Saturday, June 25

A Rainy Blogger's Buffet at Carol's Texan 5


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I'm really thankful that I was one of a few to be invited to the first ever Blogger's Buffet. I didn't even expect to be invited since there are a lot of foodies out there that has a better chance of being invited than I am. But luck helped me to get one at least XD. I need to pull a little magic for me to be able to attend in this event XD. It was one rainy afternoon that I still decided to push through even if raining was non-stop and I promised my wife that I'll be home early.


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After an hour of traveling through heavy rain, I got to the Carol's Texan 5 at almost 7:00pm almost soaking wet. I saw some bloggers already there with some of them having their laptops and probably blogging. As I get inside, someone approached me and introduced himself as Tristan Maharlika Mirasol, the brainchild of Ten Minutes Tops and Club Travel Now and offered me a seat. After getting a good position, I took out my camera and started shooting things that fancy my eyes in a different angle.  


Ms Carol Texan: Carol Chan


Before dinner, there were some introductory remarks by Tristan and introduced Ms Carol Chan (the brainchild behind Carol's Texan 5) to us. To those who don't know, Carol's Texan 5 came from 5 specialty dishes that Carol would usually prepare for her friends. These 5 dishes were: 1) Dynamite Wings, 2) BBQ Ribs, 3) Fish n' Fries, 4) Tomato Basil Pasta and 5) Roast Beef. Aside from the dishes, the place gave me a Texan atmosphere of red, white and blue as it reminded me of one of the TV shows I watched on cable saying when in Texas, everything is up-sized. Before dinner was served, there were some trivia games and getting-to-know-you portion with fellow bloggers. Early birds got some awesome giveaways courtesy of Fern and Carol's Texan. 


Coffee Maker.


Texan Five


We got to try 3 of these 5 delectable dishes for us to savor and satisfy our palate. I had all 3 dishes in one plate (and my plate got really full). The ribs were just right for me plus it falls-off from the bones which makes it more chewable. Not too spicy though I prefer my ribs a bit spicy plus the ribs were really big (2 big bones really filled my stomach, what more if I got a whole slab). The dynamite wings was a winner for me as it complements the tomato basil pasta especially when the wings are drenched in its white sauce.


Dynamite Wings


Ultimate Texan Pork Ribs


Then we ended the night with desserts by Magnolia Ice Cream. Of course I love ice cream but I wasn't able to take a picture of it as I ran out of battery for the event (Bad! XD). Carol's Texan 5 would include some dessert creations by Magnolia Ice Cream in the next few weeks so I would definitely come back.


My Plate! XD


Definitely, I'll be going back to Carol's Texan 5 within the next few months to try-out their other dishes with my wife and kid. By the way, the place has WiFi so you would be able to go online while enjoying the Texan food and atmosphere.

33 comments:

  1. Are those dynamite wings made of siling labuyo or jalapeños? Looks yummy...

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    1. I couldn't recall tasting any labuyo from their wings so it could be jalapeños as far as I can remember. ^_^

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  2. Your plate seems like it's going to spill on the edges. Hehehe! I'm sure ang sarap ng food nila, photos pa lang, ulam na! =)

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    1. I' just making sure I got everything on my plate baka magkaubusan kasi pag di sinulit. Hehe. ^_^

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  3. Wow! This would definitely impress me since I have a liking for Texan-inspired food. My family lives in Texas, and they've managed to rub of some of their Texan faves to us here in the Philippines. Carol's Texan 5 would probably be a hit for me!

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    1. They say in Teas, everything is bigger :D.

      If Carol's Texan 5 is only few minutes from your area, you could pay them a visit. =)

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  4. haha. natawa ko sa plate mo.. ganyan din ako minsan!:)
    the dynamite wings looks yummy.

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    1. Mas ok talaga pag puno yung plato. They think they really like your food na para kang muubusan :D

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  5. tsarap, tsarap! this is one of the perks of a blogger...getting to eat all these food!

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    1. I agree but not all the time though =P

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  6. Havn't seen this rest anywhere saan meron?

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    1. Sa may Little Baguio sya sa San Juan. Check mo po yung fb page nya. =)

      http://www.facebook.com/texan5

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  7. by looking at your plate, i can tell you really enjoyed the food there. where is this texan 5?

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    1. Sa may Little Baguio sya sa San Juan. Check mo po yung fb page nya. =)

      http://www.facebook.com/texan5

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    1. Yep. Interesting sya especially the food. :D

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  9. don't have time to attend nowadays ... super busy na e

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    1. Same here. Actually, yan yata last bloggers event yung napuntahan ko except yung sa event ng Bo's recently lang.

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  10. The Dynamite Wings looks delicious! I hope budget friendly sha.

    How to get to Carol's Texan 5?

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    1. Budget friendly naman sya IYAM. =)

      Sa may Little Baguio sya sa San Juan. Check mo po yung fb page nya. =)

      http://www.facebook.com/texan5

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  11. I miss eating there. I live near the place and hopefully I could pay a visit by next week.

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    1. Wow! Buti ka pa malapit sa kanila hehe. Gusto ko tuloy lumipat sa San Juan :D

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  12. oh my the ribs look sinful! Where can I find this resto? I want to try the ribs, and those dynamite wings :D

    Eugene of http://heftyfoodie.wockynest.com/

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    1. Sa may Little Baguio sya sa San Juan. Check mo po yung fb page nya. =)

      http://www.facebook.com/texan5

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  13. When was this? June of 2011? Are they still on the market? I did not see any Carol Texan at Sm or Trinoma, maybe I have to asked the concierge the exact location of this restaurant.

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    1. June 2011 sya Cha. They're still on the market and they're not located at any mall.

      Sa may Little Baguio sya sa San Juan. Check mo po yung fb page nya. =)

      http://www.facebook.com/texan5

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  14. Boy, your plate looks oily. And Yummy. I hope you can provide a map or sketch of Carol Texan. My son would love it here.

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    1. Sure. Here's their website. The map is also shown there. =)

      http://texan5.com/

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  15. Great food. I would love to try the dynamite wings. They looks so yummy and the presentation of foods are so decent. :)

    Noks Sosa

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    1. Thanks Noks! I'm sure you'd like it when you have your handsful on those wings. ^_^

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  16. As I was reading and looking at the photos, I thought this restaurant is just some kind of copy cat with some other restaurant. Well, to be honest looking at many restaurant nowadays, you cant really tell which one of their offering [in the menu] are their own recipe. Most of the restaurants are offering the same kind of food though with their own ingredients or way of cooking.

    My bad! I was wondering why your plate is mixed, so I read your blog again and I found out---it was a buffet!

    But you know, for me it doesn't matter at all if its a copy cat recipe---as long as its delicious! If it is then I am sold!

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  17. As usual I don't know the place but by looking with your plate and looks yummy and makes me wander places there in your place! I know you had fun-burp-meal :D

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  18. Everything looks so yummy! :D I definitely had my eyes on the Dynamite Wings! :D How I wish I have a few pieces of those right now.. XD

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