Hey, Moms and Dads! Did you know that baby’s skin is 20-30% thinner compared to adult skin? This means baby’s skin allows more substances through and it is not yet an efficient barrier to infections.

Knowing these, of course you’d want to use products on your baby that are:
Free from synthetic chemicals
Less likely to cause irritation because they are free from common allergens
Generally gentler and safer than products with artificial ingredients


my Baby James at 4 months old
Let me share with you some products that I trust would take care of my son’s skin. James is a special child who is non-verbal and can’t tell me directly when he feels any discomfort. So, I make it a point to ensure that whatever we feed him or apply on his body would not cause him any irritation. 

Last year, I discovered Belo Baby and gave its products a try because it guarantees moms that the products only use 100% certified natural ingredients and 0% harmful chemicals

Belo Baby bath and body line prices:
Face and Body Lotion (P224.75), Bar Soap (P79.75), and Hair and Body Wash (P219.75)
In a nutshell, the natural ingredients of Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, Belo Baby Bar Soap, and Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion include a known superfood for the skin; naturally heal common skin conditions of babies like eczema and rash; have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; strengthen and moisturize skin; have a natural emollient for softening skin; and lock in moisture into the skin.

Please read in detail the benefits of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Sweet Almond Oil in my previous Belo Baby blog post, here: http://mommywrites.blogspot.com/2016/05/belo-baby-product-line-meticulously.html 

my son loves it when we use Belo Baby lotion after a bath
It is also important to note that Belo Baby products DO NOT contain chemicals like sulfates that strip the skin of its natural oils, as well as synthetic preservatives such as parabens, Tetrasodium EDTA, or phthalates that break down the skin’s protective barriers.

Thus, I am assured that every time I use Belo Baby on my son, I know that I am using products that have been “crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms.” Although my son couldn’t speak, he can definitely express joy with his eyes and his beautiful smile. I love how his lips would turn up when he sees things that make him happy, Belo Baby products included ☺.

the original Belo Baby - Scarlet Snow Belo
For a year now, Belo Baby has been delighting moms and babies alike for making bath time a great bonding activity and we would like you and your baby to experience that, too! So, to celebrate Belo Baby’s 1st Birthday, we are giving away three (3) Belo Baby gift packs! Please join using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Giveaway is open to Philippine residents and ends at 11:59PM of March 23, 2017. Winners will be determined via digital raffle, announced on March 24, and will be sent emails to get their mailing addresses. Start earning entries, today! ☺ 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
For more information and to get updated about other promos, log on to belobaby.ph and like/follow @belobabylove on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I appreciate the different kinds of food that originate from various countries especially the ones found in Asia. The same way with Filipinos dishes, other Asian cuisines are prepared with a touch of culture and a distinct taste from each region. 

A Taste of Vietnam
fresh spring rolls
This March, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila takes diners to a figurative journey to Vietnam as three guest chefs take over the show kitchen of Cafe 8 to prepare a delicious array of entrees and desserts that represent their country's unique and diverse flavors.

Vietnamese chefs
Chicken Salad with Cabbage
Meet Chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. They are the faces behind the spread of specialities that will take diners' taste buds on a culinary experience that explores the healthy flavors of Vietnamese cuisine without needing a passport and leaving Metro Manila!

preparing pho
delicious and heart-warming Vietnamese noodle soup
Featured in the selection of "A Taste of Vietnam" are world-renowned dishes such as Fried Tofu, Fresh Spring Rolls, Vietnamese Pho, Crab Noodle Soup, and more. 

ceremonial cutting of the banh mi
one of the lip-smacking desserts
Apart from the delicious dishes, I was able to try, for the first time, drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee that has condensed milk at the bottom. Loved it because it doesn't require additional creamer and sugar anymore!

Vietnamese coffee goes well with dessert!
foodies at Crimson Hotel
photo credit: Marlon Aldenese
Do drop by Crimson Hotel until March 18, 2017 and enjoy lunch buffet at P1,235++ or dinner at P1410++, inclusive of free flowing beverages such as wine, beer, juices, and sodas. For booking or more information, please visit www.crimsonhotel.com/manila or call (02) 836.2222.  

