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Fuel your Pokemon Go craze with Boulangerie22 Pokemon Cakes

With their penchant for creating super cute character cakes, I knew it was only a matter of time before the Asian bakery chains got in on the Pokemon Go craze. And with the introduction of the Boulangerie22 Pokemon cakes, that time has finally arrived. My first encounter with Boulangerie22 was fairly recent– late last year …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: A brief visit to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

Despite having visited Japan twice before, would you believe this is only my first time paying a visit to a Japanese market? I guess third time really is the charm! Because I wanted to acknowledge this momentous occasion, I decided to write about it briefly as part of my travel diaries. This is the last …

Great Eats, Traveling

7 Foodie Experiences To Try for Your Sapporo Adventure

Japan is definitely a place that ranks high on every food-lover’s list. The Japanese consider food preparation an art, and you can feel (and taste) this pretty much anywhere you eat– yes, even in the konbini! From using fresh ingredients to ensuring every dish is prepared just right, it’s not at all difficult to appreciate …

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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 …

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 …