Friday, November 19, 2010

heaven chocolate!

My friend bought this cake for my bestfriend called "Chocolate Heaven" from Red Ribbon and it was really heavenly! 

Four layers of chocolatey goodness! :)

The layers are composed of chocolate brownie, mousse, ganache, and topped with chocolate curls!
Heaven sent from chocoland! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Tapa King serves one of the best tapa around. The term "tapa" is usually associated with cured beef, although it can also refer to just plain cured meat. In Filipino cuisine, tapa is usually served with rice, fried egg and achara.
With several outlets around the metro, you can have different variations of affordable tapa meals like Tapa King, Tapa Queen, etc. Tapantastic costs only Php90 and you'll get a bowl of rice topped with tapa, fried egg and achara. Dip it in vinegar and you'll get a great meal :) Tapantastic!

Monday, November 15, 2010

sansrival = heaven :)

Betty's sansrival cake is the best sansrival I've tasted so far! Sansrival is one of the tastiest desserts from the Philippines. Each layer is filled with buttercream and nuts sandwiched by sweet meringue.

The best about Betty's cake is that it still tastes good even if it has melted a bit. It won't turn super chewy or too soggy like the other sansrival cakes out there. Betty's Sans rival and Catering services is located in M Cuenco St. cor Biak na Bato, Quezon City.

Friday, November 12, 2010

bibingka season!

It's the most wonderful time of the year for bibingka and puto bumbong - Filipino dishes which are very popular in the Philippines during Christmas season. Bibingka is a traditional Filipino dessert made with rice flour with salted eggs and cooked in clay pots with hot coals over it. It is glazed with margarine and sugar and topped with grated coconut. Yum!

almost finished my first bibingka.. and i'm still craving for more!
Just beside our office building is a small bibingka stall which opens from afternoon till early dawn. They cook it when you order so you'll get them hot and straight from the clay pot makeshift-ovens. I had two bibingkas already for merienda! Each cake costs Php 40 only. Lovely treat! :) I love christmas!

my second half-eaten bibingka.. and i'm full. burp!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

california maki love

California maki for dinner. Yey!

Got it from a store in a market near Dapitan Street. It is not the same quality as the ones they serve in restaurants, but not bad for just 60 pesos for 8 pieces. Not too heavy on the pocket and still yummy :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yellow cab cheese cheese cheese pizzaaaaaa!

Yellow Cab Pizza never fails to make me happy :)
Cheese pizza for dinner!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Old Chinatown Kopitiam

I've been craving for Singapore food  and imagine my delight when I came across a signage that says kopitiam. Wow. It seems like ages since my last hawker feast. I was excited so I went with my friend to try out Old Chinatown Kopitiam. It is a small restaurant located in Ma. Clara St in Quezon City, serving Chinese cuisine. From the menu, it seems like it's more of Malaysian chinese cuisine than SIngaporean, but anyway we tried it out.

The interior quite reminds me of Food Republic's wooden interior in Vivo city, but somehow with old chinatown resto charm.

 The appetizer was delightful! Tastes like a better version of shing-a-ling strips dipped in vinegar! yum! 

I had this claypot rice taste in mind when I saw it on the menu (seems so real, i could almost taste it in my daydream). But I guess I ordered the wrong choice of claypot rice. I forgot the name but it was something like milky chicken in peanut sauce. It tastes different. It may be nice, i guess, if you like creamy peanut sauce with a little spice.

The waiter said that they ran out of the hainanese chicken rice so my friend opted for the sweet and sour pork in claypot rice. Well, she said it tastes like the one they serve in Chowking. ;p

For those who want to try, better ask them their bestsellers. haha. We didn't! We were quite on a budget so we got the cheap ones on the menu (the budget meal with bottomless iced tea included). Our bill only was only Php 250! :) The best ones cost around Php200 per dish. Anyway, there's always a next time to try it again.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello World!

weeeee! it's the nth time I started a blog. yes. numerous attempts. epic failure. haha. I'm finding a not so complicated blogging site. I've tried a lot of sites and I'm always stuck with my first post. After that, figuring out how to post things (with my zero knowledge on html/css stuff and my not so patient nature of learning how to do it right) is a major task. Why blog anyway? I don't know. I'd love to have an outlet of my thought, dreams and the usual musings of my quirky head. So here it goes.. happy new blog!