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In Search of Vegetarian Restaurants in Manila

And no…indian cuisine not included.  There are hundreds of indian restaurants in Manila, but I don’t want the gooeey and lumpy sauce found in most, if not all, indian dishes. I have nothing against indian food, I actually like it on some occassion, but what I’m searching for is a vegetarian restaurant that serves light, healthy, natural food for people who do not eat beef, pork, chicken and seafood.

I am also impartial to veggie meat. I don’t see the point in eating something pretending to be meat. If I want this then I’d just eat meat.

So far, I’ve only been to 2, both in Makati.  The first which I absolutely love and rave about is Corner Tree Cafe along Jupiter st.. Quaint and serves all natural ingredients  – all veggies and tofu.  They have starters, salads, soups, entree, deserts and coffee.  My favorites – the tomato soup, north african vegetable stew, tofu walnut burger (but as a dinner plate with red rice), and tofu and aspparagus teriyaki. I have to try the rest but I keep coming back for the vegetable stew. I’ve invited meat-eating friends to this place and they loved it!

The 2nd is Wabi-Sabi noodle house in The Collective along Malugay St.  Hmmm…the only thing I liked here was the mushroom siomai.  I had the pho that had some veggie meat or cracklings as they call it which didnt sit well with me.  The broth — well, I’ve had much better. Nothing against the place, just not a place I’d invite friends to.

Post your recommendations please with complete address and phone number too just in case I need to ask for directions.  Also, would it be difficult if you limit your suggestions to places within Makati and Ortigas please?  Thank you! Happy eating!

P.S. You may post veggie recipes too, that I can do at home! Thanks again!

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Living On My Own

I have been living alone now for a week, only with a dog and 4 fishes. The pets are my Dad’s but as the lone caretaker of the house, they come as my responsibility.

It’s a lot of work specially with a dog – cleaning up and feeding him.  But I can’t put him up for adoption, no matter how much extra chore it gives me.  He’s been with us for 7-8 years I think. So he’s old and he’s my buddy now at home.

As for the fish… they’re easy, although I’m not a fish person, I just can’t have a huge empty aquarium in the house!

Cooking is such a delight.  I steam fillets of fish and some veggies, and I’m all set for my meal.  I have a big bowl of salad in the fridge that’s good for 3-4 days and I just get from the lot every meal time.

I like that I’m up on my feet doing chores instead of being a couch potato, which I was when I had household help.  I feel much productive and healthier, knowing that I am more active.

Surprisingly, I don’t feel any stress when I’m home even with the thought of cleaning up or preparing my meal or having to clean up after the dog.  I’ve literally gone out of my comfort zone.

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