Manila, Philippines 4 days 3 nights trip (10-13 June 2015)

Posted by vivien | Others | Monday 10 August 2015 12:44 am
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took the 10:30am flight from KL to Manila, reaching Manila at 2:30pm, making it a 4-hour flight. Above is first dinner with fresh food bought from the supermarket – salmon belly, the cheapest cut but tasty nonetheless, don’t seem to get such cut here in Malaysian supermarket + maya maya fish (snapper) with simple roasted vegetables (red pepper + green pepper + green zucchini + tomato drizzled in oil, sea salt and black pepper) Yum~


view from serviced apartment where we staying


interior, with kitchen!




with washer and dryer! No more bringing loads of dirty clothes back Manila_6

Vikings in SM Megamall, seems to be very popular among the locals, look similar to our Jogoya, buffet style food. SM Megamall is the largest mall in Phillipines, and 3rd largest in the world.


my first meal in the mall, salmon sinigang soup in food court, soup is sourish like chinese salted vege soup, quite appetizing


saw this hand sanitizer machine in the toilet


they have Crate and Barrel here, an American chain store selling housewares


Dinner in Linguini Fini, they have branch in Central, Hong Kong, Manila, and recently open a new outlet in Hanoi, their food is really nice especially the complementary bread, could be the best bread i have tasted, the bread is not served warm, but room temperature but still tasted really good


antipasti and Insalata menu


pasta menu


pappardelle “Nose to Tail Bolo” pork testa, veal and oxtail ragu with parmigiano Reggiano Manila_14

crispy calamari salad with mixed greens, pickled chili, red onion, cucumber, roasted lemon citronette, PHP 255


this pappardelle dish is really nice!! the pasta is cooked just right with biteManila_16

interior of the restaurant


3rd day in Manila, i cooked garlic fried rice for breakfast


went Mall of Asia which is next to sea, for tea time, we had dessert in Lugang


Mango Supreme with mango pudding, fresh mango, coconut and mango ice cream Manila_20

the mango supreme is satisfying enough although the coconut ice cream tasted like vanilla ice cream :S the drinks however are horribly sweet especially my fruit tea punch, couldn’t finish it


nice blue sky in MOA eye, looks like we are on the cloud, just next to Mall of Asia


another view, just next to sea, but can’t see it from the above pic and the pic was taken while seated


SM Mall of Asia, another mall under the SM group


since it is too early for sunset and we already finished browsing in MOA, thus decided to walk around 20-3o minutes to an area called Dampa where lots of fresh seafood are sold, just buy the seafood from some really persistent and slightly pushy seafood vendors and bring it to be cooked in one of the nearby restaurant at a charge, we bought seafood among the 3 rows of seafood vendors and chose Cuzina Seafood Haus as the cooking charges looks to be reasonable


cooking charges etc menu


view from inside the restaurant, the seafood vendors are just few steps away


the prawn are really fresh, cooked chilli garlic style, the sauce is too strong tasting for me though, the clams in ginger soup style which is quite good


lapu lapu fish steamed in soy sauce, ie chinese style, fish is very fresh Manila_29

one of the seafood stall, some of the seafood seller are very pushy though, especially the crab section, they are literally holding out live crab out to us from both side of the lane when we walking past those stalls, quite scary.


one of the 3 rows of seafood stalls Manila_31

walk back to Mall of Asia for sunset viewManila_32

Sunset viewing crowd in SM Mall of Asia Manila_33

Before flying back Malaysia on Saturday afternoon 3pm flight, time to check out Salcedo community market, happens every Saturday 7am – 2pm, a must visit, so many nice food here although some may comment the food here is more expensiveManila_34





even embryo


pots of herbs for sale


dairy and cheese


got to have more mango before leaving Phillippines, the mango shake here is very refreshingManila_40

sausage sandwiches


pancakes, the cream cheese one quite nice, whereas the cheese one is tasteless, as if there is no cheese inside


from left: tofu-fa, perogies and hungarian sausage sandwich, the pierogies is quite nice


in Starbucks, the tuna pandesal is surprisingly very nice~Manila_44

– prevailing peso to myr rate during this period is about 100 peso = RM 8.45 to 8.5

– Bought the Air Asia ticket one way KUL to Manila about 1 month before travelling date at RM345 including 2 meals and insurance.


Recipe: Cream Puff

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Saturday 1 August 2015 9:30 pm
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cream puff testing, i have used MIB-Malaysian Institute of Baking’s recipe and also king arthur’s recipe. In a way, i prefer king arthur flour’s recipe which yields puff which is slightly more dry and crunchy with less eggy softness.


Gotta try the Kitchn technique on of these days

  • Brush top of cream puff with egg wash before baking
  • Oven preheated to 425 Fahrenheit – 218 Celcius
  • Bake 12-15 minutes till the pastries look puffed, then lower to 375 Fahrenheit – 190 Celcius
  • Bake another 18-20 minutes till the pastries are dry easily removed from parchment paper, lower again to 300 Fahrenheit – 149 Celcius
  • Bake about 15 minutes to dry out the inner of cream puff






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