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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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Trying Cheesy Lumpiang Tikoy this Chinese NY

Once again, tikoys abound everywhere because its Chinese New Year! And this means, I have good reason to cook another batch of my favorite rice cakes that’s in every Filipino-Chinese household during this time of year. Somebody gifted me a box of it, and I immediately put myself to work in the kitchen. A friend… Continue reading Trying Cheesy Lumpiang Tikoy this Chinese NY

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Katsu Sora at the Promenade

It’ll be a shame if I strike out Katsu Sora at the Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre in San Juan City from my list of fave hangouts for 2015. I dined here twice with some friends and the dining experience was truly authentic and good. I loooove, love, love their crunchy, yet tender and juicy, tonkatsu.… Continue reading Katsu Sora at the Promenade

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Snowy Strawberry Choco Chiffon Cake

Strawberry cakes had always been my favorite. But it wasn’t until I watched KBS World’s Return of Superman did my fascination to make one from scratch started. I’m honestly impressed with the way Choo Sunghoon (Sarang’s dad) would make freshly handmade whipping cream. The outcome is a luscious cake topped with fresh strawberries that’s really… Continue reading Snowy Strawberry Choco Chiffon Cake

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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)