It’s SnapHappy Foodie’s third blog birthday! Time flew fast. I remember writing about turning, not a terrible two, but potentially a terrific two (it’s here).
What happened this year? Overall, a lot of eating, cooking and blogging happened. Surprisingly, I only did one baking experiment for the year – Black Forest Cake. I should bake some more. I also attended Westchester Magazine’s 6th Wine and Food Festival in Valhalla, NY. I missed a bunch of food festivals while I was away. Tsk tsk.
Here’s a quick trip down memory lane: my top five favorite restaurants from the past year. Out of the five, only one is in the U.S. It can’t be helped. After all, I visited so many restaurants when I went to the Philippines thanks to my family and friends. Now let’s get started.
The romantic in me fell in love with this place long before I even set foot inside. But now that I’ve been there, I look forward to going back in the future.
2. Steinbeck House and Restaurant
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. of the famous novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Enough said.
3. Balay Dako
Driving almost two hour to get there from Quezon City was worth it.
4. Abe’s Farm
I went here twice in my desire to eat kamaru (rice field crickets) and betute (stuffed frog). The first visit was a fail in the sense that both dishes weren’t available. My second visit was more successful – I got to eat kamaru.
If you’re looking to try Filipino food that’s a far cry from the usual, then Locavore’s the place for you.
Thanks you so much, my dear readers, for dropping by every so often.
Happy blog birthday, SnapHappy Foodie! Cheers!