I’m very proud to say that this January, I went out with quite a number of friends and family. That’s a real accomplishment for this introvert And of course, while we enjoyed each other’s company, we also enjoyed some great food. Here are my personal favorites:
Hummus at Persia Grill, GF Eco Plaza
I like the flavor and texture of hummus. It has garlic, but the one I had in Persia Grill only had a mild dose of it. I really do like garlic but I can’t have too much because of my allergies. This was just right.
Believe it or not, this was just my appetizer
Spring Onion Pancakes with Sausage at Toast Box, GF Trinoma
Just like most Filipinos, I grew up with pancakes that taste sweet, and that probably came from a box of pancake mix. I enjoy trying non-mainstream pancakes once in a while, like Korean kimchi pancakes. These spring onion pancakes from Toast Box was a happy sight when I needed a quick fix.
Paella Negra at Barcino, GF Greenbelt 2
I’ve only once eaten in an authentic Spanish restaurant, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Barcino’s at Greenbelt 2 is wonderful. They give a discount at lunch time, which means you get a whole lot of bang for your buck. This Paella Negra was just exquisite. We knew it had squid ink, but this one wasn’t going to scrimp on it.
Noodles with Sesame and Peanut Sauce at Shi Lin, 3F Podium
I love kare-kare and anything else in peanut sauce. I know Shi Lin is known for many other things, but I’ll remember it for this dish. To my friends, it was just a shameless noodle version of kare-kare. But the peanut lover in me went to heaven with this thick, semisweet, creamy peanut sauce. Noodles never tasted so good.
Waffles at Red Mango, 3F Greenbelt 3
Red Mango has great yogurt. But I was surprised to find out that they also have waffles. I love waffles! And these were really pretty ones. They have two variants, blueberry and banana, and you can choose to have yogurt on top or not. Great for a relaxing merienda.
Trail Mix at Bo’s Coffee, 5F Megamall
Nope, this isn’t your average mixed nuts. Trail mix is healthy energy food if you’re on the go. And by the way, they’re not meant to be popped into your mouth one at a time. Take a small handful and chew them together. The flavors go together really well
I’m out to meet another set of family and friends this month. Would you have any suggestions on where we should meet and eat?