Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SAY YASS TO CHOCO MUCHO, WITH YASSI PRESSMAN!


            As odd as it sounds, I only truly "discovered" Choco Mucho last year, but since then I've been hooked. It was always one of those products that I would constantly see in the grocery but for some reason would simply overlook. 

       Now, with one of the country's paramount beauties as the face of Choco Mucho,  those days of being overlooked are being over. 

        Yassi Pressman is now the newest Angel of Choco Mucho! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

QUICK BITE AT THE GROVE: ASAKUSA HOME OF TEMPURA



           Have you noticed how much Filipinos love tempura? You go to a buffet, and what's the longest Queue? The Steak and carving section? I've got to admit, it's pretty long but manageable. Lechon? Yes, but I noticed when there's no more skin, the line significantly lessens.

        But the Tempura station.. Pinoys will WAIT for a platter of those bad boys, no matter how long it takes.  

       I can't blame them though, because I'm one of those guys that wait in line for a few pieces of deep fried deliciousness.. and the funny thing is, I don't even eat Prawns!  

     As I'm sure I've discussed before, my daughter Rain is the ultimate Tempura fanatic. Which is why I'm so excited to take her to my latest discovery that opened at The Grove by Rockwell..

        Asakusa: Home of Tempura!

Friday, February 10, 2017

QUICK BITE AT THE GROVE: PI BREAKFAST AND PIES


         Being a denizen of the City of Pasig, I'm always looking for places within the area where I can grab a bite. One of my go-to places is The Grove by Rockwell, which has one of my favorite Ramen places, Hanamaruken, and Sunrise Buckets. 

         For the longest time, these were the two restaurants that I would associate The Grove with, not realizing that over the past year, more and more restaurants have sprouted at their complex, making the place a virtual food lover's paradise. 

         I joined a few of my foodie friends for a day of exploring The Grove, and we started with one of my favorite restaurants, that opened a new branch there last year.. Pi: Breakfast and Pies!     

Monday, February 6, 2017

A NEW BEGINNING AT SUMMER PALACE


         Chinese Food is one of the things I rarely say no to. And as cliche as it sounds, Sweet and Sour Pork is one of my all time favorite dishes. And I discovered last year, that Summer Palace makes one of the best sweet and sour dishes in the land. Though they were undoubtedly in the upper echelon of Chinese restaurants in the Philippines, the look of the restaurant was admittedly rather dated, and was in dire need of sprucing up. 

        So late last year, after 22 years of operation, Summer Palace underwent a long overdue face lift, giving the famed restaurant a more modern look, without losing its original identity. 

      And the results were absolutely stunning. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

AIRASIA FLIES TO TAIPEI & 8 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU GET THERE!


             It's not every day you get asked to be a witness to a historic occasion, and when you do, it would be silly to pass up the opportunity. That is exactly what the little voice in my head said to me when I was asked at the last minute if I was available to be part of the contingent of Filipino bloggers and media to join Air Asia's inaugural flight from Manila to Taipei. 

       Rina and  I had always wanted to go to Taiwan for a food trip, but our schedules never really permitted it. When I got the call from Air Asia asking if I would be interested in joining them, and finding out that getting a Visa for Taiwan would take me roughly around 15 MINUTES (You can apply for an exemption if you have a Visa from countries such as the USA), I knew I couldn't pass up this chance. 

    So on a whim, it was off to Taipei I went.. and as it turns out, Taiwan would be one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited in my life! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

ARLA POP UP AT SM AURA PREMIER: LET THE GOODNESS IN!


             It was only 2016 that I first heard the name "Arla", not realizing that its products, including that of it's sister companies, have been a part of my life for quite some time. My cousin posted on his facebook page, a picture of a delicious piece of toast, smeared in cream cheese with a jar of "Arla" in the background, and raved about how delicious it was. After that I was rather intrigued. During my next trip to the Supermarket, I chanced about a small Jar of Arla, and was pleasantly surprised with how affordable it was, and decided to try it for myself. 

         The following day, I had the Arla toast I had seen in my cousin's picture, and was not disappointed, making a Jar of Arla Cheesy Spread a staple in our grocery list. 

        Which is why I excited when I found out that Arla had set up a Pop Up Station at SM Aura Premier, showcasing some of their delicious products, prepared as delicious combo meals that imbibe the clean type of eating Arla adheres to, within a budget friendly range! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

HAPPINESS IS A GLASS OF ALASKA MILK!


         When I was a kid, I always said that when I have a child, I would be the “cool dad”. Being a Picky Eater, my 8 year old self told my mom when she tried to convince me to finish my milk before allowing me to have dessert, “When I have kids, I’ll let them eat and drink anything they want!”. 

        Fast forward more than 30 years later, and I discovered raising a daughter is really no joke. You realize the importance of nutrition in your child’s diet, and how critical it is to her growing up. It’s a good thing Rain, unlike her picky daddy, is a fan of Alaska Powdered Milk drink, and with it’s Lakas Nutribuilders, I know she’s getting healthy benefits with every glass!  

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TOKYO TOKYO'S NEWEST HIT: UMAMI PORK RIBS!


Through the years, Tokyo Tokyo has taken serious steps to set itself apart from its fast food contemporaries, by constantly evolving its menu to include classic Japanese dishes, as well as favorites from the orient wiht innovative, modern twists.

     I’ve enjoyed their Beef Festivals, Their Ramen offerings, and their Karaage Entrees, but I couldn’t help but be excited at the thought of Tokyo Tokyo creating a new Pork Ribs dish, for us meat lovers… The Umami Pork Ribs!     


Monday, December 19, 2016

MERANTI HOTEL'S SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SET MEAL!


       I think I've made it clear in a previous post how absolutely relaxing my stay at Meranti Hotel was. I lived in my Grandfather's in the Scout Area for a few years during my college days, so this actually gave me a new perspective to a familiar neighborhood. We spent many Christmas celebrations there, so I felt right at home when Meranti invited us over to feast on their upcoming Christmas Set meals that will be served this Holiday Season at the hotel's flagship cafe, Maple at Meranti!

        Here's a peek at the delicious spread we enjoyed!   

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