Kombini Store with the Girls & trying to blog with the 4S

with-the-girls

When I got my iPad, I tried to use it for blogging…major fail…the pictures sucked..today, I am pleasantly surprised with the wonderful quality of the photos on the 4S as well as my lovely dinner with the girls at the Kombini Store in Annapolis, Greenhills.

beef-pita-pan

I’ve heard about Kombini from my brother, and since I invited some of my friends to dinner, I wanted to try something new (yeah we always end up in Cafe Ysabel)…but anyway, today was Kombini day, and I haven’t seen them in a while, I was up for some great catching up. Kombini store is a tiny Japanese grocery that also has a small restaurant that serves a few types of food like 2 types of sushi, lots of little fried stuff, some yakitori and ramen. It’s a bit pricier compares to moshi koshi but I think their ramen must be different since they do have different types. So I went for the Tonkotsu since Ange was talking about that for a long time and I got really curious.

calpis-vodka

Calpis Sour – vodka and charcoal filtered water.Love the grape flavor on this, I didn’t even get tipsy. It was like a lite fragrant yogurt-like drink. This is probably one of the best alcoholic drinks I’ve had in a can that didn’t require the alcoholic “acquired” taste, you can probably make a kid drink this and they would not know the difference between alcoholic and non-alcoholic (of course that is hypothetically!)

tonkotsu

Tonkotsu – deep flavor of pork, love the ramen was okay not as chewy as I would want. The broth is creamy and white, and I just loved scooping it up with everything else. The sesame seed added a hint of flavor and texture to each bite. The pork wasn’t super tender, but it was tender enough.

 

Beef Pita Pan – I was really curious about this, it looked like a ciabatta sliced in two and stuffed with some marinated, roasted beef. I loved the beef. It was smokey and just had a delicate soy flavor with some mirin probably. It also had a layer of nice and yellowish Japanese mayo…ah, it was just wonderful! Even my friends enjoyed it!

peppered-chicken

Chicken – my friend, Justin ordered this, it was a peppered chicken had a strong taste of black pepper and spices. Slightly smokey,the skin had a wonderful crust, a spicy crust! But it was a little dry for me since it didn’t have sauce and because I probably took the white meat part.

gyoza

Gyoza – The filling and sauce were pretty good. Wrapper was delicate with okay crusting, filling was generous and moist. Still, this was not the best gyoza I guess, but it was pretty good.

 

For dessert we moved next door. But I loved the way Kombini was nice and intimate, we spent dinner there until they closed at 9 and moved next door for some dessert. As for my iPhone blogging, it looks like I’m going to do this a lot. I think I can finally stop lugging my camera around and awkwardly take pictures of the food in front of everyone. Good bye, giant bag!  Super excited!

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2 Comments

  1. are those pictures really from the 4S? if so, who would need a separate camera? or is it just all in the wrist of the photographer? amazing!

  2. Yes from the 4S! it’s a really good camera!

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