Last Monday,my son,Kendrick and I,went to Gerry’s Grill at Congressional branch for a night out with other fellow bloggers, without knowing we are in for a sweet treat from their latest addition to their already yummylicious list of dessert.
After a sumptous dinner of Bulalo,Grilled Squid,Kare-Kare,Sisig and Grilled Cream Dory, we make sure to reserved a room for this very delicious dessert, that will definitely take away the heat of the Summer.
Fried Ice Cream: Wrapped in a crepe fried for perfection to keep the ice cream inside,with a dash of chocolate syrup,the Ice Cream will gonna melt in your mouth,not on your plate.
Ice Cream & Banana with Caramel Syrup: The sweetness of Ice Cream,Banana and the Caramel absolutely complete the sweetness without overpowering each other.
Vanilla Ice Cream In A Bed Of Tropical Fruit: For those who opted for a “healthy dessert”,this mixture of tropical fruit is definitely a must,and maybe a scoop of ice cream won’t hurt your diet,
Banana Split: Need I say more?
Look at the happy face of the very satisfied customer and of course, we owed it to their very attentive and friendly crew as well.
This yummy dessert are currently available only at their Morato branch in Quezon City.Here’s the complete address;
Tomas Morato Ave
South Triangle, Quezon City
Culinary Education Foundation with cooperation from Department Of Tourism in part of their “It’s More Fun In The Philippines” campaign, Philippines will be holding it’s first Manila Food And Wine Festival on February 22-25, 2013 at SM MOA Block 12. It’s gonna be the first of it’s kind in the country and it will be benefit 500 culinary art student.
The first kick-off of the event is the Food Truck Challenge where six of the most talented chef in the country will face each other,
and I’m so proud to say that I will be cheering for The Orange Food Truck Team.
Chef Raoul Roberto “Robby” Goco, owner and the executive chef at CYMA Restaurant, will introduce his most-anticipated sandwich,or the local version of what they called in US, the “Manwhich”,but here in the Philippines, we called it, Porchetta.
Porchetta is a combination of our famous Roasted Pig, aka Lechon Baboy,roasted to perfection and spice with all fresh herbs ingridients. The tenderness of the meat is totally worth trying,top with caramelized sweet onion,wild fresh arugula,to completely served the perfect taste that will delight the tastebuds of lechon lover filled in Italian bread called, Ciabatta, which is so cruncy outside but you’ll be surprised how soft it is inside.
Though he created four different sauces,Aioli (garlic mayonnaise), Salsa verde (herb sauce), Ajvar (east Mediterranean eggplant and pimiento sauce), and the classic, Liver sauce, for those who love it on their food,but I personally think that the sandwich itself already tasted great.
I tried the Aioli, a mixture of garlic and mayonaise and it became my instant favorite!
If you want to have a taste of this yummy treat from Chef Robby, make sure to look for the Orange Food Truck when you attend the Manila Food & Wine Festival.You can buy your tickets on-site for Php350.00 but you could get a Php100.00 discount if you buy it online at the ticketnet or you can check the Manila Food & Wine Festival website for complete details of the event.
“Good Food is a right,not a priviledge” – Chef Robby
Credits: Events banner were taken from MFWF webiste.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post.All photos and opinions are 100% mine unless stated otherwise.
Last Nov. 23, 2011, I was invited to attend my first food blogger event and I tagged along another friend blogger to come with me since I was told I could bring two more friends. Unfortunately, something happen, and the supposedly event was cancelled but I didn’t get the notice of cancellation which according to the event organizer, she sent it at least that Monday, (the event was Thursday and she resigned from the company on the exact day of the event) ), good thing I have an email from her as a proof that we were really invited, . The manager called her and they talked for a while and since they’ve been planning a bloggers event for quite a while and we are already there anyway, they decided to arrange an exclusive–I don’t know what to call it–, “Food Review Session” with just me and my friend.
This is their signature appetizer and it’s really, as in really good. It consist of a special kind of nachos like (I totally forgot what they call it!) chips but taste way better than nachos, a bits of bacon, a thin slice of carrots and green bell pepper and a small cube size slice of Mangos with Mayonnaise
This is the Baked Oyster with Cheese, as in cheesy overload and for the first timer like to eat an Oyster,I could tell that it’s oh-so-yummy!!!
Their Kare-Kare is also worth trying. This is not your usual Kare-Kare because unlike other kare-kare from other places, their version already have a taste to it. If you have a friend who love to eat it but doesn’t like the Bagoong or Shrimp Paste, then this is the best place to take them and they have no reason anymore not to eat Kare-Kare.
I don’t know about you, but I like my Kare-Kare cooked with Beeftripe and Oxtail, of course with lots of veggies,Yum!
The place was really cozy and eventhough it’s in the middle of a business district, they managed to keep the place family and kid friendly.And yes, they have special menu for kids as well.
They are open for 24 hours, so it means they could fulfill your cravings anytime of the day. And Thanks to their branch manager who accomodate us. It was really nice of him to answer all our queries. He is so professional and good at what he does, even all the crews are very accomodating and friendly.
Posing with their shift supervisor and branch manager;
I’m hoping that if everything will push thru with our plan, we will be having our PMC Christmas Dinner there. Keep my fingers crossed!
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island – Eastwood Branch
Unit H-5 Main Drive, Eastwood City, Bagum Bayan, Quezon City
Operational Hours: 24 hours (Monday to Sunday)
Branch Manager: Mr. Ting Galdones