Archive | November, 2010

Bon to the Chon

20 Nov

Went to Bonchon at Ayala Triangle for lunch

Kind of sad to say I was disappointed : ( Right away I could see that it looked different physically, especially in terms of the the sauce and batter. Flavor-wise they have the soy garlic glaze down pretty well, but there’s just something lacking that separates it from the OMFG- mouth- party deliciousness of the Bonchon in Singapore.

I think a lot of it has to do with the quality of the chicken. The chicken chop was even more disappointing; but to be fair everyone else seemed to think the food was tasty, so if you’ve never had Bonchon before you’ll probably end up liking it. It wasn’t bad by far, but it definitely falls short in comparison. Hopefully they learn to perfect it.

Pom-Bluberry yogurt from Golden Spoon

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Days 6 – 8: Jerusalem / Via Dolorosa

19 Nov

Stopped by the popular Abu Shukri on the Via Dolorosa for lunch. Apparently their hummus is rather famous, but I found myself in love with their exceptionally cooked falafel. Probably the best I’ve had on the trip- slash- ever.

Best Packaging y/n?

hey momma

Wailing Wall Notes + a lovely gift from my 9 year old cousin

olive flava flav chips

qt pie

I wanted to title this post ‘Clash at Demonhead‘ but decided against it… only because all the other Israel posts were all informative and it would be too confusing in terms of continuity. Also I finally saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and I can’t stop listening to Brie Larson’s cover of Black Sheep by Metric.

 

Twin Shadow

9 Nov

As a little reprieve from all the backlogged Israel pics, here are a few things that have been keeping me en ocupado:

Black leather ‘Shanghai’ flats by Anthology

ridic Halloween nails + sharpie tattoo +  faux grass ring by Mae Pang

SHAMEFUL DELECTABLE YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Had dinner at Restaurant 101 in Enderun. As part of Manila Restaurant Week, a bunch of places were offering 4 course meals served with wine for P999 ($23). Really excellent stuff. If we hadn’t left for Israel we’d have eaten out all week long.

crab and tomato terrine with cucumber cream and keta caviar

Melt in your mouth double boiled oxtail consommé with foie gras roulade and pearl barley


roasted barramundi with capers, orange butter, fennel and olivette potatoes

Also stopped by for lunch at KAI in Greenbelt 5

wasabi oyster tempura

seared tuna sushi

thinly sliced wagyu with dipping sauces (can i just add: sjfldfjsljfljfkljsljf)

mango creme brulee

Also incredibly stoked that my birthday Fifi Lapin brooch has arrived at my boyfriend’s place in Singapore!

shiny happy things ftw

Days 3-5: Israel

8 Nov

Woke up really early in the morning, took the bus, and crossed the border from Jordan into Israel. Literally wasn’t anyone there aside from our tour group, and the whole thing was quick(ish), efficient, and not shady whatsoever.

Decidedly more shady though was getting completely singled out and randomly searched by the Israeli guards; although I have to add that it sounds like a bigger deal than it  actually was. They were all young and chill and just ready to go on their break, so they didn’t really give me that hard of a time. I’m such a thug.

Straight into Israel we stopped for a well prepared meal of lamb kebabs, turkish coffee and these amazingly sweet green apples.

yum.

Fresh pomegranate juice

Little Asian Jesus

Cherubic John Travolta

Falafel… about the only thing on the trip that surprisingly I didn’t get sick of.

Delicious tahini halva

Aside from scores of people being baptized, the Jordan River is also teeming with tons of big catfish that like to nip at people’s feet and get fed with random things like potato chips. Ecologically questionable, but also very entertaining to watch.

The tour guides were straight up pimping this dish called ‘St. Peter’s Fish’ which my mom and half the group got suckered into. The overall consensus was that it was really just your run-of-the-mill tilapia, deep fried but without any kind of seasoning… Totally not worth the $20 price tag, which was about the average cost of meals throughout the trip.

On the 10th we headed to Canna for my cousin’s wedding in a beautiful, idyllic little church that you had to walk along these cobble stone streets to get to. Very wonderful and scenic, and his wife, Peaches, was so gorgeous in her dress.

Peaches and her pops.

I was also particularly fond of their decision to select the theme song from Up as their Wedding March.

:’ )

Days 1-3: Amman, Jordan

1 Nov

nifty ring + lamb shawarma

shark attack

I love how artificial everything in this shot looks. Like it’s all part of some set up in a Wes Anderson film and stop motion critters could just crawl out onto it at any moment.

camel bone cuffs and baklava

kkk back to The Walking Dead / Bored to Death kkk