I asked Rhona and her daughter, Jac to help introduce me to food from the Philippines, since Rhona was raised on this food!
1 bonus point right away for experiencing Filipino food with my friend of matching heritage! Thanks, Rho!
We arrived for an early lunch at this tidy little restaurant on Bissonnet in the Alief area of Houston. We had time to absorb the atmosphere before it filled.
1 bonus pt for a cheery greeting from the owner...Ma-an. (at least I think that was her name. Rhona, help?) She seated us by the window beside a tiny stage that is used for karaoke nights! A TV was playing an entertaining, Asian musical show. At least Jac found it rather amusing. (1/2 bonus point there!)
FOOD! yummy "Lumpia" eggrolls with sweet chili sauce
Chicken Adobo, Ginataang Kalabasa, Krispy Pata and Garlic Rice!
I sat back and enjoyed letting Rhona and Jac order. We had more food than we could eat. I remember it as all being tasty, but playing catch up on this blog means I don't remember specifics. I will be better!
4 points out of 5 points for food.
1 bonus point for Rhona teaching me how to properly use my fork to push the food onto my spoon. Wait a minute!! How can I claim this was one of the memorable parts of my dining experience when I can't remember how we did that. Can we go again, Rhona!
By the time our meal was finished, regulars were beginning to fill our small diner. You have to give 1 bonus point for Ma-an, who playfully joined Jac and me at the table for this photo.
Add 1 bonus point for having an authentic Philippine food experience!
9.5 TOTAL BONUS POINTS FOR HOUSE OF CHICKEN!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.