On mother’s day the husband brought the kids and I at Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati. He said the restaurant is inspired by the authentic ramen houses in Japan, just like what we see in travel shows and magazines and their ramen is outstanding! Since we are a family of ramen-eating monsters we should all try it. 🙂
We went there for lunch, the restaurant opens at exactly 11:30am and we arrived there at around 11:45am on a Saturday. They can only sit 21 customers at a time and when we arrived there were already 21 people seated and around 12 to 18 waiting for their turn.
We line up at the cashier station to place our order, we pay, and receive our order slip and guest number. We waited around 45 minutes to be seated. Well… good food takes a lot of time to make and if you are really serious to try it, you’ve gotta wait. 🙂
Did you know that there’s only 10 items in their menu? I read that Japanese food culture encourages specialization. In Japan, the less items in the menu the restaurant offers the better: it means the chef and his staff have dedicated themselves to making a few dishes really, really well. 🙂
Here are some of the food we tried:
Aji Tamago (P90) This is a Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg. This Japanese egg will complete your ramen experience.
Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen (P410) Its broth is thick and milky white from pork marrow bones that have been simmered for long hours.
The summer heat has got me overflowing with ice dessert ideas including ice candy, slushies and popsicles!
Just a few days ago I made peach slushies and today I made peach creamsicles, it’s peaches and milkshake treat.
It’s a blockbuster hit, I can’t stop my daughter Lily from eating it all. Since it’s a bit big for her mouth I had to put in shot glass so it won’t drip on the floor everytime she gives it a lick.
This one is really easy to make, all you need is an ice-cube tray, a toothpick or anything that can hold your creamsicles. In my case I used my fancy little spoon and fork I got from a Japanese store years ago and some cocktail sticks.
The creamsicles are smooth and creamy with just the right amount of peach flavor — a not-too-sweet treat that’s the perfect way to complete a summer meal.
You have to try it!
Here’s the complete recipe of Peach Creamsicles, enjoy! 🙂
Give your mom the best gift this Mother’s day by cooking up these sumptuous pasta dishes, courtesy of El Real Pasta.
Your mother will surely feel your love when she tastes the creamy goodness of Elbow Macaroni with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms, and Flat Spaghetti with Creamy Sausage and Chicken, made more satisfying with the “yumayakap ang sarap” goodness of El Real Elbow Macaroni and El Real Flat Spaghetti.
250 g. chicken breast fillet – cut into 1-inch-long thin strips
4 pcs. fresh or canned oyster mushroom, thinly sliced
8 pcs. shitake mushrooms – soak in 3/4 cup water (15 minutes). Save mushroom water.
Remove stems. Slice thinly.
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh or canned button mushrooms
1 cup frozen peas – thawed
1 cup all-purpose cream
1 tbsp. rock salt or 1 tsp. fine salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
First, cook the El Real Elbow Macaroni according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter and sauté onions and garlic. Add chicken and cook until it changes color. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, salt and pepper. Stir until boiling. Add cream and simmer. Top with bell peppers. Turn off fire and toss in the macaroni. Serves 4-6.
Cook the El Real Flat Spaghetti according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. Cook 10 fresh or frozen broccoli flowerettes in boiling pasta water for 10 minutes, drain and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, put butter and sauté onions until soft. Add sausage, chicken, salt and pepper. Stir until half cooked. Then add Continental All-Purpose Flour and mix well. Lastly, add milk, stir and simmer. Place pasta on a serving platter, top with sauce and garnish with broccoli flowerettes. Serves 4-6.
You have to try the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo!
Have an exciting gastronomic experience with rich, spicy flavor as McDonald’s introduces the all NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo! It’s the Chicken McDo coated in a hot and zesty sauce for a hot, delicious twist. A different take on buffalo-style chicken, it will leave you wanting more after the first bite.
Grab McDonald’s NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo for only P95 with drink! This new chicken favorite is also available in 1-pc. meal with Fries and 2-pc. meal.
Delight your taste buds with the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo when you dine in at any McDonald’s restaurant nationwide. You can also have it via Drive-Thru or McDelivery by dialing 86-2-36, visiting www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or using the McDo PH app.
