Kitkat in Japan’s Colors

Ah, Japan, the land of exotic culture, majestic pagodas and girly men.  But there’s one other incredible thing you will find in Japan that you won’t find anywhere else: the most amazing selection of Kitkat flavors. Aside from the usual chocolate, white chocolate and peanut butter flavors, Japan has special flavors like cookies and cream, green tea macha, and apple pie. But going  beyond that, each of Japan’s geographical areas has…

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Mr. Bean, lay off the Comedy and the Calories

If you were looking for Rowan Atkinson, you may want to go here instead. If, however, you’re cool like the rest of us hungry foodies, let’s talk about Singapore’s least kept soya secret, Mr. Bean!   For today’s visit, I went ahead and got some delicious soya milk, some pancakes and a couple of tubs of chilled taho.   Mr. Bean’s Classic Soy Milk This is the most basic of entrees you can get…

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A Tale of Two Yakults

Have you ever noticed that the exact same food in one country can taste quite different when you eat it another country?  I’m not referring to how spaghetti in Italy tastes different from Spaghetti in America, for instance. I’m talking about the exact same, mass-manufactured product which theoretically should have the same recipe, but somehow they taste different in different parts of the world. McDonald’s is a popular example. I’ve…

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Tous les Jours. I am UnPronounce

My lack of culture is clearly showing. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how to pronounce the name of this upstart Korean baker. It’s a good thing I didn’t take any French classes in highshool or college. I would have flunked immediately. But how about Tous les Jours? Will this bakery flunk the grade? Tous flaunts its authenticity on its shoulder.  As an “Authentic Bakery” with fresh,…

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How about some Chocolate, 50% off?

Major find today guys. For those of you who know the greatness that is Ghirardelli Chocolate, you’ll find even more happiness in this blog post. I just came from Robinson’s department store in Festival Mall, Alabang. They are currently selling Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Mini’s for only 145php!  That’s 17 pieces of luscious, delicious, dark chocolatey goodness for that low, low price. It’s 50% off! What are you waiting for? The…

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The Breakfast of Champions – Yushoken

Well, more like brunch of champions.  Or dinner.  Since Yushoken only opens at 11am. Yushoken has, for a long time, been something of a “Jewel of the South” in the food landscape. Yushoken, for those who have been living in a cave for the last three years, is a premier ramen spot in Alabang, situated right in Molito right beside Alabang Town Center. It’s not without a hint of smugness…

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