we’re almost over the hump
Saw these the other day at FootLocker… pretty cool. Go Pacman!!!
The day after my friend’s wedding in Studio City, Mo and I decided to search for local brunch eateries. Through random googling (& a few recommendations from Mo’s acquaintances), we discovered Ninong’s Pastries & Cafe in Granada Hills. Mo was immediately drawn by the atypical filipino menu. It was a few dollars more than the usual mom & pop places in LA, but didn’t break the bank too much. Breakfast was $5.50 for an entree, 2 eggs, and rice (along with a small side of dessert – which I guess was a minor plus). They had empenadas for $1.45 a pop, with longanisa, corned-beef, or spinach & cheese filling; normally it’s either stuffed with shredded beef or chicken. (Being a frugalista, I was used to buying delicious classic ones for 65 cents, but was curious enough to pay a few more quarters anyway ). Mo was very impressed, but for me it was okay; however I do give them credit for the effort in terms of variety, plus I DID enjoy the spinach & cheese.
I was enamoured by the desserts, so without even trying it first I went ahead and bought a dozen Food for the Gods, for $7.00 a dozen, $2.50 per piece (YIKES!!!) When we got home, I sunk my chompers into one wrapped in pastel foil, but to my disappointment it wasn’t up to par with my Ate K’s homemade ones. It tasted okay, at least it wasn’t too sweet.
They had other amazingly designed cakes displayed on the counter, so maybe despite the fall-out with the FFTG, I’ll someday order one of their custom beauties for a certain occasion (if there’s ever the opportunity.) Their specialty flavors sound delish – Ube, Pandan, Mango, Red Velvet (hmmmm), Carrot, Black Forrest, and they also do Custom.
Overall, it was cool to see a filipino place that didn’t contain your typical grease and oil, but rather attempted to provide a health-conscious menu.
If you go, you’ll either see it as an attempt to Americanize, or a well-worthy effort to do something a bit different.
Pretty much sums up the whole day…minus a brain fart on one of my quizzes.
haha parking at the structure with no permit in my car from 7 am – 1:45 pm
I win cal poly!!
This was the view at the Suite we stayed at for my friend’s Bachelorette Party in Sin-City (populated by soooo many Filipinos btw.)
Haha I couldn’t help but over-hear one Caucasian couple on the way up the elevator, making a comment “WHOA… watch out for those Filipinos now….” Uhm hello, did they not realize that the 6 smiling faces behind them WERE of that descent?
Haha apparently not… I guess us asians all “look the same.”
I guess wherever there’s gambling, booze, musicals, and women… you’ll find us.
LOL (Filipinos I mean….) They work mainly in the hospitality industry; some are even show performers.
Is that considered a NAKKz? Well… for the fact alone that hard-working Fil-OFWs are everywhere living in random cities just to feed their families, I say it is.
It’s soo money!!! NAKKz!!!!
Grats to Cal Poly Pomona 2010 NCAA DIVII Basketball Champions!!!
made it to the finals 2 consecutive years and finally took it home!
LETS GO BRONCOS!!!!
my front bumper has a boo-boo =[[[[
What a fail on my part.
but.. 40 bux front bumper replacement FTW! if they dude has it up for grabs still at NASIOC.