Foodies and diehard fried chicken lovers, take your chicken craving to the next level and grab a bite of the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo. Share your photos online at facebook.com/McDo.ph and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram.
It has been a hot, sunny days lately and all we need is a refreshing drink to cool us down and enjoy the sweaty day ahead. 🙂
This grass jelly coconut milk tea is the win!
My neighbor sells milk tea and it’s Php80-Php90 for every big cup. It’s good and totally refreshing, my children are “suki” (frequent buyer) . But this fine day I would like to make them a home-made milk tea. 🙂
I used Jolly’s Grass Jelly.
The grass jelly has a pleasant, lightly herbal flavor that my kids love.
And to make it more special I used Jolly’s new Coconut Milk instead of ordinary milk.
And surprise, surprise! It tastes soooooooo good. The natural sweetness of coconut milk tastes best together with the tea. 🙂
When you put everything together: the grass jelly, tea, and coconut milk with some sugar it compliments each other and tastes really wonderful. My children loves it and playfully slurp the jelly that gets in their big straws. 🙂
You should try it soon, to make 4 glasses I spent around Php100-120 pesos only. 🙂
This Valentines Day, make something special for your loved ones. 🙂
Try my easy fruits and sago pudding recipe.
Since strawberry is in season you can find them in leading grocery stores like SM Hypermarket, Landmark, Rustans and SnR.
In this recipe you can use any fruits you prefer. I’m thinking melon, kiwi and caramelize bananas will do too, so do not limit yourselves with just this two fruits.
I’m a fan of “gata” or coconut milk and I’ve tried mostly all coconut milk in cans sold at supermarkets but none of them have become my favorite, I always ended up buying a freshly squeezed coconut milk in our local wet market.
Since Jolly came out with their coconut milk I just thought I should give it try. Jolly’s coconut milk has a freshness and natural sweetness very near to what I can buy at our local wet market.
2. Boil tapioca and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and gelatin.
3. Simmer gently until thickened, 3- 5 minutes , then remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before stirring in the vanilla extract. Serve either warm or chilled. Topped with mango or strawberry. 🙂
Tomorrow is the big V day, are you going to brave the crowd and the traffic jam to get to the best restaurants in the Metro or you will celebrate it with some special home-cooked meals?
If the latter, here’s some of my best dessert ideas that can help you plan for tomorrow.
Surprise your Valentine with this beauty.
Usually, a parfait is served in a tall glass but you can use any glass you have to make this one. It’s a dessert consisting of layers of whipped cream, fruit and jelly. See the recipe here: http://joybites.com/strawberry-parfait/
If you do not want fancy and red dessert you can serve this simple cake slice. It’s easy to make and looks god too. 🙂 Here’s the recipe: http://joybites.com/make-simple-cake-dessert/
How about something fruity? A tart is an open pastry case containing a filling. This one is generally lovely to look at. It’s also kinda easy to make too. See the link for the recipe: http://joybites.com/mango-tart-recipe/
My family and I love soft breads, it’s easy to eat and filling too, that is why we are so glad that Universal Robina Corporation (URC) is introducing new soft bread products.
Known for its innovative snacks and beverages, (URC) has been making Filipinos’ snack time enjoyable for decades. This time, it makes breakfast and merienda time more delightful and satisfying for families with its new soft bread products.
A filling and delicious breakfast or merienda treat, the Baker John Premium Soft White Bread and Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread are great with spreads and a perfect match with coffee or cold drinks.
The country’s leading food manufacturing company introduces Baker John, a line of premium soft bread that are made with the highest-quality ingredients in URC’s state-of-the-art baking facilities.
Moms can partner their kids’ favourite spreads and cold cuts with Baker John Premium Soft White Bread to make delectable sandwiches for breakfast or merienda; while the Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread is an ideal match with coffee or cold drinks, any time of the day.
The Baker John Premium Soft White Bread and Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread are available at selected Mini Stop branches and Robinsons Supermarket outlets nationwide.