Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Taste of Spain Delivered to Your Doorstep by Cocinalo.PH

Stuck at home for another day in the quarantine? Let your palate take you on a culinary journey of Spain with the authentic Spanish offerings of Cocinalo.PH... 


Escape to sunny Spain with authentic flavors like comforting croquetas and slow-cooked Belarria Saltsan created by Basque Chef Mikel Martija of Cocinalo.PH without leaving the safety and comfort of home. Best enjoyed fresh off the stove, oven or pan, each specialty dish is conveniently delivered ready-to-fry and heat so you can enjoy all the richness at its flavorful peak. Read on for a taste of comida made con mucho cariño from Cocinalo.PH...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Mediterranean Flavors Continue to Shine at Discovery Primea's Restaurant Tapenade

The new normal continues to make sweeping changes in our daily routine, and dining out is transformed with health and safety protocols due to the lingering threat of the viral pandemic. This is how it will be for the rest of the year, with social distancing each step of the way. But the bright flavors of the Mediterranean still shine in the metro, if you know where to find it. 


Restaurant Tapenade of Discovery Primea reopens to the public, geared for the new normal defining the dining out experience for 2020. And vibrant Mediterranean flavors continue to shine bright in the new normal at Restaurant Tapenade...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: You've Had Your Sushi Bake, But Have You Tried the 1621 Sushi Pizza?

The impact of the quarantine experience will be felt for years as we all slowly adapt and transform to the new normal. The rise of the food delivery culture and dining at home are just some of the evolving consumer habits that define the new normal, but we've also seen some creative and innovative spins for unique home dining options...  


One of the enduring trends from the quarantine experience is the popular sushi bake that's still causing quite a stir on social media. But it's now time to move on and experience yet another culinary innovation with the inventive 1621 Sushi Pizza...

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar Elevates Your Favorite Local Noodles with the Lavish Signature Pancit

Inventive innovations continue to flourish in the new normal as The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar upgrades your favorite local noodle dish with an indulgent and elegant spin...


The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar of Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila transforms a popular and familiar noodle dish with the Signature Pancit, a luxurious reinterpretation with succulent prawns, scallops, mahi-mahi, salmon, squid and barbecued pork for a new flavor experience in celebration of its 11th Anniversary. Read on for a closer look at the new Signature Pancit...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Passion for Baking Experienced with Every Slice by Otter Breads

Like life's pause button, the quarantine experience allowed a lucky few to rediscover their passion for baking as more home-based food businesses emerge in the wake of a pandemic. It's a story that's becoming a recurring narrative in the new normal presenting a tempting array of tasty options conveniently delivered to your doorstep...


The passionate craft of the blossoming sourdough culture is alive and well in the city, with small artisan batches made and dispatched on the net and social media. At the height of the pandemic, we've seen a solid sourdough movement emerge as home bakers test their skills with this specialty bread. And when two friends couldn't find good bread readily available during the lockdown, they decided to make their own. The passionate bakers behind Otter Breads are guided by their brand manifesto, artisan-style sourdough breads made accessible and available to the Filipino market. The result? Some of the best artisan sourdough bread available in the city. And they deliver too. Read on and find out more on Otter Breads...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: AT HOME Spanish Signatures Delivered to Your Doorstep from Gallery by Chele

Dining at home and the food delivery culture continues to define the new normal as more and more establishments adapt to changing consumer habits due to the pandemic. And if you've missed the authentic Spanish cuisine of Chele Gonzalez, you'll be glad to know that you can enjoy his sumptuous dishes once more without leaving the comfort and safety of your home...  


Authenticity, signature dishes and cooking traditions have long been at the core of Gallery by Chele using local and sustainable produce for a memorable dining experience. It's a philosophy that's reflected in their takeaway and delivery menu. As the threat of the viral pandemic continues to linger, dining at home has become the new normal and Gallery by Chele responds with the introduction of AT HOME Spanish Signatures featuring a selection of specialty dishes by Chele Gonzalez conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Now you can enjoy the private fine dining experience of Gallery by Chele at home with the AT HOME Spanish Signatures by Chele Gonzalez...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Go Big with the Giant Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookie by Fet Boys Bakery

 Size matters. Even with Chocolate Chip Cookies...


Fet Boys Bakery transforms the chocolate chip cookie with their Giant Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookie that's bigger, wider and thicker than the usual cookie. One bite and the massive size and scale of the Giant Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookie sinks in, and yes, size matters even with chocolate chip cookies. With Christmas just around the corner, Fet Boys Bakery has an equally big and tempting offer just in time for the holidays...

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Indulge in Simple Pleasures with Maja Blanca, Soft Pandesal and Truffle Honey Butter by Nicole's Kitchen

Maja Blanca and Soft Pandesal with Truffle Honey Butter. An afternoon indulgence by Nicole's Kitchen, delivered to your table... 


