I love baking and cooking! But I do more baking because it costs less time and effort. Last weekend, I baked some cupcakes and made the icing all from scratch. The dulce de leche or “toffee syrup” - is just caramelized condensed milk which I boiled for about an hour and a half. I will upload some of my baking videos soon!:) I haven’t been able to post recently because of school but don’t worry, I will update as soon as possible!:) I would like to thank Alyanna Uy for this awesome photo!:)
I tried this in Manila, pretty normal. I do not know about the taste here in Seattle but one of the best I’ve tried so far is Timothy’s in Steveston. But worth to try!;)
Photo by: Alyanna Uy
For my second feature, it’s Auntie Anne’s pretzels!!!!!!! The best hand-made “mall” pretzels ever!!!! I love love love their caramel dip!!!:)
All photos taken by Alyanna Uy
Nori was part of my childhood<3 I remember my classmates and I would always share this back in gradeschool! those were the days….:>
Happy Eating!!!! -Llana
I would like to thank my friend, Hannah for sharing these chocolates with me!:) I know you can only buy these in Japan or HK..so sad they don’t have it in Vancouver!:( unless some Japanese/Asian stores carry it. So as mentioned above, it’s green tea and pumpkin cheesecake flavors! I am not a fan of green tea but this didn’t taste bad at all. I actually liked it. As for the pumpkin one, it’s kinda weird at first because you can really taste the pumpkin and I’m not as adventurous when it comes to chocolates mixed with other flavours but this was a good experience to try. She said that there are other flavors like ginger! and I also searched it online they have caramel macchiato, fruit parfait, blueberry cheesecake etc… only in Japan I guess!:) oh well, enjoy the pics!
I haven’t been to their actual store yet in Steveston but I really love their cakes!!! I’ve tried a couple ones but here are the latest cakes for my cousin’s and aunt’s birthday - Red Velvet and the other one is Mango Cream Cheesecake I think. Both so yummy and so rich. I like both but the adults or the older ones prefer the Mango I think..:)
Check them out - Diplomat Bakery
My dad bought this from T&T I think… and it’s good! I don’t usually eat green tea-flavored like ice cream but this was an exception! I think I found a new favorite!
Aside from restaurant reviews, I decided that I’ll be posting and sharing about “individual” food too.
For my first post on “just food”, I want to share with you two foods from two different countries. Cream Fudge BonBon Vache from Poland and Cebu’s Best Mango Chocolate from the Philippines.
I attended a Multicultural Festival last Sunday for the celebration of World Migrants and Refugees Day. Among the participating countries were the Philippines, Iraq, Mexico, Thailand, Poland, Portugal etc… I went to Poland’s booth and got to try this very delicious fudge!
It’s actually just a regular fudge but what I like about it is its texture - very firm, not soft and chewy, harder than your usual fudge which I like. It’s like the yema candy in the Philippines but less sweet. I feel like I can eat 5 of this candy without my throat getting sore. When I go to Poland, I will definitely look for this candy. It’s also hand-made. The fact that it’s from Poland makes it special already;) Only from Poland.
Next is, Cebu’s Best Mango Chocolate. My friend gave this to me and my family as her belated Christmas gift (Thanks Karyn!) straight from Cebu in the Philippines. It’s my first time to see this and instantly got curious!
Mango Chocolate from Cebu’s Best
It’s dried mango coated with dark chocolate. It’s actually good! The bitter taste of the dark chocolate goes well with the sweet taste of dried mango. Mango + chocolate is a good combination. It’s bitterly sweet. I forgot to take a picture of the packaging but it’s nicely boxed and individually wrapped. One box has around 5 plastic bags with around less than 10 individually packed chocolates inside. You can only get this from Cebu I think.
Well, that’s all I have to share for you guys today. Until my next post. I will go around the city to look for more yummy foods!
Happy Eating, Llana