I don’t know if you’re like me who barely know CHOWDER.

It’s NOT that thick and creamy soup with yummy seafoods that’s best served on a bread bowl but this :

I grew up on Popeye, Smurfs and Thundercats and am currently lost with my son’s numerous favorite cartoons; one of them is Chowder from Cartoon Network.

Imagine how Gabby became so excited when last Friday afternoon, we chanced upon watching its free mascot show in TriNoma before we hit the grocery shelves in Landmark.

Tina and I were amazed how Gabby knew almost all the antics of the show.ย  I guess what draws him to Chowder other than its being colorful is its theme of cooking. The show we saw involved Chowder and friends to cook a dish called Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin; whatever that means! So much for half an hour of kiddie fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

Then undecided of where and what to eat, we went to TriNoma’s foodcourt and had different choices.

My wife enjoyed an affordable but satisfying meal from Le Ching Tea House : Chicken Mushroom Rice Toppings and HK style Asado Siopao + ‘the essential,’ chili sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚ You might think that my wife eats like a carpenter but she shared her food with Gabby and me.ย  Yum! ๐Ÿ˜€

Then my kid and I tried one of Tina’s favorites, Mongolian barbecue!

Our bundle of joy who dreams of becoming of a chef someday really enjoyed getting all the ingredients from the spread as I guide him what to put on our bowl.

Rice, vermicelli, julienned carrots, Chinese cabbage, onions, garlic, julienned turnips,ย  red and green bell peppers, leeks, cubes of tofu and a personal choice of all-squid meat (there are also strips of chicken, pork, beef, squid balls to choose from) plus its sauce made our Mongolian barbecue bowl; all in for PhP 160.

There are directions on the spread on how to seasoned the bowl. I wanted it SWEET and SPICY :

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 scoops Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 scoop Mongolian sauce
  • 1 scoop Szechuan sauce
  • 1 scoop Lemon water
  • 1/2 scoop Garlic water
  • 1/2 scoop Sesame oil
  • 1/4 scoop Soy sauce
  • -recipe from Mongolian Rice Bowl, Foodcourt, TriNoma, Quezon City.

and voila!

Do you like Mongolian barbecue?

What’s your favorite cartoon/s during your childhood?

How’s your weekend?

Enjoy the new week, everyone!


  1. It’s amazing how Gabby has found a passion so early and is already working on it. He’s well on his way to being a top chef ๐Ÿ˜€ Good job, Doc!

    1. salamat, dea. it wasn’t intentional, really.
      and i still hold on to our simple dream of enrolling in a culinary school as classmates someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

      enjoy your new week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. With the father trying to influence the kid on cooking and food, i believe he will become a good chef someday, he just has it naturally! galing ni gabby!

    1. i think it’s more of exposing him unintentionally to different dining experiences rather than directly influencing him. limited pa din naman ang alam ko sa kusina unlike tina. i cannot even fry a perfect sunny side up till now. gabby calls my fried eggs “ugly eggs” and his mom’s “beautiful eggs.” LOL!

  3. .. i have tried that mongolian rice bowl before gelo – i wasn’t able to finish my bowl for i have put too much chili on it! way too hot and i ended up teary eyed and sniffing! that is one reason i can never cook for i myself won’t be able to eat what i cook! haha!

    .. my fave cartoons then was voltes v, and i also loved super book and the flying house.

    1. i’m learning little by little on the kitchen, rob.
      can’t wait for the days to cook for my friends like you, naks! ๐Ÿ™‚

      oh yes, voltes v and the flying house with biblical stories. nice!

  4. I like the mongolian rice bowl super nakakabusog if you finish the whole bowl ๐Ÿ™‚
    When I was a kid i love watching princess sarah and cedi hahaha parang wala pa naman cartoon network non or di pa masyado uso ang cable ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. i feel the same way too, wala pa naman cable kami noon kahit siguro may cartoon network na, hehehe..

      i also watched those cartoons before, even the local movie versions, would you believe? ๐Ÿ™‚

      nice to know you also like mongolian rice bowl. i just don’t know if they have other branches somewhere.

  5. mahilig din ako sa mongolian barbeque! at least you can create something that suits your taste!

    happy sunday docgelo and to tina and gabby as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. sarap ano? but i don’t think i can have it as an everyday meal to be honest.
      pero i find it delicious and fascinating; it has been a once-in-a-while-meal for us.

      have a great week, grace. thanks for dropping by.

  6. ay.. hindi ko din kilala si chowder. little mermaid era ako, kadiri pero I have watched The Little Mermaid 1 2 and 3. Hihi

    not much of a fan of mongolian bbq, pero I have tried that first in Ozeano. Naenjoy ko inferness. รœ

    have a good weekend Doc!

