...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)

I was craving for a classic Margherita pizza.

Ended up in Project Pie and built myself one that came closest — but added gorgonzola and garlic — but did not quite satisfy what I was looking for. JodiesDaddy on the other hand stuffed his pie with chorizo, bacon, olives, mushrooms, onions and garlic.

So… I’m still craving for a Margherita… Anyone know where I can get one in the Makati/Taguig area? :)

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What I ate on board KLM. Surprisingly there were 2 Filipino dishes: Beef Caldereta and Pork Adobo :)

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Amorino gelato came highly recommended by a colleague.  Part of the Amorino experience is the gelato scooped onto a cone looking like a rose!  And depending on the combination of colors you select, you can end up with a very pretty cone.

I had Speculoos, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio — so I can’t really complain that my gelato flower didn’t turn out to be too pretty haha
Amorino gelato came highly recommended by a colleague.  Part of the Amorino experience is the gelato scooped onto a cone looking like a rose!  And depending on the combination of colors you select, you can end up with a very pretty cone.

I had Speculoos, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio — so I can’t really complain that my gelato flower didn’t turn out to be too pretty haha

Amorino gelato came highly recommended by a colleague. Part of the Amorino experience is the gelato scooped onto a cone looking like a rose! And depending on the combination of colors you select, you can end up with a very pretty cone.

I had Speculoos, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio — so I can’t really complain that my gelato flower didn’t turn out to be too pretty haha

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My London food trip

I was recently sent to London for a quick business trip and for the first time (after quite a number of business trips through the years), I didn’t scrimp on my food; I didn’t even eat in McDonalds!

Here’s a glimpse of what I ate:

Since I was already in London, I just had to eat good ol’ English Fish and Chips. We went to Golden Union, where I had a choice between Cod or Haddock. I went with the Haddock - a flakier and tastier fish.

Another must-eat meal for me during this trip was Nando’s, which serves Portuguese Peri-Peri Chicken. I ate here when I was last in London back in 2007 and I remember loving it. I had 1/4 chicken with chips, and had the mild spicy Peri-Peri sauce.

Ishbilia was where we went for some Lebanese food. It was something we picked out of the blue after window shopping along Knightsbridge. And it was a very good decision! The food was incredible! We loved all of it.

A quick lunch at Crussh had me eating some Japanese. It wasn’t the best sushi though haha

Did someone say Argentinean steak?! Oh yes! We had this at Gaucho. We got the Gaucho Sampler, 1.2 kgs of select beef: Cuadril, Chorizo, Ancho and Lomo.

Like Nando’s, Wagamama wass a restaurant I ate at previously. However, it didn’t make much of an impression then as I can’t even remember what I had haha. But since it’s Asian and I was already missing rice, I could not resist this for lunch. Had some deep fried squid and sticky rice.

Some Italian at Cucina for a pre-dinner meal. Shared a pizza Margherita and a pasta Amatriciana (oh and some fries!).

Last supper at London. We ate a recommended Mexican place called Wahaca. Had another sampler which had: Pork Bilbil Tacos, Chicken Tinga Tacos, Broad Bean Quesadilla, Black Bean Tostadas, Potato Taquitos and a Wahaca slaw.

Although I can safely say that I had a very satisfying, multi-cultural (English, Portuguese, Lebanese, Japanese, Argentinean, Chinese, Italian, Mexican) gastronomic experience during my short time in London… I think I just grazed the tip of the iceberg. And I can’t wait for another opportunity to dive in to what London’s food scene can offer! :)

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This city is LOVE!

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Inside this Crinkly Old Bag was an awesome (half) baguette with prosciutto, tomatoes and basil #food #PretAManger
Inside this Crinkly Old Bag was an awesome (half) baguette with prosciutto, tomatoes and basil #food #PretAManger

Inside this Crinkly Old Bag was an awesome (half) baguette with prosciutto, tomatoes and basil #food #PretAManger

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Care for some Japanese?

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A very hearty brunch at Maple.

JodiesDaddy had: Eggs Benedict
Jodie and I had: The Big Maple Breakfast — 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, a sausage and fries

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I liked that the breakfast buffet at Radisson always had mushrooms!  Wish I could have mushrooms everyday.. Until I grow tired of it haha
I liked that the breakfast buffet at Radisson always had mushrooms!  Wish I could have mushrooms everyday.. Until I grow tired of it haha

I liked that the breakfast buffet at Radisson always had mushrooms! Wish I could have mushrooms everyday.. Until I grow tired of it haha

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Date-night with Doogs.. Started with what was supposed to be a “light” meal.. But ended up stuffed! #datenightchronicles
Date-night with Doogs.. Started with what was supposed to be a “light” meal.. But ended up stuffed! #datenightchronicles

Date-night with Doogs.. Started with what was supposed to be a “light” meal.. But ended up stuffed! #datenightchronicles

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Tried something new for dinner last night.. Beef with Broccoli from the YummyPH recipe book.  Turned out to be really tasty — this was wiped out! #asianfood #food
Tried something new for dinner last night.. Beef with Broccoli from the YummyPH recipe book.  Turned out to be really tasty — this was wiped out! #asianfood #food

Tried something new for dinner last night.. Beef with Broccoli from the YummyPH recipe book. Turned out to be really tasty — this was wiped out! #asianfood #food

Tagged: #food #asianfood
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Oh Tinola, how I’ve missed you!
Oh Tinola, how I’ve missed you!

Oh Tinola, how I’ve missed you!

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I was pretty happy with this Kaisen Fried Roll from Ogetsu Hime.  It had spicy tuna, salmon and cream cheese and best of all coated in bread crumbs and fried hahaha
I was pretty happy with this Kaisen Fried Roll from Ogetsu Hime.  It had spicy tuna, salmon and cream cheese and best of all coated in bread crumbs and fried hahaha

I was pretty happy with this Kaisen Fried Roll from Ogetsu Hime. It had spicy tuna, salmon and cream cheese and best of all coated in bread crumbs and fried hahaha

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I take back what I said about Kichitora of Tokyo. It’s not so bad the 2nd time around after all.

I had the Paitan ramen while JodiesDaddy had the Paitan tsukemen. The broth (paitan) is actually chicken based, so its something different from the usual pork broths (tonkotsu).

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Shared a scoop of Javanese Hot Chocolate with Jodie — who is starting to like ice cream only now :) #MadMarks #food #icecream
Shared a scoop of Javanese Hot Chocolate with Jodie — who is starting to like ice cream only now :) #MadMarks #food #icecream

Shared a scoop of Javanese Hot Chocolate with Jodie — who is starting to like ice cream only now :) #MadMarks #food #icecream

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