Sunday, May 16, 2021

Hello Again. A Flavorful Reunion with the Chocolate Cake You've Always Loved from Cakes by Louise...

You always remember the first time. Like your favorite chocolate cake from childhood. And in a nostalgic throwback to carefree summers from so many years back, it's good to see an old favorite again...


Since 1977, the iconic Chocolate Cake was a regular staple for any family celebration. Like a flavorful blast from the past, the granddaughter of the founder continues the family legacy with the revival of the classic chocolate cake exactly as you remember it at Cakes by Louise. Take a step back in time with a slice and bite of the chocolate cake you've always loved...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Pop Some Happiness to Your Weekend with Chef Tony's Gourmet Popcorn

The weekend's coming up, time to bring out your tubs of happiness...


Everyone's favorite all-time snack, the popular popcorn, gets a lavish makeover by Chef Tony's with their extensive line of Gourmet Popcorn in a variety of flavors like Jalapeño Cheddar and White Chocolate Parmesan. Weekend movie nights? Game on...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Cravings Satisfied: Mix-and-Match All Your Cravings From Different Restaurants with One Delivery from GrabKitchen by GrabFood

Ever wished you could order from several restaurants with only one delivery transaction? Now you can, with the new Mix-and-Match feature of GrabKitchen by GrabFood. For residents down south of the metro and in old Manila, GrabFood now has GrabKitchen branches in Parañaque and Malate all fired up to satisfy your mix-and-match cravings...


There are days when you're craving for a crusty and savory Bǎnh Mi Gió Lua from So Mot Vietnamese Cuisine. And some crisp and juicy Salt and Pepper Wings from Frankie's. And a refreshing and hearty SGT Steak Salad from Go! Salads. And don't forget the indulgent Mille Crepe creations from Paper Moon for dessert. Now, if only you can do one single delivery transaction for all your orders. Sounds familiar? Now you can with the novel and unique Mix-And-Match feature of GrabKitchen by GrabFood. With two new branches in Malate and Parañaque, go ahead and mix-and-match to your heart's content without worrying about multiple delivery transactions and fees. It's like having a virtual food court with all your favorites in one place. Imagine, all your cravings from different restaurants in one go only from GrabKitchen. 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Legit. Meet the New Batchoy D-I-Y Kit from The Pork Project by Chef Redd Agustin

Chef Redd Agustin is at it again with, this time with an easy and convenient, fuss-free D-I-Y Kit for an iconic local noodle dish...


Chef Redd Agustin of The Pork Project recreates a much-loved local noodle dish with the new Batchoy D-I-Y Kit packed with real unrestrained flavors in his familiar culinary style. And it's so easy to prepare at home too. It's innovations like this that keeps The Pork Project by Chef Redd well ahead of the game in the new normal...

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Sisig Sotanghon is the Best from Betty's Best

When my favorite foodie aunt says she discovered something new, then it's definitely worth trying...


Everyone has a favorite foodie aunt that shaped the way you enjoy good food. My aunt's specialty Lengua and Kilayin are still tops on my list. And when my aunt says she discovered a tasty new find, you know it's a sure thing. Like the Sisig Sotanghon from Betty's Best...

Saturday, May 8, 2021

A Weekend Spread Delivered by North Park

Comforting and sumptuous meals at home just takes a quick phone call or a few taps on your mobile device and you're all set for a festive spread...


Dining at home in this new normal brought exciting and new flavorful finds to the table, but sometimes all you want are the familiar favorites for a fuss-free yet sumptuous meal at home. Like the always dependable bestsellers from North Park...

Friday, May 7, 2021

This Mother's Day, Leave it to The Peninsula Manila...

Still wondering what to serve for that special festive feast for mom at home? No worries. Just leave it to The Peninsula Manila...