There are certain dishes that add a comforting vibe to quarantine afternoons, like the silky smooth indulgence of traditional Maja Blanca or tibok-tibok topped with latik and warm Soft Pandesal with a dab of luxurious Truffle Honey Butter. Nicole's Kitchen satisfies all your cravings and simple pleasures, conveniently delivered to your doorstep (for more on Nicole's Kitchen, see my previous posts, Dining in the Next Normal: Curated Comfort Meals by Nicole's Kitchen Delivered To Your Doorstep on their specialty offerings like Chicken Galantine and Classic Embutido and Dining in the Next Normal: Nostalgic Capampangan Flavors Come Your Way with Ima's Burong Hipon from Nicole's Kitchen on their authentic Capampangan Tagilo).

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Enjoy a Sumptuous Korean BBQ Feast at Home with Korea's Number One BBQ, Chung Choon Yeon Ga Unlimited Korean BBQ

Food deliveries are now part of the culinary mainstream in the new normal offering diners a whole new world of infinite dining possibilities at home...including authentic Korean style samgyupsal.


Dining at home becomes the new normal as the threat of the viral pandemic continues to linger. But our love affair with Korean samgyupsal, and practically anything Korean really, continues to grow stronger despite the quarantine. Korea's number one BBQ restaurant, Chung Choon Yeon Ga or simply CCYG, reopens to serve its mouth-watering Korean BBQ selections at Il Terrazo in Quezon City. But if you prefer to dine at home, CCYG now delivers their sumptuous array of pork and beef BBQ to your doorstep, complete with all the trimmings and tasty side dishes...   

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Raise a Toast for The Drunk Baker's Indulgent Liquor-Infused Baked Creations

Indulgent desserts take on a whole new level of decadence with a flavorful shot of liquor by The Drunk Baker...


The Drunk Baker offers a different kind of indulgence infusing the rich and deep notes of liquor to decadent fresh baked delights like Whiskey Brownies and Chocolate Olive Oil Rum Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache. It's homemade artisan treats lovingly made by a tipsy baker. And I like the sound of that already. After all, everyone needs a much-needed lift in spirits in this new normal, right? A tipple for dessert? Why not.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Nostalgic and Authentic Capampangan Flavors Comes To Your Home Dining Table with Culinarya Pampanga

Bulanglang, Begukan, Kilayin, Tamales, just some of the delicacies from the country's culinary capital masterfully recreated by noted Capampangan chefs. As restrictions are slowly lifted, you still don't have to go far for authentic Capampangan cuisine. Let Pampanga come directly to your dining table at home...with Culinarya Pampanga.


Long known for its rich culinary heritage, Pampanga boasts of a long and proud gastronomic tradition that continues to grow stronger with even more innovations through the years. Chef Sau del Rosario leads an all-star cast of noted Capampangan chefs to bring the authentic flavors of Pampanga directly to your home with Culinarya Pampanga, a dedicated assembly of friends banding together with the mission of preserving the heritage of Capampangan cuisine and promoting it as one of the country's culinary treasures. Culinarya Pampanga shares the region's flavorful stories through food, one authentic dish at a time. With the food delivery culture now part of the new normal, Culinarya Pampanga adds even more tasty options conveniently delivered to you for a memorable dining experience at home... 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Food News: East Meets West in a Culinary Competition by The Irish Food Board

Cook up your favorite beef or pork recipe and, with the luck of the Irish, you just might be on your way to a culinary tour of the Emerald Isles... 



That's right. A unique cooking competition highlighting the renowned world-class quality of Irish beef and pork may just be your ticket to Ireland. The Irish Government Food Board or Bord Bia recently launched their first online culinary competition dubbed "East Meets West" last August 1, 2020 as part of its on-going and sustaining program to build and raise awareness on the high quality as well as the unique taste and versatility of European Pork and Beef among Filipino consumers and institutions. It's also the perfect opportunity to showcase your cooking skills and favorite family recipes to some of Manila's finest chefs. If you're up for the culinary challenge, read on for a chance to embark on a memorable culinary tour in the food island of Europe...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Cloudy Quarantine Days and the Spicy Stir-Fry Ma La by The Villamaria Kitchen

Home-based food businesses continue to rise in the new normal offering unique and comforting flavors conveniently delivered to your doorstep. We've seen creative culinary trends and the food delivery culture becoming part of the new normal, and this will likely continue for the rest of the year. The quarantine experience will forever change and transform the way go about our daily routine with lasting repercussions that will be felt long after a vaccine is developed. But in many home kitchens around the metro, exciting and comforting new dishes are dispatched daily to a city in a prolonged quarantine. And one home kitchen is cooking up something hot and spicy...


