Monday, January 26, 2009

Who doesn't like chocolate?

Last Saturday, Mark and I went to Paranaque upon the invitation of his cousins who excitedly prepared a surprise birthday party for their father. Well, apart from the tears shed by the very happy celebrant (it was so sweet. really), this was one of the highlights of the event- a three-tiered moist chocolate cake infused with Kahlua. whew!

The cake was so beckoning, everybody were waiting with bated breath as to when it would be served. Hehe.

The best part is this-
the whole thing was moist chocolate cake
So unlike commercial grade cakes where the core is empty or made of styrofoam.
And if you are a lover of all things chocolate, then you will definitely like this creation.

The lady who baked this cake is Mark's cousin, Sophia Medel-
and she also bakes other yummy goodies. Do check out her site at Indulgence by Sophia .

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

... or Kung Hei Fat Choi or however else you greet Happy New Year in Chinese. :) And because of this, I am posting our latest Chinese food venture. This is not so recent though.

We ate at Luk Yuen after a grueling half day drive from Baguio last December. And because we loved our Chinese soup adventure in the City of Pines (hmmm, on second thought.. I should post that too! Next time!), we wanted to be comforted by some hot, soothing chinese soup after our drive.

Luk Yuen was the nearest one from home, a 5 minute drive to the Magallanes Subdivision food arcade. It was a big place. The food was okay. But for soup, we only ordered Corn Soup.

Pork Siomai P100

Steamed Shrimp Dimsum P90

Spareribs/Chicken Feet P140
Mark liked it. Hehe. Men.

This was my order- fried fish fillets with black bean sauce.
Surprisingly better than I expected. :)

The food, and place was alright. Chinese food is so ingrained in the Filipino system so much so that it has become easy for us to like. Although personally, I've tried better.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Happy Breakfast Treat

First off, Happy New Year blogging world!

I know it's a late greeting, the first month of the year is almost ending (well, not yet really!). When Gracie asked where my posts have gone... I told her I've been doing people picture posts a lot lately, so my food posts had to wait a while.

But even then, I haven't stopped with my food trips.. oh no, definitely not. The past holiday season should have all of us binge-ing against our doctor's orders. And I'm pretty sure everyone's resolutions are to diet and lose weight. Haha! Good luck to all of us!

Kidding aside, before we went home to Cdo, Mark and I met up with his favorite cousin Lennie who is now based in Australia. She came home for the holidays and when we met up with her in the morning, she treated us to a hearty breakfast at Flapjacks.

Flapjacks is this brightly lit relatively new restaurant in the Greenbelt 2 strip, right beside Italianni's. Their space is not really very big, but the service was okay. I will not be able to post the prices or the exact names of each dish, because I was not able to get the receipt/journal . I can tell you though that the food was good. It's worth another try.

Further, I would also like to say that I am featuring breakfast fare for my first post of the year- it being the first meal of every day. Enjoy the shots and see you around!

Everything was good, but I really recommend their French Toast.
I so loved it!:)