Sunday, May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day!
In honor of my own Mommy, I am going to post something I recently whipped in my kitchen, which reminded me of her so much.
I just whisked together all the vegetables in the fridge and surprisingly came up with a pretty array of vegetables which I will call ----
Posted by Shalum at 9:37 AM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
It was a rainy Friday evening when my lovely friend, Nice, invited us to Mangetsu on the eve of her birthday. Mangetsu is a chic Japanese fusion restaurant.
That evening, I was late. I had to wait for the dear M so we could go together for dinner. Plus metro people, you know what it means to get a cab on a Friday evening, yes? Horror. I had to surrender to a harassed Mom and a couple of shorts clad teenage girls at the cab drop off point. Plus, it was drizzling, etc and more excuses. :D
It's a good thing we still had some dinner left when we arrived. The first thing I noticed when we arrived at Mangetsu's doorstep were the colors of the place. Truly Japanese. Grays, beige, blacks and reds. I felt like we were back in Tokyo ( we were there last November, remember?) I loved the feel of the place. So authentic. We were brought up to the second floor where the gang was waiting at a reserved area. Cool. Privacy!
When we got to the tables, I gushed on the dinnerware. Sigh... lovely.
I am particularly enamored by this pretty plate.
And check out the cutlery. They use this really tiny slotted spatula as serving spoon.
The little bowl beside it is a condiment bowl. Cutie!
Too bad I didn't have some of this. I'm trying to avoid raw fish as much as possible for health reasons.
Oh, but I was really tempted.
This is a classic Japanese noodle soup with beef ,tofu, and leeks and lightly seasoned
with soy sauce and mirin. It was okay. There's better somewhere. But kudos to the staff for reheating it for the latecomers like us. Service is good :)
Fried chicken. Good. This one was really tasty. And the prawn chips on the side was a hit!:)
Monday, May 7, 2012
What is it about men and sports that drives them out of their caves and makes them travel from one "city" to another just to be able to watch a live telecast of their favorite game? It's crazy!!
M called me out of the blue to "invite" me to lunch at Italianni's The Fort because his favorite game was being telecast live at that branch. I had lunch when he called so the invitation was late, but the thought of him rushing there to watch that game was just too much for me to resist. I needed to get some baking ingredients at the grocery anyways.
I arrived after the game was over, and he was doing some work, and using the available wifi. I ordered a special on the menu-the Crab Cakes Capri. I thought they would be a light and filling supplement to my leftover pizza lunch :D Seafood is summer food! These were really good!
|Crab Cakes Capri (P175)|
|Pure white, flaky, juicy real crab meat. Yum. Good deal!|
There were 6 pieces to this order. M had enough of the pasta that he ordered so he didn't get any of this. I was so full after. I think 2-3 people should share this dish. 2 would be perfect, 3's fine.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
It was a dreadful weekday. Hot & Humid. Then the rain fell. One of those days. Having missed Tonton massage Perea, we decided to try Tonton Massage's Fort branch. Have you ever had a massage before dinner? Try it! You'll feel light and hungry. Well, having your massage before meals is actually more ideal for the body, they say.
We parked right across the block where Shiok was located. Shiok is a Singaporean specialty restaurant supposedly reminiscent of the hawker centres in Singapore. This is what we had for the evening:
Hainanese Chicken Rice
I'm not a big fan of the Hainanese Chicken Rice, because I'm used to having my chicken dry or crispy. But the garlic rice that accompanies this dish is yummy. M likes that it's moist and juicy.
This one was spicy and had way too much curry powder.
I like Toast Box's Laksa better because the curry, spice and coconut milk was my perfect balance. I think M liked this one better though. He likes his food really spicy.