We ate in Sariwon at The Fort for my SIL's birthday celebration last month. Thanks again for the blow-out!
It's an unforgettable experience so allow me to share.
The appetizer includes (clockwise) sweetened anchovies, radish salad, vegetable salad, hot tea, steamed kang kong, baby potatoes, mashed potatoes and kimchi. The appetizer is refillable so everyone had a good fill of the veggies. It's my first time to eat kimchi. And I must say it's good especially with grilled meats on the side.
They have varieties of grilled beef in their menu freshly cooked on your table. We ordered two and this is one of them. If im not mistaken, its a Bulgogi (P545). They are so tender, juicy and tasty. You know that it's really fresh.
We also had Japchae (P350) and Bibimbap (P300). Japchae is Korean vermicelli noodles with vegetables and mushrooms. While Bibimbap is flavorful rice with sautéed veggies. The egg cooks on top coz it's served on a sizzling stone pot with chili paste on the side.
For dessert, we had Melona or Korean ice drops (P60). Now what you see in the shape of a fish is actually vanilla ice cream. It has caramel and mung beans (monggo) in a cone wafer. Yummy!
Lastly, we had Sikhye (P60). It's a traditional cold and sweet drink with rice and malt. Quite refreshing though I imagined I might also like a hot version.
I had to unbutton my pants after we ate. There's no food in Sariwon that I didn't like. Plus the waiter was so friendly, excellent service.
This was last May 19, 2012 (May 23 is my exact birthday) with my father as the mastermind for the celebration. My families bought and brought almost all the food except for the fish fillet and fruit shakes that I prepared. Here’s what’s on the table:
Isang’s Pancit Malabon
Yema Cake Made By My AteDelicious Yema on a lemony chiffon cake with cheese topping
Cake Ceremony by yours truly. Do I look excited?
The peeps-Alex, Lars, Me, Ate, Tina and Donna
Hubby, FIL and Edwin
With my youngest sis, ChaMIL, SIL and me
The Generation P (Pindot) – my two boys and my nephews
Dionne catching ball and Baby Jake watching
Me and Mama
2 dads, my Papa and FIL
It rained in the afternoon til evening even before I was able to sing .
Thank you all for making me smile and feel loved that day. I also got lots of greetings in my fb. Won’t you feel warm when you get a hundred greetings in your wall?
Not in the pic: BIL-Wacs, ice cream, fish fillet and pork BBQ
….on May 23rd.
I’ve no plans of celebrating it. But my father wants to come here to our home this weekend to celebrate. He’s not going to be there for my son’s 7th birthday in July so he thought of celebrating mine instead.
Papa wanted me to invite my in laws and my hubby’s twin bro’s in laws. Said he’s going to bring their videoke machine.
Whoa! Got to be ready!
Photo by Onironauta
Our last trip to Bicol has sweet memories with little sadness as we sent my uncle off for the last time. But it’s at these times when family get together for strength and comfort.
This vacation was the most enjoyable one for me…so far. The last time I went to Bicol was after college which was more than 10 years ago.
There are many reasons why you need to visit Bicol and here’s some:
1. Awesome Sceneries - We used to ride the bus where you have to travel at night and just sleep in and when you wake up you’re now in Bicol. But this time, my father drove us all 5 adults and 5 kids for 10 hours (excluding stopovers). Father doesn’t drive to Bicol at night because of the big buses that you have to compete with by the dangerous zigzag roads.
I enjoyed looking at green lush of rice fields, trees, mountains, and the blue seas and rivers that we pass by the road. My sisters and I always go wow! Wow….wow! The kids either played during the travel and slept in some of the hours. I think kids don’t appreciate nature more than grown up people do coz I remember I was also like that when I was young…ger.
2. Mighty Mayon Volcano
We’re so lucky to catch this beautiful Mayon in great photos. It was the perfect weather, sun, time, and location. We just stopped by the roadside in Ligao, City, Albay coz the view was so compelling.
In sweet pose is my Mama and Papa.
3. Balisungsong, Ibus, Suman Sa Latik
Balisungsong is made of cassava with strips of coconut. It reminds me of my summer days in Bicol when I and my cuz would buy this from a vendor who would pass by the house every afternoon.
Not in pic are Suman sa Latik and Ibus. These two are made from glutinous rice. Suman sa Latik is wrapped in banana leaves and you dip it in delicious sauce made from coco milk, sugar and sometimes with bits of pili nuts. My father is an expert in this. Whoooh yummy! Suman sa Ibus is wrapped in coconut leaves and you dip it in sugar when you eat it.
To be continued…