Author: Clarisse

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Say Goodbye to Stinky Refrigerator Smells (featuring Panasonic Ag Clean)

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We’ve all experienced it before: We open the refrigerator door with the intention of getting something yummy to eat, but then a strange odor hits us like a tidal wave, turning our legs to jelly and making us lose our appetite. You all know what I’m talking about right? It doesn’t really matter if you …

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Having a little Pinoy fiesta at Rolando’s Tagaytay

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I’ve never heard of Rolando’s Tagaytay until the day my Dad mentioned that he made a reservation there. Apparently, it was owned by a friend of a friend, and well, you know how it works these days. 😊 After my Dad’s friend recommended that we try this place, we did indeed end up here. Rolando’s …

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Let the Panasonic Prime Fresh technology take your food storage to the next level

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In recent years, I’ve really grown to realize the importance of owning a good refrigerator. As a kid, I never quite understood all the fuss my parents put into picking the right refrigerator for our home. I remember how they tagged me along to several appliance stores, and after checking out so many units we …

Eat or Retreat, Product Reviews

Eat or Retreat: Take Root Healthy Snacks is taking off with my heart

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The answer is pretty obvious with the title: Take Root has won me over. I mean, I’m not saying that I adored every single thing that I tried from the box that I ordered, but for the most part I was utterly impressed. In fact, I wasn’t shocked at all to learn that they won …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

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This post about my Hanoi trip in 2013 is the ultimate throwback

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So I was going through my files one day and I “unearthed” this folder of photographs from my trip to Vietnam way back in 2013. I had meant to write about this Vietnam trip right after publishing my Cambodia posts since I visited both places right around the same time. Somehow this one never materialized. …

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The Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is your new baon hero!

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It’s always a challenge for moms to think about what to put into their children’s snack bags that are nutritious but at the same time something they will actually want to eat, so I’m delighted that Gardenia has come up with a way for moms to stress less. Everyone, meet your children’s new scrumptious baon: …

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Tra Vinh is the place to go for Vietnamese food cravings

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I feel like one of the hardest things to duplicate is the Vietnamese pho. The first time I ever had pho locally it seemed pretty good, but all that changed when I visited Vietnam and got a dose of reality. I still remember that time we went to this little roadside restaurant in Ho Chi …