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First two photos are from Lorenzo's Way, a Filipino-Spanish restaurant. Featured are Beef Kaldereta, Salpicao, Kare-Kare, Crispy Adobo and Gambas; Seafood Paella is pictured above.

The go-to dessert for my entire stay: Mango Bravo from Conti's. Layers of wafer, cream and fresh mangoes coated with whipped cream icing and drizzled with chocolate syrup. HEAVEN!

Dinner at this modern Filipino resto-bar called Pino. I got a twist to the classic Filipino Adobo: Red Wine Adobong Tadyang (Ribs). For dessert, there was Tablea (local Filipino cocoa) Cheesecake and Chocnut Turon (think spring roll but with choco-peanut syrup inside). 
Also got a fresh watermelon shake to drink.

Philippines' version of Mcdonalds. A trip back home wouldn't be complete without eating at Jollibee.  I skipped their burgers and chicken, instead I opted for a breakfast meal, Tapsilog.

Seafood Indulgence: I had tons of seafood while I was in Manila since fresh ones are hard to come by here in Canada and they're also very expensive. I have to say that my best seafood meal came from The Red Crab when I had lunch there. The order included Crab Singapura, Garlic Prawns (HUGE) and Sizzling Pork Sisig (chopped meat, pig's head and liver).

Homemade Pork Sinigang (sour and savoury stew). This was my special request from my aunt. I asked her to cook Sinigang for me, specifically with those vegetables: beans & kangkong. Those kangkong stems with leaves are my favourite, hahaha!

Lastly, of course, dessert! A friend recommended Classic Confections, which was near the place I was staying at. Tried their Cheesecake, Chocolate Creme Brûlée and Mango Panna Cotta.

 
To give an anti-climatic end to this post, here are some quick outfit shots. More than what I'm actually wearing, can you guys notice how nice the weather is now? Yay for sunny days!

42 comments:

  1. That cake looks amazing! I love chocolate.. and whipped cream is a plus!
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  2. awesome post! :) Makes me hungry now. :D hahaha I like your outfit, simple chic. :)

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  3. All of the food looks good - but that mango cake...YUM! Looks the tastiest! :)

    Love the blue and white outfit too, so nice with the neutral bag :)

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  5. I'm salivating while scrolling down the post, haha! I miss Jollibee so much!! And wow.. that cake looks divine.. I've never seen like it before.. YUMMM =D

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  6. The food look so amazing and yummy (: so gonna try it out if I have the chance to try it! x

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  7. mango bravo and crab singapura -- def heaven on earth. hehehe! :)
    and i can't believe you actually appreciate PI's weather. gahhh! it's so muggy.every.single.dayyyy! :)

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  8. Everything looks so delicious!
    And loved the look....Would you like to follow each other?
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  9. Everything looks so yummy! I love your simple outfit too. x

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  10. ohhh now I am really, really hungry! lol

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  11. gosh now I'm drooling ahhahha shame on me dearI'm a FIlipina but I never had the chance to taste the yummy Paella we have. Now it's a must try on my list! ahahha

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  13. Ahh all this good looks so good!! I'm practically drooling right now hehe!
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  14. lovely blog :)
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  15. all the food looks so yummy x
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  16. I'm not a big fan of Filipino food probably because nag-sawa na ako. hahaha. but that cake is heaven! anyway, i like your outfit! it's comfortable for a very hot weather =)

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  17. I had lunch about an hour ago but just the sight of that cake has me hungry again! Ahhh! Bye-bye diet!

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  18. We're massive foodies, so we can totally appreciate all the amazing food...we're so jealous especially of all the desserts. We're going to have to hunt down a mango bravo, or something similar if we can find it in australia!!

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  19. Omgssssh, sinigang sounds SO good right now..I love that sour soup!
    I'm going home now and asking mom to whip up some Filipino food...haha I'm lucky to at least have some access to it through her!
    But man, some stuff you can only have when you're in the Philippines!
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  20. Omg the food looks sooooo delicious!!

    xx Nicola

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  21. Really love your trip :)

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  22. Omg the desserts are to die for. Mango Bravo!!! I want to eat this right now!

    xx Mira

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  23. YES to food adventures & quick fabulous outfit shots :D
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  24. Wow, the food looks so delicious! It really made me hungry right away ;) I love your look as well my dear :)

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  25. Yummmyyy!!!!!!! I'm so hungryyyyyyyy

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  26. I like all the prawn dishes and the desserts! Very nice outfit - I like the colour combination.

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  27. That dessert looks out of this world!

    I love your summery outfit; the pop of blue is so pretty xo

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  28. food porn! oh my! why am i torturing myself by looking at this? i haven't had breakfast.waaaaa!

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  29. Everything looks so delicious! I'm hungry now lol and I love your electric blue pants :)
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  30. OMG you had me at Paella honey...and your pants are too darling! Love the shade!

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  31. Hi beautiful,
    I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x

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  32. Ohhhmigosh, this looks DELICIOUS! Especially the curry. Yum!

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  33. The food looks delicious .
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  34. Your outfit is very nice and the food looks yummy! (^O^)
    I've eaten paella a lot of times because I'm from Barcelona hahaha

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  35. Oh my goodness, everything looks so delicious! I'm also loving your blue pants!

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  36. Everything looks so amazing and delicious! I love seafood so much and there are so many fantastic dishes! I can't believe that cake, it is like a mile high!!
    Cute outfit! Love those blue pants! It is wonderful weather, finally!

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  37. this looks amazing !
    thanks for stopping by!
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  38. This poist makes me so hungry!

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