In our house, there is one footwear brand that every member of the family owns. Converse is, after all, fit to be worn by anyone because the shoes complement numerous outfits. I actually don't know anymore how many pairs of Converse sneakers are shared between my husband and three of our boys (they all have the same shoe sizes); I just know they all love wearing them.

me and hubby wearing Chuck Taylors
Me? I also wear Converse often because they're easy to mix and match with pants, shorts, and skirts. It's hard to choose a top favorite though because each work well with specific clothes for different occasions. 

celebrities wearing Chucks in movies
photo credit: www.chuckconnection.com
The same with ordinary people like us, a lot of celebrities are often seen wearing Converse sneakers. In fact, the most iconic design, created by Chuck Taylor, has been spotted in movies worn by big stars such as Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Daniel Radcliff in the Harry Potter movies, and many, many more.

a cool getup needs cool shoes!
Thus, it was not surprising to find out that Converse Philippines partnered with Inquirer Lifestyle in presenting the Face-Off OOTD Fashion Show recently held in Shangri-La Mall. There, audiences got to appreciate various creations by talented Filipino designers. Part of the show, of course, featured outfits that go well with Chucks. 

Julie Ann San Jose and Benjamin Alves with their cute Converse trophies
 (as Female and Male All Star winners) awarded by
Converse PH CEO Margarita Go (wearing white)
Gracing the event were stars Julie Anne San Jose and Benjamin Alves as well as the ever-bubbly Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Miss Universe Philippines bet, Maxine Medina.

Maxine Medina and Tessa Valdes on the runway
What I love about the idea of featuring Converse Chucks on the runway is the universal thought of wanting to look good while clad in something you enjoy wearing. I could definitely say that about all my Chucks :)

how to wear Converse Chucks? with confidence!
Got some OOTDs wearing Converse Chuck Taylors? Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #ForeverChuck!


The Nat Geo Run 2015 will remain one of my favorite races because it was there where I ran my very first 10k. You can read more of that story, here: http://mommywrites.blogspot.com/2015/04/national-geographic-holds-successful.html

my son and I in last year's Nat Geo Run
Now, two years later, National Geographic's Earth Day Run 2017 would help me mark another milestone as I prepare to join the 21k category for the first time -- right after running my first 16k last month, whew! I guess that's what happens when one becomes a runner; you continue to level up and celebrate how far you've come in your fitness journey! :)

This coming April 23, Earth Day Run 2017 will once more continue to raise people's consciousness about environmental issues as well as health and fitness in partnership with Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). On its 8th year, Earth Day Run maintains the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting thousands of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment.

Nat Geo Run 2017 poster
Apart from Manila, the event will likewise be held simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taichung to replicate the initiative adopted last year, which effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

Hoping to mobilize all Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year's race welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. They will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim loot bags and finisher shirts at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

Nat Geo Run 2017 Singlets and Sizes
blue for 5k and 10k, black for 21k and 42k
All participants are also invited to visit the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village to learn about what the event has accomplished over the years, including environmental and social initiatives that has benefited with the help of registered runners. Personally, I am interested to learn how runners' participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how our actions as individuals can affect the environment.

To be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, participants of all ages can join 5k, 10k, 21k, and 42k categories. Whether a newbie runner or a serious marathoner, everyone can be an Eco Warrior for Mother Earth

Nat Geo Run 2017 Registration Fees
This year, Earth Day Run 2017 will also be sporting new features such as LED shoelaces for all distance categories to serve as a badge of pride and as a safety accessory when running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be awarded to costumed runners who showcase their creativity in coming up with an ensemble made from recycled materials. Lastly, to make each Eco Warrior's voice heard in this run for the Earth, there will be advocacy banners hanging above the finish line that runners can grab as they cross. These will serve as a shoutout for the environment, can be kept as a souvenir, and used for post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the Earth. 

