Sundate at Cafe Lidia

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Nomnomnom! ;)

05.26.13

Hiya, all!

It's never too soon to have another installment of my foodscape/lakwatsa/bonding "blog". (Especially when you're with the love of your life. Hihi.)

BACK STORY

Part I: Waiting Game Finally Over
Eversince a colleague treated me to dinner in Cafe Lidia in Marikina, I decided I'd bring Loves Ko to this quaint Italian place one of these days to try their food. I've mentioned it to him several times now but the date did not immediately materialize for some reason. After a long wait, we got to spoil ourselves with good food and each others' company.

Part II: Random Quips
Disclaimer: NOT VERBATIM

Loves Ko: Peram ako ng flash____ ah?

Me: Alin? Yung Mirage?

Loves Ko: Hindi. Yung L.E.D.?

Me: Huh?

Loves Ko: Di ba bumili ka para sa Anawangin?

Me: Aaaaah, flashlight! Akala ko flashdrive. Muhaha.

Loves Ko: Lols. :))

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Me: Mas photogenic cake ko.

Loves Ko: Hindi lang talaga maarte cake ko sa picture.

Me: OK. Whatever. :))
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Me: Ang bundat ko na.

Loves Ko: Busog na si baby. Hihi.

Me: *rolls eyes*
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THE ACTUAL DATE
We went to Cafe Lidia at around 2:30 in the afternoon. Unlike the stint at Poco Deli, I was not worried. I was confident we'd get a table right away, and I was right! Muhahaha. The owner was even there and upon seeing that we were taking pictures, offered one of the servers to be our cameraman. Thanks, sir! (Didn't get his name.) Woohoo!

The Food
Anyway, our early dinner consisted of the best-selling Buffalo Wings (Php170);

Loves Ko's comment made me chortle. He said that this dish tasted like chichirya. (I later said that it doestaste like barbecue-flavored Humpty Dumpty.) Bumabalik daw siya sa pagkabata. Haha. Well, I believe that anything that makes you nostalgic is always a good thing. ;)
This appetizer is my favorite. It's spicy but not too spicy. The cream dip was perfect. Simut-sarap to the bones!

Grilled Pork Belly (Php210);

Loves Ko chose this dish and I know why: one can never go wrong with pork. Very tasty! The barbecue sauce that goes with it was the best I've ever tasted. I mean, it beats ketchup. So, yeah.


Tuna Salpicao (Php170);


The thing about tuna is that it doesn't have the fishy taste and the fishy texture. It tastes like pork or chicken--depends on who you ask. Tuna's my third favorite fish, therefore I loved this. Kinda biased e? Well, in my defense it really does taste rustic. I say that because the taste reminded me of the country-side. And who doesn't love the country-side?

Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce (Php150)


I had this the first time I went to Cafe Lidia. I liked the creamy sauce and the hearty serving. Perfect for sharing!

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Being the sweet-teeth that we are, Loves Ko and I did not miss the chance to try Cafe Lidia's home-made cakes. Loves Ko had the Chocolate Dream Cake (Php95) and I had the Red Velvet (Php110).


Well, there was nothing really special about these cakes. They were OK. I had better. (Not to mention cheaper.) But hey, you'll never know until you try. At least that's one curiosity satisfied.


THE BOTTOMLINE
I'm so happy I got to spend time with Loves Ko. I missed him soooo much. He's been busy reviewing for the Board Exams and I've been busy doing less-important things. Hoho. But busy, nonetheless. I'm glad he liked the food. He even said that everything we ate was delicious. (Happy!)

As for Cafe Lidia, I maintain that it's a "value-for-money" foodscape. The servings are perfect for sharing, the prices are reasonable and the food is great.

I think Loves Ko and I had a silent agreement that we'll be going back for more.

My favorite part? Hugs and kisses and holding hands while walking under a shared umbrella--all, after a satisfying meal. I love you Loves Ko!

Cheers to the next adventure!


Originally posted on May 26, 2013. Reposted from Facebook

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