Thursday, March 05, 2009

You Wanna Bee a Part of It?



When I was growing up, my mom was so anti-fast food, I only got to frequent Jollibee and McDonald's when I went to college in UP Diliman. I was so naive about Jollibee's menu in fact, that I only discovered Chicken Joy when I was in grad school in AIM, since poor starving grad students only have McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC and Jollibee on restaurant rotation and we eventually had to try everything on the menu for us not to get sick of the food. Which was ironic since we were just right across Greenbelt 2, but we could only get to eat there when we were dining with our parents, sigh!

So you can say Jollibee has a special place in my heart. Never mind the ketchup content in the spaghetti and the dubious all beef patties, hahaha. Yesterday, when my friend and fellow housewife Sarj and I trekked all the way to Queens for our Pinoy food fix at Renee's, we made sure we stopped by Jollibee for Peach Mango Pie!

Why just Peach Mango Pie? Because we finished these at Renee's all by ourselves...





With this as pampatulak...



Oh, and I had two cups of white rice by the way, while Sarj had a cup of garlic rice. And we couldn't stop sighing and going "Sarap!" with every bite. Hahaha!

So after an hour and a half of gorging on the most authentic restaurant Pinoy food we've tried so far here in the East Coast, and with our tummies full and bursting, we made our way 8 blocks down to...



And we waited almost an hour in line for two orders of Peach Mango Pie at a whopping $2.29 each! Oh well! We had time to kill and food waiting to digest hehehe!



Oh oh! And check out the refillable soda machine in Jollibee Queens! Only in da US ha!



Here's the price list...



The Amazing Aloha at almost $7! Grabe!

By the time we headed back to Manhattan, so I could try on "maternity jeans" at Barneys (boyfriend jeans really, since they sit below the belly and I can use it after I give birth! Practical huh!), we were so sleepy from all that grease swirling in our tummies! Sarj and I were practically trudging through the shoe section on the 4th floor, when normally, this was the place where we would always be wide-eyed with delight! Hahaha! Sarj spotted a pair of cut-out sneakers in blush that she liked...



...and she asked me to find out where it was from. I looked into the insole and lightly/barely printed on it was Maison Martin Margiela - that's why there was no obvious label. Sarj said "Oh yeah, of course!" disappointed with herself, Margiela fan that she was. Obviously her style senses were not functioning anymore due to the "attack of the sleepies". Hahaha! (Just kidding Sarj!)

Before going back to Sarj's apartment to eat our Peach Mango Pie, we had to stop by Dunkin Donuts so Sarj can get her Dunkaccino, after which, we made a pit stop at Gristedes so I could buy garlic and pepper for my adobo (that after asking Sarj if I can just borrow a bulb of garlic from her, friendly neighbor style! And I was serious about it too because I wanted to get to my Peach Mango Pie immediately! Haha! Sarj asked "Baka you want to borrow suka and toyo na din?" I said, "No, I still have stock of Datu Puti and Marca Pina!" and then we spent the next couple of minutes discussing the merits of using authentic Pinoy condiments versus apple cider vinegar and kikkoman on adobo...).

And that my dears, was a day in the life of 2 housewives!

5 comments:

lisa said...

It sounds like a yummy day!

Anonymous said...

Yey for Jollibee!! Proud to have more Pinoy restaurants in the US!

Anonymous said...

hey! grabe, naiingit ako sa day in the life of 2 housewives ha. . . congratulations on your forthcoming little girl!!! The folklore that says pregnant mothers who bear girls bloom must be true. . . (Then again, I canNOT imagine you unkempt). - arlene m

cd said...

It really was a yummy day Lisa! =)

I know! It's surreal seeing Jollibee in NY! =)

Haha! Thanks Arlene! We're so excited for our little girl too! Thanks thanks! Hope to see you again here soon ha!

Rochelle said...

wow sarap ha! i didn't know they had jollibee in woodside already!!! pero ha, ang mahal nga =S

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