Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tous Les Jours : Rose Inspiration Fresh Cream Cake

Tous Le Jours opened its doors to the southern people not so long ago. They opened their branch in SM Southmall and my sister decided to buy one of their cakes for us to taste test:

Name: Rose Inspiration Fresh Cream Cake (Php 498)
 This cake is perfect for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. This cake is filled with Hand Picked Strawberries from Korea.
Perfect Balance of Strawberries and Fresh Yogurt Cream Icing topped with Natural Strawberry Powder.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christening Celebration at Big Plate

Last September 30, 2012 was my daughter's Christening and I decided to make reservations at Big Plate because of their reasonably priced buffet package!

Buffet Rates:
Adults: Php 298 per person + Php 60 per person for unlimited iced tea.
Kids: Php 168 (inclusive of 1 round of iced tea)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Product Review: Wacoal Lingerie

When Philippine Wacoal invited me to do a product review on their lingerie, I felt excited and nervous at the same time because I've never reviewed undergarments before, but, of course, who am I to decline such an offer.

I went to their office in Makati to pick up the items. I was greeted by the lovely Ms. Michelle and introduced me to Wacoal's beautiful line of lingerie. She asked me what I needed and I immediately asked if they had any maternity bra because I'm currently breastfeeding my 1-month-old daughter. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size available for their maternity bra, which was quite all right since I just bought some maternity bras 2 weeks ago, so I just browsed through their other lingerie sets. 

Looking at their collection was like looking at jewelry. Every set was beautifully made and I just can't decide which one to choose. I never felt so excited in choosing an underwear before.

Well, finally, I was able to pick two sets.

This is the first one:
Bra: Php1,245 / Panty: Php365.
This is one of Wacoal's new arrivals. What caught my attention to this set is its color and the laces. I almost felt bad that I can't expose myself wearing this beautiful lingerie to everyone (hahaha).

A closer look at the panty.
When I wore this, I never thought such underwear existed because it's soooo soft and comfortable! I didn't feel any garters pressing hardly against my skin or anything like that.

A much closer look at the panty. As you can see, almost 80% of this panty is see-through including the whole bottom/buttocks area.

The bra.
Ms. Michelle was also kind enough to show me how to put on a bra properly. After doing so, I was amazed how my boobs looked bigger and still felt so comfortable at the same time. It supported my breasts perfectly WITHOUT ANY DISCOMFORT AT ALL! Wearing it made me feel proud of my chest :)

A closer look at the bra.

My bra measurement. Ms. Michelle was also  kind enough to measure my bust to get the right size of bra for me. Getting the right size of bra is very important. When you're in the store and  you don't know how to measure your bra size, you may approach your Wacoal sales lady to help you out. 
Little do I know that today's bras have 3 sets of hooks so your bra won't fall off easily.

The second set: 
This is the second set I've chosen because I don't have a black set of underwear yet. I believe this belongs to their classic collection because it's no longer in display. As you can see, this pair also have laces on them :) Like the pink one, this one, too, is very comfortable. My husband also liked the color.

In this picture, you can see clearly the lovely floral design of the panty.

You can also see clearly the nice floral design of the bra in this picture :)
A closer look of the lovely embroidery.
Let's compare.
I usually buy my set of panties from a cheaper brand (Natasha) and there's actually nothing wrong with. I just wanted to compare the two to see the difference. 
  • The Natasha's biggest size is XXL. It fits me, but it still felt a bit smaller for my size.  Wacoal's LL size fits me perfectly.
  • The material used in Wacoal is super soft and more elastic.
  • Wacoal's design looks more feminine. 
Yes, Wacoal products are a bit expensive, but they're super worth it because they really enhance your "assets." I really believe women should start investing on good quality underwear because if you're always wearing good quality bras like Wacoal that support your breasts fully, then you need not worry about saggy breasts. And if you're always wearing Wacoal panties that doesn't have any tight garters that rub against your skin, then you don't have to worry about having itchy skin that may even lead to infections. In other words, your body will benefit from it and you will literally feel the difference.

