Saturday, July 31, 2021

Doughnuts with a Kikk: The Kikko Man, Kikko Shoyu Bonito and Kikkonana by Poison Coffee & Doughnuts in Collaboration with Kikkoman

They've done Champorado, Garam Masala even Mangga't Suman on doughnuts. But clearly, they're not done yet...


Poison Coffee & Doughnuts, one of the metro's innovative dining concepts, introduces yet another out-of-the-box creation in a unique collaboration with Kikkoman. That's right, and you read it right. When one of the world's iconic soy sauce brands gets together with the creative team behind Poison Coffee & Doughnuts, you can expect some truly inspired doughnut expressions setting it apart from the usual offerings. Think of it as doughnuts with a kikk.   

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

#BakBAKAnNa: Get It On with the Let's Get Litson by Kraver's Canteen

Down from the clouds, this one's a worthy contender for the top spot in the raging Litson Baka wars from one of the country's newest players in the growing cloud kitchen sector...


Kraver's Canteen, an innovative cloud kitchen, shares their inventive take on Litson Baka with their very own and wittingly named Let's Get Litson. Marinated for 24 hours, smoked and slow-cooked for six hours, the Let's Get Litson by Kraver's Canteen is unbelievably fork-tender with that melt-in-your-mouth finish delivering a savory burst of beefy flavors. And it's just one of many specialty offerings from the cloud kitchens of Kraver's Canteen. Ready to get it on? 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Taiwan in the Metro: The King, Taiker, Chee-Z and Hot Chick at Monga Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken

Authentic Taiwanese style chicken chop in the metro? You bet. And you'll find it at Monga Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken...


Named after Taiwan's traditional and oldest district where the local food culture continues to thrive with influences from various cuisines, Monga Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken takes their best-selling specialties to the metro with four stores serving their iconic chicken chop and soothing milk teas. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Rain or Shine, It's Always Hot Pot Weather at Tong Yang Grill & Shabu Shabu at SM Megamall

The constant rain these past few days always trigger a response, like a serious craving for comfort food. And when it pours, it's hot pot on my mind... 


Tong Yang Grill & Shabu Shabu at the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall is open once again, and just in time for those rainy day cravings too. A gently simmering pot of comforting broth, a table-top grill and a whole variety of tasty offerings from tender beef and pork, chicken, seafood, savory balls and dumplings of every kind and garden fresh vegetables presents a tempting option for the rainy days. Or any day, really. Time to get your hot pot game on because Tong Yang is back.  

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Black is Back: It's Black Truffle Season at Caruso Ristorante Italiano

 Caruso Ristorante Italiano brings out the Barolo for truffle season...


Caruso Ristorante Italiano celebrates the much-anticipated arrival of the prized Black Alba Truffle fresh from Italy prepared in lavish dishes for an indulgent and authentic taste of the old country at the heart of Makati. Available for a limited time only, early reservations are highly recommended. Widely regarded as "the diamond of the kitchen," the rare truffle offers a unique flavor experience that you can enjoy at Caruso Ristorante Italiano. That's while supplies last, of course.   

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

"Simply Classic Cuisine" by Chef Robert Lilja for Disciples Escoffier at Makati Garden Club

A memorable evening of fellowship, fine wine and classic cuisine at one of Makati's hidden gems relives the spirit of Auguste Escoffier in an elegant dinner...


Disciples Escoffier Philippines caps yet another year of camaraderie while supporting and promoting hospitality developments with a lavish dinner by Chef Robert Lilja at The Makati Garden Club in true Escoffier style. Following a successful dinner last month (for more on the previous Disciples Escoffier dinner, see my post, Chef Alain Raye Lights Up Poblacion with a Lavish Dinner for Disciples Escoffier at Dr. Wine Manila), Disciples Escoffier PH celebrates historic milestones with "Simply Classic Cuisine" created by one of Manila's very best chefs in an idyllic sanctuary at the heart of the bustling Makati CBD.  

Monday, July 19, 2021

Healthier Options and Tasty Nibbles by The #BrothQueen at Kim King's Kitchen

The long days of quarantine allowed many of us to take a closer look at our lifestyle choices and with personal health now a priority in a lingering pandemic, it's about time we did. Natural, organic and a more conscious approach to what we eat is a good starting point. And Kim King's Kitchen shows you the way...


Widely known as Asia's one and only organic bone #BrothQueen as well as a certified Gut Health Coach and Skin Nutrition Specialist with a PN1 certification from the UK, Kim King is the metro's leading fasting-focused lifestyle advocate with her customized meal plans featuring her specialty bone broths. The success of her bone broths led to Kim King's Kitchen, a complete online store showcasing a wide variety of healthy options from meal plans to platters like Roasted Chicken and Crusted Salmon, snacks and condiments, beverages, cakes and pastries, organic meat and even pet nutrition products. Also a personal coach, Kim King and Kim King's Kitchen are ready to help you make that first step to a healthier lifestyle. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

#CozyDayswithFRNK: Experience The Art in Breakfast with the New Warm Drinks Series, Fuji Kukki and Overnight Oats by FRNK Milk Bar

You've heard it before, a healthy and nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day. Your first meal of the day, breakfast can make or break your day. FRNK Milk Bar sets it right with their new tasty and flavorful breakfast offerings...


FRNK Milk Bar presents The Art in Breakfast with their healthy and flavorful offerings for the month like the new plant-based Warm Drinks Series, Fuji Kukki and Overnight Oats. As the mad and hectic rush at the start of the week creeps back even in this new normal, take a pause and slow down and choose a healthy breakfast to start your day right. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Just Ice It: A Soothing Cold Brew Trio by Caravan Black

The onset of the rainy season does little to lower the blistering heat, not even a dent. When the temperature rises and you need to cool down, just ice it. Caravan Black offers three soothing ways to beat the heat with their refreshing cold brews... 


Caravan Black unveils their latest selection of specialty cold brews, each one with its own distinct flavor and finish. That's three for the road with the Wilde White, Cold S & G and Cold Blonde to soothe your palate. Thirsty? Then, read on...

Friday, July 16, 2021

Breakfast Essentials: The Angus Beef Garlic Classic Style and Sundried Premium Beef Tapa by Tipsy Tapa

Everyone looks forward to a sumptuous weekend breakfast at home. The new normal may have blurred the lines somewhat but a good breakfast is still a much anticipated event. And when you have the Angus Beef Garlic Classic Style and Sundried Premium Beef Tapa from Tipsy Tapa, it's a feast that sets the tone for the rest of the day. 


Mention "comfort food" and everyone's favorite beef tapa pops up top-of-mind. The quarantine experience made us all rediscover the simple joys of enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at home as restrictions on mobility were enforced to curb the spread of the pandemic. The Angus Beef Garlic Classic Style and Sundried Premium Beef Tapa by Tipsy Tapa makes your breakfast or brunch or any meal at home even more special... 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Let the Good Times Roll with Liang Crispy Roll, Now Open at SM Aura...

Fresh, crisp and savory rolls fresh from the kitchen are ready to wrap up your appetite with vibrant flavors from the newest snack in town. Time to take your appetite on a flavorful ride and let the good times roll with Liang Crispy Roll...


Liang Crispy Roll brings its specialty savory rolls to the metro offering even more tasty options to shoppers at SM Aura. With over 12,000 branches around the world, Manila becomes the latest addition to a rapidly growing global network with its very first branch located at Level 4 of SM Aura. Read on for a tasty peek at the newest entry in the local food scene.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

All Boxed Up and Ready-To-Heat: The Pancit Luglug DIY Kit and Heat and Serve Beef Papaitan by The Pork Project

 Chef Redd Agustin is back with new offerings from The Pork Project...


Pancit Luglug in minutes? Now you can with the new Pancit Luglug D-I-Y Kit from The Pork Project by Chef Redd Agustin. Everything you need comes straight out of a box, just bring out the trusty pot to get started in the kitchen. Easy Beef Papaitan without the long hours in the home kitchen? No problem. Chef Redd Agustin makes it easy and uncomplicated without the fuss. Ready?

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Healthier Options with the Plant-Based Whopper by Burger King

 100% flame-grilled. 0% beef. Could this be the much awaited shift of the future?


Burger King rides the plant-based meat alternative wave with its own creation, the Plant-Based Whopper, offering an affordable and tasty option adding a new narrative to the growing global demand for healthier options. And when one more iconic brand in fast food takes the leap to the other side, it all bodes well for the plant-based movement. The future is looking bright. And quite tasty too with that subtle smoky finish we all love...

