Dessert Comes First

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

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Accelerating Velocity

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In racing vocabulary, the term “pole position” refers to the leading position on the starting grid, a spot awarded to the fastest racer during qualifying rounds. Similarly, in the restaurant world, there are certain (ostensible) qualifications that need to be met in order for it to succeed. Velocity Bar is one of those places in […]

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Finally, Cyma

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I never forgot about Cyma after I enjoyed it in Boracay a year ago. I was overjoyed when the restaurant was brought to Manila, setting up digs first in Shangri-la Mall and then at Greenbelt. But joy quickly turned to frustration when Cyma-lovers as impassioned as I crowded the restaurant day in and night out. […]

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Rainy Day Cookie Desserts

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Warm desserts are just the thing to have when it’s raining and cold outside. Butterscotch pudding and champorado are two of my favorite cold-weather foods, but when it’s time for dessert my thoughts turn to chocolate chip cookies, among other desserts, of course. Now, chocolate chip cookies freshly baked and straight from the oven into […]

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“Good Food Must Wait”

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As I write this, I feel the combined weight of too many holiday meals resting in my stomach, settling on my thighs, my upper arms, and all the problem spots women have when it comes to their bodies. This is the heavy –literally (!) and I daresay, unavoidable result of gorging that is incessant at […]

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