Taken at: Casa Verde, Ayala Center in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
I just realized that I am alone in Cebu tonight. My colleagues have moved on to their next assignments. So, what better way to spend this cold, rainy night but with the most comforting food Cebu can offer.
Casa Verde offers steak at very low prices. They have delicious food and you wouldn’t realize you’re in Cebu. I sat at the bar because I didn’t mind and I don’t want to wait for a regular table to free up. I had pasta and steak and a delicious milkshake.
Taken at: Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati City, Philippines
They listed this place as one of the best ramen finds in the Metro. And, boy, they did not disappoint!
They have limited seats so you might have to wait a while if there are customers. You don’t get to choose to be seated together because you get what you can – seats and all. They are solely focused on ramen with some sides like gyoza.
The ramen was delicious especially the broth. The noodles are firm just the way I like it. The chashu was the perfect addition to the broth and noodles. It was the perfect bowl of ramen!
Sorry, Ramen Nagi. There’s a new favorite in town.
Taken at: Sodam Restaurant in San Juan City, Philippines
So, we tried this Korean buffet in Little Baguio, San Juan. I was relieved that they have a lot of food options. But, was a little disappointed that some do not feel authentic Korean to me. Also, they use pechay instead of lettuce for their samgyeopsal.
I walk past this shop whenever I go home but I never bothered stepping inside.
To be honest, the outside display is cute. Also, the shop isn’t that big. The place could probably hold at most 20 people inside.
We sat on the bar because the place was full even if it was already 9:20 PM. We ordered the Beast Ramen – pork bone broth, chashu, beef strips, corn, spring onions, and tamago.
It was indeed a beast! The bowl was bigger than my face. And for the price of PHP 310, the taste wasn’t bad! In fact, it was better than what I expected. They got the noodles right – firm with a bit into it. The only thing I will probably comment was the egg. It lacked a little flavor but was cooked right.
The place is quaint and homey.
I am surprised that I didn’t try eating here. Now, I have a place to go for not-so-late cravings. The next time, I’ll try the other items on the menu.
Who was so excited when they learned that Lang Leav was writing a novel? Me.
Who went to the book store to buy the book as soon as it was released? Me.
Who wanted to start reading as soon as I got my own copy? Me.
Who was thoroughly disappointed with how things turned out? Me.
Where was The Universe of Us? Lullabies? Love & Misadventure? Memories?
Or maybe, I was a big fan of her work in poetry that I expected so much from a novel. I wanted something with meat. I wanted something heart-wrenching (from the title Sad Girls). But, all I got was a cliche story line with a lot of cliche elements.
Maybe she was meant to write poetry and not narratives.
In the end, I may not be a girl but I was as sad, in every way, as the girls were.