The friendly team behind the counter recommended their best selling Beef Basmati Bowl. We also tried the Greek Salad, Chicken Shwarma, Falafel Pita Pan and Gozlemi. My friends Dinny, Dynah and I wiped out everything while talking about our New Year's resolutions, and we added Q-kebab in our "yummy healthy food list".
Sunday, December 30, 2012
After days of eating sweet Christmas ham and custards, my friends and I were craving for something savory to eat. We drove where light traffic took us and found ourselves in Katipunan. In the corner of Esteban Abada and Rosa Alvero Streets, Q-kebab beckoned us with its clean blue and white interiors.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Biboy Arboleda and I have been friends for more than a decade now, often I would hear his stories about his mother, Mamang Cely who lives in New York. The groovy kind of Mom, Mamang is the type who goes out to smoke and exchange banter with her children's friends. This year, she decided to come home for Christmas and stay for good. It was happy news for all of us.
There is nothing like a mother's warm embrace, no matter what age you are. This Christmas, Biboy is truly home.
|We call it Xanadu, Deo Endrinal's beautiful home.|
|Deo Endrinal hosted the welcome dinner for Mamang Cely.|
|Kris Aquino and Mamang Cely|
|Coco Martin and Mamang Cely|
|Meeting Mamang Cely for the first time.|
|Filipino favorites - Spicy Crabs, Lechon, Kare-kare and Ube Panna Cotta|
|Clockwise - The author, Biboy Arboleda, Joel Mercado, Dale de la Cruz, Mitch and Jaki Po|
|Clockwise - Jojo Saguin, Song Medina, Biboy Arboleda, John Lapus, Ruel Bayani and Mamang Cely|
|Dale de la Cruz, Joel Mercado and Biboy Arboleda|
|Biboy Arboleda, Mamang Cely, Mylene Dizon and Agot Isidro|
|Biboy and his Mamang|
|Mamang Cely and her family|
Friday, December 7, 2012
I keep postponing my diet plans, I promised myself I'll start in the New Year. In the meantime, my gartered Cotton On chinos are allowing me to eat a little more and still stay in style.
|You can watch how Xiao Long Bao is made inside the glass enclosed kitchen.|
|The best Xiao Long Bao in the Metro!|
|Brewed iced tea.|
|Hainan boneless chicken, always a favorite.|
|Pineapple fried rice|
|Dessert! Fresh mango cubes on shaved ice.|
|With young restaurateurs Dom Hernandez and Katrina Chua.|
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I love road trips, it's a good time to catch up with friends and clear the mind of worries. As you look at the endless highway and the horizon, it makes you think of life, where it took you and where it will take you.
The day after Trent's proposal to Jenny, we head back to the city. I rode with Pat following the lead of Enrique's van. Pat and I have been friends for more than a decade now, twice or thrice a year, we try a new adventure or restaurant and update each other with what's happening in our busy lives. Today, we find ourselves at C, the famous Italian Restaurant in Clark, Pampanga. I've eaten there twice during the campaign of 2010 and I wanted Pat and Enrique to try their panizza. We had an artichoke appetizer, two flavors of panizza and a pasta dish. It was a good meal, we finished everything without feeling too stuffed. The two weren't disappointed, it was worth the detour.
Life is like a good meal, we savor every bite and every conversation that goes with it. A meal is like life, best shared and always thanked for.
|The SCTEx - Subic, Clark, Tarlac Expressway.|
|Autographed plates of C's famous diners.|
|Panizza with Pat and Enrique.|
|One perfect bite!|
|Photo-op with the friendly C Team.|