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date nights|ucc, starbucks, rustan’s

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As a couple for the last 8 years the path we crossed was not always a smooth one and free of disagreements, we have difficult times but that’s part of married life, the real one that is not fictionalized. We’re not perfect and nobody is and at this time and age when some of my friends remained alone and single, some were already at odds with their spouses, some have financial and marital issues and some had lost their partner naturally, I feel luckier that despite the many imperfections we still have each other to wake up each morning.

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*excuse the messy hair

And there’s no real secret to it because we’re just choosing love everyday, we still go on dates like it was the first few months of being together, we goof at coffee shops –we enjoy the little things that’s it.

Ssshhh, it makes a little perfect if you have the same sweet tooth and love for coffee and Chinese food and cheese and chocolates!

The truth, I just want to make way for these foodie pics! 🙂

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UCC Iced Cafe Mocha

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UCC Hot Cafe Latte

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UCC Mixed Fruit Crepe

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cheese shopping ♥

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Have a lovely Sunday folks! 😛

uncle cheffy|eat-all-you-can-order

We started our Saturday at past noon, drove to Burgos Circle to lunch out. The weather was gloomy then which I like, you know how Manila weather sucks when the sun is on its mighty, so, I’d always prefer the gloomy one, a bit windy and friendly. Burgos Circle is my kind of place, foremost because the place wasn’t overly crowded, tho not so sure if its the same during peak hours or during the work-week, the restaurant choices seem to vary from one another and you feel transported to some European cities with all that al fresco dining. I feel sosyal lang, bakit ba?

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Only that the restaurant of choice that afternoon wasn’t really so sosyal and we gave it a go once more and ate like no tomorrow. Kain construction worker lang ulit, hehehe. I’ve been seeing post of panizza and its famed BBQ ribs on IG and facebook, you know how social media works on you –it kept you drooling and drooling until you finally join the bandwagon. So, finally Uncle Cheffy here we are. The restaurant interior wasn’t impressive as I thought but because there weren’t too many diners that time, the place was spanking clean and reserved–a good option for some we-time.

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The menu was very thick, something I dislike at times because it’s gives me a hard time to browse and decide on what I really want. It’s like shopping with so many options, sometimes it’s being limited has its good purpose and worth. Anyhow, to cut our ordering short I requested for the eat-all-you-order list, it’s a lengthwise sort of paper with choices from appetizer to dessert, what can you ask for? It’s the second time I encountered this eat-all-you-can routine, wherein you’d just check your choices and it will delivered right to your table. This is perfect for those who love to eat and find it grating to get up from their comfy seat. The downside, it makes you bloated easily, no chance for you to walk a little and burn a little all those carbo-loading meals because you’re stuck at your table for the rest of the feast but on the contrary, literally, you eat like a queen. 😛

For our first round we had ceasar salad, calamares, 2 slices of panizza, al pesto, tuna belly, pork belly lechon, garlic rice and marble potatoes. I believe I had an order of that really famed BBQ pork ribs but none had arrived at our table, when I followed it up I was disheartened to find out that it was not available. My take on this, when you claim for it to be one of your bestseller, most requested item, make sure it’s always available because that’s how you are going to be rated.

Amongst our first set of orders, it’s the al pesto that left a little impression on me, it wasn’t too oily and the pesto wasn’t too strong for my taste. Its light, even the serving size was just right. Nothing to rave on that mouthful serving of greens, calamares wasn’t a happy sight, sorry but its like fried in used oil and thickly coated, and pork belly was too fat just like ours. Hahaha.

I know Dadi wasn’t really enjoying his food, I can tell because he’s rather interested to come out of the restaurant and make selfies on the line-up of luxury cars which were parked right across of the restaurant. This out of topic but if you are a car aficionado that do not have the millions to expend on a Ferrari, you could chance these good-looking drivers este cars parading their big toys at Burgos Circle on weekends especially on Sundays. Calling all single ladies, you know the drift –wear your killer heels and your sexy lips when you come around.

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Back at our late lunch, we gave Uncle Cheffy’s a second round and we got baked oysters, assorted seafood oriental, beef salpicao, another round of panizza and that top blade steak which we requested to medium well-done.

Panizza wasn’t impressive, believe that the first serving doesn’t even have that alfalfa sprouts and the crust was half-cooked, it tasted floury. Sorry, I would forever remain partial to C’ Italian for their authentic panizza. Beef salpicao was swimming in oil and that order of seafood oriental was like all sauce & mushroom minus the seafood. 😦 Top blade steak was salty and the cut was a little weird for me, or maybe it wasn’t really appealing and all. Le sigh! Baked oysters saved our second round, thank God for it! ♥

At P495 each, iced tea was bottomless but you have to call the attention of the wait staff every now and then, yes, even at that time when diners were numbered. And if you’re thinking that maybe we just half-finished our food because of my not so pleasant comment above, you’re totally wrong because I can’t stomach either paying P650 for the left over charge. It would be a total rift off if we’d allow that to happen, so thank goodness for the small serving of each, at least we were able to finish off everything easily.

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With these, I’m not really closing my doors, I’m willing to give Uncle Cheffy another try but the next time we’ll go ala carte only, we’ve learned our lessons well –you always get what you pay for, and by then I think I’ll be fair enough to review if Uncle Cheffy is POP or is just another of those your run-of-the-mill restaurants. I didn’t mention about dessert, forget it anyway and go somewhere else. 😀

 

 

Uncle Cheffy
Bellagio 2, Forbes Town Center
Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
T. +63 02 6598031,
M. +63 9209243044
 

sundate no.31

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Jun 8. Now, this post is about to break the routine. Because I’m not really fond of jotting down my past activities I had this tendency to forget what I’m actually doing that very day, thanks for the photos at least I have something to write about. 🙂

This dining event happened few days ahead before my latest post, sorry if the dates aren’t in order here as I could no longer even recall what made us drove to the mall that day. As I told before, Italianni’s isn’t a regular restaurant for us. We can’t afford to shell out more than a thousand bucks every meal but once in a while we feel like we need to splurge a little 😀 and think that we’re moneyed. It’s just money and we’ll make it again and again.

We were at Italianni’s for late lunch once again, we had brunch earlier that day that’s why we weren’t too hungry when we arrived. We we’re thinking of getting an order of fresh insalata and a big pasta plate but we find it too hard to pass on getting an order of pizza ovale. We’re both partial to Italianni’s dough and its topping, and because of that our standard of pizza has become upscale and sosyal. 🙂

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Seafood Cioppino’s. Mussels, shrimps, clams, calamari and spaghetti in cioppino, enchanted with chilli flakes. We love this to bits because it had all our favorite seafood.

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Pizza Abbondaza. Sicilian style pizza with three flavors: calssico pizza, pesto meditteraneo and quattro formaggio topped with feta cheese.

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The word “formaggio” got me, no-brainer at all it’s one of the best. ♥

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I love it that we’re not in a rush, we had our time that afternoon and I love to think that work isn’t due the following day, oh Monday I think I’m allergic to you.

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P.S. I remember now, we were at the mall that day because I needed to buy belated gifts for my two goddaughter

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…and because it’s Sunday we had to stock up food for the week, how about some bargain Biscoff from Rustan’s? I got so lucky! 😛

 

 

Italianni’s Restaurant, Glorietta
Level 2, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City
T. +632 757-1323 / 757-1324