Archive for December, 2009

Band-Aid at Basty’s

I have never been a victim of foreign objects in food, until yesterday.

While waiting for my car to be fixed, Mister M and I decided to grab merienda at Basty’s, one of our favorite restaurants at The Fort. We (used to) like it there because we found the place cozy, quiet and they serve good Spanish food.

As we were halfway through our usual order of chorizos fritos, I noticed something unusual-looking in the dish. I picked up what looked (to Mister M) like garlic skin and stupid me, popped it in my mouth quickly to confirm whether or not it was garlic! Well guess what?! HINDI SIYA GARLIC! &*@!*! I can now tick offpopping a used band-aid in my mouth from my list of things to do before I die.

The waiters were very apologetic but how do you appease someone who just chewed on a used band aid, right?

Too bad it had to happen at one of our favorite restaurants. I might go back if they promise never to serve band-aid ever again.

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The Russian Cookie House

The Christmas season has brought on variety of edible gifts. Everyday, there’s a new package on my table, waiting to be opened and consumed. There have been so much that I end up sharing the calories, but there was one particular gift that I considered keeping all myself.

Russian Cookies from The Russian Cookie House

I wasn’t particularly drawn to this food item because when I do crave for cookies, I go for chewy ones. These looked like the crumbly kind, looking similar to shortbread; your typical tea cookies, which I am not so fond of.  I opened it out of curiosity since I had never had Russian cookies and boy, oh, boy, was I glad that I did.  I first tried the pale, round cookies, which apparently are the original Russian cookies. They were so delicious! Buttery, crumbly and light with a nutty surprise in the middle. I was in love. My taste buds were so impressed that I tried another one, the white almond cookies. It tasted like the Russian cookies, covered in white chocolate, topped with the freshest and crunchiest almond.  I could’ve finished the contents of that entire box but I controlled myself and re-tied the ribbon tightly to prevent further consumption.

Just for these cookies, I will willingly brave The Podium again.

The Russian Cookie House has stores at The Podium and at the Mall of Asia.

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