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Yayy!! Tim Horton's at Insular is the neighbor of the Costa kiosk which is a lot more convenient than the one in the one in The Link. What I like about Tim Hortons's is that they provide cheap but good coffee. Ice coffee starts at 70, and they have breakfast pairing for Php 150. Pricing is relatively cheap compare to other coffee shops plus their pastries are good too. I usually order iced coffee with no creamer, but with some sugar. Reason for 4 stars is because there's quite a lot of sugar in my drink making it too sweet. Can't quite taste the bitterness But their coffee for me is mild. Nothing too strong or bitter by natural flavor. This new branch is spacious, with really good interior and a good view of Ayala Ave if you're not tired of seeing it. Haha.
When I learned about this Little Flour Café from Jayson J and Peanut D’s IG story, I really find time to go!! As always, it’s better to eat with the foodie specials Angela Marie C Christina R Kristin A Jayson J Yay! Thank you guys! Being amazed by cozy places and stylish interiors, I instantly love the place! Felt like I was just in Wild Flour but this one is special. The chandelier centerpiece will defintely caught your attention. It has a number of wooden “school chairs-like” on the ceiling. I bet the interior designers made this well so you don’t have to be anxious that it might fall anytime while you’re eating haha We drooled by the pastry section since they are on P50%!!! I got the Banana Nutella Danish and Pain au Jambon, jalapeño croissant with ham and cheese!! Uhhh so gooood! Sadly, the ube bomboloni is no longer available Since I was starving, I ordered for Sisig Fried Rice Bowl (P250/half P420/full) half serving and it was also recommended by Jayson, I would like to try it myself. Guess what? I should’ve ordered the full serving! Bitin! Haha! Just because it’s a little bit spicy and perfectly matched with sunny side up egg on top of the fried rice and sisig. We tried the Ube cake, it has custard and leche flan! Heaven on earth!!! This is a must when you visit this place. It’s just perfectly made, not too sweet which I like it that way. We also ordered for Salted Caramel Chocolate which is exactly the same with WF. At first, the cake tasted different, as if it’s an old stock cake, the staff instantly gave us a new cake which we appreciate. Funny cause we almost finished the cake even if it tasted different! 🤣 I’ve tried the Pistachio Au Lait (P230) at Wild Flour which I love and having it on the menu, I ordered again! I would recommend this if you wanted a non-coffee drink. Overall, I love the place and their customer service (which I want to commend the lady who took time to separate our bills) and still smiling because we’re toxic customers hahaha! Will I be back? YAAAS! I need to try that Ube Bomboooooloni!!
Had a fine dining Sunday lunch experience with foodie friends at Mirèio. Located in Raffles Hotel in Makati, Mirèio is a French-Mediterranean cuisine fusion restaurant which offers a good view of the Makati City Skyline. The ambiance of the place looks very classy and the staff is also very amiable. Mirèio's menu changes depending on the day and time. We went there on a Sunday and had their course meal of appetizer selections and main dish; which also includes the dessert and cheese buffet for Php 1,980. Along with the course meal are these complimentary bread, butter and olive oil which are really good. They serve this lavender iced tea which I find peculiar at first, but I get to enjoy it after a while. The taste was new to me, compared to the other teas I had before, but I get to appreciate it after some getting used to. Appetizer Selection: Spring Vegetables Salad. Bell pepper, zucchini, mushroom confit, sardines dressing. Fresh and juicy. Classic Niçoise Salad. French beans, hard-boiled egg, tuna, baby potatoes. I love the tuna and eggs. It's indulging. Platter: Cold Cut Platter. Chorizo, dry sausage, homemade terrines, mustard. Vegetable Tart, Pesto. Seasonal vegetables, mustard, pesto. It tasted like vegetarian pizza for me. Trouchia Nissa Pilo. Omelet cake, potato, zucchini, black olive, garlic. I find this also good. Main Course: Choose one from the options: Rolled Pork Loin. I felt quite disappointed when the main dishes arrived. The appetizers were