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Krazy Garlik

Krazy Garlik at Greenbelt5, Makati

Seafood garlic fried rice (i totally forgot the actual name of this but this is very spicy)

Krazy Garlik Salad (this is their salad specialty, and again I forgot the actual name of the menu).  The plate is half empty coz I totally forgot to take a photo before I splurge my way on this very tempting salad.  I looooove this so much!

Grilled Squid

Krazy Garlik is open everyday from 10:00am-11:00pm

 

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~ Menu ~

APPETIZERS

Creamy Garlic Fondue
255.00
Garlic and Anchovy Affection
190.00
Gambas Al Ajillo
310.00
Gambas Las Palmas
365.00
Chorizos
295.00
Salmon Tartar
390.00
Beef Salpicao
395.00
Baba Ghanoush
255.00
Calamari Aioli
315.00
Duck Chinois
595.00
Basket of Garlic Bread
110.00
Parma Ham Roulade
545.00

MAIN COURSES

Krazy Garlik Crab
185.00
Fried alimango crab smothered with garlic and olive oil, per 100g
Oriental Sweet Chili Crab
195.00
Fried alimango crab smothered with ginger, garlic and sweet chili sauce, per 100g
Milk Fish Ajo-Ajo
390.00
Pan-fried bangus with plenty of fried garlic in olive oil and French beans on the side
Fillet of Dory Fish with Creamy Seafood
545.00
Pan-fried and topped with a creamy shrimps and scallop sauce
Lobster Tails Au Saffron Risotto
795.00
Sauteed cream lobster tails with shiitake mushrooms and Italian risotto
Sweet Sour Calamari
295.00
Deep fried squid with vegetables in their special sauce
Rouge Seafood Coconut Curry
415.00
Thai style sauteed seafood with red coconut curry sauce
Honey Fried Chicken
315.00 – 575.00
Serving choices: Half 315.00, Whole 575.00
Garlicky Crispy Pata
595.00
Pork Rib Adobo
415.00
Roast Duck Leg with Black Currant Sauce
750.00
Oxtail and Chorizo Stew
595.00
Simmered tomatoes, Spanish chorizo and garlic
Mushroom Matsuri
345.00
A festival of mushrooms sauteed Japanese style
Shepherd’s Vegetable Pie
275.00
Choice of vegetable and mashed potato pie baked with Parmesan cheese

STEAKS

Black Angus Rib Eye
1,450.00
230g
Black Angus Striploin
1,350.00
230g
Black Angus Tenderloin
995.00
200g
Australian Lamb Chops
880.00
200g

SOUPS

Zuppa Frutti di Mari
245.00
Sopa de Ajo
195.00
Spanish style baked garlic soup with bread
Soup of the Day
155.00
Freshly made daily

REALLY

Their specialty rice is good for 2-3 persons

Their House Special Spicy Fried Rice
365.00
With Chillies, Octopus, Shrimps and Bacon
Spicy Fried Rice
305.00
With Bacon, Squid and Jalapeño Peppers
Spanish Chorizo and Garlic Fried Rice
365.00

ONLY KIDS GET IT

Fun Nuggets
220.00
Spaghetti
175.00
Bolognese
Burger Steak Teriyaki
235.00
Brownies with Ice Cream
195.00

SALADS

Caesar
355.00
Anchovy dressing, croutons, bacon, romaine and Parmesan.
Light N’ Healthy
255.00
Arugula, romaine, cherry tomatoes, onions and their garlic vinaigrette
Nautilus
415.00
Octopus, shrimps, mussels, squid, rucola, romaine, pimientos, olives, roasted garlic with balsamic vinaigrette
Lafayette
545.00
Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, artichokes, dried tomatoes, cucumber, corn kernels, mushrooms and spinach

PIZZA

Garlic Snowflakes
385.00
Margherita
495.00
Frutti di Mari
575.00
Forest
495.00
Four Cheeses
525.00
Garlic Lovers
365.00
Pepperoni
525.00

PASTAS

Fettuccine Oriente
465.00
Spaghetti Vongole
325.00
Seafood Fettuccine a la Diablo
425.00
Spaghetti Bolognese
275.00
Spaghetti Parmesan
495.00
Spaghetti Aglio Olio
225.00
Penne Arrabbiata
310.00

