Confessions of AttyArj

tom yum, pad thai, bagoong fried rice @ xmas tree | December 3, 2008

Pagkatapos naming sunugin ang hindi pa naming natatanggap na 13th Month pay sa village bazaar at sa warehouse sale ng Chocolate Clothing Company, nagpunta kami sa SOM’s Mandaluyong para ibalik ang lahat ng calories na nasunog namin. 

Although hindi kasing authentic (meaning, hindi ka sa bangketa kakain) ng SOM’s Makati yung SOM’s Mandaluyong, pareho lang yung food choices.  But in our case, irrelevant na ang Menu kasi tatlo lang naman ang default order namin — Tom Yum, Pad Thai at Bagoong Fried Rice. 

Sa sobrang gutom, pumapasok pa lang kami sa pinto umo-order na si “V” — “Miss, Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Bagoong Rice at Chai Tea”.  For a change, nag-order din kami ng pork in garlic & chili kasi masarap din daw yun sabi nung waitress.  Hmmmn… masarap nga.   

Kahit kaing construction worker kaming tatlo, hindi namin naubos yung inorder namin.  Siguro kasi hindi kami full force, wala kasi “A” (nagpunta sa Korea, naghahanap ng Koreanong ka-love team para sa sarili nyang Koreanovela), wala yung pinakamatakaw, hehehe.   

Anyway, pag-labas namin ng SOM’s, napansin naming madaming tao sa may City Hall, parang may fiesta or something sa loob.  Siyempre, dapat mag-usyoso kami, sayang naman ang pagkakataon.  Here’s what we saw, the Policarpio St. Christmas tradition carried on by the Mandaluyong City government (parang Greenhills Shopping Center na nag-carry on ng COD Christmas display):

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O d ba!  Bongga ang Mandaluyong City Hall!   

Siempre, kelangan may picture kami sa Christmas Tree.

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In fairness sa mga Mandaluyong politikos, although sponsored ng mga City Hall offices and departments yung Christmas displays, hindi mo makikita ang mga pag-mumukha nila.  Yung iba kasi nilalagay yung picture nila sa mga parol, dun pa mismo sa gitna ng star, hayyy ang sarap tiladorin (slingshot po yon).

 

To those who want to visit SOM’s Noodle House, the Makati branch is near Kalayaan/Rockwell (I got lost going there so I can’t give proper directions) while the Mandaluyong branch is along the circle (on the right side of course) near the City Hall (Justice Hall) entrance.  You wouldn’t miss their green signage.  Pag-nalampsan nyo, ikot na lang ulit kayo.  I’m not promising spectacular Thai food (if you want that go to Thai at Silk [in Serendra] instead) but, at Som’s, you’ll get what you paid for — cheap but authentic Thai food.

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3 Comments »

  1. so… nasan ang photo ng som’s? imbento lang ata eh… bakit puro picture-taking to sa city hall??? umamin… hinahanap mo lang ang akala mong soulmate mo na pulis! yung nakita mo noong nanakawan ka ng bag dahil sa pagka-addict mo sa shoes? hahaha!

    Comment by annevdns — December 3, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

  2. ay, masarap talaga ang thai food! makapunta nga dyan sa SOM’s din. nainggit ang kengkay, hahaha

    Comment by kengkay — December 4, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

  3. uy, happy new year!

    Comment by kengkay — January 6, 2009 @ 6:59 pm


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