Posts Tagged ‘foodie friday’

One of the best things to do in UP is to eat. And when I visited my Alma Mater a couple of months ago, eat we did! 🙂

First up, good ol’ fishballs and kwek-kwek (quail eggs). I like to douse mine in spicy sauce and a little vinegar. #drools

Then it was time for another old favorite, beef tapa (cured beef)  from Rodic’s foodhouse. Rodic’s has been serving their signature tapa for more than 60 years now. Now that’s what you call resiliency!

We also tried their okoy (shrimp fritters). Some people actually have it as a snack but it can also work as a viand.

We walked off all that deliciousness then found ourselves inside The Chocolate Kiss, another UP favorite.  We had their potato wedges, a slice of carrot cake, and their house blend iced tea.

UP has now become home to an increasing number of restaurants and I cannot wait til the next UP foodtrip! 🙂

 

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I never really liked Greenwich. If I were to choose from a dozen or so fastfood chains, Greenwich would probably be my last pick. Not that their food is grossly unpalatable. It’s just too darn forgettable. For me, there is nothing special from this place.

But I still try it out from time to time, just in case I might change my opinion on their food. But alas! Up to this day, I am not impressed by the quality nor quantity of their food. But if you’re looking for a cheap yet filling Italian-ish meal, they might just do. This one particular time, we availed of their group meal which had three servings of lasagna, a Hawaiian pizza and three glasses of beverage of your choice – all for just P399. A good enough deal, yes?

 

Earlier, after a very sumptuous lunch at Friday’s to celebrate a birthday, we dropped by Jamba Juice to pick up some healthy drinks. Jamba Juice offers a lot of healthy drinks and treats – from freshly squeezed fruit juices to sandwich wraps. We chose from their blended fruit selection and we took sips from each other’s drinks. Haha! 🙂 Everything tasted deliciously fruity. I would definitely give them another visit whenever I crave for a healthy drink.

Also, we availed of their giant photobooth, for posterity’s sake. LOL. 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Allan! 🙂

 

 

 

An eternity ago, we spent a Friday night pigging out on delicious Chinese food at Lutong Macau Restaurant. My favorite was the Bird’s Nest Soup – it seemed too legit bird’s nest, I think I even crunched on some egg shells. LOL.

 

Lutong Macau has branches in Lupiter St. (Makati) and SM Megamall.

 

 

 

Longganisa Sorpresa, literally translating to “sausage surprise”, offers a variety of sausages originating from different parts of the country. From the sweet variant of Cebu and CDO, to Ilocos Region’s garlicky longganisa, you are sure to enjoy Longganisa Sorpresa’s wide offering.

 

 

Pansit Cabagan (P170) is fresh egg noodle dish sautéed in longganisa topped with mixed vegetables. This particular variant of pansit hails from Northern Cagayan.

 

 

Talunang Manok at Krisping Longganisa (P140) is the classic soyed  chicken with crunchy longganisa. Talunang Manok (loser chicken) is named so because the chickens used for this dish are those that lose in cockfights. Pretty morbid, huh? We also ordered Longganisa Fried Rice (P120) but I will no longer post a picture because it looks just like, well, rice… Haha! 😀

 

 

This was the star of the night – Taconissa Longganisa (P180). It looks like your normal taco salad except it’s not too normal, after all. Instead of the usual ground beef, this one is topped with crunchy longganisa bits that’s just simply wonderful. I only wish there were more nacho chips because they did not scrimp on the toppings and there were still a lot left after we’ve polished off all the chips.

 

 

We finished our meal off with Sago Gulaman (P50), tapioca balls and pandan jelly in muscovado sugar.

Everything we ordered was delicious. Plus the servers were so attentive and they displayed a good sense of understanding of their menu. Excellent service! 🙂

 

Check their website here: Longganisa Sorpresa