Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Best Kebabs in Town

Call me biased but I think Cafe Mediterranean gets 5 thumbs up for their very tender beef kebabs and their famous, super garlicky garlic sauce (so garlicky that there shan't be any kissing afterwards). I've been eating here for almost 4 years, and it still remains as one of my comfort foods  (next to Dulcinea's Filetto Alburro....Mmmm..)

The prices at Cafe Med may be a little steep, but let me assure you that the P270 Grilled Beef Kebab + buttered rice meal is all worth the hefty price tag! The bottomless iced tea isn't bad too, it's sweet taste is a great contrast (or complement) to the garlic sauce.

Here are some photos to whet your appetite:
Since I always stick to the same order everytime I'm here, Mark decided to try their new Parmesan-Crusted Dory Fillet. The dory fillet was very soft and basically okay, but I felt like it lacked more flavor...I think it needs a little bit of mozza cheese (channeling Fish & Co.). Seeing that Mark was not satisfied with his meal, I gladly parted with 3pcs of my kebab and gave them to him :)

After lunch I had to give in to my sweet tooth and we then had Cinnabon which I have been craving for for about a month.
As usual a Cinnabon order wouldn't be complete without the extra cream cheese dip on the side *wide smile*
PS: If you can't afford the kebab in Cafe Med, then by all means just buy the sauce. They sell it for less than P200.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Bike Goes: Kriiing-Kriiing!

When I was a kid I [lamost] had all things pink, I had pink toys, accessories and all the Sanrio products that I wanted. Unfortunately in terms of life-size toys, my dream of having pink disappointed me -- I ended up with a red, beat up old plastic Volkswagen car. Which was really not bad save for my feet always getting stuck in the pedals.

Later on I graduated into "real" and mobile modes of transportation -- a BMX bike (I will try to find a picture of it) with training wheels on it. Really, I was just 10 years old and was still trying to learn how to ride. My BMX bike was blue and well, sort of looked like a dirt bike. I think my Dad has forgotten that his first born child was a girl. Haha.

I was only able to ride bikes every summer at my Dad's place. After about a year (and just 2 months of practise) we took out the training wheels. I loved my bike. But deep down inside, I wanted a white bike with pink trim, fringes and a bell that went kriing-kriing. Perhaps a basket as well. But I never got one. Boo.

So anyway, fast forward 20+ years later, I unassumingly enter a bike shop in MOA and whaddyaknow:
A white bike with pink accents and a bell to boot! Weeee!!!! This is so perfect! Too bad it's like 20yrs late. My eyes lit up and I hurriedly went over and played with the bell.


It was like music to my ears. Mark had to tell me to stop because he was getting irritated. Plus we couldn't afford the hefty price tag -- Php 29,000! Why so expensive you may ask? It's because it's a Ferrari! Yes! Ain't that grand?

I could already imagine people asking me, so what do you drive?

And I'd reply nonchalantly, "Oh, just a Ferrari!"

*wide smile*

Note to self: I will buy my kid a white bike with pink trimmings......