Mimi invited David, PD and I for dinner at Circles, Shangri-la Hotel, Makati. Her birthday was yesterday, March 17 but had our dinner the night before.
I was quite worried at first because I was not feeling well. There was pain in my ears and throat again. I only survived in Boracay the past few days because I was on anti-biotics, steroids, decongestants and pain killers.
While I was having dinner, I was feeling better by the minute. Maybe because I was distracted with a lot of delicious food. They had an on going Singaporean Festival. Which meant.... Chili Crabs!
I got a plateful of Chili Crabs.
I had HUGE river prawns.
I asked the waiter to wok-fry with Chili and Garlic.
I am not much of a prime rib fan but I asked the meat carver to give me a thin slice.
As usual, a few pieces of sushi and sashimi.
The others had steamed shrimps
Butter Garlic prawns and shrimps
Deep Fried Fish with Chili Sauce
My dessert was homemade vanilla ice cream with thick chocolate syrup, creme brulee, fresh ripe mangoes and mango puree with pomelo.
My favorite nuts, cheeses and dried fruits.
It was a nice quiet birthday celebration but the food was really YUM!
The next night, PD and I hosted an after dinner affair with Mimi and David.
Just drinks and chips.
I made Mango Mojito!!!! It was almost a virgin mojito but I saw a bottle of Tanduay rum in my pantry and added a few tablespoon. I was afraid to add more but the drink tasted good just the same.
1/2 C. sugar
rum, as generous as you want
juice of 2 limes
500 ml. seven-up
400 gr. mango
1 C. simple sugar (1 C white sugar : 1 C water, boil until sugar is dissolved)
2-3 C. ice cubes
In a tall glass pitcher, muddle the mint leaves with sugar and rum. Add the seven-up.
In a blender, puree the mango and sugar syrup, add the ice.
Pour the mango juice into the pitcher. Garnish with mint springs and lime slices.
Our bar chow.....
cheese sauce, beef and fresh salsa.
Chicharon with fat
Sweet potato chips
okoy and dilis.
Yema with Pili
PD got Mimi a small birthday cake.
Happy Birthday, Mimi!