Sunday, May 31, 2015


      I still remember the first time I had my mind blown to smithereens by Tim Ho Wan's Baked Buns with Pork BBQ, during my trip to Hong Kong last year. I was wary to commute in a foreign land, but at the same time I could not pass up the chance to experience the legendary pork buns for myself. The rest, as they say is history, and a steamy love affair between man and pork buns began. 

     Although it is undoubtedly their claim to fame, Tim Ho Wan is more than just Pork Buns. I recently went back to the SM Megamall branch to experience more of their Dimsum dishes, and see what else they have in store for us!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The All New Super Coffee Now in the Philippines! (Giveaway Winner Announced!)

Super Coffee

        I am in no way shape or form a coffee drinker. But there is one coffee I tried and actually liked, It's the Roasted Hazelnut of Super Coffee. I took a sip and I immediately liked the flavor. Nutty and sweet but also not too sweet. It's really very like-able. If not for my weird tummy that reacts to a lot of things, I would have had more than 2 small cups.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


          Last week, during the successful Zomato Restaurant Summit, I bumped into the dynamic duo of the Burger Boss the The Striker aka Alvin and Francis of Burger Company, wherein they invited me back to their restaurant to try some of their new Burgers from their successful international line, which they were going to launch on May 28, in time for International Burger Day, which happens to also be Alvin's Birthday! 

   As you may have noticed from the (in)frequency of my blog posts, I've been incredibly busy these past few weeks, but  I managed to find time to visit after a long morning meeting!I had no intention of missing out this mouthwatering parade of Burgers from one of the fastest rising Burger places in the metro!

Sunday, May 24, 2015


        I remember when Super Bowl of China of China first opened in Manila, particularly the SM Megamall Branch. The lines were absolutely ridiculous, you'd think they were standing in line for One Direction concert tickets. Super Bowl managed to find a great mix of delicious Chinese Food, which has always been a hit with Pinoys, at an affordable price. It was their Honey Pork Spareribs (which is sadly no longer on the menu) and their signature Lemon Chicken that made me go back for more.
      Years later, Super Bowl Of China is still going strong, with the new Mega Mall location having undergone a little bit of a face lift, and with some new dishes to an already mouthwatering classic Chinese Menu!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


It's Rina's Birthday Week, so aside from the ongoing Lemon Squares Giveaway I'm currently hosting, I'm holding yet another giveaway.. 
This time courtesy of our friends at McDonald's Philippines!

     So, I know you guys know that the McRib is back in McDonald's Menu for a limited time, but did you know there's a way for three Pickiest readers to win TEN McRib "Be Our Guest" (BOG) cards to share with you and your friends? (Or not.. depends on you.. I won't judge.. hehe

     Join the McRib Instagram Contest now!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

See What Others Can See With ASUS ZenFone 2!

ASUS Zenfone 2

        You know how ladies normally get all excited when they’re in a mall looking at dresses? Well, my wife for some reason gets all excited when passing by a cellphone shop. She doesn’t necessarily buy every new cellphone model like how fashion changes per season (because that would be crazy), but she just really loves looking and fiddling with cellphones. Any cellphone.

        And there are a lot of cellphones in the market today. So many that people are sometimes having a hard time keeping up. So when people need to change their phones, more often than not, they have to really do their research to make sure their next cellphone can keep up with their lifestyles but at the same time will not cause them an arm and a leg.

        And that’s just what the newest ASUS phone is about. The ASUS Zenfone 2 is pretty much one of the best smart phones you will get today with excellent excellent value for money.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


       Romeo and Juliet. Jack and Rose. Cersei and Jamie (?). Kanye and Kanye. Sorry, I meant, Kanye and Kim. And then there's Richie and Rina.. err.. Richie and Bacon.  

      For the past few weeks, I've been getting tagged on Instagram and Facebook with a picture of a neon light in a restaurant that proudly sports my lifelong motto.. "Long Live Bacon". Everyone that tagged me was very adamant that I had to try the restaurant in which that light calls home, Lazy Bastard. 

     Upon hearing about this place, I immediately did what any normal human being would do - Log on to Google and do a quick search for information on the restaurant. Unfortunately, apart from your usual food directory websites, there weren't very many blogs that have featured Lazy Bastard yet, in fact just one to be exact - a testament to the restaurant being fairly new. 

