• Bhe'st Lasagna is simply the best!

    i had this rare chance to eat the famous lasagna in the Metro. it's not from a restaurant but it was home-cooked by a humble housewife. Bhe'st Lasagna, from the nickname of its owner, Rossini Rufon, which had no plans before of turning her recipe into a big business, thanks to the persuasion of her family and friends.

  • REVIEW: HARINA Artisan Bakery

    There are times when I crave for bread and it's just not for the usual staple, I want it with fillings. Sometimes the crumbs and crusts are very tasty and crunchy as I wanted it and almost find nothing nearby. I had a little shop that I wanted to check out since it opened in November. I always pass by this simple place near White Plains, Katipunan.

Friday, July 11, 2014

the luxury life with Hansel Premium

Do you remember having Hansel cookies as your baon for school? I did. With one third of my lifetime munching on those crunchy soft biscuits with the yummy filling, I am happy to say and taste again the same goodness with Hansel Premium. Not very new in the market but I must share this to you since it is very delightful especially with the newest variant, Hansel Premium. It was a very privileged morning with the officers of Republic Biscuits Corporation (REBISCO), the makers of one of my favorite snack partners.
A little chitchat inside a Hummer limo, a first time for me, made me feel the premium experience with some of my friends and the people from Rebisco. We had a little nostalgia at the tour and how we really loved this snack. In fact, all of us grew up with it.
It was such a fun experience just how we enjoyed Hansel Premium products which are available in Peanut Butter, Mocha and Cheese flavors. We reached our destination and we had our own photo ops with the Hansel Limo.
If you want to experience Hansel Premium's luxurious taste, which is better with coffee by the way, reach to your favorite supermarkets and get it for only Php 44. Enjoy!

I also invite you to follow the social media accounts of Hansel Premium just LIKE and FOLLOW them on Facebook and Twitter and indulge in their nice photos. They are actually dreamy and yummy.

Friday, May 9, 2014

How to make your own Gelato Affogato?

when we had our vacation in Puerto Galera this weekend, i just realized how Italian recipes are so easy to make. in my excitement to share you this yummy dessert in this hot weather, here is the recipe for Gelato Affogato:
you need the following ingredients:
Vanilla ice cream
1 shot of Espresso coffee
chocolate syrup
marshmallows (optional)

directions:
1. drizzle chocolate syrup in a goblet. turn the goblet like you're making a swirl.
2. get 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
3. pour espresso on top of ice cream.
4. drizzle again with chocolate syrup and top with marshmallow. serve.

see? it's so easy! i'm definitely doing this at home. thank you to my friend who showed us how to do it.

Monday, May 5, 2014

#MeatlessMonday at Monsee's

i could possible eat anything. from the simplest to the luxurious food served on the table, i cannot resist unless im full or not really hungry. im not also under strict diet so im welcome to eat whatever's on my plate.

but there's still a healthier option. most of us don't eat vegetables until they realize the importance of it. i learned it earlier on that eating natural food may also increase our life on earth. im not really into reading books about eating healthy but good thing there are people out there that can encourage you to do the right and healthier choices. they explain the reasons why eating vegetables is essential for living and i guess it's the fountain of youth for some. in Monsee's (aka Harina Artisan Bakery), they are very proud to say that they are not just serve bread and very satisfying meals, they also give you an option to try something new and healthy.
Monsee's aka Harina Artisan Bakery
i entitled this post #MeatlessMonday since most of us all start our week with Mondays. people tend to make a change on Mondays, initiate something good on Mondays, etc. and to also spread "vegetarianism" among Filipinos, under the supervision of Atty. Marina Demeterio and Sally Yunez, they developed recipes that even i thought they were hard to resist. very yummy dishes that anyone could ask for more without much of the filling.

i and a couple of friends tried these vegetarian dishes. more from the surprises we had during my first visit at Monsees, the dishes were so delicious and even non-vegetarians can love. once i tried their recipes, this entry is my recommendation that YOU SHOULD REALLY TRY IT! see the photos of the sumptuous meal served here:





you might be interested in some "unusual" dishes like the vegetarian dinuguan in the last photo. even a non-dinuguan eater can eat it since it's not really blood. they also used tofu as meat substitute to retain the "vegetarianism" in the dishes. when we ate it, they are really good.

i am definitely recommending that you try to visit Monsee's. if you want to start eating healthy but have scares in eating vegetables, this is the first step since they are very good. it also gives you a lighter mood when you eat healthy, did you know that? and vegetables are abundant in the country and you will have this concern and care for nature.

if you want to try them, Monsee's is located at Katipunan Rd, near White Plains in Quezon City. and these dishes are not only served on Mondays but for the whole week. they are open upto 9PM, by the way.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bhe'st Lasagna is simply the best!

i had this rare chance to eat the famous lasagna in the Metro. it's not from a restaurant but it was home-cooked by a humble housewife. Bhe'st Lasagna, from the nickname of its owner, Rossini Rufon, which had no plans before of turning her recipe into a big business, thanks to the persuasion of her family and friends.
we had a little chitchat over her two best sellers, Chicken and Beef lasagna. it was a guilty sit-down since Holy Week will be coming over. but i couldn't resist from the yummy beef lasagna that i had that time. she didn't mind about revealing her secret. she just devoted her time and love making the lasagna. it was true that when you're happy when you're cooking, a smile is a secret ingredient i guess. 

it was such a blessing for her pursuing the lasagna business. she was able to send her 4 kids to school and in return, they are helping their mom do the lasagna as it also serves as their family time. they even joined expos and bazaars introducing the delicious dish to the people.

Bhe'st Lasagna is also been discovered by local celebrities and voluntarily endorsed to their friends. examples are Snooky Serna and Christine Babao. you can check their Facebook page for other testimonies. i personally love the beef lasagna especially with the cheese sauce and pandesal garlic toast.
Pandesal Garlic Toast (Php 100 / 24pcs)
did you know that you can also customize the lasagna? special requests had Rossini innovate on her own lasagna and make is more special for occasions. you can put a short dedication for the large servings of Bhe'st Lasagna for the person you love.
for orders, you can check here:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

REVIEW: HARINA Artisan & Bakery

There are times when I crave for bread and it's just not for the usual staple, I want it with fillings. Sometimes the crumbs and crusts are very tasty and crunchy as I wanted it and almost find nothing nearby.

I had a little shop that I wanted to check out since it opened in November. I always pass by this simple place near White Plains, Katipunan. The little white house called Harina Artisan which welcomes you like you are called in for a short visit to relax, dine and enjoy.
Really feels like home located in the tranquil and interesting Katipunan street that has a fusion of country living in an urban setting. Very accessible for all motorists from Marikina, Pasig and Quezon City, and a great place to hang out  with its comfortable interiors.
When you check their bread, you will ran out of imagination and will just wait for the surprise. When we checked this place out, I was a little sick and the short fun with my friends had it cured. We started with these crunchy baked bread sticks that you'll dip in cheese and chocolate. I thought it was milk but it's equally good.
Then most of the bread dishes are good for sharing. The presentations are very appetizing and it tastes as good as it looks. They put in steak, vegetables, chicken, cheese and more. Served to you like a feast and your tongue and tummy will definitely enjoy. They also serve pasta if you have those Italian tastebuds and all dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients. I forgot to mention that the bread is freshly baked and  handcrafted by their baker masters.
If you have time to visit Harina Artisan, they are already open from 6AM so you can have your yummy breakfast until dinner, 9PM. Call 352-6721 for orders or visit www.harina.ph for details.