Schmidt’s x Llucia – Ice Cream and Churros!

One of the exciting new destinations in Alabang is the new Madison Galeries mall hiding behind Alabang Hills, near Hillsborough. It’s a new mall, with barely anything in it right now, but that’s quickly changing. Last Sunday we had the pleasure of taste-testing the soft serve churros from Llucia, a new Churreria that’s blended with Schmidt’s: a hot dog diner cafe. Schmidt’s x Llucia, as it’s called, isn’t actually open yet so…

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Mr. Pizza is a Truly Unique Korean Pizza Sensation with Bad Nuts

We always think of Pizza as a uniquely Western invention, with its roots in Italy. But you know what happens when those wacky Asians take something Western and turn it into their own, right? You usually get a train wreck, but one with an astounding infusion of Asian virtues and a reinvention of a Western staple.  And we all love it in the end. And that’s exactly how I felt…

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Royce: the Very Best Chocolate

When it comes to popular chocolate, you have big names like Godiva, Lindt, Ghirardelli and the like, but the premium brand that is practically unknown and never mentioned is this little-known Japanese brand known as Royce. Unlike other brands, Royce is a young company, it was only established in Sapporo back in 1983, but since I first got a taste of its delicious creamy chocolate five years ago I have…

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Villa Del Conte : Currently Discounted Chocolate

I’m always on the hunt for bargain eats and today I stumbled across Villa Del Conte at the Alabang Town Center.  And guess what? They’re currently on discount! An Italian artisan of chocolates, the current owner of Villa Del Conte is the third generation in an Italian family that specializes in artisan chocolates. Meaning it’s a delicious recipe past down from father to son, to our eagerly waiting mouths. So…

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