las paellas

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i didn’t think i’d miss the city, the lights and its chaos.  well, sadly, i did.  my system wants to get back to the “normal”.  so, as an opening salvo, my friends and i hit the newest resto in galleria–las paellas.  we haven’t tried spanish food yet.  so this was unanimously decided upon.

we first odered a sizable seafood pomelo salad.  it was delicious.  the dressing was really good, the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.  i only wish they had more pomelo in it.

seafood pomelo salad

next, we had soup.  shelly and i ordered the clam chowder, while rochelle had cream of mushroom.  nothing out of the ordinary… it was really hot , though.  it did got our appetites rolling. lol!clam chowder

true to its name, the resto specializes in the old spanish comfort food,  PAELLA (pronounced as pa-ey-ah).  the most popular is the valenciana, a flavorful rice dish cooked with spanish paprika, shellfish, meat, beans and eggs. yum!  i can even taste the saffron in it.  the serving was huge.  there are three of us but we didn’t get to eat everything.  i find the paella a bit too salty, though.  sqeezing a few drops of lemon didn’t help.  save for that, this platter is a winner. really tasty!

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out of curiousity, we asked for their garlic chicken.  heavenly.  the garlic infused sauce was the perfect compliment to the meat. yummy…

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we were so stuffed, there was no room for dessert.  i decided to get a last look on the menu, though (in case i still want something :)).  i realized that this spanish resto also serves some filipino specialties like kare-kare and bulalo.  heck! they even have banana fritters for dessert.

all in all, our dining experience was ok. food was good, but the service was a bit slow.  i suggest not taking long when ordering so to save you from the long wait.  as a saving grace, we got a good deal–our paella was free.  i think they have this promo or something.  for every P500, you get a paella platter for free.

not bad, eh?

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