Monday, October 28, 2013

Kenny’s Bacon-wrapped chicken Christmas Feast

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From Tagaytay, we passed by at Paseo de Sta. Rosa for the continuation of my brother’s impromptu birthday celebration.

Most of the stores were still closed when we arrived. Since we don’t want to delay our travel back to Manila, we chose among the few open stores at the time, which included Kenny’s.

Our server offered us the new bacon-wrapped chicken Christmas feast. It is actually good for 4 and costs P820. It comes with a whole bacon-wrapped roasted chicken, 4 sidings of your choice, 4 pieces of Christmas muffins, rice and a pitcher of your choice of drink.

I guess everyone already knows about the sidings of Kenny’s. I mean, who haven’t tried. Right? So I will rave about the bacon-wrapped chicken.
Yes, RAVE as in totally like! Open-mouthed smile
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It was definitely wrapped with very thin slices of bacon. You may not notice it because it looked like the skin itself. The bacon gave the right kind of saltiness to the chicken. Of course, the chicken was still as tender as Kenny’s does it. We liked it so much that we finished the whole chicken in that sitting Open-mouthed smile
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We have mixed reviews on their Christmas muffins though. There were 4 flavors that came with the meal: the traditional corn muffin, mint chocolate chip, choco peanut butter and strawberry chocolate chip. We made sure that each one get a taste of all the flavors. Smile

Mint tasted like, well mint. As if you are brushing your teeth while eating hehe! I love mint but I’m beginning to think that I like it only on coffee and chocolates.

The strawberry tasted like it still needed more strawberries. it was good but I would want to see strawberry bits there rather than chocolate chips.

The choco peanut butter was nice. Well, it tasted like a chocolate muffin Winking smile

According to their Facebook page, you can order boxes of 6 of these muffins for just Php85. Just in case you want to try, you can check it out here

I would suggest you head out to Kenny’s and try this meal. Just for the chicken alone, it is worth to try. Bring the family as it was good for four. We were five when we ordered it but we all went out filling so full. Thumbs up
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tonkatsu by Terazawa

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One Saturday afternoon, when we totally missed the lunch hour, we decided to try out Tonkatsu by Terazawa ar Greenbelt. It was actually my second time there while it was Jie's first.

Our "lunch" was at 3:30 and by that time, there were only a few tables occupied. So we had the opportunity to choose  a nice booth near the entrance.

The display near the entrance

Instructional on the table. Believe me, we read and followed it :)
While waiting for our order, we had the time to observe around and read this instructional on how to best enjoy a Tonkatsu, and believe me! Following it would give you the best enjoyment in eating your tonkatsu.

First, I didn't know that salt would actually enhance the flavor. The same goes for grinding sesame seeds on the tonkatsu before dipping it into the sweet tonkatsu sauce. YUM!
The complimentary tea

Tonkatsu sauce and 2 choices of sauce for the cabbage
As it was always Jie's tactic to ask the waiter to recommend for us, I decided on the Oyster and rosu katsu which was actually Japanese oysters and tonkatsu from local pork. It came with unlimited Japanese rice, unlimited miso soup and unlimited cabbage. 

I guess what was good about Tonkatsu by Terazawa, aside from the unlimited rice, soup and cabbage, is the fried pork / oyster were not at all oily considering (and I can imagine) it was deep fried. 
Oyster and rosu katsu set Php 495

I liked the rosu katsu especially if it was dipped with salt and with sesame seeds. Thumbs up!

However, I don't particularly like the oysters. In the pictures, it looked big, because it is big. But when you eat it, you can hardly taste the oysters as the breading overpowers the taste. The breading was nice tho. It was crisp and crunchy, I can almost live with just the breading, tonkatsu sauce and Japanese rice :)

the Japanese oyster with thick breading :)

Jie ordered the specialty and the bestseller (according to the waiter) -- Tokusen Kurobuta.
The bestseller and the specialty: Tokusen Kurobuta, Php 595
The set also included unlimited miso, rice and cabbage. This set though boasted its 100% premium, imported pork. Was it good? 

All I can say was Jie finished 2 bowls of rice, 2 bowls of miso soup and loads of cabbage with what he ordered =D 

Comparing the local Rosu katsu (left) and the premium katsu (right)

Tonkatsu by Terazawa is lcoated at Greenbelt 2, Makati

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