We’re back in Dubai, Alhamdulillah!
We had three weeks of relaxing holiday in the Philippines although we are a bit sad that Cole had to stay behind because he was hospitalized the night we’re supposed to fly back to Dubai 😓 He was vomiting, having diarrhea (sorry, TMI) and complaining of stomach pain (diagnosis: amoebiasis and UTI). I’m sad that it’s just me, Gibson and Biel who flew back yesterday but at least Cole is in the loving care of his grandparents. Gibson will just fly back again after 2 weeks to pick him up. I’m happy to report that he’s fine now and on the road to recovery.
Enough with the sad news and let’s talk about food. Good food.
Whenever we go back to the Philippines, our family usually just stay home and chill (read: eat and sleep galore). As Gibson and I don’t have our own house yet, we always split our time between our home towns (city in Gibson’s case). It means late night sleeping, wake up late (around 8 or 9 am), and eat all the healthy and unhealthy food we miss.
The only outdoor thing we managed to do is visit malls (SM Sucat, SM BF, SM North, Mall of Asia, The Block and Trinoma) and the main purpose is to eat. Of course, staying with our mothers means we are pampered like a baby and we’re served with the most delicious home-cooked and delicious meal. Here are some of the food that went straight to my belly and hips.
I wasn’t expecting much from this cafe. I just wanted to have coffee somewhere I haven’t tried yet. We are in SM The Block and Kumori Japanese Bakery caught my attention. A Japanese cafe? Why not! And I’m so glad we tried this place. This Hanjuku Cheese is sooooooo good. It’s Japanese style cheesecake which is so rich and moist. You should try it yourself. We tried several items on the menu but this is the best among the lot, in my opinion. By the way, avoid disappointment and skip the coffee.
Putok batok Lechon Kawali from Byaheng Busog sa God Knows. No exaggeration but it’s the crispiest lechon kawali I’ve ever tasted. If you’re from Obando, Bulacan and neighboring cities and town, don’t miss this unassuming restaurant. Recommended!
Ginataang kuhol (or is it suso?) from Congo Grill. Very very good!Crispy crablets from Congo Grill.
These are only 50% of the food I managed to take photo. The rest was gone as soon as I laid my eyes on them. I am trying to think how I can lose all the calories I gained these past few weeks. No complain though. The calories are all worth it!