July 16, 2010, Friday
(This is rather an uber late post.)
After work on a Friday, I met up with my boyfriend for dinner. We went to Atrium to scout the most interesting restaurant and perhaps the one that we haven’t tried yet. We spotted Mesa, Filipino Moderne (which we planned to try when we were in Greenbelt 5 but they were fully booked!) So we headed here right away.
We weren’t totally surprised that their Atrium branch is fully-booked on a Friday night as well. Must mean that their food is really good. Despite the line, we waited. And finally we got our seats. The staff are courteous and friendly.
Unfortunately, for some reason, I felt so full and had close-to-no-appetite. I looked for salad and here’s what I got..
I love tofu and shrimps in general but this salad didn’t hit the right spot. It’s probably because I’m not a fan of century egg. I only ate three pieces of each you see on the picture. Luckily, my B helped me finished it but he only ate the shrimps! Haha.
Since I’m full but still want to eat something, however don’t want to eat my salad anymore, I opted to order fresh buko juice. I enjoyed this while listening to an old sad movie B watched. Good thing I didn’t watch it with him. Nobody wants a downer movie! But knowing B, he will finish the movie no matter how downing or ugly the story is. Kudos to you! 😛
What I noticed with my boyfriend ever since is that he loves ordering veggies. And if I wasn’t afraid that I’ll finish his food, I would have eaten what he ordered. Traditional Pinakbet served with crispy bangus belly. This I like better than my tofu salad. *wink*
I have yet to try their best-sellers and the rest on their menu. So as to give a fair review of their food, we will go back (especially when I’m not full) to taste the Filipino fusion cuisine they are offering.
Photo credits: Brian Sahagun