Filipino-style Beef Steak

Filipino-style Beef Steak

My favorite dish to cook.

Saute onion and garlic, put in beef. Add soy sauce and vinegar, cook until the meat is tender. Add seasoning and sweet onion. There you go!!! Ready to serve.

Advertisements

Spicy Bicol Express

Spicy Bicol Express

For the first time in my life, I cooked Bicol Express which is very popular and I guess, originated in the region of Bicol. As my father was born in Bicol, in my veins, run a blood that loves spicy foods.

Bicol Express is a meat cooked in coconut milk. Sautee pork meat in onion and garlic, until the meat is slightly brown. Pour in coconut milk and let it simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the green finger chili, cover for 2 minutes. And you are done,

As a first-timer, I am proud of myself in cooking a dish that satisfies my taste. I got the right taste- just perfect, just how i wanted it to be.

Bensetti’s Diner @ Cubao, QC

Image

This is in Bensetti’s Diner located at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and N. Domingo Street. My husband bought a voucher worth 199 pesos for a lunch or dinner buffet. We went there for lunch.

The place was clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The service was alright. The food was okay- some are salty but we really liked the fish head sinigang ( I don’t know what kind of fish was that) but it was really good. And also the vegetables.

I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

Figaro @ Lucao, Dagupan

 

Calzones
Calzones

Calzones for an afternoon snack for my loving husband. The crew said it was Hungarian sausage but it tastes like pork. But he finishes it, though.

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

For myself, I ordered Caesar salad. It was delicious. I loved it actually.

The prices was fair. The service was not so good- I have to wait 20 minutes just for my salad. To think that there were only 7 people eating there including us and 3 staff to serve. But waiting was worth the wait.

I will rate it 4 out 5 stars.

Isdaan @ Gerona, Tarlac

My family dropped by at Isdaan before heading back to Manila. My youngest son had been looking at the pictures taken at Isdaan about a year and a half ago when he was still inside my tummy. His older brother was teasing him that he wasn’t in the picture and it made him wanting to go there. So my husband decided to stopped by to grab some snack and to take pictures of the two boys.

My youngest was so excited as he sees the statues and the fishes. He was pointing at them and trying to say the word of the object he was pointing at. For my husband and I, it filled our hearts with joy seeing our kids ecstatic with what they see around the area.

They roam around as I patiently waited for the food to arrive. As I expected since it was our second time there, the service was below average. The food was average.  As my husband can do better than what they have served. They offered mostly home-cooked meals and delicacy famous in Tarlac. I was hoping that the service was more improved than last time we were there. They don’t accept credit card for payments, still. I remembered the first we came by to eat, that my husband have to looked for an ATM to withdraw because we don’t have cash in hand. We assumed that since it was situated along the highway and it has been a tourist attraction for people going to the north, they accept credit cards.

We had finished and ready to pay, I asked the crew for the bill. It took me 3 person from their crew to remind them that I am ready to pay. Good thing I saw the manager and asked him for the bill. I paid but did not forget to asked  for the freebies that my kids should be getting. They have the promo that kids will get a free balloon and candies and fish food (if you wish to feed the fishes).  My kids got their freebies and we still walked around to take some more photos. They added more attractions.

My review for Isdaan is 1.5 out of 5 stars for the food and service.

But will give 4 out of 5 stars for the attractions only. 🙂