In a story heard and retold countless times during the quarantine, another home kitchen joins the ranks of rising home-based food businesses offering their own take on the fiery classic Szechuan Ma La to brighten up any cloudy day in the next normal. The Villamaria Kitchen fires up your palate with its numbing yet soothing spicy Stir-Fry Ma La conveniently delivered to your doorstep...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Curated Comfort Meals by Nicole's Kitchen Delivered to Your Doorstep

The new normal will continue to transform the way we live, and dining at home will be a regular routine for many months to come. Despite the seeming isolation from the quarantine, we have unprecedented access to a variety of tasty options including regional delicacies. You don't have to drive far or even leave home in these uncertain times, a few clicks or taps on your mobile device are all that's needed for a tasty delivery of local regional flavors from Nicole's Kitchen...

Nicole's Kitchen brings fresh and vibrant regional flavors to your table with its Curated Comfort Meals, a selection of local delicacies from Pampanga for a nostalgic dining experience at home. The quarantine experience continues to transform and alter the way we go about our usual routine, changing previous habits with a new set of protocols. The year 2020 will be a challenging one for the food service industry, with the surge in food deliveries and home-based food businesses reflecting the trend and tone of these trying times. Dining at home is the new normal, and Nicole's Kitchen brings all your regional favorites to your doorstep with just an easy and quick call or a few clicks.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: This Weekend, Leave All The Cooking to Mama V Delicious...

 Like they all say, mothers always know best. And when Mama V says it's delicious, better believe it...

Delicious at your doorstep. Dining at home is the new normal, but that doesn't mean missing out on your favorite dishes from the metro's countless dining establishments. Mama V Delicious brings its delectable offerings made from 60 year-old family recipes to your table with its sumptuous Mama V Delicious Meals to-Go for convenient and hassle-free dining at home. Comforting and fresh flavors with a home-style vibe, Mama V Delicious satisfies your cravings with a wide array of classic local dishes conveniently delivered to your doorstep. That means you don't have to work for hours in the family kitchen, you too can take the weekend off. This weekend, enjoy a lavish feast at home and just leave all the cooking to Mama V Delicious... 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Ovens are Fired Up at Lola Ester's Homebaked Bread & Pastries

From cherished heirloom recipes to a modern and lavish take on a popular Korean street food, a family kitchen fires up its ovens offering their selection of comforting home-baked bread and pastries in the new normal...

Fresh baked, delivered to your doorstep. The rise of home-based food businesses and food deliveries continue to define the new normal where dining at home becomes your regular routine in a prolonged quarantine. In homes all around the country, family kitchens come to life and in one kitchen in Quezon City, Lola Ester's Homebaked Bread & Pastries shares a family recipe passed down from one generation to another with their traditional Pork Empanadas along with an indulgent spin on a Korean favorite with their Herb Cream Cheese Pull Apart. With their unique and innovative specialty offerings, these home-based food businesses are likely here to stay long after the quarantine. The ovens are all fired up at Lola Ester's for the new normal...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Spell Pizza with Pizza X

It's true, kids have some of the best ideas. The quarantine experience continues to surprise with exciting innovations, like this crisp baked savory treat that makes you see and spell pizza in a fresh new way..

Add fun to your pizza experience with Pizza X and their customized pizza letter creations that's perfect for any celebration at home. Spell "happy birthday," "congratulations" or your name or whatever message you like with Pizza X's extra crispy 6" thin crust pizzas available in six exciting flavors. Think of it as an Xplosive Experience...

Monday, August 10, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Young Home Baker Joins the Blossoming Home-Based Food Business Trend with Yana Banana's Goodies

We've witnessed numerous heroes during the quarantine as well as the emergence of home-based food businesses led by home bakers that bring their own tasty offerings of positivity and good vibes, fresh from their own home kitchens, to your table. And when a young and talented fourteen year-old baker joins the fray, you just know there's something special and sincerely homespun with her offerings at Yana Banana's Goodies...

A mom and daughter family venture, Yana Banana's Goodies joins the rising ranks of home-based food businesses in the quarantine offering comforting and indulgent fresh-baked treats like Ensaymada, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and Moist Dark Chocolate Cake. The young and enterprising Yana goes back to her favorite baked desserts, sharing these cherished recipes from their family kitchen to your home. The quarantine may have isolated us from our daily routine, but the creativity and resilience of the community always finds ways to share some sorely-missed optimism in the form of home-style fresh-baked treats to warm both the palate and body. It's a promising trend, one of the few bright spots in a prolonged quarantine, that's here to stay.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Savory Feast at Home with Premium Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs from Alternatives Food Corporation

With the continued rise in fresh new cases, the metro is once again placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine for another two weeks. This is how it's going to be in the new normal, and dining at home will be part of the safety protocols. As the national health system strains under full capacity, one never knows exactly how long the stricter quarantine will be enforced. But online access and ramped up food deliveries will keep family meals at home humming with a wide variety of options, including premium US meats delivered to your doorstep by Alternatives Food Corporation.


