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Saturday, July 31, 2010


Thanks to UNCLE MOE's (See our meal there HERE !!), Yub and I now have a yearning for Kebabs, Shawarma, and OX BRAINS.

... For the latter though we dare not eat it after watching an episode of WALKING DEAD or seeing WARM BODIES.

I became fond of this cuisine because the thought of mixing onions, tomatoes, meat, with the creamy garlic sauce just keeps my mouth watering.

As for my husband, he loves all type of flavorful meat as long as it is not difficult to request to have the vegetables "on the side", then he'll go on that foodie trip.

One night while going home from work, we saw a a brightly lit restaurant glaring with PERSIAN KABAB 24 HOURS, we just HAD to try it!!! We wanted something to contend with UNCLE MOES.... he he he he!
The place was actually run by Mediterraneans (sorry for generalizing) and they really made sure that guests get what they wanted as some of them stood by overseeing the place.

I suddenly had the urge to reinact one of my favorite scenes of all time :

"King Leonidas: You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!

Messenger: This is blasphemy! This is madness!

King Leonidas: Madness...? THIS IS SPARTAAAAH!

(Wilhelm scream)"

But, my husband would not have any of it and gave me such a kick under the table when I started my "dialogue". He hates it when I purposely embarrass him in public. I don't know why.

Anywhoo, one of my complaints about WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB is that everything was kinda tight. The proximity between seats and tables was sort of compact. I know that more customers mean more money but I certainly hope that they be considerate of the customer's comfort. Oh well...

Good thing their food pleased by tastebuds. Otherwise I would have called King Leonidas to my aide.

I'm kidding of course :)

It is hard not to notice WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB as their signs were very colorful and bright. You'll be like a moth attracted to a flame in no time.

We stationed ourselves in the second floor of WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB as the first floor was too tight for our taste.

The foreigner dudes of PERSIAN KABAB I was telling you about? There they are at the back. They really doted on us and would immediately call the waitresses when they sensed we needed something.

Albeit a bit tight for me still (between tables), I liked the interiors of the second floor of WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB.  It would automatically transport you to the exotic lands of Persia with the romantic lights, furnitures... (and electric fan?) he he he!

WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB meynuh.... Prices are reasonable right?

The colors and the walls made me feel like a Khaleesi! (Although I'm sure she is not Persian).

This would be a good profile pic for us don't you think?

Yub immediately ordered a WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB Melon Shake since we saw on the menu it was only P30.00! Yes! P30.00 for  a shake at a restaurant! What a steal!

And he loved it! Every sip was fruity and creamy with the ice thoroughly shaved to his liking!

My husband also ordered WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's Beef Kabab Sandwich with Cheese (P70.00) and requested all vegetables on the side. He took a huge bite of this Shawarma (sorta like how Thor did it in the Avenger's Post Credits) and was surprised to like the cheese in the middle. He says it worked for him and took another bite. 

Just in case you need a reminder of what that scene is....

Photo grabbed from the net....

 Oh yeah THOR... bite that Shawarma! Bite it REAL good!!!

However, the same could not be said for my husband. No matter how much he found the food good, he will still take bites and look as if he was thinking of something dirty.

Tsk tsk... Ha ha ha! Kidding!

As for me, I ordered WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's Yoghurt Shake (P30.00)!

We don't normally order shakes with our meals because the price would usually dominate most of the bill, but we were so pleased to find WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's shakes to be very cheap but very good!

At first though, I found the Yoghurt shake to be too tart for my taste but later on I discovered it complemented muchos the meaty kebabs and spice we were to eat for dinner.

WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's Beef Shawarma with Rice (P80.00)!

I think they had a mishap in the creation of their menu (Beef Shawarma with Beef Kebab) but I'm not going to complain because I found it all good.

Does not look palatable though at first glance since EVERYTHING was covered with rice.

By the way, it was a BIG disappointment that they ran out of Ox Brains that night. Oh well... something to come back for!

Hello there grilled tomato!

I proceeded to mix the butter onto the rice...

Don't you just love it when you have photobombers behind you without them even knowing it? He he he he!

