Corner Tree Cafe for sexy Vegan Anne…


Corner Tree Cafe for sexy Vegan Anne…

Anne and I have been calling each other friends or sisters from different moms way back our high school days. If you do the math, it is more than 30 years ago.

Before our 2nd year in high school, she flew to Chicago and I had to say with gratefulness that she is one of those most thoughtful friends I’ve had.

If I will collate all her snail mails and cards and photos and postcards that she meticulously put inside fab envelopes and send it to me via air mail, it is even more than those unread letters that we’ve seen from the movie: “The Notebook”.

And if you asked me, I find them sweeter than E-mails. =)

Through the years, during her regular visits to her motherland, she makes it a point to see us if time and super hectic schedule permits.

Our last one was 2009. We brought her to the then very famous Mall of Asia, I brought along my son, we were with some of Anne’s friends and it is only now that I realized it’s been 7 years.

It wasn’t difficult for her to assemble and bring together friends from different times and places like putting up a small party or a reunion. All her friends are very nice.

And a few months ago, for her 2016 visit, we were already planning, where to go, where to eat, what to do.

So today, you might be surprised that I am dining at a Vegetarian Cafe tucked in a corner somewhere in Makati City. Since Anne turned into a Vegan years ago.

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facade…
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I waited till it gets dark and took this…

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Corner tree cafe is one of the most popular Vegan restaurants in the country, nutrient-packed and fiber dense recipes meant for Vegans.

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One of the attendants is still finishing up their menu board, and paused so we can take a photo..

It might be less exciting for me, (still an omnivore) minus the meat and sauces and all, well I didn’t expect that I finished them happy and satisfied.

We had these soups as starters:

Pechay and Spinach soup for Anne. It’s so green!

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Pechay and Spinach chowder for Anne..

Roasted carrot soup for me.

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My choice..

While Mabel had the Sicilian tomato soup.

Anne claimed to be starving had Tofu Teriyaki with Sauteed Asparagus & Shiitake Mushrooms.

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Anne liked the tofu with asparagus..

It is served in a bowl over organic red rice.

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All veggies..

Vegetable dumplings.

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All veggies too.. came with a special vinegar as sauce..

Crispy veggies lumpia which comes with a special vinegar sauce.

We also had Veggie Laing… which is so creamy and you can strongly feel how the leaves absorbed the coconut milk through slow-cooking.

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No meat here..

Those are Taro leaves stewed in coconut milk served with red rice.

Corner tree Cafe offers a variety of desserts which we didn’t tackle since part of our itinerary is visiting Laduree. It is 15 minutes away from Jupiter st., Makati. And Anne also requested for “Taho”.

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The lamps and halogen bulbs created warmth all over the place..
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Though we had slightly sweetened drinks… Iced tea w/ lemon grass for Anne and ripe mango for me..

And when it got dark, they provided us with a candle..

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Thank you!

Mabel was vigilant enough to remember that there’s one from Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati City. And Laduree is in Rockwell Center too. Its’ like hitting not just 2 but 3 birds in one stone.

We asked Anne if she’s happy with what we’ve had, she smiled sweetly and claimed that she is. And we again asked if she’s satiated and with her decorous giggles, she told us “Not yet!”

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And we reminded her of the taho and macarons, etc. Taho is a staple morning snack food in the Philippines made of fresh silken tofu, with a thick sweet syrup, and sago pearls.

You wouldn’t believe, a Hollywood actress (Game of Thrones) have been hanging out here.

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Pinoy Pride..

We called it a day past dinner time and looked forward in anticipation of more taho and more zip-lining in the future.

Corner tree cafe is located at: 150 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, 1209 Makati City

ps

I requested for additional bread sticks for my soup… =)

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