Friday, December 24, 2010

Lechon Kawali (Pan Roasted Pork) and the Things I Hate about Big Cities

Some say that livin in Metro Manila alone is tough. I admit, at first it was very hard for me to cope with situation.Specially during these time of Holiday Season, heavy traffic, pollution, crowded streets. Here are the top things I hate about Metro Manila as of writing...

1.) No one Listens to Kindred Garden's Pangako. My topmost favorite song.

2.) Disappointing to Realize that Jerber Mercado is not my boyfriend.

3.) I can't watch Imortal because I'm on my way to work.

4.) Can't watch Narnia because my time is limited. In fact I have so many things in my mind but I dont have time already. Time to eat the Lechon Kawali courtesy of the Carenderia nearby....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Banchetto Revisited



The first time I went to Banchetto (click here for the story), I promised myself to go back. This time I chose one of these huge, fresh, grilled tuna. For Php 90 its a good deal!  I think its weigh 1 kilo each. I didn't eat rice. The tuna was very juicy and tasted fresh. 



Sunday, December 12, 2010

The KFC Double Down Chicken Sandwich

Roaming around the Market Market is tiring and starving. So, I immediately headed to KFC to fill in my empty stomach. I didn't wait too long, crews were very attentive and the way they take orders was organized. I ordered their very tempting Double Down Chicken Sandwich showin on the sign board. I was curious about the taste for like 2 weeks after I saw it on TV. This is the moment of truth.....






The sandwich is made of two fried, thick, boneless, white meat and juicy chicken fillet as bun with bacon strips, cheese and dressing in the middle. It was glorious!





Only in my thoughts:

It would be great if the chicken was grilled.
I've found out that it's kinda salty. Hey, less salt is good for the health. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Longest Christmas Food Celebration in the World

Cheese Cake

 When sissy invited me to join the Nomnom Club, I didn’t hesitate because I was looking for an online community where we share the same interest, passion for food. Here are the foodies when we had our First Christmas Party...
   Chicken in Garlic Cloves
  
 I believe that one of the pleasures of celebrating the yuletide season is the foodies. I’m glad I’ve joined the club just in time for the warmest holiday of the year.  Cheesiest cuisines were sponsored by Kraft Eden Cheese. I love cheese! I’ve enjoyed the yummiest tastes of different local , cheese-inspired cuisines from different islands of the country.
Creamy Carbonara
As early as September, we started to celebrate Christmas. It is the best and longest Christmas celebration in the world. Like you, this is my favorite holiday. It is the most awaited holiday and happiest celebration in the Philippines.  This year’s Christmas is extra special because it is the cheesiest!!!

Spicy Sardines
                               
The Kraft Eden Cheese’s campaign for the longest Christmas food celebration in the world celebrates 100 days of Christmas, featuring 100 towns and its 100 unique cuisines. The Town with the most number of votes will receive Two Million Pesos worth of prizes.

Chick Magnet Quiche
Celebrating the First Nomnom Club’s Christmas Party at the Mall of Asia was a blast. More than the foodies it is the experience that I've enjoyed most, priceless!!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reyes Barbecue - The Event



The blogger event/Amity's birthday celebration started at 2 pm held at  Reyes Barbecue branch in Bonifacio Stopover, Bonifacio Global City. Upon entering the venue, she greeted us and  introduced to other attendees. We  signed up on her glamorous Sex and the City organizer and we proceeded to a small room to introduce ourselves to other bloggers. I was pleased to met all of them specially the Nomnom Club members. I 've just recently signed in to the prestigious Foodie Club and they are very accommodating.




I am a big fan of barbecues and Reyes Barbecue sign board was offering pork, chicken and seafood barbecues using the famous Reyes family heritage and quality meals at affordable prices. We were given Php 200 worth of gift checks each to order whatever we wanted on their menu. I had a hard time choosing .





 I chose their bestseller; tender-juicy, boneless chicken barbecue with peanut-based BBQ sauce and atchara. ( Php 126.00 )




Chicken Ass ( Php 55.00/ 2pcs )



and the foodie of the hour, introducing the Butterscotch Banana. ( Php 30.00 ). I think it would be best if served with ice cream.




After the great meal , Mr Jonel Uy of Nomnom club talked about the Blogger's Ethics. As a new blogger, I learned a lot from him. I had fun!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reyes Barbecue


Last Monday, Amity of A Taste of San Juan invited us at Reyes Barbecue Bonifacio Stopover, Bonifacio Global City. Reyes Barbecue presented their additional meals. The recent product is the classic, creamy Fettuccine Carbonara dressed up with tasty chicken. For the price of Php 85.00, it is very affordable and can be shared by two people because  the serving is kinda big.




Another delight is  the New - pork barbecue party size ( Php 250.00 per 10 sticks ). It is quite smaller than their regular barbecue because it was concocted specially for party where theres a lot of food and partygoers who usually pick  little amount of food.




For the yuppie, urbanite pinoy who craves for the taste of a great barbecue meal, Reyes Barbecue is the preferred barbecue meal. Reyes Barbecue meals are generously portioned with the classic Java Rice, Peanut Sauce, and Atchara, at very reasonable prices. Their bestseller is the tender-juicy, boneless chicken barbecue with peanut-based BBQ sauce. 



