Saturday, December 24, 2011

Roasted Chicken with Lemongrass Stuffing

What are your plans for Noche Buena tonight?

I guess, your holiday meals are lavish,

smoked salmon, foie grass, oysters, stuffed turkey and sparkling wine.
I'd like to come, please invite me. lol!

Last week, my Tito (uncle) roasted chicken for my cousin.

'twas Kuya Meme's birthday.

With the easiest ingredients we could find from the wet market, 

we came up with  Roasted Chicken in Tanglad (Lemongrass).


Sharing this easy and affordable recipe for your Noche Buena.

Prepare your kitchen to mild fragrance and your appetite to utmost satisfaction.


1 whole roasting chicken, about 1 - 1.5 kilo
5 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
Garlic, 1 whole bud, (about 10 whole cloves) smashed and peeled
Lemon Grass, 2 stocks of  white to light green parts.
4 tsp brown sugar

1) Prepare the marinade. Mix Soy Sauce, salt, pepper, sugar and garlic.
2) Prepare your chicken. Place chicken in your roasting pan, and pour marinade over top. Using your hands, smother the chicken in the marinade. Leave in the refrigerator overnight or up to 3 hours
3) Stuff the cavity of the chicken with Lemon Grass. Rub the chicken all over with the marinade.
4.) Put in a greased roast pan, cover and roast at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Then, reduce temperature to 350 degrees and roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
5) Check the roast pan from time to time to make sure there is enough moisture in the bottom (add a little more water if it is becoming dry). While you have the chicken out, use a soup ladle to scoop up the juices from the bottom of the pan and pour over the chicken. Put back in the oven.
6) Serve your roasted chicken with steamed rice. 

For the side sauce, Mang Tomas was the perfect dip.

We also grilled Milfish with lots of tomato and onion stuffing. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reach Your Potential with Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pizza!

Supremo, Medium P 349, Super Family P 549

Everyday, there are many reasons to celebrate.

Be it simple or great.

Be it for love, career, family...

or perhaps for getting a new tattoo.

For ultimate achievements,

just like what my colleague, Bobby achieved,

who just recently signed up for his regularization,


the ultimate Tuscani pizza, was his best treat for us.

with 9 choice toppings of beef, black olives with garlic and olive oil roasted bell peppers, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, onions, Parmesan, pepperoni, and smoked ham, on a bed of premium tomato sauce.

Gourmet BBQ Chicken, Medium P 319 Super Family P 499

Our Pizza party has been a tradition for the ones who'll be regularized from our group,

to celebrate one's milestone 

and mark his importance to our organization.

Bobby  surprised us with additional Gourmet BBQ Chicken.

BBQ Chicken is my favorite among  Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pizzas,

it has honey BBQ sauce, marinated chicken, olive oil roasted bell peppers and red onion.

 Premium All Meat , Medium P 319 Super Family P 499

To complete our celebration,

"The Boss"  ordered  Premium All Meat online.

The best ever all-meat pizza!

With lots of bacon, beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, and smoked ham on a layer of mozzarella and parmesan cheese and premium tomato sauce.

Our order came in with three family size pan pizza, FREE!

CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY! You and Pizza Hut are simply the best!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Xinwang Hongkong Cafe, SM Mall of Asia

Pork Chop Noodles in Papaya Soup

Welcome Xinwang Hongkong Cafe!

The restaurant that houses asian street food favorites such as of Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Singapore is now here in Manila.

Xinwang Hong Kong Cafe opened their first branch in the Philippines at SM Mall of Asia, next to the IMAX Theater last December 12.

As the name suggests, food was mainly Chinese,

from the recipes of the typical Hong Kong and Macau cafes,

to local Singapore favorites,

the menu line up has 200 dishes to choose from including some western choices despite it being a Hong Kong cafe.

Iced Hong Kong Milk Tea and Japanese Rice Mochi with Crushed Peanuts and White Sesame Seeds.

Some of the dishes includes rice, dim sum and tea-time snacks.

Iced Hong Kong Milk Tea served in a tin mug and Japanese  Rice Mochi with crushed peanuts and white sesame seeds were served when I arrived, became my instant favorite and is highly recommended.

Simple recipes of the typical Hong Kong and Macau cafes, home recipes we grew up on, are available that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

We've tried their char siew noodles and spicy stuff such as Dry Chilli Noodle with Filled Fishball, Meat Loaf, and chicken chop served with fried egg.

The sauce is light and not too oily, with a nice chilli flavor.

Pork Chop Noodles in Papaya Soup is a creamy broth, including corn on the cob and a hard boiled egg.

Crispy, hot, boneless and moderately spicy, their fried chicken is different because it has bagoong (shrimp/prawn paste).

Prawn Pasted Chicken

Filipinos will definitely love Black Pepper Pork Chop w/ Spaghetti, sweet and sour pork with Hong Kong style tomato based spaghetti.

Their version of Fish and Chips has a big slice of fish fillet, it was quite filling.

Black Pepper Pork Chop w/ Spaghetti. (top) and Fish and Chips 

Xinwang Hongkong Cafe
SM Mall of Asia beside IMAX Theater
Pasay City 1300,
Metro Manila

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Grand Lifestyle Event Invitation from One Hyundai Club Life in Style

I have a good news for y'all!

Something that will satisfy your taste buds in an endless array of flavors from the world's most popular cuisines.

But before that, 

I'd like to apologize for a week long of blog holiday, I been very busy with my Christmas shopping and looking for Properties for sale York.

Chicken Roulade and Stir-Fry Beef  with Broccoli and Oyster Sauce

After completing my 2 pages gift list,

I finally had the chance to say yes to an invite from Hyundai last Saturday.

The event was held on the  roof deck of  the the 4 storey, subtle Euro modern style, Hotel Celeste.

First, we had lunch at Celis Restaurant located at the ground floor of Hotel Celeste.

The foods were okay, I liked the Chicken Roulade.

Asparagus Spears Sautee with Pancetta and Seafood Medley

So, here's the real deal, 

Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines,opens its doors for EVERYONE to experience how it feels to become a Hyundai Customer through the One Hyundai Club Life in Style Event. 

One Hyundai Club Life in Style
January 14, 2012
12:00 NN - 9:00 PM
Glorietta Activity Center
Glorietta Mall, Makati City

The event will highlight the launch of the One Hyundai Club Life in Style 2012 Journal; a premium lifestyle diary/planner that will serve as a chronicle of your daily experiences, and can also open a whole world of lifestyle options that cater to your tastes and interests. 

One Hyundai Club Life in Style 2012 Journal owners will be treated to inspiring articles written by renowned journalists and editors. Activities are especially prepared for all OHC members throughout 2012, and promos and freebies offered by a selection of over 100 best-in-class Hyundai partner merchants. 

The event will showcase Beauty and Wellness, Dinning, Shopping, Travel and Leisure such as; food tasting, beauty and fashion consultations, photo sessions, game stations, cooking demonstrations, indoor wall climbing, rappelling and art classes for your kids.

Here's how to join:  Login and register at their brand new website: for more details, and like Hyundai on Facebook.

Registration in the event’s microsite generates one (1) special event pass, which entitles the OHC member to a special passport upon presentation at the event proper. Participation in every activity at the event earns one passport stamp. Completion of the required number of passport stamps entitles the OHC members to participate in the Hourly and Grand Raffle draws.

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