Monday, March 29, 2010

Pinoy Food with a Twist

Last night, I attended the graduation dinner of two of my sister's nieces-in-law. It was something that I really didn't wanna attend since it would just serve as a reminder that I am getting older until I found out that it was to be at Bistro Laudico. I have heard of the accolades, praises and have seen his ice cream commercial but have never really sampled any of his creations. Because of this, and the fact that it was going to be a free meal, I decided to accept the last-minute invitation.

Dinner started around 7pm. They have a promo for P788 where you can order whatever you want from the menu. The dishes may be shared for as long as the people you are sharing it with are also availing of the promo. There were a lot of choices from appetizers, soups, salads, rice dishes (silogs), pandeninis, main course, desserts and drinks.

Most of what's on the menu are Filipino dishes but with a twist. Some of what we ordered were the Angus beef Kare-kare, Binagoongang Cripy Pata, Wagyu and Lengua Estofado, Maja Blanca Cheesecake, Banana Q tart, Suman cake, Paella Arrozcaldo and a whole lot more.

While a lot of the guests loved the food, I, on the other hand, thought it was just ok .Call me unadventurous but a lot of the Pinoy dishes I grew up eating are what I'd consider "comfort food". I want them to taste exactly how I remember them to taste when I was younger. I guess there are just some things that are better left unchanged.

For the more adventurous, I recommend that you call ahead and inquire about their eat-all-you-can promo.

Bistro Laudico is loacted on the Ground Floor of the Net Square building in Bonifacio Global City.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Evil Hangover

Have you ever gotten up the next day after a heavy night of drinking wishing you could just chop your head off while the rest of your body recovers? It has happened to me a lot and every time it does, I tell myself that I should have more self-control. Of course this rarely happens. I guess my friends and I are just thick-headed buffoons who never learn our lesson.

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Over the years, I've tried several hangover "cures" to alleviate the pain and suffering. Are they effective? A few are, although, it may just all be psychological. I've listed them below so you may try them yourself.

Hangover cures some friends and I have tried:
  1. Drinking a bottle of Gatorade.
  2. Taking 1000-1500 mg of Vitamin C before going to bed or Berocca which is a mineral supplement.
  3. Switching between a cold and hot shower.
  4. Alka Seltzer
  5. Drinking lots of water before doing some sort of exercise that'll make you sweat a lot.
  6. Plenty of fruit juices.
  7. Hair of the Dog--drinking the last thing you drank the previous night. The idea is, adding more alcohol makes your body stop and concentrate on the new alcohol coming in so you get a brief reprieve. As soon as the new alcohol is processed, you're back to where you started though. Maybe even worse.
Let me know if they work for you.

Friday, March 26, 2010

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