Category Archives: food and beverages


Chocoholic Forever

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My ultimate comfort food are sweets. On top of the list are chocolates. Instant mood lifters. Chocolates of any kind (really!) to chase the blues away. Milk chocolates, dark chocolates, plain, with nuts, with fruits. I like them all. I don’t discriminate when it comes to chocolates. 😉 While the photos above are of the imported kind which I get… Read more »

Ice Cream Rush at Magnolia Flavor House

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It was my first time to go the newest mall in Quezon City, Robinson’s Magnolia last Wednesday, October 31. I went with my sister-in-law, her 2 kids and their yaya. Arriving around 3pm, we went to all floors around the mall, going  inside a few shops but mostly just looking around. Many mall tenants were still closed, but most tenants… Read more »

Be at Il Terrazzo

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  UPDATE (09August): Activities scheduled for this weekend will be re-scheduled. New dates TBA.   A rainy day makes you want to just stay at home and sleep the day away.  But what if that rainy day stretches into a week or two, like this freaky weather we currently have in Manila? You’d get bored to death and be depressed staying… Read more »

Food Tripping at MAFBEX 2012

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It’s always a treat for me to go to food shows. I just love to browse around and look at what’s in store and what’s new. That’s why I went to the ongoing Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) at the World Trade Center. Food industry professionals and food enthusiasts will have something to look forward to in this expo…. Read more »

Let’s Join the (Food) Revolution!

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Celebrity chef Jaime Oliver started a Food Revolution Day in 2010 to address the growing obesity problem in the world, especially in the USA. I’m glad that he thought of having a Food Revolution Day.  There are many things that we take for granted in our rush to cram as many activities in one day.   Good food is one… Read more »

The Umami Mystery

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It’s always a treat to watch live culinary shows and contests. Who wouldn’t be interested in food? I caught some portions of Ajinomoto’s 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge: Battle for the Umami Bowl held last Friday, January 20 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The inter-school multi-category competition drew over 30 participating schools and showcased the culinary students’ knowledge,… Read more »

Let’s Have Some Cake

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Family celebrations, especially birthdays, are not complete without a cake. A certified favorite of both young and old the past years has been Estrel’s Caramel Cakes. These chiffon cakes with caramel icing and filling are perfect for our family that has a fondness for anything sweet. When my two eldest nephews were born a few months apart in late 2002 and early… Read more »