Daft Punk x Coca-Cola

Daft Coke

I used to collect a lot of Coca-Cola memorabilia when I was younger. I think I need to refresh the collection.

According to hypebeast.com, these bottles will be available packaged in a collector’s box exclusively through Colette in Paris.

I need these in my life to make me harder, better, stronger and faster.

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Man Eats: Hermanos Taco Shop

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Hermanos Taco Shop

Last Sunday, I decided to try out Hermanos Taco Shop in Gilmore, Q.C. since many claim that this place has the most authentic Mexican food in Manila.

As you’d expect, Hermanos’ menu has the usual burritos, tacos and quesadillas. What really stood out from the menu was their Rolled Tacos. I was excited to try this since I was watching the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate…with My Hands the other night and they featured rolled tacos from Chico’s Tacos in El Paso, Texas.

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Rolled Tacos (beef and chicken combo)

This wasn’t the best thing I ever ate. Not with my hands. Not with utensils. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I do not like them [that much], Man I Am. The “hefty” serving of tortilla chips didn’t really help either. The beef was so-so, the chicken was bland and the fried tortilla wrapper was too thick and it masked even more of taste. Sayang, I really had high hopes for this dish.

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Beef Fajita Burrito

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Beef Fajita Burrito in yo’ face

Up next, the Beef Fajita Burrito (no beans, please). I’ve heard complaints that the burrito in Hermanos isn’t big enough, most probably because they’ve gotten used to the huge servings in Ristras, but I, for one, am glad that the burrito here doesn’t make me feel like I ate extra extra extra rice. Taste-wise, the burrito was actually good, especially when you add a bit of their homemade hot sauce and extra cilantro.

Given that we live in a country where Mexicali and Tia Maria’s have been the benchmarks for Mexican fare for the longest time, I’d say that Hermanos isn’t that bad.

Is it authentic, though? Jury’s still out on that one.

Best. Soda. Ever.

Thomas Kemper_Ginger Ale
This delightful Ginger Ale has a sparkling personality, with a little nip of ginger, and the perfect kiss of honey. Everybody should be so lucky.

O diba, copy palang panalo na!

Thomas Kemper_flavors

You can find Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale in the soda aisle of S&R along with other flavors such as Root Beer, Black Cherry and Vanilla Cream.

I really want to try the Orange Cream flavor rin!

Why I Love V-Day

Years ago, my mom started a tradition of cooking a special meal for the family (including dates) every Valentine’s Day. With the way Mom cooks, not having to make reservations, not having to pay an arm and a leg for so-so fixed menus, and not having to drive through Valentine’s Day traffic are just added bonuses.

Her menu always consisted of steak, a salad, a couple of sides and dessert, served family style. No fancy schmancy stuff here.

She really outdid herself this year.

The menu for this year was:

French Bread with Anchovy Cream (not hers)…
French Bread

…Grilled Rib Eye, Grilled Asparagus, Potato Gratin, Prosciutto-wrapped Melon, and Caesar Salad (not pictured).
Steak and Stuff

For the steak, some Peter Luger Steak Sauce.
Peter Luger Steak Sauce

And for dessert, Mom’s “What’s my name again?!?” Valrhona Chocolate Mousse…
Chocolate Mousse

On a side note, I really have to start taking pictures using my S95. These iPhone pics suck.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rooster Sauce

Sriracha

Sriracha (Rooster Sauce).

Definitely on my list of the top multi-purpose off-the-shelf bottled sauces (and I use that term loosely) along with Knorr, Maggi, Dimsum and Dumpling’s Chili Sauce, Cholula, Japanese Mayo, and Mang Tomas.

A friend of mine recently made me try Buffalo Wings made with Sriracha instead of (or was it along with?) the usual hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot is the best for Buffalo Wings, by the way) and it was definitely a wonderful take on the classic bar chow.

Now I really want to try other classics using Sriracha and The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes That Pack a Punch by Randy Clemens is on my list of cookbooks to buy.

The Sriracha Cookbook