Monday, December 23, 2013

Dress up the 90's way

First and foremost,
I would like to say hello and sorry for the long hiatus. I have approved some comments already that are here on the blog waiting for quite a long time now. Ive been so busy, because of work and someone stole my laptop and my lost my memory card. So there.
I would like to say thank you, to all those who supported me. 
Here's what I wore to our Christmas party. I seriously don't know what to wear and I tried the lookbook outfit. And I hope you liked it. Im getting fatter now :) This outfit is 2nd huhuhu. Because, Nicki Minaj has beaten me because of her hair. Sayang, I thought Santa has given me my dream already.

I would like also to take this opportunity to say Feliz Navidad to everyone!!!
Sending y'all hugs and kisses, xx.


Aya
x

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rediscover a Filipino First w Sentro 1771's New Menu



In 2002, Sentro exploded on the local culinary scenes w its original modern cuisine. Executive Chef Vicky has gone through different ways of cooking Filipino contemporary dishes, combining Swiss and French techniques. 

SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE
Sinigang na Corned Beef 595
Corned beef short plate and boneless beef shanks in tamarind broth with native vegetables

People lined up outside just to taste this Sentro1771's famouse sinigang, Who would have thought that you can eat sinigang but laaah! Its a corned beef. I love the taste. The saltiness and the sourness of the broth is really comforting. Its really perfect for the weather that we have today. This dish is so unique. Now, I wonder how Sinigang na sardinas tastes like.

Sentros 1771 has brought my thumbs up by tasting their Filpino dishes which are not usual that you could ever imagine. They serve meat, fish and etc., It suits you and your families taste buds. Giving good taste to savor is contagious here at Sentro. They'll give you an awesome fine dine filipino cuisine experience with a twist.

Before I've toured my taste bud into their finest cuisine I first tasted their dalanghita juice which is really perfect way of appetizing. I love drinking citrus whenever I eat on restaurants. I love the sweetness of the juice which is really refreshing.

The ambiance of the restaurant makes me want to become a chef!!! HAHAHA. Watching them cooking as busy as a bee makes me want to cook too! I love how you can see the place and how they prepare your food before you eat. The place is so clean and relaxing too.


B2B Sticks (4pcs) 150
Skewered and grilled organic chicken gizzard cooked adobo-style 


I love gizzard! I love intestine and this one is extremely awesome. Although cooked very dryly, might as well be enjoyed with sauce or vinegar. I thought its grilled but no way it is. It has been cooked like my fave adobo. And every bite you'll taste the saltiness that you want whenever eating adobo. If some of your foreigner friends want to taste our local street food this is a go.

Macau Chorizo and Cheese Tidbits 240
Mini spring rolls filled with Macau chorizo, shallots and keso de bola


These rolls are my top of the line favorite. Every bite is delicious, I love chorizo and cheese. Plus dip it in their special vinegar. I think its a way like pinakurat na suka which blends the taste. My mom loves to cook a lumpia like this so adding keso de bola for extra flavor is the best!



Duck Pancakes (4pcs) 170
Peking pancakes filled with strips of native duck slow-cooked in beer, rhum vinegar, soy sauce and muscovado sugar

As soon as you taste it you'll definitely say its a WOW. At first I have thought that its a beef strips. But I was mistaken, these pica pica is no way beef nor pork but a duck. The taste is very satisfying. Sweetness along with sourness of the rum vinegar. This is my favorite pica pica so far.


Seafood Bagoong Rice 530
Topped with grilled squid, garlic shrimps and hito flakes.

This is how you say it. "Rice palang ulam na", I literally called it as Ensaladang Rice, you'll be able to have everything in out plate. Ensalada, squid, shrimps and also hito flakes. These ingredient made the rice really flavorful. That even if you just ordered this you'll be satisfied.

Chicken Adobo sa Gata 250
Still retains the vinegar-garlic-peppercorn balance but thickened with coconut milk.

No amount of happiness and joy can exchange if you'll cook me a good adobo dish. Im an adobo person, even if ill eat it everyday Ill end up loving you even more. These chicken adobo are so soft that even if you dont own a single teeth anymore you'll really enjoy. Tastiness and saltiness are in here!! I love how they cooked it. Extremely awesomesauce.

Lamb Caldereta 480
Boneles lamb shoulder stewed with carrots, bell peppers, tomato sauce, and spices. Can be mild or spicy.

 I think this is my first time to try lamb and on a caldereta dish. I love it especially with the bagoong rice. I will definitely try this again next time.

Fish of the Day Pandan  220 per 100g
Whole fish stuffed with sauteed onions, tomatoes, miso and malunggay, tied in pandan.