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Take Me Back to Enduring and Comforting Italian Flavors at Mamma Mia

Good food is best enjoyed with great company at your own unhurried pace, and nothing brings family and friends closer quite like Italian cuisine with its comforting, hearty and rich flavors. It's what Italian moms have known all along, delivering consistently familiar flavors that trigger fond memories like a warm hug to the palate and body. At Mamma Mia, that's what you get. Everyday.


They say enjoying a favorite dish is like going home and the limitations of both time and distance momentarily disappear with each flavorful bite. The food experience is transformative, taking you back to a place or time like a portal. Consistency and quality are key to that experience and four years later after it opened, Mamma Mia still serves their dishes just the way you remember it (more on my experience from 2017 on my earlier post here). Come on in and enjoy all your favorite dishes at Mamma Mia and relive the good times...

Thursday, July 8, 2021

New in the 'Hood: Art and Coffee at Coffee Artea in Poblacion

Art and coffee combine for a soothing and refreshing blend at Poblacion's newest establishment. Care for a Leche Bruleé Latte?


Coffee Artea is the newest cafe and mini art gallery in the resilient and vibrant neighborhood of Makati's Poblacion taking the coffee experience with a touch of local art. The second part in a two-feature series (see my earlier post here at A Sip of the Local Neighborhood Culture at Coffee Artea in Makati's Poblacion), here's a deeper dive at Coffee Artea and their specialty offerings...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Sip of the Local Neighborhood Coffee Culture at Coffee Artea in Makati's Poblacion

The narrow streets of Poblacion are slowly getting back to its once vibrant character as quarantine restrictions are eased up. The familiar destinations along with a new neighborhood Café is breathing life back to the laid-back and casual Bohemian character of the 'hood...  


Like an extended patio, Coffee Artea adds yet another colorful weave in Poblacion's multi-colored fabric with its own unique take on soothing coffee and tea-based handcrafted beverages using the finest indigenous local ingredients. Step inside Coffee Artea for a taste of the local neighborhood coffee culture in the first of two parts on Poblacion's evolving story in the new normal... 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

#GuiltlessGoodness: Avo Nice Day with Koomi PH

Our insatiable thirst for refreshing ice-cold beverages gets another satisfying fix with the guiltless goodness of natural drinking yogurt...


Koomi PH brings their specialty Natural Drinking Yogurt to the country adding one more flavorful option to our list of favorites. Blended with silky smooth yogurt made daily and fresh fruits, Koomi PH offers a much healthier option versus the usual sugar-laden drinks common in the market. And their Avo Nice Day blended with fresh avocados just hits the spot. 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Days of Wine and Good Food: Don Revy Showcases Top Wines with Excellent Value at Dusit Thani Manila's The Pantry

A sumptuous meal is elevated and transformed when paired with that most elegant of libations, a glass or bottle of fine wine. Don Revy shows you how at The Pantry and other restaurants in Dusit Thani Manila with attractive retail prices that will have you going for another round without worrying about your budget.


Don Revy Philippines, a boutique importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits from around the world, collaborates with Dusit Thani Manila for a unique and memorable dining experience. Pair your meals at The Pantry and other restaurants of Dusit Thani Manila like Umu and Benjarong with a curated selection of wines across 29 wine regions from nine countries all in one spot at The Wine Pantry by Don Revy. And best of all, you get to enjoy all these fine wines, from reds to rosé, crisp whites, light to full-bodied and mid-priced to premium wines at attractive retail prices and not hotel rates. Read on and find out more on this unique collab... 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Bento Box? Make That The New Lechon Bento Box by Lydia's Lechon

For well over 55 years, Lydia's Lechon has become part of the culinary mainstream and countless family celebrations with her specialty offerings. True to her promise of bringing #EverydayHappiness, Lydia's Lechon unveils another exciting and new offering to satisfy your lechon cravings...


Your lechon craving, satisfied with a fully loaded bento box. From their iconic lechon to innovative product offerings like their Lechon in a Box (more on my earlier post here at Happiness in a Box: The New lechon in a Box by Lydia's Lechon) and sumptuous Family Boxes (see more here at #LydiasLechonBringsHappiness: Mother's Day Week Family Boxes, Delivered Straight to Your Home by Lydia's Lechon) comes yet another exciting new offering, the new Lechon Bento Box. The usual bento boxes are given a unique spin by one of the country's enduring culinary icons with its latest offering conveniently delivered to your home or office. Ready for your Lechon Bento Box? 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Proudly Homegrown: Enchanting Libations by Destileria Barako with The Liquido Maestro at Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen

 A proudly homegrown brand goes for the world stage and a share of the global spotlight...


Destileria Barako and Kalel Ervin Demetrio aka The Liquid Maestro, lead the charge taking local Filipino spirits to the world stage with their artisan small batch creations. A follow-up feature to my previous post (see my earlier post, A Night Out in Monochrome, at Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen), take a deeper dive at one of Poblacion's popular bars at Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen. Read on for some refreshing libations with a local spin...

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Let's Get Crackin' with Succulent Crabs Conveniently Delivered to Your Table From Alimango House by Red Crab

Access to fresh quality seafood is now easier and more convenient in this new normal with the lavish offerings from Alimango House by Red Crab. A quick DM, Viber or online order is all it takes for the ultimate crab feast heading your way...


Transform your home dining experience with the plump and succulent crabs from Alimango House by Red Crab, conveniently delivered to your doorstep. And when you think about it, there's just no better place to enjoy fat crabs than in the comfort of your own home. From hearty local flavors to familiar Asian-inspired crab dishes, add Alimango House by Red Crab to your list of seafood options. And you'll be so glad you did.  

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A Night Out in Monochrome, at Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen

A walk along the usually crowded streets of Poblacion one evening felt both eerily quiet and liberating at the same time. With quarantine restrictions still in effect, the once bustling 'hood appeared to be on pause yet one can sense the much anticipated return of Poblacion as soon as the restart button is pressed. Muted, subdued and calmingly still, another facet of Poblacion is revealed in monochrome...


In a first of two parts of a continuing story, I'll take you through a closer look at one of the neighborhood's best known bars with its artisan small batch spirits gaining worldwide recognition. At the helm, Kalel Ervin Demetrio aka The Liquido Maestro, weaves his own take on local folklore and myths with his inventive concoctions using the small batch artisan spirits of Destileria Barako at Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen. The veil of grey tones are slowly lifted from the 'hood with the vibrant libations at one of the metro's most innovative and inventive bars...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Kampai! Chef Mikel Zaguirre Redefines Japanese Bar Food at Kampai in Makati's Poblacion

One of the popular bars and dining destinations of the vibrant Poblacion neighborhood returns with its own creative take on Japanese cuisine...


After a long hiatus made longer by the quarantine, Kampai quietly comes home to the neighborhood of Poblacion. At its new location, the old regulars of Kampai will find the same familiar vibe of the original but in a much larger space. Without fanfare, the comeback is tempered by guarded optimism as the lingering pandemic continues with no clear end in sight. But it still is cause for a celebration, though muted, as the entire neighborhood presses the reset button. And the extensive new menu is just one of many reasons to revisit one of the best bars in the 'hood. 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Crunchy Munchies with the Taiwan Chicken Chop and Taiwan Chicken Pops by G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken

Missed your travels to Taiwan before the new normal? Relive your Taiwanese escapades with a juicy and delectable crunch...


G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken takes you back with their specialty Taiwan Chicken Chop and Taiwan Chicken Pops. With the recent opening of their newest branch in Amoranto, Quezon City celebrating the grand opening with a Buy 1 Take 50% OFF on your 2nd Order offer, you can now enjoy the classic Taiwanese specialty without going too far (more on the grand opening on my previous post, Munch and Crunch: Awesome Deals at the Grand Opening of G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken and GoodGoodPH Amoranto Branch Opening Today!).

Munch and Crunch: Awesome Deals at the Grand Opening of G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken and GoodGoodPH Amoranto Branch Opening Today!

Game for some good deals? Get ready for the Buy 1 Take 50% OFF the 2nd Order at G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken and Buy 1 700ml Get 1 Free 500ml offer from GoodGoodPH at the Grand Opening of their Amoranto branches today...

All photos provided by G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken and GoodGoodPH

You read it right. G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken and GoodGoodPH celebrates the grand opening of their Amoranto branches today, June 27, at 3pm. And to make it even more festive, G&G Taiwan Famous Chicken is offering a Buy 1 Take 50% OFF the 2nd Order just for today. Wash it down with the cool Buy 1 700ml Get 1 FREE 500ml from GoodGoodPH as well, and that's all happening today at 3pm all the way to 8pm. Game?

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Tasty Duo from Boss John's Fried Chicken & Sisigan

Fried chicken and sisig. One or the other guarantees a comforting meal. And when you can have both, that's a winning tandem...


Boss John's Fried Chicken & Sisigan Magsaysay Branch brings this tasty duo to your doorstep at prices everyone can afford. Simple, no-frills and just downright tasty, the specialty Fried Chicken and Sisig by Boss John's delivers on both quality and value for money for a satisfying meal at home.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Chef Alain Raye Lights Up Poblacion with a Lavish Dinner for Disciples Escoffier at Dr. Wine Manila

The night lights are lit once more in the once vibrant neighborhood of Poblacion as the economy slowly opens up with the easing of quarantine restrictions. And the lights shined bright one night at Dr. Wine Manila...


Poblacion is back, awakened from the long slumber of quarantine with its familiar Bohemian vibe. It's a cause for celebration, but with tempered optimism guided by mandatory health and safety protocols. Chef Alain Raye brings his elegant yet hearty culinary style to a memorable dinner hosted by Disciples Escoffier at Dr. Wine Manila for an evening of gastronomic delights with a French spin.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Toast for the Country's Largest Mid-Year Online Shopping Event by Winery.ph

The country's largest online marketplace for in-stock wines, beer, liquor and spirits, gourmet groceries, non-alcoholic beverages and wine accessories goes even bigger with their massive mid-year online shopping event. That's enough reason to raise a toast... 


Starting June 30 to July 3, 2021, the much-awaited Mid-Year Clearance Sale by Winery.ph kicks off for an epic four-day spree with as much as 34% to 57% OFF on their selection of eleven Red Wines, six White Wines, one Rosé Wine, and one Sparkling Rosé. With less than week to go before the largest mid-year online shopping event, here's a sneak peek. Oenophiles and Kavinos, get ready to mark your calendars...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Perfecting the Cold Play: The Freshest Frozen Gourmet Selection Conveniently Delivered to Your Doorstep by Gerald.PH Healthy & Gourmet Grocer

There's this running joke going around when you want ice cream delivered, you get milkshake. Hilarious, yes. But it also reflects the sad and inadequate state of the cold chain delivery system in the metro. Gerald.PH changes the game with their winning cold play...


Gerald.PH, the metro's pioneer in cold chain delivery, brings the finest and freshest frozen gourmet produce to your table with just a few easy and simple taps on your mobile device. The online healthy & gourmet grocer offers a wide range of products, over six hundred items, from fresh seafood to premium meats, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet cheeses and dairy, bakery, frozen gourmet meals and fine wines. A traditional Beef Bourguignon for lunch? No problem. Gerald.PH also offers a variety of gluten-free, organic, vegan as well as keto and diabetic-friendly options. Think of it as your one-stop shop for all your gourmet needs for the new normal and beyond. And when you want it fresh, Gerald.PH is one sure bet with the winning cold play..

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Create Your Own Flavorful Adventure with the New Peri-Peri Grilled Wings by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar

From mild and savory to spicy, embark on your own flavorful adventure with the new Peri-Peri Grilled Wings from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar. Ready?


Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar recently introduced their newest offering fresh off the grill, the Peri-Peri Grilled Wings in nine Signature Sauces. That's right, Nine Signature Sauces. Take your palate on an adventurous and delectable journey around the world from the American Southwest and deep south to the exotic east with the new Peri-Peri-Grilled Wings by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar. Read on for a tasty peek...

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Bring Home the #FunTimesatFireside with the New Fireside Trays To Go

Crisp and juicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers. Juicy fall-off-the-bone Apricot Chipotle Glazed Ribs. Creamy Potato Salad. Steamed rice. And rustic Cornbread Doughnuts. In sumptuous servings good for four. Are you ready for the Fireside Trays to Go?


Fireside, long known for their bestselling specialty Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers and Cornbread Doughnuts and many more classic American comfort food bundles up a curated selection of their popular dishes with the new Trays To Go conveniently delivered to your doorstep. And just in time too for Father's Day.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Share a Cup of Happiness with R&B Tea, Now in Manila...

One of Singapore's leading milk tea brand comes to Manila, all set and ready for sharing a cup of happiness...


R&B Tea joins the growing list of players in a fast-growing and popular segment with its wide variety of specialty milk tea beverages. It's time for sharing a cup of happiness with Singapore's popular milk tea brand for a refreshing spin on the tea time experience. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

#EatsAllHere: Eat Together Once More at Eatogether Food Hall by Vikings at SM Megamall

Enjoy a sumptuous feast with family and friends once more in a socially distanced setting for the new normal at one of the metro's popular food halls...


