Food Haul

When we are in the PH vacation, I didn’t mention all the food I ate. I’ll list it down so, that you will get hungry (juz’ kidding’) anyway, just for you info if ever your going to visit my homeland (Philippines)

1. Ube (Ube Kalamay in tagalog)

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Actually, this is a dessert food. But, for me, I ate it from morning to sundown. Oh, I miss it this food.

Kalamay or Calamay is a sticky sweet snack/dessert delicacy popular in the Philippines. It is made out of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and sugar usually palm or brown sugar. There are many types of kalamay and can be divided into two categories, one is the runny variant where it is used as a part of another dish or dessert and another one is the chewy kind where it is usually consumed on its own. Similar to the Japanese mochi his delicacy can have different flavours like vanilla, peanut butter and also filled with purple yam or adzuki beans.

2. Biko

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Another, dessert food but i eat it the same above.
Biko and Sinukmani are similar dishes which use whole glutinous rice grains. The preparation is the same except that the glutinous rice is cooked whole and not ground into a paste. It is smothered with latík as well. In some regions (particularly in the Northern Philippines), this dish is referred to as “Kalamay”, while the viscous kind is differentiated as Kalamay-hati.

3. Yema

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Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk. This is a common Filipino dessert and one of the easiest to make. The ingredients needed are readily available and this does not require a lot of cooking and preparation time.

There are several ways to present this dessert – the most common is the use of colored cellophane. The mixture is scooped and placed inside individually cut cellophane then manually molded until the shape becomes pyramid-like. Others roll the mixture until the shape becomes spherical and place them in a small paper cup or use some frill picks to go with it. Majority just eat it as it cools.

4. Leche flan

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Leche Flan (also known as crème caramel and caramel custard) is a dessert made-up of eggs and milk with a soft caramel on top. This dessert is known throughout the world (especially in Europe) and has been in the dessert menu of most restaurants because of its convenience in preparation and long shelf life.

In the Philippines, Leche Flan is the top dessert of all time. During celebrations such as parties and town fiestas, the dining table won’t be complete without it.

5. Sansrival

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Sansrival (meaning “without rival”) is a popular layered meringue cake from the Philippines. It’s buttery, nutty, crunchy, chewy, rich and sweet all at the same time and it taste as good as it sounds. It’s so delectable. Sansrival is a little bit like a mille feuille only with meringue and buttercream for layers. Perhaps it can also be compared to the Napoleon cake/slice for its use of nuts and buttercream.

6. Turrones de casoy

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They are nougat slivers made with cashews and honey and then wrapped in rice paper (similar to host used in Holy Communion).

7. Pastillas

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Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. This is made from evaporated milk with some mixtures to make it like a dough. The dough will be formed into small shape and be coated with sugar.

My very first bake

Well, as I said in my resolution do something new which is one of the something new is baking.

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It’s just a simple one for a start. I find the recipe in bigoven apps. Very simple and easy.

Simple White Cake

Ingredients:

1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsps baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9×9 pan or line muffin pan with paper liners. In medium bowl, cream togehter the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in preheated oven. For cupcakes bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

Take your recipes anywhere with BigOven’s free 350,000+ Recipes mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone!

http://www.bigoven.com

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Not bad, right and most of all it tastes good. I got excited now, ill try another recipe should commit myself by weekly I should bake.

my little princess – Half year birthday

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She’s busy watching the commercial. So cute baby, as long as she don’t cry.

We celebrate her half-year birthday eating lunch at the sushi resto. To be continued on Saturday celebration as the daddy said. We didn’t prepared for her cake. :(

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She’s already sitting in the chair. She’s growing fast.

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We parked in the KFC, so, in respect we have to buy something in KFC hehehe.

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c/o of Costco Store for the Halloween Costume. My little orange baby Owl.

Btw, she’s start eating solid food. Hoorayyy!!!

 

 

My Top 8 Essential Apps for Amazing Instagram Pictures

itsmeee4ver:

Great articles for iphone apps if your using your phone for posting photos in your blogs or other social media.

Originally posted on My Girls On Tour:

When I started my blog I also started my Instagram Account @abigirlx, which enabled me to post and share with my followers my adventures, looks and shenanigans in a more visual and immediate way. I felt it was important to try to uphold the high standard set by other fashion bloggers and beauty belles and to try and share beautiful pictures. But how to do this when I am taking photos with my I-Phone in a darkened room? And then my when I switch to my front camera to take a selfie my face is there like…

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So here are some some of the Apps which I use to digitally enhance selfies, pics and make them more radiant and “Instagram” worthy, but they can be used for blogs too!

Number 1. Perfect 365 (Free)

Hands down the best App I have ever used. This is an absolute God send for…

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Part 3 – PH Vacay

Day 10 – Aug.10 (Sun)
Before we go somewhere, we have to say thank you to our almighty god just nearby our hotel. Afterwards, we went to talk if the town SM Aura. We thought that it was big it just a 4 storey mall and we enjoy the roof top/deck.

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Our lunch at the vietnamese cuisine.

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Day 11 – Aug.11 (Mon)
Swimming time at the hotel and bonding as well.

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We stroll and buy some “pasalubong” (presents) in the SM Megamall big mall and meet my mom to hand over those cute dress of my daughter.

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We had dinner at goto king. Craving for porridge.

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Love it!

Grocery time for our supplies that we can’t buy it in Japan at Robinsons Supermarket
Look what we have here nice ads Coke!

