I just loooove lunch
outs! It is refreshing to see, well, something aside from the office pantry
from time to time. Thus when an officemate suddenly planned a lunch out a few
days ago, I immediately said yes even though I have packed lunch (which was
also my breakfast!).
Since we only have an hour to have lunch, we decided to go
somewhere near… Kapitolyo! It wasn’t hard for us to choose a restaurant as we have been
exploring the nearby neighborhood since last year and with lots of restaurants (such as Milky & Sunny, Ramen Cool, Poco Deli, Thai Dara, and NAV)
to choose from, you’ll never run out of options (except for a parking space).
We decided to have lunch here instead as A2 wanted to buy a
cup of Half Baked Madagascar for the longest time!
I was really hungry that day so instead of a sub, I ordered
one of their steaks, 11oz Cream Mushroom Steak (PHP270), a glass of their house
iced tea (PHP50), and a scoop of Javan Hot Chocolate (PHP68).
It has been quite a
while since I last saw some of my college block mates given that some of them
moved to the other side of the world. So, when I found out that R will be
visiting Manila, we took the opportunity to somehow catch up. It was also the
perfect opportunity for me to ask for a travel itinerary as I will be traveling
next month (and I am so excited to explore and try new dishes!!!).
I find it odd that every time I meet a balikbayan friend, we always end up dining in a non-Filipino
restaurant. Last time was way back February where N (boy) and I had dinner at a
Korean restaurant. This time though, R and I had a mini reunion at… Roboto San.
Konnichiwa, Roboto San!
N (girl) had coupons that were about to expire and I just
can’t stand wasting a good deal. R and I were originally planning to meet up
for brunch and I thought that a Filipino restaurant would be a brilliant idea
but the coupon entered the picture and changed everything. To make things more
fun, I invited A as well as she knows R.
After a long walk and
a bit of side shopping (as our attempt to digest what we ate from Nolita), A and I finally decided to sit down again and eat… just
in time for BGC food stop #2. We decided to stop by Slice, a quaint café owned
by Pia Cayetano.
I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews about this place. Healthy
yet oh so yummy food has been the constant phrase I hear every time people talk
about Slice thus I just have to include that in my list of must-try restaurants.
The place was quite packed that day and since we were trying
to project “demure ladies out for some tea” we chose to get the seats near the
window with comfy chairs and coffee table (and eventually realized that it was
a bad idea as the table is too low).
I'm back! It has been quite a
while since I last blogged and it sure feels bad not to share my food
discoveries. Blogging... why are you so addicting?!? Anyway, about 3 weeks ago,
a friend of mine and I decided to go on a BGC food trip since we felt kinda upscale
that week. We aimed for at least 4 stops but managed to visit two because my
dear tummy wasn't cooperative that day.
This pizza place was our first
stop (we were actually torn if we should dine in Sariwon or here but the cute
interior won!) and we were really excited to order since we were really hungry
as it was already past 2 p.m..
There were several pizza choices and this place does not just offer the usual
pepperoni and cheese pizza. They have interesting ones such as Spinach and
Artichoke Pizza, Cheeseburger, Chicken Parmesan and Wild Mushroom Walnut blue.
They also have interesting drinks that have ginger in it but it was the Iced
Dark Chocolate that caught my attention.
It took me and A a few minutes before we finally decided to order Spinach
and Artichoke (PHP220), Wild Mushroom Walnut Blue (PHP250), and a
glass of Iced Dark Chocolate
(PHP160). I was tempted to order more as I-just-must-order-more-than-one-dish
but since it'll be a food trip, I hesitated.