May 6, 2013


Fely J's Kitchen needs no introduction to fellow food enthusiasts as this is one of the many creative restaurants of the late Larry J. Cruz who pioneered one of Manila's landmark restaurants, Cafe Adriatico.

Fely J's Kitchen at Greenbelt 5, Makati City

Fely J's Kitchen boasts of Filipino and Asian home-cooked dishes, something I am sure every Filipino will love. They pride of our local ingredients and I have savored their creations made from crabs to coconut.

Sikreto ni Maria Clara a dessert creation savored at Fely J's Kitchen and some *LJC restaurants

One dessert that gives so much delight is a bowl of Macapuno Ice Cream (Macapuno is a variety of coconut said to be a product of a mutant coconut tree) topped with panocha (brown or cane sugar). To the unsuspecting diner, you will definitely be surprised to find suman (glutinous rice cooked in coconut cream) and slices of fresh mangoes at the core of this glorious white dessert. No wonder it is called Sikreto ni Maria Clara (Secret of Maria). It was a simple dessert but it was enough to forget the day's stressful moments.

Cozy interiors at Fely J's Kitchen, Greenbelt 5
Fely J's Kitchen is another great dining destination for family bonding and to pamper mom during Mother's Day. You know you don't need that one special "Mother's Day" to treat her!    

Mother's Day? If you're still searching for ideas, continue to check Eat To Your Heart's Content as I share with you more dining destinations that I am sure you, your mom and the rest of your family or even barkada will enjoy!

Aside from celebrating Mother's Day this month of May, Fely J's Kitchen creation Sikreto ni Maria Clara lands in my Monday Madness section. For those new to this humble food blog of mine, Eat To Your Heart's Content launched Monday Madness last March 5, 2012 as I wanted to highlight some special food finds which I am positive you foodies out there will also appreciate.

Hope you continue to check out Eat To Your Heart's Content for deliriously delicious dining discoveries. You may also want to check my travel blog Savvy Sojourns which is still on its soft launch. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


*LJC - Larry J. Cruz's chain of restaurants

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