Contadina by Del Monte x Nigella Lawson

One fact about myself that is not prominent in my blog (because it’s mostly about makeup and travel) is that I LOVE to cook. I’ve never had any formal training of any sort in the kitchen but I think I inherited my mom’s special ability to whip up fantastic dishes without looking at the recipe. We never measure our ingredients so we base it on taste and estimate it ourselves. My favorite thing to experiment on is always pasta dishes. It’s the easiest thing to cook up especially when it’s unplanned and I need to feed all the hungry stomachsRead more


Mountain Dew’s Limited Edition Flavors: Blue Shock & Live Wire

We were introduced to the latest and limited edition flavors of Mountain Dew, Blue Shock & Live Wire, two weeks ago at the #Dewmocracy event in Whitespace Makati. #DewBlueShock is charged with raspberry citrus and the team is lead by funnyman Ramon Baustista. Team #DewBlueShock #DewLiveWire is charged with a blast of orange and their team leader is Boys Night Out’s Sam YG. Team #DewLiveWire “The goal of DEWmocracy is to listen to what our consumers have to say and to allow them to engage with the brand. With DEWmocracy, every Filipino has a chance to take a stand, be heard, and select the flavor they want.Read more

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Makati Shangri-la’s SAGE Sunday Grill Buffet

One of the perks of growing up in a Chinese household is having parents who are obsessed with hotel buffets. I don’t know about other families but the friends I grew up with also experienced the same. Weekends meant having feasts – it was our way of bonding instead of going to the movies. My mom is constantly on the hunt for the latest hotel membership cards that can give us discounts and exclusive promos. We’ve been Gourmet card (Shangrila Hotels) holders for years now because we love their restaurants so I let my mom tag along with me toRead more

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OWL Instant Coffee Review

OWL Instant Coffee has been around for decades – since 1956 to be exact, So their time-tested coffee is sure to be loved by most if not by everyone. The brand is no stranger to our household because it’s a constant item in our grocery list. The first time I tried out a pack was from the Little Store in Greenhills. My mom and I frequent the small shop for hard to find food items and ingredients for the perfect shabu-shabu meal. The first variant that we tried was the OWL Nanyang White Coffee 3-in-1 with Gula Melaka (coconut sugas)Read more

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Boulangerie 22 French Fusion Bakery

Tired of all the mediocre pastries in town? This might just be the solution to your bored taste buds. Boulangerie 22 is the newest bakery in town that serves authentic French and Korean baked goodies. Sharing with everyone photos from their grand launch plus my store visit to the One Legaspi Park Makati branch last month. I just had to go back to try how their breads taste like on a random day. My friend Franco agrees that they have a really unique selection to offer to their customers. They’ve got ordinary toast, macarons to French normandy butter croissants, and chocolate financiers. The mimes wereRead more


The Gourmand Market Returns This Weekend!

Every food lovers’ favoured marketplace, The Gourmand Market, is back to take everyone on a delightful summer stroll. From May 20 to May 22, 2016, guests can discover the latest selection of appetizing dishes and shopping finds. Together with Globe Platinum, the 3-day event will feature carefully curated culinary choices that resemble the quaint streets of old Italy.   This time around, Globe Platinum customers are in for a special treat as select Gourmand merchants offer their very own Globe Platinum dishes. Ranging from the sweet to the savoury, these dishes are definitely something new to try.   Participating merchantsRead more