Monday, January 30, 2012

Craving for Couscous of Cafe Provencal Shangrila

I knew I had to try couscous the first time I saw people eating it in Morocco on television. That was one of the many reasons why Morocco is on the top of my list. J unknowingly ordered couscous in Manila. I didn't notice it - the lamb chop was all I remember on the Cafe Provencal menu. Was I wrong? My heart says it was couscous. Take a closer look for me, will you?

Friday, January 13, 2012

French Baker Danish Butter Cookies

I've been munching on these critters from a glass jar for a few days now. Hehehe. The French Baker Philippines made these pure Danish butter cookies with Magnolia Pure & Creamy Butter. Gosh, I've been skimming supermarket aisles for years to get decent Danish butter cookies. 

Old Oven Art Cafe, a Late-Night Foodie Find in Katipunan

It was 10 p.m. and we were headed to Katipunan with our half-filled bellies for a late-night snack. Of course, my primary concern was the time and I wanted a quiet place to recuperate from a long and tiring day. I saw a sign that read Old Oven Art Cafe and I told J to turn back because I made my choice. Hehehe. I didn't know if it was good but it was open and it was an art cafe!

Lugang Cafe Bellagio Manila is Not Just a Dessert Place

I went to eat at Lugang once in December for a super filling and different set-menu meal ("panto" in Chinese) and once this January for a snack slash dinner break. It is a welcomed break from the usual Gloria Maris, Choi Garden, Golden Bay and other Chinese family restaurants in Manila today. As I have said when I first featured Lugang when it opened in Manila, my first taste ever of this restaurant was in Beijing as Bellagio and it was known for desserts there.

Pao Pao's Taro Milk and Spicy Squid

I've written about the rise of Pearl Milk Teas in Manila in one of my previous posts. Sometimes though, it would often come out as a complaint that they don't have Taro in their menus. During those cravings, I would often go back to a cheaper and caffeine-free Quickly.

I've heard about Pao Pao Xiao Chi from my younger sister and she would often say that they're more like the once-famous high school/bagets snack food place Ersao with their "de-tusok na" Spicy Squid, Spicy Chicken and Spicy Pork.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Haids and The Lone Rider

I heard before dinner tonight that my sister's friend Haidee has just passed away so suddenly. Although we were not close, my last memory of her was that she came to our house with all smiles as I was going out and asked me how I was. Thank you, Haids, for that and for being my sister's friend in all of those years. I know you've touched lives in OCCI and you've touched mine tonight. I found TheLoneRider's blog tonight because of a wonderful comment about life that you made almost three years ago. I will put here what you put there. I too have been afraid to act for a few months now. Thank you for inspiring me. I choose to stay true to myself and share myself to the world.

Haid's comment from a thought-provoking post of The Lone Rider:

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Cappella in Manila

I went shopping without J at the Shang last Saturday and quickly got impatient over where else to go when I've already found what I wanted to buy in the Rustan's sale. Rather than act on impulse, do a shopping spree and abuse my tired feet, however, I found myself pausing, pulling up a chair and listening to A Cappella music in Manila.

Gino's Brick Oven Pizza in Katipunan

First time we tried out Gino's Brick Oven Pizza.

Yedang, Korean Restaurant in Manila

If you're looking for a Korean quick fix in Manila, go to Yedang in Meralco Avenue, Ortigas near Metrowalk. J and I have been going there for years, read all about the Korean craze here. This post is about our first Korean encounter for the year and a few things I have to say about their current food selection.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY Family Lunch Menu in Manila! / Also Lunch and Dinner Suggestions in Manila!

If you're planning a lunch or dinner for the family and you don't know where to start, maybe this can help you. You don't have to know how to cook to do this and it is quite a deviation from our Aubergine Christmas lunch last year. You just have to be in Manila to put this DIY Lunch/Dinner all together like my sister did for Christmas =)

The Robinsons Malls Privilege Card!

Topshop (on sale January 6 to February 5!), Topman (on sale January 6 to February 5!), Dorothy Perkins (on sale January 6 to February 5!), Robinsons Department Store and Robinsons Movieworld, here I come! Just got my Robinsons Malls Privilege Card! I always end up going for the new arrivals and not the sale items so this is perfect for my shopping, foodie finds and movie dates in Robinsons Galleria and Forum Robinsons in Pioneer (like BBB) hehehe.