Eatogether Food Hall by Vikings is back to welcome loyal patrons at SM Megamall with its wide array of tempting offerings from Filipino to Japanese, Korean to Chinese and Spanish and many more all in one place. And to make your return visit even more special, Eatogether Food Hall by Vikings has a full listing of value-packed daily promotions to make your dining experience even more special. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Burgers Made Better: The Original Cheeseburger by Wildflour Burger

A simple meal, done well, can transform and elevate your dining experience with just one bite. Take the popular and ubiquitous burger, for example. Wildflour Burger takes a closer look at the much-loved fast food staple and runs with it...


Wildflour Burger takes the burger experience to a whole new level with their classic selection of burgers, each one created with a promise. And that's to offer the best way anyone can enjoy a burger made the Wildflour way. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Welcome Back to The Dark Side: Presenting The New Low-Fat Chocolate Frozen Yogurt by BLK513

A deep, dark secret awaits at BLK513 every Thursday and Friday for eight weeks all the way until the end of July...


Decadently dense, silky smooth with bold notes, get ready for the ultimate chocolate frozen yogurt experience. Starting June 4 to July 30, yogurt lovers can indulge in the luscious deep and rich notes of chocolate with the Limited Edition Chocolate Frozen Yogurt on Thursdays and Fridays at BLK513. Welcome back to the dark side...

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Raise a Toast with Sumptuous Ribs Three Ways for Father's Day at Brotzeit

The Honey Bavarian, Cheese & Marinara and The Mediterranean. Brotzeit brings bold, new flavors to grilled pork ribs with three savory options just for Father's Day. And here's a sneak peek...


Brotzeit Philippines' Culinary Director, Ivan Maminta, set out to create unique and savory grilled pork ribs for a memorable Father's Day celebration. One bite is all you need to know that Chef Ivan succeeded with his trifecta of fall-of-the-bone pork ribs for dads on their special day. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Celebrate the Flavors of Independence Day with the Indulgent Ube Tres Leches Cake and Krookies by Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati shares their indulgent take on uniquely Filipino flavors for Independence Day...


The local ube or purple yam is lavishly transformed and elevated by Holiday Inn & Suites Makati with their decadent Ube Tres Leches Cake created just in time for Independence Day. Enjoy a slice a celebrate the flavors of freedom and Independence Day with the new Ube Tres Leches Cake and other sinfully decadent offerings from Holiday Inn & Suites Makati including their specialty Krookies. Ready for a slice and a big bite? Read on...

Friday, June 11, 2021

Proudly Filipino: Celebrate Independence Day with Local Homegrown Merchants on GrabFood

There's more than one way to support the national colors on Independence Day. At GrabFood, you can support proudly homegrown merchants with their specialty offerings delivered to your doorstep...


The leading everyday superapp Grab weaves its own spin on Independence Day showcasing a wide variety of Filipino merchants with GrabFood. Take your pick from the hearty silog meals of Sinangag Express, sumptuous pastas from Cafe Mary Grace and the newest Litson Baka of Andok's. Raise the flag proudly on Independence Day with the tasty specialties of homegrown merchants with GrabFood, all it takes are a few easy taps on your mobile device.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Hungry? Get Ready For The Peri Grupo Feast by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar...

A refreshing salad with tasty chicken tenders, sumptuous pasta, a liter of Lime-ade or House Blend Tea, Java Rice and one whole Peri-Peri Chicken with all the sides and sauces. Now that's a real feast for four, conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Are you ready for the Peri Grupo Feast by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar?  


Stuck at home but craving for a mouthwatering feast for four without busting your budget? Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar bundles up a lavish treat with the sumptuous Peri Grupo Feast for only P 999 which includes their specialty Peri-Peri Chicken. Hungry? Read on...

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Calfornia Dreamin': Bring The Endless Summers of California to Your Kitchen with California Raisins

Recreate the vibrant flavors of California's endless summers at home with the all-natural sweetness of California Raisins. Let three of Manila's top chefs show you how to add that cool California vibe to your kitchen with their inventive naturally sweet creations...


