AT&T ballpark food – Genentech Concert

AT&T ballpark food - Genentech Concert
Pretzels, hot dog, beer. Complimentary
Genentech Concert, San Francisco CA

I was finally invited to attend the Genentech concert this year, yay! It’s great because they buy out AT&T park and all the food and drinks are free. We sat out on the field and watched Colbie Callait, Foo Fighters, and Usher! I got kinda drunk, but had a great time. I also won stuffed animals playing carnival games. 🙂

Big Malt chocolate ice cream - Genentech Concert
Big Malt chocolate ice cream. Complimentary

Hot dog - Genentech Concert
Hot dog with ketchup. Complimentary

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Samalamig and San Mig beer – Villa Escudero

Samalamig - Villa Escudero
Brown sugar flavored beverage with gulaman (gelatin).
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

They serve this “welcome” drink when you first arrive at the plantation. It tasted ok, but I didn’t really like it so I just ended up fishing out the gelatin pieces from the bottom.

San Miguel light beer - Villa Escudero
San Miguel light beer. I love how they individually wrap the napkins around each bottle for service so it doesn’t fall off!

Mano Filipino tradition statue
Awkward “mano” Filipino tradition statue. Hehe!

Lunch buffet plate – Villa Escudero

Lunch buffet plate - Villa Escudero
Grilled fish, pork and chicken, pork apritada (stew), kangkong (water spinach) with shrimp paste, pinakbet (calabaza squash and string beans), pancit, and banana cue (deep fried banana coated in caramelized brown sugar).
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

I was amazed at the variety of food they had especially since the service area was directly in the water! They also kept everything nice and warm, and had servers bring drinks to your table. This was a really fun, new and exciting dining experience. Everyone was just really happy and thankful to be eating at such a great location. And the food was really good too!

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
It’s SO cool that you get to eat lunch in the water from a waterfall!

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
The stream flows down through the entire dining area.

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
You have to be careful though because some of the rocks can be slippery especially closer to the waterfall. Everyone is taking pictures of their experience. 🙂

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
I would go back just to eat in this amazingly beautiful setting again!

Peanut adobo – Villa Escudero

Peanut adobo - Villa Escudero
Fried peanuts with fried garlic cloves, salt (I’m sure it’s MSG).
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

Omg, these are SO addictive! I think it’s probably the MSG. Thank god I’m not allergic (to either the peanuts or MSG)! We munched on these and drank beer while watching the Filipino dances on stage at the Villa Escudero.

Bamboo raft and water lettuce
Bamboo raft and water lettuce. We rafted in one of these around the lagoon and it was really fun!

Palm leaf bird
Palm leaf bird handed out during their cultural performance.

Tinola soup – Villa Escudero

Tinola soup - Villa Escudero
Chicken, chayote, and chili pepper leaves.
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

I always forget the names of Filipino dishes partly because I don’t remember but also because every dish has multiple names depending on the region. Tinola a very familiar soup that I ate a lot of growing up and it was great to have a nice warm bowl of it during this trip.

AERA Memorial Museum
Inside the AERA Memorial Museum.

AERA Memorial Museum

Buko juice – Villa Escudero

Buko juice - Villa Escudero
I both love it and hate it that not every coconut you get is gonna be sweet and delicious. I guess it depends on how developed it is (the younger the better) so it’s pretty much a crap shoot. The anticipation to see if you get a sweet one is exciting, but you’re very disappointed if you don’t. This particular one wasn’t very sweet. But on the flip side, I got a lot of coconut flesh.
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

Buko juice - Villa Escudero
I was a little disappointed that the coconut didn’t come with a spoon stuck into the side (for eating the flesh). I think it’s a cool accessory and a nice touch.

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Carabao pulled cart. This is how you get around the park.