Skip to main content

Viva Pit Senyor

January 20, 2013
Intramuros, Manila


Because we've been craving for some crispy pata, and because we've already been to Greenhills the night before- hubby, daughter and I agreed to have merienda cena at Ristorante delle Mitre in Intramuros. Also, I've been itching to practice my photography skills which I think (and feel) have gotten rusty.


Daughter and I chanced upon an ati-atihan group practicing in the baluarte near father blanco's garden. And they're wearing colorful costumes. Upon closer inspection, most of them had Sto. Nino. Perfect! Sinulog Festival, Intramuros Edition ;)





It feels good to take photos (not food related) again. It brings back memories when hubby (my bf, then) and I were practicing our newfound photography tricks from Mang Dans, our photography guru. Studying photography in the early 90's was very costly and you can't even see your pictures until its been developed. We also learned how to develop film with a D-I-Y/portable darkroom! Cool, right?






This kid is one of the numerous Sto. Nino's. Or should I say Nina? Can you spot why? ;)


I'm glad that she gamely posed in front of the camera. Her shy smile turned out nicely, too! 




I love the smile on the kids faces. Innocent. Serene. Very Sto. Nino-like. I'm betting adults will have difficulty with these kind of smiles.





San Agustin Church.


 
Procession was supposed to start 7pm but got delayed. It's almost 8pm when the carozas left the church. Daughter and I joined the procession up to Victoria Street only. We were walking beside the last caroza (see photo below) and even had a friendly chat with the parish priest and was given a blessing before we parted from the procession.








Popular posts from this blog

Ilustrado Restaurant Anniversary Degustation

Jose Rizal and the Spanish era are synonymous with the word Ilustrado but for me, what comes to mind is this restaurant in Intramuros, Manila. Coincidentally though, Intramuros was once called the Walled City and is rich in history and glamor of the bygone days when Spain ruled the country. Visiting Intramuros is like a history lesson itself and dining at Ilustrado is the cherry on top.

As Ilustrado Restaurant celebrates its 29th anniversary this October, it brings back the specially curated 8-course Ilustrado Degustation by Chef Bernice Pimentel.

"This year, 2019 marks the third year that we have been doing an anniversary degustation and this year, I am not only bringing forth our culinary heritage to the present but also incorporating much more local ingredients," says Chef Bernice.

Kesong Puti Croquettes at Lato with baby mesclun and salsa verde aioli

Fat Fook Manila

Fat Fook Manila, the restaurant that's been making foodies excited with its Taiwanese noms opened its latest branch at The Globe Tower in BGC. The restaurant which has a seating capacity of about 40, also has a dedicated take-out counter should you have cravings for yummy Taiwanese snacks.

There's a lot of interesting noms from the menu but here are my favorites:

Taiwanese Sausage on sticks. I've been hearing about this amazing sausages from my friends who has been to Taiwan and its on the must-try list. And thanks to Fat Fook Manila, I don't have to fly to Taiwan to enjoy these sausages. It tastes sweet but the meat is firm and not as oily as our local sausage (longganisa). The garlic inserted on the sausages looks weird but it adds some flavor to it. I'm guessing that this sausages are best paired with a bottle of beer. ;)


Craving For Max's Spicy Chicken

Some like it HOT! fried chicken

Max's Restaurant, the home of the famous "sarap to the bones" fried chicken introduces its newest mouthwatering Max's Spicy Chicken. Its definitely hot and delish as it is enhanced with a special chili pepper seasoning that will make you yearn for more.