Friday, September 25, 2009

Rasa - Araneta Center

After Shopping and watching a movie in Gateway mall, we were looking for a place to eat and we went to the Araneta Coliseum area and saw this restaurant which we thought already closed down.  It serves Singaporean food and there are very few pure Singaporean restaurants here in our country so we gave it a try

Five Foot Trilogy

Elle:  the chicken was juicy and tender.  It was cooked 3 ways which gives you enough choices in one meal.  My favorite was the Hainanese chicken.  It was simple yet tasty. 

Cody:  We were  perplexed by the name of the dish. It consist of 3 different cuts of Chicken cooked in three different ways and served with 3 different sauces.  So why 5 foot? We don’t know. It all tasted good though. Moist and tender. I love the Crispy chicken the most. J

Laksa Fried Rice

Elle: Who would’ve thought that toasted coconut bits in rice would taste good??  It was a surprise to bite into coconut bits and taste something sweet in the middle of chewing on rice.   

Cody: To those who don’t know what  Laksa is, it’s the famous Malayasian Singaporean Noodle Dish. Made from Spicy coconut milk broth and seafood.  SO imagine instead of noodles, its made with rice  The only downside here is that there is not much seafood.

We love the food here and will try the other dishes when we go to the Cubao area again. 


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Volare - Araneta Center

As soon as we arrive in the Araneta Center complex, we tried to look for a good place to eat, walking around, we found this little Italian restaurant. Which was said to be owned by the Chef who started the Amici Craze.  So we expected a lot

Foccacia Bread- freebie

Elle: The bread was soft with a little bit of a bite to it.  The herbs weren’t overpowering and only gave the bread a mild flavor. 

Cody: I  find the bread soft but a bit dry.  It’s a good thing they serve the dip I love which consist of EVOO, balsamico and parmesan cheese

Frutti de Mare Pizza

Elle: Thin and crunchy crust but it was a bit dry since it had minimal tomato sauce and cheese.  The mussels looked really pale.  There were several slices of squid and pieces of shrimp.  The serving was still good and filling. 

Cody:  I was expecting a lot . But then this came. The crust was great but the rest f the pizza was a letdown. Too little toppings. Too little cheese…  it was still filling though.. 12 inches of bread... not enough other things

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Amici - Makati City

To those who used to feel that this is their own secret little Italian get away…. Sorry to tell you guys… it's no longer a secret. After being bought by the people who used to run Red Ribbon. They have expanded the place and opened in 3 more locations. But what can we do, but live with it right? Just as long as the quality of the food doesn’t deteriorate… well lets see..

Genovese con Gambareti pizza

Cody: Nice looking pizza don’t you agree. The shrimp was plump and freshly cooked. It has the crunch I always look for when I eat prawns or shrimp. The crust as always was nicely done, not too thick, not too thin, just right.

Elle: I agree.  The pizza was thin and crunchy.  With loads of cheese and a very thin layer of tomato sauce.  You can see how thin the crust is and the lightly burned edges gave the dough a different taste.  I would have wanted more shrimps on the pizza.  After all it’s the only topping and a small piece doesn’t suffice. 

Spaghetti Vongole en Gambaretti

Cody: my favorite pasta order because for me it’s the most sulit. Thought the seafood can be overcooked like the tough scallop and the shrimp that’s hard to peel. Serving size was big. Served hot

Elle: this one had a lot of seafood,  the pasta was overcooked.  The sauce was good though since it tasted like  tomatoes that have been stewed for some time