Friday, February 26, 2021

Noods with a Fiery Kick: The Spicy Chicken Ma La Noodles by The Villamaria Kitchen

After the initial success of their Spicy Stir-Fry Ma La, The Villamaria Kitchen scores another game winner with the Spicy Chicken Ma La Noodles...


The ubiquitous noodle gets a spicy makeover with the latest offering by The Villamaria Kitchen for yet another sumptuous dish from one of the metro's unique home-based food businesses. Topped with their specialty Stir-Fry Ma La, the usual noodle dish is given a flavorful upgrade with the new Spicy Chicken Ma La Noodles (for more on The Villamaria Kitchen and their specialty Stir-Fry Ma La, see my earlier post, Dining in the Next Normal: Cloudy Quarantine Days and the Spicy Stir-Fry Ma La by The Villamaria Kitchen). One of the best new finds during the quarantine, The Villamaria Kitchen rolls out yet another must-try dish for a sumptuous noodle fix. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Authentic and Flavorful South American Journeys Served and Delivered with Viaje by Kev

One chef's journey with authentic South American flavors is recreated, boxed and delivered to your doorstep...


Viaje by Kev takes your palate on a culinary adventure to South America with its specialty Pollo a la Brasa Set Tortilla Combo, a sumptuous feast with tender Peruvian-style roast chicken, refreshing Salsa Criolla, soft flour tortillas, Fried Yuca, rich White Garlic Cream Sauce and a duo of Viaje sauces, the Aji Rojo and Salsa Verde. Conveniently boxed, sealed and delivered to your doorstep, the Pollo a la Brasa Set Tortilla Combo from Viaje by Kev is as authentic as it gets and one of the best food delivery options for dining at home in this new normal. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Quick Bites: A Nostalgic Taste of Spanish Manila by Pasteleria Mallorca Manila

If it ain't broke, why fix it? Pasteleria Mallorca Manila does exactly that with their specialty ensaimada made with a cherished heirloom family recipe. Old school still rules in this new normal. 


Pasteria Mallorca Manila brings a touch of old Spanish Manila to your table with their lavish fresh-baked and indulgent offerings like the traditional Ensaimada, the classic brioche topped with butter, sugar and cheese. Made with a family recipe dating back to the 1850s, Pasteleria Mallorca Manila recreates this popular Filipino staple without any revisions or adjustments to the original recipe. The soft and moist brioche and the richness of the various ingredients combine for an ensaimada experience like no other...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Add Some Real Pop to Easy Snacking with Corn Pops by Kelly & Co Snacks

 Sweet Corn, Cheese and Barbecue. It's the flavors that lead you to the way of easy snacking...


Kelly & Co Snacks brings easy snacking to your home with their best-selling Corn Pops, spicy, sweet and savory bites that's perfect for binge watching and movie nights. Simply open the resealable foil bags and snack away. That's easy snacking. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Quick Bites: A Real Good Chocolate Chip Cookie is Prettier in Pink, Just Ask the FetBoysPH

The guys behind the Giant Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookie are back with an indulgent baked creation that's absolutely Prettier in Pink...


FetBoysPH proves that real cookies are way prettier in pink with the new and indulgent Prettier in Pink, a decadent cookie made with dark chocolate cookie dough loaded with three types of chocolate namely Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate and Ruby Chocolate. Now that's one pretty cookie, don't you think?

Saturday, February 20, 2021

An Express Delivery of Authentic Thai Flavors by The Pad Express

Pad Thai, Pomelo Salad and Mango Sticky Rice, the usual suspects for sudden Thai food cravings. But finding good Thai food at an affordable cost can be challenging in this new normal. Authenticity, freshness and value with the added convenience of food delivery come into play with the sumptuous offerings of The Pad Express...


The Pad Express brings affordable and authentic Thai flavors to your table to satisfy any craving for Thai food. Using the freshest ingredients for their specialty dishes like Pad Thai, Pomelo Salad and Mango Sticky Rice and more plus a wide selection of Thai-style coffee and tea beverages delivered conveniently to your doorstep, The Pad Express is one more tasty option to add to your growing list of food delivery choices in this new normal.  

Friday, February 19, 2021

Stargaze and Feast with Spices Under The Stars at The Peninsula Manila

Fresh from the grill and served under starlit skies, Spices Under the Stars is back at The Peninsula Manila...


The sweeping transformation caused by the quarantine experience continues to change our daily routine due to the lingering pandemic, but the allure of dining al fresco in a secluded garden under star-filled skies remains one option made for this new normal. Indulge in vibrant Southeast Asian flavors with savory courses from the grill paired with endless rounds of handcrafted libations, it's time for Spices Under The Stars at The Peninsula Manila.  