   So one fine day, I found myself with a few hours to kill in Makati, I contacted my friend Hefty Foodie to ask if he was in the area and if he would like to join me in unveiling one of Makati's best kept secrets... Friends, let me tell you about this Lazy Bastard I know..

Friday, May 8, 2015

An Easy Dessert Recipe for the Summer (Plus, a Chance To Win A Nice Baking Set!)

easy refrigerator cake using inipit

        Imagine you have a whole stash of delicious Inipit Cake Sandwich by Lemon Square at home on a summer day. Your toddler feels like a snack. A cold one to beat the summer heat. What do you do?

Make A Refrigirator Cake from Inipit!

This is a simple experiment turned well by only using simple ingredients!

easy refrigerator cake ingredients


6 or more packs of Inipit Cake Sandwich. I used the custard flavor.
1 can Condensed milk
2 tetra packs of All-Purpose cream
1 large ripe mango (skin peeled and sliced)

Materials needed:
A deep glass bakeware

And the most important thing is make sure you have space in the freezer ;-)


So basically you mix the condensed milk and the all-purpose cream together. Mix it well.

easy refrigerator cake

        Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cakes until it completely covers the cakes, then add slices of mangoes on the top. Place it inside the freezer for a few hours and...

easy refrigerator cake

VOILA! Inipit Refrigirator Cake!!!

father and daughter eating cake

Rain liked it! It’s the perfect easy-to-make dessert for this scorching summer!

father and daughter eating cake

The Contest!

refrigerator cake

        Bloggers and social media users! It’s your turn to create and share recipes using Lemon Square Products! Be as creative as you can and you can win a baking set worth Php5,000 and tons of delicious LEMON SQUARE products! 

inipit cake sandwich


1. Create a dessert using Lemon Square’s soft, yummy, and fluffy Inipit cakes.
2. Document how you created the dessert through photos or video.
3. Share the dessert recipe on your blog.
4. Include the message and hashtag below in your blog post:
    “Sarap maging kid with Inipit”
    Hashtag: #NoLimitWithInipit
Five (5) winners will win a Baking Set worth Php5,000 each and Lemon Square products!

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    50% - Uniqueness of Recipe
    40% - Dessert Presentation
    10% - Blog Post Story


1. Create a dessert using Lemon Square’s soft, yummy, and fluffy Inipit cakes.
2. Take a photo of your finished product.
3. Share the photo on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts.
4. Describe your dessert in the caption, and include the hashtag, #NoLimitWithInipit.
5. Remember to make your accounts public!

Ten (10) winners will win Baking Tools worth Php2,000 each and Lemon Square products!

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    50% - Dessert Presentation
    40% - Photo Quality
    10% - Caption

The contest will run until May 29, 2015 only so better start thinking and making what amazing recipe you can make with LEMON SQUARE! I can’t wait to see your desserts!

There sure is #NoLimitwithInipit!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


            Taal Vista Hotel will always have a special place in my heart, because it was the very first place wherein I ever had a Staycation at as a blogger. After one stay there, I realized how much I wanted to delve into travel as well, which opened up a floodgate of invites for me as a blogger.
         Although my very first stay there was on my own dime, it was rather gracious of Taal's marketing team to invite me back a couple of weeks afterwards, simply because they felt they weren't able to "entertain" Rina and I because there was an on-going event during my stay. I pleaded with them that it was totally unnecessary, but they simply would not have it. 

      That trip became very memorable for me because I got to meet some amazing people, namely Nikki Tiu of Ask Me Whats, Grace Go of A View From The Leftie, Jo Tan of  JoTan23, and none other than Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet

    I've been back numerous times since then, with each trip seemingly more fun than the next. Earlier this year, Taal Vista Hotel added yet another reason to visit Tagaytay, when it opened it's new Farm to Table Concept restaurant, Taza: The Fresh Table. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Photo by Tales from the Tummy Richard Co

        We’ve been blogging for roughly around five years, and I can’t help but notice how much technology has changed since then. When we first started, we would take photos of with our digital cameras, plug the camera to our old laptop, transfer the photos, and upload it to our social media sites and on the blog.

Photo by All Chucked Up Chuckie Dreyfus

        And then we got our work cut out for us when the big smart phones came. Big phones that can take good enough photos, and which you can also use to connect to the internet.

        But more often than not, we have some photos or files that we have saved in our computers at home that we suddenly need at that very moment we’re out of the house. So you’d have to wait until you get home to access that file and send it to whoever. But once again, Globe is making a step to make life easier for everyone. Again!


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