The quarantine experience forced dining at home as families stayed indoors preparing home-cooked meals or opting for the convenience of food deliveries. With online access to a wide variety of sumptuous options, families can celebrate milestones with a festive feast at home even during the quarantine. These savory options include premium US meats from Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC Phils) like this Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs that's perfect for the home grill...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Chef Redd Agustin's The Pork Project Rolls Out Savory New Offerings

As we revert back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the increase in new cases for another two weeks, the entire metro hunkers down once more in the new normal. But for Chef Redd Agustin, he just isn't ready to slow down just yet with his latest new offerings for The Pork Project.


Food deliveries are expected to spike once more with the implementation of the metro-wide MECQ as dining at home becomes the rule. Enterprising food businesses are ready to respond with a variety of products for your table, packed and conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Chef Redd Agustin and The Pork Project have the goods, all you need to do is call...

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Happiness is Homemade with the Delightful Baked Homemade Treats by Adie's Delight

Happiness is homemade. It may as well be the catch phrase for the quarantine experience in these challenging times with the surge of home-based food businesses reflecting their resilience and creativity. As we all slowly transition to the new normal, home bakers are leading the charge in different communities with their innovative yet comforting creations.


All eyes are fixed on the home front as the food service industry struggles to remain open in a lingering global pandemic. Despite the countless challenges from the quarantine, we've seen an abundance of creativity and innovation coming out of home kitchens around the country like never before. Adie's Delight is taking "happiness is homemade" to heart with their indulgent reinterpretation of the traditional bibingka and comforting savory baked pies like Chicken Pot Pie and Shepherd's Pie all the way to the next normal.  

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Little Kitchen 7 Thinks Big with its Growing Selection of Baked Treats

Like many of us, Marlon Aldenese's daily routine was put on hold due to the quarantine. And just like a few other emerging home-based entrepreneurs, he decided to turn his passion for baking into a successful venture...


Marlon Aldenese is one of many inspiring success stories that emerged out of the prolonged quarantine with his tempting cakes, custards and pies from Little Kitchen 7. A PR practitioner with over two decades of experience as COOK Magazine's Sales Manager, Marlon now turns his focus and food expertise to a little home kitchen that's thinking big in the new normal...

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Bringing the Rafael's Tapas Bar and Restaurant's Dining Experience Home to Your Table

Great food always brings with it happy memories, and Rafael's Tapas Bar and Restaurant lets you bring it home to your dining table...


Dining at home is the new normal, drastically altering our usual consumption habits. As the food service industry struggles amidst the pandemic, food deliveries remain the only viable option to reconnect with loyal diners, strengthening links and allowing diners to recreate that special restaurant experience at home. It may not be enough to match revenues from a regular dine-in service, but it's an extra step to preserve relationships with customers. Rafael's Tapas Bar and Restaurant adapts to the new normal offering its specialty dishes inspired by Filipino and Spanish cuisine for both take-out and delivery. Now you can bring home the good times, conveniently packed and delivered to your doorstep.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Recreate the Classic Old Swiss Inn Cheese Fondue Experience at Home with the Swiss Cheese Fondue Kit

When it comes to traditional cheese fondue, one restaurant always comes top-of-mind...


Old Swiss Inn now offers their all-time best-seller in convenient kits for take-out and delivery allowing loyal diners to recreate the experience at home with the new Swiss Cheese Fondue Kit from Fearless Apron. As we transition to a new normal, restaurants have also adapted ramping up their food delivery capabilities and offering creative product innovations like D-I-Y Home Kits as dining at home becomes part of the daily routine. It's also an opportunity for dine-in restaurants to reconnect with their customers, strengthening this relationship by extending their unique restaurant experience to dinner tables at home. Old Swiss Inn, along with Fearless Apron and Pinkie's Farm, are now offering their wide and diverse dishes and innovative products for take-out and delivery. Ready to start cookin' your very own fondue at home? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Tasty Spin on Traditional Steamed Buns with Homemade Wheat Siopao Delivered by MPantry

How do you improve on the classic savory steamed bun? That's easy. Just ask M Pantry...


The prolonged quarantine experience allowed us to discover some tasty finds in our communities, including a clever spin on the traditional siopao. The specialty Wheat Siopao in Asado and Bola-Bola variants by MPantry not only changes the texture and flavor of the bun with the use of wheat but the whole siopao experience with its savory fillings. Pillow soft yet dense, these steamed buns got some serious game...

