All that walking at the museum made me hungry.
While there was a much nearer mall to the Museum of the Filipino People, I opted to go south than north. I had a particular craving and only one place could relieve it.
I took a jeep to Pedro Gil LRT station and alighted there. Then I walked all the way to Robinson’s Ermita. Once inside, I made a beeline to the topmost floor.
Hard as I try to remember when I last had Indian food, I couldn’t recall. All I knew was I wanted something warm, spicy, cheesy, and creamy on tender meat. That is why I was at New Bombay.
I asked for the Malai Murg Tikka. It was a set of big chunks of chicken placed on lettuce leaves. Topping it was a gracious serving of cheese. Alongside it were two choices of sauce: earthy green-colored cashew paste and a medley of Indian spices.
Truly, it hit the spot! Just what I needed.
Of course, I tried both sauces. I like the red one better. It had a medley of sweet and spicy that I prefer. While the cashew paste had a greater kick to it, what put me off was the texture. Predictably, I mixed both sauces and surprisingly they complemented each other.
My choice of drink is called the Almond Lassi. While itself is good—being nut-based, meaning earthy taste—I began to have too much earthiness in my mouth. I should have had something starkly different. Lesson learned!
Once dinner was over, I walked to my next destination. With each step, I was hoping there was still stock of it.
And there still was!
Rick Riordan released last week his brand new series, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard”. I have been a fan of his since I began “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” years ago. I love and adore “The Heroes of Olympus” and “The Kane Chronicles”. And I have good feeling about the new series’ first book, The Sword of Summer.
Sighting the book at National Bookstore was wonderful. But it was also painful because it was seated right next to another book I wanted to buy: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I also saw other Riordan books Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes and The Demigod Diaries. I could only take so much heartache in one day. I needed to escape.
So with only one book in tow, I headed for the cashier and paid. But I knew, I would get my hands on them soon.
(This is Part Two of a Two-Part Post.)
Fourth Floor, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
Ground Floor, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila