Book Latte + Happy Kitchen + Steps of Rome

Exciting food trips can be done in one day here in Iloilo! 
 Book Latte Cafe
I started my unexpected brunch with a Full Meal of Waffles, Bacon & Hash brown.
Happy Kitchen
Then, I met up with my gurl friends at Amigo Mall. On top of their must-try list is this blueberry french toast pudding!

Baked Mac

Cream and Bacon Penne Pasta
Bacon Slabs

 We had pastas and rice for lunch... Ye, it's getting heavier!

Steps of Rome



Dakasi or Sharetea?

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When Dakasi first opened up in Iloilo City, I admit that I was one of their first customers. I can still remember passing by at Ayala Technohub building in Smallville complex one Sunday afternoon and stopped by to see what was new there. I came in and looked if there was something interesting to try. Their staff were very welcoming... most especially Cedrick- their quality/operations officer from Manila. For several times that I've been there, their staff have already recognize me and it surely was my favorite milktea place in the city after trying out some other brands. 

Soon after, Cedrick returned to Luzon. The store was in the hands of the rest of their staff. Many people have also flocked to buy their favorite milk teas. 

And then the first and unexpected milk tea poisoning incident happened in Iloilo at Dakasi. Everyone was shocked, text messages spread out and it reached the media and the attention of anyone concerned in the government. After so many months have passed, tests were conducted and news broke out that their ingredients were contaminated. No assistance were given to their alleged victims.

Now, as I passed by at the re-opened Dakasi Milk Tea, it was never the same. I guess, majority of the Ilonggos don't want to drink their milk teas anymore. But for the other milk tea brands that suffered after being affected by the incident like Sharetea, their loyal customers are still there.

I guess now when you ask the Ilonggos if what milk teas would they want to have, it can just be Sharetea, Moonleaf, Bubbalicious, Bonappeaea, Trea House and etc. but not Dakasi anymore. 

How about you?


Bearland Paradise Resort

One of the must-visit resorts in South Iloilo is Bearland Paradise. Guests can choose to swim and spend relaxing activities with family or friends during daytime or spend time staying there overnight. With sumptuous dishes and a nice view, all that stress from the busy city life will just be forgotten.


Dova Brunch Cafe in La Paz (Updated: October '14)

If breakfast is out for you, BRUNCH may definitely be IN! Even at night! Dova Brunch Cafe is the ultimate chic and newest hangout place around La Paz Plaza. But it's not really the cozy and the nice interiors that made me want to go there- the FOOD! Who loves Afrique's Gourmet Salads, Pizzas and Pastas?

Yes! It's Chef Miguel CorDOVA's newest project! Bringing good food here in Iloilo with a twist! Bruch in Fashion! After a few shots with the camera and the obligatory self post, I just can't help but dig in to their newest offerings! Something that's just new to most of us here.
 Cornflake fried Chicken & Waffle

 Egg Pasta
 Beef Brisket
Ham Omelette
Cheese Ball Appetizer
and yours truly! Hehe. Dova is located in Huervana Extension st. (across the La Paz Plaza Lagoon), La Paz, Iloilo City. They're open from 9AM to 9PM.

Being a resident of La Paz District, I was really excited when I knew that a cafe has opened up across the street of the plaza's tennis court. A meat shop once owned that spot and now that this place is brightened up once more, it's now back to business as a food destination. These past few months this blog post has never left the top spot on my blog's Top Ten list. And this has been just my first visit. Having a bessie who loves to dine there, we've been actually back to this place several times and have tried more of what Chef Miguel has to offer. He's actually there every time we visit. CorDOVA is simply synonymous to "greet" atmosphere, fine cooking and great taste dishes!

Its simply a delight to snap at these dishes! No wonder the hashtag #dova on instagram is a hit! The presentation of their food are really picture-perfect. Surely the looks and the taste of the food here are worth every Peso that guests pay.