Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yellow Cab's Mrs. Hudson's Pizza

Yellow Cab’s 
Mrs Hudson Pizza

No protests are heard, no second thoughts.

Everybody in my family agrees whenever
we decide to eat in Yellow Cab-
everybody’s favorite pizza restaurant.

So when everyone chorused that there’s
a vacant parking space in Yellow Cab-
it’s everyone’s way of saying let’s dine there.

There is actually one very good reason
why we wanted to return to Yellow Cab-

…that is to try their new 
Mrs. Hudson’s Pizza.

Inspired by New York’s historic Hudson River
and named after Sherlock Holme’s landlady,

…this new pizza by Yellow Cab brings the classic
Italian American flavors and dubbed as a pizza
without a sauce but bursting with the flavor
of herbs, proscuitto and boursin cheese.

It also has a medley of toppings made of
fresh tomatoes, onions, tarragon, bacon
and a combination of premium cheeses.

We still ordered our all time favorites
like the Bacon Mango Folded Pizza
with bacon and mango of course, a blend
of premium cheese and scrambled eggs.

Juicy Galapeno Chicken Wings,

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta garnished
with sautéed chicken strips and black olives

Savory Baked Potato Wedges
served with fat free garlic dip.

My son wanted a full rice meal
so we ordered one for him
at the nearby Bigg’s Diner.

Good thing with Yellow Cab
they deliver
 their best tasting pizza-  24/7

Isn't it time to call a 
(Yellow ) Cab now?

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Naga City’s Flores de Mayo at Penafrancia de Mayo

Naga City’s Flores de Mayo
Horrible Sounding 'Sta. Cruzan' Characters
at Penafrancia de Mayo

We were dining at Yellow Cab
in Magsaysay Avenue on a Saturday Night
after attending an anticipated mass,


-when there was a sudden commotion in the street.
We later found out that there was a Flores de Mayo
passing by as a part of the Penafrancia de Mayo festivities.


Flores de Mayo is a colorful Filipino tradition
held in may cities and towns during the month of May,

Depicting the search and finding of the Holy Cross
by Queen Helena, mother of Constantine the great.


She is called the Reyna Elena by the Filipinos
and appears at the tail end of the procession.

In between were various queens and princesses
representing whatever the organizers may think of
according to their whims and caprices.

It used to be an honor for young ladies
to get invited to join
 the Flores de Mayo procession, 

I had an older sister who had been asked
to become a hilarious sounding Reyna Banderada 
when we were kids and she paraded wearing a gown 
bearing the colors of the Philippine flag-
and she is still getting nightmares until now
for that horrible experience despite the fact 
that she did not spend anything then and the gown
was rented for her by the Hermana Mayor.

…but lately, choosing the Flores de Mayo queens
are being done by bidding and whoever gets to
pay the most cash to the organizers-
gets to be the Reyna Elena

… the lowest bidder gets to become
the weird sounding Reyna Templaza-

…or the uncanny title of
Reyna Fortaleza

-or even the bizarre sounding
Reyna Prudencia.

I wonder why these young ladies wound want 
to be called by these outlandish sounding titles 
aside from their pretty real names.

It’s funny that some of the Flores de Mayo
partcipants were somewhat acting unqueenly
like texting on their phones or even
talking with the people around them.


In Naga City, the end of the procession
comes the most beautiful Queen of them all-

….the Lady of Penafrancia.

I wonder why she should still be paraded
with strange characters that ruin the solemnity
of the otherwise beautiful May procession.

NB: This post is a satirical social commentary so
I blotted out the names and faces of the
'sagala' participants as they are not one way or another
being critized by the author. They just happened
to be participants during the event.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

KFC Original Fried Chicken Finger Lickin’ Good No More

KFC Original Fried Chicken
Finger Lickin’ Good No More
But Is There Anything Better?

I remember in the mid 1990’s when KFC opened in Naga Centro, 
(which later moved to SM City Naga in 2009)

They would always ask us for rice or roll to go  with their 
yummy, finger lickin’ goodoriginal KFC fried chicken.

We would always find the question unnecessary since  eating them by hands 
with the tasty  roll was the only way  to enjoy  the KFC Original Fried Chicken. 

And just like the majority of Filipino dinerswe would always 
choose ROLL (of course). Who would want to eat KFC Fried
 Chicken  with rice?It's like eating  Adobo with rolls, silly.

You can lick your fingers later to savor the eleven secret spices  
 used  to marinate their most sought after fried chicken.

In what I consider a major marketing blunder of KFC  
 in the Philippines, they took the roll out of their menu.

KFC Fried Chicken does not go well with rice-
and the poor Filipinos are left with no choice
but to eat the chicken with spoon and fork.


So it was goodbye to the finger lickin’ goodness -
as no one would want to look like a puppy
licking the spoon and the fork clean after eating.

Now the good thing is- they finally came out
with great chicken sandwiches like
the Zinger- hot and crispy chicken fillet
served between firm and tasty buns-


…and the Double Decker Sandwich,
made up of two slabs of Original Chicken
also served  sandwiched between tasty buns.

Taken together with their mushroom soup-

…KFC is still finger lickin’ good after all.
Who needs a spoon and a fork?

Bring the Rolls Back!