FINALLY! Found the 4 pieces of perfectly grilled beef!

While my husband started to poke at WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's beef, I then started to make my little side dish of mixed grilled tomatoes and onion with garlic sauce!

It takes a bit of time I know but it will be worth it with my meat!

BTW, I hate it when my bangs clump together like that and expose a bit of my big forehead! >:(

Just mix your grilled onions and tomatoes with their creamy garlic sauce and chili, then you will have something heavenly with your beef!

Looks sort of messy but this was a good meal believe me. The big plate was more enough for us already!

I want some more spice because....

I'm posh spice. 

Kidding :)

My WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB spoonful of awesomeness!

My husband was done eating already while slow eater me was still left savoring every morsel of the WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB's beef with garlic cream sauce.

My Khal with his stomache about to burst!

We were on a bit of a diet that is why we had some leftovers at WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB! He he he!

However, I did wipe that little sauce plate clean... Tee hee!

Overall, though our firm favorite will still be Uncle Moes, we had a lot of fun eating and enjoying the free transport to Persia in WORLD CLASS PERSIAN KABAB. We look forward to making a big return and try out that Ox Brains which got away from us. 

If they don't have the ox brains yet when we visit, then I might channel this guy...

Photo grabbed from the net!!!

By the way, I wonder if he's aware that he's married to Queen Cersei? No wonder he's so angry. He's not her twin brother! Tee hee! Just kidding.


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Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(+63 2) 570-7498

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I LOVE my eldest son MATI. 

I love him IMMENSELY.

Even if I work and get home late, I wake up at 5:30am everyday to prepare his breakfast, eat with him, and get him ready for school.

While I was pregnant with him, I made him a scrapbook and wrote him letters. I plan to give it to him when he gets married  someday (Uh oh... tears coming).

There was even a time when Mati was a baby and he was so congested with sinus that he cannot breathe. This sounds gross but since I did not trust the plastic ones, I personally sucked the mucus out of his nose so that he'll be instantly relieved... ASAP.

Sometimes, even if it was date night for me and the hub, I would insist on having Mati join us because everything just seems fun with him around. I even take him with us when I meet with friends.

I could go on and on and on about how much I love my little man.


When it comes to food... it's fair game.

And after eating at CUCINA VICTORIA... I think it's high time for me to get that DNA test...

OH I AM JUST KIDDING! Ha ha ha ha!


We have always been a fan of CUCINA VICTORIA because it served one of the most delectable (and filipino friendly) italian food within a 30 mile radius. We are absolute fans of their pasta, rice dishes, and their specialty, the clam chowder in sourdough bread!!

If you do get a chance, try CUCINA VICTORIA and I'm sure you'll be giving your GRAZIES while eating!

By the way, la pizza è un po 'piccola, ma è ancora delizioso.

Copy paste THAT to your google translate!

Hmmm... Should I order my usual favorites in CUCINA VICTORIA?

I was addicted to all bottomless drinks before so I had CUCINA VICTORIA's Iced Tea (P75.00).

I sat beside my favorite little man Mati....

And then out of the blue, he decided to own my CUCINA VICTORIA bottomless iced tea!!! 

Of course for practical "tipid" or monetary reasons, I don't want to order another one. So I just gave my iced tea to him and was left with water (grumble grumble!)

The interiors of CUCINA VICTORIA is warm, homey and inviting but we still preferred to sit "outside" for a bit of people watching in the mall. Ha ha ha ha!

DATE night at CUCINA VICTORIA with the Master Mati!

I ordered my ultimate favorite in CUCINA VICTORIA (besides the Clamsoup in Sourdough bread)....

CUCINA VICTORIA's Gambellini (P315.00)!!

(Jaz - Sorry, will update this post with our order of their famous soup!)

The first time I saw it on the menu, the waiter at CUCINA VICTORIA said it tasted something like the Gambas Tapas they served in Spanish Restaurants. 

One forkful of the oil based pasta dish and I was hooked. I loved the similarity of the dish with aglio olio but with the hefty serving of fat shrimps and green chilis. 