All Photos provided by The Peninsula Manila

Despite the sweeping changes to our daily routine due to the global pandemic, honoring mom on her special day remains a much-anticipated celebration even in the new normal. Read on and let The Peninsula Manila show you the countless ways of celebrating mom's special day with their lavish offerings available for pick-up for the whole month of May. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Bringing Regional Southeast Asian Flavors Home from Pandan Asian Cafe

Asian flavors come alive at Pandan Asian Cafe, geared up for the new normal with breezy al fresco dining...


Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou shares his comforting palette of colorful and vibrant southeast Asian flavors at Pandan Asian Cafe for pick-up, take-out and delivery in the new normal. Drawing inspiration from the wide array of iconic regional dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines all converging at Pandan Asian Cafe, diners can now enjoy al fresco dining at its spacious second floor and ground floor veranda area on a limited capacity following the latest health and safety protocols (for more on Pandan Asian Cafe by Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou, see my earlier posts, Southeast Asian Flavors Shine at Pandan Asian Cafe by Chef Tatung from last year and Keeping it Simple: Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou Launches Simpol The Cookbook at Pandan Asian Cafe on his latest recipe book also from late last year). Or you can always opt for pick-up and take-out for your peace of mind and bring home the flavors you missed...

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Have It All with the Croissant Lady PH Product Sampler

Croissants, pain au chocolat, cinnamon rolls and spinach puff pastry, all in box. You too can have it all with the Sampler Box from the Croissant Lady PH...


There's just nothing like the aroma and flavors of buttery baked Viennoiserie packed in a box. The Croissant Lady PH introduces her new Sampler Box containing a lavish assortment of fresh-baked Croissants, Cinnamon Rolls, Pain Au Chocolate and Spinach Puff Pastry conveniently delivered to your doorstep. When you just can't have enough of the light and flaky baked creations of the Croissant Lady PH, all you need to do is call or send a quick message with just a few easy taps on your mobile device (for more on the Croissant Lady, see my earlier post, The Lady Bakes Too. Fresh Baked Croissants and Pain au Chocolat Delivered to Your Doorstep by the Croissant Lady PH).

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Set Sail for Adventures From Home with Capitan Del Mar

The new normal may have limited our options for celebrating summer, then again, you just need to be a little more creative and set sail for Adventures From Home with Capitan Del Mar...


When you can't go out and enjoy the outdoors due to quarantine restrictions, why not bring it home? Capitan Del Mar, a proudly Filipino brand offering canned and smoked milkfish and canned sardines, launches their innovative Adventures From Home promotion on May 1, 2021 where you can showcase your creative ideas in bringing your favorite outdoor activities inside your home. At Capitan Del Mar, the brand is guided by a single-minded vision built around the idea that Filipinos deserve a better seafood experience. And Capitan Del Mar seamlessly weaves their vision of a better seafood experience with memorable family activities. With its premium selection of seafood products, Capitan Del Mar is ready to transfer your outdoor activities indoor with its novel Adventures From Home promotion. To kickstart your creative juices, winners will receive attractive cash prizes and gift packs by simply sharing their entries. Game? Read on...

Friday, April 30, 2021

Al Fresco at Brotzeit For A Tipple and Take-Out

The sweeping changes due to the pandemic continues to transform our daily routine, including dining out. Brotzeit adapts to the new normal with al fresco dining, pick-up, take-out and food delivery for the new normal...


The country's leading German Beer Bar and Restaurant, Brotzeit, evolves with the times to tap emerging new consumer habits in the new normal so you can still enjoy all your Bavarian favorites with safety and peace of mind. Go al fresco dining or opt for pick-up, take-out and food delivery with safety and confidence at Brotzeit. And when that craving for a sumptuous platter of Ripperl or Honey Bavarian Ribs hits, you can rest easy as you can enjoy it one of three ways with outdoor dining, pick-up or food delivery. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Get Back to Business with The Peninsula Manila, Makati's Only Essential Business Worker's Hotel

Safety and peace of mind now rank high in a long list of priorities in running and managing a business. The sweeping changes due to the pandemic continues to transform and reshape businesses around the world as The Peninsula Manila adapts to the new normal. But when you take a closer look beyond the new health and safety protocols, this is what The Peninsula Manila has always been doing with their enduring brand of service for over forty-five years...

All photos provided by The Peninsula Manila

The Peninsula Manila faces the new normal head on by providing safety and peace of mind amidst these challenging times for essential business workers with its innovative Get Back to Business offerings. A recipient of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp from the Department of Tourism and the only accredited staycation hotel in the CBD, The Peninsula Manila promises both safety and peace of mind so you can get back to business in this new normal. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Sumptuous Meals at Home Made Easy with Ya Chou Foods

Noodles, dim sum, Taiwanese sausages and mantho are just some of the familiar Taiwanese dishes we love, but enjoying these comforting flavors at home may be a bit difficult with the on-going quarantine restrictions. From sourcing the fresh ingredients to long hours in the kitchen, there has to be an easier way. And yes, there is...


Emerging new consumer habits continue to define the quarantine experience where dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage become the norm rather than exception, But going through your long list of usual food delivery options can lead to flavor fatigue and burn-out. 

Why not prepare authentic Taiwanese dishes at home instead? Ya Chou Foods makes it easy with their extensive range of fresh frozen product offerings including noodles and dim sum that you can take straight out of the freezer to your pot, pan or steamer and to your plate in minutes. Authentic flavors without the fuss, that's what you get from Ya Chou Foods (for more on the authentic Taiwanese offerings of Ya Chou Foods, see my previous posts, Dining in the Next Normal: Rich and Authentic Flavors, Packed Frozen and Straight to the Pan by Ya Chou Foods on their popular bestsellers and Steamed or Fried? Mantho, Betso-Betso, Cheng Pao and More by Ya Chou Foods on my first experience with Ya Chou Foods).

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Spice Up Your Dishes at Home with the Savory Condiments by Nobu Head Chef Michael de Jesus of City of Dreams Manila

Just how can you punch up the flavors of your home-cooked dishes without the fuss? Easy. Simply open one these jars...


Nobu Head Chef Michael de Jesus of City of Dreams Manila shares his flavorful and savory condiments to spice up your meals at home with the Green Papaya Jalapeño Atchara, Amazu Pickled Chilies and Chili Garlic with New Style Oil for refreshing and vibrant notes. Pairing well with a variety of dishes, these handy jars are your secret ingredients and tasty sides for that perfect home-cooked meal.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Japanese in a Box: Fire Up the Home Grill with Yakiniku Ikouze! by Chef Luis Chikiamco

Premium USDA Short Ribs and Wagyu Tender from Snake River Farms, that's some serious yakiniku for the home grill. And the best part, it's all conveniently packed in a box complete with special sauces. All you have to do is fire up the grill...


Chef Luis Chikiamco pursues his long-time passion project offering premium home D-I-Y Yakiniku kits with Yakiniku Ikouze!, one of the many new home-based food businesses that continue to emerge in this new normal. Dining at home and the popularity of D-I-Y Kits along with the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage are just some of the new consumer habits from the quarantine experience, and food businesses are adapting to the shifting trends. For Chef Luis, there's just no better time than now, despite the many challenges, to offer his own unique concept of the perfect yakiniku experience at home with Yakiniku Ikouze!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Food News: Cool Deals Up for Grabs. All-In for Under P 250, Check Out These Sulit GrabFood Deals!

Food deliveries remain the best option in this new normal, even when you're on a budget. Let GrabFood show you how...

All Photos provided by GrabFood.
As dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage continue to define emerging consumer habits in the new normal, staying home doesn't mean busting your budget for hearty meals or snacks. GrabFood makes it easy on your wallet with the value-packed Sulit GrabFood Deals to satisfy any budget or craving. Like the refreshing offerings from Serenitea and their Buy One Get One deals. Chill at home with 2 servings of their specialty Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Big Pearls for only P 158 or their Hokkaido Milk Tea for only P 125. And there's more...

