In search for the best Cua Pao

Cua pao is an open faced siopao with pork belly, preserved green mustard vegtable and sweet ground peanuts as filling. I don’t know where cua pao came from because I haven’t seen it in Hong Kong, China or Singapore. Maybe it’s a Filipino invention? Finding good cua pao is even harder than finding good siopao.Continue reading “In search for the best Cua Pao”

Lunch at Capricciosa

Surprisingly everything we ordered was very good. I seldom say that about a restaurant specially an Italian restaurant. There’s usually something wrong – soggy pasta, sauce is runny or too sweet. Capricciosa got everything right. Fried Calamari Salad This is the best pasta I’ve eaten in a long, long time. You can taste the squidContinue reading “Lunch at Capricciosa”

Emerald Garden’s Siopao

Introducing the ginormous siopao from Emerald Garden Restaurant. Otherwise known as Tai Pao (giant siopao). You almost have to bow in the presence of this siopao. It weighs 386 grams or 13.6 oz. Imagine eating 4 Quarter Pounders minus a bun. It’s not easy getting hold of this baby. You have to call and reserveContinue reading “Emerald Garden’s Siopao”

Lunch at Peking Garden

Next to Choi Garden this is our favorite Chinese restaurant. jumping fountains all around Trinoma Mall free appetizer – Spicy Wonton skin Cold Cuts – Butterfly Fish, Thinly sliced Pork, White Chicken and Veggie I was about to eat this when Vivian asked me “why did you call your blog Shoot First, Eat Later?” IContinue reading “Lunch at Peking Garden”

A Pre-Valentine Food Trip part 2

6:30 pm – Dinner 1 at Malacca with college friends Whenever I visit my cousins in Virginia, top in my list of places to eat is Penang. This Malaysian restaurant is located in 4933 Bethesda Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 657-2875. So when I read heart-2-heart‘s blog that there is a new Malaysian restaurant inContinue reading “A Pre-Valentine Food Trip part 2”

Choi Garden Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant

This Chinese restaurant in Greenhills opened its doors in December 2007 and it’s been full ever since. The restaurant employs 6 chefs from Hong Kong and you can tell by the authentic taste of their food. The entrance of Choi Garden Ground floor The following pictures are part of a set meal for a tableContinue reading “Choi Garden Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant”