Month: March 2017

Recipe: Mango, strawberry, banana and chocolate chip bread

This maybe a simple banana bread but the added fruits and choco chips give it that added dimension of flavor and texture. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda A pinch of  salt 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 medium bananas, mashed 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, minced 1/2 canned ripe mangoes, drained and minced 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a large loaf pan. 2) In a large bowl, stir the melted butter and sugar. 3) Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. 4) Add the flour, baking soda and salt, stir until smooth. 5)  Lastly, gently fold in the yogurt, bananas, chocolate chips, strawberries, and mangoes . Spread evenly into the loaf pan. 6) Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for an hour, or until a knife/toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 7) Cool loaf in the pan for 15 …


Donburi with a side of Kaizen – Wagamama Ezdan Mall

I’ve always liked Wagamama dishes (except for the ramen) especially their curry. So, imagine my happiness when I was invited there way back for the launch of their revamped menu, following the guidelines of Kaizen. But what is it? To make it short, Kaizen is the practice of continuous improvement.  By incorporating it in their restaurants, they have minimized the menu to the bare essential info , making it less confusing what to order. And the new food offerings, I must say, are delicious. Here are some of the highlights of that night: Their starters: edamame, gyoza, mushroom onigiri and chili squid. The mains: Teriyaki donburi (my favorite!). Look at all that food 🙂 The steamed hirata bun. This one is amazing, I can eat ten of it in one go.  The desserts: Banana katsu: my ultimate favorite dessert from Wagamama. The chocolate wasabi cake. It was good but I can barely taste the wasabi in it.  So, if you don’t have any ideas on where to eat this weekend, why not head over to …