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This past weekend, we decided to go to Galleria to pounce on cheap finds to shopping to be had at the Topshop/Topman sale and to check out the newly-opened restaurant area, The Veranda. The place is very clean and bright and you probably wouldn't mind sitting outside al fresco for a drink. The cars pass by far enough not to be too much of an annoyance.

If you've been a regular reader of this blog, you'll know we love our Thai food so we had to drop by this new restaurant, 8 Spices.

The interiors are nice but a bit cramped though the back mirrors make it appear otherwise.
We had to wait a few minutes to get a seat inside.

You also might know that we love our iced teas here at the Shady Chronicles so we have here a frozen iced tea (L) and a Thai milk tea (R).
P: My frozen iced tea was like a mix of mango shake, iced tea and something else I couldn't quite place. It was nice and refreshing for the strong Thai flavors.
D: Your standard Thai milk tea. I had to order 2 serving of this to drown out the spiciness of the food.

Crispy fish with mango salad
This would be the catfish and mango salad found in most other Thai restaurants. This was pricey but the serving was generous and the dressing was fantastic. The perfect combination of sour, sweet and spicy that's so characteristic of this cuisine. We had to have the rest wrapped up and it still tasted fantastic the day after.

Pineapple fried rice
 The slices of ham and red hotdog were a little off-putting but this turned out surprisingly good. Not sure how traditional this is or if this is touch more Filipino but it would be accompany most of the main courses quite well. We also ordered the beef rendang but we were absolutely famished that we ate without shooting it.
 
Overall, the food was very enjoyable, if a little pricey.
They also have to work on their service. It took an age for us to get the bill, more than 15 minutes! And our server didn't write our orders down so the rendang came really late. Not good.

FASHION
F21 shirt, BKK polka trousers, Jessica Simpson Dany platforms
 
My somber look does not match my goofy pants at all.
These are pretty tricky to wear because no one wants the extra hip baggage.


The paper bag waist and the giant dots are a fun detail and you can't beat the comfort of a nice and soft wide-leg trouser.


 Also threw on this frilly, flower earrings.
I just thought they were a sweet touch!

Nothing new to feature here. I just wanted to share my outfit. With global warming and the weather being so weird, it's been getting chilly out. Cardigans are perfect for this kind of Manila weather because they can protect from wind and aircon and they're not too thick that you'll want to rip it off as soon as the mercury rises a couple of notches.

How was your weekend? :)

11 comments:

Melai said...

Dani! Love your outfit :) nice hair! the bangs look great on you :)

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

Claire said...

i love your earrings! so pretty! where is it from? :)

The Shady Chronicles of P and D said...

Melai: Thank you! I wasn't sure about them but that makes me feel better. :)
Claire: Hi, thanks! They're a steal from Divisoria. :)

ynaamores said...

I'm a regular reader of your blog, I love your food adventures, they really do help a lot!

Yna
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Gela said...

i like what they did w/ this part of Galle! the pollution's a bit of a downer, but still, it's a step up!

looking great in those trousers, D! love the fun print & color. and those heels are SO AWESEOME. you always have the best shoes!

also, yeah, weather's so crazy lately! turning on the fan/air-con doesn't even make sense anymore.


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eveline fashion-diary said...

your pants and shoes are to die for. really. i absolutely love it on you.

take care!

The Shady Chronicles of P and D said...

Yna: Thanks, glad we can help you out on your own foodie adventures! :)

Gela: I agree! Galle is super stepping up. Even their parking area is really nice now. :)

Eveline: Thanks! Glad you stopped by. :)

The Shady Chronicles of P and D said...

Yna: Thanks, glad we can help you out on your own foodie adventures! :)

Gela: I agree! Galle is super stepping up. Even their parking area is really nice now. :)

Eveline: Thanks! Glad you stopped by. :)

Viv said...

great photos, the tea looks delicious! love your outfit, the polka dot pants are so chic





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Kookie B. said...

those pants are so cute! and you look great with a fringe!

Miss Donata said...

ooooh so lucky to have the platforms!!!! and i am loving the polka dot pants!!!! =))

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