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Better Than Butter: Spread On The Healthier Option with Sagana Coconut Spread

 Bake with it, cook with it or simply spread it on toast. It's everything you love about butter, but better...


A new year in the new normal brings with it renewed hope and yes, a long list of resolutions. High on the list is health, and that makes a whole lot of sense with the lingering pandemic. After all, your health is your first line of defense in this new normal. And you can start by replacing your usual butter with Sagana Coconut Spread for a healthier alternative. Plant-based, palm-free and dairy-free yet you still enjoy the same creamy richness and mouthfeel of butter but without the guilt. Sagana Coconut Spread has to be one of the year's innovative new product offerings, and it's as good as advertised. Read on for a closer look at the better butter...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Quick Bites: Just in Time for Lent, Meet the Fish Ole by Aedan's Burger

Aedan's Burger builds its growing portfolio of burger offerings with a new seasonal variant for the coming Lenten Season. Here's a first look and taste at Fish Ole by Aedan's Burger...


In time for the Lenten season, Aedan's Burger recently released its newest variant to the market following its tried and tested value plus quality approach to burgers. The soon to be launched Fish Ole by Aedan's Burger comes just in time too. Ready to reel in the latest and freshest catch from Aedan's Burger?

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

All-Day Cravings Satisfied with 24/7 EATS by Chef Carlo Miguel

The rise of the food delivery culture and dining at home remain some of the enduring reminders of the quarantine experience. And we've seen some interesting culinary innovations emerge from the pandemic, including healthier options for the new normal. GrabFood levels up the food delivery game with their innovative 24/7 EATS with Chef Carlo Miguel. Like an online 24/7 foodcourt, Chef Carlo Miguel weaves his own culinary style to comforting classics adding even more tempting choices to your food delivery list in this new normal.


Noted chef and culinary personality Carlo Miguel unveils his latest offerings with 24/7 EATS for delivery provider Grabfood with an array of hearty and sumptuous meals conveniently delivered to your doorstep. It's a timely innovation that's clearly in step with the times, guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Read on for a tasty peek at some of the unique culinary offerings from 24/7 EATS...

Monday, February 15, 2021

Change Up Your Fried Chicken Game with a Delivery from CRAV Restaurant

Crisp and juicy, there's nothing like a good fried chicken meal to warm both the palate and body with its comforting notes. But if you're looking to spice things up, then you're ready for a new fried chicken experience. Change up your fried chicken game and skip the usual eleven secret herbs and spices for a flavorful new twist...


CRAV Restaurant adds its own inventive spin to the classic fried chicken with its new CRAV Fried Chicken to change the fried chicken game. And it works. That same juicy and crisp texture we all love in a good southern-style fried chicken is all there, but with a uniquely flavorful twist infused with deep curry notes. Rich eastern flavors meets southern style with the new Curry-Flavored Fried Chicken for a winner, winner chicken dinner delivery by CRAV Restaurant... 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Buffet Dining Experience in the New Normal at Solaire Resort & Casino's Fresh

It's been quite some time since my last buffet dining experience due to the pandemic. With the latest health and safety protocols in place, Fresh at Solaire Resort & Casino is ready for the new normal...


Much has changed since the lockdown last year. Things may be a lot different in this new normal, but value and variety in a lavish buffet spread still ranks high in everyone's list. A sumptuous international buffet dining experience awaits at Solaire Resort & Casino with the world's finest cuisine all in one place at Fresh International Buffet. Your safety and peace of mind are also a priority, and Fresh ensures all mandatory protocols are properly set up for the new normal way of buffet dining. Read on for a virtual tour and revisit Fresh at Solaire...

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen Raises The Bar for Home-Based Food Businesses with Restaurant Quality Dishes

The freshest and finest premium seafood flown in direct from Tokyo's famed Toyosu Market, transformed into elegant dishes for a memorable Japanese feast at home or where ever you choose. Just when you think Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen is done with her menu, think again...


And it just keeps getting better. Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen unveils an all-new menu of lavish offerings from inventive sushi selections and salads to sashimi and sumptuous mains using the very best seafood and produce masterfully executed to elevate any celebration. Constantly improving and perfecting her growing menu selection, the new dishes reflects Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen's evolution as one of the best home-based food businesses in Manila. Read on for a tasty preview of Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen's new dishes...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Monsterized. Aedan's Burger Goes Monster-Style...

The delicate balance of quality and affordability is pushed to the max with the latest creation from Aedan's Burger. Ready for a big monster bite?