Friday, April 23, 2021

Secret Eats with an Off-the-Menu Find in Makati's Poblacion at Crosta Pizzeria

 Learned a new word for pizza the other day. And that's Crosta...


Crosta Pizzeria in the vibrant Poblacion neighborhood of Makati remains one of the best kept secrets in the metro. Best known for their specialty Sourdough, Detroit and Sicilian style pizza, Crosta Pizzeria takes the ubiquitous pizza to a whole new level of savory deliciousness. Where else can you find a pizzeria that bakes their pizza creations in sturdy industrial blue steel pans originally used to carry auto parts? 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Summer's Here with Take Me Out by Novotel Manila Flavors of Summer

Celebrate summer in the new normal with fresh and bold flavors. Bring the vibrant notes of summer to your table with the new and sumptuous offerings from Take Me Out by Novotel Manila Flavors of Summer for a healthier yet flavorful home dining experience.


Novotel Manila Araneta City brings hearty, bright and refreshing flavors to your home with more new dishes available for pick-up, take-out and delivery with Take Me Out by Novotel Manila Flavors of Summer. The expanded menu now includes veggie-friendly and plant-based options for a healthier yet flavorful home dining experience. Emerging consumer habits such as dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage continue to transform the culinary landscape, and Novotel Manila Araneta City adapts to the new normal with its innovative offerings (for more on Take Me Out by Novotel Manila, see my previous post, Dining in the Next Normal: Enjoy #NoovotelManilaAtHome with Take Me Out by Novotel Manila). Who says dining at home can't be special? Read on for a tasty peek at the healthy summer-inspired selection of Take Me Out by Novotel Manila...

Monday, April 19, 2021

All-In with One Pot: An Easy and Sumptuous One Pot Dish with Duru Bulgur

Staying home and cooking for the family in this new normal presents its own unique set of challenges. The day's menu often depends on what's available, and with restrictions on mobility still enforced, heading out of home to buy essentials must be well-planned. And cooking the same dish all over again just won't cut it. Why not try something different?  


The quarantine experience due to the pandemic brought the home kitchen back to life in many households as it once again became the hub of family activities. Getting creative in the kitchen allowed many of us to reconnect and strengthen family bonds but when you're doing the same dish over and over again, that just dampens the home dining experience. It's time to serve something new and refreshingly different. And healthier too. With Duru Bulgur...

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Lady Bakes Too. Fresh Baked Croissants and Pain au Chocolat Delivered to Your Doorstep by the Croissant Lady PH

Lightly crisp, buttery and flaky, a warm and fresh-baked croissant with a generous dab of butter paired with a soothing cup of coffee just transforms any breakfast or afternoon snack. Now you can enjoy a fresh batch of Buttery Croissants and Pain au Chocolate conveniently delivered to your home by the Croissant lady PH...


Another dear friend joins the growing ranks of home-based food businesses with flaky, buttery and indulgent Viennoiserie creations to make dining at home special. Croissant Lady PH shares classic all-time favorites like the Buttery Croissants and Pain Au Chocolat for delivery with just one quick call or message. Available in both frozen ready-to-bake and baked ready-to-eat options, Croissant Lady PH lets you enjoy your indulgent layered baked treats just the way you want it. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Stay Home and Have Brunch with Discovery Primea's Tapenade on the Go Delivered To Your Doorstep

Brunch at home in the new normal can be special with a sumptuous brunch on a bun with Discovery Primea's Tapenade on the Go...


Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco of Discovery Primea unveils his latest culinary creations for Restaurant Tapenade available for pick-up, take-out and delivery with Tapenade on the Go. The new menu includes a selection of mouthwatering burgers from their Burger Library and indulgent desserts to make dining at home in the MECQ special. Read on for a tasty peek at some of Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco's tasty offerings...

Friday, April 9, 2021

New Wings On The Block: OMO! Korean Wings by Chef Carlo Miguel

There's a new brand of crisp, juicy and savory Korean-inspired wings on the block to add to your long list of food delivery options...


