I know I promised that I’d write more often but things just got a bit busy on the work front. I have been in between work and writing and business that I almost lost my mind! Well, I’m back and yes, I am REALLY back. This time, I have something quite fresh for you guys—something unique and exciting for your taste buds, a taste of Yugoslavia!
Who would have known that we would actually have a restaurant that serves Yugoslavian food? I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw Balkan (which was a few months ago), I just had to try it.
The restaurant’s wooden furniture gives it a classic “old” feel like you’re out in the country at a local bar. The color scheme is also very simple, walls are painted white with photos of Yugoslavia and some personalities decorating them. It’s a spacious restaurant which can seat about 40 people quite comfortably. Adding to the ambiance is their display of wines, which I forgot to try!
Pronounced o-son-yo, a Portuguese word that means dream. I had been seeing this restaurant around, but had not gotten myself to try it. I actually didn’t know it served Portuguese food until one Sunday evening when some friends and I were looking for a place to eat after 10. We all know how challenging that could as places close early on Sundays…except for fast food places, and we didn’t want that.
So when we were driving along Jupiter, we saw this restaurant. I saw the sign and read “Portuguese fusion,” I was like, what? Portuguese?? I realized that I never thought of trying it before ‘cause I never cared to read the words in smaller-sized font. Silly. It was a toss up between Whistlestop and O’sonho—we chose the latter.
From the outside, you wouldn’t know that Eleven Tables is what it is. I for one, thought that it was just the usual restaurant that serves the usual meals. But because the place was new(and had a cool name) I decided that I wanted to try it out. Upon visiting it, I learned 2 unique things:
1. There really are just 11 tables in the restaurant. Some tables are wider than others but 11 is the count!
2. It’s a FONDUE and WINE place… whuuuuuut?
Over the weekend, a friend and I decided to give it a shot. We were expecting to see quite an expensive line up but were pleasantly surprised at what we found.
The interior is very basic, wooden furniture, a menu board and wine shelves. The ambiance wasn’t what I’d call cozy but it was very warm and welcoming. It’s a good place to just chill with friends—it isn’t as intimidating as other fondue places, if you know what I mean.
After looking at the rather simple menu we decided to try one of each type of fondue.
Out of the four choices, we went for the Bacon, Cheddar, and Tomato Fondue (Php 340) for two.
Hidden in a rather dark street is a curious lot which has a furniture store and a restaurant. Somehow it’s quite a challenge to identify the restaurant as an actual eating place—it does look like it’s part of the furniture store. The Frazzled Cook — a restaurant that has an actual sign stuck across the glass wall that says: “ I am a restaurant.”
The interior of the place is very diverse, yet appealing to look at. Mismatched furniture, couches paired with wooden chairs, a wall of Chinese good luck cats waving at the customers and all sorts of décor and books in shelves surround restaurant patrons. It reminded me of the set up I saw at another restaurant — Café Juanita.
My friends and thought it would be interesting to try it out, hoping as well that the cook wasn’t too frazzled to mess up our meal (corny? hahah. anyway…)
I’M BACK. I have been SO darn busy that I have not posted here in about 2 weeks. I felt that my blog got a bit tampo, but it (and y’all) should know that despite being the fat busy bee that I was (well, am) the past few days, I have still managed to Find Eat! Just did not have much time posting about them, but I will soon! Lots of yumminess ahead!
So for my comeback (as if!) post… my lunch at Uncle Cheffy.
Uncle Cheffy’s Brick Oven Global Cuisine serves a wide variety of food that seems to be semi-fusion food. The tastes aren’t exclusively of one kind of food but a mixture of different flavours. Let’s take a look at what we found.
Uncle Cheffy Salad (Php 230) Eat’s good! – greens with asparagus, potato and pork belly with dijonaisse dressing
The dressing was a combination if Dijon mustard and mayo, the potatoes went so well with the salad. Loved this! At first I thought that the liempo-like bits would just be there almost unnoticeable, like any other salad with meat in it. But this had a relatively generous amount of pork belly and the chunks were big, too. Yum.
On my way to a friends house, I drove along Boni Ave. Normally, the street is relatively passable with very few cars on the road. Today was a little bit of an exception. It was packed! Probably because of the after-vacation rush from the holiday? I had to stop at along the street for the traffic enforcers to let us through. Normally, when I stop in traffic, I have a habit of looking around to check out the area. I’d like to say that it’s because I try to find new eats but nah, it’s more a safety thing. Besides, the area where I spent a whole 10 minutes was really not the kind where you’d find a restaurant. It was quite a busy part of the street with service shops, junk shops and other street curiosities.
So I was sitting there in my car and looking around when I spotted a tarp hanging from the right side of the street. It said: “Sansrival and Silvanas”. I simply could not help myself! As soon as I was able to advance, I pulled over to that side of the street and got down – I was in the other lane, and yes, I cut a lane to get to it. I had no idea what to do, it seemed like the place was someone’s house and I’m never good at making house calls to people I don’t know! But my curiosity got the best of me so I rang the bell and check out what I found!