Wednesday, March 23, 2011

out to eat

It isn't too often that we eat out.
Last week we found ourselves away from home at dinnertime,
so we stopped by Antonio's, thinking we'd find some Italian options.
We paused to look at the menu outside the door, but before we knew it,
we had 3 or 4 employees out there with us, urging us inside.

At that point it was pretty hard to say no.

Even though there was not one Italian offering on that menu.
Silly us. Why did we think we'd find Italian at Antonio's?!?

Once inside, settled in our very nice booth with our own menus,
I found myself enormously amused by the selection.

Delectable entrees like
Breaded Squid With Garlic Mayo Dip
or Deep Fried Squid Tentacles With Lots Of Garlic
Or Sizzling Squid Tentacles

The kids were looking a little worried.

There was Balut (raw duck eggs)
and Milkfish
and (above)
Spicy Hot Pork Ears Tossed in Lemon, Vinegar...
Or Crispy Fried Pork Intestines With Garlic Vinegar Dip

I might have been looking a little worried too.

On to the salads...not your typical options...
Banana Heart Salad
Jackfruit Salad
Grilled Eggplant Salad
Fresh Pomelo Salad
Green Mango Salad

And the shakes!
Which one would you have chosen?

We chose the Watermansi Juice,
a blend of Watermelon and Calamansi,
a small lime-like fruit.
It was delicious and refreshing!

Our waiter saw me with my camera,
and offered to take a family shot.
What a nice idea.

It was a beautifully presented meal.

But not exactly a place anyone is begging to go back to...


Judy said...

So what DID you find that was somewhat appealing? Looks like maybe some pork ribs? Or shishkabobs?

us5 said...

oops, forgot to tell you! Mark had tuna belly (he really liked it!) I had some grilled chicken that was very nice flavor, but very little meat, and the kids had BBQ pork sticks. we've had better...but we've had worse, too!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh...all the wonderful seafood you LOVE. ;)

This was an adventure itself for your family!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dearest Michael!!! We love and miss you.

us5 said...

i was wishing you were with us, Kay!

Michael's celebrating with friends right this moment! ;)