Thursday, January 31, 2013
My high school classmate Lorraine (Onie) came home to Manila for a vacation. She left at the beginning of high school to move to San Francisco. Most of my friends haven't seen her since then. We threw her a little get together and chose Filipino food for our party's theme.
So these are the food my friends brought to the party. A lesson learned was not to bring food for the number of guests instead bring half of that. We estimated an attendance of 20 people so everyone brought food for 20 people. All our food could have fed 50 people!! Jenny was right. Next time just order food for 10 people.
Pixie's Sinugba rellenong bangus
Heaven's pork barbeque
Heaven's boneless chicken barbeque
Deb's cook made the next two dishes which I loved. Home cooking is always the best.
I've never ever had alamang rice before and it was super duper good. The rice was mixed with pechay tagalog and topped with fresh alamang (tiny shrimp) fried to a crisp.
crispy alamang rice
Everyone who ate the dinuguan raved about it specially with the crunchy intestine topping which I forgot to photograph. It was ordered from Deli de San Honore.
deli de san honore's dinuguan
My contribution was the lechon kawali.
Mary Ann brought two kinds of paella from Tai's Best a restaurant in Alabang.
Tai's Best paella
Can you guess which one is Lorraine? Naturally she's the only one not wearing black. I noticed that friends who have lived in the US for many years seldom wear black unlike their Manila counterparts.
This is my only shot of Lorraine with her precious daughter Shayla and hubby Seamus.
Deb always orders Dessert du Jour's crepe cake but this time she got their new salted caramel chocolate torte and walnut date bars. I like salted caramel but the caramel layer for this torte was ultra salty. It was like they made a mistake with the quantity of salt. Even when eaten with the chocolate layer all I could taste was the salty topping. We were quite disappointed with this.
Dessert du Jour's salted caramel & chocolate torte
Candy brought the dulce de leche cheesecake which I found overly sweet. Too bad since I liked the texture of the cheesecake.
Forget Me Not's dulce de leche cheesecake
The walnut date bar turned out to be the best dessert on my plate. It was just the right amount of sweetness and the chewy texture was delightful.
Dessert Du Jour's walnut date bar
suman from Butuan
Nathaniel's buko pandan salad
Arny Dading's peachy peachy
At the end of the night it was Jenny's contribution that was the most fought over. She brought lots of takeout containers!! All of us brought home so much food and dessert. It was a fun night getting together with classmates we haven't seen in a long time. See you in SF next time Onie!!!
Pancit Malabon Express
924-D San Lorenzo Arcade, Pasay Rd. Makati City
Pixie's Sinugba (rellenong bangus)
Savanna Commercial Center Vito Cruz cor Pasong Tamo, Makati - 897-2575
7224 Malugay St. cor. Buendia Bel-Air, Makati - 894-3899 or 893-4715
Madison Square Ortigas Ave Greenhills - 726-0250 or 727-3206
C5 cor. Levi Mariano Taguig - 986-0143
Aguirre St. BF Paranaque - 871-8298
Lucky China Town Binondo
El Shaddai - 820-2645
The Fort Strip 7th Ave Bonifacio Global City - 519-2070
Deli de San Honore c/o Jeremy
cellphone no.: +63939-4710429
Molito Commercial Complex,Madrigal Ave cor. Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Dessert du Jour by Mara de la Rama
Unit 51 Ecology Village, Dasmarinas Village Side, Gate 5 Edsa, Makati City
telephone: +63917-8116272 0r +63917-8036272
Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes
Makati Cake Shop - 928 Arnaiz Ave (formerly Pasay Road,Behind New World Hotel) Makati telephone: 869-5333
Main Kitchen - 60 Broadway Ave. New Mla,QC. telephone:723-2776
ITC Commercial Bldg, Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Arny ♥ Dading's Peachy-Peachy