Food blog: Bigoli

Ara and I went to Bigoli in Trinoma for lunch today. I wanted to try it since there are quite a number of people in the resto, I love Italian food, and…I wanted to give it a shot coz I’ve been seeing it every now and then in SM North.

For starters, we ordered this ‘platter’ of 6 onion rings, 2 mozzarella sticks, and 1 lonely Cheese-stuffed jalapeno with tomato dip. It’s 120php. A little pricey considering the serving size. But still, good! Especially the Jalapeno. I just wished the Jalapeno had some more spice to it. The mozzarella stick was fun to eat, with all the gooey cheese when chewed.

We also ordered this Chicken w/ Spaghetti al Pesto for 165php. It really looks good. Since Ara is a fan of pesto, she ordered this. But, I think, the same for all other dishes, the serving size is too small for me. But the chicken is good enough, savory and a little sweet. It’s dipped in a sauce after being fried, I guess. It’s not the crunchy type. The pesto pasta is like any other pesto pasta I’ve tasted. But don’t get me wrong, this one is good enough.

I ordered the Cream dory with Spaghetti Marinara for 145php. I loved the cream dory with the butter dip. The pasta tasted good. Although I just wished there was more (I could get much more pasta in another Italian resto for the same price). The Cream dory was crunchy, and soft inside. I liked it. Very subtle flavor in everything.

I loved the fact that the drinks were unlimited. I’m much of a drinker. The place was relaxing. Not much people in that side of Trinoma. I still enjoyed that meal though, even if I was not that satisfied with serving size. Bigoli!


Food blog: marinara pasta with ‘tuyo’

Cooked dinner for my parents tonight with this pasta recipe that I got from Jamie Oliver.


What you need:

  • ‘tuyo’ (dried fish)
  • capers
  • olives
  • tomatoes
  • basil/oregano/italian seasoning
We actually went to the public market in Marikina this afternoon. I was asking them if I could cook for dinner (which I rarely do), and we bought stuff in the market along with our weekly supply.
How to cook:
  1. Flake the tuyo. I used 1/3 kilo of tuyo for four people.
  2. Sautee garlic and onions. Add the tuyo flakes. Add some chili if you like a bit of spice.
  3. Add the olives and capers with the syrup.
  4. Add seasoning. I used dry basil.
  5. Add tomatoes
  6. That’s it!
It doesn’t need any more salt because the tuyo and the olives and capers are all salted already.
It was really good! I really love the pasta and my parents liked it too.