Saturday, January 22, 2011

MARIKINA: Mama Chit's and Krung Thai

We went to this coffee house, more like diner, named Mama Chit's Coffee House. Labeling it as a coffee house is such a misnomer! I wonder why they decided to name it as that when they don't even serve coffee variants and cakes or even pastries and the fact that their bestsellers/their customers' in-house favorites are grilled burgers, pasta, and their nacho salad. WHY coffee house, Mama Chit's!

Anyhoo, the place is snuggery small which has that combination of subtle ambient and accent lighting that creates a comforting warm mood. Being at funky junk places heightens my astronomic admiration to such for they have managed to work on and incorporate junk as interiors pretty well --everything is still in harmony despite the overwhelming elements (same with country style eateries!).

It was nice to look at their 60s to early 90s vintage pop decors and be time warped or simply be reminded of early years with their displays such as rotary phones, vinyl, sepia and black and white framed photos of Old Manila, old posters and acrylic paintings of famous icons, black and white tiles and other more.

If you come to think about it, everything stated above are elements you would find in most diner, I know. What I loved most about Mama Chit's (aside from its unusual interior, still. hihi) is their relatively cheap comfort food; for at the end of it all, it boils down to price and taste and the suitability of the two.  

 Lamp in one nook
 Those can banderitas are so pretty!
 I like their wall which is bombarded with Old Manila pictures in frames and a portrait of Elvis Presley and a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the other side.
I asked the cashier lady on their bestsellers for pasta and burger since it was our first time there. She suggested that we order Mama Chit's spaghetti and their Cheeseburger with chips. So, we did. We also had root beer float and green mango shake to go with our meal. 
I had the CHESSEBURGERRRR with chips! I placed some chips inside the burger for added crisp! Crispness for the heart!
Their food is really of comfort food in goody good price!! SULIT!
It was still Christmasy at Mama Chit's when we went!
Mama Chit's is open 10am to 9pm daily and is located at San Roque, Marikina City (near that Shoe Museum)
 Skull on my left
 The only BB team I rooted for. Jordan foreverzzz! 
slut machine... ay, slot machine.
I approve of Mama Chit's, too! Beatles on his side --not that I'm a fan, hee! 
Eow, Mama Chit'z! Izzz super cold outside!
TEH vid!

We had dinner at Krung Thai the other day. I spent two nights in Marikina for dinner, yes. 

We had Pad Thai and Tom Yum. They have big servings so we shared instead. I wanted to order pork satay or spring rolls but we weren't willing to wait for 20 minutes. Personally, I deem that Krung Thai lacks the Thai spiciness. Their Pad Thai is not as good as it should. There's no bean sprout and some part of each strand of the noodle is uncooked... Weird!

Having tasted my two Thai favorites cooked the Krung Thai way, I say that their rendition of Thai food did not satisfy my taste buds well mainly because I have Siam House to compare it with. Siam House is pretty far if you are from the metro, but, rest assured that it is the BEST yet most affordable Thai restaurant to date!

Most customers in Krung Thai ordered bagoong rice and Thai (fried) chicken. Later did we know that those two are their bestsellers so despite my bad review I would probably go back to try the two.

Tom Yum! See, their serving is big!
  Didn't like their Pad Thai much
Amazing Thailand
Krung Thai is located at Sta. Elena, Marikina City

I was pondering weeks ago on where I spend my money most. As expected, money goes mostly on food! I am just too defensive on this and would argue that it is the good kind of vice. I enjoy spending on food with purse wide open and with a rumbling stomach and popping eyes willing to take the bait of tempting menus. I don't think I can cut off my spending for good food, though. For one, food eases the tension and stress I get from time to time. Hee!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


DECEMBER 22, 2010: I was looking forward to this day --the first day of my work leave! Finally, two weeks off work!

Fin and I spent half the day at UP Diliman for breakfast and just did whatever. Being in UP makes me miss college years and everything in between! *going nostalgic here*

Before I entered college, older people would say that nothing beats high school shizz and that at the end of it all, your high school friends will forever be your comrade. I agree since I am now back in my hometown and we constantly spend time with each other whenever our schedules permit and as always, we spend awesome hours talking about life, future plans, plans on putting up our business, looking back and still laughing at memorial HS memes and boo-boos, and planning and scheduling vacations which make us feel that we are, indeed, grown-ups and kickin' it all up a notch! :-) But I say, college is as great as high school and I'm really glad that most college friends and I still get to see each other from time to time. Hee!

Holding a WYON The Killers themed Notebook. Will blog about it soooon! NICEST NOTEBOOK IN THE PLANET! YOU SHOULD HAVE/ORDER ONE, TOO! They're customized notebooks! 
 Full smile, please
Sneak Peek of WYON (WriteYourOwnNotes). It's plastic covered even! Really something for clumsy and uncareful people like me! haha!
WYON! WYON! WYON! I'll soon make a post about this great customizedpersonalized notebook --going over and over, K!
 Fin and I walking! Hee!
Poster there says: What's happening on 1/11/11?
Lace beneath my dress
Dress' print! In time for New Year! Went polka dots-y like!! Hah!
Cardigan's print. UNICOOOORN!
This photo reminds me of ancient / anime Japan of schools, trees and wind

After spending half the day in Diliman, we went to Glorietta for Vans. Then, we went to Megamall for lunch at Orchard Road and visited Forever 21 --literally just visited and looked at merchandise since I don't have money and not that I wanted anything too. Hah!
 inside Orchard Road
View: EDSA, ummm... same old... buses, vehicles, traffic, pollution which I miss at times
The obligatory food photo. Haha! That Crispy Chicken Noodles is A-ok!!
One partition in "Are We Human or Are We Dancer" WYON notebook. Or Are We.... (picture) Dancer!
Fin gave me these cute pens!!!! Sooooo cute! :))

Lastly, we went to Cubao Expo for dinner at Kebab X after visiting shops there. 'Twas really a nice day of bus rides and walks! YEEHAW!
 monster doodles


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