Monday, February 17, 2020

Have a Healthier Heart with Quaker Smart Heart Challenge

Filipinos love to eat. It's something everyone knows and quite proud of. Remember the saying we eat six times a day counting morning, afternoon and midnight snacks? We even consider eating as a national passion. Though eating itself is not bad, we tend to overindulge in rich food. And this is where Quaker comes to the rescue.
A study facilitated by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute found out that an alarming one out of two adult Filipinos has borderline high cholesterol. It wasn't even surprising as that ratio applies to my family. But this is obviously no laughing matter. In fact, it is a scary fact as it means being prone to heart-related illnesses.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Food and Hotel Expo Manila 2020 is back this February

The Philippines has been known as the Pearl of the Orient Sea for centuries. Its provinces' unparalleled beauty and various flavors offer endless delight to those who seek or discover it. And if you are in for a gastronomic adventure, you are in for a treat at Food and Hotel Expo Manila 2020.
With its goal to showcase the flavors of North and South, this year's Food and Hotel Expo Manila (FHEM) has set up a Culinary Master Class, live cooking demo headed by celebrity chefs, cooking competition and video competition with an emphasis on local delicacies. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sakura Hanami Launches its Signature Caramel Cake and Doughnuts

Sakura Hanami is probably the daintiest milk tea shop I've ever visited. With its pink interiors and cherry blossom motif, it's not surprising to see guests taking time taking photos of or with their drinks. And just when I thought they already have a good selection of drinks, Sakura Hanami launched new items worth checking out.

Hello, Sakura Hanami.
Sakura Hanami recently launched several products to complement its tea line. There's caramel cake in a can as well as doughnuts available in sweet and savory flavors.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tiger Sugar's Boba Milk Ice Cream Bar is Now Available in Manila

Tiger Sugar was a big hit when it opened its first store in Bonifacio High Street back in 2018. Its hour-long lines didn't discourage locals and patiently waited just to get hold of its popular brown sugar milk drinks. And just when we thought its hype was dying down, it released something perfect to beat the Manila heat.

Hello, Tiger Sugar Boba Milk Ice Cream Bar!
Milk tea ice cream is not exactly new. We've seen several brands come up with versions of this crowd favorite flavor but not everyone was successful. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Cara Mia Brings Back its Strawberry Shortcake this February

With traffic lights flashing red hearts and flower stalls popping left and right, there's no denying that love is in the air. And there's no better way to celebrate Valentine's Day (or birthday) than with Cara Mia's Strawberry Shortcake.
Yes, Cara Mia's Strawberry Shortcake is back!

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Taste of Buwan: Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Southeast Asian Tasting Menu

Celebrating Valentine's Day differently can be challenging if you've been with your special someone for years. R and I usually take the practical route and celebrate it another day. But there's this new dining concept that would make braving the Manila traffic worth it. And that is Buwan's tasting menu.

Hello, Buwan.
Buwan is the newest dining concept of Chef Julius Neccor and the group behind BOA Kitchen + Socials.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

When in Nepal: Garden of Dreams

The chaos of Kathmandu could be very stressful. With pollution and reckless drivers to worry about, it's not an easy stroll to go around Nepal's capital. Thankfully, we found a place in the city that gave us a break from all the city mayhem. And that's the Garden of Dreams.

Hello, Garden of Dreams.
The Garden of Dreams is a gem in the middle of Kathmandu. Known as the Garden of Six Seasons, this picturesque compound was built in 1920 for Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bake My Day: Coffee Project's Little Sister

People close to me know how much I love bread. I always find myself inside a bakeshop, checking every display and savoring the fragrant aroma of freshly baked bread. Lately, I am addicted to coffee bun and I accidentally discovered a new favorite. 

Hello, Bake My Day.

Bake My Day is All Home's in-house bakeshop. It would be hard to miss this shop with the mouthwatering smell of baked goodies.
Its shop is not as dainty or picturesque as its sister brand Coffee Project; but it has the same warm ambiance to it.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ChawadiCup: A Sip of Thai Milk Tea

I hate that I could never resist milk tea. I always find myself in front of one whenever I go to the mall. My will power gets even weaker when I spot a boba brand I've never tried before. And such was the case when I saw ChawadiCup.

Hello, ChawadiCup.
ChawadiCup is a local concept inspired by the various fragrant teas of Thailand

Monday, February 3, 2020

Places to Visit in Patan, Nepal

Kathmandu is one of the busiest cities I've visited. With motorcycles and small cars zooming in and out of the small roads and having to dodge pigeon droppings, I couldn't say that our stay here was relaxing. This is why R and I decided to check out a city called Patan to take a break from Kathmandu's mayhem.

Hello, Patan.
Lalitpur or historically called Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal next to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Located about half an hour away from Kathmandu, this is one of the popular destinations for tourists with limited time in Nepal.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Bugana Beach and Dive Resort: A Paradise in Negros Occidental

Negros Island is one of our favorite destinations. Just thinking about enjoying its great food and fresher air makes me want to plan my next visit. I realized though that there aren't a lot of great resort options here as Negros isn't one of the prime tourist spots in the country. But I was glad to have found Bugana Beach and Dive Resort.

Hello, Bugana Beach and Dive Resort.
Bugana is known as one of the best resorts in Negros. With its marvelous view and spacious rooms, it was not surprising for guests to stay here for days or even weeks.