Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme!

Friday, July 17, 2009

One monday, it was raining. As a rain-phobic like me would just stay home... nothing could keep me away from attending Krispy Kreme's 72nd birthday. My love-at-first-bite donut treat and I had to bond in this special day so I was armed to the brim - a semi-filled tummy so as not to experience sugar rush while having room to eat donuts, a loose outfit (for that same reason), rain boots, and umbrella.

Krispy Kreme welcomed us with the usual cheery atmosphere, the scent of the glaze curtain, and bottomless Krispy Kreme - eat all you want, drink all you want. Be happy... it's Krispy Kreme's birthday! And when asked what I wanted to order, I ordered my favorite... NEW YORK CHEESECAKE AND GINGER ALE!

Red balloons meaning happy Birthday Krispy Kreme at the background and my expression eating my NY Cheesecake was priceless (I got to take home one too). Certainly is a happy day. As I went around after my round 2 of Chocolate Sprinkles donuts, I saw the donut conveyor belt being hosed down with water. When I asked why, the reason for this was they already made the batch for chocolate glazed donuts and now it's time for original glazed so they had to hose down the conveyor belt to make sure everything is clean so there's no flavor mixing. :)

Krispy Kreme definitely made my day today despite the heavy rain, which started pouring once I headed out the door, original glazed donuts in tow. It's really cool how a brand like this really caught right on here in Manila, with a whole lot of stores opening in different locations. I'm still eyeing on a location here at the south though, and for Krispy Kreme to stay here for a long time.

Happy 72nd birthday KK!

Creamy and Cheesy at the Stock Market

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A weekend at Boni High Street means limited food choices, if you're not adventurous. But, thank God I am and I have less food allergies so I could dine as I please. I've been intrigued at a restaurant called Stock Market, partially coz of how it looks (I love the cozy atmosphere) and well, it is something new.

Can't go wrong always with pasta so I went for pasta and soup. But here's something that caught my eye:

Tomato Foundue with Mozzarella and Parmesan Croutons (Php 285)

This appetizer is good for sharing. It's like tomato sauce... minus the pasta. It's richer than tomato soup. Here, you get a crouton, put it on your plate, stab it with a fork, and dip it in the rich fondue (just like how you dip chips on salsa) and pop it in your mouth. The crouton softens with the sauce, that's kept perpetually warm with a tiny tea candle.

For soup,an old favorite: French Onion soup (Php 230). yumm!

I like the beef broth base plus the onions (which had no onion spicy taste and topped with bread with melted cheese topping). Tip: Share the soup, you won't be able to finish the entire thing. :)

Main course, which for me a classic and unadventurous pasta dish. Choice was the uber rich Ravioli of Cream Cheese, Parmesan and Pine Nuts (Cream+Cheese+Loads more of Cheese = urk!)

Php 360

I could swear, it tastes better than it looks. Those bits there are actually ham. So imagine eating the richest carbonara sauce known to mankind loaded with cheese. If you love cheese, this dish spells heaven. The ravioli may be like a few pieces here, like 5, but trust me... this is one dish you would want for sharing, especially if you've had the fondue and Soup.

The dinner was topped off with green tea iced cream plus a cup of hot tea at the nearby Krispy Kremes. Price-wise, it kinda gets expensive. I like that the people treat us well though and gave us suggestions. I'd go back here and try more dishes. (Note to self: No cheese overload)