When my officemate Ms. Grace Acojido, turned 30 last June, 2012 (he he he) she treated the LADIES WHO LUNCH group in the newly opened restaurant along Katipunan by the ever famous Sandy Daza.
Ordinarily, if you're a Katipunan, Quezon City newbie, you might miss WOODEN SPOON if it were just having an ordinary sign on display.
Chef Daza was smart and showcased his timeless good looks on the WOODEN SPOON banner that you would be crazy not to take a second stare!
Haaaay.... so handsome... Ha ha ha ha!
Inside WOODEN SPOON they have truly maximized the limited space but without making the hungry diners feel cramped or jammed up.
Besides, if Chef Daza was there, I wouldn't mind getting too close for.... ahem... comfort... Tee hee!
Just in case you are not familiar with Chef Sandy Daza, he is the son of the cooking legend Ms. Nora Daza, and has published articles such as in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Of course, I knew him as the Chef in the long running Del Monte Kitchenomics which aired in the 80's and 90's in what else, the longest running noon time show ever!
And yes, the famed chef WAS there and it was sort of a reunion for him and the other EAT BULAGA ladies (The "Ladies Who Lunch" are officers of TAPE Inc., producers of EAT BULAGA and they have been with the company for over 30 years now. Some of them were even "extras" in various episodes of Del Monte Kitchenomics just for fun. Haha ha ha!)
(l-r) SVP - Finance Ms. Zeny Buenavista, MEH, Disbursing Manager Ms. Flory Antonio, Finance Manager Ms. Grace Acojido, SVP - Admin Ms. Leslie Dionisio, Executive Asst to Mr. Tuviera (our President) Ms. Josie Tolentino, and Chef Sandy "pogi" Daza.
The birthday gal for the day, Ms. Grace!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. GRACE!
Of course, before we ate, we should have pictures first as "proof" of everyone's attendance... He he he he!
Ms. Josie and Ms. Eileen Macapagal...
Ms. Grace and Ms. Leslie!
Ms. Zeny (feeling extra sweet to me... he he he), Ms. Flory, and Mrs. Tuviera :)
But my tummy is lovely too and hungry!
All the dishes featured here are recommendations by the chef so I guess we'll never go wrong with this meal!
Now let's eat!
First on the table was WOODEN SPOON'S Crab Pancit (P145.00).
If the appetizer was a peep at how the meal would turn out, then we were assured that we would have a delicious lunch! The WOODEN SPOON dish was runny eggs with crabfat poured over fried vermicelli noodles!
We asked the very accomodating waiters of WOODEN SPOON to give it a good mix so that we could all devour it... like ladies.... He he he!
I could take in a few tips from Ms. Eileen and Mrs. Tuviera on this department... Ha ha ha ha!
Up next was WOODEN SPOON's Fiesta Rice (P145.00)! The hearty plate of carbs is already a meal in itself as it was loaded with crispy adobo flakes, salted eggs, and fresh tomatoes. Be sure to put a little bit of each on your heaping tablespoonful for that perfect chomp!
I added a dollop of the garlic aioli mayonnaise dressing from another order. The extra layer of tasty fat made it more rich to the bite!
WOODEN SPOON'S Breaded Fish Fillet with Wansuy Sauce (P195.00) was crunchy on the outside and the dory was perfectly tender on the inside.
Extra delectable when you give it a generous dip on the wansuy sauce!
WOODEN SPOON's Squid with Chili and Mushroom (P225.00) had the right amount of spice in every bite and was a very savory "ulam". I loved putting the bits of chili in my rice!!
The clear crowd favorite was the WOODEN SPOON Stuffed Pechay (P155.00) in lip-smacking coconut milk. Inside the tender vegetable was a tinapa like spicy stuffing which went well with the creamy sauce!!!
If you have been a good girl lately, then order a plate of WOODEN SPOON's Lechon Kawali (P195.00). Each pork chunk is bursting with oil and fat but uber scrumptious!!! It won't hurt to dip it into the sauces on the side to remove that "cloying" effect, AND, drink some pineapple juice afterwards. Ha ha ha ha!
Don't forget to order the WOODEN SPOON'S Adobo Flakes (P195.00)! Each strand is perfectly crunchy with the right seasoning of soy and vinegar! Believe me you would find yourself shoveling spoonfuls of this in your mouth along with the fried rice!
There's that aioli dip I was talking about which I added more to my already loaded plate.
Our table was SO FULL!!!
My plate! My WOODEN SPOON loaded plate!
Sorry if I did not even think about proper plating... I was pathetically hungry at this point!
After that hearty WOODEN SPOON meal, all of us shared this one dessert because we were all so full!
Don't pity us too much as this WOODEN SPOON Pandan Crepe (P115.00) was worth getting extra pounds for.
Ha ha ha! Check out the shy piece... and how somebody stuck her finger on the chocolate syrup to get chocolate in her mouth.
Burp! Meal was done! Guess why I am smiling naughtily in this picture?
Look... closer... ha ha ha ha!
That was such a superkalifragalisticextraordinary lunch!!
Thanks Ms. Grace! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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