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Konbini Finds



Instant Miso Soup and Sakura Blossoms Preserved.

One fine day, me and my friend C went to Greenhills. We were supposed to eat at Conti's but we just can't get a table. We then decided to move to Angel's Kitchen. Then while waiting for our food, we sneaked in at Konbini and I found these two interesting items.

Miso Soup. A sachet equates to a small bowl of soup. This is not the powdered type of soup. Its more like the miso (paste form) that you see in the market, except that it tastes better. Just add hot water. Seaweed strips are already included in the sachet.

Sakura Blossoms Preserved. I guess curiosity got me this time. Sakura refers to cherry blossoms. The cute pink flowers. However, cute doesn't mean its delish. SOUR. Super, super sour with just a hint of salt and sugar. I won't be getting this again.
Celebrating Father's Day

Instead of going to the mall to celebrate father's day, I asked hubby and daughter to just buy ice cream and told them that I'll be cooking pasta. Little did they know that I'm going decorate the dinning room and use special plates and wine glasses to have nice and restaurant-like effect for an early dinner date.

I cooked our fave fresh tomatoes and basil and black olives pasta and added some leftover hotdogs from last nights. Then I took out my mother's fine china with floral decor and gold edges. So romantic! We even had red wine. Then I made a nice 'happy daddy's day" artwork and pasted it on the mirror in front of the dining table.

I love you, Tiks!

Cyma

From the shores of Boracay, Cyma opened a branch at Shangri-La Plaza so that foodies can feast on Greek food without spending extra for airfare.





Hummus with Pita. Default order while waiting for the main course. Hefty serving of hummus so you need to order extra pita bread.




Osso Buco Pasta. It's like eating bulalo pasta. And the meat is very tender!




Clam Pasta. Squeeze some lemon and you're ready to roll. Two thumbs up!


Despedida de Soltera at the Shang Palace

This is a very memorable restaurant for me because this is where I had my Despedida de Soltera. We feasted on Peking Duck, Steamed Fish, assorted Dimsum, noodles, etc. Alas, I am not yet into food photography back then (Y2K) and digital camera and camera phones were none-existent back then.

Shang Palace is located in Shangri-La Hotel Makati. You'll be amazed at the interiors because you'll feel that you are transported back to ancient China.

No Brainer Meal

Fried fish and steamed alugbati.

Whenever we're in a hurry to prepare a meal, we usually end up with fried fish and steamed vegetables. And today's vegetable is--- alugbati!

Some may not even like this green leaf with purple stem but we to dip it with toyo-mansi. The sliced tomatoes are for the fish.

Years ago, during WWII, my parents told me that they heard of POWs eating boiled gumamela leaves to quench their hunger. Although I can't imagine myself eating gumamela (hey! i'm not sure if there are gumamelas in the city anymore?), I can stuff myself with alugbati, saluyot, and other greens. And if bagoong is available, these steamed veggies tastes wonderful!

Fish on the photo is called Salay.