Last year's Earth Day Run benefited causes such as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or "Gift of Life" village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef and Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. 
Nat Geo Run 2017 Finisher Medals
"Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We're also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run," said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

"We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment, but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth," concluded Espedido.

Nat Geo Run 2017 Finisher Shirts
To celebrate the eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features, NatGeo requests Eco Warriors to please use the hashtag #8withEDR when posting on social media. Register until April 16, 2017 at natgeoearthdayrun.com now! 

The title of this post is not misleading; I am just stating a fact. People with active lifestyles are, after all, always ready to go on adventures and need tough gear that can withstand rough handling and inclement weather.

true to individual preferences, hubby gravitated towards the manly-looking bags
while I went for the display with colorful ones :)
URGe, which stands for Urban Rugged Gear, is a shop that would delight the mobile urban warrior because it carries the latest products and accessories from premium active lifestyle brands that are well known around the world. 

URGe's newly-opened Greenbelt 1 branch
If you want to be sure that you're buying genuine items, know that URGe is an official distributor of Otterbox, Goal Zero, YurBuds, LifeProof, GoPro, LeefiBridge,  and B&O Play. Likewise, please take note that it is also the ONLY distributor of Mission Workshop, WaterShot, Ethnotek, and Drifter in the Philippines.

URGe founders Anthony Kierulf, Jay Tengco, 
Jaycee Dee, and Joanne Tengco
Jay Tengo, president of Tenkiebox, assures that URGe carries innovative products, backed by the latest technology and world-class standards, that are "designed to take your active lifestyle to greater heights." For sure, anybody who likes doing outdoor activities would definitely appreciate finding innovation, style, and convenience in just one destination.

URGe's friendly staff at the Greenbelt 1 branch
According to Tengco, whether you are someone who has a demanding job that takes you out of the of the comforts of your office, a road warrior always out working on the field, or a weekend wanderer in search of a new adventure, "URGe has the perfect products that [will] best suit and protect your precious gadgets."

Otter Box display
Here are some of the products you can find at the store:
  • innovative protective solutions from Otterbox for leading global wireless carriers and distributors
  • portable solar power systems from Goal Zero the can power a wide range of USB, AC, and DC devices anytime and anywhere
  • world-class products from B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Group designed to make audio listening a blast every single time
  • earphones from YurBuds, made from high-grade and flexible silicone, that are ergonomically designed to be used for hours and are guaranteed never to fall out even under rigorous physical activity
  • sleek, elegant, and reliable products from LifeProof to ensure that you get the freedom to enjoy doing what you love whenever and wherever
  • action cameras from GoPro that are user-friendly, waterproof, and durable to capture life's awesome experiences for all those adrenaline-filled adventures 
  • durable storage products from LeefiBridge available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod so you can say goodbye to deleting files and running out of phone memory
Mission Workshop bags
As to brands exclusively available at URGe:
  • Mission Workshop bags and accessories,  crafted from the finest technical and industrial materials in the United States, offers a vast selection of bags that are both stylish and functional
  • WaterShot turns your regular phone into a professional diver's camera in a snap
  • Ethnotek laptop and travel bags, made of handmade textiles from artisan villages in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam, fuses quality, style, and cultural diversity. The stylish and durable products help sustain employment and ensure that the art of hand printing, weaving, and embroidery remain for years to come.
  • Drifter Sport and Travel Bags, Inc. began as a parachute rigging business but has now become a brand known for sturdy, durable, and lightweight bags made of the highest quality materials.
Ethnotek keeps culture alive!
"Stylish, durable, and convenient to use -- that is the URGe guarantee. Whenever you purchase a product from us, you know that you are getting the best!" pronounces Tengco who encourages active individuals to "let URGe be your adventure buddy as you pursue your passions and quench your thirst for adventure without any worries."

visit URGe and find the adventure buddies you need!
URGe is located at 2/F Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center Makati City and 2/F Theater Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center. For more details, please visit www.urge.ph.

