Meat-ing Up With Friends

What better way to meet up with long time friends than gathering up over food to binge on and stories to share. Last Friday night, I met up with Jeng and She at The Butcher Shop and Pub in Bonifacio Global City. I first heard about the place from Karla Aguas’ blog.

The last time I saw Jeng, we bumped into each other at the mall and it was literally just a -hi-hug-bye kind of scene. But the last time we got to round up our previous life events was when we had our barkada Christmas party.

I had to travel from Valenzuela to Taguig just for my friends who are currently renting in Taguig and Makati, respectively; from the north of Manila to more than halfway of the metropolis. (Yes guys, Valenzuela is not a province even if it is just beside Bulacan.)

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Double F: Food and Friendship

Monday last week, I went to Makati with Kim and Christian. They asked me the day before if I was available; I said I was going to UST but I can meet up with them afterwards. I thought I was going to be done with my errands in UST before lunch time. But then, our coordinator was in the faculty meeting so I had to wait a little. Initially, we were to meet in MRT North Avenue; but because of the delay, I just followed them in Ayala.

While I was on the train, Christian texted that Kim’s medical wasn’t going to be at Makati Med. Instead, it was in a building just in front of Greenbelt 5. I was still thinking about whether to follow to where they were or just wait at Glorietta. But then I didn’t want to stay and eat alone, or even wait alone. So I told Christian that I’ll go to where he was. I almost got lost because, being from the North, I wasn’t very much aware of the routes and streets that will lead me to Greenbelt. Good thing, the instruction given to me by Kuya Guard was very easy.

I finally saw Christian and we went around Greenbelt 3, looking for a place to eat at. And of course, we didn’t get to make up our mind immediately. We were thinking of a place where we can just eat a light meal; we were still waiting for Kim who haven’t eaten lunch like us and wasn’t yet done. We settled then for Red Mango. B

Kim didn’t take much time and told us she was done. So we met with her at Greenbelt 5 and went straight to Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe. Kim have been raving about Mom and Tina’s since her first time there. And because we all love food, we got pretty excited that we were going there finally.

Somebody’s excited for his pesto!

PICEPTION. Christian took a phot of us taking a photo. HA HA HA!

Obligatory group picture.

Fettuccine with Basil Pesto. It was delicious! (Christian’s)

Free bread if you order any pasta.

#SELFIE LOLJK

Chicken Spinach Lasagna (Kim’s)

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. It reminded me of Vanilla Cupcake Bakery’s Caesar Salad except that this was less salty. (Mine)

Chocolate Fudge Cupcake (Kim’s)

After eating!

After eating, we headed to Bonifacio Global City to chill some more. I asked them if we can go to Fully Booked because I want to see the exhibit they had. The pieces were so cool.

Piles and piles of books!

After touring Fully Booked (we only got to roam around the first two floors… it was too huge!) we walked some more which brought us to Chez Karine Bakery. I wanted to try Sonja’s cupcakes but I was already broke, so that sucked. Christian bought French Macarons and Kim bought her favorite Strawberry Panna Cotta. They had Cookie Butter flavored Macarons. I have yet to try Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, though. I wonder what the fuss is all about.

I told you, group pictures in places you went were obligatory. LOL

Panna Corra (like Areneo, you know. Ha ha ha!)

Almost all pictures here are from Christian and Kim’s phones. I wish my phone camera’s resolution is just like theirs. <!–3

We wanted to be home early because it was getting dark, it seemed like it was about to rain. It was already raining back in our place, so they thought that we should go eat before we all get stuck in there. We tried iHop, where this two treated me. I’m so sorry, I’m such a poor kid. Hu hu.

Can I just say, I am in love with clouds!

But anyway (enough with me being pathetic LOLJK) it was my first time there, as well as Kim. We were actually still full from our lunch at Mom and Tina’s but they were eager to try iHop.

New York Cheesecake Pancakes. Very sinful!

Specialty Parmesan Chicken Strips

Specialty Fiesta Chicken Wrap

Instagram that shit—er, that food.

<3 this two!

See? I told you this was…

This was while we were walking down the stairs! Hee hee.

We were dropped by the bus at Landmark, where we met up with Kim’s sister and Dad, who brought us back home.

Even though we got stuck in traffic on our way to Trinoma, that Monday was super fun because a) I was with great friends, b) laughing was our other friend, c) who wouldn’t love that day’s foodgasm?

I found out the next day that this is the number of calories that pancake had.

Alam niyo na next ha? Cubao X naman tayo! Also, I want my first time in Yabu and Slappy Cakes with you two, too. Or better yet, with the whole gang! Yung totootayong tatlo na lang ba magbabarkada? Ha ha ha! Love yew two~~ <3