Monsterized. Aedan's Burger will soon launch its impressive Monster Style Burger, a monster-sized feast in a bun to its growing portfolio of specialty burger creations. One look and you know this new burger means business...

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Plus Factor: Dining at Home is a Plus with Meat Plus Cafe

Missin' your favorite steak from Meat Plus Cafe? No worries. Meat Plus Cafe makes dining at home a plus too...


For over 25 years, Meat Plus Cafe at their original Subic location has been a favorite stopover destination for their specialty steaks and burgers. But you don't have to drive all the way up north for your your steak fix. And in this new normal, you don't even have to leave home. From their branch at SM Mall of Asia, you can have your favorite slab of beef delivered to your doorstep. #EatingHereIsAPlus was always their catchy tagline, but you'll soon discover that dining at home can also be a plus with Meat Plus Cafe...

Monday, February 8, 2021

Fresh and Hot Straight Out of the HotBox with the Valentine Delights by The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar

Dining at home often means reheating your food deliveries in the kitchen. Not with the new HotBox from The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar of Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila...


This Valentine's, The Nostalgia Lounge & Bar of Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila lets you indulge in a romantic and sumptuous dinner at home with Valentine Delights packed and delivered in the special HotBox. And heating your HotBox is as simple as pulling the string...

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Healthy Eats As Easy As 1-2-3 with Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar

In this new normal, eating healthy can be a challenge. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar makes it easy for you with their new Healthy Eats offers...


Healthy eating is about balance. And in this new normal, healthy eating is your first line of defense against the lingering pandemic. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar shows that healthy eating can be both flavorful and satisfying with their new Healthy Eats. And easy too. In fact, it's as easy as 1-2-3. Simply choose Plate 1, 2 or 3 for a healthy, balanced and hassle-free meal with your favorite charcoal roasted chicken from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar...

Friday, February 5, 2021

Peking Garden Presents the Chinese New Year Menu for the Year of the Ox...

Since 1995, Peking Garden has been known for its masterfully roasted Peking Duck considered by many as the "best Peking Duck in town." And every year, loyal diners of this enduring dining institution eagerly await the much-anticipated Chinese New Year Menu... 


Peking Garden unveils its Chinese New Year Menu for the Year of the Ox bannered by its specialty Peking Duck along with other sumptuous dishes for an auspicious feast with family and friends. With lavish packages for 6 or 12 for both dine-in and take-out, Peking Garden lets you start the Chinese New Year right with its authentic Northern Chinese cuisine perfected in its 25 years of continuous operations.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tasty Duo: The Krunchy Chicken Burger and Cheeseburger by Aedan's Burger

Bridging the quality gap with affordability is easier said than done. It's all about striking that balance with quality and value to stand above the clutter in an extremely competitive food and restaurant business environment struggling in a challenging new normal...


Aedan's Burger brings its game-winning formula to the metro's culinary scene with its wide range of affordable burgers that pack solid flavors. Value for money, after all, is becoming more relevant in this new normal. Aedan's Burger proves once more that a good burger doesn't have to bust your wallet with their Krunchy Chicken Burger and Cheeseburger...

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Heritage Recipes by The Pork Project, Delivered to Your Doorstep

The new normal may have placed everything on hold, but for Chef Redd Agustin, the kitchens are constantly fired up with sumptuous local dishes ready for delivery. His repertoire of sumptuous offerings include heritage recipes inspired by childhood memories and cherished family recipes, like the intense flavors of Taghilaw from down south...


The Pork Project by Chef Redd Agustin brings authenticity and a bit of nostalgia to your table with their specialty offerings like Taghilaw and Kalderetang Kambing also affectionately called Kambing Na May K. As the new normal continues to transform our daily routine with dining at home emerging as the rule rather than exception, food businesses and restaurants have adapted to address changing consumer habits. For Chef Redd, it's the perfect opportunity to offer authentic local flavors best enjoyed at home. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Katsu and Shabu-Shabu Days at Fumizen Japanese Restaurant

We're still a long way from beating this bug, and the new normal is here to stay. But it's good to know that you can dine with comfort and peace of mind without going far for those days when cravings for katsu and shabu-shabu hits...


From Tokyo and now in Manila, Fumizen Japanese Restaurant brings their popular katsu and other Japanese specialties including shabu-shabu to the local dining scene with their spacious branch in Quezon City. And it's been updated conforming to the mandatory health and safety protocols of the new normal. For those days when sudden cravings for katsu and shabu-shabu strikes, Fumizen Japanese Restaurant is ready to welcome you...

