it was one of those ‘bonding’ times again when we went to megamall and, of course, getting tired from all the window shopping (coz it wasn’t payday yet. all we could do is salivate and ogle at the stuff on shops in megamall) we were famished. and it has always been my thing to try out places we’ve never been to before, but A sticks to her ‘sweet spaghetti’ places. t’was a good thing then that i convinced her to eat at Eskimo Bob. 😀 maybe it was the ice cream that got her attention. hehe…
the place was small and was easy to miss if you looked at the other stores around. it was bright and nice inside and the LCD TV (for the diners’ viewing pleasure, perhaps?) was thankfully turned off. i wasn’t in the mood for noisy places that day. and honestly, it looked kinda out-of-place. unless they were showing ads, maybe, so it could easily catch your attention. i just thought it could be like the ones in Burger King where they had a frame or case to put it in. it just looked weird in the diner.
A and i ordered a full meal, thinking we were really really hungry. I took the grilled porkchop thingy which had a signature drink — mango iced tea — and she took the spaghetti with meatballs, predictably. of course, i just had to try their pizza and soup of the day which was pumpkin soup. funny that it was a week before holloween and we were having pumpkin soup. baka ginamit yung ‘shell’ para sa decors sa ibang bansa. yung kinayod sa loob, pinadala dito at ginawang ‘gourmet’ soup. 😛 But i loved it! really! nice and warm when served. creamy and smooth and just enough ‘bits’ to let you know that it’s the real thing (or at least i was convinced that it did come from real pumpkins. 😀 )
First off, the mango iced tea. i know it sounds weird. and it tasted weird too with my first sip. but after that, i thought of getting another glass! nasanay agad? i don’t know but i just enjoyed that one. iniisip ko nga kung pwede siyang gayahin or they kept a secret recipe for that alone. we’ll see. 🙂
The porkchop thingy (ok, i forgot what it was. sorry! i lost the receipt!) was just OK. the meat slice was too thin for me but what were you expecting for a P150-ish meal with drinks and 2 sides, right? the meat was not as tender (read: difficult to slice) but the sauce was strong and fragrant. the mashed potato was a joy to eat, even without the gravy! just because it was made out of real potatoes (i reckon) and not just made by mixing milk with powdered instant starch or something that turns it into a ‘mashed potato mush.’
A wasn’t happy with her spaghetti. just because it was the sour kind. LOL… she mixed some ketchup in it (gasp! the horror!!!) and she forgot she disliked it in an instant. 🙂 but the pizza… OMG… the pizza? *thumb and index finger in an “O” and ‘kissed’ by lips* magnificent!!! or that could just be because i love cheese pizzas. 😀 hehehe…
only down side were the meat balls in the spaghetti. it was still raw on the inside! <insert loud scream and shocked face here> hay naku… i honestly didn’t know what to do. the 2 meatballs were already in shreds because i told A to just eat the outer ‘shell’ of the meatballs. i swear, the meat in the middle was still bright pink and really tasted raw! blech! we were almost done anyway so i didn’t think it would be a great idea to notify the manager of this incident anymore. but now that i’m writing this, i guess it would have been just OK so they could get their kitchen do the meatballs right next time.
and after all that eating, being in an Icebergs diner, we shouldn’t miss out on the wonderful ice cream deserts they had in store… but unfortunately, we were too full! and we only had a slice each of the pizza we ordered! grabe… amazing how what i thought was generally ‘konti’ was actually super filling! so i’d say Eskimo Bob was a bad experience that way. they were cruel enough for us to get too full before we could get to their deserts. that’s not just bad… that’s evil!!! (lol)