Sunday, July 22, 2012

Getting Techie in the Kitchen

The iPad has made its way into our lives, and inevitably, into our kitchen! Time to give the dusty cookbooks a rest, and try Summit Media's new iPad app, Yummy Filipino Recipes.

Choose from different Filipino recipes that are easy to follow, and made of ingredients which can be bought locally. This app retails for $3.99, but Summit Media was kind enough to give Manila Foodistas the app for free! Read more about what I had to say here

Discovered great apps you'd like to share? Just leave your comments! :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pho Hua

I am not exactly the most adventurous person when it comes to food. I become loyal to my favorite dishes, which are mostly fried, cheesy, and salty. I am not a big fan of vegetables either. My parents, however, love vegetables, and they love Pho Hua, their favorite Vietnamese restaurant. I wasn't a fan the first time, but it's growing on me. We frequent this restaurant in TriNoma after work or during weekends for comforting and guilt-free dining. Check out the photos of our dinner last week.
They give you this while waiting for your order - basil leaves, bean sprouts, and lemons
Vermicelli Bowl: Grilled Pork and Fried Roll served with thin vermicelli noodles and vegetable
Breaded tofu with mushroom and pepper sauce
Beef Noodle Soup. Excuse the spoons spooning each other. Haha!
The Tenderloin Beef dish is also one of my favorites there. The herbs complement the robust flavor of the meat, perfect when eaten with hot soup and tea. For dessert, I've tried their Mango Crepe (I wasn't able to take a photo), which was too sweet for me. The crepe itself is too thin and lacked texture. Just stick to the main dishes and visit another resto for dessert.