Black Scoop Cafe your new addiction opens at SM City Dasmariñas, Cavite – The Transport Queen


Wishing your favorite milktea shop comes with other exciting menu? Well, I finally found a Cafe which offers food and drinks far beyond “just coffee.”



Upper Ground Floor (adjacent to Potato Corner) SM City, Aguinaldo Hiway, Dasmariñas City

I was invited to try the newly opened Black Scoop Cafe at SM City Dasma. I am not an avid fan of milkteas but I loved Cafes. So I accepted the invitation. Checking on their facebook page, it says its kid friendly so I tagged along my 2 kids. Thinking the menu would fit both their palates, my eldest is 17, and my little boy is 4. So we went ahead and check it out before buying some stuff for school.

Thinking that this might be another milktea or coffee shop, we were surprised with the menu, they got wings!

Chicken wings

Imagine chicken wings and milktea, not your usual combination but they got it all perfectly right!


White Rabbit Sundae Php 120, Cheesecake milktea and carbonara

The staff told us that the carbonara will take about 15 minutes waiting time, but it was served first before the rest of our orders.

The carbonara was served with a very aesthetic presentation. It was twisted, piled up which make it more exciting to eat. The taste won’t let you down.

Carbonara Php 200

We loved the chicken wings! Marinated with spicy sauce, plus it was crunchy!

Chicken wings

Chicken wings Php 190 for 6pcs.

Their cookies and cream Milktea comes with a delightful real cream on top. It was so creamy, as if you are eating an ice cream which also happened to be Milktea.

cookies and cream

Cookies and cream milktea Php 130

Their Cheesecake Milktea wouldn’t disappoint your thirsty & hungry tastebuds. It comes with a luxurious serving of cheesecake mixed into the Milktea plus their pearls were also tender.

Cheesecake milktea with pearls Php 145

Wanting to try something different for your sundae? Try their white rabbit candy flavor, and tour back to memory lane of the 90s.

White rabbit Milktea and sundae

Your typical Grandma’s chocolate cake is a perfect partner for your coffee or Milktea.


Grandma’s Chocolate cake Php 120

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Chicken wings

Conan tried wearing the plastic gloves for the chicken wings, wish they also have plain fried chicken for kids

Black scoop cafe


Black scoop

Patience is the key! Ants go where the sweet treats are!


Because Life begins after coffee, do you believe it?

Black Scoop Dasma Branch

  • Upper Ground Floor (adjacent to Potato Corner) SM City, Aguinaldo Hiway, Dasmariñas City
  • Fb page: Black Scoop
  • Store Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

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MUST TRY – Toucan Brazilian Barbeque Buffet Restaurant – The Transport Queen

Brazilian Barbeque? What sparks in your mind when you think of something Brazilian? Me, honestly I have no idea at all. So when I heard of a Brazilian Resto at the South of the Metro, I head on to Alabang Festival Mall to try.

Toucan Brazilian BBQ and Restaurant

  • Festival Supermall, Unit 2205, Expansion Wing, Festival Supermall, Corporate Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa

So I did some research and find that Toucan literally means a South American bird with a large brightly-coloured beak which have numerous symbolic meanings and it is Brazil’s national bird, as you can see in the restaurant’s logo. Toucan also symbolises communication and showmanship. For co-owner, “Batista”, Toucan means “Hope”. A hope that Brazilian Barbeque which he really loves, will also soon be known to the Philippine market.

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Video: Toucan Brazilian Barbeque Buffet Restaurant

Toucan Brazilian BBQ Buffet Restaurant is a spacious restaurant good enough for 80 to 100 persons. It is a perfect place for family reunions, company gatherings, friendship celebrations or just to satify your craving for lunch or dinner buffet.

toucan brazilian barbeque

You will notice the “Brazilian feel”, colors of yellow and green all over the place and artwork fill the walls.

The buffet is situated at the right side, with a wine bar on the side, and an ice cream freezer beside the table for drinks.


