… will have very, very happy tummies!
Greg and I love eating out together. We try new restaurants, go back to old favourites, and we savor the time we have for good conversation over a good meal. Eating out is also one of the only things that doesn’t get repetitive in Manila. There’s always a new place to check out and enjoy. :) We aren’t total foodies, but I would say that we’ve been to a good number of the best restos that Manila has to offer (as much as our budget allows).
This weekend, though, we had a first: we shared all three meals of the day with each other! :) From breakfast to lunch, snacks, and all the way up to dinner! We made a day trip to Tagaytay to celebrate our anniversary of being a couple, so on the way up, we kicked the day off aaat … Pancake House!
We were supposed to just stop by a McDonalds branch at a gas station, but we somehow missed that stop and ended up in Nuvali, so Pancake House it was! I usually just go for a golden brown waffle, but I went with the pancakes + sausage combo instead this time since it also came with coffee. Their whipped butter is always soooo good. Greg ordered fried chicken because he’d been craving Pancake House chicken for a while. We were the only people there for a good part of our meal, so it was a nice way to start the morning and finally, really feel awake after fueling our bodies!
For lunch, we ate at T House. And yes, what you see is right, we had breakfast for lunch! Haha! Both the corned beef and the tapa were items that T House calls “home made” so we figured it would be good to have something you can’t really get anywhere else. T House has a kitchen that’s just beside the restaurant (a separate building) and the walls are half made of glass, so you can see what’s going on while they’re cooking. Those frogs stole the show, though, hence the large amount of space devoted to them in the collage. haha!
And finally, Dinner! The main event. The real plan was to go to Sonya’s Garden, but the rain and fog made it very difficult to get around… it was almost scary because Sonya’s is a significant distance outside Tagaytay (something I didn’t know!) and the roads weren’t visible. So we decided to stay in Tagaytay city and check out Fire Lake Grill instead. To start we had pumpkin soup and their house salad which I totally forgot to photograph, so in their stead I give you photos of Greg and myself. haha! For our mains we shared the Fettuccine pasta in black truffle cream sauce with smoked garlic sausage and shitake mushrooms and an Angus Ribeye steak! Both of the mains were excellent! After dinner we grabbed a green tea Mochiko (funny that they have a branch all the way in Tagaytay!) which was really refreshing.
Sharing a meal with someone is such a special thing. No matter what food you’re sharing, the time spent together and the very act of sharing are the truly important parts, which is why it’s so important that families eat together whenever possible. Even for couples it’s a significant thing to do, and I do believe I’ve learned quite a bit about Greg by eating with him, wether we’re ordering-in or eating at a fancy-pant restaurant. Eating together means nourishing your bodies (your very existence!) and your social needs in one go. It’s pretty much a good time with an extremely practical element to it. Haha :)
Thank you again, Greggy! You make me so very happy. :)