It was on Day 4 that we realized that, if it weren't raining, we could have walked all the way back to the hotel for a good 45 minutes. Anyway, Cris mentioned that at the second floor of the hotel lies the Fabulous Fifties Café.
I didn't mind waiting, though.
Museo Sugbo earlier in the day, we weren't allowed to take photos of the exhibits. One of the artifacts showcased was a pile of old Philippine notes -- both legal and illegal. Apparently, during the Japanese invasion, rebels had their own currency. That was a messy time, since Japanese soldiers would kill you on the spot if you were found possessing the illegal notes. On the other hand, if you refused to accept the rebels' currency, they'd accuse you of being a Japanese sympathizer and...you wouldn't want to know what happens next.
Now for the food...
I swear I want to bring my own set of mini-lights next time. I can't stand it when I can't control food lighting. The restaurant's lighting may flatter the decor but it makes the food look unappetizing...so I've decided to just make the food photos look vintage.
Cris ordered ube milk shake. LOLWUT? She surprisingly found it delicious. I just took a small sip as I was too skeptical to drink more. She was actually halfway through it when I remembered to take pictures of the food. -_-;;;
Total damage was around PhP750. I guess it's not bad since the burger is huge and the steak is okay. The meal, for me, is so-so. It's not really the menu that I'd recommend when it comes to this place but the experience of going through a time-space warp. The various 1950s artifacts sparked a conversation that inspired a future design-related entry at Sarimanok.PH.
The waiter said we could've ordered via room service. True enough, we noticed that except for Cris and me, the entire restaurant was empty. Why would I want to do that when I could learn so much by just staring at the walls??
Fabulous Fifties Café is located at the second floor of the Crown Regency Residences Guadalupe:
V. Rama Ave, Guadalupe
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