Brunch with Bobby Chinn @ The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day. I love the smell of scrambled eggs, bacon and butter in the morning. But because of my indefinite schedule, I don’t get to eat breakfast anymore and would prefer to have brunch instead. The good thing about brunching is that you can still have the breakfast favorites even though it’s after the breakfast hour (usually until 8 am).

Bobby Chinn

Bobby Chinn, Discovery Travel and Living’s World Cafe star, was able to enlighten me and other members of media about brunching at the event organized by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 2 weeks ago. It was one of the earliest events that I’ve ever attended but since it’s Bobby Chinn, what the heck, I’ll wake up early for him. How often would you get to see and hear Bobby Chinn in flesh? Anyway, he candidly talked about brunching and how it can be interesting for us.One thing I never knew about Bobby Chinn is that he was a stand-up comedian. He was so perky that morning and I can’t believe I was listening to a stand-up comedy at 11:00 am on a Saturday. Continue reading “Brunch with Bobby Chinn @ The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf”

Krispy Kreme’s Classic Peanut Butter and Stripes Doughnut

Krispy Kreme's Classic Peanut Butter and Stripes doughnut

Krispy Kreme’s latest sweet treat is the Classic Peanut Butter and Stripes doughnut which is a combination of peanut butter kreme and the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter and is topped with graham cracker crunch and striped with caramel or chocolate. Continue reading “Krispy Kreme’s Classic Peanut Butter and Stripes Doughnut”

Brothers Burger Launches Their Wagyu Burger

Brothers Burger is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of providing the best and quality burgers in town. This is a reason to celebrate and make a mark in the burger business here in the Philippines by launching its Wagyu Burger. Wagyu is the considered the most tender among all kinds of beefs because the cattle adopt a different feeding and breeding techniques (from Japan). Brothers Burger supplier of Wagyu Beef is Snake River Farms from the United States. Continue reading “Brothers Burger Launches Their Wagyu Burger”

Fresh Mexican Food at Ristras

There are only quite a few Mexican restaurants in Manila that can be considered good. The only three restaurants that come to mind whenever I have Mexican food cravings are Chilli’sMexicali and Tia Maria’s. I’m glad that there is a new Mexican restaurant in town that serves fresh and quality Mexican food. It’s called Ristras, and is the hottest Mexican place to be in Manila right now.

photo by @oddharmonic

Ristras refer to the “arrangements of drying chile pepper pods” (according to Wiki). It is done to preserve the chilis or can also be used as a design ornament. I am guessing that this is the reason why the restaurant was named as such: it gives hungry customers the Mexican imagery. 🙂 Continue reading “Fresh Mexican Food at Ristras”

Green Mango Yogurt Ice Cream

Here’s another yogurt ice cream place you can add to the existing and booming industry of yogurt ice cream here in Manila. We happened to pass by SM Sky Garden and we saw this new yogurt ice cream place called Green Mango.

Green Mango represents the yogurt and ice cream line of the popular juice and smoothies company called Fruit Magic. Their first branch is in Katipunan, Quezon City. Continue reading “Green Mango Yogurt Ice Cream”

Award Winning Ensaymada at Kohikan Diamond Hotel

Ensaymada at Diamond Hotel

Ham Ensaymada @ Php 90

After participating on the silent protest against Conass and dimsum dinner at David’s Tea House,  fellow bloggers and I decided to have our dessert at Kohikan. It was actually Jayvee who suggested that we try Kohikan’s award-winning ensaymada. Continue reading “Award Winning Ensaymada at Kohikan Diamond Hotel”

Trattoria Gourmet

Linguine alle Vongole at Trattoria Gourmet
Linguine alle Vongole, @245 pesos

There are a lot of Italian restaurants in Manila but there are only a few that can be considered good. Trattoria Gourmet is an Italian restaurant we frequently pass by whenever Karla and I are in Shangri-la Mall. It can be considered as a familiar place for me (although I haven’t really dined there for ages) because it’s associated with Gourmet Cafe in Cavite, where my family and I used to dine. That is why I am confident that Trattoria Gourmet will serve us fresh and quality food, just like in Gourmet Cafe. Well, it didn’t fail me at all. Continue reading “Trattoria Gourmet”

Sugar Rush

Whenever I finish a full meal, I would always like to have something sweet. I don’t remember liking sweets as a child although my family would assume that I actually liked them (probably because I’m already robust as a kid). Most dishes that I eat as a child were full meals and desserts weren’t really something that would make my eyes sparkle with joy. Continue reading “Sugar Rush”

Food Tripping by the Taal Lake

And so, my other camera failed me to be able to take better photos so pardon us for the quality. 😀 Anyway, we had a trip to Taal Volcano just last month and after the trek and taking photos of the views with our respective mobile phones, we had a hearty lunch beside the Taal Lake. We had inihaw na Tilapia and Bulalo. Continue reading “Food Tripping by the Taal Lake”