Posted by: neblinoso | January 22, 2010

Shabu Shabu and Sherlock

On Sunday i returned again to my fav shabu shabu resto in the Malate area, Lau Chan.  This marked my fourth visit and i don’t think i will ever tire of it.  Since i was now familiar with the ordering custom, i snatched up the paper listing all the items we could get for our hot-pot and began circling.  I found squid balls first, which i learned are indeed made of squid and flour and other spices.  I never thought i’d be a squid lover, but those balls are tasty! 

We ordered so much food we had to ladle out some of the soup in order for it all to fit!  Our reputation of  being good starters followed us all the way from Boracay back to Manila.  When we first arrived, only two other tables were occupied.  By the time our food was ready, the place was packed.  It did take a while for our rice to come out, but there was plenty of other choices to distract me.

When our tummies were full and we could barely move, we left, grabbing a cab to take us back to the hotel, so we could watch a movie in the Glorietta 4 theaters.  We saw Sherlock Holmes.  I’ve always been a fan of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries and I love Robert Downey Jr. 

The first film i saw him in was Two Girls and a Guy and from that moment on, i was hooked.  His portrayal of Holmes was hilarious.  A bit more of a fighter than what the books suggest, but a nice 21st century twist.  As luck would have it, i happened to turn on the TV Monday morning while i was getting ready for work and there he was, giving a Golden Globe acceptance speech for his role as Sherlock Holmes.

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