So we were looking forward to have a Thai dinner at Dek A, one hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant in the little streets of Makati but apparently they closed down already. :( After spending more than an hour looking for it, we just decided to head to Greenbelt for this one!

Choo Chee Kung + Roti - This is roti bread with minced prawn dip. Most of their appetizers actually look good and interesting! Will probably go back and try some next time. :)

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Cinnamon Pork Ribs - This one’s kind of disappointing. We couldn’t catch the hint of cinnamon and it was just like ordinary pork ribs, saltier even. It’s also part of the Chef’s Recommendation list, thus I expected a lot. 

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Pork Pineapple Yellow Curry - This one’s not the usual curry. It’s sweet and light due to the pineapples. First time to try out this kind of curry! Not bad haha 

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And of course, Pad Thai that comes in an eggnet. :D 

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Stacy’s original branch is located at Capitol Greenstreet in QC. They now opened another one in Rizal Drive, BGC and is very accessible for work lunch breaks. Even though it’s a two-floor restaurant, it gets full around 12nn so be sure to have lunch a bit earlier! :) 

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Complimentary cup of buttered popcorn with marshmallows and a couple of strawberry pretzels! Kids (and not-so-kids) will love :))

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While waiting, some of us played Tic-tac-toe

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And it’s lunch time! :) This is to celebrate our first month of work and it has been an amazing first month. :D

Big Breakfast Bangers (savoury grilled saudage patty + french toast + cheesy scrambled eggs + a cup of fresh fruits) 

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Spicy lemon shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta

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Homebaked Chicken Parmesan (baked chicken fillet in Italian herbs and chunky tomato sauce + Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese)

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Mobster’s Meal (grilled Italian sausages sauteed in light butter) - It can also come with spaghetti instead of rice!

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Stacy Jones (tender yakiniku cut US Beef sirloin tapa with fried garlic + eggs, tomatoes and garlic rice)

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Herbed Cream Dory Fillet with Aioli Dip - it’s what the name says it is. Simple and lightly fried. 

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Granny’s Picnic Bowl (chunks of chicken and pork adobo air dried, flaked and refried + laguna white cheese, garlic rice, egg, and mango tomato salsa)

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For desserts, their famous one is the Choco Lava with Vanilla ice cream - I wasn’t able to properly take a picture because everyone wants to dig in already :)) It was good! :)

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And we also had an apple pie topped with ice cream

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P.S. Their heart-shaped molder for rice is too big for a serving. It’s probably almost 2 cups or a little less. :))

Another farm-to-table restaurant, Grace Park is located at One Rockwell, Makati. They have a standard menu and they also have choices that are regularly changed. :) 

For starters, we had Mushroom Field with Asiago Cream - 5 kinds of mushroom fried 

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Fetuccini, Truffle Cream, Organic Egg for me

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and Muscovado Beef Belly for Jim. Just look at how thick it is! :O 

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Eton Mess for dessert! It’s meringue with strawberry, negros apple and mango. This one’s highly recommended! Very light and creamy at the same time. I wouldn’t mind finishing one order by myself haha :)

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Thank you for weeknights like this :) 

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Tofu with spinach - One order is good for one person. Highly recommended for tofu lovers out there

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Their dimsums are pretty common. We just had hakaw and xiao long bao.

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Kang Kong for veggies! 

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Suahe

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Taosi Fish Fillet

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Birthday Noodles - a bit disappointing because there’s too much noodles and only a little of the other ingredients

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And, the main reason I wanted to try this Chinese restaurant is to try their pork buns. It was really good fresh out of the oven. Not at par with TIm Ho Wan’s though. But if you don’t want to go for the long queue, this is good enough :))

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Lastly, free taro soup for dessert :)

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Edamame 

Before tasting other flavors, the plain one is a must try. This is the standard Kimukatsu - pork in mille-feuille style. :)

Negi Shio - with a flavor of marinated spring onion

Kurogoma Pudding - this one’s really good! :)

But for a katsu set, Yabu is still better for me. :) 

Hooray for the second time around! This is just the perfect place for a simple breakfast and a photoshoot :) A couple of photos can be found from the previous post :)

Crunchy Ciabatta with Mushrooms - it was a bit bland but still good enough :)

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Pork Tocino - a classic breakfast for me!

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Parmigiano Carbonara

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Sunrise 

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Thanks Hilary for this :) Thanks Hilary for this :)

Thanks Hilary for this :)

Farmhouse Salad (shredded kale, chopped romaine, konbu roast chicken, manbo goat cheese, hard-boiled eggs, dinelli bacon, corn, ripe mangoes, grape tomatoes, honey mustard dill vinaigrette)

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Organic Mushrooms Toasts (quail eggs, house made ricotta and bacolod cacciocavallo cheese) - this one’s my favorite!

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Porchetta (roast pork with rosemary, fennel, and lemon served with arugula, caramelized onion on crusty ciabatta)

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Blue Ribbon Burger (freshly ground grass-fed beef blend with bleu cheese butter)

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Apple Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream

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Great food! :D No wonder there’s always a line to get a table here :)

Churro Crepe (Crepe with butter, cinnamon sugar, and Spanish-style dark chocolate served for (1) dipping, and (2) sipping in an espresso cup)

Oreo Cookies and Cream (A marbled blend of regular sweet and chocolate crepe batters with crushed Oreo cookies, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla ice cream)

La Pomme (French toast soaked in milk cream vanilla and orange zesr with stewed apples, sliced almonds, brown sugar rum sauce and whipped cream)

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Calamari (Deep fried tender calamari, chipotle chorizo dipping sauce with arugula salad)

Fish Taco (Beer batter white meat fish, guacamole, black bean puree & cilantro garlic dressing)

Goat Cheese Ravioli

THE OMG Chocolate Cake!!!!!

The food was reallyyyy good :) Must go back next time :D