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Al Fresco Friday Brunch at The Terrace Media Rotana

The Terrace - Media Rotana

Hello y'all! The weather in Dubai is getting better and better each day don't you think? And yes, the season of Al Fresco dining has officially kicked off with most of the hotel restaurants here in the UAE so expect more of food posts here in my page. :)

How To Make Pink Truffles With TheMeatCo

The Meat Co Souq Al Bahar

Looks like a dessert made by a pro? Ha! I made them myself! If you've been following my blog, you might have came across a post I did on how to recycle your left over chocolates for Christmas. This one's a different recipe though because (obviously) it's not yet Christmas but what we are trying to do is to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Plunch Friday Brunch - Estrella's Skyline Lounge

Estrella's Skyline Lounge, Melia Hotel Dubai

Ola! You might have seen this on my Instagram feed and yes, this is the crowd of Melia Hotel's Plunch Friday Brunch at Estrella's Skyline Lounge. Got an invitation last October 16 when they launched their Friday Brunch at the rooftop which was attended by cool people over great food and drinks!

Foodiac Has Arrived In Dubai!

order your own Chef

You hear that right! Foodiac, the marketplace-startup offering high-end professional private chefs, has expanded in the UAE through Turn8. It works like the AirBnB of Chefs: you find a private chef or catering of your choice in the UAE and you get a quote at once.

Arabiska Restaurant and Cafe

Arabic restaurant in The Palm Jumeirah

Meanwhile in Dubai land, everybody's on holiday for Eid Al Adha. We got an invite for Eid Brunch at Arabiska, an Arabic restaurant located at The Palm, Jumeirah.

Iftar Dinner Invitation at Liwan Restaurant (Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana)

iftar dinner buffet Rotana

A long overdue post before I hit the road. Oh, hello Dubai and say hello to my friends Tareq, Tamim, and Deanne. We call our mini-family "Ganoush Fambam". These people are the guys I consider my family because it feels like home whenever I am with them. A common thing that keeps us together is food - which I love the most!

BBC Goodfood ME and Al Ghurair Rotana - Bloggers' Master Class

Al Ghurair Rotana

Just before I hopped on the plane last Wednesday night, got invited to a blogging event from Al Ghurair Rotana where three blogger stars cooked a three course meal for BBC Good Food Middle East Food Club Members.

JLT Food Finds I'd Recommend for Delivery

Hello from Dubai!

I'm starting to document all my foodie adventures here in the sandpit - I came across the photos on my mobile and believe it or not, I have tons (like a hundred)  of pics to share. Some of them are on my Instagram and some weren't published yet.

Of Food, Celebrations, and Festivals

Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana

Hello Spring! This is an overdue update of the blog. How's everyone?

DIY - Recycling Chocolates

Chocolate Leftovers

If there's something that I should be excited about Christmas, it's the sweets. I told a good friend earlier that I don't celebrate the festivity, not that I'm a Grinch but there's something about the season that makes me feel really sad. Maybe it's the weather being cold and freezing, I really don't know. I just sometimes don't see the point of celebrating it and so I stopped few years ago.

But every time I see beautiful Christmas lights around me and think about how many packs of chocolates I will be receiving this year, my heart jumps with joy. CHOCOLATES MAN! No one can ever be depressed with a handful of yummy chocolates. Really.

Dubai Adventures - Barakat Fresh and Easy Juice Factory

Barakat Dubai


I'm sure you'll be surprised if I tell you that I pretty much enjoy factories. My memories of big ice cream machines and long strands of noodles back when I was still in kindergarten are still vivid and the last trip I had in the field was at a newspaper printing press.

But I'm in Dubai and beautiful buildings and amazing architecture are supposed to be my first stop in getting to know the city so why a fruit and vegetable factory?

DXB Updates

Hi from Dubai!

Online life is back and I'm thankful for the spare time I have as I get to write a few words here. I'm not really that good in putting words together but the help I am getting from awesome people are more than enough to say that there is a possibility for me to become a better and competent writer someday. Who knows.

Coffee and Boracay

Ola, haha! Just a quick post, let's talk coffee. Caramel machiatto would be the first coffee drink I'd ask from a coffee shop and Boracay has one of the best I've tasted. And no, it's not Starbucks (the only thing that I love at Starbucks Boracay is the view from the second floor 'cause you get to see the beachfront directly, best in the afternoon before sunset). I'm talking about another hole-in-the-wall coffee shops - Coffee House.

I'd probably compare the taste to Tully's Coffee minus the after taste of the strong espresso. Creamy would probably be the best word to describe it. My room mate ordered a Mocha Frappe but I think my drink tastes better.

Food Thrift Trip: Kainan Au Gusto

Kainan Au Gusto reminds me of my childhood days staying at my grandparent's house in Bolinao, Pangasinan. The ambiance of this place is rare and different compared to other diners I've visited - the surrounding is full of interesting antique pieces but they are branded as a Class A Carinderia. The area is naturally ventilated (although they have a few pieces of electric fans that you can use if you feel a little hot). Add the set of the classic Filipino music playing in the background, mostly contemporary and folk songs.

