Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mamou Too, Revisited ♥ ♥

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Yes, Mamou is ALL ABOUT STEAK.

… and truffle pasta and bottarga pasta...

BUT my date tonight doesn't eat beef (thank God, it's just my cousin and not a real date!) so we ordered other equally evil eats.

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Bacon Chicharon - no explanation necessary

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Lorenzo's Truffle Cream - creamy and earthy, always a favorite!

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Lamb Chops - these were a bit tough and lacking in flavor :(

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Corn Pudding and Creamed Spinach

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My date who doesn't eat beef EXCEPT when it's kobe, wagyu, or topped with foie gras

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The pretty manager sent over a Key Lime Pie to make up for the lamb boo-boo.
This is another one of my Mamou favorites so yay! Thank you, MM! :)
I'm happy my date is the calorie-counting type who is afraid of whipped cream.
I figured since I didn't have any steak, I could afford to finish all that schlagsahne.
And I did. Bow. 

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Our orders were already sent in when we saw the list of new items.
90g of Wawa's Prime Rib doused in gravy, topped with 50g of pan seared
foie gras on buttered bun, with a choice of mashed potatoes or French fries 

AWW MAN!!!!!!!

Must come back.

See my previous Mamou Too post here.

Mamou Too: Ground Level, Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Tel: +632 833 6218

Mamou Facebook Page

Makchang Korean Restaurant, Revisited ♥ ♥ ♥


I am so happy my girls finally agreed to venture out our usual Fort/Makati dinner venues and try out my favorite Korean restaurant in Manila.



Mak Chang Korean Grill Restaurant




The place has gone through expansion and renovation. When I first started coming here it was
a lot smaller and dimmer. The service is still hurried, but the food, as good as ever.




Bibim Naengmyun - spicy cold noodles




Add vinegar and mix, mix, mix! Remember, the more vinegar the tastier!




The cold noodles come with this cold soup that is sweet and refreshing




Makchang uses charcoal grill which gives meats the smoky flavor that I love in barbecues




You must order the Galbisal. They now use better quality beef short ribs and marinate them in
this addicting sauce that is a perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you have to order only one
meat dish in Makchang, you must go for this! If you have to order two dishes, order two of this!




Beef Galbi - no marinade version




Samkyupsal - pork belly



Here in Makchang they don't give you Korean appetizers and the little whatnots. They give you 5 things only (complimentary AND refillable, of course!)

I promise you, aside from these 5 things, you don't need anything else.




1. Kamote - you can eat this raw or grilled




2. Miso Soup




3. Kimchi




4. Scallions and bean sprouts tossed in sesame oil and chili powder. MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!
I eat this like spaghetti and always ask for my own plate to avoid World War 4 at my table.




5. Leaves to bundle up all that goodness, and chili to add some heat and excitement




Grilling time!




Doesn't this make you wish they'd start making those scratch-and-smell computer screens???




I like to eat my meat with kimchi and mounds of that chili scallion-bean sprout mix. 
I alternate between lettuce and this minty shiso leaf to wrap all that Korean yumminess.




My idea of a super fun girls night out
Don't know if the girls had fun, but I, Jinlovestoeat, had the time of my life! :D




Now ready for some Hizon's grilled ensaymada!



Okay, so I was lying.

I said all you need are the 5 things I mentioned above.

But after some thought, I've decided that for the ultimate authentic Korean BBQ experience, it would be nice to have a sixth.

Like a Korean guy grilling your meats for you.



Hello there, Kim "Shiny" Han-Gyong!
(Hello, Nipple!)



Sorry, couldn't help it! :P

See my previous post:
Makchang Korean Restaurant 

Makchang Korean Restaurant: 1812 Maria Orosa Street, Malate, Manila City. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, A Fourth Time ♥ ♥


We always start our mornings with hot drinks. 


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Jamie had Hazelnut Hot Chocolate aka Diabetes in a Cup



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Benjie had Vietnamese Latte



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I had Hong Kong Milk Tea, which, sadly, tasted nothing like the milk teas I love in Hong Kong.
This was too milky and lacked the bitter and intense flavor of black tea.



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Parmesan Churros




I dipped it in my sister's hazelnut hot choco when she was not looking! Naughty, salty and sweet!



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Tarte flambée with caramelized onions, blue cheese, mushrooms and arugula



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Macaroni and Cheese with gruyere and cheddar



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Steak and Eggs. Kitayama beef flat iron steak with kimchi fried rice.



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California Burger with cheddar, caramelized onion and brioche bun 
Mom would faint if she saw how they pierced the burger with that knife!



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Did not taste as delicious as it looked :(



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Molten Chocolate Beignets, Banana Ice Cream - just okay



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My favorite is still this super light and creamy Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie.
I can easily wolf down a whole pie of this! 



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Benjie, Jamie, Me and someone who cannot be exposed on this blog



The very next day, I went back with Mother for a late lunch. We shared:



A tarte flambée with dates, caramelized onions, brie, argula




And Steak and Egg! Didn't I tell you it's my must-order at Wildflour EVERY SINGLE TIME?
We shared the kimchi rice equally and I had the beef all to myself. The perks of having 
a non-beef eater mother. :) 


See previous posts:
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, Revisited
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, A Third Time

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery: 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Tel: +632 856 7600

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery Facebook Page 


Friday, March 29, 2013

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, A Third Time ♥ ♥ ♥


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8:00am faces 
I think Cyrene's son Beckham (the furry little one) was the most excited about this breakfast.



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Both Sanju and Lanie had the cholesterol-laden Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Smoked Salmon,
Poached Egg, and Béarnaise 



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While the more weight-conscious Cyrene and I had the healthier option - Flat Iron Steak and
Kimchi Rice  :P  :P  :P



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Nothing like red meat on a bed of spicy rice topped with runny gooey egg on a Saturday morning.
It was so healthy, too! See those bits of lettuce in the kimchi rice and look at all those chopped
green onions! 



We couldn't get enough of vegetables, so we had it again for dessert!


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Pumpkin Pie. This was amazing.



I think I can start becoming a vegetarian right away tomorrow.



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Beckham's breakfast 



To reward my efforts at this new healthy lifestyle, I bought two pieces of bread for my mid-morning snack. 



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Hazelnut Bombolini



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I found this somewhat disturbing-looking bombolini too greasy.
I broke it in half and licked all the nutella.



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Cranberry Walnut Bread



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This was the bomb! I couldn't stop pinching and eating.



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It was loaded with fruits and nuts, too. Another very healthy indulgence for me. Yay! :)



See previous posts:
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, Revisited


Wildflour Cafe + Bakery: 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Tel: +632 856 7600

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery Facebook Page

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