• Brooklyn's N. Domingo branch is now open!

    Pizza that is right to the bite and taste has opened its doors for the residents of San Juan. Brooklyn's has inaugurated their newest branch in Madison Square Garden, N. Domingo St, in front of Little Baguio Terraces for those craving tummies.

  • Enjoy Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Beer Festival!

    It's happy month of October at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls bringing back again the most anticipated beer event featuring 100 craft and imported beers that every beer enthusiast can enjoy at Eastwood and McKinley Hills Beer Festival!

  • Bhe'st Lasagna is simply the best!

    i had this rare chance to eat the famous lasagna in the Metro. it's not from a restaurant but it was home-cooked by a humble housewife. Bhe'st Lasagna, from the nickname of its owner, Rossini Rufon, which had no plans before of turning her recipe into a big business, thanks to the persuasion of her family and friends.

  • REVIEW: HARINA Artisan Bakery

    There are times when I crave for bread and it's just not for the usual staple, I want it with fillings. Sometimes the crumbs and crusts are very tasty and crunchy as I wanted it and almost find nothing nearby. I had a little shop that I wanted to check out since it opened in November. I always pass by this simple place near White Plains, Katipunan.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

cruising at Lilac St in Marikina

It was an afternoon food tripping with Ana and Mark, and I've finally got to stroll along the famous Lilac street in Marikina City. We hopped at 2 food stops and they were unlike any food stalls that I've eaten to. They are just along the street and easy to find.

We had our first bite at Burrito Brothers. The place was just right for upto 20 people in an al fresco setting. I ordered Chimichanga as I found it as a good Foursquare tip. So might as well try it.
The fried burrito filled with chicken, tomatoes and cheese (I think) and the best to eat it is with the salsa. Served in straw basket with a paper napkin that doesn't tear so you won't worry about the mess. Price: Php 105 -- not too pricey for a big and filling burrito. Plus, it is not too hot so you can enjoy the taste more.

For dessert, just walk around 40-50 steps to Pink Chiffon. A small apartment where every thing is pink - the walls, tables and ceiling. If you want a good dessert with relaxing environment and if you want to get the Hello Kitty feels, this is the place to hangout. They said that Piolo Pascual's favorite cake came from here.

I got Oreo Cheesecake and I'm almost speechless when I tried it. Worth the waiting time for a cupcake made of cream cheese on Oreo crust topped with cream. Best to taste it when cold and it's not too sweet. Price: Php 50.
I still have a lot to try at Lilac st. Got any suggestions?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wendy's all-famous Salad Bar returns

It's  quite a long time when 90s kids waited for the return of Wendy's famous Salad Bar. And once again, I'm able to try it with just half the experience.

The Salad Bar costs P199 per serving but sadly, the bar is half empty so I just have to take what's left. Macaroni Salad, some shredded carrots, slices of tomatoes, cucumber and jellies. I am not so experienced with the Salad Bar so I ended up with this:
My attempt to the Wendy's Salad Bar
Many people are taking advantage of the Salad Bar because it's an art to craft a salad tower in a small plate, it's fresh and healthy, and it's delicious. If people can come back to the bar, they will. We will.

There are just 3 rules when availing the Wendy's Salad Bar:
1. Only one visit to the bar (So pile up the ingredients all at once.)
2. Do not spill over from the plate (I doubt if anyone has obeyed this)
3. Only for dine-in (Leaving some food behind is bad, remember there are other people hungrier than you are.)

Now go to your nearest Wendy's joint and grab a plate.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Brooklyn's N. Domingo branch is now open!

Pizza that is right to the bite and taste has opened its doors for the residents of San Juan. Brooklyn's has inaugurated their newest branch in Madison Square Garden, N. Domingo St, in front of Little Baguio Terraces for those craving tummies.
Interiors
Me with the Brooklyn's Elephant
Interiors has rustic but cozy design so you can enjoy the ambiance. A perfect place for friends and family to dine in.

