Celebrating a Birthday at Todd English Food Hall

This year, I decided to hold my birthday salubong along with my blogger group at Todd English Food Hall and what a great idea that was. There is nothing like bonding with ze bloggerkada over good food while having awesome conversations. Of course, lets not forget that it takes place at Taguig's number one restaurant. It is no secret age is not exactly my favorite topic so out came the food and that was what we talked about all night.

 Frito Misto

 Lobster Guacamole

 Tuna Tartare

The 3 appetizers we got were awesome which is what everything was in Todd English. Everything was simply magnificent from the interiors down to the service of the staff. It is great how all 3 of them contained seafood which makes them a bit healthy. It is definitely a MUST to sprinkle the lemon onto the Frito Misto for that complete taste as it was a mistake I made in the past to not do that when lemon is present. From the looks of it, it is hard to find the lobster in the Lobster Guacamole but when you do, you will be glad you did. The Tuna Tartare has got to be the most photogenic dish of the night.

 Bronx Bomber, Fig & Prosciutto and Chorizo & Shrimp

Todd English's flatbread are a country favorite and I quickly found out why when we indulged on their 3 best sellers. My favorite one is the Chorizo & Shrimp as it combined the most popular meat topping with the most popular seafood topping. What more can you ask for?

 Spinach Salad

 Simple Salad

The two salads did their part in making sure the vegetarians were satisfied properly. Unfortunately, nobody was a vegetarian but they did enjoy their salad as I am not a salad fan. It is not because I don't like the taste but it is because I would want to save my appetite for the main courses.

 Pork Dumpling

The pork dumpling had ponzu reduction and it is what sets it apart from dumplings of other restaurants. I will definitely try the other dumplings on my next visit as this one gets two thumbs up from me. 

 Agnolotti Veal

 Brooklyn Meatball Spaghetti

The meatballs were big and sawft with a capital W in the Brooklyn Meatball Spaghetti and the red sauce is one of those things that will make you come back here for the pasta. It made me want to try the other pasta dishes at Todd English as everything just reads perfection in this place.

 Wagyu Fried Rice

Everyone was watching their diet by not eating much rice for dinner but the Wagyu beef strips were just too hard to resist. This fried rice has got to be one of the best fried rice dishes of all time. I have to give compliments to the chef but I'm sure a lot of people already did that to the legendary Chef Todd English.

 Miso Glaze Salmon

 TE Pork Chop

 Steak and Marrow

The heavy meat dishes did their part in getting us full enough to become sleepy. Both meat were tender since we are talking about world renowned chef Todd English here, you can only expect nothing but the best and we got just that.

 Truffle Fungi

My favorite dish of the night has got to be the Truffle Fungi flatbread. My eyes lit up when I saw on the menu it combines truffle vinaigrette and mixed mushrooms. Despite being the last main course dish served for the night, it was still devoured until there was nothing left.

There were actually mouth-watering desserts that came out but the battery of my phone died. I will leave it up to the rest of the team to share their wonderful experience about the desserts of Todd English.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated my birthday with me and of course Todd English for making me have a memorable one on my special day. We now know why you are the number one restaurant in Taguig.

Todd English Food Hall
SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City
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Comfort Food at its Finest at The Frazzled Cook

Whoever the cook is at the Frazzled Cook, I would like to see how she would get frazzled even more because they certainly put a new meaning to the term "comfort food". There is a good reason why they are number one in Booky's top 10 most popular in Quezon City. I consider myself lucky I live nearby too. I would not mind coming back over and over again until I have tried all the items in their menu. That's how good their food is. 

 Herbed Chicken Salad (P275)

 Pizza Caprese (P295)

It was a pizza that I wanted to order again that same night. It had kesong puti and freshly grilled tomatoes and it is yummy in every bite. I just felt the pizza crust was in the oven a bit longer than it should be but that was quickly forgiven.

Sizzling Squid (P495)

I loved how they marinated the squid here. It is something that's hard to describe in words as you have to taste it to find out how good it is. I wouldn't say it is a life-changing dish but it is close to that.

Beef Kebab (P325)

The Beef Kebab was served to us in both rice and mashed potato. I personally liked the mashed potato option as I'm a big potato fan. It was great how the meat was cooked very tender in this dish too.

 Truffle Pasta (P325)

The ultimate best seller has got to be the Truffle Pasta. In fact, the owner told us that groups would go here and all they would order is the family size of it. They made a good decision since the family size is a good steal at only P515. The homemade white truffle sauce is what got me hooked into it and I am sure it is the same thing that will get everyone else hooked.

Paella Negra (P375)

At the first glance of Paella Negra, I knew my teeth was going to be color black. Looking at all the seafood it had, I decided that did not matter. This one is good for a big group though since it had a lot of rice and I understand how everyone is trying to avoid rice these days.

Pancake Ala Mode (P195)

Who would have ever thought vanilla ice cream on top of pancake would taste this good? This was one of those rare times when I wished they did not put too much syrup in this dish. I thought it could do just as good without it. Whichever way you look at it, don't spend too much time taking a picture of this photogenic dish as the ice cream might melt.

The Frazzled Cook
78 Scout Gandia, Quezon City