Strawberry shortcake P125 from bebe rouge, near sacred heart makati. French patisserie run by japanese chefs. Très cher but the cutest packaging non? The place looks very chi-chi but there are biscuits and snacks that cost around P50
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
I was a bit scared that he would go over budget since I looked up the price range of the meals there and I saw that it would be around P400/person without drinks.
I haven't tried all the other expensive katsu places but I'm quite satisfied with what we had. The pork was tender and delicious, the serving was quite alright if you pair each bite with lots of rice and veggies. I also loved the soup, clear and perfect after all the rich food we ate for New Year's.
If you want a more tender meat, you might want to order the pork loin, which also has more fat. The pork fillet cut is a bit chewier, but it doesn't have the evil fat bits, which might be the better choice for the health-conscious folks who still want to eat deep-fried pork.
Customers have a clear view of the kitchen if you're curious as to how your meal is cooked.
On a funny note, they have a cute little restroom at the back which has all the bells and whistles as well as an abundance of toilet paper: I think I saw 3 types of dispensers. :P
Tonkatsu by Terazawa is at Greenbelt 2, Makati City.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Best: Captain America: Winter SoldierThis is heresy coming from a DC comics fan but I loved how this superhero movie tackled a dark topic without losing the fun part of its source material, unlike DC's Man of Steel, which felt so serious it got dreary. Also, it remained true to the image of Cap, he would rather die than kill his buddy. The Superman I know would have found a way to stop Zod without offing him and half the city of Metropolis
Noteworthy: Guardians of the Galaxy, Edge of Tomorrow were also enjoyable romps but the hype of Guardians made me expect much more from it.
Worst: A million ways to die in the West.Dear Seth Macfarlane, a key component of a comedy movie is that it should be funny. Don't quit your day job...on second thought, quit that, too
Best: Bob's BurgersI know they look weird and most of the girl characters sound like they were voiced by male actors (they are) but stick around and listen to the script. The lines are a joy to hear even on reruns.
Noteworthy: Game of Thrones, Mindy Project have gone from strength to strength this season. King Joffrey's death! The Mountain vs the Viper!!!
And Mindy and Danny plus Danny's mom make a hilarious combination.
Worst: Seth Macfarlanes' Family Guyhas gone from irreverent to plain "offend-everyone-we-can" for no other reason I can see other than that they have run out of ideas.
Best: Ain't it fun by ParamoreI don't know why I love this song. Maybe it's because my cousins were graduating from college and this was a song that perfectly captured how I felt when I first ventured into the real world. Plus that chorus is so catchy you can't help but sing along.
Noteworthy: Fancy by Iggy Azalea (plus points for the music video's Clueless reference), Blank Space by Taylor Swift, Happy by Pharrell Williams
Worst: Maybe it's you by 3logy.If you watch GMA 7, you'd surely heard that the Korean soap Kim Sam Soon is back but instead of using the theme song performed by Jolina or Regine, they got a boy band called 3logy (ugh) which then proceeded to murder the sweet melody. I swear, parang nagpa-practice lang ang tunog. Fortunately, the powers that be used another version, sung by a female singer I have yet to identify, when the show started airing again.
Dishonorable mention: Anaconda by Nicky Minaj. Far from sexy, the lyrics and the music video made my stomach turn.
Best: Trese 6Once again, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo have come out with a scary and fun book. We see more of Trese's family and the imperious Madame firmly establishes herself as the arch enemy. The Madame is obviously based on Imelda Marcos and the creators' decision to portray someone so obsessed with maintaining a facade of beauty as a villain worse than an aswang has made me very worried for the lives of Tan and Baldisimo. In light of the events at the magazine Charlie Hebdon, it's not a far-fetched fear.
Noteworthy: 14 by Manix Abrera continues to impress, and Pinoy Komiks Anthology (featuring my Crazy Jhenny strip) is a treasure trove of talent. (Alliteration alert!)
Worst: DC's World's End.Ugh. After destroying all the alternate worlds and bringing them back again, the people at DC show their creative juices are drying up by coming up with a long drawn -out apocalyptic crisis that has bored me so much I don't even bother downloading them. Just end it already!
Best: WacomThis was a gift from my uncle and I am loving it! Sure, i miss the feel of pen on paper as the tablet's surface is too smooth, but ease of drawing has made comic strip-making so fun and quick!
Noteworthy: Selfie stick
So useful for parties and reunions, it apparently hasn't caught up in the West yet as my relatives from the States were all agog to get one here. An officemate who used hers in Canada got stares and offers for it when she went for a visit. I told her someone should import some selfie sticks and corner that business abroad!
Worst: internet junkUsed properly it's great. But When such an important tool is wasted on endless selfies, and chain mail, and idiotic news like Hello Kitty is not a cat, or how a Kardashian wants to break the internet, we can imagine Tim Berners -Lee (Inventor of the internet) weeping
Best: Adaptive reuse like Luneta HotelIt wasn't a perfect stay, but we sure appreciate the effort the new owners made to bring the Luneta Hotel to its former glory. Now, if they could also work on the sound-proofing and the food...
Worst: Destroying heritage sitesWe have so few sites that survived the war, it's a shame they finally succumb to crass commercialization
Disturbing: Teleseryes where 2 women fight over a cheating man.From Temptation of Wife to The Legal Wife to Two Wives... it's like women empowerment is unheard of in this country.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For my mom's birthday, she wanted to try out Luneta Hotel, which was originally built in 1918 and was regarded as one of the most elegant hotels in Manila. It was one of the few buildings that survived World War 2 but fell into disrepair over the years.
|Old photo of the original hotel from the lunetahotel.com website|
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
AlonaWhen we first went to Bohol, my family didn't want me to spend so much on food, that's why we went away from the beachfront restos which were generally more expenisve than those by the provincial road.
Now that I was here on my own, I still went to the road but this time, I was going to splurge a little to dine at what Lonely Planet and a local tv show declared the best restaurant in Alona Beach, Bohol: L'elephant bleu.