An evening at Red 8

I just dug out food photos from my not so old files. Actually, it’s been months since Ericke’s college graduation and she now has two different jobs. In one photo, you’ll see my blog reader-turned-friend Tita Lita (well, she’s gone back to the US of A) and co-blogger-turned-friend Herdy (I really haven’t seen him after Tita Lita left Pinas). This dinner at Fort Ilocandia’s Red 8 was spur of the moment. Tita Lita and I came from REFMAD Farms and we were dressed like in wala lang. As you will see, it’s not a grand grad party. We prefer to celebrate family occasions quietly.

In an old entry, I featured Red 8’s dimsum. For this particular dinner, we ordered the family favorites. Martine and Brandon eat like the dad and mom while Ericke and Euge are the picky ones that is why we always have to order more food. And, of course, roast duck, hakaw (shrimp dumplings) and chicken feet are never absent.Tita Lita didn’t want to try the pickled jellyfish, and yet, she succumbed to my insistence that she try the made-in-China-adidas. I don’t think she liked it, though. What she loved was the hot prawn salad. I had to order another serving, but just like the first one, it was gone fast because it’s also the children’s favorite except for Alexa, who eats only Ilocano food, noodles and chocolate cake. No offense meant to Tita Lita, but it’s such a joy to dine with Herdy. He tried everything on the table. I guess he would make a good food blogger and an engaging one at that. I laughed at his story of how the noodle soup at this fast food chain branch tasted like cough syrup.

Well, that’s my food post for this week, folks. I hope Quiel permits me to shoot my current favorite barbecue place this weekend.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2011

8 thoughts on “An evening at Red 8

  1. and look at herdy posing..hehehe.i really miss days like are right he makes an excellent food blogger .he is willing to try anything.up until now we still talk about some foods we had that taste like cough syrup…thanks for blogging our night out tina and your family are excellent.i consider you guys friends and family…

    • he’s looks cuddly in the photo — like cuds and les i guess. it’s a long overdue post. i wish i could also try out his favorite eating places… with him, of course. i’ll ask him out one of these days. thanks so much, Tita. same here. hope you’ll come home again real soon.

  2. yes indeed.he is soo cuddly and sweet .and if the “date happens consider yourself lucky because you are one of the few that he goes out with..hehehe.let me know how it goes okay ?

  3. the dish looks yummy. seems similar to david’s tea house menu i guess. i should try Red 8 soon. do they serve peking duck also?

    • in a way, yes, because of the Cantonese cuisine. their 3-way Peking duck is also a favorite. you have to phone in your order in advance though.

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