Friuli Trattoria

Maginhawa Street in Quezon City is getting known as food street.  It’s as if the residences there suddenly realized they all wanted to open up restaurants.  To get there, you can go through either CP Garcia Avenue or via Elliptical Road.  (Maps courtesy of Google Maps and Wikimapia) Here’s a snapshot of the restaurants there. … Continue reading

Dinner at Diners’ Den

  We found a new affordable place to dine at at Tomas Morato.  Yes, Tomas Morato has dozens and dozens of restaurants, but finding one that is affordable is a real challenge.  Most of the restaurants there are familiar establishments, so we know which ones to steer clear of. We tried Diner’s Den simply because … Continue reading

Breaded Pork on Pasta

Our freezer is practically empty, with only a few bags of pork and one bag of boneless bangus.  Next marketing day won’t be until after six days.  To keep it from getting monotonous, I’m trying to cook pork dishes that are radically different from each other.   The bag of pork that I thawed was … Continue reading

Dinner at BigOli

Yeah, yeah, yeah… another coupon adventure. I can’t help it. This is what we do on nights when hubby and I both get off work late. We eat out, and what better way to try new places at terrific prices?   But I do my homework before I buy the vouchers. Here are the things … Continue reading

Eggplant Lasagna

This recipe was inspired by two things: what I thawed in the ref before I left for work in the morning, and extra (leftover) fresh tomatoes.  Served with the tomato with cheese appetizer. I thawed some ground beef, intending to cook it with the usual baguio beans with oyster sauce.  But like I said before, … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Creamy Meat Sauce

Here is another successful replication of a recipe from — tomato-based pasta with loads of chunky meaty goodness.  This is the first time I had attempted to cook the spaghetti sauce without using pre-packaged ones available in supermarkets. I used Hungarian sausage for this batch.  These are (probably) cheaper alternatives. They are available at … Continue reading