DESSERTS

Apple Tart ala Mode
225.00
Made form fresh green apples and fillo pastry. Served with vanilla ice cream
Strawberry Panna Cotta
195.00
Light and creamy with fresh strawberry
Blueberry Cheesecake
395.00
Rich cheesecake with blueberry with vanilla ice cream
Crepes Suzette
225.00
Thin pancakes filled with a buttery rich and Grand Marnier sauce
Crema Catalana
195.00
Spanish style creme brulee with a twist of garlic
Chocolate Cake
245.00
Rich and creamy chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
Three Scoops
225.00
Your choice of three flavors of ice cream or sorbet
Fresh Fruits of the Season
245.00
A refreshing platter of fresh fruits

Last modified 9/16/2011. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

the menu list and positioning look awkward..i actually just copied this from this site.

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A friend of mine sent me Masareal from Cebu.  Thanks!

One of Cebu’s famous delicacy is Masareal.  I grew up in Bohol always wanting to have Masareal as “pasalubong” if someone’s coming back from Cebu.  Masareal is usually packed in rectangular bars wrapped with paper.  It is made of finely ground peanuts mixed with sugary syrup. On the photo is Didang’s Masareal (in extra large size) sold for 28pesos in groceries..and usually much expensive in seaports and airports.

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Bohol is known for many caves.  The place where I grew up is just a few steps to a cave.  One cave that is now become a tourist attraction is the underground Hinagdanan Cave in Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol.

When I was younger, my parents used bring us to beaches and places where we can swim.  Although I never learned how to swim, I enjoyed the cave’s pool.  Being so scared of the deep water; I am equipped with a life ring and just play with the icy cold and chilling water in the shallow side of the underground pool.  I manage to enjoy watching kids diving from the ceiling’s hole above and splurge their way to the middle of the pool.

The entrance of the cave is narrow that only one person at a time can fit in. Today, the cave’s entrance has improved. They constructed a rounded steel hand rail and the stairs are conveniently cemented. Yet, visitors should be extra cautious to watch their head and their steps.  The steps are slippery because of the cave’s humid temperature and people come up and down with wet soles.

The cave is dark so it is only open when the sun is already up.  Although lights are now installed, it cannot suffice the darkness inside it so it’s best to visit this underground cavern during daylight.  The two holes aboveground give a streak of light towards inside the cave.

The large underground cavern has a pond, looking dark yet alluring. As far as I remember, the pond is deep and the water icy cool and fresh.

Getting inside the cave is very captivating.  It has a huge pool of water that stretches up to 10 feet deep at the middle portion.  Unfortunately today, swimmers cannot experience the water anymore because it is now filthy and I don’t know…perhaps not safe any longer (for sanitation sake).

The cave is filled stalactites hanging from the ceiling.  Although, you can barely see anything but if one takes a photo, you’ll see bats hanging.  It explains the unending squeaking noise.

History of Hinagdanan Cave

The barrio of Bingag was once covered by thick untilled vegetation. In the 16th century, people slowly came to settle in the surrounding area and cleared most portions for tilling.

One day, while the owner of this land was clearing the area for a farm and the far ridge as a look-out, he discovered two holes on the ground, adjacent to each other. The holes were found after decayed trunks of trees were removed from the ground.

To determine the depth of the hole, he threw a stone down the hole and was surprised to hear a splash. Intrigued, he further explored the inside of the caves and found to his delight a beautiful sight of stone formations hanging from the ceiling and some protruding from the ground.

A pond is in the center of the cavern. The cave is full of bats and smells bad. The news of the discovery spread. Adventurous people entered and swam in the pond. It eventually became a swimming pool for the local folks.

Eventually a ladder was improvised down a small hole at the side of the cave. In the local dialect, “hagdan” means ladder so the cave became known as Hinagdanan Cave.

source

panoramic view of the cave

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Ube Shake

UBE SHAKE

I’m so in love with Army Navy‘s ube shake that I can have two cups in one sitting.  So I decided to make my own version and perhaps will save a buck because these things are insanely pricey.  Enjoy!

Blend together:

5-6 scoops of ube ice cream

250ml processed fresh milk

couple of  pumps of cream

sugar (optional)

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