Friday, February 28, 2020

Overdoughs Now Offers Cookie Cakes

February is my favorite month! I love seeing everything turn into hearts. From traffic lights to burgers and pancakes, things get extra romantic every February. And it got even sweeter when I received a huge heart-shaped cookie cake. 

Hello, Overdoughs Cookie Cake!
Overdoughs is one of my favorite dessert brands in town. My love for Overdoughs started with its delectable beignets and dips. And it became stronger when it launched its rich and flavorful cookies. Its commendable support for the deaf and mute community makes it an even tougher brand to beat. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Breakfast at Angels' Kitchen

Angels' Kitchen is one of Greenhills' dining gems. Having been around before all the quirky food trends and social media hypes, this place is known to serve straightforward, no-frills, homey dishes. And we decided to try its breakfast dishes one Wednesday morning.

Hello, Angels' Kitchen.
Bright and clean was my first impression of Angels' Kitchen as soon as I stepped inside the restaurant with its minimalist interiors, paper table covers, and simple silverware.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Meralco Announces Another Power Rate Decrease this February 2020

One of the most challenging things about adulthood is managing your household. There are endless upkeeps and bills to pay. But I got word of some sweet news! Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a decrease in power rates this February!

Hooray for power rate decrease!

Meralco has announced yet another power rate decrease for the second month in a row for February.
The current rate for a typical household consuming 200 kilowatts per hour is now at PHP8.86 per kilowatt-hour compared to last month's PHP9.45. That's PHP0.59 cut per kWh giving the average family a total saving of PHP118 for this month!

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Perfect Alibi for a Night Out

You don't need to find an excuse to get a drink or two and bar chows to pair it with. You deserve it after surviving a grueling week at work or simply living in chaotic Manila. And if you do, we have the perfect alibi which is Alibi.

Hello, Alibi.
Alibi is one of the newest speakeasy bars in Tomas Morato. Located in the basement of Geonbae, one could easily miss this new gem in the city.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Geonbae Offers Unlimited Korean and Japanese Favorites

The charm of unlimited meat is undeniably strong. It's so attractive that numerous Korean BBQ chains opened these past years. There are those priced unbelievably affordable while others market its brands as premium. The newer K-BBQ stores made things more interesting by offering the best of Korean and Japanese cuisines. And I heard that one of the best places to get your Seoul and Tokyo favorites is Geonbae.

Hello, Geonbae.
Geonbae is a modern Korean BBQ restaurant that features an extensive menu of beef, pork, and chicken. The overwhelming selection of barbecue meats is paired with an equally long list of side dishes featuring the likes of japchae, mandu, tteokbokki, ramyeon, rolls and steamed egg aside from the usual kimchi and pickled radish. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Soru Now Offers Unlimited Hot Pot

Soru has been synonymous with beautifully plated sushi and maki rolls. Its intricate and colorful designs are just as anticipated as its dishes. But Soru has a lot more up its sleeves when it launched its hot pot menu.

Hello, Soru.
Soru recently opened a branch in Timog and it is a lot bigger compared to its other stores. It has a lot more parking space and even has an area dedicated to its new concept--hot pot.

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.