Nuffnang

Thursday, September 18, 2014

TAKE ME TO THE BUTCHER SHOP & PUB


       Whenever you think of "Expensive Food", Steak is usually the first thing that comes to my mind. Which is why I'm always on the lookout for a great place to have a steak, that offers me the best value for money. Although quality will also be first and foremost on my list of priorities, it is also nice to find a restaurant that you can go back to time and time again, without it hurting your wallet so much. 

       The Butcher Shop and Pub is the latest Gastropub to open in Manila. I'll be honest with you.. I'm not too big on the nightlife, but I love how these gastropubs have been sprouting around the metro. You see, I don't drink, but I eat like a bad mutha (Shutyomouth!). My friends find it difficult to get me to join them for a night of drinks, and they know that it is in the promise of some great food that may lure me out of my hiding hole. Usually, when they ask where we can go, I always choose a place to eat, but the selection of drinks aren't all that great, or could be expensive. Whenever THEY choose, it's usually with food so awful, I usually end up passing by for some drive thru fast food on my way home. 

      The next time that they ask me for a suggestion, I know exactly what I'll suggest... The Butcher Shop & Pub.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A TASTE OF PORTUGAL: GOSTOSO PIRI PIRI CHICKEN


Bad hair day.

            I never thought I would be interested in anything "Piri Piri". My first impression of the term would be that the food would be so infused with Chilis, a single bite would be enough to scorch my tongue, and have me running out to the nearest canal just to dip my tongue. Fortunately, a trip to Gostoso Piri Piri Chicken changed all that. 

          Through their simple, yet incredibly tasty dishes, I discovered that Piri Piri isn't merely just about heat, but all about flavor. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

PICKIEST DADDY THOUGHTS: MY DAUGHTER, DISNEY & DAVID BLAINE

         


         A couple of months ago, Rina and I planned to get front row seats to the show of one of my idols, David Blaine. After giving it much thought, we decided that we would pass on the show, in the name of austerity. Though the ticket prices seemed reasonable enough compared to other concerts that have come and gone to the country, I believe we both felt a little guilty splurging that much while leaving Baby Rain left out. Afterwards, I told Rina to try to look for some activities that he three of us could do together. 

        Last week, we found out about the "Disney Live!" Show, where three fairy tales, namely Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast are brought to life on stage. Taking a gamble that Rain would be old enough to appreciate the show, we snapped up tickets immediately. We ended up gettting a great deal, because altogether, our three tickets cost just a little over half of what we would have shelled out for one ticket to see David Blaine, and we sat in the fifth row!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RAMEN GET YOUR LOVE: IPPUDO RAMEN, NOW IN MANILA!


            Yet another global titan of the Ramen world has opened their doors in the Philippines.. And this is a big one! Since opening its first restaurant in Japan in 1985, Ippudo Ramen has been known for changing the direction of Ramen as we know it. 

         Ippudo has exploded with 80 restaurants in Japan alone, and international branches reaching across Asia, and as far as Sydney to New York.

      After becoming a must visit landmark for Pinoy travelers that visit Singapore and Hong Kong, Ippudo finally opens their very first branch in the country.. Right in the center of the metro.. SM Mega Fashion Hall!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AN ISLAND FEAST AT BELLEVUE RESORT BOHOL!

      

     My blog entries about Bellevue Bohol would not be complete without me telling you about our food!  Here's a rundown of some of the delicious dishes from Bellevue Bohol that completed our amazing trip! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

STAY, WINE & DINE AT OAKWOOD PREMIER MANILA! -RinaZ

executive suite


        Sometimes we need a break from our everyday routine and will want to stay in a different relaxing place other than our own homes. But at the same time you don't really want to travel that far. So I guess a nice staycation in a nice hotel in the metro would be ideal, right?

        What if I told you that you could book a very nice and elegant place in the heart of Ortigas Center, and at the same time enjoy a classy three-course dinner with wine beautifully set up in your lavish room? Yes dear readers. It can be done!!!!  Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila presents you the Stay, Wine, and Dine in Style happening this month as part of their 5th year anniversary on September 9th!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

POWER ON THE GO: MOMAX iPOWER GO MINI - RinaZ

Momax iPower GO mini

        When we first got the Momax iPower GO mini external battery pack, I thought it looked so cute with its sleek and chic ribbed appearance. But I was wondering if it were defective because every time I would pick up the unopened box . the battery indicator lights would light up. I thought a button was accidentally being pressed inside the box. Turns out, it has a SHAKE-TO-SHOW feature which shows the battery level every time you shake it. 

       Cute! That's something different! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

THIS IS HOW WE ROLL: CRYSTAL JADE'S DICE GAME AND MID-AUTUMN FOOD FESTIVAL!


          I was really excited when I got an invitation from Crystal Jade to play a Chinese Dice game for the first time! The last time I played a dice game was in high school. The game was Dungeons and Dragons, and I had a high level Magic User. Our mission was to save the daughter of the Village Chieftain from the clutches of the Diabolical Sorcerer, who together with his evil minions, sowed fear throughout the land.

     Apparently, this was nothing like that. No zombies. No goblins. No Dungeons, and definitely no dragons. 

      All it was, was 6 dice and a bowl. 

     And it was one of the most fun I've had in my life! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

YOU + ME & SEATTLE'S BEST COFFEE! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE PROMO!


        I must admit that I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but something I do like to enjoy, is Seattle's Best Coffee's, "Javakula"! 

        And the good news? SBC is doing a "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" promo for it's Javakula.. Including it's new flavor... Can you guess what it is??

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MAGICAL MALAYSIA AT HEAT, EDSA SHANGRI-LA ~RinaZ

magical malaysia


        I haven't been to Malaysia (truly Asia) but I am quite familiar with their cuisine. But I haven't truly been a fan until today, when we got to experience a taste of some amazing Malaysian favorites at EDSA Shangri-La's HEAT
Related Posts with Thumbnails