If there’s a food fad somewhere in the world but specially in the USA you can be sure creative and enterprising Filipinos will have a version in a flash.
A couple of weeks ago my diet was temporary put on hold when these tempting sweets were sent to me from some of Manila’s talented home bakers. I love any form of dessert and I want to help out these hard working bakers by sharing them on this blog.
Where to eat? That’s the question my friends always ask me. Here are the links to the restaurants I’ve eaten at compiled by location and type. updated: September 30, 2013 PHILIPPINES Where to eat in Alabang? Bulgogi Brothers (various locations) Where to eat in San Juan/Greenhills? Amici (various locations) 1 Angel’s Kitchen Annapolis Seafood Palace, 2 (now calledContinue reading “By Location”
Recently my friend Eric whom I haven’t seen in a long time and who just found out I have a blog asked me what my favorite Persian restaurant, siopao, chocolate cake, etc were. That got me thinking and now I’m sharing them with you. These are my personal favorites. You may or may not agreeContinue reading “Favorites in Manila”
Cookies are my crack. I can give up cake, cupcake, donuts, muffins, ice cream for cookies. These cookies. I have to be honest. One of the reasons I go to New York is just to go to Levain to buy my favorite dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. So far those are my holy grail ofContinue reading “The Most Awesome Cookies EVER!!!”
What is kouign amann? It probably sounds new to you since I’ve only seen them in one other place. In the US it’s starting to become popular too but not as widely available yet. Kouign amann is (pronounced kween a-mon) is a Breton (from Brittany, France) cake. It is a round crusty cake, made withContinue reading “Kouign Amann from Gourmet Finds”
I borrowed this image of kouign amann from my idol David Lebovitz. Since last year I’ve been reading a lot about this French pastry and I wanted to try it when I was in the US but I didn’t find it in the bakeries I went to. Now I can try it right here inContinue reading “New Products from Gourmet Finds”
This picture looks nice and colorful but the macarons were awful. They were hard and dry. I had them in a restaurant in a 5 star hotel in Hong Kong. Yesterday I featured Bar Dolci’s macarons. As I said before I’m not a big fan of macarons but I’ve eaten my share of them inContinue reading “The Best Macarons in Manila”