Breakfast at 1771 Sentro
Monday, 13 July 2009

Dried Beef Sirloin Tapa
Dried Beef Sirloin Tapa by kutitots, on Flickr

I was never keen eating at The Fort. Marc and I would only make an effort going there if we had a meeting or a meet-up with friends, but The Fort really isn’t one of the usual places where we have our weekly dates. Other than being cheapskates, we aren’t really the type who would try expensive food that we aren’t even sure we would enjoy. So when we received an invite for a complimentary breakfast at 1771 Sentro, we figured it was a good opportunity to try out something new without feeling so bad if we happen not to like it. Besides, Marc and I signed up to join a fun run to be held at The Fort this July—we were looking for a good place to gorge ourselves after the event.

Well, off-hand I can say that waking up to try breakfast at 1771 Sentro was worth it. Let me tell you why… Read more…

Gigi’s Custaroons: Custard and macaroons in one!
Friday, 29 May 2009

Gigi's Custaroons
Gigi’s Custaroons by kutitots, on Flickr

From a simple baking hobby, to a full-fledged business. Gigi Gaerlan started this unique pastry eight holidays ago as a Christmas gift to her friends and relatives, who in turn started ordering from her to give to their friends—friends of friends eventually ordering from Gigi as well. And that’s when it started. Gigi’s Custaroons is now a booming home-based business.

When Gigi first approached me about her Custaroons through my personal blog, I have to admit the product piqued my curiosity. Two desserts I love—leche flan (custard) and macaroons—combined in one cupcake-sized pastry. I knew the Custaroons would be thorn in my diet (I was imagining my boxing coach frowning in disapproval as I replied to Gigi expressing my interest), but I just had to try it. Read more…

Malacca restaurant: A glimpse of Malaysia
Thursday, 28 May 2009

Beef Rendang
Beef Rendang by kutitots, on Flickr

A few weeks ago, Marc and I were invited to taste the cuisine of Malacca, a new Malaysian restaurant along Jupiter Street in Makati. I was skeptical at first—I’ve long had not-so-satisfying experiences with unfamiliar foreign food—but Marc said we wouldn’t know if it was any good unless we tried. You see, Marc’s the one more adventurous when it comes to food—I’m not much of a risk-taker if it involves eating and drinking.

I have to admit that in this case, I’m glad I agreed and went ahead with the gastronomic tour at Malacca. Read more…

Tapas Filipinas Hermanos Deli and Bar
Saturday, 11 April 2009

Gambas de las Islas
Gambas de las Islas by kutitots, on Flickr

A few weeks ago, Marc and I joined a number of food bloggers for a tasting event at Tapas Filipinas Hermanos Deli and Bar. I’m honestly a bit iffy reviewing food that I did not pay for, but, as always, I’ll try my best to be as objective as possible. Read more…

Vjandep Pastel of Camiguin
Saturday, 14 March 2009

Vjandep Pastel of Camiguin

Last week, Marc and I joined fellow travel bloggers on a weekend trip to Cagayan De Oro. So nope, we didn’t go to Camiguin, but we just couldn’t resist but bring home three dozens of these yummy custard-filled buns—straight from a Vjandep branch in Cagayan de Oro. Read more…