Lent Food: Holy Appetite!
We'd like to believe that the most you're guilty of this holy season is sneaking in that greasy burger
on a Friday-- and yes, the drive-thru waitress was judging you. If that is in fact the naughtiest you've been since Ash Wednesday, then it's about time we turn your Lent around and shove some vegetarian eats down your throat! Why? Because they're good for you, silly.
Not just a tapas bar
and go-to place for the Fort's
yuppies, Relik's seafood paella is the perfect Friday pulutan
to go with that bottle of lager
. Good enough for sharing!
Terry's ambiance may remind anyone how un-posh they actually are, and their exquisite wine selection
goes perfectly with any meat on the menu. It's a good thing manchego cheese and salami aren't the only things to chomp on, because their tuna belly tempura is so perfect that it's almost sinful.
- Macrobiotic sushi
Forget how you just read the restaurant
's name, because for the uninformed, it's actually pronounced as "you-ni-ka-se". Macrobiotic eating, as they call it, calls for only unprocessed ingredients to go in all their dishes. How awesome is that?
Risotto makes anyone salivate, and when you've got some Japanese-Italian fusion thing going on, it's bound to be either really weird or really good. Geisha's edamame risotto is light, refreshing, and very well presented. Yum!
- Fried Sawara and vegetable (with XO sauce)
All you really have to know is that it contains XO sauce-- that magic ingredient that makes anything taste like heaven! Fried sawara and vegetable stewed in a hefty amount of the beloved sauce makes for a dish that's so tasty you almost forget it's healthy!
Definitely as festive as it looks, the octopus carpaccio will make you feel a little better about not having to order its beef counterpart. Lato is also always a great addition to any dish-- and Chef's Lab's strange concoctions make it a perfect fit. Check out their chemistry set-- beats the one at school
, for sure!
Sick and tired of those darn shawarmas
? The vegetable moussaka is actually very, very good. Stewed in a hearty tomato sauce, this dish comes with yogurt
and every Persian joint's signature "white sauce."
This little French cafe
is definitely gaining a following for their super fresh baguettes and really, really, strong brews. Baked fresh daily, their glorious breads
are always a treat, and the ocean sandwich is by far, our favorite.
- Tonkatsu Seafood Set
Who doesn't love Yabu? If you can't have your serving of rosu for the week, their seafood tonkatsu set will do just fine! Always cooked to perfection, this full meal will leave you satisfied and guilt free.
- Fish and Chips
- Grilled Stuffed Squid with White Shrimp
Grilled squid and white shrimp marinated in olive oil and herbs-- how healthy can you get? The seafood dish is tantalizing enough, but the sauce brings it all together!
Ahhh, pasta! Simple and fun, Pipino's garlic and broccoli pasta is light and refreshing, but then again, so are all their dishes! This vegetarian restaurant has so much to choose from, it'll be a shame to deprive your stomach of all this delicious (and healthy to boot) food!
For more guilt-free meals that won't break your Lenten sacrifice, check out our suggestions from last year's list. Juice Recommends:Juice Night OutJuice Buhay Pinoy