Monday, October 8, 2012

Latest Food Finds and Steak Night


I have this habit of checking the grocery or the market or the internet for new munchies or new restaurants and most often than not, I discover new treats. I also listen attentively to family and friends whenever they mention something about a particular dish, native delicacy, etc. So I welcome the days when I find some interesting discoveries.




Nova Veggie Good. I haven't eaten Nova chips for quite some time now because hubby and daughter doesn't really like it. But I have this sentimental fondness for it because it was my mother's favorite. I remember buying her a pack or two whenever she visited us before. That was multi-grain Nova if I'm not mistaken. So fast forward to yesterday, Sunday. While doing my weekly grocery, I saw this blue vision and instantly fell in love with the packaging. Yes, I love the packaging. The color stands out amidst a sea of red, green and yellow packaging.




Judgment time. Marty's  Vegetarian Chicharon came to mind. Same texture but different taste. While Marty's tends to be flavorful, Nova's Veggie good is a bit on the bland side. Less salt, zero calories effect. Can't say its love at first bite. I'm not even sure if I'll give it another go. Hmmm ...




Frozen Strawberry by SM Bonus. The 500g pack costs only P65 so that's a plus point. I was just checking the frozen veggies when I saw the strawberries. I'm dreaming of strawberry shake or strawberry ice-cream. What would it be?




Shank Steak. Bought the beef shank from Rustan's because of the B1T1 promo. But I was a bit hesitant because shank can be a bit hard to chew sometimes. Luckily, it didn't turn out that way. I marinaded the shanks in kalamansi, rice wine, olive oil, dried basil, dried rosemary, fleur de sel's peppercorn and salt mix, and cilantro for about 3 hours. Then its grilling time. We paired these with buttered vegetables and gravy. Yum yum yum!