Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
The photo you see on the left was the few pieces left of the second serving. Well, I thought of taking a picture after I've consumed more than half of the stash. I told you, I missed the California Maki! :P
For dinner, some pork barbecue bought from the little grilling store at the corner of the street. Delicious!
These are the things that really make you feel that you are so far away from home. And so, I am taking in as much as I can while I am here.
During grocery shopping, I also bought a lot of junkfood - Mr. Chips, Oishi Caramel Popcorn, and a lot others. Oh my, it seems that gaining some pounds will be inevitable. Tsk tsk. So I better have a remembrance of how I look now. Hehehehe....
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This photo is only one of the many others first posted on my ex-blog.
My first dinner out with friends was at the Outback Steakhouse in Glorietta 4 with my kumares. :)
We set it at 7 pm but I was already there at 6:30 pm. Well, with the thick crowd roaming the malls, I just couldn't stand it. So, I chose the lesser evil, sit in the restaurant surrounded with mouth-watering food. Hehehe...
When I got into the restaurant, I ordered for drinks right away. That 1.5 hours travel from Caloocan to Makati surely parched my mouth and throat and had my stress level soaring sky high. Imagine, I had to run after a bus, a common scene in Metro Manila roads. I know I used to do this stunt every morning to work before I went to SG, and that's for most of the 6 years I worked here. But being exposed to how organized SG transport is, exploring the roads of Metro Manila will take some getting used to again.
Okay, let's get to the part where I was sitting in a cozy booth at Outback Steakhouse. My drinks came, and I ordered for some Fried Calamari for starters. And it was still a good 45 minutes before all of my dinner buddies showed up. And it was like before again - good food, hearty laughter, and tons of chikahan! Sigh... I miss those days.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
At one of my grocery shopping escapades after work, I scored a nice piece of milkfish (bangus in Filipino) at Carrefour in Plaza Singapura. And instantly, warm thoughts of home came rushing to me. My Mama is fond of preparing fish dishes - paksiw, pesa, sinigang, fried to combine with pakbet, filleted to combine with guinisang monggo, escabeche, steamed, one time we even attempted fish lumpia which turned out quite deliciously. :)
Which got me thinking... How should I help this beautiful piece of bangus fulfill its life's purpose? Hehehe...
I cut the bangus in four pieces, the two pieces from the body will go together in one dish. The fish head and tail will go together in a separate dish.
Fish Dish # 1: Paksiw na Bangus
This is what happened to the two middle pieces of my bangus. I found the recipe from the internet, but kept a real good picture and memory of the taste of my Mama's home cooking.
I put the bangus slices with some crushed garlic, peppercorn, salt, ginger, vinegar and water in the pan to simmer. Turned the fish over to make sure it cooked evenly. When the water has reduced to your desired amount, it's time to take it out of the flame.
As of press time, my paksiw na bangus is still sitting in the fridge. It will surely taste better to keep it for sometime before consuming. ^_^
Fish Dish # 2: Fried Bangus
The head and tail became fried bangus. I sprinkled some salt on the fishes and then smothered them in cornstarch. When the pan of oil got hot enough, I fried them to a crisp.
It made me finish one and a half cup of rice in one sitting. I blame the toyo-mansi dip nd the cucumber salad side dish! Perfect combination.
Well, my Cookie didn't bother with the fish. He was quite happy with his cold pizza dinner from Sunday night. So, I had the fried bangus all to myself! Bwahahaha....
I know he has angst over seafood so I'll just make it upto him and prepare him something nice - most probably in the lines of spaghetti (again) before I set out for home next week.