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The Rich Taste and Sights of Cafe Juanita (Pasig City)

Telling a story about food, or travel in general, is relatively easy. Simply regurgitate the taste, smell, sights and the rest of the sensory experience (won’t attempt to list down the five senses, as you might have more), and that’s pretty much it. Food, even to non-experts, is food. No one can argue about what you experienced. However, there are times when there’s just too much to digest — the experience, that is — and finding a point from which to start is a chore. Such is our difficulty with Cafe Juanita. Continue reading The Rich Taste and Sights of Cafe Juanita (Pasig City)

Fleur de Lys Patisseri (Tomas Morato, Quezon City)

“Let’s have dessert,” my wife said, while we were parking in front of FLP Bldg., 305 Tomas Morato Avenue Extension, Quezon City (wow, that may be the first time we’ve spelled out the entire address in an article), the home of the Popular Bookstore. We just had burgers a few blocks away, at Brothers Burger, and dessert seemed like a good idea. Where to have dessert, I had no idea. Army+Navy Burger is beside the bookstore and Belo Medical Clinic is at the other end. There’s a nondescript two-floor shop named Fleur de Lys, but I thought it sounds like anything else except a dessert place. Continue reading Fleur de Lys Patisseri (Tomas Morato, Quezon City)

Banoffee at Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I’ve read and heard that this is true, so I try to regularly eat an apple a day even if apples are not endemic in the Philippines. I’ve also heard that bananas have pimple-fighting properties — because, ahem, as one funny scientist said, monkeys love to eat bananas. Monkeys have no pimples. Continue reading Banoffee at Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes

Halo-Halo Haven: Razon’s

The Filipino word “halo” means “mix” in English, so if we’re to be literal about it, “halo-halo” means “mix-mix”. But just like the interplay of the fully separate and completely distinguishable ingredients of halo-halo, it’s hardly possible to be literal about this food. The final product — the halo-halo — is way more than the sum of all its ingredients. It’s like carbon to diamond. Continue reading Halo-Halo Haven: Razon’s