Mr Cochinillo takes Center Stage

Mr cochinillo

We recently visited the man known as Mr. Cochinillo aka Tinee de Guzman. Tinee is a  man who takes his roasted pig so seriously he asks how far you live to adjust the cooking time of his Cochinillo del Cielo. He is a former photographer and photo studio owner that loves cooking and baking but came … [Read more...]

It’s Christmas Time at Bono Artisanal Gelato

bono xmas

Bono Artisanal Gelato welcomes Christmas with a returning flavor, Amarena, a mix of fresh cherries and Amaretto liqueur. The Amarena is a limited flavor because cherries are hard to source and expensive so better give it a try by visiting a Bono Artisanal Gelato branch near you. The … [Read more...]

New Resto: Hoolala Korean Chicken House in Ortigas

Hoolala Chicken

Hoolala Korean Chicken House opened about 2 weeks ago, a few buildings away from us. It is a partnership between Grace Lee, Paolo Bediones and Arnold Vegafria. It occupies the space of Grace Lee's old grocery along Escriva Drive, at the back of UA&P. There a couple of parking spaces in front of … [Read more...]

Seattle’s Best Christmas Drinks and Dream Journal + Giveaway

SBC Journal 2015

Seattle's Best Coffee Philippines (SBC) brings back Christmas favorites Caramel Apple, Cookies and Mint, Coffee Hazelnut and adds Salted Almond Truffle to complete the holiday quartet. These drinks are available from Oct. 24, 2014 until January 15, 2015.  They also bring back the Seattle's Best … [Read more...]

Il Ponticello is Back and All Grown Up


Il Ponticello is one of the restaurants on my forever expanding list from many years ago. I was not able to visit it to try their Italian menu and by the time I got a chance it became more of a party/hangout place which is not my scene. I finally got my chance to visit when they reopened under new … [Read more...]