Friday, July 24, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Nostalgic Capampangan Flavors Come Your Way with Ima's Burong Hipon from Nicole's Kitchen

In spite of the growing isolation from a prolonged quarantine, you're never really too far away from some of your nostalgic regional favorites like Pampanga's classic Burong Hipon...


Nicole's Kitchen offers a variety of local and regional specialties, each one curated by Nikki Nicolas including the authentic Ima's Burong Hipon or Pampanga Tagilo direct from Pampanga. The salty and sour condiment of fermented rice and shrimps is a source of pride for Capampangan families with their own cherished recipes. Like stinky cheese, burong hipon is a dish that you either love or hate. It's bold flavors and pungent aroma both repels and attracts but pair it with fried fish, fresh mustasa leaves, bitter gourd and eggplant and it all starts to make sense. Trust me. And now you can have it delivered to your doorstep through Nicole's Kitchen...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Be A Ramen Chef at Home with the Chicken Paitan King Ramen to Go by Ramen Nagi

Dining at home is the new normal and Ramen Nagi lets you be the ramen chef in yet another ingenious product innovation born out of the prolonged quarantine...


Recreating your favorite specialty ramen at home can be tedious, requiring specific ingredients of the highest quality and a certain skill set. The convenient Ramen to Go by Ramen Nagi allows you to prepare a bowl in mere minutes, served warm and fresh on your table with the same quality and flavor you'd expect from your favorite ramen shop. Home D-I-Y Kits have become part of many restaurants' culinary offerings to address the new normal. I tried being a ramen chef at home with the new Chicken Paitan King, and it was a breeze with Ramen Nagi's Ramen to Go... 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Sushi Bake Situation Dispatched by Salmon HQ

Sweet, briny and crunchy or succulent, savory and creamy? That's a Sushi Bake situation, and it can be difficult choosing just one way to go when you have two excellent options from Salmon HQ...


One of the more popular food trends during the quarantine is the now famous Sushi Bake, a lavish take on the classic sushi with all the classic elements you love and then some.The elegantly deconstructed sushi is laid out on a platter and baked, then served with seaweed or nori. A hearty meal in itself, the Sushi Bake is a great option for a special family meal at home and part of the fun is rolling up a bite-sized serving in nori. Salmon HQ brings their own indulgent versions to the table with the Crunchy California Sushi Bake and the Aburi Scallops Salmon Ebi Sushi Bake, both elevating the sushi bake game that will last long after the quarantine. It's one of those food trends that's here to stay for the long haul, and you'll agree once you open up a tray delivered by Salmon HQ.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Sweeten Your Day with a Decadent Delivery by Cake Rush

Same day delivery. Free delivery on all orders. Safe and convenient payment modes. And the finest collection of cakes by some of the metro's best home bakers. Your days at home will definitely be much sweeter with Cake Rush...


The quarantine experience brought significant changes to the way we live, altering our daily routine due to the viral pandemic. But it was also a catalyst for creative innovations in new products along with a surge in home-based businesses and food deliveries. Dining in the new normal now means experiencing more meals at home with a diverse selection of convenient options available online. And you can even sweeten your home dining experience with the indulgent selections of Cake Rush delivered to your doorstep. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Your Ramen. Your Rules. With the Home Ramen Kits of No Name Ramen

From down south of the metro, a ramen with no name makes you a master ramen chef at home...


Ramen this good doesn't need a name. No Name Ramen now offers their Premium Tonkotsu Ramen Home Ramen Kits for delivery, allowing you to faithfully replicate shop quality ramen in the comfort of your home. Now everyone can be a ramen master. Your ramen, your rules...

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Savory Galbi Jjim by Lucas Kitchenette, From One Family's Kitchen to Your Table

We've all had this ongoing love affair with everything and anything Korean, from K-Pop and Korean TV dramas to kimchi, samgyupsal and Korean cuisine in general. Now you can have homemade Korean dishes delivered straight to your doorstep from another rising home-based food business in the new normal.


The rise of home-based food businesses and the spike in food deliveries in response to the quarantine will be one silver lining that will be remembered after this global pandemic. From savory meals to fresh-baked items conveniently delivered to your home, home kitchens are now serving different communities fresh and hearty home-style meals with a personal touch. One of them is Lucas Kitchenette with their specialty Korean dishes like Galbi Jjim... 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Paint It Black with Aida's Black Kutsinta

 Paint it black. And add a dab of Yema Spread along with a sprinkle of crunchy budbod...



Black is definitely back with Aida's Black Kutsinta with its cool spin on traditional Filipino kakanin. When it comes to the best local kutsinta in the metro, it's as clear as black and white. And black beats orange anytime...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Pientang Lunch Box Sets by James & Daughters are Packed and Ready to Go

Stuck at home or at work and can't find a place to eat in the new normal? James & Daughters by Chef Jonas Ng has just the right and tasty solution to satisfy your cravings...


