Early Bird Breakfast Club

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I could eat breakfast food all day and I won't get tired of it. Which is why I looove all-day-breakfast places.

The Early Bird Breakfast Club is one of my favorite breakfast places because of the scrumptious food and very nice presentation. Check out the photos to see what I mean.
Sunny Salpicao - tender pieces of chicken breast marinated with their signature and
sauteed with button mushrooms, served with Breakfast Rice and a sunny side up
egg - Php345
The Early Bird Full English - one English banger, two strips of bacon, mushrooms, 
ripe grilled tomatoes, two fried eggs, Early Bird hash potatoes, baked beans and two
pieces of toast - Php495
Bacon and Pineapple Scotch Eggs - soft boiled egg encased in sausage meat and
lightly fried, served with hash potatoes, strips of bacon, grilled tomato, and dressed
in bacon and pineapple chutney - Php315
Fried Chicken and Breakfast Waffle - crispy fried chicken thigh served on a duo of
potato and pancake waffles, served with maple syrup and gravy - Php345
Strawberry Passion Iced Tea - Php95
Puto Bumbong Pancakes - puto bumbong in the form of their signature pancakes,
served with coconut whipped cream - Php325

I loved everything that I have tried there so far. My favorite would have to be the Fried Chicken and Breakfast Waffle because it's such a unique combination. I really love the fusion of salty and sweet, and this dish perfectly delivers that. I love how the potatoes are mashed in the waffle, and how the syrup and gravy brings it all together. 

I would really recommend going to the Early Bird Breakfast Club, be it breakfast time or dinner time. Or basically just any time of the day. Everything that I tried in their menu is so delicious, you won't be disappointed. The portions are huge so make room for a lot of food when you do decide to go there. 

The Early Bird Breakfast Club has four locations: the Fort Complex in Bonifacio Global City, Century City Mall in Makati, Eastwood Mall in Libis, and Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Check out their website for more information. :)

7 Eleven Run 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sometimes, races come unplanned. That was what happened when I joined the 7 Eleven Run 2016 on January 17. I didn't register for that race because I wanted my January to be race-free while I focus on training for my main events on February. But when I decided to cover the event, one of my runner friends offered me a race bib for the 10k buddy run category. It so happened that his buddy couldn't run that day. And that is how I ended up running 10k during that event. 

The event was a successful one judging from the number of people who joined and enjoyed the event. However, because there were so many participants, it was so crowded during the race itself. I experienced it in my category as I ended up walking almost the first 600 meters of the route because there were just so many people. When the crowd eased up a bit, I started weaving through the runners and finally got to run at my race pace. Although I was in the buddy category, I ended up running alone because I wanted to see if I can make a sub-1 finish. 

Sadly, I did not make it in less than an hour. But I still clocked in a good time. Also, I got a medal and a cotton free-sized 10k finisher shirt for my troubles. 
rank: 205th out of 1830 runners, official time: 1:09:27

Overall, it was a well-organized running event. Better than the edition that I joined back in 2014. Since the venue is in Filinvest, Alabang, there was a lot of space in the race village for the participants to line up for freebies and loots. The hydration stations were okay. Although there were many choices for drinks (juice, energy drink, Powerade), there was not a lot of water. At least, that's what I experienced in the 10k route. And I'm not really used to drinking anything else other than water on race day, so it became a bit of a problem for me. Good thing I only ran 10k! Else, I would have been dehydrated for avoiding the drinks stations. Haha. Anyway, it was still a fun event to participate in. Thanks, sir Mhar, for the free race bib. Kudos to the organizers!