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TOSH: American Baked Spareribs, Spicy Chicken Tom Yum Pizza and Trio Dessert

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August 30, 2010

We were keen to find a place that will satisfy our palate for good eats at a reasonable price and found ourselves revisiting an old favorite. Although we’re inside a busy city, we felt the distinction upon entering The Old Spaghetti House in Ali Mall. It felt like we stepped into a different world. The restaurant is lit with dim lights, stained glass lamps float above the tables and antique furniture pieces are showcased all over the walls.

There is no doubt that The Old Spaghetti House feels just like a cherished experience with the family. The décor on the walls, which are personal possessions of Lizzie and Chito Guerrero, the owners of the restaurant, friends and family, are priceless. Each piece is unique, irreplaceable, which makes the restaurant feel like a treasured home. The restaurant itself is made of antique wooden panels, antique doors, comfortable bunk seating upholstered with fine fabrics, tiffany lamps, wooden tables, classic batibot chairs, antique decors: brass pots and pans, flower vases, old paintings and art works.

The Old Spaghetti House (TOSH) cooks almost all food items on the menu by the order, so you will have to wait for a good few minutes to finally savor your food.

{ simple pleasure. holding hands with the one you love, it makes the ‘waiting’ bearable. i know. cheesy!! }

Generally, they have good service but we waited longer for our order for that particular visit. Apparently, the other young couple ordered almost the same with ours and the waiter mistakenly brought our order to their table. But the prompt lady assisted us as soon as we followed up.

{ finally, it’s time to eat.. }

His: Spicy Chicken Tom Yum Pizza Php245

It’s crisp, it tasted like it has salsa sauce with togue and chicken cubes. And although it has the taste of raw onions, I liked it. Something new for me and worth the try.

Hers: American Baked Spareribs with Java Rice Php185

Playdate at the Shang

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Since I am trying to watch what I eat, I try to gear towards healthy options or alternatives than my usual favorites. And with everyone turning health conscious, it won’t be hard to spot a fruit juice bar that sprouted all over the metro. We passed by Big Chill at Shangri-La mall and craved for the colorful fruit smoothie! Big Chill uses fresh cut fruits like avocado (seasonal), watermelon, grapes and ripe mango.

Other fruits are banana, dalanghita (seasonal), green mango, kiwi, lychee (B’s ultimate fave), melon (seasonal), pineapple and strawberry (seasonal).

They make fruit shakes, fruit smoothies or just plain fruit juices among others.

Big Chill
5/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

Easy Like Sunday

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This was taken on March 20, 2010 when we went picnicking in UP Sunken Garden.

That’s Loo-loo on the foreground and my red bike on the middleground; that’s my white mushroom/policeman helmet over there.

Have a happy Sunday, every all!