Noted chefs Edward Bugia, Buddy Trinidad and Jackie Ang Po share their creations using California Raisins for that cool California vibe. The baked creations also showcase the versatility and natural sweetness of California Raisins as a snack or as a special secret ingredient. Like sunshine in a bag, California Raisins add that flavorful burst of all natural sweetness with every bite or with your baked and savory dishes. Read on and inject some of that sunny California mood to your kitchen with California Raisins.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Serendipitous Journeys: Feast and Celebrate at The Fatted Calf Farmhouse Kitchen

"Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate." 


The familiar verse from the bible perfectly describes what one can expect from The Fatted Calf. For chefs Jay Jay and Rhea Castro Sycip, they've seen it all. From volcanic eruptions to the lingering pandemic, the culinary couple behind The Fatted Calf in Silang, Cavite continue to create both inspiring and flavorful stories with every dish served at their farmhouse restaurant. Going back to basics while keeping in step with the times with modern methods and techniques, The Fatted Calf is a deeply personal expression of the couple's culinary journey. Serendipitous in more ways than one, chefs Jay Jay and Rhea's passion project in the south blossoms despite the challenges of the new normal with their unique culinary philosophy using the finest and freshest local ingredients for a comfortingly rustic and wholesome dining experience. Read on for a taste of The Fatted Calf and celebrate with a sumptuous feast south of the metro... 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Sumptuous Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep or Office from Okada Plum Dining by Okada Manila

Missed Okada Manila's signature dishes? Now you can enjoy plum dining anytime, delivered straight to your office or doorstep for your next round of meetings, corporate or hybrid events and family meals at home in this new normal with Okada Plum Dining by Okada Manila... 


The quarantine experience continues to change and transform our daily routine with new consumer habits such as dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage reflecting the massive impact of this new normal. Dining out to enjoy your favorite dishes from the various restaurants of the country's iconic integrated resort had to take a backseat due to quarantine restrictions. Let Okada Manila bring their signature dishes to you with Okada Plum Dining, a well curated selection of tasty offerings prepared by the resort's award-winning culinary team (for the full menu, visit okdmnl.ph/PlumDining). From Platter Feasts for group meals, individual Grand Set Meals and Premium Set Meals for lunch and dinner to appetizing Graze Menu or snacks, just leave it to Okada Plum Dining for your next corporate meeting or intimate family meals at home. And starting June 7, select dishes from Okada Manila will be available on GrabFood. All it takes are a few quick taps on your mobile device and your sumptuous meal from Okada Manila can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your home or office.

Monday, May 31, 2021

From Taichung to Manila: Meet the New Kid on the Milk Tea Block, Mizusawa Milk Tea

 It's said to be one of Taiwan's best kept secrets. And it's now here in Manila...


Taiwan's popular Mizusawa Milk Tea of the World and Specialty Coffee opens its very first branch in Manila showcasing the best of Taiwanese tea culture with its specialty product offerings. Read on for a sneak peek at the newest kid on the milk tea block...

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Farm-Fresh To Your Table: Make It Real Fresh with Holly's

Happy cows, they say, provide the best milk. And when cows are pampered with the soothing symphonies of Bach and Beethoven, you can expect some exceptional milk...  


You won't find happier cows than the pampered herd at Holly's from Real Fresh Dairy Farm producing some of the purest and freshest cow's milk. In fact, it's the creamy base for the much-loved local ice cream brand, Carmen's Best Ice Cream which uses only 100% pure fresh milk in its growing portfolio of premium ice cream products.  Located at a sprawling 27-hectare farm property in Laguna, Real Fresh Dairy Farm produces a wide variety of farm-fresh dairy products with over 200 Holstein-Sahiwal dairy cows from New Zealand (for more on the premium dairy products of Holly's, see my previous post, At The Source of Carmen's Best's Freshness at Real Fresh Dairy Farms). And when you want it real fresh, just look for Holly's at your nearest supermarket or selected dealer...

Friday, May 28, 2021

That Buttery Ooze with the Specialty Chicken a la Kiev by Kaia's Kitchen

A nostalgic and indulgent dish, Chicken ala Kiev is one of those all-time favorites that still triggers fond memories from countless childhood summers. Everyone remembers their Chicken ala Kiev from Manila Polo Club or Club Filipino, but another home kitchen brings the enduring classic back with a cool modern spin...


