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Friday, December 9, 2011

Aristocrat: Dining with Pleasure

The month of November to January is the most important month for the entire family as we celebrate 7 natal days for all of us. Four of us celebrate our birthdays in November, my younger brother in December and my Mom and Wife on the Opening of the year. 

After we arrived from Hong Kong I asked my brother what he want for his birthday and he said that he want the entire family to have dinner together which we usually do to spend time with each other and leave for a while what we usually do from work and from our business. So he invited us to have dinner at SM North Edsa.  Wow North Edsa, well, even the place is too far from our house in Binan, it is the best venue to make the whole family re-unite again in a one fine simple dinner since I’m working at Marikina, my wife in Ortigas and my elder brother in Manila. 

My brother chose Aristocrat because it symbolizes the love for Family which is truly a Filipino Tradition and it is a “place oriented to Filipino families with small income and large appetites”.

Although it is my brother’s birthday, he dedicated this simple fine dinner to our parents who always serves as our inspiration. Their sacrifices when we were still young to the time when we graduated at school, they always put the family first rather than anything else. My father worked so hard everyday to support us and make sure that there will always a meal for every one. My mother, a retired teacher and plain housewife makes sure that in every meal she prepares would be as tasteful even it is just a simple dish.

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This story is the same as why Aristocrat was established and it may also be the same story with you and your family. It all started with a simple couple whom a diligent government employee and a plain housewife were inspired to make a change to their lives by starting a very small mobile canteen business which later became a known bonafide restaurant that is love by many.  

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Chicken Honey Kare-Kare
Tender and juicy chicken deep fried to a golden brown Beef knuckles, tripe and oxtail in savory peanut sauce
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Lumpiang Shanghai Pancit Canton
Deep-fried spring rolls filled with pork, shrimp, and vegetables Homemade egg noodles with stir-fried meat, shrimps, and vegetables
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Pinakbet (Hipon) Chopsuey
Native vegetables with shrimps stir-fried in bagoong Stir-fried vegetables with chunks of chicken, pork, and shrimp

Aristocrat is a Filipino Cuisine that serves classic Filipino dishes with a unique taste in every palate serve than with any other restaurants, because it has  recipes inspired with love for self, family, and dignity. This bonafide restaurant have done some great histories and wonderful stories before it became as what it is today.