Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Corner Bakery

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The Corner Bakery is a cute bakery in Mabolo. It's not really something that one can pass by on a regular basis since you'd have to do a bit pf walking to get there, unless you have your own ride. It's a small cafe but filled with different pastries and desserts.

The place reminded me of the small stalls in Paris. Their tables and seats also reminded me of Paris cafes. Even if it's not located beside the main road, this little cafe has a steady stream of customers and many patrons. There were many people who dropped by the Corner Bakery while we were there.

We got ourselves a red velvet cupcake, red velvet cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake and green tea chocolate. You'd know by now that I'm in love with anything red velvet. So I'd have to try theirs. Their products are also reasonably priced which is good. They also serve iced service water to drown all that sweetness. Yay to that!

(out-of-focus) blueberry cheesecake

red velvet cheesecake

Their red velvet wasn't as yummy as I expected but it was really good. The same goes with their red velvet cheesecake. I can't point it out but there's just something missing. Their blueberry cheesecake was definitely yummy. You can really taste the cheese in every bite. It was really good. I did like their green tea chocolate. It tasted a bit weird but it was definitely yummy. It really is like matcha in your chocolate. It was one of the most interesting chocolates I've ever tasted.

Probably, the only thing I could comment on is their service. They have this one attendant who was not really that accommodating and made me feel like we shouldn't have gone there. However, all that negativity was compensated by the other attendant who cheerfully brought us water. I hope I that negative attendant won't serve us next time.

I would definitely be back to Corner Bakery really soon so I can try their other pastries and desserts. I heard that they serve really good pizza and bolognese as well, so I might try that on my next trip.

PS. The red velvet photo is missing because it was awfully shot. Sorry, my digicam died on me. :(

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Llew's Mudpies Part ii

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A series of stressful days brought me and the boyfriend to Llew's Mudpies again. The last time we visited (read here), we failed to try their famous s'mores. We realized we missed half of our lives. So we took the opportunity to taste their s'mores.

Llew's s'mores only cost P25 each. That's for both warm and cold s'mores. It's really affordable and fits a student's budget well. They have different flavors for their cold s'mores, like pistachio, vanilla, and others. Unfortunately, they only had choco mint at that time. So, we contented ourselves to choco mint cold s'mores.

forzen choco mint s'mores

hot s'mores. (sorry it's out of focus.)

I really like their s'mores, both the hot and the cold one. I really love munching the cold s'mores. It's really yummy and filling. You could also really taste the ice cream flavor in between the graham crackers. It also blends well with the graham cracker. With the hot s'mores, you could really taste the chocolate and marshmallows. It really is yummy! Before, I couldn't really get it why people would look like a mess while eating s'mores. I now get it.


I think their s'mores has gotten into me since I've been thinking of s'mores lately. I've been wanting to make my own. Maybe I just will. ;) I'll definitely be back, Llew's.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

OT: Lantaw in Cordova

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On a cold Sunday afternoon (after my cousin's garden wedding) while watching Discovery Channel in Kasadya Cordova, I suddenly got hungry and decided to take my cousin (and her boyfriend) to Lantaw which was just a few minutes away from Kasadya.

You can find Lantaw at Day-as Wharf in Cordova. We discovered Lantaw when the boyfriend and I went shooting at Day-as during sunset (for my photography class' homework). We just looked at Lantaw though, and took pictures of the place. The restaurant is made entirely of bamboo and cogon. It reminds me of our little hut in Negros.

Their service is really nice. When you enter the restaurant you'll be greeted warmly by their receptionist in Cebuano. The rest of the crew were courteous and helpful. They were ready to assist you whenever you need help.

What I like about Lantaw is they have really nice interiors. They have the front end of the jeepney peeking near their cash register which is really cool. You can pose in front if you want. They also have another part of the restaurant which had couches and tables where you can lounge while eating. Unfortunately, it was raining that day so they had to close that part and stack the couches. What was really interesting in Lantaw is that they serve mayo bottles as water glasses. It's really cool and environment friendly.

this is the glass.

lechon kawali (P185)

pinakbet (P210)

adobong kangkong (P80)
sisig (P130)
We got adobong kangkong, pinakbet, sisig, lechon kawali and a couple of drinks to top that rainy afternoon. The price for their food were reasonable. Most of their serving were good for two to three persons. The lechon kawali was a bit small, though even for its price. This was why we added the sisig to our table.

I loved everything that they served in Lantaw. Everything was cooked properly and had a great taste. My adobong kankong was really yummy. I couldn't find anything to say about the taste. The sisig and the lechon kawala lacked the kick and the spiciness that we wanted. These were also good, but it wasn't spicy enough for us.

When we were about to head home, our male companions came out happy and grinning from the male toilet. We had to ask why. They said there were photos of funny store names and errors posted in their toilet. We went to the women's too, but found none. So the boyfriend took photos and shared it to us. We ended up smiling from ear to ear while going through the different photos.

some of their funny photos. there are too many of these.
My cousin and I are planning to head there again soon when the weather's right so we can watch the sunset and city lights from Lantaw. It was just a bit disappointing that the weather wasn't really cooperating with us that day. Nevertheless, it was a really nice experience.

the view on a perfect afternoon (taken a few weeks before we ate at Lantaw)

Lantaw is a bit far from the city which makes it a really nice restaurant to unwind. If you plan on commuting to Lantaw, just ride a jeepney to Cordova and ask the driver to stop you at Poblacion in Cordova. Once you see a pedicab, ask him to get you to Day-as Wharf. You have to pay P1 per person when you get to the wharf.