Felicity Patisserie: Home-cooked food turned gourmet cuisine
Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The first time I read the invite to visit and review Felicity Patisserie, my initial reaction was, “oh no!” You see, I’ve been shying away from incredibly sinful treats for the past half year. The most I’ve eaten of pastries while on marathon training was a bite or two. Beyond that, no more. The “Patisserie” in name scared me — I felt as if I would be submitting myself to absolute sinning, a misconception that was eventually debunked as soon as learned more about it after some prodding from my husband Marc.

Choco Nirvana

Don’t let that absolutely tempting, diet-failing photo of a chocolate marvel above fool you. Felicity Patisserie is more than just about pastries — they serve succulent and healthy dishes too! Read more…

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Lunch date at Buon Giorno Ortigas
Saturday, 16 April 2011

FoodBlog.ph lives once more! 🙂 I’ll be honest… I’ve been shying away from reviewing restaurants and blogging about food intentionally for the past few months. I was training for my first-ever 42.2km road race last March 20, and too much scrumptious food could pose a problem to my marathoner’s diet and training. The marathon’s done now, and though I’m about to embark on a new but less intensive running challenge, I’m already comfortable being around lots of food! I already developed the habit of eating healthy and in proper moderation, so I think I can now trust myself to talk about food once more 🙂

Buon Giorno Ortigas

As I’ve already mentioned in my previous post, I just can’t say no to Italian food! Besides, healthy pasta had been a consistent part of my diet (specially during carbo-loading weeks) so it’s really not something that could raise my nutritionist’s eyebrows. When I received an invite to the opening of Boun Giorno in Ortigas, I just had to be there!

This wasn’t the first time I’ve had a taste of Buon Giorno’s cuisine — I’ve already tried the food from their branch in Tagaytay. I could recall how much I enjoyed my lunch there, and that’s quite something as the first time is usually a make or break for me: either I like the food enough to want to go back, or I’d loathe it so much I’d swear never to see the place again. I liked Boun Giorno — I liked it enough to go back not only once, but twice. Read more…

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Cheese, wine, and conversations at L’Incontro
Sunday, 4 July 2010

Ah. Nothing beats reviewing an Italian restaurant as my first post after a very long blog hiatus. You see, this food blog has been a constant temptation to my diet, and I really felt I needed to lose weight. It was only recently when I already got into the habit of running that I trusted myself to blog about food again. Besides, I just couldn’t say no to Italian food! 😀

Sicilian Scampi
Sicilian Scampi by kutitots, on Flickr

L’Incontro is a cozy Italian restaurant located along Reposo Street in Makati City. Tina Pamintuan, its new owner since March 2010, has refashioned the 10-year-old restaurant with a fusion of the old and the new. From the contemporary interiors to the fresh menu, L’Incontro now aims for their customers to have an authentic “Italian dining table experience.”

Since we’ve always lived far from Makati (Quezon City before, and now, Cainta), we haven’t had the chance to visit L’Incontro before the change of management. And, to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I first got the invite to review the restaurant and its new menu. I just know I liked Italian food — its spices and its use of tomatoes. The most I was expecting was having pizza and a variety of pasta and sauces, but I was pleasantly surprised with what Corporate Chef Tina Pamintuan had in store of us! Read more…

Dine and relax at Unit 8 Cafe
Friday, 7 August 2009

Fried Lasagna Rolls
Fried Lasagna Rolls by kutitots, on Flickr

Situated in a little nook by the bay, Unit 8 Cafe is a new hang-out place oldies and yuppies alike will enjoy. I’ll tell you why further into this review, because first and foremost, Unit 8 Cafe is a restaurant—serving a new, delectable and refreshing menu that you wouldn’t want to miss.

A couple of weeks ago, Marc and I were fortunate to be invited to try out Unit 8 Cafe and see (and taste) for ourselves what it has to offer. The travel from Antipolo to the Mall of Asia took its toll on me, and I was already a bit cranky (not to mention, hungry) when we got there a little after 1pm. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was certainly hoping that the food was worth it.

I wasn’t disappointed. Read more…

House of Polvoron: Reinventing an old-time favorite
Monday, 27 July 2009

Pinipig polvoron
Pinipig polvoron by kutitots, on Flickr

My sister is an avid fan of polvoron. Back in elementary, she and her tutor used to make loads of polvoron during their breaks. And me, being the elder sister with no patience for cooking at that time (lucky for my husband, it’s the other way around now!), just enjoyed eating whatever she and her tutor came up with. We used to put an entire bite-size piece into our mouths, then threaten our babysitter of talking with our mouths full of polvoron—and get a telling off from our parents if they caught us.

Every now and then I still crave for that home-made polvoron—the recipe of which my sister forgot to take note of—so you can just imagine how excited I was when House of Polvoron (HOP) approached me to try out their specialty polvoron! Read more…

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