Then I found this Videoke bar at the corner, they set it up here if one wants to sing along.


Food is amazing! Different choices of food are available at the buffet area. You will find that not only Brazilian barbeque are being served here but also your favorite Filipino, Chinese and Japanese dishes, salad selection like egg salad, macaroni salad, garden salad and many more. I’ve captured some of their dishes here.



macaroni salad

This has been my favorite here, I think I had 3 servings of their macaroni salad

french beans

sweet potato.salad

pork casserole

buttered veggies

Potato salad

egg salad
This has been my favorite too!


Choco and Vanilla Ice cream
Choco and Vanilla Ice cream


pork belly
Pork Belly

Comparing to Korean Barbeque, their meats were not marinated into different sauces but they just add salt to taste. But you can savor the taste of fresh meat, the Brazilian Barbeque difference is their grilling style and food service.


  • Top sirloin
  • Baby Beef
  • Beef Rump
  • Chicken legs
  • Shrimps
  • Sausages
  • Maminha
  • Pork Belly

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Just when you think you had it all on your plate then here comes their serving of Brazilian barbeques. So what makes the experience different is that all meats are placed on long skewers placed on racks over the fire. Waiters carry the skewers table to table and serve the goodness to your plate for as many as you want. NOW THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS – no need to line on que, nor rush to cook or get the meat burned (if you do the grilling).

I loved their sausage! We were served with beef, pork belly, chicken, shrimps, and even grilled pineapple (my 1st time to try).

Food choices is great, service is great. There are actually so many choices that I can’t even finish them all!

beef rump
Beef Rump

Plus, their owner and chef is also friendly, you can easily approach him if you have queries.

Co-Owner, he is fondly called “Batista”

I’ve tried Toucan Brazilian BBQ Buffet with my daughter who were also fully satisfied.

Serious with Sausages!

My top 5 choices:

  • Sausage
  • Beef rump
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Macaroni salad
  • Grilled pineapple

These meals can do better:

  • Ham – it was too salty
  • Baked Mac- I loved a little bit saucy for my baked mac, theirs was quite dry

Toucan brazilian barbeque buffet restaurant

  • Only P699/person
  • 50% Off for kids 4ft below


Lunch: 10:30am to 2:00pm

Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:00pm


  • Festival Supermall, Unit 2205 Expansion Wing, Festival Supermall, Corporate Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • If your coming from Commerce Avenue of Festival Mall just like we did, you will find quite a hard time looking for the place. To find the expansion wing, look for S&R, then walk straight, look for the expansion wing. When you reach the garden of the expansion wing, head on to the escalator (You will see Tim Hortons), go straight and see Starbucks (Toucan Brazilian BBQ Buffet Restaurant is beside Starbucks)
  • The best way to get here is on the Civic Drive street, the one facing Asian Hospital, it was just infront.

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Disclaimer: Our meals are courtesy of Toucan Brazilian BBQ Buffet Restaurant. This article is written with all my own opinion, thoughts and insights.

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TheoBroma Cocoa Food Drink – Product Review

I can’t believe when my hubby handed me this bottle and said immediately “this is worth P500.” He even googled the price to confirm the price his friend told him. After getting the bottle from him, I checked the label for the ingredients (to justify the price). But the bottle clearly says it “Powdered Cacao Food Drink!.”

So what’s in the bottle?

Although mainly cultivated for food use, cacao also has medicinal uses. It is used to stimulate the nervous system, lower blood pressure, dilates the coronary arteries, and soothes and softens damaged skin. It is also used against anemia, angina, bruises, chapped skin and burns, diarrhea, and leprosy spots.- Wikepedia

TheoBroma cacao which happens to be also its brand name is a powdered bottled drink made mainly of theobroma cacao. It claims as a Superfood to treat all types of diseases. I checked the label it contains mainly cacao and other Vitamins such as Vitamin A and E and stevia as sweetener.

