I love the ring of September because not only do "bers" signify the start of the Christmas season but it is also the beginning of our "birthday months". Yep! For my family, every month from September, somebody is celebrating his, her, or ITS, birthdays! Yep! Tis the season to get fat(ter) until we officially end it on April -- the "birth" of ERICJAZ FOODIES aka our anniversary (blech).
So since it's the birthday of my Mom, the family got together for a dinner of her choice. Usually, we have our birthdays at KIMPURA, but my mom, being the loving lady that she is, remembered that my eldest brother was not with us during our impromptu dinner at MAMOU TOO so it became her birthday venue for the night.
As much as I wanted to eat at our usual teppanyaki favorite, I did not fret TOO much. Remembering the delicious grilled steaks the last time we had dinner at MAMOU TOO, was enough to give me a temporary bout of amnesia. He he he he he!
Of course, I did not lose my memory TOO much to remember to get a generous helping for myself before anyone realizes I almost got their share! He he he he he he!
MAMOU in Powerplant Mall is located near Via Mare and beside the new restaurant CDP.
We always choose to eat al fresco in MAMOU since we go for more space.
MAMOU indoors are not that cramped but we just find our usual table outside more comfortable.
And because of that we're happy!
My dad and birthday celebrant Mommy!
Mommy and her lookalike ate Jojit!
Mommy and Daddy were happy to see their first grandkid, Rocio.
Me, Mati, and Rocio at MAMOU!
Yub and little Andrei!
My eldest brother Kuya Jay and wife Karen.
I wasn't able to take a picture of Kuya Jon for the roll call, so here's his back.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA!
Our MAMOU server for the night was Felix who always made "beautiful eyes". He he he he he!
My family just tasked me to order the same grub we had the last time.
And I did it with so much passion and emotion that I could be nominated for an Oscar!
"I want some steak because as God as my witness, I will never go hungry AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Mati was choosing what soup he wanted to try in MAMOU.
While waiting for our food, MAMOU served us some complimentary bread and butter.
We ordered the MAMOU Healdsburg Harvest which had dried cranberries with strawberry vinaigrette.
Delicious! I liked this more than the last salad we ordered.
Mati ordered the MAMOU Hearty Lentil Soup.
He wanted to try something new because the last time he ate at MAMOU he ordered the pumpkin soup.
Unfortunately he did not fancy this too much since he was not fond of beans. He thought it would be all pureed and not served ala "ginisang monggo". He he he he! My parents "saved" Mati from his order and finished it for him.
My brother ordered a MAMOU martini while waiting for the steak.
I asked if I could have an itty bitty sip from his martini because I wanted to feel like a "Bond girl".
Haaay... As much as I wanted to be all fashionable by having cocktails, I really don't like the taste of alcohol!! :(
Everyone's favorite MAMOU Truffle Pasta is here!
This MAMOU favorite is the best truffle pasta for me because the flavors of the truffle, cream, and cheese were juuuust right for this wonderful dish.
If I wasn't trying to diet, I'd zoink this MAMOU truffle pasta for myself.
But my brother blocked me even if I was just thinking about it.
I'll just help myself to it nice and slow until everyone gets tired of waiting. Ha ha ha ha!
Unfortunately, I have to give some of my zoinked MAMOU truffle pasta to Andrei. It's okay though because he devoured his spaghetti like crazy!!!! He said it's his new favorite!
Go Andrei! I don't mind losing food to you!
Yes! That's how much I love you! He he he he!
MAMOU'S Angus Rib Eye USDA Prime Steak!!!!
We had 3 orders of this MAMOU best seller... 2 are medium well (boo) and 1 is medium rare (YOWZAAAAA!!!!)
Oh this is just too beautiful... it brings tears to my eyes.
Like what brother did the last time, I sprinked our MAMOU steak with some crushed sea salt. This really makes a whole lot of difference!!!
Our MAMOU steak sides were 2 cups of mashed potatoes....
MAMOU's 2 servings of creamed corn...
MAMOU's fried steak red rice and white rice!
ERICJAZ FOODIES with family at MAMOU!
While my husband was about to finish his MAMOU steak and rice....
I was only about to start! Ha ha ha ha ha!
My plate! My very awesome and mouth watering MAMOU plate!
Wait... I needed to load MORE carbs on my plate. Ha aha ha ha!
Could you spot the difference?
Can't talk. Eating.
Little Andrei ordered for himself a can of coke zero.
And requested for some more cheese for his MAMOU Truffle Pasta!
Except for the MAMOU sides. It was too much for us!
Mati was eating the little fried beefy bits that were so crunchy and tasty!!
Ahhh... My last strip of MAMOU'S Angus steak!
Oops... I'm the last one eating!!!!
Of course, we're never going to end the night without some talking.
And a surprise birthday song for my mommy!!!!
Check out my mom's face. She was really surprised!
2 cakes for you Mommy that are loaded with candles!
Take a deep breath mommy and blow!!!!
Plus another one!!!
MAMOU also gave my Mommy this moist red velvet cupcake!
Gift opening time!
A card from somebody I forgot who.
My Kuya Jay gave my mom a rosary that was blessed by Pope Francis himself.
My sibs and I chipped in to buy Mommy something special to remind her of this day.
We're so happy that she loved it!
My mom is so simple and finds expensive brands impractical. But we feel that this 70th birthday should be an exception!
She was really happy to see the watch she always wanted.
Andrei gave his gift to lola!!!
Remember his letter during my mom's birthday breakfast in GLORIA MARIS? He wrote that he will give my mommy a lipstick. And he did! Using Ate Jojit's money though. Ha ha ha ha ha!
The MAMOU bill!
Happy birthday dear Mommy!
Ground Floor, Power Plant Mall,
Rockwell, Makati City