One of my dream jobs is to work in a breakfast diner. I’ve always wanted to make pancakes, french toasts and fry eggs all day. I want to do a lot, I even aspire to be a Starbucks barista and a babysitter. These are just some of the weird facts about me. People often laugh at me when they hear this. They think I am joking, but truthfully is more for the experience. These are not lifetime goals I always tell them. Sometimes, I think about being restricted to doing 1 job for the rest of my life and it honestly makes me feel like I am going to waste a lot of my time here on earth not exploring my options.
Anyway, my family and I went out on Friday. It is the best reward after a long week. My Dad told us to pick a restaurant in Greenbelt. For some reason, we ended up eating “dinner” twice because we got to the mall pretty early and decided to have “light” snack which my brothers obviously doesn’t understand.
Peach Iced Tea and Sangria
I like ordering drinks whenever we are at Mary Grace because they have refreshing flavors AND they are never overpoweringly sweet.
Tasty and comforting BUT where’s the “seafood”?
Dining in Mary Grace wouldn’t be complete without a plate (or two) of grilled ensaymada and grilled cheese roll. Pretty much the reason why we keep on going to Mary Grace every week!
Prawn Salad with Mango Papaya Vinaigrette
We all loved the vinaigrette. Definitely went well with the prawns.
Fili Beef and Grilled Tomato
This was okay. Will probably stay away from this next time. They overcooked the beef so it was pretty tough.
After an hour of shopping, we went to SumoSam to have our real dinner.
Sumosam, John & Yoko, and Mr. Kurosawa are under one restaurant group so we were already expecting great service and delicious food!
California Maki Salad
Loved this! Had to order another batch of Kani and mangoes since we felt like it doesn’t have enough.
My Dad is the biggest oyster lover I know. This is a must on our table whenever we see it on the menu.
Grilled to perfection. The teriyaki sauce was really good! My siblings and I loved this so much.
Baby Back Ribs
The perfect dish for my brother Renzo. His favorites in one dish!
Our dinner will not be complete without shrimp tempura. We always have at least 2 servings of this because it’s pretty much the only thing my sister eats.
My Mom’s favorite. A must order!
Lately, I’ve been going to stores that sell kitchen/dining items. Department stores have always been a favorite but there are other specialty stores that I am starting to discover in the Metro. I found these silicone spatulas and cool shaped platter at one of the stores in Greenbelt. Allt he 3 are under 350PHP, not bad at all!