Bless those bellies! The following four yummy value-for-money gourmet dishes will only be around at 2nd’s for the next 10 days until October ends. Having attended the food tasting with my good friends, the owners of 2nd’s Restaurant in BGC Fort (behind Nike @ HighStreet), I can guarantee you won’t forget these 4 yummy minute steak meals when they’re gone. So make it quick and bring a friend for lunch or dinner! All dishes are Php395.00 each. (Enumerated just for the blog).
1. Minute Steak & Eggs-Grilled and served with Ketchup Beurre Blanc and Bacon & Potato Hash.
2. Minute Bistecca Fiorentina-Seasoned with Rosemary & Lemon. Served with Cherry Tomato & Arugula Aglio Olio on pasta
You don’t have to be in U.P. Diliman to get this, but that’s where I was earlier this morning, and being back in my university for a shoot made it taste even better.
Half the university knew (I’m kidding, not that many) I was not as addicted to taho as I was addicted to the isaw stands (grilled/barbecued offal) that are now alongside the vacant lot which is a hop, skip, and a jump from the University Arcade, but those super savory isaw stands only open in the afternoon. However taho for me (steamed bean curd with sweet syrup and pearl) is still such a comforting sweet treat in the morning, especially a morning like this. Today my University of the Philippines smelt of trees with sun rays peeking, there were people running, fallen leaves gripped the moist ground, and a soft, nippy October breeze was blowing…what respite from the smoky chaos that is the city.
Have a good morning, and really have it! Don’t let worries or the mad morning rush steal the day away. Remember what Mr. Incredible always says (which is the opposite of what a lot of us say) “I’ve got time” and because he believes, he always does. The day begins with prayer, exercise even if it’s just a 10 or 15 minute routine, a refreshing bath, and breakfast!
Clockwise: Holly’s Lightly Salted (Farm Churned) Butter, Holly’s Really Farm Fresh Milk (Chocolate), Ripe Mango, Buttered Toast, and Red Grapes (sketch filtered with Camera 360 app)
After I did my morning stretch at 630am and this Body Bangin’ 30 min Pilates routine till 715am I showered and went down to have breakfast. I’m blessed to have a Mom who goes the distance and out of her way to get us good food. She knows many preservative-free foods have a shorter shelf life but in exchange they extend ours. As often as we can, we get Holly’s Fresh Milk and their butter made from the same milk (which actually costs less than the Nestle milk in groceries). The family that owns the business are also the owners of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, a small home business venture made from the same fresh dairy products that come from the Holly cows (Holly cows! LOL!!!). This ice cream BEATS Ben & Jerry’s (seriously, it does, B&J is too sickeningly sweet) and for me is the best ice cream I’ve tasted locally EVARRRHHH. Oh, by the way, this next photo of the ice cream I took over a month ago now, just to be clear I DID NOT have ice cream after breakfast, hahaha, okay? I sprinkled their Malted Milk flavor (which has Malteser bits in it) with Milo on top :). Malt meets malt, my classy touch.
“Taste the difference. Our homemade mix sets us apart from all other ice cream brands. We proudly create our ice cream using fresh milk and cream from our very own dairy farm, Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.Best selling flavors: salted caramel, coffee, butter pecan, and malted milk.Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, and Brazilian Coffee. We have a flavor of the month, we can make custom ice cream, and we can substitute pure cane sugar with coco sugar for those with health or weight issues.” Holly’s Dairy Products are also available at the same location.
Contact: 8092042 or 09166235956, Location: Centrum II Building, 150 Valero Street, Sacledo Village, 1227 Makati, Official site: http://carmensbest.com/, Facebook Page: Carmen’s Best
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