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Friday, February 28, 2014

Quickbites: Bon Chon's Ko-yo and Crepe

Today was a complete waste of time and money and effort.

We were waiting for a reply from our Abnormal Psychology professor yesterday evening to know if we're gonna have classes the following day (which is today!) since she mentioned last meeting that she will be in Baguio by Friday. All of us were pretty damn sure we wont be carrying our arse off to school today but unfortunately, the class president announced this morning, that Ma'am Maxino replied wanting us to know that she will be present and that we're gonna have make up classes today. We were kinda dumbfounded at the announcement because we had a makeup class just recently. And by that make-up class, we were able to catch up with the other sections.
As much as we had conditioned ourselves to not go to school already, we have no choice so we did. Thirty minutes passed, an hour passed, an hour and a half passed and still no Ma'am Maxino appeared. Even the class president, herself was nowhere to be found.

Apparently, after some time, the president showed up not wearing her uniform. And that's it, we knew she lied. hahaha. We really didnt have classes today. We tried to approach and ask her what the problem was but she just cried and walked out of the room. Many of my blockmates went mad ( I mean irritated) because they commute all the way from their provinces just to be at school. Even I got a bit irritated ( even though I just live in Pasig) because who doesnt want a break from school works and stuff right?

My friends and I decided to go and cool ourselves down at SM centerpoint. I wasnt in the mood for a full meal today so we went looking for a yogurt station. We passed by BonChon and I was thrilled to see that they actually have yogurt i their menu!. I didnt know! They call their yogurts Ko-yo (Korean Yogurt) which is available in regular (70 pesos) and mini cups (35 pesos). I was about to order  a regular cup already when I was offered one of the newest variety of the Crispy Crepe Ko-yo a la Mode (Crepe +_Yogurt), the Strawberry Chocolate Crispy Crepe, 80 pesos.  I find this very cheap so I ordered for it instead.

I'm a particularly impatient person most especially when it comes to food. Serving the crepe and yogurt took a bit of time my stomach started making weird noises.

sorry for the low-quality shot, didnt bring my cam at the time

Everything about this dessert was almost perfect! The crispy crepe was very satisfying. It was indeed crispy! What I loved most about it was the generous filling. By the look of it, I never knew this could contain such enormous amount of strawberry filling. The sweetness of the strawberry jam combined with the touch of chocolate was overwhelming and I love it! Though this may be too sweet for some.

The yogurt on the other hand was a classic one, my all time favorite. Just a little bit of yogurt in my system erases all the bad vibes instantly! Its tangy taste sent me to a culinary orgasm and food coma all at once! Too bad it came in a little scoop only. I just wish it were served in a larger amount so as to adequately balance the sweetness of the crepe.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SaturdayFoodTwippin#1 : Satisfying our sweet tooth at Caffe Bene!

Since my cousin Kevin started working at Meralco, he made it a point to always attend mass at St. Pio of Peitrelcina chapel in Libis every Saturday. I live one jeepney away from there so he'd stay for a while at our place until the 5:30 pm mass. I attend mass with him to keep him company. My cousin lives in Quezon City and this is the only available time for us to catch up with one another. Considering that St. Pio's chapel is just beside Eastwood city, we would go straight to Eastwood after mass and try out coffee/pastry shops where we could talk and just chill and this became a routine. 

So yesterday, February 15, we were looking for cafe xocolat since I was in the mood to have a chitchat over a hot cup of chocolate. I read t'was along eastwoood citywalk 2 so we headed there. Unfortunately, there wasn't any cafe xocolat around the area. Instead,  we found a chain of coffee shops including coffee bean and tea leaf, starbucks, caffe bene etc. The Caffe Bene's interior caught my intention. You can see the insides since the glass wall extends from the ceiling down to the floor. The store has very high ceiling and the ambiance was super inviting, warm, cozy and friendly. The shop is mostly made up of wood including the chairs and the tables. They have bright lighting on the first floor. The shop somehow radiates a cool and relaxing feeling just like when you're staying in a rest house so I quickly tugged my cousin inside.

We moved to the counter and what I especially liked about this place is that they have a wide array of bakery items to choose from compared to other cafe. They also have a gelato and affogato counter.

Moving up to the second floor, twas even more homey in ambiance. They have this lounge-like area with book shelves around. This place is very ideal if you want some lone time to do some school works or paperworks or just unwind.

Just like Coffee Bean and Tea leaf, Caffe Bene gives this device that vibrates and lights up, to customers for specific orders that may take few minutes to serve.

You can also ask for the TOKEN at the counter for the shop's free wifi

So these were what we ordered:

Single Chocolate Gelato. 95 pesos

 It may be embarassing to admit but this was my first time to try gelato. I enjoyed it so much I might NOT go back to the conventional ice cream any longer hahaha. T'was very rich and creamy. Gelatos dont melt as easily as normal ice creams do.

Caramel Cinnamon Honey Bread. 145 pesos.

We ordered this particularly because it is relatively huge as compared to the other bakery items of the same price. We were both overwhelmed by its size and sweetness. This honey bread is good for 2-3 persons. We ended up not finishing the bread though its delicious. 

  Large Mocha Frappuccino. 155 pesos

Till next time!

Eastwood City Walk 2 Branch
Eastwood Citywalk 2
E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5), Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City
Metro ManilaPhilippines 
Phone Number
(+63 2) 708-0410
Operating Hours
Sunday to Thursday 7:00am to 1:00am
Friday and Saturday 7:00am to 3:00am