all really good and enticing that it led me to have expectations for the main course. The pork loin wasn't rolled, and there was no thyme and garlic as what was stated on the menu. Pan-Seared Salmon. Grilled Sirloin Steak. Roasted Chicken with Herbs. It just looks sad. Like it was heartbroken and alone. Sides: Sauteed potatoes, Provençal white beans, ratatouille, french fries. Sauces: Béarnaise, black pepper sauce, blue cheese, mushroom. After having the main course, we were given these healthy shots: carrot orange pineapple shot and the raspberry apple smoothie. Next up is my favorite part: the dessert and cheese buffet. Everything was indulging. The cheese was so good. For the desserts; aside from the ones displayed, they also offer crepes and ice cream. Ice Cream. Flavors available: vanilla, passion mango, caramel, raspberry. My favorite pick is the caramel. More HD Photos on my blog
When the name La Creperie comes to mind, I remember sweet, creamy, and fruity dessert crepes meant to be enjoyed as a snack or after meals. I was surprised that they had galettes as well, which are the savory cousins of the sweet crepes. Unlike crepes, which are thinner and made of wheat, galettes are thicker and made of buckwheat, allowing for more fillings and lending a nice, earthy flavor to the dish. When I checked the menu, the galette I wanted to try was the Savoyarde (P395), which was covered in melted Raclette cheese, chopped Hungarian sausage, sliced bacon, marble potatoes, pickled onions, and cornichons (tiny pickled gherkins or cucumbers). While the filling mostly occupied the center, I enjoyed the crunchy edges of the galette and the salty bite of the Raclette cheese. I decided to fold the galette down the middle to enjoy the filling better. The sausage and bacon were a bit tangy; the potatoes were soft and buttery; and the pickles gave a nice sour note to end each bite. To wrap things up, I had a cup of San Gines hot chocolate (P125). It is a cup of Spanish-style extra thick hot chocolate that was bittersweet but creamy. Just leaving the drink alone for a minute was enough to thicken the top even after a few sips. Always stir before drinking to get the best taste.
Thanks to Looloo’s first halloween event, I was able to go back to Hole in the Wall. Some stores are already closed, but there are some interesting finds. Like the new Workdesk Coffee. Their corner used to be a salad bar kind of thing but I am lucky that the new ones deal with coffee. So without further a do I tried their food. I ordered the LOX Bagel which is scallion cream cheese, smoked salmon and bagel salt. And I had my regular flat white. The LOX Bagel delivers. It’s a whole waffle cut into four. It has this amazing cream cheese with generous smoked salmon that’s perfect. I love cream cheese and it’s a perfect fit. The salmon is seasoned right, and the waffle is crunchy on the edges but really soft. It definitely go well with my flat white which is smooth a less bitter but more foamy. It’s a good combination. I was able to max out the Php 500 budget and had to pay the service charge on my own. Php 150 for the Flat White, Php 350 for the LOX Bagel. I am happy that they have found a place at Hole in the Wall. Now there’s a coffee place there that seems fitting. I am definitely going to try the sweet waffles next time.
So happy I finally got to try Tsujiri. I super the Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream!!!! Rating it with because (1) it’s MATCHArap. Legit!!! Hello matcha goodness with just the right level of sweetness. Nothing too much that you feel like you’re eating something you don’t really like and truly enjoy. (2) Super sulit for 130php. You may think it’s expensive but with the quality and amount of matcha you get... please take my money and give me more of this awesomeness! And (3), not only was the matcha was oh so good and amazing, the service was excellent too.🏼 It was already 9:45pm (just 15mins before they close) but I did not feel any pressure from the staff while I choose and decide what to get. They were game in suggesting and explaining the menu. Super nice and helpful!! 🏼 BTW, the Aura branch opened last Friday. So if you’re not going anywhere this looooong weekend (sad, I know ), you may want to visit SM Aura and try all the matcha goodness this amazingggggg place has to offer.
I am a big fan of Wildflour so when I heard that they opened a new restaurant, I knew I had to visit soon.... but because of work (i hate you reports) and no money (huhu), I never had the chance to visit. One not so busy afternoon, my ube loving friend craved for something sweet so I suggested we buy here. Since she loves all thing ube, she immediately agreed! Yayyyy!! Was hoping to buy the SUPER FAMOUS ALWAYS OUT OF STOCK UBE BOMBOLONI but surprise surprise, they were again, out of stock (at 2pm). We were advised by their oh so nice and helpful servers that we should go earlier next time (best to go at 6am) for the bomboloni. But soooo early. She even gave us a calling card so we can call first (but we cannot reserve ). Btw, the ube bomboloni is exclusively available here in Little Flour only. Anyway, since we were here and took so many photos already, we decided to get the UBE CUSTARD CAKE (195) instead. Ube pa rin naman haha. UBE CUSTARD CAKE: Ube (chiffon?) Cake + Ube Custard + Leche Flan. The cake was surprisingly good, liked that it was not too sweet. I enjoyed the rich yummy ube custard/halaya at the middle the most. Reminds me of Good Shepherd’s Ube Jam but with a different consistency. The leche flan, though thin, was good too. My kind of leche flan, it was creamy and not overly sweet. The ube cake wasn’t that moist though. Best to eat this cold. PLACE: I liked this one better than Wildflour. Loved how they designed the place, the hanging chairs, the black sofa, the red chair, the “sala area”, the pastries, the kind of open kitchen, and I liked that this one’s more spacious. Not as crowded unlike Wildflour. It’s just darker here. SERVICE: Excellent! Staffs are all nice, courteous, and helpful. FOOD (Ube Custard): PS: Must must come back for the SISIG FRIED RICE and UBE BOMBOLONI.
I wasn't able to catch the Festival of Lights last year so this year I made sure I won't miss it, before things get busier as the holidays approach. Took my folks there and as usual we were impressed by the dancing lights (with the thick haze to provide "surface" for the laser beams). Musically, it was better a couple of years ago (but that would change, I think). It played traditional Western and Filipino holiday choons rather than the pop Christmas hits. But the whole show was still spectacular.
While walking past the road on my way to the next meeting, I saw this new place and I really thought that Wildflour opened another branch. I said to myself wow, business must really be good since it's just about 5 blocks away from the original branch - but no, it's actually Little Flour! Fortunately for me, Ms. Ana de Ocampo was there too tending to her newly opened restaurant. Aside from entertaining her own guests, she was walking around asking folks how their food was and if things are great as they should be. (With how she was getting her staff to work - you knew that she really is the boss!) I was the first to arrive, and while waiting for my friend - I was able to take a few shots before the lunch crowd arrived. The centerpiece was a "chair chandelier," so I curiously asked one of the managers on duty what the inspiration behind it was - since the idea for Little Flour is for business meals and conversations between minds, the lights are the ideas formed as you dine in for inspiration. Nice little tidbit on how much thought these guys have put into their concepts and the lengths they do to make there ideas artistic, while blending in still with the overall design and theme. They still have the pastries, since they are known for their baked goodies - I spy the chocolate cake! (Pictured) I didn't get to order it though! I blame it on the heavy breakfast I had so I was still feeling a little full during lunch. I asked what the specialty was - they said that they have a new creation with the Ube Bomboloni (I hope I'm spelling that right) but I didn't get to order it as they had a hoarder that morning so they were just in the process of making more. (Mental note - it's that good!) For the meals, we ordered the Sisig Rice Bowl (Php250 - Reg /420 - sharing) and the Lechon Manok. (Php380) The Sisig Rice Bowl (Braised Pig's Head, chopped with onions, chillies and fried egg) was actually pretty good. Each spoonful is flavorful, something like having a full "sisig flavor" infused with the rice. Hint of vinegar, spiced with chopped jalapeno for the kick! It actually reminded me of that Sisig Bowl I really raved about in LA. (More about this later!) The Lechon Manok (Organic Chicken Thigh+Leg, fried egg, pickled vegetables on garlic rice) is a very nicely roasted chicken - still juicy and not dry. The dish is balanced as it was obviously properly prepared. One thing to note though is that while it's organic chicken - I don't really taste anything different from a regular chicken cut. Maybe yeah, it's "healthier" but I'm not sold on it. Now, on the tidbit about the sisig - I was eavesdropping on her conversation with her guests (just a little) and heard that Little Flour is actually the full concept behind Sari-Sari Store in Grand Central Market in DTLA! The Filipino food stall that buzzing with people! They're actually the ones behind it too! No wonder the sisig tasted similar - BUT - I still standby that the one in LA is still better. (I'm going to put my vote on better pork quality) Judge for yourself with the picture comparison at the end.
