Straight-up Durian smoothie at I.ce Queen

*Ahem, I want to take this opportunity here to proclaim that I am firmly in the Durian Lover camp. I understand some people refuse to touch this spiky, fragrant, creamy fruit with a 50-foot pole. For me, Durian is gold. It’s not the King of Fruits for nothing. Whenever someone cracks open a durian, particularly…

Dolcezza Gelato, Round 2 for Quality Control

Now that I am writing a food blog, I am extra aware of the importance of investigative journalism, thorough research and quality control. A while ago, I visited Dolcezza Gelato at CityCenter in DC. When I visited Bethesda Row, which is a very cute neighborhood that has lots of fun shops and restaurants, kind of like…

Birthday Breakfast at Thomas Haas

Once upon a time, there was a girl, she did not like flowers, and she did not find them pretty. She did not broadcast this fact, because she did not want people to find her weird. Still, when a naive boy sent her flowers once, she slammed the door shut and muttered, “XXX!” She still…

Giovane Cafe: Round Two

The other day I found myself in the vicinity of Giovane cafe with time to spare and I thought I may as well make hay while the sun is hot (hur) and went to check out the new versions of the sugar buns. I chose the passion fruit and coconut sugar bun which is about…

Fruit Season

I love fruits and this summer, I have decided to try as many exotic ones as I can–depending I can find them. What I really want to try are mangosteens. I’m not joking when I say that people have waxed poetic about them to me and I find myself anxious to try one or a…