A few years ago, my brother took me to this steak place in Eastwood, it was called Hot Racks. I forgot what I had ordered but I remember clearly ordering a very sumptuous steak with its juices oozing out of every slice. Since then, I have encountered steaks every now and then and I have gotten very fond of having it when the occasion merits it. Last night, I was once again lucky enough to go out with Tricia and have a re-taste of Rap in Taft Avenue.
The best kind of trips are those that are unplanned and those that happen after the end of a big event. For the past two weeks, I have been cooped up at work and busy finalizing exam and final grades that I sort of lost touch with my whole Manila Traveler self. Thankfully, I was finally had the opportunity to go out and stretch my legs a little bit, one of my officemates, Jazmin, was kind enough to give us tickets to the rerun of the hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” starring Mig Ayesa.
It might have been a hectic two weeks (exams, grades, projects, planners and what not), but I was glad that in the middle of the week there was this short breather for me and Tricia to see our classmates. The occasion was the celebration of our dear friend Ron. He invited us to Chubby's Rib Shack, a small restaurant along Dela Rosa street in Makati for the fanfare of wings, ribs and maybe a little Mexican on the side. The experience was certainly not lost and the celebration was certainly a great way to prepare for a short term break.
My experience with chicken wings and the whole dining experience was limited to rare visits to Sunrise Buckets, random bars that served "wings", some home made ones, and the occasional food shows wherein Adam Richman or another American took on extreme chicken wings challenges in mom-and-pop stores all around the US. The experience of eating wings is oftentimes a messy one: the sauce sticks to your hand as you grab, bite, suck and grapple with whatever meat is left on the bone; all this is happening as your mind blazes into high gear thinking about what flavor or combination you should try next to complete the whole experience of eating wings. The same can be said for Wing Stop - Taft, when I was faced with 20 pieces of wings in varying flavors that tickled and also bored my taste buds.
I am a foodie, this statement is quite evident considering my growing stomach and the numerous posts about food on my blog. I cannot deny myself passing up the opportunity to eat out in some place new and enjoying the specialties of certain restaurants. I cannot also deny myself trying out new flavors that would excite my palate and excite my taste buds. As part of my school's continuous drive to learning I went on a field trip with one of my students to Buffet 101 in Eastwood.
My name is Alfonso your nerdy history teacher, bookworm and lover of all things cultural and exciting. You can find me in a weekend market, in a bookshop, or eating in Japanese restos during the weekends.