Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Our Favorite Pandemic Restos - Food Delivery

Our food orders from Cabizerra, Congressional Ave., QC

The pandemic and the quarantine has has changed our life style from dine-in to take-out or food delivery. Every Sunday, our usual routine after hearing the Holy Mass usually at the UP Chapel, Diliman, QC is to dine-in in restos nearby. Now that there are restrictions in restaurants and children less than 18 years are not allowed, we have adapted to food delivery.

We have favorite restos that serve Filipino dishes. But one discovery during this pandemic that serve good and reasonably priced dishes is Cabizerra Bistro located at Congressional Ave., QC which very near our residence. I remember eating here many years ago maybe twice only. Julia and I love their Salmon Sinigang in Miso while Geof loves their Beef Salpicao. We also tried their kare-kare, grilled squid, fried chicken and calamares. All our food orders from Cabizerra passed our palete. Maybe next time, we will order their pork sisig, kalderetang baka and more. 

Another favorite resto for food delivery, this time for Chinese dishes is Lido Cocina Tsina. There are two branches near our house - one at Visayas Ave. and another branch at Mindanao Ave. 

On the Birthday of Julia, we ordered our favorites from Lido - pansit canton, lumpiang shanghai and buttered chicken. Our favorite food order at Lido whether dine-in or food delivery is the shrimp foo  yong. Other favorites include the camaron and fish fillet dishes.

Shrimp Foo Yong from Lido Cocina Tsina

When we crave for the empanada from Ilocos, then Farinas Empanada is our refuge. Their empanadas come in various combinations - two eggs, salsted egg, pure veggie, etc.  Aside from the empanada, we also love the miki, their vigan longganiza and their bagnet chicharon dubbed as "butcheron".  

Our Christmas Eat-Out during the Pandemic

The pandemic has put our household in quarantine where dining outside our homes was very limited or even not allowed especially for the vulnerable - seniors and the children less than 18 years old. Celebrating Christmas is a tradition  in the family. So to make the Christmas celebration different from the usual lunch or dinner at home, our family decided to eat-out for lunch on Christmas day literally 

Apple prepared the main dish - roasted chicken. Side dishes include pancit and fruits. It was very simple lunch. What made it unique was we eat-out - outside out house at the garage to breath the fresh air and smell the flowers and plants at the garden. Gatherings like these are remembered not only because of the food but because of the moments of sharing the blessings with the family. Our eat-out lunch was a celebration and thanksgiving to our Lord for blessing us with good health despite the pandemic. Merry Christmas to all.