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Friday, May 18, 2018

Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie in Tomas Morato


My friend Lovelee and I met up for a cozy dinner at Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie in Tomas Morato area. This small restaurant was inspired by the owners' travels to Europe, hence the diverse European offerings - from savory dishes to the desserts. 


The ground floor serves as the bar and cafe while the mezzanine floor is mostly used as the dining area. While waiting for my friend, I ordered a Latte (Php 120 for piccolo, Php 140 for medio). 

Latte

As soon as my friend arrived, we ordered appetizers: Arancini Al Margherita (Php 138 for 3 pcs, Php 248 for 6 pcs) and Jamon Serrano Croquettes (Php 138 for 4 pcs, Php 248 for 8 pcs). 

Arancini Al Margherita

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The French Crepe Company + Wanderlust Ice Cream in Los Angeles



During my short trip to California, my friend and I drove to Los Angeles for a weekend trip. This was my first time in L.A. so I was excited to do tourist stuff. Fortunately, I was able to try to visit some foodie spots in between. 

The Grove in LA
After doing an early morning trek to the Griffith Observatory, we went to The Grove at Farmers
Market for brunch. The Grove is an outdoor mall and a popular tourist destination because it is also the same location as the original Farmer's Market. We walked around Farmer's Market and ended up getting brunch at The French Crepe Company in the Farmer's Market, partly because it wasn't as crowded as the other food stalls and also because most of the staff are Filipino. :)

Beef Stroganoff Savory Crepe
Waffle Sorbonne
I ordered a Beef Stroganoff Savory Crepe ($11) with Caffe Latte ($3.40), while my friend got a Waffle Sorbonne ($9), and we both ordered extra bacon.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bonding at the Thai BBQ Original Restaurant in Manila



After a series of conversation on where to have dinner for our small reunion, my college friends and I decided to dine at Thai BBQ Original in Shangri-La Plaza. 

Thai BBQ Original is a restaurant brand from the United States with branches around Los Angeles area. Although there are several Thai restaurants in Manila, the cuisine was not popular as Filipinos prefer sweet more often than spicy.

Though I consider myself to have low tolerance for spicy, I do love Thai food so I was excited to try this place. 

Thai Iced Milk Coffee 
Pomelo Salad

For starters, we shared a Pomelo Salad (Php 380) and drinks: Thai Iced Milk Coffee (Php 140) for me and Thai Iced Milk Tea (Php 140) for some of my friends. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Home Cooking 101: Java Japanese Curry by House Foods



Let me share something with you: there are only three types of curry that I like - Filipino, Thai, and Japanese. It is probably because of my weak tolerance for spicy dishes, but I'm currently improving, thanks to that someone who force feeds me spicy food. :P

Java Curry, along with Vermont Curry and Kokumaro Curry, is a product of House Foods Corporation in Japan, one of the most prominent Japanese food producers in the world. 


Last week, we cooked Chicken Curry using Java Curry's Hot Variant. Cooking with Java Curry has three easy steps.


Friday, March 23, 2018

iDessert By Jean-Philippe in San Diego



My friend and I were walking along Little Italy one night and stopped by this colorful dessert shop named iDessert by Jean-Philippe.

Photo from iDessert website

iDessert serves a variety of desserts: gelato, sorbets, crepes, and the chef's own creation of Dessert, which is made up of meringue crust, gelato, flavored cream, sauce, and other toppings.



The place has tablets where you can put and pay for your orders. You can watch the desserts being made at the counter while waiting for your desserts.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dapo at Tisa in Marikina City



A few days on vacation in Manila and I was still craving for delicious Filipino food, so my friend decided on taking me to one of the restos along Lilac Street in Marikina for dinner. Unlike most establishments in the area, Dapo at Tisa has parking spaces, which I liked. 

Dapo at Tisa was almost full even on a rainy weeknight, a good sign for me. 

Pakbet

We were both famished so we ordered entrees right away. We had Pakbet (Php 175) for veggies, and Pork Sisig (Php 205) and Bulalo Steak (Php 395) for meat dishes.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

ASUS Philippines introduces the Battery King: ZenFone Max Plus!

ZenFone Max Plus – ASUS’ first 18:9 Full View FHD+ Display Smartphone with a whopping battery life – finally makes its grand entrance into the market


After much teasing and speculation, ASUS Philippines could not have started the new year any better and bigger than with the arrival of the highly-anticipated ASUS ZenFone Max Plus. Aptly called the “Battery King”, the latest addition to the heralded ZenFone Max series of smartphones packs a whopping 4,130 mAh battery life and becomes the first official smartphone of the company that has an 18:9 full view FHD+ display – ultimately making it perfect for those who want uncompromised performance with long-lasting battery life.

Mr. George Su introducing ZenFone Max Plus

“This is the beginning of all beginnings, and our excitement is at an all-time high with the opportunity to start the year anew with a launch as big as this,” ASUS Philippines Country Manager for Systems Group, George Su, shares. “We thank everyone who has supported us in the past years, and now, we invite you all once again for another round of game-changing innovation in the mobile industry with our latest offering, the ZenFone Max Plus!”, adds Mr. Su.

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