Hubby, son and I went to the mall a few weeks ago to celebrate a little, you see, my son topped his class (again) this quarter, so to give him a little incentive, we brought him to Storyland/Timezone and treated him to his favorite food chain - Pizza Hut.
Pizza Hut recently released a new line of pasta, I tried to look for their commercial in You Tube, so I can link it but I failed but you can look at their website to learn more about their pasta offerings. They have a separate pasta menu that you can ogle if you don't have the money to indulge, well, I did anyway *grins* and instead of the usual table decors, you'll find a glass filled with different kinds of pastas (photo above), which I found cute and homey.
When we placed our orders, our server asked us if we would like to donate to World Hunger Relief 2009, for a hundred bucks you'll get an arm band, for fifty you'll get a desk calendar and for twenty a bookmark. As you have guessed, we shed 70php for a calendar and a bookmark, we don't have that much money to spare, I wish we have.
We tried their 3-Cheese Ravioli, it cost us 165php, don't be deceived by it's not-so-appetizing look because it is very, very good. If and when you visit Pizza Hut, I demand that you try some *grins*, it's that good!
From their website: Plump Ravioli pasta filled with Mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheeses tossed in a light tomato sauce and drizzled with pesto cream. (If you want a yummy pic to go with this yummy phrase, go visit pizzahut.com.ph)
Another unappetizing photo which is credited to the subject (food) being slightly burnt, photo above is Pasta Duet, it's just okay, nothing to rave about, you have to spend 149php to have a taste. There is an actual story behind the burnt food but I'll go about that later.
And, of course, the ever-present family-sized Meatlovers pizza with a 400+php price tag, it tasted the same as the last time we had it. Eating Meatlovers pizza used to be a treat, something that I am looking forward to but ever since my son decided that the only pizza variant we can eat is Meatlovers, my love of it slowly vanished, imagine that *lol*.
Photo above is New Vanilla Bread Pudding priced at 75php, freshly baked bread soaked in vanilla sauce and baked until moist and fluffy, served with your choice of caramel, chocolate or strawberry sauce (from their website). My first time to try it, my son said he wanted it but ended up eating only the chocolate sauce, it tasted good but I'm not really a fan of soft and mushy stuff so most of it was left on the plate.
Now onto the exciting part... photo above was free pizza , nope, they didn't have a promo at that time, it was just our luck or none of it *grins*. We placed our order and had been reminded that the pizza will take at least 15 minutes before it'll be serve, it was okay with us, we have been regulars of the chain so we don't mind waiting anymore, we're used to it. And so we wait, two bottomless glasses of Pepsi, an ice-filled glass and a bottle of distilled water were served and drank but no pizza or pasta had been served yet, oh, I almost forgot, complimentary garlic bread sticks was served (a glimpse on photo below) but it didn't taste good so we didn't bother to eat any. And then, our server who was also the server of everyone else, yes there's only one server in the San Lazaro branch, approached us with two plates of pizza (one plate had a slice and the other one had two) and two servings of pasta, she meekly told us that the 3 slices of pizza were complimentary as the rest of it was burnt, she asked us to wait for a few more minutes as our whole Meatlovers pizza was already in the oven. We didn't bother to asked what happened to the pasta duet as it looked like it suffered the same fate, but was luckier, it was pulled out of the oven before it totally succumbed to the heat (first-degree burn *lol*). We were on such a good mood at that time, we never harbored any ill feelings toward them *grins*.
And so everything were served and we unceremoniously ate our teeny weeny feast and then wham, a number of plates crashed to the floor, I don't really know who's to blame as I didn't saw the whole incident, kumabaga, naki-tsismis lang ako, hehe. As we were eating our dessert, another batch of plates decided to slip out of the servers grip and wham, broken shards of plates were everywhere, hubby even got one in his lap (refer to the photo below) and we're a few seats away from the ruckus, that's how far the broken pieces went.
It's not that the staff were incompetent because believe me they were, I think, they were just tired and the store was sorely lacking in manpower. I maybe wrong, others may be in existence out of my prying eyes, but I only saw four working individuals in that establishment.
On coming back? Of course I would but I hope they are all well-rested when I do come over again :)