I am a sucker for cupcakes. I love sugar, spice and everything nice. When we got back from Manila last December, I actually went home a bit frustrated because I wasn’t able to try even one of the famous cupcakery spots here, you know, the ones you see in food blogs or posts of people you follow in Instagram and Twitter.
While we were walking to find a jeepney to ride home after we attended a Prayer Meeting, two or three months ago, we passed by a then closed colorful shop. When I read it was a cupcakery, I got all giddy and told my sister I want to go and try this place. Lo and behold, after more or less a month, we did. 😉
Last month, my friends and I went to Rodolfo’s Tex-Mex Diner to check out the place and try the food. It’s been almost a year since they put up that “Temporarily Closed” sign, and I always ask around and look out if they have already reopened. So they did, but they changed a lot of things about it.
Rodolfo’s was a cafe before but now it’s a Tex-Mex diner (and the first in Legazpi City at that!). They used to serve cold drinks like frappes, smoothies and coffee, too. I really have to admit I will badly miss their froyo since the menu is more of burgers, nachos and shakes now. It’s situated near St. Agnes’ Academy and in front of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here in Legazpi City. I started taking photos the moment we came in.
I believe each person has their own happy place. You know, a place where he/she can eat out alone (or with friends), and think about life or reflect on past realizations. Well for others, a place where you can just ponder on thoughts without having the need to eat. My case isn’t the latter though, and it’s really pretty obvious if you know me.
I love eating (okay, that’s a super mega overt fact). Back when I was in highschool, there were only a few restos, cafes and food chains here in Legazpi. So you don’t have any choice but to eat in the same places, order food and then repeat until you have tried all that’s in the menu. So for a food junkie like me (or a self-proclaimed one at this point), you could just imagine what bliss I felt when food place choices were slowly increasing in number. That’s when my desire to try different restos and cafes started.
We went out last night to celebrate my Mum and Dada’s 25th Wedding Anniversary. Mum asked me to suggest a place for dinner and I blurted out Balay Cena Una without hesitation because 1) I haven’t been to the place and 2) I need to cross that out from the “Restaurants to Try” part of my planner.
We were all surprised we had the place to ourselves. Dada was kidding that he actually reserved the place for this momentous occasion! Lol. (I forgot to take a picture of the door with the very welcoming “Abierto” sign!) While waiting for our orders, we took photos!