Last December, in the midst of the craziness of Manila during the holiday season, I decided to make a “quick escape” with the family to take a breather and to just “chill” — literally and figuratively! My little food business, TASTE BY GRACE HOME was doing well, which also meant there was a barrage of… Continue reading TSM FAVE THINGS : DECEMBER – My Favorite Food Stops in Tokyo
This trip to Japan which started off in Niseko followed by Kyoto and Osaka is my first big trip in 2017. It is my first as we left on the first day of the new year, on January 1st at that! They say that is the best way to start the year rolling!
I confess: there’s a really easy way to make me happy. Send some good matcha dessert my way and you’re sure to see a big smile on my face! A good matcha find, be it a soft serve green tea ice cream from a convenience store or a customized green tea ice cream from a… Continue reading Memorable Matcha: My 6 Favorite Green Tea Treats
Don’t you think children are such sponges for learning? Luckily, there are so many places where we can take them where they can observe the world and its wonderful creatures. I’m talking about marinas, zoos, aquariums as well as centers for space, technology, and innovation. When we find ourselves in a city with something educational… Continue reading 5 Kid-Friendly Science and Innovation Museums
When it comes to chocolate, I always say the darker, the better. But that’s just me. I think no matter what your preference is, you’ll agree that chocolate is simply one of the most delicious things on earth. It lifts a bad mood and brightens a gloomy day. It makes anyone feel better and gives everyone a reason… Continue reading My 5 Favorite Chocolate Treats Now
You all know by now how I love my sweets! And recently, you must have noticed that I have been posting a lot of macarons on my Instagram! Why? Because a lot of friends (well-meaning friends, if I may say so) have been sending them over to me as gifts from their travels, as pasalubong. Of course,… Continue reading My Top 6 Favorite Macarons
Traveling is surely one way to see the world and to learn about life in ways that are extraordinary. For me personally, one of the best things about traveling is getting to try the food in different countries. I’ve had a few memorable meals, and as I embark on a new trip soon, it feels like… Continue reading My Best Restaurant Experiences From Around the World (Part 1)
As I have mentioned before, this year has been nothing short of amazing. As this year comes to a close, I see that it’s also been a wonderful year in travel. I went to places that moved me, left an impact, and filled me with so much awe and wonder. I am humbled and grateful at… Continue reading Best of 2015: My Favorite Travel Moments
My last post about our Tokyo trip looked like a food journal, and I couldn’t help it – food is always a big part of my itinerary! I did skip one restaurant purposely though, because I believe the meal I had here deserves to be highlighted separately. This is the dinner we had in the French restaurant,… Continue reading L’Effervescence: A French Japanese Dinner in Tokyo
Tokyo. The capital of Japan. The city where the ultra-modern is set alongside the traditional.