So another year has gone by. You know you’re getting officially getting old in the digital era when friends greet you via Plurk and your Facebook Wall. I haven’t yet reached the great 4-0 but I realized that am already in my midlife. Still have to write my own profound thoughts on the matter. Certainly, what I don’t want to be is to be old and jaded. I may have mellowed considerably, but I still want to view the world with open eyes and pursue my life’s passions with the same excitement as before, if not more.
One of my life’s passions being food. No way I can celebrate my birthday without it. Some friends and I planned to eat out at the Highlands Steakhouse in Mall of Asia without knowing that they have my favorite prime rib buffet going on. Simply had to have that. Dear Santa would understand if I splurged a little on my birthday, especially as I said before this prime rib was better than secks 😛
The Highlands Steakhouse Eat-All-You-Can Prime Rib Buffet is available lunchtime from Monday to Saturday for P1100 net and is ongoing till November 30 only. It’s inclusive of a selection of soups, salads, desserts, rice and sidings.
Birthday treat #2 : lechon! It all started when Spanky circulated this email about the “incredibly flavorful” Sabroso Lechon. At once, mind started flying and my mouth watering. Simply had to have i-t!!! The boyfriend, who was gracious enough to sponsor the lechon, couldn’t understand at first the Filipino concept of the “blowout.” I had to explain that it’s a cultural thing, all the while feeling guilty that I didn’t let him taste lechon during his visits here.
Here was Sabroso Lechon when it was freshly delivered in the office….
… and here it was after about 40 minutes. Poor, poor piggy. Blame it on the fact that Sabroso Lechon was the best I’ve tasted in a long time. Like the lechon Cebu, it didn’t come with a sauce. But that’s good enough considering that you can taste the saltiness and the yummy stuffing from the greens. Until now, am craving for the lechon (Made in New Manila, not Cebu) and hope I get to taste it again for Christmas. The boyfriend simply must have this when he comes home in January too; guess I’ll have to treat him this time, hehe.
Another scrumptious treat: the delightful Coffee Crunch Cake from Purple Oven sent over by the friendly GM folks (salamat, Amor) What can I say, it was perfect for a coffee lover like me. The mild mocha taste blissfully mingling with crunchy chocolate bits. I was wondering where Purple Oven is, since I threw away the box prematurely, and Ryan of Kain Pinoy was kind enough to give me the details: 63 St. Peter St. Oranbo, Pasig, Philippines. Telephone 6314221.
Flowers and chocolates completed my birthday, never mind if they were sent from afar. He’s sweeeet that way! <3 Ask me about my new favorite desserts and I’d have to say they’re the Belgian Chocolates of good ol’ Leonidas and Benoit Nicolay (the latter is actually a Philippine company owned by a Belgian)
Some things I’ve lost, but there’s still so much to be thankful for and am happy! Thank you for your greetings, my loved ones and friends.