There are days when I eat more than I should or am stressed out by external stuff. Whenever that happens, I always have a bowl of helpful papaya chunks to ease the pain.
I always want to try something new and not pricey in the city. It's a random form of self love I guess.
For lunch, I went out of the house, away from the vicinity of my comfort zone. I headed to Tokyo Tokyo to taste its new donburi meals (rice bowl dish).
I always find Japanese fashion and heritage fascinating as depicted on this restaurant wall where I had my Donburi.
My brother has been engaged in this new project of his about a callus feet treatment for more than a month now. Of course, I'm the last person he needs to convince to try one because, baby, this girl's got perfect feet! LOL.
Anyway, he was proud to tell me that he did try it because it was necessary for his project. I have not seen him that amazed after the treatment. He was going Chinese on me the whole week like how every part of one's feet needs to touched in a certain way. Also, that pampering is necessary even if I have seemingly perfect feet.
Oh well, I will find out one of these days because he recommended me the foot spa that opened his eyes to the experience. I guess the facility called Soneva also does other body treatments that are wellness-oriented like massages for the body and not just for the feet.
Update you soon. For now, let me leave you with the Pasta Amatriciana that I had at Seattle's Best last weekend...
My eat out tribute to the Holy Week culture of Roman Catholicism has always been abstaining from pork or beef during the religious season at least once. This year, I zeroed in on Chowking's Fish Tausi Chef Bowl Special. It's a great alternative to bangus or fish nuggets. The sauce alone kept me going for the rice.
I'll be in Quezon Province in a few hours. Let's see what Padre Burgos has in store for the Indulger...
If you're constantly exposed to fast food fare and the rice meal culture for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then you are living my life. I used to never consider eating a sandwich as alternative to a heavy rice meal. I used to think that it was foolish to abstain from Chinese food with fried rice or from the chicken and rice combo in favor of stuffed bread
Well, the stuffed bread that I used to stay away from is now a weekly staple for dinner. Ever since Country Style opened in our office building, I'd always schedule my favorite Sunriser BLT (what Country Style calls its bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich) for dinner twice a week.
Mind you, it's not as healthy as you think. It may not be a rice meal, but it's got enough bacon and mayonnaise to dispute your pretend healthy snack.
I was away from blogging for more than a week and focused on some health issues that my family doctor stressed out to me. He wants me to go less on my pork and beef intake and continue to entertain a variety of ways how fish can be enjoyed.
The result of this food assignment (or doctor advice ha-ha!) is a treat of Salmon Cakes -- chopped pink salmon baked or fried with bread crumbs. Each cake is a mixture of egg whites, minced onion, and other stuff which can be potatoes, dill weed or even lemon juice.
I got my serving of these savory cakes at Pancake House which is starting to be my meal marina. The serving is made healthier with brown rice which can be sticky to the palate if you're not used to it. The rice even had raisins which gave each bite of the Salmon Cake a twist. The bursts of the raisins' plump sweetness and the cake's crunchiness were a good match.
Lemon chicken always appealed to me. When it became predictable that every time I ordered something glazed with lemon it would have to be chicken, I shifted mindset. Similar to my work shift that seem to change every two months, a crossover was imminent. With pun intended, it's time for lemon fish to grace the chopping board. Pancake House's new set of dishes includes one for less than P150, so it was just reasonable to have my fish pimped.
Most mall-based restaurants nowadays offer the same type of dish. If there's even a variation in the serving, it's not something so distinct. An example is the very predictable pork chop. Fortunately, Almon Marina has a version called Stuffed Pork Chop that caught my hungry eyes. The meat chop is generously stuffed with cheese, apple slices, herb and spices. For P185, this pork cut variety is quite memorable and worth tearing into.