Crawled our way to “CLAW DADDY”…

Crawled our way to “Claw Daddy”..

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Reminded me of a restaurant in Gensan with a crab on their logo too..
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Where’s my spoon?

As often as I could, I would try to write about every experience (s), at every chance. Like when I eat out, or saw a movie, read a book, discovered a new place, a new artist, heard a new beat, found a new spa, the list is endless.

It might sound silly, but even unlikely topics, I try to wrote.

Someday, I see a book being published written by moi. It’ll include funny and unique stories about life and love in my entire 40 something years.

Last week, as usual, my foodie buddy craved for Bubba gump. We often dine there but that was years ago.

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At Bubba gump years ago..

Ironically, her office is a just a few blocks away from Bubba gump in Makati. Playing sweet, she doesn’t want to dine there without me. So, we planned to do it the day that I am attending some exhibits somewhere in Manila.

That we will have an early lunch at Bubba gump, and she will accompany me to the exhibit(s). Okay, done deal.

Come Friday, something occurred in the morning though not a something like “I’m moving heaven and earth”, I failed to meet her for that early lunch. I just had to do an errand. Yes, just an errand but took me away from our plan for the day. Oh, some days.

So we headed right away to the exhibits (duty first before pleasure) and had lunch at almost five in the afternoon.

We wandered at Mall of Asia with nothing specific in mind out of hunger. Ahahaha!

Oh, we were eating soft pretzels in the cab (it was, as expected, traffic!) So we weren’t that hungry at all.

My duty was tinkered and here comes our chase for a place to satiate our stomachs.

We landed on that block at Mall of Asia where different sorts of restaurants are lined-up. Each has ambulant attendants showing you the menus and will convince you to try dining at their place with their usual spiels (Isn’t it hard-selling?).

Out of more than a dozen places, we trim them down to three choices. We are already hungry and we still managed to scrutinized our choice as to where we are going to eat (big time!).

So here are the three choices:

Sarsa Good ambiance. Good presentation. Though its’ Filipino cusine. We’re Filipinos. Anything else?

Claw Daddy Good interiors. Offers pizza and pasta (Jen’s bet).

New Orleans –  Has a “create your own pizza”. Hmmm. Looks like we’re ending up here. Steaks, ribs? Jen, we just had ribs, right???

And then, our feet led us to Claw Daddy. We were eyeing Bubba gump in the first place right?

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Survival of the fittest!
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Oh, very green! Is there really a green crab?

Ironically, we ordered for pizza and Hickory chicken with rice. Pasta and rice equals carbo overload.

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I loved the sauce!!! And the purple cabbages! ❤
2 pizzas
One for me, and one for Jen!
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Mine has 5 kinds of cheese on it!

So that’s why the ceilings are full of Italian denotations.

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Italy! ❤

I enjoyed the interiors of Claw Daddy at MOA (Mall of Asia). Is it really the biggest in Asia? I mean, that mall?

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Loved the interiors!
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Found another mural…(–,)
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The Americas!

I even asked if the owner loves Light houses as I’ve seen a lot. According to the waitress. She has no idea.

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lighthouse

 

This is intriguing too. The waitress in all fairness did her best to describe it. Though maybe since I am hungry, all I can remember is that they are from sardines cans, which I found very creative too.

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Very creative!
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Ring ring!

After a few minutes, we were already smiling, fed and full. (–,)

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Happy tummy! ahahaha! ps Yes, I gave in to Pepsi! ❤

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We had our food in less than 10 minutes. The meat of chicken is so tender, and the barbecue sauce is heavenly. I forgot to ask if it’s home-made or bought, so what’s the brand? The pizzas’ crust I must assume is home-made, tasted like Mediterranean Pitas! (–,)

Till then Bubba gump. Thanks Claw Daddy for feeding us well!

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BOON TONG KEE…

Boon Tong Kee Singaporean Restaurant

Our hungry tummies brought us to this Singaporean restaurant in MOA since most restaurants there, we already tried in the past years.

We ended up burping from this Chinese/Singaporean restaurant where we satiated our cravings.

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Some clippings on the wall..
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Since 1979..

