Friday, 26 June 2015

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

Happiness in every bite, this was just how I would describe my experience when I sank my teeth on their delicious cupcake servings.

I first noticed this charming pastry shop from the instagram page of my former supervisor and judging by the pics, the sweet treats looked all drool-worthy.

This quaint desserts store boasts of cheesecake jars and cupcake selections that will surely fulfill every sugar cravings.

The place itself is painted in colors of happiness and hues of joy; what with the flower murals and pleasing shades of bliss. It’s a great place to chill out either to have quick chitchats with a friend or just about anything with your family or loved ones because of its homey setting.

The staff was kind enough to tell me the best sellers on their menu since I told her it was my first visit. The red velvet cheesecake was indeed mouth-watering, it was moist and soft and melts naturally in the mouth. The dulce de leche was fresh and creamy having that fluffy cakiness feel of sugary goodness while the salted caramel was bursting with a mix of sweetness and hint of salty flavor.

They may not be the best bakery there is in town but they are for me one of the best tasting cupcakes I’ve ever tried.

Contact Details:

Level 1, Market Market Mall
BGC, Taguig City
Mobile Nos; 09175031675, 09178559852

Magnum Manila

We like to customize everything from the clothes we wear, house we lived and even the food we eat. This is the case for Magnum Manila which aims to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth through Ice Cream Bar customization.

By paying P100, you get to choose your ice cream bar plus 3 toppings of your choice and the desired drizzle you want to drench your ice cream bar with.

There are 6 simple steps to creating your very own Magnum:  Coat it (Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate). Top it (so many variants to choose from), Drizzle it, Set it, Share it and Love it. It’s a pleasure that everyone is guilty about.

Your creation as they say defines the mood you are in for that day whether you’re excited over something, adventurous or just merely nostalgic.

This pleasure store though is not limited on desserts only but they have other variations of gastronomic indulgence such as soups, salads, pastas, sides and drinks.

Contact Details:

Magnum Manila
5th Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Corner 26th Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone No.: 02 8697916

Monday, 8 June 2015


It is a fact that the popularity of restaurants offering organic food increased rapidly in recent years due to a number of health buffs and figure-conscious consumers.

Yet organic most of the times mean pricey servings because of natural processes minus the chemicals thus explains the high cost.

Though sometimes taken into consideration are the location, the size and the cuisine that the organic place offers. Nevertheless, the organic establishment involves inherent health benefits of the menu.

Suitably located at the newly opened Streetscape food strip in Ma. Luisa Rd. Banilad, this restaurant cum organic store is aptly called ECHOstore (ECHO is an acronym for Environment & Community Hope Organization). They offer beauty and wellness goodies, organic pasalubong treats, and a wide variety of quality food products.

Currently the set of choices are breakfast, pasta and sandwiches. The Pasta ala Trio did not disappoint because it was satisfying minus the guilt.

The creamy mushroom pasta by its name has a rich creamy sauce and the pasta was cooked right.

Their organic drinks: Lemongrass Iced Tea and Pandan Iced Tea are perfect refreshing drinks to go with the food servings. The drinks were reminiscent of both strong and mild natural flavors.

The Chicken Pork Adobo Keso Puti Sandwich was delish as well. The best place to be if you are into healthy and nutritious set menu servings.

Contact Details:

ECHOstore Cebu
Streetscape Mall, Paseo Saturnino, Ma Luisa Rd., Banilad, Cebu City
10am-10pm daily •