Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cassava Cake Recipe

Cassava or Kamoteng kahoy is one of the cheapest thing you get in the Philippines. And most of the time you can see it in cake form already. Cassava cake is a classic Filipino dessert that I truly love and why not its sweet, cheesy and soft - who would not fall in love with this little filling dessert?!

I have been using this recipe for years for family consumption and for my some homemade goodies business.

I love it hot with a lot of cheese on top.


1 kilo of grated cassava
2 cans coconut milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp. vanila
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup grated cheese
2 pcs egg
a pinch of salt

1 or 2 bottle of macapuno
1 can coconut cream
1 can condensed milk
2 tbsp. flour
grated cheese (optional)


1. Pre-heat you oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a big container and mix thoroughly.Set aside.

3. Grease the baking tray using a butter then pour in the batter.

4. Bake the batter for 15 minutes then do the toothpick test. Insert the toothpick at the center of the cake once the toothpick is clean when taken out it's done.

5. For the toppings, dissolved flour in the condensed milk in a pot then add coconut milk/cream.

6. Once the cake is cooked. Take it out from the oven and top with macapuno and the milk and coconut milk mixture.

7. Baked for another 20 minutes or until top turns golden brown.

8. Garnish with cheese on top and serve.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dinner @ Rosa Mexicano

I'm so in love with Mexican food from tacos, tortilla chips,burritos, Enchiladas, flautas, salsa and off course guacamole - nothing beats a freshly made guacamole. As a matter of fact most of the Mexican dining offers an on the spot making of guacamole which includes Rosa Mexicano.

We wore strolling around the Mirdif City Center when we decided to have a light and early dinner in Rosa Mexicano. The place is huge and very lovely with perfect lightning effects.

And look at the backdrop behind me..isn't beautiful??!! When I saw this I immediately ask the waitstaff to have a table in this area. It so lovely!!!I can't get enough of this hahahha

Just like the other mexican diners the house specialty is guacamole. But since it's just the two of us we skip this and have Tres sampler instead it consist of empanada, flautas and chicken wings with 3 different dips. And ohhh how I love the mango salsa!!

For the main course hubby had Mix (beef, chicken,shrimp) Fajitas.

A pitcher of Iced tea for us

Before they serve our orders on the house chips with salsa came.

What i love in mexican food is aside from eating you need to assemble what you will eat.
busy making my fajita

Even though we didn't ordered for a fresh guacamole I have a shot of the guy making it on the spot.

I promise I will try this soon!!

Rosa Mexicano's food is sooooo good with fresh ingredients and huge servings. Plus a beautiful place to dine.

Before going out of the place and to feel the mexican theme. This is a MUST!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ferrari World

Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The central park is situated under a 200,000 m² roof making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. It is situated beside the F1 circuit at Yas Island. The theme park can be easily identified from the main road due to it's red roof with a big Ferrari logo.

We went to Ferrari World right after our check out in Centro Hotel around 12 noon. It was Saturday so the park is not crowded .


When I saw this structure only one word came out from my mouth: "WOW!!!" I just can't imagine how may bars of steels are used to built the park.

The General Admission  fee is 240AED and since I have Entertainer book I got the pass for buy 1 take 1.

After taking our ticket we headed straight to different attractions.

First Stop: Junior Training Camp. My hubby's child at heart came out here and guess what I have waited for him for almost 30 mins coz his still enjoying his game.

The Racing Legend
A journey showcasing significant moments in Ferrari racing history.
A museum of Ferrari from past to present were displayed and there is also a ride just like the Small World of Disneyland showing the history of Ferrari.

Viaggio in Italia
Virtually soar into the heart of Ferrari’s homeland! As your seat rises  into the giant dome projection
fly high over the Italian mountains and villages, through the cities, forests, and vineyards on this epic journey through Italy!
Formula Rossa
It is currently the world's fastest roller coaster, reaching a top speed of 240 km/h.

We took a little tour around the miniature of Italy on a white Ferari car

While heading to "RED" looks who we bump in. Looks like he gonna squeeze me hahahha!!!

RED: A Theatrical Spectacular of Speed and Passion
is a 25-minute live show that pays tribute to the passion of Enzo Ferrari with shadow play, pas de deux performances, scarf dances, choreographed trampoline displays, juggling acts, German wheel sets, stunt skating and racing antics.

After the show we headed to Fiorano GT Challenge. Another roller coaster ride but with milder speed than Formula one.
We want to do it for the second time around but the queue was too long already :(

Me having the eye protector
After the ride, my hubby can't resist to take some balls. And good thing at least we got a stress ball hahahha!!
 Car display everywhere

Ferrari experience is one of the getaway we will look forward to do again. It is fun and brings out the thrill and excitement  every child at heart is always looking for.

Check out Ferrari website for updates:
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the world's largest indoor theme park. It is situated beside the F1 circuit at Yas Island. The theme park can be easily identified from the main road due to it's red roof with a big Ferrari logo. Regular entrance fee is 225AED. - See more at:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Super Fun experience @ Yas Waterpark

Finally, after the longgggg planning of visiting the Yas waterworld- this is it!!! We went there in the middle of the season - the sun just started to give the right heat in our body - just so perfect!!

Yas Waterworld is a theme park based on an Arabic folklore "The Legend of the Lost Pearl". The exciting rides and slides depict the adventure of Dana on her journey to find the lost  pearl It is the home of of the first 360 degree looping waterslide in the UAE and the world's first Hydromagnetic-powered waterslide. Since it opened last 2013 of January many of guests can't get enough of this thrill and exciting experience.

It was Saturday noon and the queue is not that bad at all. We had paid for the entrance fee and for the locker and we also loaded some amount in our waterproof wristband for easy payment inside the waterpark.

Yas Waterworld's lobby  is where the changing room, locker and souvenir shops are located. It's like an old arabic market place where people gather.

Qaryat Al Jewana Souk

waterproof wristband

Since we arrived noon, we decided to take our lunch at Dana's Diner first and good thing the queue is not that busy. I had hotdog sandwich and Beef Burger for Albert. The price range from 45 to 60 dirhams. By the way, I was pretty surprised that the serving is huge and sooo good. 

The food outlet has an indoor seating in Souk AL Jewana and outdoor seating with a good view of the surf rides

After a good meal and good chat with friends -our fun begun!!

The waterpark rides are classified into four categories: Adrenaline Rush rides have the highest thrill level, made especially for the fearless! For those who want to scare themselves a little, there are Exciting Adventure rides. For medium thrill level, there are Moving and Grooving rides where you can have fun without screaming at the top of your lungs! Lastly, the Young Fun rides are for the little ones and for the kids at heart.

My man first tried the RUSH RIDER and he enjoyed it a lot.

And since I don't want to try it I just took a picture with this fake wave hehehe

strolling around with the kids
The first ride I tried was the Bandit Bomber - the longest suspended rollercoaster for 550 metres with onboard special water and laser effect. But unfortunately, we don't have picture here :( But were laughing out loud when we saw the pictures captured by the theme park.

And this is what ladies enjoyed most!! YADI YAS it's not a lazy river, it's more like an action-packed wadi ride.

Marah Fortress
A super fun way to going back to our childhood just like the times we play in the rain

Hubby and I after trying the Serpent Spin. Not scary as it looks like.

Friends @ Jebel Drop
Pearl divers there are also seats where guest can watch them

After a tiring and fun day we still ended up having smile on our face. This is truly a wonderful experience.

Thumbs up for Yas Waterworld for the amazing theme park with world class amenities.

Check out here for Yas Waterworld updates and prmotions!