food moment: NEW YEAR TABLE

New Year Table

New Year Fruits

Celebrating New Year with just delicious food isn’t enough if you’re not sharing and eating it with your loved ones. It’s really your family and friends that you’re dining with… on your New Year’s table that counts.

New Year Cake

Welcoming 2014 with a bang! Happy Bountiful New Year!

Photos by: Sukito San

food moment: CAKE AND DONUTS… A Halloween Treat!

halloween cake

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Thank you for the cake and donuts that set the mood for our little Halloween treat!

Filipinos doesn’t usually celebrate Halloween in a party way. Instead, we spend it in a day of prayer for the loved ones who passed away and visiting the cemetery. But, as the time went by, pinoys tend to adopt the Western culture of celebrating the said holiday in a colorful and festive way wherein colorful and different costumes were worn by the party goers while spending it in a happy mood and not in a too much serious manner. Other subdivisions in town have organized a “Trick or Treat” event within their whole neighborhood.

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Anyway, in our part… our family used to do it the traditional way with prayers and the like. Yet, at the end the day… we chose to celebrate it in a festive mood. So, we’ve organized a Halloween party unexpectedly for the kids in our mini-family reunion. Since, we have no time in cooking extravagant dishes… we just bought a Halloween cake and lots of colorful donuts that will surely make the kids crave for it. It was such an instant and quickie party but it turned out to be a very enjoyable and memorable celebration that tightened our quality family bonding time with some fun games on the side.

Happy Halloween!

Photos by: Sukito San

food news: BIGGEST MOONCAKE in the PHILIPPINES

Mooncake

The biggest Mooncake in the Philippines is now ready to satisfy your cameras and cravings for real! Prepared by “Eng Bee Tin”, a Chinese Deli Store located at # 628 Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila. The giant mooncake measures 75 inches in circumferencce, 24 inches in diameter, and 3 inches in thickness which can feed and be divided to more than fifty persons. This yummy delicacy is not only for display but 100% edible and made from natural ingredients. The presentation of the eye-catching mooncake was done by “Eng Bee Tin” in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival or popularly known as Mooncake Festival for the Filipino-Chinese Community held every September aside from giving-away mooncakes as part of the celebration.  It will be on display until September 22, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia… and will also be on display until September 30, 2013 at Eng Bee Tin’s Binondo branch. Foodtrippers and folks in all walks of life can have their photo taken with the largest mooncake for free and you can take home with you a free mooncake from the mentioned deli store if you had taken your picture with it at their main branch in Binondo.

Mooncakes are made out of mixed flour and sugar, then turned into dough and added with fillings and salted eggs afterwards. Its traditional flavors are ube, pandan, mixed nuts, lotus and mongo. But now, it comes with different taste like choco peanut butter, salted caramel truffle snowskin, and rum raisin truffle snowskin. Moreover, a mooncake is more than just a food but also a part of history as it was used to carry a message of revolution of the Chinese which is the salted egg as its filling during the Civil War.

Happy Mooncake Festival 🙂

Photo Credit: SM Mall of Asia Official Facebook Page

News Source: Bandila ( ABS CBN TV News Program)

food moment: UBE MACAPUNO ROLL

ube macapuno roll

I am not really into celebrating my birthday in an extravagant way. For me, It’s an enough gift that I’ll always see my family in good health and that we are all living harmoniously. I didn’t expect that my nephew named, Jai Jai, would surprise me by presenting his birthday present to me on my special day. He got near to me as I came home and showed me what’s on the table. It’s an “Ube Macapuno Roll” from Red Ribbon with a written birthday greeting on it and with six little lit candles on top of it plus six faces of smileys made of white icing which adds cuteness to the cake. Of course, he’s just the one who presented it to me. But, it’s actually his parent’s idea to give it to me.

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Another funny moment that goes along with that cake roll whenever I see one was that as my nephew presented the cake to me, he asked me that he wanted to be the one to blow it for me. By the way, my 5-year old nephew has this habit of blowing candles on any cake he sees. And yup, he did succeed of blowing the six candles on the cake! 

Photos by: Sukito San

food photos: CHOCOLATE LOVER

Chocolate lovers including myself would surely love my photos of these sweet delights! Enjoy the cravings.

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Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Tablea Tsokolate or Cacao Chocolate

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Chocolate Brownies

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Chocolate Sundaes

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Chocolate Sponge Bread Snack

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Champorado or Chocolate Rice Porridge

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Chocolate Candy Balls

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Chocolate-Flavored Doughnuts

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Chocolate Wafers

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Chocolate Cereals

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Chocolate Marshmallows

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Chocolate Margarine

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Chocolate Suman

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Chocolate Sticks

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Chocolate Syrup

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Chocolate Cake

(Photos taken & owned by: Sukito)

food photos: “LILAC AND PINK” WEDDING CAKE

My sister’s wedding cake… Red Ribbon’s “Lilac and Pink”. Available in two colors, namely: lilac and pink.

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