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Kinder Krazy

Kinder Krazy

Only because it’s rainy and I’m hormonal… I really want some KINDER products! Namely, Kinder Bueno ( hazelnut creme-filled wafers dipped in milk chocolate), Kinder Cioccolato (little chocolate bars with white milk chocolate in the middle), and… Nutella & Go! Kinder chocolates is made “expressly for children”. Kinder Bueno is the ultimate Kinder treat. Creamy hazelnut filling in each little mound of...
HK Stopover: Yum Cha at Luk Yu

HK Stopover: Yum Cha at Luk Yu

I had a few hours to kill during my layover in Hong Kong Airport to LAX. After running an errand for my mom, I decided to do the the next best thing in HK aside from shop. Traditional Yum Cha at one of Hong Kong’s Top 10 Best Restaurants! To “Yum Cha” is to go...
Tengu's Japanese Steak & Sushi, Westwood

Tengu’s Japanese Steak & Sushi, Westwood

Excited for my mini-trip to Los Angeles tomorrow, and one on my ToT-Eats list is some very eclectic sushi rolls which LA sushi places are pretty inventive with. Last time I was in LA, I was able to try a few rolls plus some really well executed Japanese steak at Tengu, named after the Japanese god...
Xiao Long Bao 101 at Din Tai Fung

Xiao Long Bao 101 at Din Tai Fung

Aahh.. the makings of a good xiao long bao are simple. Delicate dumpling wrapper, seasoned ground pork, lots of soup, and a lot of bamboo steamers on a table. For Xiao Long Bao fanatics, there’s one restaurant that claims fame for this soupy dumpling. Din Tai Fung The New York Times hailed it as the 10 best restaurants in...
EuroCruise: Carpets &The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

EuroCruise: Carpets &The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Gooood Morning Istanbul! After a long day of trekking Istanbul’s delectable sights and spices, I woke up to a breakfast of fresh cherries from Turkey. Super sweet, and readily accessible at our ship’s Buffet line. Day 2 in Istanbul isn’t as long as the entire day… but it did involve a lot of walking… and shopping....
EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

After our sunny stop in Mykonos, Greece, our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox ventured to a different country to visit what is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world… Rich in history and a unique atmosphere, it will definitely take your breath, and attention span, away. Catch an...
Spice Fusion's Authentic South East Asian Flavors

Spice Fusion’s Authentic South East Asian Flavors

Spice Fusion Since I’m in Cebu right now for the upcoming Sinulog Festival, one of my priorities is definitely where to eat, aside from Hotel Elizabeth’s Flora Cafe, and where to take my friends out for an awesome meal. One of the places I thoroughly enjoyed during a previous visit was Spice Fusion, a South East Asian Restaurant located...
Copenhagen Street Style

Copenhagen Street Style

Here are some choice shots of Copenhagen’s street style which capture the vibrance of the city during the height of summer. More to follow after I get out of this vacation. Stroget center Chef at Nimb Brasserie  Now, that’s what I call a Muffin Top Heat of summer  Maximizing the maxidress  All aboard the train...
Mexican + Margaritas at Chihuahua

Mexican + Margaritas at Chihuahua

Burrito brats and Margarita moxies: there’s a new Mexican joint in the Metro that has both spice and spunk. For late night, or midday, snacks, hangover Sunday hangouts and chill out sounds with a splash of spiced up Mexican grub,  Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar packs it all into a neat and peppery package. That...
Mommy & Me Munching Around Copenhagen

Mommy & Me Munching Around Copenhagen

Whenever the family travels, we normally take separate flights to just to stay on the safe side, in the event of a catastrophe. Interestingly enough, I usually arrive a day or two before everyone else, and stay longer for a couple of days. You would think that with three older brothers one of them would...
Surprise Singapore: db Bistro Moderne by Daniel Boulud

Surprise Singapore: db Bistro Moderne by Daniel Boulud

After all the Hawker food finds and the humid trekking on the streets of Singapore, we wanted to dress up and try some of the fine-dining options offered by international celebrity chefs. Since I’m a continent away from New York, I was happy I could find a slew of options at Marina Bay Sands Mall. I wanted...
Battle of the Breakfasts: Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose

Battle of the Breakfasts: Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose

Since Roomie is in town for the weekend, I’d like to reminisce on one of our favorite past-times: Eating! We are both very similar ladies who definitely like to lunch. But not before I tell you the story of how she bullied me to go hiking. Sure, I hike now. Late last year I visited her and...
Paluto at Pier One, Cebu

Paluto at Pier One, Cebu

I’m not a big fan of Pier One, nor do I remember the last time I was in one since I finished highschool, but if you are in Cebu, this is one of the best places to have a Paluto (cooked-to-order) experience. They have the same reconstituted container ambiance, but they also have aquariums of fresh seafood which...
Holiday Goodie Giveaway #10.2: A SET of Vosges Chocolates! (DONE)

Holiday Goodie Giveaway #10.2: A SET of Vosges Chocolates! (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS BLANK PIXELS FOR WINNING THE VOSGES CHOCOLATES GOODIE GIVEAWAY! CHECK YOUR EMAIL TOMORROW FOR DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS! Guess it was just about unanimous. When I asked ToT readers which they would rather win as a Goodie Giveaway, you all screamed CHOCOLATES!!! During my recent visit to California, I went to my favorite Whole Foods store to...
Hello, I'm ToT and I'm a Lace Cookie-holic

Hello, I’m ToT and I’m a Lace Cookie-holic

Damn it. I’ve been cookiefied. So last week I Tumbler’d that I had spent PhP15k (almost $350) on these cookies. The responses were borderline vulgar, but it was a big order, and I had to share it to the world! During Hotel Elizabeth Cebu’s opening, someone gifted my parents with this tub of cookies from Les Chocolateries,called Dentelle Au Chocolat...
Umami Burger is Umami-Yummy

Umami Burger is Umami-Yummy

Going to Cali in a few days, and excited to visit one of my favorite stores which used to be behind my Santa Monica apartment. Well, I’m going to shop the Fred Segal sale, but also to grab a bite at Umami Burger! Umami Burger at Fred Segal’s is one of four locations in Los Angeles, and...
Trip or Treats on Tumblr

Trip or Treats on Tumblr

Trip or Treats is now on Tumblr! Follow me for up to the minute pics that might not get posted on ToT, and other mini-things from my travels & my tummy.
EuroCruise 2010: Mad for Mykonos

EuroCruise 2010: Mad for Mykonos

Back to the beautiful Greek Island of Mykonos, home to blue & white homes, hot sunny beaches, and major midnight beach parties. If there’s another thing Mykonos is most remembered for… it’s not wide open spaces like the Chola Town Center. But for the tight and tiny alleys and streetways that zigzag like a labyrinth all around town,...
Cebu Lechon Ala Zubuchon

Cebu Lechon Ala Zubuchon

On one of my frequent trips to Cebu, I brought home some very tasty pasalubong conveniently found at the airport. Coming into Cebu, I usually get a healthy breakfast of toast, so going out of Cebu, ToT decided to indulge in a little more cholesterol Lechon!  But not just any kind of lechon. Apparently the “best pig ever” by Anthony...
EuroCruise 2010: Munching on Octopus at Antonini's, Mykonos

EuroCruise 2010: Munching on Octopus at Antonini’s, Mykonos

Next stop on the EuroCruise lineup is the tourist-favorite Greek island of Mykonos, infamous for its bright Mediterranean sun, endless beach parties, and enigmatic blue & white buildings. A tiny 33 square miles, Mykonos is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades group and is inhabited by only 5000 locals, yet gets flocked by over 900,000 visitors...

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