Adobo is a classic and one of the most popular Filipino dishes. It’s made of meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables and then cooked in vinegar with garlic, bay leaf, salt and peppercorn. You can also add soy sauce if you want to. I honestly prefer adding in some soy sauce but it depends on your taste. Sometimes it depends on which part of the country you grew up in. You see, adobo has many variations. Adobo dishes in Manila are quite saucy while Zamboanga features a thicker sauce with the help of coconut cream. It can also change colour like in Batangas’ case which is reddish-orange because they use achuete. Some places like Laguna use turmeric while Bicol uses coconut milk.
One Sunday morning, my family and I decided to search for a nice restaurant at the mall. Sure, malls are busy on a weekend but if you plan to eat after hearing the mass then it’s the best place to be. They basically have it all! So after finding a parking space at SM North EDSA’s new building, we did a little walking and ended up at a place called Tamarind: Taste of Thai. We’ve been to this mall countless times but that was the first time we passed by that area. Thus, we didn’t hesitate to try it.
Name a person who doesn’t like mangoes. Can’t think of anyone? That’s because everyone loves mangoes. But if you ask them what’s their favourite mango drink, dessert or if they like it as it is, then you will definitely get a number and a variety of answers. And once you hear them, make sure to tell them all about Hui Lau Shan. Not familiar? Well, Hui Lau Shan is a dessert and refreshment brand from Hong Kong known for its mango creations. In fact, they have over 300 stores globally – China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Canada, Taiwan, Paris, Vietnam and, Melbourne. And now, they are in the Philippines.
Last year was a Glitter Critter Christmas. This year is a Frozen Magical Holiday at SM North EDSA. Having seent their holiday display? On November 8, SM City North EDSA unveiled their Frozen Magical Holiday celebration with a 45ft Snowflake Christmas Tree! ❄️ The amazing display features cascading crystal lights, icicles and snowflakes! Wanna see? Here’s a short video. I hope you subscribe to my YouTube channel as well! And with the upcoming release of Disney’s “Frozen 2”, kids will be given the chance to meet and greet Elsa and Anna on November 29, 30, and December 1 at The Block Atrium. Want your kids to complete the magical malling experience? Frozen 2 merchandise are also available at The Block Atrium.
SM North EDSA’s new wing called the North Towers features various restaurants. Though I frequent that mall, I haven’t had the chance to fully explore that building. So when we parked at the newest building, we decided to find a restaurant there as well. We chose Roberto’s, a Filipino – American Steak House. According to their Facebook page, this place offers 100% Australian Beef and with an omnipresent Western Flavours among its menu, and making sure that quality food is served at pleasing prices combines with a relaxing ambience to form an incomparable dining experience.