Ramen Weekend (L blogs#10 and Reviews#11)

Last Saturday was a little adventure again for me, my high school best friend and my boyfriend.

That morning my boyfriend and I went to Robinsons Galleria to meet someone but it got cancelled when we were already there…

Growing my own Sea Monkeys

Before the meet-up was cancelled we strolled around the toy store and saw an interesting piece of toy that only costs 50 PhP. It is some kind of kit to grow your own sea monkeys/living creature. I like these kinds of toys, I like how it educates children and I am curious if it does really work or it’s just another bogus toy. It is originally priced at 350 PHP so I guess it works but I would have to try it out.

Erra’s Ramen Review

 

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Hot Ramen on a hot afternoon.

 

This isn’t the first time I visited this ramen joint, I actually went there a few years ago. I went back there because my best friend wanted to try this “internet famous” ramen.

Last time I went there the place was smaller and only had ramen and siomai on their menu. I may be wrong because I was with my boyfriend who sometimes hides tiny details about a place. That Saturday we were given a menu booklet with an assortment of dishes from ramen, side dishes, -silogs and even alcoholic drinks.

We ordered:

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Ramen. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of mine because I was too hungry to remember that I will take a photo of it. XD

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Tokwa’t Baboy (deep fried Tofu and Pork) and tapsilog (on the far right)

The ramen still tastes the same as the last time I went there. I like it. I am not a ramen expert to say anything about it in detail but for the price of the dish, which was only in the range of 60-90 PHP, it is well worth the price and taste.

 

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She couldn’t stop eating . XD

 

The place isn’t the same as those expensive ramen joints. Do not expect any air-conditioned room, a comfy seat and a place where they hired an interior designer to make the place look classy. The place is in the heart of Ermita/ Malate bar scene. Expect to dine with alot of expats when you decide to eat there. I do remember seeing a Vietnamese family sharing a meal the first time that I visited the restaurant but this time around I saw more expats than locals. It is at the side of the road and is actually the only place that was open in the area on a hot afternoon.

I do advise going there in the afternoon if you are like me who isn’t a fan of being in a crowded place because I assume that the place is jam packed during evenings because that is when the area is very active. If you are a social butterfly, then go ahead and go there in the evening and socialize with a whole lot of different types of people and also nationalities. Like I said, the place is full of expats and the area is actually a tourist hot spot.

I do enjoy the ambiance of this simple eatery. It let’s you socialize and observe what is around you and I guess it’s better than getting stuck in a room where you don’t know what is happening outside or around you.

 

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Empty plates and  no left overs.

 

Overall , the food is a great bargain for when you are craving for ramen and you don’t have enough budget to splurge. I cannot compare it to the other ramen available here in the Philippines because I deem most of the restaurants serving it as unreasonably expensive.

Will I go back again? Yes, for it’s affordable price the taste and the food itself is worth going back to.

Erra’s Ramen is located at Zone 076, 1755 Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

They do not have a website but they do have a facebook account and here it is : Erra’s RAMEN CART

 

How was your weekend? Did you try anything new ?  😀

I hope you enjoyed reading my post and that you also had a meaningful weekend.

♥L

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Long Weekend Madness (L Blogs#1 and Reviews#2)

The long weekend has come and pass. (yet again.) To all my Muslim brothers and sisters, I hope you had a meaningful  Eid’l Adha celebration.

I am very saddened though by the news that the celebration became a disaster in Mecca due to a stampede that killed almost 700 people (please correct me if I am wrong). So enough about current events because we have CNN for that. :)))

What did I do on the long weekend? Okay, lets start.

Cafe Moraco Thursday

My parents went to fetch me ,my brother and sister here in Manila. My brother was very eager to go home because he wants to eat dinner out and my parents, as always, gave in to his request. He wanted to go to a restaurant in or near SM Mall of Asia but we went to Cafe Moraco, Kawit instead.  It was not our first visit on this cafe. It is actually my mother’s favorite place to eat Chicksilog (Chicken, fried rice and fried egg). The place serves great “silogs”,finger foods/ snacks, pastas, frappes and hot beverages. They also have board games that can be borrowed by surrendering your ID to the staff. I think this is a great idea specially in a place that is not a fan of cafes and hanging out at cafes. I would love to take my high school barkada here rather than go to QC for the board games place named Ludo but I might change my mind once we are already there. Haha. Now, I miss them. haha

I just realized as I am writing this post that Cavite is becoming an extension of Metro Manila. It has hip places to hangout at and there are more emerging establishments of the same nature as in Manila. Did i mention Zark’s has a branch in SM Bacoor?

