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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. 


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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Woody's Breakfast and Burgers in San Diego

When in San Diego, hitting the beach in the morning seemed like the best thing to do, so my friend and I drove to Pacific Beach for some sunlight and breakfast. 

We stopped by Woody's Breakfast and Burgers, which has an outdoor patio full of beach-goers eating breakfast early in the morning. Feeling that the food must be good, we lined up for breakfast and coffee. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tsuta Ramen: Michelin-Star Ramen House in Japan is now in Manila! #TsutaPH #MichelinStarRamen

Tsuta Ramen opened its first location in the Philippines at Bonifacio High Street Central last December 16. But before it opened to the public, I was invited to try the first backstreet-style ramen restaurant to be awarded by a Michelin Star. As a ramen fanatic, I was immensely curious of this resto due to its status, and doubtful as I extremely enjoy Tonkotsu (pork bone) broth that I am not sure if I will enjoy other ramen broths. However, I kept my mind and my palate open as soon as I stepped in Tsuta. 

Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta was founded by Chef Onishi Yuki in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan in January 2012. Chef Onishi learned the art of making ramen from his father, who own the ramen shop Nanae  no Aji no mise, Mejiro. Despite a successful career in fashion, Chef Onishi decided to leave his job and fulfilling his lifelong dream of opening his own ramen shop. Aside from the Japan location, Tsuta has branches in Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. 

Tsuta Ramen serves three kinds of ramen: Shoyu (soy-based), Shio (Okinawa sea salt and Mongolian rock salt-based), and Miso (Hatcho Miso-flavored) Ramen. Tsuta is also known for the truffle puree on their ramen bowls, adding more flavor and scent to the broth. 

The first Tsuta Ramen in Manila has 48 seats - 20 seats at the bar area and 28 seats at the couch area. The seating is small for Manila standards, but it is a lot bigger compared to the nine-seater eatery in Japan. 

Unlike my other favorite ramen shops in Manila, Tsuta's menu is straightforward: no appetizer and no dessert - just ramen, side dishes, rice dishes, and drink options. 

I had the Ajitama Shoyu Soba (Php 440), which was recommended to me by my server. My ramen bowl has a slice of Char Siu, flavoured egg, bamboo shoot, leek, and truffle pureed in truffle oil on shoyu broth and soba. 

Ajitama Shoyu Soba

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Here's to more food and more travels, 
Better health and wealth, 
More time for relaxation, 
More time for learning,
More time for people who matter,
More time for self-improvement,
and more happiness. 

Happy New Year everyone! :)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar in San Diego

It has been months since I went for a quick vacation in South California but I never got the time to share my dining experiences during my visit. One of the exciting places I was able to try during my trip is Kula Revolving Sushi Bar in San Diego. 

Kula (or Kura) is a revolving restaurant chain with over 400 locations in Japan, 8 locations in Taiwan, and 14 locations in the United States. 

We arrived at the restaurant right after noon and the place is already packed, with a queue waiting outside. We waited for an hour, but we didn't mind because it was orderly and chairs are provided outside the door. 

There are sushi choices in the conveyor belt that a person can possibly try. All sushi in the conveyor belt cost $2.25 per plate. If you finish up to 15 plates, you get a free item from Kula. :)

Special dishes can be ordered via the tablet on the table, and is served through the special conveyor belt. 

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