How do you like your sikwate? Batirol serves it with mint, salted caramel, or honey

Iced and served three different ways. Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber is putting a new spin to the chocolate drink made from pure cacao liquor known locally as “sikwate”. Anthony Choa, who oversees Batirol in Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, said they now offer three new flavors to iced sikwate: Mint, Salted Caramel, and Honey.

Shangri-La’s Mactan, The Chocolate Chamber showcase cacao history, chocolate creations

Chandelier and fine tableware. Raquel Choa’s favorite childhood tales of Maria Cacao shape not only the artisan chocolates that she creates but the spaces where one gets to appreciate them. At a gathering to launch the second phase of the partnership between Choa’s The Chocolate Chamber and Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, she explained that… Continue reading Shangri-La’s Mactan, The Chocolate Chamber showcase cacao history, chocolate creations

Casa de Cacao offers tablea tales, chocolate indulgence

Casa de Cacao, venue of The Chocolate Journey, is Raquel Choa’s creative recreation of Maria Cacao’s palace in the mountain.

A short lesson on the cacao plant that turns into a decadent feast, Raquel Choa’s The Chocolate Journey at the home she calls Casa de Cacao is an experience that is not to be missed. Imagine an afternoon of sikwate (chocolate drink) in any flavor you can think of: sweet, dark, spicy, flavored with hibiscus,… Continue reading Casa de Cacao offers tablea tales, chocolate indulgence

Philippine chocolate queen Raquel Choa shares life journey, passion

Raquel Choa shares her life story.

She didn’t know it then but Raquel Choa spent her childhood days in a place that shaped what she would become: Philippine chocolate queen and the amazing woman behind Ralfe Gourmet, The Chocolate Chamber (TCC), and just recently, Batirol. At a young age of seven, Choa went to live with her grandmas in a secluded… Continue reading Philippine chocolate queen Raquel Choa shares life journey, passion