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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TWG Macarons are 40% off until Monday!

The Wellness Group, a tea company from Singapore, revealed that they would be selling all their macarons at 40% off this weekend up until Monday. That’s from November 12 to November 16, 2015. So you still have today up until tomorrow to get yours.   Now, I am still waiting to try out Laduree, but I’ve had my fair share of yummy macarons here in my time, my favorite being Tous…

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Getting over my Hatred for Chinese food: Binondo Food Crawl

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hated Chinese food. There is a taste to it that I simply do not like, it’s a kind of rancid, putrid overtone that almost all Chinese food has. I am not entirely sure what it is, it sort of tastes like Vetsin, or the evil monosodium glutamate that American foodies will warn you against, but that’s not the whole story. I’ve eaten…

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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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Uncle Tetsu: The Emperor’s New Cheesecake

I cannot for the life of me fathom why any cheesecake lover would find this glorified mamon palatable. Cheesecakes are meant to celebrate the rich creamy flavor of cheese. They were invented in England and they were rich and creamy. While I can appreciate regional interpretations of the dish, I cannot appreciate recipes that are bereft of taste and enjoyment. Uncle Tetsu is the ultimate worst cheesecake I have ever…

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Kumori – Finally a Japanese Cheesecake worth Eating

After a disastrous encounter with the worthless Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake, I swore off Japanese cheesecakes as a failed culinary monstrosity.  Call me a Western cheesecake fanboy, but Uncle Tetsu’s wasn’t even a cheesecake, it was more like a dry mamon that wasn’t as moist, cheesy, or tasty. It was a travesty and something I will never buy again. But after lambasting the Japanese Cheesecake for so long, I finally ended up…

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Jalapeno Snack Showdown: Cheetos vs. Herr’s

Join me, friends, as I indulge in the time-honored human pastime of figuring “The Best.” For today’s subject we are trying to figure out, “What is the best Jalapeno snack?” Jalapenos are awesome. They are spicy, tasty, healthy, and used all over Mexican cuisine, which is one of my favorite world cuisines. More importantly, its used as a base for artificial flavoring of junk food! Why be authentic when you can…

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Louie Luis Ice Sandwich

Louie-Luis Ice Cream Sandwiches! The Perfect Dessert?

        I had lunch over at Alabang Town Center today and I came across this small kiosk right after finishing my bowl. It’s right in the Alabang Town Center food court, at the front.  It was hot and I was in the mood, so the alluring words “Ice Cream” magnetically drew me to the kiosk. So I stopped over and looked into the freezer, there were four flavors…

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