• Maine Mendoza's new LOVE?

    We're also asking who this is.

  • Watch ALDUB's commercials

    You can't stop the kilig with these two.

  • New Chinese resto in the city

    Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant offers not just ordinary Chinese food.

  • Where to eat when you're in Baguio City?

    Travelling soon? Here are some place I recommend when you reach Baguio City.

  • Earthlingorgeous' Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest

    What are the possibilities when you cook with Clara Ole Products? Read here to know more.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Red Ribbon's White Choco Almond Mamon

Oh yes, there is such a thing as Red Ribbon's White Choco Almond Mamon.

It was just given to me by a friend last night before we watched a movie. I figured that I would just bring it for my baon the next day. At first I just ignored it thinking that it will just be the same mamon available at my favorite cake place, Red Ribbon, until I opened it this morning.
I was surprised about this new product. I didn't even have time to prepare a cup of coffee that will match to it. I opened the pack, it is the same size as your regular mamon (chiffon). Protected by a plastic mold to hold and prevent it from flattening out.

Then there's this rich cream of white chocolate and crispy almond bits that are sprinkled on top waiting for me to bite into it. Taking your first bite to the soft pillow of mamon is pure bliss and the sweet creamy topping invites you to bite more.

I searched for information about this new favorite of mine. It will be available for 5 pcs for only Php 99. That's about Php 20 each and you'll get Php 1 change for an order of 5. Not bad for a decadent treat, isn't it?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Taste of Vietnam at Crimson Filinvest City, Manila

From March 10-18, enjoy authentic and learn about the Vietnamese culture while you dine at Cafe 8 of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila. Flying to the Philippines are 3 chefs who will take over the show kitchen of Cafe 8 and serve you delectable and healthy Vietnamese dishes during lunch and dinner buffets.

Crimson Hotel General Manager Gerhard Doll opens the food festival and graced by Vietnam ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Ly Quoc Tuan.
GM Gerhard Doll with the Vietnamese Amb and chefs
Meet chefs Tran Kim Hoang Trong, Chef Vo Van Chien and Chef Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan at the live cooking stations:
Check out the samples below:
Experience this delicious offering by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila by calling 863-2222 for reservations. Buffet lunch is at Php 1,235++ and Php 1,410++ for dinner.

This is also one offering during the Women's Month that includes the Fit and Fab promo, Weekly Ladies' activities, sparkling wine upgrade during Afternoon Tea and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CrimsonFilinvestCity or www.crimsonhotel.com/manila.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Is McDo doing its own ad-serye?

Well, maybe yes. Just this afternoon while watching Eat Bulaga, we are all shocked at a new ALDUB commercial that aired. We still had a bit of hangover from last Saturday's Tamang Panahon  when Alden and Maine finally meet and knew each other better. It's more kilig because they finally got, not just touch, but to hug each other and talked about their feelings on stage at the Philippine Arena. ALDUB Nation is definitely rejoicing and hoping that this love team would soon be a reality. No pressure, Alden and Maine. ;)
Going back to the advertisement, McDonalds still didn't forget the roots of ALDUB, adapting another song from VST & Company, Paniwalaan Mo.

Their first McDonald's commercial only featured the Chicken Fillet ala King, also known as the ALDUB meal which is Php59 per order. Now a 1-pc Chicken McSavers meal is also included for this promotion.
Alden Richards with McDonald's Chicken Fillet ala King
Maine Mendoza with Chicken McSavers Meal
The ad came more exciting when it already featured the three lovable Lolas: Nidora, Tidora and Tinidora, played by JoWaPao (Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros).

Unfortunately, Maine and Alden do not seem to meet but instead, they got closer as the two already had photos of each other in their wallet and locket. Watch the full version of the ad below:

Balikan ang kilig ng kahapon. Ang sarap MAINE-love kapag ikaw DEN ang laman ng isip niya. Alden, Yaya and some senior citizens say #ALDUBKoTo for Chicken McSavers!
Posted by McDonald's on Sunday, October 25, 2015
In a marketing perspective, McDonalds still do not fail to reach to the broad target market, the young and the old with their ads. We've been emotionally attached with the story of the #KalyeSerye which also caters to the broad audience. Now the question is, when will the two have their date at McDonald's? Will they both bite on the same hamburger? I am now expecting a part 3 of this ad series and we hope it will come very, very soon.

BELLAVITA honors best Lipa delicacies

Batangas is a must-visit at the south of Luzon. Home to marine ecosystem and exceptional delicacies, the Tagalog has a lot to offer. A few of them are the kapeng barako, warm and comforting pansit Lomi, suman and of course, crispy pata.
Just last October 25, emerging socialized housing facility BellaVita of the Ayala Properties group, honored these delicacies with the Pinakapanalong Lipa Delicacies --  a culinary contest presenting the local specialties of Lipa City. Spectators and foodies gathered in this food festival and witnessed the blessing of BellaVita housing. Now people from the outskirts of Lipa and Batangas can enjoy the delicacies that the locals are proud of and enjoy the calming atmosphere and convenience in BellaVita Lipa.

Best restaurants in Lipa vied for the titles of "Pinakapanalong Lipa Delicacies" in different categories serving warm and comforting pansit Lomisuman and of course, crispy pata. From the start of the cook-off at 8AM,  Here are the participants and also their earned winnings:

Pinakapanalong Lomi:
LBN Lomi House
Benok’s Lomi House - 2nd Runner Up
Hanzel Special Lomi House - Grand Winner
Filian Goto and Lomi House - 1st Runner Up
Sizzling Lomi House

Pinakapanalong Crispy Pata:
Hanzel Special Lomi House - 1st Runner Up
Tolit’s D Sizzler
Filian Goto and Lomi House - Grand Winner
3G’s Fat Crackles - - 2nd Runner Up

Pinakapanalong Suman:
Aida Barcelos - 1st Runner Up
Nida Apenado - Grand Winner
Filian Goto and Lomi House - 2nd Runner Up
The first-ever food competition organized by Amaia was judged by Amaia executives, officials, and some friends from the media, including Liwag, Burt Aurelio, Project Development Team Leader (South); Alain Sazon, Project Development Manager (South); Ruthlea Bijis and Lorna Silava of Lipa BellaVita In-House Sales; and bloggers Jeman Villanueva and Josephine Bonsol.
For more inquiries, visit http://www.bellavita.ph or like https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Maine Mendoza has a new love

Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza admits she has a new love aside from Alden.
This weekend, we are teased with posts all over Facebook and Twitter with #DalawaAngPusoNiMaine. We now wonder for whom is she offering her "second heart." We are all excited and not disappointed with the latest commercial for 555 Sardines which aired Saturday at Eat Bulaga break. Dubbing Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko with a little rapping, watch the video below.
Bakit kaya dalawa ang puso ni Meng?

Si Maine, sobra mag mahal… not once but twice! #MaineHearts555

Posted by 555 Sardines on Friday, October 2, 2015
Congratulations once again Maine for another endorsement. This was the 4th since her first with McDonald's launched in September.