Foodstagram: Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun

This is one of the best custard bun that I’ve tasted, Din Tai Fung’s Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun.

First time I’ve tasted this was in Din Tai Fung Singapore (Tampines) and one local restaurant in Bugis. The price is Bugis is cheaper and has a compared to Din Tai Fung’s 😉

What I love about it is the lava-like flow of the salted egg custard after biting the bun! Some might taste the strong fresh-like taste of the egg (like my mom) but for me it’s normal. The secret is to balance that taste with the saltiness of the salted egg and the buttery sweetness of the custard. Just to comment, the bun is better tasting in Singapore compared to here in the Philippines. I don’t think it met the consistency of the custard’s texture and taste. 

If you haven’t tried it, try it now! Make sure that you eat it while it’s still hot, to experience the flow of the custard from the bun. Also, if you have suggestions on restos who serve good salted egg yolk bun, please do share. Enjoy! 😊


Foodstagram: Going back to 90’s chichirya…

Can’t remember when was the last time I’ve tasted these but I was still small. I didn’t enjoy eating a lot of these since my mom refused me to do so. You know, ‘junk foods are not good for your health’ ahahaha!

Squid Rings is a squid flavored ring chips. It has a bigger and different packaging now. I love it’s sweet and a bit spicy flavor. Now, it’s more on the sweet-squidy taste. I don’t know if the manufacturers are the same as before but the flavour before is way better. Also, I don’t know if I’ve bought an old manufactured product (didn’t check the label 😂) but it’s not crunchy anymore. ‘Lasang luma’ though I’ve bought a couple of times, its all the same…sadly. 😞

Pritos Ring is a barbeque flavored ring chips. Luckily, it tastes still the same but the pacaking is so small for you to enjoy it. Bitin! Unlike the Squid Rings, it doesn’t taste expired ahahaha! 😂

So what’s your favorite 90’s snack? 😊

Foodstagram: Melona Honeydew Melon Icecream Bar

I can’t remember when was the last time I’ve eaten one of these. I think it’s more than 7yrs?

This was introduced to me by one of my colleague who’s Koreanovela fanatic. We went to a Korean store in Pearl Drive, Ortigas and was just surprised of tons of Korean goodies! 

The taste of the melon is not too strong, maybe because of the cream and milk mixed in it. I advice to have it totally frozen so it won’t melt easily. 

It’s a bit pricey compared to local brands because it’s from Korea but nonetheless, it’s worth the price. 😉

Next time, I’ll try the strawberry and mango flavour! Yum! 

Foodstagram: Fried Chicken Skin

When my mom was removing the chicken breast from the bones, I asked her to take off the skin so that I can make my favourite snack… Fried Chicken Skin

We used to buy it in the streets but since sellers seem to be missing for months now, I decided to make my own. A few salt, pepper and some breading mix…voila! It’s now ready to fry and eat!

When eating these, you can dip it in chilli-vinegar (red chillies soaked in vinegar), salt and pepper. After everything is consumed, drink the remaining vinegar! Woohoo!

Craving satisfied! 😊

Foodstagram: Pineapple w/ Shrimp Paste

Pineapple is one of my favoUrite fruit because it’s juicy with a hint of sweet and sour taste. The fruit’s core provide it’s crunchiness in every bite. 

During my college days, we used to eat pineapple with salt from a vendor sidestreet vendor. Then I tried putting shrimp paste (bagoong), which you usually put in green mangoes, then my eyes popped! It’s delicious! 

My mom made the bagoong which is less salty than usual then a bit sweet. Maybe putting a spice to it will make it more tastier. 

Foodstagram: Jollibee Chickenjoy












Who doesn’t love to eat fried chicken, either with rice or just as is?

If you ask a child on what food to prepare on his/her birthday, fried chicken is always there. It’s fun to eat especially when you do it by hand! And of course, if a very tasty gravy come with it.

Here in the Philippines, Jollibee serves the most popular local fried chicken which is the Chickenjoy! From the word itself, chicken + joy or chicken + enjoy! Why? Because of its “crisplylicous & juicylicious” chicken plus the very tasty gravy that even now, I make it as a rice sauce or a soup…ahaha! Crazy is it?

They say that when you eat Chickenjoy, it should be “Laman muna, balat later.” Meaning you eat the meat first, reserve the skin and eat it at the end. Well that’s what we normally do. So the enjoyment of skinning the chicken using your hands kicks in. It’s like KFC‘s “finger lickin’ good tag.

When my mom bought an 8-piece bucket 2 days ago, I was so happy like a child. Very excited to eat it especially if it’s hot and smelling its aroma. It brings back your childhood memories when a simple fried chicken and spag brings a lot of joy to kids. The best part of eating it, use a take out container of gravy per piece. You can’t enjoy it using 1 container for 2pcs. One extra gravy is not that expensive so why not enjoy it. 😊

Foodstagram: Nachos De Los Pobres

Since I’m craving for nachos for months  now, I decided to make my own nachos since I’m just at home. 

With some left over ground beef in the fridge (sauteed in oil, sweated and added McCormick Taco seasoning),  white onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese, I was able to satisfy my craving! Also, mom & dad enjoyed it too!

Why ‘de los pobres‘? Because instead of using expensive nacho or corn chips, I used Granny Goose Tortillos. There’s also Jack n’ Jill Taquitos in the market but I prefer Tortillos as it tastes better. 

Also as an alternative to these ingredients, if you don’t have any ground beef available, you can just use shredded cabbage (optional for me but better if you have it), ketchup (tomato or banana), mayonnaise and cheese. This is what I usually eat when I was still in highschool as it’s a cheap snack and serving is a full paper plate! 

I’ll surely try doing tacos next time but need to buy sour cream, chilli salsa (if I’m lazy to cook one), shredded cabbage and cheese spread (Magnolia Cheezee or Kraft Cheez Whiz) to have a more creamier taste.