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Nomnomnom Happy Food: Happy Place For A Sad Girl

Again, I conquer Quezon City! I don’t know why it’s such a big deal for me, but as I mentioned in a post before, QC scares me, but I am slowly discovering the nooks that this part of Manila has to offer. So far, it’s all quirky, thoughtful restaurants that make me smile. Nomnomnom is one of them. But not a ecstatic Cheshire cat smile, more of a content, eyes-closed one.

It was one of those lonely nights that I wanted to go somewhere inviting & cozy because I missed home, my family & friends. It was a rough week as well. Sweater on, I brave the cold air & locate Nom (let’s shorten it, shall we) in the South Traingle area. I had a little difficulty finding it, but I am grateful for online directions, Waze & kind cab drivers. Across Il Terrazo is Pos Building — brimming with a crowd of people enjoying their weekend — I find Nom on the 3rd floor & am surprised at how small the place actually is. But inside, it is cozy & well-decorated.

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I was alone & wasn’t hungry that day so even if all the tempting dishes with names so funny were jumping out at me at the menu, I decided to get basic rice & viand dinner. Lime Chicken with Alfredo Sauce (Php160) and Raspberry Iced Tea (Php40) were my companions for the night.

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What arrived on my table was chicken breast strips marinated in lime and rosemary, drizzled with alfredo sauce & served with buttered beans and spring onions. I was a little concerned with the serving size of the viand but I really didn’t feel like being more disappointed that night, so I gobbled it up. Flavorful, warm but pretty much basic — the criteria for comfort food. I got what I paid for.

Should I have felt more adventurous that night, I would have ordered their raved-about Fried Ravioli (Php90 for 6 pieces) or Pizza Logs (Php160-250). But there will be a next time since I was smitten by their surroundings & it’s quite near to my place. They even have dessert.

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I have yet to try more of the happy food, but the surroundings made me smile despite feeling down. Check out the wall decorated with vintage book pages & painted with whimsical birds & flowers!

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Nomnomnom Happy Food is located at 3/F Pos Building, Scout Madriñan cor. Tomas Morato, South Traingle, Quezon City. Open daily 12NN-12MN.

P.S. A lot of Kapamilya star sightings since it’s quite near ABS-CBN.

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2 comments on “Nomnomnom Happy Food: Happy Place For A Sad Girl

  1. rianne
    February 1, 2014

    Cool Place. I bet it is perfect for people who wants to reflect, like me.Great Blog post! 😉

    • jillianisyourfriend
      February 3, 2014

      Thank you! It can be a place for a nice, quiet meal with friends as well 🙂

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