Last Tuesday, I celebrated my birthday at Movie Stars Cafe, Mall of Asia. It was sponsored by Mommy Blogger Philippines (Thanks a lot, Ms. Lani!) and Movie Stars Cafe so imagine how happy I was on my special day. I definitely had an extravagant and extra-ordinary birthday celebration here at Movie Stars Cafe. I did enjoy everything– from the superb food to the excellent service and to their one of a kind theme. They definitely have it all!
Just a couple of weeks ago, my entire family went to Trinity Ihaw-Ihaw and Food House at Dampa, Macapagal Blvd. to celebrate Papa Semmy’s (my Tito-in-Law) birthday. He is Cj’s maternal uncle and he’s also a balik-bayan so bringing him to a different place in Manila is a one of a kind experience for him. This family lunch was a surprised birthday treat for Papa Semmy and Mama Encar (her wife) and they don’t have any idea then kung san namin sila dadalhin. Papa Semmy loves seafood so we decided to bring him at Dampa. Here in the Philippines, Dampa is indeed a seafood haven! It’s the perfect place to go to satisfy your seafood cravings.
What do you prefer the most every time you dine at any resto? Do your prefer the good ambiance of the resto or the delicious food they serve? If you will ask me, I prefer the good food. I don’t care kahit sa kanto lang yung kainan basta masarap yung food. I go for the taste rather than the sosy place. And of course, as a wife and Mom I go for budget friendly resto that serves good food at the same time. I’m very practical when it comes to that. There are times naman that I don’t care spending too much as long as the food is exceptional. Kaya If you will notice me and my husband, Cj seldom dine at expensive restos. Because aside from the fact na kain construction worker ang asawa ko eh nuknukan din yan ng kuripot. (Read: SUPER KURIPOT.PERIOD)
Whistlestop meets both our standards. Affordable na masarap pa! Whistlestop is located along Jupiter street, Makati. When my friends, Rachelle, Aaron, and Gerry had their joint birthday celebration two weeks ago, I highly suggested Whistlestop to them since most of them are picky-eater and since it’s one of the nearest resto in our office too. They used to serve Filipino cuisine here at Whistlestop, they don’t have a super nice ambiance pero winner ang mga food! I swear! Their price ranges from 100++ to 500. O diba swak na swak sa budget? 🙂
We always wanted to try Sumosam Olympia at Somerset Building in Makati Ave because of its catchy buffet signage (READ: Php499 only!) outside the resto but t’was never (ever!) been push through. You know naman basta lafangan go na go ako dyan at hindi ko aatrasan yan! So when we had our post birthday celebration last May we decided to pay a visit. Sumosam Olympia is situated along Makati Ave at Somerset building right beside Manila Peninsula Hotel and across Ayala Triangle.
OMG! What happened to all media sites? Puro #Gilas ang laman ng newsfeed ko. Asan na ang #TheVoice? Akala ko championship na at last game na ng FIBA tonight, kung maka-sigaw at maka-tili ang mga kasama ko sa bahay at kapitbahay namin wagas! Pero Congrats, Team Gilas! Pusooooo!! Goodluck to your “FINAL” game tomorrow night, bukas nalang ako makiki-sigaw ah…tulog na anak ko eh. Go go go! Team Gilas! :p
Serious na. Back to the real topic…
As I was saying last Thursday, August 9, 2013 our company’s Town Meeting Hall was held at Shangri-La, Makati. We were not really excited about the news and announcement but we were all excited about the venue. Sino ba namang hindi diba? Ang totyal ng venue. Our previous Town Hall Meeting was held at Manila Peninsula but we were a bit dissapointed because there was no food after the meeting. HAHAHAHA! Yun naman pala eh. Puro tea, coffee, and water lang! LOL! Choosy pa talaga noh? :p
But this time around, we were all tremendously happy because of our magnificent and world class experience here at Shangri-La, Makati. From the venue, interior, to the food, lahat winner!
As promise guys, here’s my version and the easy-peasy recipe of the scrambled eggs w/broccoli and buttered baby potatoes that I mentioned in my previous post (read it here). You know what I like about this dish? It’s so simple, classic, and easy to prepare and it’s super yummy too not to mention really healthy! This dish is perfect for your health conscious family and friends.
I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and this dish is part of my experiment. It’s my first time to try adding veggies in an ordinary scrambled eggs and I must say that it’s really yummy! I don’t know what took me so long to discover this food, maybe it’s my katamaran or whatever. I don’t know. Whatever it is I’m just so happy that I discovered this because my family love’s this dish as much I do.
Anyhoo, enough for the long intro let’s proceed now to the recipe, shall we? I know you’ve been all waiting for this so here it is!
Hello everyone! How’s your weekend? I hope everyone’s having a real good time! 🙂
Anyway, before anything else I would like to share this good news to all of you! Cyler feels better now! YAY! That’s the most wonderful part of our weekend. The fever was gone although the cough is still there but it’s not as bad as yesterday. He was able to sleep soundly last night, in fact he woke up at 12pm-ish today which is good because he was able to gain more energy. When we brought him to Doc Vienne’s clinic yesterday his fever reached 40 degrees already, I know that’s pretty high. So she immediately gave meds to Cyler. For high fever she recommended Dolan. Also, Doc Vienne checked Cyler’s tonsil and ears, thank God it’s negative from any infections. The culprit of his fever was his cough. So she also recommended antibiotic for Cyler. She said that his fever and cough must subside within two-three days, or else Cyler must undergo a blood test. Thank heaven Cyler feels so much better now. Docky said that there is also a possibility that rashes will come out once the fever subsided, so far there are no signs of rashes to Cyler. Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy na ung pag galing nya. His appetite is back to normal as well as his milk intake. That’s why I’m so thankful Lord! Truly, God is good all the time! And also thank you for all the prayers, we will never overcome this situation without your prayers. So from the bottom of my grateful heart, thank you so much. Iba talaga ang power ng prayers! Walang katulad!
Here is Cyler back to his old self– playful and energetic!
And since Cyler’s appetite is back I cooked veggie soup for him. The soup is made up of sayote and carrots. Of all the veggies why sayote and carrots? Because that’s one the softest veggies that he can swallow immediately. Ayoko namang biglain yung tummy nya kakagaling pa lang sa sakit eh. Surprisingly, he was able to finish his food in no time. 🙂
I also cooked scrambled eggs (with broccoli, basil, and cheese) and buttered baby potatoes for our brunch. Cyler is not a big fan of potatoes but he loves my buttered baby potatoes so much. YAY! He thought it was a french fries since it’s a potato too. 😛
I’ll make a separate post for the recipe of the scrambled egg and buttered baby potatoes. 🙂
Have you tried thai cuisine? Do you like it? Me, I do! I really really do! I love pad thai. Sobra! I discovered pad thai thru my office mates, they are the one who introduced this dish to me. And I must say that it’s a wonderful food discovery. I love discovering and trying different cuisine!
Soi is one my favorite thai resto because aside from the affordable food they also have the most delish authentic thai cuisine that I’ve ever tried so far. I’ve been here a number of times but this is the first time that I am sharing this with you guys.
I bet your wondering who’s my date, of course it’s none other than my one and only love of my life…. Cj! 🙂
“Malayo ang tingin di naman marating” lang ang peg. :p
While waiting for our order a complimentary appetizer like crackers and peanuts was served. The staff were very polite and accommodating too which is two thumbs up for me. I wasn’t able to take photos of the restaurant’s interior but Soi has Thai inspired interior in case your wondering. Just imagine or google it. Haha! :p
Here’s what we order: