Osaka: Manneken, Cakes, & Cheeza

Daniel Canelé

This is my final post for my trip to Osaka. Manneken Belgian waffles are very popular with locals and tourists in Osaka and Tokyo. There's always a queue whenever I pass by the branch at the Osaka JR station.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Depachika (Food Wonderland)

Fruits in whipped cream sandwich

If you're planning a trip to Japan you MUST include a trip to a depachika. Depa what? Depachika is my Disneyland. It's the food hall at the basement of large department stores.  ... [Read More]

An open letter to all the CARBS I’ve loved in 2014

Brown Butter Desserts- Chocolate Five Textures Cake-001

To all the CARBS I've loved in 2014, I'm writing to you because as much as I loved you (you obviously loved me more since you stayed in my perfectly rounded huge belly and refused to leave) we must part ways in 2015. Let me give you a final tribute and let me relive the happy days filled with ... [Read More]

Eric Kayser Cafe in Greenhills

Eric Kayser Cafe Greenhills-008

I've been waiting for Eric Kayser to open in Greenhills for a long time. Ever since I tried their dark chocolate chip cookie in Hong Kong I've been a big fan.  ... [Read More]

Wildflour Cafe on Happy Tuesday

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery (Fort Bonifacio)- Complimentray Baguette-001

Most Tuesdays I have lunch with three good friends. It's the day that I put my diet on hold because after lunch we would have dessert and merienda before calling it a day. We usually try new restaurants but this time we revisited an old favorite to try their new dishes.  ... [Read More]

Lucca Bakery at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Lucca Bakery (SM Mega Fashion Hall)- Blueberry Crumb Muffin P50, Banana Crumb Muffin P47-001

My friend Rochelle and I went on a Saturday eating spree at the new SM Mega Fashion Hall which started at Osaka Ohsho then Boqueria and ended at Lucca Bakery for coffee and dessert.  Since that day I've been back to Lucca two more times and it's quickly becoming my favorite place in the ... [Read More]

Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe

Harina's Breakfast Tart

Last year I was invited to try out Harina Artisan Bakery Cafe in White Plains. I finally got the chance to go for brunch a few weeks ago.  ... [Read More]

Paul SM Aura Manila

Paul Boulangerie Manila - ham & cheese baguette

When Rochelle and I went to Paris a couple of years ago one of the simple meals we enjoyed was from Paul in the basement of the Louvre. We shared a long baguette filled with tuna salad, a flan normand and an Orangina soda. It wasn't fancy but it left an impression on us and a longing for good ... [Read More]

Le Salon De Thé de Joël Robuchon at Elements

Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon (Elements HK) - Ham and Gruyere sandwich HK$58

People let me introduce you to my happy place. The name is Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon and the location is at Elements Mall.  ... [Read More]

Food Trip at Harbour City HK

Danish Bar -004

I hate going to Harbour City in Hong Kong. Each time I go there I gain about 5 lbs!!! But really it's one of the best malls in Hong Kong. It seems all the retail brands have a shop there.  ... [Read More]