Entry Number 021: Homey Place like Grandma’s

They said that more than the food, the place makes a meal worthwhile. Memories that can be invoked by warm food is always something you can never ignore.

BALAY BINTANA in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City reminds me grandma’s home cooked meals and her living room. From the stained glass windows, lined dog-earned books, wooden sets and colorful mosaiced floors it will make you think if you have been transported back in your grandma’s little cantina.

You and your friends can come are play a good ol boardgame while enjoying your meals. They even have a book exchange so that you can give your old reads a new vibe and pick a new one for yourself. Woof~ Talking about how to be off your phones are doing an actual conversation.

My personal favorite is the Sate babe. Skewered marinated pork served with peanut butter sauce is a bacolodnon’s take of the these goodies. The sweetness and texture of peanut butter is a must try.


** Heads up for those allergic to peanuts!!! **


Entry Number 020: Magic Potion Lemonade

Magic. Nothing better that having to experience it in real life – with the help of chemistry. ^_^

SHED TWENTY THREE located in Hilado St, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental. This a new place opened and is already creating a buzz. They take pride with their good food, rustic ambiance and color changing lemonade!! So this fluffer is so excited to try it out!


The food is great!!! Prices are reasonable too~


And the magic of lemonade color changing thing!!! Lookie~



We are back in Bangkok, Thailand!!!For this special entry of Puppy Nomnoms, Mom and I will feature our TOP 5 FAVORITE STREET FOOD BUYS IN BANGKOK!!!

It is said that if you want any travel to count, you must wear your comfy clothes then walk the backstreets to experience their  local street foods. Not only you get to see the people and how they live their lives, you also see diverse cultures converge for a common love of food.


YES! Food! Like any budget puppy trippers out there, everyone would agree that you get to save a lot of money this way. And  you get to be up-close and personal with these amazing people for a day. So off we go and explore the streets of Yaowarat, where come nightfall, the main thoroughfare in Bangkok’s Chinatown transform into street food haven.


TOP 5: Spring Rolls (Poh Pia Tod,  ปอเปี๊ยะทอด)

For only 10-15 Baht, you get to eat a wide variety of skewered treats from Spring rolls, mushrooms, spicy sausages and tofu deep fried into golden perfection in giant woks. But among these, our favorite is the Deep fried Spring rolls. This is Thailand’s take on the iconic Asian spring roll. It is mostly made from glass (mung bean) noodles, bean sprouts, wood ear mushrooms and shredded carrot with meat of choice.


TOP 4: Mixed Fruit Smoothie (Nam Pban Ponlamai Ruam)

Mom and I love these. The finest seasonal tropical fruits blended with ice and sweet coconut water makes for the finest and freshest treat ever. From Banana, pineapple, watermelon. kiwi, dragon fruit – they have it!


TOP 2:  Grilled Pork (Moo Ping, หมูปิ้ง)

These tasty treats can be found at smokey roadside grills which occupy Bangkok’s streets. Delicious bite-sized cuts of pork meat are marinated, skewered then barbecued on the Bangkok Street Food grills. The marinade consists of oyster sauce, dark soy, coconut milk, garlic and palm sugar. The early morning vendors grill and sizzle these sticks over fiery charcoals until the meat starts to caramelise.


TOP 1: Thai Fried Noodles (Pad Thai, ผัดไทย)

Our top fave! We never miss our chance to eat a nice pipping hot Pad Thai! The basic Pad Thai comes as stir fried egg noodles with beansprouts, egg and other Thai flavourings such as dry shrimp. The dish is simple, flavorsome and a serving of Thai signature flavours added with squeeze over lime or sprinkle some chili flakes. Ground peanuts also give it more crunch.



We love food! We love to experience it by the streets, up close and personal. So we still have a few more food articles that, I must say, grab a spot in my runner-upper! Woof~

a. Oh I love these breads~ you have 18 spread to choose from!!! Best eaten when still warm and fluffy. I don’t know what exactly they are called but – I love them! We ate em all!


b. Khanom bueang or their version of crepes are precious!!! They have the sweet which has sweetened coconuts and caramel or the savory one~


c. Pork Rind – this is their version of Chicharon! We usually bring these babies home for pasalubong!


Bangkok, Thailand has been a hub of different cultures and food. Expect to see more of these food selection to choose from since they have everything and anything somewhere! Woof!!!


How about you?

What is your top street food from Bangkok?

Tell us about it!

Entry Number 018: A Remedy for Asian Fusion Food Cravings

Have you ever had that day that you specifically craved something?
Well, this pupper did.

SAMOSA!!!! These fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles, cheese, minced lamb or minced beef. Pine nuts can also be added. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular or tetrahedral in shape then paired with tamarind dip~

EAST BITES RESTAURANT located at Door 2, Eastwest Ext, Circumferencial Road, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City is just perfect place for these cravings~


They also serve indonesian, indian, thai and vietnamese food.

Price ranges from Php65 to Php85 for the samosa~

Have you tried this nomnom?


Entry Number 016: Craving that Piece of Ilocos

When we are asked for something iconic about Ilocos – Mom and I would answer you, ILOCOS EMPANADA. Farina’s Ilocos Empanada serves these babies freshly made and piping hot in the heart of the city to appease the growling stomachs of Manilenos.


The crust is made from rice flour or galapong crust with grated green papaya inside. Chorizo Bilbao, Crispy Bagnet, egg and bean sprouts were later added. Now pair that with spicy Sukang Iloko (Ilocano Vinegar) – that, my puppy trippers, is a picture of a perfect snack.

Price Range: Php 80-150

Though we are still to feature the one from Batac, for now this will do.

Have you tried Ilocos Empanada?

Entry Number 015: Padding around Thailand for Pad Thai

A visit of any backpacking pupper in Bangkok should include a trip along Khao San Road. But along this side of the city, you must have a take on a serving of an authentic, street served piping hot Pad Thai!

Pad thai is a stir-fried dish with soaked dried rice noodles, which are served with with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts. It is topped by shrimp, chicken, crab meat or squid.


I swear this is so yummy! Served hot and ready for nomnom time is the best!

Along Khao San or within China Town in Bangkok, there are many eatery who serve this dish for only 80-150Baht. There are more fancy version in hotels and restaurants but hey… where is the fun in that?

Have you tried eating one of these??

Share your picture!


Entry Number 014: Coffee Boost for the Caffeine Dependent

Every lives of the sleep deprived worked to the ground and adrenaline pumping humans like my mom deserve a good cup of coffee to boost.   Like what my mom always said, "No cup of coffee was created equal. Some are cheap. Some are bad. Some are passable. Some are infused with love. Some are just made like they were handcrafted by a god." From the beans that were roasted to perfection, the perfect timed and pressured process -all the way to the beautiful crema on top and the temperature when you finally get to consume it; they are some of the many elements that makes a great coffee experience. So mom grabbed a cup in Coffee Culture Roastery along Alijis Road and it was one for the books.

You see, my mum is a full espresso coffee junkie so she knows her cup. As a pupper I can’t consume coffee because it is not good for me but mum never failed to teach me these things.

Coffee from pure arabica beans partnered by a rustic interior, this is a great place to work on blogs, meet friends and enjoy that boost of caffeine.

They have wide assortments of pastries that goes with your coffee so you can nibble on cakes while you go ahead with your day.

A good cup of espresso is only Php 70. All the better!!

Good price for a good cup.
How about you?

Are you a coffee warrior like mum too?