Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home Recipes: Mixed Fruit Smoothies/ Pot Roast


Ok with that out of the way, I'd also like to point out that I still want to take care of my health, so I've come to a compromise - I'll smoothie my favorite fruits + veggies to be more healthFUL :D

The pic above is a mish mash of the fruits we have in our house - mostly grapes, pears, mangoes and apples. I've always been lucky when I do my daily smoothies as they turn out really Yummy.Except for the time when I decided to blend grapes and blueberries together. YUCK!

Home Recipes: Fruit Smoothie 

2 cups assorted frozen fruit (so you won't need to add ice)
1 cup fresh milk or 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water

Put the fruit and milk together in the blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes
You may add sugar if you want, but I personally don't 


This looks yummy right?! - NOT!

This was a major failure! I'm not really a good cook, but I can try and invent delicious meals. Though this time, my common sense failed me!

The pot roast tasted good BUT it was too chewy = Read: leather-like
Why? Well, because we didn't let the meat thaw before cooking it. FAIL!

Lesson learned.

Food Review: Hong Kong Dessert

When we were in HK last June, I felt a bit jaded maybe because I couldn't think of anything new to do there.
But luckily we stayed at a budget hotel located in front of this dessert place! Which I unfortunately, forgot to write down the name :(

They specialized in fruit centered desserts (mostly made of pureed mangoes and pomelo -  which, I think, is related to grapefruit)
All of the desserts we tried were very yummy and refreshing!

Ice cream + Mangoes + Jelly + Coconut Milk = YUM!!!

Most of the desserts were priced at around HK$20 only!

So, if any of you want to try this you can just go to Temple street in front of the Dorsett Seaview hotel.

Happy Eating! :D

Monday, August 2, 2010

Food Review: Filipino Street Food (UP)

I've always been a sucker for cheap restos and cheap yummy food. And what kind of food would be cheap and yummy? Filipino Street Food!

Back when I was in college, I'd always buy kikiam/ fishballs in between classes. Since graduating from university, I haven't had the chance to eat these types of food frequently. So one weekend we decided to just go and eat Filipino Street Food just for fun!

Clockwise from top: Fishballs, Kikiam, Kwek-Kwek, Fishballs, Kikiam, Cheese Sticks

Fishballs - made from fish,flour and simple spices
Kikiam - not really sure what's inside - various seafood and some seasonings perhaps?
Kwek- kwek - Quail eggs coated with an orange flour mix - I LOVE THIS TO DEATH!
Cheese Sticks - self explanatory

While we were eating, this old vendor passed by carrying lumpia, banana cue and carioca!
We couldn't help ourselves and bought some too :D

Carioca - Rice flour fried and covered with caramelized brown sugar - YUM!

Manila Restaurant Reviews: Chocolate Kiss Cafe, UP Diliman

When my sis and I were younger, our mom would really force us to go to our weekly piano lessons. And I can always remember that, though, it felt like torture at that time, we would always be happy at the end of the day since we'd get to eat at the Chocolate Kiss Cafe  located at  the Bahay ng Alumni - UP Diliman.

Back then we always ordered the Chix in a Basket = breaded chicken fingers with a garlicky barbeque dip (which now is watered down and does not contain the garlic bits that I love). But nowadays, our staple orders would be the Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and the Lasagna.

Salisbury Steak with Mashed potatoes 
I really like this dish, some of my friends don't like this as it's basically a burger patty with mushroom gravy, but for me it's like comfort food! Plus I really like their mashed potatoes when it's served hot.
(Sometimes food quality is not up to par when the place is packed.)

I think their present servings are smaller than before. I can remember when the Lasagna almost covered the entire plate! But nevertheless, it's still yummy.

Onion rings
We also ordered this - it was okay. But, I like the Outback's onion rings better.

Maybe I'm just a bit biased since I grew up eating this almost weekly. But for those around the area and want to try affordable pasta and yummy cakes, be sure to check out this resto.

Where is the Chocolate Kiss Cafe located? 2nd flr, UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City


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