Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee house brew
What I love about SM North Edsa is its coffee shops with homey atmosphere. Those tiny and cozy spaces filled with comfortable couches and wooden tables which make you feel like you are having a world of your own in a nook. One of the coffee shops I just discovered is Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee. I recommend their House Brew.
Cafe Mary Grace is one of the restaurants in manila that I love to visit every now and then. Its homey atmosphere is delightful to the senses and its unique food offering appeals to my taste buds like cotton candy and rainbow. I love Cafe Mary Grace’s grilled ensaymada – the bread is cake-like, simply wonderful, topped with cheese and grilled to perfection. It is best to pair it with brewed coffee or hot chocolate.
For starters, you can try their grilled Kesong Puti that comes with fresh slices of toasted bread. All Savory starters come with fresh slices of toasted bread. Grilled Kesong Puti is just simply my favorite as it is light and I take pleasure in spreading Kesong Puti on each of the bread.
I also love their Pasta Amatriciana with Italian Meatballs – spaghetti noodles tossed with a thick tomato sauce flavored with bacon and chili to get that extra kick and topped with italian meatballs for all of you meat lovers out there.
And the best thing I love in Cafe Mary Grace is their unbeatable Mango Bene for dessert.
I get tired of eating rice every once in a while and with that comes the longing for something new and extraordinary stuff that is not normally prepared on the family table. Spicy Pork Sausage Burger and Baked Potato are very comforting in times when I get tired of munching on rice, not to mention quick and easy to make.
Spicy Pork Sausage
- 1 kilo fresh, ground pork
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- salt to taste
In a bowl, mix together with your hands Pork, red pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and salt. Form patties. Fry in a skillet over medium heat until well done or grill. Place sausage and american cheese in a bun. Serve.
- Potatoes, sliced in cubes
- olive oil
- a dash of mixed herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme and taragon)
Place potatoes in a baking pan, mix in salt, pepper and mixed herbs with your hands and pour over olive oil. Place pan in a preheated oven for 30 minutes in 350 degrees.