MATI’s meat and bread…

Be curious. Read widely. TRY NEW THINGS. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.”-Aaron Swartz-


I’ve heard it before. Foodie buddy is craving again. This time (or most of the time). She is craving for spaghetti! And what better way to satiate her is to do leg work instead of seeking help from Google.

Besides, in the Philippines, it never failed to astound me to realize that there is no shortage when it comes to gastronomical local delights. I am absolutely sure I will find one for her. Kidding aside, I told her that I’ll just bring her to the nearest Mac Donalds. And she also jokingly replied that she prefers Jollibee’s spaghetti because the chunks of hotdogs are bigger. What a way to differentiate? Ahaha!

There are immeasurable ways to please a friend or a loved-one. Living up to the tag-line:”The hunt for the best spaghetti in town”. The nearest we thought of is Old Spaghetti house in Festival mall. A 30 minutes drive from our house. From where we parked. We spotted several new restaurants which were in queue and one caught our attention. Or should I say a new kid on this new block. This extension didn’t happen only after several years. T’was good to know the nearest mall is currently doin’ several renovations probably keeping up with the others.

I am relatively a not so fast walker as if walking has always been like “a walk in the park” for me. So we were able to trim down choices from the new block like what we did when we first discovered Molito (also in Alabang).

We ended up at Mati’s. It is noticeably distinct from the rest of the establishments in that new block due to the expanse floor to ceiling glass walls that allows you to see the interiors. Like a muse standing out from the rest. Upon entrance a huge menu board written in chalks surprised me!

A huge menu board is so cool! =)

And seeing their menu per item? There’s more to it than meets the eye.


Most restos nowadays displays their menu on an easel, normally written in chalk while others place their actual menus for customers to get a peek of what’s in store. While reading them,  An attendant approached us, and with a smile that’s so warmth, she greeted us (the usual spiel I presume) so I immediately inquired if they have pasta for my friend’s heart’s content. Oh yes they have and they have a lot!

So this is where I brought my ever “foodie” buddy and in no time we have our choices and placed our orders already.

Theirs is inviting..

While our food are being prepared. I took advantage of my waiting time taking pictures.

I am seeing a light house!=)
Oh yes, it is a light house! ❤
Hanging lamps!

There’s a soft music being played. I recalled hearing “Stay with me”, “All of me” and some from Maroon 5 (which made me miss the person who introduced it to me). Their play list was My genre.=)

Such a beautiful view.. According to the attendants, it is even lovelier at night..=)
Top view!

Being known as a rice person I had my steak (specific instruction: well done). And of course spaghetti: shrimp pasta for my buddy.

Hers came with 2 slices of focaccia bread. Mine arrived with buttered veggies, a sufficient scoop of mashed potato and a bowl of gravy.

Go dig in! =)

My steam rice was neatly served on a red mini-pot which I found very cute. =)


If you will ask for their specialty, it is their rib-eye steak.

Let’s drink to that! =)

2 iced teas please! =)
Bestie playing sweet to share with me her shrimps! ❤
Mason jars are so “in”!

Nothing comes close to the feeling of being full and liking what you have just consumed. My sense of wonder craves for more. So the hunt for the best spaghetti will continue. Cravings and savings. Til our next adventure! =)

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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