Friday, July 18, 2014

Starbucks' Sumatra Dark Roast

A Dark Favorite  
Sumatra Dark Roast remains as one of our favorites among Starbucks' beans.   Grind no. 7 for me,  please.    I got a fresh bag today and almost didn't recognize it because of its new packaging.  :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Packed Fruits From SM Hypermart

 I always check out the chilled section of SM Hypermart for stuff like these.   I dont enjoy peeling and slicing fruits.  Nor buying fruits in bulk.  So for people like me,    I think these packed fruits are great finds.    Not only do they provide me the ease and convenience of enjoying my fruits in a snap;  they also let me enjoy an assortment of fruits every single day.    Plus,   they are definitely not bad for the price.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

7-11's Fresh Tuna and Egg Salad

I trust everything that 7-11 puts its name on.  And this new salad bowl I had  the other day didn't break that trust.  The flavor of the tuna and the egg blended well with their dressing.  And the vegetables are crisp.  And best of all,  their croutons are crunchy and toasted well.  This is one delicious treat.  And healthy, too!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

UCC 3 in 1 Coffee Mix

This is good enough for those moments when you need a quick caffeine fix anytime of the day.  Thanks for having this,  7-11.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bonchon's Fish Taco

I love Bonchon.   And this taco would have been perfect for my taste  if  not for  the salad/kimchi topping they slathered.  It was too spicy for me.  Maybe I could have them hold it next time. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Original Caramelised Cookie Butter

I saw this on the grocery shelf last week and have been wondering  how different this is from the Speculoos Cookie Butter of Trader Joe's we tried before.  I just might give this one a try,  too.  I hope this is less cinnamon-y than TJ's.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mama Sita's Tocino Mix

I love tocino.  Serve it to me for breakfast,  lunch and dinner and you'll make me one big happy tummy.  :)  So when I saw this packet at the grocery shelf the other day from my trusted brand,  Mama Sita's,  I grabbed a pack right away.
From the frying pan to the plate.
My  not-so-homemade-tocino turned out really well!   It doesn't have the bloody red color and the strong chemical taste of commercially prepared grocery brands I settle for.  I shall surely try this on chicken wings next time.  I can't wait!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Morning Latte

Nothing beats  a mug of hot coffee to kick off your day!      I rarely order mine from the counter  because  I like making my own coffee.  My coffee,  my taste.  I find extra thrill in watching my coffee  come to life before me;    at the same time,  I  just love  how it fills  my kitchen with that smell of a  freshly brewed pot!  (I do buy my beans regularly from Starbucks,  though.) 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pepper Lunch Express

 We tried Pepper Lunch at SM Aura located at their Food Court on the 4th floor some time last month.
I have to admit that I am not a regular Pepper Lunch visitor in their restaurant outlets.  So I couldn't tell how much different their  food was at the express branch  from their restau branch.   But I have to say that at this express branch,   the service size could be bigger.  Or maybe this is exactly the reason they call these food court branches of theirs Express.  :) 

McCormick's Rice Cookers

I saw this on the shelves of SM Hypermart last week when I did my groceries and I got curious.   I just might try this one of these days to see for myself.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tempura Japanese Grill

I am not quite sure if they still have this set lunch package on their menu,  but when we dined there some time last year,   we enjoyed this entire set of meal for just a little over a thousand pesos.  It even came with drinks!   It is quite a steal,  I would say.  :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bizu's Macarons


 Pricey for such a teeny weeny bit of pleasure,    I know.   But it is okay  to indulge,  sometimes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Presto Peanut Butter & Jelly Filled Cookies

A good snack to bring anytime,  anywhere.  With Jack n Jill,  you can rarely go wrong.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


These macarons I got,  direct from France and handcarried by  my inaanak,   are just divine,  to say the least!   Thanks,   Lia!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lugang Cafe

 We have always wondered why this restaurant is always full.   Now we know why.
 Soup and appetizer started us on the right track.
Their yang chow fried rice is really really good.  I wish the serving is bigger,  though.
Nice and spicy!
 This,  I enjoyed most.   3 Cup Chicken.
The towering dessert ended the meal really well.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Yakitori One

Yakitori One is probably one of the more affordable dining places you can find in SM Aura. If you love anything Japanese and barbecue and sweet,  then this is the place to be.   I do.  It is.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cookie Butter

Say goodbye now to online purchasing  for a jar of cookie butter because they are now on the grocery shelves! Yay!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Royal Touch Cupcakes

 A box of 5 mini cupcakes costs P125.

 These mini cupcakes  are absolutely divine!  We will definitely be going back for seconds.