My last day in the Netherlands also coincided with my flight back home in the afternoon. When I arrived by train to Schipol airport, I made it my mission to find a place that serves haring. After scouring almost all the food places in Schipol Plaza, I learned that the place happened to be called Happy Seafood.
First of all, Happy Holidays! I finally had time to sit down & blog about our Roxas trip last month. While editing the photos, I thought maybe I should separate this entry into 3 posts. So the first one that I’ll do is about the food.
We didn’t have any additional iterinary planned for our Subic trip, so while in the hotel, we researched for nearby places we can have dinner at. One place, just a few steps away from the hotel we stayed in the bay area, featured mixed reviews. Risking it, and since we wanted seafood, we went to Seafood by the Bay.
Beloved and I had dinner a couple of times at Gloria Maris. This Chinese seafood-specialty restaurant had a newly-opened (or maybe moved?) branch at the top floor of Gateway near where the cinemas are. Beloved usually associates Gloria Maris with expensive and classy, the former being the reason why we don’t consider going here. The first time we went, they were still on soft opening. Although it still looked classy and had an expensive feel, after surveying the menu, we found out it was surprisingly not-as-expensive as Beloved expected. Not fancying anything in particular that night, we decided to try it out.
Beloved and I had dinner at Clawdaddy a few nights ago at Robinsons Magnolia. It was my first time going to that mall, and I was quite surprised at the various food places the mall houses. From its name, you can assume that whatever it serves must have claws. Sure enough, it boasts crabs—one of my favorite foods—as their specialty. Since this was among the few places this mall houses that we have yet to tried, it was a very tempting place. What made it a done deal was a promotion wherein if we pay more than 1000 Php, we get a free dish. Sold.
Me, Beloved, and friends celebrated one of our friend’s birthday last night at Vikings. Incidentally, it also happened to be one of the first days for the soft opening of the anticipated SM North EDSA branch. We have been wanting very badly to try out the place, and even considered going to the already opened branches at SM Mall of Asia and SM Marikina. What kept us was the promise that the SM North EDSA branch was opening “soon”. This was a few months ago, and after half a year, the promise was finally fulfilled.
Beloved and I had dinner at Seafood Island, Cubao a couple of nights ago. We’ve been here before, but we didn’t get to try the reason you should go here the first time we went—the eat-like-a-pirate “boodles”. That was more than a couple of years ago, and we’ve been to its Trinoma branch a couple of times with friends to try out the boodle. I didn’t get to take pictures both times, since everyone dug in before I had the opportunity to. This time, since it was just me and Beloved, I can finally write a proper review.
Beloved and I had lunch at Gumbo. Yes, we’ve been to this place before, although not the same branch, so I guess this month is turning into a “revisited” edition of Inggo Noms…. Of course, as with our last two revisits, we ordered something different in this Southern USA-specialty place. And, as I’ve mentioned in my last review from the previous place, I was looking forward to trying out their Seafood Boil.
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.
First off, I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Beloved’s been busy with her practicum, and I’m broke. The good news is that Beloved passed her practicum and I’m very happy and proud about that. Also, I’ve also decided to write about affordable food places that deserve to be written about to compensate for my financial problems. This post won’t be one of them, though.
A couple of days ago, me, my mom, and my brother ate at BluFish in the Eastwood Mall. I have no idea what they serve, but I assumed they specialize in fish or seafood. I was correct. I was a bit turned off by the prices, but mom insisted, so we sat down at a table covered with a brown paper.