Thursday, May 25, 2017

THE PICKIEST EATER VLOG: A WEEKEND AT ASCOTT BGC




      Though I've been to Ascott Serviced Residences in Makati before, I had yet to set foot in their property at Bonifacio Global City. Fortunately, my family and I were invited for a relaxing staycation, and much like the Makati branch, I was left in awe by how stunning the place looked. From the Hotel lobby, to the rooms, to the function areas and restaurants, intricate detail was put into making Ascott BGC Manila a world class serviced residences establishment. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE 14TH BITE: MCDONALD'S SPICY BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN MCDO


           Before I start, I want to get this out in the open. Although I'm flattered that people suggested it, I'm not an endorser of McDonald's. I'm just what you would call a "Super Fan". I believe you need to have a certain level of popularity for McDonald's to get you as an endorser, and I don't think i'm anywhere near the required vicinity. 

         Apparently, the video i made for the Spicy Buffalo Chicken McDo turned out to be quite controversial, because as it turns out, customers either hated it or loved it. And those that hated it, seemed to do so with a fiery passion that would make the spiciness of the chicken seem like honey by comparison.  

          Someone sent me a message saying "Maasim and parang ligyan lang ng Hot Sauce (Tabasco)!" (Translation: "It's sour and tastes like they just added Tabasco to it". Umm.. I'm no chef but I think the sauce is made with Vinegar and.. wait for it.. Tabasco. Perhaps from the picture, they were expecting Hickory BBQ or something like that? 

           There were those who ordered and simply said, "I didn't like it, I wouldn't order it again". And there were those who hurled curses at me... over a piece of chicken 😂 (Talk about serious issues 😂).

        Those who enjoyed it, seemed to know what to expect from the flavor profile of Buffalo sauce. The acid and heat agreed with their palate. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SUMMER HEATS UP WITH TOKYO TOKYO’S SRIRACHA DON!



             Sriracha has continued its unstoppable march to global prominence, as more and more restaurants are discovering ways to innovate their dishes with this fiery sauce. Always taking the lead when it comes to bold dishes that don’t conform to the norm, Tokyo Tokyo’s latest addition to their Premium Donburi line will undoubtedly fire up your taste buds.. The New Sriracha Donburi!


Monday, April 24, 2017

THE PICKIEST EATER VLOG: FOWLBREAD'S NEW MENU!


          I've actually been back to FowlBread quite a few times since my first visit. Every time I go, I never fail to get a Chicken Sandwich and the Garlic Noodles. I'm a creature of habit, so I'm pretty much set in my ways, so those two items are perfectly fine for me. 

       Then FowlBread had to ruin everything by adding MORE awesome stuff in their menu, including All Day Breakfast entrees, making the choice much more difficult! Who could say no to Bacon and Runny Eggs?! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PICKIEST EATER VLOG: A WEEKEND AT SHANGRI-LA THE FORT


       During the last two weeks of March, I had worked Thirteen days straight (luckily I have no complaints because I love my job), and was looking for a little weekend relaxation. Thankfully, our friends at Shangri-la offered my family and I a weekend getaway that I could not pass up. They offered me the opportunity of experiencing a stay at the famed Shangri-la Residences at The Fort, and use of the facilities, such as Adventure Zone, The Spa at Kerry Sports, and dining at some of their restaurants.  

       I don't know anyone in their right mind that would say no to that! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BEEFY'S NEW YORK GRILL: A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE AT LAGUNA!


   I rarely find myself down South, which I know is sad because there are tons of places to discover from BF Homes, all the way down to Tagaytay.. Further even! However a restaurant in Laguna opened late last year, which piqued my curiousity. A quick glance at Beefy's New York Grill Facebook page showed insane looking burgers and dawgs, that was more than enough to get my taste buds excited!

    So one fine Sunday, some of my foodie friends and I hopped on to Food in the Bag's car and made our (surprisingly) smooth trek to Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Laguna!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GARDENIA POCKET SANDWICHES: THE IDEAL SNACK FOR ALL AGES!


I’m going to let you in on a little trivia about me. Gardenia sliced bread is the only sliced bread that I buy in the supermarket. And that goes for their Hamburger Buns and Hotdog buns as well. I’m a lover of bread, so I’ve tried most of the brands that are available in the supermarket, and for me, nothing comes close to that of Gardenia. 

              My daughter Rain inherited my love for bread, so it’s not uncommon for her to wake me up early in the morning to say, “Daddy, I’m hungry”. As tired as I am, the needs of my child come first, so I have to do a zombie walk down to the kitchen, and sloppily make a peanut butter sandwich for her. Of course, whenever Rina sees the mess I made in her kitchen, you can say that she is always less than pleased. 

        Thankfully, the geniuses behind Gardenia came up with a product that makes lives easier for parents.. The Gardenia Pocket Sandwich! 


Saturday, March 18, 2017

THE TOKYO TOKYO WAGYU BURGER REVOLUTION IS ON!


Tokyo Tokyo is once again leading the East meets West movement , as the country’s number one Japanese Fast Food chain unveiled to it’s loyal customers its Wagyu Burger Revolution!

 In case you weren’t aware, I am a huge fan of Burgers. I’m always on the look out for a great burger, and when I heard that Tokyo Tokyo was embarking on a Wagyu Burger campaign, I was absolutely ecstatic. Tokyo Tokyo’s kitchen has proven time and time again to be very innovative without losing the sense of the classic dishes, and that’s exactly what it did with their new line of Burgers!

Friday, March 17, 2017

QUICK BITES AT THE GROVE: BACKYARD KITCHEN + BREW

Forgot to take a pic with Chef Ed, so I'm posting a pic of me and his "Representative" instead 😂

            I first got a taste of Chef Ed Bugia's Backyard Kitchen and Brew when it opened its first branch at UP Town Center a couple of years back. I was immediately blown away with Chef Ed's creative take on comfort dishes, that doesn't stray too far away from the classic, but takes your taste buds to realms you've never been to before. 

        Of course, since then, Backyard has exploded into a legitimate restaurant chain, with four branches scattered across Metro Manila, include one not too far away from my place.. The Grove By Rockwell! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10 QUESTIONS WITH MARTIN YAN



          How often do you get the opportunity to ask a legend questions that you've always wanted to ask? I'm no Chef, but I am a lover of food, and when I was asked if I would be interested in sending questions to Chef Martin Yan of the Asian Food Channel TV Show "Yan Can Cook", I jumped on the chance! 

       Though it wouldn't be a face to face interview, I was still deeply honored to be given the opportunity to have a global icon take time to answer some questions that I had specifically prepared for them.


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