Wacoal still has LOTS of designs available that caters every woman's taste and needs. You may visit their shops and see it for yourself. Don't hesitate to ask Wacoal sales lady/ies for help whether to get your measurements or what designs they would recommend if you're unsure what to buy. Tell them what you need and they'd be happy to help you out.

Two thumbs up to this brand and I highly recommend them for all women.

Philippine Wacoal Corp.
3F, 6788 Ayala Avenue, Oledan Square, Makati City
TEL NO: 892-5706
FAX NO: 752-0940

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chilling at Akihabara Cafe (Now Closed)

Akihabara Cafe Metro Deal Promo
When we realized that Akihabara Cafe is conveniently located near my husband's ancestral house in Las Pinas, we decided to buy this deal to check out the place.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chewy Junior: A Cream Puff Haven!

Today is a great day because I was able to purchase two boxes of 15 pieces assorted cream puffs from Chewy Junior for P200 (P100 per box) that originally costs around P350 These are, I think, samplers only so you can get a taste of all their flavors because I don't see them on display in their Greenbelt branch.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Sumptuous Dinner at Gloria Maris

On my birthday last Sunday,  May 20, my sister treated the whole family to Gloria Maris. Thanks to the infamous group buying site, Cash Cash Pinoy, we were able to enjoy Gloria Mari's set meal for 10 at half the cost. My sister chose Set D for Php2,825. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cake Slices from Banapple

We were so happy that Banapple has opened a branch in Alabang Town Center. As soon as we heard that they're open, we bought a few slices and took them home.

White Chocolate Truffle Berry Cheesecake (P 110)

Very thick cheesecake with plenty of strawberry cream and filling on top. For me, one slice is more than enough because it's fills up my tummy easily. I'd probably order another slice again. Ordering a whole cake would be too much already. 
 Cake2Go also has something similar like this one called White Choco Cherry Truffle cheesecake, though, I haven't tasted that one yet.

Apple Caramel Crumble Pie (P100)
This caught me by surprise because one bit of this baby, I could taste the rich apples with a hint of wine/liquor. It's very tasty and so yummy! I love this.

Banoffee Pie (P 95)

Now I know why this pie is so popular. One bite and I can taste everything - the bananas, the toffee, the rich and thick cream and the crust. The chocolate shavings goes well with it, too. Take note that this cake has large slices of bananas so you might get overwhelmed with it. ;) 

Mystery cake ???
This is not actually a mystery cake. I just simply forgot its name. In all honesty, it took us 3-4 days before finishing this slice. It was too sweet for us. After having a bite or two, we take it back to the ref which is why it lasted for 3-4 days.We won't order this again probably. 

They still have plenty of pies, cakes and cheesecakes to choose from so going back to Banapple would inevitable.

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes Bakery Cafe

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Cakes from Cake2Go

I've always been curious on what the other cakes from Cake2Go taste like. Thanks to my sister, she financed our dessert treat on that day. So here's what we ordered: 

Angel Gabriel Mousse (P90)
It tastes like blueberry cheesecake without the cream cheese.

A slice of Cafe Misu.
It does taste like Tiramisu added with rich and chewy chocolate on top. I might order this again soon.

A slice of Quattro Leches.
One of their best-sellers. It's not too sweet, very soft and quite delicious. I definitely recommend this cake.

Fudge Mousse (P95)
This cake tasted weird. I don't know if they gave us an expired cake or it just tastes that way. At first bite, it tasted a bit sour and then as you continue to taste it further, it becomes sweeter. One thing I'm sure of is that  I won't order this again.

Moccachinos (P95).
If you want to eat a cake that's RICH in mocha, this is the cake for you. Every bite I took, all I could taste was mocha, mocha, mocha. Again, this one is too sweet for me so I probably won't order this again.

