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Litratong Pinoy#61: Tanghalian (Lunch)

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You've Got Meal!

I say that because this sandwich was my lunch at Cafe Lalo last week. It's located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and some scenes of the movie "You've Got Mail" were filmed in it! Their menu boasts of local and organic ingredients, and I chose this Portobello Mushroom Sandwich. It has "Portobello mushrooms sauteed in black truffle oil and garlic with market greens, zucchini & colored bell peppers." Sounds healthy, right? It tastes healthy, too. It's a rather pricey veggie sandwich, though. But then, that's New York...everything is mostly expensive!

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Outside this small, cozy restaurant are posters of some scenes in the movie where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks ate together. It's a charming movie about internet romance...the first of its kind, I think. This was from 1998, 11 years ago! Cafe Lalo itself opened ten years earlier in 1988. I wonder if they'll come up with something like "You've Got Tweets!"

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Their bestsellers, I presume, are their decadent desserts. They have over 100 whole cakes and pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. My friends and I had shared a German chocolate cake slice and one other kind of cake that I forgot.

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On your way out, don't forget to take one of their lovely matches for a souvenir. It has their logo on it of a sassy lady in yellow. After our lunch date, my friends and I went to the Philippine Consulate General in 5th Avenue to honor our own Great Lady in Yellow by signing her condolence book that same day.



Ngayon lang ako nakakain ng tinapay na may palaman na kabute at iba pang kagulayan bilang tanghalian. Pakiramdam ko ay na-cleanse ang tyan ko pagkatapos nito. Hehe.

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upto6only said...

ang sarap naman ng sandwich na iyan lalo na yung mga cakes. nananakam tuloy ako.

Happy LP

jeanny said...

Sabi ko nga dun sa isang blog na na comment ko, sandwhich is a usual lunch pag workweek kaya pag weekend, ang lunch ko ay tunay na bonggang bongga hehehe...

Happy LP sis!

Willa's LP:Lunch said...

sarap naman at ganda pa ng place!

emarene said...

type ko ang place na yan...lalo na ng sinulat mong maraming desert - naku patay ang diet! happy LP!

SASSY MOM said...

Naku, ma-sasatisfy ang pagkasweet tooth ko diyan. Heto naman ang aking handa.

Mauie Flores said...

Bigla naman akong kinilig! Theme movie naming mag-asawa ang You've Got Mail!

Sana'y magustuhan mo rin ang aking lahok: http://www.maureenflores.com/2009/08/litratong-pinoy-tanghalian-lunch.html

Marites said...

tsosyal na sandwich yan at mukhang masarap! napanood ko iyang You've Got Mail ng ilang beses..kakatuwa kasi. maligayang LP!

luna miranda said...

wow, feeling meg ryan pala kapag kumain ka dito.:P

Lynn said...

Parang mas pipiliin ko yung mga cakes, haha. Nice one, "you've got meal".

bang said...

sarap naman ng mga cakes na yan! natakam tuloy ako

eto ang aking kunch: http://sweetbitesbybang.com/2009/08/litratong-pinoy-tanghalian-lunch-halaan/

jen laceda said...

Looks like a wonderful place! Hmmm, that sandwich looks scrumptious!

Rico said...

Mukha ngang masarap. Mushrooms in truffle oil, pang mayaman! :)

witsandnuts said...

I loved that film. Mapanood nga uli (sa DVD) this weekend. =)

Carnation said...

maganda talaga ang ganito! healthy, ginagawa ko ito sa bahay lang din, pero pang almusal or snack! ha ha ha. pero noong nasa europe kami oo ito nga lunch na ito.

ito lahok ko: http://sweetcarnation.blogspot.com/2009/08/lp-tanghalian-lunch.html

doi said...

wow! the sandwich really looked yummy! kakagutom!

yeye said...

well kelangan talaga natin mag-invest for health foods :)

eto naman po ung akin :D

Tanghalian

HAPPY HUWEBEST KA-LP :D

Lawstude said...

napaka-healthy naman ng lunch mo. sana i had the discipline of eating healthy foods talaga kasi by the looks of it, meryend lang sakin yan eh lol. :)

plaridel said...

seems like a nice place to check out next time i'm in new york. i looked at their menu and i think you made an excellent choice. the eggplant with mozzarella would have been great, too.

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

i'd love to have that kind of lunch any time

Russ said...

The sandwich looked mouth-watering and HEALTHY at the same time.Ü Blog-Hopping. I hope you don't mind me snoopin' around.

missy said...

wow looks good, sounds delish...kaso picture lang. Pag napunta ako sa US ilalagay ko sa itinerary ko ang lugar na yan ng matikman!!!

Happy LP!!!

iska said...

yummy at healthy nga! gusto ko yan! paminsan din kasi masarap ang organic at vegan...

ohmygums said...

paborito ko ang portabello mushrooms pero di ko pa nasubukan bilang sandwich. nakaka-intriga ang lasa :).

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