CUCINA VICTORIA I love you! This is SO good!

... and it's mine... all mine!!!


Master Mati got a lot of my CUCINA VICTORIA's Gambellini pasta from my plate as well...

I know that they said for Mom's "isusubo mo na lang ibibigay mo pa sa anak mo" ("Mom's give what they have to their kids even if they are about to put it inside their mouths..." sorry I'm not good with translations he he he), but COME ON!

This is MY CUCINA VICTORIA Gambellini pasta! IT... IS... MINE. 

I ordered it. Therefore it is mine!

But did my first born care of my "foodie rules"? 


Even if the Master Mati already ordered his own CUCINA VICTORIA Pizza Pepperoni (P180.00), he still ate my gambellini with gusto!

(Grumble grumble)

The little Master did not let me have a taste of his pizza as well... But looking at it, CUCINA VICTORIA s pizza was all gooey and saucy... You would THINK that with this great order and my iced tea he will let me eat in peace?

Oh no he did NOT. The little Master ate, chomped, and gulped to his heart's content without a care in the world!!

To think (enter usual Mommy dialogue) I carried him for 9 months! 9 MONTHS! And he can't leave my pasta and iced tea alone??

Why is he being so inconsiderate?

Ha ha ha ha!

When I asked my husband to defend my honor, he said (while chewing with his mouth open), "Hayaan mo na anak mo yan e" ("Just let it be, he's your son").

Yeah... just because he was not interested with your order of CUCINA VICTORIA Cheese Steak sandwich (P295.00).

My husband enjoyed doing the lecture on generosity but me thinks he's just relieved that our now foodie son did not take an interest in his beautiful CUCINA VICTORIA sandwich.

Yub said he loved every meaty bite of it since the sandwich had gravy and lots of juices. He liked it a lot that he even ate the ONIONS! (Regal shocker... he he he!)

He did not mind that CUCINA VICTORIA had some instant potato chips on the side. The sandwich was more than enough to make him happy and feel all "lecture-y".


For our next Saturday dinner date, guess where we ate?


The hub was there...

... and I was there.

The Master Mati?

With his Lolo and Lola!

(Diabolical laugh)

Ha ha ha ha! 

I ordered this time CUCINA VICTORIA's Pomodoro con Vongole (P285.00).

This seafood olive based pasta was light to the taste buds but ultra satisfying...

and it's MINE.

My husband ordered another one of our favorites, the CUCINA VICTORIA Chicken Salpicao (P285.00) which comes with rice (plain or garlic fried) and buttered vegetables.

Vegetables are always flavorful and crunchy...

While Chicken are all juicy and perfectly seasoned! This is PERFECT with the rice!!!

Even if my husband's lover, este, order was one of my favorites, I was happy with my pasta from CUCINA VICTORIA.

I'm happy that because the little Master Mati was not around, I could put in a whole bottle of chili flakes and nobody would throw a tantrum!

Yum! All done! (Smack! Smack!)

I can't believe I (alone) ate the whole thing! :P


I sincerely hope that anyone reading this will not take my jokes seriously. Everything is definitely very obvious:

Of course I love my first born with all my life as he is the living proof that I have done something good to deserve such a perfect boy who calls me Mom...

Of course I will always put my Master Mati first before anything else! He is the reason (besides Andrei) why I breathe and why the Sun shines for me everyday!

Of course I am so proud that he is also becoming a foodie! I definitely look forward to taking him in future food trips with us even if it IS a date night!

Of course I will share all my future CUCINA VICTORIA grub with him.... 

Wait a minute... I take that back.

OH ... I... AM... KIDDING!!! HE HE HE HE!


(Cut to Mati 50 years later depositing me to an elderly home:
Mati : 
"Oh yes Mom... I read all your Ericjaz foodies especially the one for CUCINA VICTORIA. Your blog is funny... It was SOOO funny (sarcastically).")

Eeep! He he he he! :) 

Let's EAT! :)

Cucina Victoria
Power Plant Mall
P1/Lvl. Power Plant Mall, Estrella St. cor Rockwell Drive
Poblacion, Makati
(02) 898-1098

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