Saturday, July 30, 2011

Domo (Tomas Morato)

Beloved and I had dinner a couple of nights ago at Domo. This somewhat newly-opened Japanese restaurant is located right below YakiMIX Tomas Morato. The main incitement it has on us is the fact that they boast "Unlimited Tuna" under the store's signage. Although it wasn't really enough to sway us, since we have a "safer" choice in the restaurant above it, for some reason we ended up there.

It was a cozy restaurant, very Japanese in design. The sushi chef and perhaps the owner looked like they have Japanese blood themselves. That fact aside, indeed, their menu has the usual Japanese food fare from any comparable Japanese restaurant. Sadly, their "unlimited tuna" choices were a bit out of reach for us—1000 Php for the cheapest per-head unlimited tuna sashimi order. However, it does boast a lot, and I do really mean a lot, of sides. Just to sample what's in store for those who opt this special, we ordered for ourselves their Maguro Sashimi, or, for non-Nihongo understanding people, Tuna Sashimi (250 Php). Beloved had their Tempura Udon (220 Php), which looked really good in the menu picture. Finally, I had an order of their Chahan (180 Php) or Japanese Fried rice, and their Ebi Tempura (190 Php), or prawn tempura.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mary Grace (Trinoma)

A couple of days ago, Beloved and I finally ate at Mary Grace. I say "finally" because this quaint little cafe is located in a mall we frequent at a place we always pass by when we get in or go home. The reasons why we never got to eat here until that day were, one: we only get to pass here when we go to the place where we meet or when we're done with our business in this mall and go home, and two: when we do pass by here when hungry, the place is always full. Actually, the latter was also true when we went in. Luckily, a table just got cleared, so we took the opportunity to find out just why this place is always packed.

We had little idea what kind of food this cafe had, seeing the tables outside usually have pastas and greens. When we got to see the menu, we find out that their food basically consists of that, and sandwiches and other usual cafe food fare. As for the cost, well, it's pretty cafe-esque, comparable to food at your popular coffee places such as Starbucks (yes, they do serve food). Dominant in their menu is their pasta, so Beloved chose one that she fancies from what it's called and perhaps its description—their Leek and Saffron Cream with Fillet of Dory (230 Php). As for me, I picked one of their small selection of sandwiches—the Fili Beef and Tomatoes (205 Php). We also ordered one of their more curious salads—the Fried Kesong Puti and Calamansi Vinaigrette (199 Php). Finally, well, I guess last two, we got a pitcher of their Sangria Iced Tea (224 Php) and one of their Mary Grace Cheese Roll (42 Php), just to try it out.