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8/27/2007

Lime 88 -- Street Food with an Attitude



Warning: THIS POST MAY
CONTAIN WASHED OUT PHOTOS WHICH
VIEWERS MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE. IN READING
THIS YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE NOT A PHOTO CRITIC AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT
THE AUTHOR FORGOT HER PROPER CAMERA SO SHE HAD TO RESORT TO USING HER HUSBAND'S
CELLPHONE. =)
Last Monday, Ruy and I had to go to St. Luke's to visit a cousin of mine who was hospitalized. As this was such a long trip for us who live in the mountains we decided to make the most of this trip and try to have a proper "date". We dropped Andrea off at my mother's house, visited my cousin and drove to Katre. Unfortunately, Katre is closed for that particular Monday so we racked our brains for somewhere to go. We remember this new restaurant we came across through this post in Anton's Blog and we decided to give it a try.

After braving the foreign streets of Mandaluyong we found Lime 88.

The place is nothing spectacular. It's literally a house converted into a cozy little resto. To be honest, had I not read the post from Anton I wouldn't have gone in. Lucky for me that Ruy and I braved it.

Service: The crew and staff were extremely attentive. They:



  1. Got our orders right


  2. Served the food quickly


  3. Returned with our requests (i.e. hotsauce, information) very quickly


  4. Answered all our questions


  5. Were very patient


  6. did not seem like they were rushing us at all


  7. removed empty dishes with the speed of light


  8. were very polite.


That in itself is reason enough to go back to Lime 88...but wait there's more.


Let's go through what Ruy and I had that night.




Caesar Salad. I personally loved this. It was a different take on the usual caesar salad as it was served with salted egg and pork cracklings. Fine, the greens are so few that you could count them and yes the pork crackling has obviously been in the shelf for a while now but I still liked it a lot. I think it's a novel take on something so abused (the caesar salad) add that to the fact that I ADORE salted eggs and you would understand why I love this dish.




Garlic Tuyo Pasta. Another thing I liked, the cream and garlic combo is after all one lethal combination that can turn anything into a masterpiece (I think that this combination can only be beaten by the butter and garlic combination...now that combination can make toilet paper taste like a gourmet dish...I digress) I personally would have wanted some more spices to add a bit of bite as well as to counteract the richness of the pasta. I think using the bottled spicy tuyo from Tapa King would have added just that right amount of spice to make this good dish WONDERFUL.




Street Style Pizza. I usually frown at pizzas. I don't like pizzas (do I hear a collective gasp here?) yet I was able to eat this pizza and actually enjoy it. Ruy adored it and he claims this is his favorite. I was trying to find the kesong puti on the pizza we ordered but I couldn't find it.


We finished the meal off with some green alcoholic beverage whose name I can't remember. I liked it so much stopping myself from drinking it all was tough. But I had to do what a responsible mother would do and stop drinking so I can carry my baby home....waaaaaaah


p.s. I loved their huge hot sauce bottles that I just had to
pose with it.























2 comments:

Anonymous said...

license to chill is the name of that greenish martini, would like to invite u guys again to try our new menu. steady lng pero rock!-lime88

Olivia said...

We'll definitely go back. I hope you'd be able to send us a soft copy of your new menu so we can post it here. =)

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