Culinary
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...
Easter Sunday Menu at VASK Dining Room

Easter Sunday Menu at VASK Dining Room

While I’m off to Singapore for the Holy Week, I’d like to share with you the Special Easter Sunday menu at VASK on Easter Sunday available for lunch or dinner. The cuisine is traditional Basque, or Northern Spanish, fare, served family style for all to partake. These are some of VASK’s signature dishes that already...
Limited Edition VASK Degustation Menu

Limited Edition VASK Degustation Menu

A new restaurant concept has opened in Bonifacio Global City. I’m proud to say that I’m part of this endeavor and excited to share with you all what our Chef Executive, J. Luis Gonzales, has to offer at VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine. While some tweaks and finishes are in place, VASK is opening...
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 2010: Istanbul's Spice Bazaar is Spicyyy

EuroCruise 2010: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar is Spicyyy

Next stop in the Istanbul tour is every Filipino’s wet dream: Shopping! For spices, that is. Located at Cami Meydani Sok, it’s close to the exterior walls of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Museum. It’s one of the must-visit places in Istanbul. Why? It’s the hub for exotic spices and other ethnic culinary delights. The Spice...
EuroCruise 2010: Food Finding in Istanbul

EuroCruise 2010: Food Finding in Istanbul

Back in Istanbul after visiting all the important mosques and palaces in the Old City, which is both an Asian and European city. After all the sight-seeing, everyone was a bit hungry, but didn’t have the luxury of time to sit down for a proper lunch. I was on the hunt for the next best thing that...
DIY Panini Bar

DIY Panini Bar

Lately my mom has been very clingy, aka she has been requesting I prepare food for her. This comes as a major surprise for me as I always get into cat/dog situations with her because I like to hoard, and she (acts like) she doesn’t like to hoard. So when it comes to matters of...
Cupcake Lab's Valentine's Giveaway

Cupcake Lab’s Valentine’s Giveaway

Cupcake Lab makes Valentine’s sweet for the single folk! Just think of a clever come on as to why you deserve a box of Cupcake Lab’s goodies and you could be the lucky (single) winner! Just Tweet or Shoutout on FB! I’m hoping I get a box just coz Cupcake Lab loves me. And, coz...
Goodie Giveaway: Junk the Gunk with Juju Cleanse Solos (Done)

Goodie Giveaway: Junk the Gunk with Juju Cleanse Solos (Done)

CONGRATULATIONS to Melody Co and Katrina D. Ballecer! You each win a Juju Cleanse Solo Kit! Will email you in a bit for details You know the feeling. The sluggish, nappish, blah-ish feeling you get after the holidays, when you promise yourself THIS is the year the resolutions WILL happen, yet you feel  like you...
Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

  Every time I’m in Cebu, I always crave for fresh seafood in the Cebu City area. Somehow, my Cebuano friends draw blanks when I ask for recommendations, so I always end up at Pier One in Park Mall because it’s the only branch in the Philippines that has a Paluto section with fresh seafood....
Cebu Spanish Seconds at Ipar's

Cebu Spanish Seconds at Ipar’s

Ipar’s Restaurante Y Bar De Tapas Before the main Sinulog Festival, I promised that I’d take my friends around my favorite Cebu restaurants, and at the top of his list was a revisit to Ipar’s for some tapas and some Paella. The last time I was with Sea Princess Tessa, they absolutely loved Ipar and his...
Casa Verde's Unbelievable Ribs

Casa Verde’s Unbelievable Ribs

Who would’ve thunk (YES, thunk!) that a 1920s Filipiniana ancestral house on the side streets of Cebu would be home to some mighty and meaty meals at remarkably affordable prices? And if your tag line is RIBS-ON-THE-GO, you’re really asking people to rate your ribs. Introducing Casa Verde: Homey in the front, Resto in the back. Casa Verde...
Copenhagen's Crepe ala Pandekager (aka Pancake-Bike)

Copenhagen’s Crepe ala Pandekager (aka Pancake-Bike)

Crepes are, what I would call, the ultimate mobile munchie; easy as a sandwich, tasty as a slice of pizza, and portable as an ice cream cone. Introducing the Pancake Bike In Copenhagen, the crepe is made even cooler when its made to order, to your fancy, from a 3-wheel tricy-cart. It appeals to me...
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...
Danish Smorrebrod at Aamann's Deli

Danish Smorrebrod at Aamann’s Deli

After Copenhagenization, another Copenhagen claim to fame is the impeccably fresh and thoughtful Nordic cuisine. The focus of its dishes is an emphasis on the best local produce, detailed preparation, and a generous use of herbs. For those who want a little taste-test of Nordic food, it is imperative to have a Smorrebrod lunch. Aamanns My friend Macy...
Scenes from Siena

Scenes from Siena

Same time last year, I spent a beautiful week in Italy with one of my favorite people in the entire world: my roommate, Chants. After a short but sweet stint in Rome, it was time to travel to our next destination. Roomie & I woke up early to get to the Sena Bus Terminal which...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

Since I am on hideaway hiatus for the holidays, I found some free time to go back to one of my passions, which is writing. I always loved to verbalize my thoughts but would put on the back burner when things get hectic. I also need to continue my halted review of my Parisienne Macaron...
Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

I’m  a major carnivore, and I love ordering my burgers like I’m concocting a complicated prescription for the perfect bite. So when I got word of this new burger joint that is super-soft opening last week, I knew I had to try it. Save for their logo’s homage to Shake Shack’s logo, the place is...

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