Convection Oven-Baked Banana Cake

This morning I was in the supermarket wondering what to cook for our breakfast. I wanted to bake bread but we don’t have bake wares, just a convection oven that was given to us as a gift for our wedding. I thought I could use the ceramic cups as muffin pans so I decided to give it a try.

I found all-purpose flour but there was no baking powder so it’s going to be useless. And so I opted for the ready-made mixture of flour, baking powder, butter and sugar to create a banana cake. All I had to do was buy banana and eggs to mix. This is my first time to bake, by the way. I used to cook pancakes but it’s through frying, not baking—thus, I’m a little bit excited to see and taste the bread I will be making with my own hands.

banana muffin

These are the ingredients of the banana cake:

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My Sister’s Advanced Birthday Treat at Tim Ho Wan in SM North Edsa

I’ve first known about Tim Ho Wan when I was in Singapore when my colleagues fussed about how good their dim sum is. I’ve always wanted to have a taste of the food in this most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant but it’s just recently that I got to experience dining in Tim Ho Wan.

Good thing this dim sum restaurant that originated in Hongkong is now in the Philippines. They have a branch in SM Megamall, Glorietta and SM North. We headed to the nearest branch in our place, which is in SM North.


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Customized Chocolates as Unique Giveaways

Looking for a unique giveaway for your wedding, birthday, baptism and all kinds of occasions? Tired of the usual souvenirs like key chains, button pins, ref magnets and cake in jars?

Try giving away what everyone wants to receive–chocolates! And not just the ordinary one you can buy in food stops and supermarkets. I’m talking about homemade chocolates with labels and designs you can customize.


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The 888 Imperial Bundles of Flavours of China

To celebrate my baby Zandrei’s 4th month and the Chinese New Year in advance, we dined at Flavours of China in Trinoma.


It’s been years since I last ate in here. I forgot what the food taste like but I remembered how it got me “bitin”. Perhaps the food is really great!
And so we headed to this Chinese restaurant for a feast. The waitress offered us this 888 Imperial Bundles Continue reading


Singapore Food Review

Because of my previous post about Singapore food, I suddenly browsed my Facebook timeline and albums for pictures of food I ate in Singapore.

Glad that I kept photos of those dishes that appealed to my palate.

1. Prawn Hokkien noodles


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Shiok Shiok Singapore Famous Hawker Food Review

While on the way home from Sta. Teresita Hospital, we passed by Banawe, Quezon City and saw this building that resembles the colourful shophouses in Singapore. It says “Shiok Shiok Singapore famous Hawker Food” and tada…I instantly craved for Singapore food and remembered the good old days when I was in that country, enjoying their tasteful cuisines. I miss the Ayam Penyet (smashed fried chicken with chilli paste), Prawn Hokkien noodles and all their healthy bento meals. Whoopee!


When we entered the restaurant, it has this old Singapore hawker vibe. The interior design, particularly of the wall, depicts stalls that sell the Singapore’s famous food—Claypot Chicken rice, Hokkien Prawn Mee noodles and Satay. Continue reading