Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day Weekend Part 1: Food, Music, and Fireworks

Nope! Not really Music and LYRICS, maybe much better than that! Mom was super excited about this one, she kept raving about it. We both love fireworks, so it wasn't a surprise when we both found ourselves at the SM Mall of Asia last Saturday for the 1st day of the 2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Last year, we were also able to watch a couple of countries go at it! Last Saturday, we were able to watch Spain versus South Korea.

We still haven't had any reservations, so first thing we did was go to the 2nd floor of the Entertainment Hall facing the bay. It was amazing how the restaurants were able to think up of ways to entice people to eat in their restaurant while watching. The food prices ranged from P900 to P2500, some consumable, some buffet, while others had a set-menu.

We were able to set up camp at TANABE, a Japanese restaurant with an excellent view of the barge where the fireworks would be set off. They offered P1000 per person but since it was consumable, it was worth it. We just had Japanese overload! Here are some of the things we ordered.

Salmon Sashimi

Tuna Sashimi

Ebi Tempura

Yaki Udon

The food was pretty good, and they had very generous servings. Mom and I enjoyed it, and even took some home. But since it was quite a busy night for them, they were a bit problematic with their service. It took some time for our orders to come. And the servers all looked panicked. It's a good thing the customers were all distracted with the fireworks display.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took during the competition.



Everyone seemed to agree with me when I say SPAIN did a much better job than Korea. They did a good job in synchronizing the fireworks with the music, and Spain also had a fantabulous taste in their music. They were able to mix classical music with happy, dance music, much to the delight of the crowd!

Oh Filipinos will forever love fireworks! I think it's the kid in all of us! Just hearing the collective oohhss and aahhsss from the people, you can't help but feel twice as excited.

So don't dare miss out on the Pyromusical Competition. It's absolutely BREATH TAKING! Below is the schedule from

You may also buy tickets at SM Mall of Asia, just look for the booths found all over the mall. Ticket prices are at P1500 (with dinner), P500, P200, and P100.

Tanabe Japanese Restaurant
2/F Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City
Tel. No. 556-0360

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