Paradise Dynasty : Best Xiao Long Bao in Manila

It’s hard to impress someone like me when it comes to dining because I love to try all the best restaurants whenever I’m traveling to a new country. I feel like there are only a few outstanding restaurants in Manila despite the numerous number of establishments opening left and right. I did not expect to be blown away by the food when I was invited to Paradise Dynasty because I’ve never heard of it before and I wasn’t able to try it on my last trip to Singapore. But damn, they have the best Xiao Long Bao in Manila. InRead more

Gotta Eat ‘Em All: Pokemon Cakes at Boulangerie22

The Pokemon Go craze may have subsided but my fondness for these Pokemon characters will never go away. Or maybe I’m just too old to be playing games because I think most millenials are still hooked thanks to their recent update and 2nd generation Pokemons. Haha! Be the best that no one ever was and bring one of these Pokemon Cakes from Boulangerie22 to a birthday party or for no occasion at all! These will surely put a smile on anyone’s face especially if they’re people like me who grew up in the 90s. Pikachu Chocolate Cake (699.00) Isn’t PikachuRead more

Sugar Factory at Shangri-la Fort Review

The holidays may be over but there’s always a reason to binge on good food!! :) I’ve been busy for the past months (when am I ever given a break!? lol) so this Sugar Factory in Shangri-La Fort review is quite overdue. The first time I actually saw the candy shop was in The Grove in Los Angeles California but it didn’t have a restaurant like the one we have here in Fort. Sugar Factory is known for its sweets but I love their Savory dishes as much as their dessert. I went back after the media event and theyRead more

BASILUR TEA & Green Tea Skin Care Products

Last Christmas, I was given this set of premium teas by BASILUR. They’re a new brand coming in to the local market soon. Their teas are all produced in Sri Lanka, a land known to produce the world’s finest tea. Basilur creates unique blends of tea with the most exotic ingredients such as a variety of flavours, natural fruits and herbs, making every tea drinking experience more unique and joyful. They have over 90 different blends of tea and over 200 delectable products so I’m excited to see them in leading groceries or open up a tea shop in Manila soon.Read more

The Perfect Blend: 5 Tips To Become a Good Barista

Whether it’s paired with hot pandesal (or for some, poured over rice) for breakfast, or taken after dinner for that late-night boost, coffee is the go-to drink for many Filipinos. In fact, we love our coffee so much that the Philippines consistently ranks among the countries with the highest rate of coffee consumption in the world. Needless to say, working as a barista in a country where coffee is embedded in everyone’s daily routine is no easy task. Making the perfect blend to satisfy every coffee lover’s discriminating taste ultimately requires a great deal of skill, creativity and patience. OneRead more

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe for Dummies | Contadina Supermarket Run

My family has been crazy about Contadina ever since I brought home a basket from their launch last October. We stopped buying other instant pasta sauces because theirs are the most appealing to our very Chinese taste buds. I couldn’t say no when I was asked to join a supermarket run at Robinsons Selections Mckinley so I can pick out ingredients that I need for a pasta recipe. They have very affordable olive oils, pastas, sauces and canned tomatoes. I was supposed to use spaghetti or linguine noodles but I went for penne for a change. You can check myRead more