This is my favorite sandwich at Mary Grace. Just the melding of the salty, strong flavor of Vigan Longganisa with that soft, distinct taste of Kesong Puti brings some sort of comfort and satisfaction. The clean greens and acidity of the tomatoes are more just an icing to the stars of the dish. I even like the chips and the aioli dip that come with it.
The rice counterpart, on the other hand, had too much of a strong flavor for me. That, or maybe I'm just not fond of that strong garlic taste of the rice when paired with such a robust type of sausage. The scrambled eggs looked kind of sad, with the color appearing a bit charred. I did like the different condiments on the side -- vinegar, onion and tomato relish, and pickled mangoes.
I love Mary Grace's Homemade Iced Teas. I've tried every variant, and I still couldn't make up my mind which one is my favorite. Here, the choice for the day is Sangria Iced Tea. Sweet red tea with splashes of citrusy taste make for a lovely refreshing drink; I could literally finish two or three glasses easily.
This is my pasta of choice in this cafe, and one of the better ones in the metro, in my opinion. It's really comfort personified. Just look at those linguine noodles bathing in a rich, creamy sauce, tinctured with the essence of truffle. Peeking from within the heap are slices of mushrooms, and the backdrop -- a piece of bread besmeared with butter and garlic bits. Each bite is a warm embrace, and it's one of those foods that you really crave for on even a random afternoon.
Spotted at: St. Luke's Global City
Where do you go for comfort food, and what do you have?
FRM Bites: A background...
What happens to my short reviews of varied food finds? They are merely left to be seen by my Facebook and Instagram followers, but what then of my blog readers?
As I pondered these questions, I decided to include these short reviews on this blog itself so that these little food gems may see the blogosphere's light of day. Short and may or may not be sweet, FRM Bites is all about that particular food I had one afternoon---one I used to deem too short for an official blog post---or a new dish at a restaurant I've already blogged about, or maybe that supermarket find that's just too good to pass up.
Either way, FRM Bites will be a delicious (or literally not) addition to this blog. Feel free to leave a comment or maybe suggest a similar fare that may be better than what I've raved or ranted about.
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