Lately, we have been obsessing on popcorn especially our daughter who is absolutely LOVING caramel flavored ones. One of the few brands we’re loving is this Chicago Popcorn Shops.

Lately, we have been obsessing on popcorn especially our daughter who is absolutely LOVING caramel flavored ones. One of the few brands we’re loving is this Chicago Popcorn Shops.



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Don’t judge me if I say that I haven’t eaten Korean dishes before BUT it was only this week that I got the chance to do so. It was a friend of mine who introduced me to it and I must say I did enjoy the healthy side of eating of Koreans. Definitely going back to try more Korean dishes! #food #foodporn #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #foodgasm

Don’t judge me if I say that I haven’t eaten Korean dishes before BUT it was only this week that I got the chance to do so. It was a friend of mine who introduced me to it and I must say I did enjoy the healthy side of eating of Koreans. Definitely going back to try more Korean dishes! #food #foodporn #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #foodgasm



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According to iPhone: Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food | Food and Restaurant Review

When I first heard about Hong Kong and Little Baguio being in the same place, I totally got confused! As a traveling foodista, I am always up for new things and when my friend told me about this Hong Kong inspired restaurant along Little Baguio, of course I got excited!!!


LOCATION & SPACE(4/5)

As someone who travels with a car, parking is very important for me, however, being in the streets of Little Baguio, parking is definitely a problem. I suggest you bring along a driver or maybe a friend who wouldn’t mind looking for a parking space.

As for the space inside the restaurant itself, it can accommodate quite handful of people. However, if you go there around 6:00PM, expect to fall in line for a very long period of time.


AMBIANCE(5/5)

It absolutely felt like Hong Kong! The whole set up of the restaurant, the structure, and how it looks on the inside - it definitely is like being in the streets of Hong Kong.


PRICE(5/5)

Seeing the prices, it’s definitely affordable even for a minimum-wage earner. Their food prices range from Php25.00-Php200.00 which is definitely worth it.


TASTE AND PRESENTATION(4/5)

Well, for a restaurant that promises to be like that of the street food in Hong Kong, you can’t really expect that much in terms of presentation. However, based on how they present their food, it definitely feels a lot like Hong Kong.

1. HK Salted Fish & Spearibs Taosi Combination Served in Hong Kong’s famous claypot rice serving, this dish is definitely a must try for its price of Php165.00. However, when they mentioned that the spearibs is cooked with taosi, I was really expecting to taste that distinct taosi flavor.

As for the HK salted fish, expect it to be really salty! But, being said that the spearibs lacked the taosi flavor, the salted fish really did add a good combination in terms of its final flavor when eaten all together.

2. Big Isaw I have to be honest I was a expecting a little bit more rather that 1 stick of pork intestine. For the price of Php25.00, it was alright. Instead of the grilled ones that we usually see in our streets, this one’s deep fried and what I liked about it is that it’s still flavorful plus it’s not oily despite how it was cooked.

3. Laksa Soup in Steam Boat Priced at Php180.00 this naturally spiced laksa soup was the main star of the show (for me). The spiciness of it was okay for my liking because, like I mentioned, they used natural spicing ingredients. It contains the usual ingredients we see in a Hong Kong made soup which are tofu, bean sprouts, squid balls, and of course, noodles.

For the price, it’s good for sharing already and it will definitely pass as your lunch or dinner meal.


OVERALL(4/5)

It definitely brought me back to my favorite place in the world, which is Hong Kong. The way they presented their food and how it taste definitely tickled my palette and I honestly can’t wait to bring my family here.

I haven’t been to their branch which is in Banawe, but for the branch here in Little Baguio, the only thing I can complain about is the parking space for customers. But overall, I am definitely satisfied with everything.


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Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food
691 J. Abad Santos St. Near cor. V. Ibanez St., Little Baguio, San Juan
2966573 or 2349059

DISCLAIMER: I am not, in any way, affiliated with Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food. This review is written by me and are from my own words and is 100% unbiased. For questions on how I do my reviews, please refer to my DISCLOSURE POLICY.

april perez



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Here’s one (of the many) food I absolutely love eating while rain is heavily pouring down: LORD STOW’S FAMOUS EGG TARTS ❤️ #food #foodphotos #eggtarts #dessert #lordstows

Here’s one (of the many) food I absolutely love eating while rain is heavily pouring down: LORD STOW’S FAMOUS EGG TARTS ❤️ #food #foodphotos #eggtarts #dessert #lordstows



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#TBT (Throw Back Trip): Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Well, technically, this isn’t a trip I would consider under TBT but since the photos I am uploading were taken circa 2008, I guess it’ll pass.

