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Tim Ho Wan: for the refined diner a.k.a. not me!

di ko alam kung dahil ba may anak na kaming kasama kumain kaya di ako maka-focus sa pagtikim ng pagkain o sadyang di lang ganoon ka-swak sa panlasa ko yung inorder namin. but if this restaurant chain earned a Michelin star, then you’d think it’s gotta have good food! well, maybe to my untrained palate, hindi importante kung may Michelin star o wala. hahaha! #pureza

we headed out to Uptown Mall in BGC because we knew there was a Tim Ho Wan branch there. buti na lang nauna na yung sa SM Megamall and I think the hype has already died down, so too with the long waiting line to be seated. kami, in 5 minutes nabigyan na ng upuan. can’t really remember what we ordered in July (yes, noon pa to. ngayon ko lang na-isip i-blog) but i think there were glass noodles that were kinda like pancit and japchae-ish, shrimp dumplings, fried tofu, lugaw for the little guy, and the ever-popular pork buns.

nabitin ako dun sa pancit japchae (yeah, that’s what i’ll call it from now on) and the lugaw was matabang, as expected. the shrimp dumplings were the highlight, actually. mahirap lang kainin with chopsticks! haha. if i could, i would’ve traded the other stuff for the dumplings. the pork buns were a surprise. in my head, i’m saying, “i’ve had this before. i know i have. but where?” but for the life of me, di ko maalala. but they are really good, soft, and light, and the crusty outer shell was delightful. still, it somewhat bothered me that i think i’ve tasted something similar before. even now, i can’t seem to recall what or where or nag-i-imagine lang ako! 😛

so yeah, if you want good dumplings, Tim Ho Wan is great. lugaw? stick to your pinoy lugawan by the street. pancit? mag-Lucky Me ka na lang. 😛 but that’s just me. i’m just a poor boy with pedestrian tastes. 🙂

Orale! BGC review

when the hunger pangs of a pregnant woman strike, you can’t do anything but obey them.

but it was fortunate i had a craving for mexican food as well. 😀

A had been having these cravings for mexican food in november. she’s been asking around in her office if they knew of any resto nearby. we’ve eaten at mexicali and agave and zapata’s already and i guess we wanted to know how another one would compare.

one officemate, she said, recommended Orale! in BGC. and since we lived nearby, it was perfect for us even if it was late afternoon when we went.

it had a rough finish of patchwork of cement on the walls, dark wooden tables and chairs and the menu was written on chalkboards in carved frames. the shelves make a countertop where the kitchen serves your order. on one end of the shelf is the cashier’s counter by the door. above the kitchen ‘window’ is one big mural showing everything mexican. other items on display include beer bottles, a soccer ball, and decorated skulls. (!!!) made me wonder if they were real but i didn’t bother asking… because i didn’t know if i would be fascinated or troubled by it. hahaha!

Magpatuloy magbasa Orale! BGC review