Thursday, July 31, 2008


A fried snack from the neighbourhood convenience store (Mini Stop)for only P22.

It is a breaded then fried ham and cheese sandwich.

It is an okay food but personally I find it lacked in taste. All I can taste is the oil and the bread and none of the ham and cheese.


Happy Eating!


My first time to know and try the merienda buffet offered by Dad’s for only P139.

You have a wide variety of food choices. Even more than what your stomach can accommodate. It’s more than worthy, it’s a steal.

My favorites from the selection are the mini siopao, siomai, pancit, ginatan, cream puff, chocolate balls and the tokwa’t baboy.


Happy Eating!


They were having a culinary affair/show at the Activity Center of Glorietta, when I came across their booth.

I have sampled and liked their assorted cheesecakes/cheesecake sampler sold at the Robinsons Supermarket. So when I saw them selling other cake flavors by the slice, I immediately bought a couple to try. I didn’t eat it right away ‘coz I was busy scouring the mall for sales. So when it was time to eat it, it sort of melted and disintegrated. It may looked unappetizing but it’s the exact opposite of it in taste.

I bought the Skyscraper Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake P180 and the Chocolate Pecan Tart P130.

The Skyscraper is for the true blue chocoholics. It is made of layers of moist chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and chocolate fudge icing. With layers of chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, what more can you ask for?

The chocolate cake was moist while the chocolate ganache tasted like pure chocolate bar infused with liqueur. And did I say it’s huge?

The Chocolate Pecan Tart is made with short crust shell, filled with pecans, brownie pieces and chocolate chips.

It is best for people who like nuts and chocolates, like I do, because it has both.
There’s pecan in your every bite, and the crust is so creamy, it’ll melt in your mouth.


Happy Eating!

FYI: Junior’s Cakes are already available in the Phils thru CULINARY BEST SOURCE INC at 9729 Kamagong St., San Antonio Village, Makati City with Tel No. 738-1979 or 899-5012. They can also be reached at their multiply site.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


A new item from Starbuck’s menu together with the Strawberry Lamington is the Chocolate Lamington P45.

According to the barista, it is coated in bittersweet chocolate. Either he’s lying or the chocolate used was very subtle ‘coz I didn’t taste any of the strong bittersweet chocolate.

Lamington or Lemmington , the word means layers of beaten gold. It is an Australian dessert of little cubes or squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate, then rolled in coconut.

The cake is named after Charles Wallace Baillie, Lord Lamington, the governor of Queensland from 1895-1901. He was known for wearing a homburg hat that looked like the cakes.

According to my friend, it resembled a corner bakery fave. We both forgot its name but it’s rectangular in shape, violet colored and ube-flavored.

It’s good and light. One that you can have a lot of and still not feel full.
The barista said that the strawberry one is the best of the two. I might try it some other time.


Happy Eating!


Before watching Lea Salonga’s Cinderella play at the CCP, we (my friend mike & I) had an early dinner at Uno Pizzeria in San Mig by the Bay in MOA.

I was very excited to try their pizzas since I have just read a great review of the resto and their pizzas in one of the popular food blogging sites that I often visit.

We ordered half Ruby Ribs and half West Side Shrimp Pesto Pizza P328, which according to the site and also the server are the best and also their best sellers.

For that price I was expecting something bigger than the regular size of Greenwich pizza, but what came was something a little bit smaller and thinner.

Next was the taste test. The Ruby Ribs pizza was sweet, just that sweet but not good. The West Side Shrimp Pesto was bitter, so I didn’t even continue eating my slice, although the shrimps were perfectly cooked. The crust was dry and tasted stale.

We both agreed that Lotsa Pizza and 3M serve far more better tasting pizzas than they do. They’re also ambitious with their price, it’s in the same range as California Pizza Kitchen, but with below than Lotsa Pizza in taste.

We also ordered the Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap P188 and the Chips and Salsa P148.

The Grilled Chicken Wrap is chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions wrapped in tortilla bread and serve with thousand island sauce.

This was better than their pizzas, although scrimping in ingredients.

The Chips and Salsa is served with 2 dips. The salsa was spicy and good, while the other dip is a cross between cheez whiz and evaporated milk, but also good.

At first the chips tasted like soap, but when cooled it was okay.

Overall, we were disappointed with the taste of the food. We were expecting something more with that price range and the good review.

I can say that that’s one of the worst food I have ever had in my entire life. I don’t think I’ll ever come back to try their other dishes. We should have eaten at Pizza Hut, Shakey’s or Don Hen instead. Good thing we were going to watch something good or else we’ll really be bummed.

Happy Eating!

Monday, July 28, 2008


After watching The Dark Knight at IMAX, it's time for a snack.

Within the vicinity is UCC Cafe Terrace. When it was time to order, I was torn between the Chocolate Crepe and the Chocolate French Toast, which are both their best sellers. To save myself the stress, I let the server decide.

The Chocolate French Toast P199 is 9 pieces of cubed Japanese white bread dipped in custard then fried. It is topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and pocky sticks.

It's a good french toast but would have liked it more if it's not only dipped in custard but also filled with it. A scoop of ice cream and nuts would also help.


Btw, it's reminiscent of the Stack of Beignets I had at Cafe Provencal in taste.

Happy Eating!

SM Mall of Asia

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Street Corner Bakery

Since bread pudding is one of my favorite food, it is but right that I'll try almost every where that sells it, and one of them is the Street Corner Bakery of SM Supermarket.

They sell their Bread Pudding at P15.75 a piece.

Theirs are as dense and good as Myron's Bread Pudding, but is less sweet and without the works ( a scoop of ice cream and butterscotch toffee sauce). It's as basic as a bread pudding can be, just drizzled with chocolate =)

Happy Eating!

Kung Pao Chicken Pasta, 3 ways

Aside from the usual Garlic Cream Pasta, Ravioli, Spaghetti and Lasagna that I love, Kung Pao Chicken Pasta is also in my list of faves.

I have ordered Kung Pao Chicken from a lot of restos already and there are 3 (three) that stood out, and they're from different price range.

If I'm trying to save I'll have the Kung Pao Chicken Pasta P69/79 (set) of KFC.

It's one of their new offering together with the Chicken Alfredo.

It's topped with their Original Recipe Chicken.

It's spicy and nutty (duh). Although the sauce used reminded me of a Lee Kum Kee sauce it still is good. Anyway anything with their chicken on it is good.

When I'm feeling a little bit extravagant I'll have the Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta P195 of Yellow Cab.

It resembled a kung pao chicken in taste & appearance, so I assumed that it's just their own version of it.

The chicken in the pasta has somewhat of a grilled taste to it and the mushrooms added another layer of flavor to an already delicious dish. As expected it is also spicy.

And if I have a lot of money to spare, I'll have the Kung Pao Spaghetti with Chicken P385/255 (Half) of CPK.

It has garlic, green onions, peanuts, hot red chillies in classic kung pao sauce. It's the spiciest and also the simplest in taste among the 3 Kung Paos.

Happy Eating!

Beard Papa

It is said that Beard Papa sells the Best Cream Puff in Asia. Not wanting to be left out, I gave it a try.

I bought a Choco Chip Eclair for P55. It has the same puff pastry and custard cream as their cream puff, but this has the top coated with chocolate and topped with chocolate chips.

The puff pastry was slightly dry, though the custard cream was really good, not too sweet and rich, but still is creamy.

Having tasted this, I still consider Tinapayan's Cream Puff as the best and cheapest cream puff one can have.

Happy Eating!

* Glorietta, Food Choices
* SM Mall of Asia

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bread House in Ongpin

I came across this bread shop on my way to the NBI Building in Carriedo. The variety of breads they offered caught my eyes.

They have monggo & green tea pandesal, blueberry bread, pineapple pound cake, raisin cream roll, pork floss bread, monggo bread, ube bread, moon cakes, etc.

The shop is a cross between Bread Talk and Salazar Bakery, a Singaporean and a Chinese bakeshop.

They have 3 branches, all of which are in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

I brought 3 kinds of bread, all of which are their best sellers. The Blueberry Bread P25 , Pineapple Pound Cake P25 (sml) and the Raisin Cream Roll P35.

The blueberry bread though long, tasted like it was cooked in an old oil. It was very oily too and with just a thin layer of blueberry jam.

The pineapple pound cake was just okay. It would have been better with more pineapple in it and not just on the bottom.

The raisin cream roll was the best among the 3 breads. The roll though soft was thick and heavy.

Would I come back to try their other breads, I don't think so.

Happy Eating!


961 Ongpin St. Sta. Cruz, Manila
511 Bustos St. Sta. Cruz, Manila
687-B Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hen Lin



I love Hen Lin's Cuapao P28/3pcs, aside from the great taste of the sweet blend of ground pork, peanuts and chinese mustard and the soft dough, they also looked cute and are bite-sized. I take mine with siopao sauce and not with hot sauce.


Happy Eating!
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