Curious as the baker-A A +A
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I HAVE a new companion, Miggy, as my old partners have become scarce, scattered all over the country except where I am.
I have committed to look for the not so known places just to help give some alternative to being with the mall crowd, and this time, it’s a place we have long been curious about, because it’s along our route from home and office. The name is The Curious Baker’s Bistro at the North Palm Hotel along J.P. Laurel Avenue in Lanang, right beside the Green Bamboo Spa.
With a name like that, anyone will be curious as well.
It was my cheat day in this experiment I’m doing to tackle the bulge and I have to tuck in a humongous 5,000 to 6,000 calories on this forced cheat day. I was still cheating my way to just over 2,000 calories and it was already dinner time.
One thing for sure, The Curious Baker’s has some curious stuff.
I ordered the deep-fried tilapia with kare-kare sauce and the three cheese pizza (p210). I can’t recall how much the deep-fried tilapia is (it’s reasonable for the tilapia size), but the pizza price sticks to my memory because it’s unusually stiff.
Miggy ordered the toppings of cream dory with red wine on brown rice. Again, I can’t recall, but it was reasonably priced as well.
What’s with the pizza? It’s small and very, very thin, around 6x10 inches. It’s rectangular.
The tilapia tastes interesting, but you will need a little salt to go with it because it doesn’t go with bagoong, and you know, kare-kare is served with bagoong.
The cream dory smells like red wine all right.
I also got a bottle of Vignette, a wine country soda. I chose the Chardonnay grape because the waitress said that’s their best-seller. They had pinot noir and… wait… I forgot the other one.
The place is very quiet. There was just Miggy and me, before the little girl and I can assume the wife of the guy who appeared to be a member of the staff had their dinner as well.
There were other curious-sounding stuff in there, but after devouring one whole tilapia, I could no longer tuck in any more.
They have cookies... and a lot of flavored iced tea.
The place is good for a tete-a-tete, and to test one’s curiousity.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 13, 2013.