Missing Swensen’s

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Sweet tooth alert! The following photos would get you drooling!

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I really miss Swensen’s.  It’s one of our favorite hang outs in Bangkok and this hot and humid weather has made me miss Swensen’s ice cream more!

One of my closest friends who is in Thailand now asked me what I’d like her to bring me home.  I wanted to say, “Swensen’s, Pad Thai, Iced tea with milk…” sigh.  Some things are not possible.  Sadly.

Charcoal Donuts

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Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand have received many criticisms all over the world when they launched their “charcoal donuts.”  Although its CEO denied the campaign to be racist, many people think it was.  Ignoring all the controversies, they went on with their campaign and I must say it did very well!

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Like many Asian countries, Thailand has this culture of perceiving white as beautiful– but the people thought that these black donuts look inviting enough and Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand have seen breakthrough in their sales when these intriguing donuts were displayed on the stands.

Before leaving Thailand, our friends came to visit us at the house and brought us a box of these black beauties!

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I loved them all! My conclusion? Black is beautiful… and yummy too!

Halo-Halo: The Number One Filipino Dessert

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Ask any Filipino living abroad about the food they miss eating– it would not be surprising to find “Halo halo” on top of each list.

This mouth-watering dessert’s main ingredients are: shaved ice, evaporated milk, sugar palm (kaong), kidney beans, nata de coco, sweet potato, a scoop of ice cream, leche flan, ube, grated coconut sport (macapuno), jackfruit,and tapioca (sago) and colored gelatin.

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Before you eat halo-halo, you need to mix all the ingredients first. Now the mixing takes skill– you have to thrust your teaspoon in an up and down motion, and it’s important to be extra careful not to have spills on the sides of your glass.  Continue doing so until all the ingredients have been fully mixed.

For my non-Filipino readers, the word “halo” is actually a Filipino term which means “to mix.”