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31 October 2011

Grilled Skinless Porkchop

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Sunday is back to dieting day and since it's quite expensive to fry these babies in olive oil, I decided to just grill the meat and have porkchop bbq. 

I had the crazy idea of photographing the meat while it was cooking and the brainstorm ended when I took a photo of it while it was standing on the grill. Don't worry, I was just cooking the fat even if we don't eat it.

I am quite lucky when it comes to pork dishes, I never learned how to eat the fat that's why it's not a big deal to me if the pork only has a little fat on it.

Brightest Blessings!

Halie


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28 October 2011

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011, Last Part

I have cut this post into three parts and this would be the last installment of photos from the said event.

In alphabetical order, here are the other participants:

Cafe Provencal
Serves French Cuisine
2/F Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 631 8046

Appetite Menu Php 500.00

French Onion Gratinee
Grilled Chicken Provencal
Apple Tart Tartin

The dishes were great and I won't think twice to return to this restaurant.

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Claw Daddy
Serves American Cuisine
Located at the 6/F The Ledge, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 636 5679

Appetite Menu Php 699

Buffalo Wings
Choice of: Smoked BBQ Chicken Quarter and BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Dirty Rice or BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fish and Chips
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Bar

The pieces were quite big during the launch (American sized proportion).

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Cravings 
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the 5th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 635 6087

Appetite Menu Php500

Caesar Salad and Mushroom Soup
Chicken Ala Pobre
Baked Fish in Olive Oil
Mango Creme Crepe

Good salad for those who are conscious about what they eat. Quite a healthy platter for those who are on a diet.


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Cyma
Serves Mediterranean Cuisine
Located at the 6th Floor, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 637 3090

Appetite Menu Php620

Zucchini and eggplant, Zucchini flowers or Kalamarakia (served with Tzatziki)
Chicken Souvlaki served with parsley salad and pita
Moussaka served with roasted potatoes
Yiaourti Me Meli

The Moussaka was great. Can't wait to check out their restaurant even after the festival!

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Green Tomato
Serves Italian Cuisine
Located at the 6th floor, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 633 5348

Appetite Menu Php 600

Spinach Dumpling
Sausage and Shrimp Pasta
Four Cheese Pizza
Tiramisu

Another restaurant for my dining pleasure this coming November!

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Pages Deli
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the G/F Streetscape, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 477 4718

Appetite Menu Between Php500 and Php700

Set A Php500

Crunchy chicken breast with Mango and Papaya
Chocolate Mousse

Set B Php500

Mushroom or Tomato Soup
The New York Times Bestseller Sandwich (signature triple decker)
1 cup Chocolate Mousse
1 cup Coffee

Set C Php500

Turkey Greens (salad)
Journey to the center of the Earth (6" sausage sandwich)
Classic Cheesecake

Set D Php700

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Tomato Vinaigrette (salad)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Grilled Fish Fillet with 1 Cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Bolognese Pasta
Apple Pie

Set E Php700

Onion Soup
Turkey Greens (salad)
Much Ado About Nothing (Quarter Chicken with 1 cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Classic Cheesecake

Set F Php700

1 cup Mushroom Soup
Taming of the Shrew (Roast Beef with 1 cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Belgian Chocolate Cake

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Pho Hoa
Serves Vietnamese Cuisine
Located at 6th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(there are other locations for Pho Hoa)

Appetite Menu Php500

Fresh Spring Rolls
Com Thit Nuong Cha Guio (Grilled Pork and Fried Spring Rolls with Rice)
Mango Crepe with Ice Cream


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Secret Recipe
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the 5th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 637 0367

Appetite Menu Php500

Minestrone Soup
Tom Yum Spaghetti
Grilled Black Pepper Chicken
Chocolate Indulgence

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Sing Hainanese
Serves Chinese Cuisine
Located at 6th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 577 7406

Appetite Menu Php500

Green Vegetables with Oyster Sauce
Fish Cakes
Hainanese Chicken
Coco Pandan

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Pepper Lunch (no photos, sorry)
Serves Japanese Cuisine
Located at Garden Court Level, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 634 3231

Appetite Menu Php500

Miso Soup
Cut Steak and Burger (served on one hot plate with mixed pepper rice)
Koromitsu Ice Cream



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Brightest Blessings!
Halie






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24 October 2011

Weekend Eating at Lemongrass

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After the Appetite Magazine Restaurant Festival Launch, I made up my mind to visit some of the restaurants that participated in the said event.

Last Saturday, hubby and I did just that. I was able to taste the Appetite Sampler Menu from most if not all the restaurants at the event so I recommended that hubby order the sampler and for myself I had the Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich.

It was quite good, but it could definitely use a little more umph to it. 

Brightest Blessings!

Halie


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21 October 2011

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011, Part 2

Last week I shared some of the images from the launch of the Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011. Today, I'll be sharing the first three restaurants that I had the pleasure of tasting the food from. Without any further delays, here they are:

C2
Serves Filipino dishes
Location: 6/F Shangri-La Plaza
Contact Number: (02) 636 1510

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Appetite Menu Php500

> Ensaladang Prutas at Lato

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> Seared Tilapia with Coconut Emulsion

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> Pork Humba

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> Durian Brulee (no photo available)

The plates were near this participating restaurant so my friend Jenn and I decided to start our foodie tour with food from C2.

As we were getting our food, I asked the server to just put the tilapia on my plate. I can say that I enjoyed it and I wouldn't hesitate to go to this restaurant to try their other dishes. As for the pork and the brulee, I am avoiding fatty red meat and since I saw that there were chunks of fat on the meat I decided not to even taste it. Durian is something that I don't eat too much of. I can eat one piece of the candy but not all the time so I decided to not try it as well.

Crustasia
Serves Asian Cuisine
Location: Level 6 The Ledge, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
Contact Number: (02) 9104096

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Appetite Menu Php798

> Steamed Fish Fillets with Black Bean Tapenade (no photo)

> Hunan Cumin Ribs (no photo)

> The Grand Javanese Sampler

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> Indonesian Banana and Caramel Crepes

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When I got to Crustasia, I asked the server to put one piece of rib, a slice of the fish and one Javanese sampler. 

My thoughts

> The rib was good.
> The Javanese sampler that I got was a little oily.
> The fish fillet was spicy and definitely my favorite!

Lemongrass
Serves Asian
Location: G/F Shangri-La Mall
Contact Number: (02) 633 8481

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Appetite Menu Php500

> California Maki, Pork BBQ in skewers, Thai Tago with Water Chesnut (pictured in photo below far left)

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> Lemon Chicken Fillet with Tangy Sauce served with Garlic Rice

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The food from Lemongrass was superb! I was able to try the California Maki and the lemon chicken. You can actually eat the Maki even without the condiment/dip. The chicken wasn't dry and you can actually taste the lemon in the sauce.

As for dessert, I only tasted it from Jenn's serving and it was quite good. Maybe I should try going to Lemongrass during my diet cheat day so I can eat more of that gooey and yummy dessert. 

From these three restaurants I'd say that Lemongrass was love at first bite. I might visit their restaurant either tomorrow or Sunday.

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I was able to sample the food from 11 different restaurants at the event. I'll be posting the others in the next weeks.

The Appetite Menu from these restaurants is available until the 30th of November. I suggest that you try the food from any of the participating restaurants.

Disclaimer:

As fortunate as I was to be invited to the event which happened last October 13 all the opinions on this article are solely the author's and is no way influenced or asked by Appetite Magazine, Shangri-La Plaza, Mastercard or any of the restaurants which participated in the said event.

Brightest Blessings!

Halie


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