Drawing inspiration from rich Korean flavors, Chef Carlo Miguel launches his newest culinary concept exclusively for delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda with OMO! Korean Wings. From Korean style Wings to Boneless Chicken variants, creamy Dips, tasty Starters, sumptuous Rice Meals, indulgent Milkshakes, decadent Desserts and even So Nice Soju Green Grape and Grapefruit beverages, OMO! Korean Wings adds a cool K-Pop vibe to your home dining experience in this new normal. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Get Ready for Amazing Values and Exciting Selections from GrabFood Signatures

The leading super app in Southeast Asia, Grab, leads the way once more with the launch of the newest brand from GrabFood offering value and variety to its loyal users with GrabFood Signatures...


GrabFood Signatures is the latest innovation from Grab featuring a wide selection of curated merchant partners offering exclusive deals for the app's users. The need to adapt and evolve with changing consumer habits is crucial to remain relevant in these challenging times, and GrabFood Signatures faces the new normal head on with its innovative new concept seamlessly weaving value and variety for an engaging user experience. All it takes are a few quick taps on your mobile device to explore the wide range of tasty options and special discounts from GrabFood Signatures that you won't find on any other delivery platform. Like P 100 OFF for a minimum order of P 550 from participating restaurants under GrabFood Signatures and starting April 7 to 11, as much as 30% Discount on select meals from participating merchant partners. Grab your phone and start scrolling...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Your Favorite Dishes From Honolulu HK Cafe Are On The Way...

Since 1940, Honolulu HK Cafe has been a witness to history's turbulent past including a world war and the current global pandemic. As we endure another week of quarantine in the NCR Plus Bubble, staying home remains the only option to safely slow down the spread of new infections. And just like the early years of Honolulu HK Cafe, the kitchens remain open to serve you comforting fare to get you through the challenging days ahead.


Dining at home, the rise of the food delivery culture and increased online usage are just some of the emerging consumer habits in this new normal. Honolulu HK Cafe adds savory roasts to its menu along with its long-time specialty bestsellers available for pick-up, take-out and delivery via FoodPanda, GrabFood and LalaFood (for more on Honolulu HK Cafe's new roasts, see my post, Now Roasting...at Honolulu HK Cafe, The Oldest and The Original Hong Kong Tea House). Here's a quick run-through of must-try dishes from Honolulu HK Cafe conveniently delivered to your doorstep...

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Cooking at Home Made Simple with the Easy Cook Pancit Malabon and Kare-Kare Sauce by Simple Dining

Everyone and anyone who loves Pancit Malabon or Kare-Kare knows it's a tedious dish to recreate at home. But when we all have so much time on our hands staying home in this new normal, long hours in the kitchen doesn't sound so bad. But Simple Dining now offers a more convenient solution that takes long hours of kitchen prep out of the equation so you can spend more time enjoying your home-cooked dishes...


Simple Dining by Chef Hazel Moreno-De Jesus lets you recreate authentic local dishes like Pancit Malabon and Kare-Kare at home without the fuss with their specialty Easy-Cook Pancit Malabon and Kare-Kare Sauce, conveniently packed in pouches. Fast and easy yet full of flavor, cooking at home becomes so much easier with Simple Dining.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

All Boxed Up and Delivered to Your Doorstep: Burrata, British Sausage Rolls and Strawberry Croissants from Crumbs and Grubs

From their indulgent Strawberry Croissants to savory British Sausage Rolls and artisan Burrata, Crumbs and Grubs brings freshness to your table...


Crumbs and Grubs shares its own take on freshness and honest flavors as we endure another round of ECQ in the NCR Plus Bubble to curb the spread of the dreaded bug. Now you can have fresh baked Strawberry Croissants and British Sausage Rolls along with creamy and silky smooth Burrata conveniently delivered to your home adding to your list of food delivery options (for more on Crumbs and Grubs and their specialty offerings, see my earlier post, Spreading A Whole Lot of Love with Healthy Choices Made Easy by Crumbs and Grubs).

