It was the hottest day of the year (so far)—36 degrees outside, and the Corstens were treating us to lunch.
“Indian or Filipino food or something else?” Lia BBMed me prior.
“How about Heat buffet?” I suggested.
Last Tuesday, one of the Top Ten DJs of the world, Ferry Corsten and his Filipino wife Lia, squeezed us in between gigs in Boracay, Seoul, Macau and Tokyo, for some chat and chew.
I didn’t take many pictures of Ferry—even as Lia was feeding him all sorts of Filipino desserts, like puto bumbong (you have to hear Ferry say it, hehe) and cassava—because Ferry would look at me and say, “No blogging.”
And so I restrained myself, because when I took too many pictures of Boy George in Malate, 2005, he finally told me, “That is the last one.” (Oops.)
Back in 2005 my camera was so low-tech.
So I took mostly food shots.
I love Heat buffet because it’s easy, it’s good, and very near our home.
I usually start with a dimsum platter. They have the best siopao asado. Pork siomai is OK. But hakaw tasted old (read: not worth the calories).
Ferry started with this very well-plated seafood selection.
Heat has seriously the best fries in Metro Manila. Ginggay ordered this.
She had the fries
I had the bottles. Cause I love cute sizes.
I had like two servings of lechon kawali until they ran out—this was so good!!
Ferry’s next plate was what he called the “Protein Platter.”
Jeroen began to notice that I wasn’t paying attention to his food for a change, so he asked me to take a picture of his plate, too.
I swear, we were there until the buffet closed at 2:30 PM. We left the place at 2:45 PM, at which point I was so sleepy from all the food I ingested.
Finally I could take the pictures I wanted.
L-R: Tonichi Bautista, Jeroen, Ferry Corsten, and Victor van Straten, my brother-in-law from Sydney
It’s always fun to catch up with the Corstens. Thanks for the treat!! Next one is on us!
L-R: Jeroen, Lia and Ferry Corsten, Victor and his wife Joy van Straten