Our Verdict on the McDonald’s McRib: WORTH IT or NAH?

So I’ve tried the new craze that McDonald’s Philippines had to offer to the general public today – the McRib. It was a very warm day and my wife invited me out to Mickey D’s for some McFlurry before turning in for the night (or morning as we are night-shifters). I was, in my mind, thinking of maybe getting some nuggets together with my Oreo-filled soft serve just for a treat but upon getting there, I got excited as I saw the big poster for McDonald’s new item on their menu! I convinced myself, and my wife eventually, that I just HAD to try it out to see what the hype is all about. Continue reading


Baked Lemon-Butter & Garlic Salmon

Salmon tends to be a bit expensive to buy, so it’s a really rare purchase for us. This last weekend though, I was really craving it so we picked up a couple of fillets and I made a super easy but super delicious lemon-butter and garlic dish with it. It’s a pretty basic thing to make, it’s really just as simple as it sounds, but here’s the recipe that I threw together!


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Comfort Food Recipe: Crepes a la Abby with Strawberry Compote

Originally published on our former blog, November 29th, 2014

As a kid, Sundays were my favorite day of the week because if my brother and I behaved realllly well and asked my mom reaaaaally nicely, she just might make us her famous crepes for breakfast. Well, now that I’m all grown up and a big girl, I can make them all by myself! With a quick and easy strawberry compote and some bacon on the side, this is still one of my favorite comfort foods and a treat whenever I have the time to make them. They’re relatively simple to make, so here’s my secret family recipe for you to try at home!

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Sushi Overload at Tempura Japanese Grill

Originally published on our former blog, November 28th, 2014

***disclaimer: since we wrote this post, Tempura Japanese Grill has taken both the Spicy Tuna Roll and the Firecracker Crisp off of their menu, much to our disappointment***

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE sushi lover – and since meeting David, I’ve done my best to turn him into one too, and I’ve been fairly successful. We recently had a very bad experience at Roku Sushi & Ramen which WAS one of our favorite sushi places in Manila, but all it takes is finding one cockroach in your food to ensure you’ll never be going back somewhere, ever, EVER again. Omakase is still one of our favorite sushi restaurants in Manila, but it felt wrong having only one place to be able to count on getting some good sushi.

So yesterday at lunch time, we went off to try Tempura Japanese Grill at the recommendation of one of David’s friends, in hopes of finding a replacement for our sushi needs. Sitting down, we were handed a menu that caused us to immediately start drooling. Every picture in their menu looked spectacular, and even though we’d only meant to come and order one or two sushi rolls as a snack, we ended up over-ordering because everything was too tasty-looking to resist. We tried not to expect too much though – the food never comes out quite like the photos, right? We were happy to see we were wrong about that as the food arrived!


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SM Hypermarket Cubao Street Food Festival!

Originally published on our former blog, November 28th, 2014

In case you missed it, here’s our photos/experience at the SM Hypermarket Cubao Street Food Festival! I have to admit, we were pretty surprised by the lack of street food that there actually was. When we think about Pinoy street food, what comes to mind is fish balls, isaw, kwek kwek, that kind of thing. So we were pretty surprised to find NONE of these at a street food festival! Nevertheless, there was plenty of good food to be had by all, and we got to sample some yummy dishes.

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The Writers In Tandem Got Married!!!

Originally published on our former blog, January 15th, 2015

Long time, no blog… we’ve been a bit busy planning our wedding! That’s right, on January 8th, 2015, David and I FINALLY tied the knot. I say “finally” because the road to get here was a long and difficult one, with it taking 11 trips and 6 months to the City Hall to get our marriage license when it should normally take just 2-3 trips and a couple of weeks. We’d been hoping for an August wedding initially, but this worked out for the best anyways – January 8th, 2015 marked our 2 year anniversary as a couple, and it was a perfect day for our wedding.

David and Abby Hizon: January 8, 2015

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