Monday, September 08, 2008

Northpark on Grandparents' Day

I don't really know who the heck invented this occasion, but my family relented anyway, and we gave our dear grandparents a North Park treat at Trinoma Mall last Sunday, September 7, 2008, Grandparents' Day.
It was a hit gimmick/made-up-occasion for malls because most of the restaurants were packed that day. We needed to wait a few minutes before finally getting a seat.

My Lola, Lolo and our ever special Aunt, Tita Cecille (standing)

North Park has always been my family's comfort food. Thank God for the Trinoma Mall branch, we no longer have to drive all the way to Banawe, the nearest North Park branch to our Mindanao Avenue residence. At the same time, my lolo and lola always has preference for Chinese Food.

My brother always wanted their Wanton so I relented and ordered 6 pieces of Wanton. We drew lots to know who will not eat the dumpling since there were seven of us and there are only six pieces of wanton. Good thing my lola had allergies for shrimp so she gave up her piece. :)

We ordered two kinds of braised noodles: with Nanking Beef and Szechuan Tan tan Mien.

Braised Noodles with Nanking Beef

Szechuan Tan Tan Mien

We got two kinds of rice: Yang Chow Fried Rice and Salted fish Fried Rice. Then we ordered Lechon Macau, Salted Garlic Squid, and Stir Fried Beef with Brocolli Leaf (Kailan). I guess I was too hungry to remember to take a picture of the other dishes. Apologies for the lack of visual aid. All these dishes coupled with several cups of hot tea and the "better-late-than-never" soup, which came a few minutes before we were done.

Big bites caught on cam

The Grandparents' Day treat was a big success, thanks to the ever-reliable food from north Park. What's good is that I had a P37-peso discount from my Lolo's Senior Citizen ID! Ain't that a steal?!?!

We took a 5-minute tour of Trinoma's landscape front entrance. After a few more steps, my lola got tired and decided to go home. We ended Grandparents' Day with a scoop of Ice Cream (per Lola's request) and by watching Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo on DVD.

Happy Grandparents' Day to all the Grandparents! To my Lolo and Lola, more to come!


Ivyvy said...

That is so sweet! I miss North Park! We like going to Hap Chan on Makati Ave too! I miss Pinas!!!

Jurb said...

Hehehe. Comfort food talaga namin ang North Park eh. :) Cheers! Makakauwi ka naman next year di ba? You can revisit Hap Chan by then heheh.