                                           Reyes Barbecue delivers 2any1 (Tel. No. 212-1212)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Qoola - Pure Heart, Pure Body



After the disastrous sisig experience, we proceeded to Greenbelt to introduce to Marge the joy of Frozen Yogurt. We headed to Qoola where Faye is an avid fan of. Qoola is a Canadian brand of frozen yogurt. Haven’t tried it yet ( coz I always choose Red Mango).




Coffee and tea are my first love affairs. Froyo is my new found love. I was excited to try and explore another world of froyo and Qoola is a wonderful world to love and conquer.




We conquered the world of Qoola for the price of Php 75 per 100 grams. We had Chocolate Macadamia, Green Tea, and original. Like any other relationships, if you don’t put some spice on it, it would be a sad parting of ways. Unlike this one true love, Qoola offers a wide array of toppings. Plus, a new flavor every month, exciting!!! isn’t it?




My love promised to provide me a sensory oasis from increasingly busy lifestyle and an experience second to none.





Qoola Frozen Yogurt + Fruit
Ground Floor, Greenbelt 2 Park
Ayala Center , Makati City
Philippines 1200

Phone: 751-3338

Current Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday-Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dencio's Restaurant at The Piazza



After a couple of hours walking, talking and photoshooting at The Piazza , we started to feel hungry, since we are all craving for Crispy Sisig, we all settled at Dencio's Restaurant. Dencio's is known for their Crispy Sisig. I remember, when I was working near Mall of Asia couple of years ago, I always spend my lunch at Dencio's  Harbor Drive Branch to satisfy my Sisig addiction, they never failed to deliver quality sisig. Hot, crispy, and fresh.




We were a little bit disatisfied with the Sisig served at this branch, it smells moldy, cold, and unpleasantly chewy. Sad to say, it didnt please us all.



Well, we just enjoyed the pinakbet and calamares and decided to go to Qoola in Greenbelt to made our day. But thats another story. I'll keep you'll posted.



Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday with Felix and Chef Rob

Meet Felix

The product launching of Holiday Ham  was held at Felix Restaurant in Greenbelt 5, Makati. While we await for the event to start, we were offered with delightful h'orderves;

                                        bread sticks wrapped with bacon


                                  shrimp vermicelli


                                  pesto  quesadillas
 

                                       short bread cookies with smoked salmon


                               chocolate fudge brownie topped with fresh strawberry slice.


                                                           the best iced tea in town
                                         


Meet Chef Rob

As promised, here is the recipe that Chef Rob shared with us. Simple but superb dish, this is another way to prepare Holiday Ham. Introducing Chef Rob's Salad with Holiday Ham....




Ingredients:

CDO ham slices
lettuce
dried cranberries
red cabbage
pine nuts
sliced apples
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
(and cute Chef)


Procedure: Combine all the ingredients on top of sliced CDO Holiday Ham and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with pine nuts. It's just easy, the finish product is simply yet delightful salad attested by the sampler salad.



Do you wanna win an iPad from Holiday Ham?  Register your name, Facebook page URL, mobile phone and email address!

Visit http://holidayham.com.ph/subpages/promo.aspx now!

Registration is open until December 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Ham - The Premium-Cut Ham


Although Christmas is celebrated over a long period of time, Noche Buena is held only once this season and it has to be perfect, special, and unforgettable. The Noche Buena's Superstar is the Ham, there's no doubt about it. There is only one that offers the best-tasting ham which not only makes the holiday special but also a cut above the rest. The Holiday Ham can make the holidays exactly just that. It’s the premium choice for  me and my family who want only the best. With three qualities of the ham below, it makes the holiday simply special.




First, the Holiday Ham is made from one whole boneless meat from the hind leg which is the best cut of pork for hams. Hind leg ham is tastier and meatier compared to the more common shaped hams. Shaped hams are already processed and although brands would use meat from the other parts of the pork, nothing can beat the goodness found only on the hind leg of pork.




Second, the Holiday Ham is a high-quality smoked ham. The net marks attests to that. Only whole-meat hams can be smoked in ham nets because if it isn’t, pieces would fall off.




Lastly, Holiday Ham has no extenders. The appearance, taste and texture tell the truth. The ham is meat, juicy, and flavorful, and you'll really get the best value for your money.




Would you like to win an iPad this Holiday? or Would you like to learn superb Holiday Ham Recipe from Chef Rob? I'll tell you how on my next post. Keep followin'!

Monday, November 15, 2010

CuisineKnow - À la Carte

A French language loan phrase meaning "according to the menu", and used in restaurant terminology as: Meal chosen from a list of foods and dishes available rather than from a set menu or meal or to designate an option to choose, at no extra charge, a side dish to accompany a main course item.



From a set menu, with a slice of cake and drinks, my officemate and I chose to order a la carte at Red Ribbon to brighten up our day. I had Salisbury Steak, I think it tastes like burger steak in Jollibee the only difference is the extra mashed potato and side dish. Plus its not placed in a styro. With the price of Php 88.00 I think its fair enough.




Jelaine chose Pancit Palabok. She said it tastes like Palabok in Jollibee too. It was just put in a plate. Well, Red Ribbon and Jollibee is under one company what would you expect?
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