Monday, November 30, 2009

At last

Today is the final day of National Blog Posting Month -- aka NaBloPoMo. I'm amazed and proud that I was able to make my goal of posting every day this month, even if I had to phone in a few posts, literally.

Although I don't see myself blogging every day from here on out, I do think this was a nice way to boost my blogging habit. I'll definitely blog more than I was pre-November.

My mom is in town tonight, and we made an impromptu trip to a new Target in a remodeled mall to pick up some stuff for Em. As we entered the mall, I caught a glimpse of a sign that read "pandesal," which is a tasty Filipino bread. My mom and I stopped and then quickly ran into the store. My mom was as excited as I was to see that it was a Filipino bakery called Red Ribbon, which also offers Filipino meals.

We continued onto Target and came back before the bakery closed so we could pick up some halo-halo, a Filipino dessert that I'd never had before but had always wanted to try.

Halo-halo

It's a shaved ice with sweet beans, coconut jelly, palm fruit, purple yam, sweet coconut strips, jackfruit and milk topped with leche flan, rice cripies and mango ice topping.

I ate about half of it once we got home. The verdict? Not bad, but not something I'd crave. I am excited to go back, though, and try some of the food. I know it won't be as great as my mom's home cooking, but it may serve as a worthy substitute.

"Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming."
- Matthew Arnold

12 comments:

  1. I really wanted to like halo-halo, but it just tasted like somebody went crazy at the toppings bar at Yogurtland.

    Exciting that you found a Filipino restaurant, though!

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  2. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! I lasted, what? 2 or 3 days...pathetic. And to think you are working AND chasing a toddler around. Hats off to you, lady!

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  3. I am always jealous that you have SO many different places to choose from to eat. I may not be that adventurous but I like more of a variety than I have to choose from here.

    Congratulations on your NaBloPoMo- that's awesome!

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  4. Oh, could you report back on their lumpia selection/taste? I still crave that stuff a ridiculous amount and have no idea how to make it. :(

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  5. There's a Red Ribbon in the mall by my house - I love it! My co-worker once brought in chicken empanadas from there and they're so delicious that I can't pass the one in my mall without buying one. YUM! I really should try some of their other stuff sometime soon...

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  6. Next time, try the Red Ribbon cake that has honeycomb in the middle. It is deeeelicious!

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  7. Ooooh Red Ribbon!!! I love their Ensemada's... the brioche bread with butter and cheese on top. So freakin' good.

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  8. hmm..never tried it, but it seems like too many ingredients to me

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  9. I failed the challenge on like, day 6! I LOVE RR! They have the best cakes. Mmmm mocha chip or mango cake. I even like their little palabok plate. Yummy. Halo halo is an old favorite of mine too.

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  10. Wow! I didn't know it was National Blog Month. I blogged everyday in November as well. A first for me. Good to hear it was the month to blog. How do you balance mommyhood, blogging, and work?? I'm going crazy over here.

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  11. pandesal? yum.
    halo halo? gah-ross.

    i wanted to do nablopomo, but by the time i remembered, it was already 11/4. boo.

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  12. Eeee I think I know which mall you're talking about . . . I must look for this bakery! I <3 halo-halo.

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