Hong Kong: La Vache

La Vache HK- Trimmed Entrecote Steak with House Sauce-001

I didn't have any plans of going to Hong Kong until December but my friend asked me if I was going since we had a long weekend from August 21-25 (absent on the 22nd :D). I said no and she said why not? So I made a snap decision and bought a ticket two days before the trip. ... [Read More]

Duck & Buvette at Shangri-La Plaza

Duck & Buvette- D&B Crispy Half Duck Confit P980-002

Some people like my cousin La loves duck confit so much that if it's on the menu you can be sure that's what she will order. I on the other hand have never ordered duck confit as my entree. Sure I've tried a bite or two but it isn't just my favorite. I'm more prone to order lamb chops or good ... [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]

Michelin-Starred Chef Richard Toix Degustation Menu at The Tivoli

Mandarin Oriental Manila - The Tivoli - Dulcey Chocolat Cake with Pomelo Confit

I don't even remember the last time I ate at Mandarin Oriental's The Tivoli. It must have been decades ago. It took a few pictures of Michelin-Starred Richard Toix' offerings on Instagram to make me go back. ... [Read More]

Antonio’s Tagaytay 2014

Antonio's Tagaytay-018

I go to Antonio's in Tagaytay whenever my friend Ariel comes home from San Francisco because that's his favorite restaurant. I don't mind going to Antonio's more than once a year though. ... [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]

Brasserie Girolle

Brasserie Girolle burger image

Rochelle and I were supposed to have lunch at Early Bird Breakfast Club to use the coupon she bought online but she left it at home. I didn't mind since we got to try Brasserie Girolle next door. ... [Read More]

Restaurant 101 at Enderun College

Restaurant 101 - smoked fish variation, horseradish cream

My friend Rizette asked me for suggestions where we can have her birthday dinner. After many, many suggestions she eventually came up with Enderun's Restaurant 101 herself. ... [Read More]

Eric Kayser Bakery Grab & Go Hong Kong

Eric Kayser Hong Kong macarons feature

Since I'll be going to Hong Kong again soon I decided to post my discoveries from my trip last Holy Week.  I didn't know Eric Kayser, a popular bakery from France, opened a store in Hong Kong until a thoughtful reader pointed it out to me. ... [Read More]