Affogato

Affogato is a coffee-based dessert that usually takes the form of a scoop of gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. It is a traditional Italian dessert that has taken the world by storm. The term affogato is in fact an Italian word for “drowned” as in “drowned in coffee” or “affogato al cafe”, the long and original name for this sumptuous creation. While affogato’s popularity in the Philippines is not as it is in Italy, it is slowly getting the attention it deserves as…Continue Reading “12 Places to Satisfy Your Affogato Cravings in the Metro”

Rockwell-Makati

Metro Manila While on a night ride in and around the Metropolis, I was utterly awed by the bright lights along my route. The lighted trees of Plaza Roma, in front Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila; the beautifully designed Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City; the lovely and picturesque skyline of Rockwell in Makati City; and the lively streets of Policarpio in Mandaluyong. Aaaaah! Never the bright lights of the Holidays has failed me. Christmas is already here! Images are taken using Nikon J1

Manda Centrale

Night food markets are “in” today and what I like about them aside from giving income opportunities to local entrepreneurs is that we get to taste wide assortments of really fabulous foods in just one location. A one-stop-shop for food addicts because almost everything is there, in one convenient stop, all in reasonable prices – pasta, sea foods, grilled foods, shabu-shabu, burgers, pizza, cakes, steaks, drinks… name it! But for a resident of downtown Manila like me, I still have to go to Makati, Quezon…Continue Reading “Fab Food Finds at Manda Centrale”