The Cake Club • Take II

Vanessa PHP 250
"Our GM's favorite! Made of pistachio macaroons and fresh strawberries."

Top to bottom: Baked Cheesecake and Le Royale PHP 180 (for two scoops)
Baked Cheesecake: "Our signature cheesecake is reputed to be the richest and cheesiest in the Metro."
Le Royale: "Chef Pang Kok Keong's signature cake is made of Valrhona dark chocolate mousse, almond meringue and hazelnut crispy."

Top to bottom: Supermoist Chocolate Cake and Le Royale PHP 180 (for two scoops)
Supermoist Chocolate Cake: "There is no other chocolate cake in town with a bigger following than our signature chocolate cake."
Le Royale: "Chef Pang Kok Keong's signature cake is made of Valrhona dark chocolate mousse, almond meringue and hazelnut crispy."

Comments / More Information:
- My favorite ice cream flavor is Le Royale. It's super rich and heavy and your craving will be satisfied with just one scoop. If you're not into dark chocolate then this flavor isn't for you.
- You can't get only one scoop of their ice cream; you can only get two scoops (PHP 180), one pint (PHP 350) or half a gallon (PHP 1,000)
- The Cake Club is my absolute favorite dessert place at the moment! If you haven't tried it yet, you have to pay them a visit.

Check out my other post on The Cake Club here!

The Cake Club
Address: UG/F North East Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor 29th St., Taguig (the building is across the street from where 7th High and Kabisera is located; the restaurant is beside Beso)
Telephone No.: 528-3000, 621-3176

December 2012 Wishlist

My favorite month of the year is almost here. Christmas is near and so is my birthday!! I'll be listing down some of the things that I'd love to receive this December. Feel free to use this as a gift guide; may it be for your friend, girlfriend, sister, daughter, niece (or me) - as long as we have the same interests of course!

December 2012 Wishlist

iPad Mini 
Will be available in the Philippines by next year. (I'm hoping to be able to get it from another country.)

Bioderma Sensibio (Crealine)
Where: Digital Traincase or Retail Lab (Rockwell)
Price: PHP 1,290

Lucas' Papaw Ointment
Where: Digital Traincase or Retail Lab (Rockwell)
Price: PHP 450

Bobbi Brown Powder Pearl Eye Trio
Shades from left to right: Black Pearl, Pink Pearl, Moonlight
"Put on the glitz with fun accents for the eyes with Bobbi's new Powder Pearl Eye Shadows. Packaged in a conveniently small vial this product houses loose powder eye shadow formulas with a sponge brush applicator for easy, on-the-go application."
Where: Rustan's
Price: PHP 2,700

Sara Happ's "The Gift Set": Red Velvet Lip Scrub & Lip Slip
"The Red Velvet Lip Scrub is infused with deep, buttery chocolate notes, a sweet hint of vanilla cream cheese frosting, and all the fluffy scrumptiousness you'd expect of Betty Crocker baked it herself."
Where: Beauty Bar
Price: PHP 2,450

Any Chanel, Essie or Deborah Lippman nail polish
Chanel: Rustan's
Essie: Digital Traincase
Deborah Lippman: Rustan's
Urban Decay's All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Where: Digital Traincase or Retail Lab (Rockwell)
Price: PHP 2,100
Mac's Extra Dimension Skinfinish in the shade Superb or Whisper of Gilt
Left to right: Whisper of Gilt, Superb, Glorify
Where: Mac or in Rustan's
Price: PHP 1,750
Mac's Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments (part of the Holiday collection)
Where: Mac or in Rustan's
Price: Unknown
Mac's lipstick in the shade Plumful
Where: Mac or in Rustan's
Price: PHP 1,000

That's all for now! If ever I feel the need to update this blog post I will.
Happy Christmas shopping, everybody!


Aria Cucina Italiana

20% discount on pizzas: Mondays to Thursdays, 3 - 6 pm

Triangoli Croccanti di Brie con Salsa ai Martilli PHP 380
"Deep fried Brie cheese triangles served with blueberry sauce"

As soon as I saw this while looking through the starters part of the menu, I looked at my mom and she looked at me too and said, "I know." My mom and I are brie lovers and we both knew we had to get this. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to our expectations. I didn't like the particular kind of brie and bread crumbs that they used. The brie was really bland and the bread crumbs made it more impossible to even taste the brie. Really yummy blueberry sauce, though.

Strawberry Shake PHP 120

Frozen Iced Tea PHP 85

Vongole PHP 380
"Classic Italian pasta dish with olive oil, white wine and fresh clams"

I really liked how the pasta was smooth, it's the kind that would glide through your lips if you're the type who likes to slurp their pasta. Just wish it had a stronger flavor to it.

Filleti di Pollo alla Gorgonzola PHP 490
"Chicken breast fillet escalope with Marsala wine and gorgonzola sauce"

Out of everything we ordered, this was my favorite. The chicken was tender and the sauce was really tasty, the mashed potatoes and that were a match made in heaven!! My mom expected more from this dish, she said that it would've been better with more Marsala.

Address: 2nd Level, East Superblock, 30th St. corner 7th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone No.: 623-0119
Mobile No.: (0917)519-5368
Email: info@aria.com.ph
Website: http://www.aria.com.ph/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AriaCucinaItaliana
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AriaCucina 
Other Branch: Boracay


Versatile Blogger Award!

I'd like to thank Ellie of Ellalogy for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is the first blogger award I've been nominated for and I'm really flattered to be one of the few she tagged. Ellalogy is definitely one of my favorite blogs to read so go check out her blog here if you haven't already!

- If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
- Thank the person who gave you this award.
- Include a link to their blog.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog.
- Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

Seven Things About Myself
1. I'm half Filipino (mom) and half Chinese (dad)
2. I live in the Philippines but I was born in Canada
3. I just recently got a puppy and his name is Beau
4. I'm currently a freshman in De La Salle University taking up Psychology and Business Management, yet will always be a Povedan at heart
5. I haven't slept alone in my room ever since I watched a scary Thai movie with my boyfriend about a year ago
6. I'm an only child
7. I'm 18, turning 19 on December 16

I know it's in the rules that we're supposed to select 15 bloggers buuut

I nominate
Char of Charsd
Sharina of The Misty Mom
Victoria of Vickitas
Ajda of Asilosofy
Heidi of The Desert Foxx


Now Open: Draft + Boon Tong Kee in Rockwell

As you guys can already probably tell, I'm almost always in Rockwell. I've been getting quite bored with the restaurant selection lately that's why I'm really excited to try out Draft and Boon Tong Kee! Mongkok and Burgoo have also been renovated to serve us better which is exciting, same food that we love except with newer interiors!

New Restaurants:
Draft GastropubEuropean Food and Beers

Boon Tong KeeSingaporean Cuisine

Newly Renovated Restaurants:
Mongkok Dimsum & NoodlesChinese Cuisine

American Bar and Restaurant

Draft Gastropub
- R2 (2nd floor) 
- Area where the elevator and bathrooms are located
- Beside Tokyo Posh
- Where Kabisera used to be located

Boon Tong Kee
- R3 (3rd floor)
- Area where Muji, Fullybooked and the cinema is
- Beside Burgoo

- P1 (1st floor)
- Area where True Value, McDonald's and Mercury is
- Beside The Blue Kitchen and Kaya

- R3 (3rd floor)
- Area where Muji, Fullybooked and the cinema is


News: Fairydrops in Manila

My all time favorite mascara in the whole wide world is the Fairydrops Platinum Water Proof Mascara (left). I bought these three babies in Hong Kong in Sasa, two for me and one for my tita, I bought two for myself because I wasn't sure when I'd get to go back so I wanted to have an extra one just in case. Better to be safe than sorry!

