Date with Jappy- Banapple and Hao

Jap called me last Tuesday night and asked how I was. Sakto naman na kakatapos lang ng dramafest ko noon so i told her, “Okay naman. kakatapos lang umiyak.” Said it like it was the most normal thing in the world. After all, it was just a cathartic cry from all the bs that was going on in my life that time. She panicked and demanded that we should see each other the following day. I said yes even if I wasn’t sure if she’d really get her lazy bum out of Paranaque to visit me in Makati.

And she really did!

Brought her to Banapple in Ayala Triangle Gardens. It was her first time there. (Read about my 1st time in Banapple Ayala Tri here.) I had the Hickory Smoked Barbecue Country Ribs (180php) and Carrot Honey Cheesecake (110php). Her dinner was the Herbed Chicken Rolls with Basil Cream Sauce (175php), Starry-Berry Cheesecake (90php) and several cups of cappucino. Jap is a coffee-addict, btw.


She said I had her very worried when I said I cried over *********** and I told her “Wushu! Gusto mo lang gumimik kaya mo ako pinuntahan!” She said sira ulo daw ako and that she wanted to be there for me because she’s not used to seeing me as the one in need of help. Because I’ve always been the one there for them in their struggles. Awwwww… :,) I have the best friends in the world! Ang titindi nilang mambola. :p

There was a stray cat under our table. Jap laughed when she saw it and joked that even if I keep on saying that I hate cats, the universe keeps on bringing them to me because I love cats and just won’t admit it. I think Jap is a crazy cat lady. I really don’t like cats! o_0


Went to Hao Diner after our delish Banapple dinner. It’s also her first time in Hao. (Read about my 1st time in Hao here.) We shared a pot of Spiked Margarita Tea (220php). Once finished, I ordered a glass a glass of red wine (120php) and she got a glass of coffee. Oh, the differences that we have! Normal ako. Abnormal siya. Bwahahahaha!

She asked how long we’ve been friends and I really feel she was just having a senior moment or just really bad in math because she asks that question to me like twice a year. I told her our bestfriendship is turning 14 years late this year. And I told her, yes. Ganong katagal ko na siya pinagtiya-tiyagaan. Hihi! But seriously, she’s the first real bestfriend I’ve ever had and I look forward to more years with Jappy. 🙂

I love you, Jap The Cat! Advance happy birthday! 🙂


listening to: Kennedy – Karate

Bingeing at Banapple

The waiting time in Banapple was worse than our experience in Wee Nam Kee. Grabe, 1 1/2 hours. We were just (or ako lang yata hahaha) deadset on eating there that even if eating in the uncrowded, zero-queue BFAST was the better idea, we just patiently waited for our turn to be seated in Banapple.

Good thing, everything was fast and efficient once we were already inside.

Enzo was very hungry but he still had the energy to pose. The monster’s not smiling though. :p

We got their homenade iced tea (sarap!) and Pepsi (sad, hindi coke products). They also have shakes/smoothies, but neither one of us wanted any last night.

Enzo chose the the Migs Gallabergher, which according to the menu is  a ” juicy and herby all beef patty on mixed greens, topped with there special garlic-sour cream-barbecue sauce and lots of sliced onions, and blanketed by melted cheese and gooey mozzarella”. Enzo said it’s delicious, but thought the pattie was overcooked.

Baked Fish Gratinee with Scalloped Potatoes was my main dish of choice. Menu describes it as a “succulent white fish baked in cream sauce on bed of herbed scallpoed potatoes, crowned with a mozzarella crumb topping, served with white rice and corn relish.” It did not look appetizing at all. I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but I still did. Well, what could go wrong with a white fish-cheese-potato combo anyway? I would have liked it better with greens than with rice. The fish tasted too “dainty” to be fully appreciated with an almost tasteless sidedish. I only appreciated the fish gratinee with rice when I put a dash of chili flakes.

Much as I love their bestseller, Banoffee, I opted to get something else. I took a chance in their Apple Caramel Crumble Pie. It’s almost perfect! Bakit almost lang? Sobrang init when it was served. Napaso ang ngala-ngala ko. Hehehe. But seriously, it’s something I’d want to eat again (with caramel macchiato!!!)  or give as pasalubong to my mom.

Enzo’s dessert of choice was the Strawberry (something something) Cheesecake. Sorry, I can’t remember the complete name, but it’s not the strawberry cheesecake with amaretto. The receipt says it’s Starry Berry. LOL. Anyway, like the apple crumble, I liked it. Enzo loved it!

Another thing he loved was…

the Chicken Pie with Potato Salad. This is what my friends and I always get when we’re in Banoffee Katipunan, and I told Zo that his visit in Banapple won’t be complete without eating this chunky chicken culinary masterpiece.

Here’s me looking very happy with my food.

FYI: I can eat everything (and more) in front of me. Oo na. Matakaw na.

FYI #2: I don’t know where my stomach’s annex is either. :p


listening to: nothing

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