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La Veranda’s New Menu – II

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Let me start this post by saying how I impressed I am with La Veranda’s new menu. I like everything I’ve tried so far, although I still avoid their buffet.

Here’s one of my new favorites, their Baked Scallops (and it had so much garlic, which made it taste unbelievably good!)

Their Lechon Kawali was just as good. The skin is crispy but the meat is really tender. I’m also a huge fan of achara and sarsa, so those helped, too. I seem to be a fan of many things, no?

I made a promise to myself that I would order a new dish every time I went to City Sports. I broke my promise this time, though, because their Pinaputok na Bangus Belly is amaaaaazing. I had this once when I had lunch with my mother & older brother, feel in love with it, and when I went to La Veranda to have dinner with my sister three nights ago, I had it again.

There’s so much onions, tomatoes and ginger, all creating a wonderful medley of flavors…. HAHAHAHA. Okay, I just had to laugh at that one. What do I know about medleys of flavors? Again, I’m no educated food critic, but trust me, this dish is really, REALLY good.

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*I give out so many 4’s and 5’s, makes me think that I’m not such a fastidious eater. Haha.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

La Veranda’s New Menu – I

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City Sports’ La Veranda has a new menu! Forgive me for being all excited over the news, but I just found out a while ago. I dropped by the place because my brother was practicing basketball there, and my mother & sister were going there, as well. While waiting for my family to arrive, I sent them text messages – happy ones saying “City Sports has a new menu! There are so many new dishes on it!”. My sister’s reply? “I know”. Apparently, I was the last one to know. But whatever, it was still good news for me as I was getting tired of their old menu.

See, the new menu now has pictures! Very appetizing ones, at that. It took me a while to decide what I wanted to have. I was getting pressured since I don’t like making waiters wait for me, even though waiting IS part of their job description (they’re not called waiters for nothing, no? The waiter told me to take my time, mind you). There were so many new and delicious-sounding names to choose from, but I wasn’t feeling so adventurous, so I ordered pork sisig. It’s picture, which had a whole lot of onions, helped my decision-making.

Look at that, the sisig in all its sizzling and bubbling glory. It was fantastic, especially with the mayonnaise and a jillion drops of hot sauce, but it was too oily. I swear I must have scooped about two spoonfuls of oil. This is definitely not for the weight and health-conscious. I feel like my arteries have been clogged! I will kill myself if I don’t work out at the gym tomorrow.

I am the self-proclaimed biggest iced tea fan in the world, so seeing that La Veranda already had bottomless iced tea was great news for me. I should seriously stop drinking copious amounts of this, though. With the amount of time I spend in the gym, I think I’d probably be quite skinny now if it wasn’t for my great affinity for iced tea… and food, in general. Haha.

My sister always has this every single time. Grilled pork belly may seem like a boring dish for some of you, but trust me, La Veranda’s is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The dipping sauce is incredible, too!

I wanted to have the Vanilla Landslide for dessert since it sounded very, say, dangerously sinful, but they ran out of vanilla ice cream. I chose strawberry, instead. Anyway, the waiter didn’t know what a Vanilla – or in this case, a Strawberry Landslide was since he said no one else had ordered it before (yey for me!), so thinking that I was in for a surprise, I got it.

I was disappointed when it arrived as it was only ice cream with crushed Oreos. I was expecting something more… un-ordinary. But ice cream is ice cream, and ice cream with crushed Oreos is even better, so I enjoyed it, nonetheless.

I cannot wait for the next time I get to eat at La Veranda. I’ll definitely be more willing to try out something I’ve never had before.

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Written by paoloberdin

November 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm