Suzhou Experience

I have long heard and read about this hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Malate that supposedly serves good dumpling, including my favorite xioa long bao.

And in the three years that I have worked in the area, I would always pass by this restaurant, even when it was still in its old location (a couple of establishments away from its current address). I never got to try it until last week when I was on my way to work on election day.

It is now housed in the commercial area of Red Planet Hotel. I decided to eat there on a whim and did not have enough time to do research on what to order. So I went the safe route — spareribs noodles soup and xiao long pao (yup, they spell theirs with a ‘p’ instead of ‘b’)

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Happy International Coffee Day


Today is International Coffee Day! I’ve turned into a coffee junkie and I don’t even try to hide it. I need at least two cups of coffee everyday to keep me going. I’m sure it’s all in my head but…whatever. I love my coffee.

Cold Stoning

Mud Pie Mojo

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Cold Stone has been in the Philippines for more than a year already but I only tried it this month at their branch in SM Mall of Asia.

I ordered Mud Pie Mojo made of coffee ice cream with caramel, oreo cookie, cashews and peanut butter.

I loved how interactive and fun the service was. They mix your order in a cold table (as can bee seen in the video above). Most of the time, they would also ask their customers to catch their order. If it falls to the ground, they would replace it for free.

Did I mention that they dance from time to time, too?