* photos without watermark courtesy of First Tier Brands

I love learning stories about how things came to be and was fascinated about the background of Annam Noodle Bar, a Vietnamese restaurant that recently opened in Resorts World Manila. During the pre-opening lunch for members of the media, I found out that Namnam Noodle Bar (the establishment's name in Singapore and Indonesia) was founded by director and owner Chef Nam

foodies at Annam Resorts World Manila
Although he was born in Saigon, Nam (at age seven) and his family had to flee to Denmark in 1979 when their country fell to the communists. As he grew up, his parents made efforts to ensure their son kept his connection with Vietnamese traditions and culture.

Instilled with Vietnamese pride, Nam worked in various award-winning restaurants and hotels around the world such as the One Michelin Star Le Canard Oslo and the prestigious Sukhothai Bangkok where he became executive chef.

Annam's Resorts World Manila branch
In 2012, after five years of careful planning and strategizing, Chef Nam's first casual quick-service noodle bar opened in Raffles City Shopping Centre. Now, his tasteful dishes are also made available in the Philippines via Annam Noodle Bar.

Following the successful debut of Annam's first branch in Eastwood City last July 2016, diners who live in and near Pasay City are also set to be transported to the vibrant cities of Saigon with a revamped menu that includes new rice dishes especially created for the Filipino palate.

Annam's rice meals are priced at P320 and up
The new plates include Crispy Fried Pork Chop with classic Vietnamese steamed egg meatloaf; Twice Cooked Australian Beef Brisket with Imperial Roll; Fried Fish Fillet in Tomato-Turmeric Sauce with Prawn Sugarcane; and Sauteed Pork Belly with Prawns and Fried Egg.

Additionally, Annam has introduced a unique Vietnamese classic called Shaking Beef in Pepper Hoisin Sauce (or bo luc lac) served with thick cut fries due to its influences from the French colonial period.

Pho Australian Beef Steak Slices (loved it!)
Annam's noodle bowls are priced at P290 and up 
If you're already a fan of Annam's noodles, try the new Soy Braised Chicken Noodle with Crispy Wonton and Mekong Prawn Roll; and Bun Chai Hanoi. This is a dish made of grilled marinated pork patty and pork belly with a side of crispy Mekong prawn roll.

As to the famous banh mi, which are French-inspired Viet stuffed baguettes, Annam has three new flavors: Twice Cooked Australian Beef Brisket, Crispy Fried Turmeric Chicken, and Smoked Salmon with Tofu and Cream Cheese. All these are topped with traditional Vietnamese pickles, chicken pate, and fresh herbs. They are great to pair with the signature Vietnamese coffee made from premium robusta coffee beans.

Annam's choices of banh mi are priced at P230 and up
For appetizers and side dishes, diners can choose from a selection that includes a refreshing Pomelo Salad with Prawns, Chicken and Assorted Crackers; Crispy Chicken Bites with Sriracha Mayonnaise; Banh Bao Buns (steamed buns stuffed with caramelised pork belly, egg, cucumber, and scallion); and Caramelised Crispy Chicken Wings.

Of course, what's a good meal without thirst-quenching beverages? Some of the interesting combination of tropical fruit flavors in sparkling juices are Mango-Pineapple, Passion Fruit-Soursop; and Lime-Lychee. If you're looking for some caffeine boost, go for the Salted Caramel Banana Iced Coffee or the Pandan Red Bean Iced Milk Tea instead.

lots of beverage choices starting at P120 and up
Available on weekdays are ultimate dining deals with breakfast sets that are available all day, with new dishes inspired by Filipino favorites made with a twist. Options include Crispy Spam, Caramelised Pork Belly with Fried Egg, Corned Beef with Twice Cooked Beef Brisket and Fried Egg, and Caramelised Pork Belly Omelette, all topped on a crispy fried coconut rice croquette served on a hot plate. For P250, the breakfast set comes with a choice of Viet coffee, lotus tea, or tsokolate.

