First Batch

If there’s a baker’s dozen, this is my dozen: 12 of my favorite people, food, places, and things. Everyone and everything on this list is “R”pproved, and there’s no particular order to this list. Enjoy!

Meandro Red Wine

Meandro Red Wine

1. Meandro Red Wine
It went perfectly with the steak we cooked in class. Everyone loved it! It has floral and red fruit aromas. This wine fills the mouth win intense notes of raspberry, red cherry, and red currant, and shows a long, fresh, and complex finish. For inquiries on how to get a bottle or a case of Meandro, call Brankinho Trading at +63-917-576-8040.


2. Hydro 2.0 Bottle
I love this bottle. I drink water from this every day now. It puts me to sleep and gives me sweet dreams. To get one for yourself, visit any Belo Medical Center.

3. Inquirer Best Desserts Vol. 5, by Vangie Baga-Reyes
My dear Vangie, I'm so proud of you. Great work on your list of sweet stuff. Of your list, there are 3 I'm dying to try: Felinio Afable’s Itlog na Maalat Cheesecake, Agapita and Greggie Mercado’s Cutechinta, and Eng Yew Khor’s Coconut Charcoal Ice Cream. Get your own copy at National Bookstore.

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4. Made in Candy
Excellent flavors, tastes closest to the fruit. It’s my son Diego’s and my favorite candy. The happy designs and vibrant colors, the high quality of natural flavored oils plus the highly skilled artisans who personalize the candies, are reasons why we are loyal fans of Made in Candy. My all-time favorite flavor is lychee!

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5. Mad Mark’s Caramel Clover
Handcrafted Caramel swirled into luxurious cow’s cream. Delicate ice cream with a pronounced toasted caramel punch and a lively floral finish. Each scoop is rich with a pleasant mouth feel! Find them on Facebook. They have a branch at Kapitolyo.

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6. Chef Yu's Siopao
Tastiest bola-bola filling I’ve ever tried. Satisfying mouthful! For orders, call or text +63-918-923-5879.

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7. Dindo Almeda
Dindo is my house musician. He is a complete entertainer. Plays wonderful music with his guitar. To book him, call or text +63-977-847-3033


8. Danny Katalbas
Danny and I have worked forever. He can transform you into anything and anyone you can imagine. He does haircut, color, make up. Danny is tops. If you want your hair or make-up done (or both), find him at Basement Salon, SM Aura.


9. Costa Brava’s Pandan Cake

If there's comfort food, this is comfort cake. Juda Liu of Costa Brava’s Pandan Cake is my absolute favorite. Check them out on Instagram.


10. Samsung Galaxy S10+, Powered by Smart

Having launched my website and social media platforms called for me to get a new phone, so I got my dream phone: A Samsung Galaxy S10+, powered by Smart. Thanks so much to Kat Abelarde who helped me acquire this phone! I'm still learning how to use all its features, but for now? The photos are all so good!


11. Stevie’s Hainanese Chicken

When I don't want to cook but I want something to eat, I call Stevie for his tasty Hainanese chicken. Find him on Facebook!


12. Pepita’s Lechon

So proud of my student, Dedet de la Fuente, who is now known as the Lechon Diva! You can find Dedet on Facebook.

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