Satisfying Cravings at Pancake House

Big fan of peanut butter and chocolate? 

 

Then you’ll love Pancake House’s newest addition to their menu: the Reese’s peanut butter pancakes.

 

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be invited at the family restaurant’s launching of their newest addition to their menu, the peanut butter pancakes.
It was an intimate gathering with fellow bloggers to sample their new pancake flavor. And boy did I make the right decision to come.
I ordered two pancakes topped with a medium-sized Reese’s peanut butter cups with a spoonful of creamy butter and sliced bananas. But the icing on the cake, or rather pancakes, was the melted peanut butter and chocolate filling in the second pancake.
At first, I thought they’ll just top the pancakes with chunks of peanut butter chocolate cups, but no. The actual serving was better than what I expected.
And the taste? It was absolutely delish.
It wasn’t disgustingly sweet, but not too bland as well. It was just right for my taste. And I must say the pancakes pair well with bananas. I think they helped balance the flavor so you can really enjoy the meal without feeling guilty that you had too much sweets in one meal. Haha.

Surprisingly, when I was down to my last bite, I was already full. Normally, two pieces of pancakes are not enough. I’d have to eat, like, three to five pieces before I can feel full in the tummy. But on this occasion, I’m glad I ordered only two. Otherwise, I would have a hard time finishing my share.

As a matter of fact, I was completely satiated with my meal that I even went with the rest of my afternoon without snacking while doing my errands. And mind you, it was a hot day, and I had to jump from one city and back. And didn’t stop for a break. At all. 

So, if you want grab a bite of this mouth-watering meal, head over to Pancake House. It’s available in all their branches. See you there!

 
 
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MOST Culinary Institute Grand Opening in Cebu

If there’s one thing I can’t do, it’s baking.

Yup.

The last time I tried to bake a chocolate cake it ended up looking and tasting like grey foam.
You know, the kind that’s used for mattresses. Eew!

Since then I’ve sworn off baking.

But I do love cakes and pastries so maybe there’s still hope for me. Especially now that MOST Institute Cebu Campus finally opened its doors to thousands, if not millions, of  Cebuano hopefuls wanting to try their knack in the kitchen or to please their loved ones with sumptuous meals.

And last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be there at the grand opening in Mandaue City.

A trade school that offers quality education, MOST Institute is behind the success of over 3,000 graduates, with a lot of them being successful chefs domestically and internationally.

 

So hey, if they were able to do it, maybe we can too.
What’s more interesting is that the school offers different courses to match an individual’s preference. They include:
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts – for students with little to zero experience.
  • Certificate in Baking and Pastries – for those who like, well, baking and pastries. Like me! Hahaha 
  • Halal Culinary Arts – this is perfect for those who want to work in Muslim countries as a chef or something.
  • Fundamentals of Asian Culinary Arts – For those who want to delve in to the secrets of Asian cuisine.

 

Not only that, but the school also offers lifestyle courses, such as Culinaria de Menor (for kids), Japanese Sushi (yum!) and Baking and Pastries lifestyle course (this is definitely for me).
 
So, yeah, I think this school is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the art of baking and cooking, regardless of whether it’s for personal or professional reasons.
First of the highlight of the event. Meeting these two hunks, Daniel Matsunaga and Fabio Ide.

 

Second highlight of the event is hanging out with these lovely bloggers.

Here’s a brochure to learn more about MOST Institute:

 

For inquiries on schedules, tuition fees, etc., please call at this number: 0917-3111449. You may also send your queries at cebu@most-institute.com.
Feel free to visit their campus as well, which is at 3/F Square One Building, 232 Lopez Jaena St., Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu.

 

See you there, folks!

 

Road Trip to Maasin City but Ended Up Somewhere Else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baybayon Restaurant

 

 

 

A surprise when we opened one of the drawers in our room.
We spent half of the afternoon wondering if the owner is LDS (Mormon) or not.

 

A happy camper!!!
To infinity and beyond!!!
Since Josh took a job as an accountant for one of the largest corporations here in the city, we made a point that wherever he goes, I go. So when he was assigned to Sogod, Southern Leyte last month I was ecstatic.
Not only is Southern Leyte synonymous to many fun childhood memories, it’s also a vacation paradise known to only a few.

Indeed, the region is peppered with lots of exciting places to go that are less touristy but worth the adventure.

Take for example, their beaches. Crystal clear water, rich marine flora and fauna, clean air, fresh seafood — these are just some of the things you get to enjoy in Southern Leyte. And not to mention great hospitality from the locals.

That’s why when Josh and I went on a road trip one weekend to Maasin City, we couldn’t resist stopping by at a beach resort in the middle of no where. We passed by Kuting Reef Resort en route to our destination and we decided to check the place out.

And boy oh boy. One tour of the resort was all it took for us to spend the night over. It was just the perfect place to relax and unwind for the weekend.

I think the pictures say it all. Hahaha!

Nestled in the town of Macrohon, Kuting Reef Resort and Spa is the perfect place to relax, dine, play and even celebrate. So if ever you find yourself discovering Southern Leyte, you might want to check it out. Here’s an image of their brochure as of March 2015.

If you want to print or download the brochure, just click here.
Have a fun summer!