Saturday, November 1, 2014

More Reasons to Smile

In my recent trip to the City of Smiles, I found joy in the sweetest things: 

1. Cakes- the pastries & desserts in Sugarlandia are truly worldclass; a visit to the city wouldn't be complete without dropping by Calea. Their cheesecakes could be conveniently boxed in colorful boxes which you can easily handcarry.

2. Inasal- even Bacolod's native chicken is sweet sarap to the innards. Aside from the "pecho", I also like Aida's crunchy take on isaw.
3. Kansi- this sweet/sour/salty fruity bulalo is just happily comforting

4. Ruins- this architectural marvel's beauty is hightened even more with their warm & enthusiastic tourguides

5. Skincare- Skinstation is finally open in Bacolod!:) Truly, there is more reason to smile with their wide range of products 

Pick your Pie

If you think "casual royalty" is a mere oxymoron, well think again. Royal Picadilly is just around the corner, a few blocks away Ateneo, Miriam & UP:) Now, students & students at heart have the option to feel posh even while they're having a study group or mini party.

Named after the upbeat Picadilly in England where everyone could just meet and eat, this quaint cafe specializes in pies, cakes & cookies! Take your pick! 

Picadilly serves glorious ribs too. Just look at this rack!

In Australia, they just pile everything up & people gobble their pies nicely while walking. In Picadilly, the mushy peas & mashed potatoes are neatly placed on the side with the gravy. Picture ready!

For a hearty head bangin' breakfast anytime of the day, try their Bangers & Mash with a nice smoothie. Englishmen used to make sausages by banging ground meat with spices on the table..hence the term. (Thank you Cielo Zarate for the anecdotes & fun food!:))

Want more! Catch PAT on Daybreak Mon-Fri (7-8:30am) on 9TV :)