Interior lighting makes it difficult to show up food in...well..a good light hehehe.
Then my suddenly free friend Joy, having cooled off things with an almost fiancée (the nth year itch, of course), asked me to bring her some place new. Preferably in Quezon City. I’ve heard of Pipino, the vegetarian place. I’ve been to Pino next door and liked the food (though mostly young people hung out there weeknights) so I figured they’d have tasty vegetarian.
So here’s what I mean about reds and not so very good cameras. My silken tofu lasagna is very tomatoey!
I like! The dish, not the picture. We were intrigued by brown rice and mushroom salpicao so we got those too. I love shiitake, sweetish and earthy tasting but not overpoweringly so (its the brown shrooms in sukiyaki). It really tastes like salpicao. You eat more rice with it. Strongly flavored sauces do that every time. We had crunchy tofu on skewers as well, their veggie version of satay. Tofu really is versatile, it takes on any flavor so if you get the texture just right, it’s a good dish. Like, if you wanted the feel of ground meet in the lasagna, you crispen tofu bits to make it distinct from the silken tofu pasta sheets. Pipino’s pseudo meats are unlike the vege-meat I had at my ex boss table. She was a kidney transplantee and had to watch her diet. I sometimes join her for lunch. Though some dishes she concocts with vege-meat were good, some you bear in mind is good for you. Or plain bear it hehehe.
P.s. Is it so telling that Hyphys, Pipino and