Chef Jonas Ng and James & Daughters now offers sumptuous Pientang Lunch Box Sets for take-out and delivery in response to the new normal with a tempting array of savory and complete meals in a box. With twelve tasty options conveniently packed in a box priced from P 250, P 275 and P 300, you don't even have to leave home or the office, James & Daughters will deliver it to you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Salmon Run by The Golden Catch PH

The vivid bright orange hues, the buttery melt-in-your-mouth texture and its rich, creamy and briny sweetness sets this prized cold water fish apart from the usual seafood fare. When a fish swims upstream to spawn, you know it's different and special. It's the salmon run delivered by The Golden Catch PH...


The Golden Catch PH brings you premium Norwegian Salmon and Steelhead Salmon along with other fresh seafood like Yellowfin Tuna, Uni and Hamachi airflown direct from the source and straight to your home. Dining at home is given a lavish spin with the world's finest seafood, delivered fresh and ready to serve, all you have to do is tap a few clicks and your fresh catch is on its way to your table...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Sunae Asian Cantina Bounces Back with Vibrant Southeast Asian Flavors at One Bonifacio High Street Mall

The rich, colorful and diverse tapestry of flavors from Southeast Asia converge at Bonifacio Global City, recreated by award-winning chef Cristina Sunae...


Formerly opened just a few weeks before the pandemic, Sunae Asian Cantina was one of the highly anticipated new restaurants in the metro for 2020. But recent global events put a hold on everything with almost the entire country placed under quarantine. As the whole world transitions to the new normal, a few restaurants have slowly resumed partial operations with minimum capacity in a bold move to bounce back. Here's a tasty glimpse of what diners can expect at Sunae Asian Cantina's re-opening after a prolonged quarantine and what dining in the new normal looks like...   

Monday, July 13, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Taho Party at Home Delivered by Soy Yummy PH

Why wait for Taho Tuesdays when you can enjoy a Taho Party at home any day you choose?


The quarantine experience reminded us that it's the simple pleasures that gives the most joy in these uncertain times. A serving of chilled taho at home not only soothes and refreshes the palate but triggers fond nostalgic memories. Soy Yummy PH takes the lead in bringing joy through soy to your homes with their extensive selection of soy-based products conveniently delivered to your doorstep...

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Fire Up the Grill and Bring On Manong Manuel's Pork Ribs, Beef Rib Fingers and Chicken Thigh Yakitori

Preparing a sumptuous home-cooked meal is easy. Just ask Manong Manuel. And fire up the grill...


The quarantine experience has led to the increasing popularity of frozen ready-to-cook meals that's affordable and easy-to-prepare. Value and convenience along with bold flavors and quality ingredients make the savory offerings of Manong Manuel top-of-mind for many households. And why not. Manong Manuel makes it easy by preparing everything for you and packing it frozen. All you have to do is open up the sealed package and head straight for the trusty home grill...

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Sweet Peanut Butter Dreams are Made of Milky Dust Donuts by Twinkle Lacsamana

The ongoing viral pandemic continues to cause both anxiety and fear, but there are inspiring stories that shed a glimmer of light with a resurgence in home-based food businesses in the time of Covid 19... 


The quarantine experience forced many of us to revisit the things we love to do, and for one mom, it was a timely opportunity to further explore her love for baking. At the height of the pandemic, friends and family enjoyed brown bags stamped with the name Milky Dust Donuts by Twinkle Lacsamana filled with decadent donut creations. It made staying at home during the quarantine so much sweeter...

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Rich and Authentic Flavors, Packed Frozen and Straight to the Pan by Ya Chou Foods

Do you Ya Chou? Say yes to fresh frozen noodles, dumplings and savory steamed buns by Ya Chou Foods...


Preparing sumptuous meals at home takes away any doubts you may have on the sanitation quality of food deliveries, more so now in the time of a viral pandemic. Frozen foods addresses this concern, packing all the flavors and convenience with each pack for home storage. Ya Chou Foods specializes in a variety of frozen Taiwan delicacies like fresh noodles, dimsum and dumplings, mantho and steamed buns, betso-betso, sausages, scallion pancakes and many more that's easy to prepare and cook at home. You don't even have to thaw the items, just place it on a hot pot, steamer or pan and your hearty meal is ready in minutes. Who knows, this could be the start of your home-based food business. We recently found out just how easy it is to prepare some of Ya Chou Foods specialty Taiwanese products, and even got creative with some of the dishes...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fresh Catch: An Exciting New Fresh and Healthy Catch with San Miguel Del Mar Tuna

Look closer at the supermarket shelves and you'll find an exciting new and healthy catch...


