Happy Lemon Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese

Happy Lemon recently opened at The Peak, Gmall and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve read a lot of raves about it, and in fact, it was featured several times on national TV. Those reviews were enough for me to conclude that this shop deserves a space in my bucket list. I’ve already been there three times, and let me just say, Happy Lemon Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese is my new boyfriend!

Happy Lemon Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese, 90php (regular)
please excuse the watermark, this is a backlog and was supposed to be posted on my other blog.

In all my three visits, I’ve only tried one variant, and that’s obviously the cult favorite, Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese. See, that’s the problem with me. Once I get infatuated on something, I tend to comeback for it over and over again; I can’t help it. Believe me, I tried my best to try the other variants, but I end up ordering this. Why? Well because for one, the cocoa mix is to die for. It’s a velvety smooth, rich, and creamy chocolate goodness. It’s not too sweet, nor too bitter. Just the way I like it. Plus, the creamy rock salt and cheese makes the beverage truly interesting. A very refreshing drink to beat the heat. I’m in love with it. No kidding!

Happy Girl with Her Happy Lemon!

I promised myself to comeback and try the other variants. So help me God! =)

Happy Lemon is located at The Peak, Gaisano Mall Davao City. It’s on the second level, beside Red Mango.

Tried anything from Happy Lemon yet?

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Hollywood Burgers: The American Diner

These past few months, there has been an infestation of new food places around the metro, what with all the new malls and mall expansions to boot. Hollywood Burgers is one of the newcomers and it’s set to give the people of Davao an authentic American Diner experience.

I got to try it last Sunday with Yuan. When I entered the place, I immediately thought of classic American Diners, where waitresses are wearing tight fitting mini-skirts and roller blades. Hollywood Burgers does not have girls on wheels, but their waitresses sure do wear extra mini skirts (with stockings, of course). Plus, the set-up is truly Americanized, if you wanna call it that way. Anyway, the place was pretty congested when we got there, but we were too tired to even bother looking for another place. Read More »

Cafe France: More Than Just A Coffee Shop

I was having a terrible toothache yesterday, but that did not stop me from attending the Cafe France Media Brunch. I’ve been stalking their website for days since I got the invitation from the Davao Bloggers. So yes, I cannot not go.

Cafe France has been around for years, but it is their first time to venture on a branch outside of Luzon. They are set to capture the hearts of Davaoeños with their opening of stores at the Manila Bulletin Bldg. Rizal Street, and at The Peak  and Upper Ground Floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao.
Cafe France is more than your usual coffee shop“, says Enya Baltazar, CF’s Business Head. “We go further by providing not only a place for a coffeebreak, but a hangout where people can relax, spend time with friends and family over good food any time of day“. Read More »

Starbucks Refreshers: Very Berry Hibiscus

I’ve been eating out a lot lately and of course, like a true blogger, I took every opportunity to take photos and blog about them. Anyway, I recently visited Starbucks and tried their newest offering, Very Berry Hibiscus.

Very Berry Hibiscus , Tall – 115php

At first I thought it was a fruit tea concoction, however, it tasted plain fruity. So no, it’s not tea. When I got home, I immediately Googled it and found out that it’s actually made with green coffee extract. What’s a Starbucks drink without coffee in it anyway.

As the name suggests, Very Berry Hibiscus is a mix of tangy Blackberry and Hibiscus with a boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract. I like it because I’m a fan of anything fruity. Plus, it’s really refreshing and a total thirst quencher; it reminds me of hot summer days — or Hawaii. It has bits of blackberry in it, which makes the drink pretty interesting. It’s actually my first time to try a Hibiscus drink (a.k.a Gumamela) and I am happy to report that it does not taste bitter or anything. Not that I’ve tasted raw Hibiscus flower before, It’s just that I have this thinking that flowers taste bitter and all. It claims to be a low-calorie beverage, too. My only note is that, I wish it tasted berry-er, if you know what I mean. =)

Starbucks Refreshers™ also come in Cool Lime. Do try them if you happen to pass by Starbucks.