I once saw a quote in an Olympic Village store that said “A year from now, you’d wish you started today” and though it was general, the first thing that came to my mind was about losing weight and being fit. Starting has always been easy but quitting was easier still.
But I digress for this is a food appreciation post. hehe. After one year, I look at all the yummy things I ate and somehow, the pounds I gained didn’t sound so bad. But then again, I don’t stare at pictures 24/7 and the remainder of my days are spent feeling guilt and remorse on top of Dams’ negative reinforcements. I’ll get there.
For the mean time, some things to fill the sense of sight.
Tuna Verde from Pasta Boy. Dai and I frequent this place whenever we have an ‘unknown craving’, our taste buds yearning for something we don’t know. Tuna Verde never disappoints. This is so good the smell is enough to make your stomach grumble even if you’re not hungry. Plus, it is served warm after a five minute wait. For sixty pesos, not that bad.
On a different day, I accompanied ate Clarisse to Greenbelt and we decided to try Gelato by Gelatissimo. Different flavors on display. Rum and raisin was good but I wasn’t a fan of raisins so I opted for a different flavor.
Ate Clarisse had White chocolate. It was nice but a tad too sweet for me. A scoop in a small cone costed 80 or 90 pesos I think but it was worth it because the serving was big, enough to sustain us on our walkathon along three different buildings in search for the perfect neck tie for Tito.
I was supposed to stick with basic Vanilla but the choice was too safe and I was feeling curious that day so I had wild cherry instead without tasting it first. It was good except I don’t eat cherries and there were lots.
I tried their newest offer, peanut butter with chocolate chip something. The price of the items were written in pink, I repeat, pink ink on a mirror so it wasn’t exactly readable. Imagine my surprise when I learned that this tiny cupcake costs 95 pesos. Wow. It was good but still, a hundred bucks for a regular sized cupcake? Ah, that’s life.
After finding the perfect green tie, we decided to eat (again) at Chili’s. We had Skillet Queso, “appetizing cheese dip with seasoned beef. Served with warm tostada chips“. The serving was humongous, the dip was warm and cheesy and salty and the chips were crunchy. This would have sufficed as a full meal for two ladies. haha.
When I had my IVT completion in Laguna last week, I decided to bring Ate Dianne and Tita Dhel the Chocolat cupcakes I raved about but the nearest branch was in Mall of Asia and I was too lazy to go there. Thanks to twoanyone (http://www.quickdelivery.com.ph/), I had 12 pieces delivered on my doorstep at my appointed time for only a 10 percent delivery charge. will definitely use their service again.
Friday night was spent attending a seminar for a prospective business (naks) in Ortigas and eating our hearts out in the Banchetto beside Robinson’s Forum. It reminded me of the one I went to with friends along Emerald street. In terms of food choices, Emerald has more to offer but comfort wise, I prefer Forum’s. We were able to eat in peace on actual tables and chairs, we weren’t in a hurry and pleasant hour long conversations were possible.
Yay for grilled intestines and blood, sisig and bagnet, lasagna and pizza, chicken and palabok, brazo de mercedes and juice drinks.
Yay for food! :]