Category: My favourite things

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 …

Traveling

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 …

Traveling

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 …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

We Chinese are a very superstitious lot. And while I don’t necessarily know or practice a lot of these superstitions myself, I think it’s a fun exercise trying to follow the preparations the elders make for Chinese New Year. They tie a lot of the food they serve to the superstitions, you see. I remember …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

The most perfect Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Muffins on the planet

It boggles my mind to this day how I could be the only person in our household who likes corn. I’m talking about real, actual like– the sort where you’ll willingly go out of your way to buy and eat corn because you want to, not because you don’t have any other choice. I must …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, My Favourite Ingredients, Reinventions of classics, The Tummy Train TV

Finding new favourites with these Sweet & Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies [VIDEO]

If you like chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, then you probably have at some point in your life tried to make them. They’re like the basic of the most basic of all baking recipes, and even non-bakers have probably found success in making them. But I swear, it doesn’t get any easier …

Baking Recipes, My Favourite Ingredients, Quickbreads & Loaves, Reinventions of classics, The Breakfast Bin

Double trouble with this particular variation of a Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

So I guess I’m breaking my self-made tradition of posting pastries made with liquor on the first week of a new year, just because somebody drank all the booze I was supposed to bake with and I just wasn’t in the mood to go out and buy more. So instead I thought I’d write about …