Posts Tagged ‘food’
On A Mission
Posted on: 21st of April 2009 | Under: Life & Love

I’m on a mission to lose weight (naturally and no diet pills like Enphedra, please) in a span of about a month. I need to shed off at least four to five kilograms, before the end of May, because I seriously don’t want to look like a balloon for my close friend’s wedding. Haha! This might be a bit of a problem when I fly back to Manila next month for a quick trip. As early as now, I’m already excited about all the food escapades. I’ve been dreaming of having halo-halo and sisig for several days, and it’s not even funny anymore! o_O I just wish I could eat everything I please without having to worry about the pounds. Food is just to hard to resist!

So yeah, good luck to me. Dieting is just so hard when you’re a food buff like me. =P

Homemade Desserts are Love
Posted on: 11th of March 2009 | Under: Palate Pleaser

Cooking and baking is something that I really love to do (almost at the top of my list, like art, fashion and pretty jewelry). I like spending hours in the kitchen, mixing ingredients to come up with yummy dishes. Although, for the past several months, my time in the kitchen has dwindled down greatly. My work drained my energy everyday, that I would always be too exhausted to cook whenever I’m home.

I finally resigned from work (it’s been almost two weeks), so I’ve been happily cooking meals for the past few days. We don’t have an oven in our flat, so baking my cakes, biscuits and other desserts has been something that I can only think about. I miss baking. But being oven-less hasn’t stopped me from whipping up toothsome desserts.

I made yummy chocolate-dipped strawberries twice last week:

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One can never go wrong with fruits and chocolate. =)

I’m also planning to make several other no-bake desserts next week. Will share them on here as soon as I make them. XD

Pacific Coffee Company
Posted on: 21st of October 2008 | Under: Palate Pleaser

I’m always in search for quiet little coffee shops in Singapore where I can relax and read a book. I love my Starbucks, but sometimes it’s good to have something different. I’ve also been looking for something similar to the wonderful BoNa Coffee back in Manila (I blogged about my wonderful experience here last month), and finally I have: Pacific Coffee Company. They have stores all over China, Hong Kong, and quite a few in Singapore too.

Okay, so it’s not as small and intimate as BoNa Coffee shops, but it still has the coziness that I’ve been searching for. The lovely interior (they have comfy couches and cute decors of over sized books and lamps) is so inviting, that one cannot just simply pass by without wanting to go in. Equipped with their espresso machines¬†and other coffee paraphernalia, they have a wide variety of treats on their menu.

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Anniversary Dessert
Posted on: 20th of October 2008 | Under: Palate Pleaser

What’s an anniversary date with no dessert, right? Right. So, after our dinner at Equinox Restaurant, we walked all the way to Esplanade to have our toothsome fix. The 10 minute walk (or was it 15?) did us good, because as full as we were from our belly bulging meal, we were hungry again by the time we reached our destination: Max Brenner.

Ah yes, Max Brenner: The famous dessert haven for chocolate lovers like me. With its tag line “Chocolate by the Bald Man,” I was expecting to see cleanly shaved waiters bustling from one table to another, just like back in Manila. But as soon as we entered, my excitement dwindled down to plain disappointment. What?!? No hunky bald men servers? Boo!!! Instead, the staff was composed of young waiters, in probably their early twenties, and an older guy who looked like the owner. They were all dressed casually, in their own and separate style of jeans and t-shirts, with no hint of uniformity whatsoever. We could only pick out the servers from the customers, because they were the only ones up on their feet. Other than that, it would’ve been impossible to spot them.

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