• Food Trips,  Recipes

    an asian bowl and a day in burrow café

    Down the rabbit hole it was. Prior to arriving in Burrow Café, André jokingly implied, “burrow? as in burrow?” and dug relentlessly in mid-air. Upon arriving, I understood why it was named that way. In the middle of a small, lush garden was a stairway that seemed to be leading to an escape tunnel of some sort. The footpath ended with a door that opened to the ethereal feels of the restaurant. It was beautiful and that is an understatement. It did not feel like home, I was almost sure we were on vacation in another country. At the start of 2019, I promised myself that I will discover more…

  • Food Trips

    Casa Xocolat

    The comeback. When news broke out that Xocolat along Katipunan was closing, I felt a tinge of nostalgia as memories within its walls ran in my mind. I have had a number of recollections of this place – from college group meetings to dines out with friends and family up until last year. I loved everything about it! The feels – the homey ambiance it exudes from it’s main dining to the rest room (also because it was a former home! haha); the food – I enjoyed their pastas and their chocolate drinks were heaven in a sip. Thinking about it makes me want to get myself a cup right…

  • Recipes

    Crispy homemade fries

    I recently discovered the secret to making crispy fries in my attempt to create better food (insert: choices) and food photos this 2019. Normally, I do not make such a huge fuss in researching ways to improve the look and taste of something as ordinary as fries because 1) I make them only to devour them instantly, and 2) these finger foods seem to be too simple to make a blog post out of. I was wrong (at least for number one). Preparing food properly made my family appreciate me more haha. ^_^ My previous thoughts on fries were: It originated from France. Leave the fries submerged in oil till…

  • Travels

    Tokyo (part one)

    I just came back from Japan to celebrate our one year anniversary! It has been 365 days of wedded bliss and I am more than grateful to God for allowing us to breeze through our first year.  Yay! Do not get me wrong, it has not been perfect, but the Lord in His mercy and grace has spared us from any life-changing drama that would have altered the course of our future together. We have had a simple but happy family, but that is how I have always wanted it to be.  Our journey started with landing in Haneda at 2:30 in the afternoon.Before pulling our luggages with us out…