Beloved and I had merienda at St. Marc Cafe. We’ve actually been to this place a couple of times on their Megamall branch. In addition, Beloved has already visited this particular branch by herself, so we were quite aware what this Japanese-style cafe offers. They don’t really offer traditional Japanese dishes. They have pastries, desserts, coffee, and tea—usual cafe food and beverages. However, most if not all of them has that Japanese touch, such as incorporating matcha and having an inordinate variations of parfaits.
For my birthday, Beloved and I had dinner at The Seafood Club by Red Crab. If the obviousness doesn’t strike, this seafood restaurant specializes in crabs. More appropriately, they specialize in alimango, since Red Crab is self-titled “alimango house”. While the Tomas Morato branch is a place we often pass by, the particular branch we ate in is located at Greenbelt 3.
While at Greenbelt a couple of days ago, beloved and I found ourselves having a late lunch at Pepper Lunch. Apparently, this is the restaurant is what borne Sizzling Pepper Steak that we frequent a lot. According to beloved, this restaurant uses superior quality ingredients so I should expect premium prices. Similar to Sizzling Pepper Steak, this is a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant where they put meat on a hot plate and you do the “cooking” on your table. Anyway, because we were in the area and most of the restaurants were closed in the afternoon, we ended up going here.
After dinner, beloved and I had dessert at Qoola. This was a yogurt store with a twist. If you’ve read my review on Red Mango, you’ll know how beloved didn’t like her first yogurt experience. Well, after quite some time, she’s ready to try again. Our choices here was either this one or Red Mango. Because we already know the latter would turn out to be, we risked it with the new one.
Last night, beloved and I had dinner at Mesa. We were in Greenbelt, and had pretty much little choice as most of the restaurants there were out of our budget’s reach. Not that Mesa is for the impoverished, no, but we could afford it. We also don’t usually eat Filipino food, which is what Mesa specializes in. Filipino food for me is composed of either stews or not-so-tender fried/grilled meat or soupy veggies that I don’t really fancy. Not that I don’t eat them, but when given a choice, I don’t pick them. Although we did have a choice today, beloved read a good review on this and also saw that they serve ostrich, so we went ahead.