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May 25, 2016

BEST OF BOHOL 2016: 7 New Awesome Experiences You Should not Miss!

The 2013 earthquake may have caused serious damage to Bohol's popular churches and structures, but that doesn't stop tourists from coming as there is more to Bohol than its Chocolate Hills, cute tarsiers, and old churches. 

Join us as we rediscover Bohol through Stand Up Paddling (SUP) across the Loboc River, fearlessly Bike Zipping across a picturesque view of the Chocolate Hills, Dolphin watching in Pamilacan, Snorkeling in Balicasag Reef Sanctuary, and enjoying the beautiful beaches of Anda.

Here are some of the new and familiar places we love in Bohol that will make you want to revisit...

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How to Make the Best Classic New York Cheesecake by @CheesecakebyGuy? (Recipe)

 

When it comes to cheesecakes, Chef Gregory Guy has it all figured out—making one isn’t hard, and that’s the beauty of it!

After taking a culinary course at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in France, Chef Guy journeyed into entrepreneurship and opened up his own store, Cheesecakes by Guy, at Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.

“It all started with one cheesecake,” says Chef. Now his store sells more than 20 variations of cheesecake; from Green Tea, Red Velvet, and Queso de Bola just to name a few.

 

 

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Behind every fancy variation of this decadent dessert is the classic New York Cheesecake—and it’s Chef Guy’s bestseller.

Here’s how you can make it yourself ...

 

CHEESECAKES BY GUY
2nd Level, Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.
Operating Hours:
Sundays-Thursdays: 11AM to 11PM
Fridays-Saturdays: 11AM to 12 Midnight
Telephone: +632 584 3372
Mobile: +63 917 898 8396
Website: www.cheesecakesbyguy.com
Facebook: Cheesecakes by Guy
Instagram: @cheesecakesbyguy

 

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May 24, 2016

HENANN Bohol: Best Bohol Experience in Panglao's Largest Luxury Resort @HenannBohol!

Henann Resort Bohol
Henann Resort Bohol is the biggest luxury resort in Panglao island, with a 6.5-hectare property sitting on the shores of Bohol's famous Alona Beach.

Henann is named after its founder Dr. Henry Chusuey and his wife Ann (hence the name Hen-Ann), who acquired the former Alona Palms Beach Resort and surrounding areas.

 

We love the resort because of its family-friendly vibe, multiple pools, white sand beachfront along Alona beach, and sumptuous dinner buffet.

HENANN RESORT BOHOL
Alona Beach, Tawala Panglao Island, Bohol 6340, Philippines
Manila landline: +63 (2) 230-3000 to 03
Resort landline: +63 (38) 502-9141 to 44
Facebook: henannbohol
Twitter: @HenannBohol
Email: manila.hbl@henann.com

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Henann Resort Alona Beach

 

Here's why you should consider Henann as your resort base on your next Bohol trip...

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May 23, 2016

WHAMMO'S: Our Favorite Childhood Snack in the 90’s is back!

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Whammo’s is the mouthwatering super soft choco fudge - rich chocolate cake with fudge filling.

I remember getting addicted to it at one point because it’s one of our favorite baon in the 90’s.

 

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This past weekend some people in social media went crazy over some news that their favorite childhood snack will be making a big comeback.

Whammo's has been gone for 12 years (since 2004) and is back because of consumers clamoring for premium quality packed bar cakes in Manila.

 

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May 20, 2016

Casetta del Divino Zelo: Secret Italian Resto by Italian Nun in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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Casetta del Divino Zelo is an Italian pizza and pasta place in Silang, Cavite operated by the Daughters of Divine Zeal. 

I got a foodie tip back in 2014 about this small place with huts, serving pizza and tiramisu by an Italian Nun.

Now was the only time we are able to visit it and here's what we think about this secret Italian resto in Tagaytay...

CASETTA del DIVINO ZELO
Km 47 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite
(just outside Ilog Maria’s Honeybee Farm)
Opens every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm

 

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May 19, 2016

BELLEVUE RESORT: 10 Things We Love About our Family Bohol Escape @BellevueResort!

Bellevue Resort
The Bellevue Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort situated on the peaceful shorelines of Doljo Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol. It's perfect for families both looking for quiet leisure time and fun-filled activities on their Bohol vacation.

Our family escaped to Bellevue Resort during the Labor Day weekend, and here are the 10 things we love about our experience...

 


THE BELLEVUE BOHOL RESORT
Barangay Doljo, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Website: http://www.thebellevuebohol.com/
Landline: +63 (38) 422-2222
Facebook: thebellevueresortbohol
Twitter: @bellevueresort
Instagram: @bellevueresort 

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: The Bellevue Resort

 

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May 18, 2016

BOHOL: Dolphin Watching, Balicasag and Isola di Francesco Tour Experience (Must Read!) @BellevueResort

Bellevue Resort
One of the must-do activities in Bohol is watching the dolphins swim in their natural habitat near Pamilacan Island. 

It's recommended to get the Bohol Island hopping tour from the resort you're staying at, but you can also book a boat elsewhere depending on how big your group is. We prefer the island hopping speed boats used by Bellevue Resort, which are ideal for getting close to the dolphin action and are much faster than the bancas. 

Here is a photo essay of our dolphin watching and island hopping experience... 

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May 17, 2016

VA BENE: Our Favorite Pasta Deli now serves Napolitana-Style Pizza! @_CircuitMakati

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VA BENE is an artisan Italian restaurant by Chef Massimo and Carolyn Veronesi. It started off as a humble pasta deli in Petron Edsa on the corner of Pasay Road and, after much success, opened its second branch in BGC. 

The third and latest branch is in Circuit Lane Makati, which now (finally!) serves Napolitana Pizza after strong clamor from the foodie community. 

We checked out Va Bene Circuit Lane on the first night of their soft opening. Here's what to expect... 

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