“Celebrating 80 Years of Simple Life” is a post about my grandmother’s 80th birthday. There I wrote that we brought her to Barrio Fiesta, a restaurant that delivers authentic Filipino cuisine where we had a great lunch. Indeed, nothing beats Filipino food. That is why for my grandmother’s 81st birthday, I decided to take her to a restaurant that serves provincial favorites making you reminisce the flavors of home and all those good old days of food, fun and family.
Dining at Tao Yuan involves eating delicious food in a pleasant and inspiring setting. The name Tao Yuan which means peach garden suggests beauty and colors. Located at Chimes Square in Congressional Avenue Extension, my lola and I decided to have a belated birthday dinner for my ninong at Tao Yuan. The restaurant wasn’t that big and the tables on the first floor were easily filled. But the courteous staff informed us that there are more tables on the second floor. With their assistance, it was easier for my grandmother to take the stairs.
What to do on a gloomy, rainy Saturday afternoon? I have a few in my mind, but I prefer to go on a short food trip around the city! Besides the famous foodie hub known to many as Maginhawa Street, Visayas Avenue and Congressional Avenue Extension are slowly opening more and more establishments. Various cafés and restaurants offering delicious food with great ambiance can also be found throughout those areas. As mentioned, it was a gloomy, rainy Saturday. We were looking for a place emitting good vibes and great food. So, how does burger and fries sound?