Thursday, May 21

Santis Deli-Cafe Silang

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I am totally happy that I am able to reach places with the help of the people around me. All these road trips made me realize how badly I need a car. Since I was at the backseat, Hershey took the wheel and said we stop by a deli-cafe on the way. I love specialty shops as they just focus on selling a particular product range and associated items.

When we arrived, the cafe barely had guests. There were foreigners dined in at the cafĂ©, busy chitchatting and enjoying their sandwiches and Italian coffee. I have no idea why I thought their coffee is foreign. LOL!
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I didn’t have any intention of buying something – all these random food trips is taking a tool on my wallet and savings. So I just decided to check the place out. While walking about the area, I was able to find out that:

1. Santis Deli-Cafe is a certified Angus beef supplier.
2. Fresh produce - leeks, fennel, bell peppers and even portobello mushrooms.
3. I wanted to have my own kitchen with every piece of meat from the display fridge.
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Oh yes, Santis sell charcuterie, cured, smoked meat as well as a wide range of sausages. I particularly love Forest Ham and Pastrami! So seeing these made me want to order a sandwich. I opted to have it to go as we do not have time to stay for the day. We have a long way to go for today's destination and I enjoy road trips with snacks in between.
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I felt like a kid in a candy store seeing that they sell Fillo Pastry! How crazy is that?! I barely see this in Cebu let alone find it here. Seeing that they have brie reminded me of how great it tastes pairing with dried fruits or nuts. Which brings me to this baby right here: Moutarde De Meaux.
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Hailed as one of the great mustard of the world. This variety comes from the same part of France where Brie comes from. Having a mild flavor, coarsely-ground and somewhat loose in consistency. A tip: always chill mustard.
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They have imported jams, chocolates, spices, baking items and even fresh bread. They sell wines too from different continents, certainly you will find something you fancy when you visit them. I was eyeing on that nice steak pan, guess I have a good reason to come back. I also want to try out their other sandwiches and maybe buy some meat to try the steak pan with.

Santis Deli-Cafe Silang
Km. 52 Aguinaldo highway Buho, Silang Cavite 
Contact Numbers: 046-4142337 
Operation Hours: 
Monday – Thursday; 9:00AM – 8:00PM 
Friday and Saturday; 8:00AM–10:00PM 
Sundays; 8:00AM–9:30PM 
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Monday, May 18

Seoul Bibimbob

FTW! Blog, Seoul Bibimbob, bibimbap, korean cuisine, #FTWmallrat #FTWEats #FTWblogWhen we arrived here in Cavite, we barely have time to go out. When we do have time, we make it a point to head out far and wide and maximize our time away from the Calabarzon area. It takes us almost a day to go to the city, pay toll and fill up for gas.  So how we manage our time and dodge traffic going to the city and heading home is a true skill that takes time and patience. Waze has been a trusted travel companion, how many times has the application saved us. Also, it has caused a few glitches here and there and hopefully in time, we would just ditch the application and just travel the Manila streets blind. Lol!  
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When hunger came, we decided to dine at the nearest food court as we barely had money and there was a sense of urgency. Being a fan of Korean food, the group decided to get some bibimbap. For the uneducated tongues, bibimbap is mixed rice topped with crunchy vegetables, your choice of meat and the usual soy bean paste. You can select your meat preference: I always select beef. Wondering why that is? I love beef, its expensive more leaner and has a good taste to it. I also love pork don't get me wrong but sometimes a good beef meal is just worth it.
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When the food arrived, the usual plating was on a hot plate. I then wondered why most Filipinos prefer a sizzling plate which doesn't really add flavor to the meal. What I hate about sizzling plates is how the smoke sticks with you the whole day. I also do not like how it overcooks the food and giving it a rather burnt bitter taste. In any case, amidst all these challenges I was able to savor the meal with little or no leftovers. The soda was a tad bit less carbonated, I had to ask for a replacement as I was not willing to drink a watered down soda.

They also have other meat variants, this was Spicy Pork Kimchi. I love kimchi! I remembered one of my good friends who was so addicted with kimchi she made at home. The rice was covered in pork oil goodness. The dishes range from Php99 to Php150 which does not include the soda. The price was just right for the meal. 
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If you happen to stumble upon Seoul Bibimbob, go ahead and try them out. I envied my friend who ordered the Beef Bibimbap but the Spicy Pork was good as well. A good break from the usual fast food burgers and oily pizza slices. Let me know if you tried something else from them and I'd reconsider getting that the next time I visit.

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