Sunday, 21 November 2010

Unstoppable -------------->

Denzel W. did it again! This guy is amazingly unstoppable. I love every inch of the movie - it was nail-biting and everything was so real (and realistic). Congratulations to Denzel and Chris. Me and hubby had a great time at the movie. I am very glad that Denzel will have movies released next year too. Errmm, its not about movies actually, it is more about Denzel and his acting. It entertains me very well. I can easily say "pass" on other movies, even how interesting to other people. I also watch Liam Neeson, and of course, Gene Hackman and Harrison Ford.
Photo courtesy of Celebuzz

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Authentic Mongolian Barbecue

Hiyaaa! I have been talking about Mongolian Barbecue and I have not even showed a single photo about it. So here it is. During our chace to visit Gobi, we were given "honorary" reception --- and the famous Mongolian Barbecue locally known as "Horhog" was served, and nothing else, except watermelon as desert. Needless to say I ate only watermelon. But i thought i need to say that. Haha!

So there. You can still see the stones together with the mutton. Before eating, there is this ritual that people do, they put the stones in their hands and feel the heat of the stone on one's palm. I do not understand its health value (the locals keep saying it is good for one's health and said it is a Tibetan practice), but i would always oblige to do so. But eating Horhog... it is a huge challenge on my part. Super.

Mongolian Barbecue, NOT!

Mongolian Barbecue is a mutton stew. It has soup in it. That's it. It is not in anyway a barbecue. So there, let's make it clear. The photos below, that is NOT the one that is authentic. Please be guided accordingly. :D

But in Mongolia there are 2 or 3 restaurants that offered  "authentic mongolian barbecue" . It is an eat-all-you-can restaurant where you select from a variety of uncooked ingredients - from crab meat to beef to pork to mutton to veal down to a range of all-vegetable choices. You then select your sauce, you seasonings and condiments and hand them over to the chef. The "chef" will then fry your mixture while you watch. Well for me, it is pretty exciting! Of course the entire process in not barbecue. An entrance fee costs 10,000 MNT, that is roughly 500PHP. Not bad. I mean, it is Mongolia, where would you get a crab meat except from Korea and China? Probably, the crab-meat, chicken and pork -- they have been in their freezers for a month already. So if you are picky, get mutton or beef, those are freshly butchered. :-)

This is how they cooked our meal.

That's my meal - the reddish thing. If you are Filipino who lived in Mongolia, you would understand my choice. I chose crab meat, pork, pineapple, mushroom, bell pepper, onions and a mix of soy sauce, oyster sauce, little salt, pepper, and tabasco and peanuts and lemon. It was a perfect ginisa! I liked it.

That's Alain - and he paid for my meal! Thanks Alain :-)

with Glenn. My eating buddies. That is our prelude to our BARAHA session. Who would not love these guys? They are both perfect cook and they make me happy.

A pose outside BD's Mongolian Barbecue.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Happy November 11!

For the past 10 years, hubby and I are looking forward to November 11th of each year. Tomorrow will mark 10 sweet years of love and faith and fullest grace from God. Thank you Lord for November 11s, and for the great love and respect we have for each other. Thank you Lord for all that has been that made us what we are now.

Happy Anniversary, Mahal ko. Ten years and counting! ^_^
I love you more and more.