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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Now on The Fat Kid Inside | A Penchant for Pudding

When I’m trying to regulate my carb intake, I find that sacrificing rice is much less of a problem than skipping starchy desserts. Losing my sense of self-control would thus translate into devouring chocolate cakes, Nutella crepes, chocolate ice cream-filled mochi, buchi (red bean sesame seed rice balls, preferably chocolate-filled), and my most unassuming carb-laden favorite: bread pudding.

My first encounter with bread pudding was on a trip to Cebu. It was homemade and served so casually amid a flurry of conversations that the first bite took me by surprise. The moist, buttery consistency paired with what I remember to be a sweet, tangy and spiced vanilla sauce instantly made me melt.

My friends were stunned that I hadn’t tried it before. I don’t bake (yet!) and perhaps I just hadn’t noticed it on dessert menus, as my eyes usually just scan them until they settle on something with chocolate.

Since then, however, I would always be on the lookout for this humble but heavenly dessert. Whether it’s matched with a creamy sauce or some ice cream, every bite of bread pudding enfolds me in a blanket of comfort. I originally wanted to share my top three, but I had to squeeze in one more.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Now on The Fat Kid Inside | House Parties and Dietary Dilemmas: Hope to Cope Whether You're a Guest or a Host

Respect for diet diversity goes a long way. On The Fat Kid Inside this week, I'm sharing tips on how to deal with dietary dilemmas at house parties, whether you're the guest or the host.   

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fiesta Bahia: Bringing the Best of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to Manila!

The Mercato Centrale Group has done it again. July 12th marks the launch of Fiesta Bahia, the first food tourism market in the country at SM By the Bay, right across the SM Mall of Asia Entertainment Mall.

It's a gathering of the best regional food finds from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao right in the heart of Manila. Starting July 12th, it will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. 

It's a whole new food trip for Manila folks! Don't miss the launch this Friday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m. Check out Fiesta Bahia on Facebook and Twitter for more details.

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