One of the Best Recipe of Pan De Cagayan

QUESADILLAS

by: Darhelle Gannaban , Lovely Cauilan & Alliyah Portillo

One of the Best Recipe of Pan De Cagayan!

AMBIANCE

Drell, Lovely and Alliyah has always loved Spanish food and the quesadilla was no exception. The Filipino version of the delicacy gave the feel of our Filipino blood combined with the tradition of Spanish. When you enter the place, there was no sound other than that of the birds and the ruffling of trees. You could really feel at home even if you’ll only be there for a minimum amount of time. However the food was not garnished to be Instagram worthy to the point that id didn’t give any of the appetite to eat it. Moreover the food had an exquisite taste, this is the combination of the cheese and the home made dough which was the shell.

TASTE AND TEXTURE

On first glance the Quesadilla didn’t look appetizing at all. It lacked the colors that original quesadilla would have on the platter which are the different shades of yellow in complements to the cheese, the dough/shell was way too pale and it is evident that it was not freshly cooked due to the heavy cracking when it was served. The taste of the dish however was not with dish itself but the sauce that it came with. The quesadilla was straight out plain tasting just by its self the cheese tasted as if it was made locally, the shell had no taste nor spices added to it. However the sauce it came with gave the whole taste to the dish. The sauce tasted sweet like that of carabao’s milk, pepper and other unknown ingredients that we assumed are the secret ingredients

SERVICE OFFERED AND PRICE

The waiters not only serve but also they entertain. Their service was excellent and they are easy to talk to order taking wise. When we walked in you could see the history of the Philippines re lived in the 21 century. What also appealed to us was that the cardboard representation image of Jesus Christ. The price moreover was too expensive for the quantity but is worth it.

OVERALL

To rate the Pan De Cagayan Quesadilla up . its 4/5 the venue really feels at home gave the feel of our Filipino blood combined with the tradition of Spanish . you can do whatever things you like with a historical ambiance. Moreover the Quesadilla had an exquisite taste, this is the combination of the cheese and the home made dough which was the shell. but the dough/shell was way too pale and it is evident that it was not freshly cooked due to the heavy cracking when it was served. However the sauce it came with gave the whole taste to the dish.

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My Five Favourite May Reads

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Rather surprising myself, I managed to read fifteen books in May. You can find details of my five favourite of the books I read last month below.  Click on the book title to view the book description on Goodreads.

You can keep up to date with all my reading in 2019 here with links to my reviews.  If we’re not already friends on Goodreads, send me a friend request or follow my reviews.


First up is memoir Where the Hornbeam Grows by Beth Lynch.  Subtitled A Journey in Search of a Garden, the book describes the author’s move to Switzerland and her struggles to make a life – and a garden – in a new country.

Next up it’s historical fiction in the form of Storm of Steel by Matthew Harffy.  The book is the sixth in his ‘Bernicia Chronicles’ series set in 7th century Anglo-Saxon Britain.  I described it as ‘action-packed, dramatic and realistic: historical fiction at its best’ but you can read my full review here.

Staying with historical fiction but with more of a romantic feel, my next pick is Stealing Roses by Heather Cooper.  Set in 1862, in the seaside town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, its heroine is Eveline Stanhope whom I described as ‘independent-minded, intelligent, bookish and with a little bit of a rebellious streak’.  Eveline rebels against the social expectations that seem to limit her life finding romance and a ‘different sort of freedom’ along the way.  Read my full review here.

Past and present combine in my next pick, The Lost Shrine by Nicola Ford, the second in the author’s ‘Hills & Barbrook’ series. With its mixture of archaeology and crime mystery, I playfully described it as the intriguing love child of TV’s Midsomer Murders and Time Team. Read my full review to find out why.

Finally, and perhaps fittingly on the day we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, there’s The Long Take by Robin Robertson.  One of the books shortlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2019, it tells the story of Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after active service, including at the Normandy landings. A novel in verse, it’s haunting and atmospheric (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it scooped the prize).

What were some of your favourite books you read in May?  Have you read any of my picks?