The ongoing quarantine experience due to the viral pandemic presented a new normal in the way we live, and eating clean and healthy has become real challenge at home. San Miguel Foods addresses this very real concern with the timely introduction of the new San Miguel Del Mar Tuna, the company's first entry in the canned tuna category to help consumers make the right and healthy choices. Eating well and healthy is, after all, your first line of defense in these uncertain times...

Monday, July 6, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: A Family Feast for Four with Scott's Food Trays by Ascott Bonifacio Global City

Enjoy a sumptuous family feast with all the home-cooked goodness you love from Scott's fully-loaded food trays by Ascott Bonifacio Global City...


Acott Bonifacio Global City brings their comforting flavors to your table with Scott's Food Trays through a quick message via Viber/DM or a simple phone call. With four tasty options to choose from, your family can indulge in a hassle-free Chinese, Filipino, Italian or a feast with crisp and juicy wings with mac & cheese conveniently delivered to your home...

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC) Brings Premium US Meats To Your Table

Prime Grade Ribeye, Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, Kurobuta Pork Belly, Pork Boston Butt Steak, Lamb Shoulder and Applewood Smoked Bacon direct from the US to your table, sourcing the best quality meats for a carnivorous feast at home has never been this easy...


Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC) brings the best US meats straight to your table for a sumptuous and lavish feast at home. From US Excel Brand Prime Grade Ribeye, Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Belly, Swift Boston Butt Pork Steak, US Lamb Shoulder and Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon, customers can choose from an extensive selection of America's finest. Getting some to your table is easy, just call Alternatives Food Corp. at 0917 571 7979 and 0917 816 0209 or visit their website at www.alternatives.ph for your order. Now prepare your table for a massive all-meat, All-American spread...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Move Over Banana Bread and Make Way for Chef Sau del Rosario's Indulgent Vananah Walnut Tsokolateh Vread

At the height of the nationwide lockdown due to the viral pandemic, Chef Sau del Rosario's kitchens at 25 Seeds and Cafe Fleur were busy preparing meals for Pampanga's medical frontliners. But Chef Sau's creativity couldn't be contained by the quarantine, he was also rolling out his own elegant spin with that Capampangan flair on popular bakery favorites with his Vuco Fye, Klassic Heg Fye, Tsokolateh Heg Fye, Henseymadah, Huve Brioche and...the Vananah Walnut Tsokolateh Vread.


One of the country's premier chefs, Sau del Rosario revisits and transforms well-loved and nostalgic classics in his own creative style and elevating these bakery staples to an all new and decadent flavor experience. The banana bread is given a lavish makeover in true Chef Sau fashion with the addition of walnuts and premium local Malagos Chocolate with the Vananah Walnut Tsokolateh Vread from his very own Pan de Sau Bekeri. This and other equally luxurious creations are all available for delivery to Metro Manila with regular runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Unboxing Menya Kokoro's New D-I-Y Tokyo Mazesoba and Black Garlic Ramen Kits

The value of food delivery was immediately felt during the quarantine experience due to the viral pandemic. In most cases, it was our only link to the outside world as the whole country and the rest of the world went on lockdown. During the quarantine, we've seen restaurants and food businesses adapt to the new normal introducing innovations like D-I-Y kits that faithfully replicates the same flavor, temperature and textural experiences of their specialty dishes. It's a clever solution to popular dishes, particularly ramen, that's ideal when served at its flavorful peak and temperature. Meet the new D-I-Y Tokyo Mazesoba and D-I-Y Black Garlic Ramen Kits by Menya Kokoro...


Menya Kokoro, Tokyo's Number One Mazesoba, responds to the new normal enhancing its food delivery service with the new D-I-Y Tokyo Mazesoba and D-I-Y Black Garlic Ramen Kits conveniently packed in handy carton boxes. That means you get to enjoy the same fresh and hot flavors of your favorite ramen at home, just like in Menya Kokoro.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Dine at Home with Frozen and Ready-To-Eat Meals by Chef Gino's Kitchen

Isolated and cut-off from the world we know, the quarantine experience these past three long months during the nationwide lockdown caused by the viral pandemic is a reminder that things will never be the same. Living in the new normal will bring significant changes in our daily routine. But despite this self-imposed isolation at home, we've been more connected than ever online. The hard-hit food service industry and restaurants have all adapted to the next normal as a surge in home businesses continue to provide even more options. It's been said every crisis brings with it certain opportunities and for the dynamic couple behind Chef Gino's Kitchen, there's no better time than now to offer their line of sumptuous frozen and ready-to-heat meals...


