Osaka: UCC Cafe Plaza, Animate, Doutour

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It was fun walking and eating at Kuromon Ichiba Market but it was quite warm in Osaka in June so we were parched and in need of coffee and refreshments.  The obvious answer to our needs was the UCC Cafe Plaza right across the entrance of the market.  ... [Read More]

Hong Kong: Taho at Yan Wo Dou Bun Chong 人和荳品廠

人和荳品廠 Yan Wo Dou Bun Chong -Fried Noodles with Beansprouts & Tofu HK$15-001

A meal isn't complete until you have at least two desserts and you can quote me on that. After our dinner in The Red Pepper Restaurant in Causeway Bay my friend Deb wanted me to try this taho place her family has been going to since they were kids. ... [Read More]

Lunch at Cheesecakes by Guy in Eastwood

Cheesecakes by Guy (Eastwood)

Sometimes I yearn for a good sandwich rather than eat the usual rice meal or in my case when I'm on a diet, protein and veggies only. There's something very comforting about eating a good sandwich which isn't always easy to find in Manila. ... [Read More]

Eric Kayser Cafe in Greenhills

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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]

Cafe Shibuya at Glorietta 2

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After lunch at Wee Nam Kee we walked up to the 3rd floor of Glorietta 2 for dessert and coffee at Cafe Shibuya.  ... [Read More]

Magnum Manila at SM Aura

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Can you believe I've never tried a Magnum Bar before I went to Magnum Manila? What better time to try this popular ice cream than at their flagship cafe in SM Aura. ... [Read More]

Home Baked Goodies

Pies Inc. by Aileen - Peach Mango Cream Pie

A couple of weeks ago my diet was temporary put on hold when these tempting sweets were sent to me from some of Manila's talented home bakers. I love any form of dessert and I want to help out these hard working bakers by sharing them on this blog.  ... [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]

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]