Recently took a field day around T. Morato Avenue in Quezon City to look for Mexican food. Couldn’t wait to eat anything with tomato salsa and jalapenos.
I found a little joint called Hermanos which was near the place that used to be Figaro. The signage was familiar and I am sure that I have seen it somewhere. I asked the staff only to find out that they once had a branch along Gilmore area.
As it was a little after lunch on a holiday, the place was still empty. The colorful artwork on the wall catches the eye.
I sampled their taco salad which is good for sharing. This is ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes smothered with cheese and sour cream placed under a fried tortilla and served with salsa. Just the Mexican fix I needed!
Can’t wait to try their tacos and burritos next time. Yum yum!!
The film Crazy Rich Asians stirred everyone’s fond memories for those who have visited Singapore. Besides the dazzling lights, cultural scenes and other tourist destinations, Singaporean cuisine is also one to the behold as it is a real fusion of different tastes.
Here in the Metro Manila, a few restaurants have been gaining popularity for offering Singaporean comfort food similar to that found in Hawker places. One joint I frequent is Bugis Singaporean Street Food located along N. Roxas Street near Banawe Avenue in Quezon City.
So much to try in this restaurant but I always get their popular Numnums which are actually assorted balls in sticks. Dipped in either sweet sauce, chili sauce, vinegar or curry sauce, these are absolutely delicious! If you prefer a spicy challenge, get their dynamite to get that fiery blast in your mouth.
I also like their steamboat, which is a clear broth based dish filled with vegetables, squid balls, fish cake, meat, vermicelli noodles and egg. You can with either order beef or seafood as your preferred meat.
You might want to call first before going because the store is always packed with people and parking is a bit of a challenge. Bon appetite!
One of my favorite TV dramas is the TVN show called Taste Beyond Senses. The 2016 show is about a Korean blind girl who travels to Vietnam and gets initiated into the world of Vietnamese cuisine.
Everytime I get reminded of this show, I feel like splurging on Vietnamese cuisine. Fortunately, there’s a good restaurant along N.S. Amoranto Street in Quezon City for my cravings.
Tra Vihn serves authentic, good and healthy food enough to delight the senses.
Today I ordered my favorite Vietnamese pancake which is like a thin omelette stuffed with pork and bean sprout.
The interesting thing about this food is you wrap it in a bed of lettuce, mustard leaves, fresh basil and mint. Then you dip it in a specially prepared vinegar and patis sauce.
Indeed it is quite a taste beyond the senses!