Pinoy Street Food 

Fried Calamares. Also known as Calamari; sliced squid covered in flour then deep-fried. Best with vinegar dipping.

Dynamite. Long green chili pepper wrapped in lumpia wrapper and deep-fried. Best with fishball sauce.

Kwek-kwek. Quail eggs covered in flour with orange food color and deep-fried. Best with fishball sauce mixed with vinegar.

Dine in: Manam


As my boyfriend always says, the ambiance of a restaurant is always the first thing that can capture a customer’s eye. Second would be the price and third will be the taste. And unconsciously, it’s what we’re always doing when choosing places to eat. 

Tired from all the mall walks around Mall Of Asia, we’ve become hungry. But then, since we’re not really familiar with all the restaurants here (we’re from Lipa City, Batangas), we roam again, looking for the perfect lunch spot. 

Walking around, Manam caught our attention, from its cozy ambiance to its classy furnitures and interiors. I also love the color combination of this restaurant from the tables and chairs to the aprons of the crews, really eye-catching.

The restaurant looks expensive but when we checked the menu, our eyes went 😍. The prices are just perfect, not really cheap but not too expensive. So the decision has been made!

Manam is located at the Ground Level of SM Mall of Asia – South Mall Parking Bldg.


We ordered everything that caught our eyes and the good thing about this restaurant is that their food comes in sizes – small, medium and large. So since we’re first timers and just want a taste of everything, we ordered everything small except for the lumpia.

What we ordered:

🖤 for our favorite, numbers 1-5 stand for their spot in the picture and not ratings

Gising-gising in small, Php120 🖤

Lumpiang bicol express in medium, Php135 

Sinigang na prawns sa green mango in small, Php250

Grilled tiger prawns topped with house-made aligue butter in small, Php295

Crispy Pata with garlic chili bits in small, Php295 🖤

OVER-ALL RATINGS:

Ambiance – 8/10

Price – 7/10

Taste – 7/10


XoXo 💋 

Bento Box Ideas

Light meal ideas to get you through the day, but not really recommended for heavy eaters. I consider these meals healthy, although I have not counted the caloric content and stuff. 

Meal 1

Tuna flakes in oil

Steamed green beans and cauliflower

Sprinkled with black pepper and paprika

 
Meal 2

Chopseuy; chicken meat cooked with vegetables such as green beans, young corn, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower in a starch-thickened sauce.

Handful of peanut

Chicken breast stir fry in olive oil dusted with black pepper 

Meal 3 

Boiled egg

Steamed green beans and broccoli 

Topped with buttered shrimp and two pinches of black pepper 


Meal 4

Steamed broccoli 

Croutons

San Remo’s Vegeroni spirals with tuna and olive oil 


XoXo 💋

Satisfying Breakfast

Good morning! I prepared myself a breakfast. It’s a one in a million chance but when I do, I do it extraordinary.

Meal combo:

Fried egg seasoned with black pepper and peanut butter with banana cuts on wheat bread toast, paired with the English Tea House’s super berries tea for a delightful morning ☕️

Have a nice day!

XoXo 💋

Hope

It burns against my hand

It’s cold against my palm

I want to let go

I want to say no

But I need the cold

I need to hold

Even if there’s pain

I know there is hope

XoXo 💋 

Easy Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and marshmallows are not new. But I’d like to share my recipe of super easy hot chocolate mix with melted marshmallow foam.

Ingredients:


Yap. Only 2 ingredients needed.. Again 😁 

Instructions:

Pour the chocolate mix of your choice in a cup of boiling water. However, I recommend to use dark chocolate mix since marshmallows tend to be sweet. Then place three or as many as desired marshmallows on top. The big ones are nice to cover up the whole cup. Wait for a while to let the marshmallows melt and enjoy while hot 👌🏻



XoXo 💋 

Nightmare

My voice is at its peak

I’m saying words that cuts my throat

Words that I hope can cut yours

I cry

I punch

I shout my heart out

A girl destitute of explanation

A woman destitute of respect

But none, you gave me nothing

Just disavowal

And your own version of bladed lines

It injured me

It almost killed me

I ran out of words to speak

And tears to cry

All I have is my knuckles

And the desire to harm you

I punch again – harder, angrier, braver

But instead of hitting you

I hit myself, I opened my eyes

My heart is beating fast

“It feels real.”

“It seems real.”

XoXo 💋

Calatagan, Batangas: STILTS

Just few hours away from Manila lies the little Maldives of PH, cottages perched above the waves and white sands beneath your toes. Really, it’s a perfect rendezvous. However, we did not really stay here for a swim. We were accomplices to my boyfriend’s brother whose going to propose to his girlfriend.

Stilts is really one of the best places in Batangas for a destination proposal, from its romantic gazebos to the perfect sunset spot. No one can ever say NO 💪🏻 Plus, it’s not really a headache going here, just open Waze application on your phone if you have. If not, please download, it’s really convenient. Open Waze, just type in Stilts, Calatagan, Batangas and follow 🚗

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to rent their floating cottages since we’re not really staying long, so we stayed in their beachfront huts while admiring the sunset and making memories.


Hungry? Stilts got it covered. They have a restaurant over-looking the sea and floating cottages. Their restaurant has this native and PH-ish vibe, preserving our culture. They offer variety of Filipino dishes at a slightly reasonable price. And did I forget to mention? They also has a swimming pool if the beach is not your thing 😉

For more info, rates and accomodations, you can visit their site: STILTS 🏄🏻

XoXo 💋

Easy Healthy Breakfast



Banana Pancakes 🥞 

Okay. So this is not really my original recipe. I just wanted to share this recipe that I have encountered whilst browsing my newsfeed.

It’s a two-ingredient pancake, perfect for hasty and lazy mornings 😉

The only two ingredients that we’re gonna need are:


Yep, that’s right. Well, obviously. Haha.

Instructions:

Smash ’em bananas then beat those eggs!

Smash two bananas in a bowl until creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs until the white and yolk are completely mixed. Then combine and wait for magic to begin, pancakes.

In a non-stick frying pan, put the mixture in fractions and cook until golden like this 🥞 No need for any cooking oil!

This recipe makes four healthy pancakes, enjoy! I did.

XoXo 💋