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Monday, August 25, 2008

Gone Vacationing!

Just want to let you guys know...going on vacation tomorrow! So excited though still packing till the last home stretch.
E and I are pretty psyched! It's been so long since we went on a real vacation and heck, this is our honeymoon. :P I hope we can do all the planned activities on the cruise ship and the land tours that I booked us. :)
See you all real soon and with photos and stories to match.

On the left is my ASM family!
We have been through a lot and though some have moved on to other work/job/company/life, it was really great to be able to round everyone up on my most recent (and short) trip to HongKong. We really did partied the night/morning away, which was surely rare for pure workaholics like us. :P

Some new places that hubby and I went to...
1.) Bite Club (burgers)
Katipunan Extension
213 Katipunan Extension, Across Blue Ridge, Quezon City
~ Burgers: freshly cooked/prepared; juicy and tasty
~ Feature: the big 1 pound burger...good for sharing
~ Others: fries...fresh and crispy

~ Price: a bit pricier than Brother's Burgers but I think it's worth it!
~ Comments: currently one of my favorites for a burger. It's cheap and simple! The downside is that you need a car to get to it since it's in the middle of Katipunan Extension.

2.) La Nuova (Italian)
San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Forbes Park
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 867-2370
~ Pasta: love everything that we have currently ordered...from the spinach ravioli with riccotta cheese to the parma ham with truffle cream sauce (?)
~ Pizza: wonderfully light, decently thin crust with loads of taste and toppings
~ Price: a bit steep but they definitely use the best quality ingredients so it's all justified in the end
~ Comments: will go again and again and again. Thanks LS with recommending this place to us. It's purely a God-send!

3.) Pepper Lunch (Japanese Steak)
Rockwell Power Plant Mall
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 895-6185
~ Specialty: sizzling steak meals
~ Price: good for the P200/P300 meals else I think the P600 and above doesn't justify it's worth since you can basically go to a hotel buffet (with a hotel discount card) and have better quality of meat
~ Comments: Taste was good and the novelty of cooking your meal that way you like it is nice...but the steak portion/cut quality could be better...not overly think that my mom got the most expensive steak - the rib eye steak and it was a bit tougher than expected while my steak, a bit cheaper but not by a lot was far better.
**WARNING: long long queue (wait time in the line is about 30mins, if not more) though the turn-over is quite fast (less than 20min or so). How long would it take to eat a decently slab of steak in a sizzling plate? E said that the waittime is even longer than the eating time!


Jeroen said...

A cruise honeymoon sounds excellent and i am sure you guys will be able to enjoy it!

I want to thank you for eating and blogging about our restaurant pepper lunch. Sorry about the rib eye and the lines... trying to work on that but don't know yet how to do it.

Shimofuri steak and yawaraka are the highest quality sreaks we have, they are actually australian wagyu as the rib eye is not. Regarding the price difference, well that has been dictated to us by our franchisor so we cant chance that but yes the shimofuri (little cheaper) steak is recommended over the rib eye.

By the way,
We will be opening in Shangri-la mall be end of the year our second outlet.

Hope to catch you and your family in PL again some time :-)

For now, happy sailing!
Cheers jeroen

~currant7 said...

Dear Jeroen,

Yes, I did get the ShimoFuri that I enjoyed since it was softer (I believe it's mixed up with some fats) and turned out well for me.
I basically shared my steak with my mom and grandma instead.
I know my hubby enjoyed your Pepper Beef Meal so I'm sure we'll be back but the queue is really bothering him.
I sent a suggestion on how other restaurants (like Mi-Ne Sushi in HK) handle their line-up crowd. You have the advantage of a mall where people can walk around while waiting for their meals. Number calling system or assigning numbers to people. More power & we'll be looking out for your Shang branch. :)

cris said...

I tried Bite Club just last week and had their burgerella. I don't think I can finish off their bombarella and the XXX burger haha.

Enjoy your honeymoon. Will be waiting for your posts about Europe. :)

malou said...

I know you and E are having a great time on your honeymoon vacation. Can't wait to see the beautiful and fantastic pictures!!!

aec said...

hi cheryl! i'm a blogger now. will add you to my blog list. :) you must try the desserts at la nuova--they have the best canonigo and theirs is the original concorde cake. so good! :) enjoy your honeymoon!