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Brickfire

Posted: December 11, 2013 in American
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The past two days have been rough on me due to stress at work that somehow always managed to give me migraines.

So, in an effort to amuse myself, my father and I decided to go to the mall and have dinner someplace we haven’t tried yet.

Brickfire

The food was good but what was unforgettable is the way they served the most common Filipino dish, Adobo.

They call it Los Indios.  It can either be pork or chicken adobo served on top of the rice, wrapped in banana leaf, and served inside a bamboo.

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It was also served with their own vinegar blend and it tasted real good.  The only downside is the small serving size.

While my father had the amazingly served adobo, I had Cowgirl Annie.  A 200g steak cooked in honey mustard sauce.  It was good.  It was the first time I ever tasted steak cooked that wait.

 

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A night of firsts, indeed.  🙂

 

The past few weeks passed in a blur.  I am either home late or too tired to post anything at all.

But I feel that I still owe the foodies who follow me to post photos of my latest food adventures eventhough it is late.

Feast shared with a cousin.  This one is at Oki Oki, a Japanese restaurant.

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Food truck park adventure! 🙂

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Filipino feast with relatives at The Grill in Tagaytay. 🙂

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A night at Aguirre st. And those are the best maki I ever tasted.

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Best hand-pulled noodles ever!

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Well, that’s about it. Enjoy!

Eating with the Fam!

Posted: September 21, 2013 in American, family, Italian, passion
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The best meals are always the ones shared with one’s family. It doesn’t matter where you are as long as you’re with your family, you’re bound to be nourished, physically and emotionally.

Feast shared with a cousin:

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Dinner with my father:

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So, decided to try and make fried chicken from scratch.  I say from scratch because normally we use that ready-made batter thing.

But, tonight, I decided to try to make southern-style fried chicken based on Paula Deen’s recipe.

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Again, I changed it a bit to satisfy the Filipino taste and my father’s tolerance to spices.

First change, I rubbed the chicken with salt and calamansi instead of the home seasoning (I don’t have garlic powder) per the recipe.

Second change, added salt in the egg mixture and decreased the amount of hot pepper sauce.

And lastly, added salt, dried basil, dried rosemary, and dried thyme in the flour mixture.  Also added a dash of MSG but I know not everyone uses this so you can opt to omit this ingredient.

It’s not as hot as I wanted it to be but it still tasted real good. 🙂