Food Diary― Philippines (1)

Second round of my food diary. I’m now thinking of upping my photography game. All my photos are just effortlessly taken with my phone and I don’t think about making it pretty because it’s the first time I’ve created the dish, and I think I’ll do it again in the future, [then] I’ll be making the photo pretty. Hmmm. I have time for that.

Anyway let me know what you think in the comments…

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Slow-cooked short rib + mashed po + cauliflower steak

 

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Spring Roll Assemblage

 

 

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Kimchi fried rice whose recipe I don’t remember… Every single time.
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Umami bomb omelette
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Fake Greek Salad
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Cajun Fish tacos with Mango Salsa
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Pico de Gallo + Mango Salsa
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Kimchi chiggae (Kimchi Stew)
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Dongchimi guksu (Water Kimchi noodles)
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Chickpea curry
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Random yogurt
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Mango, dark chocolate, salt, cayenne
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Coconut-cover Milk Pastillas

Extra large Spanish Tortilla

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condiments > hot pockets tbh
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ok good
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Ying Ying Binondo
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Lord Stow’s
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beautiful, distasteful
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experiment: Apple Pie + Caramel Sundae
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Liquid Nitrogen stuff at Katipunan Ave! Fun!

Nonna’s at Solenad 3, Nuvali. Pizza was great. Meatballs were great. Pasta was, meh.

I know that a lot of people like Banapple. But it just doesn’t cut for me. From the main course food to the dessert, and their bad service. Oh God, that pissed me off. Banapple-Solenad 3, Nuvali.

Ube and Keso sorbetes. YUM

This is for all the Lasallians. They sell this ice cream sandwich in school. I tried it. And it was horrible. The ice cream was icy as frozen milk. It tasted mainly of condensed milk. Just… Just no.

This is Korean mochi filled with red bean and drenched in soy bean powder. Delicious. You can find this in Korean groceries.

IMG_8215I’m not a wine connoisseur though I wish I was.

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Watermelon agua fresca with basil

First time to make tortillas. PLS how do you make them circular.

Food Diary―Korea

 

Food Diary! This is just a photo-filled post of food I’ve eaten. WTF, RIGHT? Anyway there are short reviews on each food. I thought it’d be nice to do something with all the pictures I’ve taken over the past months. This also serves as a reference for things I will never eat again, or things that I should definitely make or try again.

During my exile in Korea (May-August 2015)

First up: food I cooked at my dorm.

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This was my go-to quick lunch or dinner. Basically the pasta sauce is just garlic, olives, capers, tomatoes (either canned or fresh cherries). I couldn’t find any canned anchovies, but it was still really good. Chicken breast was pan-seared, covered in an herb mix I got from the grocery.

Made-up tomato-egg dish + Yoghurt, nutz, and berries

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Made up egg dish + yoghurt and berries 

This is how I make my scrambled eggs: Put eggs in a hot pan, stir around without breaking the yolk.

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Soft-boiled egg on toast
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Cherry tomato pasta
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Kamote + Spam

This quickly became boring

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Crammed homework + Omelette and Toast and Maxim Cawffee
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Sesame-dressed salad, Chicken, cheese strings. A+
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Spamwich. A+

My breakfasts

 

PANCAKES. A+

yoghurt and fruit. YES.

eating ramen and mandu is one of the most satisfying things but you’re gonna feel really fat afterwards

On to the food I didn’t cook/make.

Donkatsu. Each one is worth P200 only so A+

Samgyetang / Ginseng Chicken. Delicious, hearty wow o wow. Koreans usually eat this in the summer because the ginseng gives you energy. But I could eat this hot bowl of slow-cooked chicken all year round. That’s rice, jujubes, ginseng, and garlic inside the chicken. It’s stuffed there to cook along with the chicken so obvs the flavor is MAXIMUM.

This is tteokbokki. Rice cake, fish cake, noodles cooked in a spicy sauce. After eating most of the ingredients, there would be sauce left and that’s meant to be mixed with rice afterwards. So yes, it’s a carb overload, but it’s very delicious.IMG_5592This is naengmyeon with fried dumplings. Naengmyeon is delicious but don’t get them in Han’s deli like I did. Go to Korean restaurants for this. It’s a cold noodle dish with a kimchi + vinegary soup base.IMG_5411This is Soondubuchiggae / Soft tofu stew. Beside is Kimchi and Meat, forgot if it was beef or pork. Soft tofu stew is my favorite but this specific place didn’t deliver.IMG_6345This is bulgogi (most left) Everything else on the right comes with it. That’s dwaenjangchiggae (Fermented bean paste stew) and delicious side dishes!! This is one of the best meals I had in Korea. ❤

This is Jokbal from a jokbal place in Hongdae. This was absolutely delicious. Everything from the starter soup to the salad to the main pork dish. That’s really soft and tasty pork. The best part was eating the skin and tendons off the knuckles.

Korean fried chicken from Way Side Chicken and Mymy Chicken. Ok, Korean Fried Chicken is as Korean as any of their other food. I ate ‘KFC’ at least once a week… or more. My favorite is Kyochon’s spicy fried chicken.

music festival food. That was the spiciest tteokbokki of my life.

and others

First row, store-bougt cookie 😦 better than I expected. Second row, my chocolate milk birthday cake and a chocolate and creamcheese bread from Paris Baguette (!!!). Third row, things that failed me. That’s geranppang (egg bread) which would’ve been great if the yolk was runny. The rest are just treats. :–)

Macaron Ice cream from the store. And Fish pancake with vanilla ice cream, honeycomb and matcha powder (!!!!). I got mine in Myeongdong but it’s a street stall which is a thing all over Seoul.

Genmaicha green tea. It tasted like the earth. Ossulloc is a beautiful tea shop with branches across Korea. Their store has the perfect, non-intimidating ambience.

Churros and Ice cream. Sobok Healthy ice cream. It’s a soy bean ice cream. The place is very normcore. Must go. I wish I tried their whole menu tho. It’s a bit pricy but worth it.

Paik’s coffee everyday.

That’s it for Korea. There would be more from the Philippinesssssss! If you have any questions or any feels, just let it out in the comments box. ^_^~