Archive for February, 2010

election fever

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

With the national elections fast approaching, it’s natural that the subject of “who will you vote for” comes up in almost every conversation. Even during my client meetings, everyone seems to have a “juicy piece” to share about a candidate that convinces them to vote or not to vote for somebody.

Im pretty much made up on who to vote for president and vice president.

But just as the writer Ana Pamintuan of Phil Star wrote, so much hype is going for presidentiables and vice presidentiable, but sadly NOBODY seems to care much about who they will vote for senatorial seats! And even local officials.

So on a personal level, I promise to do my own research on the senatoriables so that i can make an educated vote.

In closing, I may not know yet ALL of those I would want to vote, but I DO know some who I will DEFINITELY NOT VOTE, no matter how sugary sweet they appear on TV!

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February 17, 2010 Leave a comment
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Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel

February 9, 2010 2 comments

The first time I walked into this resto, i thought it was quite”high-end” and expensive. The small place was designed like a chic new york boutique resto…complete with rich dark furnishings and wine glasses. So it was a pleasant surprise that even though the menu spelled fine-dining, everything was reasonably priced.

I later learned from the person I came with, that the place is owned and managed by Chef Gino Gonzales, the son of the famous local chef, Chef Gene. So most of the dish were his creations. I particularly enjoyed the  Puttanesca alla Buenisimo a pasta in with olive oil, richly flavored with Lucban longganisa, dried fish (tuyo), green mango, green and black olives, basil and Parmesan cheese. The green mango is a good substitute for the usual capers in pasta. And it  gives the dish the same “zest”. I love callos, so whenever I see this dish on the menu I always try to taste its version. And callos here is no dissapointment. Just the right ox tripe tenderness and tang! For dessert, their panna cotta is a real delight. You can get a panna cotta set with 3 different flavors. Just a few teeny-tiny teaspoons will already satisfy your sweet tooth.

They also have a good wine list and brewed coffee, perfect for long conversations and drink refills!  Best of all, the staff are very accommodating, trained well I must say!

For a “south gal” like me, I wouldn’t mind going all the way to Eastwood Mall QC just to enjoy a good dinner here.Two thumbs up! 🙂

Categories: Food/Dining