Monday, July 13, 2020

Food Delivery Favorite: Pizza X

I love brands that make their customers feel like master chefs! As a novice in the kitchen, I was so happy when several establishments came up with easy do-it-yourself dishes. I've tried a handful, and everything turned out great! And with my insatiable appetite for pizza, I was thrilled when I received a sampler pizza pack from Pizza X.

Hello, Pizza X.
Pizza X is one of the newest food concepts in town. It offers frozen thin-crust pizzas in solo sizes. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

My Pregnancy Journey: The First Trimester Medical Experience

Being a first-time mom made me so dependent on Google. I'd often find myself searching for pregnancy tips and check-up schedules. One thing I found out is that you have to book an appointment with an OB-GYN as soon as you find out that you're expecting. And here's my first trimester medical experience.

Hello, First Trimester.
The first trimester is said to be the most challenging period of pregnancy.  And this is also known to be the riskiest trimester. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Food Delivery: Overdoughs Crinkles

Pregnancy has turned me into a crinkle monster. My appetite for this baked treat seems to be insatiable. I always find myself drooling at the idea of having more. Thankfully, one of my favorite brands, Overdoughs, added it in its list of delectable offerings!

Hello, Overdoughs Crinkles.
Overdoughs is one of my top cookie brands. Aside from selling amazing cookies, its passion toward the deaf-mute community made this food group one of the best in my book. And I was thrilled when I found out that they're now offering crinkles!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

First Bite: Yoshimeatsu's Sushi Bake and Tebasaki

Manila's community quarantine gave birth to many home bakers, chefs, and first-time entrepreneurs. Every day, our social media feeds get filled with photos of baked goods, handicrafts, and items for reselling. It felt like a trap as I couldn't help myself from trying a lot. Sushi bake was no exception. Just hearing my friends gush about it makes me drool. And I was happy to be able to try the one from Yoshimeatsu a few weeks back.

Hello, Yoshimeatsu
Yoshimeatsu is one of the popular Korean-Japanese restaurants in Manila. Known for its wide selection of Korean BBQ meats and Japanese staples, it grew to multiple branches in just a short period. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Food Delivery Discovery: T Kitchen's Bangladeshi Dishes

I was always iffy to try South Asian cuisine as I have low spice tolerance. With the region known to add spices in its dishes, I thought that I'd have a hard time in Nepal when R and I visited it last November. But I didn't expect that I would like some of its local dishes. I would even go for seconds! And when I was approached by T Kitchen to try its Bangladeshi cuisine, I was more open to it. 

Hello, T Kitchen.
T Kitchen is the brainchild of Tania, a Bangladeshi home-based cook who decided to offer her home cooked dishes to the public during Manila's community lockdown.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Food Delivery: Food Tray 2 Go

With the community quarantine still in place, occasions are never like it used to be. Gone are the days of big and merry gatherings. But it doesn't mean that we can't have a sumptuous feast. And with Food Tray 2 Go, things are so much more convenient.

Hello, Food Tray 2 Go.
Food Tray 2 Go has been around for years offering delicious party dishes good for groups of five, ten, or even twenty! Its extensive menu also guarantees that there's something for everybody. Yes, even for the pickiest guest. 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Food Delivery Favorite: Candishhh Bakes' Focaccia

I have a weak spot for bread. I find freshly baked bread so irresistible that I could never say no to it. And when I was asked by D if she could send me some of her focaccia bread, I quickly said yes! 

Hello, Candishhh Bakes!
You may have heard of Candishhh if you are actively reading food blogs. She has been blogging since 2005! Yes, she started more than a decade before the word influencer became a widely used term. She has always been one of the bloggers I trust.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Restaurant Favorite: Via Mare

My constant food craving is driving me insane. It never stops. And when I saw a post about palitaw, I craved for it for weeks. I even tried to have some made at home. But we had a hard time finding some ingredients. Thankfully, Via Mare opened several of its branches to satisfy my appetite for Filipino kakanin.

Hello, Via Mare.
Via Mare is one of my go-to restaurants whenever I feel like having palitaw or bibingka. I also didn't have to wait for the holidays for me to indulge in a plate or two of puto bumbong.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Love at First Bite: Mama V Delicious Party Trays

I adore establishments that have stories to tell. I love learning about the inspiration behind each brand. And sometimes, knowing the hard work placed on each dish makes the food extra delicious. Such was the case with Mama V Delicious.

Hello, Mama V Delicious!
Mama V Delicious started as a restaurant along Leon Guinto Street, corner Estrada, Malate. Managed by mother and daughter tandem Mama V and Tina V, the quickly became a hit among the students of St. Scholastica, De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde, and the like.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Food Delivery: Otter Breads' Sourdough Bread and Sourdough Pancakes

Manila's three-month lockdown has turned many into bakers. My social media feeds have been full of cookie, buns, and cake photos that I thought I was browsing through a bakeshop catalog. But one particular post caught my interest. And that was Otter Breads' sourdough pancakes

Hello, Otter Breads.
The power duo behind Fat Girls Day Out has been busy baking sourdough loaves for months before it officially launched Otter Breads last April. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

My Pregnancy Journey: The First Trimester

Expecting during a pandemic never paints a rosy picture. Aside from worrying about raising a little human being, paranoia with germs and viruses is at an all-time high. But it's those tiny kicks at night that assure you that things will be okay. 

Hello, Motherhood.
I have to be honest. I was never the type who planned out my life. I wasn't the girl who had a dream wedding or a timeline on when to have a family and raise kids. I want my life to be more spontaneous.