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 …

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A cozy little Japanese place in Tagaytay called Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

I came back home from Sapporo the other day but I’m still soothing a Japan hangover, which is why I decided to write about a local Japanese restaurant, of all things, to fill in the void. Somehow.  Anyway, Tagaytay has become such a favourite weekend getaway spot among residents of Manila in recent years. Aside …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV

A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Lately I’ve been hankering for coffee so much it’s not even funny anymore. After drinking some during breakfast early in the morning, I’m already itching for another glass around mid-morning. I wonder if the thought of having so many kinds of coffee stashed at home is causing this. Nonetheless, bless all the people who gifted …

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Take a trip to Europe through Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

I first came across Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie through a Booky article. The main focus of that article was actually this German dessert you hit with a mallet to break open, and needless to say I was very curious about it. I’m not particularly knowledgeable about German desserts and I can say for certain I’ve …

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 …

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First try at Kapitolyo favourite Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant

In the Japanese language, ‘Haru‘ means ‘spring‘. Such a sweet and romantic name to call a restaurant, and quite easy to remember too. No wonder Haru Sushi Bar has established itself as Kapitolyo’s friendly neighbourhood Japanese restaurant. Much like how the Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo are frequented by people in the south, I feel …

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, Spoon desserts & puddings

A happy birthday Matcha Green Tea Souffle Recipe

It’s my birthday in a few days and oddly enough I feel just a bit less ambivalent about it compared to the last few years. I don’t tend to make a big deal out of stuff like this, but because it’s going to be my first year post quarter-life it seemed appropriate to write something. …