Sometimes, it’s just not enough to eat breakfast during, well, breakfast. The mouthwatering smell of bacon, sausages, pancakes, and scrambled eggs always keeps our palates craving for their taste. For some reason, most of our go-to comfort food belong in the breakfast selection, and it’s probably because they remind us of cozy mornings spent in our homes as our mothers busy themselves in the kitchen.
Fortunately, restaurants have caught up in our daily cravings. Among these palate satisfiers is Single Origin where my mom and I went to catch up with close family friends, and it’s not your typical breakfast place.
Usually, restos that serve All Day Breakfast exude a very homey or diner-ish vibe, but Single Origin boasts of a relaxed space with chic brick walls lined up with wines and coffee gears, which is perfect for people who just want to unwind or study. Also, if you’re a bookish hipster who wears non-prescription glasses, then this is the place for you 😉
There’s always this one restaurant that I always pass by everyday but never got to try. One would think that I have already done so since it’s literally in front of my condo building, yet somehow I just never found the time. I guess that with the proximity of the place, I’ve been too complacent that it will always be there for me to try.
But I finally broke the spell.
On a nice Wednesday evening, my brother and I planned to watch “The Accountant” at the cinema, but I wanted to shop more and the only time slot available was the ‘last full show’. So, that meant we had 3 hours to spare. We looked at each other and thought: what in the leaping lizards will we do within 3 hours?
Then ding! came a great idea that maybe it was finally time to try Mateo’s!
Sunnies Studios has become one of the leading local retail brands in the Philippines because of their stylish and affordable eyewear, which is why it has caused quite a stir among the millennials when the brand announced that they will be opening up a cafe.
With the very hipster and youthful style of the brand, I was really excited to witness an Instagram feed come to life in a form of a cafe.
Five exams, three baby thesis chapters, quizzes here and there, and a bazillion homework later, I finally have the time to sit down in front of my laptop and not type anything academically related (but isn’t that what I am doing right now *sigh* I can never get out).
It’s so exciting to write about food again, since what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks was to write about the EU and China’s foreign aid disbursements (not that I don’t love it, because I do in fact LOVE International Studies. Studies, in general, just get too overwhelming sometimes, if ya know what I mean)
Moving on, I posted on my Instagram before that I ate in Nikkei, which I hope you still remember (???) WELL THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE BLOG POST FOR THAT INSTAGRAM POST. Please pardon my writing style for I am still reeling from theoretical perspectives and policy-making processes. I guess this is what I would coin as a writing jetlag because I’m still getting used to the shift from writing in the context of International Relations to writing in the context of food and dining. Phew.
Oh by the way, with all the acads going on, I have also been busy helping my parents in decorating our new penthouse! SO IT HAS REALLY BEEN A WHIRLWIND OF TASKS. I can’t wait to try the new restaurants in QC and share my adventures there with you guys!
SUCH A BUSY BEE I HAVE BEEN! I don’t even have time to have my eyebrows done! #firstworldproblems
So how did I have the time to eat in Nikkei then, you ask? (but if you didn’t then allow me to tell you haha)
When it comes to our family, the celebrations never really end.
There’s a lot to celebrate about life and that includes life itself na parang second home na yata namin) two days in a row with us and her friends a week after her actual birthday, oh diba go lang ng go! Syempre aariba rin si mother dear! #AbetTurns25 charing!
Chef Bruce Ricketts’ Mecha Uma is one of the hottest tables in town, and he, together with The Moment Group, are back again with a bold Japanese restaurant concept called OOMA, a play on the Japanese word umai, which means good.
It’s time for another round of Hong Kong Hustle (of food, that is), and this time, it’s at Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental! 😀
The last time we went to Hong Kong, my mom and I had a very delightful lunch at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which is located at The Landmark in Central. Mott 32, my previous post, was also located in Central, and as what you may have guessed by now, Amber is also in Central. Pretty neat aye?~
It’s like Central’s THE place to go for dining enthusiasts like me!