Monthly Archives: January 2014

NEW YORK ADVENTURE PT2 – MAHARLIKA FILIPINO MODERN RESTAURANT

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If we didn’t miss our flight we never would have been able to try the amazingness that is Maharlika!  We haven’t been to a modern Filipino restaurant before so we were excited to try it!  We heard a lot of good things and were impressed by what we saw on Yelp.  I’ve also been craving some Filipino food and man was it a treat!

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The Ube Waffles and Crispy Fried Chicken were incredible! The waffles were served with this insane bagoong and chives butter and a heavenly apricot maple syrup. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The chicken was yummy too…I mean…fried chicken and garlic fried rice!?!? Omg. The next time a friend from New York comes to visit SD…I will pay you to pack that shit up in a giant Tupperware and bring it with you!!!

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Sizzling Sisig hot skillet with an egg mixed in and served table side. It’s food that plays with all of your senses. The sound of the sizzle as the waiter approaches your table. The smell wafts slowly towards you and takes you in. I’d get to the other senses but you get my point. Pair this orgasm in a skillet with garlic fried rice and you’re done. Just Done. DONE!

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NEW YORK ADVENTURE – MORIMOTO RESTAURANT

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The only place I really wanted to go to on our New York trip was Morimoto’s restaurant. Ever since I first started getting into food and blogging it’s been on the top of my bucket list of things I must do before I shuffle off this mortal coil.  I was excited, of course, to go to New York since I’ve never been before, but finally getting to go to Morimoto was the icing on the cake. 

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We started off with some fancy cocktails….of course.  :]

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We started with the Toro tartare.  This slab of beauty is garnished with caviar that you spread throughout and I paired with a dipping sauce and 6 toppings.  You dip it in a lil bit of this and then you top it with a lil bit of that…so delicious!  I was so overwhelmed that I wasn’t paying attention to the waiter when he was explaining the different sauces and toppings.  Each topping had different flavor profiles and complimented the toro in different ways …a definite must try! I wish it was a bigger slab!!!

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Ten hour cooked pork belly with congee and soy scallion jus – a modern twist to traditional Kakuni. Sweet and savory melt in your mouth in perfect harmony and just when you think its rich flavors are done, you cut into crispy textures that pull you back in! Loooved it!

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Crispy rock shrimp tempura.  Pooh wanted to order it and I wasn’t quite sure why.  With so many unique and interesting items on the menu I was like…shrimp tempura? Really? I was pleasantly suprised by how amazeballs these things were! One was glazed with spicy kochujang sauce that blows hot wings out of the water; the other had wasabi aoli…I was eating these things like butter popcorn topped with crack. So addicting!

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Pooh ordered the Duck Duck Duck. It’s ingredients say it all…foie gras croissant, roasted duck, a poached duck egg, and 2 dipping sauces. Zomg.  It was very rich and fatty…heaven.

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I ordered the roasted maine lobster topped with veggies, keffir lime, and green curry sauce. So many incredible flavors yet they didn’t take away from the subtle richness of the lobster. My heart melted. *swoon*

Pooh and I had an incredible meal.  I was smiling the entire time!  I cannot wait to come back and try more things!  Although it ain’t cheap, i highly recommended checking it out on your next trip to New York!

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[Photos taken by Pooh!]
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LOVING NEW YORK!

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Absolutely love it here!  Leaving tonorrow night so gonna take as much in as possible!  I cant wait to blog about it.  I have soooo many pictures!

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POOH & TIGZ TAKE OVER NEW YORK!

Jk.  Just visiting for vacation.  :)  Pooh and I are off to New York tomorrow morning for a few days.  We’ll be staying in Times Square Thursday till Sunday evening.  A short trip but long enough to enjoy ourselves without having to come back to maddness at work.  I’m excited but also nervous…you guys know how I feel about flying.  -_-. 

Anyway, see you tomorrow New York!  Wear that thing I like….rawrrr!

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DATE DAY

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Pooh and I had an incredible date day this past Monday.   We went to C-Level for lunch.  We’ve never been before and heard a lot of good things from our co-workers so we decided to give it a try.  Gotta love San Diego’s sunny winter weather!  It was so nice out and the view was great!  I got some fancy-shmancy fish and chips to go down with their C-level seafood Bloody Mary. It had a frikkin crab claw!

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After lunch we went to get some macarons for me and frozen yogurt for him.  :)  ‘Lette just opened up at UTC in La Jolla so…why not?!  :)

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By the time we were done walking around it was just about traffic hour so we figured…why not just keep driving north a bit and just hang out until traffic dies down?  So we went to Carlsbad outlets….grabbed some glassware at Crate & Barrel to replace ones broken during drunken weekends past.  Lol

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On our way back down we stopped somewhere in Del Mar to watch the sunset.  Never really watched the sunset before.  It was beautiful.

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We got back to San Diego and Pooh didn’t want to end the night just yet.  We went to Mo’s and grabbed a couple drinks.

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Ok a lot of drinks…lol.  We got the drunken munchies so, with a Walgreens right across the street, we thought we’d test out these awesome pills.  Lactose relief!  Zomg I was soooooo happy to be eating cheese again.  Best dinner ever!!!

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DATE DAY

Pooh and I had a date day last week.  We went to Extraordinary Desserts and took a few pics at a bridge nearby.  We it’s been a while since we’ve taken pics together like that.  I miss it.  Guess that means we’ll just have to do it some more :)

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GRAVITY

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Just watched watched Gravity with the boo.  Zomg so good!  I was ugly Oprah crying so much haha XD

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PLAYSTATION NOW

Playstation Now will be able to stream popular PS3 titles on the PS4 and PS3 (eventually on the PSVita as well).  For those of you with multiple consoles, like me,  this will allow you to play ps3 titles on your vita on the go and also enjoy your favorite ps3 games on your ps4.  There are other advantages of using Playstation Now but being able to play their rumored large library of games on both the vita and ps4 sounds appealing.

For those of you that purchased a PS4, I guess it’s their way of allowing some kind of backwards compatibility?   I’m not too sure how exactly it’ll work out but it sounds promising.  However, whether or not there will be a delay in button response or lag in gameplay, as well as how it’ll perform graphically are still questionable as they do not have any footage aside from a demo using a local network connection.  I’m still excited about it and it looks like they’ll be doing an open beta soon.  Where do we sign up?!  For more info visit their blog below. 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/07/playstation-now-streaming-game-service-coming-this-summer/

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