|Presenting a new product: Spaghetti tart. Interesting, huh?|
I was shocked to see Spaghetti tarts on the menu. It was something I really wasn't expecting to see. Unfortunately, they didn't have their berry tarts today, so we decided to give this new menu item a try. I found it odd at first, but I grew to like it. It reminded me of a well-known spaghetti in one of the local food joints here. It was really good. Pasta on a tart may sound weird, but it surely didn't disappoint my taste buds. Mico and I both agreed though, that they should have served this with a fork. It's a bit messy when you bite into it directly.
|The obligatory order of steamed siomai, one of the things Carmela is|
famous for aside from their buko pie.
|Maja Blanca, Sapin-Sapin, Cuchinta|
Cream puffs topped with caramel and almond slices.
Without realizing it, I guess we ordered a little too much. The spaghetti tart itself made us really, really full. I only forced myself to eat my share of cuchinta and siomai. Basically, what I had was my brunch for the day. Mico and I separated ways feeling stuffed and satisfied. She even got to bring home the food that we weren't able to eat anymore. We were just too full to have another bite.
I love Carmela because of how they could sell good food at affordable prices. I try to be as frugal as possible so I become really happy when I find a food joint that's like that. Places like this are hard to find because cheap prices usually mean commercialized goods. That's not the case with Carmela, so I commend them for that.
If you haven't been there, they're located at Estrada Street, Tetuan. :) (Tetuan has a lot of good food places, huh? I envy those who live there.)
Note: Sorry for the low quality photos. I only used my cellphone's camera.