Friday, May 22, 2009

No Joy

It's been a week since the incident. I have been thinking a lot on whether to write or not to write about this. But in this age of viruses and health scares, we all have to be vigilant about what and where we eat.

It was last week when I went out to pay some bills. I was going to meet a friend for the afternoon and I had promised to make her some pasta. I went to the grocery of SM Makati to buy some ingredients. Seeing it was lunch time, and I was getting hungry, I decided to eat over at their Food Court at the basement. The nearest taxi stand was right in front of SM, so I deemed it logical to eat nearby. I ordered a chicken meal in a popular fast food chain, since I wanted to go the safe route to food.

But as I opened my drumstick hungrily, with my fork and spoon, I noticed bloody parts near the bone. Because I have been countlessly reminded by my mother never to eat bloody chicken, I had to do something about it. I went back to the counter to have it checked and replaced. The counter personnel then reported the matter to their supervisor. The supervisor then told me, that the chicken was really like that because it was still "young", so it was never going to be really white and opaque. I continued to point out to them that I just couldn't eat chicken this way, since it was unhealthy...and that "I was afraid of diseases." I emphasized the last word rather clearly, that she had to shake her head and insisted that their food was safe, but they just couldn't replace it. They offered to have it cooked again, so I agreed. After a few minutes, the very same chicken piece was returned to me, opaque and cooked through.

Talk about customer service, health and hygiene. I guess not all food trips are happy. But like all trips, we should be always be alert and careful.

Hay, I should have grabbed myself a tomato.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


If we're really hungry, and we want to eat Japanese food at a more affordable budget, the next best place would Teriyaki Boy. :)

I heard that Teriyaki Boy just opened in CdO at SM City Cagayan de Oro. A friend asked me if the place is any good. So this post is for you, my beloved Kagay-anons ;) It has a menu of Japanese and fusion cuisine. I like the modern interiors and the hip design of the place. It's fastfood Japanese cuisine, with a not-so-fastfood price. Everytime we go there, Mark and I always share a bowl of Gyu Yakiniku Udon, and another order of something else :)

On this particular visit, we ordered our regular ....

Gyu Yakiniku Don (P275)

There's a lot of rice and meat in that bowl. The beef strips are tasty and tender.
Make sure you stir the egg immediately upon serving.
The egg gives a lot of difference!:)
I can actually eat the whole thing, but I'd be really, really full after.
So we share and order something else.

We also had the Yakisoba,


It was okay. Not our favorite.
I'd rather you order the Teriyaki Chicken Don or the Fish Fillet that's really really tender!;) Mark also likes this green covered sushi.I think they call it Firecracker Sushi.

This post makes me wanna go banzai to the ref.
And to CdO, enjoy!

Hope you had a lovely weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Seeing Seryna Again

On Mark's birthday, he wanted to eat at Seryna. But because it was also Mother's Day at that time, we weren't able to get a table. Hence the week after, when his sister came over to Manila, we tried our luck again, and lucky we were!

We wanted to try their set meals or Gozen at P320 per set...

Sister-in-law got the Tonkatsu Gozen or the breaded pork set

Mark is a seafood fan, so he got the Kaisen Gozen, an assortment of sashimi.
There was a lot going on in there. It was truly a feast.

While I, an averred beef lover, got the Sukiyaki Gozen....


there was even some miso soup to warm the tummy.

and of course, japanese rice is always a winner!

I was quite surprised with the potato salad side dish.
I didn't know this would be part of a regular japanese meal,
but it was truly yummy!
Cold and tasty!

Excuse me, but I was quite amused with the rest room.
I guess, it is essential for a good restaurant to have an equally enjoyable restroom.

Have a good week ahead!