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Loving Mitsuyado’s Double Cheese Ramen

I love cheese. Period. But cheese on ramen? Frankly, I wasn’t too sure. But after tasting it at Mitsuyado Sei-men, I fell in love with it. Now, I’m officially a fan. And so, my quest for ramen in double cheese sauce started. Mitsuyado Sei-Men, I must say, satisfied my not-so-adventurous palate. The secret, I think,… Continue reading Loving Mitsuyado’s Double Cheese Ramen

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Mama’s first creamy Leche Flan (Cremè Caramel)

My mom, at 73, is taking up culinary classes. I’m so proud of her! Now my mom is no average cook; at least, she now knows a lot of the fundamentals of cooking and we both now can share our passion for (making) good food. 🙂 Not that she is a bad cook. Oh well,… Continue reading Mama’s first creamy Leche Flan (Cremè Caramel)

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Shopping at Busan’s Nampodong

It’s hard to believe its already half of the year…five months to go and its Christmas season! Time flies so fast. My mind flashes back to scenes of my Christmas shopping last year… 🙂 Reminds me then, of my shopping spree experience at Nampo-dong in Busan last December that even the cold winter season failed… Continue reading Shopping at Busan’s Nampodong

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Getting to know dynamic Busan

It’s such a joy to finally find time to relax and doodle. Thank God for day-offs and breaks! It’s a good time to reminisce memories of travel and food trips. I’ve been putting off blogging about my first-time experience in Busan. It was early December last year (2014) when I had this wonderful opportunity. Since… Continue reading Getting to know dynamic Busan

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Tokyo diaries: Asakusa

After having a blast at Tokyo Skytree and Sumida Aquarium, we took a five-minute subway ride to Asakusa. By the time we got to Asakusa, our stomachs were growling, telling us its already past lunch time and we haven’t eaten anything yet. Good thing we found this little takoyaki food stall at the corner of… Continue reading Tokyo diaries: Asakusa

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Celebrating Chinese NY at Manila’s Chinatown

I’m taking a quick break from blogging my Japan trip to tell you of my recent trip to Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown. My friends decided to come here to watch the celebration of the Chinese New Year. I’ve been raring to eat delicious dumplings, Chinese noodles and buy a box of my favorite tikoy–that sticky rice cake,… Continue reading Celebrating Chinese NY at Manila’s Chinatown

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Pinoy Bibimbap, anyone?

Anybody can make their own version of the Korean bibimbap but I think its best done and served in a dolsot, the stone pot cookware typically used in Korean cuisine. I waited to own one. Now, it’s part of my personal collection of home cookware. This is actually a trade-off from a colleague who wanted my… Continue reading Pinoy Bibimbap, anyone?

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Tagaytay

A trip to Tagaytay was the best thing I ever did this October. I missed traveling lately and it’s been a while since I got a chance to go on an escapade. So, since I’m celebrating my birthday this month, I chose to do pocket celebrations with some close friends, with an out-of-town trip, that is.… Continue reading Tagaytay

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Reminiscing Hong Kong

Twice, I went to Hong Kong at a time the Chinese are celebrating their Chinese New Year.  My first foray was work-related but despite a hectic schedule I enjoyed a three-hour shopping in Mongkok, walking down TST (Tsim Sha Tsui), riding a double-deck bus and watching the CNY along TST. A good view of the… Continue reading Reminiscing Hong Kong