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Day12 – Aug.12 (Tues)
Strolled at the Eastwood and start packing
Dinner @ Sbarro at the Eastwood Mall

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Meet some friends at the SM Megamall alone took a taxi get scared of it the way they drive some more i’m not get use to it commute in my own land :(

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Friends for life… They were my friends since 1998 when i was a single they know all my pass bf or exes. Knows the reason why we broke up as well. Eventhough we all apart we still don’t forget to communicate to each other some more if someone are going back to the philippines we will give a time to meet. A non-stop chitty chat and laughing. Some gossiping as well from the past, celebrity, politics etc topics.

Day 13 – Aug.13 (Tues)
Our flight day. Once more before we leave, 2nd breakfast at Jollibee.

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And paalam Pilipinas at the terminal 2 (philippine airlines)

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We reach in Japan around 7pm safe, eat dinner first before we go home.

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End of our Vacay now back to normal.

Part 2 – PH Vacay

Day 6 August 6 Wed.
What is good of our vacay in the phils is the cheap pamper… spa time!

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Here’s the polish nail i choose… Love it!

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Then, we had lunch in Aristocrat Resto. yup, its a pilipino dishes.

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Snacks it was the famous halo halo of Razon of Guagua one of my favorite… Ensaymada and cheese of Red Ribbon
Sorry, i don’t have picture as my phone that time has been drained :(

Day 7 August 7 (Thursday)
Its time to check in hotel in Libis, Quezon City which is Richmonde Hotel
Great place/location and friendly staff but the internet connection is sucks so slow. We have to pay Php500.00 for 1day access. We travel a lot and usually wi-fi/internet connection are free even in a budget hotel. But this hotel, let say 3 or 4 star hotel their internet are precious like gold :( darn, next will try other hotels… The good thing it was just near by and accessible for the mall and meet ups. Anyway, we just enjoy staying there bec of the location.
Lunch we had a chinese food but i forgot the name of the resto (forgive me)

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I love the steam fish the best!

After, have some rest in the hotel as we came down from the mountain (Cavite) to Manila takes 2hrs drive. Afternoon, stroll around the vicinity of eastwood and we had snacks in Diary Queen

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Dinner, i was craving for daing na bangus (milk fish) at Tapa King

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Day 8 August 8 (Fri)
Our first breakfast in the hotel (buffet)

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Afterwards, we went SM Megamall one of the biggest mall near by. Lunch at Pizza Hut not that fancy hehehe

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We tried the goto (porridge) of Goodah not bad but not that delicious at all. We eat street food like fish balls, squid balls and kikiam oh i miss it when i was a kid in our province we often, wait this cart to pass in front of our gate and asking daddy to give me a coin hehehehe.

Day 9 August 9 (Sat)
This is the reason why we are here in the philippines :) it was my daughter christening we held it at the Christ the King Greenmeadows and the reception at Hogalbi Restaurant, Tiendesitas

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Post the rest of the vacay in a few days…

PH Vacay for 2weeks

Yup, sorry if i didn’t update my journal. And yes, we had a great time and memorable vacation in the Philippines (my origin)…

Day 1 – August 1
We wake up early, coz our flight is around 10am so, as airport info you have to be in the airport 2hrs. before your flight. (Right?) well, sometimes 3hrs. Torture! Hehehehe

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And my little princess so brave didn’t hurt her ears from take off and landing…

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See, she occupied the one seat to lay her down and sleep… It’s 4hrs flight from Kix, Japan to naia, philippines.

Reach in the phils. Almost past lunch and here’s our first meal… Dinuguan well its my hubby favorite pinoy food

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Day 2 – August 2
Breakfast with my hubby families.

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I just missed this bread way back when i was in Malaysia – Gardenia bread

Trying to fit my little princess inside this… Look her reaction

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We went in the mall, famous mall of the philippines – SM Mall (dasmarinas branch)

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One of my favorite drinks – Quickly Taro Taro Special and lastly the big bee food

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All time favorite of the kids in the Philippines- Jollibee

Day 3 – August 3 (Sun)
We don’t failed to visit Pink Sister whenever we go back in the Philippines. Of course we have to thanks for the blessing and safe of our love ones.

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And we have matching Sesame Street t-shirts (lovely isn’t)

Now, after praying, pigging out with pilipino foods and my hubby’s family

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Below our the food we orders:
kare-kare
crispy pata
grilled hito
kang kong with bagoong
pinakbet
atcahara

Day 4 – August 4 (Mon)
Check it out my new hair-do!
Thank you Bench Fix… Kudos!
I feel light and young hehehehe

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Oh by the way, i sacrifice my lunch for this :-( i just eat jollyhotdog for my hair

And, i just had my fattening dinner donuts of Krispy Kreme

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Day 5 – August 5 (Tues)
Visit my parents it just a day trip. I wanted to sleep there but the thing is a lot of mosquitos flying around. They might bite my little princess porcelain skin hehehehe

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My mom (grandmother) made some pretty dress to little princess so cute.

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Above pix, my bff since graders… She married two times well, actually once only as you know no divorce in the phils opppssss i have to stop writing she might get angry if i write it down her real love life stories. In sort the second, just live in… ill stop now enough! Anyway, i’m glad she had time to visit to my parents house to catch up.

I have also visit me one of my close friend in college oh, she also have different stories as well very tragic really i swear she just talk non stop very frustrating to her family and devastating life she had or experience. I hope we can meet her in Japan she’s just 2 hrs. Drive from our place. Hoping she will be fine going back in Japan.

ill just post the rest of our vacay in a few days…

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