This is the reason why it claims to be a SUPERFOOD:

F2N MARKETING: THEOBROMA CACAO of THEOBROMA, BENEFITS AND INGREDIENTS. WHY THEOBROMA IS VERY EFFECTIVE? Did you know that CACAO has flavonoids? Flavonoids are antioxidants also found in tea, grapes and berries, and they improve health and even help prevent cancer as well as brain ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Raw Cacao, (nibs or powder) contain more flavonoids than refined milk chocolate, but among chocolate candy, the dark chocolate versions are the most flavonoid-rich. So better yet, try the best product with flavonoids! Our one and only Theobroma Super Food! 👉

▶Mood Improver
◀Natural aphrodisiac
▶Lower blood pressure
◀Prevents heart problems
◀Energy booster
▶Fights tooth decay
◀Cough suppressant
▶Prevents sunburn
◀Makes your skin glow
▶Get shiny hair and strong nails ▶Prevents cancer
▶Improves metabolism
▶Improves digestion and regulates bowel movement
▶Controls diabetic condition
▶Thins blood & Prevents blood clotting ▶Protects the liver and pancreas ▶Reduces the risk of Kidney problems ▶Reduces appetite & helps shed fat
▶Aids in body detoxification
▶Improves memory & prevents Alzheimer’s disease

👉THEOBROMA is made from the finest Cacao and other essential ingredients that promotes healthy nervous, musculoskeletal, integument, digestive, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, and immune system. It improves overall health by providing the body with all the necessary vitamins and minerals for better health. -From F2N Marketing.

SRP   P500/Bottle

TheoBroma Powdered Cocoa Food drink is bitter to the taste, so I added 1 teaspoon of sugar for me to be able to drink it. The taste is plainly cocoa, I cannot taste the Vitamins that has been added in there. I guess the powder it contains is just over 1 tablespoon of cocoa mix powder which when diluted with water makes up to a glass of cocoa food drink. Honestly, I became curious of cocoa even more since I’m residing in the South and access to raw cocoa is abundant. I even liked eating bitter cocoa chocolates.

Having discovered this cocoa drink which is quite expensive for me, I wanted to go back to Auspere Farm (hahaha!) and wanting to buy their uncooked bitter chocolates *made of pure theobroma cacao*.  I have seen it in  their store, there are uncooked cocoas and also cocoa cookies. I think I prefer to take my Superfood cocoa this way – as a bitter chocolate pill. I also became curious of  cacao’s medicinal properties.

Auspere Farms cocoa biscuits
Raw cacao
Raw Cacao beans

Truly, our nature is gifted with plants, and trees which helps nourish our bodies. Who could imagine that a simple cacao aside from being made into a happy food *chocolates! can also be a source of healing with all its medicinal properties.

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The Garage at City of Dreams Manila

Meeting at City of Dreams with business partners, friends and family is our regular habit. We usually hang out at Starbucks, or at Casino to play. I’m glad that now City of Dreams has The Garage, perfect for hang-out and family meet-ups.

The Garage is a VR (Virtual Reality) Zone and Food Park that enable guests to delve into immersive Virtual Reality games experience while enjoying the casual dining experience. Though, I haven’t yet tried the VR Games but will soon try it out with my fambam.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can see and what to eat at The Garage City Of Dreams.


The Garage’s VR Zone features a new generation entertainment facility that uses top of the class VR Technology. It is meant for the strong-willed and wanted to experience the extra-ordinary thrill and adrenaline experience.

Tickets are available on site. Single player ticket price is available at P450 nett; while packages are available for those playing in groups or pairs: P800 nett for two persons playing Ski Rodeo; P1, 200 per person for three activities; and P1, 600 nett for a group of four persons playing Hospital Escape Terror or Mario Kart GP VR.


Hospital Escape Terror – This immersive horror room game is open to thrill-seekers ages 13 years old and above. Hospital Escape Terror’s players have the goal to escape and survive altogether the dark, cursed, and abandoned hospital within nine minutes while being restrained on a wheelchair.