Well now there's no need to stock up on Fairydrop products whenever I'm in Hong Kong or in other countries where there's a Sephora. Because Fairydrops is now available in the Philippines, thanks to Beauty Bar!

If you haven't heard of Fairydrops then you're in for a real treat! It is a Japanese cosmetic brand that is famous for their amazing mascaras, both the formula and the wand is what sets them apart from other mascaras. I actually haven't tried any of their other product aside from their mascaras but I'm really looking forward on trying their BB cream.

Their Platinum mascaras (film and water proof type) are their bestsellers, as you can tell from the photo. The left most column where the white mascara tubes are, are supposed to be filled with the Platinum ones. They're temporarily out of stock in the Beauty Bar Rockwell branch.

Check out my review on the Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Water Proof Type here!

Comments / More Information:
- The platinum mascaras are probably available in other Beauty Bar Branches
- Their mascaras are around PHP 1,000 - the Platinum ones being the most expensive out of the bunch

Fairydrops Philippines
Address: Any Beauty Bar branch (photos were taken in the Rockwell branch)
Website: http://www.fairydrops.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fairydropsphilippines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fairydrops_PH


The Cake Club

Left to right: Vanessa, Ispahan, Danielle

Left to right: Cecilia, Mont Blanc, Guia, Le Royale

Left to right: Baked Cheesecake, Supermoist Chocolate Cake, Vanessa, Ispahan, Danielle

Foie Gras Macaroon PHP 150
I kinda freaked out when I first heard about the Foie Gras Macaroon. Duck liver macaroon?? I didn't know whether it sounded appetizing to me or not, all I knew was that I had to get my hands on them and straight to my mouth immediately. This macaroon is definitely an acquired taste, just as foie gras is. It was sweet at first but as I chewed along the saltiness and foie gras flavor bursted out. I enjoyed it but it isn't something I'd crave for.

Truffle Fries PHP 180 "Sea salt flakes, garlic mayonnaise or ketchup"

This appetizer was really simple yet fulfilling. Their fries were all fried to perfection with just the right amount of truffle flavor, plus it wasn't greasy at all.

GM's Favorite PHP 210 "Forest mushrooms, fresh buffalo cheese, balsamic vinaigrette"

The salad was placed on a delicate parmesan crisp bowl which went well with everything on the plate, especially the tangy vinaigrette. I liked how they incorporated the many different flavors and textures into this dish. Light and fresh, like how any salad should be.

Porcini Mushroom Crepe PHP 435 "White wine, cream, emmental"

By the time I was done eating my first crepe I wasn't interested on touching the second one anymore. It was great but not something I can eat a lot of, it's probably better off being eaten as a starter rather than a main dish. Honestly not something I would order again, another reason why is because of it's price.

Roast Chicken PHP 415 "Haricot verts, mushroom, potatoes"
I could tell my dad really enjoyed his dish, he wiped out his plate quickly and had no complaints at all.

Vanessa PHP 250 "Our GM's favorite! Made of pistachio macaroons and fresh strawberries"

The Cake Club offers two different kinds of dessert macaroons, Vanessa and Ispahan, both about the size of my fist. Something all macaroon lovers will surely go crazy about. I know I did!


Comments / More Information:
- All their dishes were beautifully plated, as you can see from the photos above
- They're also known for their ice cream but unfortunately I wasn't able to have some. Maybe next time!
- The next time I pay them a visit I'm definitely going on a Saturday or Sunday for their Weekend Brunch. What can be better than starting your day with a fancy, hearty brunch?
- They also sell Royce and Hediard products in their restaurant
- They have WiFi for their customers, just ask one of the waiters for the password

The Cake Club
Address: UG/F North East Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor 29th St., Taguig (the building is across the street from where 7th High and Kabisera is located; the restaurant is beside Beso)
Telephone No.: 528-3000, 621-3176