Offering its best selling White Pizza, Porko, Deluxe, Vegetarian Pizza and more, you can also grab a bite of it's famous and right-spiced Buffalo Wings. They also serve pasta and omelette for big cravings.
Deluxe Pizza
White Pizza


Last night as I arrived, I got to taste their newest, delicious and creamy Squash soup. Add a crunch with a bread and you're set and energized throughout the day. Speaking of day, those on the go can drive to Brooklyn's and have some brunch like The American (Bratwurst, Bacon, Egg, Hashbrown and Bread), The English (Bratwurst, Bacon, Egg, Hashbrown, Pork & Beans, Sauteed Mushroom and Bread), and The Lumberjack (Bratwurst, Bacon, Eggs, Ham, Poutine & Bread). All time Pinoy favorites are also available: The Patriot (3 types of Longganisa, Tapa, Eggs & Garlic Rice), Longganisa Rice (with your choice of rekado, Hamonado or Batutay with Atsara, Garlic Rice & Egg) or Tapa Rice!
Squash Soup
For the real men and man on the tummy, beer is also served below zero and indulge in Gambas, Garlic Mushroom, Cheesy Beef or Cheesy Orbs. Champions can also get omelettes -- be it Vegetarian, Sausage & Mushroom, Supreme, Meaty or Surf's Up -- make your stomachs satisfied only at Brooklyn's.

They have a promo that is extended until the end of the month. Check this out.
Brooklyn's branches also deliver. They include Pasong Tamo Makati (8969696), Tomas Morato (3767676), Citygolf, Ortigas (6339999), ATC (8509999), BF Paranaque (7757575), Robinsons Place Manila (4050505) The Annex, SM North EDSA (3516048) and N. Domingo branch at 9977999.

Follow Brooklyn's updates at @ilovebrooklyns in Instagram and Twitter.

For franchising inquiries, you may contact Brooklyn's Managing Director Johan Sy at franchise@brooklyns.ph or call 351-0000.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Enjoy Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Beer Festival!

It's happy month of October at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls bringing back again the most anticipated beer event featuring 100 craft and imported beers that every beer enthusiast can enjoy at Eastwood and McKinley Hills Beer Festival!
Also an assembly of beer connoiseurs, beer-infused dishes and a chance to fly for free to a dream destination.
Over 100 craft and imported beers are available for enjoyment at McKinley Hill and Eastwood Beer Festival.
McKinley Hill restaurants have also prepared mouth watering limited-edition beer-infused dishes that diners can also enjoy all month long.
A celebration of overflowing food and beer and an upclose encounter with the country's rock and indie bands to entertain at these big venues:

Eastwood City
Venice Piazza McKinley Hill
October 2 Autotelic
Kjwan

October 3
Techy Romantics
The Ringmasters
Up Dharma Down
October 4
Clara Benin
December Ave.
Extra Polation
October 9 Peso Movement
Squid 9

October 10
KSM Jean and Joey
Kilda
Xpresso
October 11 Venue: Fuente Circle
Beat Project Manila
DJ Mars Miranda

October 16 Taken by Cars
Maude

October 17
Venue: Indie Supreme
Angelo
Mom's Cake
Engkanto Reggae
Megan Aguilar
Yosha
Lougee Basabas
Wolfgang
October 18 Comedy Manila Venue: Beer Beats
Travis Monsod
Martin Pulgar
Artan Magat
Kyrah Mijares
Bigg Beats
Deuce Manila
October 23 Steady Machine
Mayonnaise

October 24 Venue: Beer Tent
Hilera
Sandwich
Pedicab
Pupil
Imago
Chicosci
October 25
Urbandub
October 30 Jireh Calo
Julianne

Beer goers of McKinley Hill have a chance to fly to Puerto Princesa or Seoul, South Korea. They'll just present their receipt at designated redemption booth to get raffle entries. Draw is on October 25, during the festival's closing ceremony.

For more information on McKinley Hill Beer Festival, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

Friday, July 11, 2014

the luxury life with Hansel Premium

Do you remember having Hansel cookies as your baon for school? I did. With one third of my lifetime munching on those crunchy soft biscuits with the yummy filling, I am happy to say and taste again the same goodness with Hansel Premium. Not very new in the market but I must share this to you since it is very delightful especially with the newest variant, Hansel Premium. It was a very privileged morning with the officers of Republic Biscuits Corporation (REBISCO), the makers of one of my favorite snack partners.
A little chitchat inside a Hummer limo, a first time for me, made me feel the premium experience with some of my friends and the people from Rebisco. We had a little nostalgia at the tour and how we really loved this snack. In fact, all of us grew up with it.
It was such a fun experience just how we enjoyed Hansel Premium products which are available in Peanut Butter, Mocha and Cheese flavors. We reached our destination and we had our own photo ops with the Hansel Limo.
If you want to experience Hansel Premium's luxurious taste, which is better with coffee by the way, reach to your favorite supermarkets and get it for only Php 44. Enjoy!

I also invite you to follow the social media accounts of Hansel Premium just LIKE and FOLLOW them on Facebook and Twitter and indulge in their nice photos. They are actually dreamy and yummy.