Friday, January 22, 2021

A Tasty Peek at the New Premium Japanese Offerings by Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen

When only the freshest premium Otoro and Chutoro, Hamachi and Kampachi straight from Japan's Toyosu Market and prime Wagyu beef will do, you know you're in for a lavish treat that can only come from Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen...


Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen elevates your home dining experience with her new Omakase Menu of premium Japanese offerings made with the finest and freshest ingredients. From sashimi to nigiri and savory mains, Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen brings restaurant quality dishes to your home dining table for any special occasion. In this new normal. we've seen home-based food businesses emerge during the quarantine and a few have left quite an impression with the use of premium ingredients. Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen is one of them. And she gets it straight from the source, air-flown twice a week from Japan for her luxurious take on inspired Japanese flavors (for more on Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen, see my earlier posts, Turning Japanese with Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen and A Holiday Feast by Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen). 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Spreading a Whole Lot of Love with Healthy Choices Made Easy by Crumbs and Grubs

It's great to know that another good friend is pursuing her passion for baking, offering indulgent baked creations with a healthy spin...


Crumbs and Grubs joins the growing number of home bakers in this new normal with their indulgent selection of cookies, Viennoiserie selections including rolls, tarts and croissants and healthy options like granola, sugar-free and lactation cookies. It's the right way to start the new year knowing that desserts can be healthy if you know where to look. Sourcing local ingredients exclusively from farming communities, Crumbs and Grubs is also about sharing a whole lot of love that goes a long way in supporting farmers and small businesses. Ready to replenish your cookie jar at home? Read on...

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Dining in the Next Normal: Your Favorite Noodles from Menya Kokoro Can Now Be Ordered Online

Enjoying your favorite bowl of noodles from Menya Kokoro at home is easy, all it takes are a few quick taps on your mobile device... 


In response to the changing times, Menya Kokoro recently launched their online platform so you can order direct for delivery to your doorstep. The new online platform is well designed and easy to use, the hardest part is deciding what to order as all of Menya Kokoro's specialties are equally tempting options. But once you make a choice, all you have to do is wait for your orders to arrive.

The quarantine experience continues to change consumer habits and Menya Kokoro adapts to the new normal with timely initiatives to reconnect with their loyal customers. Known for their signature Tokyo Mazesoba, Menya Kokoro also serves an extensive selection of tasty dishes (for more on Menya Kokoro, see my earlier posts, Dining in the Next Normal: Comforting Noodles and a Cold Beer on a Cloudy Afternoon at Menya Kokoro featuring their new dishes as well as old favorites, Dining in the Next Normal: Unboxing Menya Kokoro's New D-I-Y Tokyo Mazesoba and Black Garlic Ramen Kits on their innovative ramen kits for dining at home launched last July during the quarantine and Dining in the Next Normal: Let's Talk Noodles... on a round-up of my top quarantine noodle picks).

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Aedan's Burger Brings Bold Flavors and More Bang for the Buck to Satisfy Your Burger Cravings

There's an old saying, you get what you pay for. And this is true with burgers. That means shelling out some serious cash for a good burger. But you don't have to blow your budget, if you know where to look...


We've seen new food businesses emerge in the past few months despite the restrictions and limitations of a prolonged quarantine. Dining at home, increased online access and the food delivery culture are just some of the changing consumer habits due to the pandemic that now defines the new normal. While most food businesses latch on to whatever is trending on the net, there are a few that challenge long held paradigms. Like the notion that a good burger has to be expensive. Aedan's Burger takes a closer look at the equation, combining value and quality for its burger concept. Aedan's Burger offers a wide range of sumptuous burgers priced from P 85 to P 150 packing some serious flavors with real value for money. Now that's worth checking out, don't you think?

Monday, January 4, 2021

New Year, New Flavors and New Recipes from DyGen Food Ventures, Inc.

The quarantine experience transformed our daily routine with changing consumer habits due to the global pandemic. Dining at home became the rule rather than exception as the lingering threat of Covid 19 continues in the new year. Preparing sumptuous and healthy dishes at home becomes your first line of defense in this new normal and DyGen Food Ventures, Inc. offers a variety of premium culinary products for your home kitchen. Welcome the new year with new flavor experiences that's not only tasty but healthy too with DyGen Food Ventures, Inc.'s wide selection of products...


Preparing healthy and tasty dishes at home becomes priority number one in this new normal and DyGen Food Ventures, Inc. makes it easy with its impressive portfolio of world-class products. From savory dishes to healthy snacks and beverages, DyGen Food Ventures, Inc. offers access to a variety of global brands for the home kitchen and family dining table. And you can conveniently shop online for these world-class brands at The Goodwill Market. Ready to embark on a new culinary adventure at home? Read on...
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