My typical case of usyus-ism (Choy Lin Fried Station)

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While I was enjoying pampering at The Nail Lounge yesterday (btw, they have a new location along Bacarra Rd./Gen Segundo Ave. cor. Provincial Hospital Rd.), noticed a recurring scene through the glass wall. Thought it was a dim sum stall, but it turns out Choy Lin is a fried food station for the audacious eater. Caught familiar faces picking up something from the store. Had to research furthermore and I got positive feedback. So for dinner, I went personally to buy crispy ulo, crispy pata and fried itik (duck). Lynne, our cook uttered while eating, “Scary.” (Hahah!) she meant all the cholesterol. We all had lemon-infused water, green tea, coffee, and yakon afterwards.


Everything was seasoned and fried beautifully. There’s just one thing I noticed, whether duck or pork, the taste was the same. The dipping sauce was on the sweet side, so we had to enhance it with chili pepper and more soy sauce. I guess if you have to buy something from Choy Lin, start with just one. I recommend crispy ulo (pork head). They also have lechon kawali, sisig, and fried chicken.

Originating in Vigan, Choy Lin has a branch in Abra too. Prices are affordable.

Best with KBL (kamatis, bugguong and lasona).

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Having in hand Japanese Kumori Cheesecake


Just a quick review of Kumori’s signature Hanjuku Cheese before going to the last of my latest Baguio series. I have to thank my best friend Marla for the box of sweetness. Since New York cheesecake is the only cheesecake I will have over and over again, a fluffier, creamier Japanese cheesecake will hand over a bit of heaven as well.


The size of this very Japanese cheesecake is just right to whet one’s appetite for something sweet and cheesy. To my taste, sugar level is not that high. The texture goes from pillowy to silky. It’s half-baked I read. Considering that the bakery originated in Japan, and the Philippine Kumori uses imported ingredients, except the eggs, the goodies are on the pricey side (again, I had to probe). You can find them, and perhaps fall for other Kumori goodies, at SM and Landmark Makati and SM North Edsa.

On cloud nine for now.

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