How to make your Macha Latte at Home!

Well, we all are pretty good at concocting our own beverages, and we can easily find the ingredients to make our own Lattes, Cafe Au Laits, or Tequila Sunrises and what not at home. But when it comes to making a Macha Latte it can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a handy Japanese grocer or a Mochi Cream Cafe in the neighborhood. Well, if you have an SNR outlet…

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Japanese Beer: Kirin Ichiban

So, I had just come back home to Alabang from Antipolo and it was a long drive, and much was said about what I had seen and said throughout the day. But now I wanted to kick back and relax a little to soothe my weary muscles. So what better than to have a quick drink? We drove by Total gas station in Westgate, Alabang. There wasn’t much of a…

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The Bellevue Cafe d’Asie: The Sweets Section!

After a hearty Chinese meal, the best thing to do is have dessert! Well, the best thing after every meal is to have dessert.  Yes, I have empirical data from 30 years of eating to back that up. Every time I ate a meal and had dessert after, I smiled. Every time I ate a meal and had no dessert, I was frowning. Yes, I have 99.99% statistical confidence in…

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Phoenix Court – the best Chinese Restaurant in the South

Longtime readers should know that I do not like Chinese food at all. In fact, it’s a big pet peeve of mind, and I lambasted the entire Binondo Food Scene because of my hatred of Chinese food. However, there’s one Chinese restaurant that I recommend people to eat at and it’s the only Chinese restaurant where I actually enjoy eating things. It’s called Phoenix Court, found at the 2nd Floor…

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Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant

My trip to Antipolo had two places tagged for delicious eats. The second one is a quaint little bed and breakfast called the Vieux Chalet. To get here you need to go into a private subdivision, climb up some very steep mountain roads, and just when you feel you got lost in the winding roads you’ll see this signage along with some street boys who will watch your car “for a…

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Antipolo Cathedral: Hidden Eats!

On my trip to Antipolo last weekend, I went ahead and visited the Church of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.  I’ve always found it funny how churches around the world have a “specialty” for supplicants, even though it’s always the exact same blessed virgin Mary they are praying to. Apparently, when Mary is in Antipolo, she promotes peace and safe trips. When in Manaoag, she grants miracles.   It’s…

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Crescent Moon Cafe: Looks Budget but Comes at a Price

I went to Antipolo last weekend and it was very hot for a day in September. I suppose this year’s El Nino effect, which is the worst since the 1980’s, contributed to this terrible heat wave.  But I digress. The important thing is that we got to eat a lot, and one of the places we ate at is a place called the Crescent Moon Cafe.   Now, this place…

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7-Eleven: Finer Japanese Dining for Everyone, Instantly!

The words “Japanese Fine Dining” and “7-Eleven” don’t really come up together all that often, but today they do. You don’t exactly think of 7-Eleven as your go to place for some Japanese eats, but surprisingly they have some really good things in store in their selection of quick microwave foods. Here in their “Big Time Meals” selection, among some Beef Tapas, Beef Lasagnas and some “Gourmet” style sandwiches are…

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7 Big Changes to the Food Scene at Alabang Town Center

I had previously noted that Tempura has closed temporarily at the Alabang Town Center. Well, after walking around a bit more I realized this wasn’t an isolated thing. Whether it’s due to down-sizing, cost cutting, or just wanting to make the restaurant more presentable, there are some big renovations going on at Town. And some of them have me very excited. Nanbantei is Coming to Town This is the single…

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Komoro at Southmall — not the Japanese Lunch you Wanted

I was a little shocked at first when one of my friends mentioned that there was a new Japanese restaurant at Southmall called Kumori. That really threw me for a loop! My other foodie friend and partner in crime who is always updated with all things Kumori did not mention any branch opening in Southmall, so I was excited to find that I could not have that delicious Harajuku cheese…

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