Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flirting with Mr. Jones

If you recall last May, I won the first Blog Contest of Yummy Magazine, and along with the six months subscription to the magazine, I also won 2000 GC to Mr. Jones diner located in Greenbelt 5, Makati. Eating at a food place as far as Makati seemed impossible for the whole family, but I personally only want to share the prize to them, so we waited for the right timing when to use it. Sister is now working and I didn't want for us to be missing one family member, so when mom's birthday came up, I knew it was the perfect timing.

Mom's birthday was last Monday, but since sister's day off is every Tuesday, I just asked mom to switch her birthday leave to Tuesday so we could use the GCs. It was quite funny and amusing at the same time that I have been using the GCs I have won as my gift to mom, last year, I used the Red Ribbon GCs to buy her birthday cake, and now this. Am I so glad I am a blogger! :)



Char-Grilled Greek Style Norwegian Salmon Steak

We ordered four dishes, but I will share one picture for now as I still don't know the names of the other dishes (I let brother took pics of the menu). This one's the Char-Grilled Greek Style Norwegian Salmon Steak, and prior to us eating here, I have already decided to have this, based on the blog articles I have read. Last week, I have told that we could only eat the Salmon heads because we cannot afford to buy the steak cuts, so this food trip presented a good chance for us to eat salmon steaks. Sadly I wasn't able to eat much of this dish because there were three other foods to try. For all its worth, this tasted really great! Well.. the wild rice pilaf I didn't like much - I guess I am a big fan of the white rice and I felt these red rice had a nutty hint and it was like eating glutinous rice that were slightly firmer. As for the blending of the fish and the relish and the veggies, it was really good!

This one cost 400+ pesos. If I didn't have the CG, there is no way in the world I would order this because it was just really expensive. Well, Mr. Jones' foods are very expensive to say the least, but their servings were big and the foods tasted really delicious. Still, being the kuripot woman that I am, I guess this would be the only chance that I could get to flirt with Mr. Jones.

*** Jenn ***

ps - Mr. Jones had this tagline, "Stop flirting with me." Hence, the title of my post.

13 comments:

Guiltless Grub said...

Ha! It looks so falarious! I love the presentation and I wonder who Mr. Jones is...hehehe...I'll be looking forward to the other pics.

Gizelle said...

I never get to try Mr.Jones back when I was home...sayang the dish looks delish...now if i have the chance to cook that dish I will :) Congrats for winning btw.

Luna Miranda said...

you can never go wrong with salmon--cooked or raw, it's simply delicious! it's great that you had the whole family together at Mr. Jones for your mom's birthday. yesterday was my mom's birthday, we also moved the diner 2 nights ago so my sister could attend.:p

congrats nga pala.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, i kept humming Mr. Jones (by the Counting Crows).:p

Rossel said...

what a birthday gift. your picture made me drool. belated happy birthday to your mom.
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Jay - agent112778 said...

its worth 450 pesos :(( Thank God for the GCs even thou that im the one who ate most of this, thinking of the price made me not enjoy the meal. but then again, as you said, its our first time to eat salmon steak so im still :-|

chubskulit said...

Oh wow sis super lucky ka naman hehehe, that look so yummy!

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bonz said...

ang sarap tignan... haha!
can i have a bite, looks so delicious!

belated happy birthday to your mom!

FoodTripFriday said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your MoM!
and oh boy! you are one lucky blogger winning those GC's one year after the other.
Love the presentation as well,so lovely!

Newlyweds said...

congratulations! id love to eat there soon.. really looks yum yum!

Vernz said...

congrats Jenn, walang rice ito.. clearing my throat ...hahaha.. yumminess..talaga..

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u8mypinkc00kies said...

i wanna try their burger... pero dapat may ka-share! :P i heard the tapa is also yummy.

Certified Foodies said...

Wowwww. My mouth literally watered when I saw this post. Ang sarap tingnan. I haven't tried ordering fish in a restaurant, but, since I'm seeing a lot of Food Trip Friday entries with fish, I'd definitely would love to try it next time.

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I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}