CATHERINE’s Cakes and Pies

I love yo – gurt! <3 <3 <3

I love Yo-gurt!

I love yo – gurt! Especially frozen ones.  I smoke and aint proud of it. I do it away by taking anti-oxidant supplements and consume as much greens that I can. And maybe soon I’ll juice too like everyone is doing nowadays.

One of my favorite anti-oxidants which is fortunately like a sweet treat for me too are frozen yogurts. Not a week will pass without me having it. From the time I learned of it my cravings for ice cream diminished. I eat froyos like ice cream. It is one of my happy food. =)

Lucky me that there’s a lot in my country. Here are they:



Yo swirls by BITC…

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Better than ice cream was already there while I was still a collegiala (that is like more than 2 decades ago!). It was only 10 years later when the trend returned to return to the basics and more people learned to appreciate their wellness be it in the food that they consume or the place they go to, due to being aware of it. Advertising agencies highlighted the advantages of it so consumers will be aware. Literally yogurts are truly better than ice cream!


When soul sis discovered that frozen yogurt has become a favorite of mine, she introduced to me 2 shops in Greenbelt that offers frozen yogurt. Red mango for one and the other is Golden spoon where you will dispense your own froyo that comes in different flavors and toppings. It is truly an enjoyable experience to have such a dessert, interactive after a hefty meal.

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Had this too at Red Mango!


White hat for me is synonymous to the word “favorite”. Among all stores selling frozen yogurt in the Philippines, White hat was closest to my heart and literally closest to where I live because of their branch in Alabang. Since the first time I had it maybe I have ordered more than a dozen already with blueberry cheesecake and almonds and cereals as toppings. It is always that. =)


My favorite! ❤


I love yo is in BF Paranaque. There’s this street in BF where all kinds of cuisines you will find and it was a relief to have a froyo just around the corner if you can afford to be away from cakes for the meantime. They also allow you to dispense your frozen yogurt from the machine. And choose your toppings.

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Discovered by a friend of mine! Went there after a few days it opened! ❤


I learned of Tutti frutti in Alabang as I was passing by civic drive coming from Alabang Town Center. Their store is on a corner and their colorful logo is very visible to everyone especially during the night. Their concept is interactive too you will dispense the yogurt and the toppings as well and bring it to the counter to bill out. They have the nicest interiors which gives me the feeling that I’m in a different country.


This shop is in festival mall near Chef’s avenue. What I get from them? Still is blueberry jam and cheesecake.


Golden spoon allows you too to dispense your own yogurt. Though I guess they have a few toppings to choose from though when it comes to flavored yogurt they have a lot. Golden spoon is located in Shangri-la mall.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Froyo in Coffee bean and tea leaf is not that attractive. It is just flavored and comes without any toppings. I just love its’ color.


Blurd! =(


Loving their menu since college days, that is pan chicken and roast beef with the best gravy I’ve ever tasted, I loved them more to include in their dessert list specially made frozen yogurt with well loved toppings. I just hope all branches offers this dessert.


KRR has put up with the demand for a healthy dessert. Though again there are no toppings. They just make do with chunks of brownies to go with it. Not bad. =)


This one is in Tagaytay. Inside Cliff house. Something to top as dessert whatever you consumed since if you’re a foodie, there’s a lot to consume in Tagaytay. =)


Fling in Tagaytay!



Menchie’s from Cali, USA


Yogurt land!


Looks like Selecta by Uniliver from another country…


Sour Sally…definitely fat-free…






Sweet monkey…

goa yogurt

Goa yogurt – one the most elegant packaging I’ve seen.

Packaging Spotlight: Goa Healthy Yogurt

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Lick …new packaging…

Fling frozen yogurt is kinda sour for me though it still is my favorite frozen dessert especially if topped with blueberries.

All in all wherever I get my froyo, it is such a good feeling to satisfy my cravings for sweets without the fear of accumulating additional weight because it is literally a healthy treat.


Le Petit Chéri – Molito Alabang

As the French said: “Bon Apetit!”

Le Petit Cheri… “The little darling…”

Long before guests flocked to this new French restaurant that I recently discovered with my in-laws a few weeks ago, which is located in Molito, Alabang.

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Molito, Alabang

I have always been in this area since my high school days and it had been my rendezvous from then on. It was the nearest mall at that time, and being an only child, I happen into that generation when parents are still strict and going far from home is a no no to them. Alabang, as a teenager, became my heaven on earth. Everything that I need is there.

Just recently, one whole block that used to be vacant for years is now a block with restaurants of all kinds lining up. My friend commented that it is similar to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. My take is, it’s the trend now. The Food & Beverage industry is giving us Filipinos, a wide array of choices as to where to drink and dine, as we are very much known to be Food lovers. As the movie said:

people who lovew to eat

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

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On first queue is Le Petit Cheri. It is a French restaurant offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack and dinner. They serve the usual French cuisine making Filipinos settle for a different taste from time to time. The line up on that block includes Japanese restaurants, Mexican, Chinese, Filipino/ Spanish (I saw Cafe Juanita – which pilot branch is in Pasig, though I like the one in Burgos circle, Bonifacio Global City), Booze bars,  and many others.

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Le Petit Cherie – Little darling…

I agreed with my friend, not only in Nuvali, I see the resemblance in many areas in Makati, Ortigas, Bonifacio Global City and even in Cagayan De Oro City. Yet, Alabang, aside from being close to my house, has been closer to my heart for years. It was like home to me. My comfort zone. Finding out about Molito gave me excitement like that of a child. At first glance, I knew then it’s going to be another home for me, when eating out is the theme.

Take a look inside:

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This miniature Eiffel tower will welcome you upon entry… This reminds me of my soul buddy who is now enjoying her time in France…

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Parisian bags…

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Another miniature of the famous tower…

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Chalk written menu boards.

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They even have pizzas…=)

Amidst my fascination like reading, writing, cooking, traveling, and blogging. I found myself still finding time to give in to another. Eating out. Indulge myself into one of my favorite pursuits.

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Blueberry and apple danish…

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Fresh milk anyone?

I sneaked to take photos of the interiors of their “toilette”.

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La toilette..

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Lighting created nice effects…

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Liquid soap and lotion in my favorite scent – lavender…

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Speaking of…

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My soul sis promised me to bring the real ones of this famous flower…

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One of my favorite flowers…

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The Eiffel tower had always been the symbol of France… It is in their capital city… Paris. It was designed by Stephen Sauvestre…

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All photos depicting France…

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Eiffel tower, a sheep, 2 french girls, macaroons, etc.

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Their color is a happy color…

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They have healthy options too… =)

Molito, expect me repeatedly… =) As a food lover like most Filipinos, I noticed the trending flux in our country, restaurants loom here and there, each has a special offering, not only their food but the interiors, service and theme of their place as well. This affinity includes me in the list. Eating out especially with old friends and family is a way of life not only of me but of most Filipinos.

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The wonders of lighting…

Molito Commercial Center is located in Madrigal Avenue corner Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City


My newest rendezvous! =)


They invented the word “Molito” to paraphrase a small mall. Cute! Isn’t it?