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Healthy soups at Four Seasons hotpot

Hot pots are the best during rainy season, when you can practically drag the whole family and friends to huddle in one table together, stirring your fave hotpot ingredients in hot swirling pork/chicken broth while chatting on day-to-day experiences. Definitely the best get-together experience for any occasion. Four Seasons Hotpot restaurant at the bay strip… Continue reading Healthy soups at Four Seasons hotpot

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Creamy Pork and Beans Pasta

These rainy days, I’m a lazy chef. Can’t get my creative juices out and just wish I can spend the whole day in bed snuggled under the pillows. But unfortunately, work, work, work, work, work…gets in the way. 😦 Recently, I’m trying to cut down on carbs and curb my unhealthy eating habits. I’m now… Continue reading Creamy Pork and Beans Pasta

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Getting stuck at Chibo Okonomiyaki and loving it

  It’s always a great idea to spend the time dining at a restaurant inside a mall while waiting for the heavy downpour of rain to stop outside the walls. Why not, especially if the place is located inside the posh S Maison retail complex in Conrad, the newest hotel that opened at the Mall of… Continue reading Getting stuck at Chibo Okonomiyaki and loving it

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Brunch at Café By the Ruins

I sure miss those days when going up to Baguio City was a breeze, and you always look forward to an exhilarating experience. That was, I think, during the 1980s. The last time I went up here was around 2005 or 2006 and the city was celebrating Panagbenga Festival. It was so crowded I didn’t… Continue reading Brunch at Café By the Ruins

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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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Dining @ Solaire’s Fresh

Seems to me that I’m getting the privilege to eat these days. I mean, really eat whatever I want, and that is, after I made a resolution to at least be a ‘healthy’ eater. But if somebody invites you to dine at one of the best buffet restaurants in town, would you say no? I… Continue reading Dining @ Solaire’s Fresh

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Mu Noodle Bar @ Glorietta 2

Famished as we were, my mom and I stepped inside Mu Noodle Bar at the revamped Glorietta 2 in Ayala Center, Makati one weekend to have lunch. At that time, this Chinese-Asian fusion restaurant was on ‘soft opening’ and there were no other customers inside the sleek black and orange interior. Nevertheless, I’m glad we… Continue reading Mu Noodle Bar @ Glorietta 2

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Caffe Bene: for a change…

When I was in Seoul, there were lots of Caffe Bene restaurants around. But it was in Eastwood, Libis where I had my Caffe Bene experience. I went here with two other blogger friends (Jen and Gelo) last year even though I was skeptical at first because I haven’t been to Eastwood! Anyway, when I… Continue reading Caffe Bene: for a change…

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Mango and Kesong Puti salad

I’m foregoing meat this week, or so I’ll try. I decided to come up with a salad I’m familiar with.  It’s typical of a green salad but I’m tossing in my favorite cheese: the local kesong puti  that I bought at the supermarket. It’s the Filipino version of a cottage cheese made from unskimmed carabao’s… Continue reading Mango and Kesong Puti salad