My Thaicoon Lunch

My son didn’t have classes last Thursday because it was Mandaluyong Day. I took that opportunity to go to Greenhills to do a little shopping, my birthday treat for myself. And because we don’t have a helper at home, Justin didn’t have any choice but to go with me. Lol!

If it were all up to me, I would have gone somewhere else to eat, but my son wanted to have everything done quickly, lunch included, so we could go home fast and he could play online games on his cell phone. So we just headed to the nearest food place we could find, the food court of V-Mall. He ordered from Adobo Connection, while I opted to buy lunch from Thaicoon. This food joint is serving Thai cuisine obviously.

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Sizzling Bagoong Rice (Regular), Php98.00

This Sizzling Bagoong Rice is bagoong rice with chicken, egg rolls, julienned carrots and green mangoes, and sliced onions and chilies (optional), served on a hot sizzling plate. I love that the Thai bagoong rice was not salty. The saltiness was just mild with hints of subtle sweetness. It was addicting such that one serving wasn’t enough for me. Justin had some of my bagoong rice, and he liked it, too! The bagoong rice went well with the raw mangoes, carrots and onions. When I ordered extra bagoong rice, I asked for chilies, too, which made my Thai meal more pleasurable. The chicken bits were soft and sweet. The sweetness actually got a little bit cloying in the end, but overall, it was still an enjoyable meal.

3rd Floor, Food Court, V-Mall
Greenhills Shopping Complex
Greenhills, San Juan

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Dylan Dreyer’s New Baby Makes His TV Debut

Just like his mama! The Today Show’s Dylan Dreyer introduced the whole world to her new baby Calvin when the two month old made his Today Show debut just in time for the Super Bowl! Meteorologist Al Roker was reporting at a live Super Bowl rally for the New England Patriots in Boston when Dylan surprised everyone by removing her Tom Brady mask! It was so exciting to see her, as she has been on maternity leave for the last few months! Al, Dylan and Calvin were all three decked out in their Patriots gear, as Dylan has been a longtime supporter of the team. Baby Calvin even wore adorable orange ear protection headphones to drown out the cheers of the fans!

Dylan, who has posted numerous photos of baby Calvin on social media wearing Patriots gear, says that her new little man is actually a lucky charm! “I will say, since Calvin’s been around, the Patriots are 5-0!” she joked. Dylan, 35, welcomed her adorable little man with husband of four years Brian Fichera, a cameraman for NBC Nightly News whom she met while working the morning shift at Boston’s WHDH. Little Calvin is so cute, we are sure that Dylan is enjoying her time off to be with him, but we can’t wait to see her return to the morning news!

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Post-Birthday Dinner at Rue Bourbon Bar & Restaurant

Because my birthday fell on a weekday, we didn’t get to celebrate it on the day itself. We went out on a Saturday night instead and found ourselves cozily seated inside Rue Bourbon Bar & Restaurant in BGC.

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Picture first before eating. Lol! We had Baby Back Ribs, Fish N Chips and Choco Lava Cake.

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Baby Back Ribs (Double), Php599.00

I thought I caught a good shot of these Baby Back Ribs on my phone, but it turned out I didn’t. I usually take a quick look at the pictures I take, but not for this one. So sorry for the blurry photo! These are barbecued baby back ribs which come with coleslaw, fries and Java rice, plus your choice of topping (chimichurri, sriracha or Cajun parmesan). We wanted rice for the spare ribs, not fries, so we requested to have the fries changed to steamed rice instead. So now we had Java rice and steamed rice for the baby back ribs which were tender enough, juicy and well-seasoned. The crunchy and slightly sweet Southern coleslaw was a perfect complement for the ribs, too.

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Fish N Chips, Php220.00

Fish N Chips is deep-fried breaded cream dory fillet served with fries, Southern coleslaw, tartare sauce and vinegar dipping sauce. I noticed our son removed the breading when he ate the fish which wasn’t his usual way of eating it. I tried some and realized that it was a tad salty, but dipping it in the vinegar sauce worked wonders. That vinegar dip was a life-saver! Our son, on the other hand, ditched the tartare sauce in favor of ketchup.

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Choco Lava Cake, Php290.00

Our son chose our dessert which was Choco Lava Cake topped with vanilla ice cream and cherry. It was warm, soft and mouth-watering with just the right amount of sweetness. It was the perfect way to cap off our delightful meal.

Rue Bourbon Bar & Restaurant
Unit 153, Forbes Town Center
29th Street Bonifacio Global Central
Taguig City

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