Monday, April 07, 2008


Yes people ...
The man is pregnant
And ...
Get this - he is proudly half-Pinoy
Half man, half woman and half Filipino
Three halves equal a "hole"
Ooooooooooooops - a "whole" ...
(Sorry about that)

The world is going mad
Global warming is frying our brains
The unthinkable is now reality
The totally weird is totally real

Talk about the impossible ...
A pregnant man !
What will they think of next?
A faithful husband ??????
(Sorry about that ... )

That really calls for a drink (donchatink?)
And perhaps a good dinner to boot
There is after all a new place in town ...

Located along the rejuvenated and blooming Makati Avenue strip,
This casually elegant restaurant positions itself as serving "new Asian cuisine"
The place is in a "dry run" of sorts - but already one can see the makings of an upcoming hotspot
Service is warm and personal
Servers are helpful and knowledgeable

A glass of white wine started us off.
We took our time exploring the menu ...

It was a tough choice -there was much which was of interest.
For our first time sortie, we tried :
1. Squid marinated in sweet and spicy Thai dressing with sesame phyllo and alfalfa
2. Thai surf and turf - chili prawns, sweet pork belly and chicken pandan with Thai fried rice, quail egg and green mango
3. Seared beef tenderloin in rasberry teriyaki sauce, with crusted foie gras and truffled mash potatoes
4. Soy cheesecake with almond cornflake crust, green tea mousse and oolong tea syrup

The dinner went well beyond my expectations
What a pleasant and delicious surprise
The mix of several flavors coming together in one dish was masterfully executed
This was "fusion" cuisine that made sense
I was hooked
I knew I would be back ...

Seeya there
I will be the guy in the corner table with a big belly
No - I won't be pregnant
I really just have a big belly ....

Unit F101
A Venue Mall
7829 Makati Avenue, Makati
(63-2) 757-1042


rita : ) said...

i heard about that. what is the world getting into? man alive! oi...

not only that calls for a drink... that calls for shots! lots of it. and i'm surprised, they didn't have any turtle soup? i just said that to add fuel to the fire. hahaha!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

yes indeed - where is this world goin'?

I'll drink to that !


Sakai said...

how was the tenderlion? good? how abt the price?
pass by here last night. no one was eating.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

i find the food at Contempo to be very good. It is inventive and tasty.

The prices are expensive though ...
Perhaps 1000pesos a head or over.

Thanks for droppin' by


dyosa said...

ooh, A Venue Mall is already open! i told myself i'll check the place out once it's open. :-)

Thanks for the tip.

Sidney said...

See, the human mind is kind of like... a piñata. When it breaks open, there's a lot of surprises inside. Once you get the piñata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.
-Jane Wagner-

Are you REALLY sure you are not pregnant?

And are those two glasses dancing the Cha Cha on your table...?

Indeed, the world is going mad!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

The mall is "semi"-open.
A few restos ahve started up.
The event hall is also increasingly being booked.
I look forward to exploring the restos as they open.

Thanks for droppin' by.


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Yes - I am sure that I am not pregnant. I had my regular nosebleed last week ...

I love the "pinata" quote


mirage2g said...

Hmmm...well this really has nothing to do with the pregnant man, more to the question What has happened to the world...2 timothy 3 which reminds me of the tag I sent you lol. good day!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Yes indeed - what has happened to the world ?

And yes - all answers are in the Bible. I believe that ...

And what about the tag?
Hmmmm - ok - coming - finding a book - puro dvd kasi ... hahaha


luna miranda said...

it seems like i am living in a cave these days...i was shocked when i saw the video! hahaha huli ako sa balita! the world is really going crazy. hay sarap ng food pics mo!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

That's why it's fun to bein a cyber-barkada like ours . We can keep each other up to date ...

Chizmozo lang talaga ako kaya kung minsan nauuna ako ... :-)

Yez -crazeeeee na diz world talaga.


whiffandasip said...

I agree. The food was good. Interesting, nice balance of flavors. Expensive though. Php 380 for my slice of cake... Php 900+ for my gindara dish. I think it's a bit overpriced!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

yes -it was expensive
hahahaha , didn't want to discourage anyone though - coz the food is as you said good and interesting