When was the last time you had a meal just for the sheer pleasure of it? My latest visit to Senju in Edsa Shangri-la was such one experience of that. We ordered three dishes, very basic if you ask me. But those three dishes turned out to be one of my most pleasurable seconds and minutes of eating Japanease food because of the quality of ingredients and the way our food was prepared/cooked.
On your next visit to Senju, focus on the ala carte plates. It might just surprise you the way it surprised me!
I have frequented this place so much that it now deserves a post here! My former boss was the one who first mentioned this place to me. Authentic and affordable were the two main words she used to describe it. Now that the first quarter of 2016 is over, I have visited this restaurant over 6 times already–and maybe I am on my way to the 7th, having talked about it with Boy Next Door just last weekend!
I wasn’t able to jot down the prices for the dishes I had been able to try so far. But the prices of each dish range from Php 160 to Php 500.
Living in the mountains of Antipolo serves like a two-edged sword. We have to deal with the daily traffic to and from our offices on week days and on weekends, we have to go through the same traffic just to go out to movie houses and eat at restaurants.
Thankfully, the crawling urbanisation finally reached our area! It is slow I must say, since I’m already 25 years old and it was only last year that we had an actual shopping mall with a decent movie house open 5 mins away from our village. Movie house – check! The best part about all this is that casual dining and home grown restaurants are now popping up like mushrooms in the area. Restaurants – check!
One of my favourite home-grown restaurants is MINCED. It’s a casual dining restaurant serving Filipino food. So far, in the times I’d eaten there, the dishes that I have tried are more wins than actual bleh’s.
See below for proofs!
LOCATION: 2nd Floor, L. Sumulong Memorial Circle, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
The best part about weekend leisure trips to Tagaytay? Breakfasts! Most especially when we get to stop by Breakfast at Antonio’s for a slow brunch. We were so happy during our visit last weekend because the place is finally air-conditioned (old news for others, oh so brand new for me!).
See below for proofs:
I super enjoyed the healthy drink. It was the perfect refreshment in this summer heat!
The first time I visited Kettle (in Shangri-La Plaza Mall along EDSA), we ordered the two dishes that made the restaurant popular: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Corn Bread and Pork and Potatop Strips appetizer. At first, I found the experience underwhelming. But when I got to visit again and decided to explore the menu with Boy Next Door, Kettle is unfolding into a totally different, must-revisit dining experience!
The exploring began when we ordered their Australian Lamb Adobo (Php 499) and the dish surprised me. It’s one of the dishes I haven’t forgotten from last year’s EATS and it got me curious about the rest of their menu.
As one of our exercises for an event styling class, we were asked to make a bouquet made of non-living things. In short, we had to use any other material except for real and freshly cut flowers. Since I am a self-proclaimed book hoarder, I decided to use one of my old books as my main material for the bouquet.
NOTE: Yes. I cut up a book. Please don’t judge. Hah!
I basically followed 100layercake.com for the step by step instructions in making my very own paper flower bouquet. It was, to say the least, the most tedious project I’ve had to do on my own since I graduated from High School! It took me 6 hours to finish just one bouquet made of six big paper roses, and a semi-toasted hand because of the glue gun.
See below for the photos! :)
Now that I am sharing this experience here, I can’t help but ask myself if I were willing to do it again. I suppose I would, but this time to try the method of CapitalRomance.com, which ultimately skipped the step of cutting the petals per piece!
The best part of dating boy next door is is that we share the same interest and love for good food. In fact, he is the more diligent one in terms of looking up must-try restaurants and shares to me the links of these restaurants he wants to try out. One of such restaurants is the Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna by Chef Justin Sarabia.
Hole in the wall? Definitely. We never would have guessed the restaurant would be right beside the 7 Eleven in a building called HRC Center along Rada St. Entering the restaurant felt like being transported into a quaint and modern Filipino house, adorned traditional art pieces and furniture.
The dining experience? One of a kind. See below for proofs!
If we were to visit again (which we agreed we would), I would like to give their Pork Binagoongan a try!
I am a fan of dressing well–if not fabulously. We owe it to ourselves to wear clothes that would do nothing more than to emphasise the best versions of ourselves. It does come with a price, I know. But to me, it’s a small price to pay for something that will represent who we are. :)
Let me start by saying that I am no fashion guru. In fact, my closet is a full-on Basic B closet. But like any other girl (who’s with me!!), I have a tendency to hoard. So much so that I have pieces in my closet that I haven’t touched since I first held them in the shops I bought them from.
Below are three dresses from my personal closet, for sale. The details of each dress can be found in the caption attached to the photo.
Found any of the pieces above interesting? Let’s talk!