Shopping gets so tiring and we ended up like hungry wolves and didn’t have the luxury of choosing where we really want to dine and upon being sitted. Our fingers are crossed hoping that we made a good choice.

To start, we were served a very hot bird’s nest soup. We were waiting for a free tea too though there was none. Ahaha! Freebie junkies! (–,)

The usual condiments are there. Boon Tong Kee is famous for their expertise in creating variants of sauces. Chili sauce, a nice soy sauce, oyster sauce and calamansi are readily available. I remember my Chinese uncle who taught me how to prepare an authentic Asian chili sauce, all I can recall are the chilis, peanut butter and Hoisin sauce. I bought them I haven’t made one since papa and I aren’t fond of chilly sauces.

Here’s what we opted to try:

Hakaw – steamed shrimp dumplings (which is best in Hap Chan and Gloria Maris)

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Yum yum!

Char Siu honey-glazed pork

(Slices of ham smothered with sweet syrup)

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Sweet ham..

Signature boiled chicken

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For my foodie buddy!

And Yang chow rice.

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We consumed this bowl that’s good for 3-4 persons!

Said rice is good for 2-3 persons and we consumed it. We must be very hungry! Ahaha!

Their place is clean and there was no music because there is a wall-mounted TV showing a late noon show, the temperature isn’t so cold and isn’t so hot, it is just right and we were comfortable asking for this and that and that and this because their staff are very friendly and attentive and speedy or maybe we were the only customer at that time. It is off peak. But the Manager is vigilant enough to ask us how was our dining experience. It couldn’t be a “5” since there is nothing special about them, just meeting expectations from an authentic Singaporean restaurant.

Eating out more than the usual is sometimes a necessary luxury. We do  not need to spend an hour in the kitchen to prepare our food. Some reward for a hectic week.

As a blogger, my list to try and visit is endless. It’s just that I have to prioritize my foodie buddy’s cravings. Our next stop is that “Eat all you can” dessert buffet somewhere in Quezon city – “Love desserts” and probably drop by at “Dolcelatte” too as recommended by my soul sissy. I also told her to try “Rubs” or “La Taquiera” first before we raid the unlimited desserts. We’re going farther soon I guess. While for now, We went back home with happy tummies. Please note that I am not a Food blogger, because I blog anything under the sun, it is just that I am a foodie and my bff is and my family and my soul sister is and my son is, so I might as well share the experiences via this blog.

Chocolat..

Chocolat…

“Eat, drink and be merry.”

Satiating our cravings from Boon Tong Kee. As expected, we craved for sweets after. And since they do not have much choices for desserts. We opted to allow our feet to navigate for us to the nearest desserts shop in the vicinity.

We passed by several stores that aren’t much exciting until we finally spotted Chocolat.

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Yey!

Foodie buddy is a chocolate addict!

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Chocolat! ❤
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Lots lots of chocolates in their chiller!
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I wish I could bring them home! ahahaa!
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Luscious!

We hurried to it’s entrance like kids and immediately asked the attendant if they have blueberry cheesecake. Ironic to be heading to a Chocolate bakery and ask for blueberry cheesecake! Lol!

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(–,)
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Menu board..

And surely, they have! What we loved about their version is the crunchy caramelly taste of their graham crust.

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Blueberry cheesecake! ❤

Usually, it’s just grahams, sugar, salt and butter. I asked the attendant and she just mentioned those four, though I suspect that there is something else. Of course its’ meant to be a trade secret. They also didn’t scrimp on their blueberry cheesecake itself. They didn’t just top them, they’re on the cheesecake itself. P140.00 per slice isn’t that bad knowing the others priced theirs at that range considering the difference in taste.

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Carrot cake!
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Beautiful!
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Vintage poster!

We had the usual drinks too. My cafe latte and mocha for Jen. Both iced. Summer is fast approaching and even if the mall is provided with centralized ACUs, it’s already humid proving that Summer is here.

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It’s Summer time!
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Sweeteners please!

Having luscious dessert is like a finale after a hefty meal. You looked forward to it, they dance in your mind and it spells happiness! (–,)

PS

Death by Tablea is so intriguing.

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Death by Tablea..
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You can choose from their many offerings!