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Luxe Comfort Food Delivered to Your Doorstep by nawwTy's Kitchen

A comforting meal masterfully prepared with a lavish and indulgent spin. Even in these challenging times, nothing soothes the palate and body quite like the fresh and bold flavors of savory dishes with the elegant touch of nawwTy's Kitchen by Trish Panlilio...


For years, Trish Panlilio showcased her own elegant take on comfort food with nawwTy's Kitchen for a memorable feast at home. It's comfort food elevated in a style only Trish Panlilio is known for (for more on nawwTy's Kitchen by Trish Panlilio, see my posts, Luxe Comfort Food by nawwTy's Kitchen and A Matter of Taste: nawwTy's Kitchen Adds a Luxe Spin to Breakfast and Healthy Choices with Breakfast Corner and Wholesome Indulgence). Dining at home in the NCR Plus Bubble is kicked up a notch with the specialty offerings from nawwTy's Kitchen, packed and sealed and conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

#BarDoughPH: Vegetarian Fresh Basil Lasagna and Mint Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies Delivered To Your Doorstep by Bar Dough

A year in the fight against the pandemic, the entire country is once again experiencing tighter restrictions to curb the spread of the virus along with its new variants. Amidst the much dreaded surge, one home-based kitchen opens up and shares cherished family recipes to warm the palate and hearts of the city's weary residents...


One more tasty entry to your essential list of food delivery options, Bar Dough offers homestyle dishes bannered by sumptuous vegetarian and pescatarian Lasagna creations to indulgent New York style cookies from family recipes available for pick-up and delivery. For over a year, the team behind Bar Dough waited for just the right moment before joining the metro's growing number of food businesses. And just in time too. Here's a tasty peek at the lavish Vegetarian Fresh Basil Lasagna and Mint Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies by Bar Dough to brighten up your day at home in the NCR Plus Bubble...

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Full Spread with Nostalgia Lounge and Bar's New and Extensive Nostalgia-To-Go Menu

Dine-in, take-out and delivery, Nostalgia Lounge & Bar has you covered. They're rolling out the full spread of tasty options with the new Nostalgia-To-Go Menu...


The disruptive impact of the quarantine experience continues to transform our daily routine forcing everyone to adapt and find new ways of staying relevant in this new normal. Changing consumer habits like dining at home, the food delivery culture and increased online transactions shaped and defined the past year in a trend that will most likely carry over to this year and the next. At Nostalgia Lounge and Bar of Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila, constant innovation remains key in strengthening links with their loyal customers with the Nostalgia-to-Go Menu designed for the new normal...

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Start Cookin': The European Pork & Beef Online Master Class by Chef Philip Golding and Donie Bigcas at CCA Manila

The sweeping changes caused by the pandemic continues to transform our daily routine forcing us all to adapt with new, safer and creative ways to meet everyday challenges. On the education front, one of the country's pioneering culinary education institutions goes online for a master class using some of the world's finest beef and pork straight from the Emerald Isle...


CCA Manila recently hosted an online master class for its students with CCA Culinary Director Chef Philip Golding and CCA student Donie Bigcas using world-class Irish beef and pork in collaboration with Bord Bia and European Pork & Beef Philippines. Online classes are now part of the new normal, and CCA Manila takes the bold initiative along with Bord Bia and European Pork and Beef Philippines in its mission of continuous education. Read on and take a peek at the savory dishes prepared by Chef Philip Golding and Donie Bigcas with premium Irish beef and pork...

Thursday, March 18, 2021

#EverydayJapanTasty with Every Slice of the New Everyday Japan Tasty by Fuwa Fuwa

 What's your tasty sandwich today? Maybe it's time level up your sandwich game...