The long days of quarantine saw the emergence of home-based food businesses where the kitchen once again became the center of family activities. The family-run Kaia's Kitchen is one those new entries in a growing category responding to changing consumer habits such as dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage due to the lingering pandemic. What started as a simple project to introduce new dishes to the family soon blossomed into one of the metro's inspiring new food businesses built around the traditional Chicken ala Kiev, reinvented for the new normal. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Just Chill: Al Fresco Cocktails in the New Normal at The Lounge of New World Makati Hotel

The renewed optimism from the gradual easing of quarantine restrictions is one positive sign from the lingering quarantine experience. Dining out means dining al fresco following the latest health and safety guidelines in this new normal, and that includes enjoying soothing cocktails to end the day right. At The Lounge of New World Makati Hotel, experience a refreshing tipple for the road at the spacious open air area by the lush gardens and tranquil koi pond...


The General Community Quarantine guidelines now allow dining at restaurants with increased capacity, and outdoor al fresco dining remains the preferred option. And when you think about it, it's also a cool way to enjoy refreshing cocktails. Cocktails take on a breezy outdoor vibe at The Lounge of New World Makati Hotel with a selection of exciting new cocktails along with tasty new savory dishes for a unique experience beginning June 1.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Reinventing the Basics: Carmen's Best Brings Quality and Value with Their New Value Line, Arctic Ice Cream

Carmen's Best Ice Cream goes back to basics with its newest range of products offering both value and quality with Arctic Ice Cream...


In a competitive landscape made even more challenging with the new normal, Carmen's Best Ice Cream remains committed to its promise of offering the finest ice cream using the freshest premium ingredients. A rapidly changing environment forced many food businesses to evolve and adapt as Carmen's Best continues to engage with its customer base for continuous improvement. In response to the needs of its customers, Carmen's Best recently launched its newest value line, Arctic Ice Cream created specifically for institutional accounts such as hotels, restaurants and caterers known collectively as Horeca. Offering simple basic flavors such as Vanilla, Chocolate and Ube with many more in the pipeline, Arctic Ice Cream reflects Carmen's Best's continuous commitment in rolling out superior world-class products. And for Carmen's Best's founder, Paco Magsaysay, Arctic Ice Cream is part of an evolving strategy to remain relevant with the times.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Summer Means Enjoying Gelato Cakes by Indulge At Home From Novotel Manila Araneta City

Everyone knows that some of the finest gelato comes up north from Gelato by Indulge at Novotel Manila Araneta City. But have you tried their equally indulgent Gelato Cakes?


Indulge Gelato by Novotel Manila Araneta City has long been one of the metro's best kept secrets for their exquisite and silky smooth Italian style frozen treats made with premium ingredients and absolutely no preservatives. Indulge Gelato takes it a step further with their decadent Gelato Cakes packed and sealed in tins...

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Naughty & Nice in Black with J & M Naughty & Nice Cream by Carmen's Best

Innovation never stops at Carmen's Best Ice Cream, one of the country's leading artisanal ice cream brands. Tapping new markets with fresh, novel products is one way of keeping in step with the ever changing consumer to remain relevant in this new normal, and Carmen's Best is one step ahead of the game.   


Carmen's Best Ice Cream expands its growing product portfolio of specialty offerings with the launch of J & M Naughty & Nice Cream, a unique line of premium alcohol-infused ice cream. Ice cream with a spirited shot of alcohol makes it naughty and nice for a refreshingly new way of enjoying the ice cream experience. Ready to raise a toast for the newest member of the Carmen's Best family? Then, read on...

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Carmen's Best Ice Cream: The Story Behind Each Pint, Each Scoop and Each Indulgent Bite

What's the real secret behind one of the best ice cream brands in the country? It all begins with the finest ingredients. That means, the best quality fresh milk, real pistachios from Sicily, premium chocolate from Switzerland and prized vanilla beans from Madagascar. And a clear, single-minded vision. Take a closer look behind the brand through the words of its trailblazing founder, Paco Magsaysay...


Each flavor from the local ice cream company's growing portfolio has a story drawing inspiration from the travels of its founder, Paco Magsaysay. It's these experiences that formed the foundation for the success story that would become Carmen's Best Ice Cream. But the story of Carmen's Best began with an unexpected opportunity, how to deal with excess milk from their family's Laguna-based dairy farm. For Paco, the answer was crystal clear. Ice cream. And the rest, they say, is one of the inspiring and best stories yet from the pioneering ice cream brand that continues to innovate and lead the way with one indulgent pint and scoop at a time.   
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