This is the loveliest and the most yummiest fish Ive ever tasted. I've finished 2 halves. I love the stuff and the taste especially when you pour some vinegar. I love how flavorful it is. And the bones are not really intimidating so you'll really enjoy eating this fish. Ill eat this again next time. I so love it.

Two-Egg Ampalaya Crepe 150

I love bitter melon. Its amazing that they added egg and the salted duck egg for extra flavor. To those ampalaya haters this dish will change your mind even.



Camote cups 4pcs 240
Carved sweet potato filled w stir-fried cabbage, Baguio beans and carrots

This dish will make you full. Perfect for diet savvy people. By eating one cup and add some sauce its flavor will burst out and also will make you full in just one cup. This is also one of my favorite dish they served.

My plate heehee.


Custard w Keso and Salted Egg

I love this. When you eat this 3 all at the same time you'll remember Christmas. Why? It tastes like bibingkang pasko. I love the taste combined by these 3 are really awesome. It wont make you "umay".


Fried Suman with Mangoes

I forgot how much it is but its pretty cheap. I thinks its like 150php per serving. You'll think that its just an ordinary rice cake, But its not. Its crispy!! I love it so much plus the mangoes added on top made everything in balance.

Banana crepe. These are small saba bananas I think its glazed on top. The crunchiness of the crust and the ream in between are really yummy and sweet. You might also spread some caramel and chocolate to make it tastier.

w my eating buddies by that time
(John, Ayna, Ruds, Eunice, Yours truly)
Had fun eatin' w them <3

Cool ambiance outside and inside so cozy and humble.


Rediscover a Filipino First - first in Filipino Modern cuisine, and first in delivering the dining experience. A sure hit w family, friends, balikbayans and expats, Sentro 1771's combination of classic and creative riffs will surely outshine old favorite.So see you next time at Sentro1771, try their fab dishes. Surely, you wouldnt want to miss. !!!


Sentro 1771 in Greenbelt 3 is open from  11:00am to 11:00pm (Monday - Sunday) while Serendra is open from 7:00am to 10:00pm (Sunday - Thursday) 7:00am to 11:00pm (Friday - Saturday). For inquiries and reservations, call Sentro Greenbelt3 (02) 757 3941 or Sentro Serendra (02) 856 0581. Visit website www.1771group.com or follow Sentro 1771 on Facebook and Twitter.


xx,
AYA

Friday, September 20, 2013

Twisted Candy!!!

Eating candy has never been this fun! I swear. I may be like a kid now but yes, I swear. I wont mind being a kid again. One time I was walking at Robinsons Galleria w a friend then this store caught my attention. Why? There are lot of sweets. You know me, whenever I get to see candies and sweets Im feeling like a 5-year old kid again. Especially, the last time I watched Willy Wonka's factory. Oh the feels when you really want to enter a factory like that. But no worries, we already have that here in Manila (cries). Not as big as that but here you'll be able to see on how they make candies and lollipops!!!



When I first saw this store my colleague wont let me watch. But when I passed again the 2nd time I made sure that Ill be able to see how thet put letters and a smile on a piece of candy. I didnt know that making candy is such a hard work. And Kudos for this! If I were just a kid again. I would love to have these sweets on my party and have my name printed inside. Imagine the fun it will give you everytime you eat a candy with your name. Isnt that cool?




These are actually hard and yummy candies. Every line is patience. I was really amazed and I was really happy. The store assistants there are really nice. They gave me candies!!! I mean I got to taste all the flavors and the ones that are just made. I got to try it while its still hot. OMG! I swear that if Ill have a kid. She/He'll have this on her birthday. Everyone will be really happy!

Look at these Pandas!!! They made it for hours!!! But this is yummy. The price is quite pricey but its all good for these candies. You wouldnt mind anyway once you taste it.

These are the candy that I was able to taste. Heehee. Spell hoarding? Its heaven!!! I love the smell. They seem so legit!!! 

These are my purchases since I love lollipops!!! these are cheap they just cost for like 35php each. And I swear to death you'll love it. I bought 1 for me, 1 for my niece and sissy.
The first pic is the Cherry flavor, I really love cherries and they are real! I mean they are really tasty and you'll taste real cherries. Strawberry (in the middle) They are so yummy too!!! You will love this especially kids. The last one is the raspberry flavor and there's a princess in the middle. She's so cute. If you'll have this at your kids party they'll be the happiest.

You can actually contact them whenever you want to have these sweets as your giveaway. Number posted above. 

Thank you for reading! Have a sweet night!

PS 
You guys should try it!!! And feel like a kid again.


AYA