I am a simple gal and chocolates can make me happy.
There were 2 leading chocolate brands in Krakow: Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady (Krakow Chocolate Factory) and E. Wedel’s Czekolady. I’ll also show you some that I found while I was wandering around Krakow.
1.Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady
31-009 Kraków, ul. Szewska 7
First on my list was to find the Chocolate Factory. It was my last day in Krakow and felt hopeless that I could’t find the Chocolate Factory then suddenly, while I was wandering the streets at the Main Square, I finally found it! I immediately went inside. I felt like Charlie when he entered Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
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Bicol Express (PHP 250 per order)
A friend of ours introduced us to the owners of a recently opened restaurant (around February 2014) called Silly Labuyo – a play of words of a Filipino term Sili Labuyo / Bird’s Eye Chili. Hearing the words Sili Labuyo, would already give you a hint of what one can expect if this will become a restaurant name. It was a small joint around the commercial area called Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. The restaurant is just along Shaw Boulevard, literally just opposite Shangri-la Mall. Read more »
Both Karla and I are wine novices. We know the basics such as Chardonnay and sparkling wine and enjoy drinking them – no matter what brand or year the grapes were harvested. If it tastes good, we’re fine with it.
We are beer drinkers but I guess our taste differs as we grow old and started to get a hang of drinking wine. We’re not in college anymore so it’s time to level up a bit. Read more »
Wagyu ribeye steak
Our friend Ria Bautista introduced to us one of the newest Korean restaurants in Bonifacio Global City. Upon learning that Yoree is a Korean Barbeque restaurant, we did not hesitate to accept her invitation to try the food at Yoree. Yoree is located in Forum BGC which is just a block away from The Fort Strip. Other Korean Barbeque Restaurants that are near to Yoree are Sariwon, and K-Pub BBQ. Read more »
Before I went to Krakow last August, I already researched some of the most important things to try while there and thanks to my Polish colleagues in HR, I was able to get to know more of what Polish cuisine has to offer. Here are some of the things I tried:
Kielbasa with fried potatoes and pierogi – around PLN 23.00, approx. PHP 325.00
I love dumplings because this is a kind of food that you can easily eat anywhere. Polish dumplings are called Pierogi and it is made of unleavened dough commonly stuffed with cheese, sauerkraut, spinach, mushrooms, etc. The dumplings are boiled first then deep fried with butter and onion. This is very much similar to Italy’s ravioli, Japan’s Gyoza, Korea’s Mandu and Chinese’s Jiaozi. One can find Pierogi anywhere in Poland. I had the first taste of Pierogi from a Polish restaurant called Chopin at the Old Town then I had another batch and had it as a side dish paired with my pork skewers (photo above). I am used to the Asian type of dumplings where the wrapper is thin while Pierogi’s have thicker dough.
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