Monday, January 12, 2009

What I Loved in Manila

At In Yo in Katipunan, with its gravel driveway, old trees, and quaint decor, we thoroughly enjoyed the following:

Oysters 2 ways, one wasabi-flavored, battered and deep-fried. It wasn't greasy at all, but could do with more wasabi. I think Kai's version is better but this didn't disappoint. The other was cooked Rockefeller style.

Steak with mushroom risotto. The steak was charred on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside. The risotto hubby liked, but I've tasted better.

Hubby's grilled eel resting on flavored Japanese rice in a jarring bright pink color. He gave me all the rice because he said it tasted too sour. I liked it! We exchanged carbs, in other words.

Hubby's order. That's foie gras on the side.

What I most appreciated most about the resto? The wooden footstool that the waiters present, for ladies to place their handbags on. Thoughtful and unique!

Adobo-marinated tawilis at Terry's Selection. Each crunchy bite exploded with garlic/vinegar/soy. Paired with balamic vinegar, it was an addicting appetizer!

Terry's also serves kick-ass tsokolate e (the thick kind) with their version of churros: bread fingers so crunchy, they were almost like chips! I wasn't crazy about their paella, though.