As I write this down, the country is being ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda, dubbed as the world’s most powerful typhoon. I am praying that everybody will be safe and spared from her wrath.
Yolanda brings back memories of storms which hit our country earlier this year. It was mid-June, and I was still very dedicated in attending my Bikram Yoga classes. Attempting yoga in a very heated room is particularly enjoyable when it’s raining hard outside. The BYM studio in Quezon City has floor-length windows and you could gaze upon the lighted streets of Timog and Tomas Morato.
As soon as class started, it started raining really hard. It only took that whole class or 90 minutes for the flood to quickly rise. I was stuck in the studio since nobody dared braved the floods to pick me up.
Nobody, that is, but Francis a.k.a. my knight in shining armor. Never mind the rain! Never mind the traffic and the floods! I just have to sit tight and wait because he will pick me up.
It took him over an hour to reach the studio. He was tired and fed up from the traffic, while I was just plain hungry.
My knight in shining armor wasn’t going to take me home all starving, so he gallantly took me to Bulalo Republik in Roces. The place was small and has no air conditioning, but given the weather, it was great to dine al fresco.
My 90-minute workout (and probably even more!) went out the drain with that one meal, but it was totally worth it.
Their Family-Sized Bulalo was absolutely delicious. It was served steaming hot and so perfect for the weather! They weren’t stingy with the ingredients either, and this made for one very satisfying soup!
Their Sizzling Pork Sisig is another delight. It was crunchy and flavorful; it was a shame I had to share this dish with my knight in shining armor, otherwise I could have happily finished it off myself!
Naturally, we each had a single serving of rice, which was very bitin! We never had the chance to go back, but hopefully our next meal here would be soon. I would like to give their Sinigang na Bulalo a try!
Bulalo Republik is located at 97 Don Alejandro Roces Street, 1103 Quezon City.
Telephone: (02) 5859348