Because her father is not around for a seminar, I decided to take her around the city for some errands. And because it was almost lunch when we finished one of the tasks, I decided to take her to a newly opened diner, Burp Diner. It is located at the back the St. Michael’s Cathedral of Iligan City.
It has a mixed fairytale-like feel on the other side while it looks contemporary industrial on the other side. It would be lovely to have a coherent theme. And since the place is quite small, it will be much spacious if some sort of bar table is installed and attached to the wall with high chairs to save space.
The service was okay. It is important that the waiters are courteous and accommodating. Maybe because they just started, they scrambled around especially when a lot of customers came in. At the time that we came, the menu was still written in a chalk board. It would have been nice if they have a physical menu.
We ordered Tuna Carbonara Pasta, Yema Cake and a pink lemonade with it. The pasta was too sweet and creamy for me. Marley liked it though. I would appreciate if it had some herby taste, something that will make it fresh and a splash of lemon would be nice. The cake was too sweet that I felt nauseous after eating one slice and Marley can’t even take it. She had her pink lemonade for dessert instead. I will prefer if they have fresh juices, shakes and tea to offer
We may return after a month or two and we will see if there will be improvements but we enjoyed. The sugar made Marley too hyperactive though.
I found out that I can bring my daughter on dates a few months ago. She is like a proper child now. She will sit on chairs, appreciates good food, she interacts and asserts on what she wants. It can be tricky sometimes though, because children like to explore every nook and cranny. It can literally turn your life upside down too especially when most of our restaurants are not kid-friendly.
Iligan City, ever since I was born, has been flourishing with good restaurants and among the biggest is sunburst which has franchise all over the country. And today, the gastronomic feats have markedly improved with artsy, quaint and industrial restos. I would like to bring my daughter once in a while to these places so she will have lots of memories and experiences to look back on.
One of her instant favorite is Tedt’s. It has been around for a long time, I think I was still in high school when I knew it existed. Among our favorite are their pasta menu and scrumptious cupcakes.
Another dainty stop is Pinch aka ‘Duterte Café’. The interior basically screams quaint and artistic. It is one of the shabbiest chic place I have seen and the owners are lovely. She marveled at their interior and had the best laughs while eating. I love that they have unique meals, desserts and tea.
Another place that we have been to is another artsy coffee shop, The Homebrew Café. It is memorable to us because my husband and I took one of our engagement shoots here. And it is so wonderful that I am able to share this place to my daughter. I love their pizza and tea.
I want to document these moments, having our alone-time because I want to have a relationship with my daughter. I want her to treat me as a mother as well as her friend. I hope someday she will look at these as treasures.