I didn’t even know of the restaurant until Kasey texted raving about it. After reading Carina’s blog entry about it, I became more excited to eat there! (Although funny enough, even though I “prepared” and didn’t eat much before our 8pm dinner even if I was already starving, I only managed to eat maybe a fourth of the whole set Charlie and I got. Charlie got lucky he ended up enjoying most of it, haha). Read more

Tea and more at Raintree

Chocolate Truffle dessert blend

Two weeks ago, Charlie and I tried getting milk tea from Raintree Teapresso Blends near White Plains (exact address: 141 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, QC). It’s right before the intersection to Katipunan Ext., if you’re going towards Ateneo.

I got curious because Gail mentioned how she loved going there with her dad. I ordered their Jasmine milk tea while Charlie got one of the dessert blends: Chocolate Truffle. And then because it was around lunchtime and I was really hungry, I got one of their vegetarian mozzarella sandwiches (I’m not vegetarian, but I’m not a meat person. I really love cheese and vegetables).

We both loved our orders so much, we went back in the evening of the same day. Great blends, yummy sandwiches (and desserts), and very friendly staff! They have Wi-Fi, comfy chairs and a pleasant atmosphere inside the cafe. It’s really a perfect place to chill out in the afternoons or evenings (they’re open from 10am to 12md!). Especially if you’re on the way home from work, if you pass by White Plains.

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Dinner at Kenji Tei, Greenbelt 5

Before going to Charlie’s brother’s birthday at Salon de Ning in The Peninsula Manila, Charlie and I first had dinner at Kenji Tei in Greenbelt 5. We were walking to DataBlitz to buy the gift (Skyrim, if that’s important) and I saw the words “ramen” on the window display of the restaurant so I immediately blurted out, “do you want ramen for dinner?”

So that’s how we ended up eating really good ramen that night (which, according to Charlie, is quite close to the taste of ramen in Japan — authenticity points!). Read more

A carnivorous 31st

Korean beef at Cafe 1771

Had a halloween dinner with a few friends at Cafe 1771 for the 31st, and I tried to go as River Tam, from Firefly. Too bad none of them have watched Firefly before, because only I got what made my clothes still sort-of River’s. Getting Zacky curious and interested in the series gives a point for me, though!

It was such a carnivorous dinner because aside from the desserts, we only had Korean beef and lamb for the night.

lamb

I’m not sure I’m a lamb person (not because I’m into sheep) because I really much preferred the Korean beef.

All the while, even though I was enjoying dinner, I was mostly looking forward to finishing our main dishes so that we could get to my favorite part of any meal — dessert!

strawberry cheesecake from Cafe 1771

The cake also had macarons. Macarons which I really loved, which Cafe 1771 also sold, for Php25 a piece. And it’s so near my office, dammit. Why am I always surrounded by sinful food!

Midnight Mercato

How healthy can you get at 10pm?

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind pigging out, but 10PM – 12MN is really not the healthiest time to go for a food-trip, unless, well, you have the metabolism of a hyperactive 10-year-old (or if you exercise regularly). Which I just obviously don’t. So I just try to watch what I eat (and how much I eat) when possible. Eating a lot so late at night is one of the biggest No’s for me.

But Gail and Ruby seemed to really look forward to trying out Midnight Mercato at the Bonifacio High Street area so I didn’t have it in me to suggest otherwise. Good thing I found those bite-sized tacos, which were creatively served in cardboard egg cases. I like tacos, and it’s Php60 for 1 box, and Php 100 for 2 boxes so I just got the set of two for us. I found some milk tea (average, not that great, but it was alright) while Gail bought a serving of white chocolate truffle cheesecake (for Php130, I think). THAT was good, too. I had a few bites before I felt like my stomach was going to throw up everything I ate.

the white chocolate cheesecake was very yummy, and affordable too!

Despite the good food though, I’m definitely not eager to have dinner at Mercato anymore. Breakfast and lunch, yes, but dinner at 10PM is still the worst time to fill your stomach with food. I wonder why they don’t just have it at around 7PM? :'(

UCC with Gail

There’s a UCC Vienna Cafe at Podium, right across my office, so Charlie and I have always wondered what the food in there was like (we’ve never eaten inside). Now I know. Expensive! Haha. And overpriced, for my frugal tastes.

Gail and I had to pick up Ruby at the airport last Wednesday, but her flight was delayed so we had dinner at the Resort’s World mall while waiting. We ended up eating at UCC Cafe Terrace and shared a plate of spaghetti:

Sumiyaki eel mushroom spaghetti. Php430


It doesn’t look like it’s much because we halved it. 😛 Although it really wasn’t such a big serving to begin with, unlike the bigger serving of seafood pasta at Amici (which cost almost as much, but still cheaper). I’m just talking about size, not taste, so.
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