ASIAN INDULGENCE

My family and I have been busy the past few days attending to our friends and family gatherings. It’s always nice to reconnect with them especially when long and casual talks and delicious foods are involved.

Since my mom-in-law is here until end of this month, with my brother-in-law from San Leandro, California, there has been a lot of eat-outs almost every weekend since they arrived 3 weeks ago.

One blog-worthy feast we had was held at ZONG, at the Fort. For one, it was our first time to dine there that made me and my wife a bit excited to try their specialties that were much raved by its loyal patrons.

Sister-in-law sponsored this dinner making it more fun! LOL!

Finally, we got to taste the much talked about pan fried chicken cooked with salted egg and served on a bed of crispy prawn chips.

CHICKEN in SALTED EGG YOLK. Classic chicken leg quarters pan fried with salted egg. SARAP! I love how the chicken was fried to perfection and fused with saltiness of the red egg. It was heaven every bite! 🙂  Definitely, a-must-try!

clockwise : Yang Chow Fried Rice,  Braised E-Fu Birthday Noodles and Sauteed Beef and Broccoli in Black Pepper Sauce.

It was absolutely love at first bite at ZONG. 🙂  My wife and I like every dish we ordered. The Sauteed Beef and Broccoli in Black Pepper Sauce is another hit! I like its mild kick of spice perfectly blended with the crunchiness of the broccoli and the tenderness of the beef slices. Yum! 🙂

It’s a happy-sad feeling that I’ll be leaving this week for work in Malaysia but if given a chance again (when I come home) to choose from the countless food places at Bonifacio High Street, definitely, ZONG will be on top of my list.

Zong’s prices and menu here!

ZONG,  The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila.

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Other than my in-laws, one of my long time friends of 17 years and counting is also home for his every-three-month-work break.  Rob (of SENSORY REPLAYS blog)  religiously treats Tina, Gabby and I with another great friend, LG for lunch or dinner every time he leaves his paramedic-work in  a rig  in Middle East.

The first of his treats (yes, there was second, and third recently which are worthy of another post soon) was at a Japanese restaurant that Tina and I so like.  It’s KIMONO KEN in Shangri la Plaza.

Long before my 14-day-TOKYO TRIP last March, my family and I have been keeping a love affair with Japanese foods. Just look at this blog’s right side bar, and you’ll note that we really frequent Japanese restos in the Metro.  Tina and Gabby like Ebi and Kani Tempura while my meal in Japanese food places isn’t complete without any of my favorite 3S : sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki.

Take a peek at our Kimono Ken feast…

SUSHI MORIAWASE

GRILLED SALMON and EBI TEMPURA

SEAFOOD YAKISOBA and SHOYU RAMEN

KANI TEMPURA and GOMOKU RAMEN

SUKIYAKI, another personal favorite!

Burp! 🙂

Nothing beats awesome moments with family and friends amidst gastronomic indulgence.

Enjoy your new week, everyone.

It’ll be a whole new universe for me beginning Thursday midnight this week as I take this blog and you (yes, you!) to my new work place as I teach in a Medical College in Penang, Malaysia.

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14 thoughts on “ASIAN INDULGENCE

  1. nakakain na kami jan sa Zong kasi meron nyan malapit sa min. yung ibang food nila medyo salty but still, i like their food. syempre chinese food eh haha! 🙂

  2. Indeed that’s a lot of gastronomic treats! Even made more special because you share them with loved ones.

    Looking forward to the week ahead?

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  3. wow uber sarap ng food experience nyo 🙂 well ok lang naman kasi kasama ang family and friend.

    naku ilang araw na lang pala talaga and you’ll have a new home.

  4. I love everything on the table, except for the yellow yolk. Japanese food is also on top of my list!

    Good luck to your new endeavor, and my best wishes for your family.

    Of course, I will tag-a-long with your blog and experience Penang first hand!

    Have a safe trip!

    P.S. Been taking care of a sick cat, for almost a week, and she’s getting better with the antibiotics. Hope to be baack blogging next week.

  5. .. either it was reading your posts and seeing pictures or actually being there with you, lg and your family, it was a pleasure gelo, sharing food adventures with you. i know your blog will be a little different once you stay in penang but still, the concept of family, food and fun will still be there (get tina ang gab there with you quick! haha.). keep in touch, lg and i will try to visit you in malaysia by march or april next year if everything goes well with work.

  6. The salted-egg fried chicken at Zong is consistently good and the sushi at Kimono Ken is quite nice. (The gomoku chirashi zushi is a favorite of mine.)

    Here’s to a a good flight on Thursday, doc; happy trails!

  7. doc pinatataba ka nila talaga before you go to malaysia, baka kasi sa sobrang pagka miss mo sa family mo makalimutan mong kumain at sige ka papayat ka.

    good luck on this new adventure. safe trip.

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