Tag Archives: Food

From scratch: Chicken and mushroom tomato alfredo pasta

(After those long travel posts, I thought I’d change it up with a food post this time. I’ll post my review of the hotels we stayed at in Davao soon, don’t worry.)

Tomato Alfredo pasta is perfect for those who like the tangy flavor of tomato and the richness of cream. I’d never tried making it before, so I decided to give it a shot one afternoon for lunch over Christmas break.

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From scratch: tuna salad

My quickest go-to meal is a sandwich if I don’t feel like having a meal with rice (a common component in any meal in the Philippines), and one of my favorite savory kinds is the simple but tasty tuna salad. I usually make a huge tub of it and keep it in the fridge so I don’t have to start from scratch every single time I want one (and because people in the house seem to enjoy the recipe I’ve been using for years).

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From scratch: Cheese-stuffed tuna patties

I don’t really have a reason why I made these patties the day I made them. We just had a bunch of tuna stocked in the pantry and I was jonesing for something fried. And wouldn’t you know, turns out, people all over the world have been cooking up these things called tuna patties, so I decided to try them out myself.

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Visual Inspiration: Oatmeal

The entire day before this breakfast, I overdid the eating, so I thought a light breakfast would be in order. Didn’t keep me from loading it with a couple of add-ons, though.

EatPlayLog Visual Inspiration Oatmeal
Rolled oats with bananas, blueberries, peanut butter, and chocolate

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Bypass Burger needs help, stat! (restaurant review)

(It seems I’ve fallen into old habits again; I had to sweep away cobwebs to click on “Add New Post.” I’ve got a lot of stuff to write about in the coming weeks, so hopefully you don’t decide to abandon me by then.)

We (meaning my sister, her husband, and I) have always noticed Bypass Burger when we drive around BF Parañaque looking for a place to dine in. We never really considered eating there, until I saw pictures of seemingly glorious food while checking my Instagram, at which point I convinced them to give it a shot last night.

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From scratch: Garlic aioli

Sometimes (not often enough), we like to have taco night at our house. You know the drill: meat, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese. Pile everything into a crunchy or soft shell, eat, repeat. To make things better, we (at least the ones who can take the heat) usually douse our tacos with hot sauce or chili oil. But this past weekend, I thought I’d try something new so I decided to make garlic aioli.

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Quick fix(es): various edibles at Valero Eat Street

So I went ahead and stopped by the Valero Eat Street on March 11 and actually had a blast, mainly because I was doing something I liked: eating, and eating by the load. The event started at 11 and I didn’t get to go until after office hours, but the place was still abuzz when I got there.

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Quick fix: McDonald’s Sausage McGriddle

When McDonald’s Philippines announced late last year that they were bringing the McGriddle back, I was surprised because I wasn’t even aware when they brought it over to the country the first time in 2014. Safe to say, trying out this faddish breakfast item, which seems to have brought so many sandwich lovers to their knees, is long overdue.

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Boarding Ortigas’ Cable Car (restaurant review)

I’ve always noticed Cable Car, but I’ve never had a chance to try it. And I almost didn’t get to, even before I got an invite from Zomato Philippines. According to the bar’s part-owner Sherwin, he and his co-owners swooped in just in time to save the almost-closing restaurant chain a few years ago. Now, it continues to provide party goers with a venue for drinking, lively music, and beer pong. But I wasn’t there so much for the party scene as for the food, so armed with an empty stomach, I went into the recently opened Ortigas branch.

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