When "Job Hunting" goes Wrong...
My friend (Jecs) and I tried our luck at Trinoma’s job fair yesterday. Alas, our hopes were down to zero as there were only a few firms in the event. So, we ended-up just hanging out at the mall for the rest of the day.
I’ve been hearing a lot about how good the food is at Mary Grace, and have been enjoying their cheese rolls ever since they were just a tiny cart at the top floor of SM North’s main building, so I was really looking forward to dining at their café at Trinoma. Gladly, Mary Grace did not disappoint.
Fresh Tomatoes and Herb Pasta (P234)
This dish might sound simple with its humble ingredients (tomatoes, olives, capers, and an array of herbs if I’m not mistaken), but the taste was really flavorful. I loved how the mixture of all the components managed to bring out that sweetish sour taste that will just make your mouth water. Plus, it had that enticingly fragrant aroma coming from the herbs. And needless to say, the pasta was al dente, leaving Mary Grace’s fresh tomatoes and herb pasta definitely worthy of two thumbs-up.
Grilled Mary Grace Ensaymada (P73)
Now, this is just plainly yummy. Soft and chewy ensaymada with a slightly toasted sugary crust. What I loved about Mary Grace’s ensaymada, aside from its texture, was the balance of flavors. It wasn’t too sweet nor was it too buttery, just the right taste that is not nakakaumay.
When I was still residing in QC, Parvati was the place for me. I loved hanging out in their quiet little corner at the mall while people-watching and just enjoying my chosen dessert for that day. So after an hour or so of strolling, I suggested that we spend our time at this lovely dessert spot.
Mango Torte (P95)
I’m on a chocolatey dessert hiatus ever since Yummy Eats (an annual food tasting event) since I had my own fill of confections that day, so I went for something not on the sugar-sweet side, and mango torte was just perfect for me. I liked the texture from the nougat base and the sweet-sour taste of the ripe mangoes which was well-balanced by the light cream topping of this dessert. Quite a delight if paired with the slightly bitter taste of coffee.
So there goes our “job hunting” turned “let’s just eat and hang out day”. Wish that the odds be in our favor on finding a place in the employment line hehe. :P