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From scratch: Spaghetti and meatballs

Full disclosure: in all the years I’ve been an amateur cook, I’ve never made spaghetti and meatballs. Shocking, I know. Anyone with the most rudimentary kitchen skills should be able to pull this off, right? My culinary arsenal is stocked with various pasta dishes, but was woefully missing this one. That is, until a few days ago.

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From scratch: Chicken and mushroom tomato alfredo pasta

(After those long travel posts, I thought I’d change it up with a food post this time. I’ll post my review of the hotels we stayed at in Davao soon, don’t worry.)

Tomato Alfredo pasta is perfect for those who like the tangy flavor of tomato and the richness of cream. I’d never tried making it before, so I decided to give it a shot one afternoon for lunch over Christmas break.

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Manning up at Mr. Pizza (restaurant review)

If the word “pizza” conjures up for you images of pepperoni, margherita, and pineapple, you’ll realize as soon as you see the menu that these are far from being the stars of this Korean chain. In fact, you can go ahead and leave your expectations at the door on your way in. Mr. Pizza is not your typical pizza place. Here, they top their pizza with bulgogi, sweet potato, and tofu. Yep, you read that right.

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Family-friendly eats at Nikko’s (restaurant review)

I have to admit, when I got invited by Zomato Philippines to a foodie meet-up at Nikko’s Baking Studio in Urdaneta, Makati, what got me to say “yes” was the word “baking” because it meant I’d get to have some sort of baked dessert. I had no idea the place existed before then, so all I had to hold on to was the idea of at least finishing whatever meal we were about to have with something sweet.

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Must-try pastas at La Piadina (restaurant review)

I love payday (who doesn’t, really?). As someone who’s constantly trying to stay on a budget (while indulging a bit every once in a while), it’s during this time of the month I get to try new things without feeling too guilty. So on one particular 15th, my friends and I decided to have dinner out. One of them was craving pasta, and I suggested La Piadina in Glorietta, which I constantly pass by but have never tried before.

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A new perspective of The Old Spaghetti House (restaurant review)

We came to The Old Spaghetti House in SM City North EDSA for an early dinner after watching a movie. We originally planned on grabbing a slice at Yellow Cab, but that plan didn’t pan out when we saw how many people were at the restaurant. The Old Spaghetti House was pretty empty, and our stomachs were even emptier so we went ahead and filed into the place.

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Mr. Rockefeller missed his mark (restaurant review)

The first time I was supposed to eat at Mr. Rockefeller, I was too sick to join my family. They came home raving about the food they ordered so I figured it must be that good. My chance to finally try out the place came recently, when they again decided to eat there during a night out in Greenbelt, Makati.

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Gudo must be Italian for ‘value-for-money’ (restaurant review)

When hunger strikes and you’re on a busy highway, your source of nourishment is usually the occasional piece of candy under the car seat or fish crackers sold by a street vendor. Unless you’re driving along Congressional Avenue Extension, where you might stumble across a little hole-in-the-wall called Gudo. Continue reading Gudo must be Italian for ‘value-for-money’ (restaurant review)

Making a French connection at French Baker (restaurant 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.

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