VIDEO | VLOG #037 – S&R’s Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza

VIDEO | VLOG #037 – S&R’s Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza

I have been good with keeping my meat cravings down. 10 days in and I have managed not to put a single bite of meat in my mouth. This is an accomplishment really, considering I usually cannot get through a day without a meal that involves meat, at least for the last 6 months. I know because I keep a monthly habit tracker, and the “NO MEAT’ column is completely unmarked since October. I am a person who keeps emergency bagnet in my ref, and I can always find an emergency scenario that deserves a bagnet break. I, sometimes, amaze myself with my resolve this time around. On one lunch recently, I actually spat out a lettuce from a Caesar’s salad because I need to flick off the bacon bits on it. To which Jr remarked, “It’s not even real bacon.”

Whereas before when Jr commiserated with this self-inflicted pain, I told him this time, it’s completely my thing. He can eat meat in my presence and I guess with age comes discipline, it doesn’t bother me as much anymore. Jr used to be so frustrated when we have to choose restaurants for us to eat out while trying to figure in my seasonal diet. Now, he can eat Spam Pizza from S&R and I’ll just tell my brain, it’s just spam over bread. I know how spam taste. I know how S&R pizza tastes. I basically know how that taste and in spite of the fact that it’s a limited offering, I don’t have to have it now. It’ll be alright. I will be okay.

There’s a lot of inner dialogue that goes on when rationalizing about food I can and cannot have.

But I did not entirely have the raw end of the deal here. Because S&R’s other limited offering is their Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza — it’s Nutella spread over S&R pizza crust, with a generous sprinkle of fresh strawberries. However delighted I am when I saw the ads on social media, I’m pretty wary about quick service promotions. Sometimes, the photos does not exactly match the actual product. As for this one, well, here’s the expectation:

expectation

And here’s the reality:

Reality

Not bad. Not bad at all.

The slice is big enough for two people, and since it’s really(!) nutella, there is a need to share in fear of diabetes. The pizza is more chewy than crunchy so dividing it in two can be a challenge, but speaking as a nutella lover, half the slice is enough to make you happy. The strawberries are small but decent. Be warned though — this calls for at least a 5 table napkins situation. Things will get messy.

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Sushi Shikansen at Genki Sushi

Sushi Shikansen at Genki Sushi

I like lists. I list down everything — things to get from the grocery, things to do for the day, the week, the month, things to edit and posts. Partly because I have a terrible memory, partly because I find satisfaction in ticking off the boxes right beside them. A slight satisfaction, that is — enough to get me thru the moment. You know those mini games within iphone games? The ones you do for extra coins or extra boosters? These lists are my real life equivalent for little boosters. Game-ifying my life works for me. Checking off boxes give me life.

Among the lists I keep is one reserved for restaurants I love to try. I read one “top” or “best of” listicles floating around the internet and if it interests me enough, it goes on the list. And then I wait for lazy weekends where we have no plans and browse thru my list and pick a target.

On Saturday, Genki Sushi was the chosen one.

I’ve heard of Genki Sushi when they opened in BGC and it instantly piqued my interest. It opened late last year so it was sitting on the list for quite some time. We’ve tried those sushi carousels in Japan, those never-ending revolving carriers of little plates of joy.

Well, this was same same, but different.

While in a sushi carousel , you wait a pray to sushi gods that the person ahead of you don’t grab the plate you’re eyeing, on Genki Sushi, you actually get to choose what you want. You punch in your order in a dedicated Ipad for the table — 4 at a time — and patiently wait for the sushi train. And since everything is practically raw, there’s little wait.

No human interaction and almost instant sushi gratification. I was in fast food sushi heaven.

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Recommendations: The Scallop Pollock Roe, which was also the server’s suggestion to us as he taught us how to work the Ipad being newbies, is a delight. I like Spam regardless,  and loved the Spam Tamago and I don’t care if I can buy a whole can of Spam for the price. Everything else is basic and as expected. My staple order in Japanese restaurants, the Chirashi, is okay; the lunch Chirashi bento at Seryna is way better and more generous at almost the same price. For the novelty, I’d go here. It’s fun, it’s quick, it’s kawaii.  I can now confirm and list down “approaching trains with your requested food” as one of the things that bring me joy in life. Be careful being to overjoyed with the novelty though: the sushi plates are 80 – 200 pesos a piece, but you can rack up a bill if you go overboard with ordering.

One beef: They just have to have something uni on the menu. What kind of Japanese place have nothing uni on the menu?!?

 


Genki Sushi
BGC Stopover Pavillion
Rizal Drive Corner 31st Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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