Thursday, October 30, 2008

Authentic Curry


curry, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Ate Gi's dad, Lolo Freddie, makes a different kind of curry. Not the usual curry that you make from pieces of chicken and a box of store bought spices. He mixes the spices together, being particular with which ones to add and which ones not to. They are so fresh that he must use it all up, the spices he mixes, within a couple of days.


The potatoes are only mixed in with the chicken right before it is served.

curry potatoes


The sauce is a lot thinner than all the other curry sauces I've eaten before. The spices are strong and you can really taste how well they mix together. It smells really great too.

Garam masala is translated to hot spices and this is also what Ate Gi's dad uses.




Friday, October 24, 2008

Yellow Cab Pizza: New York's Finest

A couple night's ago was the third time we went out to eat at Yellow Cab. Cheese pizza and pasta the first time, then New York's Finest pizza with tomato/tortilla soup the second time, and then New York's Finest again the third time.

This is the 10" pizza with red and green bell peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms, and ground meat. The crust of Yellow Cab's pizza'a are really thin and crispy. The vegie's are sweet and crunchy and the cheese is all melty and hot.

That's some good pizza.






Their delivery Vespa's:


yellow cab vespa, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Takoyaki Yo!


A Japanese dish comprised of octopus, cabbage, batter, fish flakes and sweet, brown sauce. The octopus balls are cooked in a batter then sweet sauce is added to the top and the fish flakes are like the sprinkles. They're super hot when they come out and it's like you want to spit it out because it's so hot, but it tastes too good that you keep on chewing anyways. Watch out though, when you put them in your mouth, the flakes might go straight to your throat, like Ate Kit almost died. JK Ate Kit!

Its sweet outside then there's small pieces of octopus inside with cabbage.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

KKK?


Normally, you wouldn't see a place in the States named like this, esp a restaurant, or else people would think you are White Supremacists. But here, KKK has a whole different meaning. It stands for Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan. It is or was a Philippine organization founded by Revolutionists in 1892, during the rule of the Spainiards.

I haven't eaten at this restaurant yet, but I've read that they serve traditional style Filipino food with a twist, or updated versions.

You know, like Adobo on a Stick or Tilapia Shake. Nah, joke.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Grapes or... Seaweed?


seaweed, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Aright so it's seaweed. I am not sure how they cooked it, if they cooked it at all. I'm guessing they didn't since it is seaweed, but they did serve it with onions and... I forgot. There were tons of these small, grape-like things on each strand and when you bit into it, they would burst. They were tiny and popped when you chewed them, and the inside was filled with sea bacteria, nah just kidding. It was kinda salty.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

At Seaside: tempura


At Seaside: tempura, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

From the market to the deep fryer, this is the tempura we ate at Seaside. It was a small basket full of hot, batter coated shrimp that was served along with dipping sauce. The shrimps were crispy and crunchy because it was served quickly, the shrimps were fresh and the meat was thick, and the batter was buttery and full of flavor. The dipping sauce was really sweet and the taste kind of stuck to your mouth. Best tempura I've tasted so far.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sizzling Beef Teriyaki


Sizzling Beef, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Beef Teriyaki

After Ate Kit worked at Chinese General Hospital, we went to eat at Sizzling. The place was just a small house, upstairs and downstairs, the downstairs was open and that's where they cooked the food, and the upstairs had enough space to seat a little over 20 people.

I ordered Beef Teriyaki and they were quick to cook it, less than 10 min. The gravy was poured over the meat and rice after the plate was set in front of me. And as soon as the gravy hit the hot plate, it started to bubble bubble and sizzle sizzle. The rice was yellow and I guess the color made me think it tasted like butter. The beef was sliced thinly and was... the taste was kinda covered by the hotness and the gravy. But it was good. Ate Kit paid like less than $3 for three plates.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bontoc: pork and vegies


bontoc pork vegies, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

I know, I know... more vegies?! Well, first let me start off with Bontoc. It is a small mountain province that we passed through between Sagada and Banaue. These vegies also look fresher than fresh right? They were cooked minimally as to keep all the nutrients intact and blah blah blah. In short, another killer meal of broccoli, carrots, cabbage and green beans? I can't remember what was in it exactly. The pork was deep fried I think because it had a crunchy, crusty, whatever coating it. It was good, but it didn't have much taste alone. I finished all of that btw...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cheese Omelet in Sagada


cheese omelet, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

We ate breakfast at another inn/restaurant in Sagada. I ordered a cheese omelet with bread. I thought the cheese would be mixed in with the eggs because that's how I grew up with my dad making omelets, but the cheese was grated and tucked inside the eggs. It was a lot of grated cheese. I noticed that the cheese here in the Philippines is a lot creamier than in California, maybe the cows aren't that happy there... Joke. It was a good, cheesy omelet. The three pieces of bread I dipped into my hot chocolate... it made the bread soft and sweet.
Cool thing about this place is that there is only one lady who operates it and she was the waitress, inn manager, chef, and all that. She cooked like 6 meals for us by herself.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mountain Vegies


Mountain Vegies, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

The best vegies I've ever eaten. There were carrots, green beans?, and this other vegetable that they "potato fry" cut. Cooked chop suey style with sauce thickened by flour. The freshest vegetables ever. The colors were so bright and you could really tell that these were straight from the ground and onto the plate. No long distance traveling, or handling, its as if they were just picked in the morning... which they probably were. The taste was so, so... like, how a vegetable is supposed to taste. Any vegie you eat after eating these will just seem... boring and bland.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chicken Adobo in Banaue


Chicken Adobo in Banaue, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Also ordered at the same restaurant in Banaue, this chicken adobo was made from local, stress-free chickens. Potatoes and red somethings added made the meal all the more filling and pretty.

Native Rice in Banaue


Native Rice in Banaue, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Before reaching Sagada, we went to Banaue. Also known as the eighth wonder of the world for its rice terraces. For lunch, we ate at one restaurant that served us their native rice. Its color is a deep purple, which would turn black if it was not mixed in with white rice.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cyma's Greek Restaurant


Mixed Meat Gyro.
Wheat Greek pita bread, pork and beef, tomatoes, onions, and others...
Big and so filling...

Roasted Potatoes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wendy's


wendy's side salad, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Meet Wendy's Side Salad. Made from macaroni, cheese, cucumbers, red jello and green jello. It caught my attention because I've never seen salad before that had jello in it. This salad may seem like a mix mash of different flavors all from different parts of the food pyramid, but it was good. I like anything with cheese, so there. Bought at a hospital cafeteria while Ate Kit was working.