What does “in a Nutshell” mean? I really have no idea. I just sounds cool.
Anyways, it was an eventful December. It was kinda full to the point that I had to take Sick Leaves just to have a good night’s rest. There was the Christmas Party, Christmas Hopping, Birthday party, movie nights, bowling nights. Whew, those were just those that I remember. Also, there was a “One Piece” factor where I was trying to catch up with the current episodes of “One Piece” anime (currently 330+ and on-going).
Well, as this blog post goes, I am to share the food trips I had (as far as I can remember).
On your left, you can see Pesto Pizza from Le Coeur du France. I wasin the middle of grocery shopping when I saw the sign outside the shop stating P90 meals. It consists of a Pesto Pizza as well as an Iced Tea. The catch is that it was only available every 12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 20:00 only. Well, I had never had a Pesto Pizza before so this was a first for me. So I sat down, paid for the meal, waited for 30 minutes. Voila! freshly baked Pesto Pizza. The good thing about it is that it looks great and looks filling. The bad part is that the pesto was overpowered by the Mozzarella Cheese. It makes you want to ask, “Where’s the Pesto?”. Over-all, price is great, smells good and looks good. The downside is that the Pesto flavor is almost undetectable due to the overpowering cheese.
On your right, you see the Red Pesto Paste from Old Spaghetti House. This is my favorite pasta of all time (so far). This was served with breaded fish with tartar sauce. It was a little dry if you are used to Pasta Sauces. Some officemates of mine are still surprised whenever I recommend they try Red Pasta. I had a chance to try to have a try in making a version of Red Pesto Pasta last Christmas. It took me 40 minutes to cook (because I had to make a sauce in-case they find the Pasta a little dry). Lessons Learned from that experience, It is best to make this kind of Pasta using Angel Hair. I still haven’t perfected this kinda pasta so watch out for an update on my version for this dish.
Finally, after long wait, I was finally able to go to Trinoma Mall. For months I wanted to go visit the store which sells this kind of Japanese dish which is cooked while it is being served. One my first night in Japan trip, we ate at a shop named Sgt. Peppers. They served rice meals over extremely hot plates. You need to pour some sauce over the rice to help distribute the heat and evenly cook the meal. Caution: If you put too much sauce, you will end up with a half-cooked meal (Who’d want to have that?). In Trinoma, the shop’s name is Pepper’s Grill. Same mood with the Japan shop with a slight difference in the setup of the store. You might be asking why post a picture taken off from the menu? Well, my bad! I was too excited to cook the meal that I forgot to take a picture. I have another picture but it was already mixed and half eaten. Additional caution: Careful, the plate and food is Hot. Enjoy your meal but be careful because it might burn your tongue.
As the new year arrives, I wish you (the readers) a good year and a promise to post more food blogs.
Shin nen akemashite and Bon Appetite!