Adventures in Legazpi Village: Nikkei and Pepi Cubano

Five exams, three baby thesis chapters, quizzes here and there, and a bazillion homework later, I finally have the time to sit down in front of my laptop and not type anything academically related (but isn’t that what I am doing right now *sigh* I can never get out).

It’s so exciting to write about food again, since what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks was to write about the EU and China’s foreign aid disbursements (not that I don’t love it, because I do in fact LOVE International Studies. Studies, in general, just get too overwhelming sometimes, if ya know what I mean)

Moving on, I posted on my Instagram before that I ate in Nikkei, which I hope you still remember (???) WELL THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE BLOG POST FOR THAT INSTAGRAM POST. Please pardon my writing style for I am still reeling from theoretical perspectives and policy-making processes. I guess this is what I would coin as a writing jetlag because I’m still getting used to the shift from writing in the context of International Relations to writing in the context of food and dining. Phew. 

Oh by the way, with all the acads going on, I have also been busy helping my parents in decorating our new penthouse! SO IT HAS REALLY BEEN A WHIRLWIND OF TASKS.  I can’t wait to try the new restaurants in QC and share my adventures there with you guys! 

SUCH A BUSY BEE I HAVE BEEN! I don’t even have time to have my eyebrows done! #firstworldproblems 

So how did I have the time to eat in Nikkei then, you ask? (but if you didn’t then allow me to tell you haha)

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Of Curries and Teas: The Queens’ Banquet at the People’s Palace and Writers Bar

School has been, as expected, stressful, which is why I was looking forward to Reena’s birthday party on Friday. I was anticipating it so much that I kept asking if it was Friday already.

So when the day came, I CASTED ASIDE ALL MY SCHOOLWORKS and made way for the food and fun to come!

The day before, Tricia and I bought a cake and some balloons to surprise Reena the next day.

Reena and I share the same, not dorm, but pad (charaught), so we’re basically unofficial roomies. She comes by everyday and I cook breakfast or dinner for her with my super adorbs mini rice cooker from Cuisintec

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DWD SPECIAL EDITION POST: Eiffel for Desiree at 18 pt. 1

Many people have been asking me, ‘Des, where’s your debut post???’ and I’m very happy to say that it’s finally here guys! 😀 Apologies for the long delay for the photos have just been recently handed to me and I have been busy! 😦

Without further ado, here’s MY SPECIAL EDITION DEBUT BLOG POST! This will be a very (emphasize on the ‘very’) long post and will be divided into two parts! Do read on! 🙂


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Revisiting Mamou’s Kitchen

Growing up, my mother would always take us to Mamou because she’s just so fond of their food and their place. I, as her daughter, eventually fell in love with the restaurant as well. This place has been a home of many shared memories and laughter with close friends and family members 🙂  They have one of the best steaks in town, and having been avid fans of steak, Mamou has been a family favorite ever since.

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A Little Bit of Everything: Blackbird Makati

Finally! After a bazillion lightyears I now have a new post up!

I am terribly sorry for the long delay of this post for I have been swamped with debut preparations (plus anxiety) and birthday celebrations,  which I will write about in this blog soon! ❤

With that being said, a few days back, I was in Makati  Shangri-la with my mother and brother for a meeting with my debut suppliers. Hence, we decided to head to Blackbird Makati, which was just a few kilometers away, for a quick lunch before going to Purple Oven to buy some pastries.

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