Dessert Comes First

An obsession with dessert and other unabashed opinions of a food writer

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My Little Mongolian BBQ Secret

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In high school, my friends and I had a special activity to celebrate the end of exam week. When the last exam paper was turned in, we changed out of our uniform into what was then called ‘civilian clothes’ and we hied off to Mile Long (is it still called that?) for our quarterly all-you-can-eat […]

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My Kind of Flowers

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I’m not the type of girl that you can give flowers to. Yes, they’re nice to look at and all but invariably after a few days, those pretty things will wilt. And then they’ll die, leaving nothing behind but patches of brown and some flimsy petals that I’m urged to “press into a book.” Nah, […]

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Grub at the Grotto

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A grotto is a cave or cave-like excavation, and its Italian counterpart, la grotta is the name of a restaurant in Legaspi Village. Its somewhat esoteric location adds to its intrigue as a place far removed from the other dining hubs. It’s no hole-in-the-wall however, since it’s equipped with silverware and cloth napkins and cold, […]

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How To Break A Heart (Last of 2 parts)

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Note: In honor of the month of lo-o-o-ve (pronounced: luuuv, draw out the ‘uh’), every post in February will be about gifts you can give your love(s), places to take your love(s), and most importantly, food you will love yourself for eating. February is also my most favorite month of the year and you’ll see […]

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How To Break A Heart (1st of 2 Parts)

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Note: In honor of the month of lo-o-o-ve (pronounced: luuuv, draw out the ‘uh’), every post in February will be about gifts you can give your love(s), places to take your love(s), and most importantly, food you will love yourself for eating. February is also my most favorite month of the year and you’ll see […]

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Love Them Buns

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Note: In honor of the month of lo-o-o-ve (pronounced: luuuv, draw out the ‘uh’), every post in February will be about gifts you can give your love(s), places to take your love(s), and most importantly, food you will love yourself for eating. February is also my most favorite month of the year and you’ll see […]

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Manila’s Tsokolate Shop

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It’s spelled Tsoko.Nut and pronounced “choco-nut,” not “choco-dot-nut.” The word, ‘Batirol,’ – also known as batidor or molinillo (photo here) – attached to the name is there to remind people that this is Pinoy tsokolate, as opposed to hot chocolate. I’ve written about the process of making tsokolate, true Filipino chocolate made from 100% cacao. […]

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