    1. i know ozeano but haven’t tried dining there yet.
      may little mermaid 1,2, and 3 pala, hehehe.. i’m not aware obviously, hehe..

      enjoy your week ahead, chyng!

  7. Doc Gelo, thank you for reminding me to do my post on Cafe Sweet Inspirations + then Pres-Elect Aquino with Mar Roxas. Gotta start blogging again. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, Mongolian Rice Bowl is the same as Cafe Sweet Inspirations at Katipunan. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. i’ve seen your photos with PNoy and (could have been a better VP) Sen. Mar on your fb and i am green with envy! lucky you for having a photo op with those leaders. were you starstruck?

      ..haven’t tried cafe sweet inspirations yet. go blog it, ingrid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I do watch Chowder (also Ben 10, Elliot Kid, Squirrel Boy, and many others. Just ask your son about these shows heehee), as they say it’s the modern day Spongebob. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. wow, you don’t only impressed me with your wonders in the kitchen and blogging, wits, also on entertainment! gee, kilala mo lahat ng cartoon characters na paborito ng anak ko. amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. ay may new cartoons na naman pala. naku si aleksei muka na syang diego at barney hahahha! minsan dora! pinatigil ko na syang panoorin ng spongebob. yung tagalog version sa channel5, grabe mga words ni spongebob! di pang bata!

    1. gabby likes spongebob. but he does know those unpleasant words in any shows he sees.
      he easily says “uy, bad iyon!” whenever he hears something vulgar or inappropriate for kids like him.

  10. Wow I never heard of chowder, my son maybe doesn’t even know about it yet since we don’t have cartoon network here hehehe. I know mongolian barbecue in California is…with noodles not with rice, looks yummy though coz it’s rice. Do they have the option to get the rice or noodles there?

    1. yes, you can opt to have only rice or only noodles here but we usually combine noodles+rice in our mongolian bbq bowl. some sort of carbo overload! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. no worries, here you have the freedom to drool. ๐Ÿ˜€
      seriously, thanks for visiting my blog. frequent it if you must! thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. i so love mongolian barbeque!

    i am not familiar with chowder. me cartoon na palang ganyan? he he the signs not of our generation LOL

  12. hmmm i dont remember having a fave cartoon during my childhood days hehehe maybe popeye.

    i really love eating at le ching and im craving for one now especially their chicken feet.

    1. le ching branches in greenhills and triNoma are few of our favorites when it comes to affordable delicious chinese eats.

      but personally, i am not a fan of chicken feet.

  13. mongolian fan here ๐Ÿ™‚

    we frequent a store in timog before for their mongolian buffet, even G4’s Mongolian Grill when it was still there, Gobi in Baguio ๐Ÿ™‚ and currently saving for One Tagaytay’s Mongolian Buffet every Fridays and Saturdays this July.

    i like my bowl without rice ๐Ÿ™‚ have a wonderful week ahead docgelo and family!

    1. my wife and her sister and their friends also used to go to that mongolian bbq place in timog; was it churros or something? my memory slips it but she mentioned it a countless times over when we’re dining mongolian bbq.

      yup, i remember that mongolian grill in foodcourt of G4 too.
      thanks for dropping by, elna.
      enjoy your new week too! God bless.

      1. the resto in timog is Churrasco pero wala na sya sa original location and i’ve heard there’s a Churrasco Express in Skygarden, SM North Edsa. I wonder if they serve the same food ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. oh there! churrasco, yes! what got into my mind that i wrote, churros? hehehe! ๐Ÿ˜€
          tina was a frequent goer there during the late 90s until the mongolian bbq buffet resto closed. hindi ko tuloy natikman but i heard ok daw doon. seems like true because you also know the place.

          we try to avoid sm north kasi, hirap ng traffic dun, and i mean the mall-goers’ volume is always massive! and i don’t like the scent of the old main building. we’ll try to look for other branches for us to try it soon. thanks, ms. elna! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Of course Superfriends! Isama mo na rin si Might Thor, Superman, Ron-Ron at Candy Candy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to like Mongolian barbecue. But since becoming pescotarian, I can’t have any of their food anymore.

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again. Here’s to a great week ahead!

    1. i like superfriends too but i appreciate superman (and spiderman) on movies not on cartoons.

      i envy you for having the will and strength to live a healthier lifestyle.

  15. rainbow brite and carebares

    churi, not a mongolian fan ๐Ÿ˜ฆ im more on chinese/mexican cuisine…

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