|Gayuma ni Maria|
First stop, Gayuma ni Maria. It’s a small restaurant along V Luna Extension in Sikatuna Village. From the outside, the place looks shady. I even asked my friend if we’re at the right place. But don’t let the outside scare you, the place looks great in the inside. We went there just after the Valentine’s Day fiasco so Gayuma ni Maria still have hearts all over the place.
|Gayuma ni Maria: Love booths|
|Gayuma ni Maria: Valentine’s Day Decor|
|Gayuma ni Maria: Love potions on the wall|
And because it was just Feb. 16, they still have their Valentine Specials. For our appetizer, we had the Portobello caps with asparagus, tomato, & zucchini salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I hate mushrooms in general, but what they served totally changed that opinion. It was the best mushroom I’ve ever had. It tastes just like meat! Can we have seconds, please?
|Gayuma ni Maria: Yummy Portobello Mushroom|
For our main course, Tenderloin steak with bleu cheese butter on a bed of roasted baby potatoes. Anything with bleu cheese is already good. Enough said.
|Gayuma ni Maria: Bleu Cheese!!!|
Cassandra, on the other hand, decided to order their Chocolate Pasta. It was something new. It tastes weird but still good. It’s hard to explain. You just have to try it yourself.
|Gayuma ni Maria: Chocolate Pasta|
Our complete meal (appetizer, main course, and dessert) was priced at Php 750.00. Fair price for the great food they served.
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Group Picture!!!|
And our second destination, Nomnomnom Happy Food! Ninna decided to join us then for a quick afternoon snack. We went to Nomnomnom last year before they transferred location.
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Their selfie while I was in the restroom|
Nomnomnom Happy Food is now located at 3/F Pos Building, Scout Madrinan cor Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Their place is now brighter than before but still maintaining that homey and cozy interior. It’s a perfect place to spend your sunday!
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Flowers and birds’ photographs|
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Flowers in our table|
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Selfie with Cassandra|
I ordered my favorite, the Tinapa and Pesto Ravioli. The combination of pesto and tinapa is really great. They could do with a little more tinapa flavor, and it will be perfect. But it was still a fulfilling meal. I would recommend this ravioli to other pesto-lovers out there. This dish was priced at Php 220.00.
|Nomnomnom Happy Food: Tinapa and Pesto Ravioli|
Nomnomnom Happy Food also serve desserts and cakes. However, my friends recommended that we drop-by another famous dessert shop that they frequent. So off to Fleur de Lys!
|Posing inside Fleur de Lys.|
Fleur de Lys is just walking distance from Nomnomnom Happy Food. Here’s what they have in their counter:
|Fleur De Lys|
Isn’t it confusing? I wanted to try all of them. So we decided we’ll take a slice each of different pastries. Since there are four of us, we ordered these four yummy, appetizing, saliva-inducing desserts:
|Dessert No. 1: The Next Best Thing|
We decided to attack this first because of the ice cream. This reminds me of the dessert I had in La Marea in Cebu. The warm chocolate cake goes well with the vanilla ice cream. Two-thumbs up for The Next Best Thing!
|Dessert No. 2: Dulce and Gabanana|
Next on our list was the Dulce and Gabanana. Dulce and Gabanana is a combination of fresh bananas with chocolate dulce de leche on something something crust. The banana and cream was great, but the crust was really thick. We did not eat the crust because it was too hard.
|Dessert No. 3: Cheesecake by Request|
Blueberry Cheesecake for level 3. It’s vanilla french cheesecake with blueberry. You can choose from blueberry, strawberry, caramel cream, or chocolate. We opted for the blueberry. I wish they could serve more blueberries! This is my 2nd favorite after The Next Best Thing.
|Dessert No. 4: Best Kept C-cret|
For the last and final round, we had their best seller cake. The Best Kept C-cret is a combination of caramel, chocolate, and yema cream on soft chiffon cake. This cake is 3rd on my list. All four slices combined, they cost us around Php 520.00.
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Thank you Cassandra, Ninna, and Ria for a very fun and food-filled Sunday!
Here’s a map for Gayuma ni Maria: