14 Nov 2010 13 Comments
After watching Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Margarito’s fight, my husband and I headed to my colleague’s restaurant down in St. 51 to do some food shots.
Teacher Mercy as I call her together with her husband and only child Charlotte, runs Tastebuds, a South Indian restaurant who offers dishes from their region. It has been in the city for almost two years now and it’s gaining popularity with it’s exquisite cuisine which are all in affordable prices.
It all started last Friday when Teacher Mercy approached for a small favor. She asked if I am able to help her in taking photos at their restaurant for her own camera won’t produce nice ones. Thinking of it as an easy job and with all the equipments we have, I immediately said yes in return of a free meal from them. We’re colleagues and friends, so a delicious meal is more than worth the penny to be paid for us.
When we arrived at their place, her husband who is the chief of the business placed an order of 7 different dishes for the shoot. There’s spicy chicken, chapatti, nan, chicken biryani, and some more I can’t remember. All of them made me hungry while Nestle’s shooting. It made me remember that I haven’t eaten anything for lunch yet, and seeing all the plates with colorful items in it, my tastebuds started to work into its senses. One i shot, two shoots, three shots, soon it was over! The ending – Indian feast!!!
Teacher Mercy let us marvel on whatever we wanted to eat and being the adventurous one, I tried almost everything we have on the table. My most favorite is the Indian Cottage Cheese in Spinach Sauce! The cottage cheese tasted like meat and the sauce is a perfect match with the soft nan. I also like the eggplant side dish and the Chicken Biryani. Nestle enjoyed the food as well for it brings him good memories of his childhood in Saudi Arabia. Every single bite is nostalgic as he said. Soon we’re all full. Happy tummies and smiling faces are the results.
After the nice eats, we headed up to WExport in Sihanouk to check some clothes. I wanted to buy new sets for my kiddos but their children’s section isn’t open yet so I just bought a new Zara blouse and a couple of Gap Body undies. I’m still working on my budget and spending more on what I really don’t need isn’t necessary at this point. As we’re about to go home, a huge banner outside Akira struck my eyes saying SALE SALE SALE! For a while I ignored it but then again I reconsidered, I immediately asked my husband to turn around to look if I could score a cheap oven. To my surprise everything is pretty cheap and way cheaper comparing from the list of items I have in mind. The griddle is only $38, the meat grinder is $35, and the oven is only $39!!! I only bought the latter for I didn’t have enough to spare at the moment, tomorrow I will have my revenge and surely hunt down the two other items.
To complete my day, Bayon Market was our last stop. I bought some new plates and trays to start my baking and as we head home, I can’t stop my excited on using my new kitchen playmate. I think my list will continue to get longer until I have completed all my kitchen wares. For my first baking product, here’s a photo of my walnut brownies