To Eat or Not to Eat!? – Cafe 1771

Rick and I had lunch yesterday.  It was one of the hottest, sunniest days I’ve ever experienced lately.  The scorching heat of the sun really ruins a nice date.

Anyway, we ended up at Cafe 1771 in El Pueblo.  We were targeting for EDSA Shangri-La but we didn’t have enough time as we had to pick up Chesca from school.  We only had 1 hour for lunch.

So what did we eat?

The waiter recommended their house specialty chicken.  So we gave that a try.  It was delicious!  It was half a chicken, so they don’t scrimp on their portions.

Chicken with Walnuts Salad, Pasta with capers and anchovies, and their House Specialty Chicken with potato crusts on top.

The salad was good too.  We actually ordered that before already so we decided to try it out again.  A serving of salad is quite big.  The one you see on the picture was already split in two.

I didn’t even get to eat the pasta anymore coz I was too full.  We took it home for the kids.  Lexi loved the pasta!  That’s all she ate for dinner.  Non-stop chewing!   We were also able to take home some of the leftover chicken and that’s what Chesca had for her “baon” the next day.  She too loved it!

Oh and let’s not forget their House Blended Iced Tea.  Quite pricey at 130Php for just a glass filled with ice.  But I didn’t care coz it was really HOT outside and we were seated by the window.  So a glass of Iced Tea was really necessary!  It tasted great anyway.  So kinda worth it.  By the way, the only thing I didn’t like is that it didn’t come with a straw!  I don’t like drinking iced tea without a STRAW!  It just tastes better if you sip it.  Well, for those who don’t know (like me), Pasig City implemented a no straw ordinance for restaurants in the city.  So if you’re like me, have a straw handy in your bag. HAHAHA!

Cafe 1771, definitely a place TO EAT!

You can check out the interiors in a previous post months back.

Toddler stories – Biking activity in school

As I mentioned before, I’d be sharing some activities the kids did in school.

Early this year, they went biking!

I learned something new from it…you could teach your child to bike on the basketball court instead of the street!  Much much safer!!!

Here's how the kids looked like. Sooo cute on their tiny bikes!

Rick hated how she looked like, “she looks pitiful in her outfit” he said.  Well what could I do?  safety first right!?  Well, as if she’d actually fall on a trike!? hahaha  but I was just being prepared coz she might ride her classmate’s real bigger bike and fall off.  Better safe than sorry!

Toddler stories – Biking activity in school

As I mentioned before, I’d be sharing some activities the kids did in school.

Early this year, they went biking!

I learned something new from it…you could teach your child to bike on the basketball court instead of the street!  Much much safer!!!

Here's how the kids looked like. Sooo cute on their tiny bikes!

Rick hated how she looked like, “she looks pitiful in her outfit” he said.  Well what could I do?  safety first right!?  Well, as if she’d actually fall on a trike!? hahaha  but I was just being prepared coz she might ride her classmate’s real bigger bike and fall off.  Better safe than sorry!

To Eat or Not to Eat!? – Silya’t Sili

Last Saturday, I happened to pass by White Plains Avenue on the way home from my date with Chesca (at Ateneo as mentioned in my previous post).  I noticed a restaurant called Silya’t Sili.  I was so intrigued at what it was so I told Rick, my husband, that we should give it a try.  So that’s where we had dinner since we were also too tired to go far.

They served Filipino food.  We ordered  Chili Cheese sticks for our appetizer, Pinakbet for vegetables, Sisig (with no liver), and Sirloin flakes.  The cheese sticks were good.  Sisig had too much mayo so you wouldn’t be able to eat  much.  If you’re gonna order this, tell them to take it easy on the mayo.  Sirloin flakes was something different.  If you’ve tried Adobo flakes, it’s something similar.  It had this brownish red sauce with tomatoes and onions that gave it its taste.  Lastly, the pinakbet was tasty.  Not too salty, just right.

On the upper left corner is a picture of the facade of the restaurant. I couldn't decide on what to order, good thing was there were a lot of pictures on the menu to help me decide.

 

The place is an old house converted into a restaurant.  You can imagine where the dining, living, lanai, kitchen, and bedrooms were while waiting for your food.

In a small room on your right upon entering the place, you will find chairs decorated on a big shelf as shown in the picture below.  There are also several paintings around.  So, yes, it’s a restaurant and a place of Art for those Art fanatics.

Our bill was 858Php for 4 dishes, not bad! .....Here are some photos of the art displayed.

Overall, this restaurant is definitely as place to visit.