Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A little blue

Just a little something "blue" hue for you today...

I find this color/ color family very easy on the eyes. Refreshing =)
Spearmint, Tiffany Blue, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Aqua Blue, Sea foam green...

Peking Garden

Another discount coupon. Peking Duck for only P1,700.  This was supposed to be a treat for our family but everyone else was busy that night and we had to use the coupon already, so J and I decided to brave Peking Garden in Trinoma all by ourselves.

Peking Duck P2,200 + P300 for every way

Deep Fried Duck- >pampulutan!

We only had it done 2 ways, I'm not fond of the soup and I didn't want any more wraps (minced duck meat with lettuce wrap) so I chose to have it deep-fried instead. We ordered salted fish fried rice to go with it. I know... I know what you're thinking... glutton much?  I think, this deep- fried way is perfect as your "pulutan" for those drinking sessions with friends.

I'm no expert when it comes to judging good Chinese food, let alone a Peking Duck. My husband is part Chinese and he says Peking Garden has got to be one of the best Chinese Restaurants here and I believe him. haha. But, here's what I have to say about their duck, the meat was really succulent and THE skin, oh the skin was crisp and barely had any fat on it... duck heaven! I almost felt guilty. All in all, though quite dizzy from all the fat/msg intake with our stomachs shamelessly filled to the brim, we were happy for having had a Peking Duck at Peking Garden.  =)

3F Trinoma Mall

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Paris vs. New York

Came across this wonderful photo essay of Paris vs. New York and I thought I'd share it with you.
(This entry is rather heavy with photos, i tried my best to edit my favorites and this is what I came up with. ) Enjoy! 

A tally of two cities by Vahram Muratyan. 

BonChon Chicken

Coming from a family that's been doing business dressing poultry for years, I tell you, chicken (!) is a staple food in our household. Fried chicken, chicken tinola, chicken adobo, pina-upong manok, chicken afritada, tinurbong chicken, chicken barbeque, etc. etc., however you wanna have it, ohh the possibilities are endless..  
 That's why whenever we eat out, we never rarely order chicken because my parents literally live, breathe, see chicken everyday that the last thing they wanna do is eat chicken (chicken nanaman?!) whenever they eat out. Although on the rare occasions that we do order a chicken dish, it must be because it is a novelty item on the menu, don't get me wrong, mind you, it is a welcome respite be it good tasting or not, however it is done, fried or steamed or what have you, chicken is our "bread and butter", literally and figuratively.  Oh wait, I was even teased the "chicken lady" by some friends at one point. 
 Anyway, I've been hearing a lot of raves about this popular chicken franchise that uses this double-frying technique that supposedly makes fried chicken less oily and stays crisp for a long time.  The famous franchise that is BonChon Chicken from Korea was made popular when it opened shop in New York. Bon Chon Chicken in New York was given the best chicken in the USA award in 2009.  (See! 2 years out of date na ako sa double frying technique nato!)  It still took me quite awhile to try it out, but I had to jump in the boat too, just so I can relate on what the fuss is all about.