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30 July 2012, Monday

Continuation of food trippin’ in KatipunanNext stop — Manila Bake!

Manila Bake{ Manila Bake by Serye Cafe Filipino }

I have always enjoyed eating breads, guess I got it from my mom who is into pastries and breads more than anything. It excites me to know that there is a new bakeshop that sprung along Katipunan Avenue with the strip of other restaurants, cafes, bakeshops, dessert places and so much more.

More reasons to be excited about are their other offerings aside from their bunch of breads.

Manila Bake goodies{ Local produce milks, cheeses, yogurts, and other dairy products }

Manila Bake goodies{ Different coffee flavors — Kapeng Barako, Arabica, Decaf, Peaberry Blend, House Blend Espresso; loaves of bread, bread sticks, brownies, coco powder, sweet treats like Espasol de Leche and Pastillas de Leche and red rice }

Manila Bake goodies

You will also find modern kinds of coffee maker like — Coffee Syphon, French Press and Mokka Press or the more traditional or old-school type like this Chokolatera and Wooden Batirol. And coffee lovers are not the only ones who will find something to suit their discerning taste because tea lovers would also find different tea leaves packed in cute bottles plus personal tea makers.

Bread lovers who like it extra special may find the spread of their choice — Bottled Tsokolate, Coco Jam and Guava Jelly.

And last but not the least, their offerings would not be complete without products from their mother company, Serye Cafe Filipino — like their Bagoong, Atchara, Java Sauce and Gourmet Tuyo. Yum yum yum! A lot of little extras you can take home to your loved ones!

And the star of this bakeshop — their spread of breads and pastries!

Manila Bake goodies

Manila Bake goodies

Manila Bake goodies

Manila Bake goodies

Manila Bake goodies

And because this is a bakeshop, I was expecting a little more than what they are currently offering. I’m hoping that they would offer more types of bread and baked goodies, as their name suggests  though it’s understandable since they just opened recently. Let’s hope they will improve their selections and we, bread lovers, would be happy as can be.

Manila Bake

Manila Bake goodies for takeout

Manila Bake

Clang, Millie and Jaycelle in Manila Bake{ With my favorite food buddies, Clang and Millie }

Manila Bake
206-A Katipunan Ave.
Brgy. Blue Ridge A
Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (02) 509 1973
Mobile: 0916 498 4547

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Last stop — Sandwicheese! Post coming soon! *wink*

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Related Post: Raintree Teaspresso Blends

Raintree Teaspresso Blends

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30 July 2012, Monday

What happens when you have not seen your good friends… on a rainy day and you’re craving something yummy… and knowing you have missed a lot of new eats???

Answer: An afternoon full of impromptu food trippin’ along Katipunan!!!

First stop — Raintree Teaspresso Blends

Raintree Teaspresso Blends

Clang by the counter

Cafe display

French Macarons price list

“Excited” is an understatement of how I truly feel knowing that more and more cafes and even restaurants are offering this pretty treat — French Macarons! More and more flavors are coming out of the market and I’m ecstatic with the thought that I will try and complete all flavors being offered on the face of the earth!

Cupcakes and French Macarons

It was a rainy day and most school classes were suspended. It only means a jam-packed cafe and less food on display like these cupcakes and French Macarons.

My favorite Red Velvet cupcake and most of the other macaron flavors were sold out so I opted to take out their First Kiss cupcake at Php60 and Nutella Rocks at Php45.

I will go back when all their French Macarons are available and I will revel in them on one hand and a cup of their freshly brewed tea on the other hand.

Raintree Teaspresso Blends
141 Katipunan Avenue
St. Ignatius Village
1110 Quezon City, Philippines
Hours: Mon – Sat:11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phone: 9904554/ 09328428927
Email: raintreeteapressoblends@ymail.com

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Next stop — Manila Bake! Visit us again to read my post on it… *smiles*

2 August 2012 Update: Manila Bake post is up!

Aracama Filipino Cuisine

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26 July 2012, Thursday

Aracama Filipino CuisineAt my very first Eat’s A Date event, I was invited to dine at Aracama Filipino Cuisine at the Fort area. I did not do any research on this restaurant until now that I am writing about it and I quote..

Celebrities (in Manila) are said to have a new favorite hangout in town, and it’s owned by the group of Junior Master Chef judge Fernando Aracama, TV host-eventologist Tim Yap, and their business partners.

No, it’s not a new “it” club like those they successfully put up all over Manila and on Boracay Island in recent years.

This one is a restaurant called Aracama Filipino Cuisine, located at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, right where the old Embassy and Encore clubs used to be.

Compared to their previous businesses, this one is clearly quieter, more relaxed, perhaps even more substantial in menu.

FILIPINO FOOD IS THE STAR. It’s been a longtime dream of Chef Fern to see Filipino food at par with international fares, like French or Japanese cuisine.

AracamaThis fact added to the excitement that I’ve finally try this place which only started last June 2012.

AracamaI was impressed with the classy, spacious and the feeling that you’re home in a pinoy’s place with a fresh, home-cooked goodness waiting to be discovered.

AracamaBy the way they set up the place, it’s fit for families and friends to come together to enjoy and celebrate the Filipino cuisine, our cuisine.

Aracama