I first visited this place a few years ago, I actually thought it's an old antique shop. The moment you set foot on their hallway, you will see different kinds of vintage items for sale. There are some porcelain bowls, drawers, lamps, even old and rare paintings and capiz windows hanging on their wall. Who would have thought that these century -old pieces are just accessories to give way to their food specials?

Kainan Au Gusto serves their food the "turo-turo" way (point as you order says Jane Chua)  in a classy style. You will have the chance to take a sneak peak of the food they serve. Varieties of Filipino dishes are readily available. And the price? Turo-turo price and affordable too!

Spareribs Tausi | Kainan Au Gusto also serve snacks.

Pica-pica (Finger Foods)

Good food is great with Del Monte Pineapple Juice!

My all time favorite Pork Adobo
I regularly eat here, as this place is just a few steps away from my apartment. Waiters and cashiers know me already. They say that Kainan Au Gusto was built by the Dr. Boy Vazquez, owner and founder the famous Cafe Juanita, to serve and cater food to the construction workers working nearby for low prices. 

Kainan Au Gusto is just one of the few hole-in-the-walls here in Kapitolyo Pasig. Definitely a must go food place if you are looking for real value for your money. 

Off - note: They have a clean comfort room by the way. ;p

A little bit of Milk and a little bit of Sun

So you wanna go all day breakfast huh?

Beef tapa, garlic rice and scrambled egg - one of their best sellers

Fresh Orange Juice

Painting from Pinwheels

I just found a new haven that serves tasty all-day breakfast and comfort food in our area. Milky and Sunny is one of the newest restaurants in Kapitolyo Pasig, they just had their store opened last quarter of 2011. It is located at 9 Briggy Hall East Capitol Drive. Believe it or not though the place may seem a little small for big groups, a lot of celebrities have been visiting this place just to taste their UBERLY delicious breakfast treats (e.g. Magalona family, Iza Calsado, Mariel Rodriguez, and more!). Visit their place and enjoy their handcrafted meals and you decide. :)

(c) via Facebook Fan Page Milky and Sunny

Mon - Sun:7:00 am-10:00 pm
All-day breakfast and comfort food at its finest only at the sunniest resto in the metro: MILKY & SUNNY!
Come forth for comfort: MON-SUN, 7AM-10PM at 9 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig. Happy Eating!

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Follow on Twitter: @milkynsunny


Food Trip: I saw ISAW. :)

There's something about UP Diliman that makes it a very special place to me.

It's where I've spent most of my days during high school - we did a video shoot  for a project in Filipino III (MTV for Someday We'll Know by Mandy Moore and Jonathan Foreman) at the Forest Lagoon in the midst of the "A Walk To Remember" days and finished a research project that won 3rd place in our annual Science Investigatory Project at QCSHS.

It's where I was embarrassed for answering a phone call on a live concert,  addressing the caller by somebody else's name and getting my very first red rose afterwards. That was Valentines day and I felt like a princess. :)

Unfortunately, it's also where I visited the UP Fair a couple of times but never really had the chance to get inside the concert grounds, not even close the carnival area. The view outside seems to be more fantastic, I don't know. I always end up going somewhere else.

Despite and in spite all these, I still keep coming back to UPD.Why?

"Mang Larry's Isawan"
ISAW. Yes, grilled animal intestines of either chicken or pork. :D

The isawan area at UPD is famous for their super affordable isaw, my bestfriend Jane knows it. There are a couple of stalls that sells isaw but nothing beats Mang Larry's sawsawan (dips). It is located along E. Ma. Guerrero St., near Parish of the Holy Sacrifice.  Prices ranges from Php 3.00 - 15.00 only. Weekenders go here and would normally buy 10-30 sticks of "isaw" for take-out. Whenever I pay a visit, I would always see somebody I know - an old acquaintance, some school mates or a batch mate, or close friends.

That's me isaw hoarding. Haha. (Photo by Kaye Agron)

Kelan kaya ang balik ko dito? :)

Better than pearl coolers. :)

The heat of the friendly summer sun is at it's hottest lately, even at night.

Biggie and I went for a walk after our sumptuous (well, not really) meal at Old Chinatown Kopitiam located along the streets of Banawe, we are actually looking for a coffee house where we could possibly grab some desserts.

We ended up at Serenitea.
When we got there, I noticed something odd especially at the cashier area. Never was a time that they had no customers in line - they are always on queuing! Yes, the place is small yet a lot of cars are parked outside the store. Their customers are mostly Chinese.

I ordered Strawberry Tofi Coffee because I'm really fond of strawberry flavored drinks. I really can't describe the way it taste but all I know is that it's better than pearl coolers. smile

Serenitea is located along Banawe Street in Quezon City.
Spending is approximately at 100 per head. :)
Must order: Chips and Strawberry Tofi Coffee