It feels like it's been centuries since we last watched a film - yes, we were not even able to watch the recent The Hobbit and Hunger Games. So finally, we got the chance to watch Captain America's Sequel!
It was action packed and had surprising twists (hail Hydra!). I love the car scene wherein several SWATS were chasing Nick Fury ;)
Oh and yes, GSP was there
The menu read Nos crepes et paillassons: our pancakes. Discover the diversity of French pancakes: thin pancakes filled with your favorite ingredients ("crepes") or potato pancakes baked to perfection and topped with a delicious garniture ("paillassons") @ 250P
The pictured is Paillasson saumon fume or smoked salmon and soft cheese spread. I didn't read the menu that well (yes, I just took a picture), so the potato crepe came as a surprise. Kind of like a flattened glamorous hash brown :)) Nevertheless the paillasons on it was really yum and the side veggies fresh
Cuisse de poulet rotie @310P - roasted chicken leg with herbs, served with salad, sauteed potatoes and shallots. This was the order of hubby, he said it was just 'fine'
Chocolate croissant @ 60+ had just the right amount of chocolate and the bread was still good despite it was already closing time - must have been better in the morning ;)
Since having been assigned to Ortigas I've been frequenting Family Mart every morning. It's a convenience store with lots of cool snacks like the Kitkat green tea and other Japanese stuff as well as Johnsonville sausages! Oh yeah, I'm addicted even to their simple coffee shake :))
Lotte's Let's Be Mocha Latte @ 22P and Johnsonville Cheese Sausage @ 59P
We were offered coupons awhile ago for National Breakfast day at MC Donalds. It was a bit unclear at first but the cashier explained to us that there's FREE MC MUFFIN with a discounted coffee and hash browns! :-D
It's been a while since my last post - work has been deadly! Full blast implementation for all SAP HCM modules plus motherly duties to my 1 yr baby when I get home. Good thing there's office lunch break, so I better blog fast :))
Valentines celebration was one day after February 14 at Intercontinantal Manila's Cafe Jeepney restaurant. Hubby gave me a pearl charm from Pandora and his DIY Ferrero flower bouquet exactly on Valentines while i surprised him and momsy with an Island Rose 3 long stemmed rose delivery at his office (which btw, I got with a 10% discount and free delivery because my officemate is a gold member for Island Rose ;)
Going back, here are some of what i had at the Jeepney. I got pretty sick after the buffet, I'm not sure if it was because I ate too much or I ate something bad...
US Angus Beef - Get it medium well or well done, I'm not sure if the rare meat is the reason why I threw up after the buffet :(
My main meal plate - Callos and Crab Cake were good
For Chinese food there were dim sum
Pretty bread design on display!
The dessert centrepiece made of all chocolate is also pretty awesome
Loaded on desserts!
Jeepney on display
There was just enough choices in their buffet offering - I did enjoy eating, but not the after effect. It got me pretty scared of eating in Cafe Jeepney again :(
We were supposed to go to BF for a date, but instead turned at Orange Whisk which was half way from our place to BF since it was too late already. The orange signage is pretty catching and the store's white atmosphere is welcoming.
Red Velvet 48P
For a store named as Orange Whisk one would think that their desserts are awesome. I was dismayed since the cupcake was not moist and just tasted like food coloring.
Chewy Bun 28P
They also offered us the chewy bun which according to them was a best seller. It is a small crumbly, and quite oily bread - which was ok as an appetizer if it was free.
Braised Lengua 528P
Their lengua tasted good and was enough for three people. The tongue was a bit hard though, but it will do.
Our new go to place in Better Living whenever we want something to eat is this hole in the wall restaurant called Farinas. Their menu is simple - Ilocos Empanadas, Miki, and Bagnet. Our favorite are their big orange empanadas!
I took pictures of the preparation of the Ultimate Empanada which could be seen near the counter -
A rounded orange rice dough is put in the counter. Recipe of the rice dough can be found here.
The dough is flattened...
Until thin and with the right size
Shredded papaya is put in the middle of the flattened rice dough
Followed by bits of longganisa
And an egg
Crunchy bagnet is also sprinkled
After the fillings are in, they are deep fried, shaped accordingly, and folded ;)
The finished Ultimate Empanada at the right is 99P. Bagnet Pancit is 120P(?) good for 2.
Their crunchy empanada is worth going back for even if you will smell like one while purchasing :-X
The pancit was fine - it was tasty but the toppings were just a few hard bagnet with few vegetables. They look like a lot in the picture but actually they were just scattered prettily and beneath it is a lot of noodles.
Orange signage is a perfect fit for their orange empanadas.