Category: Eat Matters

Royal Dining on a Budget

Breakfast in the mornings at Royal Lancaster- Lancaster Hotel at Shaw Boulevard may be a simple affair, but it has always been worth the money we paid for. With a limited selection on what were served, well, not as grand as a buffet breakfast at the Heat (Shangri-La Hotel) which

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Satisfying a Food Craving, One Resto at a Time

Being exposed to different cuisines can widen one’s perspective on food, that’s why I see to it to try out something new whenever I get the chance. The objective of resto-hopping after all is to have a taste of the best of what our country has to offer, and enjoy

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The Maya Kitchen’s New Gen Baker: Jennifer Villanueva

A copy paste from Please see link for full feature story: Meet our New Gen Baker, Jennifer Villanueva, 37, a proprietor and the owner of Big Ben Concepts Marketing Services, a duly recognized marketing and PR firm that specializes in events organization and public relations services. She is

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A Twist in My Regular Coffee Break

Nothing wakes me up in the morning and seals the deal the way a freshly brewed coffee does… It livens up my still snoozing blood cells ang helps me kick off the day with high energy and enthusiasm. But eversince I have become a 24/7 all-around mom, I began missing

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Secret to a No-Fuss Super Moist Choco Cake Recipe Revealed

I have been trying to avoid baking chocolate cakes in the past, because I know it’s something I’m at risk of overindulging in. So for my new found hobby, my Handcrafted Confections, it was by choice that initially I was promoting my carrot cakes and buttercream cakes to customer-friends so

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Fondant Techniques by Pastry Chef Jojo Javier

Learn basic fondant cake baking and designing as Handcrafted Confections brings to you A Short Course on Fondant Techniques. In this one-day workshop, Pastry Chef Jojo Javier will prep you up with basic fondant knowledge and skills, this course aims to give participants confidence in handling simple to advanced level

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Cookie Gone Vegan

Vegetarian Cookies help lose weight the healthy way. It’s been tried and tested. Cookies have been known as one of the top food sources leading to obesity in children (adults as well) because of its too much sugar component. But here’s one that is really healthy, it doesn’t use processed

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Eat Matters

My Homemade Taho

  Taho is a popular Pinoy street food sold by vendors known as “magtataho”. It’s a soft jello-like snack made of processed soybeans mixed with sweet syrup we call ‘arnibal‘ and topped with tapioca pearls or ‘sago.’ It’s a delicious healthy snack that most of us probably have grown accustomed

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Craving Asian: A Gastronomic Adventure

This week, I got to visit 3 famous Asian restaurants for some leisurely and hearty dine-in experience with friends, family and of course my baby. I am sharing my views about Manila’s hot spots when it comes to Authentic- Chinese, Korean or Japanese, with a sidebar on an organic farm-to-table

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My Easy Homemade Pandesal Recipe

“Paaaaaan….deeeeeeeeee….saaaaaaaaaal!” One of my fondest memories as a child is hearing this loud chant from the man who sold fresh bread rolls in our neighborhood just when everybody was waking up in the morning. It’s comforting, homely and–to almost all of us–undeniably delicious. That soft and fluffy bread you can

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Cocoa With Rocksalt and Cheese and How to DIY!

Year 2012, back when a lot of milk tea places were popping out like mushrooms here and there. I was told about this particular drink spot partly-owned by PBA player/TV Host- Chris Tiu called “Happy Lemon,” and its most famous signature drink “Cocoa with Rock Salt & Cheese.” I was

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My Cassiopeia

Naming my baby. Never thought this part of parenthood would be one of the most intimidating. Why? because choosing a child’s name is a lifelong decision. The name I give my little one will be an everlasting part of her identity that she will carry with her from her birth

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Friends’ Central Perk: Set to Open in New York

Good news to the fans of the classic sitcom “FRIENDS,” as Warner Bros. Entertainment, the producer of the show is opening a real-life Central Perk coffee shop in New York City. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the comedy series that first went on the air in 1994, or about

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The Jersey City I Came to Love

So there I was on my very first day in the land of the free, just sitting by the waterfront of Jersey City, with no particular itinerary. Just chillin’ relaxin’ admirin’ the beauty that lies infront of me… Ooooohhhh.. New York City! So near, yet so far! …..Nah! we were

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