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Quick Bites

Christmas is over just like that. I have been spending the past few days in slumberland (damn sleeping patterns) and I have this insatiable appetite for snoozing lately.

And nope, it's not time for a year end recap. Not yet. But before the new year begins, let me give you my second to the last list for 2012.

1. Sizzling Pepper Steak's Pork BBQ Pepper Rice 

Food is actually good and price is affordable. Like the whole MOO-OOVE and STOP signs they have going on in their store. But I don't think the exhausts are working, smoke coming from our plates were in no way sucked and we ended up smelling like ulam afterwards. If ever you'll be dropping by, make sure you also try their Turtle Cheesecake. Delicious.

2. Casa Reyes Restaurant's Kare-Kareng Bagnet

I have found a gem in Greenhills! Bagnet 8065's Kare-Kareng Bagnet fails in comparison TBH because this dish is pure win in so many levels. Presentation is perfect, generous serving and the restaurant's customer service is great. Seriously, try this. You won't regret it.

3. Buddy's Longganisang Lucban and Pancit Lucban

Eating at Buddy's Kalayaan became an annual thing every All Saint's Day since the place was a quick drive from Manila South Cemetery. The ambiance is truly Filipino with the festive decorations here and there. Both these house specialties are best eaten with their vinegar. Somehow the condiment enhances the flavor of the food making it more satisfyingly good. I especially loved their Pancit Lucban because of the equally hefty toppings of vegetable and meat. Yummy!

4. Yellowcab's Serendipity Ice Cream

Just in time for the holidays! Serendipity is Yellowcab's new ice cream flavor (New York Cheesecake inspired) that is perfect after munching on their pizza. This dessert is smooth, creamy, surprisingly not too sweet and the cheesecake flavors were really evident, complete with the graham crust bits. Packaging is also cute (and reusable)!

So, that's it. Can't believe it's a brand new year again for all of us. Happy New Year, everyone! :)