Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day: Not a One Day Event

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Admit it or not, we often take our moms for granted. The fact that they're always there for us makes us forget to appreciate them. Whenever we want something, it's mom we look for. We ask her for dating advice, for help on school projects, for tips on what to wear, etc. Moms always put others ahead, and themselves, last.

Do we ever stop to think about them and their needs? Being a mom is a 24/7 job and Mother's Day is that one day a year when we celebrate them and thank them for all the things they've done for us. But that shouldn't be the case. Moms deserve to be treated special not only on Mother's Day, but every single day of their lives. Without our moms, we wouldn't be here, literally. With that, here are five restaurants you can take mom to unwind and enjoy a relaxing ambiance with delectable dishes she’ll surely love.. any day of the year!

The Frazzled Cook
The Frazzled Cook located along Scout Gandia offers continental dishes with a Filipino twist. The restaurant has a very homey feel – from various souvenirs displayed on the shelves to the plates hanging on the walls. They also have private rooms should you wish to keep the occasion more intimate.

What to order: Pizza Caprese (freshly grilled tomatoes and kesong puti on a herbed crusted thin pizza dough), Truffle Pasta (homemade truffle sauce with bacon and Portobello mushrooms), and Pancake ala Mode (mantecado ice cream, cinnamon, and caramel syrup)
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Aozora, which in Japanese means “blue sky,” is located on the roofdeck of Domicillo Tagaytay – an elegant boutique hotel situated on a ridge, with a spectacular view of the Taal Volcano.

What to order: Aozora Ramen (bulalo-inspired ramen), Rainbow Maki (assortment of tuna, salmon, tamago, and shimesaba), and Mango Tempura Ice Cream (sweet mangoes fried in tempura batter served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup)

Earth Kitchen
Earth Kitchen is a place where you’ll be welcomed by warmly lit interiors, colorful artworks on the walls, and fresh produce for sale from Got Heart. They have tied up with indigenous and local communities so the ingredients they use are 70-80% organic.

What to order: Mushroom Spring Rolls (organic/naturally produced shiitake mushrooms, peanuts, herbs and greens, lime hoisin sauce), Beef Bulgogi Soft Tacos (boneless beef ribs, kimchi rice, salad greens, seaweed), and Goat’s Cheese – Frozen Cheese Cake (goat’s cheese ice cream, wild honey, dried figs, cashew nuts)
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If your mom loves Filipino cuisine, take her to Mesa’s newest branch at Eastwood. The interiors are sleek and modern, with Filipino elements incorporated in its overall look. It perfectly captures the kind of restaurant that they are and the food they offer, which is “stylized Filipino food.”

What to order: Hito Flakes on Spoon (crispy pulled catfish with mango salad), Baby Squid in Olive Oil (sautéed in olive oil and seasoned with garlic and laurel), Laing 2 Ways (taro leaves, pork, shrimp paste, and coconut cream topped with adobo flakes served original and crispy), Swahe on the Rocks, and Crispchon

The Nest
The Nest is this beautiful restaurant perched at the 31st floor roof top of Viviere Hotel and Resorts. Vivere offers five-star amenities with 200 elegant rooms and suites perfect for both business and leisure travelers. It is also known for its sky high dining with a view of the city.

What to order: Buffalo Chicken Wings (five fried chicken wings, given a kick by a hot and spicy glaze, served with Blue Cheese dressing), Crispy Binagoongan (lechon kawali simmered in tomatoes and homemade shrimp paste), Bistro Steak (225 grams of succulent, well-marbled meltique striploin), and Molten Lava Cake
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