Okay, back to Cafe Moraco. I ordered their pasta specialty that I forgot the name but it has “espanola” on it. It is a spaghetti dish with spanish sardines and an oil based sauce. It’s good.  I like the spicy kick it has. For drinks, I ordered an almond frappe. That also tastes so good and very refreshing.

What caught my sister’s and eventually my parent’s attention is Tatsi’s Frappe. My mama and papa were figuring out how to say it and I guess my father being an ass as he is thought of it as something disgusting (shit!). Yes, I am kind of embarrassed and impressed by how he thought about it. I am very sorry to the waiter that was taking our order and to the admin for his behavior and reaction. My mother then asked why it is called that way and the waiter told us that Tatsi is the owner’s grandfather. Thanks Mama for making it more awkward. That was the bad highlight of our visit there. Until now when I remember it, it makes me sorry  for my father’s thinking.

Overall…

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Food and Beverages:  4 stars
Ambiance:  3 stars
Staff attitude:  4 stars
Location: 4 stars

Overall:4 stars2If you want to know more about this cafe, Click here, check out their FB page. 😀

Green Inferno Friday

That morning went by so fast. I woke up and had a quick breakfast and took a bath. It was because we had to take our pooches to the vet for check-ups. We had 3 dogs with us and left 4 at home. If you want to call animal hoarders go ahead but we love and take care of them all so it is not really hoarding.  Our priority was our little Pomspitz, Cookie, she got bit by our Chow chow, Bart, hard and she badly needs medical attention. We already gave her antibiotics and vitamin B but ma and my sister think its best to go to the vet. We were early when we got there and the vet was not there yet. She did arrive and told us that Cookie needs to be brought to a special vet because the bite is very severe. 😦 I was deeply saddened by hearing this because my parents won’t go to Alabang or Tagaytay to take her there. So there. We are currently giving her more antibiotics and Yaya is taking good care of her. She looks better when we left her Monday morning. She just needs to get her appetite back. The other two dogs only had deworming and were healthy and happy that they went out.

When I got home I rested a bit and had plans of going out at 3pm to watch a movie with the one and only Brickmerch (visit his site clicky clicky) We planned to see a movie that Saturday but we changed plans and met each other on a Friday instead. Heneral Luna was the one on our list but when I saw Green Inferno is showing at SM Bacoor we went there and watched that movie instead. Ahahaha.the_green_inferno-2

The movie itself was not in the horror category in my opinion. It was more of gore. The movie did not have much of a deep story but what caught my attention was the editing of the movie itself. The saturation of the colors specifically red was so saturated that it made the tribe bloody red. I fell in love with the coloring of fillm. And how sharp the picture was. My tip is to wait for the credits to end because there is a surprise at the end. 😉

My movie verdict is:3 starsI had a great time that Friday as usual. 😀

Laidback Saturday and Sunday

These two days went by so fast. Specially Saturday. The only highlight I could think of is the Aldub episode. Ahahahaha. #kiligmuch. I do think the episode last Saturday was better than the one this Saturday. Okay, I follow the infamous love team. They make me laugh but all the efforts and kudos to Wally Bayola who really does the funny parts of the “Kalyeserye”.

Sunday was all about the family. We went to church at SM Rosario and went straight to the supermarket as soon as the mass ended. I was able to convince my mother that I want to buy ingredients for Apple crumble and she agreed but I think she regretted that she allowed me. It is just a trial one. I think ill be able to pull it off the next time I make it. I just need more sugar and butter in my life. Ahaha. We also made meatballs which was brother approved. 😀

I like cooking. It makes me happy but I do not think I can cook well enough yet. I need more practice and more cookbooks to read to be able to be a good cook.

I also practiced some photoshop tweeks and also pencil drawings. :))) I need more practice.

Still in the process of but im so excited to show all of you the final result soon. :D

Still in the process of  finishing it but I am so excited to show all of you the final results soon. 😀

I guess that is all I did during this long weekend. I hope you enjoyed reading my adventures as much as I love writing it all for all you 😀

♥ L