Saturday, October 28, 2017

Revisiting Charlie Brown Café, This Time, In Hong Kong

Our son Tutapel was three when we visited our very first Peanuts Comic Strip themed café.

As authentic Snoopy fans, it was indeed one of the highlights of our trip. Even the rest of the fambam didn't have any problems admitting this fact. 


Six years after and several pounds heavier, thank God, Tuts as we fondly call him, had a blast with the rest of the fambam, this time, at the Charlie Brown Café Tsim Sha Tsui branch in Hong Kong.

The coffee shop here is several times bigger than the Singapore themed café located at 313 Somerset that we've been to.

The two times that we've been to the Tsim Sha Tsui branch, the cafe was full-packed! All the novelty perhaps made the place a tourist magnet, explaining why we've been there twice in just a span of a few days.

Charlie Brown Café Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong


All Day Breakfast Served with Brewed Coffee/Tea/Orange Juice (HKD 162 or approximately Php 1069)

Hubby Bala ordered this overflowing plate for sharing with darling Tuts. The meal boasted of smoked salmon, veal sausage, scrambled egg, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, coleslaw, potato wedge, baked bean, and toast. Whew!!! That's a mouthful yet totally mouthwatering, huh? 

Charlie Brown Café Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong


Thursday, October 26, 2017

TWG Tea & Boutique Greenbelt 5

"Publish your Passions, Your Way."

Thanks to blogger.com's catchy phrase, I've been reminded of my wilful disregard of this particular blog.

Just reading the witty tagline helped me remember how extremely happy and fulfilled I am whenever I write and press the publish button.  

One of the things that I'm most enthusiastic about is to share things that I find interesting and inspiring.

You see my son is a rather picky eater. 

He's very specific in what he's looking for in a dish.

When he was very young, he was just fond of  Jollibee Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti.

But now, his tastebuds have evolved.

To our surprise, he's now into cream and oil-based pastas which are not usually served in fast food joints.

The whens and whys of this drastic change are still unknown to me but we try very much to accommodate his request; but of course, if it's well within budget.

At least once or twice a year, we visit TWG Tea & Boutique @ Greenbelt 5, not only to enjoy my son Tutapel's favorite seafood pasta; but, to also experience its famed Afternoon Tea which usually commences with the tea of our choice served in an elegant tea pot with a mirror-finish gold-plated warmer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                         

   TWG Tea Greenbelt 5

I have a kick whenever I see the "golden pot" for it somehow reminds me of that charming Aesop Fable "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs."  Instead of eggs however a free flow of comforting tea comes out.  

                                                                              
Shrimp Linguine. (Php 495)

Seared marinated shrimps, accompanied by linguine pasta served with haricot verts tossed  in a creamy tomato Arrabiata sauce infused with Eternal Summer Tea and topped with shaved parmesan cheese.


I always have a thing for deliciously written menu descriptions for my dining experience officially begins with that. In my mind, if a resto paid someone to write this beautifully, then their food must be something to look forward to. 

However, I came across some blogs downplaying that mouthwatering claim; but, in all fairness, our 19 kilometer drive wasn't put to waste when we finally sunk our teeth to this beauty. 

My picky eater was all praises that's why whenever we go to Makati, it would be a crime in his oh so innocent mind not to have this particular pasta to-go. 


                                                                                           TWG Tea Greenbelt 5