Lunchtime Treat at Fish and Co.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I was at the PC when my mom told us we'd be having lunch at Fish and Co. as a pre-Mommy's Day lunch to avoid the Mommy's Day crowd. This was the time that I still had my super schizo tummy but hey, good seafood comes only a few times at a time and since this is my favorite mall time - off-peak non-payday, it was a yes. So we found ourselves at the new Fish and Co. branch at Alabang Town Center with hardly any people on peak lunch hour. :)

Drinks first and I ordered bottomless strawberry iced tea.
Iced tea plus sweetened strawberry pulp and a slice of lemon made me cool down a few degrees on a hot summer day.

We ordered an appetizer of Cesar's Salad with salmon. Salmon was smoked and flaky just the way we like it. The kids enjoyed it too.

Yum Yum Yum! With fresh Parmesan cheese too.

We ordered seafood platter A and since we had a coupon, we qualified for free fish and chips but our waiter suggested we avail of the other coupon for Mussels instead and he'll have our dory at the seafood platter fried so that we could have our version of fish and chips. It was a good choice too, as there would be overload.

So the mussels came in lemon butter sauce. I think I had 4 of these. I never say no to good seafood.

The free mussels with the Seafood platter. We ordered the smallest one, which had calamari, shrimp, dory fish (fried), and also mussels. Although this was the smallest one, it was already enough to fill 3 adults and 2 children. This huge platter is good for sharing.

They also had servings of sauces but I preferred eating them with the lemon butter sauce. Aside from the seafood, this platter came with servings of fries (which I found quite spicy) and slices of lemon. When I got my serving of tiger prawns (yum yum yum and good thing they were butterflied too so all I had to do was pry the meat from the shell), I saw to my suprise that they were resting on a bed of paella rice. Since I avoided carbs, I just had a few fries, the seafood, and no rice. The kids liked the rice though, and they got to try some of the seafood.

I like the dory cooked crisp and flaky, and it didn't have the unpleasant "fishy" taste but it practically melted in my mouth. Calamari was spicy, just like the fries. Prawns were firm and service was prompt. We were attended well and we appreciated the suggestions our server gave us. We did finish the food, and so did the kids.

Fish and Co. is a good place to eat on a special occasion, due to the hefty price tag (the seafood platter costs around Php 895) but it's a good celebration place for you and your seafood-loving friends. Best to order different meals and just share, and since the servings are quite big, it's good for a big group, like 4.

Would I go back here again? Well, yes definitely, on a special occasion with good friends and a fat wallet. On weekends though, I think it's best to make reservations as I've heard that during mother's day, the line was really long.

Dinner at Chilli's Greenbelt 5

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chilli's to me is one of those restos I go on very special occasions, the hefty price tags on the food is why. But on special occasions (re: a very good shoot and jobs well done) I wouldn't mind it though.

I've been suffering from a sudden appetite decrease though (oh dear) so we decided to keep dinner light, skipping the greasy fajitas and opting salad and quesadillas instead:

Boneless Buffalo Chicken salad (Php 215.00 for a regular serving) with pico de gallo, crumbled blue cheese, bacon, and tortilla crisps with crispy chicken breast and with Ranch sauce on the side (aside from the drizzling of chipotle-ranch dressing). I like the chicken part and ended up getting like 60% of it more than the greens. :)

The Fajita Quesadillas (Php 355.00 for chicken) were served with fresh pico de gallo and sour cream but were good as is.

Melt-in-the-mouth cheeses and chicken. I just had two of these because I bonded with:

Strawberry Top Shelf Margarita. Yum yum yum. I wasn't able to taste alcohol with this. It was just like drinking strawberry shake but I felt the kick halfway to the glass but maybe cos I havent been drinking in a while. The red crystalline stuff is actually colored sugar. :) Cost is Php275. I'll get back to you on the costs of the salad and quesadilla.

Servingwise, what we got is for 2-3 people. In fact, we took the quesadilla home and popped it in the oven for breakfast.

If you're wondering why I got my right hand bandaged, I had a luggage-cleaning accident where I accidentally sprained my hand when I tried prying something out. It kinda hurt at first but the pain was bothersome towards the end of the day so I immobilized and bandaged it to prevent further injury. It's a bit okay now, just can't move much so as not to exacerbate the pain.

So far so full. :) Not to mention really good ambiance. If you got kids with you, they also give kids art sets to play with while they're bored.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

To the girl that makes my Krispy Kremes pigging-out session lotsa better:

Here's a hug for you. Take care always and I'll always be here for you. >:D<

When all's better, my schizophrenic GI system included that has decreased my appetite tremendously, let's rush to the nearest KK store again.