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T-House in Tagaytay

For my birthday, Francis and I went on a short getaway to Tagaytay with Mr. Jack (my dog). It was my first time at T-House but I’ve been…

Buddha Bar

Francis took me to Buddha Bar one night for an early dinner. It’s a funny thing to be there for dinner because I always thought Buddha Bar was…

Aling Banang’s in N. Domingo

We were looking for some cheap eats and saw a tiny place that was packed with people. What is the come-on of this place? It’s cheap, food is…

Longganisa Sorpresa

If you know me well, you would know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LONGGANISA! In fact, when I go to other local places and I get to see…

Alba’s Spanish Restaurant

Francis took me to Alba’s one night, a place I haven’t gone to since high school. My grand-uncle, Brother Andrew Gonzalez, used to take us to Sunday lunch…

Casa Nostra in Makati

I was looking for the best place in Manila to have Italian food that wasn’t too far from San Juan. And so when I plugged it in Google,…

Ziggurat Cuisine in Makati

We decided to go to Ziggurat for an overload of food choices and of course, yummy food! This was Francis’ first time here, I’ve been here quite a…

Stella Woodfired Oven Bistro at Bonifacio High Street

I never used to hang out that much in Bonifacio High Street except for my bazaars. But it was a nice new experience to go there at night,…

The Smaller Bag of Beans for Merienda

Yes, Bag of Beans is just so popular in Tagaytay, but on our all-day date, Francis and I decided to go to the smaller Bag of Beans near…

Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay

I’ve been so caught up with all the baking, it’s ridiculous..I realized how much I’ve neglected my blog, and yet accumulated a vast number of new places, with…

Must be Perfect: Coffee Shoot with Live Smoke (Yes guys, no photoshop).

It was quite a hurried shoot, 2 days of foresight, a day to get things together but with the help of the agency, we made things happen. It…

Mom’s Birthday at Kimpura Greenhills

I’ve been such a delinquent blogger the past few months, and I’ve been going around so many places I haven’t been able to keep up because of my…

Kenny’s New Pasta Dishes

Had a shoot recently for Kenny’s new pasta dishes and pasta…rather, lasagna for me, would be one of the more temperamental kinds of pasta that I’ve encountered since…

Davao Summer 2012: Diaz Food Centrum and Shooting

  Apparently, Diaz Food Centrum is one of the best places to have Bulalo and Balbacua in Davao City. I didn’t think the place would be right smack…

Davao Summer 2012: Rafting and Papa Ching’s

For the next days of our trip, the group was giving me some peer pressure on changing my mind about white water rafting. I’m not a big fan…

Davao Summer 2012: Ah Fat Seafood Plaza

On our first night in Davao City, our friend Paul took us to their favorite Chinese restaurant – Ah Fat Seafood Plaza. The place doesn’t actually look new…

Davao Summer 2012: Aznebo Grill & The Batcaves in Samal Island

We slept over Samal island and wanted to have a nice lunch before our boating trip around the island. We took a trike and told the driver that…

Davao Summer 2012: Touchdown and Dencia’s for Breakfast

Natuloy din! Finally, all of us, in Davao at the same time without me having to think about work..this was the best way to end my summer this…

Nasugbu Batangas By the Beach Cookout

Our chefs Toto and Aki invited me to join their family and friends for Aki’s birthday weekend in their resort in Batangas. We slept in the Gonzalez Inn…

Cook-Out and Swimming at Mark’s Farm & San’s Shawarma in Subic.

Part of my summer road trips was when our chef Mark, invited us to go to his farm in Bataan. Mark’s farm is a private lot, he has…

An Afternoon in Hundred Islands, Alaminos

From Bolinao, we took a drive to Alaminos, where you can find the famous 100 islands. This was my first time, I guess some parts of the 100…

Escape to Bolinao

I’ve been a really horrible blogger. I feel guilty about neglecting my blog for the summer. It’s been quite hard to sit myself down to write some articles….

Kabayan Lugawan: Better the 2nd time around!

After a night of drinking, I joined the chefs and some of our students to a short side trip to Kabayan again. This time things were very different….

Bev Styling for UNO Guam

I recently did a beverage styling shoot for Uno Magazine Guam. It was an interesting shoot. Layout was spot on with their V-day issue. We kept everything simple,…

Scratching that Bacon Itch: Bacon Brownies!

I just had to do it. There was this one night I stayed over at Cafe drinking with our chefs as Mark, our restaurant chef, shared with me,…

Hoseña’s Bulalo: the man meal

My bro decided to head to Hoseña’s Bulalo near Kalentong to have some Bulalo of course! It was tucked on the 2nd floor of a building, on top…

Dessert at Angel’s Kitchen

After Kombini closed, we took a few steps to Angel’s kitchen for dessert. The girls and I just wanted to talk more and hang out, and what better…

Kombini Store with the Girls & trying to blog with the 4S

When I got my iPad, I tried to use it for blogging…major fail…the pictures sucked..today, I am pleasantly surprised with the wonderful quality of the photos on the…

Fermented Carabao Meat Experiment or Pindang Damulag

My recent trip acquisition of fresh carabao meat led me to experiment on a dish that I grew up on and enjoy: pindang damulag. Without a specific recipe…

Yang Chow in Eton Centris

Finally I am back to keeping tabs on the places I go to, to eat. We recently had a family gathering for my late lolo and lola’s birthday…

Carabao Meat and Tripe Stew

For the carabao striploin I bought, I decided to make a stew along with some tripe from the grocery. When I make stews, my seasonings and additions become…

Dessert @ Tokyo Bubble Tea

After our dinner at Moshi Koshi, Ange and I decided to grab some dessert somewhere nearby. We decided to go all “Japanese” by heading to Tokyo Bubble Tea…

Moshi Koshi and the lovely, Shio Butter Corn

Finally, after everything that’s been happening lately, I decided to take some time off and meet up with my friend Ange for some Japanese food. I specifically wanted…

Kabayan Lugawan: Innards with Lugaw

One of our chefs, Mark recommended this place. I was really intrigued by the fact this particular lugaw place had eyes, tripe and intestine as part of their…

A Night Trip to Balintawak Cloverleaf Market: Butchers

As I said, there were only 2 reasons for me to go to this market 1) really cheap veggies and 2) carabao meat. Yes folks…Carabao Meat. The dignified…