October 31, 2014

Las Paellas Cafe BF Homes

Coming from a big family, we always have a couple of celebrants per month especially during the BER months.  For the month of October, there were 5 (including my 2nd son).  Due to the busy schedules, we decided to celebrate the birthday treat all at the same time.

Las Paellas transferred to its new location inside BF Homes few months ago. Parking was not a problem compared to their previous location. 

Being a large group, we pre-ordered some of the dishes.

For starters, we had mushroom soup (for my baby niece) and these:
Mushroom Soup
Mozzarella Sticks
Oyster Rockefeller
Among the 3 appetizers, the best for me was the Oyster Rockefeller - Fresh Oyster baked in Bechamel sauce topped with Mozzarella and Bacon! Yummy!

For main course, we ordered the following:
Pork Chop Andaluz
Grilled Salmon
Callos Madrilena
Beef Salpicao
Chorizo Sisig
Sizzling Bulalo Steak
I loved the Beef Salpicao.  My eldest son's favorite was the Chorizo Sisig.  He ordered another one! And for the pizza, we ordered 3 different flavors:
Pizza Margherita
Pizza Chorizo
Cheese Pizza
And of course, we ordered their best-selling Paellas! Loved the Valenciana and Negra!
Paella Valenciana

Paella Negra
Paella Marinera

We ordered Churros and cakes (no photos) for desserts!
Churros Con Chocolate
Las Paellas Cafe
256 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes Paranaque City
+632 820-5888

October 30, 2014

Lunch at Casa Roces

UPJMA invited me to be their speaker on 360 Brand Activation.  Wanting to give back to my Alma Mater, I said yes. It was so nice to be back in UP and seeing the faces of these College students. On our way back to the office, we decided to eat lunch in Casa Roces.  It's our HR's favorite restaurant, maybe due to proximity?

I was so hungry, I ordered Pork Stew Binagoongan.  Can't go wrong with this dish - Crunchy pork belly with string beans and cherry tomatoes sauteed in shrimp paste.

Pork Stew Binagoongan
It didn't disappoint me! My HR colleague, being a frequent diner, order these:
Oven-baked Salmon Wellington
Bulalo Steak A La Pobre
For desserts, we ordered these:
Malacanan Frozen Souffle
I will definitely be back to try their other dishes, probably with my team!

Casa Roces
1153 JP Laurel cor Aguado st.
San Miguel, Manila
+632 735-5896

October 29, 2014

Sushi Ninja in Westgate Alabang

There's a new restaurant in Westgate, beside Beyond Yoga Alabang!

Seeing the photos of Sushi Ninja's dishes from friends made me want to visit this place some time. Well, it didn't took long. While waiting for my husband to pick me up after a yoga practice, I decided to check out the place then decided to just have dinner here. I loved the ambiance of this place, mixture of old and new - wooden crates, black boards, modern tables and chairs, and Japanese dining wares!

They have trained their waiters very well.  They can easily recommend and explain the dishes. Being first timer, I believed in everything the waiter recommended! Hahaha!

I wasn't that hungry so I just asked the waiter for maki recommendation.  I ended up with Tsukiji  - spicy tuna, negi, cucumber, nori powder and spicy mayo. Loved this dish, wished they could make the rice thinner so I could eat more of this!

Tsukiji Maki
The next one was a unique concept for me- Toshi Sushi or Fried Sushi Balls. It was a toss between seared Wagyu beef or torched Salmon.  I didn't want to just offset the calories I burned with my yoga practice so I settled for the lesser evil, Okinawa Toshi - torched Salmon, cream cheese, tobiko and truffle oil. My husband loved this dish!

Okinawa Toshi

They also gave us this free Tuna Toshi (?). Again, my husband loved this!
Tuna Toshi
We felt that we can still order another dish so we asked the able-waiter to give us another recommendation.  We went for an appetizer, Stuffed Shitake - Shitake mushroom stuffed with spicy tuna, lightly battered and deep fried.

Stuffed Shitake
After having so many fried dishes, we ordered their house hot tea. Next visit, we might try their sushi, yakitori and don bori.

Sushi Ninja
Westgate Alabang
Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
+632 556-7706