After our Dumaguete trip, we were supposed to go straight to Cebu City but since Tita N and Tita M joined our trip, they convinced me that a short stop to Argao to visit the church and museum won't change our schedule drastically. O-kay.
One fine weekend, we got invited by hubby's friend to join his family for an overnight fun in Tagaytay. We stayed at a farm somewhere in Alfonso-Mendez boundary. The following day was spent visiting the farm and a trip to the highlands. Got hungry afterwards and ended up in Taalena. Was suppose to eat at Mahogany Market but its still a long way off. Glad that we chose Taalena.
Crispy Pata. A Filipino dining experience is not complete without crispy pata. Yummy!
Bulalo. Not bad. But I prefer the ones at Mahogany Market. Maybe its the ambiance? ;)
Kare Kare. Its okay and tastes good. But it is so orange-y.
Crispy Tawilis. Must-have when dining in Tagaytay.
Mercado is one of the restaurants inside Resorts World in Pasay City. It is a buffet restaurant with delectable spread. Also, it is very affordable compared to hotel buffets.
The food was excellent. The resto was serving a great spread of Filipino dishes that night that includes kalderetang kambing. Meeeeeeeeeeeeh!
Note: A few years ago, a friend invited me and hubby to have lunch at the newly opened Mercado. Although the choices that time were not that plentiful, we still manage to savor every bite. And yes, I love the ka-ching, ka-ching background music. ;)
Once in a while when we happen to be in Cubao and can't think of a restaurant, we'd head off to Farmers market to buy some seafood (yes, I love going to the market) and then bring it to the "dampa" section where you can choose from several "paluto" restos. We always end up at S-I-S, I don't know why.
Kilawing Tanigue. Hubby and I love this!
Calamares. Another favorite. Daughter loves this so much that we always make sure that to buy some extra for her take-home!
Sinigang na Hipon. A meal won't be complete without soup. Alas, even if it tastes good, they use powdered sinigang mix. Oh wells!
In the Philippines, "Chimay" or "Tsimay" refers to househelp but "Chimay is an authentic Trappist beer. That means that it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery under the control and responsibility of the community of monks, and whose revenue is devoted to social service." source: http://www.chimay.com/en/en.html?IDC=27
Saw these bottles when I went to the grocery earlier. Wonder how it tastes like?