Wednesday, April 25, 2007


My wife was out of the country.
So last night, I went out with another woman.

We talked about a common past ... remembered and laughed.
We used to spend so much time together, and it was good to have this time to ourselves. We share a passion for eating - so in just a little while we were looking for a place to eat.

"Lutong bahay" is what we were both longing for ... fresh stuff - as if from the market and straight to the kitchen. So what better place to go than the Seaside in Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. parallel to the multilighted Roxas Blvd.

As soon as we arrived, I could see a sparkle in her eyes and excitement in her walk. Seaside is a "dampa" style market with rows of wet market fresh seafood sold by enthusiastic market vendors. This central market area is then surrounded on both sides with restaurants.

Typically one would take his place in the resto of his choice, order food, a "shopper" would then cross the alley to buy the fresh seafood , bring the fresh raw catch to the resto where they would then cook it according to your preference. Or if you are more adventurous then you could do the marketing yourself and then ask the resto to cook it.

The produce and seafood is market cheap and the restos charge a reasonable "cooking fee". It was like playing house. What a wonderful way to spend the evening with this woman ... I was happy just seeing her happy.

Fittingly we chose a resto called CUZINA
- zo zaraaap -zobra - zpezially the zugpo

Ohhhhh - the other woman?
She was my mother ..........

Cuzina Seafood Haus
Macapagal Blvd.

(63-2) 851-0372 (63-2) 618-5082


Sidney said...

Wonderful story!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Thanks Sidney.
Coming from you, that is truly a feel good comment.
Now if only I could learn to take pictures as good as you to accompany my stories ... that would be wonderful.