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ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Ruth dela Cruz is a travel and lifestyle blogger in the Philippines. She loves writing about her travels. Drop her a note at admin@ruthdelacruz.com. The internet knew her as @ruthilicious.

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July 20, 2019

Food Trip in Manila: Honolulu Hong Kong Cafe



Honolulu Hong Kong Cafe Robinsons Place Manila

Egg tarts, buns, seafood, fried noodles, and milk teas.

A quick look at the Honolulu Hong Kong Cafe 's menu would give you a delightful cafe feast. I am not surprise, Honolulu Hong Kong Cafe is the longest running Hong Kong cafe concept in the world. The name may be a little confusing - Honolulu and Hong Kong are geographically far from each other, but this 70-year old tea shop and the oldest tea restaurant in Hong Kong has everything that you are looking for in a Hong Kong cafe.

July 17, 2019

From Oxford, England to Manila: Ben's Cookies

Ben's Cookies Philippines Price Flavors

From Oxford, England to Manila: Ben's Cookies 


From Oxford, England, Ben's Cookies has found its way to Manila with the newly opened store in The Podium Mall, Mandaluyong. 

Ben's Cookies started baking its first cookies in Oxford Covered Market 36 years ago. It was created by chocolate cookbook author Helge Rubenstein (named after her son Ben) with a philosophy of creating the perfect cookie every single time. 

Korean Favorites at Bulgogi Brothers

BBQs, Bulgogis, Buddae Jjigae and authentic Korean dishes at Bulgogi Brothers

Korea is still in my bucketlist (and I felt the need to go sooner before my Visa expires next year). While I plan for that trip, I am out for a little‘Seoul’-searching for authentic Korean cuisine.

Life Skill: How to Keep Your Favorite Clothes Looking New for Longer #NewforLonger

Comfort Detergent Philippines New for Longer

Life Skill: How to Keep Your Favorite Clothes Looking New for Longer #NewforLonger

I am a serial clothes repeater. 

If you will scroll down my Instagram Feed @ruthilicious, you would see clothes that I have worn several times. I have clothes that I have with me for more than 5 years, and I can still wear them with their nice vibrant color and good shape. The trick is to mix and match, and wear pieces differently.

July 13, 2019

Night Out with Friends: July Live Band Schedule at Hard Rock Cafe Manila

Night Out with Friends: July Live Band Schedule at Hard Rock Cafe Manila


Night Out with Friends: July Jams at Hard Rock Cafe Manila

Staying in the city can be fun and entertaining too with the rock sessions at the Hard Rock Cafe, Manila. Here is the July Live Band Schedule: 

July 11, 2019

Trying Out the Favorite Sandwich of KPop Stars: SBS Inkigayo Sandwich

SBS Inkigayo Sandiwch Philippines

Trying Out the Favorite Sandwich of KPop Stars: SBS Inkigayo Sandwich


I am not really a sandwich person. I would prefer burgers (or a slab of my fave SPAM ) over sandwiches. But I would never say NO to a good and filling sandwich! 

So the popular sandwich that many KPOP stars including BTS is raving about - the SBS Inkigayo Sanwich go me really curious.. I missed the #SBSInkigayoSandwich Launch a few weeks ago, but our good friends sent me some so I can try it out.