Monday, November 30, 2009

HotRocks (Libis)

Earlier today me and my brother went to HotRocks. I've been here a couple of times and each of those times, I've been sated with their good steaks. Aside from steaks, they also specialize in different grilled food and other Pinoy favorites.

Anyway we ordered their T-Bone steak (large serving) for 230Php, knowing how big this is. I usually order mine medium, but this time, I dared to try medium rare. They come served with rice, but for rice lovers, a cup is probably not enough for their large portions.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Banchetto (Ortigas)

Beloved and I went with a company of friends to Banchetto last night. Banchetto is a once-a-week food fair located at Emerald Road, Ortigas, on Saturday 0:00 hours up to 11:00 am, and yes, that's Friday 12mn. We've wanted to go here for the longest time, but beloved's schedule didn't allow us to do so until today.

Anyway, if you've read the last paragraph, Banchetto is a food fair. There's all kinds of food to be found here. Most are grilled stuff, Filipino favorites, or canteen-style foods, but there are also selections of desserts, pastries, and practically anything you can find in a blue-collar plate. Since there were so many stalls around, I decided to not specify them. It's impossible to scour the entire place in one go for someone with a small stomach like me. The smell alone was enough to fill up your appetites. But I did try out a lot of stuff. Oh, and I apologize if the pictures came out a bit dark, it is a night food fair after all.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Grilled Tomato (Tomas Morato)

Today, our company ate at Grilled Tomato—a somewhat hidden Mediterranean restaurant in the middle of Tomas Morato. Me and beloved have been searching for this store for quite a while, but have never found it even though we practically travel the road all the time. It has a black and white sign, so it doesn't really stand out.

Anyway, Mediterranean means kebab, gyros, and the like. The store specializes in these. I found that Ox Brain was part of the menu, and is probably their specialty. I didn't dare try it, though, since the last time I had brain wasn't a pleasant experience (pig, not ox, though). I decided to get a 2-Piece Kebab Meal with Rice and refillable iced tea (130 Php), so that I can compare with another Mediterranean restaurant I used to frequent. Price-wise, this store is a bit steeper, but if the servings are greater and better tasting, then it might justify the tag. I also ordered a side of Pita Bread (15 Php) and Grilled Tomatoes (20 Php), so that I can turn one of the kebabs into a burrito-gyro.

Beloved ordered a Fried Dory Meal with Rice (130 Php) and Iced Milk Tea (50 Php). The rest of our company practically ordered the entire meal menu, one of us ordering the Ox Brain. We didn't manage to taste or take a picture of that though, but it still piques my curiosity.