...A journey into my tummy...

...A journey into my tummy...

I'm Ula. From Manila. 30-something mommy of Jodie.
I like to take pictures and I like to eat, I like to take pictures of what I eat...
(pictures are mine, unless otherwise specified)

Holy Week merienda: fish and squid balls

Holy Week merienda: fish and squid balls

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Another house assembled burger!  All you need are the right patties (I order mine from JAM Foods) and your favorite toppings :D

Another house assembled burger! All you need are the right patties (I order mine from JAM Foods) and your favorite toppings :D

Tagged: #Burger #food
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CONCORDE!

I’ve always liked this.  I like the different textures you get in a piece of cake.  Smooth to crunchy to chewy.  Yum!  Glad to see it in Starbucks.

CONCORDE!

I’ve always liked this. I like the different textures you get in a piece of cake. Smooth to crunchy to chewy. Yum! Glad to see it in Starbucks.

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Late lunch at Army Navy.  They have the most black-peppery burgers I’ve ever tasted.  Since I LOVE black pepper, I liked this.  Disclaimer:  that’s just MY opinion… JodiesDaddy doesn’t like their burgers ;) #vscocam #armynavy #food #burger

Late lunch at Army Navy. They have the most black-peppery burgers I’ve ever tasted. Since I LOVE black pepper, I liked this. Disclaimer: that’s just MY opinion… JodiesDaddy doesn’t like their burgers ;) #vscocam #armynavy #food #burger

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Project Pie Another restaurant that has been in my bucket list for quite sometime is Project Pie. I had been wanting to try it out even before it started sprouting like mushrooms all over Metro Manila. We finally paid a visit last week (went to the branch near MOA). And lucky for us it was nearly empty when we arrived (but it quickly filled up midway during our meal) and we didn’t have to wait too long

JodiesDaddy and I decided to share 2 pizzas:
A red sauce based pizza topped with

  • Pepperoni
  • Italian Sausage
  • Crumbled meatballs
  • Prosciutto
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Mozzarella and
  • Gorgonzola
And a second one was a dessert pizza. I chose the banana nutella.

I wasn’t really expecting much with Project Pie, but I was pleasantly surprised that I liked our order (especially the savory one) and the whole “build your own” experience. Yes, it is quite pricey for a personal sized pizza, but I still really, really liked having the option to add the toppings I want to have in a pizza. I would have added more, but I think that would have been an overkill hahahaha

Without a doubt, will be back!
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CaliBurger
Century City Mall

CaliBurger is in Manila! I was pretty excited when I first found out that it was supposedly a “relative” of the very popular California burger chain, In-And-Out Burgers. However, after reading several conflicting reports, I soon realized that it was NOT the international brand of In-And-Out. Rather it was the closest you could get to In-And-Out.

JodiesDaddy and I both had a Double Cali burger set meal (which came with soda and fries) but we upgraded his fries to the Wild Fries and his drink to a vanilla milkshake.

It was a decent and very filling burger. And the fries were good to boot. BUT, I honestly thought that it was nothing mind-blowing. Actually, to me it did not compare to the meal we had just a week before at a local burger chain. Add to that, it was rather expensive. The set meal I had was P295, but JodiesDaddy’s upgraded meal went up to P560!

I am now very curious. To those who’ve tried both In-And-Out and CaliBurger, does CaliBurger really come close?! Because, if it does, then what makes In-And-Out much raved about? I am not being snarky. But I’m just really, really curious.

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BURGER!!! #angusburger #JAMfoods #vscocam #food

BURGER!!! #angusburger #JAMfoods #vscocam #food

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Date-Night Chronicles: Tao Yuan Seafood restaurant
2nd Floor, Greenbelt 3

I have been feeling down the past few days. And when I say down, I mean bordering to depressed. And whenever I get that way, I turn to food. Yes, unfortunately I am an emotional eater.

I guess to some extent I’m lucky this time because JodiesDaddy has been so patient with me and would let me eat whatever I want (I know I will regret this binging next month). So… On one random evening after work, I was craving for Peking Duck and we really went out of our way scouring for a place that would sell peking duck for 2!

Lo and behold, Tao Yuan in Greenbelt sold half a duck! We knew it was still going to be to much, but we just couldn’t resist. We had the duck served two-way. Yum, yum, yum!

Besides the duck, we also had halabos na suahe (steamed shrimps), which were 50% off that evening, and Fujian fried rice.

The whole meal was too much for the 2 of us.. But at that time, I really didn’t care.

So, did all that food make me feel better in the end? Unfortunately, no :(

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Am I missing something, but why is this buttered POPCORN in the butter section of Savemore?! Someone enlighten me please! Hahahaha #SMsavemore #savemore #grocery

Am I missing something, but why is this buttered POPCORN in the butter section of Savemore?! Someone enlighten me please! Hahahaha #SMsavemore #savemore #grocery

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Date-Night Chronicles: Cyma

Cyma is not a new date place for JodiesDaddy and I. However, we hadn’t been there recently. And when we were thinking of a Date-Night restaurant, we decided to re-visit one of our favorites.

Insteaf of having our usual orders, JodiesDaddy and I opted to order dishes we haven’t had before. We decided on “something old” and “something new” from the menu.

Something Old: Roka Salata
"Fresh arugula (ROKA), chopped romaine lettuce, sun-dried tomatoes, candied walnuts, with shaved parmesan in Traditional Greek Vinaigrette"

For this visit to Cyma, JodiesDaddy and I had this Cyma classi, instead of our favorite Watermelon Salad. I know, I know, the Roka Salata had been in the Cyma menu since the beginning :). But I somehow always ignored it, despite hearing so many raves about this Greek salad. I loved it! First time I actually enjoyed arugula (JodiesDaddy didn’t like the arugula haha). And the dressing and candied walnuts went really well together.

Something New: Chicken & Seafood Yiouvetsi
"The Greek paella valenciana with orzo (rice-shaped pasta) parsley and EVOO"

I saw this being served at a table on our way to our table. Since I was craving paella that night, it was THE perfect substitute! JodiesDaddy and I went crazy over this dish, wiping out the entire thing! It did taste like a Paella Valenciana, only difference was the texture of the orzo (which seemed denser than a normal rice grain).

As always, JodiesDaddy and I left Cyma with satisfied and full stomachs. What’s your favorite Cyma dish?

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Oh my!  This sansrival McFlurry is sooooo good!!!!

Oh my! This sansrival McFlurry is sooooo good!!!!

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My house-blend burger from 8 Cuts burger!

My house-blend burger from 8 Cuts burger!

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These onion rings from 8Cuts Burger are one of the best I ever had!  It was so crispy and was seasoned perfectly with what seemed like salt and cayenne pepper (I think.. Not sure).

Does anyone know how to make this kind of crispy batter for onion rings?  Please share your secret! Hahaha

These onion rings from 8Cuts Burger are one of the best I ever had! It was so crispy and was seasoned perfectly with what seemed like salt and cayenne pepper (I think.. Not sure).

Does anyone know how to make this kind of crispy batter for onion rings? Please share your secret! Hahaha

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Feel Good Food #FGF #vscocam #food

Feel Good Food #FGF #vscocam #food

Tagged: #food #fgf #vscocam
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