Recipe: Strawberry Ice Cream (No Machine)

Ever since I discovered this no machine ice cream recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking, I’ve been making this cold creamy dessert at home ever since. Not that I don’t like store-bought ice cream (I love ice cream, whatever brand it is), it’s because it’s easier and I can experiment with flavors. I can also make…

Baguio’s secret garden restaurant

It’s not located near the toruist-y areas nor well advertised. It’s so exclusive, the chef only accepts 30 customers at a time to dine in its beautiful garden restaurant setting. But the thing is, dining at this restaurant won’t cost you an arm and a leg, unless you choose the fine dining option (by reservation…

What’s it like to drink liquid gold

Okay, it’s not actually molten gold because that would be dangerous. It’s actually whiskey. This spirit brand was named “liquid gold” because it holds the record for selling the most expensive bottle of whiskey in the world. In 2013, The Dalmore sold its 1951 Constellation Vintage for $350,000 (P17.5M). That’s worth roughly about four condominium…

Recipe: Bibingka Cheesecake

Pastry chef Gel Salonga discovered her knack for baking after taking a break from corporate work. Now, she bakes full time, crafting delicious cakes and pastries for Aurora Filipino Cuisine and Ted’s in Santa Cruz, Laguna. This recipe, she fuses the Filipino classic bibingka with cheesecake. I have to admit, I love cheesecake and I…

Trips and Eats: Laguna

Eating something new is an essential part of traveling. In fact, some people’s motivation to travel is food. Going to new places is not just about seeing famous landmarks, it’s also about experiencing and digesting (figuratively and literally) another culture. Recently, San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center hosted a “gastronomical and historical tour” of one…

Tim Hortons opens in Manila

From the north to the tropics, popular Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons finally opens in Manila. I always thought that Tim Hortons was a restaurant rather than a coffee shop. So my expectations were crushed when I learned otherwise. I thought that by having the Canadian brand here, I would be able to…