Skip to main content


Bonding Time With Sweet Kiamoy


I was still working for Sofitel (more than a decade ago!) when I discovered this yummy kiamoy covered in crystal (sugar).

Being a kiamoy lover--- I used to chew them happily whenever I went to my mother's school. There's this old lady, Aling Lourdes who sold all kinds of pasalubong munchers. From kakanin, to cornick, to fish cracker, to kiamoy and champoy (the black hairy cousin).

I used to hoard (yes, hoard) the store's Crystal Ball (that's what they call the crystal kiamoy). My partner-in-crime, Ailyn and I were a regular fixture at that store come lunchbreak and after office ended for the day. The crystal ball was also a favorite whenever we have a Friday Night gimik.

So after a decade and a few years, while hubby and I are prowling the streets of Chinatown for something to eat, I spied crystal ball perched on top of a store's shelf. At P50/pack (it has about 10-12 pieces of the yummy kiamoy candy), I think the price doubled when I was still buying it more than a decade ago, hehehe. But who am I to complain? Prices are going up nowadays!

Popular posts from this blog

Ooma-zing Food!

Sharing one of our resto-favorite! We've been dining here for about three years now and as much as I'd like to keep this resto a secret, it's already out in the open about how good the food is at Ooma. Ooma is a Japanese-fusion restaurant so don't expect the usual Japanese dish preparations but be ready for not only a visual feast but a fusion of east and west. For starters, we had this delightful cheesy maki. I believe this is on a limited run on the menu so I really can't recall what it's called. Crunchy and cheesy really, my daughter love this so much.

Michelin Star Dining at Putien, Pavilion KL

Michelin Star restaurants are suddenly multiplying especially in the Southeast Asean region with lots of homegrown restaurants getting the international recognition it deserves. One such restaurant is Putien,  whose dishes can be traced back to Fujian, China. Putien was awarded a 1-Star Michelin in 2016, this was in Singapore where the restaurant originated. It has then expanded with several restaurants in SG and in other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.

It's National Taco Day and Taco Bell Is Giving Away Free Tacos!

October 4 is a sacred day for taco-lovers as the world celebrates National Taco Day and of course, Taco Bell Philippines is all set for this event.