Hiyashi ramen from Ajisen Ramen. It’s a refreshing summer dish of chilled noodles with lots of tasty (and slightly spicy) toppings. Even though I took this photo, looking at it makes me hungry. I must have this again!
For you guys (in Metro Manila) who can drop by the Greenhills area tonight, it’s the opening of Ajisen’s new branch! :D
LVL2 Northeast Square at Connecticut St., Greenhills
Even if you can’t go tonight, you can drop by there whenever you’re in the area and are craving for excellent Japanese food. They serve more than ramen, by the way!
Another favorite that my friends and I always order is the Chizu Maki. Cheese, wrapped in nori, wrapped in thin slices of beef, battered and deep-fried. Hnnnngggggg.
Jeez, I sound like a spokesperson but I’m really not! Haha! I just truly enjoy their food and feel that more people ought to enjoy it too :)
People have been asking about the price range — it’s about Php200 to 400 for a meal, if I remember correctly.
Ajisen has some sentimental value to me too because in their old branch near my school is where we hung out after one of our first Naruto cosplay shoots.
It seems like the most common things I post about are food and cosplay, hahah
Pieces of November
Hi, everyone! I just wanted to take this opportunity to share some photos I had taken during the past month.
I got myself new glasses! I love these new red frames. They’re very lightweight and fit comfortably. They were very cheap, too. I had chanced upon them at a 100-yen store.
-hime is from the Macross Frontier Ichiban Kuji Premium line by Banpresto. I have more pictures of him in this post. I got him from a good friend’s hobby store in Katipunan, Waku Waku. All the goods are authentic! Kuya Joma goes to Japan to get his stocks. If you’re looking for anime collectibles, Japanese magazines, J-Pop CDs, manga, doujinshi, and other similar merchandise, you should drop by! It’s near the Yellow Cab branch at FBR Arcade.
This is how my new glasses look on me. And this is the one photo I did not take. Kata sent it to me after the De La Salle Zobel school fair, where they invited me and Miguel to be guest judges for the cosplay event. More on that later! Suffice it to say that it was a really fun day. Miguel and I have missed going to school fairs, and to be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells (of awesome fair day junk food) was truly a wonderful thing.
After that, we had a mean craving for toasted noodles and lemon chicken so we ate at North Park.
Miguel poring over the manual of his newly acquired Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. (Which after a few seconds he put away because he likes to figure things out by himself anyway.)
For dessert, we decided to try a certain food stall because of the name — Miguelito’s Fried Ice Cream. A funny variant of Miguel’s name + fried + ice cream? SOLD. The ice cream mixture (i got it in Black Forest flavor) was blended and poured onto this… thing.
Kuya Manong (LOL) spread it around until it solidified, which was like freeze-drying more than frying. He then scraped it off with a spatula and made several rolls of this strange ice cream. I asked him to put chocolate syrup and iced gem cookies on top. It was really good! Very creamy, and the sweetness was not overwhelming. The texture reminded me a bit of Dippin’ Dots. Only this was far cheaper at P35 for that relatively big bowl, including the toppings.
I… did not get to take a picture of what my bowl looked like because I completely forgot about taking photos and attacked it when Kuya Manong handed us our bowl. However! You can check out this post: a review of Miguelito’s Fried Ice Cream by Foodie Budget Traveler.
Do you know what’s better than being given a chance to shoot for one of your favorite restaurants? Being able to eat everything you photographed after the shoot! With the help of friends, of course! This is just an outtake from when we were fixing up. It’s also but the tip of the iceberg of all the super delicious food we had that day.
These are plants around the edge of our koi pond that I would like to draw sometime.
Pearly white koi, with two of the younger ones. They like to eat food out of my hand sometimes.
The koi don’t eat the smaller fish that lives with them in our pond.
Mr. Carp is HERPIN MAH DERP
Bougainvillea plant on the balcony.
My favorite cup, from which I often drink royal milk tea.
NONE FOR YOU, MIO. YOU ARE TOO SMALL.