A Taste Of The Exquisite Bohemian House Chicago

It's a Thursday night, a good friend's birthday, and was wondering where I can take her for a new restaurant experience. So I looked up a restaurant that will both suffice our starving tummies. And since I have a thing for some bohemian, I decided to try out Bohemian House - aka BOHO for dinner.  We got there and were welcomed by their manager; Daniel Bautista and their very nice host.   We made reservations for 7pm so we were able to get a table right away, which was awesome by the way. The interior design was pretty awesome. I...

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Top 5 Pinoy Recipes for Noche Buena

Holiday season is just around the corner and the celebration won’t be complete without some sumptuous Filipino cuisine. We searched the web to look for the best and most popular Pinoy recipes that you can try this holiday season. Top 5 Lechon Kawali Lechon Kawali is different from the popular Lechon. This recipe fries the pork meat instead of roasting it.  To make sure every inch of the meat is cooked properly be sure to boil it in water before frying. If you want to consider this recipe on your celebration, here’s the ingredients you will need:     2...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Try Tsoko Nut Batirol Now

Photo Credit: Tsoko Nut Batirol Facebook Page Tsoko Nut Batirol is worth a try. I thought this is just an ordinary cafe but I was wrong. It is an extraordinary cafe because of their well-known tsokolate drink called  "tsokolate ah" . The extra  lies in the creaminess and overall richness of the tsokolate. The method of preparation of this authentic chocolate drink uses "batirol"  which is a wooden beater that produces an authentic taste of chocolate. The best part is that the ingredients being used are home-grown and every sip patronizes our very own Filipino products. Aside from this signature...

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The Enchanting Garden of Sonya’s

Sonya’s Garden is a sight to behold. Every corner is Instagram-worthy. This is a haven for those who are fond of gardens. During my visit, I am not yet fond of plants and flower but I was in awe seeing those brightly colored blooms. For those who are not fond of gardens, this is a place where you can experience an ultimate relaxation by having a well-deserved massage. My bestfriend and I made a good spur of the moment decision when we visited the place. We just heard that it’s a nice place but when we were there, it exceeded...

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Pastry Chefs/Bakers in Manila Who will Give you the Sugar Rush You Need

Hyperactivity, heightened excitement, a little buzz, and palpitations. Symptoms of a sugar rush or when you take in a copious amount of sugar. One would also feel the same if you see a really good looking person walk in front of you. Now, what happens if you have both at the same time? I scoured the metro for these men, pastry chefs and bakers, believe me, it was hard. Really damn hard. In this country, women dominate the baking scene. I was referred to them by friends. These pastry chefs and bakers are Filipino, they are smart, they are cute as...

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RM Champagne Salon – This Chicago Hotspot Has Reinvented Wining and Dining

Are you a sucker for cocktails, champagne and seafood?  I am, and if you are - RM Champagne Salon, is definitely the place for you. I have been living in Chicago for almost a year now and have never really ventured the different restaurants and bars in the City as much and man, have I been missing out! Last Tuesday, I went to check out RM Champagne Salon, and boy, it was amazing.  Well, the Uber experience was not that great as the driver took a while to take me to my destination and we even had to go around...

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Banana Sushi Roll: The Most Awesome Thing that Happened to Bananas!

Bananas are known to be very nutritious and at the same time it curbs your hunger instantly . When I was learning how to swim years ago, my coach would often tell us not to eat bananas before training or else we sink to the bottom.  Also a big source of potassium, it gives us the energy we need to last throughout the day. I used to eat bananas every day until I got tired of the usual fried and sugar coated ones but then when I was surfing the net I saw these sushi bananas which made me want to...

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Budget Friendly And Easy To Make Creamed Chicken Neck Recipe

It's good to be home at last and finally, I can go ahead and cook whatever it is that I am craving for at the moment. So I decided to whip up something with what we have in the fridge. I found a bunch of chicken neck that my Dad would usually buy. It's rare that someone in the household would cook this because it takes time to prepare. So I came up with a recipe that turned out to be very tasty and budget friendly. You will spend less than 200PHP. I hope you will like my Creamed Chicken...

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Very Easy Champorado Recipe

What better way to warm up this rainy season than to serve your kids (and yourself) a hot and delicious bowl of champorado? It is so easy to do and will not take much of your time.   Champorado is chocolate flavored rice porridge. Its two main ingredients are glutinous rice and cocoa. You can use any type of cocoa that you prefer: the tablea or the powdered kind. My mom used to cook this for us when our classes get suspended because of the heavy rains. It was one of the best comfort food on those days.   Since I have...

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8 To Die For Pinoy Food and Fruits That Can Only Be Found In The Philippines

  Are you a lover of pinoy food?  I am, and it has been three years and a half since I have left the Philippines, and boy, I am missing out.  I am missing out on the greatest foods and fruits that can only be found in the Philippines. If you have plans of going to the Philippines, you can't miss out on these things.  Here are some to die for pinoy foods and fruits that can only be found in the Philippines:   SANTOL - oh my gosh! I remember having to buy pounds and pounds of this fruit and...

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Why Breaking The Meat Habit Will Do Pinoy Kids Good

The International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine was held last July 29-30 in Washington D.C. Neal Barnard MD, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), along with hundreds of doctors, marched into the White House to deliver a message: Break the meat habit. Ditch the meat to improve your health. Custer Deocaris, a Filipino scientist cited, that what we put on our plates should change immediately. He has revealed that an average Filipino eats only 40 kilograms of vegetables and fruits in a year.  The normal and healthy intake should be around sixty nine percent. Deocaris has urged the Filipinos...

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Surprising Benefits That You Can Get From This Super Banana Found In The Philippines

There may be different kinds of bananas in the whole world but there’s no other banana that can ever compare to the nutrients that a Cardava Banana in the Philippines can sustain. According to the Doctors of Ministry in Alternative Medicines or DMAM, it was proven that a Cardava banana or also known as “Saba Banana” in the Philippines, has the highest nutrient content among other bananas. This fruit is usually produced in the Philippines and in other Asian Countries. Most Filipinos prefer  to eat it cooked but according to the DMAM, it was showed that when you eat cooked...

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