Friday, August 25, 2023

Mid-autumn treasures at Newport World Resorts

Mid-autumn Festival is on September 29 this year and it is essential to celebrate it with a mooncake. 

Various legends tell about the story of the mooncake but this is one occasion that I don't want to miss. The treat of eating a lotus seed mooncake with a surprise yolk at the center. Sometimes, a fortune paper is also enclosed inside it that will inspire after eating the mooncake.

Today, I just found out that Newport World Resorts is offering different mooncake treats for order and they look nice and I'm sure they taste good too. Check out the different offerings from the different hotels at NWR:

I was fascinated by this Lantern Box containing 4 mooncakes from NWR. This is an exquisite and radiant take on the traditional delicacy for the mooncake celebration, and illuminating the feast with the sumptuous mooncake collection crafted by NWR chefs. It Comes in Ube, Red Bean and Lotus flavors. The box is a novelty and I want to keep for myself. It is already available for pre-order and release will be on September 1-30. You may call +63 2 7908 8009 / +63 917 878 8856.

Marriott Hotel also gives an elegant box for its mooncakes. They come in Red Lotus, White Lotus, Durian, and Wine Cranberry flavors and or every mooncake purchase, part of the proceeds will go to Save the Children.
At Hilton Manila, you can bask in the elegance of blooming blossoms and the radiance of the full moon with the Moonlight Bloom mooncake gift sets. Choose from their Traditional, Boutique, Snow Skinned, and Shanghainese Mooncakes or their Luxury Set, available until September 29.

Visit Newport World Resorts this season and get yourself a box or for gifting. An advanced Happy Mooncake Festival to everyone!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Discover the Flavors of Cebu: Dine-in Opens Its Doors to All foodpanda Users!

Good news for all food enthusiasts in Cebu who love exploring different cuisines! Online food and grocery platform foodpanda’s Dine-in program is now available to all foodpanda users in Cebu, amplifying its presence and satisfying the taste buds of individuals across the city.
Previously exclusive to foodpanda pandapro users, Dine-in has expanded its reach to all foodpanda users in Cebu. Freshly launched in June, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity to indulge in the finest culinary delights at your favorite restaurants. All you need to do is download the foodpanda app and click on the Dine-in tile to unlock a world of gastronomic wonders. Let's explore the top 3 delectable benefits of using foodpanda Dine-in:
  1. Discount on Your Total Bill
    Don't miss out on this chance to embark on a delightful gastronomic adventure, complete with up to 25% discounts on your total bill! Foodies can now relish their favorite dishes from top-notch restaurants while enjoying a pocket-friendly experience. With every dine-in order made through the foodpanda app, you'll be delighted to see the savings add up, making it an unbeatable dining choice.

  2. Savor Your Favorite Restaurants
    What's even more exciting is that Dine-in offers an impressive lineup of your favorite restos in Cebu, ensuring an extraordinary dining experience that will leave you craving for more. From local eateries serving authentic delicacies to international hotspots offering global cuisines, foodpanda Dine-in has got it all covered!

  3. Seamless Payment Method - Know Your Discount and Pay through the App
    Gone are the days of awkwardly splitting bills or waiting for the check to arrive. With, "Redeem & Pay", the payment process becomes a breeze because you can simply pay through the app without any hassle. This seamless payment method enhances the overall dining experience and saves you precious time.

Here's how it works. Search for a restaurant deal that catches your eye.
  1. Click "Redeem & Pay" to avail up to 25% discounts on your total bill.
  2. Input the original amount of your bill, and the app will automatically display the discounted amount.
  3. Click "Confirm" to proceed.
  4. Double-check the details and click "Redeem & Pay."
  5. Choose your preferred payment method.
VoilĂ ! You're all set to relish your meal while enjoying exclusive savings.

"We are thrilled to introduce the Dine-in program to all foodpanda users in Cebu," said Patricia Jacinto, director of growth at foodpanda Philippines. "With a wide array of top-notch restaurants to choose from, combined with the convenience of the redeem-to-pay feature, we are dedicated to catering to the diverse tastes and preferences of our valued customers."

"This also perfectly aligns with our brand philosophy, 'Live like a panda,' which encourages people to pursue what matters to them. With this new move, we can bring joy to the palates of Cebuano food enthusiasts, providing them with unforgettable moments and culinary delights."

So, whether you're craving a savory feast, exotic delicacies, or simply looking to try something new, Dine-in is your gateway to a world of flavors.

Download the foodpanda app today or visit to experience the delight of Dine-in. Also, like and follow the official social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok and Youtube.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

One last sip: SM malls' Coffee Fest on its last weekend

Reconnect with your fellow coffee lovers at the ongoing Coffee Fest at SM malls this July.

Comforting words these days often sound like “Tara, Kape!”. SM Supermalls in the East invite shoppers to take a breather from their busy days and reconnect with friends and family over coffee. Patches of indoor garden and cozy nooks are found in SM City Masinag, SM City San Mateo and SM Center Angono to provide relaxing ambiance while sipping a cup of coffee.

A cozy garden setup for Coffee Fest at SM City San Mateo

A family takes a group photo at SM City Masinag’s Coffee Fest at the Mall Atrium

This July, SM Supermalls celebrates Coffee Fest with exclusive deals and promos from coffee-serving tenants, Instagrammable spots, heartwarming brews from coffee MSMEs, chill acoustic performances, latte art and so much more.

Enjoying the coffee of your choice from participating cafes and restos in the mall

Catch the final weekend of Coffee Fest at your nearest SM Supermall until July 31, 2022.