Author: Clarisse

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Tra Vinh is the place to go for Vietnamese food cravings

Tra Vinh TITLE - Tra Vinh is the place to go for Vietnamese food cravings

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 …

Asian cooking, Burgers & grilled things, Cooking Recipes, My Comfort Food, Pork dishes

Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi 1 - Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

It’s amazing how open-minded people are nowadays. This “evolution” is one of the things I credit for the influx of all these delightful brands and food products from overseas. Being exposed to curious things abroad through the web, people are now more willing to try new things. 20 years ago, before the Internet became a …

Product Reviews

Unboxing + Review of the Raw Bites Healthy Snack Subscription Box

Raw Bites 1 - Unboxing + Review of the Raw Bites Healthy Snack Subscription Box

Despite my penchant for making sweets, I’m actually a gym rat. I never skip my workout schedules, consistently finding time for sweat sessions at least 3 times a week. (My stamina was at its best during my athlete days though. Gosh I miss those days haha!) Considering all the hard work I still put into …

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A visit to Pamana Tagaytay at long last

Pamana 1 - A visit to Pamana Tagaytay at long last

Decorated like an old-world manor, entering Pamana Tagaytay feels almost as if you’ve been invited to dine at the ancestral home of a wealthy friend. (Except of course, you’re paying lol.) The walls are decorated with dozens of old photographs, and as you go up the stairs you get a glimpse of the lives of …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Black Sesame Matcha Brioche to feed my mini obsession

Black Sesame & Matcha Brioche

After writing about the Matcha Black Sesame Babkas I tried the other time, I got hooked. I opened my recipe compendium (that’s the only apt word for the 4,500+ recipes I’ve collected over the years) and started looking through anything with matcha and black sesame in it, not resting until I found this brioche. If …

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Kitchen 1B in Makati could be your cozy Mother’s Day date place

Kitchen 1B - Kitchen 1B in Makati could be your cozy Mother's Day date place

Kitchen 1B is owned by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim, the same chef who weaves her magic over at popular Apartment 1B. Kitchen 1B is known as the younger, more wholesome sibling of Apartment 1B; concentrating on using healthier cooking techniques and organically grown ingredients to make their dishes. I’ve never been to Apartment 1B so I …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

Espresso Coffeecake with chocolate and cacao nibs + a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway

Espresso Coffeecake 1

The other day saw one of the moodiest days I’ve had since the year started; so much so that I felt like I was about to chew some heads off at work. I was feeling particularly drained that day and having to deal with people seemed like such a chore. I sorely needed to get …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars

My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars 1 - My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Raise your hand if you think the name of these Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars are the cutest ever! That name was actually the draw of this recipe, considering I’ve never heard of such a thing before. Turns out it’s actually an ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s extensive line-up, and one we probably very …