The weekday Value Lunch Set, priced at P350, includes Fresh Southern Rolls (prawn with pork and vegetarian), a choice of Chicken or Beef Slice Pho, and a drink. For an afternoon break, the Viet CaPhe Teatime Set includes a drink with an option of any banh mi (P200); Fried Wings with Thick Cut Fries (P200); or a dessert (P180).

Trio of Crispy Netted Rolls (P200) made of jackfruit, sweet potato,
and cassava with coconut sauce for dipping
Also offered are buddy dinner set meals available from 6 to 9 PM on weekdays. Order the Pho-nomenal Buddy Meal (P999) with a choice of two appetizers, choice of two pho noodles, and two drinks; or the Pho-filling Banh-dle Meal (P899) with two appetizers and drinks with an option of a pho noodle and banh mi.

Known as NamNam Noodle Bar in Singapore, the concept now has four outlets in the island-state, four other locations in Jakarta, Indonesia, and now two in the Philippines. For more information, please visit www.namnamnoodlebar.com.

Design vs. functionality -- for many users, this is usually the case when choosing a new personal device. However, an impressive aesthetic feature most often doesn't translate to a gadget's power and performance. This dilemma prompted HP to reinvent the personal laptop experience to come up with user experience without compromise; an innovation that promises versatility by tastefully merging existing stylish designs and unmatched performance; and to provide a smarter, finer edge suited for discriminating users. 

(from left) Kris Seville and Mr. Viswanath of HP; Mr. Cobonpue;
a student from College of Saint Benilde; and Ms. Prieto-Valdes 
Recently, HP Philippines unveiled the HP Spectre x360, its latest hybrid innovation in a event hosted by the ever lovely Tessa Prieto-Valdes. Dubbed A Finer Edge, the launch was held at the Century Mall Events Center in Makati City to celebrate the union between artisanal craftsmanship and functional ingenuity. 

Apart from the exclusive preview of the premium laptop, guests were able to admire versatile art pieces from the Benildean Industrial Designers Organization (BInD) as well as listen to renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue talk about his design processes. As a fan of his magnificent pieces, I appreciated the snippets he shared of his work, many of which highlighted Filipino artistry and creativity to various design expos all over the world.

impressive creation by BInD students
Pallasena Viswanath, HP Philippines, Inc. managing director described the new HP Spectre x360 as a device that can either be used as a laptop or a tablet. "It provides exceptional performance and design to complement the dynamic lifestyles of our tastemakers. But more than the aesthetic flexibility and the exquisite craftsmanship, it also gives users a finer edge, as the HP x360 makes their experience more meaningful beyond functionalities."

Having seen the gadget up close, I'd say the laptop slash tablet is definitely elegant and eye-catching, thanks to cutting-edge engineering that puts a premium to everyday digital experience. The HP Spectre x360 transforms into four different angles to accommodate the varying needs of its users: as a laptop for industry-level work performance and a tablet for people on-the-go as well as on stand and tent modes for those who enjoy movies and music.   

BInD students with their program consultant, Kenneth Cobonpue
To further put mobility at ease, the new unit sports a hidden piston hinge mechanism to make way for a 10.4mm and 2.45lbs featherweight, seamless design feature. It retains its predecessor's distinct lux copper metal accent and two-tone gray carbon fiber and aluminum top finish.

Users will likewise get the most out of every frame and every pixel with the 13-inch, edge-to-edge, durable, and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and vibrant full-HD display to ensure crisp pictures and ultra-wide viewing angles that cover all details. Bringing to life entertainment with outstanding quality and a more dynamic sound is a pair of Bang & Olufsen HP speakers, amplified by HP Audio Boost.

the many angles of the impressive HP Spectre x360
Despite its compact frame, the HP Spectre x360 can run up to 9 hours of battery life with its hybrid polymer batter system while the hyberbaric cooling technology by Intel also guarantees optimum usage, drawing cool air inside towards the processor. Its backlit keyboard and track pad likewise makes this laptop very user-friendly. To deliver an impressively-smooth performance, the Spectre x360 has full Intel Core i5 or i7 power supply and Windows 10 operating system.

