Choobi Choobi, SM City Dasmariñas

We had to make an unplanned trip to SM City Dasmariñas yesterday, Christmas Day, to have the rubber shoes Justin received as gift from my sister exchanged for a bigger size. He ended up getting a different pair, the one that he likes better. We met my sister there, together with my parents, and after my son has gotten his new rubber shoes, we decided to have early dinner at Choobi Choobi. Their menu says, Choobi Choobi offers “the freshest seafood made affordable!” and our food server said, their specialty is Cebuano dishes.

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We ordered Seafood Barkada Bag upon my sister’s suggestion, and we paired it with Choobi Pata and Sabaw sa Halaan, hubby’s choices.

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Sabaw sa Halaan, Php210.00

Sabaw sa Halaan is Choobi Choobi’s version of Clams in Ginger Broth. What sets this apart from others are the big clams, probably the biggest we’ve seen and had so far. The soup was heartwarming, perfect for a chilly Christmas night. I noticed, however, that clams this big are a bit rubbery; we ate them anyway. Lol!

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See how big those clams are!

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Seafood Barkada Bag, Php645.00

Shrimps, Chilean mussels, squid, chorizo and sweet corn are sautéed with garlic butter in this Seafood Barkada Bag that’s good for five to six people. The combination of the ingredients makes this the favorite item on our table. I love the soft squid, while the rest of the adults in our group enjoyed the shrimps and chorizo. You can have this spicy, too, if you like.

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Choobi Pata (Large), Php485.00

This Choobi Pata was indeed soft and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside just like what their menu says. However, this “Large” Choobi Pata is quite small for its size. It just looks big on the plate because the parts were spread apart, but you’ll soon discover that it’s not as plump as it looks when you start eating it.

At Choobi Choobi, customers are given plastic gloves that they can use to avoid the mess when eating seafood. I failed to take a picture of these, though.

Choobi Choobi
LG/F SM City Dasmariñas
Governor’s Drive, Dasmariñas
Cavite

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Exciting Food Finds at Pancake House

We had late dinner at Pancake House in Robinsons Galleria after watching the movie Moana last Sunday. Our food server suggested we try their new offerings, and try we did! We ordered Hot Roast Chicken and Chicken Bites with Spaghetti.

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Hot Roast Chicken, Php398.00 for Two

At first, I didn’t think I’d like this Hot Roast Chicken that much for these reasons: (1) I’m not really fond of mashed potatoes; and (2) I prefer rice over bread for dinner. But alas, all my preconceived thoughts disappeared with my first few spoonfuls. First, the chicken was moist, tender and rightly seasoned. Second, the slice of bread was soft and tasty. Third, the creamy mashed potatoes and the sweet buttered corn and carrots were the perfect side dishes for the hot roast chicken. Hubby and I loved this! You get two plates of this with iced tea for only Php398. Quite affordable, if you’d ask me!

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Chicken Bites with Spaghetti, Php198.00

The Chicken Bites with Spaghetti combines Pancake’s best-selling spaghetti and breaded chicken tenders with gravy. My son enjoyed munching on those soft-inside and slightly-crunchy-outside chicken bites, and yes, he loved the spaghetti, too!

If you happen to drop by Pancake House anytime soon, you might want to try these dishes, too. Who knows, you might also enjoy them like we did!

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