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

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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]

Cafe Pronto at Marco Polo Ortigas

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Each time I go to Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas I pass by Cafe Pronto at the ground floor and drool over all their pastries and sweets. I finally went there a few months ago to have a light lunch with my dad. ... [Read More]

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

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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]

Hong Kong: Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon at Harbour City

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When my friend told me that Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon opened at Harbour City I made sure to squeeze it in my busy eating schedule. I usually go to Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon at Elements and am thrilled now that it's much nearer and more convenient for me. ... [Read More]

Hong Kong: La Vache

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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]

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]

Macao: Cotai Central Food Court & Afternoon Tea at Palms Lounge

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Sand's Cotai Central is a mall with a food court and several restaurants. This mall is in the middle of Sheraton and Conrad hotels as well as Holiday Inn. All these hotels are connected to Cotai Central. ... [Read More]