Fried brussels sprouts – Pesce

Fried brussels sprouts - Pesce
Cavoletti. Lemon caper aioli. $6
Pesce, San Francisco CA

These were delicious but a little bit too oily. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables so I’m kinda picky on how they’re prepared. These had really good flavor, but the greasiness was a detraction.

de Young Museum
de Young Museum.

Marinated mussels – Wine Kitchen

Marinated mussels - Wine Kitchen
Fingerling potato, celery, saffron broth, frites, aioli. $11
Wine Kitchen, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I really liked this dish. The mussels were a bit sour and tart from the marinade, but I thought it worked well with the saffron broth and aioli. The components seemed a bit odd to me at first, but they all tasted great together.

Flights of wine - Wine Kitchen
Flights of wine.

Weird head sculpture
Weird head sculpture, SoMa.

Empanadilla pernil – La Isla Cuisine

Empanadilla pernil - La Isla Cuisine
Pork filled empanada with aioli and sweet chili sauce. Happy hour $2
La Isla Cuisine, Seattle WA

Two bucks for a warm empanada?! I’m in! We went here during a late night bar crawl and took advantage of their super cheap happy hour menu, lol. This empanada may have been small, but it was cooked to order and tasted mighty good!

Fountain of the Northwest
Fountain of the Northwest, by James FitzGerald, Intiman Theater at Seattle Center.

Chili calamari – Sky Deck View Bar

Chili calamari - Sky Deck View Bar
Crispy egg battered squid, chili, aioli, lime wedge, cilantro. 310 PHP
Sky Deck View Bar, Manila PHILIPPINES

Mmm, these calamari were done right! They weren’t dry and over-fried and chewy. They were still tender and packed with flavor, a little heat and some sweetness. A nice early evening snack to kick off the night.

Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea - Sky Deck View Bar
Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea. Each 280 PHP

Intramuros view
Intramuros view from the Bayleaf Hotel.

Paseo press sandwich – Paseo

Paseo press sandwich - Paseo
Succulent morsels of roasted pork nestled atop sweet banana peppers, draped with sheer slices of smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions, all melted together between a hot press. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.95
Paseo, Seattle WA

Omg, this sandwich was AMAZING! It had everything that I love, and it was overflowing with flavor. I could eat this every day. I’d probably die of a heart attack, but at least I’d die happy. Hehe. 🙂

Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences
Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences. Anybody know what kind of tree this is?

Caribbean roast sandwich – Paseo

Caribbean roast sandwich - Paseo
Pork shoulder coated in Paseo marinade and slow roasted ’til falling into succulent morsels. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, pickled jalapenos, crisp romaine lettuce and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.50
Paseo, Seattle WA

Now this is what I call a sandwich! This place is amazing and the sandwiches are killer! The pork is SO tender and flavorful. It’s a messy endeavor to eat this monster, but it’s completely worth it. NOMS!

Shilshole Bay
Shilshole Bay.

Patatas bravas – Cozina

Patatas bravas - Cozina
Fried potato cubes with Barcelona’s Best Selling Sauce. 350 PHP
Cozina, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Meh, these patatas bravas weren’t that good. I’ve had better versions at even cheaper restaurants, and there weren’t very many in that little bowl. I’m not sure what they mean by “Barcelona’s Best Selling Sauce”, but I’m sure it’s just a spicy tomato/red pepper sauce and aioli.

Kamakaze cocktail - Cozina
Kamakaze cocktail: vodka, triple sec and house made sour. 180 PHP

Koi pond
Koi pond, Boracay Regency.

Chicken croquettes – Cozina

Chicken croquettes - Cozina
Potato croquettes filled with chicken, topped with chopped chicken and aioli. 330 PHP
Cozina, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Mmm. these little morsels were really tasty, but everything at this restaurant seemed a tad overpriced which kinda took away from the enjoyment. The croquettes were warm and fluffy and had a great flavor. Noms!

Waiter call-pad - Cozina
Waiter call-pad. I love these things. They’re super helpful especially when you’re dining on the beach and the server has to walk to and from the restaurant.

Boracay sunset
Boracay sunset, Station 1.