Author: Clarisse

Great Eats

Sampling the famous colourful xiao long bao at Paradise Dynasty S Maison

As another restaurant riding on the xiao long bao trend, Paradise Dynasty came into the Philippine food scene carrying with it a lot of hype. When I first visited a half-opened S Maison in the MOA Complex last year, I had passed by Paradise Dynasty’s “coming soon” wall advertising their 8 colourful xiao long bao. …

Baking Recipes, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

An unforgettable Hokkaido Milk Bread, and why everyone should be making it

There are plenty of things I didn’t get to try during my very brief visit to Sapporo a few weeks ago, and one of them is Hokkaido breads and pastries. It’s a known fact that Hokkaido produces the best dairy products in all of Japan, so can we all just take a second to imagine …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: The Magical and Historical Village of Hokkaido

Have you ever heard of an open-air museum where the historical buildings inside were painstakingly moved from all over a city? I suppose this is why the Historical Village of Hokkaido looks like a perfectly trimmed film set– it is literally a collection of over 60 carefully curated structures. But how can it still be …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Having a grand old time at Moerenuma Park

Visiting city parks in other countries always turn out to be a memorable exercise for me. It might be because I feel this constant sense of jealousy over these beautiful, well-maintained parks– something we don’t have over here in Manila. Whenever I travel, I always notice the things I wish my home city possessed. But …

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Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Lifting off to the Okurayama Ski Jump Viewing Lounge

I suppose the most well-known detail about the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is the fact that it held the 90-meter ski jump competition during Asia’s first-ever Winter Olympics in 1972. Historic as that may be, it was not my greatest takeaway from our visit here. I had very little idea of what to expect from …

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Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park

It’s not difficult to get a measure of just how big the Sapporo Snow Festival is, even though I only got to visit one site. What I saw in Odori Park was enough of a confirmation that this festival was one of the biggest celebrations of the winter season in Japan. Apart from that, to …

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Sapporo Snow And Smile: 8 Unforgettable Winter Experiences in Sapporo City

There’s a certain magic to the Sapporo City winter. As I sit here at home writing about it now, I wish I could’ve taken the whole city into my hands and placed it in a snow-globe, so I can preserve the memory of it forever. Everywhere you turn is a picture-perfect opportunity thanks to the …

Baking Recipes, Pancakes, Waffles & Breakfast, Product Reviews, Spoon desserts & puddings

A lazy Pancake Mix Crepes Recipe for any status this Valentine’s

I contemplated for a while whether I should make something for Valentine’s this year. I mean, I don’t even make a fuss for my own birthday so skipping Valentine’s is definitely no problem. It’s not that I hate Valentine’s or anything like that– although I do feel like the sky-high prices of flowers for this …