took the 10:30am flight from KL to Manila, reaching Manila at 2:30pm, making it a 4-hour flight. Above is first dinner with fresh food bought from the supermarket – salmon belly, the cheapest cut but tasty nonetheless, don’t seem to get such cut here in Malaysian supermarket + maya maya fish (snapper) with simple roasted vegetables (red pepper + green pepper + green zucchini + tomato drizzled in oil, sea salt and black pepper) Yum~
view from serviced apartment where we staying
interior, with kitchen!
Vikings in SM Megamall, seems to be very popular among the locals, look similar to our Jogoya, buffet style food. SM Megamall is the largest mall in Phillipines, and 3rd largest in the world.
my first meal in the mall, salmon sinigang soup in food court, soup is sourish like chinese salted vege soup, quite appetizing
saw this hand sanitizer machine in the toilet
they have Crate and Barrel here, an American chain store selling housewares
Dinner in Linguini Fini, they have branch in Central, Hong Kong, Manila, and recently open a new outlet in Hanoi, their food is really nice especially the complementary bread, could be the best bread i have tasted, the bread is not served warm, but room temperature but still tasted really good
antipasti and Insalata menu
crispy calamari salad with mixed greens, pickled chili, red onion, cucumber, roasted lemon citronette, PHP 255
interior of the restaurant
3rd day in Manila, i cooked garlic fried rice for breakfast
went Mall of Asia which is next to sea, for tea time, we had dessert in Lugang
the mango supreme is satisfying enough although the coconut ice cream tasted like vanilla ice cream :S the drinks however are horribly sweet especially my fruit tea punch, couldn’t finish it
nice blue sky in MOA eye, looks like we are on the cloud, just next to Mall of Asia
another view, just next to sea, but can’t see it from the above pic and the pic was taken while seated
SM Mall of Asia, another mall under the SM group
since it is too early for sunset and we already finished browsing in MOA, thus decided to walk around 20-3o minutes to an area called Dampa where lots of fresh seafood are sold, just buy the seafood from some really persistent and slightly pushy seafood vendors and bring it to be cooked in one of the nearby restaurant at a charge, we bought seafood among the 3 rows of seafood vendors and chose Cuzina Seafood Haus as the cooking charges looks to be reasonable
cooking charges etc menu
view from inside the restaurant, the seafood vendors are just few steps away
the prawn are really fresh, cooked chilli garlic style, the sauce is too strong tasting for me though, the clams in ginger soup style which is quite good
one of the seafood stall, some of the seafood seller are very pushy though, especially the crab section, they are literally holding out live crab out to us from both side of the lane when we walking past those stalls, quite scary.
Before flying back Malaysia on Saturday afternoon 3pm flight, time to check out Salcedo community market, happens every Saturday 7am – 2pm, a must visit, so many nice food here although some may comment the food here is more expensive
pots of herbs for sale
dairy and cheese
pancakes, the cream cheese one quite nice, whereas the cheese one is tasteless, as if there is no cheese inside
from left: tofu-fa, perogies and hungarian sausage sandwich, the pierogies is quite nice
– prevailing peso to myr rate during this period is about 100 peso = RM 8.45 to 8.5
– Bought the Air Asia ticket one way KUL to Manila about 1 month before travelling date at RM345 including 2 meals and insurance.