I hate going to Harbour City in Hong Kong. Each time I go there I gain about 5 lbs!!! But really it’s one of the best malls in Hong Kong. It seems all the retail brands have a shop there.
Sand’s Cotai Central is a mall with a food court and several restaurants. This mall is in the middle of Sheraton and Conrad hotels as well as Holiday Inn. All these hotels are connected to Cotai Central.
Since I’ll be going to Hong Kong again soon I decided to post my discoveries from my trip last Holy Week. I didn’t know Eric Kayser, a popular bakery from France, opened a store in Hong Kong until a thoughtful reader pointed it out to me.
April 20 is Macaron Day! Take heart macaron lovers, Bizu Patisserie celebrates Macaron Day on April 20 by giving a free macaron to every patron.Visit Bizu branches at Greenbelt 2 Parkside (757-2498), Greenhills Promenade (724-2498), Alabang Town Center (809-2498), St. Luke’s BGC (789-7700) and One Rockwell (478-7755) to get your free macaron. Now on its secondContinue reading “Want a free Macaron from Bizu?”
Peanut butter lovers in Manila rejoice! There’s a new cake in town that’s calling out to you, “eat me, eat me!” It’s quite difficult to find good peanut butter desserts in Manila. The only one I’ve enjoyed before this cake is Wildflour’s peanut butter banana cream pie. It’s much easier to find matcha flavored desserts. I’veContinue reading “The Noodle Bakes – Garth Vader”
We actually brought our goodies from Gourmandise Patisserie and ate them at chez karine where we ordered macarons and coffee. . I wish I bought a pack of chocolate sablé to try I want to try the créme brûlée apple tart next! I liked the chewy texture of their macarons. I did find it justContinue reading “chez karine”
We wanted to have mango sticky rice for dessert at Mango Tree but they ran out of mangoes so we walked to nearby Serendra to buy from two of the French pastry shops that I’ve been wanting try. First stop was Chef Sunshine Pengson’s ode to French eclairs. The small patisserie was beautifully decorated andContinue reading “Gourmandise Patisserie”
I’ve said it before I’m not a big fan of French macarons but since I was in Paris I decided try the macarons from the most popular stores – Laduree, Pierre Hermé and Jean-Paul Hevin. You can’t ignore macarons in Paris they are everywhere from small neighborhood patisseries to supermarkets even McDonalds’ McCafe sell their own version.Continue reading “Paris: Macaron Tasting”
On our second day in Paris we rode the Métro to Place de Madeleine to eat at a restaurant recommended by my cousin who was just in Paris a week before us. We went there early to walk around the area. To my delight there were 3 shops within minutes of each other that wereContinue reading “Paris: Fauchon”
Right after our super delicious lunch at Santa Maria del Mar Restaurant we went in bubó, a pastry shop by Catalan pastry chef Carles Mampel, which was nearby. I’ve never seen so may different colors and unique flavors of marshmallows before. I wonder what gourmet marshmallows tasted like. I wish I bought some to try. GuimauveContinue reading “Barcelona: Sweet Treats”