Quick Binondo Trip

Last Sunday afternoon, the hubby and I made a quick trip to Binondo to use our dining vouchers for The Original Salido Restaurant on Ongpin St. It was supposed to be a merienda but since we intentionally didn’t have lunch for the unlimited dimsum waiting for us, it turned out to be a late, long lunch.

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For P299 per person, we had an eat-all-you-can dimsum at the restaurant. There were nine kinds on offer and we tried them all. Haha. Among them, my favorites were the hakaw, siomai and bean curd roll. We also ordered Yang Chow rice to go with everything. Our dining vouchers also included drinks and desserts. We got red iced tea for our drinks and had mango sago and almond lychee to cap off our dimsum-loaded lunch.

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Juicing with Edel: Celery, Cucumber, Ginger, Oranges and Honey

I’ve recently started juicing during weekends at home. The hubby was okay with it so I guess this will gonna be a normal thing for us. Fresh juices are healthy, more so if they are a mixture of fruits, veggies, herbs and spices. For our first homemade fresh juice, I used celery, cucumber, ginger, oranges and honey.

The good thing about making homemade fresh juices is that you know they’re clean and you can control or limit the amount of sugar you put into it. I decided to use honey because it’s healthier than white sugar. Instead of using ordinary glasses, I made use of my new mason jars (which I bought online from an Instagram seller) for aesthetic value. Haha.

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New Fave Japanese Restaurant

My husband is a big fan of Japanese food. Seafood allergy aside, he tries to eat Japanese food as often as he can with eyes on the safe options. In Bacoor, there’s this tiny Japanese restaurant that we visit on weekends because 1) we like their food 2) we like their good service 3) we like the tiny but well-kept space 4) the food prices are so cheap and 5) it’s just a 5-minute car ride (or a good walking distance) from our place.

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The name of the restaurant is Ume-ya. It’s located on Mambog Road, a few steps away from the Total gas station and the Jollibee store along Molino Boulevard. Ever since a blogger friend (who also lives in Bacoor) mentioned it on FB, we’ve dined there thrice already and have always been satisfied. I’m not really into Japanese food as I’m a Chinese food enthusiast but so far, I share these dishes with the hubby as favorites: kani salad, California maki, katsudon, beef teriyaki, and shoyu ramen.

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KFC Christmas Bucket Meal for 2013

Last Friday night, we had KFC food delivered at home. It was their Christmas bucket meal priced at P650. It’s the same as their regular bucket meal except that it has one additional item — a small chocolate cake for dessert. What’s nice about this is that for every Christmas bucket meal sold, KFC gives P5.00 to the World Food Programme which would then be used in helping typhoon Yolanda victims. How laudable.

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It’s one of those fast food purchases that you won’t feel guilty about because you get to help people in need in your own little way. Yes, I felt happy about it even if it was my MIL who paid for it. She just got her SSS pension and suddenly thought of treating everybody in the house for dinner. Sweet.

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Food Trip at El Sur, Alabang Town Center

Organized by the Mercato Centrale Group, El Sur in Alabang Town Center is another foodie destination worth checking out. Or is it? I grabbed some dinner there last Saturday with the hubby and my SIL who joined us for the weekend. This was after we attended the anticipated mass at the nearby St. Jerome Church.

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From what I read in the poster, El Sur opens every Friday and Saturday from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. It’s right beside Fully Booked. During our visit, there were only a couple of food stalls there serving customers. I saw stalls that sell burgers, rice meals and some snacks. I found the space small and the variety of food offerings was far from what I expected. I initially thought they occupy a big space and offer the same food offerings (both in size and scope) as the Midnight Mercato in BGC.

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