Toblerone Cheesecake.
Not too sweet and not too bland either. I couldn't taste the Toblerone though, but I still like it for some reason :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Coffee & Cake Combo at Serye Café Filipino

My sister bought the "Cake and Coffee Combination" promo from Ensogo and all I have to say is what we saw from the pictures is really what you get. 

FYI: The promo is only P99 for a coffee and cake that's worth P200, but if you ordered a pair that exceeds the P200, then you'll have to pay the excess value.

The first pair: Café con sorbets with biscotti
Here's the biscotti
And here's the Cafe con Sorbets. My brother says it's simply coffee with ice cream.

2nd Pair: Café Mocha Manila with Suman
Cafe Mocha

My mother says it lacks flavor. She still prefers suman wrapped inside banana leaves.

Here are the rest of the desserts we ordered with coffee: 
Apple Pie
We didn't like this. It tasted like bread reheated in a microwave with dried apples inside. It's quite a disappointment.

Chocolate Decadence Cake
It was so-so according to my sister.

Macapuno Pandan Cake
The best Filipino-themed cake we've tasted so far. It's a must-try.

Sans Rival
I wasn't able to taste this, but my husband was able to finish this cake. I guess it's quite good. :)

The overall experience was okay. The ambiance of the cafe and the staff were satisfactory. Take note of the word, "cafe," in their title because the place was transformed more like a cafe and not a restaurant. It's actually a good place to hang out with friends and family.

Panoramic view of Serye Cafe

Serye Cafe Filipino
Ground Floor, Santana Grove, Sucat, Paranaque
Reservation nos.:825.4691/826.9317

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pre-Valentine Lunch at Razzzo Bistro

Yesterday, my sister treated the whole family to lunch at Razzzo Bistro in BF Homes, Paranaque because she purchased groupon vouchers. I do see Razzzo quite often whenever we pass by Aguirre Avenue, but the resto did not appeal to me on the outside. I thought it was a bar or a gimmick place, but when we came inside, I was surprised to see how beautiful and elegant the interior was. The place was so cozy and it can be a place where you can bring your date out to dinner.

The front door from the inside. 

Comfortable chairs and nice tables

More tables and cozy chairs :) 

We even noticed a projector at the top portion of this picture. 
I think you can even reserve the place for receptions and other events. 

Green tea lychee smoothie, blue lemonade, and a peach smoothie (P75 each) 
My sisters loved their smoothies.

Cold Chocolate (P75).
It tasted like Chocquick or Choco Lava. I even saw some choco powder floating on the drink that didn't dissolve. 

Sampler 2: Pizza, Pasta, and Mozzarella Sticks w/ blue lemonade (P199)
This is what I ordered and I loved everything that's on my plate. Pizza was freshly cooked, mozzarella sticks were crunchy and my white pasta was divine. 
A closer look at my sampler plate

Chef's Hamburger (P199)
My brothers were the ones who ordered this. They said the patty was very good, but the overall taste of the sandwich lacks flavor.

All-Meat Pizza (P355). Good for 3-4 people
One of my personal favorites. It's freshly cooked and I love the taste. It doesn't have that much meat, though, but it's still delicious.

Roasted Chicken (P199)
Quite good according to my husband 

Fettucinne con la carne  w/ blue lemonade (P195)
My sister loved this dish. 

Spaghetti with Shrimps and Vegetables (P265)
My mom said this dish was also good. 
 Ah, yes. We were quite mesmerized with the place's comfort room because it was so clean and we loved the interior.

This is the ladies room and there are 2 toilets inside. Not sure what the other one is for, but my son who's 4 years old used the smaller toilet so I guess that's what it's for. They're also complete with hoses where you can wash down under :)
Razzzo's Menu:

We definitely recommend this place to couples, families, and friends because of it's great food and great ambiance. They also have a Valentine Set Meal Promo for people dining in. Simply call them for inquiries or reservations.

Razzzo Bistro
#256 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes, Paranaque

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