The Best Churros con Chocolate in Town


Dulcinea was born in 1963. My mom and I have always enjoyed dining and their Glorietta branch is sort of a second home way back in college. When I have early morning meetings in Quezon City, I would have breakfast at Dulcinea whenever time permits. I enjoy their kiosk in SM MOA and for sometime, they even opened a kiosk in ABSCBN’s ELJ Building.



The number 8 is the most auspicious number in the Chinese culture and believed to be one of the luckiest numbers in China, together with numbers 6 and 9. The number 8 means wealth and fortune, which is highly favorable to most Chinese businessmen and even among Filipinos who practice some Chinese traditions.

The coming Lunar Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 and to start the Year of the Red Fire Monkey allow me to bring you luck as I have rounded up 8 deliriously delicious and easy Chinese recipes. These 8 Easy Chinese Recipes may not only bring you luck in the kitchen, but perhaps in your love life too. As the famous saying goes “The way through a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner too.

So if you have any craving for Chinese cuisine or would want to prepare some delicious Chinese dishes in the coming Chinese New Year, here are 8 Easy Chinese Recipes for you and your family to enjoy!


The Home of Swiss Cuisine in Antipolo City

Vieux Chalet, Antipolo City's Gem
Swiss-German descent Tony S. Hassig lived in various parts of the globe, paraded the streets with high-end vehicles like Jaguar, Harley Davies and Ferrari. Then he traded his high-profile life when he fell in love to a Filipina named Susan. Their loved blossomed that led to the opening of Vieux Chalet in 1984 in the area of Villa Cristina in Antipolo, then after three years they moved to its present location.

If the creation of Vieux Chalet was romantic, the view in this new location is breathtaking especially at night when the city lights are aglow, where you can see the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the skyline of Makati, the happening place at The Fort and even the towers of TV networks in Quezon City, all seen in a 180 degree sweeping motion.


Nutty Shrimp Lettuce Boats

Do you love Shrimps? Don’t you just go nuts when you head to seafood markets and see an array of fresh shrimps all for the taking?!

Most often, when I shop for food, the first thing I would check is the availability of seafood. Though I have a list of menu planned, Shrimps and Prawns will always take the front seat if they are fresh. I’m like a child offered a bowl of candies the moment I see shrimps and prawns. I am sure all of you food lovers feel the same way whenever you see your favorite ingredient!

I am a nut lover too! Whenever I am so stressed and tired with my day job, I snack on some nuts (mostly with chocolates) and the stress seems to be manageable. I get to relax, think and overcome the stressful situation (and people – LOL). Thinking happy thoughts does not hurt too and I open Instagram to look at hilarious (and may I say adorable) photos of bears, panda and chow chow (yes to simple joys!).


Grape Bruschetta
Are you a fan of Bruschetta? How about a fruit lover? Since the time I prepared Mango Bruschetta for my family, I started creating this delicious and easy to prepare snack or light meal with more and more fruit varieties.

What’s interesting about Bruschetta is that it is so versatile, quick to create and quite filling. You can opt for the original tomato topping or go crazy with numerous toppings.