Thursday, June 04, 2015

Cafe Sarree (Rustan's Ayala Cebu)

I wondered where goes Yum-Yum Tree. Yum-Yum Tree used to be the restaurant of Rustan's Supermarket (even in their Makati Branch), and one of our (me and my former officemates from UBP) favorite dining places. Instead, Rustan's Cebu has Cafe Sarree now.

Anyway, my sister and I wanted to try out Cafe Sarree - and so one beautiful Sunday morning, we headed out to have lunch there.

It was not particulary big in area. Ambiance is cozy and casual. My sister ordered their honey-glazed pork chop, and I, as a salute to Yum-Yum Tree ordered Spaghetti (with meatballs).

I am not a big fan of pork chops but they were so tender, that it felt like they melt in my mouth.  And I kinda like it. My spaghetti is a bit on the sour side because according to the girl who waited on us, is more on the tomato-based Italian taste and not sweet like the Filipino recipe that we are so used to.

One thing I would like to commend is that, they are generous in their serving. Their pork chop were really chops since they came about in 3's and the thickness of each piece is just the right size for me. Their spaghetti came in a huge bowl, and could be shared by two. Which means they were worth their price. Maybe it will not be our last visit to the place ...

Apple-Lemon Ice Cooler

Nice Interiors...

Honey-Glazed Prok Chops

Spaghetti With Meatballs

Surprisingly, the serving was Huge...

Kit, famished and eager for her food...

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

HUKAD Ayala Terraces

Hukad in Ayala Terraces, seems to be always full whenever we pass by, judging by the number of people patiently waiting outside to be seated or served. And so our curiousity was really piqued. Yet it was also difficult for us to get a seat whenever we plan to eat there.

One day we were surprised when we got lucky and found ourselves a table inside. But our excitement turned to disappointment.  Service was slow. I was not impressed with the drinks I ordered. The worst part was the fish that I ordered turned out itchy when eaten. It means it was not fresh when bought or maybe it has popped in and out of the freezer already. The only consolation was the ngohiong. Perhaps it is not fair to draw a conclusion based only upon a few orders. Maybe I will come back and try again...

"PUSO" Design Lamps


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Cebu Pardo Church

For a long time, I have wanted to take photos of the Pardo Church, unfortunately I never got the chance to drop by. One beautiful Sunday in March (2015),  me and my sis went to visit our dear relatives in Pardo Cemetery, and since the Pardo Church was just a walking distance from the cemetery, I finally got my longtime wish.

I am not an expert on church designs or structures, but compared to the other churches in Metro Cebu, Pardo Church looked quite old by far. And that is where its charm lies.

It was undergoing renovation or probably repairs when we visited.  I have observed that although the interiors of the church were kept to its original design, it was repainted for upkeep. That's good! 

Outside the church, progress has changed the look of Pardo. But thankfully, Pardo Church retained its historical look.