Hospital Escape Terror
Hospital Escape Terror
Immersive Horror Room
Immersive Horror Room


Conan trying out the VR machine

  • Sunday – Thursday : 12PM – 1PM
  • Friday – Saturday : 12PM – 12AM
  • Food & beverage outlets (except The Roaster)
  • Sunday – Thursday : 11AM – 11pm
  • Friday – Saturday : 10AM – 12AM


Serving yummy sausages from Pink’s!
FARMACY Ice cream & Soda Fountain
pizza pasta
Pizza Pasta by Pizza Grigliata Manila

Bucket N Basket
Enjoy a beer at Bucket N Basket

Bucket N Basket

Bucket N Basket Menu

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
the roaster
We enjoyed brewed coffee at The Roaster

The Chip Shoppe
The Chip Shoppe
The Chip Shoppe
The Chip Shoppe Menu

Chocol8 features handcrafted chocolates in a number of shapes and forms, and are enhanced with special ingredients such as fruits, nuts, and spices. Yummy chocolate pieces which you can buy per 100 grams.

With spacious dining and areas for coffee, beer or just hanging out.






They also have live performances from time to time.

We have tried coffee from The Roasters and some Japanese food.

the roasters
Coffee Mocha at The Roaster
Japanese food
We tried this chicken bento at Katsu Sora. A food truck specializing in Japanese cuisine.

Highly recommended if you just want to lazy around, and grab some snacks with the whole family. City of Dreams is not just for playing Casino, just wander around and you’ll see child-friendly places like The Garage and Dreamplay. A very  IG-worthy place to hang around without breaking your budget.  Your kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy!



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A brew to remember at Leonarda’s Brew

You entered a place and find yourself in a different setting as if chance has transported you to a different time and place. Oooppss, this is not an intro to a novel, ha! ha! that is what I exactly felt while I was at Leonarda’s Brew.


Leonarda’s Brew

  • Sta Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Pasong Langka, Silang Cavite.
  • 0905 453 7313


After our day tour at Yoki’s Farm ,  I craved for some coffee and dessert, and as agreed by my hubby, we decided to head to Leonarda’s Brew. It was a 30-minute drive from Mendez, Cavite going to Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Having tried a lot of coffee shops lately, I was also wondering what’s with Leonarda’s Brew for us to visit. The cafe was quite far from where we are heading home – General Trias City. But we still pushed with the agenda.

Looking for Leonarda’s Brew via google maps led us to the wrong place – so we followed what the owner told us to just traverse the highway (it is just beside Angelfield’s Sanctuary and Rekados). You may contact Ms. Aileen at the number posted at the page and for sure she will attend to your queries. So finally, we found Leonarda’s Brew.


Leonarda’s Brew is a bohemian-themed cafe, where every corner of the shop is 100% Instagrammable. I tell you, it was an odd feeling for me since after seeing thousands of antique cups and saucers sitting in the museum (practically sitting at the shelves for viewing only) at Yoki’s Farm ,  I felt like the old and time past, the classic feeling came alive! I was transported from old and antique, to finally seeing the vintage, bohemian pieces new, real, clean and I’m using a classically styled coffee cup! What a delightful feeling and weird too!

Leonarda’s Brew boasts of its classic style of brewing coffee which is called “syphon coffee”, it uses a 18th Century old mechanism (which is being used in Germany) to brew coffee right at your own table. It was used to bring out the best coffee taste, separating the acidic taste from the beans. Siphon or syphon is a tube used to convey liquid upwards from a reservoir and then down to a lower level of its own accord. Once the liquid has been forced into the tube, typically by suction or immersion, flow continues unaided.


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Come and taste a slice of Paradise with Leonara’s Buco Creampie and Mango Mantecado  a slice of buco creampie costs P90, and you can take home a box for pasalubong for only P450.
Mango Mantecado
Their Mango Mantecado is not just your ordinary mango and graham shake, it is so creamy that my son even mistaken it as an ice cream, he loved it! Priced at P180/glass
Siphon or Syphon coffee with buco creampie. Syphon coffee P250 good for 2 to 3 persons



They also have pasalubong center!

