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For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ultimate Guilty Pleasure: Snacks

Snack1Mama’s Praline Turtle Cake
This chocolate cake is different from the ordinary one because of the ingredients. For this Praline Turtle Cake, Mom used the following:

1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup chopped pecans (but Mom used cashew nuts instead), 2 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, 2 cups granulated sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 2 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 canola oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp white vinegar. Mom used ganache chocolate for the frosting.

Snack2Toryano’s Bontee Toasted Siopao
Mom found out about this siopao when she once went to Toryano’s Chicken Haus in Bangkal to buy dinner. This is not your ordinary siopao, because it’s not steamed. Instead, it’s baked or should I say, toasted in a brick oven. I like this because of the crunch. This siopao is stuffed with egg and shredded chicken. Each box contains 8 pieces. I also heard the owners are planning to expand their market for this product all over the country.

Snack3My Cheesy Hotdog Sandwich
I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen lately, and a few days ago I figured I make my own spread. I used a slice of Queso de Bola, hotdog, butter and McCormick’s Spicy Italian Blend to taste.

First I melted the cheese in a heated pan with butter, then I added the hotdog and spicy blend, and voila! It’s ready. I suggest you serve it while hot. I know you think it looks disgusting because of the presentation, but it tastes good. I got the idea from Cheese Whiz’s cheese spread hotdog flavor.

Snack4Oatmeal and Coffee w/ Cinnamon
This combination is perfect for my cold afternoon snacks. I’ve always loved oatmeals, and I can’t think of any other brand that I trust other than Quaker. I’ve gotten so used to that blonde man with a hat. Of course this carbo meal wouldn’t be complete without a hot cup of coffee with cinnamon (to add aroma). Don’t put too much of the latter cause it might destroy the taste of the coffee. I should know.

Snack5Nissin Cup Noodles
I love Noodles, and the only local noodle brand that got my taste is Nissin. I don’t like Quickchow, Payless or even Knorr. I don’t know what’s with Nissin Cup Noodles that makes me so fond of it. Maybe it’s because of the memory that goes along with this meal.

This actually reminds me of my boyfriend. We were in a long distance relationship during our first few months of being a couple; and whenever we call each other, I used to eat this all the time. This was also the first food that we ate together. I remember it was Beef flavor. Sweet!

Snack6Oishi Manju’s Baked Korean Cake
I’ve been a fan of this baked Korean cake since I was nine years old. I can still recall the first time I bought a box of these delicious treat was also the first time I went to the mall without my parents.

My Mom was in the hospital that time, and my Papa was still at work. My sister and I were asked to buy some food at the mall nearby. We bought fried chicken and of course, Oishi Manju. I don’t know if my Mom remembers this, but it’s very vivid in my memory.

Snack7Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are really one of the best cookies in the whole world. It’s healthy and tasty. When I discovered that Quaker came up with the idea of having oat cookies, I almost jumped for joy. Well, that’s an exaggerated statement but I was close to doing it. Anyway, my favorite flavor is Apple & Cinnamon. I also liked Alman’s Oatmeal Cookies and Oatmeal Brownies. Isn’t it obvious that I’m a big oatmeal fan?

Snack8Chocolate Everything
MARS Celebrations Chocolate (Left-Above), Ritter Sport Alpine Milk Chocolate (Right-Above), Café Demitasse’ Chocolate Chip Cookies (Left-Below) and Dolcetto’s Premium Wafer Rolls (Right-Below).

Even now that I’m already an adult, I still find every mall’s chocolate section very enchanting. It’s like I’m in a cloud nine whenever I pass by this area. Why, because chocolates have been my most wanted snack of all time. I find comfort in it whenever I feel that a negative vibe is getting into my system. Chocolates give me a certain delight that no other snack can. One more thing, chocolates always bring out the child in me.

Snack09Hard & Soft Candies
I love Willy Wonka and Trolli candies big time. Actually, all the candies sold in Candy Corner are likeable. Maybe you find it weird that I consider candies as snacks. Yes, it really is but sometimes I just want something to munch on like Nerds, Gobstopper, Runts and some soft candies like gummy worms (and other creatures).

However, I can slowly sense the ill effect of candies on my teeth. I’ve been having sensitivity pain lately, and I guess it’s a sign that I should start getting rid of it. Thanks to SENSODYNE for being my partner against tooth ache.

Snack10Chicken Goodness
Grilled Chicken from Penong’s (above), Fried Chicken from Loleng’s Mountain Resort (left-below) and Chicken Fillet from McDonald’s (right-below).

Who says rice meals can’t be considered as snacks? I call it heavy snacks. Whenever I’m famished and I couldn’t wait for the main meal any longer, I always resort to chicken meals. I’m a huge lover of fried or grilled chicken, but I love the first one the most. Maybe if I’m allergic to it, I’d still eat it anyway. I just can’t live without chicken!

What do you usually nibble for snacks?



chubbielita said...

KAT!!! makagutom =D san na yung ipashare mo skin?

badBarbara said...

That cake your mama made looks good! Yum! My teeth hurt just looking at it!

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Pandora`s Box said...

So glad to have stumbled upon your blog. Yummy pics. I can spend hours in the chocolate section of the stores too lol. I think Ritter sport is highly underrated. They make some great chocolates. My fav from them has to be the marzipan one.
Great post.

Sandra Leiva said...

Everything looks great!
Yummy! <3

kristina said...

ah! now i'm so hungry!! i also LOVE cuppa noodles - i could live on that stuff ha!!
xoxo, k

ShinyPrettyThings said...

ohhh the cake looks delicious!!! and i am obsessed w cup noodles hahaha even tho i know they are bad for me. the korean kimchi flavored ones are my favorite!

CutestPrincess said...

wow, your fave foods are very pang-pinoy talaga! hehe! that's good! i like the nissin cup noodles!

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Fashionistable said...

My goodness you are making me very hungry here. Xxxx

Lyosha said...

Yam! thanks for sharing!

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Patti Graveley said...

some of these i know and the rest i just didnt even knew they existed, but i live posts like this one becuse you get to know other cultures! :)

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