Bake or Break

Recipe: Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream


Last week, I had the pleasure of trying a version of one of my favorite delicacies: Banana Bread. Of course, I’ve had different variants of this and some turned out good, some…not so well. First, I want to talk about the Pastry Cream. I thought it was delicious, but took away flavors from the cupcake. I think that this cream would be successful, but not for this specific pastry. I think the Banana Cupcake itself, was really good. It had good texture, just right for a cupcake. It may lack some of the dynamic flavors I’ve gotten used to, but it is really good. Looking forward to see improvements on the cupcake, and try it out once more. (4 stars)


Trying out the cupcake version of the banana bread favorite turned out to be a great experience. The actual cake was just done right, not too moist yet still soft. The vanilla pastry cream was indeed tasty. But perhaps too runny to stay on the cake, so eating was kind of messy. Overall it was really good. The flavors of the cake and the cream topping blend on your tastebuds well. I was a bit disappointed with the cream consistency, but I’d like to taste this again. (4.5 stars)


Nagoya Super Buffet

With: Mom (her treat), Koko, and Miss P
Two Cents:
This was a seafood buffet and mom decided to treat us for lunch. If you are craving for some Asian food, or just a fan in general, then this buffet is for you. It is not first class, but it is enough to satisfy those taste buds. The thing I like about the buffet line is the variety of dishes they serve and it would not be enough to have just one plate to be able to fit a third of it. Seafood plays a major role in the dishes they serve. I really like the salad bar because they feature different kinds and good tasting too. And.., if you are into sushi, they they have a lot of them too! You can even see how the chefs prepare it because they stand just right on the other side of the line, making sure everything if filled! Good variety on the desserts too, but I didn’t really enjoy them as much. I’m glad they serve ice cream. Mind you, it wasn’t just soft serve but they have 16 flavors to choose from. The downside is that, you would have to ring the bell for the server to come out and it takes forever. We had to ring it thrice before he came out! Didn’t even look too happy that he had to come out. There were also no food tags on the dessert so we have to guess what it was. Overall, it was enjoyable and clean. The free calendar was a plus. Twas a good lunch