(I’m introducing a new category called “Quick fix”, where I’ll be giving brief reviews mostly about food. Basically, it’s for when I’m too lazy to write a full-blown entry, so I hope you enjoy these short write-ups.)
Pastillas, to the unoriented, are soft, milky, sugary treats wrapped in paper. As sweet and probably diabetes-inducing as they are, they’re pretty addictive. And somehow, a small company from Malolos, Bulacan called Taste N See found a way to get junkies even deeper into the habit: by toasting the little suckers.
Continue reading Quick fix: Taste N See Toasted Pastillas
Until my most recent visit to a Dulcinea restaurant, the first and last time I ate at one was when my mom took me to the SM North EDSA branch for some of their famous churros. She wasn’t lying when she said they were some of the best she’d ever had. The churros were light, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The chocolate dip was thick and chocolatey but not too sweet.
Continue reading A half-baked experience with Dulcinea’s pastries (food review)
Our dad was a big bread lover. It’s one of the traits he passed on to us kids, and one I’ve been more than happy to carry out for years. One store in particular that nurtured his devotion was The French Baker, so it’s understandable that we grew to love this store as well.
Continue reading Making a French connection at French Baker (restaurant review)
I love chocolate, and I’ve always had a thing for spicy food, so when I discovered the existence of ice cream that combined both flavors, I’d always wanted to know if the mix would be as good as I imagine two explosive flavors would be. I only got to experience for myself what the combo’s like when my family and I recently stopped at BGC’s Gelatissimo.
Continue reading Lukewarm feelings for Gelatissimo’s chili chocolate (food review)
McDonald’s is known for playing around with their dessert menu, appealing to the fat kid in all of us. I honestly don’t have a taste for absolutely all of their concoctions (I hate Koko Krunch Duo with a passion, so their McFlurry version of the stuff will never pass these lips), but I think they hit the jackpot with one of their latest creations: the apple pie a la mode.
Continue reading Liking the style of apple pie a la mode at McDonald’s (food review)
At this point, I don’t really have to describe what a Magnum ice cream bar is, do I? By now, the entire Philippines should be familiar with the notorious craze that swept the nation when these frozen devils first hit the local scene in 2012. Lots of people are still calling it overrated, but what can I say? I do love me some Magnum.
Continue reading Magnum Mini: short and sweet, or shortchanging? (food review)