Chef Gino and China Gonzalez share their favorite home-cooked meals, packed frozen and ready-to-heat, conveniently delivered straight to your doorstep with Chef Gino's Kitchen. Preparing a memorable feast at home has never been this easy, simply thaw, heat and it's ready to serve. Using only the freshest and finest beef, pork, seafood and other premium ingredients for their impressive array of savory offerings, you don't have to go out with a face mask to have a memorable dining experience. Chef Gino's Kitchen does it all for you so you can enjoy your feast at home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Onigiri Delivered Straight to Your Doorstep by UNANI Yakitori + Sushi

Got a sudden craving for Onigiri? No worries, UNANI Yakitori + Sushi's got you covered...


When that sudden craving for Onigiri strikes, you know who to call. UNANI Yakitori + Sushi delivers their impressive selection of tasty and inventive Onigiri creations anywhere in Metro Manila. All it takes is a simple click on their website at https://www.iloveunani.com/, a call via Viber at 09279452650 or DM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/iloveunani/. And IG too just for good measure at @iloveunani. Want your Onigiri now? Read on...

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Familiar Flavors Endure in the New Normal at Trellis

As restrictions continue to ease during the General Community Quarantine, restaurants around the metro have slowly resumed operations adapting to the next normal. Some establishments have earned a loyal following with their classic dishes through the years, solid brand equity built over time with flavors that's become part of the culinary mainstream. Like the iconic Sisig of Trellis, a popular dish for over forty years adding comforting and familiar notes to dining out in the new normal...  


Closed during the nationwide lockdown due to the viral pandemic, Trellis recently resumed partial operations with limited capacity offering pick-up, take-out and delivery with frozen and ready-to-heat meals including their famous Sisig. In the next few days, Trellis will once again open its doors to the public craving for their sorely missed specialties. Adapting to the new normal, here's a glimpse of what dining out in Trellis will look like in these unfamiliar times...

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: The Good Times are Back at Brotzeit

Over a hundred days in home quarantine, and slowly your biorhythm is getting back on track. We are now on the homestretch of the General Community Quarantine, but make no mistake, everything will change. Dining out will no longer be the same, thanks to Covid 19. Mandatory health and safety protocols are now in place to contain the viral threat. As restaurants slowly recover from the lockdown and resume operations, here's a peek at dining in the next normal at Brotzeit... 


The initial anxious moments after stepping out of the safe confines of your home can be unnerving, even disconcerting. The outside world looks surreal with near empty streets and face masks. The easing of restrictions allowed some businesses to operate, but things are far from from normal. Restaurants have adapted to this new normal addressing the need for health precautions in the time of Covid 19 and slowly but surely, familiar favorites sorely missed during the quarantine are back. The good times are back at Brotzeit, this time with hand sanitizers, temperature readings and plexiglass dividers...

Monday, June 22, 2020

#DrinkLikeABoss: Tea Time at Home with True Boss

The quarantine experience due to the pandemic is a reminder that life will now be forever changed as we transition to the next normal. There are lessons to be learned, but the fact remains that your first line of defense is your health. After all, your health matters now more than ever. Maybe it's time for a cool change in your choice of tea, milk tea or fruit beverage and drink like a boss...


The very first fruit enzyme specialty drink in the country, True Boss cuts through the crowded clutter of milk teas and fresh fruit drinks in the emerging and extremely competitive beverage market with a variety of healthy and refreshing options. In the time of Covid 19, making the right and smart choice for that extra edge can be a winning game plan. Better yet, you can stay home, stay safe and have your True Boss specialty drinks delivered just like a boss...

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Pangasinan's Finest Comes To Your Table with Lola Pering's Heritage Recipes

The Covid 19 virus continues to pose a lingering threat as the General Community Quarantine is extended in the National Capital Region until the end of the month. There are positive signs that the goal of flattening the curve is slowly taking shape but this is no time to lower our vigilance. One positive flip side to the quarantine experience is the continued surge of online transactions, deliveries or pick-ups and greater access to a wide variety of food and produce like never before. This emerging trend is also the perfect opportunity to discover local regional flavors... 


From far up north to your table, local producers bring their local specialties to the metro. Now, you can experience the rich flavors of Pangasinan with Lola Pering's Heritage Recipes like their traditional Boneless Bonuan Tinapang Bangus, Guisadong Bagoong Alamang, Padas Isda Sauce and Heritage Pure Tsokolate Batirol. It's regional products like these that highlight the variety and richness of our colorful and multi-layered culinary diversity. Read on for a peek at Pangasinan's finest... 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

An Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake for Dad Delivered by Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's Flavors Restaurant

When dad wants his old-fashioned chocolate cake, indulge him. It's his day after all. And leave it to Flavors Restaurant of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati to satisfy his chocolate craving...


Flavors Restaurant of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati now delivers all your favorite dishes and cakes, including their best-selling Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, so you can have a sumptuous Father's Day feast at home. This Father's Day, when dad wants his Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, he gets it...

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