Thursday, June 4, 2009


Tapsilog, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Thin beef sliced and marinated and served with garlic rice and egg. Sunny side up. Ordered this for breakfast when we were at Batangas, but it wasn't the best I've tasted. I like the one they serve at corner better, at the 24hr pares place.

I'll eat garlic rice with anything... nothing is better than a huge serving of hot rice filled with tons of garlic... and egg! haha. (+ ketchup?)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Chicken Goto/Arroz Caldo

IMG_6409, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

In other words, chicken rice soup.

On Wednesday we went to Tarlac to spend Holy Week there. Our first stop, this eatery near Ate Kit's place. Only P20, less than $0.50...

On top, that's fried garlic. I usually don't like these type of meals, but this was the exception. Gosh, I don't know what made it so good, all I knew was that I couldn't stop. It was so hot outside, and this is just a roadside eatery, so there was nothing but an electric fan, pointed towards Hugo, our dog... But it didn't matter that this only made hotter coz it really was so good. It was thick and the flavors were strong. Full of garlic and green onions and chicken... mmm....

We were supposed to eat here again on our way back to Manila, but it was closed. It's open 24hours, but they closed for Good Friday.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tempura at Seaside

tempura, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Crispy, a bit flakey, golden brown and delicious. The batter has the perfect amount of butteriness and thickness.. covering those large shrimps. Three bites and you're good to go, with double dips in the tempura sauce of course.

Like the sauce, it was the best! I even poured some onto my warm rice. It was sweet and all that. I could eat like 9 of them... if it was just by itself though..

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Buko at Seaside

buko at seaside, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

My ultimate favorite.

I love coconut, anything coconut, especially when its fresh from the tree. This buko only cost P25 at Seaside, and only P15 at the street corner near the house. The guy selling them just cuts the top at 4 places to make a square shaped opening, then just stick in your straw and you're all good to go. There's meat all around the inside too, like just dig it out with your spoon.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Scallops at Seaside

scallops, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Tender, filled with butter and cheese. Hot from the oven...

Creamy and soft, baked scallops at Seaside are the best.
Bought near the restaurant from seafood vendors and baked

Love Seaside.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chixican Beef Tips

chixican beef tips, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Chinese-Mexican fusion dish, made by Lolo Freddie.
Beef tips cooked Chinese style, with red and green bells pepper and onions. Burnt to a crispy sweetness to accent the beef.

Good, good. As yummy as it is colorful.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Boracay clams

Boracay clams, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

On our last night at Boracay, we went to eat at this restaurant called "Plato D' Boracay." First, Ate Gi and them went to the wet market near the restaurant and picked out which seafood they wanted to be cooked. Then brought it over, told the waiters or whoever how they wanted it and then... ate it. This was the first batch of clams that was brought out, and when Ate Gi tried them, she went out and bought some more. The second time, they baked the calms with butter and cheese. Shucks they were so good. Melted, hot cheese smothered over these huge pieces of clam. They didn't have that seafood/ocean taste, and like their chewiness was perfect and all...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Boracay foodies - Pork chop

boracay foodies, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

We walked up and down the strip of white sand at Boracay, like over a mile worth, going back and forth carrying freaking heavy bags looking for our room. Finally, after the longest time when checked in at a different resort and... ah, went to eat.

This is pork chop with egg and tomatoes and fried rice. I don't know how it tastes though coz I ordered beef steak. It was good, the sauce of it was sour and the meat was pretty tender. I didn't take a picture of it coz it didn't look too pretty. Ha ha.

Well... More Borcay foodies to come.

Friday, January 16, 2009


mani!, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Everytime we are at PRO-GIG (Ate Gi's band rehearsal studio), I can't help but walk to the next block and visit the lady selling these. She has a small space on the corner in front of 7-11, with just enough space for her to cook the peanuts and display her foodies. She cooks peanuts like this, peanuts without the dark brown "skin" or whatever you call it, and also cornicks.. You can buy P5, P10, P100... or anything in between. she scoops them up with a shot glass and places them in a small brown bag.. then into a plastic bag about the size of a sandwich bag.

Man.. I love peanuts...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Ate Gi's dad was watching television about a month ago, the food channel, and we saw this chef create this meatloaf sort of dish, wrapped in bacon. Then, a couple week later, there is the same dish on the table, with bacon around it and all.

It is served as a cold cut, and its good when eaten with bread. I am not to sure what goes in to making this dish but I know its a lot. So... I guess it'll just remain a surprise.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ketchup Please!

green eggs and ham, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

This was another breakfast meal in Sagada. I love sunny side up eggs for breakfast, better with toast though unless you pour ketchup all over the rice too. I love eggs with ketchup, it's like ketchup was made to be put on eggs. One time when I was in like 7th grade or something, I ate nothing but a sunny side up, full of ketchup, and a piece of toast for breakfast every morning for months.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Is that spam?

Is that spam?, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

We brought a couple cans of spam with us when we went to Sagada. This is right after the bus dropped us in Banaue and they were about to eat it straight out of the can. I was like whaa?! Can you do that? And I guess... you can. But anyways, I love spam. Actually, I loved spam, until I started making musubi (spam sushi) then I hated it, even the smell. I didn't eat for almost a year.. til this plate of spam.