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bohemian cafe
This stereo is working!


bohemian cafe
I love the designs of the cups and saucers!
bohemian cafe
My favorite pieces of art
bohemian cafe
I feel at home, I have a square design like these ones too!


We were assisted by Gerlie, find her here at Leonarda’s Brew

my bag


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I think it is the best time to visit the place at around 10am and in the afternoon at 4pm onwards, the scorching heat is radiating inside the cafe. So if ever you happen to be there around 12nn-2pm better positioned yourself near the aircon. Ms. Gerlie said (staff), there are already plans for adding additional aircon unit to cool the place at noontime. We also wanted to visit again to see Leonarda’s Brew Cafe at night (with the lights on), I wonder what’s the view.


Leonarda’s Brew

  • Sta Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Pasong Langka, Silang Cavite.
  • 0905 453 7313
  • Like their facebook page at Leonarda’s Brew
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P.S. Daddy & Kid friendly tested! 

dS Cafe – Your healthier choice!

If you love coffee like me, you can notice an emerging of coffee and cafe businesses. Usually, you can see improvement in the “cafe” designs turning them into lovely, Instagrammable, and make you feel “instantly at home.” But this cafe in Gateway Cubao is a simple, small cafe but has rich, tempting food you’ll surely love especially for health buff like me.

As I told you on my latest blog, I had been to Diana Stalder’s Beauty-Biz Momma launching, we also had the experience to try their coffee and food at dS Cafe. And so I loved their food, I feel I should share to you my experience at dS Cafe.


dS Cafe is a health and beauty hub offering healthier alternative meals, snacks, and beverages suited for weight and waist watchers. It also features Canada’s top weight loss products and program, “Ideal Protein”, a medically designed protocol that provides a variety of instant, easy to prepare and ready to serve products, skillfully developed to exacting flavor and texture, using only the highest quality protein products. –


Ms. Dina, President & CEO of Diana Stalder Dermaline Inc. also shared her advocacy of coaching mommies on how to have a fit and healthy lifestyle. She even told us that she offers free coaching seminars on how to lose weight fast just by modifying how we eat food and selecting proper foods to eat. This advocacy is being shared in dS Cafe thus you can try a sample of their organic products. Personally, I enjoyed each and every bit of the food served.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad

Hawaiian Chicken Salad

Tuna Sandwich – Wheat bread, Mayo mustard, Tuna, Cheese with lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber
Be surprised and try it for yourself, this is a crunchy, fried organic okra. Freeze dried and fried, a different palate experience eating this one.
Who loves cookies? These are cookies with marshmallow and chocolate chips
mixed nuts and oats
mixed nuts and oats
Brewed coffee and stevia sweetener
desserts, juices
a shelf full of an organic and yummy treat!
Munch on these alternative healthy options
More choices here
crispy vegetables
crispy vegetables



Ideal Protein Diet is a program tailored fit to one’s specific weight issues. Whether you want to remove those excess pounds to bring back those sexy curves or to address the health risk of being overweight. Ideal Protein Diet can safely Burn off your Body Fat but retain your lean muscle tissue. It is the only Weight Loss Method that has 4 Phase Protocol that is based on Science. A medically developed method that has a Beginning a Middle and an End, targeting on the dieter’s main weight concern. Upon beginning, until the end of your program, you will have your personal weight loss coach to help you achieve your ideal weight and to support you in your battle of keeping it off.

For more information on Ideal Protein Diet, check it out here Ideal Protein Diet and ideal protein diet


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  • Telephone No.: (02) 351-0299
  • Mobile No.: (+63)917-6218468
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  • DIANA STALDER MEGAMALL Branch – 5th Floor, SM Megamall EDSA 
  • Mobile No.: (63)925-3006395
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