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May 2017

Food & Beverage Reviews: Bastap – Your Only Pit Stop When Heading North

If you are traveling up the northern part of Cebu, Bastap is a perfect pit stop for a delicious full Filipino meal, snack, coffee or a cold beer! Bastap is a one stop shop with services ranging from fast-food, bakery, coffee shop, KTV/bar, and convenience store. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Bastap – Your Only Pit Stop When Heading North”

Life + Style: Flamenco Azul is Your New Massage Destination in Cebu

so happy to be here

In a city where health and wellness is becoming a popular trend, this new salon and spa place quickly rises to the top of my favorite list when it comes to their massage service. Enter Flamenco Azul, a Mediterranean inspired salon & spa in the center of the city that is out to make massage accessible for all.  The spa is located at the second level of The Ridges Commercial Center.  Continue reading “Life + Style: Flamenco Azul is Your New Massage Destination in Cebu”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is Your New Sunday Brunch Destination

Start planning your Sunday brunch now.

This is probably one of the most anticipated, versatile and decadent meal of the week, brunch with friends and family is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger with some pancake burgers (Manna I got this from you), battered chicken,  sip a glass of chardonnay, or dive into a savory plate of medium well roasted beef. At brunch, life is close to perfection.

There’s no better place in Cebu to have brunch than at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, where there are endless, unparalleled options. Last May 21, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu launched its very first Sunday Brunch Plus and I am one of the lucky few to experience the NEW Sunday lifestyle destination. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is Your New Sunday Brunch Destination”

My Recipes: Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie

I know what you’re thinking or imagining (hahahah).

Oats…in a smoothie?! But it is not as weird as it may sound. Hear me out: Oatmeal gives smoothies a thicker, more filling consistency, a boost of fiber, and a kick of protein, too. Continue reading “My Recipes: Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie”

My Recipes: Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie

Last week I posted three recipes on how you can make your boring oats into exciting and delicious breakfast meal to kick start your day. Now, I’m trying to experiment on smoothies  and this is my first recipe for the week. Continue reading “My Recipes: Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie”

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Food & Beverage Reviews: The Pyramid – Cebu’s Newest Landmark

When in Cebu, dining can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a hole in the wall restaurant that serves to-die-for Cebuano favorites, a casual meal with friends from a family-owned restaurant, or a white tablecloth and a good bottle of wine accompanying a delicious four course meal. It all boils down on your budget, time and your preference. What about a restaurant choice that appeals to your taste of adventure with an ambiance like no other? if you are tired of your usual go to place, there is a unique Cebu City restaurant that will definitely leave you in awe. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Pyramid – Cebu’s Newest Landmark”

My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Mixed Berries & Avocado

Eating oats for breakfast is probably your last choice especially when your mother serves spam, bacon, eggs & garlic rice on your table and preparing your own meal is too tiring the delicious greasy meal is right in front of you waiting to be devoured (hahaha). It’s somewhat boring and time consuming. Continue reading “My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Mixed Berries & Avocado”

My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Avocado & Mango

Eating oats for breakfast has garnered quite a reputation as a preferred healthy early morning meal. Today, I bring you another  recipe to use oats to make your breakfasts event better. These healthy oats for breakfast are guaranteed to flush out bad cholesterol, give a boost to your energy, and aid digestion.   Continue reading “My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Avocado & Mango”

My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Blueberries

Brighten up your day with a delicious bowl of whole rolled oats and a couple of other healthy ingredients. If you follow my Instagram stories (@chefbuano), you will probably notice my different oats recipe for breakfast.  Continue reading “My Recipes: Breakfast Oats w/ Blueberries”

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