This link for a copy of the recipe.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I learned from E and my friend Raech that it is called Amici now, with the omission of the ‘de don Bosco’ part as the resto have been sold to another owner. They said that it was sold to the previous owner of Red Ribbon, who then sold the bakeshop chain to the owners of Jollibee. I do not know if that rings any truth. I guess I have to ask next time I visit Amici. Some says that the food was tastier when the Bosconian fathers were handling it. Honestly, I have only eaten at Amici recently to be a judge on that.
For this visit, I opted for Cannelloni Agli Spinaci, which basically was pasta tubes filled with spinach and ricotta cheese. It was topped with tomato & béchamel sauce and parmesan cheese.
My verdict: this pasta dish was not as good as the penne arrabiata I previously tried. I could not taste the ricotta cheese and the dish itself was a bit dry. It was good but not that spectacular.
As with the pasta, they have 14 varieties of pizza, with prices ranging from P260 - P310.
Good for 4 persons each.
And for the first time, I tried their dessert. Raech and I had a fun time reading the Italian names of the gelato. We ordered strawberry supreme (which had real strawberry bits), espresso (this one is my favorite) and straciatella (which actually is just choco chips). It is quite difficult to describe the taste of gelato. It is very different from the commercial ice cream we usually eat. I guess it’s best to just try this/ P45 per cup.
The only difficult part with the visit was we found it tricky to find a parking space. Amici tried to solve that problem by posting flyers at the dining table of areas where one can park. But still, the area is limited so I guess it is better to go there earlier and beat the big crowds during lunch and supper times.
Of course, I am coming back again. Hopefully, in my next visit, I am with a bigger group of people. Perhaps by that, I can try my rosemary chicken and not be kuripot over spending for it alone. Hahaha!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
And also, it’s a great way to be treated to a free merienda. From where I work, it has become a tradition for our country manager to treat us to pan de sal once every proxy season (summer months for us aka the busiest days at work). I work at a research company where summer months can be pretty chaotic. Those are our busiest months as our clients, the institutional shareholders of about every publicly listed company worldwide, need our research in time for their company’s annual meetings. You can just imagine the amount of time we spend reading annual reports and writing our evaluations and so we become really hungry. Last Friday was pan de sal day at the office and everyone was really excited. Our floor got a big box of the yummy delight. Yay!
And what goes with pan de sal?
for the peanut lovers . . .
for those who love strawberry . . .
this is everyone's favorite at the office - the bestseller!
BUT this has got to be MY favorite!
Oh, the combination is just heaven! I really loved it!
So, why don't you grab your daily does of pan de sal now?
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
E bought me the dvds for Season 1 and 2 last Friday. I finished the entire Season 1 (with 23 episodes) on Sunday night and had just started on two episodes on Season 2. I really love the show and I haven't felt this way about a TV show since the first season of Grey's Anatomy.
For the summary, you can read on this link.