Starbucks Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino | Review

It's no secret that I love drinking milk tea. When Starbucks came out with its own twist called Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino, I can't let it pass since the tea-based beverage will only be available until July 23, 2018.

Starbucks Philippines | Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino 

Starbucks Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino (Php 165/Tall, Php 180/Grande and Php 195/Venti)

Thank you, sis for my drink!

It was a rainy afternoon, a perfect time to have a cup of blended Frappuccino in my hand. My sister was with me and offered to pay for my drink 👌 Little sisters are the best!

I can't describe how I felt with the drink. I want to like it but I simply can't. I think I only consumed 1/4 of the drink and I just can't finish it. It was plain dry and it tasted weird.

I hope Starbucks can come up with a better tasting milk tea or just stay true to brewing coffee. #MyTwoCents #JustSaying

Oh, Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino came out at the same time as the much raved about Pistachio Bon Bon Cream Frappuccino. I might just give this one a try on my next visit!

Were you able to taste Starbucks latest offering? What can you say about it?

Twa Pak To | Restaurant Review

Last Father's Day, DH decided to check Twa Pak To (Big Belly/Tummy in Chinese) at the 2nd level of  Elements Hall @ Sct. Rallos Complex.

Twa Pak To

We ordered the following at Twa Pak To: 

  • Crispy Pork Belly Quarter Php 300
  • Spicy String Beans Php 150
  • Chinese Sausage Fried Rice Php 220
  • Five Spiced Pork Chop Php 160
  • Braised Beef Stew Php 380
  • Clear Soup Php 10 per bowl

Braised Beef was not as tender as I wanted, parang kulang pa sa kulo. The carrot was raw so it was a bit hard to bite and chew. IMO, the Five Spiced Pork Chop is better without its breading.

We all like the Chinese Sausage Fried Rice. My daughter was able to finish eating her portion in no time. I hardly cook veggie at home so ordering one is a must when we dine out. DH and I were able to finish the entire order of Spicy String Beans.

One of the food that you should not miss when you dine at Twa Pak To is the Crispy Pork Belly. The skin was so crispy and the meat so tender. We had to control ourselves from finishing the entire order so we can save some for take out ; p

We were the first customers that day. Maganda siguro kaming buena mano because right after we went in, diners came in family or groups. Generally, the food at Twa Pak To is tasty and you can get value for money. 

Twa Pak To is located at the 2nd Level Food Complex Elements Hall  | 27 Scout Rallos St., Laging Handa, Quezon City | +63 933 368 9309

Bayong Bag | By Stella

While I was waiting in the reception area of Cardinal Santos' Radiology Department, I spotted a donya carrying a pristine white bag with a gold chain dangling on one side of the bag. I was two rows behind her as she placed the bag on a vacant seat beside her.

I tried to look away but it seems that the bag is calling my name. So, I gave it a second look. Upon closer inspection, I saw that it is a locally woven bag typically known as Bayong. I wanted to asked her where she bought it but I hesitated thinking there's always Google that's a click away!

Stella | Modern Bayong Bag

Small White Stella Bayong Bag with Soft Leather Twilly Php750 with Gold Bear Charm Php 150

Stella Bayong Bag comes in these sizes: 

  • Small: 15 inches (width) x 10 inches (height)
  • Medium: 18 inches (width) x 10 inches (height)
  • Large: 25 inches (width) x 13 inches (height)

When I got home that afternoon, I searched the web for "Bayong Bags" and in my search I landed on the Facebook page of Stella Bag. After exchanging private messages via Facebook, I ordered a Small White Stella Bayong Bag with Soft Leather Twilly and an additional Gold Bear Charm. The bag was delivered via Lalamove the same day (June 7) I placed my order. I paid Php 132 for the delivery.

Cafe Ysabel Reopens in M. Paterno, San Juan | Review

Cafe Ysabel | Date Night

Ever since I broke the news to DH that Cafe Ysabel reopened its doors to dining enthusiasts like us, he has been trying to get a reservation to no avail. Yesterday must have been his lucky day as we were able to have an early dinner at the well-loved restaurant. Oh, it brings back so many memories of the good old date nights!

kakakilig na titigan ; p

Seriously, I can't wait to dig in my meat hahaha We would have stayed longer in this restaurant and took more photos for those who want to reminisce the good old days but we have a movie to catch at 6:30pm in Santolan Town Plaza. 

Dollhouse For My Princess

 Dollhouse Surprise! 

Earlier today, we picked up my parents' surprise gift for my daughter- a doll house that can actually fit her numerous Barbie and various Disney Princess dolls inside. 

Momsavers143 | @momsavers143

Dollhouse SRP Php 6,500 (note: I was given a discount by the owner)

The dollhouse was huge it can hardly fit inside our car 👅 

We always pass by 1st Street when coming from Robinsons Magnolia. During one of those times, my daughter spotted a dollhouse on display at MomSavers143 but it was only recently that we had a chance to see it up close. It was big- 3 floors with an elevator.

I posted the SRP of the dollhouse but I negotiated for the price when I contacted the shop owner via Viber. My parents ended up saving a few hundreds and my daughter was definitely happy a hundredfold.

MomSavers143 is located at 1st Street cor Broadway Ave. right across SaveMore in Quezon City. For inquiries, please call +632 966 0033 and  +63917 828 1433.