New Year's Day late dinner at Nihonbashi Tei, Arnaiz Ave. (Pasay Road), Makati City
(double date with A&C after catching a Metro Manila Film Festival movie earlier that evening)
|katsudon and miso soup
|cold tea in a San Miguel Beer mug :D
January 2 lunch
inihaw na liempo from the neighborhood Andok's
with salted eggs & tomatoes and leftover vegetables from our anniversary dinner
snacking on shawarma and bibingka while catching the C.O.D. display in Greenhills
despedida dinner with SFC friends, at Kanin Club
|clockwise from top-left: sinigang rice, crispy dinuguan, pinakbet, laing
got upgraded to business class for the Manila-Hong Kong leg of my flight to Japan
|fresh seasonal fruit; pan-fried Mediterranean sea bass with tomato concasse, parsley mashed potatoes, asparagus, fennel, and pumpkin; and hazelnut and chocolate cake with raspberry compote
economy class meal for the Hong Kong-Haneda leg
|I enjoyed this meal more though :)
And when I got to Japan, I came home to this! Cooked by the man of the house! ♥
(Ronjie left for Japan a week before I did.)
|green tea Meltykiss Fran
|Lotte Charlotte (dark chocolate)
chili-garlic chicken with blanched broccoli
lettuce-tomato-Bacos-parmesan salad with deep-roasted sesame dressing
|gyuudon and miso soup set meal
Kuya G's birthday feast!
|there was dinuguan, puto, spaghetti, roasted chicken, bibingka, and adobo
|Happy Birthday, Kuya Gian!
(his Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake)
|Kuya G's yummy homemade leche flan (using his mom's secret recipe)
flattened octopus at Enoshima (during our Kamakura-Enoshima day trip)
|kinulang ako sa mayonnaise :D
sausages and scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes
|the peel is still one piece!
supermarket-bought frozen siomai which we steamed at home
|the Philippine papaya was really sweet!
tortang talong in the house!
|we fried them on our stovetop grill, hence the grill marks :D
mixed nuts (nuts are supposedly a good source of folic acid)
|walnuts, cashew, almonds, and pistachios
tinolang manok with just pechay