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Dessert Discovery: Carmen’s Best Artisan Ice Cream

The sun finally decided to grace us with her presence and just in time too!
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August 18, 2012 Posted by | Dessert Discovery, Gastronomic experience | , , , , | 4 Comments

Weekend Food Choices: Three Years of Weekend Indulgence

The first Sunday of June marks Weekend Food Choices‘ anniversary and what better way to celebrate it than by dining at The Cake Club‘s recently opened branch

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June 5, 2012 Posted by | Affair to remember, Weekend Food Choices | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Alone Times Can Be Good Times

A couple of nights ago, hubby had an event to go to leaving me all alone for dinner
my dinner partner in hubby’s absence

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December 16, 2011 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , | 1 Comment

kampai

As i was browsing through japanese food reviews of manila, i realized that ive never eaten in half of the restaurants described as the best japanese places in town (and i call myself a japanese food enthusiast!). So when i was asked where i wanted to eat last night i said i would put my trust in the chef (omakase)

There are actually 3 branches of omakase, 1 in tomas morato, another in alabang and the 3rd in eastwood. Being pasig dwellers we headed to the intrepid building right across the accropolis gate on e rodriguez.

Frankly the place didnt look like my kind of good eats, the parking outside was crowded & flanked by a lot of pedestrians lining up for the 207M lotto and those trying to get on a commuter jeep. Luckily the guard pointed us to basement parking spaces right after ministop where you could enter the building avoiding the crowd.

Omakase is situated at the 2nd floor and upon entering, i knew we would not be getting fastfood versions of japanese food. Oh joy!

we started with the JCS maki platter

JCS maki platter

JCS maki platter

this is named so because it contains the jurassic maki, the seabreeze maki and the crazy maki.

of course i had to order their sukiyaki

sukiyaki

sukiyaki

they wonderfully brought the bowl of my favorite soup with the egg still intact and that made me happy. some japanese restaurants would serve it with the egg already in the bowl and thus the egg would already have been cooked. something i dont like. the soup however was not the best ive had. it could have been better.

for the main course i had ordered the tofu steak

tofu steak

tofu steak

this was delicious! the steak rolled around the soft tofu was thin and tender.

japanese fried rice

japanese fried rice

hubby ordered tempura

mixed tempura

mixed tempura

and my father in law ordered rib eye

japanese rib eye

japanese rib eye

any meal would not be complete without dessert so we had scoops of ice cream to top off dinner

green tea ice cream

green tea ice cream

coffee jelly topped with vanilla ice cream

coffee jelly topped with vanilla ice cream

overall, omakase is a place you’d want to go to if love maki and want good japanese food thats affordable but not run of the mill.

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it was a good and satisfying dinner

warm sake

warm sake

kampai

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

the busy body tries schublig

i had a hectic day today.

i started with my favorite classic hot chocolate with a shot of espresso and headed to QC to do some registration errands.  it took me more time going to and fro than the time i spent doing what i went there to do!  traffic is really bad in edsa now a days even if its way past 9am!  all those late employees!  geez!!  i was happy to be leisurely seated in the back seat with a schedule in my own hands!

when i got to the mall i had time to get a drink and inquire about gym membership fees (all that eating is making me bulky!  so im thinking of investing on gym membership) and when the mall officially opened i went straight to the clothes shops and got a few items for Vday and Bday (excuses, excuses!).

i finished shopping just in time to meet couple JM & MH and our seniors GQ & GJ for a treat at 7 corners by our wonderful consultant LC!  i had sashimi, sushi, lamb chops and…

dried apricots with pistachio tepanyaki and chocolate mallows

dried apricots with pistachio teppanyaki and chocolate mallows

yes, i found my dried apricots!!!

now i remember where i saw them, in the spiral buffet and not at the grocery!  luckily 7 corners also has them!  oh well, so now if i get the craving again, ill have to ask hubby to treat me to a buffet!  hehehe! (whatever!)

after stuffing ourselves silly i headed to get some much neglected review time at starbucks with a cup of chai latte and then headed to mass where i was just in time for the novena.

when i got out of church i received a message from my good friend HL telling me that she was in the mall so i decided to visit their stall and indulge hubby in a midnight snack.

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Schublig 4F West Wing Robinsons Galleria

SCHUBLIG is a traditional Swiss sausage. It’s made with select cuts of beef and pork, mixed with our special blend of spices, non-fat dried milk, and onions, fine ground, and lightly smoked to perfection.

Hungarian with Cheese

Hungarian with Cheese

this was honestly a delicious piece of sausage!  this was recommended because hubby is fond of hot (as in spicy) dishes.  the spices blended well with the cheese interspersed into the meat and the bread was firm and held form yet soft enough to complement the schublig (i was told this was handpicked from a number of buns for its just right consistency).  have it with the works (mayo, ketchup and mustard) and you’re sure to feel like you could gobble up another one!  YUUUMMMY!  when business picks up it would be great to have tables and chairs around the stall so that diners could sit and chat and maybe order seconds…  =)

what a gastronomic day!  till my next indulgence…

SCHUBLIG
4F West Wing
near the arcade and skybowl billards and bowling
Robinsons Galleria
Ortigas, Pasig City
On the menu
Hungarian with cheese P89
Schublig P89
Frankfurter P79
Beef Kranier P79
Garlic P75

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , | Leave a comment