With design and technology taken to a whole new level, the HP x360 can definitely equip users with a smarter, finer edge. It's price tag starts at SRP P75,990.


Filipinos have loved Chinese cuisine for a long time and yet, new gastronomic experiences continue to surprise us as more players in the restaurant industry arrive on our shores, offering the latest unique and delightful dishes that are truly crave-worthy!

Signature Original Xiao Long Bao
(P188 / 6 pcs and P298 / 10 pcs)
I had the pleasure of dining recently at the newly-opened Paradise Dynasty in S Maison at Conrad Manila. There, I got to appreciate the finer points of Chinese culture from the establishment's rich array of culinary delights. 

ready to savor Paradise Dynasty's flavorful dishes
Paradise Dynasty, a concept that originated from Singapore, offers a gourmet menu that allows diners to savor exquisite flavors and experience first hand their refreshing take on Chinese delicacies. For instance, it is the ONLY place in the world where you can find the Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, a set of 8 colorful xiao long bao each infused with a distinct flavor. 

Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (P388 / 8 pcs)
When you order a set, ensure that you'll get to enjoy everything and get optimum taste by starting with the 1) original flavor then going through the following in sequence: 2) ginseng (green), 3) foie grass (light brown), 4) truffle (black), 5) cheese (yellow), 6) crab roe (orange), 7) garlic (gray), and Szechuan (red). Worry not, the colors are made using natural pigments extracted from plants.

Radish Pastry (P138 / 3pcs)
Apart from the flavorful xiao long bao, I tried other dishes and EVERYTHING tasted good! If you're dropping by for a light snack, make sure you order the Radish Pastry. I actually didn't know what to expect since radish is a vegetable, right? But, surprisingly, what they did to make it complement the flaky pastry is very impressive. I loved it and will be coming back for more next time! 

Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates (P230)
Another interesting appetizer (or light dessert) is the Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates. It's sweet but not overpoweringly so. I think those with a sweet tooth would like this for its unique flavors. It's like the Filipino bilo-bilo without the creamy soup and with a different fruity flavor instead of langka.

Steamed Egg White with Fish and Conpoy (P320)
Moving on the heavier dishes, I found the Steamed Egg White with Fish and Conpoy (dried scallops) quite satisfying. Don't mistake it for a rice meal though because it's not. It's protein rather than carbo-packed and is already good to be eaten on its own.

Crispy Chicken (P298)
If you prefer something else that would go well with rice, order the Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken (don't worry, the chicken is only mildly hot as long as you don't pick the chilies surrounding them) and the Stir Fried Beef with Kai Lan or Scallion. Both meat dishes would definitely appeal to the Filipino palate.

Beef with Scallion (P388)
Of course, what's a Chinese meal without the noodles? With Paradise Dynasty, eating noodles has been elevated to a yummier level with their Stir-fried La Mian with Shredded Pork and Black Fungus. I ate more than I intended to because this is really delicious!

La Mian (P230)
For dessert, we had Glutinous Rice Ball topped with Grated Nuts. It's like buchi but way better! 

Rice Balls (P138 / 4 pcs)
As to beverages, do away with the sodas and juices for now. Go for Paradise Dynasty's Water Chestnut Drink. It is said to be helpful in reducing internal heat as well as good for detox purposes. I loved the taste and would most likely have it again when I return.

Water Chestnut Drink (P80)
We were at Paradise Dynasty for lunch and were told to schedule a second visit during dinner time because the view of Manila Bay and the Mall of Asia grounds outside the wide glass windows is lovely. I might just do that in the coming days and tag my family along.

capturing elegance and culture in one restaurant --
highly recommending this place!
Paradise Dynasty is located at the 2nd floor of S Maison in Conrad Manila. For updates on new offerings and promos, please like Paradise Dynasty Philippines on Facebook.

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