Monday, January 30, 2012

The White Hat Creamy Cioccolato!

My kids are going loco (choco loco, that is) lately. Whenever I'd go at Shangri-La Mall, they want to come with me to have The White Hat Creamy Cioccolato.

You will be given THE WHITE HAT SPOON encased in a block of premium chocolate. Then, the White Hat team will warm a cup of milk for you so you can slowly melt the chocolate into the milk and smell the rich aroma before savoring the oh-so-delicious and REAL HOT CHOCOLATE.

Bring your kids, or get yourself a cup of this comfort drink at The White Hat selected stores located at:

Metro Manila Outlets:
· Glorietta 3
· Robinson’s Place Ermita
· Robinson’s Galleria
· Rustan’s Makati
· Shangri-La Mall
· SM Fairview – Annex 2
· SM North Edsa – Annex Bldg.
· Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pancake House

Juan is a soup boy, mushroom soup in particular. He can finish 2 to 3 orders of rice along with an order of this soup. I had difficulty looking for a place to feed my son when we went at Manila Ocean Park last January 22. Good thing Pancake House has branch inside Manila Ocean Park. Though they didn't have mushroom soup at that time, Juan tried their chicken soup with bacon bits. He liked it and asked if I could make him the same.
I ordered Bonoan Fish. Cooked much like pork steak.
I liked it especially the picked kangkong on the side.

For dessert, we ordered extra thick Strawberry Milkshake,
which is good for sharing for the both of us.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Delicious Homecooked Meals at Tootsies

Every time we'd go to Tagaytay, I'd see the homey facade of Tootsies, but each time we'd just passed by this restaurant to beat the traffic that awaits us in Manila. Last November, I made it a point to have dinner there with my family to treat my good friend, Nora - along with her daughters Maizi and Jill.

The homecooked meals at Tootsies is amazingly delicious, we keep coming back since the first time we dined there.

What we had:

Freshly catch inihaw boneless bangus with frsh tomatoes and onion on the top

Stir=fried mixed vegetables

Fried Chicken

Adobo flakes - my kids favorite. One have an option for moist or dry,
be sure to instruct the food server.

Boneless sinigang na bangus in kalamansi - my favorite.

Pinakbet - my husbands favorite

Steamed rice that smells so good with pandan leaf on top



Leche flan

Thursday, January 5, 2012


EasiYo, New Zealand’s favorite do-it-yourself yogurt system is now in the Philippines! With EasiYo's delightful taste, aroma and texture, people would not be able to resist eating everyday. The product is so versatile that people can eat it either on its own or with some fruits and nuts mixed into a bowl for that additional kick of sweetness or sourness. One can even add some culinary flair into their dishes by cooking with it. All you need to do is add EasiYo to your own personal recipe or consult the free recipe book that comes with each EasiYo pack. EasiYo comes in a starter pack that includes the EasiYo Real Yogurt Maker and EasiYo Yogurt jar; the Yogurt Base and Culture, which males one kilogram of yogurt; the EasiYo fruit squirt; and a 50-page EasiYo Recipe Book to get people started with cooking with yogurt. EasiYo Yogurt comes in seven flavors— Natural, Strawberry, Mango, Vanilla, Lemon, Banana and Greek n’ Honey.

Foodies will just love the texture and taste that the yogurt brings to dishes. You won’t get tired of eating it. Chef China Cojuangco, an instructor at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies has developed recipes using EasiYo in some of her dishes like appetizers and main courses and even smoothies.

It’s actually one complete menu for the day. You can have yogurt for breakfast mixed with your usual cornflakes, replace your vinegar with EasiYo natural yogurt in your Chicken Pork Adobo for lunch, drink it as a smoothie for a quick snack or spread it on your bread in the afternoon, use it as salad dressing at dinner.

EasiYo is available at leading spermarkets. EasiYo is distributed in the Philippines by Cambert (Pilipinas) Inc. For more information, log on to or email