Monday, July 27, 2015

Ruby Royalty.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dior in the Philippines.

I need this in my life. 

My new favorite place to hang out in, the Dior shop in SM Makati. 

Nice catching up with friends. 

A Short Poem.

My Darling Ferdi
You are the only man in my life,
Who can kiss away my Dior lippie
As if I am your wife. 

For grabbing my ass in front of all,
Squeezing it tight
Like I'm some booty call,
I'm there for you morning and night. 

I figure he couldn't keep his hands off me because of I was wearing my favorite Dior fragrance. 

I wish Jul B. Dizon can do something like this with you Lucy!! 

Before the dinner, Ria and I had a glass of champagne to celebrate the opening of Dior in Manila. 

So very happy with the food of Blackbird lately. Turning out to be one of my favorite restaurants. 

Congratulations Dior and Ferdi Salvador for such a successful event and for having me.

Lung Hin at Marco Polo.

I eat out a lot. I like trying new places and for Chad's birthday, we decided to try Lung Hin at Marco Polo because Chinese food is all that my Daddy will eat. You make him try other cuisines and you will never hear the end of it. 

I loved the look of the hotel but I really do not like the elevator system. It took us forever to get to the parking because we had to switch elevators several times to avoid waiting and for the simple reason that only three elevators go to the parking area. Anyway, other than that, I was only able to go to Lung Hin so I can't really do a proper review of the hotel. 

We got a private room which seats about 12 comfortably. It has its own toilet which is always a plus. The interior is nice and modern. We got a room where the view is incredible, though it was raining that evening. 

Before your orders arrive, they show you a tray full of appetizers. We thought it was cool until we were told that they aren't free. Usually, those peanuts and pickled vegetables are already given out as complimentary appetizers. Being in a family of freeloaders, we decided not to partake and wait for our orders. 

I still like Tim Ho Wan's pork buns but this wasn't bad at all. 
Three pieces to an order. 

Crispy suckling pig was very delicious. 
This plate consists of two orders. 

Prawns....not sure if I love the blueberry one (middle) and I don't think I would re-order this dish. 

This was truly yummy!!! The beef was tender and vegetables steamed to perfection. Served with foie gras on the side. Make sure you eat all three in one bite. A must!

When dining with Toby and Lucille, sweet and sour cannot go missing. 

I like their birthday noodles. It was oozing with sauce and big prawns and mushrooms. Delicious! 

Our server then called me by my name, she said, "Hello Miss Candy, nice to see you here."
I asked her how she knew me and she told me that she used to serve me at The Tivoli, Mandarin Oriental. Always happy to bump into people from MO. I miss that hotel so much. 

Anyway, she introduced me to the restaurant manager and soon after, they gave us two complimentary bottles of bubbly!! 

Guinevere Chua-Chan, Lung Hin manager and Joevert Valdez, assistant manager served it to the family. I am sure it is because of these two that the servers are trained so well to attend to guests. They never failed to serve with a smile. 

Soon after, the chef from Hong Kong arrives. What a wonderful treat!
Thank you Chef Pun Ka Ming, Dim Sum Chef for making sure that our bellies are happy. 

When we thought the night was over, complimentary dessert!! I usually don't like anything jelly but I would have this over and over again. 

The restaurant is beautiful and I cannot wait to bring my gang over for another Chinese food escapade! 

Thank you Kuya and Happy Birthday!!!

Lung Hin
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Lifestyle Asia, July 2015.

Thank you Lifestyle Asia for this WONDERFUL spread about our SeaLife Collection!

Grab your copy now!!!! 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lunching at The Goose Station.

With all the restaurants that are opening, plus my lola mode in extreme level, I have not been able to go back to The Goose Station for a while. I was thrilled to learn that they are now open for lunch and was lucky enough to have been invited by Tita Bella to try it out. It was also a good chance to spend time with her, Rene and Dennis. 

I looked around and noticed a subtle change in the interior which added more of a homey feel to it. Rene Orosa did a good job in sprucing up the place. 

Tita Bella took charge of ordering and everything that came out was pure culinary delight. 

Roasted Tomato and Lemongrass Soup
Spanish Sardines, Basil, Pandesal Croutons

Tuna Kilawin
Prganic Crab, Mirin Gel Noodles, Ikura, Puffed Rice, Miso, Daikon, Mustard Sorbet

Duck Confit Soft Taco
Coconut Romesco, Hoisin, Eggplant, Aioli, Cucumber, Leeks, Cilantro

Oyster cooked in Seaweed Butter
Yuzu-Pear, Miso, Mushroom, Tapioca, Onion Sponge Cake

Beef Belly Sisig
Adlai, Seaweed Oil, Black Sesame, Cured Yolk, Vegetable "Atchara"

Wagyu Rib Eye
250 grams, Smokey Crispy Garlic Chip, Port Wine Jus, Horseradish Mash, Caviar Powder

Garlic Rice
Multigrain and Seaweed

Mais Con Yelo
Foie Gras Flan, Corny Ice, Manchego Ice Cream, Baguio Strawberry Jam, Cornick Granola

Your bloggerina, Rene, Tita Bella and Dennis. 

Thank you for this wonderful afternoon of awesome food and great company. 

The Goose Station
W Tower, 1117 39th Street
Bonifacio Global City

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Baits with my Doñas.

The Doñas decided to celebrate Dennis Lustico's birthday at Baits because Jo was craving for oysters. 

I have mixed feelings about Baits. 

Let's just say that I loved the service more than the food?

This dish wasn't bad but to put the crispy kamote chips really doesn't go as far as plating. 

Oysters are good and fresh.

Cute way to serve a cocktail. 


Now, I am not sure if I am right about this one because it's been a month since we ate here but I believe this is how they serve sisig.... if it is, or whatever it is, I did not love it. 

Chicken's not what I expected. I just want my chicken wings fried served with sour cream.  This came out sorta like roasted...? But it was marinated well, was tender and juicy. 

Hmmm... this was my order..I forgot what it was but I remember not finishing it. 

One of the nights when the company wins over food. 

It was last month but I've been so lazy to blog but just for my record, 
Happy Birthday Dennis!!! 

Drinks at Hooch followed after!! Now, this was ALL good.