Make everyday a tasty treat with Everyday Japan Tasty by Fuwa Fuwa and elevate your sandwich game at home. Now with a new look and formula, you can enjoy the soft, creamy and buttery notes of Everyday Japan Tasty at a special introductory price of P 47.00 for the 366g (8 Slices) and P 60 for the 550g (12 Slices) pack until March 31, 2021 in leading supermarkets and convenience stores. Now that's a deal that's just too good to pass up, don't you think? 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Moments at Cafe Fleur with Bottarga Pasta and Vuco Fye by Chef Sau Del Rosario

It's the flavorful stories retold and shared with each dish that elevates one's dining experience with a colorful weave of vibrant and comforting notes. And Chef Sau del Rosario is one of the country's finest culinary storytellers...


From Angeles to Poblacion, Chef Sau del Rosario finally brings his much-loved restaurant to Manila as Le Petite Cafe Fleur recreates all his specialty dishes like Crispy Pork Belly + Truffled Macadamia Kare-Kare, Lamb Shank Caldereta and the famous Vuco Fye much closer to home in the heart of Makati. Designed and reconfigured to meet the requirements of the new normal including al fresco dining, enjoying bold yet elegant fresh flavors masterfully executed with your peace of mind combine for memorable moments at Le Petite Cafe Fleur. Here's a closer look at some of those moments...  

Sunday, March 14, 2021

It's Truffle Season All-Year Long at Caruso Ristorante Italiano

Since 2002, Caruso Ristorante Italiano has been serving sumptuous Italian cuisine driven by one man's  passion for real homespun authenticity in the age of social media and the new normal. It's all about food the way Emilio Mina remembers it recalling his childhood in Milan using the finest and freshest ingredients and prepared the traditional way. And now, Caruso Ristorante Italiano offers an indulgent treat from the lush countryside of Alba straight to your plate.


Alba's famed White Truffle of Northern Italy from October to January, Bianchetto from January to April and Black Truffle from April to October, diners at Caruso Ristorante Italiano can experience the much-prized and sought after "diamond of the kitchen" in a variety of dishes for a unique and memorable dining experience. Guided by the seasons, Emilio Mina brings the fresh harvest of truffles for a seasonal celebration of the legendary tuber to Caruso Ristorante Italiano. Read on for a tasty peek at the specialty dishes of Caruso Ristorante Italiano and their year-long truffle season... 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Now Roasting...at Honolulu HK Cafe, The Oldest and The Original Hong Kong Tea House

Since 1940, Honolulu Cafe has been serving comforting Hong Kong cuisine like their Honolulu Egg Tarts paired with Hong Kong Style Coffee to sumptuous and savory dishes. Now, Honolulu HK Cafe offers even more with their new selection of roasts...


The oldest and the original Hong Kong Tea House, Honolulu HK Cafe gets even bigger at their SM Aura Premier location with a much wider space to enhance your dining experience. But it gets better, Honolulu HK Cafe now offers a selection of savory roasts like BBQ Pork, Roasted Pork, Soy Chicken and Roasted BBQ Pork Belly "Toro" including options with rice and the convenient Roast-To-Go Bento Box for a sumptuous feast. Read on and see what's new with the oldest and the original Hong Kong Tea House...

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Secret's Out. Discovering Crocodile Meat and Other Savory Treats at The Urban Cafe in Wilcon Depot

A culinary gem tucked away inside the various branches of one of the country's leading home improvement and construction supplies retailer, it's a secret long known by loyal customers of Wilcon Depot. 


Home improvement and weekend D-I-Y enthusiasts are in for a treat when they visit their nearest Wilcon Depot branches scattered throughout the metro. Who knew you could enjoy a wide range of delectable surprises after purchasing your supplies for your next home improvement project at Wilcon Depot, all in one place? You can, at The Urban Cafe.  Have a bite before or after your construction supply run and enjoy a wide array of sumptuous dishes and unique savory offerings like crocodile meat only at The Urban Cafe. Read on for a tasty virtual tour of The Urban Cafe's extensive menu...  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Best of Canada On Your Plate at a Chef's Table Dinner by Chef Josh Boutwood in The Test Kitchen

A lavish six-course feast reflecting Canada's finest world-class beef, seafood and wines by one of Manila's best chefs revealed layers of the vast land's bountiful resources. And soon, you too can experience the rich and diverse flavors of Canada on a plate...


