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Cravings

Afternoon Tea in Manila: Marco Polo Ortigas

* Part 15 of a series * I’m just so happy that the afternoon tea culture is alive and flourishing here in Manila. After all, sharing afternoon tea is really a most wonderful way to catch up with tea-loving friends. It’s only been a few months since Marco Polo Ortigas launched its afternoon tea set … Continue reading »

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My Top Salad Picks

Ever have one of those days when all you want to eat is a salad? Oh, I loooooove ’em vegetable salads! I can eat ’em every single day. And it’s not because I’m a fan of healthy eating — I could never be a vegetarian even if my life depended on it. I just really … Continue reading »

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Chinese Afternoon Tea in Makati Shangri-La

For a limited time only, Makati Shangri-La offers a Chinese Afternoon Tea in addition to its regular, bestselling afternoon tea fare. Two of my high school friends and I had a little get-together the other day, and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try the hotel’s seasonal offering. Although none of us is … Continue reading »

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Matcha Madness

Even way before powedered green tea or matcha became a fad, it had already won me over with its earthy, bittersweet taste. I believe it all started with a sip of Starbucks’ Green Tea Cream Frappuccino some 9 or 10 years ago. Since then I’ve fallen madly in love with matcha and have been constantly … Continue reading »

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A Taste of Vietnam

Planning a trip to Vietnam for the first time? Be sure to include the following on your “EAT LIST“: 1) Cha gio truyen thong (traditional style spring rolls with pork and shrimp) My introduction to Vietnamese cuisine came 15 years ago by way of my Vietnamese friends who even taught me how to prepare cha … Continue reading »

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8th of March

Out of all the 365 or 366 days in a year, March 8 was declared International Women’s Day [IWD]. I wonder why. From my research I learned that the first IWD was commemorated in only a few European countries on March 19, 1911. In 1913, they changed the global date to March 8 but I … Continue reading »

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The Flavors of Singapore

The following are my 5 must-eat local foods when in Singapore: 1) Hainanese Chicken Rice I believe this one needs no further introduction. Hailed as the Lion City’s national dish, chicken rice is something that should not be missed while in Singapore. Although it originated from the Hainan province of China, hence the name, this … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

* Part 14 of a series * Among all of the restaurants featured in this series, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is the only one I’ve visited the most number of times.  Since it first opened in Manila almost 3 years ago, I’ve already had afternoon tea at TWG tea salons in Greenbelt and in … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Relish at Ponte

* Part 13 of a series * The list of establishments that offer afternoon tea in Manila keeps growing longer, it’s getting harder for me to keep up. I stumbled upon Relish at Ponte while searching online for must-try afternoon tea offerings in the city. I’ve heard of Relish – Hello, Happiness! located in Quezon … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Discovery Primea

* Part 12 of a series * There’s a new luxury hotel in Makati and it’s quite hard to miss because of its towering presence along Ayala Avenue. Discovery Primea is the latest addition to The Discovery Leisure Company‘s growing roster of fine hotels and resorts including Discovery Suites in Ortigas, Discovery Country Suites in … Continue reading »

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