Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quickie in Cebu

I went to Cebu for a Quickie yesterday with Celine.  We left at 7:35 in the morning and were back in Manila before midnight.  I have done this 3 times already this year. With the amount we spent, we could have gotten 1  Lechon each from Generals!!!!  But it feels so decadent to say, I am flying to Cebu to eat Lechon!

We had our breakfast at CnT across SM Cebu. 

When we got there, the only available part was the pigue, well .... no choice, we just got half a kilo and 1 puso (rice cooked inside woven leaves, I think?) each.

Then, midway into our breakfast, Celine,

who was facing the counter said:

Lia! They have a new Lechon!

I immediately got the rib part which is the best!  I did not fly all the way to Cebu to eat pigue!!!!!

I felt like I was viewing the newborn babies at the nursery of Makati Med

while watching the woman chop up the Lechon! Hahahahahaha.

I love the rib part because all the flavors are there!

Sooo yummm! Sooooo Salty!!!! Best dipped in the soy-vinegar sauce.

We crossed the big street  to get to SM Cebu and did all the cheesy picture taking. LOL We felt so brave because no one will recognize us.

Also at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu.....

LOL. We just actually used the restroom at the hotel to freshen up.

I have always wanted to try the fried chicken at Sunburst

... but there was never any opportunity in my previous day trips. So, it was great I was able to find time and available space in my stomach.  I just ordered a small chicken thigh with coleslaw and fried potatoes.

Finally, I was able to taste it!!!

Their dipping sauces: UFC Ketchup,Old English Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.

We transferred to Ayala Center for our late lunch.  It has been suggested we go to Casa Verde.

They have this HUGE - Humongous - Monstrous burger!!!!  The burger was as big as a plate!!!!

The Watermelon Salad was refreshing after eating Lechon and chicken.

According to some blogs, the ribs  should not be missed.  Again, HUGE serving!

Celina wanted to hear mass at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, the oldest church in Cebu.

I was glad we were able to go, the Church was quite impressive!

Dinner was at Zubochon, Mango Mall.

  I let Celine try the Kamias shake

... and the lechon.

The best pig ever! by Anthony Bourdain

We also ordered Pancit Sotanghon.

BudBud Kabog for dessert.

She bought a lot of pasalubongs, such as chicharon, chorizo and frozen Zubuchon Lechon.

Time flies so fast when you are having fun!    We went back to the airport to await our flight.  My night did not end yet, though. After checking in, I got my boarding pass, paid the terminal fee and went out of the airport to have a drink at the nearby Starbucks with a friend.

I love Cebu! After Boracay, it is my 2nd favorite destination.  I am glad that I will be coming back to Cebu next year!

TIME was really short ..... I just had a Quickie in Cebu!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stoops Bagnet Ilocos

Mayette, Celine and I had a quick lunch at this small hole in the wall place called, Stoops Bagnet Ilocos, The Zone, Makati.  It is very difficult to find a parking space in this area so we  took advantage today.

I love the Bagoong Ilocos!!!

I have been asking them if I can buy ever since we discovered the place last year but they said it was not for sale until recently. Yay!!!  I bought a bottle for only 38 pesos.  You have to add kalamansi to enjoy it, I was sipping it like soup!!!!  I cannot wait to cook something that will need a Bagoong Sauce.

Mayette ordered the Bagnet with KBL (Kamatis, Bagoong and Lasuna = shallots) (P88)

Celine got the Bagnet with KKB (Kamatis, Talbos ng Kamote and Bagoong) (P88)

I ordered the Boneless Bangus Belly (P88)

Everything was so perfect with the Bagoong Sauce! 

Surprise! Surprise! I did not eat pork today.  Because tomorrow I will definitely eat PORK!!!!

Legend Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant

Ate and her family did not have lunch in my house last Saturday but invited me instead to join them at  Legend Seafood Hong Kong Restaurant, Pasay (Boom na Boom, CCP Compound).

We arrived past 2 pm and they were not serving roasted dishes anymore, I wanted the Roasted Suckling pig!

Everybody liked what Ate ordered for us.

Fried Noodles with Assorted Meat

2 baskets each of dimsum:

Sio Mai


Sharksfin dumpling

Breaded Shrimp Balls

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Angus Beef Cubes with Garlic

Fried Pork Spareibs with Pepper and Garlic

Fried Squid with Chili and Garlic

The food was delicious!!  And big servings too!  Hehehehehe, if you noticed, Ate and her family love FRIED food!

I would love to come back and try other dishes too especially my Suckling Pig!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Zuni, Greenbelt 5

I celebrated Thanksgiving last night with Tita Portia.  I had to decline a sumptuous dinner invitation from a friend.  I do not know the significance of this holiday because it is not my holiday but Tita Portia grew up in the States so she celebrates it every year by eating Roast Stuffed Turkey.    Haahahaha! I told her I do not eat pabo.

Zuni in Greenbelt 5 has a Turkey lunch or dinner meal every Thanksgiving.  I did not order it since .... now you know ... I do not eat PABO  hahahaha....  my choice for the night was....

Pan-Seared Sole Fillet with Scallops and Prawns in champagne-saffron sauce with angel hair aglio olio and asparagus spears.

DELICIOUS!!!!  YUM!!!!  Super!!!!  Loved it!  One order was not enough, I could have finished 3 servings!  I was a happy camper last night.

Tita Portia had the Thanksgiving meal .... ( I still have to study how to take pictures if the lights are yellow.)

Grilled Prawns Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

Consomme of Mushroom with Chicken Dumplings and Spinach

Roast Turkey with Onion Sage stuffing served with Baked Sweet Potato

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I love Zuni because their food is delicious and you would want to go back again and again.

Lunch with my GFsF

I am very thankful that my girl friends are here already after spending several years abroad.  I truly missed them.  I am so glad that we have the opportunity to get together whenever we can.

Lunch today was at The Cheese Steak Shop, Pasay Road... They had a buy 1 take 1 promo!

We had the Philly Cheese Steak

 and the Western Cheese Steak.

(I actually cannot remember which one is which.)

We ordered two kinds of fries:

Steak Fries

Twister Fries

I loved the fact that the fries were not greasy!!!!  I especially enjoyed the twister fries.

Dessert was at Milky Way, Pasay Road

Jing had the Avocado ice cream.

I had the Buco Lechias/Avocado ice cream.

Celine had the special of the house, Halo-Halo!!!!!

Post dessert was at Chocolate Fire, Leviste cor Rufino Sts.

I love their chocolates because they are not too sweet and you can taste the creaminess, especially the milk chocolate.  I know I am not allowed because I am diabetic but I could not resist and just bought.....

Potato Chips dipped in Belgian Milk and Dark chocolate, white chocolate lips and milk chocolate bell.

I really could not help myself.... I ordered 2 more pieces of Pringles dipped in Belgian Milk Chocolate.

I wanted more!!!! 

They have a lot of handmade chocolates you can choose from plus it is also a cafe, they serve sandwiches and pasta dishes... oh  and they also have cocktails!  Next time, I want to try the Chocolate Martini!!!  LOL As if I can!

I am Happy and Thankful my friends are home!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!