I was invited by Gigi to join her for breakfast at Cha Cha's Beach Cafe. The breakfast was included in her room package at Coast Boracay. If not included, you can avail the buffet breakfast for Php550.00. Yes! I was astonished when I heard the price. It's so SULIT for the wide selections of buffet breakfast. Buffet Breakfast 🥓Unlimited Coffee 🥓Unlimited Juice 🥓Bacon 🥓Chorizo 🥓Pancakes/ Waffle 🥓Various kinds of bread 🥓Egg Station 🥓And many more The bacons were crispy and really good with the honey sauce. Best paired with waffle. The chorizo complement with the omelette from the egg station. But their own version of pansit/ stir fried noodles caught my attention, it's really tasty and masahog. I like the prawn mixed with noodles. We asked the waiter to serve us Pineapple Basil Juice while we chill at the beach front and enjoy the sun, sand and the view. Until the very inviting sea let our body plunged. We have a good breakfast at Cha Cha while we enjoy the beach and plan to go to Jonas Fruit Shakes after, #ilovetoeatph ️
A Kidzoona hidden away in a quaint mall that is WalterMart Makati. What I love about places like these is that there are less people to contend with specially on a weekday. We literally had the place to ourselves The Kidzoona here is not that big, but is adequate enough for the 4 of us . There's the standard ball pool with slides, the role playing section, puzzle section, baby section. Since it was small, there was no inflatable tramp, I don't mind though since I find it to be dangerous for toddlers. Overall a fun experience! I'm not even sure if who enjoyed more. Me or the Kids
I was invited to join the Mt Pulag climb end of October and it was actually my 2nd time to climb, to think this was not just a minor climb. Good thing I do a lot of cardio! 🏻 We took the Ambangeg Trail aka “Artista Trail” It’s not a difficult climb but it needs high endurance to reach the summit. We left around 3am in the morning of October 28, we rented 2 vans. We arrived at 8am and decided to have breakfast at 50’s diner in Baguio. After that we also stopped at Ambuklao dam, however they didn’t allow us to see the dam so we just took some photos. Around 2pm, we headed to the DENR for orientation. They explained to us the basics about Mt Pulag National Park, the do’s and donts. It took around 30mins and after that we headed to the Ranger Station already. We rented a transient house for us to stay overnight. They prepared our dinner and even snacks. Since we’re all exhausted that day, I bravely took an ice cold bath, literally!! Felt relieved after though I was freezing. Napasigaw ako sa sobrang lamig! Haha! Lol. We had 4hrs sleep before the hike. We need to leave at 2am to start hiking to reach the tower before sunrise. Flashlight or head lamp is a must since it’s still dark. It took us 4-5hrs to reach the tower and it was freezing cold already. We waited for the sunrise and literally, I felt like crying seeing the sea of clouds!! It’s a dream come true for me since it’s really on my bucket list, to witness it!! It’s just perfect. I died!!! It was the most amazing and breathtaking view I’ve seen by far. We’re so lucky that we had a good weather and clearing that day. We stayed for more than an hour and enjoy the sunrise. We then headed to the peaks and reached the summit by 9am. We needed to wait for the rest of the group before we leave. We had our tour guides with us and they brought us snacks – hotdog and Spanish breads to the summit! It became our motivation to finish the climb since we’re all starving. Haha! It was really a fun and fulfilling experience. It’s not an easy climb but with these people, it will be worth the climb. It’s actually the moments and experience along the way that made it worth it. ️ Will I go back? Definitely! And I will take the Akiki trail next time! What to wear: Beany/bonet/cap Scarf Shirt: 1st layer - cotton shirt 2nd layer - dri-fit shirt 3rd layer - thermal jacket Leggings Trekking shoes/running shoes/ sandals Gloves Socks What to bring: Water Trail food Flashlight / head lamp Tissue / wipes Alcohol Poncho / raincoat (just in case) Camera Toiletries Also, a medical certificate is required to check if you’re fit to climb. 🏻
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