love being different
I’ve mentioned before that this isn’t a food blog, but that I am, however, a food lover. Today proved that. It was such a foodie day, and being so, it also completely destroyed my diet. It was supposed to be Day 3 of the Nestle Fitnesse 14-day challenge for me, and while I did have the cereal and milk for breakfast, lunch and dinner were not only NOT what the diet prescribes in terms of calorie intake, but also NOT the healthiest of options. Here’s what we had…
LUNCH: Crab Pancit, Beef Caldereta, and Stuffed Pechay at Wooden Spoon Restaurant, Katipunan Avenue.
I really love the crab pancit at Wooden Spoon. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten there and not ordered it. Chef Sandy Daza does an amazing job of applying foreign cooking techniques and giving some of our beloved dishes a new twist. And I think that’s really the charm behind Wooden Spoon because let’s face it; everyone’s mom has made caldereta and pancit, and because you grew up with that caldereta and pancit you think it’s the best. BUT at Wooden Spoon, you’re given a caldereta, pancit, kare-kare, adobo flakes, etc. that will likely trump your and all your friends’ moms!
DINNER: Tantanmien and Gyoza at Ukokkei Ramen Ron, Pasay Road.
Just the other day, I was telling a friend that I think I’ve tried every ramen place in the city. Ukokkei is definitely in the top three, and their tantanmien is absolutely delicious!! While their gyoza is not the best in the city, it does “complete” the meal. Or maybe that’s just me. I absolutely love gyoza and can’t go into a Japanese restaurant without ordering it.
And to complete my diet destruction… I had a beer at Draft.
Oh well, every diet needs a “trash day” right? Maybe that’s one way to lessen the guilt. :p Hope you enjoyed the Instagram videos!
P.S. I hate getting home so late that I have to post what was intended to be yesterday’s entry in the morning of the next day. It feels a little off, but oh well… Expect another post later!