Tokyo: Shinjuku Food Finds

Max Brenner's OMG Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie-002

When we were planning where to stay in Tokyo we were choosing over Shinjuku or Ginza and asked several friends their opinions. Most said Shinjuku but a couple swore by Ginza's more quiet area so that's where we went. We did go to Shinjuku a couple of times and got lost getting out of the confusing ... [Read More]

Danish Bar Philippines at SM North Edsa

Danish Bar Philippines

A lot of restaurants and bakery franchises from Japan have been opening in Manila and there are more to come. One of the latest imports to open is Danish Bar, a specialty bakery,  which opened its first branch in SM North Edsa I first discovered Danish Bar in Harbour City Hong Kong. It ... [Read More]

The Breadery

The Breadery-001

Do you get those fantasies of getting locked in a store by mistake after it closes? When I was a kid I would imagine getting trapped in a mega toy store. Now if there's one place I don't mind getting locked in it's at The Breadery. You see I can live without rice and but bread in all its forms ... [Read More]

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]