SBFZ, or Subic Bay Freeport Zone is my 2nd hometown. I practically grew up here because I’ve been going back and forth from my home in Bulacan to Subic mainly because my father is based in Subic.

There are a lot of things to do in Subic and if you’re in for an adventure, then I’m sure you’ll love this place as much as I do. One of the many things I enjoy doing in Subic is jet skiing.

Here is a list of places you can visit in Subic:

Zoobic Safari Yachting/Sailing Jest Camp (Jungle Environment Survival Training ) Ocean Adventure El Kabayo Riding Stables Duty Free

Subic has surely improved over the years. Less than 3 hours away from Manila, this is one of the many destinations you might wanna go to up north if you’re in for a great adventure!

april perez



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Review: Ryu Ramen & Curry, Tomas Morato

It was my friend who introduced me to Ryu Ramen & Curry and being so in love with Japanese food, I happily said yes to her invite to go and eat there even though it was already 10:00PM. Let’s proceed with my review…


LOCATION & SPACE (4/5)

The restaurant is located in Tomas Morato, and if you’re familiar with that place, you know that parking is a big issue. Although they have an allotted parking space in front of their restaurant, we still had a hard time to park our car (even before, my friend would tell me she always get into trouble in finding a parking).

As for the space inside the restaurant, it’s very spacious. They can accommodate a lot of customers, and best of all, there are spaces between each table, making it passable for customers going in and out.


PRICE(5/5)

Looking at all the prices for each dish that they serve, I can honestly say it’s very affordable for someone like me who is a student, a mother, and an entrepreneur.


TASTE AND PRESENTATION(5/5)

We ordered 3 dishes and here are my thoughts about each of them:

1. TanTanMen - a spicy miso based broth with ground pork, soft boiled egg, negi, and garlic oil with two (2) slices of chasyu. Choice of: mild/hot/very hot

We ordered the hot version of this and I have to say it is a bit spicy for my liking. But, what I liked about them is that they give extra broth that you can add into your ramen to lessen the spiciness of it.

This one costs Php280.00 and for a big serving that’s good for 2, it is worth it.

2. Pork Gyoza (pan fried) I really liked their Gyoza. It’s not excessively oily plus you can really taste the ingredients they have used that marries all the flavors together.

3. Chicken and Shrimp Gyoza (pan friend) This one’s not really special (for me and my friend) since the taste is similar to that of the pork gyoza. But again, hands down for producing a gyoza that’s not oily!

Pan Fried: Php120.00
Deep Fried: Php130.00


OVERALL(4/5)

It’s a family oriented restaurant that has a nice ambiance and friendly staff. The food is superb and the prices for each is worth it because of its presentation and taste!


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Ryu Ramen & Curry
Upper Groundfloor, MJB building
220 Tomas Morato ave. corner Dr. Lazcano St.,
Quezon City, Philippines
(02) 709 8789

Other branches:
U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
SM Jazz Residences, Jupiter St. cor N. Garcia, Makati City (OPENING SOON)

DISCLAIMER: I am not, in any way, affiliated with Ryu Ramen & Curry. This review is written by me and are from my own words and is 100% unbiased. For questions on how I do my reviews, please refer to my DISCLOSURE POLICY.

april perez



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#TBT (Throw Back Trip): Merlion Park, Singapore

I have decided to make my TBT posts a main stay segment in my blog. I’ll be posting this every Thursday since that’s really where we post our TBTs. Also, I wanted to document in the world wide web the travels I’ve done in the past, so I think this is a good way to do it.

Anyway, for today’s TBT, in lieu with the Malaysia trip that I did back in 2008, we also went to Singapore, which is actually one bus away from KL and where we are actually staying at.

Singapore is like my home away from home. Because we have friends and relatives who lives there, we tend to go on short vacations in SG during long weekends, holidays, and even during school breaks.

Today, I’ll be posting about one of SG’s famous landmarks, the Merlion statue.

This photo was taken circa 2009 and the location of this statue is located in the Merlion Park. Some fun facts about the Mere Lion Statue:

The Merlion represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village. Its lion head represents the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he re-discovered Singapura in 11 AD, while its fish tail symbolizes the ancient city of Temasek (“sea” in Javanese) by which Singapore was known before the Prince named it “Singapura” (“lion city” in Sanskrit). There are five official Merlion statues in Singapore. Besides the Merlion and the Cub at the Merlion Park, the third Merlion is located on Sentosa Island; the fourth on Mount Faber and the fifth at Tourism Court, the headquarters of the Singapore Tourism Board.

Merlion Park One Fullerton, Singapore 049178 Open: Daily 7am - 10pm (Free admission, Family friendly, Disabled access, 24 hour)

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