The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines and Canada Beef recently showcased world-renowned Canadian produce in collaboration with award winning Chef Josh Boutwood, Executive Chef of The Bistro Group, for a socially distanced Chef's Table Dinner at The Test Kitchen. Each course presented Canada's very best from fork-tender beef to fresh and succulent Pacific and Atlantic seafood and even sweet wild blueberries from the province of Prince Edward Island paired with Canadian wines from the famed wineries of the Niagara region in Ontario. The special dinner also served as a preview to the upcoming Canadian Steakhouse Pop-Up at The Test Kitchen on March 9 to 11. Read on for a taste of Canada on a plate...

Friday, March 5, 2021

An All-Filipino Feast Delivered by Max's, Just Dial 888 79000

There's more to Max's than their iconic fried chicken. And if you ask their loyal customers, they swear they also serve the best sinigang in the metro...


Enjoy an all-Filipino feast delivered to your home from Max's Restaurant like their popular Pork Sinigang, Chicken Pancit Canton and Lumpiang Ubod along with other specialties from the Max's Group with just one number. All your favorites from the Max's Group like Yellow Cab, Pancake House, Krispy Kreme, Teriyaki Boy, Sizzlin's Steak, Dencio's and Jamba Juice at your fingertips with just one number, all you need to do is dial 888-79000.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Pork Project by Chef Redd Agustin Shares a Page from Our Rich and Diverse Culinary Tradition with Balbacua, Papaitan, Tinapa-Eh and Adobo Longganisa in Bawang Oil

Chef Redd Agustin reveals yet another page from our rich culinary heritage with authentic regional dishes from The Pork Project, offering artisan home-cooked local flavors delivered to your doorstep.


Chef Redd Agustin is back with another batch of his scheduled deliveries to Manila for The Pork Project, bringing authentic regional cuisine to your table. The latest batch of savory offerings from The Pork Project included familiar local flavors like his popular Tinapa-Eh, Adobo Longganisa in Bawang Oil, Balbacua and Papaitan. Immerse yourself in traditional and diverse regional dishes with just one call to The Pork Project and rediscover Filipino cuisine prepared with the fresh and bold flavors in the unrestrained culinary style of Chef Redd Agustin. Read on for a peek at his savory offerings... 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Spread Some Good Vibes with the Cheese Pimiento Spread by Spread n' Bites

Who doesn't need some good vibes in these challenging times? Just open a jar of the Cheese Pimiento Spread by Spread n' Bites...


The rise of home-based food businesses, online transactions and the food delivery culture continues to maintain its momentum from the quarantine experience last year with even more creative and innovative offerings. Spread n' Bites joins the fray with its creamy Cheese Pimiento Spread that's perfect on toast, crackers or biscuits any time of day. Try it too on your favorite nachos or fresh chilled celery sticks. Looking for some good vibes? Spread some with the Cheese Pimiento Spread by Spread n' Bites...

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Dine Confidently. The Buffet Dining Experience in the New Normal at the Food Exchange of Novotel Manila Araneta City

The sweeping changes due to the quarantine experience continues to leave a lasting impact on our daily routine even with the most beloved dining experience of many Filipinos, the buffet. Here's a quick peek at the buffet dining experience at the Food Exchange in this new normal... 


The buffet dining experience keeps in step with the times with the latest health and safety protocols in place at the Food Exchange of Novotel Manila Araneta City. The wide and extensive array of international offerings and all-you-can-eat format, features that made buffet dining a popular option for many diners, can still be enjoyed with the added benefit of your peace of mind. At the Food Exchange, diners can indulge and dine confidently in the new normal and enjoy the various dishes from all 6 interactive cooking stations with no worries. Here's what buffet dining looks like in this new normal at the Food Exchange...

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... 
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